Andretti Puts Servia In Seat To Honor Wilson
Thu, 27/08/15 – 19:19 | No Comment
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Verizon IndyCar Series team Andretti Autosport announced Thursday that the No. 25 Honda of Justin Wilson will race this weekend at Sonoma Raceway to honor the late driver.
 
In the driver’s seat will be veteran Oriol Servia.
Wilson passed away earlier this week following injuries sustained during the series event at Pocono Raceway on Sunday.
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Hyundai Edition Of Red Dragon Ready To Roll
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The GAINSCO/Bob Stallings Red Dragon, with Jeff Harrison driving, will make its debut this weekend.

The GAINSCO/Bob Stallings Red Dragon, with Jeff Harrison driving, will make its Pirelli World Challenge debut this weekend.

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Armed with a real-time appreciation for what it takes to homologate a Hyundai, GAINSCO/Bob Stallings Racing will make its sedan-style debut in the Pirelli World Challenge at Sonoma Raceway this weekend.

bugfeatureThe first iteration of the No. 99 GAINSCO Auto Insurance/Bob Stallings Hyundai Genesis Coupe “Red Dragon” owned by Dallas businessman/racer Stallings will compete in Rounds 15 and 16 of the series’ Grand Touring Sport (GTS) schedule, with fellow-Texan Jeff Harrison subbing for regular driver Jon Fogarty.

A two-time Daytona Prototype champion in the former GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series, Stallings’ organization last raced on Feb. 25, 2014. Memo Gidley’s massive crash at the wheel of the No. 99 Corvette DP during the Rolex 24 at Daytona _ debut event of the combined IMSA TUDOR United SportsCar Championship at Daytona International Speedway _ prompted Stallings’ decision to find new road-courses in the World Challenge.

Stallings’ original timetable had Fogarty and the Genesis Coupe up-and-running for Rounds 5 and 6 of the series in late April. Four months later, Stallings finally has a turn-key race car based on the showroom model available at his new North Texas Hyundai dealership. Read the full story »

Thu, 08/27/15 – 8:31 | No Comment
Hyundai Edition Of Red Dragon Ready To Roll
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Armed with a real-time appreciation for what it takes to homologate a Hyundai, GAINSCO/Bob Stallings Racing will make its sedan-style debut in the Pirelli World Challenge at Sonoma Raceway this weekend.
The first iteration of the No. 99 GAINSCO Auto Insurance/Bob Stallings Hyundai Genesis Coupe “Red Dragon” owned by Dallas businessman/racer […]

Thu, 08/27/15 – 8:31 | No Comment
IndyCar’s Justin Wilson Dies From Head Injuries
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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INDYCAR CEO Mark Miles announced Monday evening that IndyCar Series driver Justin Wilson has died from injuries suffered during Sunday’s race at Pocono Raceway.
The announcement was made during a press conference held in the media center at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
The incident occurred when a piece of bodywork from the car […]

Mon, 08/24/15 – 20:19 | No Comment
Cool Weather Helps Rewrite Record Book In Brainerd
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Richie Crampton clocked a career-best elapsed time at Brainerd International Raceway en route to his fourth Top Fuel victory of the season, capping a record-setting Sunday at the 34th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals.
Top Fuel and Funny Car teams took advantage of unseasonably cool and overcast weather conditions at the Minnesota facility to reset all […]

Mon, 08/24/15 – 7:19 | No Comment
Porsche Has Big Day at VIR
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Nick Tandy and Patrick Pilet led every lap en route to their third consecutive TUDOR United SportsCar Championship victory in the No. 911 Porsche North America Porsche 911 RSR in Sunday’s Oak Tree Grand Prix at VIRginia International Raceway.
The factory-backed team scored its second consecutive 1-2 finish, with the No. 912 entry of Earl Bamber […]

Sun, 08/23/15 – 19:05 | No Comment
Hunter-Reay Wins Pocono; Wilson In Bad Wreck
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Ryan Hunter-Reay won Sunday’s IndyCar Series race at Pocono Speedway, Juan Pablo Montoya stretched his points lead well into the fairly comfortably zone and Honda engines continued to show good power.
But after the race, very few people in the paddocks were in a celebratory mood because of uncertainty about the […]

Sun, 08/23/15 – 18:27 | No Comment
Logano, Team Penske Are Again Stellar At Night
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BRISTOL, Tenn. – With Joey Logano’s Saturday victory in the Irwin Tools Night Race, Team Penske has now won three of the last five night races at Bristol Motor Speedway to move owner Roger Penske into sole position of second on the tough half-mile track’s all-time win list.
Previously, Penske was tied for second with […]

Sun, 08/23/15 – 7:17 | No Comment
Beckman Wins Pole; Nails Third Straight Funny Car Record Run
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For the third consecutive race, Jack Beckman has clocked the quickest Funny Car run in NHRA history.
Beckman drove his Infinite Hero Foundation Dodge Charger to an amazing 3.901 second elapsed time to take the No. 1 qualifying position in a rain-shortened day of racing Saturday at the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway […]

Sat, 08/22/15 – 18:38 | No Comment
Penske Rules Qualifying At Pocono
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Team Penske swept the top three positions in qualifications for the ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway.
Helio Castroneves earned his fourth Verizon P1 Award of the season with a two-lap average speed of 220.530 mph (1 minute, 21.6217 seconds) on the 2.5-mile triangular oval in the No. 3 Shell V-Power Team Penske Chevrolet.
Castroneves bumped Simon […]

Sat, 08/22/15 – 18:24 | No Comment
Rahal: An IndyCar Championship Feels Possible
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All-American boy Graham Rahal proudly says he is about to enter “two of the biggest races of my career” within nine points of his first Verizon IndyCar Series championship.
Rahal’s breakthrough campaign could take a massive swing Sunday during the ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway, the season’s penultimate event and final oval-track race of 2015. […]

Sat, 08/22/15 – 8:23 | No Comment
JGR’s Qualifying Rampage Continues At Bristol
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Joe Gibbs Racing swept the top three spots in Sprint Cup qualifying for the second straight week on Friday.
Denny Hamlin drove his No. 11 JGR Toyota around .533-mile Bristol Motor Speedway in 14.602 seconds (131.407 mph) on Friday to win the pole for Saturday’s Irwin Tools Night Race (on NBCSN at 7:30 p.m. ET).
Hamlin edged Kyle […]

Sat, 08/22/15 – 7:22 | No Comment