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Indy – Dan Wheldon Cherished As Great Man, Champion At Indy Memorial

October 24, 2011

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Two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Dan Wheldon was remembered as a great race driver – but more importantly, as a wonderful father, husband, friend and man – at a public memorial service Sunday, Oct. 23 at Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. A large crowd, including Wheldon’s wife, Susie, and family, gathered to cherish the life of Wheldon, […]

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Indy – Weekly News And Info

September 22, 2011

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1.      Championship battle not only race to be decidedin last two races 2.      Howard rejoins Rahal Letterman Lanigan for Las Vegas 3.      Charity auction benefits With You Japan 4.      Battistini gets opportunity with Conquest Racing 5.      Andretti Autosport’s Larrison injured in testing crash 6.      HVM adds sponsor and other notes 1. Championship battle not only race […]

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Indy – Dixon Wins Japan, Power Takes Points Lead

September 18, 2011

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Scott Dixon held off Will Power — the new championship front-runner and repeat Mario Andretti Road Trophy titlist – on a restart with two laps left to win the Indy Japan and remain a factor in the IZOD IndyCar Series title chase. Power’s 11th top-five finish of the season bumped his point total to 542, […]

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Indy – Dixon Scores Peak Performance Pole Award For Indy Japan

September 17, 2011

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Scott Dixon can claim he’s the pole winner on both the Twin Ring Motegi oval and road course. He’d like to add Sept. 17 that he’s the only winner on the oval and road course. Dixon, driving the No. 9 Target Chip Ganassi Racing car, posted a best lap of 1 minute, 38.3918 seconds on […]

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Indy – Power Closes Championship Race With Win At Baltimore

September 5, 2011

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Will Power started from the pole in the inaugural Baltimore Grand Prix, led the most laps and cruised to his IZOD IndyCar Series season record-tying sixth victory. “That was the toughest race I’ve done all year,” Power said. “I’m just exhausted, but that was a championship run.” It was what transpired behind the Verizon Team […]

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Indy – Will Power Takes Pole In Baltimore

September 4, 2011

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Will Power set the pace on Saturday for Team Penske by scoring his seventh pole position of the season in qualifying for the inaugural Baltimore Grand Prix. Power’s pole led another outstanding qualifying performance by the team, as Ryan Briscoe secured the third starting position while Helio Castroneves will start in the No. 7 spot […]

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Indy – Will Power Wins Grand Prix Of Sonoma, Tightens Point Race

August 29, 2011

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Will Power trailed IZOD IndyCar Series championship front-runner Dario Franchitti by 47 points entering the Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma. He moves on to the inaugural Baltimore Grand Prix on Sept. 4 considerably closer. Power pulled away early, didn’t have any issues on pit lane, withstood the lone restart challenge and went on to become […]

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Indy – Will Power Leads Teams Penske 1-2-3 In GP Of Sonoma Qualifying

August 28, 2011

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Will Power earned his sixth PEAK Performance Pole Award of the season as Team Penske swept the top-three spots in qualifying for the Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma at Infineon Raceway. Helio Castroneves and Ryan Briscoe will start second and third, respectively. Power, who won the race in 2010 to wrap up the first Mario […]

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Indy – Franchitti Tops Opening Practice At Infineon Raceway

August 27, 2011

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IZOD IndyCar Series championship points leader Dario Franchitti was quickest of the session (1:19.4269) in the No. 10 Target Chip Ganassi Racing car as teams began preparations for the Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma. Will Power, who trails Franchitti by 47 points in the standings, was second (1:19.5633) in the No. 12 Verizon Team Penske […]

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Indy – Complete Wrap Up

August 16, 2011

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1. Hunter-Reay turns season around in New Hampshire: Maybe Ryan Hunter-Reay was expecting a silver cup or a glass bowl? During the Victory Lane ceremonies for the MoveThatBlock.com Indy 225 on Aug. 14, New Hampshire Motor Speedway general manager Jerry Gappens presented the race winner with “Loudon” – a giant New England lobster. It required […]

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Indy – Will Power Finishes Fifth In Controversial Finish At New Hampshire

August 15, 2011

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Will Power led Team Penske on Sunday as he wound up with a fifth-place finish in the rain-shortened MoveThatBlock.com Indy 225 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway (NHMS) once the dust settled from the controversial conclusion. Ryan Briscoe made it two Team Penske top-10 results on Sunday as he finished eighth, while teammate Helio Castroneves recovered […]

