Three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Dario Franchitti fractured two vertebrae and broke his right ankle when his car went airborne into a fence Sunday on the last lap of the Grand Prix of Houston.
Dale Coyne Racing has hired Pippa Mann to drive the No. 18 car in Saturday night’s race at the Texas Motor Speedway.
The tension surrounding Texas Motor Speedway began in the offseason, when drivers still reeling from the death of Dan Wheldon publicly questioned the compatibility of IndyCar and high-banked ovals.
Several IndyCar drivers dismissed any notion of boycotting the Texas Motor Speedway, and said the entire issue has been blown out of proportion.
Danica Patrick will pay tribute to the memory of two-time Indianapolis 500 champion Dan Wheldon with a special paint scheme on the hood of her NASCAR Nationwide Series car at Texas.
The decal is of the Lionheart Knight image that Wheldon affixed to the back of his helmets. NASCAR is also producing a helmet decal for any drivers who would like to use them.
IndyCar driver Dan Wheldon died from injuries after his car went sailing through the air during a 15-car wreck in Sunday’s Las Vegas Indy 300.
Dario Franchitti held off teammate Scott Dixon in a 10-lap shootout Saturday night to win the first of two races at Texas in the first doubleheader in major open-wheel racing in 30 years.
Two weeks after running its biggest race of the season, the Indianapolis 500, the IZOD IndyCar Series will double your racing pleasure with the Firestone Twin 275s at Texas Motor Speedway.
Dan Wheldon will be at the next IndyCar Series race in Texas. He just doesn’t know if he’ll be sitting in a cockpit or a television booth.