Three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Dario Franchitti says doctors have told him he can no longer race because of injuries sustained in an IndyCar crash last month. "Racing has been my life for over 30 years, and it's really tough to think that the driving side is now over," Franchitti said. Full Story.(Photo: The Canadian Press)
Time for Change
Chip Ganassi is making another manufacturer switch, taking his sports car program to Ford to run the new EcoBoost engine package next year. The move announced Tuesday at the annual Specialty Equipment Market Association show comes on the heels of Ganassi's switch last month from Honda to Chevrolet in the IndyCar Series. Full Story.
Go the Distance
Pocono Raceway is extending the length of its IndyCar race to 500 miles. IndyCar's return this year was a 400-mile race, in part to fit the event into a broadcast window. The race was part of the "Triple Crown" challenge in which a driver could win a $1 million bonus by sweeping the Indianapolis 500, the Pocono race, and the season finale at Fontana. Full Story.