Schumacher Hires alBalooshi After Booting Massey
Sun, 30/08/15 – 12:48 | No Comment
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Team-owner Don Schumacher has hired Khalid alBalooshi to begin driving the Sandvik Coromant/Red Fuel Top Fuel dragster for Don Schumacher Racing beginning Friday during drag racing’s marquee event, the 61st annual Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals near Indianapolis.
alBalooshi, a resident of Los Angeles and citizen of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, replaces Spencer Massey for […]

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Championship Puts Dixon On Indy Cars’ Top Shelf
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Winning a fourth championship on Sunday has secured Scott Dixon a chair at American open-wheel racing's head table. (Photos courtesy of INDYCAR)

Winning a fourth championship on Sunday has secured Scott Dixon a chair at American open-wheel racing’s head table. (Photos courtesy of INDYCAR)

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Enigmatic team-owner Chip Ganassi once famously observed that he would hire a Martian to drive one of his race cars if he thought said alien could “push the button.”

buganalysisMartians licensed to drive an open-wheel race car were in short supply four events into the 2002 Championship Auto Racing Teams season, when native New Zealander Scott Dixon moved from PacWest Racing to Target Chip Ganassi Racing. Dixon started fourth and finished sixth in his Ganassi debut at famed The Milwaukee Mile. Thirty-eight wins and four championships later, Ganassi acknowledged that Dixon has fashioned a career that is other-worldly.

“Yeah, Scott is obviously…I think he’s arguably the driver of our generation. The IndyCar driver of our generation for sure,” Ganassi said Sunday at Sonoma Raceway after Dixon had secured the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series championship in a tiebreaker over Juan Pablo Montoya. “I think his (Dixie’s) stats speak for themselves. His numbers against the other all-time winners and what have you, he’s up on the list there. Read the full story »

Mon, 08/31/15 – 8:21 | No Comment
Dixon Wins Sonoma And 2015 IndyCar Series Title
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Scott Dixon entered Sunday’s Verizon IndyCar Series season-finale needing to drive like crazy and also have lots of things fall his way if he wanted to win the 2015 championship.
Done-and-done.
Dixon, who started the race third in points _ 47 behind leader Juan Montoya Montoya and ninth on the 25-car grid _ won Sunday’s GoPro Grand […]

Sun, 08/30/15 – 18:31 | No Comment
Schumacher Hires alBalooshi After Booting Massey
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Team-owner Don Schumacher has hired Khalid alBalooshi to begin driving the Sandvik Coromant/Red Fuel Top Fuel dragster for Don Schumacher Racing beginning Friday during drag racing’s marquee event, the 61st annual Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals near Indianapolis.
alBalooshi, a resident of Los Angeles and citizen of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, replaces Spencer Massey for […]

Sun, 08/30/15 – 12:48 | No Comment
Penske’s Power On Pole For IndyCar Season Finale
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Reigning Verizon IndyCar Series champion Will Power reset his year-old track record during Saturday’s Firestone Fast Six to earn the Verizon P1 Award and pace four of six championship contenders starting on the first three rows for the title-deciding GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma.
Power, driver of the No. 1 Verizon […]

Sun, 08/30/15 – 7:40 | No Comment
Menard Wins On Home Turf
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Paul Menard, a native of Eau Claire, Wis., won Saturday’s NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin.
Menard edged out a relentless Ryan Blaney by 0.573 seconds at the 14-turn road course.
“I’ve been really fortunate to win at some of the coolest tracks, Indianapolis, Milwaukee, Road America is right there,” Menard said. “These […]

Sat, 08/29/15 – 20:05 | No Comment
Stewart Responds To Ward Family’s Wrongful Death Lawsuit
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NASCAR champion Tony Stewart contends he did not see Kevin Ward Jr. walking toward his Sprint Car until seconds before the 20-year-old was struck and fatally injured during an on-track accident in Upstate New York last summer.
Stewart’s response to the wrongful death lawsuit brought earlier this month by Ward’s parents was filed Friday by attorney […]

Sat, 08/29/15 – 8:02 | No Comment
Spencer Massey Booted From Don Schumacher Racing
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Spencer Massey has been released from Don Schumacher Racing as driver of the Red Fuel Powered by Schumacher/Sandvik Coromant Top Fuel dragster in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, the team announced Friday evening.
“Spencer is no longer with DSR,” team owner Don Schumacher said.
“He violated a DSR policy and would not correct the violation. […]

Fri, 08/28/15 – 18:53 | No Comment
Karam Seeing Psychologist In Wake Of Wilson Death
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Sage Karam, the IndyCar Series driver whose car lost the debris that struck and killed fellow driver Justin Wilson last week at Pocono Raceway, told reporters on Friday that he has been seeing a psychologist because of the incident.
“I’ve been working with a psychologist this week,” Karam, who drives for […]

Fri, 08/28/15 – 17:55 | No Comment
Andretti Puts Servia In Seat To Honor Wilson
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Verizon IndyCar Series team Andretti Autosport announced Thursday that the No. 25 Honda of Justin Wilson will race this weekend at Sonoma Raceway to honor the late driver.
In the driver’s seat will be veteran Oriol Servia.
Wilson passed away earlier this week following injuries sustained during the series event at Pocono Raceway on Sunday.
“Justin was a […]

Thu, 08/27/15 – 19:19 | No Comment
Hyundai Edition Of Red Dragon Ready To Roll
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Armed with a real-time appreciation for what it takes to homologate a Hyundai, GAINSCO/Bob Stallings Racing will make its sedan-style debut in the Pirelli World Challenge at Sonoma Raceway this weekend.
The first iteration of the No. 99 GAINSCO Auto Insurance/Bob Stallings Hyundai Genesis Coupe “Red Dragon” owned by Dallas businessman/racer […]

Thu, 08/27/15 – 8:31 | No Comment
IndyCar’s Justin Wilson Dies From Head Injuries
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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INDYCAR CEO Mark Miles announced Monday evening that IndyCar Series driver Justin Wilson has died from injuries suffered during Sunday’s race at Pocono Raceway.
The announcement was made during a press conference held in the media center at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
The incident occurred when a piece of bodywork from the car […]

Mon, 08/24/15 – 20:19 | No Comment