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Scott Dixon takes fifth win of 2008 at Edmonton (Indy Car)

Scott Dixon won once again in the Indy Racing League thanks to rapid pit work by his Ganassi pit crew and a slice of fortunate with the race distance.
Dixon had a quiet race until the late stages when one of his Penske rivals was knocked into a spin and the other fell back in the [...]

Ex-Champ Car drivers shine at Edmonton (Indy Car)

The former Champ Car drivers in the Indy Racing League have enjoyed their best qualifying session of the year at Edmonton. It’s the only time the IRL regulars and the ‘transition teams’ will compete together at an ex-Champ Car venue this year.
Penske duo Ryan Brisco and Helio Castroneves locked out the front row but seven [...]

Ryan Hunter-Reay takes maiden win at Watins Glen (Indy Car)

Ryan Hunter-Reay scored a surprise maiden win at Watkins Glen in a surprising conclusion to the race at the New York circuit.
Ryan Briscoe and Scott Dixon led much of the race but Darren Manning and Hunter-Reay used an alternate pit strategy to hit the front. That paid off after a spate of full-course yellows hit [...]

Danica Patrick becomes first woman to win an Indy Car race

As this site has been down for a couple of days due to a server move I’ve not had chance to write about a remarkable weekend for Indy Car racing in America (however I did write about it in my weekly column for Auto Trader).
It was always going to be strange with half the cars [...]

Kanaan loses win to Dixon at Miami

A new era in Indy Car racing began as the re-unified series assembled for its first race in Miami.
Fear of a crash-strewn race as the Champ Car converts hot up to speed on the ovals were not realised as the race saw only three safety car appearances.
But the last was by far the most dramatic [...]

IRL-Champ Car reunion: it’s looking good

More promising news today that not only might the IRL and Champ Car finally re-unify, but they might even do it in time for the 2008 season.
This can only be good news for open wheel racing in America. The prospect of Justin Wilson, Graham Rahal, Paul Tracy et al taking on Dan Wheldon, Marco Andretti [...]

IRL Detroit: Title rivals in controversial clash

A controversial collision between title rivals Scott Dixon and Dario Franchitti overshadowed Tony Kanaan’s win in the IRL race at Michigan.
Dixon was knocked into a spin by a slowing Buddy Rice on the penultimate lap and appeared to deliberately steer his car into Franchitti’s.
Franchitti managed to limp home sixth to take a three point lead [...]

IRL Infineon: Dixon takes title lead

What had been a pedestrian Indy Racing League round at Infineon Raceway came alive in the final laps when runaway leader Dario Franchitti clashed with team mate Marco Andretti.
That let rival Scott Dixon in to snatch the win and the lead of the championship in dramatic style.
Franchitti clung on to take third after strong support [...]

IRL Kentucky: Deja vu for Kanaan and Franchitti

The IRL race at Kentucky had a lot in common with the last round at Michigan - Tony Kanaan won, and Dario Franchitti had a huge shunt.
Kanaan’s victory from pole position means the Brazilian has a realistic shot at the title with three rounds remaining. He beat Scott Dixon across the line by 1.7s - [...]

IRL Michigan: Kanaan survives race of carnage

The final open wheeled race at Michigan will be remembered for a spate of crashes, above all a violent incident on lap 145.
Championship leader Dario Franchitti and fellow Briton Dan Wheldon made contact at 220mph on the back straight, causing Franchitti’s car to fly into the air.
It landed on title rival Scott Dixon’s car and [...]

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