Saturday, July 25, 2009

Rexall Edmonton Indy Preview

The IndyCar Series resumes it’s 2009 schedule with the Rexall Edmonton Indy, it will be the 11th race on of the season for the IndyCar Series. The last time the IndyCar Series was in action, we saw Dario Franchitti take the checkered flag at the Honda Indy Toronto, with Ryan Briscoe and Will Power rounding out the podium. IndyCarGarage breaks down four race previews for Sundays Race.

1. The continued dominance of the Ganassi Racing.

Ganassi Racing has been the story of 2009 with it’s talented twosome of 2008 Indy Car Series Champion Scott Dixon and 2007 IndyCar Series Champion Dario Franchitti. Franchitti and Dixon also have been at the top of the point’s standing throughout the 2009 season. A Ganassi machine has been in victory lane seven times this season and last year at Edmonton took the checkered flag. Expect both Ganassi cars to challenge throughout the race.

2. The point’s championship heats up

The point’s championship is shaping up to be a three person race between Dario Franchitti, Scott Dixon, and Ryan Briscoe. Extra bonus points are awarded to the pole winner and the driver who leads the most laps. Hopefully the race doesn’t come down to the two Ganassi drivers, and Briscoe can stay competitive.

3. The last go around for the Thrilla (at least for this year)

Paul Tracy will compete in his last scheduled race for KV racing this weekend, last year Tracy finished fourth at the Edmonton race, in his only appearance in the 2008 schedule. Tracy has shown flashes of brilliance this year in the races he has appeared in. Tracy is looking for a full-time ride next year, and this is his last race to show he belongs and convince a team to pick him for next year.

4. The Danica Patrick Update

Danica Patrick has done a round of interviews in the last week and continues to address her future as “what’s best for her career”. The latest rumor is that Chip Ganassi has advised Danica on staying in the IndyCar Series. Ganassi has also said recently that he has no plans to expand to three cars. Danica will continue to dominate the headlines off the track, based off her future plans, she needs to focus on dominating on the track.

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