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Wilson On Pole in Toronto
Saturday, 17 Jul, 2010 – 15:02 | One Comment
Wilson On Pole in Toronto

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Justin Wilson earned his first IZOD IndyCar Series pole and set a series track record in the process.
The pole came Saturday afternoon in Toronto for Sunday’s Honda Indy Toronto.
The lap came in 1 minute, 0.2710 seconds (104.827 mph) in the Firestone Fast Six on the 1.75-mile, 11-turn street circuit at Exhibition Place.
It was the second [...]

Harris: New Shape, New Momentum For PT
Saturday, 17 Jul, 2010 – 7:10 | One Comment
Harris: New Shape, New Momentum For PT

By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Having fought the battle of the (stomach) bulge most of my life, I sympathize with any athlete who reaches middle age and suddenly finds out how the rest of us feel about staying in shape.
Paul Tracy is 41 years old now, approaching middle age and definitely considered elderly in his [...]

DeltaWing Designers Take Issue
Thursday, 15 Jul, 2010 – 21:28 | Comments Off
DeltaWing Designers Take Issue

The generally positive buzz created Wednesday by the IZOD IndyCar Series’ announcement of its Future Car Strategy has drawn its first public negative response from DeltaWing Racing Cars.
Indianapolis-based DeltaWing was one of four manufacturers passed over when the Indy Racing League’s ICONIC Advisory Committee voted to partner with long-time supplier Dallara Automobili on a platform [...]

IRL Introduces Cars With Changeable Clothes
Thursday, 15 Jul, 2010 – 7:43 | 3 Comments
IRL Introduces Cars With Changeable Clothes

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Indianapolis – Borrowing from the auto industry’s “global platform” concept – and the fashion industry’s “project runway” concept – the IZOD IndyCar Series will compete in 2012 and beyond with a basic rolling chassis covered with changeable bodywork.
The IndyCar Safety Cell to be manufactured by longtime series partner Dallara Automobili [...]

IndyCar’s Bernard Talks Racing
Tuesday, 13 Jul, 2010 – 15:48 | 2 Comments
IndyCar’s Bernard Talks Racing

A couple weeks ago, IZOD IndyCar Series CEO Randy Bernard answered questions during an informal interview with a group of media people at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
Following are excerpts from that interview:
Q: What do you think about Danica Patrick racing in NASCAR’s Nationwide Series?
Bernard:  “I think it’s great. It’s exposing her tremendously and I think [...]

Woody: Time For Danica To Get In Or Get Out
Wednesday, 7 Jul, 2010 – 7:30 | 7 Comments
Woody: Time For Danica To Get In Or Get Out

Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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I don’t presume to know what Danica Patrick’s racing future holds, but one thing is certain: the present isn’t working out very well.
Patrick is struggling with her full-time duties in the IndyCar Series – her latest effort being a dismal 20th-place finish in a 25-car field Sunday at Watkins Glen – [...]

Power Finds Gift For The Owner Who Has Everything
Monday, 5 Jul, 2010 – 9:18 | One Comment
Power Finds Gift For The Owner Who Has Everything

Team Penske ended a near 30-year, open-wheel dry spell at Watkins Glen International Sunday when Will Power paced a 1-2 finish in the sixth annual Camping World Grand Prix at The Glen.
Power passed teammate Ryan Briscoe for the lead with 17 laps remaining in the IZOD IndyCar Series race en route to his third victory [...]

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
RacinToday.com
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 [...]