Archive for the ‘IndyCar Series’ Category

3 Nov 2007: Franchitti’s tin-top troubles

Dario Franchitti is finding the stripped-down driving of NASCAR a rude awakening compared with life in the telemetry-rich IndyCar series where he was champion last season.

9 Sep 2007: IndyCar: Franchitti snatches title on final corner

Scotland’s Dario Franchitti won the PEAK Antifreeze Indy 300 – and with it the IndyCar series championship – when his closest rival Scott Dixon ran out of fuel with victory in his grasp.

9 Sep 2007: IndyCar: Wheldon loses NASCAR seat to Franchitti

IndyCar fans could be about to lose a British driver to another series with an announcement expected that Dario Franchitti will be moving across to NASCAR.

4 Sep 2007: IndyCar: Manning posts best finish so far

Darren Manning’s season-best fourth place at the Detroit Indy Grand Prix was built on a combination of avoiding trouble for most of the race, and being lucky when trouble found him.

4 Sep 2007: IndyCar: Wheldon picks his way through chaos to third

For most of the weekend at Belle Isle in Detroit, Michigan, Dan Wheldon was having a miserable time of it. In the end, though, he turned out to be one of the lucky ones.

3 Sep 2007: IndyCar: Wild race puts Franchitti back in front

Dario Franchitti regained the IndyCar championship lead after a wild Detroit Grand Prix that saw his rift with team boss Michael Andretti deepen with a disagreement over a last-lap crash.

2 Sep 2007: IndyCar: Franchitti to start second

Dario Franchitti, eager to seize back the IndyCar series lead he lost last weekend, will start from second in the Detroit Grand Prix.

2 Sep 2007: IndyCar: ‘We never showed what we had’, says Manning

Darren Manning feels his team wasn’t able to show its true pace in qualifying for the IndyCar Detroit Grand Prix and hopes to spring a few surprises during the race.

2 Sep 2007: IndyCar: Wheldon’s woeful weekend

Dan Wheldon believes his Saturday qualification session for IndyCar’s Detroit Grand Prix was the worst of his career – but things got even more painful on race day.

2 Sep 2007: IndyCar: Franchitti hopes for Detroit improvement

Dario Franchitti is hoping to stamp his authority on this weekend’s Belle Isle IndyCar event after a series of mishaps saw his 65-point series lead overhauled by Chip Ganassi’s Scot Dixon, leaving him trailing by four points.

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