Posts Tagged ‘Dan Wheldon’

2 Sep 2008: IRL: Wheldon out, Franchitti in at Ganassi for 2009

Reigning IndyCar champion Dario Franchitti is to return to the series next year, driving for former rival Target Chip Ganassi Racing at the expense of Dan Wheldon who moves to Panther Racing.

1 Sep 2008: IRL: Dan Wheldon “tickled to death” by Lauren Bohlander

You wouldn’t guess from this slapstick interview that Dan Wheldon recently survived a scare that might have seen him dropped by his team, Target Chip Ganassi, and has just slipped to fourth in the championship.

25 Aug 2008: IRL: Castroneves dancing on air after win

After seven second places, a season full of frustrations and a trailer fire that destroyed his first-choice car, Helio Castroneves finally managed to take the chequered flag first and win an IndyCar Series race.

24 Aug 2008: IRL: Team Penske blaze a trail at Infineon

Not even the destruction of their first-choice race cars in a fire could stop Helio Castroneves and Ryan Briscoe from seizing the front row in qualifying for the Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma County.

10 Aug 2008: IRL: Castroneves unlucky in Kentucky

Scott Dixon’s seemingly-unstoppable march to this year’s IRL championship continued in Kentucky with a last lap overtake of the luckless Helio Castroneves to take victory in the Meijer Indy 300.

27 Jul 2008: IRL: Podium for Wilson as Dixon marches on

Scott Dixon stretched his championship lead by beating closest challenger Helio Castroneves into second place in the Rexall Edmonton Indy – while Justin Wilson flew the flag for the ex-Champ Car drivers by taking third.

26 Jul 2008: IRL: Penske pair dominate Edmonton qualifying

On a circuit where the ex-Champ Car teams were expected to have the edge, it was the traditional IRL powerhouse of Team Penske that locked out the front row in qualifying for the Rexall Edmonton Indy.

21 Jul 2008: IRL: Briscoe leads home 1-2 for Team Penske

Team Penske stamped their mark on the Honda Indy 200 by scoring a 1-2 in both qualifying and the race itself – but the luckless Justin Wilson came away with nothing despite a racy afternoon in the field’s fastest car.

13 Jul 2008: IRL: Dixon singing in the rain at Nashville

Scott Dixon was handed victory when weather forced an early end to the Firestone Indy 200 at a rain-soaked Nashville Superspeedway – but it was all a lucky mistake.

7 Jul 2008: IRL: “We were golden”, says Manning

The cats fell away leaving the mice to play in the Camping World Indy Grand Prix at the Glen, as the midfield teams dominated the results and the championship leaders had a weekend to forget.

 
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