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NBC, IndyCar Hope To Pump Up 500 Viewership
Thursday, 22 Mar, 2018 – 8:53 | Comments Off on NBC, IndyCar Hope To Pump Up 500 Viewership
NBC, IndyCar Hope To Pump Up 500 Viewership

An opportunity to reverse admittedly sagging viewership figures for the Indianapolis 500 will be a prime target for NBC Sports Group when it launches its exclusive media rights contract with the Verizon IndyCar Series beginning in 2019.
Sanctioning body INDYCAR announced on Wednesday a multi-year media rights package with NBC Sports Group that will see eight […]

Crampton Busts Slump At Gatornats
Monday, 19 Mar, 2018 – 10:12 | Comments Off on Crampton Busts Slump At Gatornats
Crampton Busts Slump At Gatornats

Richie Crampton ended a Top Fuel futility streak dating to the 2015 season and became the 10th driver to win for NHRA icon Conrad “Connie” Kalitta with a victory in Sunday’s 49th annual AMALIE Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals.
Crampton recorded an uncontested final-round win when he wheeled his Kalitta Air/DHL dragster to a 1,000-foot pass in […]

ESM Nissan Captures Sebring Victory
Sunday, 18 Mar, 2018 – 8:31 | Comments Off on ESM Nissan Captures Sebring Victory
ESM Nissan Captures Sebring Victory

The co-driving trio of Pipo Derani, Nicolas Lapierre and Johannes van Overbeek piloted the No. 22 Tequila Patrón ESM Nissan DPi to the over all victory in Saturday’s Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring race.

Winning in the GT classes at the IMSA WeatherTech Sports Car series’ second event of the season, were the Porsche 911 GT […]

Truex On Pole In Fontana; Inspectors Ground 13 Cars At Fontana
Saturday, 17 Mar, 2018 – 8:16 | Comments Off on Truex On Pole In Fontana; Inspectors Ground 13 Cars At Fontana
Truex On Pole In Fontana; Inspectors Ground 13 Cars At Fontana

Martin Truex Jr. won his second straight pole of the season in Friday’s knockout qualifying session at Auto Club Speedway. But prior to the session, NASCAR officials knocked out 13 of Truex’s fellow competitors because of inspection issues.
Truex covered the two-mile distance in 38.592 seconds (186.567 mph) in the No. 78 Furniture Row Racing Toyota, edging fellow Camry […]

Penske Hoping His Acuras Will Take Next Step This Weekend In Sebring
Friday, 16 Mar, 2018 – 9:14 | Comments Off on Penske Hoping His Acuras Will Take Next Step This Weekend In Sebring
Penske Hoping His Acuras Will Take Next Step This Weekend In Sebring

When Roger Penske announced last July that he would return to sports car racing and field a prototype team in 2018, it was great news for the IMSA WeatherTech Series but ominous news for those would would have to compete against Team Penske.
Everybody in the racing world knows that when “The Captain” takes on a […]

In Wake Of Ugly Wrecks, NHRA Sets New Rules
Thursday, 15 Mar, 2018 – 7:52 | Comments Off on In Wake Of Ugly Wrecks, NHRA Sets New Rules
In Wake Of Ugly Wrecks, NHRA Sets New Rules

Reacting to serious crashes in each of the season’s first two races, NHRA officials have notified all competitors of a revised rule change regarding centerline crossing and/or the striking of timing blocks.
Crossing the centerline and/or striking timing blocks is a serious safety concern and causes delays in racing due to cleanup time required for such […]

Late Crash Gives Bourdais IndyCar Series Victory In St. Petersburg
Sunday, 11 Mar, 2018 – 14:16 | Comments Off on Late Crash Gives Bourdais IndyCar Series Victory In St. Petersburg
Late Crash Gives Bourdais IndyCar Series Victory In St. Petersburg

Sebastien Bourdais took the lead when race-leader Robert Wickens was wrecked by second-place Alexander Rossi just in front of him after a restart with two laps to go and went on to win Sunday’s season-opener on the street circuit in St. Petersburg, Fla.
Bourdais, a St. Pete resident driving a Honda for Dale Coyne Racing with […]

Haas F1 Has Busy Final Day In Spain
Sunday, 11 Mar, 2018 – 9:16 | Comments Off on Haas F1 Has Busy Final Day In Spain
Haas F1 Has Busy Final Day In Spain

Haas F1 Team lead driver Romain Grosjean closed-out the final session of preseason testing for the 2018 FIA Formula One World Championship with _ what else? _ a RUSH.
Grosjean scripted a new preseason testing benchmark for American-owned Haas F1 with 181 laps completed Friday at Circuit de Barcelona – Catalunya. That also was the highest […]

Newbies Steal St. Pete Qualifying Show
Saturday, 10 Mar, 2018 – 18:39 | Comments Off on Newbies Steal St. Pete Qualifying Show
Newbies Steal St. Pete Qualifying Show

It was a day for fresh faces during qualifying for the Verizon IndyCar Series.
Rookie Robert Wickens on Saturday earned the pole for Sunday’s season-opening  race on the street course in St. Petersburg, Fla. He will be joined up front by a couple of other drivers who are brand new to the series.
On a track slick […]

Indy Cars Trying To Get A Grip
Saturday, 10 Mar, 2018 – 13:46 | Comments Off on Indy Cars Trying To Get A Grip
Indy Cars Trying To Get A Grip

INDYCAR’s new-for-2018 universal chassis served up grip challenges front-to-rear for the 24 drivers hot-lapping during Friday’s two practice sessions for the Verizon IndyCar Series’ season-opening Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, Fla.
Ryan Hunter-Reay of Andretti Autosport sat atop the leader board at the close of a pair of 45-minute sessions with a best lap of […]