Weekend Results in Car Racing October 19-20

Here are the weekend results in car racing for October 18-20, 2013

Indy Car

Saturday October 19 MAVTV 500 in Fontana, CA

On the pole:  Will Power

And the Winner is  Will Power

Nascar

Saturday Oct 19  FRED’S 250 POWERED BY COCA-COLA at TALLADEGA SUPERSPEEDWAY TALLADEGA, AL

On the pole:   Jeb Burton

And the Winner is  Johnny Sauter

Sunday, October  20 CAMPING WORLD RV SALES 500 at TALLADEGA SUPERSPEEDWAY TALLADEGA, AL

On the pole: Aric Almirola

And the Winner is  Jamie McMurray

 

The Tony Kanaan Medal Brought More than Good Luck to WIN Indy 500

Tonight Tony Kanaan won the Indy 500 race, winning this race has eluded him for many years and after the return of a medal he gave to a young girl 9 years ago, he is tonight’s winner! Luck, Coincidence or Talent…? You decide. Here is a photo collage of the race and victory lane featuring Tony Kanaan and Victory Lane.

 

James Hinchcliff takes the Win at Indy

This weekend during the Sao Paulo Indy 300  that took place in Sao Paulo, Brazil, James Hinchcliff cinched the victory overtaking Takuma Sato of Japan in the last turn. In an exciting last ditch effort to win, Hinchcliff came through like a camp.  Sato finished second and behind him, Marco Andretti with a third place victory.

Here are two pictures of that race:

Dan Wheldon Died Sunday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway

In the final race of the season Indianapolis 500 winner Dan Wheldon died Sunday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. "Indy Car Winner Dan Wheldon"Wheldon’s car was entangled in what was obviously a fierce 15-car pileup on Lap 13, when the #77 car flew over another vehicle and landed in a catch fence just outside turn 2.

The 33-year-old racer was a two-time Indianapolis 500 winner (2005 and 2011).

Three other drivers, including championship contender Will Power, were hurt in the pileup. Weldon was airlifted from the track to University Medical Center; about two hours later, he was pronounced dead.

English born Dan” Wheldon was only 33 and is survived by his wife Susie, and sons Sebastian and Oliver.

“IndyCar is very sad to announce that Dan Wheldon has passed away from unsurvivable injuries,” IndyCar CEO Randy Bernard said. “Our thoughts and prayers are with his family today. IndyCar, its drivers and owners, have decided to end the race.”

In his honor, drivers took part in a five-lap salute around the oval. The remainder of the race was cancelled.

The last fatality at IndyCar happened in 2006 when Paul Dana was killed after a crash in a morning warmup.