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Penske Sweeps At The Glen
Saturday, 3 Jul, 2010 – 16:48 | 2 Comments
Penske Sweeps At The Glen

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Will Power won the pole for Sunday’s Camping World Grand Prix IndyCar Series race at Watkins Glen International on Saturday.
Power’s pole-securing lap at the 3.37-mile road course in New York was at 135.832 mph.
Starting second will be Helio Castroneves, Power’s teammate at Team Penske.
Ryan Briscoe gave Penske the third spot on the starting grid.
Dario Franchitti, [...]

IRL Notes: New-Car Shopping Spree Almost Over
Thursday, 1 Jul, 2010 – 6:51 | One Comment
IRL Notes: New-Car Shopping Spree Almost Over

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Details regarding the “future car strategy” of the IZOD IndyCar Series will be unveiled on July 14 in Indianapolis. And one of open-wheel racing’s icons is genuinely concerned about the engine/chassis package scheduled to debut in 2012.
“There’s not very manufacturers that can afford to go racing right now,” said IndyCar [...]

IndyCar Bound For New Hampshire
Sunday, 27 Jun, 2010 – 12:19 | 2 Comments
IndyCar Bound For New Hampshire

By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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Loudon, N.H. – Part of the excitement about Sunday’s announcement that the IZOD IndyCar Series will return to New Hampshire Motor Speedway in 2011 is the memory of perhaps the greatest race in American open-wheel history.
In 1993, what was then the CART series, put on a show that still brings [...]

Pedley: Pondering Danica’s Future
Saturday, 26 Jun, 2010 – 7:51 | 3 Comments
Pedley: Pondering Danica’s Future

Let’s see what’s in the Morning Memo today:
From the birthing moment of the Danica To NASCAR saga, I’ve wondering what the thoughts of the people in the offices at Andretti Autosport (formerly Andretti Green) have been thinking.
Surely they have not been too thrilled with the fact that the driver who, though certainly not their [...]

Kanaan Wins In Iowa
Sunday, 20 Jun, 2010 – 14:59 | Comments Off
Kanaan Wins In Iowa

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Tony Kanaan put a definitive end to three years of crash-filled frustration at Iowa Speedway Sunday with a victory in the Iowa Corn 250.
Kanaan passed fellow-Brazilian Helio Castroneves for the lead with 11 laps remaining for his first IZOD IndyCar Series victory of the season, and first since Richmond International Raceway in 2008 _ 32 [...]

Pedley: Rahal A Driver And A Symptom
Sunday, 20 Jun, 2010 – 9:59 | 2 Comments
Pedley: Rahal A Driver And A Symptom

Graham Rahal sounded whipped when we talked on the telephone last Thursday. He’d been up since dawn and dawn comes early in the farm country of central Iowa.
Rahal was not up with the sun to pick corn or feed the hogs, however. He was up to work his sales job. And in this case, the [...]

Power Powers To IndyCar Pole In Iowa
Saturday, 19 Jun, 2010 – 18:44 | Comments Off
Power Powers To IndyCar Pole In Iowa

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Will Power, winner of the first two races of the 2010 season, won the pole for the eighth race of the season Saturday when he was fastest for the Iowa Corn 359.
Power, of Team Penske, turn a lap at 181.337 mph at Iowa Speedway to get the pole for Sunday’s race.
Scott Dixon of Target Chip [...]

Andretti Putting Moves On Big Two
Friday, 18 Jun, 2010 – 15:29 | One Comment
Andretti Putting Moves On Big Two

The 2010 IZOD IndyCar Series season was supposed to be all about the teams of Roger Penske and Chip Ganassi. In terms both of winning races and the championship.
That is, this was supposed to be a business-as-usual year for North America’s top open-wheel series.
And that’s kind of the way the season did start as Penske [...]

Results of De Silvestro Fire Probe Released
Wednesday, 16 Jun, 2010 – 22:29 | Comments Off
Results of De Silvestro Fire Probe Released

Fort Worth, Texas – An Indy Racing League investigation into the fiery crash involving IZOD IndyCar Series rookie Simona de Silvestro at Texas Motor Speedway has cited a procedural error in the packing of a fire hose on one of its trucks that caused it to malfunction, as well as “human error” in the form [...]

Sturbin: Remembering A Great Racing Voice
Wednesday, 16 Jun, 2010 – 8:14 | 2 Comments
Sturbin: Remembering A Great Racing Voice

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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It’s been said that everyone remembers where they were and what they were doing on Friday, Nov. 22, 1963, and how they learned that President John F. Kennedy had been assassinated in Dallas.
I was sitting at a desk in a classroom at Transfiguration School, a Catholic grammar school in my [...]