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Indy – Hunter-Reay Scores Win At New Hampshire Motor Speedway

August 15, 2011

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Ryan Hunter-Reay was the race leader when moisture on the racing surface at New Hampshire Motor Speedway brought out the yellow flag. About 20 minutes later and after much confusion, he was in Victory Circle for a muted celebration for winning the MoveThatBlock.com Indy 225. The finish order was set based on the Lap 215 […]

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Indy – MoveThatBlock.com Indy 225 Qualifing Results

August 14, 2011

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Results of qualifying Saturday for the MoveThatBlock.com Indy 225 IZOD IndyCar Series event on the 1.025-mile New Hampshire Motor Speedway, with starting position, car number in parentheses, driver, chassis-engine, and speed: 1. (10) Dario Franchitti, Dallara-Honda, 170.843 2. (2) Oriol Servia, Dallara-Honda, 169.831 3. (82) Tony Kanaan, Dallara-Honda, 169.698 4. (06) James Hinchcliffe, Dallara-Honda, 169.590 […]

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Indy – FRANCHITTI, DIXON LEAD OPENING PRACTICES AT NEW HAMPSHIRE

August 12, 2011

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Dario Franchitti and other IZOD IndyCar Series drivers have set their sights on the Indy car track record at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. He had a quick lap of 21.5665 seconds (171.099 mph) on the 1.025-mile oval to top practice Aug. 11 for the MoveThatBlock.com Indy 225. The Indy car lap record is 21.466 seconds […]

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Indy – Ryan Hunter-Reay Gets Podium For Andretti Autosport

August 8, 2011

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Ryan Hunter-Reay drove the entire 85-lap Honda Indy 200 Sunday without his water bottle in hot and steamy weather conditions, but he was able to taste the champagne after taking the checkered flag. The driver of the No. 28 Team DHL/Circle K/Sun Drop Citrus Soda Honda/Dallara/Firestone machine challenged Dario Franchitti for second place late in […]

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Indy – Team Penske Run Down

August 8, 2011

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All three Team Penske drivers encountered bad luck Sunday during a disappointing Honda Indy 200 at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. Two of the team’s drivers – Will Power and Ryan Briscoe – were racing among the leaders when they were caught out on track by a yellow caution flag. They were forced to surrender […]

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Indy – Dixon Wins and Closes Up On Will Power

August 8, 2011

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Scott Dixon has won at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in the odd-numbered years under INDYCAR sanction. “I prefer every year,” he laughed in the spectator-packed Victory Circle, “we’ll work on that from now on.” Winning a few more races this year could be beneficial, too, in challenging for the series championship. Dixon overtook Target Chip […]

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Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio qualifying results‏

August 7, 2011

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1. (9) Scott Dixon, Dallara-Honda, 01:08.0776 (119.405) 2. (6) Ryan Briscoe, Dallara-Honda, 01:08.3359 (118.954) 3. (10) Dario Franchitti, Dallara-Honda, 01:08.4016 (118.839) 4. (12) Will Power, Dallara-Honda, 01:08.4212 (118.805) 5. (28) Ryan Hunter-Reay, Dallara-Honda, 01:08.5796 (118.531) 6. (38) Graham Rahal, Dallara-Honda, 01:08.7423 (118.250) 7. (06) James Hinchcliffe, Dallara-Honda, 01:08.7701 (118.203) 8. (77) Alex Tagliani, Dallara-Honda, 01:08.8412 […]

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V8 Supercars – Gavin & Giovanardi Join Gold Coast 600 Field

July 25, 2011

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Both fresh from victories overnight, GT sportscar ace Oliver Gavin and Italian touring car star Fabrizio Giovanardi have been confirmed for the Armor All Gold Coast 600 in Surfers Paradise, Queensland October 21-23. Gavin, who won the latest round an American Le Mans Series at Mosport in Canada this morning, will partner Greg Murphy in […]

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Indy – Will Power Leads 1-2 Penske Finish In Edmonton

July 25, 2011

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Will Power got the break he was looking for on Lap 19 of 80 in the Edmonton Indy. He didn’t need another.   Power, who started second in the No. 12 Verizon Team Penske car, led teammate Helio Castroneves across the start-finish line by 0.8089 of a second for his second victory in Edmonton and […]

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