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Furniture Row Knows: Used Stuff Can Be Bargain
Saturday, 29 Sep, 2012 – 9:19 | 3 Comments
Furniture Row Knows: Used Stuff Can Be Bargain

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Some racing thoughts:
The old mailback seems to tell this story: Fans think hiring Kurt Busch was a huge mistake on the part of Furniture Row Racing.
The thought here is that that is probably true –  if Furniture Row is more concerned about its image than with improving on-track performance.
The current […]

Grand-Am Releases 2013 Schedule Of Races
Friday, 28 Sep, 2012 – 10:09 | Comments Off on Grand-Am Releases 2013 Schedule Of Races
Grand-Am Releases 2013 Schedule Of Races

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GRAND-AM Road Racing announced its 2013 schedule on Friday and it includes three new events and a combined weekend with the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón.
Both the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series and Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge schedules will feature inaugural races at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Tex.; […]

Graf Earns Pole At VIR
Friday, 14 Sep, 2012 – 19:52 | Comments Off on Graf Earns Pole At VIR
Graf Earns Pole At VIR

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Klaus Graf and Muscle Milk Pickett Racing set a track record en route to pole position for Saturday’s VIR 240 – the first race at the circuit for the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón.
His lap of 1:35.434 (123.352 mph) bested the previous record: a 1:36.3 from a Benetton ex-F1 car in 2004. […]

Reminder: Bowyer Won Final Non-Chase Race
Thursday, 13 Sep, 2012 – 10:24 | Comments Off on Reminder: Bowyer Won Final Non-Chase Race
Reminder: Bowyer Won Final Non-Chase Race

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Racing thoughts from the last week or so:
Quick: Who won the race at Richmond?
The point: Probably the most irrelevant person in racing every year is the driver who wins the Sprint Cup race at Richmond in September. Unless, of course, that driver needed the win to get into the Chase; […]

Drivers: Merged Sports Car Series Facing Big Q’s
Wednesday, 12 Sep, 2012 – 17:58 | Comments Off on Drivers: Merged Sports Car Series Facing Big Q’s
Drivers: Merged Sports Car Series Facing Big Q’s

KANSAS CITY, Kan. – It took years of difficult start-and-stop talks before the leaders of North America’s two top sports car series could finally agree to a merger. But now, according to drivers from those series, comes the tough part: Coming up with a merged series that works for all parties.
“I wouldn’t want to be […]

Segal/Assentato, Ferrari Win GT Championship
Sunday, 9 Sep, 2012 – 19:58 | Comments Off on Segal/Assentato, Ferrari Win GT Championship
Segal/Assentato, Ferrari Win GT Championship

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The driving duo of Jeff Segal and Emil Assentato finished second at Leguna Seca on Sunday but won the GRAND-AM Rolex GT championship.
Dane Cameron and Wayne Nonnamaker scoreed a breakthrough GT race victory.
In the Daytona Prototype division, Richard Westbrook and Antonio Garcia won Sunday, getting their third victory of the season.
Segal and Assentato became the first […]

Corvettes Sweep Front Row at Laguna Seca
Saturday, 8 Sep, 2012 – 17:36 | Comments Off on Corvettes Sweep Front Row at Laguna Seca
Corvettes Sweep Front Row at Laguna Seca

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Richard Westbrook, driving the No. 90 Spirit of Daytona Corvette DP with Antonio Garcia, upstaged both pre-pole favorites with a lap of 1:21.042 (99.415 mph) around Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca’s 11-turn, 2.238 mile track and won the pole for Sunday’s Continental Tire Sports Car Festival Powered by Mazda.
Westbrook had been fifth fastest in the previous […]

GRAND-AM, ALMS Sports Car Series To Merge
Wednesday, 5 Sep, 2012 – 9:14 | Comments Off on GRAND-AM, ALMS Sports Car Series To Merge
GRAND-AM, ALMS Sports Car Series To Merge

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Begining in 2014, there will be just one major sports car series operating in the United States as officials of the Rolex GRAND-AM and American Le Mans Series announced Wednesday that they will merge their operations.
The announcement was made during a press conference held at Daytona International Speedway, site of […]

P2 Cars Dominate Baltimore ALMS Race
Saturday, 1 Sep, 2012 – 19:04 | Comments Off on P2 Cars Dominate Baltimore ALMS Race
P2 Cars Dominate Baltimore ALMS Race

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Christophe Bouchut and Scott Tucker led a 1-2 finish for Level 5 Motorsports at the Baltimore Sports Car Challenge presented by SRT on Saturday, the team’s second overall win in the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón this year.
Bouchut, the P2 pole-sitter in the No. 055 Honda Performance Development ARX-03b prototype, beat Luis […]

Indy Historian To Speak
Wednesday, 22 Aug, 2012 – 6:54 | Comments Off on Indy Historian To Speak

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Donald Davidson, longtime historian at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, will be the featured speaker at the International Motor Racing Research Center in Watkins Glen, N.Y., on Saturday, Aug. 25.
Davidson is considered the pre-eminent expert on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the Indianapolis 500 and United States Auto Club. His appearance to discuss the famed 500-mile race […]