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Pagenaud Jumps To Highcroft
Monday, 14 Dec, 2009 – 9:30 | One Comment
Pagenaud Jumps To Highcroft

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Simon Pagenaud, the brilliant young French sports car driver, has joined Patron Highcroft Racing as co-driver to David Brabham in the team’s Acura ARX-01c for 2010.
Pagenaud, 25, won three poles, five races and set six fastest race laps during this year’s 10-race American Le Mans Series season with the Acura team […]

Jimmie Set To Test Endurance
Monday, 14 Dec, 2009 – 8:30 | Comments Off
Jimmie Set To Test Endurance

Jimmie Johnson’s need to exceed in all manner of race cars has again drawn him to the team that is beginning to feel like Hendrick Motorsports Lite.
Johnson, winner of a record fourth consecutive NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship last month, has signed-on for another stint in a Daytona Prototype entered by Bob Stallings Racing for […]

Drivers Pumped By New Tires
Thursday, 10 Dec, 2009 – 8:12 | One Comment
Drivers Pumped By New Tires

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Two dozen Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series teams came away from a two-day test at Daytona International Speedway impressed with the Pirelli tires they will be using when the 2010 season begins with the Rolex 24 At Daytona on Jan. 30-31.
“Perfect,” said Max Angelelli, driver of the No. 10 SunTrust Racing Ford Dallara.
“The tires are […]

Road Atlanta Gets Intercontinental Cup
Wednesday, 9 Dec, 2009 – 17:41 | 2 Comments
Road Atlanta Gets Intercontinental Cup

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
The Automobile Club de L’Ouest, which organizes the Le Mans 24-hour race, has announced a three-race Le Mans Intercontinental Cup championship for LMP1 cars beginning in September of 2010. It includes the 1,000-kilometer race at Silverstone and the Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta with a third Asian round to […]

Grand-Am Cars Fire Up
Wednesday, 9 Dec, 2009 – 8:54 | 2 Comments
Grand-Am Cars Fire Up

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Twenty-four cars that were entered for the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Cask No. 16 December Test Days – a two-day Pirelli tire test at Daytona International Speedway – participated Tuesday in preparation for next month’s Rolex 24.
Some teams – including Action Express Racing (Daytona Prototype) and ZMG, Magnus Racing and […]

One More 24 For Jimmie
Thursday, 3 Dec, 2009 – 9:35 | One Comment
One More 24 For Jimmie

NASCAR superstar Jimmie Johnson is anxious to expand his “comfort zone,” and Bob Stallings Racing will give him another opportunity to do so in America’s most prestigious endurance race.
Johnson, who won his record fourth-consecutive NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship last month, will rejoin reigning Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series Daytona Prototype champions Jon Fogarty and Alex […]

Honda Staying in ALMS
Monday, 23 Nov, 2009 – 15:49 | Comments Off
Honda Staying in ALMS

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Honda Performance Development will continue its participation in the American Le Mans Series with the Patron Highcroft Racing team in 2010. Highcroft will field an updated version of the original LMP2 class Acura prototype.
The car will provide a platform for the development of a new engine from HPD as Honda continues […]

US F1 Near Deal With Driver
Friday, 20 Nov, 2009 – 17:20 | 4 Comments
US F1 Near Deal With Driver

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Argentinian Jose Maria Lopez has an agreement with the US F1 to drive in 2010 contingent upon sponsorship. The Automobile Club of Argentina is backing the 26-year-old, who has not participated in F1 since working as a test driver for Renault in 2005 and 2006.
“It’s a new team, which faces […]

US F1 Putting U.S. Back In F1
Thursday, 19 Nov, 2009 – 7:30 | 5 Comments
US F1 Putting U.S. Back In F1

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Huntersville, N.C. – Before he launched the US F1 team, Ken Anderson was better known within the inner sanctums of motor racing.
Typically, he’s gone about the business of entering the rarified atmosphere of Formula One without a lot of fanfare, relying on his own engineering skills and connections within the industry.
“I’ve […]

Ingram: Martin A Miracle Man?
Monday, 9 Nov, 2009 – 8:51 | 2 Comments
Ingram: Martin A Miracle Man?

From the Monday Morning Crew Chief:
The past week produced a remarkable batch of late fall racing news. One writer’s view of the top ten stories.
1. Prior to the Texas race, Mark Martin was headed for yet another runner-up finish or even third in the Sprint Cup championship. Yet […]