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Pruett Runs Away With Rolex And Into Record Book
Sunday, 27 Jan, 2013 – 15:43 | One Comment
Pruett Runs Away With Rolex And Into Record Book

Last Thursday, driver Scott Pruett quickly and emphatically waived off a couple of questions about tying the legendary Hurley Haywood as the all-time prototype winner at this year’s Rolex 24. If the racing gods meant it to be, he said, then it would be.
On Sunday, it be.
Pruett co-drove his Chip Ganassi Racing BMW-powered Riley to [...]

Pruett: The 24 Is Still Cool At 52
Saturday, 26 Jan, 2013 – 9:10 | Comments Off
Pruett: The 24 Is Still Cool At 52

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – In 1984 Scott Pruett was a rookie in the Rolex 24 at Daytona. Now, at age 52, the pole winner for this year’s around-the-clock event still “absolutely loves” competing in the race that kicks off the new motorsports season.
“Ever since I can remember, even as a kid, being part of the Rolex [...]

Ganassi DPs Tear Up Rolex 24 Qualifying
Thursday, 24 Jan, 2013 – 20:25 | Comments Off
Ganassi DPs Tear Up Rolex 24 Qualifying

The Rolex 24 At Daytona weekend began Thursday with qualifying for the 51st anniversary Rolex 24 At Daytona, which is scheduled to start at 3:30 p.m. EDT on Saturday at Daytona International Speedway.
The GRAND-AM Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge also qualified on Thursday for Friday’s BMW Performance 200 with 64 GS and ST class cars [...]

Bowyer Is Proud Owner Of New Ferrari Ride
Friday, 18 Jan, 2013 – 8:26 | Comments Off
Bowyer Is Proud Owner Of New Ferrari Ride

Some news and notes from sports car racing:
A year ago at about this time, Sprint Cup driver Clint Bowyer turned up his nose – almost literally – when asked if he had any interest in driving a Ferrari 458 Italia GT car for/with his then-new NASCAR team owner, Michael Waltrip.
“Nah,” the Kansas native said with [...]

Forlorn Forecast for Nashville’s Field of Broken Dreams
Wednesday, 16 Jan, 2013 – 14:31 | 4 Comments
Forlorn Forecast for Nashville’s Field of Broken Dreams

GLADEVILLE, Tenn. – Dover Motorsports president and CEO Denis McGlynn says there is no change in the status of Nashville Superspeedway, which means the track is destined for another season of silence.
The track, located 35 miles from Nashville, stopped racing following the 2011 season. Attendance – never robust – had withered away for NASCAR’s Camping [...]

Once Is Enough For IndyCar Team-Owner Andretti
Wednesday, 16 Jan, 2013 – 8:16 | Comments Off
Once Is Enough For IndyCar Team-Owner Andretti

When it comes to doubleheaders, Michael Andretti is no Ernie Banks.
Owner of the car driven by reigning IZOD IndyCar Series champion Ryan Hunter-Reay, Andretti acknowledged he has serious misgivings about the unique doubleheader weekend formats booked for three street circuits in 2013.
“It’s putting a big, big demand on the drivers, in my opinion, and the [...]

Southeastern Racing Scene Loses A Tough One
Tuesday, 15 Jan, 2013 – 8:14 | One Comment
Southeastern Racing Scene Loses A Tough One

The Southeastern short track world lost one of its icons on Jan. 4 with the passing of Luther Carter.
Carter, who died at 75 after a battle with cancer, was an old-school racer who passed his love of the sport along to his son Mark Carter, who became a racer himself, as well as his grandson [...]

Brittany Force To Drive JFR Top Fuel Entry
Friday, 11 Jan, 2013 – 16:10 | 3 Comments
Brittany Force To Drive JFR Top Fuel Entry

Drag racing icon John Force has fired the sport’s first major shot of 2013, introducing daughter Brittany as driver of a new JFR-built Castrol EDGE Top Fuel dragster.
Brittany Force will contest the full NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule in a car prepared and maintained by crew chief Dean “Guido” Antonelli and assistant crew [...]

Q&A: Bad Brad Doesn’t Dodge Questions About Fords
Thursday, 10 Jan, 2013 – 16:34 | Comments Off
Q&A: Bad Brad Doesn’t Dodge Questions About Fords

Defending Sprint Cup champion Brad Keselowski was one of a handful of drivers who visited the media center at Daytona International Speedway on Thursday, the first day of the three-day Preseason Thunder open test.
Keselowski, whose Penske Racing operation has moved from Dodges to Fords for the coming NASCAR season, talked about the past, present and [...]

Waltrip To Drive For Swan In Upcoming Daytona 500
Thursday, 10 Jan, 2013 – 9:49 | Comments Off
Waltrip To Drive For Swan In Upcoming Daytona 500

Michael Waltrip will drive Swan Racing’s No. 30 car in next month’s Daytona 500.
Waltrip will be reunited with former crew chief Tony Eury Jr. in the race, which will mark Swan Racing’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series debut.
The partnering of Waltrip, who is a two-time winner of the 500, with Swan is for just the one [...]