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Sebastien Bourdais handles wet IndyCar conditions

...everything it had and it was enough," Bourdais said.It is the second pole of the season for Bourdais and the 33rd of his American open-wheel career, tying him with Dario Franchitti on the all-time list.The KVSH Racing driver ran a 1:24.161...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2014-08-02/sebastien-bourdais-h
The dawn of open-wheel's new era gets strong start

...The most memorable thing about the first event in American open-wheel racing's new era might have been what didn't...finally ended the 12-year rivalry between the two American open-wheel series came a month ago, meaning the new IRL...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/03/31/nas_192928.shtml
Nascar
Year of failures led up to Ben Hogan's Triple Crown in 1953

...to give a real college try."Hogan's season of excellence was just beginning. Two weeks later, he won the Pan American Open in Mexico City, and he followed that by defending his title with a five-shot victory at Colonial.His only blemish...

http://augusta.com/masters/story/masters/year-failures-led-ben-hogans-triple-cro
No merger in sight for American open-wheel series

INDIANAPOLIS -- The Indy Racing League and CART shared a room Tuesday. They weren't talking merger. In fact, they weren't talking with each other at all.\r\n

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/05/22/nas_346679.shtml
Nascar
Open-wheel deal unifying circuits

...finally gotten together. The Indy Racing League and the Champ Car World Series signed a deal Friday to unify the two American open-wheel circuits, bringing them under the umbrella of the IRL. "I'm glad that they were able to get it done...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/02/23/nas_188460.shtml
Nascar
Andretti leaving CART for IRL

...history, switched to the rival series Tuesday, convinced the IRL is becoming the dominant, most competitive series in American open-wheel racing. "Things change. Life changes," Andretti said. "We have to go where we feel the momentum is in...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/09/18/nas_353215.shtml
Nascar
Penske signs 3-year engine pact with Toyota

...League competitor Kelley Racing in using the engines that will debut next season. Penske, the winningest team in American open-wheel racing with 111 race wins and 11 championships, switched from the CART series to the IRL this season and is...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/04/03/oth_336444.shtml
Other sports
Rahal the youngest open-wheel winner

...open-wheel history. The win was the first for the former Champ Car World Series teams that became part of the unified American open-wheel series in March. At 19 years, 93 days, Rahal, the son of longtime open-wheel star Bobby Rahal, broke...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/04/07/nas_193946.shtml
Nascar
CART returns to England with road race at Brands Hatch

...said Thursday. Pook said the German venue will be announced Friday. England and Germany are familiar turf for the American open-wheel series. CART ran oval races the last two seasons at the Rockingham track in central England, but canceled...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/01/10/nas_363497.shtml
Nascar
Excitement back for IRL's big race

...heads to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the 92nd edition of the big race. With the recent unification of the two American open-wheel series promising the most competition in years, and historic victories by Danica Patrick and Graham Rahal...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/05/04/nas_197610.shtml
Nascar