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Wed 30 Dec 2009
Ingram's Flat Spot On: Johnson, F1 exodus - top storiesHeadline

Ingram's Flat Spot On: Johnson, F1 exodus - top stories

Ingram's Flat Spot On By: Jonathan Ingram Johnson, F1 exodus: top stories The Top Ten motor racing stories in 2009, according to one man's opinion. 1. Jimmie Johnson wins four straight -- This is the story of the decade. It only changes...

Mon 21 Dec 2009
Ingram's Flat Spot On: Patrick: Threat or Inspiration?Headline

Ingram's Flat Spot On: Patrick: Threat or Inspiration?

Ingram's Flat Spot On by Jonathan Ingram Patrick: Threat or Inspiration? I wrote the book on Danica Patrick, or perhaps more accurately the unauthorized biography. Having watched her race since her earliest days in IndyCar, trust me on this.

Wed 18 Nov 2009
Ingram's Flat Spot On: Martin's Chase plot thickens Headline

Ingram's Flat Spot On: Martin's Chase plot thickens

Ingram's Flat Spot On by Jonathan Ingram Martin's Chase Plot Thickens The past week produced a remarkable batch of late fall racing news. One writer's view of the top ten stories. Mark Martin, Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet. Photo...

Mon 16 Nov 2009
DiZinno notebook: Deals and tweets in off-seasonHeadline

DiZinno notebook: Deals and tweets in off-season

A month has passed since the final checkered flag of the IndyCar Series season. There have been several newsworthy developments since Dario Franchitti captured his second series championship at Homestead and we now take a look at ...

Wed 04 Nov 2009
Ten years on: Greg Moore rememberedHeadline

Ten years on: Greg Moore remembered

It has now been ten years since open-wheel racing lost one of its fan-friendliest, most articulate, brightest, fastest, and incredibly well-respected drivers. But with that said, the memories that Greg Moore left the world of motorsport live on to...

Fri 09 Oct 2009
Franchitti primed for Homestead title showdownHeadline

Franchitti primed for Homestead title showdown

The last time he entered a championship finale in IndyCar, Dario Franchitti had to fight off his then rival from an opposing team, Scott Dixon of Target Chip Ganassi Racing. Mid-Ohio Podium: winner Scott Dixon, second place Ryan Briscoe,...

Fri 02 Oct 2009
Dixon wins fastest Milwaukee IndyCar eventHeadline

Dixon wins fastest Milwaukee IndyCar event

Scott Dixon didn't lead the majority of laps around the treacherous Milwaukee Mile, but led the right ones en route to winning his second IndyCar Series event of the season. Scott Dixon, Target Chip Ganassi Racing. Photo by Andy ...

Ingram's Flat Spot On: Look who's hotHeadline

Ingram's Flat Spot On: Look who's hot

Ingram's Flat Spot On by Jonathan Ingram Look Who's Hot To paraphrase Jimi Hendrix: Are you motivated? It's a question most race car drivers answer in the affirmative. But one only need look at recent results -- starting with six victories...

Team Penske notches 1-2 finish in TexasHeadline

Team Penske notches 1-2 finish in Texas

Helio Castroneves used a late race yellow to beat his Penske teammate Ryan Briscoe out of the pits before going on to victory at Texas Motor Speedway. It was the Brazilian's second victory this season and Team Penske's third. Victory...

Ingram's Flat Spot On: Danica gaining Mo'Headline

Ingram's Flat Spot On: Danica gaining Mo'

Ingram's Flat Spot On by Jonathan Ingram DANICA GAINING MO' The reason I like Danica Patrick is because she's talented, ambitious, gutsy and different. She's like a savvy quarterback in the NFL, a brilliant point guard in the NBA or a showboat...

Ingram's Flat Spot On: Going, going, goneHeadline

Ingram's Flat Spot On: Going, going, gone

Ingram's Flat Spot On by Jonathan Ingram Going, Going, Gone The first half of the current season has finally cast doom over the once respected livelihood known as the motor racing dictator. Just this week, the last solo American racing ...

