Archive for the ‘IndyCar Series’ Category

27 Jun 2008: IRL: Manning’s drive in doubt after “knackered” row

Darren Manning’s IndyCar drive with Foyt Enterprises is in danger after his retirement from the Iowa Corn Indy 250 due to exhaustion led to a pitlane row between driver and boss.

27 Jun 2008: IRL: Wheldon says he’s having too much fun for NASCAR

Dan Wheldon, thought last season to be hoping for a switch to Chip Ganassi Racing’s NASCAR program, has changed his mind and wants to stay in the IRL.

27 Jun 2008: IRL: Wilson puts focus on qualifying performance

He may be 6’3 in his socks, but when Justin Wilson visited a kids’ basketball camp this week he proved to everyone’s satisfaction that he’d made the right career choice by picking driving over shooting hoops.

23 Jun 2008: IRL: Wheldon celebrates his birthday with Iowa win

Dan Wheldon celebrated his 30th birthday with a winning fuel strategy gamble in the Iowa Corn Indy 250, then donated his winnings to disaster relief in the flood-hit state.

21 Jun 2008: IRL: Another practice smash for Wheldon

For the second race in a row, Dan Wheldon was forced to qualify in the spare Target Chip Ganassi racing car after an accident during practice – this time because a spinning car collected his as it crashed.

19 Jun 2008: IRL: Floods, fuel and fast racing in Iowa

Chaos, controversy and calamity – the IndyCar series is facing them all as it travels to the Iowa Speedway this weekend for the Iowa Corn Indy 250.

17 Jun 2008: IRL: Howard still out in the cold at Roth Racing

Another weekend, another IndyCar race – but still no word from Roth Racing on the fate of rookie driver Jay Howard, who will miss his fourth consecutive race this Sunday in Iowa.

8 Jun 2008: IRL: Dixon extends championship lead with win

For the second outing in a row, a late Marco Andretti crash meant that the race finished under caution and Scott Dixon was denied a duel to the finish line with a Team Penske driver.

7 Jun 2008: IRL: Dixon takes pole in Texas

Qualifying at the Texas Motor Speedway mirrored the big picture of the season so far: Scott Dixon came out on top, and only Helio Castroneves was close to challenging him.

6 Jun 2008: IRL: Wheldon expects to qualify despite big crash (photos)

Dan Wheldon has been cleared as fit to run in qualifying for the Bombardier Learjet 550k despite a high-speed crash that left him briefly pinned in his overturned car.

 
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