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Arie Luyendyk

Series announces Las Vegas as season finale

INDYCAR, the sanctioning body of the IZOD IndyCar Series and Firestone Indy Lights, announced that the 2011 season will culminate with the crowning of its champions on Oct. 16 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Andretti Autosport, AFS Racine part ways

ANDRETTI AUTOSPORT AND AFS RACING CONCLUDE PARTNERSHIP Both companies to continue with Firestone Indy Lights efforts as part of the 'Road to Indy' program INDIANAPOLIS (Nov. 30, 2010) - Andretti Autosport and AFS Racing announced today they ...

Phoenix II: Tony Stewart preview

TONY STEWART Smoke Signals KANNAPOLIS, N.C. (Nov. 10, 2010) -- With a total of seven point-paying NASCAR Sprint Cup Series wins and a second straight berth in the Chase for the Championship since the inception of Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR) in 2009, ...

Kentucky: Series race report

CASTRONEVES OUTLASTS FIELD TO WIN AT KENTUCKY SPEEDWAY SPARTA, Ky. (Saturday, Sept. 4, 2010) - Helio Castroneves, who pitted on Lap 147 of 200 on the 1.5-mile Kentucky Speedway, inherited the lead when the leaders had to take a splash of ethanol ...

Kentucky Speeway news 2010-09-02

Cincinnati Bengals' Owens to Catch the Fastest Seat in Sports at Kentucky Speedway Saturday NFL wide receiver to pace 27-car IndyCar Series field with Arie Luyendyk, Sr. SPARTA, Ky. - Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Terrell Owens, one of the most ...

Sonoma: Series qualifying report

POWER EARNS RECORD EIGHTH POLE OF 2010 AT SONOMA SONOMA, Calif. (Saturday, Aug. 21, 2010) - Will Power earned his IZOD IndyCar Series-record eighth PEAK Performance Pole Award of the season. Advancing to the Firestone Fast Six was the more ...

Standings after Mid-Ohio

Pos Driver Points ----- ----------------------------------- --------------- 1. Jean-Karl Vernay 359 2. James Hinchcliffe 306 3. Martin ...

Standings after Edmonton

Pos Driver Points ----- ----------------------------------- --------------- 1. Jean-Karl Vernay 335 2. James Hinchcliffe 280 3. Martin ...

Standings after Toronto

Pos Driver Points ----- ----------------------------------- --------------- 1. Jean-Karl Vernay 295 2. James Hinchcliffe 227 3. Charlie ...

Standings after Watkins Glen

Pos Driver Points ----- ----------------------------------- --------------- 1. Jean-Karl Vernay 242 2. James Hinchcliffe 207 3. Sebastian ...

Standings after Iowa

Pos Driver Points ----- ----------------------------------- --------------- 1. Jean-Karl Vernay 192 2. Charlie Kimball 169 3. James ...

Series news and notes 2010-05-31

Today's IZOD IndyCar Series and Firestone Indy Lights headlines: 1. Indianapolis 500 win pays back Ganassi's faith in Franchitti 2. Wilson auctions off Indy 500 helmet for charity 3. Vote for Tire-ific Move of the Race 1.

Standings after Indianapolis

Pos Driver Points ----- ----------------------------------- --------------- 1. Jean-Karl Vernay 157 2. Charlie Kimball 152 3. James ...

Series Indianapolis Day 10 notebook

DAY 10 NOTEBOOK: One of the longest-running relationships between a sporting event and a network will continue on Sunday, May 30, when the Indianapolis 500 airs on ABC for the 46th consecutive year. ESPN on ABC's live, high-definition telecast ...

Indianapolis: Andersen Racing sponsor news 2010-05-26

IZOD to Sponsor Luyendyk's Andersen Racing No. 5 In Friday's Firestone Freedom 100 At the Indianapolis Motor Speedway INDIANAPOLIS, May 26 - The title sponsor of the IZOD IndyCar Series will be the primary sponsor of the No. 5 that Andersen Racing ...

Indy 500: Series day six report

KANAAN TOPS RAIN-SHORTENED PRACTICE AT INDIANAPOLIS INDIANAPOLIS (Thursday, May 20, 2010) - Tony Kanaan topped the speed chart as rain cut short preparations for the 2010 Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Kanaan recorded a lap of ...

Behind the Barriers: Day two at Indy

Bruce Ashmore was on pit lane Saturday lobbying for the BAT Engineering design for the 2012 IndyCar. BAT Engineering is one of five manufacturers that submitting proposals for the new car. Ashmore, the former Lola chief designer and Reynard North ...

Andersen Racing adds Luyendyk Jr. for Indy event

Andersen Racing to Field Car for Luyendyk In Firestone Freedom 100 Firestone Indy Lights Race At the Indianapolis Motor Speedway May 28 INDIANAPOLIS, May 17 - Andersen Racing is pleased to announce that it has signed the most popular driver in ...

