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Kaptain Knievel Jumpy At Texas
Sunday, 6 Jun, 2010 – 17:02 | 3 Comments
Kaptain Knievel Jumpy At Texas

Fort Worth, Texas – Motorcycle daredevil Kaptain Robbie Knievel admits the only lifestyle he has ever known could someday be the death of him.
Thankfully, that wasn’t the case Saturday evening on the frontstretch at Texas Motor Speedway, where Knievel successfully completed his “Above The Law” jump.  Knievel, the 47-year-old son of legendary daredevil Evel Knievel, [...]

Winner Briscoe Is Not The Lone Star In Texas As Danica Shines
Saturday, 5 Jun, 2010 – 22:26 | Comments Off
Winner Briscoe Is Not The Lone Star In Texas As Danica Shines

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com Fort Worth, Texas – On a hot summer night when both Ryan Briscoe and Danica Patrick resuscitated their IZOD IndyCar Series seasons, the Firestone 550k neatly came down to the events occurring on Lap 192 and Lap 193.
On Lap 192, Hideki Mutoh pitted for fuel under green, allowing Patrick [...]

Q and A: BAT Boss Talks Cars
Saturday, 5 Jun, 2010 – 7:58 | One Comment
Q and A: BAT Boss Talks Cars

By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
This is a big week for Bruce Ashmore and partners Alan Mertens and Tim Wardrop. The three, who have formed BAT Engineering, will make a presentation Sunday in Indianapolis to the advisory committee helping IZOD IndyCar Series CEO Randy Bernard choose a new spec car, expected to being competing in [...]

Briscoe Hopes Texas Pole Turns Season
Friday, 4 Jun, 2010 – 19:27 | One Comment
Briscoe Hopes Texas Pole Turns Season

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Fort Worth, Texas – Less than a week removed from a wall-banging exit in the Indianapolis 500, Ryan Briscoe will start Saturday night’s Firestone 550k with a renewed purpose.
“I feel like I need to get this championship started,” Briscoe declared after qualifying on-pole Friday afternoon for Round 7 of the [...]

Dixon Off To Fast Start In Texas
Friday, 4 Jun, 2010 – 15:22 | Comments Off
Dixon Off To Fast Start In Texas

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Fort Worth, Texas – Scott Dixon and Ryan Briscoe – two of the three drivers who participated in an IZOD IndyCar Series test at Texas Motor Speedway last month – belatedly were rewarded for their labor Friday afternoon.
Dixon and Briscoe stood 1-2 atop the speed chart following the opening practice [...]

Scheckter Fills In For Conway
Thursday, 3 Jun, 2010 – 19:25 | Comments Off
Scheckter Fills In For Conway

By John Sturbin/Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Fort Worth, Texas – Tomas Scheckter, a former IZOD IndyCar Series pole and race-winner at Texas Motor Speedway, will replace Mike Conway in Dreyer & Reinbold Racing’s No. 24 Roll Coater entry during Saturday night’s Firestone 550k.
Conway is recovering from multiple leg and back injuries suffered during a spectacular last-lap crash involving [...]

Franchitti Says He’s Not In Jim Clark’s Class
Thursday, 3 Jun, 2010 – 18:12 | Comments Off
Franchitti Says He’s Not In Jim Clark’s Class

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Fort Worth, Texas – His second Indianapolis 500 victory has qualified Dario Franchitti for “Legend of the Brickyard” status.
Then again, maybe not so fast. Franchitti became only the eighth driver in the 94-year history of the race to record at least two wins in the Memorial Weekend classic, a list [...]

IRL Notes: IndyCar To Hit Streets Of Baltimore
Wednesday, 2 Jun, 2010 – 20:36 | Comments Off
IRL Notes: IndyCar To Hit Streets Of Baltimore

Randy Bernard’s blueprint for growing the IZOD IndyCar Series in 2011 and beyond began taking shape Wednesday, with the announcement that the inaugural Baltimore Grand Prix will be contested next summer on a 2.4-mile temporary street circuit incorporating the scenic Inner Harbor area of downtown.
Baltimore Racing Development (BRD) has been granted an Aug. 5-7 date [...]

Indy Wreck Halts Hamilton’s Texas Return
Tuesday, 1 Jun, 2010 – 17:52 | One Comment
Indy Wreck Halts Hamilton’s Texas Return

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Fort Worth, Texas – Davey Hamilton’s drive in the 94th Indianapolis 500 was over before he could say “The Biggest Spectacle in Greatness.”
A spinout and crash on the first of 200 laps relegated Hamilton to a 33rd and last-place finish at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Sunday. And on Monday, the [...]

Wheldon Has An Understanding With Indianapolis
Tuesday, 1 Jun, 2010 – 7:20 | Comments Off
Wheldon Has An Understanding With Indianapolis

By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Indianapolis – A little success for Dan Wheldon always seems to surprise people these days.
The elfin Englishman was always among the favorites when he won the 2005 Indianapolis 500 and the series title while driving for Andretti Green Racing when it was a powerhouse team.
Since then, Wheldon has jumped to [...]