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Mon 11 Aug 2008
Dixon takes last lap victory at Kentucky

Dixon takes last lap victory at Kentucky

Chip Ganassi Racing's Scott Dixon won a dramatic last lap duel with Team Penske's Helio Castroneves to take first place in the Meijer 300 IndyCar Series race at Kentucky Speedway on Saturday (August 9th). Fuel strategy was the difference-maker...

Sat 09 Aug 2008
Dixon bumps Meria to earn Kentucky poleHeadline

Dixon bumps Meria to earn Kentucky pole

Chip Ganassi Racing's Scott Dixon won pole for Saturday evening's Meijer 300 IndyCar Series race at Kentucky Speedway with a four-lap average speed of 218.968 mph, besting Panther Racing's Vitor Meira for the top spot on the grid. Scott...

AGR, Kanaan to remain together for 5 more yearsHeadline

AGR, Kanaan to remain together for 5 more years

Andretti Green Racing's Tony Kanaan will continue to remain a constant of the team and the Indy Racing League as team owners Kevin Savoree, Kim Green and Michael Andretti announced a new five-year contract extension to keep the 2004 IndyCar Series...

Mon 28 Jul 2008
Johnson sweeps caution-laden Brickyard 400Headline

Johnson sweeps caution-laden Brickyard 400

It was like running the Kentucky Derby and stopping at every quarter pole to check the horses' shoes as Jimmie Johnson of Hendrick Motorsports repeated as champion at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Sunday (July 27th) by winning a series of ...

Sun 27 Jul 2008
Jimmie Johnson takes Brickyard poleHeadline

Jimmie Johnson takes Brickyard pole

Jimmie Johnson drove the Hendrick Motorsports No. 48 Chevrolet to the Allstate 400 at the Brickyard pole on Saturday (July 26th) at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Johnson's speed of 181.763 mph was well off the track qualifying record held by Casey...

Teams concerned with tire wear at Indianapolis

Teams concerned with tire wear at Indianapolis

Goodyear found itself in the middle of another controversy over its racing rubber on Saturday (July 26th) as several contenders for the Allstate 400 at the Brickyard championship tossed concerned remarks at the maker following qualifying and ...

Sat 26 Jul 2008
Johnson leads Brickyard 400 practice

Johnson leads Brickyard 400 practice

Preparations for the 15th Allstate 400 at the Brickyard commenced at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Friday (July 25th) with Jimmie Johnson setting the pace in the No. 48 Lowe's Chevrolet for the two NASCAR Sprint Cup Series practices. "The first...

Tue 22 Jul 2008
Davison wins Mid-Ohio race two

Davison wins Mid-Ohio race two

It was one of the wildest scenes ever: Sam Schmidt Motorsports' James Davison motored down the final quarter mile beneath a waving checkered flag while race-leader Jonny Reid of Integra Motorspors, in error, cut short his sure victory by ...

Sat 19 Jul 2008
Andretti, Kanaan lead Mid-Ohio Friday practice

Andretti, Kanaan lead Mid-Ohio Friday practice

Andretti Green Racing's Marco Andretti and Tony Kanaan led practice over the morning and afternoon sessions at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course on Friday (July 18th), ahead of Saturday qualifying and Sunday's Indy 200 Race on the 2.258 mile road ...

Fri 18 Jul 2008
Tracy rides with Walker/Vision for Canadian race

Tracy rides with Walker/Vision for Canadian race

Long-time open-wheel owner Derrick Walker and veteran racer Paul Tracy were welcomed back to the IndyCar Series on Tuesday when Vision Racing's Tony George announced a one-off collaboration between the three men for the upcoming Edmonton IndyCar...

Tue 15 Jul 2008
Beatriz becomes Indy Lights' first female winner

Beatriz becomes Indy Lights' first female winner

Twenty-three year-old Ana 'Bia' Beatriz of Sam Schmidt Motorsports became the first woman to win an Indy Lights race on Saturday (July 12th) by charging past pole-sitter and teammate James Davison for lead on Lap 33 of 77, then cruising home for...

Dixon takes third guitar victory in Nashville

Dixon takes third guitar victory in Nashville

Chip Ganassi Racing pulled off a triumph of championship proportions on Saturday (July 12th) by placing Scott Dixon first and teammate Dan Wheldon second in the rain-shortened Firestone Indy 200 at Nashville SuperSpeedway. Dixon remained...

