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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 [...]

IRL Notes: Honda To Stay With IndyCar
Sunday, 8 Aug, 2010 – 7:26 | Comments Off
IRL Notes: Honda To Stay With IndyCar

Any engine supplier ramping-up plans for the IZOD IndyCar Series’ next generation of power plants in 2012 will be competing against the power of Honda.
Honda Performance Development became the first manufacturer to commit to the new engine package Saturday at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio. Erik Berkman, HPD president, announced before qualifications for [...]

Power On Pole At Mid-Ohio
Saturday, 7 Aug, 2010 – 16:18 | Comments Off
Power On Pole At Mid-Ohio

Will Power gave Team Penske its 10th pole of the season Saturday when he was fastest in qualifying for the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.
Power’s lap was at 1:07.199 around the 13-turn, 2.26 track in Lexington.
Power also tied the series’ single-season record with his seventh pole of the season (teammate Helio Castroneves [...]

Rahal Cooks At Home
Saturday, 7 Aug, 2010 – 6:49 | Comments Off
Rahal Cooks At Home

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Ohio native Graham Rahal topped the time chart during Friday’s initial IZOD IndyCar Series practice session for the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.
A native of New Albany, Ohio, Rahal posted a best lap of 1 minute, 8.3061-seconds around the 2.258-mile, 13-turn circuit in Lexington. Rahal is competing in this second race of [...]

IndyCar Spanks Castroneves
Monday, 2 Aug, 2010 – 16:44 | Comments Off
IndyCar Spanks Castroneves

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IZOD IndyCar Series officials have fined driver Helio Castroneves $60,000 and placed him on probation for the remaining six races of the 2010 season for his actions during and after the July 25 race at Edmonton City Centre Airport.
Castroneves was penalized for refusing to follow the direction of officials as well as portraying unsportsmanlike conduct [...]

Harris: Emotion Got Best Of Helio
Tuesday, 27 Jul, 2010 – 8:47 | 3 Comments
Harris: Emotion Got Best Of Helio

By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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Helio Castroneves is an emotional guy.
A few years ago, my wife and I had the good fortune to travel to Rome for an interfaith conference at the Vatican on traveling professionals in sports.
Among the others in attendance was Castroneves, who was called upon to talk about the ministry being provided [...]

Dixon Wins, Helio Freaks
Monday, 26 Jul, 2010 – 7:05 | 6 Comments
Dixon Wins, Helio Freaks

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Scott Dixon presented team-owner Chip Ganassi a second victory late Sunday afternoon via a bizarre finish to the IZOD IndyCar Series Honda Indy Edmonton.
Dixon’s victory was nowhere near as squeaky-clean as Jamie McMurray’s win in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Brickyard 400, as it came wrapped amid heated controversy. Dixon [...]

IRL Notes: Power In, Duno In Trouble
Sunday, 25 Jul, 2010 – 14:10 | Comments Off
IRL Notes: Power In, Duno In Trouble

Points-leader Will Power led a Team Penske front-row sweep during qualifications Saturday for the Honda Indy Edmonton, as IZOD IndyCar Series officials took the virtually unprecedented step of placing Milka Duno on probation for being a moving chicane.
Power, the defending event champion, earned his sixth pole of the season via a lap of 1:00.7126/116.991 mph [...]

IndyCar Notes: Power Still Charging
Saturday, 24 Jul, 2010 – 8:10 | 2 Comments
IndyCar Notes: Power Still Charging

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
With his victory in the Honda Indy Toronto last Sunday, Will Power continued a methodical march toward what looms as his first IZOD IndyCar Series driver’s championship.
Power, of Team Penske, finished 1.2-seconds ahead of reigning series champion Dario Franchitti of Target Chip Ganassi Racing on the 1.75-mile Streets of Toronto [...]