May 28, 2011 |
Reporting from Indianapolis Drivers racing for Roger Penske and Chip Ganassi again are favorites to win the Indianapolis 500 on the 100th anniversary of the race Sunday. Penske is an Indy legend, with a record 15 of his drivers winning the Memorial Day weekend race. This year, his team includes three-time winner Helio Castroneves, Ryan Briscoe and Australian Will Power, who leads the Izod IndyCar Series point standings. Ganassi's drivers are Dario Franchitti, the two-time and defending Indy 500 winner, and Scott Dixon, who won the race in 2008.
April 20, 2009 |
The team of Andretti Green Racing enjoyed a strong run in the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach after appearing poised for a disappointing day. AGR's Tony Kanaan finished third Sunday, Danica Patrick was fourth and Marco Andretti sixth. The fourth driver on the team, Hideki Mutoh, finished 20th after being involved in a crash. The results were a sharp reversal from how the drivers started the race.
May 25, 2008 |
Leave it to Las Vegas oddsmakers to put Danica Patrick's recent victory into perspective heading into today's 92nd Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Patrick, who will start fifth, is listed at 8-1 for today's race, according to Bodoglife.com. Solid odds but not good enough to put Patrick into the role as favorite. That title goes to Scott Dixon, who heads into the race as the driver to beat with 11-4 odds. He's followed by Dan Wheldon at 4-1, Tony Kanaan and Helio Castroneves at 5-1 and Marco Andretti at 8-1. Odds for Patrick, whose best finish at the 500 was fourth in 2005, are better when it comes to finishing in the top three at 3-1. Dixon tops this list at 10-11, followed by Wheldon at 11-10, Kanaan and Castroneves at 5-4, Andretti at 5-2 and Ryan Briscoe at 11-4.
September 3, 2007 |
Tony Kanaan was doubly lucky, Danica Patrick had her best finish, second, and the IndyCar Series is headed for a wild finale after Sunday's Detroit Indy Grand Prix. Kanaan stayed on the track during a late series of pit stops and remained ahead of a last-lap melee to claim his series-best sixth victory of the season and 12th of his career.
October 17, 2005 |
After the Toyota Indy 400 race Sunday at California Speedway, maybe the Indy Racing League officials should reconsider their decision to drop the Fontana track from its schedule. On a cool, windy day under overcast skies, the IRL drivers warmed an enthusiastic crowd with a stirring shootout between Honda-powered teammates Dario Franchitti, a Scotsman of Italian descent, and Tony Kanaan, the 2004 series champion from Brazil.
August 29, 2005 |
Tony Kanaan took advantage of teammate Dan Wheldon's misfortune to move into the lead, then ran away from the field Sunday to win the Argent Mortgage Indy Grand Prix in Sonoma, Calif. Kanaan beat Buddy Rice by 1.182 seconds -- about eight car-lengths -- for his second IRL IndyCar win of the season, completing a sweep for Andretti Green Racing on Sunday. Owner Michael Andretti's son, Marco, won the Menards Infiniti Pro Series race earlier.