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Arie Luyendyk

Arie Luyendyk Jr blog 2008-08-30

Championship hopes slip away at Infineon, Chicago Preview It was a tough weekend for my first visit to Infineon raceway. The championship battle was tight and I was tied for third going into the weekend so I needed a solid two races to be able ...

Sears Point II: Race results

Pos Car Driver Laps Gap Fast lap --- --- ------------------- ----- ---------- ---------- 1. 22 Pablo Donoso 30 1:24.6481 2. 23 Logan Gomez 30 2.0601 1:24.5894 3. 20 Ana Beatriz ...

Sears Point I: Panther Racing race notes

Battistini Finishes 18th, Sherman 19th in First Firestone Indy Lights Race of Season In the first of two Firestone Indy Lights races this weekend, Panther teammates Dillon Battistini and Brent Sherman finished 18th and 19th, respectively. The ...

Sears Point I: Final practice times

Pos Car Driver Time Gap To 1st Speed --- --- ------------------------- ---------- ---------- ---------- ---------- 1. 27 Raphael Matos 1:23.790 98.947 2. 55 Franck ...

Sears Point: Friday practice times

Pos Car Driver Time Gap To 1st Speed --- --- ------------------------- ---------- ---------- ---------- ---------- 1. 27 Raphael Matos 1:23.628 99.139 2. 55 Franck ...

Sears Point: Rounds 14, 15 preview

FAST FACTS Carneros 100 & Valley of the Moon 100 Date / Time Carneros 100 2:45 p.m. (EDT) Saturday, Aug 23 Valley of the Moon 100 2:30 p.m. (EDT) Sunday, Aug. 24 Track Infineon Raceway (12-turn, 2.245-mile road ...

Kentucky: James Davison race notes

Davison finishes Fighting 2nd at Kentucky 100. August 10th 2008 - Australian Motorsport Foundation International Rising Star James Davison, missed victory by the narrow margin of 0.0814 of a second against Dillon Battistini at Round 13 of the 2008 ...

Kentucky: Arie Luyendyk Jr blog

Blog: Podium Finish Under the Lights in Kentucky Kentucky Speedway would be an action filled event. The weekend started out great for the Andretti Green/AFS Racing team and my team-mate and I would end up first and second in both of the practice ...

Kentucky Speedway race summary

BATTISTINI BARRELS TO FIRESTONE INDY LIGHTS KENTUCKY SPEEDWAY WIN SPARTA, Ky. -- Panther Racing driver Dillon Battistini jumped from sixth to third in the Firestone Indy Lights championship standings by scoring his fourth win of the season in the ...

Kentucky: Panther Racing race notes

Dillon Battistini Brings Home Fourth Win of the Season at Kentucky Sherman Charges from Back to Finish Fifth Place SPARTA, Kentucky (August 9, 2008) --It might become routine for Panther Racing to test their Indy Lights drivers in an IndyCar at ...

Kentucky: Race results

Pos Car Driver Team Laps Gap Fast lap Status --- --- ------------------- --------------------------------- ----- ---------- ---------- --------------- 1. 15 Dillon Battistini Panther Racing ...

Kentucky: Practice 2 times

Pos Car Driver Team Laps Time Gap To 1st Speed --- --- ------------------- ---------------------------------- ----- --------- --------- --------- --------- 1. 27 Raphael Matos AFS ...

Motorsports HoF America 2008 inductees named

Motorsports Hall of Fame of America to Induct Class of 2008 Prestigious Bob Russo Heritage Award to be Presented to Carl Haas NOVI, Mich., Aug. 7, 2008 - The Motorsports Hall of Fame of America will expand its honor roll by seven at its 20th ...

Kentucky: Practice 1 times

Pos Car Driver Team Laps Time Gap To 1st Speed --- --- ------------------- ---------------------------------- ----- --------- --------- --------- --------- 1. 26 Arie Luyendyk Jr AFS ...

Indy Racing League News and Notes 2008-08-04

Today's IndyCar Series and Firestone Indy Lights headlines 1. Six remain eligible for IndyCar Series title 2. Intense battle for Firestone Firehawk Cup 1. Six remain eligible for IndyCar Series title: With four races remaining in the battle ...

