Articles tagged Scott Dixon

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Gordon Kirby

Full power, brittle calendar... After knocking on the door for five years, Will Power (above) has at last won the IndyCar title. The Australian looked a likely champion in 2010, ’11 and ’12, only to throw away his chances in the closing stages. This year, his fifth with Team Penske, Power made as heavy work of the job as anyone in motor racing history, eking out his first IndyCar title by...

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Dario back to what he does best

Dario Franchitti returns to the IRL next year as Scott Dixon’s team-mate in Chip Ganassi’s squad. Franchitti left the IRL at the end of 2007 to try NASCAR with Ganassi (above), but he struggled and Chip couldn’t sell any serious sponsorship on his car. In fact, Ganassi is having a tough time keeping his NASCAR sponsors, with long-time backer Texaco terminating its support of Juan Pablo Montoya at...

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Dixon: Title No2 is my best

Scott Dixon was the man to beat in Indycars this year. Dixon won six races, led an IRL record 899 laps, and was on top of the championship all summer after winning the 92nd Indianapolis 500 at the end of May. Born in New Zealand and raised in Australia, Dixon is renowned as the IRL IndyCar Series’ ‘iceman’. He speaks softly with a shy grin and shuns the limelight. Scott is the opposite of his...

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Sebring 12 Hours

Florida, USA At the first time of asking, Chip Ganassi has added victory in the Sebring 12 Hours to his triumphs as an entrant in the other blue-riband American motor races — the Indy 500, Daytona 500, Daytona 24 Hours and Brickyard 400. His team came out on top at the end of a thrilling second round of the United SportsCar Championship, in which no fewer than nine cars finished on the lead lap...

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McMurray win brings triple crown

Jamie McMurray’s surprise win in NASCAR’s season-opening Daytona 500 means Chip Ganassi joins Roger Penske as the only other team owner to win each of the Daytona 500, Indy 500 and Daytona 24 Hours. McMurray drives a Chevrolet this year for Earnhardt-Ganassi Racing, the product of a 2008 merger between Ganassi’s NASCAR team and Dale Earnhardt Inc. For the past four years McMurray has driven for...

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Gordon Kirby – The US Scene

Hélio won, but who watched? There was no stopping Roger Penske’s team and Hélio Castroneves at Indianapolis this year. At the end of the 500 miles Castroneves was in a class of his own as he maintained a comfortable cushion over his snaking line of pursuers to beat 2005 winner Dan Wheldon by a shade under two seconds, a lifetime on a big speedway like Indy. It was Castroneves’s third win at...

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Reflections

By Nigel Roebuck The inexorable growth of aero clutter Missing AJ Foyt at the Daytona 24 Hours Dario Franchitti’s love of motor sport history When Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton pulled the wraps off the McLaren MP4-27, it was a relief — and perhaps a bit of a surprise — to note that the car did not have the 'stepped nose' common to all the other new cars revealed to that point. A rule...

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The Motor Sport Month - International News

Blancpain set for Brands International sports cars return to familiar terrain, By Gary Watkins Top-line international sports car racing will return to Brands Hatch for the first time in almost 20 years, with a round of the renamed Blancpain Sprint Series in 2014. The series started life as the FIA GT1 World Championship and was last season called the FIA GT Series. It will appear on the Brands...

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Newsfeed

MotoGP Kawasaki has reversed its decision to leave the series, announcing that it will run a single bike for ex-Ducati rider Marco Melandri. n British Eurosport has signed a deal with Dorna to continue screening Friday and Saturday practice, plus the 125cc and 250cc races. The BBC will continue to air races live. Casey Stoner led the Qatar test with a time of 1min 55.744sec. Yamaha’s Jorge...

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Dario Franchitti the Third

Britain’s greatest Indycar driver had a tricky start to the year, but when he clinched his third Indy 500 win he joined an elite club Let’s start with the bare facts. Four IndyCar championships, a Daytona 24 Hours victory, a class win in the LMP2 category at Sebring and now two Indianapolis 500 wins have become three. It’s safe to say that Dario Franchitti has chiselled his name into the Indycar...

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