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Kanaan wary of lead in IndyCar points race

...leading in July doesn't ensure victory at season's end. He left Nashville last year with a 14-point lead over Gil de Ferran, and he wound up fourth as Scott Dixon clinched the championship in the season finale at Texas. Kanaan most likely...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/07/19/nas_422630.shtml
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Milk and heroes: Racers honored

...straightaway. "I never expected this. Thank you all very much," Nabors said as about 5,000 fans applauded. Gil de Ferran, the 2003 race winner, and car owner Roger Penske received replicas of the Borg-Warner Trophy for their victory...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/05/30/nas_417279.shtml
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Strong field could help Indy 500 live up to its nickname

...cars and good teams." Since returning, Penske's team has won three in a row - two by Helio Castroneves and one by Gil de Ferran. But the team stumbled out of the blocks a bit this year. Castroneves, the 2003 pole-winner, qualified a respectable...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/05/30/nas_417281.shtml
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Penske tries for fourth straight Indy 500 win

...said he would," Castroneves said. Penske is a man of his word - even if it makes him uncomfortable. Last May, Gil de Ferran made it three in a row for Penske, who remained in the pits this time, quietly shaking hands and accepting congratulations...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/05/27/nas_416947.shtml
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Castroneves, new teammate Hornish ready for Indy

...his celebratory fence climbs after winning the Indianapolis 500 in 2001 and 2002. He finished second last year to Gil de Ferran. But de Ferran has retired to the broadcast booth, and Castroneves' new Penske Racing teammate is two-time IRL...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/05/09/nas_415062.shtml
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Interview with Roger Penske

...Question: Do you plan to return to Formula One? Penske: "No, not really, Eddie Jordan talked to me really about Gil (de Ferran) and the fact that he might be interested in Formula One, but that was the only comment and maybe that was the tie-in...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/11/27/nas_395939.shtml
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Foyt, Rutherford first into Texas Motorsports Hall of Fame.

...Shelby will be recognized with the Bruton Smith Legends Award for lifetime achievement. IRL IndyCar Series driver Gil de Ferran, who won last year's Indy 500 and then finished his career with a race in Texas, will receive the TMS Sportsmanship...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/11/20/nas_393748.shtml
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Two-time IRL champion Hornish takes first laps with new team

...series title came down to a five-way battle in the final race, the Chevy 500 at Texas Motor Speedway. Retiring Gil de Ferran, the Indianapolis 500 winner whose spot with Penske was filled by Hornish, won the Texas race but finished second...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/10/22/nas_398054.shtml
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Crash ends IRL race early

FORT WORTH, Texas -- Race winner Gil de Ferran and new IRL champion Scott Dixon had subdued celebrations as they awaited word about seriously injured Kenny Brack. Brack suffered...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/10/13/nas_396920.shtml
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Penske hires Hornish; de Ferran retiring after season

...champion Sam Hornish will drive next season for Team Penske, which also announced Monday that Indianapolis 500 champion Gil de Ferran will retire at the end of this year. "The opportunity to drive for the most successful open-wheel team in history...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/08/26/nas_386217.shtml
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