Kentucky: Round 13 preview

FAST FACTS Kentucky 100 Date / Time 9:15 p.m. (EDT) Saturday, Aug. 9 Track Kentucky Speedway (1.5-mile oval) Distance 67 laps/100 miles TV ESPN2 (Taped) 2 p.m. (EDT) Aug. 14 Radio IMS Radio Network 2007 Winner Hideki ...

Kentucky: Arie Luyendyk Jr preview

As the season winds down I find myself looking back at a good year but there is always room to improve. I look back at the near wins as well as the lucky breaks but most of all I realize I have four more races to make a charge. Fifth in points with ...

Arie Luyendyk Jr had knee surgery

Indianapolis, IN - Arie Luyendyk Jr. underwent surgery on his left knee on Friday, July 25. His injury occurred from continual bruising of his left knee that occurred over the past few races. As a result, Luyendyk Jr. suffered a staph infection ...

Arie Luyendyk Jr - Mid-Ohio Blog

Blog: Indy Lights Mid-Ohio Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course is an amazing track and has a long history of IndyCar racing, I even remember going there as a kid to watch my Father race there in the early 90's. I've always loved the course with ...

IMS reflects on SAFER Barrier revolution

IMS' PEDS BARRIER STARTED SAFER BARRIER REVOLUTION 10 YEARS AGO INDIANAPOLIS, Wednesday, July 23, 2008 -- Ten years ago, Indianapolis Motor Speedway and Indy Racing League officials were determined to take the next step in motorsports safety. What ...

Davison wins Mid-Ohio race two

It was one of the wildest scenes ever: Sam Schmidt Motorsports' James Davison motored down the final quarter mile beneath a waving checkered flag while race-leader Jonny Reid of Integra Motorspors, in error, cut short his sure victory by ...

Mid-Ohio II: Final practice times

Pos Car Driver Time Gap To 1st Speed --- --- ------------------------- ---------- ---------- ---------- ---------- 1. 22 Pablo Donoso 1:18.154 104.010 2. 27 Raphael ...

Mid-Ohio: Arie Luyendyk Jr Friday notes

Practice for Round 11 & 12 of the Indy Lights Championship held at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course went underway today and team-mates Matos and Luyendyk were very competitive. Matos was 1st in Practice 1 with Luyendyk placing 4th in the strong 22 car ...

Mid-Ohio: Rounds 11, 12 preview

FAST FACTS Mid-Ohio 100 Doubleheader Date / Time Race ...

Arie Luyendyk Jr - Nashville blog

After a solid weekend at the Glen, I was looking forward to getting back on the oval at Nashville Superspeedway. After my heartbreak race in Iowa I was definitely looking for some redemption and felt like we could be the car to beat going into the ...

Indy Racing League News and Notes 2008-07-09

Today's IndyCar Series and Firestone Indy Lights headlines 1. Helio Castroneves and Richard Antinucci teleconference 2. Concrete sets Nashville apart 3. Firestone Indy Lights drivers look to redeem themselves at Nashville 1. IndyCar Series ...

Arie Luyendyk Jr - Watkins Glen blog

Watkins Glen Blog: 2 events Going into the second part of the year, the Indy Lights Series headed to Watkins Glen. Our team tested there a few weeks ago so I was ready for what would be a very important weekend for the points race. The "double ...

Watkins Glen: Series race report

HUNTER-REAY CLAIMS FIRST INDYCAR SERIES VICTORY AT WATKINS GLEN WATKINS GLEN, N.Y., Sunday, July 6, 2008 - Ryan Hunter-Reay claimed his first IndyCar Series victory, winning the Camping World Grand Prix at The Glen by 2.4009 seconds ...

Watkins Glen: Rounds eight, nine doubleheader preview

FIRESTONE INDY LIGHTS DRIVERS RACE TWICE IN SAME DAY FAST FACTS Camping World Grand Prix at The Glen CORNING DUELS Date / Time Race ...

Iowa: Arie Luyendyk Jr - Iowa blog

Arie Luyendyk Jr Blog: Jeld-Wed 100 The Iowa Speedway hosted this weekends Indy Lights and IndyCar races. The track is 7/8 of a mile and very fast. Last year the event was criticized because it was so hard to pass but this year was a different ...

