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Peugeot Scores Controversial Win At Petit Le Mans
Sunday, 2 Oct, 2011 – 1:00 | Comments Off
Peugeot Scores Controversial Win At Petit Le Mans

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. – The Petit Le Mans ended early and in controversy when a battle for the lead left Romain Dumas and his Audi R18 TDI crashed against the barrier on the back straight of Road Atlanta.
The incident, which occurred with 255 miles remaining in the 1,000-mile race, paved the way for a Peugeot [...]

Hornaday Nabs 50th Truck Series Victory
Saturday, 1 Oct, 2011 – 22:00 | Comments Off
Hornaday Nabs 50th Truck Series Victory

Ron Hornaday Jr., the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series only four-time champion, posted his record-extending 50th victory in the Kentucky 225 at Kentucky Speedway on Saturday night.
Hornaday, from Palmdale, Calif., is the only active, full-time competitor whose career dates to the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series’ inaugural event at Phoenix International Raceway on Feb. 5, [...]

Truex On Pole In Dover
Saturday, 1 Oct, 2011 – 14:08 | Comments Off
Truex On Pole In Dover

Martin Truex Jr. won the pole for Sunday’s AAA 400 Sprint Cup race at Dover International Speedway on Saturday afternoon.
Truex, who claimed his first pole of the season and the sixth of his career, will start the third race in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup next to Kurt Busch, the highest qualifying driver [...]

Peugeot Draws First Blood From Audi At Petit
Friday, 30 Sep, 2011 – 17:36 | Comments Off
Peugeot Draws First Blood From Audi At Petit

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. – Anthony Davidson drove the Peugeot 908 to the pole for Saturday’s Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta, where two of the French factory cars will share the first two rows with the cars of Audi Sport Team Joest.
Qualifying on the the front row with Davidson was Timo Bernhard, who posted the [...]

Pedley: Drivers Should Act Like They Care
Friday, 30 Sep, 2011 – 7:35 | Comments Off
Pedley: Drivers Should Act Like They Care

It’s not just fuel tanks which are running low in races these days in Sprint Cup. Civility and decorum also appear to be down to fumes.
And that’s great. Great for fans and great for the sport.
A couple weeks ago at Chicagoland Speedway, Chase driver Tony Stewart talked about how in Sprint Cup on-track respect has [...]

Pedley: Underground Radio Still A Tough Call
Thursday, 29 Sep, 2011 – 8:01 | One Comment
Pedley: Underground Radio Still A Tough Call

Tires, suspension parts, cylinder heads, carburetors, performance-enhancing drugs and wings. Over the years, all these things and many more have taken their turns as objects of racing controversy. A couple weekends ago at Chicagoland Speedway, two-way radios took their turn.
The guess here is that the controversy over two-way radios has not been squelched for good.
The [...]

Audi R18s Lead Testing At Petit
Thursday, 29 Sep, 2011 – 6:52 | Comments Off
Audi R18s Lead Testing At Petit

For the second time in three days of testing, Audi Sport’s Romain Dumas set the fastest lap of the day ahead of Saturday’s 14th annual Petit Le Mans powered by Mazda.
The Frenchman set a lap of 1:09.550 (131.474 mph) in Wednesday’s two-hour session at Road Atlanta in the Audi R18 that he will share with [...]

Wheldon Returns; New Dallara Debuts
Wednesday, 28 Sep, 2011 – 7:13 | Comments Off
Wheldon Returns; New Dallara Debuts

Two-time and reigning Indianapolis 500 champion Dan Wheldon insists the six-week testing program he has undertaken for the IZOD IndyCar Series 2012 prototype chassis has made him “a more complete race car driver.”
Idle competitively since winning the 100th anniversary edition of the Indy 500 on May 29, Wheldon will return to the series this weekend [...]

INDYCAR To Roll Out New Chassis Today
Tuesday, 27 Sep, 2011 – 7:42 | Comments Off
INDYCAR To Roll Out New Chassis Today

Following a series of private tests and an undisclosed amount of laps, the 2012 IZOD IndyCar Series prototype chassis is scheduled to go public today at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Dan Wheldon, two-time/reigning Indianapolis 500 champion, will wheel the Dallara chassis powered by a twin-turbocharged Honda V-6 engine around the 2.5-mile IMS layout during the car’s first [...]

Vandergriff Jr. Makes Two Winning Passes
Monday, 26 Sep, 2011 – 7:21 | Comments Off
Vandergriff Jr. Makes Two Winning Passes

ENNIS, Texas – Bob Vandergriff Jr. says his natural athleticism kicks-in every time he rolls to the starting line in his Top Fuel dragster.
But after an impromptu victory sprint up the all-concrete Texas Motorplex Sunday afternoon, Vandergriff admitted he really needs to start hitting the treadmill.
“It’s a long way back to the starting line with [...]