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Q and A: Hornish Invited Back To Indianapolis
Sunday, 5 Dec, 2010 – 9:49 | One Comment
Q and A: Hornish Invited Back To Indianapolis

All Sam Hornish Jr. needs to return to the Indianapolis 500 next May is “raise his hand,” according to a top Team Penske official.
Tim Cindric, president of Penske Performance, confimed during a national teleconference that a one-off ride for Hornish in the landmark 100th edition of the Indy 500 remains an option for the winner [...]

IndyCar Notes: Ho-Pin Tung Tested
Friday, 3 Dec, 2010 – 8:15 | One Comment
IndyCar Notes: Ho-Pin Tung Tested

Like many first-time foreign visitors to Indianapolis, Ho-Pin Tung recently had the opportunity to ride around Indianapolis Motor Speedway as a tourist.
Tung hopes his next tour of the famed 2.5-mile oval is in an IZOD IndyCar single-seater as the series’ first Chinese driver – and perhaps “the Yao Ming of motorsports.”
Tung, who spent the 2010 [...]

Sturbin: Three For The Show In DOTY Voting
Sunday, 28 Nov, 2010 – 18:06 | 12 Comments
Sturbin: Three For The Show In DOTY Voting

Voting for 2010 Driver of the Year will be tabulated this week, and Jimmie Johnson clearly is dealing from a position of strength.
That was evident during his season-ending teleconference on Tuesday, two days after Johnson had clinched his record-setting fifth consecutive NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship at Homestead-Miami Speedway.  Johnson is a three-time winner of [...]

‘Black Friday’ Offers Fender-Buster Deals
Friday, 26 Nov, 2010 – 8:35 | One Comment
‘Black Friday’ Offers Fender-Buster Deals

Traditionally, the days surrounding the Thanksgiving celebration – “Black Friday” and “Cyber Monday” – are the busiest of the holiday shopping season.
Some of the country’s leading motorsports facilities are joining in the rush with discounts for 2011 events, including deals specifically geared toward Friday, Nov. 26, and Monday, Nov. 29. For the fan who has [...]

Q and A: Dario Franchitti
Saturday, 20 Nov, 2010 – 8:37 | Comments Off
Q and A: Dario Franchitti

RacinToday.com
Fort Worth, Texas – Reigning IZOD IndyCar Series champion Dario Franchitti visited Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth on Friday to conduct an offseason, one-day test session for Target Chip Ganassi Racing. During a break, Franchitti took time to discuss a variety of topics ranging from his championship season to the arrival of the new [...]

Lotus Joins IndyCar Engine Wars
Friday, 19 Nov, 2010 – 8:04 | One Comment
Lotus Joins IndyCar Engine Wars

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
A genuine “engine war” is looming for domestic open-wheel racing in 2012, when Group Lotus will build an engine and aero kit for the IZOD IndyCar Series.
Lotus, generally credited with triggering the “rear-engine revolution” at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in 1963, unveiled plans to produce its first Indy-car engine on Thursday [...]

Chevy Returning to IndyCar
Friday, 12 Nov, 2010 – 10:21 | One Comment
Chevy Returning to IndyCar

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
General Motors is about return to major open wheel racing as it was confirmed Friday that Chevrolet, through partner Ilmor Engineering, will begin supplying engines to the IZOD IndyCar Series in 2012.
The new engines will be built by Ilmor. They will be used by the teams of Roger Penske, who [...]

IndyCar Notes: Edmonton’s History
Thursday, 4 Nov, 2010 – 6:57 | Comments Off
IndyCar Notes: Edmonton’s History

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Disagreement over a multi-million-dollar repaving and site improvement project at the City Centre Airport circuit has prompted IZOD IndyCar Series officials to drop the Streets of Edmonton from the 2011 schedule.
The Honda Indy Edmonton was booked for July 24, 2011 as Race No. 10 of a 17-event schedule announced in [...]

Kanaan Leaves Andretti
Friday, 29 Oct, 2010 – 13:20 | Comments Off
Kanaan Leaves Andretti

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One of the highest profile team/driver relationships in open wheel racing has ended.
Andretti Autosport and driver Tony Kanaan announced Friday that they have reached an agreement to terminate their current multi-year contract. Kanaan has been released from his duties as an IZOD IndyCar Series driver at Andretti Autosport and allows him to sign with another [...]

Ganassi Won’t Mess With Winning Formula
Thursday, 14 Oct, 2010 – 10:41 | One Comment
Ganassi Won’t Mess With Winning Formula

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Despite a list of high-profile free-agents, team-owner Chip Ganassi says he likely will steer clear of adding a third driver to his IZOD IndyCar Series championship pairing of Dario Franchitti and Scott Dixon for the 2011 season.
“I’m perfectly happy with the two guys I have whether these free agents became [...]