INDYCAR: Scott Dixon Dominates at Phoenix; Ties Al Unser Sr. With 39th Career IndyCar Victory

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AVONDALE, Ariz. — Recap by Race Chaser Online Managing Editor Jacob Seelman — Richard Dowdy/IndyCar photo — Scott Dixon continued to quietly add to his growing list of accolades in American open wheel competition, leading 155 of 250 laps during Saturday night’s Desert Diamond West Valley Phoenix Grand Prix to capture the victory at the 1.022-mile Phoenix International Raceway in a …

INDYCAR: Dixon, Ganassi Bring Back “Lightning Bolt” Livery for 2016 IndyCar Season

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INDIANAPOLIS – official team release — Chris Jones/IndyCar photo — Target Chip Ganassi Racing announced Tuesday the return of the team’s classic “Lightning Bolt” livery to the No. 9 Target Chevrolet driven by four-time and reigning Verizon IndyCar Series champion Scott Dixon for the 2016 season. The Target Lightning Bolt livery debuted in 1995 at the season-opening race at Homestead-Miami …

NSCS: Chad Johnston Joins Chip Ganassi Racing; Becomes Crew Chief for Kyle Larson in 2016

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CONCORD, N.C. — official team release — Chip Ganassi Racing photo — Target Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates (TCGRFS) announced Monday that Chad Johnston has been named crew chief for Kyle Larson and the No. 42 Target team. Johnston will assume the role effective immediately to begin preparation for the 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) season, taking the …

INDYCAR: Showstopper; Dixon Blitzes Mid-Ohio, Sets New Track Record En Route to 23rd Career Pole

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LEXINGTON, Ohio — official series release — Chris Jones/IndyCar photo — Scott Dixon shattered a 16-year-old track record on the way to earning the Verizon P1 Award for Sunday’s 90-lap Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio. This marks the fourth track record that has been broken during the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series season, which in addition to Mid-Ohio includes events at St. Petersburg, Long …

INDYCAR: Dixon Holds Off Castroneves for First Long Beach Victory; Moves to Fifth All-Time on Series Win List

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LONG BEACH, Calif. — Recap by Race Chaser Online Managing Editor Jacob Seelman — Chris Jones/IndyCar photo — After Sunday’s 41st annual Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, it’s clear that at least in the modern era — there is a new king of Indy car racing. That king goes by the name Scott Dixon — whose No. 9 TARGET/Chip Ganassi …

AUDIO/FEATURE: Time to Two-Step? Felix Sabates Guarantees Both Cars In the 2015 Chase

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Story, audio and photo by Race Chaser Online Senior Editor Tom Baker — Write it down on the calendar, folks. On January 29, 2015 at approximately 1:10 p.m. Eastern time, Chip Ganassi Racing’s always entertaining co-owner Felix Sabates stood in front of a packed room at NASCAR Media Tour Presented by Technocom and guaranteed that both Jamie MacMurray …

INDYCAR: Scott Dixon Returns To TARGET Chip Ganassi Racing For 2015 Season

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INDIANAPOLIS – official team release — Robert Laberge/Getty Images North America photo — After completing its 25th season of partnership in 2014 by winning three of the last four races of the Verizon IndyCar Series season, Target Chip Ganassi Racing (TCGR) announced Scott Dixon as its driver for the 2015 campaign on Monday. The three-time Verizon IndyCar Series Champion and 2008 …

INDYCAR: Power Finally Wins Long-Awaited Title; Kanaan Triumphs in Fontana Finale

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FONTANA, Calif. — official release — Chris Jones photo — Will Power earned his first Verizon IndyCar Series championship with a ninth-place finish in the MAVTV 500 at Auto Club Speedway. Power, who entered the 18th race of the season with a 51-point lead over Team Penske teammate Helio Castroneves, had been the championship runner-up in 2010, 2011 and 2012. …

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 …

Supermodified Mania Invades Motorsports Madness as ‘Liquid Lou’, DannyK and Dave Danzer Talk LIVE Tonight at 7 ET

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Speed77 Radio/Race Chaser Online release — Paul Murphy photo — Supermodified mania has struck the Speed77 Radio studios in a big way, as Mr. Supermodified champion Dave Danzer, defending International Supermodified Association (ISMA) champion “Liquid” Lou Cicconi and Oswego Speedway promoter Dan Kapuscinski will all take to the 77 Hotline LIVE tonight to offer their takes on …

INDYCAR: From Last to First; Dixon Scores First of Season with Stunning Mid-Ohio Drive

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LEXINGTON, Ohio — official release — INDYCAR photo — Scott Dixon tied Al Unser Jr. for sixth on the all-time Indy car win list with a dramatic last-to-first Verizon IndyCar Series win Sunday in the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio. The win was the 34th of Dixon’s career and his fifth win at the Mid-Ohio Sport Car Course in his last eight …

INDYCAR: Kanaan Building Towards First Win with Ganassi and 2015 Title Run with Help From Old Friend Franchitti

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TORONTO, Ontario, Canada — Story by Race Chaser Online Mid-Atlantic Correspondent Marshall Gabell – Robert Laberge/Getty Images photo – 2014 has been an unexpected down year for Chip Ganassi Racing in the Verizon IndyCar Series, with no victories and few podiums, however with four races remaining in the season one of their veteran leaders, Tony Kanaan, has begun to turn the …