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IndyCar Unveils Reshuffled Schedule
Friday, 10 Sep, 2010 – 11:41 | Comments Off
IndyCar Unveils Reshuffled Schedule

The IZOD IndyCar Series unveiled its 2011 schedule on Friday and it adds a new venue, reintroduces two others and drops four others.
The announcement was made at the historic Milwaukee Mile in West Allis, Wis. which will return to the schedule next June.
New Hampshire Motor Speedway also is back, and the inaugural street race in [...]

Castroneves Wins, Race Tightens At Kentucky
Saturday, 4 Sep, 2010 – 21:41 | Comments Off
Castroneves Wins, Race Tightens At Kentucky

Helio Castroneves now knows both sides of what it’s like to play the fuel at Kentucky Speedway.
Denied a victory on the 1.5-mile oval when he ran out of fuel heading to the checkered flag in 2008, Castroneves collaborated with Team Penske president Tim Cindric on an ethanol-stingy strategy that won the IZOD IndyCar Series’ Kentucky [...]

Carpenter Hammers Out A Pole
Friday, 3 Sep, 2010 – 14:56 | Comments Off
Carpenter Hammers Out A Pole

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Ed Carpenter on Friday afternoon won the pole for Saturday’s IZOD IndyCar Series race at Kentucky Speedway.
Carpenter, driving part time for Vision Racing in partnership with Panther Racing, had a two-lap average speed of 217.933 mph.
It was the first pole ever for Vision.
“It’s been an interesting day, the conditions changed a lot from this morning,” [...]

IndyCar Notes: Tracy Back And Ready For Barnburner
Friday, 3 Sep, 2010 – 8:28 | Comments Off
IndyCar Notes: Tracy Back And Ready For Barnburner

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Kentucky Speedway’s 1.5-mile layout technically classifies it among the “cookie-cutter” intermediate superspeedways on the IZOD IndyCar Series schedule.
To open-wheel veteran Paul Tracy, however, Kentucky Speedway qualifies as uncharted territory. That will change Saturday night, when Tracy returns to the series with Dreyer & Reinbold Racing for the Kentucky Indy 300.
Tracy [...]

Sturbin: It’s Viewers Versus TV In IndyCar
Wednesday, 1 Sep, 2010 – 17:04 | 7 Comments
Sturbin: It’s Viewers Versus TV In IndyCar

Normally, I don’t have anything to say about coverage of the IZOD IndyCar Series on VERSUS. That’s because Charter Communications, my cable provider in Fort Worth, Texas, does not include VERSUS in either the basic or premium sports package to which I currently subscribe.
Used to get VERSUS for free, back when it was the Outdoor [...]

Game On: Title Fight Breaks Out At Chicagoland
Saturday, 28 Aug, 2010 – 20:47 | Comments Off
Game On: Title Fight Breaks Out At Chicagoland

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Having just lopped 36 points off Will Power’s once-cushy advantage Saturday night, Dario Franchitti was asked to reassess his IZOD IndyCar Series championship chances with three races remaining.
“Trust me,” Franchitti said, “I’ll be pedaling as hard as I can.”
Franchitti and his Target Chip Ganassi Racing team used a clever bit [...]

Briscoe Rides To Peak Pole
Friday, 27 Aug, 2010 – 15:26 | Comments Off
Briscoe Rides To Peak Pole

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Ryan Briscoe on Friday won the pole for this weekend’s Peak Antifreeze and Motor Oil 300 IZOD IndyCar Series race at Chicagoland Speedway.
The Team Penske driver’s speed was 216.346 mph.
“The car today was just spot on,” said Briscoe, who won from the pole at Texas Motor Speedway in early June. “I didn’t want to be [...]

Ganassi Drivers Hope Power Is Circling The Drain
Friday, 27 Aug, 2010 – 10:10 | Comments Off
Ganassi Drivers Hope Power Is Circling The Drain

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Back during the days when American open-wheel racing was going through its civil war, then-CART driver Dario Franchitti didn’t hide his dislike for driving really fast cars right next to concrete walls on oval race tracks.
Having raced on nothing but road courses during his career, that dislike of ovals was [...]

McClenathan, Tasca Top Testing
Friday, 27 Aug, 2010 – 6:46 | Comments Off
McClenathan, Tasca Top Testing

Cory McClenathan powered his FRAM Dragster to a performance better than both ends of the current Top Fuel track record at O’Reilly Raceway Park at Indianapolis Thursday during Day 2 of testing for the 56th annual Mac Tools U.S. Nationals presented by Lucas Oil.
NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series teams utilized the open test session [...]

Conquest Adds Scheckter
Thursday, 26 Aug, 2010 – 7:22 | Comments Off
Conquest Adds Scheckter

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Conquest Racing has added Tomas Scheckter to its lineup for the IZOD IndyCar Series Peak Antifreeze and Motor Oil 300 at at Chicagoland Speedway.
The South African driver has 100 plus starts in the open-wheel racing series. Since his first Indy car race in 2002, he has gone on to claim 43 top-tens including a couple [...]