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Audi Takes Its Turn At Sebring
Tuesday, 15 Mar, 2011 – 19:12 | Comments Off
Audi Takes Its Turn At Sebring

The long-running jousting match between Audi and Peugeot continues at Sebring.
A day after a French Peugeot claimed top lap during testing for this weekend’s Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring, German car-maker Audi took its turn to top the speed charts on Tuesday.
Audi Sport Team Joest’s R15 prototype driven by Timo Bernhard, Romain Dumas and [...]

Peugeot Looking Racy at Sebring
Tuesday, 15 Mar, 2011 – 6:53 | One Comment
Peugeot Looking Racy at Sebring

Peugeot eased out to a quick start at Sebring on Monday, but was closely followed by its long-time foil Audi.
A new factory Peugeot 908 – driven by Franck Montagny, Stephane Sarrazin and Pedro Lamy – turned a best lap of 1:47.678 (123.702 mph) during the first of two four-hour sessions in the lead-up to the [...]

IndyCar Raids NASCAR Rule Book
Monday, 14 Mar, 2011 – 8:34 | 2 Comments
IndyCar Raids NASCAR Rule Book

Side-by-side restarts at all venues – and likely implementation of a NASCAR-inspired “Lucky Dog/free pass” – are the IZOD IndyCar Series’ latest attempts at ratcheting-up the quality of racing in 2011.
Brian Barnhart, INDYCAR’s president of competition and racing operations, announced Friday that side-by-side restarts will be in effect at all tracks starting with the season-opening [...]

Kahne Trucks To Win In Darlington
Saturday, 12 Mar, 2011 – 19:28 | Comments Off
Kahne Trucks To Win In Darlington

Kasey Kaney led the most laps and won the Too Tough To Tame 200 Camping World Truck Series race at Darlington Raceway Saturday evening.
Kahne, making just his fourth start in the series, was driving a truck owned by Kyle Busch Motorsports.
He led 96 of the 147 laps.
It was Kahne’s third  victory in those four truck [...]

Hornaday Can Show He’s Tougher Than Darlington
Saturday, 12 Mar, 2011 – 8:26 | Comments Off
Hornaday Can Show He’s Tougher Than Darlington

Ron Hornaday Jr. is a racer. You know: Put him on a track, wrap his fingers around a steering wheel, watch him go. And he doesn’t normally get too worked up about the location of the tracks you put him on. Except this weekend.
Hornaday, a veteran of 500 races in NASCAR’s top three series, will [...]

Like It Or Not, Danica Assigned New Engineer
Friday, 11 Mar, 2011 – 14:42 | Comments Off
Like It Or Not, Danica Assigned New Engineer

Included in this package: Danica Patrick given new engineer; Firestone to stay in IndyCar afterall; Open test in Alabama; Race fields to be capped; Conway returns; Sam Schmidt  to IndyCar.
Two-days of open testing at Barber Motorsports Park next week will serve as an accelerated meet-and-greet between IZOD IndyCar Series star Danica Patrick and her revised [...]

Busch Will Attempt To Go Straight This Weekend
Friday, 11 Mar, 2011 – 7:49 | Comments Off
Busch Will Attempt To Go Straight This Weekend

Kurt Busch last raced as a rookie a decade ago, when he made the career-altering leap from NASCAR’s Camping World Truck Series to a full-time Sprint Cup ride with team-owner Jack Roush.
One championship and 22 Cup victories later, Busch is poised to join a distinguished list of NASCAR stars who have crossed-over to NHRA drag [...]

France Pleased With Fast Start To 2011 NASCAR Season
Wednesday, 9 Mar, 2011 – 16:59 | One Comment
France Pleased With Fast Start To 2011 NASCAR Season

It was an upbeat NASCAR chairman and CEO Brian France who spoke during a teleconference with the media on Wednesday. The reason for the good mood, he indicated, was the good start to which the Sprint Cup season has jumped out.
“It’s nice to see the interest level on the way back up.” France said.
He cited [...]

So Far, The New Guy Is The Top Guy At RCR
Saturday, 5 Mar, 2011 – 12:19 | Comments Off
So Far, The New Guy Is The Top Guy At RCR

Paul Menard has been a bit of a racing wanderer. Four Sprint Cup teams in eight Sprint Cup seasons. But from the sound of it, Menard’s wandering days are over.
He has landed with one of the top teams in the series and the dividends – the kind of dividends which can spawn root-taking by the [...]

Kenseth Leads Ford Charge In Vegas Qualifying
Friday, 4 Mar, 2011 – 20:06 | 2 Comments
Kenseth Leads Ford Charge In Vegas Qualifying

It’s true. That was Matt Kenseth leading a parade of Ford drivers to high qualifying spots on Friday afternoon as he won the pole for Sunday’s Sprint Cup race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Winning a pole is a rarity for Kenseth. The pole was the first for the Roush Fenway Racing driver since he was fastest [...]