Archive for the ‘IndyCar Series’ Category

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.

11 Jun 2009: IRL: Alex Lloyd takes leap of faith by quitting Ganassi

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.

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.

4 Jun 2009: Though the photographers’ eyes: Monaco, Indy and more

A round-up of all the photos we featured in the image gallery on the front page of the site in late May and the beginning of June, from Indy 500 practice and Monaco qualifying to the launch of Formula Two.

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.

31 May 2009: IRL: Briscoe takes pole in Milwaukee

Ryan Briscoe took pole at the Milwaukee Mile as his team-mate Helio Castroneves came down to earth with a bump following his Indy 500 win by crashing in qualifying.

25 May 2009: IRL: Live Tweeting of the Indy 500

Throughout the Indy 500 – from the first false start to Helio Castroneves celebrating in Victory Circle – fans, bloggers, journalists and race teams pumped out a steady stream of updates using microblogging service Twitter.

24 May 2009: IRL: Indy 500 win makes Helio’s comeback complete

The rollercoaster career of Helio Castroneves took another major leap skywards when he converted pole position at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway into his third Indy 500 victory.

23 May 2009: IRL: Runners and riders for the Indy 500

The parades, the talk show guest spots and the PR photo opportunities are over and the month-long build up to the 93rd Indianapolis 500 is almost over – but who will triumph when the race begins tomorrow? We assess the prospects of all 33 drivers.

 
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