2008 Archive
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Dickies 500
Dickies 500 Weekend
Texas Motor Speedway
Oct 31 - Nov 2, 2008
Sprint Cup Seriesphoto gal
Carl Edwards
Carl Edwards Wins the Dickies 500
Carl Edwards
Carl Edwards Celebrates His Win in Victory Lane

Chicago 2008
PEAK Indy 300
Chicagoland Speedway
September 7th, 2008
Race Recap by Esteban Morales
Scott Dixon came even closer than last year to collecting a win at Chicagoland Speedway. Though Dixon still has not finished atop the podium at Chicagoland he was relieved to walk away with the championship after losing it on the final lap in 2007. Before race officials determined that Helio Castroneves was the winner, Dixon took his helmet off in victory lane and uttered “what” after hearing the track announcer mention Castroneves. The finish was so close, 0.0033 of a second, that Dixon was not sure he won the race. More

Detroit 08
Detroit Indy Grand Prix
The Raceway at Belle Isle
August 31st, 2008
Race Recap by Esteban Morales
Helio Castroneves has forced championship leader Scott Dixon into a final round duel. Despite a strong run that saw Castroneves finish second at the Detroit Indy Grand Prix, Roger Penske’s driver was speechless when he climbed out of his car. About twenty minutes before he removed his helmet, Castroneves was en route to winning his second race of the year, severely cutting into Dixon’s lead with only one points-paying round left in the series. More

Infineon 08
Grand Prix of Sonoma Co.
Infineon Raceway
August 24th, 2008
Race Recap by Esteban Morales
After a near win in Kentucky Team Penske’s biggest hurdle was strategizing how to catch Scott Dixon in the points battle with only three events left on the calendar. A few days before the Grand Prix of Sonoma County was underway, Team Penske temporarily put the points race on hold after one of its transporters, carrying the team’s primary cars, was destroyed in a fire caused by a wheel bearing. More

Kentucky 2008
Meijer Indy 300
Kentucky Speedway
August 9th, 2008
Race Recap by Esteban Morales
When Helio Castroneves climbed out of his Team Penske Dallara after finishing second to points-leader Scott Dixon for the second consecutive race, the Brazilian threw up his arms asking what else he needed to do to finally bag a win this season. More

Edmonton 2008
Rexall Edmonton Indy
Edmonton City Centre Airport
July 26th, 2008
Race Recap by Esteban Morales
Few drivers on the IndyCar circuit elicit as much controversy as Paul Tracy. Love him or hate him, the Thrill from West Hill returned to open wheel racing at the Rexall Edmonton Indy with a bang. Despite starting deep in the field after an unlucky qualifying session, Tracy drove a smart race and finished one spot shy of the podium. More

Mid Ohio
Honda Indy 200
Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course
July 20th, 2008
Race Recap by Esteban Morales
When the dust settled at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course Team Penske’s Ryan Briscoe emerged with his second career win, and second victory of the season while teammate Helio Castroneves finished second and gained on points leader Scott Dixon. Team owner Roger Penske, who typically has a knack for spotting talent, boldly proclaimed that Briscoe “validated himself” and had arrived as “one of the top drivers.” More

Nashville 2008
Firestone Indy 200
Nashville Superspeedway
July 12th, 2008
Race Recap by Esteban Morales
One week ago Scott Dixon tested his luck by spinning himself out of contention in the closing stages of the Camping World Grand Prix at Watkins Glen. Despite the spin, Dixon made up with Lady Luck and returned to victory lane in Nashville for a very wet Firestone Indy 200. After collecting his fourth win this season Dixon pointed out that “a lot of the times you definitely have a strong car and you have a little bit of luck go your way.” More

WG 2008
Grand Prix at the Glen
Watkins Glen International
July 6th, 2008
Race Recap by Esteban Morales
One week after Richmond’s demolition derby the IndyCar Series visited Watkins Glen International in picturesque upstate New York where it almost got away with a fairly clean race. Despite a mostly trouble free 40 laps, a string of yellows and blunders set the scene for Ryan Hunter-Reay’s first major openwheel triumph since his last win behind the wheel of a Champ Car in 2004. More

Richmond 2008
SunTrust Indy Challenge
Richmond International Raceway
June 28, 2008
Race Recap by Esteban Morales
Saturday night’s SunTrust Indy Challenge from Richmond International Raceway featured one of the most interesting starting grids in recent memory. Graham Rahal made the most of the short track layout to qualify third while Buddy Rice continued to squeeze every ounce of performance out of his Dreyer & Reinbold Racing Dallara to line up an impressive fifth. More

Iowa 2008
Iowa Corn Indy 250
Iowa Speedway
June 22, 2008
Race Recap by Esteban Morales
Despite being ransacked by Mother Nature, Iowans had plenty to smile about when Target Chip Ganassi Racing’s Dan Wheldon took the checkered flags at the Iowa Corn Indy 250. The packed track saw Wheldon end a string of bad luck and take his first win of 2008. His victory on Sunday was particularly important because of a pre-race vow to donate his winnings to disaster relief organizations. More

ICS 2008
Bombardier Learjet 550
Texas Motor Speedway
June 5-7, 2008
Race Recap by Esteban Morales
IndyCar SeriesPhoto Gallery
Scott Dixon
Scott Dixon Wins the Bombardeir Learjet 550K
Milwaukee 2008
AJ Foyt Indy 225
The Milwaukee Mile
June 1, 2008
Race Recap by Esteban Morales
One of the biggest headlines of the IndyCar Series in 2007 was Sam Hornish Jr.’s departure from Roger Penske’s open wheel outfit to his NASCAR program. Penske continued to rattle the IndyCar community by promoting Ryan Briscoe from his American Le Mans Series ride to Hornish’s former seat. More

92nd Indy 500
The Indianapolis Motor Speedway
May 25, 2008
Race Recap by Esteban Morales
During the last twelve years the Indianapolis 500 has undeniably produced compelling stories: Buddy Lazier winning with a broken back, Robby Gordon running out of fuel with one lap to go, and Danica Patrick becoming the first woman to lead the event, just to name a few. Despite the story lines, the 500 and American open-wheel racing were marred by a bitter schism between the IRL and CART (which ultimately became Champ Car) that deprived some of America’s best from competing at Indy. More

Samsung 500
Samsung 500 Weekend
Texas Motor Speedway
April 4-6 , 2008
Sprint Cup SeriesPhoto Gallery
Carl Edwards
Carl Edwards Wins the Samsung 500
Carl Edwards Samsung 500
Carl Edwards Does His Signiture Back Flip
Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. Wins the Pole for the Samsung 500
Nationwide Series
Kyle Busch
Kyle Busch Wins the O'Reilly 300
Kyle Busch
Kyle Busch Celebrates in Victory Lane