IndyCar » Briscoe pips Power after Bourdais crashes


Ryan Briscoe claimed his first win in the IZOD IndyCar Series in over two years, thanks to a late caution for a violent accident when Sebastien Bourdais crashed out of third place.

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Don - Unregistered

August 27, 2012 1:25 PM

That was a nasty crash between Seb and Newgarden. Glad no one was seriously hurt. It would have been nice to see if Ryan Hunter-Reay could have made a push to the front in the closing laps, but Tags took him out for no good reason.

Congrats to Briscoe. Power's going to wrap up his first championship (deservedly so) next weekend in Baltimore.

johnnymat

August 27, 2012 4:31 PM

Nice drive by Briscoe. I thought Will Power had it well in hand until the late yellow. Glad to see him get some good points. I have to feel for Hunter-Reay for possibly being eliminated from title contention after a boneheaded move by Tagliani.

Jerry - Unregistered

August 27, 2012 11:13 PM

While I admit I wish the last three races had a bit more...excitement, and yellow flags...I'm sure team owners are quite happy with their drivers keeping repair costs down this year with the economy.

And Tags confused reality with a video game or something there, man did he come flying into that corner! Tags FTW!

Geno - USA - Unregistered

August 27, 2012 11:22 PM

This is a very well-written article.

I appreciate the detail and the linear flow.

Maybe Crash will let the writer try F1 where the style is often more emphasized than the substance.

Regarding the race: It is a shame that Bourdais screwed up at the end. The team and driver had done a fantastic job all weekend and Jay almost got the be on the podium with his dad.

Sir Charles - Unregistered

August 28, 2012 4:22 AM

There is a very interesting article at speedtv dot com on the ferocity of Bourdais crash. Lucky to alive actually, and amazing that he walked away. Surprisingly, he's more banged up than Newgarden.

David Chaste - Unregistered

August 28, 2012 5:06 AM

Roger Penske has lost the past 4 driver's titles to Ganassi, and for the past couple years there were many instances where Will Power's teammates simply got in his way.

Sure Briscoe used to be as fast as Will Power and has lost some edge and it's good to help him raise his stock. But isn't it bad that the biggest racing team in america has been 2nd the past 4 years in this series?

They should have adopted the Ferrari F1 mentality in this instance, and ordered Ryan Briscoe to pull back. He was even slowing up Will Power.

Anything could happen in the next 2 races. Especially given Will Power's mediocre form on ovals. But hopefully Baltimore goes well, Power really deserves a championship.

David Chaste - Unregistered

August 28, 2012 5:14 AM

The article is well written but much too long.

Given that most visitors to this site are web savvy, and most internet and race savvy fans know they can watch the race online on youtube, there's no need to be that descriptive.

David Chaste - Unregistered

August 28, 2012 5:18 AM

I was a bit upset at the safety team for pushing Ryan Hunter-Reay's car instead of starting him up at the spot where he was.

Had they started his car instead of pushing him up as the field was coming back around he wouldn't have gone a lap down.

SP3 - Unregistered

August 28, 2012 12:48 PM

Cannot believe anyone would wish for MORE yellows. WTF?!? Hooray for contrived racing???

Yellows are for the safety of the drivers. When they started being used to pack up the field for 'excitement' is when real racing (in all its forms) started it's gradual slide into lameness.

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