Posts Tagged ‘Dan Wheldon’

26 Apr 2009: IRL: N/H/L sweep Kansas qualifying as Helio and Dario are punished

IndyCar series leader Dario Franchitti and rival Helio Castroneves will start from the back of the field at the Road Runner Turbo Indy 300 in Kansas after race control punished the pair for cutting the white line in qualifying.

12 Apr 2009: IRL: Dan Wheldon’s Silverstone dream

He may have spent so long in America that he prefers gridiron to soccer, but English Indycar racer Dan Wheldon still dreams of coming home to challenge his rivals around the famous straights and corners of Silverstone.

6 Apr 2009: IRL: So close for Wilson as win slips away

Justin Wilson came agonisingly close to scoring one of the all-time great underdog victories in the IndyCar season opener at St Petersburg, dominating much of the race but losing the lead at a late restart.

5 Apr 2009: IRL: ‘I was robbed of pole’ says Wilson

A front-row spot for the Honda Grand Prix of St Petersburg and his team’s best-ever qualifying position were not enough for IndyCar racer Justin Wilson, who felt he was robbed of pole when Dario Franchitti slowed in front of him.

4 Apr 2009: IRL: Wilson wows ’em at St Pete practice

Dario Franchitti and Graham Rahal ran fastest in practice for the Honda Grand Prix of St Petersburg – but it was Justin Wilson in the underfunded Dale Coyne Racing entry who caused the biggest stir.

16 Jan 2009: Brits on dole as rides dry up

Big-name British drivers on both sides of the Atlantic are facing a season on the sidelines as the global economic downturn sends teams out of business and forces the survivors to hire ride-buyers.

26 Oct 2008: IRL: Aussie Briscoe rules as season finally ends

Almost two months after Scott Dixon wrapped up the 2008 IndyCar championship in Chicago, the series has run its final race of the season – a non-points holiday jaunt to Surfers Paradise in Australia.

7 Sep 2008: IRL: Helio wins a thriller – but Dixon takes title

Scott Dixon lost the Indy 300 to Helio Castroneves by the second closest margin in IRL history – but his runner-up spot was easily enough to crown him champion in a thrilling final race of the season.

7 Sep 2008: IRL: Chicago show-down favours Dixon

Helio Castroneves can still win the IndyCar Series championship tonight – but he’s going to have to do it the hard way.

5 Sep 2008: IRL: Could Panther see a British invasion?

The tantalising prospect of an all-British line-up at the IRL’s Panther Racing team was floated by Dan Wheldon and team boss John Barnes at the pair’s first interview since the announcement of the Englishman’s move there.

 
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