Indy Racing League News and Notes 2008-06-23

Today's IndyCar Series and Firestone Indy Lights headlines 1. Dixon adds to points lead, Wheldon closes on second 2. Battistini takes over Firestone Indy Lights points lead 3. Keepsakes available from Danica's victory 4. Public to vote for ...

Battistini wins Iowa 100, takes points lead

Panther Racing's Dillon Battistini won the Firestone Indy Lights Jen-Weld 100-mile race at Iowa Speedway on Saturday (June 21st) and with the victory reclaimed the lead in the championship points chase toward the Firestone Firehawk Cup. Battistini ...

Iowa: Series race notes

NEWTON, IOWA, Saturday, June 21, 2008 - Dillon Battistini won the Jeld-Wen 100 Firestone Indy Lights race. Battistini passed polesitter Arie Luyendyk Jr. with 14 laps to go to earn his third victory of the season and move into the series points ...

Arie Luyendyk Jr claims Indy Lights pole

AFS Andretti Green Racing's Arie Luyendyk sweated out a mid-afternoon thunderstorm that threatened to cancel Firestone Indy Lights qualifying at Iowa Speedway before claiming pole for Saturday's Jeld-Wen 100 race. "I was afraid the rain would wash ...

Iowa: Round seven preview

INDY LIGHTS FAST FACTS Jeld-Wen 100 Date / Time Saturday, June 21 5:15 p.m. (EDT) Track Iowa Speedway Distance 115 laps/100 miles TV ESPN2 (Taped) 5:30 p.m. June 26 Radio IMS Radio Network 2007 Winner Alex Lloyd 2007 Polesitter Wade ...

Texas: AJ Foyt Racing preview

Darren Manning: ABC Supply No. 14 Dallara/Honda/Firestone * Darren Manning on the best part of racing at Texas: "I think it must be the close racing. You get help from the banking so even if your car isn't perfect, you can still run with the lead ...

Arie Luyendyk Jr - Milwaukee blog

Arie Luyendyk Jr Blog: Milwaukee Milwaukee has a tradition older than the Indy 500, it is a difficult, flat 1 mile oval. Depending on your car drivers either love or hate this place, Milwaukee has never been good to me but I love driving this ...

Wilson wins Milwaukee 100

Team E's Bobby Wilson passed pole-sitter Pablo Donoso on the thirteenth of one hundred laps to win the Sunday (June 1st) Milwaukee 100. The result was the team's first-ever Firestone Indy Lights victory, and the third consecutive season that Wilson ...

Pablo Donoso grabs Milwaukee 100 pole

Chilean Pablo Donoso of Team Moore put together a quick 145.669 mph two-lap average to take pole at qualifying for the Sunday (June 1st) Milwaukee 100 race at Wisconsin Fairgrounds. It was the rookie Firestone Indy Lights driver's first try at ...

Milwaukee: Pre-event news and notes

Kanaan, Dixon lead IndyCar Series to Milwaukee FAST FACTS ABC Supply / A.J. Foyt 225 Date / Time - Sunday, June 1 - 4 p.m. (EDT) Track - The Milwaukee Mile Distance - 225 laps / 225 miles TV - ABC (Live) Radio - IMS Radio Network / XM ...

Arie Luyendyk Jr - Indianapolis blog

Arie Luyendyk Jr Blog: Freedom 100 Going into the weekend our team had high expectations after a great performance in the Kansas 100 a few weeks earlier. The Freedom 100 takes place at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway during the festivities of ...

Indianapolis: Series press conference 2008-05-21

An interview with Dillon Battistini, Arie Luyendyk Jr. and Raphael Matos Firestone Indy Lights Press Conference Transcript THE MODERATOR: Preparing for the Freedom 100 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, two very talented race drivers. Arie ...

Indy Racing League News and Notes 2008-05-21

Today's IndyCar Series and Firestone Indy Lights headlines 1. Marco Andretti, A.J. Foyt IV, Graham Rahal and J.R. Hildebrand teleconference 2. Firestone Freedom 100 preview press conference 3. Firestone Indy Lights drivers return to action 1.

