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Franchitti On The Pole At Homestead
Friday, 9 Oct, 2009 – 18:01 | Comments Off
Franchitti On The Pole At Homestead

RacinToday.com
The three drivers contending for the IndyCar Series championship won’t have to work their way through traffic in Sunday’s season-ending race at Homestead-Miami Speedway as they qualified first, second and third on Friday.
Dario Franchitti earned his fifth PEAK Performance Pole Award of the season – the third on an oval – with a four-lap average [...]

IndyCar Notes: Dixon Says Three Would Be Charming
Friday, 9 Oct, 2009 – 9:48 | One Comment
IndyCar Notes: Dixon Says Three Would Be Charming

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Show me a race car driver who says he is not just a little bit selfish, and I’ll show you a race car driver who is (1) a liar and (2) unemployed.
IndyCar Series teammates Scott Dixon and Dario Franchitti have ridden their open-book/good-buddy policy at Target Chip Ganassi Racing to [...]

Harris: IndyCar Finale Shaping Up As A Very Civil War
Wednesday, 7 Oct, 2009 – 18:16 | Comments Off
Harris: IndyCar Finale Shaping Up As A Very Civil War

By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
One thing about the three-man championship battle in the IndyCar Series:  It’s extremely civil.
No bad-mouthing. No psych-outs. As gentlemanly as a duel, only contested wheel-to-wheel at 200 mph.
Scott Dixon, the two-time and defending champion, is a close friend of his Target Chip Ganassi Racing teammate and closest pursuer,  Dario Franchitti. [...]

Morning Memo: Danica Ready To Bring It?
Wednesday, 7 Oct, 2009 – 9:00 | 4 Comments
Morning Memo: Danica Ready To Bring It?

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Let’s see what’s in the old Morning Memo today:
Back during the days when the only thing I used glasses for was drinking domestic beer, I absolutely loved Formula One. Loved every noun-related aspect of it; it’s people, places and things.
But about the time I began to use glasses in order [...]

IndyCar Notes: Franchitti Not Pumped Up About Tire Test
Thursday, 1 Oct, 2009 – 19:07 | Comments Off
IndyCar Notes: Franchitti Not Pumped Up About Tire Test

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Championship contender Dario Franchitti found himself in the awkward – and certainly risky – position of tire-testing around the 2.5-mile Indianapolis Motor Speedway oval Tuesday and Wednesday with the season-ender looming on Oct. 10.
Franchitti is among three drivers vying for the 2009 IndyCar Series title, but neither Target Chip Ganassi [...]

Vitor Meira Is Back In The Saddle After Horrific Crash
Wednesday, 30 Sep, 2009 – 21:19 | Comments Off
Vitor Meira Is Back In The Saddle After Horrific Crash

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Monitored by open-wheel icon A.J. Foyt Jr., Vitor Meira hot-lapped around Indianapolis Motor Speedway Wednesday for the first time since his horrific crash during the Indianapolis 500 in May.
Foyt’s verdict? Vitor’s still got the “want-to” necessary to compete in the IndyCar Series.
Meira completed a total of 65 laps around the [...]

Pedley: Danica Has Apparently Made The Right Decision
Saturday, 26 Sep, 2009 – 16:55 | 3 Comments
Pedley: Danica Has Apparently Made The Right Decision

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Danica Patrick’s recent decision to re-sign with Andretti Green Racing and thus remain a NASCAR spectator instead of a NASCAR participant was a good move. Folks, it was the only move.
Patrick is, quite simply, an open-wheeler. It’s what she was, is and should forever be. If she is to meet [...]

Monday Morning Crew Chief: Danica Tour Rolls On
Monday, 21 Sep, 2009 – 8:00 | 2 Comments
Monday Morning Crew Chief: Danica Tour Rolls On

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacingToday.com
The Danica Patrick media tour/contract negotiations are closer to completion and what have we learned?
The most likely option continues to be re-signing with Michael Andretti’s team in the Indy Racing League with brief forays into a NASCAR Nationwide Series car.
For all the interest generated, there’s little substantive change for Patrick [...]

Briscoe Spins, Dixon Wins To Take Point Lead In Japan
Saturday, 19 Sep, 2009 – 11:05 | Comments Off
Briscoe Spins, Dixon Wins To Take Point Lead In Japan

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Motegi, Japan – A spin by championship leader Ryan Briscoe on the pit road opened the door to IndyCar championship contenders Scott Dixon and Dario Franchitti, who gladly obliged by finishing one-two at the Twin Ring Motegi.
Race winner Dixon and Target Chip Ganassi Racing teammate Franchitti moved up to one-two in [...]

Dixon Has Pole In Japan, Briscoe Has Control
Friday, 18 Sep, 2009 – 6:58 | Comments Off
Dixon Has Pole In Japan, Briscoe Has Control

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Motegi, Japan – Ryan Briscoe is not the kind of driver who hears footsteps when he’s in a close battle for a race victory – or a championship. “I’d rather have people behind me,” said the Penske Racing driver, who leads the IndyCar championship over Dario Franchitti by 25 points [...]