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Briscoe Wins IndyCar Season-Opener
Sunday, 5 Apr, 2009 – 16:12 | 3 Comments
Briscoe Wins IndyCar Season-Opener

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
A lot of uncertainty occupied the thoughts of those at Team Penske during the IndyCar Series’  off season. Not least among the unncertainty being: Would marquee driver Helio Castroneves be in the car or in jail because of tax problems when the 2009 season started?
But on Sunday, on the bumpy-bouncy [...]

St Pete Qualifying Highlights
Saturday, 4 Apr, 2009 – 19:40 | Comments Off
St Pete Qualifying Highlights

Graham Rahal wins the pole for the Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg

Rahal Wins IndyCar Pole In St. Pete
Saturday, 4 Apr, 2009 – 15:17 | One Comment
Rahal Wins IndyCar Pole In St. Pete

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Like most young guys, 20-year-old Graham Rahal is wild about the Gulf Coast of Florida. But not for the sun nor surf nor sand. Rather, it’s the wonderful racing that they have over there on that coast which endears him to the area.
On Saturday, Rahal won the pole for Sunday’s [...]

Andretti Will Connect with Danica This Season
Friday, 3 Apr, 2009 – 22:20 | One Comment
Andretti Will Connect with Danica This Season

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Reluctantly, Michael Andretti has added another job title to his IndyCar Series to-do list.
The co-owner of Andretti Green Racing and promoter of two Indy Racing League events, Andretti will serve as the radio “conscience” of Danica Patrick in 2009, calling race-day strategy for arguably the series’ most recognizable star.
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Hunter-Reay Feeling Red, White and Good
Thursday, 2 Apr, 2009 – 14:30 | Comments Off
Hunter-Reay Feeling Red, White and Good

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com 
Ryan Hunter-Reay, sounding a tad bushed by a hectic couple of days that involved nothing less than his fate as an open-wheel driver, perked up a bit when something was pointed out to him about his new team.
America’s IndyCar team? Yes, he said, he liked that. He had not really [...]

Dixon Has New Team At Home To Deal With
Wednesday, 1 Apr, 2009 – 13:25 | One Comment
Dixon Has New Team At Home To Deal With

 
By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
As a two-time IndyCar Series champion and the most recent Indianapolis 500 winner, Scott Dixon appears to be a man with few worlds to conquer.
So, how about fatherhood…and the joy of changing diapers? That life-altering experience awaits Scott and Emma Dixon, who are expecting their first child in late July. 
“Both [...]

IRL’s Vision Racing hires Hunter-Reay
Tuesday, 31 Mar, 2009 – 17:35 | Comments Off
IRL’s Vision Racing hires Hunter-Reay

 
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Vision Racing of the IndyCar series announced Tuesday that it has hired Ryan Hunter-Reay to drive for it in the 2009 season.
Hunter-Reay, 28, joins fellow American, Ed Carpenter, on the team’s driver roster.
Hunter-Reay, who won on the road course at Watkins Glen International last season and claimed IndyCar Series Rookie of the Year honors in [...]

Marco Andretti Eyes Two Prizes
Saturday, 28 Mar, 2009 – 12:45 | One Comment
Marco Andretti Eyes Two Prizes

 
By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Win the Indianapolis 500. Win the IndyCar Series championship.
That formula worked for Dario Franchitti in 2007 and Scott Dixon in 2008, and Marco Andretti has been taking notes. Asked to outline his goals for the 2009 season, the third generation open-wheel star said he basically wants it all _ beginning [...]

Firestone Opts For Alternate “Red” Rubber
Saturday, 28 Mar, 2009 – 9:12 | Comments Off

A  softer, alternate Firestone Racing tire compound promises to add to the strategy mix during the IndyCar Series’ seven road/street course events in 2009. 
Known as “reds” because of their bright red sidewalls, the alternate tires are identical in body construction to the primary Firestone Firehawk racing slicks. However, the alternates feature a softer tread compound [...]

Good Day at the Barber
Tuesday, 24 Mar, 2009 – 19:45 | One Comment
Good Day at the Barber

 
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Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing completed its pre-season test program Monday at the 2.38-mile Barber Motorsports Park and declared itself ready to focus on earning back-to-back wins in the Honda Grand Prix of St. Pete IndyCar Series season-opener on April 5.
Graham Rahal, winner of the 2008 St. Pete race, and Robert Doornbos completed the second and final day [...]