Aug 20

Racing Industry Remembers Floyd Ganassi

Photo Credit: Chip Ganassi Racing

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Condolences continue to stream in after Monday’s passing of 87-year-old , father of , and Series team owner Chip Ganassi, who helped his son to become an Indy car driver in the 1980s and later to build the championship-winning Ganassi Racing program that opened its doors in 1990.

The elder Ganassi was a fixture in Indy car and stock car paddocks across North America, forging deep relationships with many of those he came in contact with. The late Pittsburgh, PA.-based businessman has received a number of touching tributes in the 24 hours since the news was revealed by the team.

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Jun 8

Castroneves Crushes Field To Win Firestone 550 At Texas

Castroneves Crushes Field To Win Firestone 550 At Texas

Photo: Marshall Pruett

After seven races of watching everyone other than Team Penske win, Helio Castroneves dominated at Texas, scoring his first win of 2013 and his fourth at the 1.5-mile oval.

The three-time winner lapped all the way up to Dario Franchitti in sixth place as he led more than half the race, making the rest of the field look rather pedestrian on Saturday night.

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Jun 1

Conway Leads Coyne 1-3 To Win Detroit Round 1

Conway Leads Coyne 1-3 To Win Detroit Round 1

Photo: Marshall Pruett

The drivers who bet on Reds–Firestone’s Red alternate tires–early today in Detroit wished they put their money on black.

And the gamble, taken by Dale Coyne Racing on which tires to use (and when) with race winner Mike Conway, was nothing short of brilliant.

’s rule that mandates each driver must complete laps on both Red and Black tires during a race left teams with a few options to choose from heading into the first of the weekend’s doubleheaders, and in hindsight–and leading into Sunday’s race–there’s now one clear strategy to follow.

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