Dario Franchitti Wins Peak Antifreeze 300 Pole

Laura McNamara

The man first in the running for the 2007 IndyCar Series Championship wins the pole position for the final race of the season. Canadian Club Driver Dario Franchitti secured the pole with a qualifying speed of 214.646 mph and a qualifying time of 25.4931 seconds. Sam Hornish Jr. snatched the second pole position with a qualifying time of 25.5115 seconds …

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Team Ethanol Qualifies for Peak Antifreeze Indy 300

Laura McNamara

I guess teammates Scott Sharp and Ryan Hunter-Reay like to stick together. Both qualified for the Peak Antifreeze Indy 300 race on Sunday at 3:00 p.m. Scott qualified for the 11th position and Ryan slid in right behind him for the 12th position. Ryan’s qualifying time came in at 25.7566 with a top speed of 212.450 mph. “The time just …

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PEAK Antifreeze Indy 300 Weekend

Chuck Zimmerman

PEAK Anitfreeze Indy 300In case you didn’t know it, the final race of the Indy Racing League season is this weekend at Chicagoland Speedway. I’m on my way there today since there’s a whole weekend of activities planned to help promote ethanol with the Ethanol Promotion and Information Council. I’ll be following the activities of Jeff Simmons in particular as he competes in the #17 Team Ethanol Car for Rahal-Letterman Racing.

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Dario Franchitti Peak 300 and Indy Series Champ

Laura McNamara

Just one word is fitting for Canadian Club Driver Dario Franchitti: Champion. Dario cinched the the 2007 Peak Antifreeze Indy 300 after Scott Dixon fell behind the Scottish driver in the last few hundred feet of the race after racing with Dario neck and neck. The win also secured Dario the 2007 IndyCar Series Title. The Andretti Green Racing teammate …

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Team Ethanol Driver Secures 7th, Declared Rookie-of-the-Year

Laura McNamara

Looks like Team Ethanol Driver Ryan Hunter-Reay found a little bit of that grip he said his crew was looking for yesterday. Ryan finished 7th after starting the race from the 12th position. Not a bad finish for a rookie driver who joined the races mid-season. In fact, Ryan’s driving impressed the racing officials enough for them to award him …

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Helio Trades Races for Dances

Laura McNamara

IndyCar Team Penske Driver Helio Castroneves will be appearing in the fifth season of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars. The two-time Indy 500 winner was paired with with Julianne Hough, the professional dancing partner of last year’s winning celebrity Olympic speed skater Apolo Anton Ohno. Helio promoted his skills on the dance floor just before the PEAK Antifreeze Indy 300 …

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EPIC Member Happy with Growth of Ethanol Fuel Consumption

Laura McNamara

It’s about getting ethanol fuel on the ground with more plants and more pumps for Ethanol Promotion and Information Council advising board member Troy Prescott. Troy is the President of the Cardinal Ethanol Plant in Winchester, Indiana. I spoke with Troy about the development of the ethanol industry at the Chicagoland race track a few hours before Sunday’s PEAK Antifreeze …

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Race to Go Green Winners Call VIP Experience Unforgettable

Laura McNamara

Garage tours, autographs from Team Ethanol Driver Ryan Hunter-Reay and meeting Bobby Rahal of Rahal-Letterman Racing was just the beginning of the elite access for Race to Go Green Sweepstakes winners Jeffrey and Bud Carter. The brothers witnessed the finale of Canadian Club Driver Dario Franchitti’s winningest season, claiming the championship in four Indy Racing League races, including the Indy …

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EPIC Exec Happy with 2007 Indy Promotion

Laura McNamara

The final race of the season brings reflection and reverence. The Team Ethanol pit crew paused for prayer one final time for the 2007 Indy Racing season. Just hours before, I spoke with Ethanol Promotion and Information Council Executive Director Tom Slunecka and we reflected on ethanol’s big year; the year the Indy Racing League switched to a 98% ethanol …

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IRL Finishes Fill Up, Feel Good Season

Cindy Zimmerman

The 2007 Indy Car Series will go down in the racing history books as the first year a major motorsport embraced a renewable and environmentally-responsible fuel source, setting the standard for the “Greening of Racing”. This edition features comments from interviews done at the last Indy Car Series race event for this season, the PEAK Antifreeze Indy 300 at Chicagoland …

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