Home » Archive by Category

Articles in Sports Cars

Plumb And Rum Bum Are Freshest
Saturday, 30 Jan, 2010 – 8:04 | Comments Off
Plumb And Rum Bum Are Freshest

RacinToday.com
Matt Plumb pitted during a caution late in Friday’s Fresh From Florida 200, and watched out his windows as the rest of the field flashed by down the main straightaway. That decision, however, proved to be the right one, as Plumb took series debutants Gianluis Bacardi and Rum Bum Racing to Gatorade Victory Lane.
Plumb took [...]

Icon Haywood To Take Last Ride
Friday, 29 Jan, 2010 – 17:49 | 2 Comments
Icon Haywood To Take Last Ride

Hurley Haywood has learned a lot of things during his many years of driving sports cars. And one of those things was on his mind this week as he prepared for this weekend’s running of the Rolex 24 at Daytona.
And that is; do it right or don’t do it at all.
No longer able to to [...]

Block Set To Kick Off Season
Friday, 29 Jan, 2010 – 9:31 | Comments Off
Block Set To Kick Off Season

RacinToday.com
This weekend, Ken Block and his newly formed Monster World Rally Team will debut their Ford Fiesta Rally America program at Sno*Drift in Atlanta, Mich. as they demonstrate their definition of fun.
Block and the Monster World Rally Team will campaign seven rally events in North America in 2010 for Ford, including the Summer X Games [...]

‘The Axe’ Earns 24 Pole
Thursday, 28 Jan, 2010 – 17:54 | Comments Off
‘The Axe’ Earns 24 Pole

RacinToday.com
Max Angelelli prevailed in a back-and-forth battle in qualifying Thursday at Daytona International Speedway to capture the pole for the 48th Rolex 24 At Daytona. Angelelli secured the top position for the opening round of the 2010 GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series with a lap of 1:40.827 (127.108 mph) in the No. 10 SunTrust Ford [...]

Jimmie In Grand-Am Wreck
Thursday, 28 Jan, 2010 – 15:29 | Comments Off
Jimmie In Grand-Am Wreck

RacinToday.com
Jimmie Johnson was unhurt but his Grand-American Series car was badly wrecked during an accident Thursday in practice for the Rolex 24 at Daytona International Speedway.
The four-time and defending Sprint Cup champion was driving the No. 99 Daytona Prototype for GAINSCO/Bob Stallings Racing.
Stallings said the incident twisted the chassis, with Jimmie Johnson bruised but OK.
“He [...]

Ingram: Racing Great’s Long Distance Planning
Thursday, 28 Jan, 2010 – 7:52 | 4 Comments
Ingram: Racing Great’s Long Distance Planning

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
What happens when a car company known for its racing heritage gets acquired by another car company where one of the brands is also known for its racing heritage?
As the curtain is set to rise on the circuit racing season at the Rolex 24 at Daytona, the question concerns the company [...]

Rolex Has Grip On NASCAR Boys
Tuesday, 26 Jan, 2010 – 15:10 | One Comment
Rolex Has Grip On NASCAR Boys

Several years back, well after that point when upward-zipping NASCAR had passed downward-spiraling IndyCars on the American racing-popularity charts, open-wheeler Greg Ray was asked his thoughts on that subject.
Specifically why, Ray was queried, were drivers scuttling life-long dreams of open-wheel stardom to get into bigger, heavier and slower stock cars?
Ray needed zero time to ponder [...]

US F1 Team Signs Driver
Tuesday, 26 Jan, 2010 – 7:16 | One Comment
US F1 Team Signs Driver

RacinToday.com
The US F1 Team has signed the former Renault F1 Team test driver, Jose Maria “Pechito” Lopez (26), to race with them in the 2010 FIA Formula One World Championship.
“Securing ‘Pechito’ Lopez for our debut season has been a goal of ours for a long time,” said US F1 Team Executive Vice President Peter Windsor. “We’ve been [...]

US F1 Set To Announce Driver
Sunday, 24 Jan, 2010 – 7:51 | 5 Comments
US F1 Set To Announce Driver

US F1 will formally announce Jose Maria Lopez as its driver in Argentina on Monday, a business manager has confirmed. The 26-year-old former Renault test driver has sponsorship in place from the Argentianian government through the Automobile Club of Argentina as well as commercial backing.
Peter Windsor, the sporting director for US F1, has been in [...]

Ingram: The Race Is On At USF1
Wednesday, 20 Jan, 2010 – 8:28 | 5 Comments
Ingram: The Race Is On At USF1

Huntersville, N.C. – Will USF1 make it to the grid in Bahrain at the Formula One season opener on March 14?
A walk through the team’s shops as a guest of PR rep Dan Passe just seven weeks before the first session in Bahrain does not necessarily answer that question. The team’s first carbon fiber tub [...]