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Forgarty On Pole in Grand-Am
Saturday, 18 Jul, 2009 – 17:15 | Comments Off
Forgarty On Pole in Grand-Am

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Jon Fogarty turned a lap of 1:21.057 (102.150 mph) in Saturday’s qualifying to capture the pole position for Sunday’s Porsche 250 presented by Legacy Credit Union at Barber Motorsports Park.
The race represents Round 8 of the 2009 Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Cask No. 16.
The top three contenders for the Daytona [...]

Pagenaud Tops At Lime Rock
Friday, 17 Jul, 2009 – 17:35 | Comments Off
Pagenaud Tops At Lime Rock

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Simon Pagenaud drove to the pole during Friday qualifying for Saturday’s American Le Mans Series event at Lime Rock Park in Connecticut.
The 25-year-old de Ferran Motorsports Acura driver drove the No. 66 XM Satellite Radio Acura ARX-02a prototype sports car to his third overall 2009 pole position at the 1.53-mile circuit in preparation for Saturday’s [...]

ALMS Subject of The Race Reporters Show
Monday, 13 Jul, 2009 – 23:30 | Comments Off

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RacinToday senior correspondent Jonathan Ingram is scheduled to appear on The Race Reporters radio show on Wednesday night where he will participate in a round-table discussion with Scott Atherton, president of the American Le Mans Series and Panoz Motor Sports Group.
The show is set for 7 p.m. EDT and can be heard on www.PowerUpChannel.com.
Atherton will [...]

Sun Trust And The Axe Win In Daytona
Saturday, 4 Jul, 2009 – 17:15 | Comments Off
Sun Trust And The Axe Win In Daytona

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Correspondent

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Daytona Beach, Fla. – Max Angelelli closed the door on a late-race charge by Alex Gurney to win the Grand-Am Rolex Series race at Daytona for the Sun Trust Racing team by 0.270 seconds.
Known as “Max the Axe,” the Italian driver held his advantage in the infield by shutting down [...]

Grand-Am To Make Grand Matinee Debut
Friday, 3 Jul, 2009 – 18:30 | Comments Off
Grand-Am To Make Grand Matinee Debut

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Correspondent
RacingToday.com 
Daytona Beach, Fla. – The summer sports car race at the Daytona International Speedway for many years ran at midnight on July 4,  a road racing tradition that got pushed aside with the rising popularity of NASCAR. On Saturday, the sports car drivers of the Grand-Am Rolex Series are hoping [...]

Goodwrench Headed To Goodwood
Tuesday, 30 Jun, 2009 – 8:00 | Comments Off
Goodwrench Headed To Goodwood

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The Richard Childress Racing No. 3 GM Goodwrench Chevrolet Monte Carlo that seven-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Dale Earnhardt earned his 76th and final victory in will participate in this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed in England on July 3-5, 2009.
Taylor Earnhardt, 20, Earnhardt’s youngest child, will drive the car in demonstration runs during [...]

Split In Formula One Looming
Monday, 22 Jun, 2009 – 20:20 | 3 Comments
Split In Formula One Looming

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Correspondent
RacinToday.com
It’s too early to tell if the political stalemate in Formula One between the FIA and its manufacturers will result in new opportunities for U.S. racing participants. Sanctioning bodies like NASCAR or IndyCar, American promoters, teams and drivers could be affected by either a split or a compromise.
The F1 crisis [...]

Werner, Keen Improve Rolex Series GT Lead With Another Win
Sunday, 21 Jun, 2009 – 7:30 | Comments Off
Werner, Keen Improve Rolex Series GT Lead With Another Win

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Lexington, Ohio  – Scott Pruett and Memo Rojas needed five races into the 2009 Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Cask No. 16 to win their first race of the season. They didn’t have to wait long to post victory number two, driving to victory in Saturday’s EMCO Gears Classic presented by [...]

Fogarty and Gurney Fastest at Mid-Ohio
Friday, 19 Jun, 2009 – 18:55 | Comments Off
Fogarty and Gurney Fastest at Mid-Ohio

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Qualifying for Saturday’s EMCO Gears Classic presented by Key Bank, Round 6 of the 2009 Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Cask No. 16, nearly came down to a dead heat before Jon Fogarty put down a tie-breaking lap of 1:18.059 (104.136 mph) Friday at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.
Fogarty and Alex [...]

Kyle Busch Gets Grand-Am Ride
Monday, 15 Jun, 2009 – 15:20 | One Comment
Kyle Busch Gets Grand-Am Ride

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Kyle Busch will team with Scott Speed to drive a Daytona Prototype sports car in the upcoming Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series race at Daytona International Speedway.
 The two Sprint Cup drivers will be behind the wheel for the Brumos 250 on July 4 in a car owned by Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates.
 The duo [...]