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Franchitti Loses Fenders, Wins A Race
Sunday, 19 Apr, 2009 – 18:00 | Comments Off
Franchitti Loses Fenders, Wins A Race

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Correspondent 
RacinToday.com
Long Beach, Calif. – Even for a road racer, Dario Franchitti took a circuitous route to find victory lane in the streets of Long Beach. Driving for Target Chip Ganassi Racing, the Scotsman scored his first victory since his gambit to drive stock cars for Ganassi in NASCAR ended abruptly [...]

Castroneves’ Nightmare Ends, Dream resumes
Saturday, 18 Apr, 2009 – 22:55 | Comments Off
Castroneves’ Nightmare Ends, Dream resumes

 
By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Winning back-to-back Indianapolis 500s? Easy. Scaling 20-foot catch fences? Child’s play. Dancing in front of tens of millions of people on network television? Cake.
Sitting in a media center talking to a relatively small collection of media members and attempting to explain what the last six months have been like for [...]

Will Power Drives To Pole At Long Beach
Saturday, 18 Apr, 2009 – 18:28 | Comments Off
Will Power Drives To Pole At Long Beach

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Correspondent
RacinToday.com
Long Beach, Calif. – Penske Racing’s Helio Castroneves was exonerated by a jury on Friday and on Saturday his part-time replacement, Will Power, exonerated himself by winning the pole for the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach.
Power, who had to switch to a third Penske entry with the of Castroneves to [...]

Castroneves Acquitted, Will Race This Weekend
Friday, 17 Apr, 2009 – 14:00 | Comments Off
Castroneves Acquitted, Will Race This Weekend

By Jonathan Ingram| Senior Correspondent
RacinToday.com

Long Beach, Calif. — The jury was still out in the tax evasion trial of Helio Castroneves when the IndyCar teams arrived in California for the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. But the verdict was in for Will Power, his temporary replacement at Penske Racing.

With a jury in Miami returning [...]

Tony Kanaan Going On 100 This Weekend
Thursday, 16 Apr, 2009 – 22:46 | Comments Off

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Andretti Green Racing ace Tony Kanaan will make his 100th IndyCar Series start this weekend when the series makes its first visit to the Streets of Long Beach, Calif.
“It shows you that I’m getting old,” said Kanaan, 34. Still, the native Brazilian can look forward to at least five seasons remaining in the Andretti Green Racing-prepared [...]

Partial Verdict Reached On Castroneves
Thursday, 16 Apr, 2009 – 14:40 | Comments Off
Partial Verdict Reached On Castroneves

 
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A partial verdict in the tax-evasion case against IndyCar driver Helio Castroneves has been reached by a federal jury in Miami.
The jury, however, was hung up on several other counts.
The federal judge in the case, Donald Graham, would not immediately read the verdicts on two tax evasion counts against Castroneves and told jurors to continue [...]

Mario Not Pushing Marco For Start-Up F1 Ride
Thursday, 16 Apr, 2009 – 13:53 | Comments Off
Mario Not Pushing Marco For Start-Up F1 Ride

Bill Fleischman | Senior Correspondent
RacinToday.com
Catching up with Mario Andretti on some racing issues, I spoke with him by cell phone after he watched grandson Marco finish 13th in the IndyCar Series season opener in St. Petersburg, Fla.
When I asked if there was anything new about Marco as a possible driver for the new Charlotte, N.C.-based [...]

Little Al To Be Grand Marshal At Long Beach
Thursday, 16 Apr, 2009 – 8:35 | Comments Off
Little Al To Be Grand Marshal At Long Beach

 
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Long Beach, Calif. _ Widely acknowledged as open-wheel racing’s “King of the Beach,” Al Unser Jr. will add another title during this weekend’s running of the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach.
Unser Jr.,  who won America’s premier street race a record six times between 1988 and 1995 while competing in CART, will serve as grand [...]

Toyota Grand Prix – Interactive Content
Wednesday, 15 Apr, 2009 – 21:30 | Comments Off
Toyota Grand Prix – Interactive Content

Click on the graphic to launch a full page of storylines, photos, milestones and more regarding the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. The page also includes video components such as Will Power talking about the keys to winning at Long Beach, a virtual lap around the track with Graham Rahal and a tech piece [...]

Pedley: IRL Takes Major Step Forward At Long Beach
Wednesday, 15 Apr, 2009 – 19:12 | Comments Off
Pedley: IRL Takes Major Step Forward At Long Beach

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Kansas City, Kan. – The weather was unseasonably cool when the day dawned on a recent IndyCar test at Kansas Speedway. Because of that – the series has a rule that cars can not run until the temperatures reach 55 degrees – the track was silent.
And because of that, you [...]