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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 [...]

Briscoe Spins, Dixon Wins To Take Point Lead In Japan
Saturday, 19 Sep, 2009 – 11:05 | Comments Off
Briscoe Spins, Dixon Wins To Take Point Lead In Japan

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Motegi, Japan – A spin by championship leader Ryan Briscoe on the pit road opened the door to IndyCar championship contenders Scott Dixon and Dario Franchitti, who gladly obliged by finishing one-two at the Twin Ring Motegi.
Race winner Dixon and Target Chip Ganassi Racing teammate Franchitti moved up to one-two in [...]

Dixon Has Pole In Japan, Briscoe Has Control
Friday, 18 Sep, 2009 – 6:58 | Comments Off
Dixon Has Pole In Japan, Briscoe Has Control

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Motegi, Japan – Ryan Briscoe is not the kind of driver who hears footsteps when he’s in a close battle for a race victory – or a championship. “I’d rather have people behind me,” said the Penske Racing driver, who leads the IndyCar championship over Dario Franchitti by 25 points [...]

Questions About Her Future Follow Danica To Japan
Thursday, 17 Sep, 2009 – 16:12 | 5 Comments
Questions About Her Future Follow Danica To Japan

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Motegi, Japan – Danica Patrick took the racing world by storm on a rainy spring weekend at the Twin Ring Motegi circuit last year when she became the first woman to win an IndyCar race. In this year’s return of the series to the Japanese track on a balmy September [...]

Briscoe Noses Past Dixon To Win Chicagoland Thriller
Sunday, 30 Aug, 2009 – 7:42 | Comments Off
Briscoe Noses Past Dixon To Win Chicagoland Thriller

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
The finish of Saturday night’s Indycar Series race at Chicagoland Speedway required second and, perhaps, third viewings to determine just who had won.
With just two races now remaining, with the cars once again producing the best racing on ovals anywhere, it appears that the 2009 series championship may end up [...]

IndyCar Series Race at Chicagoland Highlights
Sunday, 30 Aug, 2009 – 6:00 | Comments Off
IndyCar Series Race at Chicagoland Highlights

Ryan Briscoe wins the PEAK Indy 300 at Chicagoland Speedway.

Ganassi Has Assembled An IndyCar Series Dream Team
Saturday, 29 Aug, 2009 – 23:00 | 2 Comments
Ganassi Has Assembled An IndyCar Series Dream Team

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
For obvious reasons, race-team officials can be reticent to compare and contrast the drivers who have worked for them over the years. It’s a respect for feelings and friendships thing.
And being nothing if not respectful of the feelings and friendships he has developed during his 14 years as team managing [...]

Briscoe On Pole at Chicagoland
Friday, 28 Aug, 2009 – 16:20 | One Comment
Briscoe On Pole at Chicagoland

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It was a Team Penske kind of day Friday at Chicagoland Speedway as its drivers qualified first and second for Saturday’s Peak Antifreeze ad Motor Oil IndyCar 300.
Ryan Briscoe, the current series points-leader, won the pole with a four-lap average speed of 215.364 mph.
Helio Castroneves was second fastest at 215.202 mph.
Qualifying third was Dario Franchitti [...]

Franchitti Wins At Infineon
Sunday, 23 Aug, 2009 – 18:55 | 2 Comments
Franchitti Wins At Infineon

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Dario Franchitti led at the start and led at the finish and led every lap in between in Sunday’s IndyCar Series race at Infineon Raceway.
His margin of victory was just a couple of feet over second-place Ryan Briscoe, but the closeness of that was attributable to the fact that a restart with four laps to [...]