Articles tagged Barry Green

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Lunch With... Paul Tracy

This ever-determined, hard-charging Indycar driver didn’t always mind his Ps and Qs but invariably gave his all in the cockpit Writer Simon Taylor | Photographer Michael McNamara These days your average professional racing driver tends to be slight and slender. He is unfailingly polite to team personnel, to sponsors and to rivals, and speaks to the media in unexceptional sound-bites while a PR...

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"He Didn't Need a Kiss and a Cuddle"

Little Teo Fabi had an inner steel that made him tougher than he looked. Which was just as well for an Indycar and F1 ace who was dogged by bad luck By Paul Fearnley Only four Indianapolis 500 rookies in 100 years have started from pole: Teo Fabi in 1983 is one. Prematurely balding and softly spoken, his puppy-ish face often apparently bemused, occasionally morose, he was a beautifully smooth...

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Hard graft, learning to draft

NASCAR is huge in America and recently it’s attracted an influx of single-seater drivers. But it’s also a notoriously difficult form of racing to master, as some are finding to their cost By Gordon Kirby When Roger Penske’s pair of Dodge Chargers driven by Ryan Newman and Kurt Busch swept to a surprise one-two victory in February’s 50th Daytona 500, it emphasised how competitive the 40-plus car...

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When the chips are up

He had success behind the wheel, but Chip Ganassi has really won big as a team owner In recent years Chip Ganassi has emerged as the only American team owner to rival the wide breadth of Roger Penske's achievements in motor racing. That may be presumptuous to say because Penske has long set the standard for American racing, not only in preparation and presentation, but also by winning many races...

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Born to run

Michael Andretti and Al Unser Jnr carried their fathers' lndycar rivalry into a new generation. David Malsher tells their stories The parallels are obvious: Al Unser Jnr and Michael Andretti, sons of Indycar legends and born within a year of each other, each take the CART title and a great many wins and both step out of their fathers' shadows to become legends in their own right. But it's the...

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Born of necessity, died of neglect

Inspired by team owner Dan Gurney, CART rose to become a powerful series that even Bernie Ecclestone feared. Sadly, its downfall was equally as spectacular By Robin Miller In 1978, Indycar racing was underpaid, undervalued and under the blundering leadership of the United States Auto Club. Purses were paltry, television money was a joke, sanction fees were laughable and car owners had little if...

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Can-Am: the sequel

No orange McLarens, no Denny Hulme... Gary Watkins looks back at Can-Am's second coming Alan Jones, Keke Rosberg, Bobby Rahal, Jacky Ickx, Al Unser (Senior and Junior), Patrick Tambay, Danny Sullivan and Al Holbert all won races in its glory years. Gilles Villeneuve, Chris Amon, Patrick Depailler, Jean-Pierre Jarier, Vern Schuppan and a whole load more besides never did. The racing was close, the...

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Lunch with... Dario Franchitti

For more than a decade this Scot has proved there is a racing life beyond F1, emulating his hero Jimmy Clark with victory at Indianapolis and much more besidesBy Simon Taylor In today's Formula 1-obsessed world, the name of Dario Franchitti does not loom as large as it should. All those reference books and websites that believe motor sport starts and ends with Bernie's fortnightly round will...

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Junior showtime

Al Unser Jnr's arrival at Penske has been nothing short of startling. But are some of the other teams perhaps making life a little easy? Al Unser Jnr is having a year that already ranks among the greatest in the history of IndyCar racing. With nearly half a season still ahead of him, Unser has a very real chance of surpassing the record of national championship wins in a year – 10 – held jointly...

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