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Thu 10 Jan 2008
IRL: Stephan Gregoire - The American FriendHeadline

IRL: Stephan Gregoire - The American Friend

Let's keep this between ourselves STEPHAN GREGOIRE: THE AMERICAN FRIEND By Christian Courtel (Auto Hebdo magazine, France) Stephan took his Rookie Test at Indy alongside Nigel Mansell and Nelson Piquet Unlike Sebastien Bourdais, who has ...

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 25 Apr 2008
Barrichello talk surprises AGRHeadline
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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...

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...

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 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...

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.

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 14 Jan 2008
IRL: Dario Franchitti feted at AARWBA awardsHeadline

IRL: Dario Franchitti feted at AARWBA awards

IndyCar Series 2007 champion Dario Franchitti got a first glimpse of his image on the famed Borg-Warner Trophy at a late-afternoon press conference, then walked away with the coveted Jerry Titus Award late Saturday night (January 12th) in ...

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...

Sun 20 Apr 2008
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...

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...

Thu 28 Feb 2008
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...

Fri 01 Feb 2008
CHAMPCAR/CART: Wilson, Rahal to team up for Newman/Haas/LaniganHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Wilson, Rahal to team up for Newman/Haas/Lanigan

Will this duo be the new force to reckon with on the Champ Car World Series circuit for the 2008 racing season? Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing will make every attempt to earn their ninth series title in their 26th season with Champ Car. The team has...

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...

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...

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...

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, ...

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 ...

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...

Thu 08 May 2008
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 02 Jan 2008
IRL: Dual pace cars to lead Indy '08 fieldHeadline

IRL: Dual pace cars to lead Indy '08 field

Indianapolis Motor Speedway President Joie Chitwood and Chevrolet General Manager Ed Peper introduced two Chevrolet Corvette Indy 500 pace cars at a ceremony opening the 94th annual Indianapolis Auto Show on Thursday (December 27th). Former...

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 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.

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 ...

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 13 Jan 2008
CHAMPCAR/CART: Rahal had fun in Vegas with BMW SauberHeadline
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CHAMPCAR/CART: Rahal had fun in Vegas with BMW Sauber

Graham Rahal has definitely over the years proven that he simply loves to race even to the point of missing a lot of his high school activities including his Senior Prom! The son of Bobby Rahal, seems to be able to hop into any racing machine and...

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....

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 ...

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...

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 ...

Sat 09 Aug 2008
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...

Fri 28 Mar 2008
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...

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...

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 ...