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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 [...]

Watkins Glen Highlights
Monday, 6 Jul, 2009 – 8:00 | Comments Off
Watkins Glen Highlights

Highlights from the IndyCar Series Camping World Grand Prix at Watkins Glen.

Wilson Wins At The Glen In His Coyne-Operated Indy Car
Sunday, 5 Jul, 2009 – 14:47 | Comments Off
Wilson Wins At The Glen In His Coyne-Operated Indy Car

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Justin Wilson gave team-owner Dale Coyne his first-ever victory in open-wheel racing when he won Sunday’s Camping World Grand Prix at the Glen IndyCar race.
Wilson got the victory by pulling away from the series’ big boys on a restart with six laps to go.
His victory at the 3.37-mile Watkins Glen International road course, was by [...]

Briscoe Puts Penske On Pole
Saturday, 4 Jul, 2009 – 17:18 | Comments Off
Briscoe Puts Penske On Pole

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Ryan Briscoe gave Team Penske its fifth consecutive pole at Watkins Glen International when he led qualifying Saturday for Sunday’s Camping World Grand Prix IndyCar Series race.
Briscoe’s lap at 136.935 set a track record. It was his second pole of the season.
“I love this place,” Briscoe said. “I came in after (qualifying session) 2 and [...]