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Indy Notes: Captain Crunched
Sunday, 30 May, 2010 – 18:46 | Comments Off
Indy Notes: Captain Crunched

By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Indianapolis – It was supposed to be another Team Penske show in Sunday’s Indianapolis 500.
Roger Penske’s team has won a record 15 of the Indy classics and it appeared he had three solid shots at making it 16 this year before uncharacteristic mistakes shot down the effort.
Helio Castroneves started from [...]

Great Scot: Franchitti Wins Second Indy 500
Sunday, 30 May, 2010 – 15:21 | 2 Comments
Great Scot: Franchitti Wins Second Indy 500

By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Indianapolis – On a track where speed is king, to get to the end of the 94th Indianapolis 500 on Sunday, all Dario Franchitti could do was slow down.
The normally speedy Scot, his fuel tank closing in on empty, was being exorted by his Target Chip Ganassi Racing team to [...]

Time Machine: The Tale Of Two Andrettis
Sunday, 30 May, 2010 – 6:49 | Comments Off
Time Machine: The Tale Of Two Andrettis

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
When Italian-born identical twins Mario and Aldo Andretti first took up their racing ambitions, they alternated behind the wheel of Hudson Hornets built in their adopted hometown of Nazareth, Pa. In an incredible tale of two brothers, from these humble beginnings Mario went on to rock star status due to his [...]

Danica’s In Need Of Something Positive
Saturday, 29 May, 2010 – 15:06 | One Comment
Danica’s In Need Of Something Positive

By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Indianapolis – Other than her win at Twin Ring Motegi in Japan two years ago, the place where Danica Patrick has been most comfortable throughout her IndyCar career is the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
As a rookie in 2005, she qualified fourth for the Indy 500 after a small bobble cost her [...]

Big Weekend For The ‘500 Club’ Members
Saturday, 29 May, 2010 – 8:08 | Comments Off
Big Weekend For The ‘500 Club’ Members

By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Indianapolis – The Indianapolis Motor Speedway garage area was packed with people on a sun-soaked Friday afternoon, with the biggest crowds  massed in front of two sets of garages.
At one end of Row 2, dozens of fans strained to get a glimpse of a familiar face in the Team Penske [...]

Indy Notes: Castroneves Off To Great Start
Friday, 28 May, 2010 – 19:24 | Comments Off
Indy Notes: Castroneves Off To Great Start

By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Indianapolis – If you believe in omens, Helio Castroneves is a shoo-in to win a fourth Indianapolis 500 on Sunday.
A year ago, Castroneves won the pole, the pit stop contest and the race. On Friday, he added the 2010 pit stop championship to his pole victory last Saturday. All that’s [...]

Yellow Submarine Revisited
Friday, 28 May, 2010 – 18:21 | One Comment
Yellow Submarine Revisited

John Sturbin visits with an old, familiar friend at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame Museum.
(Video by Really Really Big Industries, Inc.)

Harris: Indy In Need Of Personality
Friday, 28 May, 2010 – 16:05 | 2 Comments
Harris: Indy In Need Of Personality

By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Indianapolis – It was like old times – good old times – Thursday night in Indy.
Standing at the front of the downtown Marriott ballroom, telling stories and giving each other a hard time, were, among others,  Danny “Hollywood’’ Sullivan, “Rocket’’ Rick Mears, Tom “The Gasman’’ Sneva, Johnny “Lone Star JR’’ [...]

Gossage Welcomes F1 To Austin; Not IRL To Houston
Thursday, 27 May, 2010 – 6:33 | 3 Comments
Gossage Welcomes F1 To Austin; Not IRL To Houston

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Fort Worth, Texas – Texas Motor Speedway president Eddie Gossage says he would not consider the announced addition of Austin to the 2012 Formula One schedule as “an invasion” of Speedway Motorsports Inc.’s Lone Star State turf.
“I hope they have success because that’s what makes more race fans,” said Gossage, [...]

Castroneves’s Mind On One As He Goes For Four
Thursday, 27 May, 2010 – 6:11 | Comments Off
Castroneves’s Mind On One As He Goes For Four

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
In his bid to win a record-tying fourth Indianapolis 500 on Sunday, pole-sitter Helio Castroneves will rely upon spotter Rick Mears to help him avoid another Come-to-Jesus moment.
Like the one, for instance, Castroneves said he experienced Saturday during Pole Day qualifications for the 94th edition of the race under the [...]