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CARPENTER NAILS IT!

American driver tops Franchitti by .0098 of a second for first IndyCar win http://youtube.com/watch?v= 4nyZH87txYc[/youtube] Score one for the underdog. Ed Carpenter didn’t have an easy Sunday afternoon at Kentucky Speedway, as he was forced to drive one-handed for a time while also holding together his helmet visor. The American persevered and found himself in […]

Ed Carpenter wins at Kentucky

Ed Carpenter finally has his first victory in the IZOD IndyCar Series after defeating Dario Franchitti by .0098 of a second to win today’s Kentucky Indy 300 at Kentucky Speedway — the sixth-closest finish in series history. Carpenter had been running in the top five for much of the day and then climbed his way […]

Kentucky Indy 300 starting grid — Power wins eighth pole of season

Will Power earned a precious IZOD IndyCar Series championship point yesterday by claiming his eighth pole position of the season for today’s Kentucky Indy 300 at Kentucky Speedway. The Team Penske pilot now holds a 12-point lead over Dario Franchitti going into today’s race after throwing up a two-lap Kentucky qualifying record of 219.283 m.p.h. […]

Helio fined $30,000 for Twitter comments on Barnhart

Three-time Indy 500 winner can also work off fine with “community service” Helio Castroneves will have to pay the price for attacking INDYCAR president of competition and chief steward Brian Barnhart on Twitter after the race at Twin Ring Motegi on Sept. 18. Castroneves saw his result fall from seventh place to 22nd after he […]

Dan Wheldon in for Kentucky

Indy 500 champ takes over Tagliani’s No. 77 for Sunday’s race As a precursor to his $5 million challenge at the end of the season in Las Vegas, Indianapolis 500 winner Dan Wheldon will take over for Alex Tagliani in the No. 77 Sam Schmidt Motorsports machine at this weekend’s Kentucky Indy 300 (Sunday, 2 […]

Townsend Bell takes over DRR No. 22

American driver to race at Kentucky and Las Vegas season finale Townsend Bell is back in action. Townsend Bell will take the controls of the No. 22 Dreyer and Reinbold Racing machine for the final two races of the season at Kentucky Speedway on Oct. 2 and Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Oct. 16. Since […]

It’s a reunion

Three-time IZOD IndyCar Series champs Andretti Autosport join Chevrolet ranks in 2012 Andretti and Chevrolet are back together again. From 1987 to 1991, Mario and Michael Andretti netted 20 wins combined with Chevy power. Michael then went on to claim the 1991 CART championship by winning eight races that year, the most anyone’s ever won […]

Belle Isle on the way back?

The IndyCars last raced at Detroit’s Belle Isle street course (above) in 2008. Photo: Chris Jones/IZOD IndyCar Series The IZOD IndyCar Series’ chances of returning to Hell in 2012 may have gone up considerably. By Hell, I’m of course referring to Detroit’s Belle Isle street course, nicknamed “Hell’s Belle Isle” by its legion of critics […]

Scott Dixon triumphs from pole in Japan

Will Power takes championship lead by 11 points with two races left http://youtube.com/watch?v= fAR-gpoPrqg[/youtube] For Target Chip Ganassi Racing, it was a day to remember and a day to forget depending upon the driver. Scott Dixon was almost perfect from the pole position on Saturday night at Twin Ring Motegi, leading all but one of […]

Dixon on pole for final Indy Japan race

Will Power may now be in prime position to claim the IZOD IndyCar Series championship lead later tonight at Twin Ring Motegi in Japan. True, the Aussie was unable to claim the pole for Indy Japan: The Final (11 p.m. ET, Versus) on the Motegi road course. That went to Target Chip Ganassi Racing’s Scott […]

Wheldon looks to claim Vegas jackpots for himself and a lucky fan

Reigning Indy 500 champion enters reboot of INDYCAR’s $5 million challenge at season finale After being unable to get any star racers from other disciplines to compete for $5 million in its season finale at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, the IZOD IndyCar Series is taking a new approach to the much-hyped challenge. The $5 million […]

Brazil’s de Oliveira in for Conquest at Japan

http://youtube.com/watch?v= DTssmSwVMVc[/youtube] Defending Formula Nippon champion and Brazilian native Joao Paulo de Oliveira will make his IZOD IndyCar Series debut this weekend at Twin Ring Motegi. De Oliveira, 30, will take over the No. 34 Conquest Racing machine with sponsorship from Japanese wedding/funeral company Ceremony. Interestingly enough, de Oliveira won a Formula Nippon event a […]

INDYCAR safety team member suspended

Baltimore safety truck incident nearly results in crash at start of race http://youtube.com/watch?v= sHuIb2e5Nh0[/youtube] Last Sunday’s Baltimore Grand Prix almost began in chaos, as a Holmatro Safety Team truck barely got back behind a concrete barrier at Turn 1 before Will Power and Graham Rahal brought the field through the turn on the opening lap. […]

Notes: Returning drivers in for upcoming races

A former IZOD IndyCar Series rookie of the year will return to the circuit for its final event in Japan. Tokyo native Hideki Mutoh, who drove for Andretti Autosport (then Andretti Green Racing) in 2008 and 2009, then migrated to Newman-Haas Racing in 2010, will drive the No. 17 AFS Racing/Sam Schmidt Motorsports entry at […]

Will Power wins Baltimore Grand Prix

Will Power is now on Dario Franchitti’s rear wing for the IZOD IndyCar Series championship. The Team Penske driver has been hacking away sizeable chunks of the Scotsman’s lead over the last three races, and today, he took another big bite with a victory from the pole position in the inaugural Baltimore Grand Prix. With […]