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Carpenter Says There Is No Place Like Kansas
Friday, 24 Apr, 2009 – 19:40 | One Comment
Carpenter Says There Is No Place Like Kansas

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Kansas City, Kan. – Ah, Kansas. Ed Carpenter loves it here. The barbeque, the wide-open spaces, the friendly people, the rural sensibilities.  Oh, and the round race track. Most of all, the round – it’s oval-ish, actually, but what the heck – race track.
It was the thought of that last [...]

IndyCar Kansas Preview
Friday, 24 Apr, 2009 – 9:00 | Comments Off
IndyCar Kansas Preview

IndyCar Series drivers preview the upcoming race at Kansas Speedway

A Few Words With: Vitor Meira
Thursday, 23 Apr, 2009 – 7:25 | One Comment
A Few Words With: Vitor Meira

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Vitor Meira is back at Kansas Speedway this weekend, this time driving for the legendary A.J. Foyt. Meira has been involved in several memorable finishes at Kansas but has yet to get his first win. He shared a few words about Kansas this week:
Question: What is the track at Kansas like?
Meira: It’s really a normal [...]

Woody: Danica Would Look Good In Fenders
Wednesday, 22 Apr, 2009 – 18:04 | 6 Comments
Woody: Danica Would Look Good In Fenders

 
By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Question: could a driver who is described as being “sexy and sculpted” find happiness in NASCAR?
I never heard Junior Johnson described that way.
But that’s how Danica Patrick is depicted in the current edition of SHAPE Magazine, drawing attention to herself as rumors ripple once again about the possibility of a [...]

Long Beach: Will Power Wins the Pole
Sunday, 19 Apr, 2009 – 20:50 | Comments Off
Long Beach: Will Power Wins the Pole

#12 Verizon Wireless Driver Will Power wins the pole at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach

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 [...]