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Audi Endures, Peugeots Flame Out At Le Mans
Sunday, 13 Jun, 2010 – 15:00 | 2 Comments
Audi Endures, Peugeots Flame Out At Le Mans

Le Mans, France – In the end, the Peugeot 908 HDi FAP proved to be fast but fragile compared to the Audi R15 TDI “plus” that added another victory for the German manufacturer from Ingolstadt at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
When the valiant, hectoring chase of Alexander Wurz ended with a puff of smoke [...]

Ford Out To Party In Its Backyard This Weekend
Saturday, 12 Jun, 2010 – 18:40 | Comments Off
Ford Out To Party In Its Backyard This Weekend

Thursday was a huge day at Ford Racing headquarters in Dearborn, Mich. As has become traditional on the week of Sprint Cup racing at Michigan International Speedway, drivers and big shots from the company’s North American racing programs were invited to town to see, feel and schmooze.
During an early morning phone conversation, Jamie Allision, head [...]

Nationwide Notes: They Going For The Bonus, Baby
Friday, 11 Jun, 2010 – 16:56 | 2 Comments
Nationwide Notes: They Going For The Bonus, Baby

Sparta, Ky. – Saturday night’s Meijer 300 at Kentucky Speedway is the second of four Nationwide Insurance “Dash 4 Cash” bonus events that pays an extra $25,000 to the race winner.
Kevin Harvick captured a $25,000 bonus from Nationwide Insurance by winning at Nashville Superspeedway in April.
There’s a good chance the bonus will be distributed again this weekend.
Two-time defending race champion [...]

Ferrari Off To Fast Start
Thursday, 10 Jun, 2010 – 7:13 | Comments Off
Ferrari Off To Fast Start

Risi Competizione’s quest for a third straight victory for Ferrari in the 24 Hours of Le Mans is off to a solid start. Gianmaria Bruni set provisional pole position time for GT2 Wednesday with a lap of 3:59.361 over the 8.4-mile Circuit de la Sarthe in France aboard the Ferrari F430 GT he will share [...]

Ingram: Oh Canada – And U.S., Too
Monday, 7 Jun, 2010 – 7:10 | 4 Comments
Ingram: Oh Canada – And U.S., Too

From the Monday Morning Crew Chief:
After the demise of US F1 earlier this year, it seemed safe to conclude America would not be participating in the world championship this year and that it would be a long while before an American presence would re-surface. Since then, it’s become evident that things move quickly in the [...]

Kaptain Knievel Jumpy At Texas
Sunday, 6 Jun, 2010 – 17:02 | 3 Comments
Kaptain Knievel Jumpy At Texas

Fort Worth, Texas – Motorcycle daredevil Kaptain Robbie Knievel admits the only lifestyle he has ever known could someday be the death of him.
Thankfully, that wasn’t the case Saturday evening on the frontstretch at Texas Motor Speedway, where Knievel successfully completed his “Above The Law” jump.  Knievel, the 47-year-old son of legendary daredevil Evel Knievel, [...]

Minter: RIP, Mercury
Thursday, 3 Jun, 2010 – 10:57 | 3 Comments
Minter: RIP, Mercury

The news this week that Ford is dropping the Mercury line that has for years produced cars for people who wanted a little more than a Ford but not as much as a Lincoln brings to mind the 1970s in NASCAR, when the “Big Cars” still ruled the roost in the series now known as [...]

IRL Notes: IndyCar To Hit Streets Of Baltimore
Wednesday, 2 Jun, 2010 – 20:36 | Comments Off
IRL Notes: IndyCar To Hit Streets Of Baltimore

Randy Bernard’s blueprint for growing the IZOD IndyCar Series in 2011 and beyond began taking shape Wednesday, with the announcement that the inaugural Baltimore Grand Prix will be contested next summer on a 2.4-mile temporary street circuit incorporating the scenic Inner Harbor area of downtown.
Baltimore Racing Development (BRD) has been granted an Aug. 5-7 date [...]

Race Day: The Concord Marathon
Sunday, 30 May, 2010 – 8:29 | Comments Off
Race Day: The Concord Marathon

From time to time – usually right about this time of the year – the subject of establishing an official Triple Crown or Grand Slam for Sprint Cup comes up. Some say making certain races a bit more important than others would add to the sport’s interest level.
And after they say that, the next thing [...]

Busch Survives Late Crashfest To Win Nationwide Race
Saturday, 29 May, 2010 – 16:07 | Comments Off
Busch Survives Late Crashfest To Win Nationwide Race

Kyle Busch overcame pit-road trouble and late restarts to win Saturday’s Tech-Net Auto Service 300 Nationwide Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
The victory was the fifth in 12 starts for Busch in 2010. It was the 33rd of his Nationwide career and it was his sixth at CMS.
It came despite the fact that he was [...]