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IndyCar Series Vegas Bound
Monday, 21 Feb, 2011 – 22:09 | Comments Off on IndyCar Series Vegas Bound
IndyCar Series Vegas Bound

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Open-wheel racing will return to Las Vegas Motor Speedway this season, when the IZOD IndyCar Series stages its 2011 finale on the 1.5-mile quad-oval.
The finale will be staged on Oct. 16, previously listed as TBA on the schedule. And to make things more interesting, a $5 million bonus will be […]

Indy Voice Carnegie Passes Away
Friday, 11 Feb, 2011 – 12:15 | One Comment
Indy Voice Carnegie Passes Away

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Tony Stewart is an Indiana native who grew up at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. He drove cars in both the Indianapolis 500 and the Brickyard 400 at IMS, winning the latter in 2005 and 2007.
Stewart spoke for a lot of people Friday when he commented on the sad news that Tom […]

Racin’ News: Phoenix To Be Reconfigured
Wednesday, 9 Feb, 2011 – 7:44 | Comments Off on Racin’ News: Phoenix To Be Reconfigured
Racin’ News: Phoenix To Be Reconfigured

In racin’ news today, Wednesday, Feb. 9.:
Phoenix International Raceway will be getting a major facelift, track officials have announced.
PIR president Bryan R. Sperber offered details related to the NASCAR facility’s first major track paving project since 1990 on Wednesday.
Construction will begin in March with the removal of the facility’s current surface and the subsequent installation […]

Racers Pick Winner Of Daytona 500 Of NFL Games
Sunday, 6 Feb, 2011 – 9:08 | 2 Comments
Racers Pick Winner Of Daytona 500 Of NFL Games

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Today is the big day for NFL fans. It’s the day of their biggest game. The Super Bowl. Or as some call it, the Daytona 500 of football games.
Several auto racing drivers and other racing types are headed down to Dallas/Fort Worth for the game, which features the Green Bay Packers […]

Racers Get Into Super Spirit
Saturday, 5 Feb, 2011 – 18:26 | Comments Off on Racers Get Into Super Spirit
Racers Get Into Super Spirit

Fort Worth, Texas – Cheeseheads, Terrible Towels and seemingly every anchor/analyst drawing a paycheck from ESPN have descended upon Sundance Square in downtown Cowtown in anticipation of Super Bowl XLV.
Diehard fans of the NFC champion Green Bay Packers and AFC champion Pittsburgh Steelers will be joined by a contingent of 10 motorsports stars Sunday at […]

Strategy Moves From Tracks To Board Rooms
Thursday, 3 Feb, 2011 – 11:42 | Comments Off on Strategy Moves From Tracks To Board Rooms
Strategy Moves From Tracks To Board Rooms

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
A little over a month still remains before the one-and-only Open Test leading into the 2011 IZOD IndyCar Series season-opener.
Hot laps scheduled for March 14-15 around the Barber Motorsports Park road-course in Birmingham, Ala., will begin to define the preseason favorites. But there’s little debate as to which organization won […]

Racin’ News: Andretti Signs Conway For 2011
Tuesday, 1 Feb, 2011 – 13:34 | Comments Off on Racin’ News: Andretti Signs Conway For 2011
Racin’ News: Andretti Signs Conway For 2011

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In Racin’ News today, Feb. 1:
Andretti Autosport announced that it is has signed Englishman Mike Conway to a full-season drive in one of the team’s IZOD IndyCar Series entries for 2011.
Conway, who launched his IZOD IndyCar Series career in 2009, is returning to competition after sustaining serious and season-ending injuries in last year’s Indianapolis […]

De Silvestro’s Career Going Nuclear
Wednesday, 26 Jan, 2011 – 9:07 | Comments Off on De Silvestro’s Career Going Nuclear
De Silvestro’s Career Going Nuclear

Simona de Silvestro’s future in the IZOD IndyCar Series is set for the next three seasons, theoretically at a pace that promises to be nuclear.
Keith Wiggins’ HVM Racing and Entergy Nuclear have entered into a three-year partnership as primary sponsor for de Silvestro, the 2010 Indianapolis 500 Rookie of the Year.
“It’s a really special feeling, and […]

INDYCAR’s Bernard Unveils A Series Of Changes
Wednesday, 12 Jan, 2011 – 11:51 | Comments Off on INDYCAR’s Bernard Unveils A Series Of Changes
INDYCAR’s Bernard Unveils A Series Of Changes

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Double-file restarts on ovals will become part of the IZOD IndyCar Series rules package beginning with the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500, one of several competition-related revisions unveiled by the rebranded sanctioning body.
INDYCAR officially has replaced Indy Racing League as name tag of the sanctioning body of the IZOD […]

Pedley: 2011 Could Be A Biggie For Racing
Monday, 10 Jan, 2011 – 10:01 | 4 Comments
Pedley: 2011 Could Be A Biggie For Racing

2011, eh?
The thought here is that it could be a big, important year in auto racing. A good big, important year or a bad big, important year.
As it should be, the determination of whether it will be good or bad will be made by the most important racing organization in America – racing’s fan base.
Most […]