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Graham Rahal wins 1st of 2 Detroit Grand Prix IndyCar races

Via AP on Fox
June 03, 2017  |  Discuss

Rahal Owns the Day with Pole, Win at Belle Isle

DETROIT – Just hours after scoring his third career pole with a new track record lap, Graham Rahal took the point today and dominated en route to victory in Dual 1 of the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix presented by Lear. It is Rahal’s fifth career Indy car win and first since Texas last year. “Feels awesome,” said Rahal, whose 55 laps led on the Raceway at Belle Isle Park temporary...
Via Motorsports Tribune
June 03, 2017

Graham Rahal takes pole, track record at Detroit Grand Prix

Via AP on Fox
June 03, 2017  |  Discuss

Graham Rahal wins 1st of 2 Detroit Grand Prix IndyCar races

DETROIT (AP) — Graham Rahal won the first of two Detroit Grand Prix races, easily holding off Scott Dixon on Saturday. Rahal won the pole earlier in the day and became the seventh IndyCar driver to win the first seven races of the year. He raced to his fifth career victory and fourth in two-plus years for Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing. Rahal made a last-lap pass of James Hinchcliffe...
Via MyNorthwest.com
June 03, 2017

Graham Rahal takes pole, track record at Detroit Grand Prix

DETROIT (AP) — Graham Rahal of Rahal/Letterman Lanigan Racing set a track record and earned the pole for Saturday’s Detroit Grand Prix IndyCar race. Rahal covered the 2.36-mile, 13-turn temporary road course in 1 minute, 13.9681 seconds at 114.966 mph. His time from the first round of qualifying stood up after IndyCar officials wiped out the fastest lap turned by Team Penske’s...
Via MyNorthwest.com
June 02, 2017

Rahal, Castroneves Pace IndyCar Detroit Practice

By Christopher DeHarde, IndyCar & Road to Indy Writer In Friday practice for the Verizon IndyCar Series’ Chevrolet Grand Prix of Detroit doubleheader weekend, Graham Rahal and Helio Castroneves were all alone at the top of the time sheet as both drivers were fastest in each of the two practice sessions. Not only that, but they were second fastest in the session where they...
Via Motorsports Tribune
June 02, 2017

Tony Kanaan to cross race off bucket list with Le Mans

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June 02, 2017  |  Discuss

Tony Kanaan was 'natural choice' as Bourdais sub for Le Mans

Via FOX Sports
June 02, 2017

Tony Kanaan to cross race off bucket list with Le Mans

DETROIT (AP) — Tony Kanaan’s bucket list is about to get shorter. Time to prepare for the opportunity is short, too. The 42-year-old Brazilian IndyCar driver is making his Le Mans debut, replacing the injured Sebastien Bourdais on the defending class winning team at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in just two weeks. “I’ve never even been there,” Kanaan said before competing in...
Via MyNorthwest.com
June 02, 2017

Marco Andretti has 2 chances to bounce back at Detroit GP

Via AP on Fox
June 01, 2017  |  Discuss

Tony Kanaan hits back after Lewis Hamilton's comments on IndyCar

Via FOX Sports
June 01, 2017

NASCAR on NBC podcast, Ep. 81: Will Power

The 30-time winner in the IndyCar Series on why you never will find him on a Taco Bell run, tales of Dale Jr.s former motorhome and the difficulty of finding a great game of squash.
Via CSN Chicago
June 01, 2017

Ed Carpenter Open to Team Expansion

By Christopher DeHarde, IndyCar & Road to Indy Writer Ed Carpenter Racing’s eponymous team owner has a pretty successful business model. After driving the teams’ sole car in 2012 and 2013, Carpenter contested the ovals in 2014, ceding the road and street courses to Mike Conway. After spending 2015 rebranded as CFH Racing thanks to a merger with Sarah Fisher and Wink Hartman...
Via Motorsports Tribune
June 01, 2017

