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  • IndyCar: GoPro GP of Sonoma to go ahead as scheduled following earthquake

    08/24/2014 11:12:19 AM PDT · by gymbeau · 12 replies
    Racer.com ^ | Aug. 23, 2014 | Unknown
    IndyCar and Sonoma Raceway officials have confirmed that today's GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma will go ahead as scheduled despite the earthquake that hit the area early on Sunday morning. A 6.0 magnitude earthquake with the epicenter about six miles south of Napa woke residents and visitors about 3:20 a.m. local time. The jarring quake lasted about 25 seconds, and multiple aftershocks have been recorded. No damage was reported at the racetrack – which is located about 15 miles from the American Canyon site named as the epicenter of the quake – or its main arteries, California Highways 37 and...
  • Will Power on pole for IndyCar race at Milwaukee

    08/17/2014 9:29:56 AM PDT · by gymbeau · 8 replies
    autoweek ^ | Aug. 17, 2014 | N/a
    Tony Kanaan, Juan Pablo Montoya qualify 2-3 on Saturday Verizon IndyCar Series championship points leader Will Power earned pole on Saturday for the ABC Supply Wisconsin 250 at Milwaukee IndyFest. Power, driving the Chevrolet-powered No. 12 Verizon Team Penske car, recorded a two-lap average speed of 169.262 mph on the Milwaukee Mile for his third pole of the season and 35th of his Indy car career. The 250-lap race at the Milwaukee Mile will be telecast by NBCSN on Sunday at 3 p.m. ET. - See more at: http://autoweek.com/article/indycar/will-power-pole-indycar-race-milwukee-mile#sthash.l2CIHsHD.dpuf
  • IndyCar: Bourdais scores his second pole of the season at Mid-Ohio

    08/03/2014 7:00:01 AM PDT · by gymbeau · 12 replies
    racer.com ^ | Aug. 2, 2014 | David Malsher and Robin Miller
    Sebastien Bourdais took his second and KV Racing's third pole position of the season, with a composed performance in a wet 'n' wild qualifying session for tomorrow's Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio. While a large number of his opponents slid extravagantly like dirt-trackers through the worst of the rain in Q1 and the start of Q2, Bourdais kept his head, kept his car on the island, and ended up capitalizing on the form he's shown all weekend. Seb's economical steering inputs also appeared to pay off when in Q3, the track dried rapidly, and everyone's wet tires were starting to...
  • IndyCar: Ganassi locks out front row in Iowa

    07/12/2014 11:33:29 AM PDT · by gymbeau · 10 replies
    racer.com ^ | Friday, 11 July 2014 | Marshall Pruett
    The bullring Iowa short oval is the perfect track for Target Chip Ganassi Racing to get its season in order, and after a day filled with rain delays, defending Verizon IndyCar Series champion Scott Dixon led an all-Target front row for Saturday night's 300-lap race. The Kiwi's record-breaking 186.256mph average was set after his No. 9 Dallara-Chevrolet engineers used information from earlier qualifying runs made by Ganassi teammates to make a few quick tweaks before heading out, and it made all the difference. Tony Kanaan will start second in the sister car (185.891). "We missed a bit on balance in...
  • IndyCar: Montoya believes he can win title

    07/08/2014 6:10:41 AM PDT · by gymbeau · 20 replies
    Racer.com ^ | July 7, 2014 | n/a
    Juan Pablo Montoya believes that he is emerging as a dark horse for this year's Verizon IndyCar Series championship following his win at Pocono on Sunday. The 38-year-old's victory followed several weeks of solid results and elevated him to fourth in the championship, 55 points behind his Penske teammates and joint leaders Will Power and Helio Castroneves. At the start of the season – following seven years in NASCAR – he had said that his expectations were to reacquaint himself with open-wheel racing, challenge for wins, and help support his teammates' title bids. But in the wake of his Pocono...
  • IndyCar preview: Pocono IndyCar 500 fueled by Sunoco

    07/05/2014 12:24:29 PM PDT · by gymbeau · 18 replies
    Racer.com ^ | July 4, 2014 | David Malsher
    This event is worth twice as many points to the teams and drivers but how much is it worth to the fans and to the track organizers itself? That’s the question that was rising like a storm cloud over the Pocono Mountains this week as Brandon Igdalsky, president and CEO of Pocono Raceway, expressed disappointment at the advanced tickets sales. Last year, Indy car racing returned to Long Pond after a long absence, and maybe hearts had grown fonder, as a genuine 30,000-plus spectators showed
  • Is there an official Indycar thread?

