August 2nd, 2015
Graham Rahal blasted the IndyCar title fight wide open with a hometown win at Mid-Ohio on Sunday. The Rahal Letterman Lanigan driver saw off a brief challenge from Andretti Autosport’s Justin Wilson on a restart with seven laps to go, and coasted away to secure the victory. He picked up an extra point on the final lap for most laps led, bringing him to within just nine points of Juan Pablo Montoya with two races remaining. “Honestly, for me, other than the Indy 500 this is the biggest race of the year,” Rahal said. “To get this victory at a time when we really needed it … man, I don’t know what to say. This means more than my first win. This is everything.” Wilson held on for second to [...]
August 1st, 2015
Scott Dixon saw off a late challenge from Will Power to secure pole position for Sunday’s IndyCar race at Mid-Ohio. The track record was broken three times over the course of the session, and two of those came from Dixon on consecutive laps right at the end of the Fast Six, when the Ganassi driver backed up a 1m04.6588s with a 1m04.5814s on scuffed tyres. As it turned out, that late improvement was needed: while Dixon’s second-last lap was almost 0.4 seconds faster than the rest of the field, a last-gasp improvement from Penske driver Power meant that the final margin between the pair was just 0.09s. Sebastien Bourdais was best of the rest for KV, with Helio Castroneves, Josef Newgarden and Charlie Kimball completing a Chevrolet lock-out of the [...]
August 1st, 2015
Scott Dixon continues to set the early-weekend pace at Mid-Ohio after topping the third IndyCar practice session on Saturday morning. The Ganassi driver, who was also fastest on Friday, waited until his final flying lap to post his 1m05.1209s, leaving him more than 0.3 seconds clear of second-fastest Josef Newgarden’s CFH car. Charlie Kimball finished up in third ahead of Sebastien Bourdais, while Andretti duo Ryan Hunter-Reay and Marco Andretti clocked in as the fastest Hondas at fifth and sixth respectively. Unlike Friday’s red flag-filled sessions, the drivers started Saturday with an unbroken spell of green flag conditions to work with. There were a couple of close calls though, the most spectacular coming when Luca Filippi lost the rear of his CFH Racing car and completed a neat 360 degree [...]
December 25th, 2010
CHAMPION: Dario Franchitti Dario Franchitti overcame a 59-point deficit to win the IZOD IndyCar Series championship. (Ron McQueeney/IndyCar Photo) Dario Franchitti trailed Will Power by 59 markers entering the four-race stretch of oval races that concluded the IZOD IndyCar Series season. And when it was all said and done, Franchitti had earned his third IndyCar Series championship and the fourth for Chip Ganassi Racing by five points over Power
September 29th, 2010
The Al-Anabi Racing Team will terminate its Funny Car program and add a second Top Fuel dragster for the 2011 NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing season.
September 20th, 2010
CONCORD, N.C. — Cruz Pedregon may be out of contention to claim his third NHRA Funny Car world championship after missing the 2010 Countdown, but he performed like a title contender in his wire-to-wire triumph Sunday in the O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Nationals at zMAX Dragway. Joining Pedregon in the winner’s circle were Larry Dixon (Top Fuel), Greg Anderson (Pro Stock) and L.E
August 23rd, 2010
By Bruce Martin SONOMA, California — Will Power left little doubt that in 2010 the IZOD IndyCar Series driver was the “King of the Road.” By driving to a decisive victory in Sunday’s Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma County at Infineon Raceway, Power scored his fifth victory in the nine road course races this season. He dominated the race by leading all but two of the 75 laps in the contest.