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Power Opens Test With Top Time
Tuesday, 15 Mar, 2011 – 7:15 | One Comment
Power Opens Test With Top Time

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Will Power apparently is more-than-ready to retain his title as reigning road/street-racing ace of the IZOD IndyCar Series.
Power, who won five road/street races en route to a runnerup finish in the 2010 point standings to Dario Franchitti, topped the first session of the series’ two-day Open Test at Barber Motorsports [...]

Petty And Andretti Headed Back To Indy
Monday, 14 Mar, 2011 – 13:21 | One Comment
Petty And Andretti Headed Back To Indy

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Richard Petty, it appears, is hooked on the Indianapolis 500.
It was announced Monday that Andretti Autosport  will again join forces with co-entrant Richard Petty Motorsports and primary sponsor Window World, Inc., to field an entry for IndyCar veteran John Andretti in this year’s 100 anniversary edition of the Indianapolis 500.
John Andretti, who has made 11 [...]

IndyCar Raids NASCAR Rule Book
Monday, 14 Mar, 2011 – 8:34 | 2 Comments
IndyCar Raids NASCAR Rule Book

Side-by-side restarts at all venues – and likely implementation of a NASCAR-inspired “Lucky Dog/free pass” – are the IZOD IndyCar Series’ latest attempts at ratcheting-up the quality of racing in 2011.
Brian Barnhart, INDYCAR’s president of competition and racing operations, announced Friday that side-by-side restarts will be in effect at all tracks starting with the season-opening [...]

Like It Or Not, Danica Assigned New Engineer
Friday, 11 Mar, 2011 – 14:42 | Comments Off
Like It Or Not, Danica Assigned New Engineer

Included in this package: Danica Patrick given new engineer; Firestone to stay in IndyCar afterall; Open test in Alabama; Race fields to be capped; Conway returns; Sam Schmidt  to IndyCar.
Two-days of open testing at Barber Motorsports Park next week will serve as an accelerated meet-and-greet between IZOD IndyCar Series star Danica Patrick and her revised [...]

Firestone, INDYCAR To Part
Friday, 4 Mar, 2011 – 18:19 | Comments Off
Firestone, INDYCAR To Part

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In addition to racing new open-wheel cars in 2012, INDYCAR will be racing on tires from a new supplier.
Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations and INDYCAR will allow the Firestone brand sponsorship and supply contract with the IZOD IndyCar Series and Firestone Indy Lights to expire at the end of the 2011 season, it was announced Friday.
“It’s [...]

Pedley: IndyCar Challenge Will Likely Go Unmet
Thursday, 3 Mar, 2011 – 11:52 | 3 Comments
Pedley: IndyCar Challenge Will Likely Go Unmet

Randy Bernard quite obviously has a admirable streak of P.T. Barnum running through him. What he might need as he continues his efforts to nurse the IZOD IndyCar Series to improved health, however, is a streak of introspective practicality.
Because grand ideas need to have a thick ground wire attached to them in order to make [...]

Texas Two Step: A Double Shot Of IndyCar
Wednesday, 2 Mar, 2011 – 23:37 | One Comment
Texas Two Step: A Double Shot Of IndyCar

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Fort Worth, Texas – Sake flowed freely over the Pacific Ocean on the long flight from Japan back to the United States in celebration of Danica Patrick’s breakthrough IZOD IndyCar Series victory at Twin Ring Motegi in April 2008.
That won’t be the case for whomever wins Race 1 of the [...]

Kanaan’s Career Left In Limbo
Monday, 28 Feb, 2011 – 8:23 | One Comment
Kanaan’s Career Left In Limbo

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Like job-seekers everywhere, former IZOD IndyCar Series champion Tony Kanaan awoke this morning having to adjust to his “new normal.”
Kanaan is a free-agent for the second time this open-wheel offseason, the result of a sponsorship shortfall at de Ferran Dragon Racing. Fellow-Brazilian Gil de Ferran, president of the team co-owned [...]

IndyCar Series Vegas Bound
Monday, 21 Feb, 2011 – 22:09 | Comments Off
IndyCar Series Vegas Bound

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Open-wheel racing will return to Las Vegas Motor Speedway this season, when the IZOD IndyCar Series stages its 2011 finale on the 1.5-mile quad-oval.
The finale will be staged on Oct. 16, previously listed as TBA on the schedule. And to make things more interesting, a $5 million bonus will be [...]

Indy Voice Carnegie Passes Away
Friday, 11 Feb, 2011 – 12:15 | One Comment
Indy Voice Carnegie Passes Away

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Tony Stewart is an Indiana native who grew up at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. He drove cars in both the Indianapolis 500 and the Brickyard 400 at IMS, winning the latter in 2005 and 2007.
Stewart spoke for a lot of people Friday when he commented on the sad news that Tom [...]