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

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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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. [...]

Helio Has Practice Covered To A “T”
Saturday, 25 Jul, 2009 – 10:00 | Comments Off
Helio Has Practice Covered To A “T”

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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From PR to RPMs, Helio Castroneves had the field covered during Friday’s opening round of practice for the Rexall Edmonton Indy.
Team Penske’s Castroneves and Ryan Briscoe stood 1-2 on the speed chart after practice on the 1.9773-mile, 14-turn Edmonton City Centre Airport circuit. Castroneves posted a quick lap of 1 [...]

Indy Speedway Boss To Step Down
Monday, 20 Jul, 2009 – 17:30 | Comments Off

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It was announced Monday that Joie Chitwood III will step down as president and chief operating officer of Indianapolis Motor Speedway and join the International Speedway Corp. as vice president of business operations.
In addition, ISC announced W. Grant Lynch Jr. will become Chairman of Talladega Superspeedway and Vice President, ISC Strategic Projects.
Chitwood, 40, will lead [...]

Franchitti Wins At Toronto
Sunday, 12 Jul, 2009 – 14:09 | Comments Off
Franchitti Wins At Toronto

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Dario Franchitti won the Honda Indy Toronto, besting Ryan Briscoe by 1.6745 seconds for his third victory of the season.
Franchitti led at the beginning and end of the race.
“I did my fastest lap on my second to last lap, and I wasn’t pushing hard, ” Franchitti said. “As usual, the Target guys gave me great [...]

Franchitti Grabs Pole In Toronto
Saturday, 11 Jul, 2009 – 16:24 | One Comment
Franchitti Grabs Pole In Toronto

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Dario Franchitti will be starting from a familiar spot for the Honda Indy Toronto.
Franchitti, who started on the pole on the streets of Toronto as a rookie in 1997, posted a quick lap on the 1.755-mile, 11-turn circuit to top the Firestone Fast Six session for the 85-lap race July 12.
“The car was good out [...]

Tony George Issues Statement on Future
Friday, 10 Jul, 2009 – 10:44 | Comments Off
Tony George Issues Statement on Future

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The following is a statement by Tony George in response to the June 30th announcement by the Board of Directors of Hulman & Company and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway that a new management team comprised of veteran IMS executives W. Curtis Brighton and Jeffrey G. Belskus will head the Hulman-George companies, effective July 1.
“Nearly 20 [...]

Sturbin: Coyne-Wilson Victory Is Feel-Good Story Of Summer
Tuesday, 7 Jul, 2009 – 12:07 | 2 Comments
Sturbin: Coyne-Wilson Victory Is Feel-Good Story Of Summer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Historic Watkins Glen International proved the perfect backdrop Sunday for the belated breakthrough IndyCar Series victory of team-owner Dale Coyne, a farm boy with a passion for racing.
Coyne, whose involvement as a major-league open-wheel driver/owner dates to 1984, saw a 25-year/558-race winless streak snapped with Justin Wilson’s victory in the [...]