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Old 03-26-2011, 08:45 PM
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2011 IndyCar Racing

2011 IndyCar Racing Schedule

Mar 27 – St. Pete, FL

Apr 10 – Barber, AL

Apr 17 – Long Beach, CA

May 1 – Sao Paulo, Brazil

May 29 – Indy 500, IN

Jun 11 – Texas, TX

Jun 19 – Milwaukee, WI

Jun 25 – Iowa, IA

Jul 10 – Toronto, Canada

Jul 24 – Edmonton, Canada

Aug 7 – Mid-Ohio, OH

Aug 14 – New Hampshire, NH

Aug 28 – Infineon, CA

Sep 4 – Baltimore, MD

Sep 17 – Motegi, Japan

Oct 2 – Kentucky, KY

Oct 16 – Las Vegas, NV

http://www.indycar.com/schedule/


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2011 IndyCar Teams

Team Penske
- Will Power
- Helio Castroneves
- Ryan Briscoe
http://www.penskeracing.com/series/index.cfm?series=i

Chip Ganassi Racing
- Dario Franchitti
- Scott Dixon
- Graham Rahal
- Charlie Kimball
http://www.chipganassiracing.com/

Andretti Autosport
- Marco Andretti
- Mike Conway
- Ryan Hunter Reay
- Danica Patrick
http://www.andrettiautosport.com/

Newman/Haas Racing
- Oriol Servia
- James Hinchcliffe
http://www.newman-haas.com/

Dreyer & Reinbold Racing
- Justin Wilson
- Simon Pagenaud
- Ana Beatriz
http://www.dreyerreinbold.com/racing/

KV Racing Technology - Lotus
- Tony Kanaan
- Takuma Sato
- E.J. Viso
http://kvracingtechnology.homestead.com/

Sam Schmidt Motorsports
- Alex Tagliani
http://www.samschmidtmotorsports.com/

A.J. Foyt Racing
- Vitor Meira
http://www.foytracing.com/

HVM Racing
- Simona De Silvestro
http://www.hvmracing.com/

AFS Racing
- Raphael Matos
http://www.afsracing.com/

Dale Coyne Racing
- Sebastien Bourdais
- James Jakes
http://www.dalecoyneracing.com/

Dragon Racing
- Paul Tracy
http://www.deferrandragon.com/

Panther Racing
- JR Hildebrand
http://www.pantherracing.com/

Conquest Racing
- Sebastian Saavedra
http://www.conquestracing.com/

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IndyCar Tech

http://www.indycar.com/tech/

Dallara Chassis

http://www.indycar.com/tech/content/...llara-chassis/

http://www.dallara.it/

Honda HI11R V8

http://racing.honda.com/about/engine.aspx

http://racing.honda.com/hpd/about.aspx
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Old 03-26-2011, 08:48 PM
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St. Pete Qualifying

1. Will Power _ 1:01.963

http://www.indycar.com/news/show/55-...ce-pole-award/

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Excellent info. Thanks for posting the links.
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Old 03-27-2011, 06:57 PM
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St. Pete Race

1. Dario Franchitti

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Indy racing is close to dead despite the engine suppliers that are suppose to come into the series next year.

Way to go T George. He single handidly ruined a great series. The fruits of greed.

The lack of good TV coverage and lack of members here is indicative of a dying sport. What a shame. Indy racing was a premier event before TG's ego got in the way.
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Old 04-08-2011, 01:15 PM
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With You Japan

“The ‘With you Japan’ campaign with IndyCar has started out quite brightly,” Sato said. “At St. Petersburg, a photo was taken of drivers hand in hand, and it shows the support to Japan. People are getting the message.”

The main objective, according to Sato, is to support children, who have been affected not only by the loss of material items but by the sudden loss of family members, friends and schoolmates.

“(Children) are really having difficulty after the disaster,” Sato said. “This is the main objective and hopefully for the long term I’d like to help as many as possible.”

IZOD IndyCar Series drivers have donated their driving gloves, helmets, visors, etc., already for auctions on a Website that likely will be unveiled by next weekend, according to Sato. A texting system for donations also is being developed.

“At Long Beach we’ll announce the way want to support the campaign properly and hopefully collaborate with other campaigns,” he said.

At Barber Motorsports Park this weekend, spectators can make monetary donations through the Friends of Honda American Red Cross Donations. Collection boxes are located throughout the venue.

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Barber Qualifying

1. Will Power _ 1:11.455

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Barber Race

1. Will Power

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Old 04-11-2011, 04:39 AM
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MCSL...Thanks for your single handed support.
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Old 04-16-2011, 08:59 PM
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Long Beach Qualifying

IndyCar Dallara-Honda_ 1:09.065

ALMS P1 Lola-Mazda _ 1:14.001

ALMS GT BMW M3 _ 1:19.090

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Long Beach Race

1. Mike Conway

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Old 04-30-2011, 05:21 PM
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What happened at qualifying for Brasil today?
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Old 04-30-2011, 08:09 PM
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Sao Paulo Qualifying

1. Will Power _ 1:21.896

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Old 04-30-2011, 08:22 PM
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Thanks.

