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IndyCar: St. Petersburg – Montoya wins season opener again

Photo: Chris Jones Team Penske driver Juan Pablo Montoya (#2 Chevy) controlled the closing laps of the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg to win the Verizon IndyCar Series season opener for the second straight year. Montoya led teammate Simon Pagenaud across the finish line by 2.3306 sec, with Andretti Autosport's Ryan Hunter-Reay (#28 Honda) placing third and Team Penske's Helio Castroneves fourth on the 1.8-mile temporary street course. Montoya's 15th career Indy car win ties him with Al...

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IMSA: 24 Hours of Daytona – Preview 2016

From the title sponsor, to the driver lineups and cars being run, change marks the beginning of the 2016 season for IMSA’s top series: theWeatherTech SportsCar Championship. One thing that’s remained the same, however, is opening the season with the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona, this year running Jan. 30-31. The 2016 lineup has an even more international flavor than usual, with drivers from the WEC, DTM, IndyCar, Pirelli World Challenge, and V8 Supercar series joining the fray. Followi...

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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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Justin Wilson – In Memorium

Fuck. Fuck. Fuck. Fuck. It’s not supposed to end this way. Justin Wilson (37; Sheffield, UK) was an extremely skilled racecar driver. He was also one of the most charming people you could ever hope to meet. Not that I ever actually did. The closest I came was a question or two at post-race press conferences. Or observing him, unseen, while he talked with his crew or competitors on pit row. But that was enough. Enough to feel like you knew him. Enough to know beyond a shadow of a doubt that...

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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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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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IndyCar: Toronto – Newgarden, Filippi give CFH Racing 1-2, Castroneves third

Photo: Shawn Gritzmacher Wet weather prompted IndyCar to declare a single-file start. Will Power (#1 Team Penske, Chevy) started on pole with teammate Simon Pagenaud (#22) next to him. Juan Pablo Montoya (#2) completed a Penske lockout of the Top 3. Scott Dixon (#9 Chip Ganassi Racing, Chevy) lined up P4. The Top 3 remained intact for the first 6 laps (out of 85). Dixon and Montoya clashed on track with Dixon taking third. Power pitted from the lead on Lap 12, putting on dry tires with Pagena...

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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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