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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

RacinToday.com
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 [...]

Harris: IndyCar Finale Shaping Up As A Very Civil War
Wednesday, 7 Oct, 2009 – 18:16 | Comments Off
Harris: IndyCar Finale Shaping Up As A Very Civil War

By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
One thing about the three-man championship battle in the IndyCar Series:  It’s extremely civil.
No bad-mouthing. No psych-outs. As gentlemanly as a duel, only contested wheel-to-wheel at 200 mph.
Scott Dixon, the two-time and defending champion, is a close friend of his Target Chip Ganassi Racing teammate and closest pursuer,  Dario Franchitti. [...]

Morning Memo: Danica Ready To Bring It?
Wednesday, 7 Oct, 2009 – 9:00 | 4 Comments
Morning Memo: Danica Ready To Bring It?

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Let’s see what’s in the old Morning Memo today:
Back during the days when the only thing I used glasses for was drinking domestic beer, I absolutely loved Formula One. Loved every noun-related aspect of it; it’s people, places and things.
But about the time I began to use glasses in order [...]

IndyCar Notes: Franchitti Not Pumped Up About Tire Test
Thursday, 1 Oct, 2009 – 19:07 | Comments Off
IndyCar Notes: Franchitti Not Pumped Up About Tire Test

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Championship contender Dario Franchitti found himself in the awkward – and certainly risky – position of tire-testing around the 2.5-mile Indianapolis Motor Speedway oval Tuesday and Wednesday with the season-ender looming on Oct. 10.
Franchitti is among three drivers vying for the 2009 IndyCar Series title, but neither Target Chip Ganassi [...]

Vitor Meira Is Back In The Saddle After Horrific Crash
Wednesday, 30 Sep, 2009 – 21:19 | Comments Off
Vitor Meira Is Back In The Saddle After Horrific Crash

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Monitored by open-wheel icon A.J. Foyt Jr., Vitor Meira hot-lapped around Indianapolis Motor Speedway Wednesday for the first time since his horrific crash during the Indianapolis 500 in May.
Foyt’s verdict? Vitor’s still got the “want-to” necessary to compete in the IndyCar Series.
Meira completed a total of 65 laps around the [...]

Pedley: Danica Has Apparently Made The Right Decision
Saturday, 26 Sep, 2009 – 16:55 | 3 Comments
Pedley: Danica Has Apparently Made The Right Decision

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Danica Patrick’s recent decision to re-sign with Andretti Green Racing and thus remain a NASCAR spectator instead of a NASCAR participant was a good move. Folks, it was the only move.
Patrick is, quite simply, an open-wheeler. It’s what she was, is and should forever be. If she is to meet [...]

Monday Morning Crew Chief: Danica Tour Rolls On
Monday, 21 Sep, 2009 – 8:00 | 2 Comments
Monday Morning Crew Chief: Danica Tour Rolls On

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacingToday.com
The Danica Patrick media tour/contract negotiations are closer to completion and what have we learned?
The most likely option continues to be re-signing with Michael Andretti’s team in the Indy Racing League with brief forays into a NASCAR Nationwide Series car.
For all the interest generated, there’s little substantive change for Patrick [...]