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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 [...]

It’s Party Time For IndyCar Champ Franchitti
Sunday, 3 Oct, 2010 – 6:21 | Comments Off
It’s Party Time For IndyCar Champ Franchitti

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
In celebration of his first two IZOD IndyCar Series championships, Dario Franchitti’s open-wheel peers conspired to serve him with a pie in the face and dunk him fully-clothed into a swimming pool.
“God, I forgot about that,” Franchitti deadpanned Saturday night, shortly after securing his record-tying third driver’s championship at Homestead-Miami [...]

Penske’s Power Poised For First Championship
Saturday, 2 Oct, 2010 – 7:07 | Comments Off
Penske’s Power Poised For First Championship

The month-long drip, drip, drip-and-drain of Will Power’s IZOD IndyCar Series points lead continued Friday at Homestead-Miami Speedway, where championship runner-up Dario Franchitti added a bonus point for winning the pole for tonight’s Cafes do Brasil Indy 300.
Power’s lead that stood at a comfortable 59 points prior to the PEAK Antifreeze & Motor Oil Indy [...]

Franchitti Wins Pole, Eyes Third Title
Friday, 1 Oct, 2010 – 16:25 | Comments Off
Franchitti Wins Pole, Eyes Third Title

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Dario Franchitti’s relentless pursuit of the 2010 IZOD IndyCar Series title is based upon a simple but time-tested premise.
“Every point counts. Whether it’s the first race, the fifth race, the last race, every single one of those points count,” said Franchitti, who won the pole for Saturday night’s season-ending Cafes [...]

Harris: Two Drivers Who Haven’t Who Should Have
Monday, 20 Sep, 2010 – 7:17 | One Comment
Harris: Two Drivers Who Haven’t Who Should Have

By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Bobby Allison was considered one of the best of all time in NASCAR long before he won his first and only championship in what was then Winston Cup.
Allison began racing in NASCAR’s top stock car series in 1961, but he didn’t win that title until 1983 at the age of [...]

Helio Is The Man In Japan
Sunday, 19 Sep, 2010 – 5:31 | 2 Comments
Helio Is The Man In Japan

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Motegi, Japan – Helio Castroneves capped a postcard-perfect weekend in the Far East for himself and Team Penske at Twin Ring Motegi Sunday afternoon, winning the IZOD IndyCar Series Indy Japan 300 in dominating fashion.
Castroneves, who started on-pole, led a race-high 153 of 200 laps around the egg-shaped, 1.52-mile oval [...]

Penske Sweeps Qualifying In Motegi
Saturday, 18 Sep, 2010 – 11:14 | Comments Off
Penske Sweeps Qualifying In Motegi

Motegi, Japan –  Moments after Will Power qualified third for the Indy Japan 300, Ryan Briscoe revealed Team Penske’s not-so-secret “strategy” for Sunday’s IZOD IndyCar Series race.
“Three-wide the whole time,” said Briscoe, who officially will start alongside pole-sitter Helio Castroneves in the season’s penultimate round at Twin Ring Motegi.
“That’s potentially one option,” Castroneves deadpanned, as [...]

IndyCar Notes: Smoother Trip For Briscoe
Saturday, 18 Sep, 2010 – 6:52 | Comments Off
IndyCar Notes: Smoother Trip For Briscoe

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Motegi, Japan – Ryan Briscoe, whose pursuit of the 2009 IZOD IndyCar Series championship ended embarrassingly at the exit of Twin Ring Motegi’s pit road, had no issues with the egg-shaped, 1.5-mile racing layout Saturday.
Briscoe topped the second, one-hour afternoon practice for Sunday’s Indy Japan 300 at 200.894 mph to [...]

Japanese Fans Remember Danica’s ‘Big Night’
Friday, 17 Sep, 2010 – 21:25 | Comments Off
Japanese Fans Remember Danica’s ‘Big Night’

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Motegi, Japan –  Danica Patrick admittedly continues to struggle through “just a tough year”  that has seen her add an abbreviated NASCAR Nationwide Series schedule to her fulltime IndyCar Series job with Andretti Autosport.
But don’t try telling that to her Japanese fans. Twin Ring Motegi remains the site of Danica’s [...]

Power Takes His Title Fight To Motegi
Friday, 17 Sep, 2010 – 12:51 | Comments Off
Power Takes His Title Fight To Motegi

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Motegi, Japan – If Will Power secures the 2010 IZOD IndyCar Series driver’s championship without ever winning on an oval, he will do so sans apology.
“If I win the championship, I won’t let that bother me at all. Not one bit,” Power said in the paddock at Twin Ring [...]