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ESM Streaks To Sebring Win
Sunday, 20 Mar, 2016 – 9:06 | Comments Off on ESM Streaks To Sebring Win
ESM Streaks To Sebring Win

The No. 2 Tequila Patrón ESM Honda Ligier JS P2 won its second-straight IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship race Saturday when it captured the 64th Twelve Hours of Sebring event in Florida.
As he did in the season-opening Rolex 24 at Daytona International Speedway, Pipo Derani captured the checkered flag for ESM with late-race heroics.
With five minutes […]

Flat Spot On: BoP Until You Drop
Saturday, 19 Mar, 2016 – 7:55 | Comments Off on Flat Spot On: BoP Until You Drop
Flat Spot On: BoP Until You Drop

SEBRING, Fla. – Item: Five Huracan teams were given post-race time penalties after the Rolex 24 at Daytona, plus Lamborghini was stripped of its GTD manufacturer points and fined $25,000. It is the first time IMSA used the so-called sandbagging rule designed to penalize teams that do not cooperate in the Balance of Performance (BoP).
“Competitors […]

Honda Ligiers On Front Row At Sebring
Friday, 18 Mar, 2016 – 18:15 | Comments Off on Honda Ligiers On Front Row At Sebring
Honda Ligiers On Front Row At Sebring

Honda-powered Ligiers JS P2 cars dominated prototype qualifying for Saturday’s Twelve Hours of Sebring race on Friday.
Earning the pole was the No. 60 Ligier of Michael Shank Racing, which posted a lap at 121.061 mph. The car is being driven by the threesome of Ozwaldo Negri, John Pew and Olivier Pla, who drove in qualifying.
Second […]

Barrichello Back For More In The WTR Corvette
Thursday, 17 Mar, 2016 – 15:31 | Comments Off on Barrichello Back For More In The WTR Corvette
Barrichello Back For More In The WTR Corvette

During the half decade he spent driving for vaunted Ferrari in Formula One, Rubens Barrichello was clearly the team’s No. 2 driver; that just went along with the gig of being a teammate to Michael Schumacher during the German driver’s championship-dominating years.
Barrichello, however, was no mere water carrier for Schumacher and Ferrari. Dude could drive […]

Jeff Burton To Be Enshrined In Texas
Wednesday, 16 Mar, 2016 – 7:55 | Comments Off on Jeff Burton To Be Enshrined In Texas
Jeff Burton To Be Enshrined In Texas

FORT WORTH, Texas – On an overcast spring Sunday when Texas Motor Speedway stumbled out of the gate, Jeff Burton emerged as an unlikely and popular feel-good story.
That was April 6, 1997, when the inaugural Interstate Batteries 500 went into the track’s record book as Burton’s first career Sprint Cup Series victory. With TMS […]

Montoya Repeats In St. Pete
Sunday, 13 Mar, 2016 – 14:09 | Comments Off on Montoya Repeats In St. Pete
Montoya Repeats In St. Pete

As scripted by “The Captain,” Juan Pablo Montoya’s 2016 championship bid and Team Penske’s 50th anniversary celebration are off-and-running. Just call it Roger Penske’s latest pursuit of perfection.
Pipped by archrival Scott Dixon for the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series title via a tiebreaker, Montoya controlled the closing laps of Sunday’s Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg […]

Penske Brings Major Firepower To St. Pete Street Fight
Sunday, 13 Mar, 2016 – 8:20 | Comments Off on Penske Brings Major Firepower To St. Pete Street Fight
Penske Brings Major Firepower To St. Pete Street Fight

Scott Dixon knows his road to victory in Sunday’s Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, and a possible fifth Verizon IndyCar Series championship, runs directly through 50 years of open-wheel history.
“Probably beating a Penske car, I think,” said Dixon, lead driver for Target Chip Ganassi Racing. “They’re pretty strong here.”
Here, on the Streets of St. […]

Busch Leads Gibbs Qualifying Parade
Saturday, 12 Mar, 2016 – 7:44 | Comments Off on Busch Leads Gibbs Qualifying Parade
Busch Leads Gibbs Qualifying Parade

 
Kyle Busch on Friday won the pole for Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Phoenix International Raceway. Right behind the defending series champion in qualifying were two of his Joe Gibbs Racing teammates – Carl Edwards and Denny Hamlin.
Busch posted a fast lap at 26.014 seconds (138.387 mph) in the third round of the three-round […]

Stewart’s Driving Career Remains On Hold
Thursday, 10 Mar, 2016 – 8:00 | Comments Off on Stewart’s Driving Career Remains On Hold
Stewart’s Driving Career Remains On Hold

The start-me-up date of Tony Stewart’s 18th and final NASCAR season remains open-ended following the latest evaluation of the back injury the three-time Sprint Cup Series champion suffered in a dune buggy accident on Jan. 31.
Stewart was examined by doctors in Kannapolis, N.C., on Wednesday, 39 days after suffering a burst fracture of the […]

Haas F1 Turns Attention To Australia
Friday, 4 Mar, 2016 – 18:32 | Comments Off on Haas F1 Turns Attention To Australia
Haas F1 Turns Attention To Australia

Haas F1 Team closed its inaugural preseason testing schedule Friday by opting to divide-and-conquer, with teammates Romain Grosjean and Esteban Gutierrez combining to turn 91 laps around the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya in Spain.
With official practice for the 2016 season-opening Australian Grand Prix now two weeks away, Grosjean and Gutierrez logged the organization’s highest single-day lap-count […]