    07/04/2014 3:25:54 PM PDT · by gymbeau · 24 replies
    Vanity ^ | July 4, 2014 | Self
    Hi, Friends, and Happy Independence Day despite these trying times. I'm wondering if there's a thread or ping list for things Indycar-related. If not, is there interest? I don't know how to set up a Ping list, though it can't be that difficult, and if there are others who'd like to keep apprised about things Indycar, as well as to cheer along our favourites drivers and teams, I'm willing to spearhead it, with Admins' blessing of course. We just saw an incredible weekend of racing at Houston's double header and we have another big 500 miler this weekend. It's been...
  • Big Indycar wreck at GP of Houston Dario and fans injured

    10/06/2013 1:11:10 PM PDT · by Never on my watch · 36 replies
    NBC Sports | Oct 6, 2013 | self
    Developing. Car into fence, debris in stands.
  • Detroit Grand Prix Stopped Because Of Detroit’s Terrible Roads (DNC City = Crumbling Infrastructure)

    06/03/2012 9:59:14 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 34 replies
    Jalopnik ^ | June 3, 2012 | Matt Hardigree
    Detroit Grand Prix Stopped Because Of Detroit’s Terrible Roads The first running of the IndyCar Detroit Grand Prix since 2008 was red-flagged this afternoon after a piece of the track started to crumble, causing driver James Hinchcliffe to go flying into the wall. As you can see in the video (YouTube link provided below), he was not happy about it. Indy's return to Detroit's Belle Isle course was supposed to be another signal of the rebirth of the American automaker. Instead, it's just been a reminder of Detroit's failing infrastructure and Indy's inability to make anything outside of the Indy...
  • Racing world mourns the loss of Dan Wheldon

    10/17/2011 2:59:27 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 6 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 10.17.11 | Chris Symeon
    Dan Wheldon was hugely popular and greatly admired by his fans and fellow competitors around the auto racing world. His tragic death in a crash during Sunday's IndyCar race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway has the auto racing community in a deep state of mourning. Wheldon was an inspiration to all in the sport. He will be sorely missed. In what was figured to be one of the most thrilling IZOD IndyCar Series races in memory suddenly turned into the racing circuit's darkest moment. Wheldon, 33, was involved in a horrific 15-car crash on lap 11 that sent his car...
  • 15-car Wreck Leaves Dan Wheldon Seriously Injured

    10/16/2011 2:28:38 PM PDT · by ConservativeChris · 30 replies
    CBS DFW ^ | 10-16-11 | CBSSports
    LAS VEGAS (CBS Sports.com) – IndyCar driver Dan Wheldon has been seriously injured in a massive 15-car wreck has sent cars flying through the air early in Sunday’s Las Vegas Indy 300. Paul Tracy, who was involved in the wreck, said a team of doctors were working on Wheldon, but there was no word of his injuries. A helicopter lifted off from the speedway, but there was no indication if Wheldon was onboard. Pippa Mann also appeared to be shaky as she was helped to an ambulance. The wreck coming out of Turn 2 on the 12th lap left Townsend...
  • Indy 500’s better than ever at 100 -- official thread?

    05/29/2011 9:25:20 AM PDT · by archivist007 · 63 replies
    The Indianapolis 500 celebrates 100 years of competition Sunday. From the first winner, American Ray Harroun in something called a Marmon "Wasp," to the latest, Englishman Dario Franchitti, the Indy 500 has become the most famous race in the world. This year, observers say it boasts the strongest 33-car field it has seen since the CART-Indy split in 1996. It’s a regular stop for the Izod IndyCar Series drivers, but the race also includes former champions and non-IndyCar regulars who are in a ride for one shot at glory at The Brickyard.
  • Danica Patrick's Victory in the Indy Japan--Are the Rules Fair?

