Incident ends qualifying early for AlexTagliani and Barracuda Racing
Four-time IndyCar champ and younger brother to drive No. 95 HPD prototype
Reigning Indy 500 champion Dario Franchitti is returning to Petit Le Mans powered by Mazda for the season finale of the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón. The four-time IZOD IndyCar Series champion and three-time 500 winner will join younger brother and sports car ace Marino behind the wheel of the No. 95 Level 5 Motorsports Honda Performance Development ARX-03b P2 car at Petit Le Mans powered by Mazda.
It is the third time Stewart has taken home “Best Driver” honors
Tony Stewart, three-time and reigning NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champ, last night took home the 2012 ESPY for “Best Driver” at the 20th annual ESPY Awards on ESPN, beating out four-time IZOD IndyCar Series champion Dario Franchitti, F1 champion Sebastian Vettel and NHRA champion Del Worsham.
Single-day tickets to the 2012 Honda Indy Toronto, taking place July 6-8, are now on sale
Race fans have the opportunity to now purchase reserved grandstand seating, general admission tickets, paddock passes and parking passes for Saturday or Sunday only. Tickets and passes can be purchased online at www.hondaindytoronto.com/tickets or by phone at 1-877-503-6869. Tickets start as low as $30 for adults and $15 for juniors.
Dario Franchitti insists he has no regrets despite never adding success in formula one to his list of career achievements.
The famous Scot, whose wife is the Hollywood actor Ashley Judd, is the cousin of impressive Force India youngster Paul di Resta. Last week, 38-year-old Franchitti joined his family member at the Jerez test.
Between Shank and Ganassi Teams
After 18 hours of racing in the 50th Anniversary Rolex 24 At Daytona, the stage was set for a final, six-hour battle between the No. 60 LiveOn.com Ford/Riley from Michael Shank Racing and the No. 01 TELMEX/Target BMW/Riley from Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates for overall honors.
Halfway through the 50th Anniversary Rolex 24 At Daytona things were still trending in the direction of it being anybody’s race
At the 12-hour mark, nine different leaders had paced the field with the defending race and series champion No. 01 TELMEX BMW/Riley Daytona Prototype of Chip Ganassi Racing and its sister No. 02 Target BMW/Riley dominating large portions.
Ranking the Top 10 Indy drivers for 2011? Piece of cake. Just copy the final point standings, right? Hell no
Hell no, you have to look at the complete body of work, practice, qualifying, race day and those intangibles like bad pit calls, racing luck and brain fade. So here’s one opinion in a world of experts, starting from 10th and working down.
Dario Franchitti won his fourth IZOD IndyCar Series Championship in 2011, but it was overshadowed by tragedy at Las Vegas
Only now is the series success sinking in, he says.Going into the final round of the 2011 IZOD IndyCar Series championship, all the attention had been on the showdown between Dario Franchitti and Will Power for the title.
The Armor All Gold Coast 600 will run from October 21-23
In a champagne weekend for Armor All Gold Coast 600 internationals, Will Power took out the IZOD IndyCar Series Road Course Title with second behind Scott Dixon in Japan, whilst Dirk Muller and Joey Hand have been crowned American Le Mans GT Champions for BMW – building confidence ahead of the Surfers Paradise stoush – October 21-23.
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