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Ingram: Yanks At Le Mans – They Keep On Coming
Monday, 25 Apr, 2011 – 9:12 | 2 Comments
Ingram: Yanks At Le Mans – They Keep On Coming

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
From the Monday Morning Crew Chief™:
Michael Waltrip is headed for his first Le Mans 24-hour in June, but already has a leg up after spending an Easter Sunday testing at the famed French race course. For those who have never been before – and these days no NASCAR driver has time […]

Audi R18 Beats Peugeot At Le Mans Test Day
Sunday, 24 Apr, 2011 – 18:43 | Comments Off on Audi R18 Beats Peugeot At Le Mans Test Day
Audi R18 Beats Peugeot At Le Mans Test Day

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
In the first head-to-head meeting of Peugeot’s 908 and Audi’s R18, the Audis were consistently faster during the test day at the Le Mans 24-hour circuit. Tom Kristensen was quickest over-all with a lap of 3:27.687. Stephane Sarrazin posted the best time for Peugeot Sport Total and third quickest over-all […]

Aston Martin, BMW Win At Long Beach
Monday, 18 Apr, 2011 – 16:42 | Comments Off on Aston Martin, BMW Win At Long Beach
Aston Martin, BMW Win At Long Beach

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Aston Martin scored its first over-all victory in the ALMS at Long Beach when the Muscle Milk team beat the only other LMP1 car in the field of Dyson Racing. But it was the fierce street fight for the GT victory that provided the action for most of the two-hour […]

Tough Times Ahead For Texas Rattlesnakes
Thursday, 14 Apr, 2011 – 13:28 | Comments Off on Tough Times Ahead For Texas Rattlesnakes
Tough Times Ahead For Texas Rattlesnakes

Austin, Texas – From a wooden viewing platform overlooking what eventually will become Turn 1 of Circuit of the Americas, Buddy Reed has an hour-by-hour view of what passes as a Texas-sized sandbox.
“It’s a claybox right now, because that’s what’s here,” said Reed, site superintendent for Austin Commercial, the local construction company moving dirt for […]

Racin’ News: Big Field Enters Indy 500
Thursday, 14 Apr, 2011 – 10:26 | Comments Off on Racin’ News: Big Field Enters Indy 500
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 on Austin F1 Track Has A Name And A New Tenant
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 on Buckler, Lally And TRG Trying On The Blue Oval
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 on Garcia, Spirit Of Daytona On Grand-Am Pole
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 […]