Tag Archives: J. R. Hildebrand

Indy – Marco Andretti Scores Win At Iowa Corn Indy 250‏

June 26, 2011

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Marco Andretti overtook former Andretti Autosport teammate Tony Kanaan on Lap 232 of 250 and went on to a 0.7932-of-a-second victory in the Iowa Corn Indy 250 presented by Pioneer at Iowa Speedway. Andretti had passed Kanaan on Lap 209, only to have Kanaan return the favor four laps later. Andretti was running second to […]

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Indy – Takuma Sato Earns First Indy Car Pole

June 25, 2011

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Takuma Sato earned his first IZOD IndyCar Series pole start, becoming the first Japanese pole sitter in the IZOD IndyCar Series, posting a two-lap average speed of 180.375 mph on the .875-mile Iowa Speedway oval. Danica Patrick, driving the No. 7 Team GoDaddy car for Andretti Autosport, averaged 180.210 and will start next to the […]

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Indy – Wheldon Sent Packing On Victory Tour

June 1, 2011

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Waiting for the initial volley of early-morning TV and radio guest appearances, Indianapolis 500 winner Dan Wheldon reflected on the hectic race that transpired a few hundred feet from his victory podium perch at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. His milk- and champagne-soaked firesuit washed overnight for a photo shoot, Wheldon also put into perspective his […]

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Indy – Wheldon Earns $2.56 Million For Indianapolis 500 Victory

May 31, 2011

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Dan Wheldon earned $2,567,255 from an overall purse of $13,509,485 for his victory Sunday, May 29 in the 100th Anniversary Indianapolis 500 Mile Race.   Wheldon’s No. 98 William Rast-CURB/Big Machine car for Bryan Herta Autosport with Curb/Agajanian passed JR Hildebrand‘s No. 4 National Guard Panther Racing car on the final straightaway of the race […]

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Indy – Wheldon Wins 100th Anniversary Indianapolis 500

May 30, 2011

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JR Hildebrand stood beside A crumpled car and ran his fingers through his hair, trying to discern just what transpired on the final lap of the 100th anniversary Indianapolis 500.   The 23-year-old Californian was a few hundred yards from being the first rookie to win the race since Helio Castroneves in 2001 and creating […]

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Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach starting lineup‏

April 17, 2011

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LONG BEACH, Calif. – Qualifying Saturday for the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach IZOD IndyCar Series event on the 1.968-mile(s) Streets of Long Beach, with starting position, car number in parentheses, driver, chassis-engine, time and speed in parentheses:

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Four winners, 42 entries in 100th Anniversary Indianapolis 500 field‏

April 15, 2011

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INDIANAPOLIS, Thursday, April 14, 2011 – Four past winners and four IZOD IndyCar Series champions are among the drivers named to the 42 entries filed for the 2011 Indianapolis 500, scheduled for Sunday, May 29 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Eighty-three cars comprise the 42 entries, the most entries since 2002. It’s the third consecutive […]

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Indy – Gregory & Appel to honor Firestone Indy Lights’ top winner

March 30, 2011

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Gregory & Appel Insurance announced today that it is continuing the tradition of presenting the “Securing Tomorrow” Award for the 2011 Firestone Indy Lights season. The award is in its sixth year. The “Securing Tomorrow” award is a $5,000 cash prize given to the Firestone Indy Lights driver who wins the most races during the season. The […]

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