2009 Indy Car calendar revealed: Long Beach and Toronto in, Nashville out (Indy Car)

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The 2009 Indy Car calendar has been announced and there are three big changes. The Nashville oval is out and two of the top ex-CART/Champ Car venues join the schedule. Both are street tracks: the first is Long Beach, the iconic CART venue once used for Formula 1, which will hold the second round of … Continue reading 2009 Indy Car calendar revealed: Long Beach and Toronto in, Nashville out (Indy Car)

Ex-Champ Car drivers shine at Edmonton (Indy Car)

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The former Champ Car drivers in the Indy Racing League have enjoyed their best qualifying session of the year at Edmonton. It’s the only time the IRL regulars and the ‘transition teams’ will compete together at an ex-Champ Car venue this year. Penske duo Ryan Brisco and Helio Castroneves locked out the front row but … Continue reading Ex-Champ Car drivers shine at Edmonton (Indy Car)

Ryan Hunter-Reay takes maiden win at Watins Glen (Indy Car)

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Ryan Hunter-Reay scored a surprise maiden win at Watkins Glen in a surprising conclusion to the race at the New York circuit. Ryan Briscoe and Scott Dixon led much of the race but Darren Manning and Hunter-Reay used an alternate pit strategy to hit the front. That paid off after a spate of full-course yellows … Continue reading Ryan Hunter-Reay takes maiden win at Watins Glen (Indy Car)

Dario Franchitti should swallow his pride and return to Indy Car after being dropped by his NASCAR team

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Dario Franchitti has been dropped as a NASCAR Sprint Cup driver by Chip Ganassi Racing. He will no longer compete in the top tier of the championship, and it remains to be seen whether he’ll now race in the Nationwide or Craftsman Trucks series. I’m no fan of NASCAR and I thought Franchitti’s decision to … Continue reading Dario Franchitti should swallow his pride and return to Indy Car after being dropped by his NASCAR team

CART drivers who raced in F1: From Andretti to Zanardi part 5

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One of the biggest names to cross from F1 to CART was Nigel Mansell – who did so after winning the 1992 F1 championship and claimed the Champ Car title at his first attempt. He wasn’t the only F1 champion to try his hand at CART – Alan Jones did as well, though only for … Continue reading CART drivers who raced in F1: From Andretti to Zanardi part 5

Scott Dixon wins Indianapolis 500 from Vitor Meira and Marco Andretti

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Scott Dixon started on pole position, and he won the race, but there was plenty of action in between. His Target Ganassi team mate Dan Wheldon made the early running but dropped back with handling problems and ended the race in a lowly twelfth. Alex Lloyd, making his first start, spun coming off the final … Continue reading Scott Dixon wins Indianapolis 500 from Vitor Meira and Marco Andretti

Sense of irony failure as Sky slags off ITV motorsport coverage

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Regular readers will know of my displeasure with Sky’s practice of missing live Indy Car racing to bring NASCAR instead. And yet on their motoring blog is happy to knock ITV for the quality of their F1 coverage: Desperate to sponge the most revenue out of this weekend’s Turkish Grand Prix, ITV put an ad … Continue reading Sense of irony failure as Sky slags off ITV motorsport coverage

I will drop Sky if they don’t put Indy Car on live

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Sky aren’t showing this evening’s Indy Car race live again, and once again it’s because they’re showing live NASCAR instead. On their many other sports channels at the same time they appear to be showing non-live events and even one non-sporting event (wrestling). When I got a SKy subscription a few years ago it was … Continue reading I will drop Sky if they don’t put Indy Car on live