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Helio Castroneves Attempts to Push Back Trial

Posted in Gallery, IndyCar with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on November 14, 2008 by autoracingpower

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Two-time Indianapolis 500 winner and alleged tax cheat Helio Castroneves is trying to postpone his March trial so he can continue to race. Castroneves wishes to move the trial to November. His employer, Penske Racing, is also asking for his trial to be pushed to the end of the racing season. Penske may need to select another driver for the 2009 IndyCar Series if Castroneves goes to trial in March. If Helio isn’t racing he will have tons of time to spend on the dance floor perfecting his craft.

Helio won the 2007 Dancing with the Stars competition with his gorgeous dance partner Julianne Hough.

Source: AP

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IndyCar not Returning to Australia in 2009

Posted in IndyCar with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on November 13, 2008 by autoracingpower

surfersparadiseThe IndyCar Series will not be returning to race in Surfers Paradise in 2009. It was announced yesterday that the Indy Racing League and the Queensland government were not able to reach an agreement regarding long-term scheduling or financial terms. The Indy Racing League wished to move the race from October to March due to a clash with American football. Moving the race to March would conflict with the F1 Grand Prix in Melbourne. Motor sports will still be present in Surfers Paradise in October of 2009 with Australian V8 Supercars.

In October of 2008, the IndyCar Series debuted in Surfers Paradise holding a non-points race. The race was won by Ryan Briscoe (first Australian driver to win in 18 years) of Team Penske in front of 97,000 spectators.

Highlights from Nikon Indy 300

Source: IndyCar.com, TheAustralian.news.com.au