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Montoya petulant after losing IndyCar title in final race

Entering the final race of the IndyCar season at Sonoma, Ganassi driver Scott Dixon was 47 points away from top spot in the championship standings and needed everything to align perfectly to pull off the miracle comeback and have a chance to win the overall title. Well, it happened. Dixon had a race car that […]

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IndyCar 2015: Scott Dixon wins at Sonoma finale to snatch title victory from Juan Pablo Montoya

SCOTT Dixon led the IndyCar Series for just one day in 2015, but he picked the right one. Dixon snatched the crown away from Juan Pablo Montoya in the double-points final race of the season at Sonoma Raceway, winning the race while Montoya could do no better than sixth. The results left them tied on […]

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David Letterman struggling with love of IndyCar

 This kind of list makes David Letterman sick to his stomach and question his love of auto racing.The retired late-night comedian and IndyCar team co-owner rattled off a number racing deaths — Justin Wilson, Dan Wheldon, Paul Dana, Dale Earnhardt, Ayrton Senna, sprint car driver Kevin Ward Jr. — and wondered if “maybe we’ve reached […]

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Montoya leads six-man title fight as IndyCar heads to finale in Sonoma

As Justin Wilson’s condition casts a pall over the Verizon IndyCar Series, it must continue to forge ahead to this weekend’s championship finale at Sonoma Raceway on Sunday. Wilson remains in a coma in serious condition at the Lehigh Valley Health Network Cedar Crest Hospital in Allentown, Pennsylvania, after he was hit in the head […]

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Montoya a Master of 500-Mile Races

  Even though he has seen what was a commanding championship lead become tenuous, Team Penske’s Juan Pablo Montoya maintains an unwavering mental approach for the final two races of the Verizon IndyCar Series season. “The best way to earn points is winning, and we can only control what we do, not what others do,” […]

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Graham Rahal, Honda win IndyCar race at Mid-Ohio, put heat on Juan Pablo Montoya

Graham Rahal is in business now. Riding the best season of his IndyCar Series career, Rahal got a timely break from a driver he’s had trouble with in recent weeks. Rahal was pitting on lap 65 (of 90) as rookie Sage Karam spun to bring out a caution at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. Rahal […]

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American drivers show IndyCar resurgence with top-four sweep in Iowa

For most of the 20th century, it was Indy car racing that was considered as America’s form of auto racing while NASCAR was viewed as a regional sport based in the Southeast. American drivers such at A.J. Foyt, Bill Vukovich, Al and Bobby Unser, Jimmy Bryan, Wilbur Shaw, Rick Mears, Johnny Rutherford, Parnelli Jones and […]

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FIA WEC: Montoya Open To Race At Le Mans, Attempt Triple Crown

Juan Pablo Montoya, the winner of this year’s Indianapolis 500, has expressed interest of racing at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in the future.Montoya is the only active driver who has won two races of the Triple Crown of Motorsport, the Indianapolis 500 and the Monaco Grand Prix in his case. By winning at […]

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American Josef Newgarden captures first-ever Honda Indy Toronto race

A historic Honda Indy Toronto for Josef Newgarden and Luca Filippi. Josef Newgarden took the lead on the 72nd lap and never relinquished it, finishing 1.4485 seconds ahead of teammate Filippi. And the 1-2 effort in the 85-lap event over the 1.755-mile, 11-turn Exhibition Place street circuit was a first for CFH Racing, a team […]

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Bourdais: F1 about money and position

 Former Toro Rosso driver Sebastien Bourdais has expressed his disgust with the current state of F1, asserting that racing is no longer the priority and that the “character” has been taken out of all of the tracks. Bourdais is currently turning out in the IndyCar series, having returned to racing in the United States after […]

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Montoya comes full-circle with ex-NASCAR crew chief

Brian Campe’s route to an Indianapolis 500 victory was circuitous. But so was Juan Pablo Montoya’s, or at least his second. So as Campe, an Alabama native and former NASCAR Xfinity Series crew chief, celebrated on bent knees with the Colombian former open wheel/NASCAR/open wheel again driver, it just made sense. With two wins in […]

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Indy 500: Quick safety team response key in critical Hinchcliffe crash

Great response by IndyCar’s safety and medical teams more than likely saved James Hinchcliffe’s life on Monday.The personable Canadian driver was bleeding profusely after a vicious accident in Turn 3 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and, according to one of Hinchcliffe’s associates who asked not to be identified when speaking with RACER, it was a […]

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Montoya opens 2015 with victory

Veteran driver Juan Pablo Montoya started the 2015 IndyCar season in brilliant fashion, winning the GP of St Petersburg from Team Penske team-mate Will Power.Montoya edged out reigning IndyCar champion Power by less than a second in a strong start for Team Penske, with Ganassi Racing’s Tony Kanaan completing the podium in Florida on Sunday. Helio […]

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IndyCar: Simona De Silvestro closes on race seat for St. Pete

The 26-year-old native of Switzerland completed four seasons in IndyCar before turning her attention to Europe in 2014 where she underwent training and testing for a Formula 1 berth that fell through before it could be realized. De Silvestro parted ways with her longtime manager Imran Safiulla after the F1 plans were tabled, and it’s […]

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IndyCar wants to add four races by 2017, remains hopeful about international venues

IndyCar boss Mark Miles, while still seething at the loss of this year’s Verizon IndyCar Series race in Brazil, said that the series continues on a path to race internationally as part of its overall schedule objective. Miles, CEO of Hulman & Co., speaking at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Tuesday as part Verizon IndyCar […]

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Points battle between Power, Castroneves resumes at Milwaukee

Will Power has been in this situation before — leading in the IndyCar Series point standings with just three races to go.But Power has yet to win a series championship. He’s hoping this will be the year he does it.With the Milwaukee Mile, Sonoma Raceway and Auto Club Speedway left on the 2014 IndyCar schedule, […]

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Power’s fourth IndyCar title chance is his best yet

For the fourth time in the last five years, Will Power heads into the final round of the IndyCar series this weekend with a chance to capture the championship.He’s finished runner-up on all three occasions so far. But he approaches Saturday’s race with a strong lead in the points, making this his best chance yet […]