Archive for the ‘IndyCar Series’ Category

27 Jul 2009: IRL: Narrow escape for TK as Power surges to victory

Australia’s Will Power, supposedly the understudy at Team Penske, took centre-stage in the Indycar Series by winning a gruelling Rexall Edmonton Indy that had plenty of drama – but very little overtaking.

26 Jul 2009: IRL: Team Penske sets the standard in Edmonton qualifying

Part-time IndyCar driver Will Power took his second pole position of the season by leading a Team Penske 1-2-3 during qualifying for the Rexall Edmonton Indy, beating his full-time team-mates Ryan Briscoe and Helio Castroneves to the top spot.

22 Jul 2009: IRL: Rough ride for Conway and Franchitti

Dario Franchitti spent an alarming amount of his last full IRL season airborne, while Mike Conway’s début season has involved flying into the wall far too often – but this time the two Brits were in the sky by choice.

12 Jul 2009: IRL: Franchitti takes third win of season in Toronto

Dario Franchitti rode his luck, a fast car and some controversial decisions by race control to take victory in Toronto and regain the lead of the IndyCar Series championship.

12 Jul 2009: IRL: Franchitti, Wilson and Conway battle for Toronto pole

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.

5 Jul 2009: IRL: Justin Wilson wins for Dale Coyne at Watkins Glen

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.

4 Jul 2009: IRL: Wilson and Conway shine in Watkins Glen qualifying

Justin Wilson’s patient wait for the IndyCar series to return to road courses paid off with a front row qualifying performance for the Camping World Grand Prix at the Glen.

28 Jun 2009: IRL: Dixon wins “awful, awful” Richmond race

The slow-burning controversy about the quality of racing in this year’s IndyCar Series flared into life after the SunTrust Indy Challenge turned into such a procession that the drivers felt compelled to apologise to fans afterwards.

27 Jun 2009: IRL: Franchitti’s charge continues with Richmond pole

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.

22 Jun 2009: IRL: ‘Timing is everything’ says victorious Franchitti

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.

 
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