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Carpenter Kicks Off 100th Indy 500 With Fastest Lap
Saturday, 14 May, 2011 – 18:25 | Comments Off
Carpenter Kicks Off 100th Indy 500 With Fastest Lap

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Practice got under way Saturday for the 100th anniversary edition of the Indianapolis 500 and it was an unlikely driver and team that led the way.
Ed Carpenter, driving for Sarah Fisher Racing, posted the top speed on a day that was cut short by rain.
Sunday’s second day of practice was completely washed out by rain.
Carpenter [...]

Speed Adopts A Rookie Attitude At Indianapolis
Friday, 13 May, 2011 – 8:17 | Comments Off
Speed Adopts A Rookie Attitude At Indianapolis

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Californian Scott Speed’s star-crossed Formula One and NASCAR careers have featured an attitude that politely can be classified as “edgy.”
That apparently won’t be the case this weekend at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, where Speed exited the opening session of the Indianapolis 500 Rookie Orientation Program Thursday with a revised game plan.
“The [...]

Jay Penske To Break Some Ground Of His Own
Wednesday, 11 May, 2011 – 6:49 | Comments Off
Jay Penske To Break Some Ground Of His Own

The Penske surname is synonymous with “firsts” at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, a testament to the record-setting open-wheel organization founded by Roger Penske.
Cars owned and entered by “The Captain” have scored a record 15 victories at IMS since 1969, when Mark Donohue’s seventh-place finish earned him Rookie of the Year honors. Donohue gave Penske his first Indy [...]

Memo: It’s All For One and All For One
Thursday, 5 May, 2011 – 9:56 | Comments Off
Memo: It’s All For One and All For One

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Let’s see what’s in the old Morning Memo today:
Goodyear held a tire test at Indianapolis Motor Speedway earlier this week (Better three years late than never, I guess) and drivers participating apparently left with thumbs pointing upward.
One, Paul Menard, kind of mentioned, sarcastically, I think, that the test is being [...]

Power Sloshes Way to IndyCar Victory In Sao Paulo
Monday, 2 May, 2011 – 8:27 | Comments Off
Power Sloshes Way to IndyCar Victory In Sao Paulo

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Will Power fought his way over a still-wet track and won the rain-delayed IZOD IndyCar Series race through the streets of Sao Paulo, Brazil on Monday.
Power, who started the race on Sunday from the pole and survived a series of early-event crashes caused by rain and standing water on the track, led the race on [...]

IndyCar Race Postponed
Sunday, 1 May, 2011 – 18:07 | One Comment
IndyCar Race Postponed

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Heavy rain and standing water forced the postponement of the Itaipava Sao Paulo Indy 300 presented by Nestle, scheduled for Sunday  until 8 a.m. (ET) Monday.
The IZOD IndyCar Series race will be televised live on VERSUS at 8 a.m. (ET). It will resume at the point of Sunday’s postponement on Lap 15 with approximately 1 [...]

Power Stays Pole Perfect
Saturday, 30 Apr, 2011 – 17:50 | Comments Off
Power Stays Pole Perfect

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Will Power  remained pole perfect on the season Saturday.
For the fourth time in four races, Power was fastest in qualifying for an IZOD IndyCar Series race as he earned P 1 during qualifications for the Itaipava São Paulo Indy 300 presented by Nestle.
Power, driving the No. 12 Verizon Team Penske car, set the track [...]

Brit Conway Looking For Crown Of His Own
Friday, 29 Apr, 2011 – 10:35 | Comments Off
Brit Conway Looking For Crown Of His Own

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Shoved off the pages of London’s racy tabloids by William and Catherine and the royal wedding, Mike Conway quietly has reassumed the role of loyal British subject…in search of his second IZOD IndyCar Series victory.
Conway snapped an 0-for-25 winless streak dating to 2009 by winning the 37th annual Toyota Grand [...]

Castroneves Heads To Brazil Under Microscope
Thursday, 28 Apr, 2011 – 10:40 | Comments Off
Castroneves Heads To Brazil Under Microscope

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Helio Castroneves will be on double-secret probation this weekend, when the IZOD IndyCar Series  travels to his native Brazil for the Itaipava Sao Paulo Indy 300.
Castroneves’ No. 3 Dallara/Honda was involved in two separate incidents within five laps of each other during the series’ most recent event, the 37th annual [...]

TGIM: Nice Long Beach Story Nearly Didn’t Happen
Monday, 18 Apr, 2011 – 10:29 | Comments Off
TGIM: Nice Long Beach Story Nearly Didn’t Happen

Thank God It’s Monday:
Had things gone just minutely differently on the last lap of last year’s Indianapolis 500, the look of Sunday’s IZOD IndyCar Series race in Long Beach would have been radically different.
Sunday’s winner might not have won because he might be dead, and a most crucial moment of the race might not have [...]