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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
RacinToday.com
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
RacinToday.com
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
RacinToday.com
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 [...]

IndyCars En Route To Barber
Tuesday, 28 Jul, 2009 – 8:05 | Comments Off
IndyCars En Route To Barber

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Ala., will play host to its inaugural IndyCar Series road-race in April 2010, marking the Indy Racing League’s latest foray into the heart of stock-car country.
The “Indy Grand Prix of Alabama” will be run the weekend of April 9-11, 2010, giving the venue added value [...]

Power Gets First IndyCar Victory
Sunday, 26 Jul, 2009 – 19:00 | Comments Off
Power Gets First IndyCar Victory

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Will Power won his first-ever IndyCar Series race when he beat Team Penske teammate Helio Castroneves to the finish line under caution in the Rexall Edmonton Indy event in Canada.
Scott Dixon of Target Chip Ganassi Racing finished third and reclaimed his series points lead in the process.
Penske’s third driver, Ryan Briscoe, finished fourth.
Dixon’s teammate, Dario [...]

Power Paces Penske Qualifying Podium
Sunday, 26 Jul, 2009 – 8:15 | One Comment
Power Paces Penske Qualifying Podium

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Will Power put down the quickest lap of the weekend to pace a “spot-on” podium sweep for Team Penske Saturday during qualifying for the Rexall Edmonton Indy.
Power, Ryan Briscoe and Helio Castroneves will start 1-2-3 when the green flag drops shortly after 5 p.m., EDT, for the 95-lap/186.2-mile IndyCar Series [...]

Power On Pole At Edmonton
Saturday, 25 Jul, 2009 – 18:00 | Comments Off
Power On Pole At Edmonton

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Will Power posted the quickest lap in the Firestone Fast Six qualifying session for the Rexall Edmonton Indy.  Power’s time of 1 minute, 1.0133 seconds (116.414 mph) earned him his second PEAK Performance Pole Award of the season.
Ryan Briscoe  (1:01.1232) will start second.  Team Penske’s Helio Castroneves (1:01.2033) and Scott Dixon (1:01.2046), driving the No. [...]