Tag Archives: Scott Dixon

60 for 60: Day 56 – A long hard road to the title

In August, they said it was over.  Too far behind, they said.  Will never catch Castroneves, they said.  The pitlane contact penalty was thought to be the end of a title run that had ignited at Pocono and continued in … Continue reading

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60 for 60: Day 14 – Fueling controversy, passion

It’s been said that races are often decided in the pits.  In 2013, the IndyCar Series took that literally. At Sonoma, Scott Dixon’s car struck one of Will Power’s tire changers, with disastrous consequences.  Dixon was penalized by race control while … Continue reading

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IndyCar at Sonoma, Pt 2: A race that was bigger than its winner

In the end, the winner of the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma was almost an afterthought. The race itself nearly overshadowed Will Power’s third victory at the same circuit where he broke his back in 2009. The prevailing sentiment might … Continue reading

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IndyCar at Sonoma (Pt 1): Winning ugly?

Bruising.  That’s the best way to describe Sunday’s GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma. Bruised championship hopes: Scott Dixon saw his title run take a step back as Will Power collected his third win at Sonoma and his first victory since … Continue reading

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IndyCar at Sonoma: Paddock notebook

Helio’s Big Adventure: Helio Castroneves described a harrowing stock car accident in Brazil that left him with a gaping leg wound. Castroneves, who agreed to a stock car interlude back in April, drove the car on a street course at … Continue reading

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IndyCars at Sonoma: Got Grip?

Grip, or lack of it, became the story of Friday’s two free practice sessions ahead of qualifying tomorrow for Sunday’s GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma.  Scott Dixon finished with the day’s fastest time, just pipping Helio Castroneves. Dixon’s 1:18.345 was … Continue reading

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IndyCars at Sonoma: Briscoe’s Highway (121) Robbery

If racing was a fair sport, Chris Amon would have won 20 F1 races.  But racing isn’t fair; it’s a sport where fate and circumstance decide championships.  For Will Power, a near-certain win at Sonoma slipped out of his grasp … Continue reading

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Indycars at Sonoma: the Power of Will

In 2009, Australia’s Will Power broke two vertebrae in a horrifying practice accident at Infineon Raceway in Sonoma.  Lying in a hospital bed in Santa Rosa, Power could only dream of returning for another chance at victory.  On Sunday, Power … Continue reading

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