Harbaugh to drive Indianapolis 500 pace car

INDIANAPOLIS, May 22 (UPI) -- San Francisco 49ers Coach Jim Harbaugh will drive the ceremonial pace car at Sunday's Indianapolis 500, race organizers announced.

James Hinchcliffe passes Takuma Sato in final turn for Sao Paulo win

SAO PAULO, May 5 (UPI) -- James Hinchcliffe overtook Takuma Sato on the final turn of the last lap Sunday, claiming the Sao Paulo 300 IndyCar event.
Franchitti wins third Indianapolis 500

Franchitti wins third Indianapolis 500

INDIANAPOLIS, May 27 (UPI) -- Dario Franchitti charged back from a pit road mishap Sunday, grabbing the lead with two laps left and hanging on to win his third Indianapolis 500.

Dixon takes lead in IndyCar points chase

MOTEGI, Japan, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- Scott Dixon won the Indy Japan 300 Saturday and vaulted from third to first place in the championship race with one event remaining.

Rookie Wilson wins Detroit IndyCar race

DETROIT, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- Rookie Justin Wilson led the final 15 laps Sunday and won the Detroit Indy Grand Prix by 4.4058 seconds over Helio Castroneves.

Dixon wins first IndyCar race in Edmonton

EDMONTON, Alberta, July 26 (UPI) -- Scott Dixon won Saturday's inaugural Rexall Edmonton Indy Saturday by finishing 5.9237 seconds ahead of runner-up Helio Castroneves.

Ryan Briscoe wins IndyCar pole

EDMONTON, Alberta, July 25 (UPI) -- Ryan Briscoe won the pole Friday for Saturday's inaugural Rexall Edmonton Indy -- the fourth consecutive qualifying victory for Team Penske.

Briscoe wins Ohio IRL auto race

LEXINGTON, Ohio, July 20 (UPI) -- Ryan Briscoe drove his Dollara Honda to victory Sunday at the IndyCar Series race in Lexington, Ohio.

Kanaan wins caution-filled Indy Challenge

RICHMOND, Va., June 28 (UPI) -- Tony Kanaan was in control during the last 94 laps Saturday night and came out on top in the SunTrust Indy Challenge at the Richmond International Raceway.

Fernandez takes pole at Miami race

MIAMI, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- Adrian Fernandez of Mexico claimed his first pole in over a year Saturday for the Champ Car World Series Grand Prix of Americas.

Rain helps Junqueira hold Champ Car pole

DENVER, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- Heavy rain late in Saturday's final qualifying session helped Bruno Junqueira hold on to the pole at the Champ Car World Series Grand Prix.

Jourdain earns second career win

MONTREAL, Aug. 24 (UPI) -- Mexico's Michel Jourdain used perfect race strategy Sunday to steal a victory at the Champ Car World Series Molson Indy Montreal.

Tagliani wins Champ Car pole in Montreal

MONTREAL, Aug. 23 (UPI) -- Alex Tagliani grabbed the pole from Oriol Servia in Saturday's final qualifying session for the Champ Car World Series Molson Indy Montreal.

Servia captures provisional CART pole

MONTREAL, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- Oriol Servia used some luck Friday in earning his first career provisional pole for the Champ Car World Series Molson Indy Montreal.

Tracy dominates home race from pole

TORONTO, July 13 (UPI) -- Paul Tracy, a 33-year-old Canadian led all 112 laps Sunday to win the Molson Indy Toronto for his fourth triumph of the season.
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Oriol Servia
Spanish champ car driver Oriol Servia approaches the finish line after 86 laps to a second place result at Exhibition Place for 20th running of the Toronto Molson Indy on July 10, 2005. Servia, of the Newman-Haas team, clocks at time of 1:46:10.908, just 0.73 seconds behind winner Justin Wilson of England. (UPI Photo / Grace Chiu)

Oriol Servià i Imbers (born 13 July 1974 in Pals, Girona, Spain) is a race car driver in the IndyCar Series, originally from Catalonia, Spain. He holds a degree in mechanical engineering from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia.

Like many drivers, Servià started his career in at go-karts at a local kart track where he stayed until he was 19, before racing in several Formula 3 championships. In 1998, he moved to the Dayton Indy Lights series in America. In 1999, Servià won the Indy Lights championship over closest rival Casey Mears. He had no wins that year but five runner-up finishes.

In 2000, Servià joined the PPI Motorsports team in the Champ Car series, as teammate to Cristiano da Matta. Servià moved on to race for the Sigma Autosport (for 2001), Patrick Racing (from the middle of 2002 to the end of 2003, finishing 6th in the championship that year), and Dale Coyne Racing (in 2004, scoring some of the underfunded team's best ever results) teams. Servià also practiced for the 2002 Indianapolis 500 for Walker Racing and Conquest Racing although he failed to get a car into the field.

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