I intended to watch qualifying but got involved in some other stuff and forgot until after it was over.

I've set an alarm so I won't miss the race tomorrow on VS at 11CST here in Dallas.
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Sao Paulo Race

1. Will Power

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http://www.indycar.com/schedule/race...tle/1363-race/

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It was predictable that there would be lots of wrecks as wet and as slick as it was. Puddles from 2-10 ft. I couldn't continue to watch restarts and then wait out the rain. I gave up.

Too bad the weather was so crappy. I really had been looking forward to it. Now its the run up to Indy.
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Scott Speed will have the opportunity on May 29 to complete a trifecta at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Speed has partnered with Dragon Racing in an attempt to qualify for the 100th anniversary Indianapolis 500. If successful in securing one of the 33 spots, Speed would join Juan Pablo Montoya and Jacques Villeneuve as the only drivers to have competed in the Indy 500, Brickyard 400 (NASCAR) and United States Grand Prix (Formula One).

Fuzzy’s Ultra Premium Vodka, American Racing Wheels and VIZIO are the sponsors of the No. 20 car. Dragon Racing, in a partnership with Sam Schmidt Motorsports, also has entered Ho-Pin Tung -- another rookie -- in the race. The Rookie Orientation Program is May 12, with Opening Day at the Speedway on May 14.

Speed will join Tung and Wade Cunningham of Sam Schmidt Motorsports, who will make his IZOD IndyCar Series debut at Texas Motor Speedway on June 11, for an oval rookie test May 9 at Chicagoland Speedway.

“It’s an honor to be able to partner with Jay Penske, Dragon Racing and a Hoosier legend like Fuzzy Zoeller for this year’s Indy 500 and my debut in the IndyCar Series,” Speed said. “Having the ability to compete in the Indy 500 is a dream for any racing driver, and I am proud to be partnered with such names as Jay Penske, Fuzzy’s Ultra Premium Vodka, American Racing and VIZIO in our attempt to drink the milk and win the biggest race in the world.”

Speed, 28, of Manteca, Calif., is a former national karting champion and Star Mazda competitor. He advanced through British Formula Three, Formula Renault 2000 Eurocup, German Formula Renault and GP2. Speed made his Formula One debut in 2006, becoming the first American to compete in the series since Michael Andretti in 1993. ***8232;He returned to the States in 2008, turning his attention to stock cars. He has competed in the ARCA RE/MAX Series, NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series, the NASCAR Nationwide Series and the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.

Dragon Racing, founded in 2007 by Penske and Steve Luczo, has fielded cars the past four years in the Indianapolis 500 for Ryan Briscoe, Tomas Scheckter, Raphael Matos and Davey Hamilton. Matos competed full time for the team (Luczo Dragon Racing and de Ferran Dragon Racing) the past two seasons, winning the '09 Rookie of the Year award.

Managing partner Gil de Ferran, the 2002 Indy 500 winner, announced over the winter that the team was ceasing operations because of the inadequate sponsorship. Penske, son of 15-time Indy 500 winning team owner Roger Penske, rekindled the team before the IZOD IndyCar Series season under Dragon Racing and has committed to a limited program with Paul Tracy, who started the season at Long Beach. Tracy already had entered into an agreement with Dreyer & Reinbold Racing to compete in the '500'.

Dragon Racing also will field an entry for Speed at the IZOD INDYCAR World Championships on Oct. 16 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

“I am thrilled that Scott chose Dragon Racing and this year’s Indy 500 to make his IndyCar debut,” Penske said. “As one of America’s finest open-wheel racers, Scott’s past experience in Formula 1 and NASCAR make him a serious contender at this year’s Indy 500 and at the INDYCAR challenge in Las Vegas. I would like to thank Fuzzy’s Ultra Premium Vodka, American Racing/Motegi and VIZIO for their incredible support as we prepare for this year’s Indy 500.”

http://www.indycar.com/news/show/55-...t-with-dragon/
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Foyt to Drive Pace Car

Foyt steps up to the plate as Trump stands down.

May 12, 2011

The ego, the car, and now the climbdown © Associated Press

Indianapolis legend AJ Foyt has accepted an invitation to step in for Donald Trump as the celebrity pace-car driver after the modest Trump stood down from the position in the light of widespread criticism that he was picked in the first place.

"I never knew officially who was going to drive it," Foyt said. "I knew they said Donald Trump, but, you know No. 2 can wind up winning the race and I've done that before. So if I outdueled him, I'm very happy about it."

The decision allows race organisers to switch the focus from Trump's potential presidential aspirations back to the centennial celebration of the first Indy 500. Trump was chosen as the pace-car driver last month, but backed out after opponents called him too divisive and too much of a distraction.

