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Dickies 500
Texas Motor Speedway
November 2-5 , 2006
 

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Tony Stewart Wins the Dickies 500
 
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"Texas" Terry Labonte Retires at TMS
 

Busch Series
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Kevin Harvick wins the O'Reilly Challenge 300
 
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Kyle Busch is Penalized One Lap For A Pit Stop Infraction
 
Truck Series
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Clint Bowyer Wins the Silverado 350K
 
Truck Series
Clint Bowyer Celebrates in Victory Lane

2006
Peak Antifreeze 300
Chicagoland Speedway
September 10 , 2006
Race Recap by Esteban Morales
 

With four drivers in contention for the IRL IndyCar Championship, this year's final round, the Peak Antifreeze Indy 300, was undoubtedly going to be one of the most hotly contested in recent memory. Target Chip Ganassi Racing teammates Scott Dixon and Dan Wheldon entered the event seeking their second titles, Marlboro Team Penske's Helio Castroneves valiantly pursued his first major championship while Sam Hornish Jr. triumphantly chased his third crown. More

 

Grand Prix of Sonoma
Infineon Raceway
August 27 , 2006
Race Recap by Esteban Morales
 

Marco Andretti captured the attention of millions by coming within a car length of winning his first Indianapolis 500 earlier this May. He added an exclamation point by taking the checkered flags at the Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma and becoming the youngest winner in IndyCar history at only nineteen. Marco added his name to a list of openwheel victors including Mario, Michael and John Andretti whilst also clinching Rookie of the Year honors. More

 

Meijer Indy 300
Kentucky Speedway
August 13 , 2006
Race Recap by Esteban Morales
 

Marlboro Team Penske added another near perfect weekend to its impressive 2006 tally following the Meijer Indy 300 at Kentucky Speedway. With only thirty-one points separating the top four coming into the event, Team Penske looked to continue its season-long domination while Target Chip Ganassi Racing was ready to take the fight to the Marlboro cars in a desperate bid to catch Sam Hornish Jr. and Helio Castroneves. More

 

Firestone Indy 400
Michigan International Speedway
July 30, 2006
Race Recap by Esteban Morales
 

One week ago a furious Helio Castroneves stormed out of his injured Dallara convinced his championship hopes were dashed after light contact with Ed Carpenter at the Milwaukee Mile. A week and a new track later however, Castroneves was all smiles. A win at Michigan International Speedway that propelled him back atop the championship standings explains the sudden change in mood. More

 

AJ Foyt Indy 225
The Milawakee Mile
July 23, 2006
Race Recap by Esteban Morales
 

Nine rounds into the IndyCar season Marlboro Team Penske and Target Chip Ganassi Racing were the only teams to have visited victory lane and looked set to sweep the year. By the end of the tenth round however, a new face made its way to winner's circle, Tony Kanaan. After extensive testing at the Milwaukee Mile, Andretti Green Racing knew they were in good shape headed into the ABC Supply AJ Foyt Indy 225. More

 

Firestone Indy 200
Nashville Superspeedway
July 15, 2006
Race Recap by Esteban Morales
 

Heading into the Firestone Indy 200 at Nashville Superspeedway NASCAR was characteristically making racing headlines across the country. What was noteworthy to the openwheel community however were the names attached to the stories: Juan Pablo Montoya and Danica Patrick. The former astonished fans by announcing that he was coming back to the States to race stockcars after an enigmatic season with McLaren-Mercedes, almost immediately rumors tying Patrick to a NASCAR move emerged as well. More

 

Kansas Lottery 300
Kansas Speedway
July 2, 2006
Race Recap
by Esteban Morales
IndyCar Series

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Sam Hornish Jr. Celebrates in Victory Lane
 
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Sam Hornish Jr. Wins the Kansas Lottery Indy 300
 
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Sam Hornish Jr. and Dan Wheldon Battle for the Lead
 

SunTrust Indy Challenge
Richmond International Raceway
June 24 , 2006
Race Recap by Esteban Morales
 

Earlier in the season Sam Hornish Jr. told the racing world that he would be satisfied if his sole win of the year came at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Prior to the SunTrust Indy Challenge Hornish lived up to his word while teammate Helio Castroneves continued to dominate the championship standings on the strength of three wins and three poles. More

 

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Bombardier Learjet 500
Texas Motor Speedway
June 10 , 2006
Race Recap
by Esteban Morales
 
IndyCar Series
Helio Castroneves
Helio Castroneves Wins the Bombardier 500
 
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Helio Castroneves Celebrates in Victory Lane
 
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Sam Hornish Jr. Wins the Pole for the Bombardier 500
 

Watkins Glen Indy G.P.
Watkins Glen International
June 4 , 2006
Race Recap by Esteban Morales
 

Coming off a blisteringly hot Indy 500 the IndyCar Series took to a wet track for the second annual Watkins Glen Indy Grand Prix. The grid was set through combined practice speeds after showers and threatening skies all weekend long cancelled qualifying. Though some familiar faces such as Buddy Lazier and P.J. Chesson were absent, Ryan Briscoe made an impressive return to the series substituting for Lazier in the Dreyer & Reinbold Racing entry. More

 
90th Indy 500
Indianapolis Motor Speedway
May 28 , 2006
Race Recap by Esteban Morales
 

The legendary 2.5 mile Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the Borg-Warner Trophy have a tendency of bringing out the best in drivers regardless of handicap or experience. In 1996 an injured Buddy Lazier drove to victory while nursing a broken back; as early as last year, rookie Danica Patrick thrilled millions by leading the race in its closing stages. This year was no different. More

 

Indy Japan 300
Twin Ring Motegi
April 22, 2006
Race Recap by Esteban Morales
 

Helio “Spiderman” Castroneves has become a household name and fan favorite in the world of American openwheel racing. Although Castroneves has competed at the pinnacle of American auto racing for eight years and has managed to carve his face onto the Borg-Warner twice, he has yet to win an elusive top tier championship. His performance in the first third of this season though might just be what the Brazilian needs to propel himself into the revered status of former IndyCar champions. More

 

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Texas Motor Speedway
April 7-9
NEXTEL Cup Series
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Kasey Kahne Wins the Samsung\Radioshack 500
 
Kurt Busch
Kurt Busch Heads to the Garage for Repairs
 
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Kasey Kahne Wins the Pole for the Samsung\Radioshack 500
 

Busch Series
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Kurt Busch Wins the O'Reilly 300

 

IROC
Tony Stewart Wins the IROC Race
 
Honda Grand Prix
Streets of St. Petersburg
April 2 , 2006
Race Recap by Esteban Morales
 

One week ago Helio Castroneves looked set to wrap up his first victory of the season at Homestead Miami Speedway; things did not go the Brazilian's wa