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IndyCar Boss Looks Down The Road
Tuesday, 10 Nov, 2009 – 9:25 | 3 Comments
IndyCar Boss Looks Down The Road

Indianapolis – Things are finally looking up for the IZOD IndyCar Series.
As all good open-wheel fans know, the crushing 12-year conflict between the Indy Racing League and the now-defunct CART and Champ Car series ended just before the 2008 IndyCar season began, building hope for a new era of greater competition and growth.
Unfortunately, the crash [...]

Drivers Put Out Welcome-Danica Mat
Friday, 6 Nov, 2009 – 19:38 | One Comment
Drivers Put Out Welcome-Danica Mat

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Fort Worth, Texas – If you are already weary of keeping up with the latest Danica Patrick-to-NASCAR buzz, imagine how an established Sprint Cup Series star feels.
For instance, Carl Edwards, who didn’t sugar-coat his opinion about Danica’s reported contract negotiations with JR Motorsports, the Nationwide Series team owned by Cup [...]

Harris: IZOD Will Dress Up The IndyCar Series
Thursday, 5 Nov, 2009 – 16:34 | One Comment
Harris: IZOD Will Dress Up The IndyCar Series

By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Indianapolis – It appears the IndyCar Series is going to at least be the best-dressed group in racing for the next six years.
But the announcement Thursday that apparel manufacturer IZOD has signed on as the title sponsor for the American open-wheel series is far more than just great news for [...]

Wheldon To Return To Panther
Thursday, 29 Oct, 2009 – 8:41 | One Comment
Wheldon To Return To Panther

By John Sturbin/Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Dan Wheldon is settling-in, and aiming-high, at Panther Racing. The Indianapolis-based team confirmed Wednesday that Wheldon will return to the cockpit of the No. 4 Dallara/Honda for the 2010 IndyCar Series season.
Wheldon, the 2005 IndyCar and Indianapolis 500 champion, finished 10th in the final 2009 point standings. His best result was [...]

Harris: Silence Greets Thrilling IndyCar Finale
Tuesday, 13 Oct, 2009 – 6:16 | 5 Comments
Harris: Silence Greets Thrilling IndyCar Finale

By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
The Sunday morning newspapers told the story – or rather, they didn’t.
Checking my hometown  newspaper and surveying many of the papers that appear on the internet, it was quickly apparent that Saturday night’s rousing IndyCar Series finale made virtually zero impact outside of Homestead-Miami Speedway.
What a shame.
It isn’t that many [...]

Sturbin: Franchitti’s Career Comes Full Circle
Monday, 12 Oct, 2009 – 9:00 | Comments Off
Sturbin: Franchitti’s Career Comes Full Circle

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Forged over dinner-and-a-napkin, the story of Dario Franchitti’s second IndyCar Series championship is basically about a driver content with his career decision-making. Moreover, it’s the story of a man quite comfortable with being Dario.
“I’m absolutely where I should be. I should be in Indy-cars,” Franchitti said Saturday evening at Homestead-Miami [...]

Franchitti Wins It All In IndyCar Finale At Homestead
Sunday, 11 Oct, 2009 – 7:50 | Comments Off
Franchitti Wins It All In IndyCar Finale At Homestead

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Who would have guessed that Saturday’s season-ending IndyCar Series race at Homestead-Miami Speedway would have gone caution-free? Not many but Dario Franchitti sure was glad that it did as he used a fuel-mileage strategy to win the race and also the 2009 championship.
Ryan Briscoe finished second Saturday and third in the championship and Scott Dixon [...]

Hull And Cindric Will Be Sweating The Details At Homestead
Saturday, 10 Oct, 2009 – 17:18 | Comments Off
Hull And Cindric Will Be Sweating The Details At Homestead

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Attention to detail that is borderline-anal has the brain trusts of Target Chip Ganassi Racing and Team Penske again matching wits today for the 2009 IndyCar Series championship.
“Quite frankly, at Chip Ganassi Racing, we are pretty simple guys and we just race races and the results come to us,” said [...]

Franchitti On The Pole At Homestead
Friday, 9 Oct, 2009 – 18:01 | Comments Off
Franchitti On The Pole At Homestead

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The three drivers contending for the IndyCar Series championship won’t have to work their way through traffic in Sunday’s season-ending race at Homestead-Miami Speedway as they qualified first, second and third on Friday.
Dario Franchitti earned his fifth PEAK Performance Pole Award of the season – the third on an oval – with a four-lap average [...]

IndyCar Notes: Dixon Says Three Would Be Charming
Friday, 9 Oct, 2009 – 9:48 | One Comment
IndyCar Notes: Dixon Says Three Would Be Charming

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Show me a race car driver who says he is not just a little bit selfish, and I’ll show you a race car driver who is (1) a liar and (2) unemployed.
IndyCar Series teammates Scott Dixon and Dario Franchitti have ridden their open-book/good-buddy policy at Target Chip Ganassi Racing to [...]