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Power Trims Field At Barber
Sunday, 10 Apr, 2011 – 17:06 | Comments Off
Power Trims Field At Barber

Will Power streaked to victory at a debris-strewn Barber Motorsports Park, winning the Honda Grand Prix of Alabama IZOD IndyCar Series race.
The Team Penske driver started from the pole and led every lap en route to the victory.
He beat runner-up Scott Dixon of Target Chip Ganassi Racing to the finish line by over 3.3 seconds.
Power [...]

Team Penske Tough In IndyCar Qualifying
Saturday, 9 Apr, 2011 – 12:25 | Comments Off
Team Penske Tough In IndyCar Qualifying

RacinToday.com
Sunday’s IZOD IndyCar Series race at Barber Motorsports Park will start with a Team Penske front row.
Will Power won the pole for the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama on Saturday while Penske teammate Ryan Briscoe was second fastest.
“It was very tiring but we saved it until the end and put a good lap together,” [...]

Pagenaud Will Make Best Of An Awkward Situation
Friday, 8 Apr, 2011 – 7:34 | Comments Off
Pagenaud Will Make Best Of An Awkward Situation

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
It’s the old “not the best of circumstances” circumstance for veteran road racer Simon Pagenaud, but he’ll take it.
Pagenaud, a Frenchman who is a reigning American Le Mans Series champion, will make is IZOD IndyCar Series debut this weekend at the Honda Grand Peix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park [...]

Racin’ News: Newman/Haas Lands Hinchcliffe
Tuesday, 5 Apr, 2011 – 8:05 | Comments Off
Racin’ News: Newman/Haas Lands Hinchcliffe

RacinToday.com
In racin’ news today, April 5:
(In this package: Canadian Hinchcliffe to driver for Newman/Haas; Townsend Bell and Jay Howard get Indy rides; Bruno Junqueira throws in with Foyt.)
Newman/Haas Racing announced that Canadian James Hinchcliffe will drive for the team in the North American events of the 2011 IZOD IndyCar Series season including his debut in [...]

‘New Guy’ Kanaan Earns A Podium
Wednesday, 30 Mar, 2011 – 14:37 | Comments Off
‘New Guy’ Kanaan Earns A Podium

Tony Kanaan’s debut with KV Racing Technology-Lotus on the Streets of St. Pete featured unexpected challenges from Simona de Silvestro, and a key piece of cockpit equipment.
Kanaan held off a determined, late-race charge from de Silvestro to finish third in the IZOD IndyCar Series’ season-opening Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg.  Kanaan’s unlikely podium finish [...]

Wrecks And Ratings Go Up For IndyCar Series
Tuesday, 29 Mar, 2011 – 11:55 | Comments Off
Wrecks And Ratings Go Up For IndyCar Series

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
One day after the unintended consequences of double-file restarts dominated post-race discussion on the Streets of St. Pete, the IZOD IndyCar Series celebrated its highest overnight TV ratings in four years.
And therein lies the rub – or in this case, the bump-and-shove – between the balancing act matching the integrity [...]

Competition Blooming This Spring
Monday, 28 Mar, 2011 – 14:19 | Comments Off
Competition Blooming This Spring

A weekend wrapup:
That little crawl they run along the top of the television screen during NASCAR races which gives running order provided more than just the intended information on Sunday. And I’m not talking here about Fox’s decision to regularly blend advertising into it.
It provided a constant reminder about how competitive the racing in the [...]

Franchitti Begins Repeat Bid Winning At St. Pete
Sunday, 27 Mar, 2011 – 14:06 | Comments Off
Franchitti Begins Repeat Bid Winning At St. Pete

RacinToday.com
Dario Franchitti took his first step toward repeating as IZOD IndyCar Series champion Sunday when he won the season-opening Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg
Franchitti took the lead four laps into the race and relinquished it for just two laps during a pittings equence.
The victory was the first for the Target Chip Ganassi Racing driver [...]

Power To Start St. Pete From The Pole
Saturday, 26 Mar, 2011 – 17:17 | Comments Off
Power To Start St. Pete From The Pole

RacinToday.com
Team Penske’s Will Power will start Sunday’s IZOD IndyCar Series season-opening Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg from the pole.
Power, who was finished second to Dario Franchitti in last year’s championship battle, had a qualifying speed of 104.579 mph. over the St. Pete street course.
“It was a good session,” said Power, who won his second [...]

Racin’ News: Recuperating A.J. Foyt To Miss St. Pete
Saturday, 26 Mar, 2011 – 10:17 | Comments Off
Racin’ News: Recuperating A.J. Foyt To Miss St. Pete

RacinToday.com
In racin’ news today, Saturday, March 26:
(In this package – A.J. Foyt to miss St. Pete; Davey Hamilton to driver for Dreyer & Reinbold; Dan Wheldon gets ride for the 500; Marcus Gronholm flying high. This package will be updated as news develops today.)
Larry Foyt will be calling the shots this weekend for the ABC [...]