Latest Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg Stories

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...

2009-04-19 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 the Chicagoland Raceway in Joliet, Ill. After holding a 3-second lead, Franchitti pitted early on lap 53 for his second and final stop. Will Power, Tony Kanaan and Danica Patrick also came in...

2009-04-05 17:19:50

Ryan Briscoe beat Ryan Hunter-Reay Sunday and won the Indy Racing League's season-opening Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, Fla. It was the first time in IRL history the opening race was held on a street course. Briscoe, driving for Team Penske, passed Justin Wilson just after a restart on Lap 86, and went on to record the third victory in his IndyCar career. By withstanding two other caution flags in the final 14 laps, he won the race by only 0.4619 of a second. This place has been bad to...

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