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Indy Motor Speedway To Host Quadruple-Header in 2012
Wednesday, 6 Jul, 2011 – 17:24 | Comments Off
Indy Motor Speedway To Host Quadruple-Header in 2012

The weekend of next year’s Brickyard 400 Sprint Cup race will be held as part of an Indianapolis Motor Speedway quadruple-header.
On the last weekend of July, the NASCAR Nationwide Series and also the Grand-Am Road Racing will join  Cup Series for four races.
It will be the first time that races will take place on the [...]

Ben Spies Helping to Put America Back On MotoGP Map
Monday, 4 Jul, 2011 – 13:44 | 2 Comments
Ben Spies Helping to Put America Back On MotoGP Map

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Texan Ben Spies had less than a week to savor his first career MotoGP victory, shuttling off from the podium at Assen, The Netherlands, to Autodromo Internazionale del Mugello for the Grand Prix of Italy.
Spies finished fourth Sunday on his Yamaha Factory Racing machine in Round 8 of 18 at [...]

Porsche Is Set To Return To LMP1 At Le Mans
Friday, 1 Jul, 2011 – 12:06 | Comments Off
Porsche Is Set To Return To LMP1 At Le Mans

Porsche AG has announced the company’s return to competition in the premier LMP1 category at the Le Mans 24-hour in 2014. It will be the German marque’s first commitment to winning the race over-all at the famed French race since its victory in 1998.
The company’s director of motorsports said Porsche will consider building a hybrid [...]

Austin Track Adds Supercars
Thursday, 30 Jun, 2011 – 19:10 | One Comment
Austin Track Adds Supercars

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
The door-banging action of Australia’s popular V8 Supercar Series is the latest schedule addition to the Circuit of The Americas under construction in Austin, Texas.
V8 Supercars and Circuit of The Americas (COTA), along with Texas Gov. Rick Perry and Queensland Premier Anna Bligh, announced a five-year agreement Thursday to bring [...]

Austin Endorses F1 Track
Wednesday, 29 Jun, 2011 – 18:15 | Comments Off
Austin Endorses F1 Track

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
After three weeks of deliberation, the Austin City Council voted to officially endorse the Formula 1 United States Grand Prix event to be held in neighboring Travis County in June of 2012. The 5 to 2 vote in favor of the event came after lobbying by representatives of the Circuit [...]

American Spies Wins MotoGP Race
Saturday, 25 Jun, 2011 – 17:17 | Comments Off

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American rider Ben Spies rode to his first career MotoGP victory Saturday when he won at TT Assen in the Netherlands.
It was the first MotoGP victory by an American rider since Nicky Hayden won the Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix on July 23, 2006 at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Spies’ victory came midway through his [...]

Ingram: Austin’s Decision – Status Quo Or F1
Saturday, 25 Jun, 2011 – 16:26 | 11 Comments
Ingram: Austin’s Decision – Status Quo Or F1

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
In a city named after a statesman and with a newspaper using the same generic noun, there’s not much statesmanship going on in Austin when it comes to the future of the Formula One race scheduled for June of 2012. Watching the sausage being made while democracy collides with F1’s current era [...]

Pruett/Rojas Win Grand-Am Race at Road America
Saturday, 25 Jun, 2011 – 13:33 | Comments Off
Pruett/Rojas Win Grand-Am Race at Road America

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The No. 01 Daytona Prototype of Chip Ganassi Racing returned to winning ways Saturday when it won the  Rolex Sports Car Series 250 driven by Visitflorida.com at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wis.
With Scott Purett at the wheel of the BMW Riley, the Ganassi car took the lead when the polesitting team of SunTrust Racing [...]

SunTrust Boys Stay Hot At Road America Qualifying
Friday, 24 Jun, 2011 – 17:26 | Comments Off
SunTrust Boys Stay Hot At Road America Qualifying

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Ricky Taylor captured his third consecutive Daytona Prototype pole Friday in GRAND-AM’s return to Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wis., and will lead the field to the green flag for Saturday’s Rolex Sports Car Series 250 Driven by VisitFlorida.com.
Taylor and Max Angelelli will be seeking their third consecutive victory in the No. 10 SunTrust Racing [...]

Some Drivers Just Drifting Their Way Through Life
Friday, 17 Jun, 2011 – 11:22 | Comments Off
Some Drivers Just Drifting Their Way Through Life

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Fort Worth, Texas – Screeching tires, billowing white smoke and the smell of burning rubber serve as Michael Essa’s calling card, one that likely would drive his authorized BMW dealer to tears.
Essa is a third-season competitor with Formula DRIFT, an “extreme motorsport” that made its debut at Texas Motor Speedway [...]