Posts Tagged ‘Scott Dixon’

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.

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.

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.

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.

 
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