Marco Andretti has 2 chances to bounce back at Detroit GP

DETROIT (AP) — Marco Andretti left the Indianapolis 500 frustrated, wishing he could quickly race again to redeem himself after a broken wing led to an eighth-place finish. This weekend, he will get two chances to bounce back at the Detroit Grand Prix. “It’s another big points weekend,” Andretti said Thursday, standing in shade under a tree on a sunny day on Belle Isle, where...
Via MyNorthwest.com
June 01, 2017

Tony Kanaan named as Sebastian Bourdais' replacement for 24 Hours of Le Mans

Via FOX Sports
May 31, 2017

Tony Kanaan to replace Bourdais at Le Mans 24 Hours race

Via AP on Fox
May 31, 2017  |  Discuss

Tony Kanaan to replace Bourdais at Le Mans 24 Hours race

LE MANS, France (AP) — Tony Kanaan will replace injured driver Sebastien Bourdais on the defending class winning team at the Le Mans 24 Hours. Bourdais teamed with Joey Hand and Dirk Müller to drive the No. 68 Ford for Chip Ganassi Racing to the GTE Pro Class victory last season. The Le Mans native broke his pelvis, a hip and two ribs in a crash at Indianapolis during qualifying...
Via MyNorthwest.com
May 30, 2017

Kanaan Fights to Fifth At Indy

 By Christopher DeHarde, IndyCar & Road to Indy Writer INDIANAPOLIS — Chip Ganassi Racing’s Tony Kanaan had one of the more interesting races of guys who finished in the top five during the 101st Indianapolis 500. Kanaan led 22 laps early, hit debris in an accident, and had two teammates retire. But the 2013 Indianapolis 500 winner managed to come home fifth despite the...
Via Motorsports Tribune
May 29, 2017

Injury update: Scott Dixon and Buddy Lazier OK after Indianapolis 500 wrecks

Via FOX Sports
May 29, 2017

Helio Castroneves finishes second at the Indianapolis 500, again

Via FOX Sports
May 29, 2017

Takuma Sato takes Indy 500, holding off Helio Castroneves

Takuma Sato had only won once in an Indy Car race, but he picked the best race imaginable to head back to the winner’s circle.Sato made the pass for what would be the final lead change of the race with less than ten to go, taking over from three-time Indy champ Helio Castroneves and not relinquishing it from there.Here’s how it looked, and sounded: That unbridled joy is fantastic...
Via The Comeback
May 28, 2017  |  Discuss

WATCH: Scary Indy 500 crash by Scott Dixon and Jay Howard

Pole sitter Scott Dixon was knocked out of the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday by a terrifying crash that saw his car fly over the car of Jay Howard and land atop the inside safety fence, where it split in two amid sparks and flames. Pole sitter Scott Dixon was knocked out of the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday by a terrifying crash that saw his car fly...
Via NJ.com
May 28, 2017

Andretti rules Indy _ and other takeaways from the 500

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The motorsports critics kept saying Andretti Autosport was stretching itself too thin by fielding an audacious six entries for the 101st running of the Indianapolis 500. Good thing Michael Andretti doesn’t listen to the critics. Four of those entries combined to lead 95 of the 200 laps Sunday, and Takuma Sato held off Helio Castroneves to give the team owner...
Via MyNorthwest.com
May 28, 2017

Frightening wreck knocks Scott Dixon out of Indianapolis 500

Via AP on Fox
May 28, 2017  |  Discuss

Dixon, Howard Involved in Accident At Indianapolis

 By Christopher DeHarde, IndyCar & Road to Indy Writer INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana — Jay Howard was being lapped by Ryan Hunter-Reay on Lap 53 when he hit the wall exiting Turn 1. His steering damaged, Howard’s car went across the track into the path of polesitter Scott Dixon, launching the 2008 Indianapolis 500 winner into the catch fencing on top of the inside wall with the...
Via Motorsports Tribune
May 28, 2017
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