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Gordon Rebounds In Dakar Rally
Friday, 9 Jan, 2015 – 8:15 | Comments Off
Gordon Rebounds In Dakar Rally

Steering clear of the “weird issues” that have plagued his first week of the Dakar Rally, American Robby Gordon hammered out a third-place finish during Stage 5 of the 37th annual off-road marathon.
Gordon and navigator Johnny Campbell led through the early portion of Thursday’s 697-kilometer/433-mile sector from Copiapó to Antofagasta, Chile. But between the [...]

Mechanical Problems Again Slow Gordon In Dakar Rally
Thursday, 8 Jan, 2015 – 8:15 | Comments Off
Mechanical Problems Again Slow Gordon In Dakar Rally

An on-course stoppage for drivetrain repairs on Wednesday ruined Stage 4 of the 37th annual Dakar Rally for American Robby Gordon on the long and winding road to Copiapo, Chile.
Gordon and navigator Johnny Campbell finished the 315-kilometer/196-mile stretch from Chilecito, Argentina, to Copiapó in northern Chile 1 hour, 23 minutes off the winning pace [...]

Gordon Back in Gear At Dakar Rally
Wednesday, 7 Jan, 2015 – 8:49 | Comments Off
Gordon Back in Gear At Dakar Rally

Robby Gordon overcame a punctured tire to successfully rebound from Monday’s double dose of mechanical failures and post a morale-boosting 15th-place finish during Stage 3 of the 37th annual Dakar Rally.
Tuesday’s stage took the competitors from San Juan to Chilecito, Argentina. Starting 50th after a troublesome Second Stage, the Traxxas/Toyo Tires team of Gordon [...]

Roush Fenway Unveils 2015 Lineup of Crew Chiefs
Tuesday, 6 Jan, 2015 – 16:20 | Comments Off
Roush Fenway Unveils 2015 Lineup of Crew Chiefs

Roush Fenway Racing has filled out its roster of crew chiefs for the 2015 NASCAR season, which begins next month at Speedweeks in Daytona.
The lineup features the return of Bob Osborne. Osborne will call the shots for Trevor Bayne and the No. 6 AdvoCare Ford.
Osborne served as a crew chief at RFR from 2004 until [...]

Mechanical Issues Slow Gordon
Tuesday, 6 Jan, 2015 – 8:14 | Comments Off
Mechanical Issues Slow Gordon

Robby Gordon’s deficit in the 37th annual Dakar Rally went from miniscule to massive during Monday’s Second Stage, seriously damaging the Californian’s bid to become the first American to win the international off-road marathon.
Gordon’s second-place finish after Sunday’s opening sector left him 42 seconds behind Orlando Terranova of Argentina. But Gordon’s Traxxas/Toyo Tires Gordini [...]

Gordon Blasts To Hot Start In Dakar
Monday, 5 Jan, 2015 – 11:07 | Comments Off
Gordon Blasts To Hot Start In Dakar

American Robby Gordon got off to a solid start in the 37th Dakar Rally Sunday, bringing his HST Gordini to Villas Carlos Paz, Argentina, in second place – 42 seconds behind overall leader Orlando Terranova.
Qatar’s Nasser Al-Attiyah originally finished ahead of Terranova, of Argentina, and Gordon after the 833-kilometer section that started in [...]

Gordon To Take On Off-Road Big Boys At Dakar Rally
Friday, 2 Jan, 2015 – 9:51 | Comments Off
Gordon To Take On Off-Road Big Boys At Dakar Rally

After a full year of work, thousands of miles of testing and countless all-nighters, Robby Gordon and his HST Gordini race car have been reunited in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in preparation for Sunday’s start of the 2015 Dakar Rally.
Over its 35-year history, the Dakar Rally has evolved into what widely is considered the ultimate [...]

Race Notes: Darrell Wallace Jr. Joins Roush Fenway
Thursday, 18 Dec, 2014 – 16:11 | Comments Off
Race Notes: Darrell Wallace Jr. Joins Roush Fenway

Roush Fenway Racing announced that Darrell Wallace Jr. will drive the No. 6 Ford Mustang for the team in the NASCAR’s second-tier Xfinity Series next season.
The 21-year-old Wallace has posted five wins in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series – where, a year ago, he drove at Toyota for Kyle Busch Motorsports – including four [...]

Ganassi Pairs Hand With Pruett In Tudor Car
Tuesday, 16 Dec, 2014 – 19:44 | Comments Off
Ganassi Pairs Hand With Pruett In Tudor Car

Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates closed out a big month of news by announcing Tuesday that Joey Hand will replace Memo Rojas as co-driver of the team’s No. 01 Daytona Prototype car in the Tudor United SportsCar Championship series.
Hand will team with veteran Scott Pruett in the car, which was a multiple-season champion [...]

Health Problems Again Strike Vickers
Monday, 15 Dec, 2014 – 16:20 | Comments Off
Health Problems Again Strike Vickers

Michael Waltrip Racing driver Brian Vickers will miss the beginning of the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup season because of health issues.
Vickers’ body, it was reported Monday, was rejecting the patch inserted to repair a hole in his heart in 2010.
On Saturday, he had surgery to repair the hole in his heart.
“Brian has been a part [...]