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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
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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 [...]

Bahrain Removed From F1 Schedule
Thursday, 24 Feb, 2011 – 7:56 | Comments Off

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Formula One’s 2011 season-opener has fallen victim to the political unrest sweeping the Kingdom of Bahrain.
Confirming a rumor that had widely circulated over the weekend, officials of the Bahrain International Circuit confirmed Monday that the Kingdom had withdrawn as host of the Formula One Grand Prix of Bahrain because of continuing protests aimed at democratic [...]

Car Guys Set To Go To War
Wednesday, 23 Feb, 2011 – 12:32 | Comments Off
Car Guys Set To Go To War

In his role as entertainment TV reporter, Marc Istook has shared face-time with any number of Hollywood’s beautiful people. From a 45-minute sit-down with Cindy Crawford to on-the-fly chit-chat
with Jennifer Anniston, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon and Francis Ford Coppola, Istook knows glitterati.
“Not a bad job,” said Istook, whose resume includes reporting on the Oscar, Golden [...]

Formula 1 U.S. Has A President
Tuesday, 22 Feb, 2011 – 14:56 | Comments Off
Formula 1 U.S. Has A President

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Steve Sexton, former president and CEO of Churchill Downs Entertainment and former President of Churchill Downs, has joined the Formula 1 United States management team as President.
“Steve brings more than 25 years of major sports and entertainment management experience to our project. He understands our aspirations as an owners group and we have every confidence [...]