Sat 12 Jul 2008
Castroneves wins his first Nashville pole

Castroneves wins his first Nashville pole

Team Penske's Helio Castroneves won his first pole at Nashville SuperSpeedway on Friday (July 12th), edging Andretti Green Racing's Danica Patrick from the top spot for Saturday evenings Firestone 200 IndyCar Series contest. The Brazilian...

Aussie James Davison takes Indy Lights pole

Aussie James Davison takes Indy Lights pole

A teary-eyed and emotional James Davison took top prize in qualifying on Friday (July 11th) for this weekend's Firestone Indy Lights Sunbelt Rentals 100 race. "Through no one's fault particularly, it's been a very, very trying year," said the ...

Tue 24 Jun 2008
Wheldon masters the Iowa Speedway for the winHeadline

Wheldon masters the Iowa Speedway for the win

Target Chip Ganassi Racing's Dan Wheldon mastered a windy day, a hotly contested race, and a brilliant fuel strategy to win the IndyCar Series Iowa Corn 250 at Newton, Iowa on Sunday (June 22nd). Victory lane: race winner Dan Wheldon, ...

Sun 22 Jun 2008
Battistini wins Iowa 100, takes points lead

Battistini wins Iowa 100, takes points lead

Panther Racing's Dillon Battistini won the Firestone Indy Lights Jen-Weld 100-mile race at Iowa Speedway on Saturday (June 21st) and with the victory reclaimed the lead in the championship points chase toward the Firestone Firehawk...

Qualifying rained out, Iowa field set by points

Qualifying rained out, Iowa field set by points

Rain cancelled qualifying for the Sunday (June 22nd) IndyCar Iowa Corn 225, mandating the grid be set by championship points for tomorrow's 12:30 PM CDT start. As a result Chip Ganassi Racing's Scott Dixon and Team Penske's Helio Castroneves...

Sat 21 Jun 2008
Arie Luyendyk Jr claims Indy Lights pole

Arie Luyendyk Jr claims Indy Lights pole

AFS Andretti Green Racing's Arie Luyendyk sweated out a mid-afternoon thunderstorm that threatened to cancel Firestone Indy Lights qualifying at Iowa Speedway before claiming pole for Saturday's Jeld-Wen 100 race. "I was afraid the rain would...

Tue 03 Jun 2008
Special day for Penske came at Milwaukee Mile

Special day for Penske came at Milwaukee Mile

Ryan Briscoe's win at the Milwaukee Mile on Sunday (June 1st) won him more than Team Penske's twenty-sixth IndyCar Series victory. It no doubt won him a special place in owner Roger Penske's heart as his triumph became the 300th time the Team...

Indy win rewards Dixon with record payout

Indy win rewards Dixon with record payout

Chip Ganassi Racing's Scott Dixon collected nearly $3 million dollars Monday (May 26th) evening at the Indianapolis 500 Victory Banquet and celebration at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The twenty-seven year old racer from Auckland, New Zealand ...

Sun 01 Jun 2008
Wilson wins Milwaukee 100

Wilson wins Milwaukee 100

Team E's Bobby Wilson passed pole-sitter Pablo Donoso on the thirteenth of one hundred laps to win the Sunday (June 1st) Milwaukee 100. The result was the team's first-ever Firestone Indy Lights victory, and the third consecutive season that...

Pablo Donoso grabs Milwaukee 100 pole

Pablo Donoso grabs Milwaukee 100 pole

Chilean Pablo Donoso of Team Moore put together a quick 145.669 mph two-lap average to take pole at qualifying for the Sunday (June 1st) Milwaukee 100 race at Wisconsin Fairgrounds. It was the rookie Firestone Indy Lights driver's first try at...

Sat 31 May 2008
Eleven rookies try Milwaukee Mile oval on Friday

Eleven rookies try Milwaukee Mile oval on Friday

Hideki Mutoh of Andretti Green Racing led eleven IndyCar Series rookies who tested the Milwaukee Mile on a sunny Friday (May 29th) afternoon at Wisconsin Fairgrounds. Mutoh's best lap at 160.603 mph (22.7518 sec) set the pace as preparations for...

