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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 [...]

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 [...]