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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, [...]

Sturbin: A Personal Bucket List
Saturday, 9 Jan, 2010 – 8:06 | 3 Comments
Sturbin: A Personal Bucket List

As of Jan. 1, I reluctantly joined the millions of Americans without health insurance. This is the product of a combination of procrastination and frustration.  As in, when a media colleague about the same age informed me he was paying $1,100 a month for a single-payer policy with Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Texas…I decided to [...]

The Woods Of Virginia – Part 5; Jolly Good At Indy
Friday, 8 Jan, 2010 – 14:39 | 6 Comments
The Woods Of Virginia – Part 5; Jolly Good At Indy

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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The Wood Brothers Racing Team has been one of the backbones of NASCAR since the sport was founded. The Woods, from Stuart, Va., have been racing continuously in the division now known as Sprint Cup since 1953 and have 96 wins to their credit.
In a RacinToday exclusive series, Eddie Wood, [...]

Hunter-Reay Signed By Andretti
Monday, 4 Jan, 2010 – 17:39 | One Comment
Hunter-Reay Signed By Andretti

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Andretti Autosport has signed Phillips-Van Heusen and its IZOD brand to team with driver Ryan Hunter-Reay during the 2010 IZOD IndyCar Series season.
The initial focus of Hunter-Reay’s effort in the No. 37 IZOD entry will be the 2010 Indianapolis 500 and will also include a number of other key series events before and after the [...]

Harris: Indy 500 Adapts To Times
Sunday, 3 Jan, 2010 – 8:42 | 3 Comments
Harris: Indy 500 Adapts To Times

Tradition can be a wonderful thing. But not always.
It has taken officials at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway a long time to figure out that less can be more.
True, for many of the 93 years that the Indianapolis 500 has been run, the month-long schedule every year in May was the right way to go – a celebration [...]