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The field is full for the 500
Saturday, 16 May, 2009 – 22:04 | Comments Off
The field is full for the 500

33 cars have qualified for the 2009 Indy 500, bump day comes up Sunday May 17th.

Tagliani: I Feel Privileged To Be At Indy
Saturday, 16 May, 2009 – 22:00 | Comments Off
Tagliani: I Feel Privileged To Be At Indy

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Open-wheel reunification has been a back-burner topic this month at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, but never far from the heart-and-mind of Alex Tagliani.
The native of Quebec launched his Champ Car career in 2000, in the midst of the schism between  the Indy Racing League and the Championship Auto Racing Teams.
“You can [...]

Servia Celebrates New Ride With Fast Laps
Thursday, 14 May, 2009 – 21:20 | Comments Off
Servia Celebrates New Ride With Fast Laps

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Driving with a sense of relief, Oriol Servia turned his first laps of the month around the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Thursday as the second week of practice cranked up for the 93rd Indianapolis 500.
Servia, named to drive the No. 17 Rahal Letterman DAFCA Special Dallara/Honda on Wednesday, was fastest among [...]

Helio Castroneves Is Cooking Once Again
Wednesday, 13 May, 2009 – 14:40 | Comments Off
Helio Castroneves Is Cooking Once Again

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Dallas – When it comes to the manly art of cooking, Helio Castroneves has more in common with Chef Boyardee than Chef Stephan Pyles.
“The only thing I am good at making at a restaurant is reservations,” Castroneves said Monday afternoon, two days removed from qualifying on-pole for the 93rd Indianapolis [...]

Servia To Drive Rahal Letterman Car
Wednesday, 13 May, 2009 – 14:00 | Comments Off
Servia To Drive Rahal Letterman Car

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Open-wheel veteran Oriol Servia was named to drive the entry fielded by Rahal Letterman Racing in the 2009 Indianapolis 500, team officials announced May 13.
Servia, from Spain, finished 11th in a KV Racing entry as an Indianapolis 500 rookie in 2008. He will drive the No. 17 Dallara/Honda/Firestone with sponsorship from DAFCA, a company dedicated [...]

Sharp Cuts It Close But Earns Spot In Another 500
Sunday, 10 May, 2009 – 22:20 | One Comment
Sharp Cuts It Close But Earns Spot In Another 500

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Scott Sharp rediscovered the gamut of emotions that typically accompany qualifying at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Sunday when he and Panther Racing teammate Dan Wheldon emerged from the wringer with second-day starting spots in the 93rd Indianapolis 500.
Sharp, the 1996 IndyCar Series co-champion, qualified for his 14th Indy 500 on [...]

Helio Wins The PEAK Pole Award
Saturday, 9 May, 2009 – 23:00 | Comments Off
Helio Wins The PEAK Pole Award

Helio Castrovenes took the pole for the 2009 Indy 500.

Castroneves To Start Indy From Pole
Saturday, 9 May, 2009 – 17:05 | 2 Comments
Castroneves To Start Indy From Pole

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer

RacinToday.com
IndyCar superstar Helio Castroneves has emerged from six months of legal hell, capped by a six-week trial on federal income tax evasion charges, a better man.
Helio may even be…the Brazilian version of bionic.
“I have to say that what I learned from the trial probably my mind is much stronger now [...]

Penske Heads To Pole Day On A High
Friday, 8 May, 2009 – 18:30 | Comments Off
Penske Heads To Pole Day On A High

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Roger Penske could be in line for his record 15th pole at the Indianapolis 500. On the final practice day before Pole Day, Team Penske’s Ryan Briscoe and Helio Castroneves recorded the fastest laps on the 2.5-mile oval at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Briscoe was fastest with a lap at 39.8263 seconds, 225.981 mph, while Castroneves [...]

Andretti Sets Pace At Indy Practice
Thursday, 7 May, 2009 – 20:30 | Comments Off
Andretti Sets Pace At Indy Practice

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer

RacinToday.com
Marco Andretti topped a list of IndyCar Series heavy-hitters quickly working up to speed during the first full day of practice Thursday for the 93rd Indianapolis 500.
Andretti turned a hot lap of 39.9152 seconds/225.478 mph around the 2.5-mile Indianapolis Motor Speedway oval, as 31 drivers posted lap times. Rookies and [...]