Will Power, Castroneves and AJ Allmendinger swept the front row in qualifying for Saturday night’s season finale at Auto Club Speedway, where Castroneves is trying to chase down Scott Dixon for the IndyCar title.AJ Allmendinger, Auto Club Speedway, Helio Castroneves, IndyCar, Scott Dixon, Will Power
Roger Penske, needing nothing short of a miracle for Helio Castroneves to win the IndyCar title in this weekend’s season finale, will run a third car for AJ Allmendinger in what’s presumed to be a strategic move to aid their championship chances.
But if the plan is for Allmendinger to try to snatch points away from championship leader Scott Dixon, Penske isn’t showing his hand.AJ Allmendinger, Helio Castroneves, IndyCar, Penske Racing, Scott Dixon
Following the events of the last lap of the Grand Prix of Houston IZOD IndyCar Series race on Sunday, Target Chip Ganassi Racing driver Dario Franchitti was admitted awake and alert to Memorial Hermann Texas Medical Center in Houston for a concussion, two spinal fractures and a fracture to his right ankle. Last night Dario had surgery to temporarily stabilize the ankle.
He will remain in Houston for a few days, at which time he will be transported to Indianapolis for further evaluation.
“Thank you to everyone for all the well wishes. They mean a lot to me. I would also like to send my best to all the fans involved in the accident and hope that everyone is alright.” – Dario FranchittiAJ Allmendinger, Chip Ganassi Racing, Dario Franchitti, GP of Houston, IndyCar, Jeff Gordon, Max Papis, Michael Andretti, Takuma Sato