Changes afoot in IMS front office Headline

Changes afoot in IMS front office

Confirming rumors that had been speculated for the better part of a month, today the Indianapolis Motor Speedway officially announced a change in leadership within the track's management team. Tony George. Photo by Andy Sallee. Tony...

Matos leads Toronto Friday practiceHeadline

Matos leads Toronto Friday practice

Raphael Matos of Luczo Dragon Racing topped the Friday practice timesheets on the IndyCar Series' return to the streets of Toronto, Ontario. Matos' time of 1:01.4739 was nearly three-tenths quicker than Justin Wilson of Dale Coyne Racing at ...

Newman Wachs adds Summerton for rest of 2009Headline

Newman Wachs adds Summerton for rest of 2009

Jonathan Summerton came up just short of an Atlantic Championship in 2008. For the rest of 2009, the prodigious American talent will have a chance at capturing that crown with the same team as he did a year ago. Jonathan...

Power returns to Penske cockpit in TorontoHeadline

Power returns to Penske cockpit in Toronto

Will Power started the season in the No. 3 Team Penske IndyCar while the team's ace was going through a trial of tax evasion. When Helio Castroneves was cleared of all charges, Penske prepared a third car to run at the Long Beach IndyCar Series ...

Franchitti survives frantic Toronto street fight Headline

Franchitti survives frantic Toronto street fight

In a typical Toronto battle of attrition, Dario Franchitti recovered from several pitfalls to score his third victory of the 2009 IndyCar Series season. He endured a slow pit stop, hit the pits a second time with a well-timed caution flag, and ...

Franchitti snares Toronto pole Headline

Franchitti snares Toronto pole

Dario Franchitti nailed down his third pole of the IndyCar Series season in Toronto today. The Scotsman led a Chip Ganassi Racing and Team Penske sweep of the front row, but by any measure this was a highly competitive qualifying session involving...

Ingram's Flat Spot On: Fall of House of Hulman?Headline

Ingram's Flat Spot On: Fall of House of Hulman?

Ingram's Flat Spot On by Jonathan Ingram Fall of House of Hulman? The news of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway going the way of the House of Usher may be exaggerated. But in the season of celebrating the 100th year since the gates first opened...

Doornbos swaps teams, Servia returns at Mid-Ohio Headline

Doornbos swaps teams, Servia returns at Mid-Ohio

That sound you hear off-track this weekend at Mid-Ohio is someone cueing up "IndyCar musical chairs," because it's August and drivers are rotating around the seats until someone is left standing. Robert Doornbos, Newman/Haas/Lanigan ...

Briscoe edges Carpenter at KentuckyHeadline

Briscoe edges Carpenter at Kentucky

Ryan Briscoe moved to the top of the championship point standings after winning the Meijer Indy 300 at Kentucky Speedway. Racing side by side with Ed Carpenter during the last 20 laps, Carpenter missed his first IndyCar Series victory by 0.0162 of...

Kentucky weepers cancel Friday on-track activitiesHeadline

Kentucky weepers cancel Friday on-track activities

Heavy rain on Thursday at Kentucky Speedway continued throughout the night, saturating the ground. Friday dawned bright and sunny with temperatures in the 80s but persistent weepers canceled all on-track activities. Scott Dixon, Target...

2010 schedule revealed: Barber, Brazil added Headline

2010 schedule revealed: Barber, Brazil added

The IndyCar Series stuck to its prediction of releasing its 2010 race schedule this weekend at the Kentucky Speedway. In contrast, on-track activities have been delayed today on account of persistent weepers thanks to a glut of rain ...

Franchitti takes rough ride for pole in SonomaHeadline

Franchitti takes rough ride for pole in Sonoma

Dario Franchitti recovered from an off-road excursion to earn his fourth pole of the season and the tenth of his career. After going off course at Turn 2 the public address announcer Mike King all but wrote off Franchitti's chance for the pole but...

Bryan Herta Autosport on the riseHeadline

Bryan Herta Autosport on the rise

As the 2009 Firestone Indy Lights Series season draws closer to its conclusion, most of the focus has centered on AFS/Andretti Green Racing and Sam Schmidt Motorsports. After winning eight of 12 races between them with AFS/AGR's J.R. Hildebrand ...