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Marco Is Latest Andretti To Start Pocono From The Pole
Saturday, 6 Jul, 2013 – 16:38 | Comments Off
Marco Is Latest Andretti To Start Pocono From The Pole

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Marco Andretti captured his fourth career pole on Saturday and will become the third Andretti to start an Indy car race from the pole at the 2.5-mile “Tricky Triangle”.
Andretti broke the track record of 211.715 mph set by Emerson Fittipaldi in 1989, with a two-lap average speed of 221.273 mph in the No. 25 Chevrolet.
Second [...]

IndyCar Buzzed About Its Return To Pocono
Friday, 5 Jul, 2013 – 6:57 | Comments Off
IndyCar Buzzed About Its Return To Pocono

All 24 IZOD IndyCar Series drivers participating in a one-day Open Test around the 2.5-mile Pocono Raceway Thursday posted lap times better than the track record of 42.510-seconds/211.715 mph set by Emerson Fittipaldi on Aug. 19, 1989.
The session was a prelude to qualifying for Sunday’s Pocono INDYCAR 400 Fueled by Sunoco, as open-wheel racing returns [...]

A Visit To The Doc On Eve Of IndyCar Return
Thursday, 4 Jul, 2013 – 7:30 | Comments Off
A Visit To The Doc On Eve Of IndyCar Return

By Bill Fleischman | Senior Correspondent
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Editor’s Note: With Indy cars returning to Pocono Raceway July 7, Bill Fleischman conducts an imaginary interview with Dr. Joseph Mattioli, the driving force behind the raceway. “Doc” Mattioli, a former Philadelphia dentist, had the 2.5-mile tri-oval designed primarily for Indy cars. He died last January at 86. He was [...]

Hinchcliffe Gets Around to Winning At An Oval
Sunday, 23 Jun, 2013 – 17:57 | Comments Off
Hinchcliffe Gets Around to Winning At An Oval

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James Hinchcliffe, who led 33 total laps on ovals in his previous two seasons in the series, led all but 24 to dominate the Iowa Corn Indy 250 presented by DEKALB at Iowa Speedway. The victory was the Andretti Autosport driver’s first on an oval.
The Canadian driver became the only three-time winner this season and [...]

Hunter-Reay Repeats As Winner In Milwaukee
Saturday, 15 Jun, 2013 – 18:43 | Comments Off
Hunter-Reay Repeats As Winner In Milwaukee

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Ryan Hunter-Reay earned his second consecutive victory at the Milwaukee Mile on Saturday afternoon. The 32-year-old Andretti Autosport driver passed race leader Takuma Sato with 52 laps and went on to win by 4.809 seconds over Helio Castroneves.
Will Power, Castroneves’ Team Penske teammate, finished third for his first podium of the season.
E.J. Viso and James [...]

Marco Andretti P1 In Milwaukee
Friday, 14 Jun, 2013 – 18:00 | Comments Off
Marco Andretti P1 In Milwaukee

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Marco Andretti won the pole for Satuday’s Miwaukee IndyFest IZOD IndyCar Race at the Milwaukee Mile with a lap at 170.515 mph.
Second fastest was his Andretti Autosport teammate, James Hinchcliffe.
Third was Team Penske driver Will Power.
“So far, that was about as good as we could run, so I’m pleased,” said Andretti, who earned his first [...]

Michael Andretti Has Eyes On Formula One
Friday, 14 Jun, 2013 – 7:05 | Comments Off
Michael Andretti Has Eyes On Formula One

Already a championship team-owner and successful promoter in the IZOD IndyCar Series, Michael Andretti’s next order of business could be labeled – us against the world.
“(I’m) always looking at expanding our racing, and, yeah, I would love to one day be in Formula One in some way,” Andretti said during a teleconference promoting this weekend’s [...]

INDYCAR Slaps Texas-Winner With Big Penalty
Tuesday, 11 Jun, 2013 – 19:21 | One Comment
INDYCAR Slaps Texas-Winner With Big Penalty

INDYCAR, sanctioning body of the IZOD IndyCar Series, penalized race-winner Helio Castroneves of Team Penske Tuesday afternoon following an infraction discovered during post-race technical inspection after Saturday night’s Firestone 550 at Texas Motor Speedway.
Castroneves, driver of the No. 3 AAA Insurance Dallara/Chevrolet, has been fined $35,000 and docked 15 entrant points for not complying with [...]

Helio Supplied Important Punchline At Texas
Tuesday, 11 Jun, 2013 – 6:42 | One Comment
Helio Supplied Important Punchline At Texas

FORT WORTH, Texas – Facetious as it was, the question struck a nerve with Helio Castroneves.
This was Friday morning at Texas Motor Speedway, where Castroneves was asked if it was time for team-owner Roger Penske to hire a couple of drivers who knew how to win IZOD IndyCar Series races.
True enough, Castroneves and Team Penske [...]

Castroneves Wins Texas, Is Lone Star In Points
Sunday, 9 Jun, 2013 – 8:16 | Comments Off
Castroneves Wins Texas, Is Lone Star In Points

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Helio Castroneves dominated the Firestone 550 at Texas Motor Speedway on Saturday night.
In getting the victory, the Team Penske driver, who started the evening tied with Marco Andretti, took sole possession of first place in the IZOD IndyCar Series championship standings.
Driving the Chevrolet-powered No. 3 AAA Insurance car, Castroneves led 132 of 228 laps on [...]