December 6th, 2010
Penske Racing has added IZOD to its growing list of sponsors for its three IZOD IndyCar Series teams. (Dan Helrigel/IndyCar Photo) NEW YORK — Penske Racing received a lot of good news in a week’s time, culminating with Monday’s announcement that Phillips-Van Heusen Corporation reached a multi-year agreement with the team for its IZOD brand to sponsor Team Penske and its drivers
December 1st, 2010
All three of Penske Racing's IZOD IndyCar Series teams will receive backing from Meijer during the 2011 season.
July 20th, 2010
TORONTO — Few drivers in the IZOD IndyCar Series needed a better finish than Danica Patrick. Despite her star-power as the most visible driver in IndyCar and her attempt at competing in a limited NASCAR Nationwide Series schedule, this has been a frustrating season for the female race driver.
July 15th, 2010
The announcement of the new IZOD IndyCar Series chassis made waves yesterday throughout the auto racing world. Below are quotes from a number of players in the racing industry discussing the announcement.
by David Phillips on July 6th, 2010
The calendar may have said it was the 4th of July, but it was a weekend of one-twos for iRacers. Friday night saw Dale Earnhardt Jr. score the 23rd win NASCAR Nationwide Series win of his career at Daytona International Speedway ahead of fellow iRacer Joey Logano. Making Earnhardt’s win all the more special was the fact that his winning Chevrolet was done-up in a retro-Wrangler livery, complete with the #3 made famous by his late father. Earnhardt went on to finish fourth in Saturday night’s Coke Zero 400 race to move into eleventh spot in the NASCAR Sprint Cup standings and join fellow iRacing member Jimmie Johnson among the dozen drivers currently heading the race for the Chase. Then on Sunday iRacers Will Power and Ryan Briscoe scored a [...]
June 20th, 2010
By Bruce Martin NEWTON, Iowa — In a battle of Brazilian boyhood pals, Tony Kanaan got the best of Helio Castroneves, making the race-winning pass in the third turn with 10 laps to go. Kanaan drove on victory in Sunday’s Iowa Corn Indy 250 presented by Pioneer at Iowa Speedway. It was Kanaan’s first IZOD IndyCar Series win since Richmond (Va.) Int’l Raceway in June 2008
June 6th, 2010
FORT WORTH, Texas — Ryan Briscoe’s victory Saturday night at Texas Motor Speedway was “all in the numbers.” He started third and finished third at Texas in 2008, started second and finished second in 2009 and after winning the pole Friday afternoon quipped, “We should just call it a win and not go out tomorrow.” On Saturday, he went out and proved that with a decisive win, leading 101 laps in the 228-lap race. But he had to beat Danica Patrick before he could get to victory lane as the Andretti Autosport driver had her best race since Briscoe scored his first win this season, defeating Patrick by 1.4829 seconds. She led one time for one lap — her first lap led this season
May 19th, 2010
INDIANAPOLIS – It was “Full Tank Wednesday” at Indianapolis Motor Speedway as most of the 35 cars that took to the track in practice for the 94th Indianapolis 500 were using the track time to fine turn their race cars for Race Day. That meant heavy traffic for most of the six hours of practice with cars running in packs and seeing how well their cars work in the draft. A total of 2,282 laps were run Wednesday
by David Phillips on May 3rd, 2010
iRacer Brad Keselowski scored his second straight NASCAR Nationwide Series win over the weekend in the Bubba Burger 250 at Richmond International Raceway. Although Keselowski dominated the race, leading 189 of 252 laps, his win didn’t come easily. After giving-up his lead to take-on four fresh tires during a late caution period, Keselowski drove from fourth to first in green/white/checker finish. Fellow iRacer Joey Logano came home sixth in the same race, giving the final an order mirroring the Nationwide point standings that have Keselowski atop the points with Logano in sixth. Saturday night’s Crown Royal 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup race did not have hold good fortune for the iRacing contingent, which was led by Martin Truex, Jr.’s seventh place finish while Marco Ambrose earned his highest finish of the [...]
April 13th, 2010
Will Power admits that after the 2008 IndyCar Series season he was down but not out. “I was concerned that I wouldn’t have a ride because the Surfer’s Paradise race was going away and to my sponsor, Craig Gore, that race was crucial for him to stay in IndyCar,” Power recalled
March 13th, 2010
SAO PAULO, Brazil — A slick track surface that transitions from concrete to asphalt entering the first turn created a skating rink for the IZOD IndyCar Series drivers which led to postponement of Saturday’s qualifications for Sunday’s Sao Paulo Indy 300.
February 25th, 2010
LEEDS, Ala. — Sporting new colors for the first time in two decades, Penske Racing teammates Ryan Briscoe and Helio Castroneves topped the time sheets during the first day of the IZOD IndyCar Series test at Barber Motorsports Park. Driving predominantly black and white color schemes (replacing the familiar red and white colors of Philip Morris USA, which is no longer sponsoring the team) Briscoe toured the 2.3-mile road course in 1:10.50 at 117.438 miles per hour in his No
December 15th, 2009
2009 Champion: Dario Franchitti Once again the IndyCar Series championship came down to the last race of the year, and a fuel mileage gamble gave Dario Franchitti his fifth victory of the season and his second series title by a mere 11 points over Target Chip Ganassi Racing teammate Scott Dixon. It was the third time in series history teammates finished first and second in the final standings. Together Franchitti and Dixon won 10 of the 17 races with Franchitti, who previously won the title in 2007, becoming the third driver (Dixon and Sam Hornish, Jr.) to win multiple IndyCar Series championships
by David Phillips on November 19th, 2009
Penske Racing announced today that winning open-wheel racer Will Power will compete in a full-season entry for the team in the 2010 IZOD IndyCar Series, driving the No. 12 Verizon Wireless Dallara/Honda. The Australian will complete a strong three-car lineup for Penske Racing that will also include three-time Indianpolis 500 winner Helio Castroneves and Ryan Briscoe, who finished runner-up in the 2009 IndyCar Series championship. Power joined Penske Racing last season, filling in for Castroneves during pre-season testing and at the season-opener race in St. Petersburg. After Castroneves returned to the team, Power competed in the No. 12 Verizon Wireless car and won the pole position and finished second at Long Beach before earning an impressive fifth-place at the Indianapolis 500. Power went on to win his first race for [...]