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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 [...]

Franchitti Takes Pole At Infineon
Saturday, 22 Aug, 2009 – 18:49 | Comments Off
Franchitti Takes Pole At Infineon

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Target Chip Ganassi Racing’s Dario Franchitti won the pole for Sunday’s IndyCar Series race at Infineon Speedway in Sonoma, Calif.
Franchitti won the pole on the final lap of Firestone Fast Six shootout with a time of 1.16.798.
Starting next to him Sunday will be Ryan Briscoe.
Action at the Infineon road course was suspended during practice earlier [...]

Dixon An Easy Winner At Mid-Ohio
Sunday, 9 Aug, 2009 – 14:50 | Comments Off
Dixon An Easy Winner At Mid-Ohio

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Scott Dixon capitalized on pit road troubles by Justin Wilson to win Sunday’s IndyCar race at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.
The victory was the 20th of his IndyCar career, giving him Target Chip Ganassi Racing the most ever in the series. He had been tied with Sam Hornish Jr. for most victories.
It was also his fourth [...]

Briscoe Sets Qualifying Mark At Mid-Ohio
Saturday, 8 Aug, 2009 – 13:00 | One Comment
Briscoe Sets Qualifying Mark At Mid-Ohio

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Ryan Briscoe won the pole for Sunday’s IndyCar race at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course with a lap-record time of 1:06.6814 seconds on Saturday.
The Team Penske driver won the race at Mid-Ohio a year ago.
Second fastest on Saturday was Justin Wilson of Dale Coyne Racing.
In the second row of the starting grid will be Scott [...]

Ingram: Push-Button Racing Comes To Pass
Monday, 3 Aug, 2009 – 8:00 | Comments Off
Ingram: Push-Button Racing Comes To Pass

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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In today’s edition of Monday Morning Crew Chief we find:
My grandmother’s 1957 Plymouth Belvedere had a push-button automatic transmission. Much like the old push-button radio dials or a juke box, to get in gear you selected the correct letter on the dash and punched in the raised button. It had [...]

Briscoe Wins Kentucky Speedway Derby
Saturday, 1 Aug, 2009 – 21:25 | One Comment
Briscoe Wins Kentucky Speedway Derby

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Nobody was apologizing for the quality of the racing after Saturday night’s IndyCar Series race at Kentucky Speedway. Not with the closeness and on-track intensity that went on in the Meijer 300.
Ryan Briscoe won the race but few knew that until the tapes of finish were replayed and showed that his victory was by a [...]

Wet Track Good For Scott Dixon
Saturday, 1 Aug, 2009 – 7:00 | Comments Off
Wet Track Good For Scott Dixon

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A wet track handed IndyCar Series championship leader Scott Dixon the Peak Motor Oil Pole Award for Saturday night’s Meijer Indy 300 Presented by Red Baron and Edy’s race at Kentucky Speedway.
Dixon will become the first IndyCar Series competitor to start consecutive Kentucky Speedway races from the pole position and will attempt to become the [...]

IndyCars Going To Brazil in 2010
Friday, 31 Jul, 2009 – 16:50 | Comments Off
IndyCars Going To Brazil in 2010

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The 2010 IndyCar Series schedule was released on Friday and it shows the addition of two new venues.
Beginning next year, the series will race at Barber Motorsports Park in Alabama, and also in Brazil, home country of several of the top drivers in the sport.
The race in Brazil, which will be held at a “series [...]

Ingram: The Fall Of The House Of Hulman?
Thursday, 30 Jul, 2009 – 8:00 | 2 Comments
Ingram: The Fall Of The House Of Hulman?

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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Indianapolis – The news of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway going the way of the House of Usher may be exaggerated. But in the season of celebrating the 100th year since the gates first opened at America’s biggest and best known racing facility, these are trying times.
Like the House of Usher, [...]

Sturbin: IndyCar Drivers To Get Pushy
Thursday, 30 Jul, 2009 – 8:00 | Comments Off
Sturbin: IndyCar Drivers To Get Pushy

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Indy Racing League Notes and Quotes:
* IndyCar drivers will have a “push-to-pass” option at their fingertips when the series competes at Kentucky Speedway this weekend.
In addition to previously announced aerodynamic performance-related items, Honda Performance Development will introduce brief bursts of additional horsepower and 200 RPMs (to a 10,500 total) via [...]