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.

Temps soar on eve of Indy 500

INDIANAPOLIS, May 26 (UPI) -- Sunny skies and temperatures deep into the 90s were in the forecast for Sunday's Indianapolis 500.
Franchitti, Dixon have top practice runs

Franchitti, Dixon have top practice runs

INDIANAPOLIS, May 25 (UPI) -- Former winners Dario Franchitti and Scott Dixon turned in the fastest laps Friday in the final practice session for the Indianapolis 500.

Power takes second Ala. win in two years

LEEDS, Ala., April 1 (UPI) -- Defending champion Will Power climbed from the ninth spot Sunday to win his second straight IZOD IndyCar Series race at Barber Motorsports in Alabama.

Castroneves ends drought with St. Pete win

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., March 25 (UPI) -- Helio Castroneves took the lead with 26 laps left and held on to end an 18-race winless streak with a victory Sunday at the Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg.

IndyCar's Wheldon mourned at Fla. funeral

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Hundreds of fans and family members gathered in Florida Saturday for the funeral of IndyCar driver Dan Wheldon, who was killed this month in a race crash.

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Carpenter wins Ky., Franchitti tops points

SPARTA, Ky., Oct. 2 (UPI) -- Ed Carpenter corralled his first IZOD IndyCar Series victory and Dario Franchitti took over the points lead Sunday at the Kentucky Indy 300.

Dixon wins IndyCar race in Japan

MOTEGI, Japan, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- Scott Dixon led all but one lap Sunday in winning the IndyCar Series race in Japan but Will Power's second-place finish moved him into the championship lead.

Power leads Penske sweep at Sonoma

SONOMA, Calif., Aug. 28 (UPI) -- Will Power led a trio of Team Penske teammates Sunday in claiming the top three spots of the Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma in California.

Dixon wins, Franchitti pads lead in Ohio

LEXINGTON, Ohio, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- Scott Dixon earned his first win of the year and teammate Dario Franchitti padded his IZOD IndyCar Series lead Sunday at the Honda Indy 200 in Ohio.

Franchitti wins crash-filled Toronto Indy

TORONTO, July 10 (UPI) -- Dario Franchitti maneuvered through several multi-car crashes and had a penalty against him reversed Sunday in his victory at the Honda Indy Toronto.

Franchitti, Power take Texas Indy wins

FORT WORTH, Texas, June 12 (UPI) -- Dario Franchitti won the first of Saturday's IndyCar races and Will Power took the second Firestone Twin 275 race at Texas Motor Speedway.

Surprising Tagliani grabs Indy 500 pole

INDIANAPOLIS, May 21 (UPI) -- Unheralded Alex Tagliani edged Scott Dixon at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Saturday to grab the pole position for next week's Indianapolis 500.

Power leads wire-to-wire in Alabama win

LEEDS, Ala., April 10 (UPI) -- Pole-sitter Will Power led all 90 laps Sunday, cruising to victory at the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama.

Power dominates in Sonoma IndyCar win

SONOMA, Calif., Aug. 22 (UPI) -- Will Power dominated the Grand Prix of Sonoma Sunday, one year after a serious crash there nearly ended his IndyCar career.

Dixon logs controversial Edmonton Indy win

EDMONTON, Alberta, July 25 (UPI) -- Scott Dixon emerged with a victory at the Honda Indy Edmonton Sunday after a controversy-filled finish in which Helios Castroneves was penalized.

Briscoe takes Firestone 550k

FORT WORTH, Texas, June 6 (UPI) -- Pole sitter Ryan Briscoe led 102 of 228 laps and took the IndyCar Firestone 550k at Texas Motor Speedway Saturday.

Dixon dominates Kansas Indy Car race

KANSAS CITY, Kan., May 1 (UPI) -- Scott Dixon turned in a dominating performance Saturday, winning the Road Runner Turbo Indy 300 by three seconds at Kansas Speedway.

Franchitti wins IndyCar series title

HOMESTEAD, Fla., Oct. 10 (UPI) -- Dario Franchitti conserved just enough fuel Saturday to win the Firestone Indy 300 and claim the IndyCar series championship.
Franchitti takes pole for Firestone 300

Franchitti takes pole for Firestone 300

HOMESTEAD, Fla., Oct. 9 (UPI) -- Dario Franchitti, averaging 212.696 mph, won the pole Friday for the Firestone Indy 300 at Homestead, Fla.

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.
Dixon takes pole for Indy Japan 300

Dixon takes pole for Indy Japan 300

MOTEGI, Japan, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- Scott Dixon averaged 202.031 mph and won the pole for Saturday's Indy Japan 300 in Motegi.
Franchitti is winner at Sonoma

Franchitti is winner at Sonoma

SONOMA, Calif., Aug. 23 (UPI) -- Dario Franchitti led all the way Sunday in California's Grand Prix of Sonoma, winning his fourth IndyCar Series race of the year.

Scott Dixon wins IRL race in Ohio

LEXINGTON, Ohio, Aug. 9 (UPI) -- Scott Dixon easily won Sunday's Honda Indy 200 in Lexington, Ohio, and established an IRL record with his 20th career victory.
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