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Kyle O’Gara Sets His Sights on Firestone Indy Lights in 2013

Kyle O’Gara Sets His Sights on Firestone Indy Lights in 2013

17-Year-Old Passes Firestone Indy Lights Rookie Test at Kentucky Speedway INDIANAPOLIS, Monday, Oct. 22, 2012 – Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing (SFHR) development driver Kyle O’Gara took a big step in his career at Kentucky Speedway on October 18 when he strapped into a Firestone Indy Lights car for the first time. At 17 years old, O’Gara turned just under 100 laps on the 1.5-mile tri-oval to pass his rookie orientation test for the Firestone Indy Lights series. “I was a little ... Read More »

POWER TAKES OVER CHAMPIONSHIP LEAD WITH SECOND-PLACE FINISH AT MID-OHIO TO PACE TEAM PENSKE

LEXINGTON, Ohio (August 5, 2012) – Team Penske’s Will Power regained the lead in the IZOD IndyCar Series championship battle Sunday by finishing second in the Honda Indy 200 at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.   The finish led Team Penske’s performance in the race with Ryan Briscoe’s last-lap pass giving him a seventh-place result and Helio Castroneves finishing 16th after fighting through the field from his 23rd-place starting position. Power led the first 57 laps of the race before his ... Read More »

Hildebrand, Panther Finish Ninth Sunday in Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio

National Guard Chevy Fast All Day, Hildebrand Collects Fifth Top Ten Finish of 2012   LEXINGTON, Ohio – (August 5, 2012) – National Guard Panther Racing driver JR Hildebrand collected another Top Ten Sunday at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, where the 24-year-old drove his Chevrolet to a ninth-place finish in the Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio. Despite having to make a late pit stop for a splash of fuel with just seven laps remaining in the race, Hildebrand was able to run ... Read More »

Pagenaud Lands on Podium at Mid-Ohio

DATE: Aug. 5, 2012 EVENT: Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio SERIES: IZOD IndyCar Series LOCATION: Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio (13-turn, 2.258-mile road course) START/FINISH: 3rd/3rd (Running, Completed 85 of 85 laps) WINNER: Scott Dixon of Ganassi Racing LEXINGTON, Ohio, Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012 – For the third time in this IZOD IndyCar Series season, Simon Pagenaud ended a race day standing on the coveted podium after finishing third in Sunday’s Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio. Driving the No. 77 ... Read More »

SFHR Finishes 12th in Fuel-Saving Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio

DATE:  August 5, 2012EVENT: Honda Indy 200 at Mid-OhioSERIES:  IZOD IndyCar SeriesLOCATION:  Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course (13-turn, 2.258-mile road course)START/FINISH: 9th/12th (Running, Completed 85 of 85 laps) WINNER: Scott Dixon of Ganassi Racing LEXINGTON, Ohio, Sunday, August 5, 2012 – Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing (SFHR) rookie driver Josef Newgarden had a clean drive in the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio, but his hands were tied when the event turned into a fuel strategy race that left him the odd man out. ... Read More »

Carpenter Finishes 12th Straight 2012 IndyCar Series Race Sunday At Mid-Ohio

Morning Rain Storm Gave Many Challenges to the IZOD IndyCar Teams   LEXINGTON, OHIO (Aug. 5, 2012) – Ed Carpenter drove the No. 20 Fuzzy’s Ultra Premium Vodka Chevrolet to 22nd Sunday at the physically-demanding Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course for the 12th stop in the 15-race IZOD IndyCar Series.   Carpenter, the only team owner/driver in the series, recorded his 12th consecutive finish in 2012 after starting 25th in the 85-lap feature.  Unfortunately, a Friday braking issue with the DW 12 car put Carpenter and ... Read More »

Sato Finished 13th in the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course

TAKUMA SATO, No. 15 Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Dallara/Honda/Firestone:  “It was a tough race. It was a big weekend for us and everyone really worked hard but unfortunately we didn’t have the pace that we needed. We started with the balance in the stint. It looks like such a narrow window for the sweet spot. It was a little better in the middle stint but we lost the grip in the end. We overtook a couple of people but also ... Read More »

Another Top Ten Finish for Tagliani in Mid-Ohio

Lexington, OH – August 5, 2012 - Alex Tagliani and his Barracuda Racing crew capped off the Mid-Ohio IndyCar race weekend with a solid tenth place finish on Sunday afternoon.   The team completed an impressive qualifying run the day before, earning their fourth consecutive Firestone Fast Six when Tagliani qualified fourth. A ten-spot grid penalty for an engine change put the Barracuda Networks car in P14 on the starting grid.   Race day started with inclement weather, making the morning ... Read More »

Sato Heads to the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio With Momentum from Second Place in the Previous Race; Team Hopes to Earn Their First Win Here

Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing – 21st Season Pre-Race Notes Honda Indy 200 – Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course Round 12 of 15 in the 2012 IZOD IndyCar Series   DATE:                                      August 3-5, 2012 QUALIFYING BROADCAST:      LIVE on www.indycar.com (timing & scoring with audio commentary) RACE BROADCAST:                 Live on Sunday, August 5 at 12:30 p.m. ET on ABC RADIO BROADCAST:                The race will air on IMS Radio Network, SiriusXM (XM 94 & Sirius 212) TRACK LAYOUT:                      2.258-mile, 13-turn road course RACE LENGTH:                        85 laps ... Read More »

Pantano to Substitute for Kimball in IZOD IndyCar Series at Mid-Ohio

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (July 31, 2012) – Novo Nordisk Chip Ganassi Racing (NNCGR) announced today driver Giorgio Pantano will substitute for  IZOD IndyCar Series regular Charlie Kimball at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course this weekend after Kimball fractured the fifth metacarpal in his right hand in a testing incident last week.   Kimball returned to Indianapolis over the weekend where further evaluation revealed the driver of the No.83 NovoLog FlexPen Honda would not be ready to return behind the wheel for this weekend’s ... Read More »