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Mon 22 Dec 2008
Detroit street circuit jettisoned for 2009Headline

Detroit street circuit jettisoned for 2009

The IndyCar/American Le Mans Series double-header weekend at Belle Isle in Detroit, Michigan, has been canceled for 2009. Late word today said that the event did not fit the business plans of race organizers amidst the current economic situation.

Sat 15 Nov 2008
Hildebrand joins AGR/AFS juggernautHeadline

Hildebrand joins AGR/AFS juggernaut

Prodigious American talent J.R. Hildebrand will contest a second full season of Firestone Indy Lights competition in 2009, replacing outgoing series champion Raphael Matos at Andretti Green Racing/AFS Racing. Hildebrand shifts from RLR Andersen ...

Fri 10 Oct 2008
Matos, Luczo Dragon latest to confirm 2009 plans

Matos, Luczo Dragon latest to confirm 2009 plans

Over the last couple weeks there have been a number of IndyCar Series signings as the grid for the 2009 season begins to take shape. The checkered flag flew at the final points round in Chicagoland only a month ago, yet already a number of drivers...

Sun 28 Sep 2008
Acura trio looking to add Petit win to mantles

Acura trio looking to add Petit win to mantles

Each racing series has its marquee event, with the American Le Mans Series running theirs the latest in the calendar year. The upcoming Petit Le Mans will feature a plethora of motorsports all-stars, who join the usual driver lineups for the ...

Tue 09 Sep 2008
Castroneves wins Chicago, Dixon scores titleHeadline

Castroneves wins Chicago, Dixon scores title

Helio Castroneves did everything he needed to do to win his first series championship, but at the end of the day it wasn't enough. He scored an improbable victory at Chicagoland Speedway from 28th and last on the grid, led the most laps, and eked...

Sun 07 Sep 2008
Matos scores crucial Chicagoland pole

Matos scores crucial Chicagoland pole

Raphael Matos secured a vital pole position for tomorrow's Indy Lights season finale at Chicagoland Speedway. Matos ran his two-lap average three tenths of a second quicker than fellow Brazilian Ana Beatriz, who starts next to him on the front...

Sat 06 Sep 2008
Dixon, Castroneves brace for Chicagoland title fight

Dixon, Castroneves brace for Chicagoland title fight

The two protagonists head to Joliet with one thing on each of their minds: securing the 2008 IndyCar Series championship. All season, the title has firmly been Scott Dixon's to lose, and merely two races ago at Kentucky, he held a solid 78-point...

Fri 05 Sep 2008
Franchitti returns, Wheldon does team switchHeadline

Franchitti returns, Wheldon does team switch

Dario Franchitti shifts gears by leaving his NASCAR foray to move back to the IndyCar Series, staying with Chip Ganassi Racing. The news of Dan Wheldon's departure came just days before his teammate Scott Dixon most likely will wrap up the 2008 ...

Fri 15 Aug 2008
Is it d?j? vu all over again?

Is it d?j? vu all over again?

The latest "major announcement" of the 2008 IndyCar Series season has recently occurred, with the series' new television contract being announced for 2009 and beyond. The new deal sees ABC continue to broadcast the premier event, the Indianapolis...

Sun 10 Aug 2008
Audi scores another one-two at Road AmericaHeadline

Audi scores another one-two at Road America

Audi Sport North America, with its powerful V12 engine powering the R10 TDI, and the torque to get off the corners and up the hills, atoned for its 2007 overall defeat at Road America with an authoritative performance in today's race. The duo of...

Sat 09 Aug 2008
Luhr smashes record for Road America poleHeadline

Luhr smashes record for Road America pole

Lucas Luhr laid down a new track record on a day when three of the four classes set new low marks. The German put his Audi R10 TDI on overall pole on a circuit where it can ably stretch its legs. Luhr was the only driver to go under 1:47, timing...

Fri 01 Aug 2008
2009 shaping up with schedule release

2009 shaping up with schedule release

After much speculation, today the Indy Racing League released its 2009 IndyCar Series calendar. The 18-race schedule officially adds two new events, former Champ Car street circuit strongholds in Long Beach and Toronto. Florida will serve as both...

Mon 28 Jul 2008
Dixon delivers Edmonton victoryHeadline

Dixon delivers Edmonton victory

Scott Dixon's Chip Ganassi Racing crew got him out of the pits ahead of the Penske Racing teammates, and from there the New Zealander only had to keep it on the road to take home another win. He did just that, with his fifth victory of the season...

Sat 26 Jul 2008
Briscoe flies to Edmonton poleHeadline

Briscoe flies to Edmonton pole

Ryan Briscoe was part lucky and part good in winning last week's IndyCar Series race at Mid-Ohio. The same description applied to the Australian's pole-winning effort for tomorrow's Rexall Edmonton Indy, marking his second pole of the season and...

Fri 25 Jul 2008
KV Racing duo pace Edmonton practice

KV Racing duo pace Edmonton practice

On a track where prior experience is expected to pay dividends, two veterans of the City Centre Airport topped the timesheets on Thursday's practice for the Rexall Edmonton Indy. KV Racing Technologies teammates Will Power and Oriol Servia led...

