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Franchitti Breezes To Texas Pole
Friday, 5 Jun, 2009 – 22:00 | Comments Off
Franchitti Breezes To Texas Pole

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Fort Worth, Texas – Dario Franchitti says qualifying an IndyCar on a track like Texas Motor Speedway is so easy, even a Scotsman can do it.
“Qualifying on a 1.5-mile track is really more about the way the guys put the cars together and the setup, and the driver just has [...]

Wheldon Wants A Shot At Shooting In Texas
Thursday, 4 Jun, 2009 – 22:55 | Comments Off
Wheldon Wants A Shot At Shooting In Texas

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Fort Worth, Texas _ Dan Wheldon is anxious to return Panther Racing to its glory days at Texas Motor Speedway.
Indianapolis-based Panther holds the record for most IndyCar wins at TMS with five, including two each by Scott Goodyear and Sam Hornish Jr. The team’s most recent victory was logged by [...]

A.J. Foyt IV Back In Cockpit At Texas
Tuesday, 2 Jun, 2009 – 17:12 | One Comment
A.J. Foyt IV Back In Cockpit At Texas

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Fort Worth, Texas – A.J. Foyt IV, who began his IndyCar Series career driving for his famous grandfather and namesake, will return to the cockpit of the ABC Supply-sponsored No. 14 Dallara/Honda for the Bombardier Learjet 550k night race at Texas Motor Speedway this weekend.
Foyt IV, the inaugural Firestone Indy [...]

Dixon Wins In Milwaukee
Sunday, 31 May, 2009 – 19:25 | Comments Off
Dixon Wins In Milwaukee

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Reigning IndyCar Series champion Scott Dixon emerged as the first two-time winner of the 2009 season, and also moved into the points lead, with a victory in the ABC Supply Co./A.J. Foyt 225 Sunday afternoon.
Dixon, of Target Chip Ganassi Racing, completed the race-winning pass under pole-sitter Ryan Briscoe of Team [...]

Ingram: Decision Time Has Arrived For Danica Patrick
Sunday, 31 May, 2009 – 16:49 | Comments Off
Ingram: Decision Time Has Arrived For Danica Patrick

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Correspondent 
RacinToday.com
The day after Sunday’s IRL race in Milwaukee marks the starting line of contract negotiations for Danica Patrick. Free to talk with teams in NASCAR, will she elect to continue in IndyCars? More than likely.
 A third-place finish in the Indy 500 by Patrick has no doubt increased her confidence about [...]

Briscoe Wins Pole At Milwaukee Mile
Saturday, 30 May, 2009 – 19:40 | Comments Off
Briscoe Wins Pole At Milwaukee Mile

By John Sturbin |Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Team Penske’s Ryan Briscoe will attempt to defend his title in the ABC Supply/A.J. Foyt 225 Sunday from the best seat inside open-wheel racing’s venerable old house.
Briscoe qualified on-pole with a record-setting four-lap average of 1 minute, 26.7966 seconds/168.394 mph around The Milwaukee Mile in West Allis, Wis., Saturday afternoon. Briscoe [...]

Helio Is Back To Being Helio – On Track and On Camera
Friday, 29 May, 2009 – 7:19 | Comments Off
Helio Is Back To Being Helio – On Track and On Camera

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Fort Worth, Texas – Any list of elite athletes with reputations in need of rehabilitation typically runs from A to Z. That’s A-Rod to Carlos Zambrano…with John Daly, Michael Phelps and Michael Vick prat-falling in-between.
Similarly, Helio Castroneves faced the end of the innocence over the last six months, when federal [...]

Indy Speedway Board Says Tony George Still In Charge
Wednesday, 27 May, 2009 – 14:05 | Comments Off
Indy Speedway Board Says Tony George Still In Charge

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Several media outlets reported today that Tony George had been ousted as head of Indinapolis Motor Speedway. The reports stated that the IMS board had made the move at a meeting on Tuesday night.
However, Mari Hulman George, chairman of that board, denied the reports today and said Tony George remains CEO of IMS.
A statement released [...]

Foyt Hires Paul Tracy To Sub For Meira
Tuesday, 26 May, 2009 – 15:40 | Comments Off
Foyt Hires Paul Tracy To Sub For Meira

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Two outspoken stars of open-wheel racing have joined forces for the ABC Supply/AJ Foyt 225 at Milwaukee this weekend.
A.J. Foyt has hired veteran driver Paul Tracy to replace injured Vitor Meira to drive the No. 14 ABC Supply Indy car.  It is Tracy’s first time driving for Foyt and at this point, it is a [...]

Spiderman 3: Castroneves Climbs Way to Another Indy 500 Win
Monday, 25 May, 2009 – 13:35 | Comments Off
Spiderman 3: Castroneves Climbs Way to Another Indy 500 Win

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Indianapolis – Helio Castroneves’ “best Month of May ever” ended in the only place it logically could Sunday afternoon, Victory Lane at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
His freedom and racing career wallowing in legal limbo as recently as last month, Castroneves captured his third Indianapolis 500 victory – and record 15th for Team [...]