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The 100th anniversary of the Indianapolis 500 will feature a unique new event, which will help kick off the month of May at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
RED-LETTER DAY: Dario Franchitti celebrates with wife Ashley Judd after winning the 2010 IZOD IndyCar Series championship by five points over Team Penske’s Will Power during Saturday night’s Cafes do Brasil Indy 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. (Ron McQueeney/IRL IndyCar Photo)
Photos from the IZOD IndyCar Series Cafes do Brasil Indy 300 Saturday, Oct. 2, 2010, at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Fla.
Over the long history of the sport of IndyCar racing, team owner Roger Penske is the most successful team owner in terms of championships, race victories and Indianapolis 500 wins. But in the 15 seasons of the IZOD IndyCar Series, Target Chip Ganassi Racing is the most successful team in terms of winning the series championship.
Will Power admitted Saturday night that it will take the Team Penske driver some time to get over the disappointment of losing the IZOD IndyCar Series championship to Dario Franchitti.
J.K. Vernay didn’t know what 2010 held for him at the beginning of the year.
It was Dario Franchitti’s calmness and coolness under fire that allowed him to claim his third IZOD IndyCar title. And by doing it in the same season that he won his second Indianapolis 500, Franchitti became one of five drivers to win the Indy 500 and the series championships in the same season more than once in their careers.
Alex Lloyd of Dale Coyne Racing clinched the Rookie of the Year Award in the IZOD IndyCar Series with his 12th place finish while his nearest pursuer, Simona de Silvestro, finished 23rd. Lloyd won the 2007 Firestone Indy Lights championship but didn’t get a full-time IndyCar ride until this season.
Several members of the IndyCar community will visit U.S. troops in Southwest Asia and Europe in January as part of The Indy 500 Centennial Tour. The group will meet with between 10,000 and 15,000 troops during the 10-day trip.
Alex Lloyd of Dale Coyne Racing clinched the rookie of the year award in the IZOD IndyCar Series with his 12th-place finish while his nearest pursuer, Simona de Silvestro, finished 23rd.
HAPPY HELMET: Scott Dixon’s helmet sits on his race car after Dixon won Saturday’s Cafes do Brasil Indy 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Florida. (Dana Garrett/IRL IndyCar Photo0
NSSN's Final Lap photos from the Oct. 6, 2010 issue.

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