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Brazilian Drivers Out To Become National Heroes
Sunday, 14 Mar, 2010 – 7:28 | One Comment
Brazilian Drivers Out To Become National Heroes

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Remember Andre Ribiero? Tens of millions of Brazilians do and quite vividly. Ribiero became a national hero a decade and a half ago when he won the CART race in Rio de Janeiro.
This weekend, a handful of other Brazilian drivers will be seeking to become heroes in front of their [...]

IndyCar Qualifying Postponed
Saturday, 13 Mar, 2010 – 14:37 | One Comment
IndyCar Qualifying Postponed

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Qualifying for the Sao Paulo 300 IndyCar Series race in Sao Paulo, Brazil, has been postponed.
Originally scheduled for Saturday afternoon, it has been moved to Sunday morning at 8:30.
The reason for the postponement was that the track was slippery in spots. Several drivers crashed in the slippery areas during practice on Saturday.
The series and promoters [...]

Woody: IRL Forgotten But Not Gone
Saturday, 13 Mar, 2010 – 7:55 | 14 Comments
Woody: IRL Forgotten But Not Gone

Have you heard something about the Indy Racing League kicking off its season Sunday?
Me neither.
I thought maybe it had changed its name and entered the FBI’s witness protection program.
I snooped around, did some digging, paid an informant, and discovered that the IRL is scheduled to run the Sao Paulo Indy 300.
You’ve gotta give the IRL [...]

Moraes To Drive For KV Racing
Thursday, 11 Mar, 2010 – 16:03 | Comments Off
Moraes To Drive For KV Racing

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KV Racing Technology announced Thursday that Mario Moraes will drive for the team during the 2010 IZOD IndyCar Series season. He will drive the #32 Banco Panamericano – KV Racing Technology Honda/Dallara/Firestone car at this weekend’s season opening Saõ Paulo Indy 300 in Brazil.
“We are very pleased to have Mario back in the seat [...]

IndyCar Heads South – Way South – For Opener
Thursday, 11 Mar, 2010 – 9:37 | Comments Off
IndyCar Heads South – Way South – For Opener

A year ago, Helio Castroneves was in a hellish limbo that included the possibility he could be heading to federal prison instead of starting a new IndyCar season for longtime employer Team Penske.
What a difference a year makes.
Now, with those much-publicized tax evasion charges safely behind him, the bouncy Brazilian is a new father and [...]

Rahal To Drive For Fisher
Thursday, 11 Mar, 2010 – 7:20 | Comments Off
Rahal To Drive For Fisher

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Graham Rahal will be back in an IndyCar for the races at St. Petersburg, Fla. and Birmingham, Ala. He will drive a car in those events for Sarah Fisher Racing.
Rahal will drive the No. 67 car and will be sponosred by Dollar General.
“We are all very enthusiastic about having Graham in the seat for the [...]

Q & A: Franchitti Set To Defend
Wednesday, 10 Mar, 2010 – 7:31 | 2 Comments
Q & A: Franchitti Set To Defend

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Fort Worth, Texas – They don’t hand out an official “Comeback Driver of the Year Award” in the IZOD IndyCar Series, so Dario Franchitti’s second championship trophy in three years was all-encompassing.
Franchitti marked his return from an aborted foray into NASCAR by winning the 2009 Indy Racing League driver’s championship [...]

Harris: She Has Look Of A Winner
Thursday, 4 Mar, 2010 – 7:32 | One Comment
Harris: She Has Look Of A Winner

By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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Move over Danica. Here comes Simona.
While 21-year-old Simona De Silvestro is no glamour queen and isn’t likely to pose for the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue or FHM, she may be just the gal to show IZOD IndyCar Series veteran Danica Patrick the way on track.
Don’t get me wrong. The young [...]

De Silvestro To Run Full Season
Tuesday, 2 Mar, 2010 – 8:18 | One Comment
De Silvestro To Run Full Season

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In a collaborative effort with Team Stargate Worlds, HVM Racing will enter driver Simona De Silvestro in all 17 races of the 2010 IZOD IndyCar Series.
Known as Team Stargate Worlds/HVM Racing, the No. 78 entry will carry primary sponsorship from Stargate Resistance and associate sponsorship from Bernard Richards Manufacture, FireSky, Cheyenne Mountain Games, and Cardinal [...]

Newman/Haas/Lanigan In Catch-Up Mode
Friday, 26 Feb, 2010 – 7:52 | Comments Off
Newman/Haas/Lanigan In Catch-Up Mode

By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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Heading into the month of March in 2008, Newman/Haas/Lanigan team manager Brian Lisles was overwhelmed and exhausted.
The elite Champ Car team had only days earlier made the commitment to join several other teams from that series in merging into the Indy Racing League and racing the full 2008 IndyCar Series [...]