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Pedley: Hours And Hours Of Fun
Saturday, 19 Mar, 2011 – 21:46 | One Comment
Pedley: Hours And Hours Of Fun

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Sebring, Fla. – Some observations and quick hits from a race day that actually is a day’s worth of racing at Sebring:
This just has to be painted with the cliche of; only during the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring.
A couple of hours into the race, a gust of wind [...]

The Numbers Say Plenty About Tom Kristensen
Saturday, 19 Mar, 2011 – 7:24 | Comments Off
The Numbers Say Plenty About Tom Kristensen

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Sebring, Fla. – The numbers scream. They put Tom Kristensen in a class by himself in sports car endurance racing. They answer trivia questions.
But, standing in the Sebring infield and looking way cooler than somebody wearing a heavy, itchy driver suit should, Kristensen politely waved off a question about those [...]

Strong New Peugeot On Pole Versus Audi
Friday, 18 Mar, 2011 – 17:37 | Comments Off
Strong New Peugeot On Pole Versus Audi

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Sebring, Fla. – A new era of endurance racing began at America’s oldest road racing circuit with a new car on the pole for the 59th Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring.
Driving a new Peugeot 908, Stephane Sarrazin beat the runner-up Audi, an “old” R15+ from last year, by a [...]

Rahal’s New Home Is Actually His Old Home
Friday, 18 Mar, 2011 – 11:40 | Comments Off
Rahal’s New Home Is Actually His Old Home

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Sebring, Fla. – If body language and tone of voice are any indication, Bobby Rahal is not totally comfortable about being asked about “moving’ from Indycar racing to sports car racing.
Instead, Rahal, the winner of the Indianapolis 500 as both a driver and a team owner, seems to prefer the [...]

Audi Vs. Peugeot Is Under Way
Friday, 18 Mar, 2011 – 8:16 | Comments Off
Audi Vs. Peugeot Is Under Way

Sebring, Fla. – The heavyweight challengers traded blows during Thursday’s practice sessions for Saturday’s Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring race. When the track was finally put to bed late in the evening, Audi and Peugeot each could boast of having been fastest in practice.
Early in the hour-long afternoon session, Tom Kristensen entered a 1:50.424 [...]

Pedley: Looking Back And Looking Forward
Friday, 18 Mar, 2011 – 6:13 | 3 Comments
Pedley: Looking Back And Looking Forward

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Sebring, Fla. – Suddenly, the mass throwing of empty beer cans into the netting on Fireman’s Hill at Road America stopped. Suddenly, all got quiet except for a slight tremor of the sun-hardened ground. And suddenly, all freakin’ hell broke loose in a loud explosion of down-shifting engines.
The unlimited-horesepower Porsche [...]

Ingram: Car Wars Return At Sebring’s 12-Hour
Monday, 14 Mar, 2011 – 7:20 | 3 Comments
Ingram: Car Wars Return At Sebring’s 12-Hour

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
From the Monday Morning Crew Chief™:
There was a time when I often worried about a possible conflict between the NASCAR weekend in Atlanta and the Sebring 12-hour. Before that, it didn’t matter, because I was young enough to cover the sports car endurance race on Saturday in south central Florida [...]

Sturbin: Odd Marketing Plans Smell Of Desperation
Sunday, 13 Mar, 2011 – 8:19 | 4 Comments
Sturbin: Odd Marketing Plans Smell Of Desperation

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
There is reason to believe Formula One powerbroker Bernie Ecclestone has contracted a serious case of cabin fever during the recently extended offseason.
Or, maybe it’s just evidence of the onset of dementia.
This has nothing to do with the Kingdom of Bahrain’s decision to withdraw as host of the season-opening Grand [...]

Pruett, Rojas Claim Miami GP
Saturday, 5 Mar, 2011 – 15:06 | Comments Off
Pruett, Rojas Claim Miami GP

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Chip Ganassi Racing’s driving tandem of Scott Pruett and Memo Rojas survived an early race penalty and went on to win the Rolex Grand-Am Road Racing Series’ Grand Prix of Miami on Saturday.
Pruett in his BMW-powerd Riley passed Max Angelelli of the SunTrust Wayne Taylor Racing to take the lead with less than 10 minutes [...]

Fogarty On Pole at Grand Prix of Miami
Saturday, 5 Mar, 2011 – 8:12 | Comments Off
Fogarty On Pole at Grand Prix of Miami

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Jon Fogarty extended his GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series Daytona Prototype pole record Friday at Homestead-Miami Speedway, where tire wear dominated conversation for today’s Grand Prix of Miami.
Fogarty posted a hot lap of 1:13.655/112.416 mph around the 2.3-mile/11-turn “roval” to earn his record-extending 17th career series pole, and second with [...]