2009 Archive
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Homestead 2009
Firestone Indy 300
Homestead-Miami Speedway
October 10, 2009
Race Recap by Esteban Morales
Dario Franchitti collected his second IndyCar title in thrilling fashion during the Firestone Indy 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway.  Despite clinching a title in his first season back from a frustrating forage in stock cars, Franchitti looked as though he would finish second or third in the championship for most of the afternoon.  More

Indy Japan 300
Twin Ring Motegi
September 19, 2009
Race Recap by Esteban Morales

With one race remaining, the hunt for the title remains wide open following Ryan Briscoe’s uncharacteristic mistake on pit lane during the Indy Japan 300 at the Twin Ring Motegi.  Briscoe, who managed to run longer than his Target Chip Ganassi Racing rivals, entered the pits moments before a yellow flag flew near the halfway mark.  Despite the yellow flag advantage, Briscoe collided with the inside retaining wall after lighting up his tires on his way out of the pits. More

Chicago 2008
PEAK Indy 300
Chicagoland Speedway
August 29th, 2009
Race Recap by Esteban Morales
Despite all but one race having been won by a Penske or Ganassi Dallara, the rivalry between both dominant teams has led to a dramatic battle for the championship that will not be decided until the final round of the season. With a potential championship in sight, Ryan Briscoe took pole for the Peak Antifreeze & Motor Oil Indy 300 at Chicagoland Speedway with teammate Helio Castroneves starting on the outside of the front row. More

Infineon 08
Grand Prix of Sonoma
Infineon Raceway
August 23th, 2009
Race Recap by Esteban Morales
Part timers Will Power and Nelson Philippe saw their weekend at the Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma curtailed following a serious incident prior to the race.  During a practice session, Philippe spun and was t-boned by Power.  Both suffered significant injuries but are expected to make full recoveries. More

Kentucky 2008
Meijer Indy 300
Kentucky Speedway
August 1st, 2009
Race Recap by Esteban Morales
The IndyCar Series was back on form at Kentucky Speedway following several mechanical and aerodynamic changes that culminated in a dramatic photo finish that saw Ed Carpenter nearly earn his first series victory.  More

Edmonton 2008
Rexall Edmonton Indy
Edmonton City Centre Airport
July 26th, 2009
Race Recap by Esteban Morales
Despite having very little passing at the front of the field and ending under yellow, the Rexall Edmonton Indy produced another feel-good story as Will Power, who has been driving for Roger Penske on a limited schedule following Helio Castroneves’ tax evasion acquittal, earned his first victory of the season. More

Toronto 2009
Honda Indy Toronto
Streets of Toronto
July 12th, 2009

Race Recap by Esteban Morales
The “Thrill from West Hill,” Paul Tracy, injected some needed excitement into the IndyCar season by nearly scoring a win in Toronto after qualifying deep in the field.  Despite almost claiming the win, the Canadian went out in typical Tracy style, with a crash. More

Dickies 500
Dickies 500 Weekend
Texas Motor Speedway
Nov 5 - Nov 8, 2009
Sprint Cup SeriesPhoto Gallery
Kurt Busch
Kurt Busch Wins the Dickie 500
Kurt Busch
Kurt Busch Take a Backwards Victory Lap Around TMS

Mid Ohio
Honda Indy 200
Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course
August 9th, 2009
Race Recap by Esteban Morales
IndyCar SeriesBombardier 2009
Mid-Ohio Podium: 1st Dixon, 2nd Briscoe, 3rd Franchitti
Scott Dixon
Scott Dixon wins the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio

ICS 2008
Bombardier Learjet 550
Texas Motor Speedway
June 5-6, 2009

IndyCar SeriesBombardier 2009
Texas IndyCar 2009
Helio Castroneves Wins the Bombardier Learjet 550K
Texas IndyCar 2009
Helio Castroneves Takes the Race Lead In the Pits

WG 2008
Grand Prix at the Glen
Watkins Glen International
July 5th, 2009

Race Recap by Esteban Morales
The closing laps of the Camping World Grand Prix at Watkins Glen International featured a familiar site.  Team Penske’s Ryan Briscoe battled a loose Dallara as he tried to fend off Target Chip Ganassi Racing’s Scott Dixon.  Behind Dixon was Briscoe’s teammate, Helio Castroneves. More

Richmond 2008
SunTrust Indy Challenge
Richmond International Raceway
June 29, 2009
Race Recap by Esteban Morales
In a bid to improve its on-track product, the IndyCar Series has announced a variety of aerodynamic options for 1.5-mile ovals that will take effect later this season.  Teams will now have the option of using tire ramps, sidepod extensions, and brake backing plates. More

Iowa 2008
Iowa Corn Indy 250
Iowa Speedway
June 21, 2009
Race Recap by Esteban Morales
Following a dull showing at the Texas Motor Speedway, the IndyCar Series was back on form in Iowa for the Iowa Corn Indy 250.  Indy 500 winner Helio Castroneves started from pole after the grid was set based on entrant points due to wet weather during qualifying.  The event got off to a rocky start when E.J. Viso and Robert Doornbos spun while exiting Turn 4 on the opening lap. More

Milwaukee 2008
AJ Foyt Indy 225
The Milwaukee Mile
May 31, 2009
Race Recap by Esteban Morales
After a sensational month at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Helio Castroneves was humbled at The Milwaukee Mile.  An accident during qualifying set the tone for Castroneves’ run during the ABC Supply/A.J. Foyt 225.  Despite starting last, Castroneves salvaged an 11th place finish in what he called “a long day.” More

Indy 500 2009
93rd Indy 500
Indianapolis Motor Speedway
May 24th, 2009
Race Recap by Esteban Morales
Helio Castroneves dramatically earned his third victory at the Brickyard.  After having been acquitted of tax evasion charges in April, Castroneves returned to the cockpit of an IndyCar and began building momentum leading up to the 500.  At Long Beach Castroneves finished in the top ten. More

Samsung 2009
Samsung 500 Weekend
Texas Motor Speedway
April 3 - April 5, 2009
Sprint Cup SeriesPhoto Gallery
Jeff Gordon
Jeff Gordon Wins the Samsung 500
Jeff Gotdon
Jeff Gordon Ends a Long Winless Streak at Texas