Archive for the ‘IndyCar Series’ Category

11 May 2008: IRL: Dixon and Wheldon nail Indy500 qualifying

Target Chip Ganassi Racing confirmed their status as the team to beat by seizing the first two qualifying positions for the Indy500 in a tactically intriguing pole shoot-out at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

10 May 2008: IRL: Lloyd to miss qualifying after crash

Rookie Alex Lloyd will sit out weekend qualifying on medical advice after hitting the wall during Indy500 ‘Fast Friday’ practice.

10 May 2008: IRL: Howard dropped for Indy500

Jay Howard has lost his chance to drive in this year’s Indy500 after his struggling team decided to drop him for the race and bring in veteran John Andretti.

8 May 2008: IRL: ‘slow’ Lloyd is fastest rookie on day two

From IndyCars’ official YouTube channel comes this brief interview with Alex Lloyd, who went fastest on day two of the Indy 500 rookie orientation.

30 Apr 2008: IRL: Post-Kansas catch-up video

Five races, five winners – and the Indy 500 is looming. Helio Castroneves leads the championship, despite not yet having won a race, while Ganassi Racing looks the team to beat. Here’s Lauren Bohlander’s ‘Up to speed’ video review – don’t forget to check out her hairstyle and wristwatch…

28 Apr 2008: IRL: Wheldon wins in Kansas

Dan Wheldon took a second consecutive Kansas Speedway IndyCar victory after his team-mate Scott Dixon dropped from first to seventh thanks to an unluckily-timed yellow flag seconds after he had pitted.

27 Apr 2008: IRL: Dixon and Wheldon dominate Kansas qualifying

Dan Wheldon scored his first front-row start in 18 races as he and his Target Chip Ganassi Racing colleague Scott Dixon locked up the front row in qualifying for the Road Runner Turbo Indy 300 at the Kansas Speedway.

25 Apr 2008: IRL: Wheldon hopes to keep Kansas streak alive

Here are a couple of numbers to ponder: Dan Wheldon has led almost 40 per cent of IndyCar race laps at the Kansas Speedway over the last five years, and has finished second-second-first in the last three races there.

25 Apr 2008: IRL: Leap in the dark for Wilson in Kansas

From Champ Car frontrunners to IRL newbies – nowhere will Newman/Haas/Lanigan’s new status be more obvious than this weekend’s Road Runner Turbo Indy 300 at the Kansas Speedway, a circuit that only one member of the team has even set eyes on before.

25 Apr 2008: IRL: Patrick triumphs in Japan

Danica Patrick won IndyCar’s Japan 300, muting – but not completely silencing – the nagging voices asking when she’d finally win a race.

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