Posts Tagged ‘Dario Franchitti’

27 Jun 2009: IRL: Franchitti’s charge continues with Richmond pole

Dario Franchitti tightened his grip on the short oval part of the IndyCar season by taking pole for the SunTrust Indy Challenge in Richmond, ahead of his team-mate and his two closest rivals.

22 Jun 2009: IRL: ‘Timing is everything’ says victorious Franchitti

Dario Franchitti seized control of an engrossing Iowa Corn Indy 250 with 50 laps to go and closed out a win that leaves him just three points off the series lead.

7 Jun 2009: IRL: Castroneves steals Texas win from team-mate

For the second race in a row Team Penske’s Ryan Briscoe dominated his rivals, only to see a late caution wipe out his lead and allow a rival to snatch victory from under his nose.

6 Jun 2009: IRL: Franchitti on pole in Texas

Dario Franchitti’s strong return to IndyCars from NASCAR continued with a pole position for the Bombardier Learjet 550 at the Texas Motor Speedway, ahead of championship rivals Ryan Briscoe and Scott Dixon.

4 Jun 2009: Though the photographers’ eyes: Monaco, Indy and more

A round-up of all the photos we featured in the image gallery on the front page of the site in late May and the beginning of June, from Indy 500 practice and Monaco qualifying to the launch of Formula Two.

31 May 2009: IRL: Dixon ambush sinks Briscoe’s Milwaukee hopes

Scott Dixon’s return to form continued in Milwaukee when he pounced late in the ABC Supply/A.J. Foyt 225 to deprive Ryan Briscoe of a victory that the Australian had all-but earned after qualifying on pole and leading for most of the contest.

31 May 2009: IRL: Briscoe takes pole in Milwaukee

Ryan Briscoe took pole at the Milwaukee Mile as his team-mate Helio Castroneves came down to earth with a bump following his Indy 500 win by crashing in qualifying.

24 May 2009: IRL: Indy 500 win makes Helio’s comeback complete

The rollercoaster career of Helio Castroneves took another major leap skywards when he converted pole position at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway into his third Indy 500 victory.

23 May 2009: IRL: Lloyd relieved after sponsor wins $2.5m bet

Although he didn’t know it, there was a bit more riding on Alex Lloyd’s performance on Pole Day than a place at the top table at one of motorsport’s most prestigious events.

10 May 2009: IRL: Helio Castroneves on pole for Indy 500

Barely a month ago, Helio Castroneves was sitting in a Florida courtroom on tax evasion charges, staring at a possible prison sentence and the ruin of his career. Now he sits on pole for the 93rd Indianapolis 500.

 
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