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American Alexander Rossi’s Formula One debut weekend with Marussia began and ended with Free Practice 1 for the Shell Belgian Grand Prix Friday, after the team hurriedly resolved its contract issue with Max Chilton.
Marussia reinstated Chilton for Round 12 of the FIA World Championship at Spa-Francorchamps one day after announcing native Californian Rossi would get [...]

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It was a big week for Joey Saldana and his Kasey Kahne Racing team. After opening a brand new shop just down the road from The Dirt Track at Lowe’s Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C., Saldana was able to race in front of his car owner on Friday night in the Outlaw Showdown at the [...]

Sat, 05/23/09 – 7:30 | Comments Off
ABC Gears Up For Another Run At The 500
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Indianapolis – Casual fans of open-wheel racing may not be aware that the first three events of the 2009 IndyCar Series schedule have been carried – as they say in the TV industry – “on another network.”
Not so with the Indianapolis 500, which for the 45th consecutive year will be [...]

Sat, 05/23/09 – 7:30 | Comments Off
IMS Creates Scholarship To Honor Journalist Mike Harris
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Indianapolis – One of the most familiar and respected bylines in the newspaper industry will disappear this summer when Mike Harris steps into retirement.
Harris will conclude a 40-year career with The Associated Press – including 30 as motorsports editor – on July 1. A fixture in the Media Center at [...]

Fri, 05/22/09 – 18:00 | Comments Off
Kanaan Among The Cellu-Elite Of Athletes In All Of Sports
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Indianapolis – Ask IndyCar Series star Tony Kanaan if a race car driver really is an athlete, and he will hit you with his body fat.
Not that there’s much of that on Kanaan’s sinewy  5-foot-5, 158-pound frame. Body fat is a lipid (fat) produced in the body, and may be influenced by [...]

Fri, 05/22/09 – 12:46 | Comments Off
Video: Carb Day At Indy
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RacinToday.com’s exclusive look at the sights and sounds of Carb Day, at the 2009 Indianapolis 500

Fri, 05/22/09 – 12:45 | Comments Off
Video: John Sturbin Reports From The Indy 500
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Senior writer John Sturbin is covering his 30th consecutive Indy 500 this month. He is sharing his memories, his knowledge and his contacts with RacinToday readers all week with video and print reports. Readers can contact John at jsturbin@racintoday.com

Fri, 05/22/09 – 11:00 | One Comment
Rahal’s Young Driving Career Has Come Full Circle
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Indianapolis – From the time he learned to spell his given name, Graham Rahal figures his career-path was destined to unfold as a series of right- and-left-handed turns.
“I always wanted to be a road-racer,” Rahal said Thursday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the mother of all oval racetracks. “That was always [...]

Fri, 05/22/09 – 8:47 | Comments Off
Stewart’s Ownership Ability Is Rooted In Dirt
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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Concord, N.C. – Two guys who know all about Tony Stewart the car owner say they’re not surprised at his early success as a driver/owner in the Sprint Cup Series
Donny Schatz and Kraig Kinser, who wheel Stewart-owned sprint cars on the World of Outlaws circuit, joined Stewart for his media [...]

Fri, 05/22/09 – 8:45 | Comments Off
Historic Double
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For the first time in history (as far as we can tell, that is), one person will attempt to do his thing in two races in a single day. He will attempt to summon up the energy and courage to maintain his edge over the course of 1,000 miles of racing. That person is [...]

Thu, 05/21/09 – 20:15 | Comments Off
Haas Finds A Whole New World On Return To Racing
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Concord, N.C. – The other half of Stewart Haas Racing, Gene Haas, met with the media on Thursday for the first time since he returned to racing after serving prison time for tax evasion.
Haas, seated on the podium in the Lowe’s Motor Speedway media center between his partner, Tony Stewart, [...]

Thu, 05/21/09 – 20:03 | One Comment