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Franchitti Wins At Iowa
Sunday, 21 Jun, 2009 – 14:24 | Comments Off
Franchitti Wins At Iowa

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Dario Franchitti became a two-time winner at Iowa Speedway Sunday when he won the Iowa Corn Indy 250.
The victory moved the Target Chip Ganassi Racing driver to second place in the IndyCar Series standings and to within three points of leader Ryan Briscoe.
Briscoe, of Team Penske, finished second, over 5 seconds behind.
Hideki Mutoh of Andretti [...]

Water On Track Cancels IRL Qualifying
Saturday, 20 Jun, 2009 – 18:56 | Comments Off
Water On Track Cancels IRL Qualifying

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Water from storms on Friday night began seeping through the track on Saturday, forcing cancellation of qualifying for the Iowa Corn Indy 250 at Iowa Speedway in Newton, Iowa.
 That means that Helio Castroneves will start Sunday’s race on the pole. Alongside will be Ryan Briscoe.
The second row will consist of Scott Dixon and Dario Franchitti.
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Spare The Corny Jokes; Iowa Speedway Is Becoming Rural Legend
Saturday, 20 Jun, 2009 – 7:32 | Comments Off
Spare The Corny Jokes; Iowa Speedway Is Becoming Rural Legend

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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The reasoning of the day sounded unassailable: Build giant, mother-ship race tracks as close as possible to the major population centers of America. That is, bring the racing to the people, open the gates and be careful not to get an arm or a leg caught as the turnstiles spun [...]

Danica Working on Branding and Kicking
Wednesday, 17 Jun, 2009 – 7:20 | 3 Comments
Danica Working on Branding and Kicking

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Free-agent Danica Patrick doesn’t plan to announce a decision on her next contract until after the current IndyCar Series season ends in October.
But ”kicking butt” on the racetrack and streamlining her “brand” will be the key factors in where Danicamania operates beginning in 2010 and beyond.
“I think the most important [...]

Tracy To Get First Shot At The Glen
Monday, 15 Jun, 2009 – 17:00 | Comments Off
Tracy To Get First Shot At The Glen

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KV Racing Technology announced Monday that open-wheel star Paul Tracy will compete for the team at the Camping World Grand Prix at the Glen, July 3-5, at Watkins Glen International Raceway in Watkins Glen, New York.
 Tracy, the 2003 Champ Car World Series champion, will be sponsored by GEICO Insurance and pilot the #15 GEICO – [...]

Hunter-Reay Moves to Foyt
Friday, 12 Jun, 2009 – 10:50 | Comments Off
Hunter-Reay Moves to Foyt

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IndyCar driver Ryan Hunter-Reay, of Boca Raton, Fla., will drive for A.J. Foyt’s ABC Supply team for the remainder of the season, beginning with the Iowa Corn Indy 250 at Iowa Speedway June 20-21. Vision Racing assigned Hunter-Reay’s driving services to A.J. Foyt Enterprises in a deal struck Thursday.
 The announcement comes as a result of [...]

Gossage Takes Promotions To New Heights
Friday, 12 Jun, 2009 – 8:10 | 2 Comments
Gossage Takes Promotions To New Heights

By John Sturbin/Senior Writer
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Fort Worth, Texas – In the colorful history of pre-event promotions at Texas Motor Speedway, only Robosaurus has cast a larger shadow over O. Bruton Smith’s palace of speed than Shaquille O’Neal.
Shaq, the gentle giant who plays center for the NBA’s Phoenix Suns, made his first visit to an American racetrack last [...]

Helio wins in Texas
Sunday, 7 Jun, 2009 – 17:00 | Comments Off
Helio wins in Texas

Team Penske driver Helio Castroneves wins at Texas Motor Speedway.

Texas Race Thrills Helio, But Not Others
Sunday, 7 Jun, 2009 – 14:18 | Comments Off
Texas Race Thrills Helio, But Not Others

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Fort Worth, Texas – Helio Castroneves became a three-time IndyCar Series winner at Texas Motor Speedway on a Saturday night featuring a curious caution flag, a flawless pit stop and some clinical criticism about the quality of racing.
That latter issue – raised post-race by runner-up Ryan Briscoe and third-place Scott [...]

Castroneves Climbs To Victory at Texas
Saturday, 6 Jun, 2009 – 22:50 | Comments Off
Castroneves Climbs To Victory at Texas

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Helio Castroneves’ freedom tour continued on Saturday night when he won the Bombardier Learjet 550k at Texas Motor Speedway.
Castroneves pulled away from Penske Racing teammate Ryan Briscoe over the final laps to get the victory.
“Pedal to the metal, drive it like I stole it,” Castroneves said.
It was his second victory in the last three races [...]