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Condensing Weekends A Good Idea For NASCAR
Friday, 25 Oct, 2013 – 8:42 | One Comment
Condensing Weekends A Good Idea For NASCAR

It appears that NASCAR officials are floating an interesting trial balloon this weekend. The idea attached to that balloon is a good one. Well, half of a good one.
NASCAR official Kerry Tharp told reporters earlier this week that consideration is being given to doing away with single-car qualifying sessions for most races.
In the place of [...]

Kenseth Exits Test With Tires, Jimmie On His Mind
Wednesday, 23 Oct, 2013 – 7:07 | Comments Off
Kenseth Exits Test With Tires, Jimmie On His Mind

FORT WORTH, Texas – Matt Kenseth’s participation in Day 2 of a three-day NASCAR Sprint Cup Series open test at Texas Motor Speedway ended abruptly Tuesday in the Turn 1 wall, which will require a fresh coat of white paint before the AAA Texas 500 on Nov. 3.
“I have mixed feelings, I guess, on testing,” [...]

Rebellion Wins Season-Ending Petit Le Mans
Saturday, 19 Oct, 2013 – 20:30 | Comments Off
Rebellion Wins Season-Ending Petit Le Mans

Rebellion Racing took advantage of an early race mechanical failure on the part of Muscle Milk Pickett Racing to win the 2013 Petit Le Mans season-ender Saturday night at Road Atlanta.
The Rebellion Toyota Lola – driven by the trio of Nick Heidfeld, Neel Jani and Nico Prost – won after taking three and a half [...]

Vettel: We’ll Keep Pushing Until The Job Is Done
Monday, 14 Oct, 2013 – 8:13 | Comments Off
Vettel: We’ll Keep Pushing Until The Job Is Done

Sebastian Vettel continued his methodical march to a fourth consecutive Formula One World Driving Championship with a victory in Sunday’s Japanese Grand Prix.
But not even Vettel’s career-best fifth consecutive victory was enough to clinch the 2013 title, as Fernando Alonso’s fourth-place finish mathematically was enough to extend the inevitable to at least the Airtel Indian [...]

Wolfe Call Makes Keselowski A Winner
Sunday, 13 Oct, 2013 – 6:57 | Comments Off
Wolfe Call Makes Keselowski A Winner

CONCORD, N.C. – Two tires or four?
It’s often the toughest question a crew chief faces in the closing stages of a race. However, for Penske Racing crew chief Paul Wolfe, that wasn’t the case in Saturday night’s Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
When the fourth and final caution period began with 27 laps [...]

New Sports Car Series Unveils Car Count Limits
Friday, 11 Oct, 2013 – 15:09 | One Comment
New Sports Car Series Unveils Car Count Limits

With high car counts expected for the inaugural TUDOR United SportsCar Championship in 2014, International Motor Sports Association officials today announced tentative car capacity guidelines for each of the series’ four classes at each venue.
The maximum car capacity guidelines are based on space available at each venue. Series officials arrived at the car capacity [...]

Team Owner Roush Is Thinking Young
Thursday, 10 Oct, 2013 – 20:47 | 2 Comments
Team Owner Roush Is Thinking Young

CONCORD, N.C. – Jack Roush said Thursday he was excited about the youth coming into Roush Fenway Racing, noting Ryan Reed was expected to compete full time for the organization next year in NASCAR’s Nationwide Series while Chris Buescher possessed the inside track for his fourth Cup team.
Ricky Stenhouse Jr., 26, returns to Roush Fenway [...]

Franchitti Out Of Hospital
Thursday, 10 Oct, 2013 – 17:41 | Comments Off
Franchitti Out Of Hospital

Target Chip Ganassi Racing’s Dario Franchitti was released from Memorial Hermann Texas Medical Center in Houston Thursday, five days after suffering multiple injuries in a grinding crash during Race2 of the Shell and Pennzoil Grand Prix of Houston doubleheader.
Franchitti was scheduled to travel to Indianapolis, where he will be re-evaluated over the next few days [...]

Tagliani To Sub For Franchitti
Thursday, 10 Oct, 2013 – 8:01 | Comments Off
Tagliani To Sub For Franchitti

Open-wheel veteran Alex Tagliani will replace the injured Dario Franchitti for Target Chip Ganassi Racing during the season-ending MAVTV 500 INDYCAR World Championships at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif., on Oct. 19.
Franchitti, a four-time series champion, is recovering from multiple injuries suffered Sunday in Race 2 of the Shell and Pennzoil Grand Prix of [...]

Franchitti Undergoes Surgery
Monday, 7 Oct, 2013 – 17:51 | Comments Off
Franchitti Undergoes Surgery

Four-time IZOD IndyCar Series champion Dario Franchitti underwent surgery to stabilize a fracture in his right ankle in a Houston hospital Sunday evening, one of several injuries the Scotsman suffered in a grinding, last-lap crash during Race 2 of the Shell and Pennzoil Grand Prix of Houston doubleheader.
Franchitti was admitted awake and alert into Memorial [...]