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No Longer Green ‘Shrub’ Is Growing More Patient
Monday, 3 May, 2010 – 7:11 | Comments Off
No Longer Green ‘Shrub’ Is Growing More Patient

Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
From the Monday Morning Crew Chief:
Motor racing, as the saying goes, is a fast-moving sport. In recent days, the “new Kyle Busch” has emerged a winner at Richmond, the contentious anti-trust law suit at the Kentucky Motor Speedway has been settled, Jimmie Johnson and Jeff Gordon stopped fuming (if not feuding) and [...]

Backmarkers Gum Up Finish
Sunday, 2 May, 2010 – 8:11 | Comments Off
Backmarkers Gum Up Finish

By Nick Bromberg | Senior Correspondent
RacinToday.com
Kansas City, Kan. – Dario Franchitti, who finished second in Saturday’s Road Runner Turbo 300 IndyCar Series Race, admitted that he probably wouldn’t have been able to pass Scott Dixon had he gotten close to Dixon.
But because of the heavy lapped traffic between Dixon and the rest of the field [...]

It Was A Ganassi Kind Of Day In Kansas
Saturday, 1 May, 2010 – 14:56 | One Comment
It Was A Ganassi Kind Of Day In Kansas

Kansas City, Kan. – Just prior to the start of Saturday’s IndyCar Series event, Mike Hull brushed aside the suggestion that because his Target Chip Ganassi team was racing at a place where they had won the last three races, it had to be favored this year.
Hull was wearing dark glasses at the time so [...]

IRL Says That It Will Return To Kansas Speedway
Friday, 30 Apr, 2010 – 20:54 | 3 Comments
IRL Says That It Will Return To Kansas Speedway

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Kansas City, Kan. – Despite rumors to the contrary, the IndyCar Series’ days of running at Kansas Speedway are not over. So says the head of the Indy Racing League.
“I will promise you that one thing, this (2010) is not the last year,” IRL CEO Randy Bernard told RacinToday.com on [...]

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 [...]