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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: 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 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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IndyCar: Indy 500 – Montoya takes second career Indy, Power P2

The 99th Indianapolis 500 Mile Race marked the competition debut of Chevrolet and Honda’s new high-speed aero kits: Honda’s higher-profile with side winglets, Chevy’s with a minimal, centered wing. Chevy had proven faster during both practice and qualifying. The first three rows of the traditional three-wide grid had Scott Dixon (#9 Chip Ganassi-Chevy), Will Power (#1 Team Penske-Chevy), and Simon Pagenaud (#22 Penske) on Row 1; Tony Kanaan (#10 Ganassi), Helio Castroneves (#...

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IndyCar: Karam, Dixon, Hildebrand top Indy 500 practice

Photo: Chris Jones Figuring the fastest way around Indianapolis Motor Speedway in "race trim" was the theme of the day as Verizon IndyCar Series teams held a practice session the day following completion of Indianapolis 500 Mile Race qualifications for the second straight year. Chip Ganassi Racing Teams drivers Sage Karam and Scott Dixon, who won the Verizon P1 Award for the 500, paced the day with best laps of 227.831 and 226.542 mph, respectively, followed by CFH Racing's JR Hildebrand (226...

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IndyCar: GP of Indianapolis – Power wins from pole, Rahal second

Photo: Walter Kuhn Four different drivers had won races coming into the Grand Prix of Indianapolis. Helio Castroneves made his 300th career start, only the sixth driver in Indy car history to do so. Castroneves (#3) came into the race with three 2015 Top 5 finishes, tying him with Team Penske teammate and season points-leader Juan Pablo Montoya (#2). The Top 4 on the grid were Will Power (#1 Team Penske-Chevy), Scott Dixon (#9 Chip Ganassi Racing-Chevy), Castroneves, and Montoya. Simon Pagenau...

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IndyCar: Alabama – Newgarden takes first career IndyCar win

Photo: Chris Owens Helio Castroneves took pole for the second consecutive race and extended a Team Penske (Chevy) streak of seven straight pole awards, a run that spans the last two Verizon IndyCar Series seasons.  Castroneves (#3) recorded a quick lap of 1 min, 7.1925 sec on the 2.3 -mile, 17-turn Barber Motorsports Park road course. The pole was Castroneves' 43rd, placing him fourth all-time in Indy car history, behind Bobby Unser (49). "It's all about team effort," said Castroneves,...

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IndyCar: Long Beach – Dixon beats Castroneves, Montoya

Photo: Richard Dowdy Scott Dixon (#9 Chip Ganassi Racing-Chevy), who entered the weekend with just one Top 5 finish in eight Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach starts, won this year’s edition by 2.2221 sec over pole-sitter Helio Castroneves (#3 Team Penske-Chevy).Dixon's victory was his 36th overall, breaking a tie with Bobby Unser for fifth on the all-time Indy car list. Al Unser is fourth with 39 victories. Dixon beat Castroneves off pit lane on Lap 29 following each of their first stops...

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