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2017 Detroit Grand Prix Day 2 Video Highlights

Watch highlights of the Detroit Grand Prix.

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Rahal, Hinchcliffe and Dixon Post 2017 INDYCAR Detroit Grand Prix Race 1 Conference

Graham Rahal Post Detroit Grand Prix Race 1 News Conference

After winning the first race of the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix presented by Lear, Graham Rahal spoke with the media.

Hinchcliffe and Dixon Post Detroit Grand Prix Race 1 News Conference

James Hinchcliffe and Scott Dixon spoke with the media following the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix presented by Lear Race 1.

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Camping World Announced as Primary Sponsor for Scott Dixon

Chip Ganassi Racing (CGR) announced that four-time Verizon IndyCar Series Champion and Indianapolis 500 Winner Scott Dixon will be sporting the colors of the nation’s largest RV and outdoor retailer, Camping World, on May 28 for the Indianapolis 500.

Upon the announcement, Scott Dixion said, “The Indianapolis 500 is the biggest motor race and the largest spectator sporting event in the world, and I’m very much looking forward to representing a new partner in Camping World this weekend and starting from the pole makes it even more special. I also know the show The Profit very well and am excited to work with Marcus and his team.”

Team Owner Chip Ganassi went on to say,  “After weeks of discussions, we’re proud to partner with Camping World, a brand that is the leader in its industry, and introduce them to our team’s Indy car operation. They have a tremendous sports marketing portfolio, which includes some common ground for us in NASCAR. Having Marcus and Camping World on board with us on the No. 9 car at Indianapolis is very exciting for everyone involved.”

The No. 9 Camping World Honda will roll out in full livery next Friday, May 26 for Carb Day at Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS).

SOURCE: Chip Ganassi Racing

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Scott Dixon & Dario Franchitti Robbed at Taco Bell, Sponsorship Blown?

Taco Bell at 3502 W 16th St., Indianapolis, IN 46222

UPDATE: Monday May 22, 2017, 1:11 PM

Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) officers and robbery detectives, arrest two juveniles after they were believed to be involved in a robbery on city’ northwest side.

On May 21, 2017, just after 9:43 p.m., IMPD officers were called to the 3502 W. 16th Street on a robbery.  The victims (Editor’s note: Scott and Emma Dixon & Dario Franchitti) stated they were waiting in the drive-thru line when they were robbed at gunpoint by two young males.  Officers called for the assistance of Robbery detectives.

When Robbery detectives arrived they began their investigation, the officers viewed the surveillance cameras at the business and were able to observe that prior to the robbery there was a suspicious vehicle on the lot.  The vehicle drove off and the alleged suspects appeared from the same direction, after the robbery the suspects ran toward the same direction of the suspicious vehicle.

Officers on scene of the robbery informed other officers that were in the area of the suspected vehicle description.  Nearly a half hour later officers located the vehicle in question were able to stop the car.   The passenger of the vehicle attempted to flee and was apprehended by a canine.  Officers and robbery detectives conducted a show-up of the alleged suspects and the victim positively identified the passenger.  The driver could not be identified, however, while the detective conducted an interview he admitted to partially being involved and stated where the stolen property could be located.  The two juveniles were arrested one was transported to the Marion County Holding at Eskenazi Hospital and the other was sent to the Juvenile Detention Center.  The Marion County Prosecutor’s Office will review the case and make a changing decision.

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SOURCE: Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department

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According to the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, Indy 500 Champions Scott Dixon & Dario Franchitti were robbed at gunpoint around 10 p.m. Sunday night at a Taco Bell near Indianapolis Motor Speedway by two juveniles, ages 14 and 15. The juveniles have been arrested and are in police custody.

Chip Ganassi was quick to chime in.

Theories abound.

Taco Bell was reached for comment but has yet to respond.

 

We will update this story as more information becomes available.

In the meantime, these two juveniles should be spanked by their parents and taught a little respect.

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Naptown Buzz: May 19, 2016

Thursday, May 19, 2016 was an active Day 4 of Indy 500 practice. Listen to the recap.

INDYCAR Drivers Awarded All-America Honors

IndyCar Series drivers Scott Dixon and Helio Castroneves and 2013 Indy Lights champion Sage Karam have been selected to the 2013 American Auto Racing Writers and Broadcasters Association All-America team. Dixon, who claimed his third IndyCar Series Championship for Target Chip Ganassi Racing, and Castroneves, who finished second in the standings for Team Penske were […]

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Ryan Hunter-Reay joins Rolex 24 field

Hunter-Reay is the latest IZOD IndyCar Series driver confirmed for the race on the 3.56-mile, 12-turn circuit at Daytona International Speedway. Other competitors include Dario Franchitti, Scott Dixon, Tony Kanaan, Charlie Kimball, James Hinchcliffe, Sebastien Bourdais, Simon Pagenaud and Justin Wilson. Hunter-Reay will drive the No. 10 Velocity Worldwide Corvette Dallara Daytona Prototype along with […]

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INDYCAR and NASCAR Stars to Race in GRAND-AM Brickyard Grand Prix

An impressive list of Indianapolis 500 and Brickyard 400 veterans will compete in the GRAND-AM Brickyard Grand Prix on Friday, July 27 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

It’s the inaugural GRAND-AM race at IMS, as Rolex Sports Car Series Daytona Prototype and GT cars will race for three hours on the 13-turn, 2.534-mile Grand Prix road course.

Indianapolis 500 veterans include 2000 winner Juan Pablo Montoya, 2008 winner Scott Dixon, Paul Tracy, Eliseo Salazar, Scott Pruett and Sebastien Bourdais. Brickyard 400 veterans include 2010 winner Jamie McMurray, Montoya, Pruett, Boris Said and Andy Lally. Montoya, McMurray and Dixon are forming an all-star team of Indianapolis winners, sharing the No. 02 Chevron BMW/Riley fielded by Chip Ganassi.

The three-race North American Endurance Championship presented by VISITFLORIDA.com also will be decided at this event, with the Daytona Prototype champion team earning a $100,000 bonus. The special series started with the Rolex 24 At Daytona in January and continued with the Sahlen’s Six Hours at the Glen on July 1 at Watkins Glen International.

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