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When It Comes To Turns, Danica Is A Leftist
Friday, 10 Jun, 2011 – 15:59 | Comments Off on When It Comes To Turns, Danica Is A Leftist
When It Comes To Turns, Danica Is A Leftist

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Fort Worth, Texas – Danica Patrick has made it no secret that she digs the ovals, meaning the “exhibition” format for Saturday night’s inaugural Firestone Twin 275s at Texas Motor Speedway could play right into her wheelhouse.
A TMS open-wheel record 30 entries began practicing Friday afternoon for Saturday night’s pair […]

JR Hildebrand Stumbles Into More Trouble In Texas
Wednesday, 8 Jun, 2011 – 22:01 | Comments Off on JR Hildebrand Stumbles Into More Trouble In Texas
JR Hildebrand Stumbles Into More Trouble In Texas

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Fort Worth, Texas – Rookie JR Hildebrand’s star-crossed fortunes took another bizarre twist Wednesday afternoon at Texas Motor Speedway, where the 2011 Indianapolis 500 runnerup suffered what has been described as “an injury to his left knee” during a promotion for the inaugural Firestone Twin 275s.
Hildebrand was competing against IZOD […]

Big Texas Field Set For IndyCar Double-Header
Tuesday, 7 Jun, 2011 – 10:46 | Comments Off on Big Texas Field Set For IndyCar Double-Header
Big Texas Field Set For IndyCar Double-Header

Fort Worth, Texas – A track-record 30 entries will compete in the Firestone Twin 275s at Texas Motor Speedway Saturday night, eclipsing the previous high car-count of 28.
The last time an IZOD IndyCar Series race outside the Indianapolis 500 featured more than 30 cars occurred during the season-finale at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Oct. […]

IndyCar To Run At Motegi Road Course This Season
Friday, 3 Jun, 2011 – 16:35 | Comments Off on IndyCar To Run At Motegi Road Course This Season
IndyCar To Run At Motegi Road Course This Season

Twin Ring Motegi’s 2.98-mile natural terrain road-course will play host to the IZOD IndyCar Series’ ninth and final visit to Japan this fall.
The Indy Japan 300 on Sept. 18 originally was scheduled for the 1.5-mile, egg-shaped oval that sustained damage during the March earthquakes. Raised ridges to the track’s surface will prevent the series’ open-wheel […]

Pedley: Tony Stewart To Get A Dream Ride
Thursday, 2 Jun, 2011 – 11:06 | One Comment
Pedley: Tony Stewart To Get A Dream Ride

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Let’s see what’s in the old Morning Memo today:
The word over the past decade or so among racing’s literati has been this: If there is one NASCAR driver who could make the transition to Formua 1, it would be Tony Stewart.
A couple weeks from now, those wondering if the word […]

500-Winner Wheldon Rejoins Ranks of Unemployed
Wednesday, 1 Jun, 2011 – 7:20 | 3 Comments
500-Winner Wheldon Rejoins Ranks of Unemployed

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Fort Worth, Texas – Reigning Indianapolis 500 champion Dan Wheldon definitely will be on-site at Texas Motor Speedway for Round 6 of the IZOD IndyCar Series on June 11.
Odds are, however, that instead of strapping into the cockpit for the inaugural Firestone Twin 275s, Wheldon will be miking-up in the TV […]

Woody: Good-bye, Good Riddance To The Double
Tuesday, 31 May, 2011 – 8:10 | 6 Comments
Woody: Good-bye, Good Riddance To The Double

Last Sunday’s Indy 500 and Coke 600 shared dramatic finishes but they didn’t share a single driver. Good. Perhaps the NASCAR guys who used to “do the double” have finally come to their senses.
I suppose we had to admire their grit but I always questioned their gumption.
I also questioned their dedication to their NASCAR teams, […]

Indy Money, Awards Handed Out
Monday, 30 May, 2011 – 20:54 | Comments Off on Indy Money, Awards Handed Out
Indy Money, Awards Handed Out

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Dan Wheldon earned $2,567,255 from an overall purse of $13,509,485 for his victory Sunday, May 29 in the 100th Anniversary Indianapolis 500 Mile Race.
Wheldon’s No. 98 William Rast-CURB/Big Machine car for Bryan Herta Autosport with Curb/Agajanian passed JR Hildebrand’s No. 4 National Guard Panther Racing car on the final straightaway of the race after Hildebrand […]

IndyCar PR Machine May Have Panther In Its Tank
Monday, 30 May, 2011 – 16:41 | Comments Off on IndyCar PR Machine May Have Panther In Its Tank
IndyCar PR Machine May Have Panther In Its Tank

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Indianapolis – There is reason to believe that the wow-factor surrounding Dan Wheldon’s second Indianapolis 500 victory on Sunday will, unfortunately, have a shelf-life about as long as his first win in 2005.
Eclipsed by rookie Danica Patrick’s record-setting performance in ‘05, Wheldon’s improbable, last-lap victory on Sunday easily could be […]

Ingram: Crashing, Not Crying On Racing’s Big Day
Monday, 30 May, 2011 – 9:35 | 2 Comments
Ingram: Crashing, Not Crying On Racing’s Big Day

From the Monday Morning Crew Chief™:
1. Big motor races are so often a big start, a long middle and a big finish. That was not the case on this Memorial Day weekend. At Indy and Charlotte, big starts were followed by only a few muddles in the middle and exceptionally big surprise endings.
2. In Charlotte, […]