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Porsche 918 RSR Pushes The Hybrid Envelope
Saturday, 15 Jan, 2011 – 9:02 | Comments Off
Porsche 918 RSR Pushes The Hybrid Envelope

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
When Porsche introduced its 918 Spyder at the Geneva Motor Show in the spring of 2010, the  supercar represented a new wave of performance plus efficiency due to its hybrid power from a lithium-ion battery. At a top speed of 199 mph delivered from a car capable of 78 miles per [...]

Ingram: Can Anybody Derail The ‘Chip Slam’?
Monday, 10 Jan, 2011 – 12:49 | Comments Off
Ingram: Can Anybody Derail The ‘Chip Slam’?

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
From the Monday Morning Crew Chief ™:
First there was the “Chiple.” That now leads us to the “Chip Slam.”
This latter pursuit has slipped under the radar among those who often tout motor racing standards, but it seems to me it doesn’t matter all that much if a team wins four of [...]

Pedley: 2011 Could Be A Biggie For Racing
Monday, 10 Jan, 2011 – 10:01 | 4 Comments
Pedley: 2011 Could Be A Biggie For Racing

2011, eh?
The thought here is that it could be a big, important year in auto racing. A good big, important year or a bad big, important year.
As it should be, the determination of whether it will be good or bad will be made by the most important racing organization in America – racing’s fan base.
Most [...]

Dalziel, Starworks Serve Notice At DIS
Sunday, 9 Jan, 2011 – 19:02 | One Comment
Dalziel, Starworks Serve Notice At DIS

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Ryan Dalziel won the 2010 Rolex 24 At Daytona with Action Express Racing, and finished second with Peter Baron’s operation in the 2007 event. Sunday, Dalziel served notice that Baron’s Starworks Motorsport is a team to watch in the 49th running of the Rolex 24 later this month, unofficially breaking the Daytona International Speedway track [...]

Allmendinger Roars Loudest At Daytona
Saturday, 8 Jan, 2011 – 21:18 | One Comment
Allmendinger Roars Loudest At Daytona

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A.J. Allmendinger was fastest in Saturday’s second day of “Roar Before the Rolex 24″ testing at Daytona International Speedway, running the day’s fastest lap of 127.318 mph in the No. 6 Curb Records DP he shares with Michael McDowell and Justin Wilson. He also beat Scott Pruett’s fastest speed (126.848 mph) from Friday.
“Since I’m only [...]

Pruett Off And Roaring At Daytona
Friday, 7 Jan, 2011 – 20:33 | One Comment
Pruett Off And Roaring At Daytona

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Scott Pruett ran the fastest laps Friday at Daytona International Speedway to lead the opening day of the “Roar Before the Rolex 24″ in the Chip Ganassi Racing car that dominated last year’s Daytona Prototype championship.
The three-day session is giving competitors in the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Cask No. 16 [...]

Haywood Moves Down But Not Out Of The 24
Friday, 7 Jan, 2011 – 11:04 | One Comment
Haywood Moves Down But Not Out Of The 24

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Hurley Haywood chose his words carefully last year when he talked about his future driving plans. He avoided absolutes. He deftly navigated around using terms like “retiring for good” and “this is it” the same way he has navigated decreasing-radius corners from Elkhart Lake to Le Mans for the past [...]

Ganassi Unveils Socko Rolex Lineup
Tuesday, 4 Jan, 2011 – 13:27 | One Comment
Ganassi Unveils Socko Rolex Lineup

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The lineup of drivers which the Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates organization will put on the track for this month’s Rolex 24 Grand-Am race at Daytona International Speedway is as diverse as it is talented.
The driver lineup includes Scott Pruett, Memo Rojas, Scott Dixon, Dario Franchitti, Juan Pablo Montoya, Jamie McMurray.
The drivers will be [...]

ALMS To Team with ESPN, ABC
Monday, 3 Jan, 2011 – 13:40 | 3 Comments
ALMS To Team with ESPN, ABC

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The American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón announced a multi-year broadcast and digital agreement with ESPN that ALMS President/CEO Scott Atherton is calling “a game changer.”
The deal involves televising the world’s premier sports car series over several ESPN programming and media platforms, including ABC, ESPN2 and ESPN3.com. Intersport, an award-winning media and marketing [...]

To All: A Big Thank You And A Happy New Year
Saturday, 1 Jan, 2011 – 11:48 | 3 Comments
To All: A Big Thank You And A Happy New Year

If you are reading this, then my big hope for 2011 has been realized. And I sincerely thank you.
RacinToday.com is heading into its third year of publication. I guess the cliched thing to say about that is something like, “Gee, we really didn’t think we would make it through one year.”
But we kind of did. [...]