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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 ...

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 - ...

Mon 12 May 2008
Dixon earns his first Indy 500 poleHeadline

Dixon earns his first Indy 500 pole

Scott Dixon will start from the pole position for the 92nd running of the Indianapolis 500. He averaged 226.366 mph over the ten mile qualifying run, earning his third pole this season and the third at the Indianapolis 500 for Chip Ganassi ...

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
Dixon on top at Indy 500's Fast FridayHeadline

Dixon on top at Indy 500's Fast Friday

After losing two days of track activity due to rain, drivers returned to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for an abbreviated practice session. Scott Dixon topped the speed charts with a lap at 226.968 mph before rain started falling around 3:00 p.m.

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...

Thu 08 May 2008
Rain brings practice at Indy to a haltHeadline

Rain brings practice at Indy to a halt

Rain showers brought preparations for the 2008 Indianapolis 500 to an abrupt halt on Wednesday (May 7th). The showers, which began mid-morning and continued intermittently throughout the day, thwarted attempts by the Indianapolis Motor ...

Lloyd tops speed charts for Indy 500 rookiesHeadline

Lloyd tops speed charts for Indy 500 rookies

The two-day Indianapolis 500 Rookie Orientation Program came to a close with Alex Lloyd leading the field to a fastest lap of 223.733 mph (40.3528 seconds) on the 2.5 mile oval. Alex Lloyd. Photo by Andy Sallee. "We're just improving...

Wed 07 May 2008
Marco Andretti tops 226 in first Indy practiceHeadline

Marco Andretti tops 226 in first Indy practice

Thirty-three cars and thirty-two drivers contested the Indianapolis Motor Speedway's 2.5 mile oval on Tuesday with Andretti Green Racing's Marco Andretti topping the scoring pylon on a best lap of 226.599 miles per hour. Marco Andretti...

Tue 06 May 2008
Power leads rookie Opening Day at IndyHeadline

Power leads rookie Opening Day at Indy

Thirteen rookie drivers took to the 2.5 mile oval at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Sunday (May 4th) and eleven came away with speedy credentials sufficient to continue on-track for a spot in the 92nd Greatest Spectacle in Racing. Will...

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...

Fri 25 Apr 2008
Barrichello talk surprises AGRHeadline
F1

Barrichello talk surprises AGR

"News to me," came the response from Andretti Green Racing spokesman Al Larsen as told exclusively to Motorsport.com this morning. Thus reports that Honda Formula One driver Rubens Barrichello, set next month to become the series' longest-serving...

Sun 20 Apr 2008
Wilson stays on pole for final Champ Car raceHeadline

Wilson stays on pole for final Champ Car race

It's been a tough but rewarding week for Justin Wilson. Wife Julia gave birth one week ago to their first child, daughter Jane. Jane was born much sooner than expected, but she probably inherits her quickness from her dad. Dad, meanwhile is at...

Patrick makes history with Motegi victoryHeadline

Patrick makes history with Motegi victory

Danica Patrick was victorious in the Indy Japan 300 at the Twin Ring Motegi, becoming the first woman to win a major single-seater IndyCar race. Patrick didn't have the fastest car on the track but her team's pit strategy allowed her to cross the...

Sat 29 Mar 2008
Dixon earns first pole of 2008 in HomesteadHeadline

Dixon earns first pole of 2008 in Homestead

Scott Dixon will start from the pole position in Saturday night's Indy 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway with a qualifying speed of 213.341 mph. Dixon's Ganassi Racing teammate Dan Wheldon earned the pole position last year with a single lap at ...

Fri 28 Mar 2008
Newly united series kicks into gear at HomesteadHeadline

Newly united series kicks into gear at Homestead

The IndyCar Series kicks off the 2008 season with 26 cars entered at Homestead-Miami Speedway, where Dan Wheldon will seek an unprecedented fourth straight victory. Dan Wheldon. Photo by Luis Betancourt. Wheldon topped the speed...

Graham Rahal to miss Homestead openerHeadline

Graham Rahal to miss Homestead opener

Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing announced today that the No. 06 Dallara/Honda/Firestone race car to be driven by Graham Rahal at this Saturday's Gainsco Auto Insurance Indy 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway has been withdrawn. The car sustained...

Thu 27 Mar 2008
Agreement pending to end open-wheel splitHeadline

Agreement pending to end open-wheel split

A reported "agreement in principle" to merge the two major open-wheel racing series based in America is in the works. If it happens the stage will be set for the 92nd running of the Indianapolis 500, allowing all of the top racers a chance to...

Fri 29 Feb 2008
Collaboration spirit sets tone for unified seasonHeadline

Collaboration spirit sets tone for unified season

A spirit of collaboration and collegiality prevailed at Homestead-Miami Speedway today as the IndyCar Series officially announced open-wheel racing's unification in America. Tony George and Kevin Kalkhoven. Photo by Luis ...

Wheldon, Patrick pace field at Homestead testingHeadline

Wheldon, Patrick pace field at Homestead testing

Dan Wheldon set the fastest lap over the two day IndyCar Series open test at the Homstead-Miami Speedway. Wheldon, who is the reigning three-time champion of the Miami 300 IndyCar race, led the field on Wednesday night with a speed of 213.312 ...

Thu 28 Feb 2008
Unification brings challenges and changesHeadline

Unification brings challenges and changes

A slowing United States economy and threats from abroad may have played a significant part in the unification of the Indy Racing League and the former CART racing series, acquired out of bankruptcy in 2003 by entrepreneur Kevin Kalkhoven in ...

Unification reached between IRL, Champ CarHeadline

Unification reached between IRL, Champ Car

The Indy Racing League and Champ Car World Series have agreed to end their 12-year split, allowing U.S. open-wheel racing to compete under the same banner in 2008. The agreement was signed Thursday night in Indianapolis by Champ Car World Series...

Sat 23 Feb 2008
IRL: Danica Patrick confident, hungry for 2008Headline

IRL: Danica Patrick confident, hungry for 2008

Andretti Green Racing's Danica Patrick comes into her fourth season in the Indy Racing League looking to achieve only one thing: winning. Danica Patrick. Photo by Eric Gilbert. "I'm further along the road to winning," she said during...