    04/24/2008 10:43:23 AM PDT · by PercivalWalks · 74 replies · 178+ views
    GlennSacks.com ^ | 4/24/08 | Glenn Sacks
    Danica Patrick became the first female winner in IndyCar history recently, winning the Indy Japan 300 by 6 seconds. Some women's advocates and Patrick herself are complaining about a new rule which feminists claim is "aimed at the women in Indy." The rule says that lighter drivers have to carry ten more pounds on them. Race car driver Robby Gordon has a different perspective, saying that Patrick is at an unfair advantage over the rest of the competitors because she only weighs 100 pounds. Because all the cars weigh the same, Patrick’s is lighter on the race track. He says:...
  • [Danica] Patrick takes first victory at Motegi

    04/19/2008 9:14:28 PM PDT · by ZGuy · 43 replies · 1,201+ views
    AutoSport ^ | April 20th 2008 | Matt Beer
    Danica Patrick used a fuel gamble to take a historic victory in the delayed Motegi round of the IRL IndyCar Series. The Andretti Green Racing driver took the lead with just two laps to go as the rest of the front-runners had to pit for fuel and became the first woman to win a major American open-wheel race. Patrick had run towards the foot of the top ten for most of the race, as Ganassi's Scott Dixon and Penske's Helio Castroneves dominated the event. But AGR's decision to bring Patrick in for an additional fuel top-up at the end of...
  • Patrick Takes First Victory At Motegi

    04/19/2008 9:10:58 PM PDT · by John W · 30 replies · 111+ views
    autosport.com ^ | April 20, 2008 | Matt Beer
    Danica Patrick used a fuel gamble to take a historic victory in the delayed Motegi round of the IRL IndyCar Series. The Andretti Green Racing driver took the lead with just two laps to go as the rest of the front-runners had to pit for fuel and became the first woman to win a major American open-wheel race. Patrick had run towards the foot of the top ten for most of the race, as Ganassi's Scott Dixon and Penske's Helio Castroneves dominated the event. But AGR's decision to bring Patrick in for an additional fuel top-up at the end of...
  • IndyCar champ Hornish moves to NASCAR

    11/08/2007 7:21:46 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies · 206+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 11/08/07 | Jenna FRyer - ap
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Six times already Sam Hornish Jr. has tried to make it into NASCAR's main event, and all six times he's been sent home. The failure has only made him want it more. The three-time Indy Car Series champion is moving to NASCAR in 2008, joining the mass exodus of open-wheel stars fleeing to America's most popular racing series. He told The Associated Press he will drive the No. 77 Dodge next season for Penske Racing with Mobil 1 as the sponsor. "I've tried to qualify for these Cup races, and it's kind of lit a little bit...
  • IRL Drive Paul Dana dies from injuries suffered in crash

    Dana dies from injuries suffered in crash ESPN.com news services HOMESTEAD, Fla. -- Driver Paul Dana died after a two-car crash Sunday during the warmup for the season-opening Toyota Indy 300 race at Homestead-Miami Speedway. The other driver, Ed Carpenter, was awake and alert at a Miami hospital, IRL officials said. The race will start as scheduled, officials announced. However, Rahal Letterman Racing co-owner Bobby Rahal announced that drivers Danica Patrick and Buddy Rice, teammates of Dana, will not race. "Obviously, this is a very black day for us," Rahal said. "This is a great tragedy." Dana is the first...
  • Indy Car Driver Paul Dana Dies During Practice

    03/26/2006 10:05:18 AM PST · by thesharkboy · 67 replies · 11,652+ views
    ESPN ^ | 25 March, 2006 | ESPN
    ESPN announced that Paul Dana died during practice at Homestead, FL.
  • ABC weighing midafternoon Indy 500 start in future [my title]

    05/30/2004 6:18:54 AM PDT · by foreverfree · 77 replies · 330+ views
    AP via NASCAR.com ^ | 5/29/04 | AP
    [snip]This might be the last year [Robby Gordon or anyone for that matter] can attempt the Memorial Day weekend double. Officials at ABC have discussed the possibility of pushing the starting time of the Indy 500 back by a couple of hours to help with TV ratings. If that happens, the chance of anyone competing in both races is diminished. "It would mess it up, but it is what it is," Gordon said. "I think that would be a mistake on the IRL's side because then Tony Stewart or myself would never be able to come over and compete. "It...
  • IRL loses in bid for CART

    01/28/2004 7:56:12 PM PST · by Samwise · 6 replies · 208+ views
    The Indianapolis Star ^ | January 28, 2004 | Steve Ballard
    Tony George's bid to put his main competitor out of business failed Wednesday when a U.S. Bankruptcy Court judge approved the sale of bankrupt Championship Auto Racing Teams to a group intent on keeping the series alive. George began the day hoping to make his Indy Racing League the only game in town. He ended it a gracious loser after his $13.5 million bid was rejected by Judge Frank J. Otte at the end of a daylong hearing in a packed courtroom at the Birch Bayh Federal Building and Courthouse. Moments after Otte rendered his verdict, evoking cheers from many...