INDYCAR 2008 Race season
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2008 indycar race season dvd

The 2008 IndyCar Series was the 13th season of the IndyCar Series. It was the 97th recognized season of top-level American open wheel racing. On February 26, 2008, the managements of Indy Racing League and Champ Car came to an agreement to become one entity, ending a twelve-year split and resulting in the cancellation of the 2008 Champ Car World Series.[1][2]

The first race was held March 29, at Homestead-Miami Speedway. The premier event was the 92nd Indianapolis 500 on May 25. All races were televised on ABC, ESPN, ESPN2, or ESPN Classic. All IndyCar Series broadcasts continued to use the Side-By-Side format in their first year of HD broadcasts. Races were also broadcast on the IMS Radio Network and XM for the radios.

Scott Dixon driving for Chip Ganassi Racing won the first unified title for 13 years after completing the IndyCar–Indy 500 double. Dixon took six victories over the course of the season but had to fend off a consistent championship challenge from Hélio Castroneves until the final round at Chicagoland Speedway.

1 March 29 XM Indy 300 at Homestead-Miami Homestead-Miami Speedway  O  Homestead, Florida

2 April 6 Honda IndyCar Grand Prix at St. Petersburg Streets of St. Petersburg  S  St. Petersburg, Florida

3 A April 20 Indy Japan 300 (see below) Twin Ring Motegi  O  Motegi, Japan B April 20 Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach (see below) Streets of Long Beach  S  Long Beach, California

4 April 27 RoadRunner Turbo Indy 300 Kansas Speedway  O  Kansas City, Kansas

5 May 25 92nd Indianapolis 500 Indianapolis Motor Speedway  O  Speedway, Indiana

6 June 1 ABC Supply Company A.J. Foyt 225 The Milwaukee Mile  O  West Allis, Wisconsin

7 June 7 Bombardier Learjet IndyCar 550k at Texas Texas Motor Speedway  O  Fort Worth, Texas

8 June 22 Ethanol IndyCar 250 at Iowa pres. by Midwest Corn Growers Iowa Speedway  O  Newton, Iowa

9 June 28 SunTrust Indy Challenge Richmond International Raceway  O  Richmond, Virginia

10 July 6 Camping World IndyCar Grand Prix at The Glen Watkins Glen International  R  Watkins Glen, New York

11 July 12 Firestone IndyCar 200 at Nashville Nashville Superspeedway  O  Lebanon, Tennessee

12 July 20 Honda IndyCar Grand Prix at Mid-Ohio Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course  R  Lexington, Ohio

13 July 26 Rexall Edmonton Indy Edmonton City Centre Airport  S  Edmonton, Canada

14 August 9 Meijer Indy 300 Kentucky Speedway  O  Sparta, Kentucky

15 August 24 Peak Antifreeze & Motor Oil Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma County Infineon Raceway  R  Sonoma, California

16 August 31 Detroit Indy Grand Prix presented by Firestone The Raceway on Belle Isle Park  S  Detroit, Michigan

17 September 7 Peak Antifreeze & Motor Oil Indy 300 Chicagoland Speedway  O  Joliet, Illinois

18NC October 26 Nikon Indy 300 Surfers Paradise Street Circuit  S  Surfers Paradise, Australia