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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 ...

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...

Dixon takes slim points lead with Motegi victoryHeadline

Dixon takes slim points lead with Motegi victory

Scott Dixon won the Indy Japan 300 at the Twin Ring Motegi, taking over the points lead from Ryan Briscoe. With one race remaining at Homestead Miami Speedway three weeks from today, Dixon leads his Ganassi Racing teammate Dario Franchitti by five...

Dixon to start on Twin Ring Motegi poleHeadline

Dixon to start on Twin Ring Motegi pole

Scott Dixon will start from the pole position for Saturday's Indy Japan 300 at the Twin Ring Motegi. "Ultimately, today we had perfect conditions," said Dixon. In contrast to last year when weather interrupted practice and washed out qualifying,...

Ingram's Flat Spot On: Over the Hill gang ride's againHeadline

Ingram's Flat Spot On: Over the Hill gang ride's again

Ingram's Flat Spot On by Jonathan Ingram Over The Hill Gang Rides Again A different former Washington Redskin football coach came to mind at Richmond after Denny Hamlin won the race in the Toyota of car owner Joe Gibbs, the three-time Super...

Fri 19 Jun 2009
Ingram's Flat Spot On: Danica an IndyCar divaHeadline

Ingram's Flat Spot On: Danica an IndyCar diva

Ingram's Flat Spot On by Jonathan Ingram Danica an IndyCar Diva Now that contract negotiations are beginning for Danica Patrick, will she elect to continue in IndyCars? More than likely. Danica Patrick. Photo by Andy Sallee. A ...

Castroneves finds redemption in Indianapolis Headline

Castroneves finds redemption in Indianapolis

Redemption is a lady of two faces: one side is absolution from the past, the other relief from damnation. For Helio Castroneves both sides of redemption was shown in Indianapolis on Sunday. From one perspective Castroneves put behind him the...

Bump day drama leads to driver change for Indy gridHeadline

Bump day drama leads to driver change for Indy grid

Bump day drama at Indianapolis Motor Speedway erupted right on cue on Sunday with shuffling aplenty of the last three rows of eleven cars. The actors on this day were Bruno Junqueira, John Andretti, former Indy 500 champ Buddy Lazier, Alex...

Doornbos heads the list of pre Bump Day qualifiersHeadline

Doornbos heads the list of pre Bump Day qualifiers

Newman/Haas/Lanigan rookie Robert Doornbos was the fastest of eleven qualifiers on Saturday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the Indianapolis 500. Doornbos posted a four-lap average speed of 222.162 mph to take the twenty-third spot on the 33...

Larry Foyt: Moving AJ Foyt Enterprises into the FutureHeadline

Larry Foyt: Moving AJ Foyt Enterprises into the Future

The Foyt name has been synonymous with the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the past 50 years. The first four-time winner of the '500', Anthony Joseph (A.J.) Foyt always said that the Indianapolis 500, "made A.J. Foyt." Larry Joseph Foyt, three...

The day the racetrack broke in IndianapolisHeadline

The day the racetrack broke in Indianapolis

The mighty Brickyard has withstood the ravages or weather, World War and depression; but today she was brought down by a single, wobbly paver. Mario Moreas, KV Racing Technology. Photo by Andy Sallee. Practice was halted at ...

Castroneves races to Indy 500 pole positionHeadline

Castroneves races to Indy 500 pole position

Early birthday prize to Castroneves: $100,000 Indy pole Gusting winds up to 31 miles per hour on Saturday failed to deter Helio Castroneves from capturing the pole position for May 24 Indianapolis 500. The two-time Indy 500 champion, who turns...

Team Penske rolls to top on Indy Fast FridayHeadline

Team Penske rolls to top on Indy Fast Friday

Ryan Briscoe recorded the fastest lap at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on the final day of practice before the top 11 positions will set for the 93rd running of the Indy 500. Briscoe and his Team Penske teammate Helio Castroneves are now the ...

Tracy sets the pace at Indy orientation kickoffHeadline

Tracy sets the pace at Indy orientation kickoff

On track activities for the 93rd running of the Indianapolis 500 kicked off today with Paul Tracy setting the fastest lap at a stout 223.089 mph. The three hour practice session was reserved for rookie orientation and refresher...

Dixon scores his first Kansas victoryHeadline

Dixon scores his first Kansas victory

Scott Dixon returned to form by leading 134 laps on his way to his first victory at the 1.52-mile Kansas Speedway. After failing to finish the first two races, Dixon, the 2008 IndyCar Series Champion, fell to 17th in points. Dixon is now fourth in...

Rahal leads NHLR front row at KansasHeadline

Rahal leads NHLR front row at Kansas

Graham Rahal waited until the end of qualifying to unleash an incredible four-lap run to score the pole for tomorrow's Road Runner Turbo Indy 300 at Kansas. The 20-year-old Ohio native was the only driver at an average speed more than 211 mph, at...