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New Owner Has Matos Smiling
Wednesday, 24 Mar, 2010 – 16:07 | One Comment
New Owner Has Matos Smiling

Driving heros? Raphael Matos says he really didn’t have any when he was growing up in Brazil. Aryton Senna, of course, but that was later. After Matos saw how Senna’s death gripped the people of his country.
But heros? Not really.
What Matos did have during his formative years as a driver was small list of Brazilians [...]

Harris: Talk About Speedy Recovery
Tuesday, 16 Mar, 2010 – 6:47 | Comments Off
Harris: Talk About Speedy Recovery

Last August, Will Power lay in a hospital bed wondering what would become of his racing career.
Power broke two vertebrae in his lower back and sustained a concussion in a crash during a practice session for the Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma a few days earlier.
It was a tremendous setback for the Australian, and not [...]

Will Power Captures IndyCar Season-Opener
Sunday, 14 Mar, 2010 – 13:56 | 4 Comments
Will Power Captures IndyCar Season-Opener

RacinToday.com
Will Power of Team Penske won the IndyCar Series season-opening race Sunday, beating Ryan Hunter-Reay of Andretti Autosport to the finish line by 1.8 seconds in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
The victory was the second of Power’s IndyCar career. He won from the pole in Edmonton last year.
The win came in Power’s first race back from a [...]

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
RacinToday.com
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
RacinToday.com
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 [...]