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Sports Car Notes: Porsche Unveils Factory Drivers For TUSC’s Debut Season
Monday, 23 Dec, 2013 – 13:21 | Comments Off
Sports Car Notes: Porsche Unveils Factory Drivers For TUSC’s Debut Season

The driver lineup for the factory-backed CORE Autosport Porsche 911 RSRs that will compete in the GT Le Mans class in the 2014 TUDOR United SportsCar Championship were announced on Monday.
Car no. 911 will be driven by Nick Tandy of Great Britain and Richard Lietz of Austria, while car no. 912 will be driven by [...]

Flat Spot On: Red Bull Racing Trivia Contest
Tuesday, 17 Dec, 2013 – 12:46 | Comments Off
Flat Spot On: Red Bull Racing Trivia Contest

Each year about this time my wife Elaine and I host our friends who are Formula 1 fans to commemorate the season. There’s usually some sort of contest involved and this year I conjured up this fairly tough trivia contest on Red Bull Racing, to honor the team,
Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber.
After 12 seasons in [...]

Notes: Montoya Continues To Shake Down Indy car
Wednesday, 11 Dec, 2013 – 16:06 | Comments Off
Notes: Montoya Continues To Shake Down Indy car

Juan Pablo Montoya completed the second round of his return to an IndyCar Series car during a one-day test at Phoenix International Raceway on Tuesday.
Last month, the 2000 Indianapolis 500 winner tested on the 1.65-mile Sebring International Raceway short course. Up next is a rescheduled session Dec. 12 at the 2-mile Auto Club Speedway oval [...]

Jones Wins Snowball After Elliott Fails Inspection
Sunday, 8 Dec, 2013 – 21:00 | 3 Comments
Jones Wins Snowball After Elliott Fails Inspection

Erik Jones won the Snowball Derby at Five Flags Speedway on Sunday in Georgia.
Jones’ victory came after Chase Elliott, who was originally credited with the victory, was disqualified after his car failed post race inspection.
The victory was the second straight for Jones in the Snowball.
Grant Enfinger finished second, followed by Austin Theriault , Hunter Robbins [...]

Hamlin Puts 2013 In Past
Friday, 6 Dec, 2013 – 13:24 | Comments Off
Hamlin Puts 2013 In Past

On Friday night in Las Vegas, the usual suspects will be in their usual places on dais at the Sprint Cup Awards banquet. Well, most of the usual suspects.
Seated in the audience this year will be Denny Hamlin, the Joe Gibbs Racing driver who has been a Chase berth-earner every year since 2007 and a [...]

Webber Drives Off To Porsche After Ride In Brazil
Wednesday, 27 Nov, 2013 – 15:36 | Comments Off
Webber Drives Off To Porsche After Ride In Brazil

Sebastian Vettel’s relentless rewrite of Formula One’s record book continued during last Sunday’s Brazilian Grand Prix, where the German’s latest victory shared the spotlight with the retirement of teammate Mark Webber.
The four-time/reigning World Driving Champion, Vettel closed the 2013 season in Sao Paulo with his record-tying ninth consecutive victory and 13th overall in 19 events. [...]

TUDOR Testing Ends With DeltaWing On Top At Daytona
Thursday, 21 Nov, 2013 – 8:23 | Comments Off
TUDOR Testing Ends With DeltaWing On Top At Daytona

The TUDOR United SportsCar Championship’s November preseason testing seession concluded Wednesday at Daytona International Speedway, with six GTLM and 19 GTD teams taking laps in preparation for the season-opening Rolex 24 At Daytona on Jan. 25-26, 2014.
IMSA and Continental Tire officials decided Wednesday morning to suspend testing for Prototype and Prototype Challenge race cars due [...]

Flat Spot On: 6-Time, The Intimidator and The King
Monday, 18 Nov, 2013 – 9:29 | 4 Comments
Flat Spot On: 6-Time, The Intimidator and The King

HOMESTEAD, Fla. – Top Ten “Tweets” from Homestead-Miami Speedway’s NASCAR championship finale.
1. Let the battle begin in earnest – if Jimmie Johnson gets one more title and wins a seventh championship does that mean he’s the equal of Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt? (His status as one of the all-time greats is the only thing [...]

Vettel Adds Texas Victory To His List Of Accomplishments
Sunday, 17 Nov, 2013 – 17:09 | Comments Off
Vettel Adds Texas Victory To His List Of Accomplishments

Sebastian Vettel won the Formula One U.S. Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin Texas on Sunday. And, as per usual, the German driver did it in dominating fashion.
Starting from the pole position, Vettel, a four-time champion who has already clinched this year’s championship, got through the critical first turn with his [...]

Dillon Wins NNS Championship
Saturday, 16 Nov, 2013 – 20:20 | Comments Off
Dillon Wins NNS Championship

Austin Dillon locked up the NASCAR Nationwide Series championship with a 12th-place finish in Saturday’s season-ending race at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
Sam Hornish Jr. finished eighth and was deprived of the title by three points.
Making up seven positions in three laps, Brad Keselowski surged to the lead with two laps left and went on to win Saturday [...]