This week on the RacingWire radio show…
The sun sets on another racing season as Formula One wrapped up this year in Brazil… we’ll catch up with Sebastian Vettel’s record breaking performance and some of the poignant moments from the weekend.
INDIANAPOLIS (Ganassi PR) - Target Chip Ganassi Racing (TCGR) announced today that three-time Indianapolis 500 Winner and four-time IndyCar Series Champion Dario Franchitti will be unable to continue his auto racing career. The IndyCar Series legend ends his career with 31 Indy car wins (tied for eighth on the all-time list) and 33 poles (sixth on the all-time list).
Statement from Dario Franchitti:
“Since my racing accident in Houston, I have been in the expert care of some of the leading doctors and nurses, all of whom have made my health, my safety and my recovery their top priority. I am eternally grateful for the medical care I have received over the last several weeks. I'd also like to thank my family and friends for their unbelievable support.
(RacingWire) - Three-time Indianapolis 500 champion Dario Frachitti is recovering from a broken back, concussion and broken right ankle after a horrific crash on the last lap of the Sunday's Houston Grand Prix.
RacingWire - Eduardo Cisneros walked away from a huge crash during the American LeMans race at Virginia International Raceway. We caught up with him after his visit to the medical center. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN
ALTON, VA (ALMS) - Lucas Luhr scored his 49th career ALMS victory Saturday, joining Klaus Graf in winning the Oak Tree Grand Prix at Virginia International Raceway.
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The RacingWire Radio Show is a soup to nuts talk show covering road racing from F1 to karts. We provide extensive coverage of Formula 1, IndyCar, Grand-Am and ALMS. We also feature coverage of both the junior formulas and sports car ladder series. Our guest list includes Mario Andretti, Andy Lally, Darren Law, Michael Andretti, Simona De Silvestro, Tommy Kendall, Max Angelelli, Scott Atherton and Leo Hindery.
The RWRS's hosts are both veterans of journalism and motorsports. Brian Bielanski has 23 years of journalism experience both behind the mic and as a television news producer for CNN and CBS network. Bielanski also has more than 25 years of motorsports experience as a driver, crew chief, mechanic and race official. Big Daddy Gee Dubb is columnist for Sports Car magazine and an old school radio guy. His background also includes decades or racing experience as a driver, crew chief, mechanic and race official.
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May 15, 2013