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Tue 18 Dec 2007
IPS: Adam Andretti to race for new FuZion Autosport team

IPS: Adam Andretti to race for new FuZion Autosport team

Another Andretti is set to make his open-wheel season debut in the Indy Racing League. Adam Andretti, the younger brother of veteran racer John Andretti and nephew of 1969 Indianapolis 500 winner Mario Andretti, has signed to drive for the new...

Thu 13 Dec 2007
IRL: Castroneves dances home with mirrorball trophy

IRL: Castroneves dances home with mirrorball trophy

Two-time Indianapolis 500 champion Helio Castroneves returned to the site of his previous successes with a new triumph to celebrate in his charmed life: the mirrorball trophy awarded the winner of the 'Dancing With The Stars' television show ...

Sun 02 Dec 2007
IRL: Crashed-car keychain brings Christmas cheer

IRL: Crashed-car keychain brings Christmas cheer

When Vitor Meira ran into a sponsorship conflict that cancelled a promised meet-and-greet with fans, the Brazilian ace at Panther Racing vowed he'd do something to make amends to his admirers. The result is a novelty that's become much ...

Wed 14 Nov 2007
IRL: Ryan Briscoe fulfills dream at Penske

IRL: Ryan Briscoe fulfills dream at Penske

Team Penske's Ryan Briscoe calls it, "A dream position for a driver" as he takes the wheel of Sam Hornish Jr.'s vacated No. 6 IndyCar ride for the full 2008 Indy Racing League season. The 26-year old Australian credits his 2007 Indianapolis 500...

Fri 05 Oct 2007
IRL: Dario Franchitti switches gears

IRL: Dario Franchitti switches gears

The much-rumored move of reigning IndyCar Series champion and 2007 Indianapolis 500 winner Dario Franchitti heading to NASCAR with Chip Ganassi Racing was consummated Wednesday (October 3rd) in Charlotte, North Carolina. Franchitti signed a ...

Thu 04 Oct 2007
IRL: IndyCar announces new payout structure

IRL: IndyCar announces new payout structure

The rewards of participation in the Indy Racing League's IndyCar Series just got sweeter as the Indianapolis-based organization announced new monetary incentives for both the Indianapolis 500 and the full sixteen-race 2008 season. The program is...

Mon 10 Sep 2007
IRL: 2007 Champion Franchitti wins at Chicagoland

IRL: 2007 Champion Franchitti wins at Chicagoland

Andretti Green Racing's Dario Franchitti won the Indy Racing League championship after Chip Ganassi Racing's Scott Dixon ran out of fuel one half mile from the finish line. Franchitti appeared to be beaten as Dixon ran ahead of the Scot on the...

Sun 09 Sep 2007
IRL: Franchitti claims Chicagoland pole

IRL: Franchitti claims Chicagoland pole

Andretti Green's Dario Franchitti held off a challenge by Team Penskes' Sam Hornish, Jr. and Helio Castroneves to claim the pole for Sunday's (September 9th) Peak Antifreeze Indy 300. "All credit to the Canadian Club crew today," he said. "They...

Sat 08 Sep 2007
IRL: Chicago braces for IndyCar showdown

IRL: Chicago braces for IndyCar showdown

The pressure is on in Chicago for two Indy Racing League teams charging headlong into the IndyCar season's three-way, 700 horse-powered, showdown. Andretti Green's Dario Franchitti and Tony Kanaan battle Chip Ganassi Racing's Scott Dixon for all...

Wed 05 Sep 2007
IRL: Motor City marvelous at Belle Isle

IRL: Motor City marvelous at Belle Isle

Detroit did itself proud with Sunday's (September 2nd) Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix. The city's beloved Belle Isle returned to turn-of-the-20th-century gentility to host an ear-splitting round of motorsport under the watchful eyes of Roger...

Tue 04 Sep 2007
IRL: Kanaan wins in wild Detroit action

IRL: Kanaan wins in wild Detroit action

Andretti Green Racing's Tony Kanaan won the Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix, but his victory was upstaged by a wild race-ending accident that knocked Dreyer & Reinbold's Buddy Rice, Chip Ganassi Racing's Scott Dixon and teammate Dario Franchitti out...

Mon 03 Sep 2007
IRL: Detroit warm-up costly to Ganassi hopes

IRL: Detroit warm-up costly to Ganassi hopes

Sunday morning's "warm-up practice" at the Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix was a costly one for Chip Ganassi Racing. Approximately twenty minutes into the thirty-minute session, Team Penske's Helio Castroneves made contact with Scott Dixon. The...

