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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

RacinToday.com
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
RacinToday.com
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 [...]

Rahal Lands Ride At Iowa
Saturday, 12 Jun, 2010 – 8:26 | Comments Off
Rahal Lands Ride At Iowa

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Dreyer & Reinbold Racing has tapped Graham Rahal to replace the injured Mike Conway for the Iowa Corn 250, Round 8 of the IZOD IndyCar Series at Iowa Speedway. Rahal will drive the No. 24 Dad’s Root Beer custom-designed Hot Wheels Dallara/Honda on June 20.
Rahal, 21, most recently started seventh [...]

IndyCar Motoring Into Future
Tuesday, 8 Jun, 2010 – 8:22 | Comments Off
IndyCar Motoring Into Future

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Fort Worth, Texas – By the end of June, Indy Racing League officials will have decided upon the look and sound of the IZOD IndyCar Series for 2012 and beyond.
Led by Randy Bernard, the IRL’s chief executive officer, the nine-member ICONIC (Innovative, Open-Wheel, New, Industry-Relevant, Cost Effective) Advisory Committee has [...]

IRL Issues Statement on Fiery Crash
Monday, 7 Jun, 2010 – 19:56 | Comments Off
IRL Issues Statement on Fiery Crash

By John Sturbin
Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Fort Worth, Texas – Reacting to a round of criticism in the media, the Indy Racing League issued a statement Monday supporting the fire-fighting efforts of its Holmatro Safety Team in the aftermath of rookie Simona de Silvestro’s grinding crash at Texas Motor Speedway.
De Silvestro escaped serious injury, and burns, when she [...]