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Power Powers On In Streets Of Long Beach
Saturday, 16 Apr, 2011 – 19:05 | Comments Off
Power Powers On In Streets Of Long Beach

RacinToday.com
Will Power of Team Penske on Saturday won the pole for Sunday’s IZOD IndyCar Series race through the streets of Long Beach, Calif.
Power will start along side of Ryan Hunter-Reay of Andretti Autosport on the front row.
“I was up on the lap by a half-a-10th coming into the last three corners and I knew the [...]

Penske Crew Running Strong In Long Beach
Saturday, 16 Apr, 2011 – 8:19 | Comments Off
Penske Crew Running Strong In Long Beach

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Team Penske teammates Ryan Briscoe and Will Power topped the combined practice (two sessions) time chart as IZOD IndyCar Series drivers prepared for three rounds of qualifications for the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach.
Briscoe, whose top-five starts in the first two races have been negated by contact, turned a lap of 1 minute, 10.7403 [...]

TGIM: Is IndyCar Watching Too Much NASCAR?
Monday, 11 Apr, 2011 – 9:05 | 6 Comments
TGIM: Is IndyCar Watching Too Much NASCAR?

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Thank God It’s Monday:
Perhaps it’s the influx of young drivers into the series. Or perhaps it is a heightened threat to career survival. Or perhaps it is just the increasing degradation of the concept of sportsmanship in general.
Or, perhaps it is not that big of a deal to race drivers, [...]

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

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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

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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 [...]