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IndyCar: Sonoma
2015 IndyCar champion Scott Dixon
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IndyCar: Sonoma
Scott Dixon surfs the crowd after winning the race and title
John D Cote

MotoGP: Silverstone
Valentino Rossi leads Marc Marquez in the rain as the gap the field. Marquez would later fall and was classified as a DNF

IndyCar: Sonoma
Teammate Tony Kanaan was the first to congratulate Scott Dixon on winning the title

MotoGP: Silverstone
Race winner Valentino Rossi

IndyCar: Sonoma
Chip Ganassi lifts the IndyCar Astor Cup

WEC: Nurburgring
Mark Webber led a Porsche 1-2 finish at Nurburgring

IndyCar: Sonoma
Mike Hull and Chip Ganassi celebrate the team's 11th overall title

IndyCar: Sonoma
Simon Pagenaud gets two wheels off into the dirt
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Hamilton wins pole for Italian GP
  by Mark J. Cipolloni
Using a Mercedes engine with all the latest updates Mercedes could muster, Lewis Hamilton easily won the pole for the Italian Grand Prix at Monza with a lap of 1m23.397s. It was the 7th straight pole position for Hamilton who had the latest Mercedes engine that was not given to his teammate Nico Rosberg. After a semi-wet morning session, the weather was perfect for qualifying.  The Ferrari of Kimi Raikkonen will start 2nd.
Italian GP: Friday Press Conference
  At Monza
Team representatives:
Robert Fernley (Force India)
Matthew Carter (Lotus)
Paul Hembery (Pirelli)
Christian Horner (Red Bull Racing)
Maurizio Arrivabene (Ferrari)
Eric Boullier (McLaren)
IndyCar Sonoma postscript
  by Brian Carroccio
Of all the possible scenarios I envisioned prior to Sunday's GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma, Chip Ganassi crowd-surfing was not amongst them. And while Ganassi doing his Eddie Vedder imitation would have been implausible under most any scenario, part of my disbelief was of course, the fact his driver Scott Dixon emerged from Sunday's race as the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series champion.
Italian GP: Thursday Press Conference
  From Monza
Marcus Ericsson (Sauber)
Felipe Massa (Williams)
Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull),
Carlos Sainz (Toro Rosso)
Nico Rosberg (Mercedes)
Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari)
'X1 Series' to 'Make IndyCar Great Again'
  by Mark J. Cipolloni
About a month ago we rumored that a group was going to make a proposal to buy the IndyCar Series from the Hulman-George family. That rumor of course was met with immediate denials from IndyCar because the group we had been talking to had not yet met with anyone from IndyCar or the Hulman-George family.  I sat on this story until the time was right. The time is now right for this AutoRacing1.com exclusive.
Dixon Pockets $1 Million Bonus
  for Winning Fourth Verizon IndyCar Series Title
Less than 24 hours after claiming the fourth Verizon IndyCar Series championship of his career, Scott Dixon was officially minted as the 2015 series champion. Dixon, who won the 2015 crown with a come-from-behind win at the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma on Aug. 30, was honored along with other drivers, teams and manufacturers during the Verizon IndyCar Series Championship Celebration at the Nob Hill Masonic Center in downtown San Francisco.
IndyCar Sonoma Sunday Press Conference
  Ganasi Team plus Montoya and Rahal
Post-Race Press Conference with:
Chip Ganassi
Mike Hull
Scott Dixon
Juan Montoya
Graham Rahal
Dixon wins Sonoma race; Series Title
  by Brian Carroccio
Needing a victory to capture his fourth Verizon IndyCar Series championship, Scott Dixon did just that in winning today's GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma at Sonoma Raceway. It was Dixon's second consecutive win at Sonoma, 38th career win, and the fourth series championship for the driver of the #9 Target Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet.
Porsche 1-2 at Nurburgring
  Mark Webber, Timo Bernhard and Brendon Hartley win
Porsche Team took a memorable 1-2 finish on home soil at the Nurburgring today as the No.17 Porsche 919 Hybrid car claimed a maiden win for Mark Webber, Timo Bernhard and Brendon Hartley. It was the second consecutive WEC win for Porsche after its Le Mans triumph in June.
Rain-master Rossi rules at Silverstone
  Takes points lead from teammate
Movistar Yamaha's Valentino Rossi produced a fearless ride in the rain to claim his first ever victory at Silverstone, and open up a 12 point lead in the MotoGP World Championship standings over his teammate Jorge Lorenzo.
IndyCar Sonoma Saturday Press Conference
  Power, Newgarden, Montoya and Rahal
An interview with:
Will Power
Josef Newgarden
Juan Pablo Montoya
Graham Rahal
Power takes pole for IndyCar season finale in Sonoma
  by Mark J. Cipolloni
While other drivers trashed around the undulating Sonoma Raceway road course on the soft red Firestone tires, Will Power shocked the paddock by going out on the harder and slower black tires and put his Penske Chevy on pole for the IndyCar Season finale. Power reset his year-old track record on the blacks. He is that good. Americans Josef Newgarden will start 2nd ahead of Ryan Hunter-Reay.  Simon Pagenaud and points leader Juan Montoya round out the top-5.
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