Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 9/18/14
One of the biggest names in IndyCar racing is leaving the series next season. Newman-Haas Racing, the team started by late actor Paul Newman, has decided it will not compete in 2012. It's the first time since 1982 Newman-Haas will not field an open-car team. Carl Haas, the team's co-founder, made the announcement in a one-sentence statement indicating the team had trouble finding sponsorship. ''The economic climate no longer enables Newman-Haas Racing to participate in open-wheel racing at this time,'' he said. The move came as a surprise following a solid season in which Spanish driver Oriol Servia finished fourth in the points. Only Target Chip Ganassi teammates Dario Franchitti and Scott Dixon and Team Penske driver Will Power were ahead of Servia. Newman-Haas' other driver, Canadian James Hinchcliffe, was last season's rookie of the year. Both were expected to return to the team in 2012, and Newman-Haas was scheduled to receive the first of its new 2012 IndyCar models Dec....
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