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IndyCar: Championship Shakeup Likely in Honda Indy 200

Indianapolis, IN- Two things are almost always a certain every year. Scott Dixon will dominate Mid-Ohio and the championship points battle will take a big swing leaving the 13-turn road course. Last year, Dixon and Simon Pagenaud made up some huge ground on Will Power and Ryan Hunter-Reay as both had some bad luck in the race that went caution free. This year, championship points...
Via Race Review Online
August 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Dixon ready to continue hot streak at Mid-Ohio

Scott Dixon took full advantage of IndyCar's mid-summer break, spending the two weeks after victories at Pocono and Toronto last month hanging out with his wife and attending birthday parties with his daughters. Dixon went back to work on Friday during practice for this weekend's Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio. The 33-year-old is looking to become the first driver in the open-wheel...
Via Fox Sports
August 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Hunter-Reay wins Indy 200 pole

Defending IndyCar Series champion Ryan Hunter-Reay knows it's time to make inroads on points leader Helio Castroneves. Hunter-Reay put himself in perfect position to do it this weekend at Mid-Ohio. Hunter-Reay captured the pole for Sunday's Indy 200, turning the second-fastest lap in track history to edge Will Power for the top spot. It will be the third time this season...
Via Fox Sports
August 03, 2013  |  Discuss

IndyCar: Helio Castroneves’ Mid-Ohio struggles could cost him points lead

Lexington, OH- Helio Castroneves has had a stranglehold on the Izod IndyCar Series points lead this summer. Castroneves is off to the best start of his IndyCar career despite only reaching victory lane once. With 12 top 10 finishes in 13 races this year and being the only driver to complete every lap this season, you would think he would be so far out in front of second place he...
Via Race Review Online
August 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Castroneves OK after stock car crash in Brazil

IndyCar points leader Helio Castroneves sustained minor injuries after crashing during practice for a stock car race in Brazil. The three-time Indy 500 winner sustained cuts on his legs and had neck and back pain after the crash Friday in Ribeirao Preto. He left the wrecked car on his own but was taken to a medical center in an ambulance as a precaution. Castroneves' spokesman...
Via Fox Sports
August 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Castroneves OK after crash

IndyCar points leader Helio Castroneves sustained minor injuries after crashing during practice for a stock car race in Brazil. The three-time Indy 500 winner sustained cuts on his legs and had neck and back pain after the crash Friday in Ribeirao Preto. ''Thanks for the support,'' Castroneves tweeted. ''The pain killers make me feel good. The good news...
Via Fox Sports
August 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Docs tell Castroneves to skip race

Doctors have ordered IndyCar points leader Helio Castroneves to skip a stock car event in Brazil after he crashed hard in practice. Castroneves wasn't seriously injured when the brakes on his car malfunctioned and he crashed into a tire barrier on Friday, but doctors said the three-time Indy 500 winner is still too sore to endure the street-circuit race in the city of Ribeirao...
Via Fox Sports
August 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Luminox Tony Kanaan Valjoux Chronograph

When you think Luminox, you don’t necessarily think luxury, however with this limited (very)  Tony Kanaan Valjoux edition, you’ll be getting just that. From their Fall/Winter 2013 collection, this time piece features all the bells and whistles and then some. The green  and yellow accent colors symbolize the Brazilian race car driver’s heritage with a stainless steel, black...
Via The Roosevelts
August 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Andretti has talked to Juan Pablo Montoya about IndyCar ride

Michael Andretti would like to find a way to have Juan Pablo Montoya return to IndyCar. “I have talked to Juan about IndyCar and told him ‘Hell yeah, let’s find a way to put something together,’ ” Andretti told The Associated Press on Monday. “It just comes down to sponsorship. So we’re looking, and if it’s a possibility, we want to do something with him.” Montoya...
Via Tireball.com
August 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Helio ready to go in Sonoma after scary crash

Helio Castroneves realizes he nearly ruined his chance at his first IndyCar championship when he crashed a stock car this month. He's just grateful to be ready to race in Sonoma after emerging from the wreck relatively unscathed. The IndyCar points leader says he risked his title hopes by going to a meaningless race in his native Brazil because he made a commitment to the race...
Via Fox Sports
August 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Dixon Calls Crew Accident A "Dick Move..."

((HT: NBCSN)) Scott Dixon had a bit of an issue during the last round of pitstops at the IndyCar race at Sonoma... He kinda ran over (or ran into) some of Will Power's pit crew... Your browser does not support iframes. Dixon alleged that Power’s crew had moved into Dixon’s pit space and in fact jumped in front of the New Zealander on exit. ((If you looked at the...
Via Online Sports Guys
August 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Power wins after Dixon's penalty

Will Power won at Sonoma Raceway for the third time in four years Sunday, earning his first victory of the IndyCar season when he took advantage of a late penalty to Scott Dixon for injuring three members of Power's pit crew. Dixon led until he received a drive-through penalty with 15 laps to go for clipping a tire in the left hand of Power's tire holder when Dixon left...
Via Fox Sports
August 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Bump-and-run costly in Indy race

Gamesmanship? Carelessness? Take your pick for whatever it was, but what happened in the pits during Sunday's IndyCar event at Sonoma Raceway meant Will Power won and Scott Dixon lost. The down and dirty: Dixon nailed one of Power's pit crew members as he exited, sending him flying and knocking down another crew member -- not to mix sports, but it looked a lot like picking...
Via Fox Sports
August 25, 2013  |  Discuss

