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Sun Trust And The Axe Win In Daytona
Saturday, 4 Jul, 2009 – 17:15 | Comments Off on Sun Trust And The Axe Win In Daytona
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 on Grand-Am To Make Grand Matinee Debut
Grand-Am To Make Grand Matinee Debut

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Correspondent
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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 on Goodwrench Headed To Goodwood
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
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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 on Werner, Keen Improve Rolex Series GT Lead With Another Win
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 on Fogarty and Gurney Fastest at Mid-Ohio
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 on Sturbin: Remembering Mercedes’ Checkered Past at Le Mans
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 on Colin Braun Can Still Smell, Feel, Taste The 2007 Race At Le Mans
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 […]