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Harris: George Era Ends In Controversy
Wednesday, 3 Feb, 2010 – 14:17 | 2 Comments
Harris: George Era Ends In Controversy

Love him or hate him, everyone who follows American open-wheel racing has an opinion about Tony George.
Now, with his sudden plunge from the top of the open-wheel world, the haters can rejoice and the supporters are left to wonder what happened, how did George go from the most powerful man in the open-wheel sport to [...]

IRL Hires A New CEO
Tuesday, 2 Feb, 2010 – 15:01 | One Comment
IRL Hires A New CEO

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The Indy Racing League has a new boss.
Randy Bernard, longtime CEO of Professional Bull Riders, Inc., has been named CEO of the IRL, the sanctioning body of the IZOD IndyCar Series and Firestone Indy Lights.
His hiring was announced Tuesday by Jeffrey Belskus, president and CEO of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Corporation, the home of the [...]

Ganassi Issues Warnings About The Future
Friday, 29 Jan, 2010 – 7:54 | 2 Comments
Ganassi Issues Warnings About The Future

By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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Chip Ganassi’s passion for auto racing started early.
When he was 5 years old, Ganassi’s father went to Indianapolis to take part in an equipment auction and took in the 1963 Indy 500 while he was there. The elder Ganassi came home with an 8 millimeter film of the race.
“I watched [...]

George Closes Vision Racing
Thursday, 28 Jan, 2010 – 15:04 | 2 Comments
George Closes Vision Racing

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Vision Racing, the team owned by Indy Racing League founder Tony George, has suspended operations and is not expected to compete in the upcoming IndyCar Series season.
The team is co-owned by actor Patrick Dempsey.
George’s stepson, Ed Carpenter, drove for the team, which was started in 2005 when George bought the assets of former IRL team [...]

IRL Unveils Brazil Course
Monday, 25 Jan, 2010 – 18:42 | 2 Comments
IRL Unveils Brazil Course

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Indy Racing League officials Monday released the course design for the IZOD IndyCar Series’ inaugural race in Brazil, the São Paulo Indy 300.
The IZOD IndyCar Series will open its 2010 season March 14 on the 2.6-mile, 11-turn circuit that mirrors the metropolis. The course, located in the north central section of São Paulo known as [...]

George Is Out In Indy
Tuesday, 19 Jan, 2010 – 15:34 | 2 Comments
George Is Out In Indy

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Tony George, the founder of the Indy Racing League, is now just a team owner in the open-wheel series.
The Board of Directors of Hulman & Company and affiliated companies, including the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, has received the resignation of George from the board of directors effective immediately, according to Mari Hulman George, chairman.
“As members of [...]

Harris: The Captain Deserves Salute
Friday, 15 Jan, 2010 – 8:59 | One Comment
Harris: The Captain Deserves Salute

Roger Penske  has been a part of the auto racing scene for just over half a century, and I’ve known him for most of that time.
It was a huge honor  when I received a call a few weeks ago from longtime Penske emissary Walt Czarnecki  saying that Roger had requested that I present him when he [...]

Helio Collects 500 Spoils
Tuesday, 12 Jan, 2010 – 17:30 | Comments Off
Helio Collects 500 Spoils

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Helio Castroneves received the spoils of his third Indianapolis 500 victory – the Herff Jones Champion of Champions Ring and the unveiling of his likeness on the famed Borg-Warner Trophy – in a ceremony Tuesday, Jan. 12 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame Museum.
“Where is it?” Castroneves said as he tried to locate [...]

No Looking Back: Andretti Eyes The Big Two Of 500s
Tuesday, 12 Jan, 2010 – 15:36 | Comments Off
No Looking Back: Andretti Eyes The Big Two Of 500s

Nobody ever bridged the gap between Indy car racing and NASCAR the way John Andretti did in 1994 when he become the first driver to compete at the Indy 500 and the Coca-Cola 600 in Charlotte on the same day.
For a second straight year, Andretti will again divide his time between the Indy 500 and [...]

Harris: A Little Day Dream Believin’
Sunday, 10 Jan, 2010 – 11:02 | 4 Comments
Harris: A Little Day Dream Believin’

By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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Ah, the dawn of a fresh new year. A clean slate to be written on.
If we do some serious day dreaming maybe we can come up with some scenarios 
that would make 2010 a very memorable and interesting year in NASCAR and IndyCar:
* Danica Patrick, the subject of intense scrutiny, [...]