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    Shell signs multi-series sponsorship deal with Penske Racing
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    For years Marlboro has been nearly synonymous with Penske, its racing cars (in open-wheels especially) adorned with the tobacco company's red-and-white color scheme for decades, even if their name hasn't appeared on the cars since 2005. But after 19 years in racing together, Marlboro parent ...

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    IndyCar: 2010 Grand Prix of Alabama [SPOILER ALERT]
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    Charles Barkley waves the green flag to start the 2010 Grand Prix of Alabama – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Round three of the 2010 IndyCar season had the teams visiting Barber Motosports Park in Birmingham, Alabama for the first time. Well, technically the IZOD IndyCar Series ...

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    Universal Soldier: Lola presents adaptable IndyCar proposal
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    Lola B12 IRL design proposals – Click above for high-res image gallery
    It ain't over 'till the fat lady sings. Or so the saying goes, but while the British motorsport engineering firm may specialize in lightweight composites, make no mistake about it: In the global racing arena, Lola Cars ...

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    Autoblog Weekender: IRL, Making Mulsannes, a Russian Hummer Tractor Thingy, IRL, the Alfabeast ... and more IRL
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    The Autoblog Weekender – Click above to find out what you missed
    In February's first Weekender, NASCAR already has its Car of Tomorrow and now Indycar is planning its car of 2012. Dallara has designed three sample chassis, and while they might not make IRL any more fun to watch, they ...

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    Heluva Good! Big renovations planned for Watkins Glen
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    Watkins Glen is in for some renovations. The historic road course in upstate New York was once the home of the US Grand Prix, and today hosts races in the Indy Racing League, NASCAR, the Rolex Grand-Am series and the SCCA Speed World Challenge, not to mention several vintage racing series. It's a ...

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    Danica Patrick signs multi-year deal to stay in IRL with restructured Andretti Autosport
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    There are plenty of reasons why Danica Patrick stays in the news. If it's not her famous temper, photo shoots for Sports Illustrated or racy television commercials, it's her impressive results on the race track. She is, after all, the first woman to win an Indy race and, after finishing third at ...

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    High Speed, High Fashion: Izod secures deal as IndyCar title sponsor
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    New beginnings demand new threads, and that's just what the reunited IndyCar Series has gained with the announcement that clothing label Izod has become the league's new title sponsor. The deal, which runs through 2015, is reportedly worth in the neighborhood of $10 million per year. Renaming ...

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    IndyCar crowns its first post-reconciliation champion (Spoiler Alert)
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    Firestone Indy 300 IndyCar Series finale from Homestead-Miami Speedway
    Although he wanted it so bad it hurt, Ryan Briscoe just couldn't buy himself a yellow flag in the Firestone Indy 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. The Team Penske driver was leading the season points battle with just seven ...

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    REPORT: Plans under way for harborfront IndyCar Grand Prix in Baltimore
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    Racing fans looking for that Monaco or Long Beach-style harbor-front open-wheel racing experience on the East Coast of the United States will be pleased to learn that plans are under way to bring an IndyCar street race to Baltimore's picturesque Inner Harbor. The plan, still being assessed by local ...

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    BREAKING: Indy chief Tony George reportedly resigns
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    It's the end of an era for open-wheel racing in America as Indy chief Tony George has stepped down from his post. The long-time president of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, George was widely seen as the impetus for the 1996 split in Indy racing that created the Indy Racing League (IRL) and the ...

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    ALMS hits the streets of Long Beach, and so does Autoblog
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    Click above for a high-res gallery of the ALMS practice session at Long Beach
    The streets of Long Beach are playing host to the ALMS, Indy Racing League, and SCCA World Challenge GT this weekend, and things got kicked off yesterday with two practice sessions for the ALMS. Acura racers claimed the ...

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    Open letter invites disgruntled F1 drivers to Indy Car
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    If you follow the political bickering in Formula One, you may have seen a heated exchange of correspondence between the F1 drivers and the regulatory body responsible for accrediting them to race. After the FIA exponentially raised the fees for a Superlicense – the certification that the FIA ...

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    Danica Patrick returns to pages of Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue. Yes, there's video
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    Click above for gallery of Danica Patrick in this year's Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue
    Danica Patrick may not be doing as well on the race track as she may like, but the fetching driver is definitely winning off the track. Ms. Patrick has an endorsement deal with Go Daddy, she made FHM's top ...

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    Will VW join Honda as an IRL engine supplier?
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    For the past few years, the IRL has kept things simple, using just one engine supplier. Toyota, Chevrolet and Nissan (under the Infiniti moniker) bowed out of the engine game to give Honda its exclusivity in 2006. The single powerplant was supposed to make the series more of a driver's ...

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    Training Wheels: Dallara rolls out Formulino racer
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    Click above to view a high-res gallery of the Dallara Formulino
    Typically, race cars – especially formula single-seaters – are designed and built for a specific series. Nobody knows that better than Dallara. The Italian motorsports engineering firm designed and fabricates the chassis ...

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    Honda commits to remaining motorsport programs after F1 pull out
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    Click on the Highcroft Acura for a high res gallery from the Detroit Sports Car Challenge
    The current economic climate has only just started to wreak havoc in the motorsports world, with last week's announcements that Honda is pulling out of F1 and Audi is leaving the American LeMans Series. ...

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    IndyCars to go Italian? IRL in talks with Alfa Romeo
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    IndyCar teams and fans have grown accustomed to the proliferation of Italian racing car chassis as Dallara has been supplying them for the past eleven seasons, now all but exclusively. But with Honda's engine supply contract coming to a close, series organizers have been discussing new powertrain ...

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    Indy to go turbo by 2011
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    Officials have confirmed that the newly reunified IndyCar series is contemplating a move to turbocharged engines by 2011. The move could entice more automakers – aside from Honda, which is the only engine manufacturer currently participating in the series – to join on as well. In a ...

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    IndyCar Series signs new television deal with Versus
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    If you're keen to follow the reunited IndyCar Series, you may want to call up your cable or satellite provider and add Versus to your package. The channel has secured the rights to broadcast the series, moving the races over from ESPN. Although the lesser-known Versus reaches some 20 million fewer ...

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    Correction: Honda F1 not testing Danica, but would like to
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    Yesterday we reported that Danica Patrick would test with the Honda F1 team at the end of the season. That report was a false start: Honda F1 CEO Nick Fry said there was no arrangement for Danica to test, and that she and the team have had no contact. However, Fry did say that if she wanted to ...

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