IndyCar driver Scott Dixon takes out 3 pit crew members

This is what happens when you have such a tight pit: Scott Dixon targets 3 of them, is penalized, and Will Power wins at Sonoma Raceway. [BWO FTW] Dixon thought the crew member took on for the team. “That’s probably the most blatant thing I’ve seen in a long time,” Dixon said. “You watch most pit guys, they try to get out of the way of other people, so that was a bit...
Via Bob's Blitz
August 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: IndyCar’s Scott Dixon takes out pit crew members

IndyCar racer Will Power won Sunday at Sonoma Raceway after fellow racer Scott Dixon was penalized when he took out a few of Powers’ pit crew, reports USA Today Sports. Dixon thinks one the crew members purposely got his car’s way as he was pulling back onto the track. “That’s probably the most blatant thing I’ve seen in a long time,” Dixon said. “You watch most pit...
Via Low Brow Sports
August 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Scott Dixon clips tire being carried by member of Will Power’s pit crew (VIDEO)

During the last round of pit stops during Sunday's GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma, Will Power and Scott Dixon entered the pits at the same time. After changing tires, Dixon took off as Travis Law, a crew member for Power's car, was carrying a tire away from the pit. Dixon's rear tire clipped Law's handheld tire as he strolled (yes, strolled) out of the pit area and sent...
Via The Other Paper
August 26, 2013  |  Discuss

IndyCar: Controversial Call Could be Nail in the Coffin for Scott Dixon

Sonoma, CA- Scott Dixon looked like he would be a huge threat for the 2013 Izod IndyCar Series championship entering pit road for his final pit stop on Sunday afternoon. Dixon led 27 laps prior that that point and had the car to beat. Helio Castroneves on the other side had a decent car but if they finished how they were running Dixon would have only been eight points out of the...
Via Race Review Online
August 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Rahal tabbed for test on IMS road course

Graham Rahal will drive an IndyCar Series car Wednesday at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course as part of a test designed to see if the infield road is suited for an open wheel race in the future. Adding a second race to the schedule at IMS would follow one of the recommendations from a report a consulting group the series hired to evaluate business operations. The Boston...
Via Fox Sports
August 29, 2013  |  Discuss

IndyCar: Tony Kanaan set for milestone start at Baltimore

Baltimore, MD- This weekend 2013 Indianapolis 500 winner Tony Kanaan will set another achievement in his storied career. The former Izod IndyCar Series champion will make his record setting 212th consecutive start, besting his team owner Jimmy Vasser’s former record. Kanaan’s first start in the steak came back in 2001 at Portland. He will pilot the No. 11 Hydroxycut KV Racing...
Via Race Review Online
August 30, 2013  |  Discuss

IndyCar installs new pit rules after Dixon mixup

IndyCar has installed new rules involving drivers and the safety of pit crew members in the wake of Scott Dixon's mishap at Sonoma last week. Dixon was on his way to victory when he received a drive-through penalty with 15 laps to go for clipping a tire in the left hand of a member of Will Power's crew. The incident occurred when Dixon's Honda left his pit directly behind...
Via Fox Sports
August 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Dixon wins the pole in Baltimore

Scott Dixon swiped the pole from Will Power on the last lap to take the top spot Saturday for the Grand Prix of Baltimore. Simon Pagenaud, Justin Wilson and Josef Newgarden round out the top five for the course that winds through the city streets. Dixon won his second pole of the season. The Dixon-Power front row could make for an interesting start. Dixon was penalized for inadvertently...
Via Fox Sports
August 31, 2013  |  Discuss

IndyCar: Andretti Autosport Struggling This Weekend in Baltimore

Baltimore, MD- It’s been a rare tough weekend on track for the entire Andretti Autosport group. The four-car team has struggled in all three practice sessions and none of the cars advanced to the Firestone Fast Six session in today’s qualifying round. Usually, Andretti Autosport cars perform very well in Andretti promoted events. Andretti Sports Marketing has put on events in...
Via Race Review Online
August 31, 2013  |  Discuss

IndyCar: Big points day for Helio Castroneves but not other title contenders in Baltimore

Baltimore, MD- The third annual Grand Prix of Baltimore will certainly go down as shaking things up for the title race. Many of the contenders in the Izod IndyCar Series championship were caught up in incidents and left with bad days. The only drivers who had good days were points leader Helio Castroneves as he opened his lead up to a wide margin with just three races to go in season...
Via Race Review Online
September 01, 2013  |  Discuss

IndyCar: Will Power vs. Scott Dixon Rivalry Heats Up Leaving Baltimore

Baltimore, MD- The biggest rivalry heading into the weekend at Baltimore was Will Power vs. Scott Dixon. After their issues at Sonoma on the late race pit stop, the duo left California hopping mad at each other. Dixon, who is chasing Power’s Team Penske teammate Helio Castroneves for the title, was looking at a single-digit heading to this weekend’s Grand Prix of Baltimore presented...
Via Race Review Online
September 02, 2013  |  Discuss

IndyCar: Unlike 2012, Ryan Hunter-Reay’s title hopes gone after Baltimore

Baltimore, MD- It was supposed to be a another dream weekend for defending Izod IndyCar Series champion Ryan Hunter-Reay. The American was the defending champion of the Grand Prix of Baltimore and used this race as a springboard for his first series title last year. Hunter-Reay also was a perfect 3-for-3 in Andretti-promoted events the last two years as Baltimore is an Andretti race...
Via Race Review Online
September 02, 2013  |  Discuss

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