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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
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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
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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 on Pruett, Rojas Claim Miami GP
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 on Fogarty On Pole at Grand Prix of Miami
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 on Bahrain Removed From F1 Schedule

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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 on Car Guys Set To Go To War
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 on Formula 1 U.S. Has A President
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 […]

Aston Martin, Corvette Fast At Sebring
Thursday, 10 Feb, 2011 – 8:09 | Comments Off on Aston Martin, Corvette Fast At Sebring
Aston Martin, Corvette Fast At Sebring

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Lola-Aston Martin and Corvette dominated this week’s annual Sebring Winter Test.
The Muscle Milk Lola-Aston Martin had the fastest time of the week during Thursday’s final session – a 1:49.997 (121.094 mph) lap by Lucas Luhr at Sebring International Raceway. The two-day session served as a preview for the 59th Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring presented […]

Ingram: Ganassi Philosophy Prevails Again In 24
Monday, 31 Jan, 2011 – 7:39 | One Comment
Ingram: Ganassi Philosophy Prevails Again In 24

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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From the Monday Morning Crew Chief™:
Daytona Beach, Fla. – Earlier this year, driver Juan Pablo Montoya was asked if the tuft of gray he now carries on a head of otherwise dark hair resulted from the intensity of the NASCAR draft, where he makes a living as a driver for the team […]

Ganassi Rolls Into 2011 With Rolex 24 Victory
Sunday, 30 Jan, 2011 – 15:34 | Comments Off on Ganassi Rolls Into 2011 With Rolex 24 Victory
Ganassi Rolls Into 2011 With Rolex 24 Victory

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Team owner Chip Ganassi’s wonderful 2010 racing season extended into 2011 Sunday when his No. 01 BMW/Riley Daytona Prototype car won the 49th Rolex 24 Grand-Am series race at Daytona Internatonal Speedway.
The car, which won the 2010 Grand-Am championship, was driven by Scott Pruett, Memo Rojas, Joey Hand and Graham Rahal.
With […]