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Castroneves takes vital victory to stay in title hunt (Indy Car)

Helio Castroneves headed a Penske one-two at Infineon Raceway to breathe life into his championship effort. He ended a 29-race streak without a win after scoring seven second places so far this year.
It came just days after Penske lost both their original race cars when one of their transporters cost fire. Castroneves and Ryan Briscoe [...]

2009 Indy Car calendar revealed: Long Beach and Toronto in, Nashville out (Indy Car)

The 2009 Indy Car calendar has been announced and there are three big changes.
The Nashville oval is out and two of the top ex-CART/Champ Car venues join the schedule. Both are street tracks: the first is Long Beach, the iconic CART venue once used for Formula 1, which will hold the second round of the [...]

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 [...]

Scott Dixon lucks in to Nashville win (Indy Car)

A pit lane error handed the Ganassi team a lucky one-two at Nashville. Scott Dixon and Dan Wheldon failed to make it into the pits during a late yellow flag period but when rain fell on the track it handed the pair a fortunate one-two.
Helio Castroneves took third ahead of Tony Kanaan and Danica Patrick [...]

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 [...]

Dario Franchitti should swallow his pride and return to Indy Car after being dropped by his NASCAR team

Dario Franchitti has been dropped as a NASCAR Sprint Cup driver by Chip Ganassi Racing. He will no longer compete in the top tier of the championship, and it remains to be seen whether he’ll now race in the Nationwide or Craftsman Trucks series.
I’m no fan of NASCAR and I thought Franchitti’s decision to switch [...]

Birthday boy Dan Wheldon wins in Iowa (Indy Car)

Dan Wheldon took a canny victory in Iowa after covering the final 90 laps without stopping for fuel - and he did it all on his birthday!
He was able to stretch out his final stint thanks in part to a length caution period after Tony Kanaan crashed out of third on lap 212 of 250.
Wheldon [...]

Video: The five greatest Champ Car moments

I’ve been working on an article about CART drivers who races in F1 for F1 Fanatic but inevitably I got distracted watching old Champ Car videos on YouTube…
From 1979 to 2008 Champ Car gave fans some of the most stunning examples of great motor racing. These are the five moment I remember best - but [...]

Scott Dixon wins Indianapolis 500 from Vitor Meira and Marco Andretti

Scott Dixon started on pole position, and he won the race, but there was plenty of action in between.
His Target Ganassi team mate Dan Wheldon made the early running but dropped back with handling problems and ended the race in a lowly twelfth.
Alex Lloyd, making his first start, spun coming off the final turn and [...]

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