Fri 20 Jun 2008
Six weeks of madness to come

Six weeks of madness to come

The midsummer stretch run for the IndyCar Series is in full force beginning this week at the Iowa Speedway. After a rare off week, the first time since before the Japan/Long Beach double-header weekend in mid-April, drivers and teams will embark...

Mon 02 Jun 2008
Briscoe earns historic first win at Milwaukee

Briscoe earns historic first win at Milwaukee

Ryan Briscoe earned headlines for all the wrong reasons with a controversial pit incident last week at Indianapolis. Today the Australian erased the negative press with a masterful drive through traffic to score his first IndyCar victory, and the...

Sun 01 Jun 2008
Marco Andretti captures first pole in Milwaukee

Marco Andretti captures first pole in Milwaukee

It wasn't turn-back-the-clock day at the track, but the front row for tomorrow's IndyCar Series race here at the Milwaukee Mile gave both fans and media allusions of yesteryear. Indeed, an Andretti and a Rahal will grace the front row, as ...

Sat 24 May 2008
Rain plays havoc on Carb Day

Rain plays havoc on Carb Day

The last day to tweak setups and prepare for this year's running of the Indianapolis 500 was marred by rain interruption. No one in IndyCar ran more than ten laps around the 2.5-mile oval as most of practice was a wash. Most cars just turned ...

Fri 23 May 2008
A beehive of media activity keep Indy 500 lineup busy

A beehive of media activity keep Indy 500 lineup busy

Track activity resumed today with Indy Lights practice and qualifying. While the IndyCar teams were idle as they prepare for tomorrow's final practice, it as an off track day commonly known as media day and there were a number of significant ...

Thu 22 May 2008
Engines are quiet but Indy 500 drivers stay busy

Engines are quiet but Indy 500 drivers stay busy

Since the hectic final half hour of qualifying last Sunday for Bump Day, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway has gone quiet. Despite not being on track, drivers and teams have not had much down time. On Monday, drivers and the Borg-Warner trophy ...

Wed 21 May 2008
Lazier delivers knockout punch on Bump DayHeadline

Lazier delivers knockout punch on Bump Day

Veteran savvy triumphed over youthful inexperience on this year's Bump Day at Indianapolis. The star of the day was 1996 Indianapolis 500 champion Buddy Lazier, one of only two drivers in the field to have raced here prior to the IndyCar split....

Sun 18 May 2008
Bell edges Rahal on day three of qualifyingHeadline

Bell edges Rahal on day three of qualifying

Within the first two and a half hours of qualifying at Indianpolis on Saturday, the track featured a flurry of activity with 21 cars completing their qualifying attempts for the legendary Indycar race. The main adversary was a crosswind in turn...

Fri 16 May 2008
Dixon leads, rest prepare for final qualifyingHeadline

Dixon leads, rest prepare for final qualifying

It is crunch time at Indianapolis, the day before the field will be set for the 92nd running of the 500. While most of the field is focusing on race setups and trimming their Dallaras (all but one car in the field) to spec, others are sweating ...

Fri 02 May 2008
Dixon thirsts for some luck, Indy 500 winHeadline

Dixon thirsts for some luck, Indy 500 win

After a hectic first month encompassing four races, the IndyCar Series focuses its sights for the next month on the crown jewel of the sport: Indianapolis and the 92nd running of the 500. A driver who has not yet tasted the milk but stands as one...

Thu 24 Apr 2008
The aftermath of Patrick's historic win

The aftermath of Patrick's historic win

One era firmly came to a close on Sunday and for those watching on television, it was clear a new era was being broadcasted nationwide to all viewers. The question was always whether Danica Patrick, who rose to prominence following a few laps in...

Fri 28 Mar 2008
Changes afoot in united series

Changes afoot in united series

The blending of Champ Car assets into the unified IndyCar Series has focused mainly on the driver and team additions. However, not to be overlooked are what all the teams and fans have to look forward to, a bevy of new technical and series ...

Wed 06 Feb 2008
IPS: IRL: Cotman joins IndyCar executive staff

IPS: IRL: Cotman joins IndyCar executive staff

Like many other teams, drivers, sponsors, and racetracks, another ex-Champ Car entity has switched over to the IRL IndyCar Series: former CCWS executive VP and race director Tony Cotman. The New Zealander announced his departure from the one ...

Sat 19 Jan 2008
CHAMPCAR/CART: Tony Cotman resigns post at Champ Car

CHAMPCAR/CART: Tony Cotman resigns post at Champ Car

One of the series' major assets is out, as today Tony Cotman resigned as Champ Car's Executive Vice President of Operations and Race Director. Cotman will be influential in finding his replacement. During a four-year period with the series, the...

Thu 17 Jan 2008
Alonso attempts to rebound at RenaultHeadline
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Alonso attempts to rebound at Renault

The long-locked, fresh-faced youngster stormed onto the Formula One scene after becoming the sport's pole sitter and race winner in 2003. Two years later he had knocked Michael Schumacher from the top of the F1 heap as the sport's youngest World...

Fri 04 Jan 2008
CHAMPCAR/CART: Servia lands PKV Racing full ride for 2008

CHAMPCAR/CART: Servia lands PKV Racing full ride for 2008

One of Champ Car's most experienced but well traveled drivers will have a seat secured for the entirety of the 2008 season, as today Oriol Servia was announced as one of PKV Racing's drivers. The team, according to general manager Mark Johnson,...