Mikhail Aleshin
Jul 20

Aleshin Uninjured After Montoya’s Car Lands On Top Of Him (VIDEO)

The IndyCar Series doubleheader weekend in Toronto has been filled with drama and it continued on Sunday at the start of Race 2. When a rain shower hit the circuit 12 laps into the feature, a massive pileup occurred at Turn 8.

The slick track caused Juan Pablo Montoya to slam into the tire barrier as the field barreled into the turn behind him. Several drivers managed to miss the Colombian, but that wasn’t the case for hometown hero James Hinchcliffe and rookie Mikhail Aleshin.

Jun 29

IndyCar: Castroneves takes pole for Sunday’s GP of Houston Race 2

27-29 June, 2014, Houston, Texas USA Helio Castroneves celebrates winning the Verizon P1 Pole Award ©2014, Phillip Abbott LAT Photo USA

Helio Castroneves celebrates winning the Verizon P1 Pole Award. (Photo: Phillip Abbott/LAT Photographic)

HOUSTON – Helio Castroneves claimed his 40th IndyCar career pole tying him for fourth on the all-time list with the legendary Rick Mears on Sunday morning.

Castroneves scored his second Verizon IndyCar Series pole this season when he ran a fast lap of 59.1702 seconds with a speed of 99.415mph around the 10-turn, 1.683-mile temporary street course at Houston’s NRG Park.

Jun 29

IndyCar: Race 2 of doubleheader may feature more fireworks

27-29 June, 2014, Houston, Texas USA Takuma Sato and Mikhail Aleshin walk away from their wrecked cars. © 2014, Perry Nelson LAT Photo USA

Takuma Sato and Mikhail Aleshin walk away from their wrecked cars during the June 28 race at Houston. (Photo: Perry Nelson/LAT Photographic)

HOUSTON – There were plenty of hot tempers and obscenities on pit road during and after Saturday’s Shell and Pennzoil Grand Prix of Houston Presented by the Greater Houston Honda Dealers. Can any of that ill will and hard feelings find its way into Sunday’s second race of the Verizon IndyCar doubleheader?

May 10

IndyCar: Pagenaud Stretches Fuel To Win On Indy Road Course

Simon Pagenaud celebrates after winning the Grand Prix of Indianapolis. (Photo: Getty Images)

Simon Pagenaud celebrates after winning the Grand Prix of Indianapolis. (Photo: Getty Images)

Indianapolis Motor Speedway officially opened for the month of May with a chaotic road course race that started with a wreck, saw James Hinchliffe and the mayor of the city injured by flying debris, and, finally, Simon Pagenaud celebrate a fuel-mileage victory.

Pagenaud won the inaugural Grand Prix of Indianapolis on Saturday, the first IndyCar Series race on IMS’ road course, by stretching his fuel the final 29 laps.

The Frenchman was one of several drivers to gamble on gas, and he took the lead when Oriol Servia had to stop with four laps remaining. Pagenaud managed to make it to the finish for his third series victory despite having to keep an eye on his mirrors.

May 10

IndyCar: Saavedra Stalls To Trigger Wreck At Start Of Grand Prix Of Indy

A massive crash at the start of the GP of Indy destroyed the cars of Sebastian Saavedra and Mikhail Aleshin. (Photo: LAT Photographic)

A massive crash at the start of the GP of Indy destroyed the cars of Sebastian Saavedra and Mikhail Aleshin. (Photo: LAT Photographic)

What should have been one of the glorious moments of Sebastian Saavedra’s young career as a Verizon IndyCar Series driver turned out to be an incredible disaster. Saavedra was starting Saturday’s Grand Prix of Indianapolis from the pole position at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

As the 25-car field was awaiting the lights to go out for the first-ever standing start of an IndyCar race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Saavedra’s car stalled. Cars sped past him as IndyCar officials kept the green light on with some of the cars squeezing to the inside of Saavedra’s Dallara/Chevrolet and the pit retaining wall at very high speed. Some made it but Carlos Munoz drilled the back of Saavedra, ripping the rear assembly from the car.