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Wed 04 Nov 2009
Ten years on: Greg Moore rememberedHeadline

Ten years on: Greg Moore remembered

It has now been ten years since open-wheel racing lost one of its fan-friendliest, most articulate, brightest, fastest, and incredibly well-respected drivers. But with that said, the memories that Greg Moore left the world of motorsport live on to...

Fri 19 Jun 2009
Larry Foyt: Moving AJ Foyt Enterprises into the FutureHeadline

Larry Foyt: Moving AJ Foyt Enterprises into the Future

The Foyt name has been synonymous with the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the past 50 years. The first four-time winner of the '500', Anthony Joseph (A.J.) Foyt always said that the Indianapolis 500, "made A.J. Foyt." Larry Joseph Foyt, three...

Didier Theys hangs up the helmetHeadline

Didier Theys hangs up the helmet

After spending over 30 competitive years behind the wheel of racecars, Didier Theys has decided to call it time on his racing career. The 52-year old announced Monday his retirement as a professional driver, but the likable Belgian will not ...

Wed 30 Dec 2009
Ingram's Flat Spot On: Johnson, F1 exodus - top storiesHeadline

Ingram's Flat Spot On: Johnson, F1 exodus - top stories

Ingram's Flat Spot On By: Jonathan Ingram Johnson, F1 exodus: top stories The Top Ten motor racing stories in 2009, according to one man's opinion. 1. Jimmie Johnson wins four straight -- This is the story of the decade. It only changes...

Fri 19 Jun 2009
Harry Brix 1947-2009

Harry Brix 1947-2009

HARRY BRIX 1947 -- 2009 San Jose, California, Feb 2 2009. It is with enormous sadness that the death of Harry Brix is announced. The 61-year-old passed away on Sunday in his home town of Los Gatos, California after suffering a cardiac arrest...

Tue 15 Dec 2009
IMS announces 2010 Indianapolis 500 schedule

IMS announces 2010 Indianapolis 500 schedule

INDIANAPOLIS 500 SCHEDULE TO PROVIDE INTENSE ACTION Centennial Era Balloon Festival to precede 'The Greatest Spectacle in Racing' INDIANAPOLIS, Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2009 -- The 2010 Indianapolis 500 will feature a two-week/three-weekend event ...

Fri 02 Oct 2009
Ingram's Flat Spot On: Look who's hotHeadline

Ingram's Flat Spot On: Look who's hot

Ingram's Flat Spot On by Jonathan Ingram Look Who's Hot To paraphrase Jimi Hendrix: Are you motivated? It's a question most race car drivers answer in the affirmative. But one only need look at recent results -- starting with six victories...

Fri 19 Jun 2009
Teddy Mayer, a remarkable man, passes away

Teddy Mayer, a remarkable man, passes away

Edward Everett "Teddy" Mayer died on January 30, 2009, at his home in England, a sad loss to those in the racing community who knew him personally and those who knew of his accomplishments. Born in Scranton, Pennsylvania on September 8, 1935,...

Fri 02 Oct 2009
Bryan Herta Autosport on the riseHeadline

Bryan Herta Autosport on the rise

As the 2009 Firestone Indy Lights Series season draws closer to its conclusion, most of the focus has centered on AFS/Andretti Green Racing and Sam Schmidt Motorsports. After winning eight of 12 races between them with AFS/AGR's J.R. Hildebrand ...

Fri 19 Jun 2009
Larry Rice passed away May 20

Larry Rice passed away May 20

1978 INDY 500 CO-ROOKIE OF THE YEAR RICE DIES AT 63 By: Indianapolis Motor Speedway Indianapolis, Thursday, May 21, 2009 Larry Rice, a two-time USAC Silver Crown champion and USAC Midget car champion who was co-rookie of the year in the 1978...

Fri 02 Oct 2009
Jonathan Byrd dies at 57

Jonathan Byrd dies at 57

LONGTIME INDIANAPOLIS 500 CAR OWNER BYRD DIES AT 57 INDIANAPOLIS, Friday, Aug. 21, 2009 -- Jonathan Byrd, co-entrant in 1996 of Arie Luyendyk's all-time Indianapolis 500 record qualifier, passed away Aug. 20 in Greenwood, Ind. He was 57. Byrd,...

Newman Wachs adds Summerton for rest of 2009Headline

Newman Wachs adds Summerton for rest of 2009

Jonathan Summerton came up just short of an Atlantic Championship in 2008. For the rest of 2009, the prodigious American talent will have a chance at capturing that crown with the same team as he did a year ago. Jonathan...

