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Schumacher Ends His Skid In NHRA Top Fuel
Sunday, 17 Jun, 2012 – 17:51 | Comments Off
Schumacher Ends His Skid In NHRA Top Fuel

Dale Earnhardt Jr. was not the only driver to end a long winless streak Sunday as NHRA driver Tony Schumacher did the same.
Schumacher, winless since 2010, won the Top Fuel portion of the ThunderValley Nationals. The victory ended the longest winless streak of the seven-time champion’s career at 32 races.
Ron Capps won in Funny Car [...]

Night Time Not Right Time For Corvettes
Sunday, 17 Jun, 2012 – 6:23 | Comments Off
Night Time Not Right Time For Corvettes

While Audi Sport Team Joest appeared headed to victory with one of its ground-pounding R-18 E-tron Quattro Hybrid Prototypes, Corvette Racing was forced to rally through a long night and difficult morning in the 80th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Through 18 hours, the No. 73 and No. 74 Compuware Corvette C6.Rs were [...]

Ambrose Leads High-Speed Qualifying Parade
Saturday, 16 Jun, 2012 – 13:44 | One Comment
Ambrose Leads High-Speed Qualifying Parade

Marcos Ambrose of Richard Petty Motorsports won the pole on Saturday for Sunday’s Sprint Cup race at Michigan International Speedway.
Ambrose won the pole with the fastest qualifying lap in track history – 203.241 mph. It is Ambrose’s first Cup pole.
“Lightning fast,” Ambrose said.
Guess so.
The record run came on a newly repaved MIS surface which has [...]

Texas Turns Down INDYCAR
Friday, 15 Jun, 2012 – 14:40 | Comments Off
Texas Turns Down INDYCAR

FORT WORTH, Texas – Texas Motor Speedway President Eddie Gossage has declined an invitation from INDYCAR officials to host the 2012 IZOD IndyCar Series finale in Fort Worth.
The opportunity arose Wednesday following cancellation of an IndyCar race scheduled for Aug. 19 in Qingdao, China, which left the sanctioning body and Randy Bernard, INDYCAR president/CEO, seeking [...]

F1 Race Director Gives Austin Track Site The Once-Over
Thursday, 14 Jun, 2012 – 8:13 | Comments Off
F1 Race Director Gives Austin Track Site The Once-Over

With his formal, pre-race inspection still three months away, FIA Formula One™ Race Director Charlie Whiting has given Circuit of The America’s 3.4-mile road-course a preliminary passing grade as preparations continue for the inaugural United States Grand Prix in Austin, Texas.
Whiting heads F1’s Technical Department and manages the logistics of each grand prix. His [...]

Logano And Martin Fates Continue To Be Linked
Monday, 11 Jun, 2012 – 10:06 | One Comment
Logano And Martin Fates Continue To Be Linked

So, ironic much that Joey Logano bumped Mark Martin out of his way with a couple laps left to go Sunday at Pocono in order to get his first non-asterisk victory in the Sprint Cup Series? And how ironic was it that a slight bobble by the normally mistake-proof Martin, allowed Logano into position to [...]

Gronholm Leaves Texas With X Amount Of Momentum
Monday, 11 Jun, 2012 – 7:27 | Comments Off
Gronholm Leaves Texas With X Amount Of Momentum

FORT WORTH, Texas – It’s on to the X-Games with a bang and a some back therapy for Marcus Gronholm and Tanner Foust, following their 1-2 finish in the inaugural Global Rallycross Championship Hoon Kaboom Texas at Texas Motor Speedway.
Gronholm, winner of the series opener at sister track Charlotte Motor Speedway two weeks ago, was [...]

Westbrook Holds Off Pruett At Mid-Ohio GRAND-AM Race
Saturday, 9 Jun, 2012 – 18:25 | Comments Off
Westbrook Holds Off Pruett At Mid-Ohio GRAND-AM Race

Richard Westbrook drove the Spirit of Daytona Corvette Daytona Prototype to victory at the EMCO Gears Classic Rolex GRAND-AM Series race at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course on Saturday.
Westbook held off Scott Pruett of Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates after a restart with 7 minutes to go in the three-hour race in Lexington, Ohio.
Westbrook, [...]

TMS Girds Itself For Attack Of The Killer Cars
Friday, 8 Jun, 2012 – 7:16 | One Comment
TMS Girds Itself For Attack Of The Killer Cars

FORT WORTH, Texas – Tanner Foust’s relationship with his Global Rallycross Championship Ford Fiesta is a car-guy’s definition of love/hate.
“The cars are amazing performers,” said Foust, one of America’s most recognizable action sports stars. “They’re basically 2-liter, turbocharged engines that make about 600 horsepower with a restrictor. They’re all-wheel drive, go 0-to-60 in 1.9-seconds. They’re [...]

INDYCAR Again Digs Self Into A Dark Hole
Thursday, 7 Jun, 2012 – 9:30 | 4 Comments
INDYCAR Again Digs Self Into A Dark Hole

The engines of the cars in this year’s darn-good Indianapolis 500 had barely cooled – well, except for the Lotus engines, which were thoroughly cooled after being black flagged for being, basically, lousy – when talk of an INDYCAR revolt began to surface.
A revolt against the series’ leader, president and CEO Randy Bernard.
It was a [...]