Posts Tagged ‘Dario Franchitti’

8 May 2009: IRL: Practice begins for the Indy 500

With the Month of May well under way, rookies and veterans alike are dodging the weather to grab as much practice time as possible for the 93rd running of the Indianapolis 500.

27 Apr 2009: IRL: Dixon on the march as May approaches

Reigning champion Scott Dixon kick-started his title defence with a win at the Kansas Speedway as the IndyCar series returned to ovals – and to business as usual.

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.

20 Apr 2009: IRL: Dario returns to winning ways

Scotland’s Dario Franchitti tasted victory in only his second race since returning to Indycars after canny pit strategy helped him overcome a poor start.

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.

7 Nov 2008: F1: Will Force India shake-up give di Resta his chance?

A major shake-up at Force India has seen the departure of its engine supplier, team principal and technical director – could the drivers be next? And, if so, will it be Paul di Resta who gets his F1 break?

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.

 
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