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IndyCar: Sonoma – Dixon wins race and 2015 title

Photo: Shawn Gritzmacher Six drivers entered the season finale with a chance to win the championship, in the first race since the death of Justin Wilson. Juan Pablo Montoya (#2 Team Penske, Chevy) came in with the points lead and started fifth. Next to him, and 34 points back was the only Honda in contention, the #15 Rahal Letterman Lanigan entry driven by Graham Rahal. Scott Dixon (#9 Chip Ganassi Racing, Chevy) was 47 points out and started P9. Pole-sitter Will Power (#1 Penske) started 60 po...

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IndyCar: Pocono - Hunter-Reay wins tragedy-marred race

Ryan Hunter-Reay won the ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway ahead of Josef Newgarden. Juan Pablo Montoya's third-place finish extended his championship points lead heading into the Verizon IndyCar Series season finale Aug. 30. There were 12 different drivers to lead laps - half of the field - in the 200-lap race on the 2.5-mile triangular oval and 13 cars retired because of contact or mechanical issues. There also were 12 caution periods - the 11th yellow flag displayed on Lap 180 for the single-...

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IndyCar: Mid-Ohio – Rahal takes win at home track, narrows points lead

Photo: Chris Jones Scott Dixon (#9 Chip Ganassi Racing, Chevy) shattered a 16-year-old track record on the way to earning the pole for Sunday's 90-lap Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio, the fourth track record broken during this season, including events at St. Petersburg, Long Beach, and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course. Dixon, who won at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in 2014 after starting at the rear of the 22-car grid, recorded a best lap of 1 min, 4.5814 sec. The pole was Dixon's second of...

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F1: Hungary – Vettel wins, Red Bull 2-3  #JB17

All the front runners began the race on soft tires. Mercedes (Lewis Hamilton, Nico Rosberg) locked down Row 1 again, followed by Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari) and Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull). Felipe Massa (Williams) lined up out of place on the grid and aborted the first start, forcing another formation lap to avoid overheating and dropping the race distance from 70 laps to 69. Hamilton dropped to P4 at the start, jumped by both his teammate and the two Ferraris (Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen). The Fe...

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IndyCar: Iowa – Hunter-Reay wins third of last four at Iowa  #ForzaJules

Photo: Shawn Gritzmacher Helio Castroneves (#3 Team Penske, Chevy) won the pole after starting last in the field at Milwaukee. He came into the race third in po with four races to go, 68 behind teammate Juan Pablo Montoya (#2) in first and 14 behind Scott Dixon (#9 Chip Ganassi Racing, Chevy) for second. Castroneves  held a 1-point lead on Graham Rahal (#15 Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing, Honda) in fourth, who in turn was just 1 point ahead of Will Power (#1 Penske) in fifth. Tony Kanaan ...

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IndyCar: Milwaukee - Bourdais wins, ties Al Unser Jr. as 7th all-time

Sebastien Bourdais (#11 KVSH Racing, Chevy) collected his fifth Indy car victory on an oval - his first since winning at The Milwaukee Mile in 2006 - and 34th win overall by dominating the second half of the ABC Supply Wisconsin 250 at Milwaukee IndyFest. The win tied Bourdais with Al Unser Jr. for seventh on the all-time victory list. [Click HERE to view and download the Official Box Score for the ABC Supply Co. Inc. Wisconsin 250]. Bourdais, who led a field-high 118 laps, buil...

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USCC: Mosport – Taylors beat Cameron/Curran, Porsche takes GTLM

Richard Westbrook and Michael Valiante (#90 VisitFlorida.com Racing Corvette DP) came to Mosport leading the championship standings following their win in the previous round at the 6 Hours of the Glen. GTLM was tied between the #3 Corvette Racing C7.R (Jan Magnussen, Antonio Garcia) and the #25 BMW Team RLL Z4 (Bill Auberlen, Dirk Werner). John Bennett and Colin Braun (#54 CORE autosport) led Prototype Challenge by just 1 point over Mike Guasch and Tom Kimber-Smith (#52 PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports...

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IndyCar: Texas – Dixon leads Ganassi 1-2, Castroneves third

Photo: Chris Jones Team Penske’s (Chevy) domination of qualifying continued for the Firestone 600, Will Power (#1) taking pole, followed by Simon Pagenaud (#22) and Helio Castroneves (#3). Carlos Munoz (#26 Andretti Autosport, Honda), fresh off his first career IndyCar victory last weekend at Belle Isle was the first non-Penske qualifier, lining up fourth. Munoz moved to third by Lap 7. Pagenaud took the lead from Power one lap later. Munoz began to fade and by Lap 15 the Top 3 was Page...

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IndyCar: Belle Isle, Race 2 – Bourdais tops Sato, Rahal

Rain washed out qualifying so the field was set by entrant points, creating a Penske threesome at the front—Juan Pablo Montoya (#2 Chevy), Will Power (#1), and Helio Castroneves (#3)—and Scott Dixon (#9 Chip Ganassi Racing, Chevy) lining up fourth. Graham Rahal (#15 Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing, Honda) and Josef Newgarden (#67 CFH Racing, Chevy) were the next two cars on the grid. The race started on wet tires. Power got a good start and took the lead, with Montoya retaking it dur...

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IndyCar: Belle Isle, Race 1 – Munoz nabs first career win in wet

Photo: Chris Jones The start of Race 1 was moved up in an attempt to beat the arrival of even heavier rain than was already underway. Will Power (#1 Team Penske, Chevy) and Helio Castroneves (#3 Penske) made up Row 1, with Indy 500 champion Juan Pablo Montoya complete the Penske lockdown of the Top 3 starting spots. Takuma Sato (#14 AJ Foyt Enterprises, Honda) started fourth. The 70-lap race was given a 2-hr time limit before it started, with a single-file start also declared. Sato passed Mont...

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