Sun 02 Sep 2007
IRL: Castroneves breaks record to claim Detroit pole

IRL: Castroneves breaks record to claim Detroit pole

Team Penske's Helio Castroneves claimed his twenty-fourth career pole, and record-breaking seventh of the 2007 IndyCar Series season, for the Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix on Sunday (September 2nd). Castroneves' best time of 1:12.0688 (103.401...

Fri 31 Aug 2007
IRL: Helio Castroneves revels in Detroit return

IRL: Helio Castroneves revels in Detroit return

The return to Detroit's Belle Isle racecourse for this weekend's Detroit Grand Prix IndyCar race marks a homecoming for Team Penske's Helio Castroneves. The two-time Indy 500 winner has won twice on the circuit (2000, 2001) when it was a regular...

Sun 12 Aug 2007
IRL: Kanaan dominates for Kentucky win

IRL: Kanaan dominates for Kentucky win

Andretti Green Racing's Tony Kanaan drove away from the field to win the Meijer Indy 300 at Kentucky Speedway. The AGR driver set the pace for over 139 laps as he clearly had the measure of any competitor on Saturday (August 11th) evening. "It...

Sat 11 Aug 2007
IRL: Kanaan and Franchitti share Kentucky front row

IRL: Kanaan and Franchitti share Kentucky front row

Andretti Green Racing's Tony Kanaan put in a blistering lap of 218.086 mph in edging teammate Dario Franchitti aside for pole in Saturday's Meijer 300 IndyCar race at Kentucky Speedway. "I have to thank the AGR team for this one," said Kanaan,...

Fri 10 Aug 2007
IPS: Mutoh claims Kentucky 100 pole

IPS: Mutoh claims Kentucky 100 pole

Panther Racing's Hideki Mutoh was fast all day long as he claimed the best speed in practice and qualifying on Friday (August 10th) leading into the Edy's Kentucky 100 Indy Pro Series race. Mutoh's speed of 191.276 miles per hour set records for...

IRL: Meira puts Michigan turmoil in past

IRL: Meira puts Michigan turmoil in past

Vitor Meira weathered a heavy crash at last weekend's Michigan International Speedway that has left him sore, but not uneager, for the 2007 Indy Racing League season to continue on Saturday (August 11th) at Kentucky Speedway. Meira is in his ...

Thu 09 Aug 2007
IRL: Kanaan wins dramatic Michigan raceHeadline

IRL: Kanaan wins dramatic Michigan race

Andretti Green Racing's Tony Kanaan outdrove teammate Marco Andretti over the last twenty laps to win the Indy 400 at Michigan International Speedway on Sunday (August 5th). Tony Kanaan takes the checkered flag ahead of Marco ...

Mon 06 Aug 2007
IRL: Franchitti wins pole at Michigan

IRL: Franchitti wins pole at Michigan

Andretti Green Racing's Dario Franchitti posted a best speed of 218.308 mph to win pole for Sunday's (August 5th) Indy 400 at Michigan International Speedway. The pole-sitter's share of ten thousand dollars from the million-plus dollar race...

Wed 01 Aug 2007
IPS: Leilani Munter marks Kentucky for her first race

IPS: Leilani Munter marks Kentucky for her first race

Leilani Munter, a thirty-one year old photo-double and stunt-car driver in popular movies like "Traffic" and "Scorpion", has signed with Sam Schmidt Motorsports (SSM) to race the last two oval dates on the Indy Pro Series season. Munter...

Tue 31 Jul 2007
Stewart wins Brickyard 400 in dramatic fashionHeadline

Stewart wins Brickyard 400 in dramatic fashion

Joe Gibbs Racing's Tony Stewart raced from fourteenth place on the starting grid to the winner's circle at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Sunday (July 29th) in the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series AllState 400 at the Brickyard. Tony Stewart is...

Sat 28 Jul 2007
Rain day brings words to fore

Rain day brings words to fore

On a rainy day in Indianapolis, as fifty-thousand fans sought shelter from the rain (or boredom) during a daylong drizzle, there was little to do but talk about racing at the world's greatest racetrack two days ahead of the NASCAR Nextel Cup...

Wed 25 Jul 2007
IRL: Dixon claims Mid-Ohio victory

IRL: Dixon claims Mid-Ohio victory

Chip Ganassi Racing's Scott Dixon scored his third consecutive Indy Car Series win by taking the Mid-Ohio 200 on Sunday (July 22nd). "This was a tough one," Dixon said. "It's big. The guys in the pits have been fantastic, making my job easier,"...

