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Ganassi’s Switch To Chevy A Huge Surprise

(From left) Chevrolet's Jim Campbell, Tony Kanaan and Chip Ganassi during Friday's press conference in Houston. (IndyCar Photo)

That Tony Kanaan was going to be officially announced as the fourth driver at Chip Ganassi racing on Friday was not a surprise; in fact it was expected.

Montoya Excited For Open-Wheel Return

Juan Pablo Montoya poses with his Indianapolis 500 winning car in 2000. (IMS Photo)

Juan Pablo Montoya is returning to open-wheel racing and the Indianapolis 500 and he’ll be driving for the most successful team owner in Indianapolis 500 history, Roger Penske.

Gordon Makes It A Baker’s Dozen

Jeff Gordon Friday afternoon at Chicagoland Speedway. (HHP/Alan Marler photo)

Jeff Gordon will get to compete in NASCAR’s “Chase for the Championship” after all as the four-time Cup champion was added to The Chase by NASCAR officials late Friday at Chicagoland Speedway

Pagenaud Claims Wild Baltimore Grand Prix

Simon Pagenaud won Sunday's IZOD IndyCar Series race in Baltimore, but the real drama centered around Will Power and Scott Dixon. (Al Steinberg Photo)

Simon Pagenaud kept his cool while practically everyone around him lost theirs’. And while Pagenaud scored the second victory of the 2013 IZOD IndyCar Series season and the second of his career, Sunday’s Grand Prix of Baltimore will be remembered for the second incident in a row involving Team Penske’s Will Power and Target/Chip Ganassi Racing’s Scott Dixon.

Dixon Tops Baltimore IndyCar Time Trials

Scott Dixon claimed the pole for Sunday's IZOD IndyCar Series Grand Prix of Baltimore. (Al Steinberg Photo)

And the storyline continues for Scott Dixon and Will Power.

IndyCar Drama The Talk Of Baltimore

Scott Dixon (left) chats with teammate Dario Franchitti in Baltimore Friday. (IndyCar Photo)

Shortly after finishing third in Friday’s practice session for the Grand Prix of Baltimore IndyCar Series race, second-year driver Josef Newgarden made the inevitable quote, “It’s like a Sauna out there.”

Power Wins, But Controversey Rules Sonoma

Will Power celebrates his first IZOD IndyCar Series victory of 2013 at Sonoma (Calif.) Raceway on Sunday. (IndyCar Photo)

The decisive moment of Sunday’s GoPro Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma could be summed up when a Team Penske crewmember “Took one for the team.”

Savvy Strategy Gets Franchitti Sonoma Pole

Dario Franchitti

Dario Franchitti may be winless in 2013 but he certainly has the experience and savvy that has made him a three-time Indianapolis 500 winner and four-time IZOD IndyCar Series champion.

Dixon & Castroneves Lead Sonoma Practice

Helio Castroneves will have to overcome a 25 point deficit to become the 2013 IndyCar champion. (IndyCar Photo)

Even though there were no points on the line during the opening day of practice for the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma, the championship contenders didn’t see it that way.

Charlie Kimball Is An IndyCar Winner!

Charlie Kimball scored his first IZOD IndyCar Series victory at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. (Doug Day Photo)

For Charlie Kimball, Sunday’s victory in the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio was all about “the journey.”

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