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Briscoe Gets First 2010 Pole
Friday, 30 Apr, 2010 – 19:15 | Comments Off
Briscoe Gets First 2010 Pole

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Kansas City, Kan. – The return to oval-track racing appears to agree with Ryan Briscoe as the Team Penske driver won his first pole of the IndyCar Series season Friday.
Briscoe had a four-lap average speed of 212.145 mph to nab the pole for Saturday’s Road Runner Turbo 300 at the [...]

Anderson Out To Simply Make Andretti Better
Friday, 30 Apr, 2010 – 9:28 | 4 Comments
Anderson Out To Simply Make Andretti Better

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Kansas City, Kan. – When Tom Anderson showed up at Andretti Autosport to begin duty as senior vice president of racing operations late last year, he had with him his list of things he knew he wanted to work on.
Incredibly, the list was a short one. Just four things.
That tells [...]

Drivers Say Yes To New Format
Thursday, 29 Apr, 2010 – 19:43 | 6 Comments
Drivers Say Yes To New Format

By Nick Bromberg | Senior Correspondent
RacinToday.com
Kansas City, Kan. – The IndyCar Series’ new sub-championships have been met with some disdain by those outside the series, but when asked about the two new championships at Kansas Speedway Thursday, Danica Patrick and Will Power said that they were fans of the idea.
“It’s a good idea because there [...]

‘Little Al’ Helps Rookies Get Up To Speed On Ovals
Wednesday, 28 Apr, 2010 – 17:45 | Comments Off
‘Little Al’ Helps Rookies Get Up To Speed On Ovals

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Kansas City, Kan. – Al Unser Jr. had a big smile on his face and a cigarette in his hand as he sat in a white Buick van behind the pit wall at Kanas Speedway Wednesday. Nothing unusual about any of that.
It was the cause of the smile which was [...]

The Old Helio Is Back
Friday, 23 Apr, 2010 – 6:21 | 3 Comments
The Old Helio Is Back

Kansas City, Kan. – A year and a couple of days ago, Helio Castroneves’ life – not race driving career, but life – was a horror show.
Pushed to the sides were grand memories of winning Indianapolis 500s, climbing fences and dancing with stars; Castroneves was being marched past cameras in jump suits and shackles and [...]

Forty Entered In Indy 500
Wednesday, 21 Apr, 2010 – 17:06 | Comments Off
Forty Entered In Indy 500

Kansas City, Kan. – The entry list for next month’s running of the Indianapolis 500 was released on Wednesday and it contains an impressive 40 entries.
Seventy-eight cars and 34 drivers are on the list of 40 entrants. That means that six more drivers could be added for the 500 and take to the track at [...]

Hunter-Reay Wins Long Beach
Sunday, 18 Apr, 2010 – 17:15 | Comments Off
Hunter-Reay Wins Long Beach

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Ryan Hunter-Reay won the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach Sunday to give Andretti Autosport its first-ever victory.
The victory was Hunter-Reay’s second in the series – the first coming in 2008 at Watkins Glen – and it was the first victory of the season for a car not owned by Team Penske.
“This is unbelievable, to [...]

Power Powers To Another Pole
Saturday, 17 Apr, 2010 – 18:49 | Comments Off
Power Powers To Another Pole

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Will Power continued his rampage through the IZOD IndyCar Series 2010 season winning the pole for Sunday’s Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach on Saturday.
Team Penske’s Power, who has won two of the first three races on the schedule, won his third pole of the four-race season. His only non-pole start came in the season-opening [...]

Scott Dixon Has His Eyes On The Roads
Saturday, 17 Apr, 2010 – 8:18 | Comments Off
Scott Dixon Has His Eyes On The Roads

You have to wonder: Did Scott Dixon pump his fist or shake his head when the 2010 IZOD IndyCar Series Schedule came out?
Common sense would lead you to think he did the former, but a look at last year’s results might lead you to believe the latter.
During a telephone call last week, Dixon, as per [...]

Harris: Andrettis Search for Speed
Monday, 12 Apr, 2010 – 8:08 | One Comment
Harris: Andrettis Search for Speed

By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
In the summer of 2005, longtime racing star Mario Andretti sat under a tent in the paddock during the CART weekend in Toronto and talked with great pride about grandson Marco.
“He’s got the passion,’’ Mario said, grinning widely. “He’s more like me than his dad, as far as how much [...]