IndyCar Series continues quest to find safer ways to race

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Mark Miles will never forget the first time he saw an IndyCar driver seriously hurt. It was October 2013, after a race at Fontana. When he walked into the hospital room, he found Justin Wilson lying in bed, awake and alert with a bunch of tubes attached to his body. As the CEO of IndyCar's parent company talks about it now, a little more than a month after Wilson...
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September 30, 2015  |  Discuss

IndyCar: Montoya fastest on Friday in Toronto

TORONTO – An afternoon rainstorm washed out Friday’s second Verizon IndyCar Series practice and, with no more rain in the forecast this weekend, the 23 cars that will compete in Sunday’s Honda Indy Toronto remained parked in the paddock. That meant just one practice session on Friday and point’s leader Juan Pablo Montoya of Team Penske was the fastest at 1:00.6343 for a speed...
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June 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Dario Franchitti test drives the Formula E car

Three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Dario Franchitti got back behind the wheel of a single-seater racing car last weekend as the FIA Formula E series arrived in Russia for the Moscow ePrix. Franchitti, who has retired from motor racing after sustaining injuries in a horrific crash on Oct. 6, 2013 at the Grand Prix of Houston, now commentates to the Formula E series alongside Jack...
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June 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Top 5 Indianapolis 500 drivers of all time: No. 4 Dario Franchitti

Editor's Note: From Tuesday, May 19 to Saturday, May 23, FOX Sports will count down the top five Indianapolis 500 drivers of all time. INDIANAPOLIS -- There are many candidates that could considered for the No. 4 spot on the all-time best Indianapolis 500 drivers list and the competition for that position includes some of the greatest names in the history of the race. As stated in...
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May 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Franchitti opens up about career-ending crash in blog entry

On the final lap of the Grand Prix of Houston on Oct. 6, 2013, Dario Franchitti found himself launched into the air after contact with Takuma Sato’s car and up into the catch fence. The impact left him with two fractured vertebrae, a broken ankle and a concussion, ultimately ending his racing career. Earlier this week, Franchitti opened up about his crash in a blog post on The...
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May 16, 2015  |  Discuss

IndyCar: Jeff Gordon To Drive the Pace Car For The 99th Running of the Indianapolis 500

INDIANAPOLIS- If you can’t drive in the Indianapolis 500, one of the best honors to be given on race day is to drive the pace car before the race. People like A.J. Foyt, Dario Franchitti,...
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April 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Scott Dixon is chasing IndyCar wins leaders, not spotlight

Scott Dixon just wanted a quiet, celebratory beer with wife Emma and former IndyCar star Dario Franchitti. There was no chance the soft-spoken driver from New Zealand could slip unnoticed into the hotel bar after a milestone win at Long Beach last weekend, much to his dismay. ''Scott came over for the first time and everyone started clapping,'' Emma Dixon said. ''And Dario was like...
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April 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Making sense of Formula E as drivers arrive in Beijing

FIA Formula E CEO Alejandro Agag's grand, all-electric experiment is just one day away from being presented to the world on the streets of Beijing, China. Formula E's series opener will unveil a new and unproven concept in professional motor racing – a field comprised of identical open-wheel cars with batteries in place of combustion engines. And while there's plenty of potential...
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September 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Fully electric Formula E Championship to debut Saturday on FOX Sports 1

The future is now in the world of motor sports as the brand new, fully electric FIA Formula E Championship series premieres live from Beijing, China on Saturday, September 13 (3:30 a.m. ET) exclusively on FOX Sports 1 and FOX Sports GO, with a replay airing Sunday, September 14 (1 p.m. ET). "We expect this championship to become the framework for research and development around the...
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September 07, 2014  |  Discuss

IndyCar: Kanaan dedicates win to Franchitti as No. 10 returns to winning ways

FONTANA, California – It was past halfway of the 2014 Verizon IndyCar Series season and the much-anticipated pairing of Tony Kanaan in the No. 10 Target/Chip Ganassi Racing car appeared stuck in neutral. Kanaan, who won the 2013 Indianapolis 500, was in the same car that Dario Franchitti had driven to two of his three Indianapolis 500 victories and three of his four IndyCar Series...
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September 03, 2014  |  Discuss

VICS: Justin Wilson Comes Full Circle

FONTANA, Calif. — Verizon Indy Car Series (VICS) driver Justin Wilson returns to the track at the Auto Club Speedway (ACS) for the MAVTV500 season finale on Saturday night. Last year in the season finale at ACS, Wilson suffered a potential career ending accident involving Tristan Vautier, who was unable to see through the smoke of Wilson’s spinning car and ended up driving directly...
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August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Houston races dropped from IndyCar slate in 2015

FONTANA, Calif. (AP) The Grand Prix of Houston has been dropped from the IndyCar schedule for 2015. IndyCar ran a doubleheader race at the NRG Park track for the past two years. Scheduling conflicts prompted the change, IndyCar president Mark Miles says. Four-time IndyCar series champion Dario Franchitti was seriously injured at the Houston track in 2013, forcing his retirement...
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August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

