Tag Archive: Dario Franchitti

Jan 06

Legendary Open-Wheel Racer Dario Franchitti named 2017 Rolex 24 At Daytona Grand Marshal

Franchitti will deliver the command “Drivers, start your engines” for North America’s most prestigious sports car event

2011-02-18_0647 Legendary open-wheel racer Dario Franchitti, who won three Indianapolis 500s as well as the 2008 Rolex 24 At Daytona, will serve as Grand Marshal for the 55th Rolex 24 At Daytona IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship on Jan. 28-29 at Daytona International Speedway. Read the rest of this entry »


Dec 08

Now it’s official: Rossi’s likeness on Borg-Warner revealed

Now, he has a new favorite spot

Alexander RossiWhen Alexander Rossi looked at the Borg-Warner Trophy before May 29, his eye gravitated to the names and faces of racers he knew: Dario Franchitti, Dan Wheldon, Ryan Hunter-Reay, Mario Andretti. Read the rest of this entry »


Feb 20

Scott Speed joins Formula E commentary team

US racing star to stand in for Dario Franchitti in Mexico

US racing star to stand in for Dario Franchitti in MexicoFormula E podium finisher Scott Speed will be part of the championship’s world feed commentary team for round five of the series, which takes place in Mexico City on March 12. Read the rest of this entry »


Dec 11

Kanaan back in No. 10 car with new main sponsor

“I can’t wait to begin working with everyone at NTT DATA” – Kanaan

Kanaan et Franchitti - photo IndyCar Series- Dan Boyd Tony Kanaan, who closed his first season with Chip Ganassi Racing Teams with a victory in the 2014 Verizon IndyCar Series season finale at Auto Club Speedway, will return to the No. 10 car with NTT DATA as the primary sponsor. Read the rest of this entry »


Dec 04

McLaren Autosport BRDC Award winner to be crowned at Autosport Awards

Britain’s brightest young motor sport prospect set for major career boost

McLaren Autosport Award logo The 2014 McLaren Autosport BRDC Award winner will be announced at the star-studded Autosport Awards ceremony at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel this Sunday (7 December), with the recipient set to follow in the wheeltracks of motor racing legends Jenson Button, Dario Franchitti and David Coulthard. Read the rest of this entry »


Jul 20

Conway wins back end of Toronto doubleheader

Bourdais wins Toronto Race 1, first since 2007


2014-07-20_0023Mike Conway earned his second Verizon IndyCar Series victory of the season by holding off Tony Kanaan over a three-lap sprint to the finish in the second race of the Honda Indy Toronto doubleheader. It had been a long and winding road between victories for Sebastien Bourdais.

Dec 16

Di Resta set for DTM return – report

“I’m not in a position to say what I’ll be doing next year”

2013-06-09_0067 Paul di Resta appears almost certain to return to the German touring car series DTM in 2014. Read the rest of this entry »


Dec 13

Sutil, di Resta moving on after Force India axe

Both of Force India’s race drivers this year are now looking for new jobs.

2010-09-03 - Force India F1 Team - Paul di Resta - Adrian Sutil The Silverstone based team is heading into 2014 with Nico Hulkenberg alongside Sergio Perez, ousting both Adrian Sutil and Paul di Resta. Read the rest of this entry »


Dec 04

Force India still to name Hulkenberg’s teammate

Force India on Tuesday named only one of its drivers for the 2014 season.

2013-12-03 - Sahara Force India - Dr Vijay Mallya introducing Nico HulkenbergAs predicted, the Silverstone based team said its 2012 race driver, German Nico Hulkenberg, is returning to Force India next year after a single season with Sauber. Read the rest of this entry »


Nov 22

Maldonado, Hulkenberg keys to 2014 ‘silly season’

Maldonado is in pole position to replace Kimi Raikkonen in 2014

2013-03-23 - Williams F1 - Malaysia - Pastor Maldonado 04Pastor Maldonado and Nico Hulkenberg remain the keys to the last phase of F1’s 2014 ‘silly season’. Read the rest of this entry »


Nov 20

Di Resta admits Indycar switch an option for 2014

Di Resta said F1 remains his top priority

2013-06-05-0185Paul di Resta has admitted he might consider a move to America’s premier Indycar series for 2014. Read the rest of this entry »


Nov 16

Di Resta could replace cousin Franchitti in Indycar

“Racing in America is slightly different, isn’t it?” – di Resta

2013-06-06_0092Paul di Resta could rescue his career in America’s premier open wheel series Indycar in 2014. Read the rest of this entry »


Oct 07

Di Resta admits Force India future uncertain

Paul di Resta has admitted he is staring into an uncertain future in formula one.

2013-06-09_1281Since debuting for Force India in 2011, the 27-year-old Scot has been pushing for a move to a bigger team. Read the rest of this entry »


Aug 31

Dixon’s final-lap effort grabs Verizon P1 Award

He recorded the fastest lap of the weekend in Group 1

2013-07-13_0145Competitors in the Firestone Fast Six for the Grand Prix of Baltimore presented by SRT had a combined 50 IZOD IndyCar Series pole starts — all by Scott Dixon (19) and Will Power (31) — which made the veteran drivers targets for four others seeking the notoriety. Read the rest of this entry »


Aug 16

The 8th Annual Canadian Motorsports Expo…

To be bigger and better than ever in wide-open hall 5

Canadian Motorsports Expo logo 2012The Canadian Racing Season Begins February 7, 8 & 9, 2014 at Toronto’s International Centre.

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Jul 04

Paul di Resta has revealed he would “jump” at the opportunity to join Ferrari in 2014.

Di Resta would ‘jump’ at Massa’s seat

2013-06-09_1281The Scot, often critical of his Force India team at recent grands prix, has already expressed interest in Red Bull, whose Mark Webber has announced his retirement. Read the rest of this entry »


Apr 20

The Verizon P1 Award firmly in Franchitti’s hands (+results, UPDATED)

 Incident ends qualifying early for AlexTagliani and Barracuda Racing

Dario Franchitti  - photo © IndyCar SeriesDario Franchitti has something to say to those who have advanced supposition about his results early in this 19-race season. Read the rest of this entry »


Nov 17

The 7th Annual Canadian Motorsports Expo set for Feb. 8-10, 2013

The Canadian racing season begins February 8, 9 & 10, 2013 at Toronto’s International Centre

Canadian Motorsports Expo logo 2012The 7th Annual Canadian Motorsports Expo, Presented by Inside Track Motorsport News takes place February 8, 9 & 10, 2013 at the International Centre, adjacent to Toronto’s Pearson International Airport.

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Oct 17

Muscle Milk, Corvette top testing at Road Atlanta

Nissan DeltaWing damaged in crash

ALMSALMS - Lucas Ordonez - Nissan Deltawing (1)Muscle Milk Pickett Racing was on the offensive at Road Atlanta on Wednesday as it set the fastest time in testing ahead of the 15th Annual Petit Le Mans powered by Mazda. Saturday’s 1,000-mile/10-hour race will decide the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón’s P1 championship between Muscle Milk and Dyson Racing.  Read the rest of this entry »


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