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Ingram: Porsche Pushes Hybrid Envelope
Monday, 17 May, 2010 – 7:09 | Comments Off
Ingram: Porsche Pushes Hybrid Envelope

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
From the Monday Morning Crew Chief:
Nurburgring, Germany –  You’ll have to excuse Hartmut Kristen, the director of Porsche’s motorsports program. If you start talking about green racing, he shrugs with his eyes and doesn’t quite conceal his disdain. Green racing may no longer be oxymoronic, but it’s also a phrase that’s [...]

US F1: What Went Wrong In America’s Comeback?
Sunday, 9 May, 2010 – 8:25 | 8 Comments
US F1: What Went Wrong In America’s Comeback?

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
In the closing days of the US F1 team’s demise, Ken Anderson made a last-ditch proposal to the FIA requesting his team be allowed to begin its season at Barcelona, site of this weekend’s fifth round of the Formula One championship.
But the FIA decided the wheels had come off US [...]

Pruett, Ganassi Win Third Straight
Saturday, 24 Apr, 2010 – 19:50 | Comments Off
Pruett, Ganassi Win Third Straight

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Scott Pruett survived a pair of late-race restarts and a challenge by Burt Frisselle to win Saturday’s Bosch Engineering 250 before a record crowd at Virginia International Raceway.
The victory gave the No. 01 TELMEX Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates BMW Riley started by Memo Rojas its third consecutive GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series presented [...]

Harris: Suspense In F1?
Tuesday, 20 Apr, 2010 – 7:53 | 2 Comments
Harris: Suspense In F1?

By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
The Formula One Grand Prix in China  on Sunday was one of the most entertaining races I’ve watched in some time.
Thanks to the weather, an on-and-off rain that kept everybody guessing on tires all day and had the cars throwing up roostertails that hampered visibility at times, the action was [...]

Pagenaud Wins With Late Pass
Saturday, 17 Apr, 2010 – 21:36 | Comments Off
Pagenaud Wins With Late Pass

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Simon Pagenaud took the lead from a sliding Adrian Fernandez on the last lap to win the American Le Mans Series race at Long Beach. The driver of the Acura ARX-01C chassis lost the lead to the Lola-Aston Martin of Fernandez six minutes before the finish of the one hour [...]

Fernandez Lands ALMS Pole
Saturday, 17 Apr, 2010 – 6:44 | Comments Off
Fernandez Lands ALMS Pole

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Adrian Fernandez captured his first overall pole position in the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón with a lap of 1:13.213 (96.770 mph) in Aston Martin Racing’s Lola-Aston Martin prototype coupe for the Tequila Patrón American Le Mans Series at Long Beach.
Fernandez, who is driving with Harold Primat, outpaced Patrón Highcroft Racing’s Simon [...]

Ganassi Racks Up Barber Win
Saturday, 10 Apr, 2010 – 18:20 | One Comment
Ganassi Racks Up Barber Win

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Birmingham, Ala. – Loose cog? Missing man? No worries. The Chip Ganassi Racing machine rolls on.
Despite an injured crewman, the Ganassi team’s pit strategy and execution brought the team its second straight Grand-American Rolex Series victory in a two hour, 45-minute race at the Barber Motorsports Park.
Starting driver Memo Rojas [...]

Taylor Gets First Grand-Am Pole
Friday, 9 Apr, 2010 – 14:49 | Comments Off
Taylor Gets First Grand-Am Pole

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Ricky Taylor became first-time pole winner in Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Cask No. 16 in Friday’s qualifying for the Porsche 250 at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Ala.
Taylor ran a record lap of 1:19.624 (103.989 mph) in the No. 10 SunTrust Racing Ford Dallara co-driven by Max Angelelli to lead [...]

Ingram: A US F1 Post Mortem
Monday, 5 Apr, 2010 – 6:33 | 2 Comments
Ingram: A US F1 Post Mortem

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
From the Monday Morning Crew Chief:
This weekend was supposed to be the first time a major racing team from Charlotte was competing on an Easter Sunday. Instead of racing in the Malaysian Grand Prix, the US F1 team officially fired employees who had been considered temporarily laid off via an [...]

Bourdais Spins, Rival Peugeot Wins at Sebring
Sunday, 21 Mar, 2010 – 0:04 | 2 Comments
Bourdais Spins, Rival Peugeot Wins at Sebring

Sebring, Fla. – It was fitting that an armadillo ambled onto the track shortly after sunset during the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring – and then safely made it to the other side of the wide expanse of concrete at Turn 17. This was one wacky race, although typical of the difficult conditions that [...]