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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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Indy – Briscoe Qualifies Second to Set the Pace for Team Penske at Mid-Ohio‏

August 7, 2011

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Ryan Briscoe led the effort for Team Penske on Saturday by qualifying on the front row for Sunday’s Honda Indy 200 at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. Teammate Will Power also turned in a solid qualifying result as he will start fourth on Sunday, while Helio Castroneves struggled with his car’s handling and qualified 15th. […]

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Indy – Dixon Claims Peak Performance Pole Award At Mid-Ohio

August 7, 2011

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Scott Dixon posted a quick lap of 1 minute, 8.1671 seconds in the Firestone Fast Six to earn his first PEAK Performance Pole Award presented by AutoZone of the season. Team Penske‘s Ryan Briscoe will start on the front row for the second time this season, and IZOD IndyCar Series championship points leader Dario Franchitti […]

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Indy – Castroneves Feels Like Winner After Edmonton

July 26, 2011

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Mopping perspiration and maybe a tear of joy from his face after a physical and hard-fought 80 laps on the 2.224-mile, 13-turn City Centre Airport circuit, Helio Castroneves couldn’t conceal the broad, unforced smile behind the towel.   A runner-up finish to Team Penske teammate Will Power in the Edmonton Indy – where victory 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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Indy – Sato Claims Peak Performance Pole Award At Edmonton

July 24, 2011

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Takuma Sato removed his cap and bowed to the cheering grandstand crowd as he walked down pit lane to accept his $10,000 PEAK Performance Pole Award presented by Canadian Tire. “Absolutely fantastic,” said the second-year IZOD IndyCar Series driver from Japan, who is carrying the weight of seeing through relief efforts for his earthquake- and tsunami-ravaged homeland on his […]

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Indy – Rain Wipes Out Opening Day Of Practice For Edmonton Indy

July 23, 2011

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Vitor Meira got in three laps on the new City Centre Airport circuit, though it was in a golf cart. That doesn’t count in helping Meira and 25 other IZOD IndyCar Series competitors learn the 2.24-mile, 13-turn course. With persistent rain washing out two practice sessions — northern Alberta being one of the few places […]

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Indy – Will Power Wins Peak Performance Pole Award For Toronto

July 10, 2011

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Will Power, the defending Honda Indy Toronto winner, earned the PEAK Performance Pole Award at Toronto’s Exhibition Place by posting the quickest lap in the Firestone Fast Six qualifying on the 1.755-mile, 11-turn circuit. Power, driving the No. 12 Verizon Team Penske car, has swept the pole in the five road/street course races this season, and […]

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Indy – Power Tops Opening Day Of Practice For Honda Indy Toronto

July 9, 2011

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Defending Honda Indy Toronto winner Will Power, laid down the quickest lap of the two sessions (1:00.5581) as IZOD IndyCar Series teams began preparations for the Honda Indy Toronto. Power, driving the No. 12 Verizon Team Penske car, was quicker than the IZOD IndyCar Series qualifying record circuit. Scott Dixon in the No. 9 Target […]

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Indy – Team Penske Toronto Preview

July 7, 2011

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Talkin’ Toronto: Team Penske has a solid history competing at Toronto. In18 previous open-wheel races held at Exhibition Place, the team has produced two wins, five pole positions and 10 podium (top three) finishes. Team Penske’s first victory at the circuit came in 1993 with hometown driver Paul Tracy behind the wheel. Last season, Will […]

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Indy – Franchitti Gets Win, Championship Tie On Father’s Day At Milwaukee

June 20, 2011

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Dario Franchitti inherited the race lead on Lap 200 when Helio Castroneves had to guide the No. 3 Guidepoint Systems Team Penske car into the pits for a quick change of a tire losing pressure and went on to 1.4271-second victory in the Milwaukee 225 at the Milwaukee Mile. “That was a hell of a run […]

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Indy – Power Leads Practice As Team Penske Post 2 Of 3 Top Times

June 18, 2011

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Will Power led the way for Team Penske by recording the fastest lap of the first practice Friday for the Milwaukee 225 at The Milwaukee Mile. Driving the No. 12 Verizon Team Penske Dallara/Honda, Power recorded a top lap of 167.648 mph around the historic one-mile oval. Teammate Helio Castroneves had the third-fastest lap, while Ryan […]

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Indy – Championship Duel Firing Up On Ovals

June 14, 2011

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Long before the initial oval race of the IZOD IndyCar Series season in late May, Will Power ruminated on 11.375 — his average finish on left-turn-only racetracks in 2010. It was his Achilles’ heel in the championship chase in which he wound up five points shy to Dario Franchitti. Of course, he pored over the […]

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Indy – Briscoe, Crew Continue Penske Dominance Of Pit Stop Challenge

May 28, 2011

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Team Penske extended its supremacy over the IZOD Indy 500 Pit Stop Challenge when Ryan Briscoe won the title for the first time in his career Friday, May 27 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The Penske team earned a record 13th victory in the annual contest, and Penske has won the competition in the last […]

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Indy – Indianapolis 500 Bump Day Quotes

May 23, 2011

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PIPPA MANN (No. 36 Conquest Racing): “Well, we finally cured the speed problem we had. We’ve cured our handling issues. We made so many changes overnight. This morning we weren’t happy with the car at all. I went out there with no idea of what I was going to have going into that run. I […]

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Indy – Briscoe Qualifies 27th To Complete Team Penske’s Indy 500 Line Up

May 23, 2011

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Team Penske’s Ryan Briscoe made it into the field for the 100thanniversary Indianapolis 500 during Sunday’s Bump Day activities, guaranteeing that all three of the team’s cars will compete in the historic race next weekend. One day after a practice accident set his team on the back foot, Briscoe recorded a four-lap average of 224.639 […]

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Indy – Qualifying Results & Quotes From Indianapolis 500 Pole Day

May 22, 2011

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TAKUMA SATO (No. 5 Monavie-Panasonic-KV Racing Technology – Lotus): “It’s a great feeling for me to be standing here today already qualified. Last year, we had a moment on qualifying day. This is a terrific day for us. I appreciated the effort the team as given. They have done a terrific job. We are working […]

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Indy – Team Penske Claim Three Of Top 4 Indy 500 Practice Speeds

May 20, 2011

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Team Penske took advantage of a full day of practice to work on race setups, then made the most of the final few minutes of Thursday’s session to post three of the four fastest laps of the day in preparation for the 100thanniversary Indianapolis 500. IZOD IndyCar Series points leader Will Power had the fastest […]

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Indy – Will Power Tops Timesheets As Indianapolis 500 Practice Resumes

May 20, 2011

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IZOD IndyCar Series points leader Will Power topped the speed charts as practice for the 100th anniversary Indianapolis 500 resumed following a two-day weather-related break. Patrick posted a quick lap of 226.267 mph to place 10th on the speed chart.

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Indy – Tagliani Tops First Full Day Of Indianapolis 500 Practice

May 17, 2011

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Three hours before the green flag flew to start the six-hour practice session at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Alex Tagliani bounded into the Sam Schmidt Motorsports garage and started preparing for the day’s activity. “He’s amped up,” team owner Sam Schmidt laughed following the daily engineering meeting.

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