Indy 500: Series day two report

FORMER WINNERS TOP SPEED CHARTS IN INDY 500 PRACTICE The winners of the last three Indianapolis 500s topped the speed charts as preparations for the 2010 race continued May 16 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Three-time Indianapolis 500 ...

Series news and notes 2010-05-06

Today's IZOD IndyCar Series and Firestone Indy Lights headlines: 1. Future IZOD IndyCar Series stars get ready for Night Before 500 2. Plowman races on foot before racing car at Indy 3. Will No. 4 be lucky for Wheldon? 1. Future ...

Phoenix: Tony Stewart preview

TONY STEWART Adding a Touch of Green Southwest of the Painted Desert KANNAPOLIS, N.C. (April 6, 2010) -- Arizona's Painted Desert is a good haul northeast of Avondale, Ariz., site of Saturday night's Subway Fresh Fit 600k NASCAR Sprint Cup Series ...

BAT Engineering news 2010-03-05

BAT Engineering Bids For IndyCar Business Three Indianapolis 500 winning designers join the race to build the next IndyCar Indianapolis, IN--Three of the most successful designers in recent IndyCar history have joined forces, and will look to ...

Arie Luyendyk Jr. news 2010-02-24

Long Time CPG Executive Launches TopSpeed Management and signs first client, IndyCar driver Arie Luyendyk Jr. TSM to focus on Brand & Winning at Retail with Motorsports... Cincinnati, OH (February 24th, 2010) -- Former P&G and Mars ...

Series news and notes 2009-10-02

Today's IndyCar Series and Firestone Indy Lights headlines 1. Special events give green flag to Championship Week in Miami 2. Rearview Mirror: Classic IndyCar Series Championship races 3. New look for Alliance's car 1. Special ...

Arie Luyendyk Jr on series 100th event

Arie's thoughts on the 100th Indy Lights Event. This weekend will mark the 100th event for Firestone Indy Lights, and I feel that I may have a little input on how far the series has come. It seems like not that long ago when I took my first big ...

Indianapolis Speedrome statement on Bryd passing

SPEEDROME HALL OF FAME MEMBER JONATHAN BYRD PASSES AWAY The Speedrome mourns the loss of a good friend, Jonathan Byrd. The 2002 Hall of Fame inductee passed away Thursday evening. The thoughts and prayers of the entire Speedrome family go out to ...

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, who ...

Volkswagen newsletter 2009-08-28

Volkswagen in Formula 3 Will Volkswagen find the next "Schumi"? Wolfsburg (28 August 2009). Last weekend (22 August) 18-year-old Laurens Vanthoor secured the title in the ATS Formula 3 Cup as early as four races before the finale of the ...

Series news and notes 2009-08-26

Today's IndyCar Series and Firestone Indy Lights headlines 1. Chicagoland Speedway plays key role in title race 2. IndyCar Series Q & A - Mario Moraes and Robert Doornbos 3. Philippe, Yacaman medical update 1. Chicagoland Speedway plays key ...

Indy 500: Alex Taglianai earns top rookie award

Alex Tagliani Takes Home 2009 Chase Rookie of the Year Award INDIANAPOLIS (May 26, 2009) - Conquest Racing's Alex Tagliani was honored last night at the 2009 Indy 500 Victory Banquet. After an excellent performance on Sunday from him and his team ...

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 ...

Indy 500: Series race report

CASTRONEVES CAPS STORYBOOK MONTH WITH THIRD INDIANAPOLIS 500 WIN INDIANAPOLIS (Sunday, May 24, 2009) - An emotional Helio Castroneves choked back tears in Victory Lane after becoming the first foreign-born three-time winner of the Indianapolis ...

Indianapolis: Series qualifying notes

CUNNINGHAM WINS POLE FOR FIRESTONE FREEDOM 100 INDIANAPOLIS (Thursday, May 21, 2009) - Wade Cunningham won the pole for the Firestone Freedom 100 Firestone Indy Lights race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, marking the second time the 2005 ...

Sam Schmidt Paralysis Foundation news 2009-05-20

Sam Schmidt Paralysis Foundation's 10th Annual Racing to Recovery Gala Raised Over $250,000 to Fund Paralysis Research The Festive Evening included a Live Auction, Dinner, Drivers, Entertainment, and Awards INDIANAPOLIS (May 19, 2009) - Each year ...

Behind the Barriers - Indy Third Day Qualifiying

Rain delayed practice for over 30 minutes this morning. The 45-minute session that had been scheduled to start at 10:15 a.m. was stopped twice for moisture. Qualifying was scheduled to get underway 30 minutes after practice but the mist turned to ...

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 ...

Indy 500: Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing Opening Day report

McDONALD'S DRIVER RAHAL AND DOORNBOS GAIN VALUABLE PRACTICE TIME AT INDIANAPOLIS MOTOR SPEEDWAY Graham Rahal, No 02 McDonald's Dallara Honda/Firestone: "The new McDonald's car seems pretty quick. It feels really good, it's very comfortable to ...

