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Ganassi Racing’s Hull Talks Droughts And Streaks
Saturday, 20 Jul, 2013 – 7:55 | Comments Off
Ganassi Racing’s Hull Talks Droughts And Streaks

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Fans get to see flashes of Mike Hull on television broadcasts of IndyCar events. And they get to hear short quips from the long-time managing director of Chip Ganassi Racing during pre-race advances and post-race reactions.
But Hull, who spends his time during races sitting on pit boxes and calling the [...]

Dixon Dusts Off Championship Hopes in Toronto
Sunday, 14 Jul, 2013 – 18:35 | Comments Off
Dixon Dusts Off Championship Hopes in Toronto

Scott Dixon swept the IZOD IndyCar Series doubleheader Sunday by winning his second race in two days at the 1.755-mile Canadian street circuit.
By winning both races, the Target Chip Ganassi Racing driver moved to within 29 points of championship leader Helio Castroneves of Team Penske. Sunday’s win was his third straight.
Dixon, who won Race 1 [...]

Dixon Wins Toronto Doubleheader Opener
Saturday, 13 Jul, 2013 – 18:11 | Comments Off
Dixon Wins Toronto Doubleheader Opener

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Scott Dixon won Saturday’s IZOD IndyCar Series race on the street course in Toronto. It was his second victory in a row and gives him a shot at sweeping the Toronto doubleheader, which concludes with race No. 2 on Sunday afternoon.
Dixon, who started fifth in the 85-lap race on the tight 1.7-mile, 11-turn street circuit, [...]

Ganassi Drivers Sweep Poles In Toronto
Friday, 12 Jul, 2013 – 16:53 | Comments Off
Ganassi Drivers Sweep Poles In Toronto

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Scott Dixon made it a pole sweep for Chip Ganassi Racing Saturday as he won the pole for the second race of the IZOD IndyCar Series doubleheader in Toronto.
Dario Franchitti of Chip Ganassi Racing on Friday won the pole for the first race on Friday. He will start race two from the outside of the [...]

‘Dixie’ Is Whistling His Way Into Record Books
Wednesday, 10 Jul, 2013 – 15:07 | Comments Off
‘Dixie’ Is Whistling His Way Into Record Books

Largely overshadowed by his more flamboyant teammate, Scott Dixon’s latest IZOD IndyCar Series victory has served as a reminder of a workmanlike career well-done.
Dixon, who turns 32 on July 22, earned his 30th Indy car win in the Pocono INDYCAR 400 Fueled by Sunoco last Sunday, breaking a tie with Team Penske superstar Rick Mears [...]

Ganassi Sweeps Up In IndyCar’s Return To Pocono
Sunday, 7 Jul, 2013 – 18:16 | Comments Off
Ganassi Sweeps Up In IndyCar’s Return To Pocono

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Scott Dixon led a first-ever Chip Ganassi Racing podium sweep in winning INDYCAR’s return to Pocono Raceway after a 24-year absence on Sunday afternoon.
Dixon earned his first victory since Mid-Ohio last August, while Charlie Kimball tied his career high of second and four-time series champion Dario Franchitti finished third.
“Going into this [...]

Marco Is Latest Andretti To Start Pocono From The Pole
Saturday, 6 Jul, 2013 – 16:38 | Comments Off
Marco Is Latest Andretti To Start Pocono From The Pole

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Marco Andretti captured his fourth career pole on Saturday and will become the third Andretti to start an Indy car race from the pole at the 2.5-mile “Tricky Triangle”.
Andretti broke the track record of 211.715 mph set by Emerson Fittipaldi in 1989, with a two-lap average speed of 221.273 mph in the No. 25 Chevrolet.
Second [...]

IndyCar Buzzed About Its Return To Pocono
Friday, 5 Jul, 2013 – 6:57 | Comments Off
IndyCar Buzzed About Its Return To Pocono

All 24 IZOD IndyCar Series drivers participating in a one-day Open Test around the 2.5-mile Pocono Raceway Thursday posted lap times better than the track record of 42.510-seconds/211.715 mph set by Emerson Fittipaldi on Aug. 19, 1989.
The session was a prelude to qualifying for Sunday’s Pocono INDYCAR 400 Fueled by Sunoco, as open-wheel racing returns [...]

A Visit To The Doc On Eve Of IndyCar Return
Thursday, 4 Jul, 2013 – 7:30 | Comments Off
A Visit To The Doc On Eve Of IndyCar Return

By Bill Fleischman | Senior Correspondent
RacinToday.com
Editor’s Note: With Indy cars returning to Pocono Raceway July 7, Bill Fleischman conducts an imaginary interview with Dr. Joseph Mattioli, the driving force behind the raceway. “Doc” Mattioli, a former Philadelphia dentist, had the 2.5-mile tri-oval designed primarily for Indy cars. He died last January at 86. He was [...]

Hinchcliffe Gets Around to Winning At An Oval
Sunday, 23 Jun, 2013 – 17:57 | Comments Off
Hinchcliffe Gets Around to Winning At An Oval

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James Hinchcliffe, who led 33 total laps on ovals in his previous two seasons in the series, led all but 24 to dominate the Iowa Corn Indy 250 presented by DEKALB at Iowa Speedway. The victory was the Andretti Autosport driver’s first on an oval.
The Canadian driver became the only three-time winner this season and [...]