Archive for the ‘IndyCar Series’ Category

6 Sep 2009: IRL: Alex Lloyd secures end-of-season race seat

Alex Lloyd, who has barely turned a wheel in anger since winning the Indy Lights championship in 2007, will close this year’s IndyCar season on October 10th by racing at Homestead-Miami Speedway for Newman/Haas/Lanigan.

31 Aug 2009: IRL: Briscoe wins another Chicago thriller

Ryan Briscoe took a big step towards the IndyCar championship by winning pole position, the race and the bonus for leading the most laps at the Chicagoland Speedway – but the result was anything but the one-sided affair those statistics suggest.

29 Aug 2009: IRL: Wheldon and Wilson doing it for the kids

IndyCar drivers Dan Wilson and Justin Wilson, both fathers of very young children, will be racing at Chicagoland this weekend with reminders of youngsters in need on their cars and helmets.

28 Aug 2009: IRL: Briscoe wins pole to pressure championship rivals

Ryan Briscoe grabbed pole position for the PEAK Antifreeze and Motor Oil Indy 300 at Chicagoland Speedway – and with it a bonus championship point that might prove crucial in this tightest of tight IndyCar title battles.

24 Aug 2009: IRL: Franchitti wins as Conway finishes on a charge

Dario Franchitti led from start to finish to win an unexpectedly interesting Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma ahead of Ryan Briscoe, with under-fire Brit Mike Conway breathing down their necks in a potentially career-saving third place.

23 Aug 2009: IRL: Horror crash overshadows Franchitti’s pole

Dario Franchitti qualified on pole for the Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma, but his performance was overshadowed by the crash in practice that left Will Power and Nelson Philippe in hospital, one with two fractured vertebrae and the other with a broken bone in his foot that needed immediate surgery.

19 Aug 2009: It’s IndyCar or bust says Speedy Dan Clarke

“Anywhere else besides IndyCar is not really what we want to do,” says Champ Car and A1GP veteran Dan Clarke when asked about his plans for next season. The flamboyant Brit is currently in the US, courting team owners in a hunt for a place on next year’s IRL grid.

9 Aug 2009: IRL: Dixon sets win record as Wilson dries up

Scott Dixon won the Honda Indy 200 at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course after his closest challenger Justin Wilson appeared to mistime his last pitstop and ran out of fuel, costing himself a certain podium and a possible victory.

9 Aug 2009: IRL: Wilson hopes for repeat of Glen triumph

Championship leader Ryan Briscoe and Sheffield’s Justin Wilson will start on the front row at Mid-Ohio as the IRL attempts to follow last weekend’s thriller in Kentucky by proving it can also serve up an entertaining road-course race.

4 Aug 2009: IRL: Underdog Carpenter is unlucky in Kentucky

Ryan Briscoe broke the hearts of fans of the underdog everywhere by pipping Ed Carpenter to the narrowest of victories in the Meijer Indy 300 at the Kentucky Speedway.

 
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