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IndyCar Back To Fontana, But Will Bernard Be Back To IndyCar?
Tuesday, 5 Jul, 2011 – 10:58 | One Comment
IndyCar Back To Fontana, But Will Bernard Be Back To IndyCar?

The INDYCAR Series has announced that it will return to Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif. in 2012.
But unless this year’s season-ending race is a Nielsen Ratings success, the man who negotiated the open-wheel series’ return to Auto Club may not be around to see the race as Randy Bernard, the chief executive officer of INDYCAR, [...]

Ben Spies Helping to Put America Back On MotoGP Map
Monday, 4 Jul, 2011 – 13:44 | 2 Comments
Ben Spies Helping to Put America Back On MotoGP Map

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Texan Ben Spies had less than a week to savor his first career MotoGP victory, shuttling off from the podium at Assen, The Netherlands, to Autodromo Internazionale del Mugello for the Grand Prix of Italy.
Spies finished fourth Sunday on his Yamaha Factory Racing machine in Round 8 of 18 at [...]

Logano Emerges With NNS Win
Friday, 1 Jul, 2011 – 20:48 | Comments Off
Logano Emerges With NNS Win

Joey Logano stayed ahead of a last-lap big wreck and was handed the victory in the Subway Jalapeno 250 Nationwide Series at Daytona International Speedway on Friday night.
The victory was the first of the season for Logano.
“It just feels good to be on this side of it,” Logano said. “Usually, I’m in second – the [...]

Porsche Is Set To Return To LMP1 At Le Mans
Friday, 1 Jul, 2011 – 12:06 | Comments Off
Porsche Is Set To Return To LMP1 At Le Mans

Porsche AG has announced the company’s return to competition in the premier LMP1 category at the Le Mans 24-hour in 2014. It will be the German marque’s first commitment to winning the race over-all at the famed French race since its victory in 1998.
The company’s director of motorsports said Porsche will consider building a hybrid [...]

Radio Days; Communication Upgraded For DIS
Thursday, 30 Jun, 2011 – 10:12 | One Comment
Radio Days; Communication Upgraded For DIS

Daytona Beach, Fla. – When NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers began racing in two-car drafts at Daytona in February, the unique form of competition created scenarios and safety issues never before seen.
For the first time in the sport’s history, drivers discovered they needed to talk to fellow competitors who were not their teammates. That was possible [...]

Penske’s Power Cleared To Drive; Tests Mid-Ohio
Thursday, 30 Jun, 2011 – 9:00 | Comments Off
Penske’s Power Cleared To Drive; Tests Mid-Ohio

Cleared to drive by INDYCAR’s medical staff following a “mild concussion” suffered Saturday night, Will Power spent Wednesday road-course testing in pursuit of IZOD IndyCar Series nemesis Dario Franchitti.
Power joined Team Penske teammates Helio Castroneves and Ryan Briscoe for a test on the 2.258-mile Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, his first seat time since crashing into the [...]

Marco Hopes He Has Acquired A Great New Habit
Wednesday, 29 Jun, 2011 – 12:07 | Comments Off
Marco Hopes He Has Acquired A Great New Habit

Nearly five years have passed since Marco Andretti, then 19-years-old, won his first IZOD IndyCar Series race, flirted with the allure of Formula One and began to shave.
The ensuing 78-race eternity that began for the Family Andretti at Infineon Raceway on Aug. 27, 2006 mercifully ended Saturday night at Iowa Speedway, where Marco outbattled former [...]

Legends Like Archer Part Of Racing’s Dusty Past
Tuesday, 28 Jun, 2011 – 10:29 | 4 Comments
Legends Like Archer Part Of Racing’s Dusty Past

The ongoing debate over who should be enshrined in the NASCAR Hall of Fame is healthy because it causes people to think about who their heroes – racing and otherwise – really are.
For many, their racing heroes aren’t the Pettys and Pearsons of NASCAR. They’re the short track racers they watched every Saturday night at [...]

Efforts To Save Nashville Track Are Amped Up
Monday, 27 Jun, 2011 – 10:56 | 3 Comments
Efforts To Save Nashville Track Are Amped Up

Nashville – Two high-profile backers with links to the music and racing industry have thrown their support behind Fairgrounds Speedway to try to enhance its long-range future.
Mike Curb, one of the nation’s premier music moguls and co-owner of Baker Curb Racing, has joined Scott Borchetta, another prominent music promoter and former racer, as the track’s [...]

Neff Runs Away In Norwalk
Sunday, 26 Jun, 2011 – 18:37 | Comments Off
Neff Runs Away In Norwalk

Mike Neff raced to his third win of the season Sunday, winning the Funny Car portion of the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals in Norwalk, Ohio.
Del Worsham, Vincent Nobile, and Eddie Krawiec also won in their respective categories at the 10th of 22 events in the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series.
Neff drove his Castrol [...]