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Kanaan Says IndyCar Needs To Face Up
Friday, 11 Jan, 2013 – 9:53 | Comments Off
Kanaan Says IndyCar Needs To Face Up

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Tony Kanaan says it has remained difficult for him to judge the protocol surrounding Randy Bernard’s dismissal as INDYCAR chief executive officer last fall. But Kanaan insists he knows what the open-wheel series lacks heading into testing next month for the 2013 season.
“We need a face,” said Kanaan, the 2004 [...]

Thunder Claps: Danica Plans And Driver Feuds
Thursday, 10 Jan, 2013 – 19:04 | 2 Comments
Thunder Claps: Danica Plans And Driver Feuds

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
News, notes and quotes from Day 1 of the three-day Preseason Thunder test session at Daytona International Speedway:
Danica Patrick kicked off her first season as a full-time Sprint Cup driver on Thursday. Between practice runs, she shed a bit of light on her racing life in 2013.
First, she said that [...]

After One, Barrichello Is Done In IndyCar Series
Saturday, 29 Dec, 2012 – 8:53 | Comments Off
After One, Barrichello Is Done In IndyCar Series

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Rubens Barrichello’s tenure as an IZOD IndyCar Series driver will go into the open-wheel record books as one-and-done.
Barrichello, who spent last season with KV Racing Technology, confirmed this week that he will race in his native Brazil’s Stock Car V8 Series in 2013. Barrichello reportedly will drive a Peugeot for [...]

Reflective Franchitti Adds To Etchings Collection
Sunday, 23 Dec, 2012 – 9:23 | Comments Off
Reflective Franchitti Adds To Etchings Collection

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
The inspiration for Dario Franchitti’s third Indianapolis 500 victory in May was drawn from a pair of disparate sources – the memory of the late Dan Wheldon and “The Book of Johnny.”
The base of the BorgWarner Trophy – the most coveted award in worldwide motorsports – recently was removed from [...]

NASCAR Shakes Up Its Competition Department
Tuesday, 18 Dec, 2012 – 17:24 | Comments Off
NASCAR Shakes Up Its Competition Department

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NASCAR announced Tuesday several revisions to its Competition personnel structure.
The following changes will take effect in 2013:
– Joe Balash, who has served as the NASCAR Nationwide Series director since 2004, will be assuming a new role as International Competition Liaison. This position will be the NASCAR point of contact for competition-related matters relative to the [...]

Campbell Exchanges Luxury Suite For Fire Suit
Saturday, 15 Dec, 2012 – 9:02 | Comments Off
Campbell Exchanges Luxury Suite For Fire Suit

By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – When the stock car portion of Speedweeks gets under way at Daytona International Speedway in February, Martinsville Speedway president Clay Campbell plans on having a front row seat.
The grandson of Martinsville Speedway founder Clay Earles, the 52-year-old Campbell has his sights set on competing in the [...]

Keselowski, Penske Take Center Stage In Vegas
Saturday, 1 Dec, 2012 – 9:21 | Comments Off
Keselowski, Penske Take Center Stage In Vegas

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Comparing himself to a Powerball lottery-ticket dreamer, Brad Keselowski says he became a winner the day he signed-on with motorsports mogul Roger Penske and an organization seeking its belated first NASCAR championship.
Bradley Aaron Keselowski delivered Penske Racing its first NASCAR Nationwide Series championship in 2010, an accomplishment eclipsed by “Bad [...]

Here’s Hoping For Better Sources Of Inspiration
Friday, 30 Nov, 2012 – 11:07 | 3 Comments
Here’s Hoping For Better Sources Of Inspiration

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
The Brad Keselowski Show has been a hoot. Fun bit after fun bit. Some bits well thought out and serious, some spontaneous and humorous. Almost all, insightful. No doubt there will be more of the same when the 2012 Sprint Cup champion steps right up to the microphone for his [...]

Keselowski About To Be Showered by Awards
Wednesday, 28 Nov, 2012 – 9:02 | Comments Off
Keselowski About To Be Showered by Awards

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
On a to-do list topped by “Date a celebrity,” 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Brad Keselowski has added “Buy a tank” en route to what appears to be the inside track to the Driver of the Year award.
We’ll get to that possible tank purchase by “Bad Brad” in a [...]

Hamilton Stays Hot, Wins F1 Pole In Brazil
Sunday, 25 Nov, 2012 – 8:46 | Comments Off
Hamilton Stays Hot, Wins F1 Pole In Brazil

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Lewis Hamilton will start Sunday’s 2012 season-ending Brazilian Grand Prix on-pole, determined to close-out his mercurial McLaren/Mercedes career on a two-race winning streak while also playing spoiler in the World Driving Championship.
Hamilton toured the 2.677-mile Interlagos Circuit in Sao Paulo Saturday in 1-minute, 12.458-seconds during the 10-minute Q3 session to [...]