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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 [...]

Sturbin: Here Are 10 To Remember from ‘09
Wednesday, 30 Dec, 2009 – 8:33 | 3 Comments
Sturbin: Here Are 10 To Remember from ‘09

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
For those of us still fortunate enough to be involved in this profession, the 2009 motorsports season was not all about Jimmie and Junior and Danica.
For this writer, 2009 was about transitioning from a 35-year career in the daily newspaper industry into the 24/7 world of cyberspace. Away from the [...]

Kallmann: Sun Sets On The Mile
Friday, 18 Dec, 2009 – 8:01 | 6 Comments
Kallmann: Sun Sets On The Mile

Editor’s Note: Dave Kallmann is the long-time auto-racing beat writer for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. He agreed to write an obit column about the oldest continuously operating track in America for RacinToday.com.

By Dave Kallmann | Guest Columnist
RacinToday.com
Milwaukee, Wis. – You can’t feel sad for a racetrack.
It has no heart. It’s really nothing more than asphalt [...]

Ingram: Patrick A Threat And An Inspiration
Monday, 14 Dec, 2009 – 7:43 | 18 Comments
Ingram: Patrick A Threat And An Inspiration

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
From the Monday Morning Crew Chief:
I wrote the book on Danica Patrick, or perhaps more accurately, the unauthorized biography. Having watched her race since her earliest days in IndyCar, trust me on this. Once she starts driving NASCAR stockers, Patrick is going to surprise some naysayers.
As an IndyCar rookie, when Patrick [...]

Duno To Test ARCA Cars
Friday, 11 Dec, 2009 – 16:44 | Comments Off
Duno To Test ARCA Cars

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IndyCar driver Milka Duno will make her stock car debut during the ARCA Racing Series presented by RE/MAX and Menards open test at Daytona International Speedway December 18, 19  and 20.
Duno will participate in the test behind the wheel of Braun Racing’s No. 90 Toyota.
It will be Duno’s first opportunity to go around the 2.5-mile [...]

Woody: Danica The Jolt That NASCAR Needs
Wednesday, 9 Dec, 2009 – 7:51 | 11 Comments
Woody: Danica The Jolt That NASCAR Needs

Larry Woody | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Danica Patrick, who has yet to make a lap in a stock car, has generated a bigger media blitz and fan buzz than Jimmie Johnson did with his record-busting fourth-straight NASCAR championship.
And if you think Danica-mania has created a stir thus far, you ain’t seen nothin’ yet.
Just wait ’til this Tigress [...]

Patrick To Host Presser
Tuesday, 8 Dec, 2009 – 8:26 | Comments Off
Patrick To Host Presser

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Danica Patrick is scheduled to hold a news conference in Phoenix at noon Eastern time on Tuesday. It is expected that she will announce her stock-car racing plans for 2010 during the event.
Sources are reporting that the plans include driving a partial schedule for the Nationwide Series team co-owned by Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Rick [...]

Sturbin: The Danica Dance Goes On
Sunday, 6 Dec, 2009 – 11:08 | 6 Comments
Sturbin: The Danica Dance Goes On

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Armed with a multi-year contract extension from Andretti Autosport, Danica Patrick’s career focus will remain on open-wheel racing while approaching NASCAR as a “curiosity.”
In fact, team-owner Michael Andretti is insisting on it. While supporting Patrick’s desire to challenge herself professionally, Andretti made it clear last week that any NASCAR schedule [...]

Harris: Thanks For The Memories
Thursday, 26 Nov, 2009 – 8:15 | One Comment
Harris: Thanks For The Memories

It’s Thanksgiving and time to think about why we should be thankful having a sport like motor racing to enjoy.
Let’s reflect a bit on the past, the present and the future as 2009 nears its final laps.
We saw some veteran racers find renewed life this season:
* Fifty-year-old Mark Martin  joined Hendrick Motorsports after two years [...]

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 [...]