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IndyCar Standings Consolidate After Belle Isle

Mother Nature had her way with the Verizon IndyCar Series in Belle Isle over the weekend, producing two surprise winners and suppressing the dominance otherwise displayed by Team Penske and Chip Ganassi Racing this season. Carlos Munoz and Sebastien Bourdais used strategy and the rain to their advantage, stealing victories on both Saturday and Sunday …

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IndyCar Breakdown: 2015 Chevrolet Dual in Detroit Race No. 2

Sebastien Bourdais survived a series of crashes involving the frontrunners, caught a little bit of luck of caution cycles and held off Takuma Sato in the closing laps to win the second Dual in Detroit on Sunday afternoon at the Raceway in Belle Isle. Here’s a brief rundown. How it happened Still reeling from overnight …

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Juan Pablo Montoya Given Detroit Pole After Qualifying Washout

Juan Pablo Montoya and Team Penske teammate Will Power will start on the front row for race No. 2 of the Chevrolet Dual in Detroit based on entrant points after rain prematurely ended qualifying on Sunday morning. IndyCar called off the qualifying session due to “deteriorating racetrack conditions” when a persistent rain continued throughout the …

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IndyCar Breakdown: 2015 Chevrolet Dual in Detroit Race No. 1

IndyCar tried to wait out the thunderstorm, but after 47 laps of sporadic rain, series officials were forced to prematurely call race No. 1 of the Dual in Detroit and hand Andretti Autosport young gun Carlos Munoz his first career IndyCar Series victory. How it happened: The race was plagued by showers from the onset, …

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Will Power Wins IndyCar Pole for 2015 Belle Isle Race No. 1

With rain in the forecast for Saturday afternoon, Will Power knew it would be imperative to qualify near the front and manage the pace of what should be a wet Race No. 1 in the Dual in Detroit. That’s exactly what the defending Verizon IndyCar Series champion did, posting a best lap of 1:16.0941 to …

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Taylor Swift Featured on Tony Kanaan Car in Detroit

Taylor Swift

Photo Credit: Chip Ganassi Racing

Avoiding the inevitable clichés that will result from this, Taylor Swift will be at the Chevrolet Dual in Detroit, her 1989 World Tour appearing on the Chip Ganassi Racing No. 10 entry piloted by Tony Kanaan. The sponsorship is part of the Ganassi relationship with Big Machine Records and is in place to promote her …

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James Hinchcliffe Released from Hospital

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More than a week after his violent crash at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, James Hinchcliffe has been released from the hospital. The popular Canadian driver underwent surgery on May 18 for an upper-left thigh and pelvic injury and was released just eight days afterwards on Tuesday May 26. He is expected to make a full …

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Conor Daly in for James Hinchcliffe at Detroit

Aspiring IndyCar hopeful Conor Daly will replace the injured James Hinchcliffe this weekend for the Dual in Detroit at the Belle Isle Street Course event. Daly will pilot the No. 5 for Schmidt Peterson Motorsports for both races on Saturday and Sunday afternoon. Hinchliffe was in the first season of a multi-year deal with the …

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What Will Power Would Have Done Differently

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Will Power should have won the Indianapolis 500 and he knows it. While it sounds counterintuitive, Power wishes he hadn’t led so many of the final 15 laps. He believes that Juan Pablo Montoya was able to pass and hold him off over the final four laps because Montoya had a better understanding how the …

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