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Power Nabs Record Pole At Infineon
Saturday, 21 Aug, 2010 – 17:56 | Comments Off
Power Nabs Record Pole At Infineon

Will Power won the pole for Sunday’s IZOD IndyCar Series race at Infineon Raceway on Saturday afternoon.
The pole was the eighth of the season for Power. That is a series record.
Power, the series points leader, had a lap at 108.337 mph.
Second fastest was Power’s Team Penske teammate, Helio Castroneves. Castroneves fast lap was at 108.284 [...]

IndyCar Notes: Franchitti Has The Late-Season Races Circled
Saturday, 21 Aug, 2010 – 7:15 | Comments Off
IndyCar Notes: Franchitti Has The Late-Season Races Circled

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Dario Franchitti continued his full-court press on IZOD IndyCar Series points-leader Will Power at Infineon Raceway Friday, pacing opening practice for the Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma.
The defending event winner, Franchitti turned a lap of 1 minute, 18.2970-seconds on the 2.303-mile road course. Power, of Verizon Team Penske, was second-fastest [...]

Two For Texas – Bernard, Gossage Fire Up The IndyCar Brand
Friday, 20 Aug, 2010 – 7:51 | Comments Off
Two For Texas – Bernard, Gossage Fire Up The IndyCar Brand

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.
Dallas – Randy Bernard smiles when he says his five-month tenure as Indy Racing League CEO has felt like five years. As the self-described “new guy on the job,” Bernard has been running full-throttle.
“ ‘Drinking water from a fire hose’ is my favorite saying, and every day it’s a new [...]

Pedley: TMS, Stewart Ideas Have Roots
Thursday, 19 Aug, 2010 – 18:01 | One Comment
Pedley: TMS, Stewart Ideas Have Roots

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
The guess here isthat the reaction to Tuesday’s announcement that Texas Motor Speedway will host two IZOD IndyCar Series races on the same day next season is being shredded by the auto racing traditionalists.
Just like Tony Stewart’s suggestion that NASCAR insert a dirt-track race into the Chase lineup evokes more [...]

Harris: Drivers Find Their Voices
Wednesday, 18 Aug, 2010 – 7:02 | One Comment
Harris: Drivers Find Their Voices

It’s the drivers who put their lives on the line, and some IZOD IndyCar Series drivers have been thinking they should have a say in how things are done.
After a lot of talk since the beginning of the 2010 season, and a meeting two weeks ago at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course to formalize things, the [...]

Unique Doubleheader, Dark Future For Texas
Tuesday, 17 Aug, 2010 – 20:30 | One Comment
Unique Doubleheader, Dark Future For Texas

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Dallas – A unique IZOD IndyCar Series doubleheader and the first Saturday night NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race in the track’s history highlight Texas Motor Speedway’s revised 2011 schedule.
For the first time in the 16-year history of the IndyCar Series, drivers will compete in two individual races in the same [...]

IndyCar Adds Cotman To Oversee Tech Programs
Tuesday, 17 Aug, 2010 – 6:52 | Comments Off
IndyCar Adds Cotman To Oversee Tech Programs

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Veteran open-wheel racing consultant Tony Cotman has been hired to coordinate development of the IZOD IndyCar Series’ ambitious engine and chassis technical programs set for implementation in 2012.
In his role as project manager Cotman will be responsible for leading the 2012 car initiative, including writing technical regulations for both engine and chassis, coordinating with suppliers [...]

Franchitti Could Still Knock Out Power
Saturday, 14 Aug, 2010 – 15:20 | Comments Off
Franchitti Could Still Knock Out Power

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
IndyCar points-leader Will Power exited Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course last Sunday as winner of the inaugural Mario Andretti Road Course Championship, and with the knowledge that Dario Franchitti is lurking.
Always lurking.
Franchitti, the two-time and reigning IZOD IndyCar Series champion, put his considerable road-racing skills on display en route to winning [...]

IndyCar Notes: NHMS Moves, Hornish Won’t
Wednesday, 11 Aug, 2010 – 20:50 | Comments Off
IndyCar Notes: NHMS Moves, Hornish Won’t

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Return of the IZOD IndyCar Series to New Hampshire Motor Speedway in 2011 after a 13-year absence has been pushed back two weeks to accommodate changes in the track’s NASCAR schedule.
Originally booked for July 31, IndyCar now will compete on the 1.058-mile oval in Loudon, N.H., on Aug. 14, 2011.
“Because [...]

Franchitti Holds Off Power, Wins At Mid-Ohio
Sunday, 8 Aug, 2010 – 16:00 | Comments Off
Franchitti Holds Off Power, Wins At Mid-Ohio

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Dario Franchitti won the IZOD IndyCar Series race at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course on Sunday. The victory in the Honda Indy 200 was the second of the season for Franchitti, who also won the Indianapolis 500.
The victory gave Franchitti’s team owner, Chip Ganassi, his third victory of the weekend as Juan Pablo Montoya won the [...]