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2009-07-12 16:37:07

Dario Franchitti won Sunday's IRL Honda Indy Toronto auto race after avoiding a series of late-race crashes. He captured the race on the streets of the Ontario capital despite a problem with his left-rear tire during his first stop. Later, the Chip Ganassi Racing driver would benefit when Graham Rahal was involved in an incident just when Franchitti entered pit road before a caution flag. I guess we timed it right with strategy, Franchitti, the 2007 series champion, said following his third...

2009-06-27 23:34:20

Sam Dixon equaled an IRL record Saturday by winning the SunTrust Indy Challenge at Richmond (Va.) International Raceway. It was Dixon's 19th IndyCar victory, tying him with Sam Hornish Jr. The defending IRL champion capitalized on a pit stop midway through the race, and then beat teammate Dario Franchitti, the pole winner, to the finish line, giving Chip Ganassi Racing a 1-2 finish after they benefited from a late-race caution. Dixon, Franchitti and Graham Rahal had yet to stop on pit road...

2009-06-26 20:50:29

Dario Franchitti, winner of last Sunday's IndyCar race in Iowa, grabbed the pole Friday for the SunTrust Indy Challenge at Richmond International Raceway. Franchitti produced a four-lap average of 167.315 miles per hour around the .75-mile oval.

2009-06-21 17:10:34

Dario Franchitti took advantage of a lengthy late pit stop by Ryan Briscoe to grab the lead and hang on to win the Iowa Corn Indy 250 Sunday. Briscoe needed 7.1 seconds to clear the final rounds of pit stops, which enabled Franchitti to jump into the lead and beat Briscoe, who finished second 5.0132 seconds later.

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2009-06-05 20:05:00

Dario Franchitti turned in a four-lap average of 214.513 mph Friday to win the pole for the Indy Racing League's Bombardier Learjet 550.

2009-05-31 18:39:02

Scott Dixon took the lead on the 201st lap and went on to win Sunday's ABC Supply/A.J. Foyt 225 at the Milwaukee Mile by 2.12 seconds over Ryan Briscoe. Dixon passed Briscoe in the backstretch of Lap 201 and held on for the victory.

2009-04-19 19:59:21

Dario Franchitti won Sunday's IndyCar Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, leading 51 of the California auto race's 85 laps. The Target Chip Ganassi Racing driver and 2007 IndyCar champion was helped by the second of two key pit stops in his first victory since the Indy 300, the 2007 IRL season-finale at

2008-07-12 09:00:00

JOLIET, Ill. | NASCAR's BAM Racing team has presented Barack Obama's presidential campaign with a potential sponsorship deal in the Sprint Cup series later this year, but it doesn't look like an Obama car will be burning rubber on the track anytime soon.


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  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
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