Posts Tagged ‘IndyCar Series’
Dario Franchitti took pole for the Honda Indy in Toronto as his championship rivals all failed to make the cut to join the shoot-out that decided the top six qualifiers.
Justin Wilson held off the big names of Ganassi Racing and Team Penske to score a dominant victory at Watkins Glen, handing team boss Dale Coyne his first triumph in 25 years of top flight racing.
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.
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.
18 Jun 2009: Panther trio hope for transferable skills in Iowa
Last year, Dan Wheldon won in Iowa for his old team while his new team, Panther, won the Indy Lights race with a driver who has since left. This year the team hopes to assemble those elements into a winning combination for its trio of English racers.
British IndyCar driver Alex Lloyd has taken a major gamble on his future by walking away from his development contract with powerhouse IRL team Target Chip Ganassi Racing in the hope of finding a full-time drive elsewhere.
11 Jun 2009: F1: Damon Hill looks to IRL for breakaway warnings
Former Formula One World Champion Damon Hill has warned that F1 should only stage a breakaway series if it wants to go through the same trials and tribulations that split American open-wheel racing apart for years and handed dominance to its rival NASCAR.
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.
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.