August 27th, 2013
Ganassi IndyCar duo Scott Dixon and Dario Franchitti will team up in a second Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates Daytona Prototype for the Grand-Am round at Laguna Seca. The pair will drive the #2 Dinan-powered BMW at the September 7-8 event, backed by Cessna as part of the company’s broader relationship with the Ganassi team.
August 26th, 2013
IndyCar race director Beaux Barfield insists that he was correct to penalise Ganassi’s Scott Dixon for the pitlane collision with a Penske crew member during Sunday’s race at Sonoma . Dixon was leading ahead of Will Power when the pair stopped together on lap 65 at the end of their third stint.
August 26th, 2013
Will Power ended a 16-month winless streak with his victory in a controversial IndyCar race at Sonoma.
August 24th, 2013
Dario Franchitti will lead an all-Ganassi front row on the starting grid for IndyCar’s race at Sonoma after triumphing in qualifying. The Scot had a new set of red tyres saved for the final qualifying phase and he made the most of them, posting a 1m17.5271s that proved strong enough to withstand Scott Dixon’s best time by 0.19s
August 23rd, 2013
A late flyer from Scott Dixon earned the New Zealander bragging rights following the second IndyCar practice session at Sonoma. The Ganassi driver leaned on a new set of tyres to reel off a 1m18.3145s, enough to edge out Helio Castroneves’ best time by 0.3 seconds. “I think both [Ganassi] cars have been pretty quick,” said Dixon.
August 4th, 2013
Charlie Kimball capitalised on a perfect strategy from his Ganassi pitwall to secure the first IndyCar win of his career at Mid-Ohio. Most of the front-runners had opted to two-stop the race; a list that initially included Kimball’s Ganassi team-mates Scott Dixon and Dario Franchitti.
August 3rd, 2013
Ryan Hunter-Reay’s hopes of remaining in the IndyCar title hunt received a boost after the Andretti driver triumphed in qualifying at Mid-Ohio. Hunter-Reay set his 1m05.3519s with just over a minute still on the clock, but it was good enough to hold up against the last-ditch efforts from his rivals. Penske’s Will Power came closest, missing out by 0.18 seconds, with Scott Dixon and Marco Andretti claiming the second row
August 2nd, 2013
Scott Dixon continued his recent good form by topping the opening practice session for this weekend’s IndyCar race at Mid-Ohio. The Ganassi racer, who comes into the weekend having won the previous three races, finished the morning with a best lap of 1m05.7096s, putting him just 0.02 seconds ahead of team-mate Dario Franchitti. Reigning series champion Ryan Hunter-Reay rounded out the top three.
July 13th, 2013
Scott Dixon became the first back-to-back winner of the 2013 IndyCar season after taking victory in the opening race of this weekend’s double-header at Toronto. The Ganassi driver stayed out a lap longer than then-leader Will Power to take the advantage during the final round of stops, but was passed by Dragon Racing’s Sebastien Bourdais on a restart with 16 laps remaining. There was some dispute over whether Bourdais moved early, although it was reviewed and declared clean by race control
July 12th, 2013
Dario Franchitti secured pole position for Saturday’s first race in the IndyCar double-header on the streets of Toronto. Franchitti went to the top with a best lap of 59.5756s, which proved to be just good enough to see off a late flyer from Sebastien Bourdais’ Dragon car
July 7th, 2013
Six drivers have been issued with 10-place grid penalties for unapproved engine changes ahead of the IndyCar race at Pocono. Five of the six are from Honda-powered teams and include Ganassi’s Scott Dixon and Dario Franchitti, Dale Coyne Racing’s Justin Wilson and Pippa Mann, and BHA’s Alex Tagliani. The only Chevrolet-powered runner to be affected is Andretti’s EJ Viso
June 23rd, 2013
Helio Castroneves will be forced to drop back to 11th on the grid for Sunday’s IndyCar race at Iowa Speedway after Penske elected to change the Brazilian’s engine. Castroneves had initially claimed pole by winning the third heat race on Saturday evening, but he will incur a 10-place penalty for having a new Chevrolet unit installed.
June 23rd, 2013
Helio Castroneves will start Sunday’s IndyCar race at Iowa from pole position after winning the final heat race at the 7/8th mile oval on Saturday evening. Castroneves started the heat from pole and was never headed, although Will Power managed to climb through the field and give his Penske team-mate something to think about as the race ended its final 10 laps. The gap shrank to as little as 0.2 seconds before the pair began to encounter lapped traffic, which enabled Castroneves to recapture some of his advantage.
June 9th, 2013
Helio Castroneves moved to the outright IndyCar championship lead following a commanding victory in Saturday night’s Texas race. Castroneves, who came into the weekend sitting equal in points with Marco Andretti, dominated most of the evening to eventually cross the line 5.2 seconds ahead of Ryan Hunter-Reay. Indianapolis 500 winner Tony Kanaan completed the podium
June 7th, 2013
Will Power will start Saturday night’s IndyCar race at Texas Motor Speedway from pole after dominating qualifying at the 1.5 mile oval. Power secured the top spot with a two-lap average of 219.182mph, well clear of closest contender Marco Andretti’s 217.553mph effort.
by Dario Franchitti and Scott Dixon on April 17th, 2013
April 17, 2013 Dear Drivers, It’s the Target Racing Indy car drivers here, with some (unsolicited) advice as you prepare to hit the track this weekend at The Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach Pro/Celebrity Race. Think you can just put on a fire suit and slide into a race car for 10 adrenaline-pumping laps just like that? Not so fast. We’re talking to each and every one of you: Jackson Rathbone, Wanda Sykes, Michelle Rodriguez, Kate del Castillo, Cristian Castro, Jesse Metcalfe, Adam Carolla, Mark Steines, Jenna Elfman and Rutledge Wood. Most of you haven’t logged time in the seat of an Indy car going 230 mph, so we’ve come up with a few pointers to get you race-ready. Except you, Rodriguez—we were pretty impressed by your skills in [...]
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
by David Phillips on August 8th, 2011
Yang Ou consolidated his lead in the 2011 iRacing.com IZOD IndyCar Premier Series -Road with a convincing victory at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Sunday’s top strength of field (3064) race. The Club Scandinavia member grabbed his tenth pole position of the campaign with a lap of 1:08.382 ahead of championship rival Aleksi Elomaa (Club Finland) and Andre Boettcher (Club DE-AT-CH). Despite a less than perfect getaway, Ou grabbed the lead at the start and was never headed throughout the 52 lap race. Boettcher got the jump on Elomaa to grab second place on the opening lap, and kept Ou in sight in the early going despite a minor “off” on Lap Eight. In fact, when Ou suffered a temporary issue with his Dallara’s brakes, Boettcher closed to within [...]
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
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