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ST. LOUIS, June 15 /PRNewswire/ -- "Reunited and it feels so good." Those may be the lyrics to a classic song by Peaches and Herb, but one may suspect they're whistling the tune in Ryan Hunter-Reay's Ethanol USA-Team IZODÂ® pit at the Iowa Corn Indy 250. At the annual Fuel Ethanol Workshop in St.
Danica Patrick has signed a three-year contract extension to stay with Andretti Green Racing in the IndyCar racing series, The Indianapolis Star reported. Season-long rumors had the 27-year-old Patrick, the first woman to win an IRL race at the 2008 Indy Japan 300 in Montegi, Japan, joining NASCAR next
Scott Dixon won the Indy Japan 300 Saturday and vaulted from third to first place in the championship race with one event remaining. Dixon fought off teammate Dario Franchitti by 1.4 seconds to capture his fifth IndyCar race of the year. Graham Rahal finished third, followed by Oriol Servia, Mario Moraes and Danica Patrick. Dixon picked up 53 points, the maximum number available at any IndyCar race.
Ryan Briscoe nipped Scott Dixon Sunday to win the IRL Peak Antifreeze and Motor Oil Indy 300 at the Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Ill. The Team Penske driver, the race's pole winner, battled back from 10th place before battling Dixon side-by-side for the lead in the final 10 laps. His margin of victory, 0.0077 seconds, was the fourth closest finish in IndyCar history. I didn't know I had won it, Briscoe said shortly after his third victory this season and fifth in his IRL career.
Ryan Briscoe nipped Ed Carpenter in one of the closest finishes in IndyCar Series history Saturday to win the Meijer Indy 300 at Sparta, Ky. Briscoe and Carpenter were side-by-side while competing for the lead during the final 20 laps.
Justin Wilson led 49 of 60 laps Sunday and easily won the IRL's Camping World GP at The Glen at Watkins Glen (N.Y.) International. His 4.9-second margin of victory after a late restart gave Dale Coyne Racing its first win in open-wheel competition. We've just worked at this all year, Wilson said.
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.