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Pedley: 2011 Could Be A Biggie For Racing
Monday, 10 Jan, 2011 – 10:01 | 4 Comments
Pedley: 2011 Could Be A Biggie For Racing

2011, eh?
The thought here is that it could be a big, important year in auto racing. A good big, important year or a bad big, important year.
As it should be, the determination of whether it will be good or bad will be made by the most important racing organization in America – racing’s fan base.
Most [...]

Racin’ Notes: Al-Anabi Makes Moves
Thursday, 6 Jan, 2011 – 18:52 | Comments Off
Racin’ Notes: Al-Anabi Makes Moves

In Racin’ news on Thursday:
Brian Husen has been named the crew chief of Del Worsham’s Al-Anabi Racing Top Fuel dragster, it was announced Thursday.  Rod Centorbi will remain the assistant crew chief on Worsham’s team which is in the process of switching from Funny Car to Top Fuel.
Husen’s promotion to crew chief on Worsham’s team [...]

Andretti Takes American Dream, The 500 On Tour
Wednesday, 5 Jan, 2011 – 6:13 | One Comment
Andretti Takes American Dream, The 500 On Tour

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
His name is synonymous with speed…the way LeBron James’ is with basketball, Oprah Winfrey’s is with entertainment and Dick Clark’s is with another rockin’ New Year’s Eve.
Mario Andretti’s list of official accolades may have peaked in 2000, when The Associated Press anointed him Driver of the Century. But Mario’s legacy [...]

To All: A Big Thank You And A Happy New Year
Saturday, 1 Jan, 2011 – 11:48 | 3 Comments
To All: A Big Thank You And A Happy New Year

If you are reading this, then my big hope for 2011 has been realized. And I sincerely thank you.
RacinToday.com is heading into its third year of publication. I guess the cliched thing to say about that is something like, “Gee, we really didn’t think we would make it through one year.”
But we kind of did. [...]

Pedley: Memorable Scenes From The 2010 Season
Friday, 31 Dec, 2010 – 9:28 | 2 Comments
Pedley: Memorable Scenes From The 2010 Season

It amazes me how many sports fans and media have what seem to be super human powers of recollection. They remember in astonishing detail what happened to which driver in races that occurred decades ago.
They’ll sit around bottle-strewn tables at restaurants and bistros, or huddle in small groups in infield press centers and debate the [...]

Kanaan Going Small But Hoping For Big Things
Friday, 24 Dec, 2010 – 10:05 | Comments Off
Kanaan Going Small But Hoping For Big Things

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
During its eight-year tenure in the IZOD IndyCar Series, Andretti Autosport has employed 11 different drivers with varying degrees of pedigree.
Dario Franchitti, Dan Wheldon and certainly Danica Patrick all have generated headline news with the team co-founded and now solely owned by former open-wheel star Michael Andretti. But the one [...]

Harris: The Lessons Got Harder For Danica in 2010
Thursday, 23 Dec, 2010 – 9:53 | 3 Comments
Harris: The Lessons Got Harder For Danica in 2010

A little of the gloss is off the rose known as Danica Patrick after a difficult and disappointing season.
Not only did the IndyCar glamour girl slip from fifth to 10th in the open-wheel points – her worst finish since finishing 12th as a rookie in 2005 – but Patrick’s first foray into stock car racing [...]

Kanaan Joins de Ferran Dragon
Tuesday, 21 Dec, 2010 – 7:24 | Comments Off
Kanaan Joins de Ferran Dragon

Former IZOD IndyCar Series champion Tony Kanaan has signed with de Ferran Dragon Racing for the 2011 season, giving the third-year team a high-profile driver to rival its president.
Kanaan, the 2004 series champion, will drive the No. 2 Dallara/Honda wheeled by fellow-Brazilian Rafael Matos in 2009-10, with a sponsorship package to be announced in 2011.
“This [...]

Ganassi On The Grow in IZOD IndyCar Series
Thursday, 16 Dec, 2010 – 11:10 | Comments Off
Ganassi On The Grow in IZOD IndyCar Series

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Chip Ganassi announced Thursday that he is doubling his efforts in the IZOD IndyCar Series.
Ganassi, who already fields cars for Dario Franchitti and Scott Dixon – both of whom have won two series championships and the Indianapolis 500 for Target Chip Ganassi Racing – will add two more cars for [...]

Hildebrand Is Called Up By The National Guard
Wednesday, 15 Dec, 2010 – 7:57 | Comments Off
Hildebrand Is Called Up By The National Guard

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
As if there wasn’t already enough going through J.R. Hildebrand’s mind as he passed into the infield at Phoenix International Raceway last week. The 22-year-old open-wheel driver from California had to be greeted with this:
A track worker was using a shovel to remove wind-blown desert sand from the already slippery [...]