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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
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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 [...]

Ingram: Gordon Takes 13 Years To Match First Six
Monday, 13 Jun, 2011 – 5:28 | Comments Off
Ingram: Gordon Takes 13 Years To Match First Six

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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From the Monday Morning Crew Chief™:
There was a rash of questions after a brilliant June weekend of racing. Here are one writer’s top ten questions – and answers.
1. Does his second victory of the season make Jeff Gordon the man of the moment in NASCAR?
At least he’s moved from being washed [...]

Surviving Audi Wins Le Mans
Sunday, 12 Jun, 2011 – 8:02 | Comments Off
Surviving Audi Wins Le Mans

Audi’s long, scary weekend at Le Mans ended in joy Sunday when the R18 TDI of Andre Lotterer, Benoit Treluyer and  Marcel Fassler won the 2011 edition of the 24-hour race which is  the most prestigious in sports car racing.
The victory was particularly sweet after the factory-backed Audi team lost its two other cars in horrific [...]

Vette Fans Can Ride Along At Le Mans
Saturday, 11 Jun, 2011 – 8:46 | Comments Off
Vette Fans Can Ride Along At Le Mans

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Endurance racing fans will have an all-access view of this weekend’s 24 Hours of Le Mans, with exclusive features that include “riding along” with Corvette Racing for the entire event.
SPEED will televise 17 hours of live coverage beginning Saturday at 3 p.m. locally (9 a.m., EDT). And via a partnership [...]

Waltrip In Prime Time Of His Career At Le Mans
Saturday, 11 Jun, 2011 – 6:48 | 3 Comments
Waltrip In Prime Time Of His Career At Le Mans

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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A fictitious character dreamed up to sell a Mexican brand of beer has been dubbed The Most Interesting Man in the World for a series of TV ads. Is it possible there really is a person who qualifies for this title, a guy who was born in Owensboro, Ky. and will [...]

Audi And BMW On Pole At Le Mans
Thursday, 9 Jun, 2011 – 21:11 | Comments Off
Audi And BMW On Pole At Le Mans

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At midnight in Le Mans, France the field was set for the 79th running of the world’s greatest sports car race. And it was Audi pulling ahead of Peugeot in the battle for top spot in the big-boy prototype class.
Audi driver Benoit Treluyer claimed pole position.
The Frenchman, who shares his R18 TDI with Marcel Fassler [...]

Project 56 Will Wing Its Way To Le Mans
Thursday, 9 Jun, 2011 – 15:24 | 2 Comments
Project 56 Will Wing Its Way To Le Mans

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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While the concept of delta-wing race cars failed to move INDYCAR officials, it had the opposite effect on officials who conduct the most important sports car race in the world.
As a result, some of the biggest names in American motor sport will join forces and head to the 24 Hours [...]

Peugeot, BMW Top First Qualifying At Le Mans
Thursday, 9 Jun, 2011 – 6:38 | Comments Off
Peugeot, BMW Top First Qualifying At Le Mans

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Le Mans, France – Preparations for this weekend’s 79th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans began Wednesday with four hours of free practice, followed by the first of three, two-hour qualifying sessions.
BMW’s two M3 GTs opened the German marque’s push for a victory with the best time in the GTE Pro class during [...]

SunTrust Makes It Two Straight In Grand-Am
Saturday, 4 Jun, 2011 – 20:54 | Comments Off
SunTrust Makes It Two Straight In Grand-Am

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Ricky Taylor held off Scott Pruett by 3.839 seconds Saturday to win the 30th Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen.
Taylor was joined by Max Angelelli in the No. 10 SunTrust Chevrolet/Dallara, winning his second consecutive Rolex Series race from the pole.
Pruett and Memo Rojas were seeking their fourth consecutive victory in the event – the [...]