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Brundle Returns To Rolex 24
Friday, 10 Dec, 2010 – 17:07 | Comments Off
Brundle Returns To Rolex 24

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
United Autosports will get its second year of racing underway next month by contesting the legendary Rolex 24 at Daytona with a stellar driver line-up led by Martin Brundle and Mark Blundell.
Brundle, the 1988 Daytona 24 Hour race winner aboard a Tom Walkinshaw Jaguar XJR-9, has been drawn back to [...]

Racin’ Notes: New Daytona Surface To Get Big Test
Wednesday, 8 Dec, 2010 – 16:48 | One Comment
Racin’ Notes: New Daytona Surface To Get Big Test

The repaving is finished at Daytona International Speedway and the testing of the new surface is about to begin.
DIS officials said Tuesday that at least 18 NASCAR drivers will be on the track for next week’s (Wednesday and Thursday) test session.
The test is officially being call a tire test and it is being conducted by [...]

Grand Changes In Store For 2011 Rolex Daytona 24
Thursday, 2 Dec, 2010 – 8:27 | One Comment
Grand Changes In Store For 2011 Rolex Daytona 24

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
The Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series is billing this week’s two-day open test at Homestead-Miami Speedway as the final event of the 2010 season.
In reality, the test should probably be viewed as the start of the 2011 season. But few were quibbling about anything as silly as labels on Wednesday, [...]

Ecclestone Attacked, Robbed
Friday, 26 Nov, 2010 – 11:04 | Comments Off

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Bernie Ecclestone suffered a minor head injury when he was attacked and robbed outside of his office in London.
He reportedly had jewelry worth $314,000 taken from him.
Ecclestone, the 80-year-old boss of Formula One, was treated at a hospital after being punched and kicked by four men. He has been released from the hospital.
No arrests had [...]

F1 Driver Button Reportedly Attacked
Sunday, 7 Nov, 2010 – 15:18 | Comments Off

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There are reports out of Europe that Formula One driver Jenson Button was attacked by armed assailants as he left the track in Brazil this weekened.
The assailants reportedly attacked the limo in which he his manager, his trainer and his father were riding after qualifying.
The 30-year-old driver from Britain as he was being chauffeured in [...]

Minter: Pure Racing Was A Refreshing Change
Sunday, 3 Oct, 2010 – 7:37 | Comments Off
Minter: Pure Racing Was A Refreshing Change

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Flowery Branch, Ga. – The first sure signs that the 13th annual Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta was going to be a real happening came about four miles down Interstate 85 from the exit to the race track Saturday morning. That’s where the traffic slowed to anywhere from a [...]

Peugeot Whacks Audi In Petit
Saturday, 2 Oct, 2010 – 20:22 | Comments Off
Peugeot Whacks Audi In Petit

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Braselton, Ga. – Peugeot double-teamed Audi at Road Atlanta to win the 13th Petit Le Mans and the second round of the Intercontinental Le Mans Cup. Stephane Sarrazin and Franck Montagny repeated as victors for Peugeot Sport and were joined on the victory podium this year by Pedro Lamy. Their [...]

Peugeot Big At Petit
Friday, 1 Oct, 2010 – 18:13 | Comments Off
Peugeot Big At Petit

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Braselton, Ga. – If William Sydney Porter ever chose to write about a road racing event, he likely would have picked the Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta. The well traveled short story specialist better known as O. Henry was famous for his surprise endings. Stunning finishes have also become [...]

Felton Remains Iron Man of the American Road
Thursday, 30 Sep, 2010 – 17:48 | Comments Off
Felton Remains Iron Man of the American Road

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Sometimes the kid who can only dream of being a racer becomes a racer. And the rest is history.
For Gene Felton, who will be one of the special guests to help Road Atlanta celebrate its 40th anniversary this weekend at the Petit Le Mans, it all started as a boy. [...]

Pruett and Ganassi Ready For The ‘Chip-Slam’
Saturday, 11 Sep, 2010 – 16:51 | Comments Off
Pruett and Ganassi Ready For The ‘Chip-Slam’

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Scott Pruett became the first three-time Rolex Series Daytona Prototypes champion while co-driving to a record victory with Memo Rojas at the Miller Motorsports Park Saturday.
The duo of Pruett and Rojas extended their record for single-season victories in the Rolex Series by winning their ninth race in the 12-race Rolex [...]