Simona de Silvestro
Oct 7

IndyCar: De Silvestro Becomes Third Woman On IndyCar Podium

De Silvestro Becomes Third Woman On IndyCar Podium

Simona De Silvestro, driver of the #78 KV Racing Technology during the IZOD IndyCar Series Shell and Pennzoil Race 1 at Reliant Park. (Getty Images)

An IndyCar season that started with so much promise for Simona de Silvestro finally delivered a payoff for the Swiss driver.

She scored the first podium finish of her career Saturday with a second-place finish in the Grand Prix of Houston, becoming only the third woman in IndyCar history to make the podium, alongside Danica Patrick and Sarah Fisher.

Oct 5

IndyCar: Dixon Shrinks Points Deficit With Houston Win

Scott Dixon celebrates after winning Race1 of the Houston Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

Scott Dixon celebrates after winning Race1 of the Houston Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

Scott Dixon made the opening race of the Houston Grand Prix a Penske Racing nightmare, grabbing a series-best fourth victory while slicing a huge chunk off Helio Castroneves’ lead in the IndyCar championship race.

Dixon, who entered Saturday’s race trailing Castroneves by 49 points, cut his deficit to eight points heading into Sunday’s race. A sweep of the doubleheader through Reliant Park would put the New Zealander in control headed into the Oct. 19 finale at Fontana, California.