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

RacinToday.com
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 [...]

Power Wins 3rd Quarter DOTY
Wednesday, 6 Oct, 2010 – 9:06 | Comments Off
Power Wins 3rd Quarter DOTY

By Lewis Franck
Driver of the Year Panel
Open-wheel star Will Power’s breakout season now includes his selection as third quarter Driver of the Year by a narrow margin over NASCAR’s Kyle Busch.
Power, locked in a season-long battle for the IZOD IndyCar Series championship with Dario Franchitti, edged Busch by two points (109-107) in voting conducted by [...]

IndyCar Series Honors Champs
Monday, 4 Oct, 2010 – 20:00 | Comments Off
IndyCar Series Honors Champs

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Three-time IZOD IndyCar Series champion Dario Franchitti is celebrating his latest title with a $1 million bonus check, and a new trophy that truly fits the description of unique.
“You mean the naked guy riding the unicycle?” Franchitti quipped during an interview on “Wind Tunnel with Dave Despain” Sunday night on [...]

Kanaan Becomes Free Agent
Monday, 4 Oct, 2010 – 19:44 | One Comment
Kanaan Becomes Free Agent

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Former IZOD IndyCar Series champion Tony Kanaan has been informed by Andretti Autosport that he is a free agent heading into the 2011 season.
Kanaan’s No. 11 car is losing primary sponsorship from 7-Eleven, Inc. The Dallas-based convenience store chain notified Andretti Autosport over the weekend that it would not continue [...]

It’s Party Time For IndyCar Champ Franchitti
Sunday, 3 Oct, 2010 – 6:21 | Comments Off
It’s Party Time For IndyCar Champ Franchitti

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
In celebration of his first two IZOD IndyCar Series championships, Dario Franchitti’s open-wheel peers conspired to serve him with a pie in the face and dunk him fully-clothed into a swimming pool.
“God, I forgot about that,” Franchitti deadpanned Saturday night, shortly after securing his record-tying third driver’s championship at Homestead-Miami [...]

Penske’s Power Poised For First Championship
Saturday, 2 Oct, 2010 – 7:07 | Comments Off
Penske’s Power Poised For First Championship

The month-long drip, drip, drip-and-drain of Will Power’s IZOD IndyCar Series points lead continued Friday at Homestead-Miami Speedway, where championship runner-up Dario Franchitti added a bonus point for winning the pole for tonight’s Cafes do Brasil Indy 300.
Power’s lead that stood at a comfortable 59 points prior to the PEAK Antifreeze & Motor Oil Indy [...]

Franchitti Wins Pole, Eyes Third Title
Friday, 1 Oct, 2010 – 16:25 | Comments Off
Franchitti Wins Pole, Eyes Third Title

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Dario Franchitti’s relentless pursuit of the 2010 IZOD IndyCar Series title is based upon a simple but time-tested premise.
“Every point counts. Whether it’s the first race, the fifth race, the last race, every single one of those points count,” said Franchitti, who won the pole for Saturday night’s season-ending Cafes [...]

Harris: Two Drivers Who Haven’t Who Should Have
Monday, 20 Sep, 2010 – 7:17 | One Comment
Harris: Two Drivers Who Haven’t Who Should Have

By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Bobby Allison was considered one of the best of all time in NASCAR long before he won his first and only championship in what was then Winston Cup.
Allison began racing in NASCAR’s top stock car series in 1961, but he didn’t win that title until 1983 at the age of [...]

Helio Is The Man In Japan
Sunday, 19 Sep, 2010 – 5:31 | 2 Comments
Helio Is The Man In Japan

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Motegi, Japan – Helio Castroneves capped a postcard-perfect weekend in the Far East for himself and Team Penske at Twin Ring Motegi Sunday afternoon, winning the IZOD IndyCar Series Indy Japan 300 in dominating fashion.
Castroneves, who started on-pole, led a race-high 153 of 200 laps around the egg-shaped, 1.52-mile oval [...]