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VICS: From Last to First: Dixon Wins Again at Mid-Ohio

LEXINGTON, Ohio — Scott Dixon tied Al Unser Jr. for sixth on the all-time Indy car win list with a dramatic last-to-first Verizon IndyCar Series win Sunday in the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio. The win was the 34th of Dixon’s career and his fifth win at the Mid-Ohio Sport Car Course in his last eight starts on the 2.258-mile, 13-turn road course. Dixon’s win from the 22nd starting...
Via Rubbings Racing
August 03, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Ryan Hunter-Reay wins Indy 500 by .06 seconds

Ryan Hunter-Reay became the first American in eight years to win the Indianapolis 500 — and he did it by beating Helio Castroneves by just .06 seconds. “I’m a proud American boy, that’s for sure,” Hunter-Reay said via ESPN. “I’ve watched this race since I was sitting in diapers on the floor in front of the TV. My son did it today. He watched me here. I’m thrilled...
Via IMAGE CPR SPORTS
May 25, 2014  |  Discuss

APNewsBreak: Buck replaces Darby as Cup director

NASCAR is replacing longtime Sprint Cup Series director John Darby with Richard Buck. The move comes four years after NASCAR first announced it was seeking a successor to Darby so he could take a managerial role. Darby will remain managing director of competition. Buck spent last year as vice president of racing operations for the International Motor Sports Association - a job...
Via AP on Fox
January 09, 2014  |  Discuss

The five closest Indianapolis 500 Finishes

NASCAR racing is far and away the most popular motorsport in the United States but for one Sunday each year we all fall in love with open-wheel racing thanks to the Indianapolis 500. The race doesn’t draw the crowds or ratings it once did but it’s still a cultural touchstone. It’s too bad that people’s attention is heading elsewhere since recent years have seen some of the...
Via Midwest Sports Fans
May 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Indy 500: What Indy means to me

This May I’ll embark on my 25th Indianapolis 500. What make it even more remarkable than simply taking in 25 years of the best sporting event in the world is that I’m only 27 years old. No, that’s not a typo; I’ve been to every Indy 500 except three since I was born in November of 1985. The only three I’ve missed were 1986 and 1987 as I was too young and 1991 due to an...
Via Race Review Online
May 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Notes: Hinchcliffe, Bourdais tagged with engine penalties

Both drivers suffer 10-spot penalty on Long Beach starting gridWhen a report came out that James Hinchcliffe would suffer a 10-spot penalty on the starting grid for Sunday's race in Long Beach after suffering engine problems on his No. 27 Andretti Autosport Chevrolet, the reaction from fans on social media was decisively negative -- growing to the point where INDYCAR race director...
Via Indy Racing Revolution
April 11, 2012  |  Discuss

Al Unser Jr. pleads guilty to DWI

Retired American race car driver and two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Al Unser Jr. has pleaded guilty to driving while intoxicated and racing on a New Mexico freeway. Unser entered his plea Wednesday in Albuquerque Metro Court, a day before he was set to go to trial for aggravated DWI, drag racing and reckless driving. He was sentenced to 90 days in jail but a judge deferred jail...
Via AP on Fox
April 11, 2012  |  Discuss

Al Unser Jr. pleads guilty to DWI

Retired American race car driver and two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Al Unser Jr. has pleaded guilty to driving while intoxicated and racing on a New Mexico freeway.
Via FOXSports.com
April 11, 2012  |  Discuss

Indy 500 winner Unser pleads guilty to DWI in NM

Retired American race car driver and two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Al Unser Jr. has pleaded guilty to driving while intoxicated and racing on a New Mexico freeway. Unser entered his plea Wednesday in Albuquerque Metro Court, a day before he was set to go to trial for aggravated DWI, drag racing and reckless driving. He was sentenced to 90 days in jail but a judge deferred jail...
Via AP on Fox
April 11, 2012  |  Discuss

DWI trial for Al Unser Jr. pushed back

The drunken driving trial for two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Al Unser has been pushed back in order to give the defense more time. The Albuquerque Journal reports the judge handling the case has postponed the trial until April 12. Judge Sharon Walton says there are motions that need to be addressed and issues were raised with respect to belt tapes used by officers. Walton said...
Via AP on Fox
March 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Racing legend Unser Jr. faces more severe DWI case (AP)

Racing legend Al Unser Jr. is facing more severe drunken driving charges after a New Mexico judge granted a prosecution request for the upgrade based on a previous conviction. KOB-TV reports that (http://bit.ly/xPw8B5) Unser, a two-time Indy 500 winner, was arrested in September after police say he was driving his SUV at speeds faster than 100 mph while racing another vehicle.
Via Yahoo! Sports
January 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Unser Jr. faces more severe DWI charge

Racing legend Al Unser Jr. is facing more severe drunken driving charges after a New Mexico judge granted a prosecution request for the upgrade based on a previous conviction. KOB-TV reports that Unser, a two-time Indy 500 winner, was arrested in September after police say he was driving his SUV at speeds faster than 100 mph while racing another vehicle. Authorities say his blood...
Via Fox Sports
January 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Unser Jr. faces more severe DWI charges

Racing legend Al Unser Jr. is facing more severe drunken driving charges after a New Mexico judge granted a prosecution request for the upgrade based on a previous conviction.
Via FOXSports.com
January 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Racing legend Unser Jr. faces more severe DWI case

Racing legend Al Unser Jr. is facing more severe drunken driving charges after a New Mexico judge granted a prosecution request for the upgrade based on a previous conviction.
Via Sign on San Diego
January 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Racing legend Unser Jr. faces more severe DWI case

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Racing legend Al Unser Jr. is facing more severe drunken driving charges after a New Mexico judge granted a prosecution request for the upgrade based on a previous conviction.
Via MSNBC
January 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Report: Brian Barnhart out of IndyCar Race Control

Brian Barnhart is set to be removed from his position officiating Izod IndyCar Series races. According to a report from SPEED.com, Barnhart has been offered to stay within IndyCar but his new position wouldn't be involved with race control. From Speed: SPEED can report that Barnhart will be offered to stay on the payroll as president of operations but will no longer have anything...
Via From the Marbles
November 30, 2011  |  Discuss
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