IndyCar news tidbits

Attendees of the Canadian Motorsports Expo on Feb. 10-12 at the International Centre in suburban Toronto will have an opportunity to see the new IZOD IndyCar Series car at the Honda Indy Toronto booth. … Andretti Autosport Star Mazda Championship driver Zach Veach of Stockdale, Ohio, used four race wins and four pole positions to capture the Formula Car Challenge presented by Goodyear Winter Series championship for the second consecutive year. … Chip Ganassi Racing is featured in the January issue of Professional Pilot magazine. The team owner utilizes a Citation X and Learjet 35 from the base at Allegheny County Airport near Pittsburgh. … Danica Patrick announced she'll compete in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Coca-Cola 600 instead of the Indianapolis 500 on May 27…….Lincoln Electric recently filmed a segment with INDYCAR director of engineering Jeff Horton, who shared safety and performance advancements introduced to the 2012 Dallara chassis. Lincoln Electric, which has been involved with NDYCAR since its inception in 1996, provides trackside welding support and technical assistance…….Ryan Hunter-Reay participated in the Florida Fish for Life/Buccaneer Cup over the weekend in the Atlantic Ocean off Palm Beach, Fla. The annual event raises awareness of colon cancer through sport fishing, and Racing For Cancer was among the fund-raising beneficiaries this year……..Ryan Briscoe calls Belle Isle “a perfect street course." Briscoe joined Team Penske teammate Will Power and National Guard Panther Racing’s JR Hildebrand on Jan, 20 in touring the 2.1-mile circuit (in a Cadillac Escalade) to be utilized for the Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix on June 1-3. The IZOD IndyCar Series drivers also participated in public meet and greet and Q&A sessions, along with media opportunities, at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

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