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Racin’ News: Big Field Enters Indy 500
Thursday, 14 Apr, 2011 – 10:26 | Comments Off
Racin’ News: Big Field Enters Indy 500

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In racin’ news today, Thursday, April 14:
(This package includes news on: Indy 500 entires; STP headed to Kansas Speedway; Kelly Bires to driver for Gibbs; Ford GTs to Le Mans)
Four past winners and four IZOD IndyCar Series champions are among the drivers named to the 42 entries filed for the 2011 Indianapolis 500, scheduled for [...]

Austin F1 Track Has A Name And A New Tenant
Tuesday, 12 Apr, 2011 – 18:54 | Comments Off
Austin F1 Track Has A Name And A New Tenant

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Austin, Texas – Formula One’s new home in the United States now officially has a name _ Circuit of the Americas. In addition to staging the Formula One United States Grand Prix beginning in 2012, the facility will play host to the MotoGP World Championship starting in 2013.
Those were the [...]

TGIM: Is IndyCar Watching Too Much NASCAR?
Monday, 11 Apr, 2011 – 9:05 | 6 Comments
TGIM: Is IndyCar Watching Too Much NASCAR?

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Thank God It’s Monday:
Perhaps it’s the influx of young drivers into the series. Or perhaps it is a heightened threat to career survival. Or perhaps it is just the increasing degradation of the concept of sportsmanship in general.
Or, perhaps it is not that big of a deal to race drivers, [...]

Buckler, Lally And TRG Trying On The Blue Oval
Saturday, 9 Apr, 2011 – 7:30 | Comments Off
Buckler, Lally And TRG Trying On The Blue Oval

Fort Worth, Texas – Kevin Buckler’s ace lineup of sports car drivers has stood on podiums and sprayed champagne from Daytona Beach to Le Mans.
The Racer’s Group has been competing and winning at the top level of the sports car genre since 1993… and bottom-feeding in NASCAR ‘s Sprint Cup Series since 2009. It’s a [...]

Garcia, Spirit Of Daytona On Grand-Am Pole
Friday, 8 Apr, 2011 – 15:13 | Comments Off
Garcia, Spirit Of Daytona On Grand-Am Pole

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Antonio Garcia ran a lap of 101.368 mph (1:21.682) in the Spirit of Daytona Racing entry in Friday’s qualifying at Barber Motorsports Park to capture the pole for Saturday’s Porsche 250.
It was the first career pole in the Rolex Grand-Am Racing Series for Garcia, Spirit of Daytona Racing and the Coyote chassis.
“This is my fourth [...]

Pedley: Add Irrelevance To NASCAR’s Woes
Saturday, 26 Mar, 2011 – 9:01 | 9 Comments
Pedley: Add Irrelevance To NASCAR’s Woes

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Two very important American races were held last weekend. Only one left its promoters smiling. Why?
It’s a fool’s quest to think that a question like that can be answered with a simple, short, one-reason-covers-everything explanation. In truth, there may be as many explanations as there are race fans.
But in debates [...]

Minter: Credible Information Gap Is Getting Bigger
Wednesday, 23 Mar, 2011 – 15:11 | 4 Comments
Minter: Credible Information Gap Is Getting Bigger

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
I read on the Internet yesterday that National Speed Sport News was ceasing publication. I guess I’m just like most everybody else these days. I get my racing news online for free, but I also wonder when the point will come where those who gather the racing news just can’t [...]

Ingram: A Racing Revolution Begins At ESPN3.com
Monday, 21 Mar, 2011 – 16:12 | Comments Off
Ingram: A Racing Revolution Begins At ESPN3.com

From the Monday Morning Crew Chief™:
If you were up before dawn on Sunday to catch a plane, as I was, in hopes of seeing the green flag fall at the Bristol Motor Speedway’s Sprint Cup event on TV at home, the idea of watching races live via a computer bears some thought.
On Saturday, the day [...]

Surviving 12 Hours Of Racing Was A Breeze
Monday, 21 Mar, 2011 – 10:33 | One Comment
Surviving 12 Hours Of Racing Was A Breeze

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Some cold, soggy un-refridgerated Monday morning leftovers:
Somebody once asked me: How in the heck can race fans stay entertained during 12-hour, 24-hour endurance races?
The answer, which was underlined Saturday at the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring, is: No problemo.
You don’t have to be an avid race fan, or even [...]

‘Other’ Peugeot Surprises Sebring
Saturday, 19 Mar, 2011 – 21:58 | Comments Off
‘Other’ Peugeot Surprises Sebring

Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Sebring, Fla. – The Oreca team upheld the pride of Peugeot by winning the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring. The private French squad and its older model Peugeot 908 HDi FAP held off the new Honda-backed prototype of Highcroft Racing by 36 seconds to win the 59th running of America’s [...]