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IndyCar Won’t Replace Brazilia Date
Tuesday, 3 Feb, 2015 – 8:18 | Comments Off on IndyCar Won’t Replace Brazilia Date
IndyCar Won’t Replace Brazilia Date

The Verizon IndyCar Series schedule will not begin on March 8 as scheduled.
In a press release issued by the series, officials said that it has been unable to find a replacement for the race in Brasilia, Brazil, which was cancelled by event organizers this week.
The statement read: INDYCAR has explored several possibilities in an attempt […]

Brasilia Withdrawal Shakes Up IndyCar’s Season-Opening Plans
Saturday, 31 Jan, 2015 – 9:26 | Comments Off on Brasilia Withdrawal Shakes Up IndyCar’s Season-Opening Plans
Brasilia Withdrawal Shakes Up IndyCar’s Season-Opening Plans

INDYCAR officials are exploring options to save the Verizon IndyCar Series’ 2015 season-opening weekend in the aftermath of an unexpected cancellation of the scheduled March 6-8 event in Brasilia, Brazil.
The Indianapolis-based sanctioning body was blindsided Thursday when BAND, promoter of the race scheduled for the 3.4-mile Autodromo Internacional Nelson Piquet road-course, pulled the plug on […]

Gordon To Hand Seat Over To Chase Elliott
Thursday, 29 Jan, 2015 – 20:49 | Comments Off on Gordon To Hand Seat Over To Chase Elliott
Gordon To Hand Seat Over To Chase Elliott

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Exit Jeff Gordon. Enter Chase Elliott.
On Thursday, one week after Gordon announced 2015 would be his final full-time season in NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Series, team owner Rick Hendrick made it official that Elliott would be the four-time champion’s successor. The announcement surprised no one. After all, Hendrick had signed Elliott when he […]

Q and A: Gordon – “Today Is An Emotional Day”
Thursday, 22 Jan, 2015 – 18:01 | Comments Off on Q and A: Gordon – “Today Is An Emotional Day”
Q and A: Gordon – “Today Is An Emotional Day”

On Thursday morning, Jeff Gordon announced to his Hendrick Motorsports team that 2015 would be the last year that he competed full time in the Sprint Cup Series.
Thursday afternoon, the 43-year-old driver held a teleconference with the media to explain his decision and to take question about it.
Gordon, a four-time Cup champion and the winner […]

New Bow Tie Looks Good On Force And NHRA
Monday, 19 Jan, 2015 – 9:33 | 5 Comments
New Bow Tie Looks Good On Force And NHRA

Drag racing’s self-described “P.T. Barnum on the road at 300 mph” donned a Gold Bowtie, waved his barker’s cane and reiterated that you better believe this show will go on.
Translation: John Force and his family-centric racing organization have entered into a multi-year manufacturer’s partnership with Chevrolet beginning with the 2015 NHRA Mello Yello Drag […]

IMSA’s Atherton: We Learned From Our Mistakes
Sunday, 18 Jan, 2015 – 9:49 | One Comment
IMSA’s Atherton: We Learned From Our Mistakes

For Scott Atherton, the president and chief operating officer of the International Motor Sports Association, giving birth to the Tudor United SportsCar Series was like, well, giving birth. Except these birthing pains lasted a year and a half.
“I’ve referenced it as being the most challenging, the most difficult 18 months of my life,” Atherton told […]

Gordon Closes Out Dakar Rally With Victory In Final Stage
Sunday, 18 Jan, 2015 – 8:24 | 2 Comments
Gordon Closes Out Dakar Rally With Victory In Final Stage

Robby Gordon reinforced his standing as the most accomplished American driver in Dakar Rally history Saturday, closing the event’s 37th annual edition with a victory in Stage 13.
Gordon posted his 10th career stage win during a trek from Rosario to Buenos Aires, the capital city of Argentina. A steady rain shortened the stage from its […]

Clauson Cleans Up At Chili Bowl
Saturday, 17 Jan, 2015 – 8:02 | Comments Off on Clauson Cleans Up At Chili Bowl
Clauson Cleans Up At Chili Bowl

Bryan Clauson posted a flag-to-flag victory in Friday’s Vacuworx Global Qualifying Night A-Feature to become the only driver to sweep a 25-lap preliminary during the 29th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals presented by General Tire.
After notching his third career preliminary night victory on Tulsa Expo Raceway’s quarter-mile clay oval inside the River […]

Crash Slows Gordon In Dakar Rally
Friday, 16 Jan, 2015 – 8:39 | Comments Off on Crash Slows Gordon In Dakar Rally
Crash Slows Gordon In Dakar Rally

Robby Gordon’s determination to complete the 37th annual Dakar Rally never was more evident than during Stage 11 on Thursday, when the Californian and navigator Johnny Campbell rode-out a high-speed crash en route to a 13th-place finish.
While the impact stopped the No. 308 HST Gordini in its tracks, neither Gordon nor Campbell was injured.
“You OK, […]

Force Racing To Clip On Bow Ties
Thursday, 15 Jan, 2015 – 15:46 | One Comment
Force Racing To Clip On Bow Ties

John Force Racing and Chevrolet have signed a multi-year manufacturer’s agreement that will see the “Gold Bowtie” brand backing the 18-time NHRA Funny Car championship-winning organization starting with the 2015 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season.
Announced Thursday during a national teleconference, JFR’s deal with General Motors covers the Chevrolet Camaro SS Funny Cars […]