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Racing, Wrecking A Hot Topic At New Bristol
Saturday, 19 Mar, 2011 – 7:00 | 2 Comments
Racing, Wrecking A Hot Topic At New Bristol

Bristol, Tenn. – One of the subjects being debated on Friday morning at Bristol Motor Speedway is how the racing on the reconfigured race track and its progressive banking compares to what went on before the 2007 facelift.
The bottom-line question seems to be whether the objective is racing or wrecking. Some say the end of […]

Audi Vs. Peugeot Is Under Way
Friday, 18 Mar, 2011 – 8:16 | Comments Off on Audi Vs. Peugeot Is Under Way
Audi Vs. Peugeot Is Under Way

Sebring, Fla. – The heavyweight challengers traded blows during Thursday’s practice sessions for Saturday’s Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring race. When the track was finally put to bed late in the evening, Audi and Peugeot each could boast of having been fastest in practice.
Early in the hour-long afternoon session, Tom Kristensen entered a 1:50.424 […]

McMurray, Dixon Trade Places
Thursday, 17 Mar, 2011 – 6:39 | Comments Off on McMurray, Dixon Trade Places
McMurray, Dixon Trade Places

A swap meet of sorts was held in Alabama on Wednesday.
That’s where IndyCar driver Scott Dixon and NASCAR’s Jamie McMurray traded rides. Dixon took the wheel of McMurray’s car at Talladega Superspeedway while McMurray took the wheel of Dixon’s Indy car at Barber Motorsports Park near Birmingham.
The following is a transcript of a press conference […]

Busch Says NHRA Was Anything But A Drag
Wednesday, 16 Mar, 2011 – 17:24 | Comments Off on Busch Says NHRA Was Anything But A Drag
Busch Says NHRA Was Anything But A Drag

Kurt Busch returns to his day job this week – driving the No. 22  Sprint Cup Dodge for  Penske Racing at Bristol Motor Speedway.
But during a teleconference on Wednesday, Busch took a look back at competing in the NHRA Gatornationals in a Pro Stock car.
It was Busch’s first drag race in the highly competitive Pro […]

Audi Takes Its Turn At Sebring
Tuesday, 15 Mar, 2011 – 19:12 | Comments Off on Audi Takes Its Turn At Sebring
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 on Kahne Trucks To Win In Darlington
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 on Hornaday Can Show He’s Tougher Than Darlington
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 on Like It Or Not, Danica Assigned New Engineer
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 […]