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Wed 24 Dec 2008
The future is green — or is it?Headline

The future is green — or is it?

In motorsports, the winter months are often a time for reflection and preparation for the upcoming season. Anticipation builds as team announcements provide a fix for racing junkies during the dog days of winter. But this year, it's a completely...

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.

Fri 19 Dec 2008
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Luyendyk - "Racing Heroes Tour" blog, part 2

Racing Heroes Tour -- Iraq (December 11-17 By: Arie Luyendyk Jr. Hi everyone here is my blog from the last few days hope you enjoy! 11-13 Baghdad Arie Luyendyk Jr. visits U.S. troops in Iraq. Photo by Arie Luyendyk Jr.. The ...

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Luyendyk - "Racing Heroes Tour" blog, part 1

Racing Heroes Tour -- Iraq (Day 1-3) By: Arie Luyendyk Jr. Day 1: Arrival into Kuwait. Going into this 11 day tour of Kuwait and Iraq I find myself not knowing at all what to expect. I like many others in our country only see the news...

Fri 31 Oct 2008
Ingram's Flat Spot On: Surf's upHeadline

Ingram's Flat Spot On: Surf's up

Flat Spot On by Jonathan Ingram Surf's Up The race at Surfers Paradise has come and gone, but has it gone for good? Race start: Will Power (KV Racing Technology). Photo by Troy Hart. As street races go, this one is among the best.

Tue 28 Oct 2008
Briscoe becomes first Australian to win at homeHeadline

Briscoe becomes first Australian to win at home

Ryan Briscoe won his first IndyCar race on home turf at Surfers Paradise by beating two other local heroes. After pole starter Will Power hit the wall on lap 16, Briscoe took over the lead and then held of Scott Dixon over the last 15 laps to win...

Sun 26 Oct 2008
Power lands pole in wet/dry Surfers ParadiseHeadline

Power lands pole in wet/dry Surfers Paradise

Will Power drove through changing wet and dry conditions to earn his third straight pole at Surfers Paradise, a popular result in front of a noisy and massive throng of fellow Aussies. Aboard the KV Racing Technology Dallara, Power beat a host of...

Sat 25 Oct 2008
Power hits fastest time in home event on FridayHeadline

Power hits fastest time in home event on Friday

Will Power wasted no time in giving the local fans in Australia a reason to cheer as they enjoyed the sights and sounds of the IndyCar Series first visit to the Streets of Surfers Paradise in Queensland on Friday. Driving the Aussie Vineyards Team...

Tue 09 Sep 2008
Dixon standing tall after second titleHeadline

Dixon standing tall after second title

As the checkers flew over the IndyCar season-finale at Chicagoland Speedway, Scott Dixon didn't know if he had won the race or not. The photo finish between he and championship rival Helio Castroneves was too close to call. In fact, officials ...

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
Briscoe nips Dixon for Chicagoland PoleHeadline

Briscoe nips Dixon for Chicagoland Pole

Ryan Briscoe was the final driver to go out in qualifying Saturday at Chicagoland Speedway, but the Team Penske driver made the most of it, scoring the pole position for Sunday's Peak Antifreeze & Motor Oil Indy 300. Briscoe's four-lap average of...

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 ...

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
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...

Tue 01 Jul 2008
Kanaan conquers wreck-strewn RichmondHeadline

Kanaan conquers wreck-strewn Richmond

Tony Kanaan led 166 laps, including the final 95, to win tonight's 300 lap SunTrust Indy Challenge at Richmond International Raceway. For a while, it looked like nobody would win. Almost half the field was gone by the halfway point. There were...

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, ...

Wed 11 Jun 2008
Dixon widens point lead with Texas winHeadline

Dixon widens point lead with Texas win

Scott Dixon widened his points lead over Helio Castroneves by winning the Bombardier Learjet 550 at Texas Motor Speedway Saturday night. With three victories this season (Homestead-Miami, Indianapolis 500 and Texas) Dixon now enjoys a 35 point...

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 ...

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...