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Danica Is At Her Best When At Indianapolis
Monday, 25 May, 2009 – 13:30 | Comments Off
Danica Is At Her Best When At Indianapolis

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Indianapolis – Her fourth-place finish as a rookie in the 2005 Indianapolis 500 officially launched Danicamania, and the cynical debate over whether Danica Patrick is more sizzle than steak.
It was with a sense of professional accomplishment then, that Patrick’s third-place finish in Sunday’s 93rd Indianapolis 500 was viewed as just [...]

Sturbin: Top 5 Indy Memories
Sunday, 24 May, 2009 – 11:20 | One Comment
Sturbin:  Top 5 Indy Memories

By John Sturbin |Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Indianapolis – The first book I checked out of the public library in my hometown was a history of the Indianapolis 500.
And one of these days, I’m going to bring it back.
Actually, I’m sure that book was returned to the Jervis Public Library in Rome, N.Y., shortly after I devoured every [...]

Indianapolis 500 Shapes Up As A Penske Vs. Ganassi Affair
Sunday, 24 May, 2009 – 11:00 | Comments Off
Indianapolis 500 Shapes Up As A Penske Vs. Ganassi Affair

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Indianapolis – From team owners to team gophers, the employees of Team Penske and Target Chip Ganassi Racing wake up every morning intent on beating the corporate snot out of their IndyCar Series rivals.
Race day takes it to another level.  Penske mainstays Helio Castroneves and Ryan Briscoe know at some [...]

Race Morning At 2009 Indy500
Sunday, 24 May, 2009 – 10:59 | Comments Off
Race Morning At 2009 Indy500

RacinToday.com brings you into the garages and gasoline alley on the morning of the 2009 Indianapolis 500 mile race.

Flag to Flag: Indy 500
Sunday, 24 May, 2009 – 8:00 | 55 Comments
Flag to Flag: Indy 500

Watching the Indy 500 today?
Nick Bromberg is!
Join him here as he live blogs the race Flag to Flag.

Tracy Going For First/Second Victory At Indy
Saturday, 23 May, 2009 – 20:45 | Comments Off
Tracy Going For First/Second Victory At Indy

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Indianapolis – Paul Tracy has been promised a trip to West Allis, Wis., next weekend, and another open-wheel race start, if he can win Sunday’s Indianapolis 500.
Which begs this carrot question…if PT does win the 93rd edition of “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing,” will he hold up one finger or [...]

Video: Johnny Rutherford’s Yellow Submarine
Saturday, 23 May, 2009 – 15:00 | One Comment
Video: Johnny Rutherford’s Yellow Submarine

RacinToday.com’s John Sturbin takes a look back at 1980, his first year covering the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race. John was writing for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, and hometown hero Johnny Rutherford won the race that year, from the pole, in the revolutionary, Texas-built “yellow submarine”, making Sturbin’s rookie year at Indy a most memorable one!

Pedley: Peace Breaks Out At Indianapolis
Saturday, 23 May, 2009 – 11:15 | Comments Off
Pedley: Peace Breaks Out At Indianapolis

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
The theme of last year’s Indianapolis 500 was clear: The 2008 race was all about reunification.
You know, the first 500 after Champ Car and IndyCar came to their senses and the battle of wits between two unarmed opponents had been declared over.
Finally –finally – after a dozen years and untold [...]

Month Of May Shaping Up As A Classic For Castroneves
Saturday, 23 May, 2009 – 7:33 | 2 Comments
Month Of May Shaping Up As A Classic For Castroneves

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Indianapolis – Carburetion Day at Indianapolis Motor Speedway traditionally is for sending messages. And the final missive from Helio Castroneves on Friday was that he is so good to go for the 93rd edition of the Indianapolis 500.
“For me, the month is falling into place,” Castroneves said at the end [...]

ABC Gears Up For Another Run At The 500
Saturday, 23 May, 2009 – 7:30 | Comments Off
ABC Gears Up For Another Run At The 500

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Indianapolis – Casual fans of open-wheel racing may not be aware that the first three events of the 2009 IndyCar Series schedule have been carried – as they say in the TV industry – “on another network.”
Not so with the Indianapolis 500, which for the 45th consecutive year will be [...]