Changes afoot in IMS front office Headline

Changes afoot in IMS front office

Confirming rumors that had been speculated for the better part of a month, today the Indianapolis Motor Speedway officially announced a change in leadership within the track's management team. Tony George. Photo by Andy Sallee. Tony...

Fri 19 Jun 2009
Teddy Mayer memorials announced

Teddy Mayer memorials announced

REMEMBERING TEDDY MAYER The family and friends of Teddy Mayer wish to extend their sincerest gratitude for the outpouring of well-wishes and remembrances of their father, grandfather and friend. His loss last week was a stunning blow and...

Hunter Floyd hip surgery news

Hunter Floyd hip surgery news

Indy Car Minister Hunter Floyd Recovering INDIANAPOLIS -- Veteran Indy Car minister Hunter Floyd is recuperating from hip replacement surgery here at the Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana. "I'm taking physical therapy here," said Floyd...

Kester Racing combines with Team 3G

Kester Racing combines with Team 3G

Team 3G and Kester Racing Combine to Create Development Team JIndianapolis, Ind. (January 22, 2009) -- IndyCar racing's newest team, Team 3G announced today that they will partner with Kester Racing to field entries in the Star Mazda...

Jim McWithey dies

Jim McWithey dies

TWO-TIME INDIANAPOLIS 500 STARTER McWITHEY DIES AT 81 INDIANAPOLIS, Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2009 -- Jim McWithey, who drove in the Indianapolis 500 in 1959 and 1960, died Sunday, Feb. 1 in Gainesville, Ga. McWithey, a native of Grammer, Ind., was ...

Wed 18 Nov 2009
Ingram's Flat Spot On: Martin's Chase plot thickens Headline

Ingram's Flat Spot On: Martin's Chase plot thickens

Ingram's Flat Spot On by Jonathan Ingram Martin's Chase Plot Thickens The past week produced a remarkable batch of late fall racing news. One writer's view of the top ten stories. Mark Martin, Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet. Photo...

Fri 19 Jun 2009
Indy 500: Series Thursday practice report

Indy 500: Series Thursday practice report

MORAES TOPS PRACTICE; SERVIA FASTEST AMONG NON-QUALIFIED DRIVERS INDIANAPOLIS (Thursday, May 14, 2009) - Second-year Indianapolis 500 starter Mario Moraes, who led his first laps in the IndyCar Series in last year's "500" and qualified seventh...

ASR signs Junior Strous

ASR signs Junior Strous

Junior Strous joins ASR-NELAN Motorsports for the 2009 Firestone Indy Lights Season Indianapolis, IN (January 13, 2009) -- ASR-NELAN Motorsports co-owners Jon Lewis and Rick Nelan announced today, the signing of Junior Strous as driver of their...

IMS - Danny Kladis dies at 92

IMS - Danny Kladis dies at 92

1946 INDIANAPOLIS 500 STARTER KLADIS DIES AT 92 Midwestern driver competed in first Granatelli entry at Indy INDIANAPOLIS, Tuesday, April 28, 2009 -- Danny Kladis, who had the distinction of being the oldest driver and having the earliest start...

Castroneves races to Indy 500 pole positionHeadline

Castroneves races to Indy 500 pole position

Early birthday prize to Castroneves: $100,000 Indy pole Gusting winds up to 31 miles per hour on Saturday failed to deter Helio Castroneves from capturing the pole position for May 24 Indianapolis 500. The two-time Indy 500 champion, who turns...

Dale Coyne Racing hires Bill Pappas

Dale Coyne Racing hires Bill Pappas

Former Ganassi Winning Engineer Bill Pappas Joins Dale Coyne Racing Plainfield, Illinois - Engineering great Bill Pappas has joined the Dale Coyne Racing squad for a full assault at the 2009 Indy Racing League season. Pappas, who is best...

Wed 02 Dec 2009
Andretti Autosport adds Anderson to VP position

Andretti Autosport adds Anderson to VP position

TOM ANDERSON JOINS ANDRETTI AUTOSPORT AS PART OF NEW SENIOR MANAGEMENT STRUCTURE INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Dec. 1, 2009) - Andretti Autosport announced today it has hired motorsports industry veteran Tom Anderson, and defined the operational...

Fri 02 Oct 2009
Series news and notes 2009-06-15

Series news and notes 2009-06-15

Today's IndyCar Series and Firestone Indy Lights headlines * Rahal visits Ohio State * Contenders prepare for four in a row * Tracy to drive for KV Racing Technology at Watkins Glen * Patrick earns Teen Choice Award nomination * Ganassi: Father is...

