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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 [...]

Mutoh Gets Newman/Haas/Lanigan Ride
Monday, 22 Feb, 2010 – 18:46 | Comments Off

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Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing announced Monday that Japanese driver Hideki Mutoh, 27, will join the team for the 2010 IZOD IndyCar Series season and pilot the No. 06 Formula Dream/Panasonic Dallara-Honda-Firestone entry. It will be the third full season of Indy car competition for Mutoh, who earned Rookie of the Year honors in 2008.
“Hideki has [...]

Sato To Drive For KVRT
Thursday, 18 Feb, 2010 – 8:21 | One Comment

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KV Racing Technology announced today that Takuma Sato will drive for the team during the 2010 IZOD IndyCar Series season.
“We are very excited to have been able to put this deal together with Takuma and his group,” said KVRT co-owner Jimmy Vasser.  “I can’t wait to see what I know will be a extremely fast [...]

Gil de Ferran Returns to Indycars
Tuesday, 16 Feb, 2010 – 17:05 | Comments Off
Gil de Ferran Returns to Indycars

Gil de Ferran, one the IndyCar Series’ most popular and successful drivers, will return to the sport this year as a co-owner of the Luczo-Dragon Racing team.
He will merge his de Ferran Motorsports team, which has competed the last two season in the American Le Mans Series, with the Luczo team, which has been competing [...]

Viso To Test With KVRT
Saturday, 13 Feb, 2010 – 19:17 | Comments Off
Viso To Test With KVRT

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KV Racing Technology and E. J. Viso announced Saturday that it will conduct a test at Sebring International Raceway in Sebring, Florida on Monday, February 15.
“E. J. is an outstanding driver,” said KVRT General Manager Mark Johnson. “We have been in discussions with him for several weeks about possibly joining KV Racing Technology for [...]

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 [...]