Indy 500: Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing Orientation Day

ROBERT DOORNBOS SET FASTEST TIME OF ROOKIES IN ROOKIE ORIENTATION PROGRAM AT INDIANPOLIS MOTOR SPEEDWAY; PASSED ALL FOUR PHASES OF ROP Robert Doornbos, No. 06 Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing Dallara/Honda/Firestone: "It's great to come here and drive ...

Rahal leads NHLR front row at Kansas

Graham Rahal waited until the end of qualifying to unleash an incredible four-lap run to score the pole for tomorrow's Road Runner Turbo Indy 300 at Kansas. The 20-year-old Ohio native was the only driver at an average speed more than 211 mph, at ...

Texas Motorsport Hall of Fame 2009 inductees

BOBBY LABONTE, BRUTON SMITH INDUCTED INTO THE TEXAS MOTORSPORTS HALL OF FAME FORT WORTH, Texas (April 1, 2009) NASCAR Sprint Cup Series veteran Bobby Labonte and Speedway Motorsports, Inc. Chairman and CEO Bruton Smith were inducted into the Texas ...

Bristol: Scott Wimmer preview

Scott Wimmer hopes past Bristol success leads to Victory Lane this time around; Pole sitter for this race in 2008 says "Bring on Bristol" MOORESVILLE, NC -- (March 17, 2008) -- Scott Wimmer is one driver who seriously loves racing the high banks ...

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 ...

Indianapolis Centennial Era Gala news 2009-02-27

FAMED ARTIST KINKADE UNVEILS 2009 INDY 500 PROGRAM ART AT GALA Newton performance, IMS legends among highlights of elegant Centennial Era Gala INDIANAPOLIS, Friday, Feb. 27, 2009 -- Renowned artist Thomas Kinkade unveiled a new Studio Masterwork ...

US(F1) hat flies into Formula One ring

Welcoming recessionary times and FIA rules changes, and promising to run a team as spare as its name, partners Ken Anderson and Peter Windsor on Tuesday announced the launch of Formula One team USF1. Using a live television feed via Windsor's ...

Series news and notes 2009-02-23

Today's IndyCar Series and Firestone Indy Lights headlines 1. Champions pose with sand-sculptured trophy prior to Open Test 2. Twelve Firestone Indy Lights rookies test 3. Four IndyCar Series rookies set for first test 4. Vision Racing brings ...

SKUSA: Arie Luyendyk Jr to run SuperNationals

LUYENDYK ENTERS SUPERNATS XII WITH SUPPORT FROM MO'S GOLD In the world of motorsports, few races can be billed as the race of the year, but time and time again the SKUSA SuperNationals have been dubbed the pinnacle karting event of the year. This ...

Arie Luyendyk Jr end of the year blog

Arie: End of the Year Blog What a Race and What a Year! Now that a few weeks have gone by I can reflect on a great Indy Lights season with Andretti-Green Racing. The last race in Chicago was magical and everything went our way! The weekend started ...

Chicagoland: James Davision race notes

Davison finishes season with top 5 at Chicagoland. September 8th 2008 Australian Motorsport Foundation International Rising Star James Davison, finished the 2008 Firestone Indy Lights Championship with a top 5 finish in the SunRichGourmet.com 100 ...

Indy Racing League News and Notes 2008-09-08

Today's IndyCar Series and Firestone Indy Lights headlines 1. Second championship sweeter 2. Luyendyk Jr. celebrates first win 3. Target congratulates its champion 4. Public to vote for Firestone "Tire"-rific move of the race 5. Drivers reap ...

Chicagoland: Series race notes

JOLIET, Ill., Sunday, Sept. 7, 2008 - Raphael Matos won the Firestone Indy Lights championship with a third-place finish in the SunRichGourmet.com 100. Matos led the 66 of 67 laps after starting from the pole. His teammate Arie Luyendyk ...

Chicagoland: Practice 2 times

Pos Car Driver Time Gap To 1st Speed --- --- ------------------------- ---------- ---------- ---------- ---------- 1. 20 Ana Beatriz 28.501 191.994 2. 43 Mike ...

Chicagoland: Practice 1 times

Pos Car Driver Time Gap To 1st Speed --- --- ------------------------- ---------- ---------- ---------- ---------- 1. 26 Arie Luyendyk Jr 28.158 194.332 2. 43 Mike ...

Chicagoland: Series season finale preview

CHAMPIONS TO BE CROWNED AT CHICAGOLAND SunRichGourmet.com 100 Date / Time 12:30 (EDT) Sunday, Sept. 7 Track Chicagoland Speedway (1.5-mile oval) Distance 67 laps/100 miles TV ESPN2 (LIVE) 12:30 (EDT) Sept. 7 Radio IMS Radio ...

Raphael Matos teleconference 2008-09-02

An interview with Raphael Matos Indy Racing League Teleconference Transcript September 2, 2008 THE MODERATOR: Good afternoon, everyone. Thank you for joining us for today's Indy Racing League teleconference. We have several guests joining ...