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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 »

No. 54 Monster Energy Camry 18th at Fall Iowa Race

KBM Result Not as Anticipated at Cornfield Event Date:                          August 4, 2012 Event:                        U.S. Cellular 250 Presented By Enlist Weed Control System      (Race 20 of 33) Series:                        NASCAR Nationwide Series Location:                   Iowa Speedway in Newton (.875-mile oval) Start/Finish:              15th/ 18th (Running, completed 249 of 250 laps) Winner:                     Elliott Sadler of Richard Childress Racing (Chevrolet)   Upon their return to the cornfields of Iowa, the Kyle Busch Motorsports (KBM) team and driver Kurt Busch ... Read More »

Miguel Paludo No. 30 NNS Advance: Watkins Glen International

Miguel Paludo No. 30 NNS Advance: Watkins Glen International

Miguel Paludo No. 30 Duroline Brakes and Components Chevrolet Watkins Glen International - Zippo 200 at The Glen  August 11, 2012     No. 30 Duroline Brakes and Components Chevrolet News and Notes  New York State of Mind… Brazilian driver Miguel Paludo will make his second career NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) start in this weekend's 200-mile race at Watkins Glen International, where he will pilot the No. 30 Chevrolet Impala. Paludo has never set foot on the property of the 2.54-mile road ... Read More »

Potential $7,500 to win for IMCA Modifieds at Hancock County’s Night of 1,000 Stars

One of the richest IMCA Modified events of the season plays out Thursday, Aug. 9 at Hancock County Speedway. The Night of 1,000 Stars has the potential to pay $7,500 to the winner of the 18th annual Doug Studer Farms-sponsored special. Along with a minimum of $3,000 to win, the event boasts $2,500 in lap money, plus bonuses of $1,000 for leading on lap 25 and for having raced previously this season at Britt. The runner-up earns $1,500 with $1,000 ... Read More »