September 2007
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RACE NEWS & VIEWS
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Sept 2 - Indycar went to Detroit this Labor Day weekend and raced on the bumpy street circuit of Belle Isle.
Dario Franchitti and Scott Dixon stayed in front as they fought for the series point lead.  But on the final lap, both
drivers end up tangled up and in the wall!  
Tony Kanaan picked up his 5th win of the season as the race finished under
caution.  
Danica Patrick picked up 2nd place.

Helio Castroneves was making news today as he will be competing on the television show, "Dancing With The Stars".   
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Toward the end of the race, Castroneves came into
a turn too fast and hit
Tomas Scheckter in the
rear, knocking them both out of the race.  
Interviewed afterwards, Scheckter dryly said that
maybe Castroneves was not thinking about racing,
but thinking about dancing.

Detroit Grand Prix Race Results

The season finale is next weekend at Chicagoland,
where the championship will be decided.
Sept 9 - The 17th and final race of the Indycar season
took place in Chicagoland this afternoon.

While
Tony Kanaan had an outside chance to win the
season championship,
Scott Dixon and Dario Franchitti
were the most likely winners.

Marco Andretti had an accident and hit the wall. He went
to the hospital as he complained of neck pain.

Kanaan had some bad luck early and Dixon and Franchitti
ran in the top 5 throughout the race.  

For awhile, it looked as if the Penskes would finish 1-2 as
Sam Hornish, Jr. led the race.  

Danica Patrick spent some time trying to help her
teammate Franchitti by drafting behind him.  At one point,
she passed him for 3rd.

At the end, pit stops and cautions played a role putting  
Dixon in the lead with Franchitti right behind him. Various
drivers dove in for a splash of fuel, including the Penskes.

Patrick spun on pit lane.

It looked like Dixon would win the race and the
championship, but he ran out of fuel on the last lap and
Franchitti took both wins away from him which included a
million dollar check.  

There is a strong rumor that Franchitti will be driving for
Dixon's team owner,
Chip Ganassi, next year.  However,  
NOT in Indycar, but in NASCAR!  Hornish will be racing in
Nascar, but said today that he's certain he will continue to
race indycar.
Dario Franchitti and Andretti Green Racing
won the 2007 Indycar Championship
Sept 21 - Jacques Villeneuve makes his foray into NASCAR this weekend in Las Vegas, Nevada: the French-Canadian will make his
debut in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series on Saturday.

Villeneuve will be in the #27 Bill Davis Racing Toyota Tundra on the 1.5-mile oval in the desert. One of only three racers to notch a CART
(ChampCar) championship, the Indianapolis 500 win and a F1 title.

Also,
Scott Speed, who lost his F1 ride recently, will be taking on the Talladega Superspeedway in an ARCA race. Speed will race for
one of the top ARCA teams, Eddie Sharp Racing, in a deal put together by Red Bull. On October 5th, he will be at the wheel of the #21
Red Bull Toyota, marking his debut in stockcars.
Sept 26 - The Spyker F1 Team is being sold to a group which includes Spyker director of F1 Michiel Mol and Indian
businessman
Vijay Mallya, for €88 million.  Mallya has made no secret that he would like an Indian driver in the
cockpit. He also said that the Indian flag would be incorporated into the team colours.