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5 Jun 2008: IRL: Close finishes in Texas (video)

The Indy Racing League hits the Texas Motor Speedway on Sunday for the Bombardier Learjet 550, as the season ramps up the action with races almost every weekend between now and early September.

1 Jun 2008: IRL: Briscoe bounces back in Milwaukee

Under-fire Aussie Ryan Briscoe silenced his critics with a hard-fought victory over Indy500 champion Scott Dixon at a traffic-strewn Milwaukee Mile.

31 May 2008: IRL: Wilson aims for one better at Milwaukee

The definition of ‘rookie’ is a pretty flexible one in the Indy Racing League this year – just ask Justin Wilson, who is classed as one even though his last visit to the Milwuakee Mile saw him lead 61 laps on his way to second place in Champ Cars’ 2006 Time Warner Cable Road Runner 225.

31 May 2008: IRL: Roth breaks promise to bring back Howard

Jay Howard, the IRL rookie who was controversially dropped by his team for the Indianapolis 500, will not be returning to the track any time soon.

28 May 2008: IRL: Darren Manning’s borrowed nose (and other stories)

Darren Manning’s career-best ninth place in the Indianapolis 500 was achieved despite a slow puncture and a borrowed nose cone, according to team owner AJ Foyt.

26 May 2008: IRL: Dominant Dixon wins Indy500

All through May Scott Dixon had looked the driver most likely to win the 192nd Indianapolis 500 – and in the end he out-lasted, out-lucked and just plain out-drove his rivals to victory.

23 May 2008: Could Sunday see two British winners?

The two biggest open-wheel motor races in the world – and they’re on the same day. But how likely is it that Union Flags will be flying over the top steps of the podiums at Monaco and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway come Sunday?

19 May 2008: IRL: Starting line-up for Indy500 finalised

A last-gasp crash by Pacific Coast’s Mario Dominguez saved the blushes of Marty Roth as the final qualifiers for the 92nd Indy500 were confirmed on bump day. Dominguez, the last driver to make a qualifying attempt, was running fast enough to bump Roth from the 33rd and final qualifying place when he crashed entering the […]

18 May 2008: IRL: Manning, Wilson and Lloyd all qualify for Indy500

The pressure is off the British entrants for the Indy500 – at least for a day or two – as all have now successfully qualified for the race.

16 May 2008: IRL: Wilson works on race set-up

The rain stayed away from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for long enough yesterday to finally let the drivers get back in their cars and put in a few laps on the track.

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