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Franchitti Out Of Hospital
Thursday, 10 Oct, 2013 – 17:41 | Comments Off
Franchitti Out Of Hospital

Target Chip Ganassi Racing’s Dario Franchitti was released from Memorial Hermann Texas Medical Center in Houston Thursday, five days after suffering multiple injuries in a grinding crash during Race2 of the Shell and Pennzoil Grand Prix of Houston doubleheader.
Franchitti was scheduled to travel to Indianapolis, where he will be re-evaluated over the next few days [...]

Tagliani To Sub For Franchitti
Thursday, 10 Oct, 2013 – 8:01 | Comments Off
Tagliani To Sub For Franchitti

Open-wheel veteran Alex Tagliani will replace the injured Dario Franchitti for Target Chip Ganassi Racing during the season-ending MAVTV 500 INDYCAR World Championships at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif., on Oct. 19.
Franchitti, a four-time series champion, is recovering from multiple injuries suffered Sunday in Race 2 of the Shell and Pennzoil Grand Prix of [...]

Franchitti Undergoes Surgery
Monday, 7 Oct, 2013 – 17:51 | Comments Off
Franchitti Undergoes Surgery

Four-time IZOD IndyCar Series champion Dario Franchitti underwent surgery to stabilize a fracture in his right ankle in a Houston hospital Sunday evening, one of several injuries the Scotsman suffered in a grinding, last-lap crash during Race 2 of the Shell and Pennzoil Grand Prix of Houston doubleheader.
Franchitti was admitted awake and alert into Memorial [...]

Dixon Leads Points After Scary Race In Houston
Sunday, 6 Oct, 2013 – 19:30 | Comments Off
Dixon Leads Points After Scary Race In Houston

Season-long rivals Scott Dixon and Helio Castroneves will decide the 2013 IZOD IndyCar Series championship in two weeks after a tumultuous two days on the mean streets of Houston that ended in disaster for four-time champion Dario Franchitti.
Dixon, of Target Chip Ganassi Racing, emerged from Sunday’s second 90-lap event of the Shell and Pennzoil Grand [...]

Keselowski Makes Kansas Drivers Meeting Interesting
Sunday, 6 Oct, 2013 – 12:31 | Comments Off
Keselowski Makes Kansas Drivers Meeting Interesting

KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Racing at Kansas Speedway started two hours before the green flag dropped on Sunday. Racing of the between-the-ears variety.
During the drivers meeting at Kansas, all was pro forma until the part at the end where Sprint Cup managing race director David Hoots asks assembled drivers and team members if there are [...]

Dixon Has Eye On A Sweep In Houston, Points Lead
Sunday, 6 Oct, 2013 – 8:00 | Comments Off
Dixon Has Eye On A Sweep In Houston, Points Lead

Scott Dixon hacked into Helio Castroneves’ IZOD IndyCar Series point-lead big-time Saturday afternoon with a victory in Race 1 of the Shell Pennzoil Grand Prix of Houston. And as he did at the doubleheader on the Streets of Toronto in mid-July, Dixie now is whistling…sweep!
Dixon’s fourth win of 2013, and third on a street circuit, [...]

Notes: Chasers Take A Beating In Practice
Saturday, 5 Oct, 2013 – 14:44 | Comments Off
Notes: Chasers Take A Beating In Practice

KANSAS CITY, Kan. – It was a tough day to be a Chase driver Saturday at Kansas Speedway. It was a really tough day to be a Busch.
The Sprint Cup cars took to the track for practice at 10 a.m. Saturday for the first practice of they. Almost immediately, cars being driven by championship contenders [...]

Harvick To Start Kansas Race From The Pole
Friday, 4 Oct, 2013 – 17:15 | Comments Off
Harvick To Start Kansas Race From The Pole

KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Kevin Harvick, who is trying to turn what some consider a three-driver Sprint Cup playoff into a four-driver playoff, won the pole on Friday for Sunday’s Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway.
Harvick, who will start Sunday’s race fourth in points – 39 behind leader Matt Kenseth and 27 behind third-place Kyle [...]

Junior Cooks Up New Plan: Swing For The Fences
Friday, 4 Oct, 2013 – 7:49 | Comments Off
Junior Cooks Up New Plan: Swing For The Fences

ROANOKE, Texas – NASCAR superstar Dale Earnhardt Jr. figures he’ll have to do some major point-shaving if he has any chance of contending for the 2013 Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship.
Junior is in 10th place and 57 points behind championship leader Matt Kenseth heading into Round 4 of the 10-event Chase, Sunday’s Hollywood Casino [...]

Mission Accomplished For New Tires At Kansas
Thursday, 3 Oct, 2013 – 18:11 | Comments Off
Mission Accomplished For New Tires At Kansas

KANSAS CITY, Kan. – One of the most talked about stories leading into Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway centers on a radically new Goodyear tire that is being put on the cars for the Hollywood Casino 400.
On Thursday afternoon, after about a three-hour open test with the tires, NASCAR offiicals, Goodyear officials [...]