IndyCar finale: How Will Power got to this point

FONTANA, California – Will Power enters the final race of the season with a chance to win his first Verizon IndyCar Series championship. But, haven’t we seen this movie before? Like in 2010 when he entered the final race of the season at Homestead-Miami Speedway locked in a battle with Dario Franchitti. Power entered with a 12-point lead but crashed in the race, finished 25th...
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August 28, 2014  |  Discuss


Today’s Verizon IndyCar Series and Mazda Road to Indy headlines:   1. Power hopes to solidify title hopes at Sonoma    2. No. 12 Verizon Team Penske crew earns performance award   3. Hornish joins NBCSN booth at Sonoma   4. Of note   1. Power hopes to solidify title hopes at Sonoma: Will Power arrives at Sonoma Raceway boasting three victories and three pole starts on the...
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August 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Reagan has keys to the KU offense and baby, that's him driving

LAWRENCE, Kan. -- Julia Child hands you the knife. Dario Franchitti offers to ride shotgun. Ian Gillan leans over and declares that dude, you should be singing lead on this one. Charlie Weis calls you and says, Run my offense. Complete autonomy. Hands-off. Your show. Hey, if you were John Reagan, you'd do a double take, too. "When I got it, we were in the midst of a championship...
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August 07, 2014  |  Discuss

VICS: Bourdais Earns Verizon P1 Award at Mid-Ohio

LEXINGTON, Ohio — Sebastien Bourdais earned his second Verizon P1 Award of the season after posting the quickest lap of the Firestone Fast Six shootout on his final lap, which secured the pole position for Sunday’s Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio. It was the 33rd career pole for the four-time Indy car champion to tie Dario Franchitti for seventh all time. Bourdais’ 32nd pole came...
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August 02, 2014  |  Discuss


Today’s Verizon IndyCar Series and Mazda Road to Indy headlines: 1. Catching up with… Carlos Munoz 2. Of note 1. Catching up with… Carlos Munoz: Carlos Munoz burst on the scene with a runner-up finish in his first Indianapolis 500 Mile Race in 2013. The 22-year-old Verizon IndyCar Series rookie from Colombia has continued on the fast track in the first half of the season. Munoz...
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June 17, 2014  |  Discuss

IndyCar: Wins the Pole for Saturday Night’s Firestone 600 in Texas

IndyCar Media Site Fort Worth, TX- The Verizon IndyCar Series took to an oval for just the second time this season as they qualified this afternoon at the 1.5-mile Texas Motor Speedway to set the field for tomorrow night’s Firestone 600 (8 PM/NBC Sports Network/IMS Radio Network). At the end of qualifying for the 22-car field, Will Power was on top for the second straight year...
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June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

IndyCar: Last Year’s Dual Winners Fastest in Practice on Friday at Belle Isle

IndyCar Media Site Belle Isle, Mich- Entering this weekend, we knew both Simon Pagenaud and Mike Conway would be huge favorites to win at least one of the two duals at the 2.35-mile Belle Isle street circuit. Both drivers won the dual format last year as Conway took the checkered flag in the 70 Lap race on Saturday while Pagenaud won on Sunday. This year, both have already reached victory...
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May 30, 2014  |  Discuss

IndyCar: Did New DW12 Bring the Indy 500 Back to Better Than Ever?

IndyCar Media Site INDIANAPOLIS- We’re now three years into the DW12 era at the Indianapolis 500. The new car was controversial as most hated the way it looked. The Verizon IndyCar Series put wheel guards on the back to protect against cars getting airborne and changed the overall look of the car from the previous model. That drove people crazy. But, like it or not, it’s produced...
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May 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Conway victory validates Ed Carpenter Racing

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) A day after Dario Franchitti announced his retirement, another IndyCar driver said he was also getting out of his car.
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April 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Dario Franchitti to Drive Camaro Z/28 Indy 500 Pace Car

Three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Dario Franchitti will drive a 2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 to pace the 98th running of the Indianapolis 500 on May 25. It's the eighth time a Camaro has served as the pace car, starting in 1967 - and the 25th time a Chevrolet has paced the race.Franchitti won the Indy 500 in 2007, 2010 and 2012 and he is only the third driver ever to win at least...

Franchitti to drive pace car for Indianapolis 500

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Dario Franchitti will drive the pace car in the 98th running of the Indy 500 in May.
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March 25, 2014  |  Discuss

IndyCar: Dario Franchitti To Drive Pace Car for 2014 Indianapolis 500

IndyCar Media Site INDIANAPOLIS- Dario Franchitti’s racing career may be over, but his driving career certainly isn’t done yet. The Scotsman, was chosen by the Verizon IndyCar Series and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway to drive the pace car in this May’s 98th Running of the Indianapolis 500 (May 25th/12 PM/ABC). Sources have confirmed this move as the three-time Indy 500 champ...
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March 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Behind the Catch Fence – The Indy 500′s “Mt. Rushmore” of Drivers

IndyCar Media Site Even though the sleet and snow is still falling outside my window it’s not to early to start thinking about the Indy 500.  I’m looking forward to “Indy Cars & Coffee 2014 IndyCar Season Kickoff Tour” next Saturday, March 8 at the Dallara factory in Indianapolis.   For all of you in the area it looks like a great event.  Even though I am highly...
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March 02, 2014  |  Discuss
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