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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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The Verizon IndyCar Series will change California zip codes for its season-ending race beginning in 2019.
Sanctioning body INDYCAR and WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca have confirmed that the historic Northern California road-course with Indy car roots will return to the schedule in 2019.
The three-year agreement, approved Tuesday by the Monterey County […]

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Servia Is Under Orders Of Paul Newman Today
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Indianapolis – If actor/racer Paul Newman was patrolling Gasoline Alley at Indianapolis Motor Speedway this morning, Oriol Servia knows exactly what his marching orders would be for the 100th anniversary Indianapolis 500.
“ ‘Go get it!” said Servia, imitating the late Newman’s low and raspy voice. “He wouldn’t be the voice […]

Sun, 05/29/11 – 7:58 | One Comment
Race Day: Helio Reloads For A Fourth Victory
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Indianapolis – Three-time Indianapolis 500 champion Helio Castroneves better hope Race Day spotter Rick Mears is better at identifying cars than he is at counting championships today at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Mears, one of three four-time winners of the Indy 500, will be Castroneves’ eye-in-the-sky during the 100th anniversary edition of […]

Sun, 05/29/11 – 7:27 | Comments Off on Race Day: Helio Reloads For A Fourth Victory
Old Friends Meet In Indy Museum
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Two years ago, RacinToday.com senior writer John Sturbin visited the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum, which is located in the infield of the world’s most famous auto racing track.
In the museum, Sturbin ran into an old friend.
This year, the Indianapolis 500 is celebrating its 100th anniversary. In conjunction with that celebration, RacinToday.com has decided to replay […]

Sat, 05/28/11 – 19:21 | Comments Off on Old Friends Meet In Indy Museum
Roush’s Faith In Stenhouse Is Beginning To Pay Off
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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Concord, N.C. – One year ago Ricky Stenhouse Jr. didn’t know if he would keep his NASCAR Nationwide Series ride with Roush Fenway Racing and he certainly never envisioned a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series debut in the near future.
Stenhouse arrived at Charlotte Motor Speedway in May 2010 with four crashes […]

Sat, 05/28/11 – 18:51 | Comments Off on Roush’s Faith In Stenhouse Is Beginning To Pay Off
Simona Shows True Grit At Indianapolis
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Indianapolis – The gauze hand-wraps Simona de Silvestro has been wearing for the last 10 days likely will not resonate with the hipsters who shop boutiques for the recently released William Rast Racing lifestyle collection.
Simona’s “haute couture” is courtesy of Methodist Hospital downtown, where her burned hands have been the […]

Sat, 05/28/11 – 17:49 | Comments Off on Simona Shows True Grit At Indianapolis
Late Pass Gives Kenseth Nationwide Victory
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Matt Kenseth passed Roush Fenway Racing teammate Carl Edwards with three laps to go and went on to win the Top Gear 300 Nationwide Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Saturday afternoon.
The victory was the first of the year for Kenseth, who was named to replace Trevor Bayne in the No. 16 car earlier […]

Sat, 05/28/11 – 16:03 | Comments Off on Late Pass Gives Kenseth Nationwide Victory
McMurray Shares Pain Of Hometown Neighbors
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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Concord, N.C. – For Joplin, Mo., native Jamie McMurray, never being able to go home again is a stark reality the NASCAR driver could never have imagined.
The massive tornado that cut a deadly swath through McMurray’s hometown last Sunday destroyed the high school he attended as well as the house […]

Sat, 05/28/11 – 13:19 | Comments Off on McMurray Shares Pain Of Hometown Neighbors
Does Tags Have One More Surprise Left In Him?
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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Indianapolis – Most years the driver who wins the pole for the Indianapolis 500 is a favorite to win the race.
This year, not so much.
While fellow front-row starter Scott Dixon and his Target Chip Ganassi teammate Dario Franchitti, starting ninth in the 33-car field, are the co-favorites in Las […]

Sat, 05/28/11 – 9:27 | Comments Off on Does Tags Have One More Surprise Left In Him?
Indy Notes: Dixon Fastest During Carb Day Tune-up
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Indianapolis – Carburetion Day at Indianapolis Motor Speedway is for sending messages, and the word from pole-sitter Alex Tagliani is that his car is “very racey.”
Tagliani posted a speed of 224.739 mph during the traditional one-hour session that marks the last time the 33-car starting field will be on-track before the start of Sunday’s 100th […]

Fri, 05/27/11 – 18:26 | Comments Off on Indy Notes: Dixon Fastest During Carb Day Tune-up
Drivers Rebuked; Double-File Restarts Stand
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Indianapolis – Any notion that the IZOD IndyCar Series’ controversial double-file restart rule would be parked for the 100th anniversary Indianapolis 500 was quashed Friday morning, when INDYCAR’s “top cop” spelled-out the procedure in detail.
Brian Barnhart, INDYCAR’s president of competition and racing operations, addressed the double-file issue during a driver’s […]

Fri, 05/27/11 – 14:42 | 2 Comments