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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

RacinToday.com
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 [...]

Castroneves Finds A Sweet Home In Alabama
Sunday, 11 Apr, 2010 – 17:10 | Comments Off
Castroneves Finds A Sweet Home In Alabama

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Birmingham, Ala. – Will Power’s pursuit of three straight victories ended when a three-stop strategy backfired at Barber Motorsports Park, where Penske Racing teammate Helio Castroneves saved enough fuel to beat the faster cars of Power and Marco Andretti.
“We wanted to do something different,” said Castroneves, who started third behind [...]

Red-Hot Power On Barber Pole
Saturday, 10 Apr, 2010 – 12:55 | Comments Off
Red-Hot Power On Barber Pole

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Birmingham, Ala. – It was a crimson tide that took the front row for the first IndyCar race in Alabama.
Riding on the softer Firestones marked by a red sidewall, Will Power claimed the pole at the Barber Motorsports Park in pursuit of a third straight victory in as many tries [...]

Ingram: Record Drive Out of Focus
Friday, 9 Apr, 2010 – 17:52 | Comments Off
Ingram: Record Drive Out of Focus

At the Barber Motorsports Park this weekend, Will Power has a chance to become the first driver in IZOD IndyCar history to start the season with three straight victories since, well, since such records have been kept (by the Indy Racing League). After a remarkable comeback from two broken vertebrae last year, Power’s story is [...]

Vision, Panther To Partner for 500
Thursday, 8 Apr, 2010 – 11:35 | Comments Off
Vision, Panther To Partner for 500

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Panther Racing announced Thursday that it has partnered with Vision Racing and will enter Ed Carpenter in the No. 20 Dallara Honda during next month’s 94th Running of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race.
The collaboration between the two IZOD IndyCar Series teams will pair Carpenter with full-time Panther driver Dan Wheldon, pilot of the No. 4 [...]