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Gossage Takes Promotions To New Heights
Friday, 12 Jun, 2009 – 8:10 | 2 Comments
Gossage Takes Promotions To New Heights

By John Sturbin/Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Fort Worth, Texas – In the colorful history of pre-event promotions at Texas Motor Speedway, only Robosaurus has cast a larger shadow over O. Bruton Smith’s palace of speed than Shaquille O’Neal.
Shaq, the gentle giant who plays center for the NBA’s Phoenix Suns, made his first visit to an American racetrack last [...]

Helio wins in Texas
Sunday, 7 Jun, 2009 – 17:00 | Comments Off
Helio wins in Texas

Team Penske driver Helio Castroneves wins at Texas Motor Speedway.

Texas Race Thrills Helio, But Not Others
Sunday, 7 Jun, 2009 – 14:18 | Comments Off
Texas Race Thrills Helio, But Not Others

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Fort Worth, Texas – Helio Castroneves became a three-time IndyCar Series winner at Texas Motor Speedway on a Saturday night featuring a curious caution flag, a flawless pit stop and some clinical criticism about the quality of racing.
That latter issue – raised post-race by runner-up Ryan Briscoe and third-place Scott [...]

Castroneves Climbs To Victory at Texas
Saturday, 6 Jun, 2009 – 22:50 | Comments Off
Castroneves Climbs To Victory at Texas

RacinToday.com
Helio Castroneves’ freedom tour continued on Saturday night when he won the Bombardier Learjet 550k at Texas Motor Speedway.
Castroneves pulled away from Penske Racing teammate Ryan Briscoe over the final laps to get the victory.
“Pedal to the metal, drive it like I stole it,” Castroneves said.
It was his second victory in the last three races [...]

Danica Says Going With A Winner Is A Top Priority For Future
Friday, 5 Jun, 2009 – 22:06 | 2 Comments
Danica Says Going With A Winner Is A Top Priority For Future

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Fort Worth, Texas – Danica Patrick isn’t sure if she’s ready for a move to NASCAR or Formula One or perhaps to another team in the IndyCar Series.
“I don’t think there’s really a way to ever know if you’re ready until you try it,” Patrick said Thursday at Texas Motor [...]

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 [...]