Indianapolis: Round five preview

FAST FACTS Firestone Freedom 100 Date / Time Friday, May 23 1:45 p.m. (EDT) Track Indianapolis Motor Speedway Distance 40 laps / 100 miles TV ESPN2 (Live) Radio IMS Radio Network 2007 Winner Alex Lloyd 2007 ...

Indy 500: Coverage for race has been expanded

INDY 500 COVERAGE EXPANDING THIS WEEKEND ON ABC, ESPN NETWORKS INDIANAPOLIS, Monday, May 19, 2008 -- Live coverage of Miller Lite Carb Day, an expanded Race Day broadcast and historic past race broadcasts will highlight the ESPN family of ...

Indy 500: Series Pole Day report, part 2

Continued from part 1 Indianapolis 500 veteran Jimmy Kite was walking Gasoline Alley today, looking for a ride for the 92nd Indianapolis 500. Kite has made five "500" starts between 1998-2005. Kite qualified for the 2007 Indianapolis 500 on ...

Indy 500: Pole Winner's press conference

92nd INDIANAPOLIS 500 POLE WINNER'S PRESS CONFERENCE Ricky Davis, Scott Dixon, Chip Ganassi, Mike Hull Indianapolis Motor Speedway Saturday, May 10, 2008 PAT SULLIVAN: Well, Scott Dixon was here, and he will be here shortly. I know what he would ...

Indy 500: Series Fast Friday report

POLE DAY NEXT AS DIXON TOPS FAST FRIDAY PRACTICE INDIANAPOLIS, Friday, May 9, 2008 - Fast Friday at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway lived up to its name as a familiar name topped the charts. Target Chip Ganassi Racing's Scott Dixon turned the ...

Indy 500: Rahal Letterman Racing rookie orientation wrap-up

ALEX LLOYD LEADS SECOND DAY OF INDY PRACTICE AS BOTH RLR DRIVERS TOP 220 MPH INDIANAPOLIS- The first rudimentary steps of driving in the Indianapolis 500 having been completed yesterday, the Rahal Letterman Racing/Chip Ganassi duo of Ryan ...

Indy 500: Opening Day rookie orientation report

TEN DRIVERS PASS INDIANAPOLIS 500 ROOKIE ORIENTATION PROGRAM INDIANAPOLIS, Sunday, May 4, 2008 - Ten drivers completed all four phases of the Indianapolis 500 Rookie Orientation Program at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway as the track opened for ...

Brands Hatch: Arie Luyendyk Jr Friday blog

In a way this race weekend at Brands Hatch is the end of an interesting era in A1GP. It's the end of the current Lola chassis now it's on to the greatly anticipated Ferrari. The Lola has produced some great races for A1GP in the last three years, ...

Brands Hatch: List of nominated drivers

A1GP Brands Hatch, Great Britain -- A1 Teams Nominated Drivers The following drivers have signed-on to compete in the A1GP Brands Hatch, Great Britain <pre> A1 Team Driver 1 Driver 2 Australia John Martin ...

Kansas: Starting grid

Pos Car Driver --- --- ------------------------- 1. 7 Richard Antinucci 2. 27 Raphael Matos 3. 15 Dillon Battistini 4. 25 JR Hildebrand 5. 20 Ana Beatriz 6. 26 Arie Luyendyk Jr 7. 16 Brent Sherman 8. 24 Chris Festa 9. 4 Sean ...

Kansas: Series race notes

KANSAS CITY, KAN., Sunday, April 27, 2008 - Californian J.R. Hildebrand earned his first victory in Firestone Indy Lights competition, leading 47 of 67 laps in the Kansas Lottery 100. Robbie Pecorari was second and Arie Luyendyk Jr. finished ...

Arie Luyendyk Jr - Kansas weekend blog

Arie Luyendyk Jr. Blog: Indy Lights Kansas 100 Well I finally can catch my breath after an exciting weekend of racing. I'm on a plane bound for London just a few hours after the finish of the Indy Lights race in Kansas. In Kansas practice went ...

Indy Racing League News and Notes 2008-04-24

Today's IndyCar Series and Firestone Indy Lights headlines 1. Camara replaces Perera at Conquest 2. Drivers think about environment 3. Firestone Indy Lights return to action 1. Camara replaces Perera at Conquest: Jaime Camara didn't take ...