Those that wanted Trump out included Indiana Rep. Jeb Bardon, a Democrat who represents the area around the historic 2.5-mile oval. He gave a floor speech last week in the Indiana Legislature calling for a change. A Facebook page dedicated to dumping Trump drew more than 18,000 followers.

Trump drew criticism for questioning whether President Obama was born outside the United States. He also has questioned whether Obama was qualified to attend two Ivy League schools.

Belskus said he never anticipated the backlash -- or Trump's political views -- becoming an issue leading up to next Sunday's opening day. "Trump is a remarkable person and people seem to either just love him or hate him, but it's very passionate in both directions," Belskus said. "He has a lot of supporters. Part of it is with the things he's been doing over the past month, six weeks with the potential presidential bid that has brought a lot of attention to it and that, frankly, we didn't expect."

It's the first time the speedway has changed pace-car drivers since 2001, when injured golfer Greg Norman could not drive. Race organisers then put Elaine Irwin Mellencamp in the car as the first female to drive the car.
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2012 IndyCar Concept

The 2012 IZOD IndyCar Series oval concept car and its companion road/street course model were unveiled May 10 for the public to digest what it might see soon on the series’ diverse set of racetracks.

The mockups, exactly what 2012 car project manager Tony Cotman wanted to display, will be in the Pagoda Plaza at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway through the 100th anniversary Indianapolis 500 on May 29.

A rolling chassis – dubbed the IndyCar Safety Cell – will be the universal feature of the next generation car, with bodywork open to development and sale by any approved manufacturer. Three engine companies – Honda, Chevrolet and Lotus -- committed for 2012 will augment the IndyCar Safety Cell and aero kit programs, creating its own buzz.

“The idea behind these is to show two totally different-looking vehicles that underneath are the same chassis," Cotman said. "There is a lot of room for aerodynamic kit development and that’s what this platform is about – allowing people the freedom to design as they wish, dream as they wish and come up with a superior product than others. That’s what drives competition.

“So will these be exactly what Dallara’s kits are going to look like on road courses and ovals next year? No.”

Dallara Automobili’s aero components for the prototype car that is scheduled to undergo initial testing the first week of August are currently being finalized through wind tunnel testing at the company’s headquarters in Parma, Italy.

“The display cars are mockups of some of the things we could be doing on these cars,” said Sam Garrett, Dallara’s U.S.-based quality control leader who returned this past weekend from Italy. “We have a plan and it’s all coming together. About 95 percent of the parts of the car are in production, and we’ll be assembling the prototype car shortly. By August, we’ll already have to be into the production run for the first 30 or 40 cars of parts.”

The public will note the differentiation in bodywork on the variety of racetracks, though Garrett said the company is “really proud” that there will be cost savings to teams beyond the initial chassis purchase price of $349,000 (which includes everything but the seat and steering wheel), such as one set of suspension.

“Our current car there is a road course suspension and completely separate oval suspension – uprights, wishbones, brakes, everything,” Garrett said. “On the new car, the package is the same. You need to make a change to the left-side camber between the two, but that’s it. Teams will have to do a lot of setup work and maybe tweak some of the aero stuff, and maybe some of the things used on road courses won’t be used on ovals, but it’s a much easier transition.

“And they’ll have less inventory. We embraced that not only are we going to make the car less expensive to buy but also less expensive to maintain. With only one set of suspension and uprights, that’s a lot less spares that you have to carry, and the spares you do have on the truck will be applicable at every race.”

After presenting its rolling chassis concept and business model, Dallara Automobili was recommended last July by the seven-member ICONIC Committee to design and produce the 2012 car that includes the attributes of safety, raceability, cost-effectiveness, efficiency, relevant technology, American-made, green and modern looking.

Construction of Dallara’s U.S. headquarters will begin in the next week on Main Street in Speedway, Ind. – a few hundred yards from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. In the meantime, company personnel will assemble the chassis and work out of a temporary home across the street.

“We’ve spent a lot of time trying to incorporate all the elements the ICONIC Committee asked for – safety, lower cost, something that looks unique,” Garrett added. “Our time has been focused on making the car safe and stable so that it is possible to put different bodywork styles on it to make it look unique.

http://www.indycar.com/news/show/55-...atch-schedule/

http://indycar.com/tech/content/38523-indycar-2012/

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Old 05-15-2011, 11:02 AM
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Thanks for the pics and links.

As I said before, Tony George really f/u'd Indy Cars and nearly killed the sport.

But with these new cars and 3 top engine suppliers coming into the sport, I believe it will bounce back. With the partially raised side pods and the rear wheels covers, these cars should be amazingly fast, especially on the ovals.

This may be where McLaren got the idea for their two level side pods.
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Indy Qualifying

1. Alex Tagliani _ 227.472 mph

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With the partially raised side pods and the rear wheels covers, these cars should be amazingly fast, especially on the ovals.
IndyCar is going to reduce turbo boost at ovals and increase boost at road courses.
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