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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 [...]

Power Is All-Powerful At Infineon
Sunday, 22 Aug, 2010 – 18:42 | Comments Off
Power Is All-Powerful At Infineon

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Will Power led all but two laps in winning  the IZOD IndyCar Series race at Infineon Raceway on Sunday afternoon. And the two laps he did not lead, he was pitting late in the race.
The victory was the fifth of the season for the Team Penske driver. It enabled him to pad his points lead [...]

IndyCar Notes: Stickers Allow Power To Get A Grip In Qualifying
Sunday, 22 Aug, 2010 – 6:27 | Comments Off
IndyCar Notes: Stickers Allow Power To Get A Grip In Qualifying

Will Power earned his IZOD IndyCar Series-record eighth PEAK Performance Pole Award of the season Saturday at Infineon Raceway, where advancing into the Firestone Fast Six was the more difficult part of qualifications for the Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma.
Team Penske’s Power posted a quick lap of 1 minute, 16.5282-seconds/108.337 mph with 1:30 left in [...]

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
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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 [...]