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

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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

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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

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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 [...]

Power Powerful In St. Pete
Friday, 25 Mar, 2011 – 19:44 | Comments Off
Power Powerful In St. Pete

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Team Penske’s Will Power pace the first day of practice for Sunday’s Grand Prix of St. Petersburg on Friday.
Power, the defending champion in St. Petersburg, topped the speed chart with a lap of 1 minute, 3.3759 seconds late in the hour-long afternoon session on the 1.8-mile, 14-turn street course.
“I was very surprised to be P1, [...]

Rahal-Ganassi Pairing Set For First IndyCar Event
Friday, 25 Mar, 2011 – 14:27 | Comments Off
Rahal-Ganassi Pairing Set For First IndyCar Event

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
The talking points of Graham Rahal’s on-again/off-again IZOD IndyCar Series career neatly have been notched on the Streets of St. Pete.
Rahal recorded his first win in his IndyCar debut at St. Petersburg, Fla., on April 6, 2008, becoming the youngest series winner at 19 years, 93-days-old. One year later, the [...]

KV Thinks It Has Added a Winner In Kanaan
Thursday, 24 Mar, 2011 – 7:13 | Comments Off
KV Thinks It Has Added a Winner In Kanaan

With the addition of Tony Kanaan to his IZOD IndyCar Series roster, Jimmy Vasser believes KV Racing Technology has signed “the sport’s best teammate” – and the driver who can break the Ganassi-Penske open-wheel monopoly in 2011.
Kanaan, the 2004 IndyCar Series champion, saw a tumultuous offseason end on Monday when he was introduced as driver [...]

Minter: Credible Information Gap Is Getting Bigger
Wednesday, 23 Mar, 2011 – 15:11 | 4 Comments
Minter: Credible Information Gap Is Getting Bigger

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
I read on the Internet yesterday that National Speed Sport News was ceasing publication. I guess I’m just like most everybody else these days. I get my racing news online for free, but I also wonder when the point will come where those who gather the racing news just can’t [...]

Racin’ News: Kanaan Has Ride
Monday, 21 Mar, 2011 – 16:57 | Comments Off
Racin’ News: Kanaan Has Ride

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In racin’ news today, Monday, March 21:
(This package contains items on Tony Kanaan signing with KV; Jennifer Jo Cobb signing with new team; Paul Tracy getting ride for 500; Townsend Bell getting ride at Sam Schmidt; Bryan Herta adding new driver.)
Tony Kanaan’s offseason of discontent is over.
Kanaan, the 2004 IZOD IndyCar Series champion, will run [...]

McMurray, Dixon Trade Places
Thursday, 17 Mar, 2011 – 6:39 | Comments Off
McMurray, Dixon Trade Places

A swap meet of sorts was held in Alabama on Wednesday.
That’s where IndyCar driver Scott Dixon and NASCAR’s Jamie McMurray traded rides. Dixon took the wheel of McMurray’s car at Talladega Superspeedway while McMurray took the wheel of Dixon’s Indy car at Barber Motorsports Park near Birmingham.
The following is a transcript of a press conference [...]

Castroneves, Penske Ace Test
Tuesday, 15 Mar, 2011 – 19:26 | Comments Off
Castroneves, Penske Ace Test

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The two-day IZOD IndyCar Series open test at Barber Motorsports Park started and ended with Team Penske in the spotlight.
Penske driver Helio Castroneves had top lap in Tuesday’s portion of the test on the 2.38-mile, 17-turn Barber Motorsports Park course.
Castroneves’ best lap (his 48th of 52) of 1 minute, 11.943 seconds in the No. 3 [...]