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‘Black Friday’ Offers Fender-Buster Deals
Friday, 26 Nov, 2010 – 8:35 | One Comment
‘Black Friday’ Offers Fender-Buster Deals

Traditionally, the days surrounding the Thanksgiving celebration – “Black Friday” and “Cyber Monday” – are the busiest of the holiday shopping season.
Some of the country’s leading motorsports facilities are joining in the rush with discounts for 2011 events, including deals specifically geared toward Friday, Nov. 26, and Monday, Nov. 29. For the fan who has [...]

Q and A: Dario Franchitti
Saturday, 20 Nov, 2010 – 8:37 | Comments Off
Q and A: Dario Franchitti

RacinToday.com
Fort Worth, Texas – Reigning IZOD IndyCar Series champion Dario Franchitti visited Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth on Friday to conduct an offseason, one-day test session for Target Chip Ganassi Racing. During a break, Franchitti took time to discuss a variety of topics ranging from his championship season to the arrival of the new [...]

Lotus Joins IndyCar Engine Wars
Friday, 19 Nov, 2010 – 8:04 | One Comment
Lotus Joins IndyCar Engine Wars

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
A genuine “engine war” is looming for domestic open-wheel racing in 2012, when Group Lotus will build an engine and aero kit for the IZOD IndyCar Series.
Lotus, generally credited with triggering the “rear-engine revolution” at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in 1963, unveiled plans to produce its first Indy-car engine on Thursday [...]

Chevy Returning to IndyCar
Friday, 12 Nov, 2010 – 10:21 | One Comment
Chevy Returning to IndyCar

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
General Motors is about return to major open wheel racing as it was confirmed Friday that Chevrolet, through partner Ilmor Engineering, will begin supplying engines to the IZOD IndyCar Series in 2012.
The new engines will be built by Ilmor. They will be used by the teams of Roger Penske, who [...]

IndyCar Notes: Edmonton’s History
Thursday, 4 Nov, 2010 – 6:57 | Comments Off
IndyCar Notes: Edmonton’s History

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Disagreement over a multi-million-dollar repaving and site improvement project at the City Centre Airport circuit has prompted IZOD IndyCar Series officials to drop the Streets of Edmonton from the 2011 schedule.
The Honda Indy Edmonton was booked for July 24, 2011 as Race No. 10 of a 17-event schedule announced in [...]

Kanaan Leaves Andretti
Friday, 29 Oct, 2010 – 13:20 | Comments Off
Kanaan Leaves Andretti

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One of the highest profile team/driver relationships in open wheel racing has ended.
Andretti Autosport and driver Tony Kanaan announced Friday that they have reached an agreement to terminate their current multi-year contract. Kanaan has been released from his duties as an IZOD IndyCar Series driver at Andretti Autosport and allows him to sign with another [...]

Ganassi Won’t Mess With Winning Formula
Thursday, 14 Oct, 2010 – 10:41 | One Comment
Ganassi Won’t Mess With Winning Formula

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Despite a list of high-profile free-agents, team-owner Chip Ganassi says he likely will steer clear of adding a third driver to his IZOD IndyCar Series championship pairing of Dario Franchitti and Scott Dixon for the 2011 season.
“I’m perfectly happy with the two guys I have whether these free agents became [...]

Power Wins 3rd Quarter DOTY
Wednesday, 6 Oct, 2010 – 9:06 | Comments Off
Power Wins 3rd Quarter DOTY

By Lewis Franck
Driver of the Year Panel
Open-wheel star Will Power’s breakout season now includes his selection as third quarter Driver of the Year by a narrow margin over NASCAR’s Kyle Busch.
Power, locked in a season-long battle for the IZOD IndyCar Series championship with Dario Franchitti, edged Busch by two points (109-107) in voting conducted by [...]

IndyCar Series Honors Champs
Monday, 4 Oct, 2010 – 20:00 | Comments Off
IndyCar Series Honors Champs

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Three-time IZOD IndyCar Series champion Dario Franchitti is celebrating his latest title with a $1 million bonus check, and a new trophy that truly fits the description of unique.
“You mean the naked guy riding the unicycle?” Franchitti quipped during an interview on “Wind Tunnel with Dave Despain” Sunday night on [...]

Kanaan Becomes Free Agent
Monday, 4 Oct, 2010 – 19:44 | One Comment
Kanaan Becomes Free Agent

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Former IZOD IndyCar Series champion Tony Kanaan has been informed by Andretti Autosport that he is a free agent heading into the 2011 season.
Kanaan’s No. 11 car is losing primary sponsorship from 7-Eleven, Inc. The Dallas-based convenience store chain notified Andretti Autosport over the weekend that it would not continue [...]