INDYCAR : Hinchcliffe to give ‘Dancing with the Stars’ partner Sharna Burgess thrill ride Friday in two-seat Indy car

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Verizon IndyCar Series driver James Hinchcliffe will get behind the wheel of an INDYCAR Experience two-seater Indy car on Friday to take his “Dancing with the Stars” partner, Sharna Burgess, for a spin around his “dance floor” – with a ride at race speeds around Sonoma Raceway. The Northern California road course is where Hinchcliffe will compete in the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma, which starts at 3:50 p.m. PT Sunday, Sept. 18 and airs on NBCSN.

INDYCAR: Chaves Crowned as Sunoco Rookie of the Year After 14th Place FInish in Sonoma

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INDIANAPOLIS – official team release — Chris Jones/IndyCar photo — After an emotionally challenging week for the IndyCar community, Bryan Herta Autosport and Gabby Chaves overcame adversity in the season-ending GoPro Grand Prix at Sonoma Raceway to secure the 2015 Sunoco Rookie of the Year championship. “I am happy with the way our Bryan Herta Autosport team worked out this year …

INDYCAR: Wilson Family ‘Overwhelmed’ by Racing Community’s Support, Tributes During Sonoma Finale

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SONOMA, Calif. — official series release — Chris Owens/IndyCar photo — Stefan Wilson said he and his sister-in-law, Julia, have been “overwhelmed” by the outpouring of support and tributes in the wake of the passing of his brother, Justin, on Aug. 24 from a head injury sustained in the Verizon IndyCar Series race at Pocono Raceway. “I’m very grateful for …

INDYCAR: Stunner in Sonoma; Dixon Wins GoPro Grand Prix and Claims Fourth Title on Tiebreaker With Montoya

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SONOMA, Calif. — Recap by Race Chaser Online Managing Editor Jacob Seelman — John Cote/IndyCar photo — On a day when Scott Dixon needed absolutely everything to go right in his quest to claim the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series championship, quite simply — it did. Dixon combined a stellar drive with perfectly-called pit strategy by his engineer Mike Hull to seize …

INDYCAR: After Long Road to Recovery, Aleshin Excited to Be Back in IndyCar at Sonoma

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SONOMA, Calif. — official series release — Chris Jones/IndyCar photo — Mikhail Aleshin returns to the Verizon IndyCar Series for the first time in nearly a year this weekend. The native of Moscow, who drove for Schmidt Peterson Motorsports in 2014 with a best finish of second at the second race of the Houston doubleheader, sustained injuries in a post-qualifying practice …

INDYCAR: Doing the Math; Title Contenders Still Gunning for Gold Despite Slim Championship Chances

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SONOMA, Calif. — official series release — Chris Jones/IndyCar photo — The six drivers mathematically eligible for the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series championship heading into the race gathered to meet with media members prior to Thursday’s practice session at the twisting Sonoma Raceway. While all five drivers trailing leader Juan Pablo Montoya realize their chances are slim, none are giving …

INDYCAR: Power Tops Opening Day at Sonoma; Rahal Fast as Title Fight Reaches Home Stretch

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SONOMA, Calif. — official series release — Chris Jones/IndyCar photo — Three of the six Verizon IndyCar Series championship contenders were among the top five on the speed chart in the initial practice session for the title-deciding GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma on Aug. 30. Reigning Verizon IndyCar Series champion Will Power’s year-old track record of 1 minute, 17.2393 seconds, set in …

INDYCAR: Andretti Autosport to Field No. 25 With Oriol Servia at Sonoma in Honor of Justin Wilson

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INDIANAPOLIS — official team release — Chris Jones/IndyCar photo — Verizon IndyCar Series team Andretti Autosport announced today that the No. 25 Honda of Justin Wilson will race this weekend at Sonoma Raceway to honor the late Englishman. Wilson passed away earlier this week following injuries sustained during the series’ most recent event at Pocono Raceway on Sunday. “Justin was a …

INDYCAR: GoPro to Sponsor CFH Racing, Newgarden at Season Finale in Sonoma

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SONOMA, Calif. – official team release — CFH Racing announced Thursday that GoPro will partner with the team for the final race of the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series season at Sonoma Raceway. Championship contender Josef Newgarden will drive the No. 67 GoPro Chevrolet in an 85-lap race on Sunday, Aug. 30. All eyes will be on Newgarden as GoPro is …

INDYCAR: Dixon Takes Second Win of Season at Sonoma; Power Leads by 51 Headed to Finale

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SONOMA, Calif. — official release — Chris Jones photo — Scott Dixon overtook race leader Mike Conway on Lap 83 of 85 en route to a dramatic victory Sunday in the GoPro Grand Prix at Sonoma Raceway. The win was the 35th of Dixon’s Indy car career, putting him in a tie for fifth place on the all-time Indy car victory list …