Sun, 13/04/14 – 20:06 | No Comment

Mike Conway held off points leader Will Power to win Sunday’s IndyCar Series Long Beach Grand Prix on Sunday.
Conway was driving the Fuzzy’s Vodka sponsored Dallara/Chevrolet of Ed Carpenter Racing.
The victory was Conway’s second in the series.
“Yeah, I can’t believe I’m actually here,” Conway said. “Wow, this is just an awesome job by the team. [...]

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Tasca In Control In Bristol Qualifying
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Still searching for his first pole position of 2012, Bob Tasca III raced to the provisional qualifying lead in Funny Car Friday during the Ford NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals presented by Tri-Cities Area Ford Dealers at Bristol (Tenn.) Dragway.
Antron Brown (Top Fuel) and Tennessee native Allen Johnson (Pro Stock) also were qualifying leaders [...]

Sat, 06/16/12 – 6:30 | Comments Off
Franchitti Wins Pole At Milwaukee Mile
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Dario Franchitti will start from the pole for the second consecutive year at the Milwaukee Mile after recording a two-lap average speed of 168.737 mph (43.3100 seconds) for the Milwaukee IndyFest on Friday.
Franchitti, driver of the No. 10 Cottonelle car for Target Chip Ganassi Racing, tied Al Unser for seventh on the all-time list with [...]

Fri, 06/15/12 – 17:50 | Comments Off
Vickers Eager To Take A Ride In The Country
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Brian Vickers had a, well, memorable road racing career when he was a Sprint Cup regular. Some of those memories were good, like when he won the pole in Sonoma in 2009. Some, not so good, like at Sonoma last year when he intentionally punted Tony Stewart in a move [...]

Fri, 06/15/12 – 16:33 | Comments Off
Texas Turns Down INDYCAR
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

FORT WORTH, Texas – Texas Motor Speedway President Eddie Gossage has declined an invitation from INDYCAR officials to host the 2012 IZOD IndyCar Series finale in Fort Worth.
The opportunity arose Wednesday following cancellation of an IndyCar race scheduled for Aug. 19 in Qingdao, China, which left the sanctioning body and Randy Bernard, INDYCAR president/CEO, seeking [...]

Fri, 06/15/12 – 14:40 | Comments Off
Michigan Paves The Way In Big Weekend Of Racing
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
The big stories in the big events in pro racing this weekend will be:
Sprint Cup – Another week, another race at a newly paved race track. This week, it’s Michigan International Speedway near Brooklyn.
As with Pocono, site of last weekend’s race, Michigan was fast before the repave. With a smoother [...]

Thu, 06/14/12 – 15:33 | Comments Off
F1 Race Director Gives Austin Track Site The Once-Over
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

With his formal, pre-race inspection still three months away, FIA Formula One™ Race Director Charlie Whiting has given Circuit of The America’s 3.4-mile road-course a preliminary passing grade as preparations continue for the inaugural United States Grand Prix in Austin, Texas.
Whiting heads F1’s Technical Department and manages the logistics of each grand prix. His [...]

Thu, 06/14/12 – 8:13 | Comments Off
Qualifying Begins In Le Mans
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The 80th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans got under way with the first of three qualifying sessions at the 8.469-mile circuit in the Sarthe region of France.
The American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón was well represented, with two teams on the provisional pole position in their class.
Defending 24 Hours of [...]

Wed, 06/13/12 – 20:04 | Comments Off
Texas Racing Was Clean, But Was It Texas-y?
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
After Saturday’s Firestone 550k IndyCar Series race, a seemingly intractable principle of auto racing went on display at Texas Motor Speedway: The principle which says that what is good for competitors is not always good for the ticket-buying fans.
It went on display when happy driver after relieved driver emerged from [...]

Wed, 06/13/12 – 18:11 | Comments Off
INDYCAR Cancels China, Talks To Texas About Filling In
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INDYCAR, the sanctioning body for the IZOD IndyCar Series, announced Wednesday morning its scheduled Aug. 19 race in Qingdao, China, has been cancelled.
Wednesday afternoon, Eddie Gossage, president of Texas Motor Speedway, said that the series has talked to him about hosting the cancelled race at TMS.
A in a statement issued by TMS, Gossage said:
“The thought [...]

Wed, 06/13/12 – 10:07 | One Comment
Busch, Phoenix Remain Together
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Kyle Busch and Phoenix Racing will press on together the team announced Tuesday.
James Finch, the owner of Phoenix Racing, made the announcement in a published statement. In the statement, he said, “We have met with Kurt. At the end of the day, we are racers, so we’re going racing together with Kurt and the No. 51 [...]

Tue, 06/12/12 – 16:18 | Comments Off