Petty, Childress, Chevy Join Forces
Mon, 11/12/17 – 15:14 | No Comment
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Richard Petty Motorsports’ famed No. 43 will return to the “Bowtie Brigade” beginning with the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season.
RPM and Richard Childress Racing (RCR) have announced a partnership between the two championship-winning organizations.  Longtime General Motors and Chevrolet partner RCR will supply chassis and engineering support to RPM, the organization founded […]

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Porsche Bosses Talk About End Of The 919s
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Drivers of the No. 2 Porsche 919 Hybrid celebrate after winning the overall championship at Le Mans this year. The cars are being pulled from competition.

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Five years ago, when it was announced that Porsche was re-entering cars in the prototype division of the World Endurance Championship, sports car freaks freaked out. The news was as important as it was exciting to a sport that was having as many downs as up worldwide.

Even competitors from opposing teams welcomed Porsche back to the big time of sports car racing.

Once back in, sports car racing’s winningest marque began winning almost immediately. Included were wins at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

The 919s finish third in constructor points in their debut season of 2014. The Porsche’s then went on to win in 2015, ’16 and ’17. In all, the 919s won 17 races.

But last July, Porsche officials announced that they were withdrawing the 919s from competition.

The announced reason was a corporate decision to jump into the Formula E Series. Read the full story »

Mon, 12/11/17 – 15:59 | No Comment
Petty, Childress, Chevy Join Forces
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Richard Petty Motorsports’ famed No. 43 will return to the “Bowtie Brigade” beginning with the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season.
RPM and Richard Childress Racing (RCR) have announced a partnership between the two championship-winning organizations.  Longtime General Motors and Chevrolet partner RCR will supply chassis and engineering support to RPM, the organization founded […]

Mon, 12/11/17 – 15:14 | No Comment
IndyCar’s Barnhart Moving To Harding Racing
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Brian Barnhart’s long and multi-layered tenure with INDYCAR’s competition staff ended with his recent appointment as president of Harding Racing. Barnhart is scheduled to begin his new position with the Indianapolis-based organization on Dec. 18.
“We are thrilled to have Brian join Harding Racing,” team-owner Mike Harding said in a statement. […]

Thu, 12/7/17 – 7:55 | No Comment
Haas F1 Earns Respect In ’17 But Wants Much More
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Haas F1 Team completed its sophomore season with a repeat and respectable eighth-place finish in the FIA Formula One World Championship constructor standings. And to paraphrase Major League Baseball muse Casey Stengel, Gene Haas’ American-owned organization now will have an excellent chance of becoming juniors.
Haas F1 drivers Romain Grosjean and […]

Sun, 12/3/17 – 9:33 | No Comment
Indy Icon Nabors Passes Away
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Actor-entertainer Jim Nabors, a beloved figure in Indianapolis 500 history for his stirring pre-race rendition of Back Home Again in Indiana, died on Thursday, Nov. 30, at his home in Hawaii. He was 87.
Nabors sang the iconic tune 36 times between 1972 and 2014 during Indy 500 pre-race ceremonies. Born in Alabama, Nabors was considered […]

Fri, 12/1/17 – 8:16 | No Comment
The Borg-Warner Is Taking A Long Road Trip
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If Evgeni Malkin of the two-time/reigning NHL champion Pittsburgh Penguins can take the Stanley Cup to Russia…why can’t Takuma Sato accompany the Borg-Warner Trophy around Japan?
It’s an idea whose time is now. Open-wheel racing’s iconic hardware has left the United States for the first time in its 82-year-history, traveling to Japan for a 15-day celebration […]

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Rahal Set To Electrify
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American-owned and based Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing will field two cars in the Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY electric racing series set to run in conjunction with the 2018-19 global FIA Formula E championship.
Led by Team Principal Bobby Rahal _ a three-time CART champion and 1986 Indianapolis 500 winner _ Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing is Jaguar Racing’s […]

Wed, 11/29/17 – 12:27 | Comments Off on Rahal Set To Electrify
Neff Returns To DSR
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Tony Schumacher will chase a ninth NHRA Top Fuel world championship in 2018 with a new crew chief.
Accomplished tuner Mike “Zippy” Neff has rejoined Don Schumacher Racing and will work with “The Sarge” in 2018, team-owner Don Schumacher announced Monday from the team’s headquarters in Brownsburg, Ind.
Neff, who finished the 2017 season at rival John […]

Tue, 11/28/17 – 15:48 | Comments Off on Neff Returns To DSR
Driver, Hero Bud Moore Dies
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Walter “Bud” Moore Jr., a decorated member of America’s “Greatest Generation” who went on to win NASCAR championships as car-owner and crew chief, has died at the age of 92.
The Spartanburg, S.C., native won NASCAR’s premier series title in 1957 as crew chief for Buck Baker and car-owner titles in 1962-63 with Joe Weatherly. Moore […]

Tue, 11/28/17 – 12:12 | Comments Off on Driver, Hero Bud Moore Dies
Alonso Hits Road In Sports Car
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Fernando Alonso logged his first test laps in an LMP2 car earlier this week as the Formula One superstar began preparations to compete with United Autosports in the 2018 Rolex 24 at Daytona, America’s most prestigious endurance sports car race.
A two-time Formula One World Driving Champion, Alonso tested the team’s Ligier JS P217 at Motorland […]

Thu, 11/23/17 – 10:37 | Comments Off on Alonso Hits Road In Sports Car
IndyCar Notes: Foyt Racing To Groove To Brazilian Beat In 2018
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AJ Foyt Racing’s complete sweep of its two-car driver lineup has stretched from Waller, Texas, to Novo Hamburgo, Brazil.
The latter location is the hometown of Matheus Leist, named last week to wheel the No. 4 ABC Supply Chevrolet in the Verizon IndyCar Series beginning in 2018. Leist, 19, will team with fellow-Brazilian Tony Kanaan, who […]

Wed, 11/22/17 – 11:09 | Comments Off on IndyCar Notes: Foyt Racing To Groove To Brazilian Beat In 2018