September 7th, 2012
Penske team president Tim Cindric says that maximising Will Power’s chances of claiming his first IndyCar title will be the main focus of the strategy across all three of the team’s cars at next weekend’s finale at Fontana . Power goes into next weekend’s race with a 17-point lead over main rival Ryan Hunter-Reay , although the Australian’s team-mates Helio Castoneves and Ryan Briscoe are both within reach of finishing the season in the top five. Cindric said that all three drivers’ ambitions will be taken into account, but that the championship takes precedence.
August 27th, 2012
Ryan Briscoe held off Penske team-mate Will Power to take the win at Sears Point, although the latter’s championship hopes received a huge boost when many of his rivals struck trouble. Power held the advantage for most of the race, but was caught out when he pitted just as the yellow flags came out for a heavy crash between Sebastien Bourdais and Josef Newgarden
January 12th, 2011
Dario Franchitti poses with the Jerry Titus Award after the American Auto Racing Writers and Broadcasters Association award ceremony Sunday in Indianapolis. (Ron McQueeney/IndyCar Photo) INDIANAPOLIS — Dario Franchitti capped his third IZOD IndyCar Series championship by winning the American Auto Racing Writers and Broadcasters Association’s Jerry Titus Award for the third time in four years Sunday. AARWBA President Dusty Brandel announced Franchitti as the organization’s Driver of the Year as AARWBA honored its 41st All-America Team at the headquarters of Target Chip Ganassi Racing in Indianapolis
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
December 16th, 2010
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Eighteen drivers (or riders) are among those nominated for the annual Speed Performer of the Year Award, with the winner taking home the 100-pound bronze Mario Andretti Trophy designed by artist Elie Hazak. Representing both four-wheel and two-wheel efforts across the globe, the Mario Andretti Trophy goes to the racer who puts a premium on winning races, shines on his/her sport’s biggest stages and does it with a measure of sportsmanship and class.
December 1st, 2010
All three of Penske Racing's IZOD IndyCar Series teams will receive backing from Meijer during the 2011 season.
October 20th, 2010
Helio Castroneves is one of six IZOD IndyCar drivers making the trip to Australia this weekend. (Chris Jones/IRL IndyCar Photo) SURFERS PARADISE, Australia — Helio Castroneves is one of six IZOD IndyCar Series drivers making the trip to Australia’s Gold Coast to compete in this weekend’s Armor All Gold Coast 600 for the Australian V8 Supercar Series
October 4th, 2010
Dario Franchitti (center) celebrates with his team owner Chip Ganassi (right) and wife Ashley Judd after winning his second-straight IZOD IndyCar Series title. (Chris Jones/IRL IndyCar Photo) HOMESTEAD, Fla. — Tony Kanaan discovered that paybacks are hell at Sunday night’s IZOD IndyCar Championship Celebration as Dario Franchitti’s hero was his engineer, Chris Simmons
October 3rd, 2010
Dario Franchitti (Ron McQueeny/IRL IndyCar Photo) HOMESTEAD, Fla. — Dario Franchitti was able to charge to his third IZOD IndyCar Series championship thanks to a “short circuit” from Team Penske’s Will Power in Saturday night’s Cafes Do Brasil Indy 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway, a race won by Scott Dixon.
October 2nd, 2010
Dario Franchitti claimed the pole for Saturday's IZOD IndyCar Series season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway. (Dana Garrett/IRL IndyCar Photo) HOMESTEAD, Fla. — Dario Franchitti is now only 11 points behind IZOD IndyCar Series championship leader Will Power
September 30th, 2010
Dario Franchitti (left) and Will Power will each attempt to capture the IZOD IndyCar Series title this weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
September 28th, 2010
Ganassi’s Hull More Than Happy Directing Behind The Scenes While Chip Ganassi gets more than his share of headlines as a team owner in the IZOD IndyCar, NASCAR and the Grand Am Rolex Series, there are many who work in the background to get his teams up front. Perhaps the most important member of that group is Mike Hull, the managing director of Target Chip Ganassi Racing who has been with the team since June 1992. He oversees the two-car IndyCar Series operation that features two-time IndyCar champion and two-time Indian-polis 500 winner Dario Franchitti, and 2008 IndyCar champion and Indy 500 winner Scott Dixon.
September 19th, 2010
By Bruce Martin MOTEGI, Japan — Not even Helio Castroneves’ impressive victory in Sunday’s Indy Japan 300 at Twin Ring Motegi could take the spotlight away from the battle for the IZOD IndyCar Series championship between Dario Franchitti and Will Power.
September 7th, 2010
SPARTA, Ky. — When Will Power closes his eyes he must see Dario Franchitti’s No
August 31st, 2010
JOLIET, Ill. — Just one week after landing upside-down heading to the green flag to start last Sunday’s race at Infineon Raceway, Dan Wheldon nearly landed right side-up in victory lane at Chicagoland Speedway. The Panther Racing driver finished second to Dario Franchitti by just .0423 second — the sixth-closest IZOD IndyCar Series finish at the 1.5-mile Chicagoland Speedway
August 29th, 2010
JOLIET, Ill. — Just when it looked like Will Power was in position to score the first oval win of his career, his hopes went up in exhaust fumes as his fuel tank ran out of ethanol just four laps from the finish.
August 24th, 2010
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Grand Am Rolex Series is considering some changes for its Daytona Prototypes in 2011 that include a more efficient two-element rear wing, as well as the use of paddle shifters and a spec carbon clutch.
August 24th, 2010
SONOMA, Calif. — One-tenth of a second isn’t very long — probably less than the blink of an eye — but that’s the amount of time that Team IZOD driver Ryan Hunter-Reay missed making the Firestone Fast Six Saturday at Infineon Raceway. So instead of starting sixth or better in Sunday’s IZOD IndyCar Series Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma, Hunter-Reay started eighth