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IndyCar Champion Dixon Says He’s Ready To Represent
Monday, 21 Oct, 2013 – 12:05 | Comments Off
IndyCar Champion Dixon Says He’s Ready To Represent

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Unaccustomed as he is to public speaking, Scott Dixon says he is ready to represent the IndyCar Series as its reigning and three-time driver’s champion.
“Absolutely. I’m not saying I don’t enjoy doing that stuff,” said Dixon, who clinched the 2013 title with a fifth-place finish in the season-ending MAVTV 500 [...]

Dixon Wins His Third IndyCar Series Crown
Saturday, 19 Oct, 2013 – 23:27 | Comments Off
Dixon Wins His Third IndyCar Series Crown

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
When he clinched his third IZOD IndyCar Series championship within 10 years Saturday night, Scott Dixon joined a short list of domestic open-wheel drivers who clearly can be defined as “elite.”
At Target Chip Ganassi Racing, however, the adjective used to describe a driver like Dixon is “hardcore” – as in [...]

Notes: Andretti Switching To Honda Power
Saturday, 19 Oct, 2013 – 18:26 | Comments Off
Notes: Andretti Switching To Honda Power

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Andretti Autosport announced Saturday that it will switch from Chevrolet to Honda engines in next season’s IndyCar Series.
“We look forward to working with Honda again; for us, it’s like being back home. I have no doubt that together we will see great success,” said Michael Andretti, the team’s chairman, president and CEO.
The Indianapolis-based team has [...]

Dixon, Castroneves Both Vow To Win Season Finale
Saturday, 19 Oct, 2013 – 8:05 | Comments Off
Dixon, Castroneves Both Vow To Win Season Finale

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Helio Castroneves’ bid for the 2013 IZOD IndyCar Series championship took a beating two weekends ago on the mean streets of Houston, where his once-robust 49-point lead over Scott Dixon morphed into a deflating, 25-point deficit during the course of two races in less than 24 miserable hours.
But Helio has [...]

Power P1 In Fontana
Friday, 18 Oct, 2013 – 18:40 | Comments Off
Power P1 In Fontana

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Will Power of Team Penske won the pole Friday for the season-ending IZOD IndyCar Series race at California’s Auto Club Speedway.
Second fastest was his teammate, Helio Castroneves, who is second in points and in need of a big weekend if he wants to win the 2013 championship.
Points leader Scott Dixon of Chip Ganassi Racing qualified [...]

IndyCar Releases 2014 Schedule On Eve Of 2013 Finale
Friday, 18 Oct, 2013 – 7:34 | Comments Off
IndyCar Releases 2014 Schedule On Eve Of 2013 Finale

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
An unprecedented pair of point-paying events at Indianapolis Motor Speedway during the Month of May and return of doubleheader weekends in Detroit, Houston and Toronto highlight the IndyCar Series’ 18-race schedule for 2014.
Spread over 15 event weekends, next year’s schedule is down one race from the current campaign and will [...]

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 [...]