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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 [...]

Sturbin: Remembering Mercedes’ Checkered Past at Le Mans
Sunday, 14 Jun, 2009 – 8:44 | Comments Off
Sturbin: Remembering Mercedes’ Checkered Past at Le Mans

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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The official awards ceremony saluting the winners of the 57th edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans had finished maybe 20 minutes earlier, and Jochen Mass suddenly was a man alone with his thoughts.
Strange, because Mass and co-drivers Manuel Reuter and Stanley Dickens had just won the world’s most [...]

Viva La France: Peugeot Ousts Audi At Le Mans
Sunday, 14 Jun, 2009 – 8:40 | 2 Comments
Viva La France: Peugeot Ousts Audi At Le Mans

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Peugeot put an end to Audi’s eight-year run as kings of sports car racing by winning at the 24 Hours of Le Mans on Sunday.
The French car-maker sent the hundreds of thousands of fans into a frenzy by finishing first and second in the LMP1 class in the 77th running of the world’s greatest and [...]

Colin Braun Can Still Smell, Feel, Taste The 2007 Race At Le Mans
Saturday, 13 Jun, 2009 – 22:30 | Comments Off
Colin Braun Can Still Smell, Feel, Taste The 2007 Race At Le Mans

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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June 16 had turned into June 17 that weekend back in 2007. Day had turned to night, then, night back to day. Clear skies had turned to cloudy and then the clouds spilled out rain – not the kind of rains which spoil picnics, but the kind which inspires Michener [...]

Ingram: Peugeot Will Need To Be More Than Just Fast at Le Mans
Friday, 12 Jun, 2009 – 14:05 | Comments Off
Ingram: Peugeot Will Need To Be More Than Just Fast at Le Mans

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Correspondent
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A quarter million fans will gather this weekend around the eight-mile circuit in the French countryside to watch the 77th running of the Le Mans 24-hour sports car race. The fans will all have the same question in mind: can Team Peugeot beat Audi Sport?
To turn that question around to [...]

Pruett, Rojas Earn Share of Rolex Series Lead
Saturday, 6 Jun, 2009 – 22:00 | Comments Off
Pruett, Rojas Earn Share of Rolex Series Lead

Watkins Glen, N.Y. – Defending Daytona Prototype champions Scott Pruett and Memo Rojas were still vying for their first victory of 2009 entering Saturday’s Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen, running fourth, 14 points behind in the standings.
But that changed in the second-longest race on the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown [...]

Pruett Rips Up The Glen In Qualifying
Friday, 5 Jun, 2009 – 15:30 | Comments Off
Pruett Rips Up The Glen In Qualifying

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Scott Pruett bettered the Watkins Glen International track record by two seconds Friday, winning his 12th career pole position for Saturday’s Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen. 
The event, Round 5 of the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Cask No. 16, takes the green flag at 2:15 p.m. Saturday. The race will [...]

You Don’t Need to Be Rich To Watch Monaco – But It Helps
Saturday, 23 May, 2009 – 16:30 | One Comment
You Don’t Need to Be Rich To Watch Monaco –  But It Helps

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Correspondent
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Monaco. It’s like no other city – or country – and no other race.
All the great drivers have raced in Monaco since the first race in 1929 and most of them have won on the streets that wind through the steep hillsides of the tiny principality best known for its [...]

De Ferran Strikes Early, Wins Big in Utah
Sunday, 17 May, 2009 – 18:30 | Comments Off
De Ferran Strikes Early, Wins Big in Utah

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Correspondent
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Tooele, Utah – At 3,500 feet, the long front straight at Miller Motorsports Park is fitting for Utah’s wide open spaces. Its length and breadth was crucial to the outcome of the ALMS race won by the Acura ARX-02a team of de Ferran Motorsports.
After gaining a gap at the start [...]