Fri 19 Jun 2009
Ingram's Flat Spot On: Factory stirringsHeadline

Ingram's Flat Spot On: Factory stirrings

Flat Spot On by Jonathan Ingram FACTORY STIRRINGS Whenever a fellow reporter asks you what you're working on, there's only one of two politically correct answers. "My next big story," is always the best response. But if that's not entirely ...

Indy 500: Sarah Fisher earns Scott Brayton award

Indy 500: Sarah Fisher earns Scott Brayton award

Fisher follows in the footsteps of Tony Kanaan, Sam Hornish Jr., and 2009 Indy 500 winner Helio Castroneves INDIANAPOLIS May 25, 2009 Dollar General driver Sarah Fisher was selected as this year's recipient of the Scott Brayton Driver's ...

Tue 24 Nov 2009
VP John Griffin leaves Indy Racing League

VP John Griffin leaves Indy Racing League

GRIFFIN STEPS DOWN FROM INDY RACING LEAGUE INDIANAPOLIS (Nov. 20, 2009) - Indy Racing League Vice President of Public Relations John Griffin has submitted his resignation, effective Dec. 18. "John has been a valued part of our organization and...

Fri 19 Jun 2009
IMS Centennial Era Gala notes 2009-03-02

IMS Centennial Era Gala notes 2009-03-02

CENTENNIAL ERA GALA NOTES, QUOTES Plenty of star power during celebration of 100 years of racing at IMS INDIANAPOLIS, Monday, March 2, 2009 -- Nineteen of the 27 living Indianapolis 500 winners attended the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Centennial...

Fri 09 Oct 2009
Franchitti primed for Homestead title showdownHeadline

Franchitti primed for Homestead title showdown

The last time he entered a championship finale in IndyCar, Dario Franchitti had to fight off his then rival from an opposing team, Scott Dixon of Target Chip Ganassi Racing. Mid-Ohio Podium: winner Scott Dixon, second place Ryan Briscoe,...

Fri 02 Oct 2009
Mid-Ohio: RLR/Andersen Racing preview

Mid-Ohio: RLR/Andersen Racing preview

Local Angles Abound For RLR/Andersen Racing and Mid-Ohio PALMETTO, Fla., Aug. 5 - Reporters looking for local angles for their coverage of the races at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course this weekend will find many with RLR/Andersen Racing, which...

Fri 19 Jun 2009
Long Beach GP Walk of Fame 2009 inductees

Long Beach GP Walk of Fame 2009 inductees

RACING LEGENDS BOBBY RAHAL AND AL UNSER JR. TO BE HONORED AT LONG BEACH MOTORSPORTS WALK OF FAME 4th Annual Induction Ceremony is April 16 During Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach Week LONG BEACH, Calif. (March 16, 2009) -- The City of Long...

Fri 02 Oct 2009
Ingram's Flat Spot On: Over the Hill gang ride's againHeadline

Ingram's Flat Spot On: Over the Hill gang ride's again

Ingram's Flat Spot On by Jonathan Ingram Over The Hill Gang Rides Again A different former Washington Redskin football coach came to mind at Richmond after Denny Hamlin won the race in the Toyota of car owner Joe Gibbs, the three-time Super...

Fri 19 Jun 2009
Didier Theys announces retirement as driver

Didier Theys announces retirement as driver

Didier Theys Announces His Retirement as Driver SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., March 2 - Didier Theys, one of the most successful and popular endurance sports car drivers on either side of the Atlantic, today announced his retirement as a professional race...

Indy 500: Series Bump Day report

Indy 500: Series Bump Day report

JOHN ANDRETTI, RYAN HUNTER-REAY FINALIZE INDIANAPOLIS 500 STARTING LINEUP WITH LAST-MINUTE QUALIFYING ATTEMPTS INDIANAPOLIS (Sunday, May 17, 2009) - John Andretti and Ryan Hunter-Reay drove their way into the 2009 Indianapolis 500 with last-gasp...

Mon 21 Dec 2009
Ingram's Flat Spot On: Patrick: Threat or Inspiration?Headline

Ingram's Flat Spot On: Patrick: Threat or Inspiration?

Ingram's Flat Spot On by Jonathan Ingram Patrick: Threat or Inspiration? I wrote the book on Danica Patrick, or perhaps more accurately the unauthorized biography. Having watched her race since her earliest days in IndyCar, trust me on this.