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Ganassi: Franchitti ‘Heartbroken’ By Forced Retirement
Friday, 15 Nov, 2013 – 15:22 | Comments Off
Ganassi: Franchitti ‘Heartbroken’ By Forced Retirement

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Chip Ganassi knew something very not good was up when he got a call from Scotland earlier this week. Not good became awful as soon as the IndyCar team owner heard the tone of the voice of the person who was calling him.
The voice belonged to driver Dario Franchitti and [...]

Injured Franchitti Says Driving Career Is Over
Thursday, 14 Nov, 2013 – 16:26 | Comments Off
Injured Franchitti Says Driving Career Is Over

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Target Chip Ganassi Racing and Dario Franchitti announced today Franchitti will be unable to continue his auto racing career.
Franchitti was injured earlier this year in a wreck in Houston.
“Since my racing accident in Houston,” Franchitti, a three-time Indianapolis 500 winner and a four-time IndyCar Series champion, “I have been in the expert care of some [...]

Anne Fornoro Wins 2013 Chapman Award
Tuesday, 29 Oct, 2013 – 6:54 | One Comment
Anne Fornoro Wins 2013 Chapman Award

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Anne Fornoro, who has worked with racing legend A.J. Foyt for almost three decades, has been announced as winner of the 2013 Jim Chapman Award for excellence in motorsports public relations.
The Chapman Award is considered by many in the industry as the highest honor in racing public relations. It is named in memory of Chapman, [...]

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
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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
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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 [...]