Dario Franchitti’s stock car career has been given a lifeline by Chip Ganassi Racing, despite the team dropping him from its full-time line-up . The Scot will alternate Nationwide drives with rookie Bryan Clauson. Franchitti has since scored his first Nationwide pole at Watkins Glen and went on to finish fifth. The race was won by Australian Marcos Ambrose – his first Nationwide victory.
Tony Stewart has announced that Stewart-Haas Racing will run No4 and A J Foyt IV’s No14 on its Chevrolets next season, with sponsorship from Office Depot and Old Spice.
Ron Fellows won NASCAR’s first-ever points race held in the wet, at the Montréal Grand Prix track.
Australians Mark Webber and Troy Bayliss have both been confirmed for the 2008 Race of Champions at Wembley on December 4.
World Rally Champion Sébastien Loeb has also said that he plans to make a return to the event.
The series has announced next year’s calendar with Long Beach and Toronto as additions to the schedule, along with a non-championship race at Surfers Paradise.
TV coverage for the IRL series will move from ESPN to cable channel Versus. ABC has renewed its deal to air five races a season, including the Indianapolis 500.
Infineon Raceway, formerly known as Sears Point, has extended its contract to host an IRL race until 2011.
N.Technology has announced that it will run a second Honda Accord in two of the season’s five remaining races, with Yukinori Taniguchi driving alongside Honda regular James Thompson.
The new rules for the 2008/09 season have been published and there are a number of changes, including a new mandatory pitstop in the Sprint race between laps four and eight.
Top F3 team Carlin Motorsport will run a South Korean car in the next series.
Former World Champion Nicky Hayden missed the Czech GP in August after injuring his ankle on a Moto X bike in the X-Games extreme sports event in LA.
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