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TRD’s White To Step Down After Current Season
Wednesday, 5 Jun, 2013 – 8:03 | Comments Off
TRD’s White To Step Down After Current Season

The face and voice of Toyota Racing Development’s wide-ranging North American motorsports programs for more than 15 years is stepping down.
Lee White, president of TRD, announced Tuesday that he will retire at the end of the 2013 racing season. Citing “family health care needs,” White immediately will cease his daily duties and vacate the position [...]

Pagenaud, Schmidt Hamilton Win Race 2 at Belle Isle
Sunday, 2 Jun, 2013 – 18:40 | Comments Off
Pagenaud, Schmidt Hamilton Win Race 2 at Belle Isle

It was a day of firsts on the second day of the Indy Dual in Detroit IZOD IndyCar Series event at the Belle Isle street circuit. The first first belonged to driver Simon Pagenaud who won the crash-filled race Sunday, while the second first belonged to Sam Schmidt and Davey Hamilton, who won their first [...]

Langdon, Hagan Have Top Finishes In Englishtown
Sunday, 2 Jun, 2013 – 16:43 | Comments Off
Langdon, Hagan Have Top Finishes In Englishtown

Shawn Langdon raced to his third Top Fuel victory of the season Sunday at the Toyota NHRA Summernationals at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park in Englishtown, N.J.
Matt Hagan (Funny Car), Mike Edwards (Pro Stock) and Michael Ray (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were winners at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event.
Langdon powered his Al-Anabi [...]

Logano Takes Two To Win NNS Race In Dover
Saturday, 1 Jun, 2013 – 18:18 | One Comment
Logano Takes Two To Win NNS Race In Dover

Joey Logano and his Penske Racing Nationwide Series team used a late-race decision on tires to get the victory in Saturday’s 5-Hour Energy 200 at Dover International Speedway.
Logano trailed race leader Kyle Busch by five seconds with 40 laps left, but a two-tire under the fifth and final caution got Logano out front for a [...]

Hildebrand Crashes Out Of His IndyCar Ride
Friday, 31 May, 2013 – 10:03 | Comments Off
Hildebrand Crashes Out Of His IndyCar Ride

J.R. Hildebrand crashed-out of the 2011 Indianapolis 500 as a rising IZOD IndyCar Series star. On Thursday, his latest Turn 4 wall-banger at Indianapolis Motor Speedway cost Hildebrand his job.
Panther Racing and Hildebrand announced “a mutual agreement” to immediately terminate the Californian’s contract, which was scheduled to continue through the end of the 2013 season. [...]

Rosberg Not Thinking Of Dad As He Crossed Line In Monaco
Wednesday, 29 May, 2013 – 7:18 | Comments Off
Rosberg Not Thinking Of Dad As He Crossed Line In Monaco

His first Monaco Grand Prix victory left Nico Rosberg visibly over-the-top but historically underwhelmed, 30 years after his father won Formula One’s crown jewel event.
Nico started on-pole, stayed ahead of multiple collisions around the tight, 2-mile street-course and led all 78 laps en route to his first victory of the season and first for Mercedes [...]

Kanaan Outruns His Past And The Field At Indy
Sunday, 26 May, 2013 – 22:00 | Comments Off
Kanaan Outruns His Past And The Field At Indy

INDIANAPOLIS – Tony Kanaan was so excited he forgot to slow down.
After years of frustration at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Kanaan passed Ryan Hunter-Reay on a restart three laps from the finish of the 97th Indy 500. Moments later, three-time Indy winner Dario Franchitti slid into the wall, bringing out a caution flag and assuring [...]

Keselowski: Mental Fitness Is The Key In The 600
Sunday, 26 May, 2013 – 12:37 | Comments Off
Keselowski: Mental Fitness Is The Key In The 600

CONCORD, N.C. – Several NASCAR drivers have a personal trainer and follow a strict workout schedule while others compete in marathons and triathlons, but none of those are for Brad Keselowski. The current NASCAR Sprint Cup champion prefers to rely on mental toughness.
“I’ve never really been big into the whole workout routine thing,” Keselowski [...]

Still-Feisty Foyt Thinks Indy Win Is Within Reach
Sunday, 26 May, 2013 – 6:58 | Comments Off
Still-Feisty Foyt Thinks Indy Win Is Within Reach

To a generation of open-wheel fans who saw him race and win during his prime, A.J. Foyt Jr. is as much a tradition at Indianapolis Motor Speedway as the Borg-Warner Trophy, the Pagoda tower and the Yard of Bricks.
Only don’t confuse Foyt with a potted plant. At age 78 and recovering from recent back surgery, [...]

NASCAR Boss Prefers Charlotte Keep Two Cup Races
Saturday, 25 May, 2013 – 17:36 | Comments Off
NASCAR Boss Prefers Charlotte Keep Two Cup Races

CONCORD, N.C. – NASCAR Chairman Brian France said Saturday Bruton Smith hadn’t requested a realignment of a Sprint Cup Series event at one of his tracks, but he would prefer Charlotte Motor Speedway’s October race remain at the 53-year-old facility.
“Our preference, my preference, is to make the events where they are more successful,” France [...]