Fri 30 May 2008
Brewer's Notebook: Dixon lifts with Indy win

Brewer's Notebook: Dixon lifts with Indy win

Raise the cue-card to start the cheering, roll the film and clack-snap the scene-board one last time. This is how it's supposed to end in the movies. For a globe roiled by four dollar a gallon gas, protracted war and bad home loans the scene was...

Sat 24 May 2008
Rookies ready for fast Indy 500 finish

Rookies ready for fast Indy 500 finish

The 2008 Indianapolis 500 field boasts eleven 'rookie' drivers, though many of them are accomplished drivers in racing disciplines from around the globe. The eleven men (Alex Lloyd, Bruno Junqueira, Will Power, Jaime Camara, E J Viso, Enrique ...

Honda signs on through 2013 at Indy

Honda signs on through 2013 at Indy

The future shape and sound of IndyCar Series racing will turn on the results of a roundtable brainstorming session at Indianapolis Motor Speedway next month; but the participation of Honda in that vision is assured. The automotive giant affirmed...

Fri 23 May 2008
Ethanol powers its way to Indy

Ethanol powers its way to Indy

America's E-85 Ethanol Producers held a press conference at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Thursday (May 22nd) to promote the use of ethanol fuel in a wide variety of demanding energy applications ranging from automobiles to small engines and ...

Tue 20 May 2008
Bumping begins at Indy to set the 2008 grid

Bumping begins at Indy to set the 2008 grid

The Indianapolis 500 field of thirty-three is full as the calendar turns to the final Sunday (May 18th) 'Bump Day' of qualifying for the Memorial Day contest at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Marty Roth took the final spot in the field on...

Dramatic last hour finds Roth last man standing

Dramatic last hour finds Roth last man standing

"It's all about time," said Marty Roth when it was over. The amicable Canadian's emotions no doubt swirled as briskly as the wind around Indianapolis Motor Speedway on the final day of qualifying for the Memorial Day race, a day that added force...

Fri 16 May 2008
Teams focus on race setup at Indy

Teams focus on race setup at Indy

IndyCar Series practice resumed on Thursday (May 15th) at Indianapolis Motor Speedway as teams readied for the last weekend of qualifications and came to grips with race set-ups for the Indianapolis 500. Team Penske's Ryan Briscoe was fastest at...

Thu 15 May 2008
Dixon and Wheldon lead at rainy IndyHeadline

Dixon and Wheldon lead at rainy Indy

Chip Ganassi Racing teammates Scott Dixon and Dan Wheldon led the way on a rain-shortened Wednesday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. At the end of the brief thirty minute practice period Dixon (222.834 mph, 40.3889 sec.) and Wheldon (222.810,...

Wed 14 May 2008
Jeff Simmons onboard at Foyt Racing for Indy 500Headline

Jeff Simmons onboard at Foyt Racing for Indy 500

Jeff Simmons returns to the Indy Racing League's IndyCar Series on Wednesday (May 14th) when he joins Foyt Racing in the No. 41 car for practice leading up to the 2008 Indianapolis 500. Jeff Simmons. Photo by Dana Garrett - ...

Sun 11 May 2008
Brewer's Notebook: Indy 500 Pole DayHeadline

Brewer's Notebook: Indy 500 Pole Day

Pole Day brought a sizable crowd to the grounds of Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Saturday, enough to keep the Pagoda Plaza buzzing with activity while the cars whirred around the track seeking the prestigious Peak Motor Oil Award. Scott...

Sat 10 May 2008
Brewer's Notebook: Indy 500 Fast Friday

Brewer's Notebook: Indy 500 Fast Friday

Fast Friday brought gray skies to Speedway, Indiana; but the mood of the fans was anything but blue as the IndyCar Series retured to the track for practice ahead of Saturday's Pole Day qualifying at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Indiana Governor...

Patrick, DCR crew chief have bizarre pitlane accident

Patrick, DCR crew chief have bizarre pitlane accident

A difficult week became more taxing at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on "Fast Friday" when accidents and renewed rainstorm activity turned a gray day even uglier around the racetrack. One of the incidents was as unpredictable as it was harrowing,...

Fri 09 May 2008
Rains continue to dampen Indy preparationsHeadline

Rains continue to dampen Indy preparations

The rain continues to fall on the 2.5 mile oval at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Speedway, Indiana. The weatherman put the brakes on Thursday's planned six-hour practice session with a constant drizzle over the central portion of the Hoosier...