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DeltaWing Designers Take Issue
Thursday, 15 Jul, 2010 – 21:28 | Comments Off
DeltaWing Designers Take Issue

The generally positive buzz created Wednesday by the IZOD IndyCar Series’ announcement of its Future Car Strategy has drawn its first public negative response from DeltaWing Racing Cars.
Indianapolis-based DeltaWing was one of four manufacturers passed over when the Indy Racing League’s ICONIC Advisory Committee voted to partner with long-time supplier Dallara Automobili on a platform [...]

IRL Introduces Cars With Changeable Clothes
Thursday, 15 Jul, 2010 – 7:43 | 3 Comments
IRL Introduces Cars With Changeable Clothes

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Indianapolis – Borrowing from the auto industry’s “global platform” concept – and the fashion industry’s “project runway” concept – the IZOD IndyCar Series will compete in 2012 and beyond with a basic rolling chassis covered with changeable bodywork.
The IndyCar Safety Cell to be manufactured by longtime series partner Dallara Automobili [...]

IndyCar’s Bernard Talks Racing
Tuesday, 13 Jul, 2010 – 15:48 | 2 Comments
IndyCar’s Bernard Talks Racing

A couple weeks ago, IZOD IndyCar Series CEO Randy Bernard answered questions during an informal interview with a group of media people at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
Following are excerpts from that interview:
Q: What do you think about Danica Patrick racing in NASCAR’s Nationwide Series?
Bernard:  “I think it’s great. It’s exposing her tremendously and I think [...]

Woody: Time For Danica To Get In Or Get Out
Wednesday, 7 Jul, 2010 – 7:30 | 7 Comments
Woody: Time For Danica To Get In Or Get Out

Larry Woody | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
I don’t presume to know what Danica Patrick’s racing future holds, but one thing is certain: the present isn’t working out very well.
Patrick is struggling with her full-time duties in the IndyCar Series – her latest effort being a dismal 20th-place finish in a 25-car field Sunday at Watkins Glen – [...]

Power Finds Gift For The Owner Who Has Everything
Monday, 5 Jul, 2010 – 9:18 | One Comment
Power Finds Gift For The Owner Who Has Everything

Team Penske ended a near 30-year, open-wheel dry spell at Watkins Glen International Sunday when Will Power paced a 1-2 finish in the sixth annual Camping World Grand Prix at The Glen.
Power passed teammate Ryan Briscoe for the lead with 17 laps remaining in the IZOD IndyCar Series race en route to his third victory [...]

Penske Sweeps At The Glen
Saturday, 3 Jul, 2010 – 16:48 | 2 Comments
Penske Sweeps At The Glen

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Will Power won the pole for Sunday’s Camping World Grand Prix IndyCar Series race at Watkins Glen International on Saturday.
Power’s pole-securing lap at the 3.37-mile road course in New York was at 135.832 mph.
Starting second will be Helio Castroneves, Power’s teammate at Team Penske.
Ryan Briscoe gave Penske the third spot on the starting grid.
Dario Franchitti, [...]

IRL Notes: New-Car Shopping Spree Almost Over
Thursday, 1 Jul, 2010 – 6:51 | One Comment
IRL Notes: New-Car Shopping Spree Almost Over

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Details regarding the “future car strategy” of the IZOD IndyCar Series will be unveiled on July 14 in Indianapolis. And one of open-wheel racing’s icons is genuinely concerned about the engine/chassis package scheduled to debut in 2012.
“There’s not very manufacturers that can afford to go racing right now,” said IndyCar [...]

IndyCar Bound For New Hampshire
Sunday, 27 Jun, 2010 – 12:19 | 2 Comments
IndyCar Bound For New Hampshire

By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Loudon, N.H. – Part of the excitement about Sunday’s announcement that the IZOD IndyCar Series will return to New Hampshire Motor Speedway in 2011 is the memory of perhaps the greatest race in American open-wheel history.
In 1993, what was then the CART series, put on a show that still brings [...]

Pedley: Pondering Danica’s Future
Saturday, 26 Jun, 2010 – 7:51 | 3 Comments
Pedley: Pondering Danica’s Future

Let’s see what’s in the Morning Memo today:
From the birthing moment of the Danica To NASCAR saga, I’ve wondering what the thoughts of the people in the offices at Andretti Autosport (formerly Andretti Green) have been thinking.
Surely they have not been too thrilled with the fact that the driver who, though certainly not their [...]

Kanaan Wins In Iowa
Sunday, 20 Jun, 2010 – 14:59 | Comments Off
Kanaan Wins In Iowa

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Tony Kanaan put a definitive end to three years of crash-filled frustration at Iowa Speedway Sunday with a victory in the Iowa Corn 250.
Kanaan passed fellow-Brazilian Helio Castroneves for the lead with 11 laps remaining for his first IZOD IndyCar Series victory of the season, and first since Richmond International Raceway in 2008 _ 32 [...]