Sun 22 Jul 2007
IPS: Antinucci scores first career win at Mid-Ohio

IPS: Antinucci scores first career win at Mid-Ohio

Cheever Racing's Richard Antinucci convincingly stole the show at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course on Sunday (July 22nd), winning the Indy Pro Series' first contest at the track ahead of twenty-two competitors. Antinucci passed points-leader Alex...

IRL: Castroneves, Patrick on Mid-Ohio front row

IRL: Castroneves, Patrick on Mid-Ohio front row

Team Penske's Helio Castroneves laid down a scorching lap when it counted most, besting Danica Patrick for pole at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course on Saturday (July 21st). Castroneves fast lap of 121.620 mph was the only one of the day to crack ...

Thu 19 Jul 2007
Mark the date for Indy 2008

Mark the date for Indy 2008

MotoGP makes its debut on the grand stage of Indianapolis Motor Speedway on September 14th, 2008, as the Brickyard returns to its roots to celebrate its centennial year with the fast and flashy 800cc bikes on a modified road course set on both the...

Mon 16 Jul 2007
IRL: Dixon wins rain-delayed Nashville Indy 200

IRL: Dixon wins rain-delayed Nashville Indy 200

Scott Dixon used lapped traffic and a car that was superbly suited to the quirky concrete surface of Nashville Super Speedway to emerge as victor in Sunday's rescheduled IndyCar race. Andretti Green Racing's Dario Franchitti finished second, and...

Sun 15 Jul 2007
IPS: Pecorari captures maiden win in Nashville

IPS: Pecorari captures maiden win in Nashville

Team KMA's Robbie Pecorari drove to his maiden Indy Pro Series victory with a persistent challenge to Alex Lloyd that finally paid off in the last five laps. "I have to thank the whole Team KMA crew," he said. " We rolled off the trailer ...

IRL: Rain delays Nashville race to Sunday

IRL: Rain delays Nashville race to Sunday

Rain clouds brought the Firestone Indy 200 at Nashville Super Speedway to a close before the first wheel even turned on Saturday (July 14th). The race is rescheduled for a 1:00pm EDT start on Sunday (weather permitting). Race officials...

Wed 27 Jun 2007
IRL: Franchitti takes Iowa win with Sunday drive

IRL: Franchitti takes Iowa win with Sunday drive

Andretti Green Racing driver Dario Franchitti won the inaugural Iowa 250 IndyCar race on Sunday by surviving multiple crashes and cruising home ahead of teammate Marco Andretti to the checkered flag. Franchitti's victory builds on his triumph in...

Sun 24 Jun 2007
IRL: Dixon wins Iowa pole for Sunday contest

IRL: Dixon wins Iowa pole for Sunday contest

Chip Ganassi Racing's Scott Dixon won the pole for Sunday's Indy Racing League IndyCar Iowa Corn 250 with a best lap of 182.360 mph on the 0.894 mile short oval of Iowa Speedway. "The run went very well," he said. "I haven't been on pole in...

Fri 22 Jun 2007
US Grand Prix winds down to historic finish
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US Grand Prix winds down to historic finish

The eighth, and possibly final, United States Grand Prix at Indianapolis wound down Sunday evening as Lewis Hamilton feted his victory at the old Brickyard's road course by thanking crew, family and God. Spectators filing out of the Speedway ...

Tue 19 Jun 2007
Midwestern drivers thrive in German-born series

Midwestern drivers thrive in German-born series

Americans in Formula 1 are as rare as hen's teeth, but Formula BMW drivers Eric Morrow of Indianapolis, Tim Hollowell of Greenwood, Indiana and Detroit's Jordan Dick look to change that deficit and put the United States solidly into the world's ...

Thu 14 Jun 2007
IRL: Franchitti leads Mid-Ohio Wednesday test

IRL: Franchitti leads Mid-Ohio Wednesday test

Andretti Green Racing's Dario Franchitti led the way at today's (June 13th) IndyCar Series Open Test at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course outside Lexington, Ohio. Franchitti, returning to a circuit where technical skill is paramount, sped over the ...

Thu 07 Jun 2007
IRL: Carpenter and Foyt IV relish Saturday bout

IRL: Carpenter and Foyt IV relish Saturday bout

Vision Racing drivers Ed Carpenter and AJ Foyt IV are in their first full season racing together. Both will be at the wheel of their Dallara/Honda racecars for this weekend's Texas Motor Speedway 342-mile (550 K) race on the highly banked oval...