Thu, 27/08/15 – 19:19 | No Comment

Verizon IndyCar Series team Andretti Autosport announced Thursday that the No. 25 Honda of Justin Wilson will race this weekend at Sonoma Raceway to honor the late driver.
In the driver’s seat will be veteran Oriol Servia.
Wilson passed away earlier this week following injuries sustained during the series event at Pocono Raceway on Sunday.
“Justin was a […]

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Notes: Sports Cars ‘Roar’ To Life At Daytona
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Christian Fittipaldi logged the fastest lap of the day Friday at the Roar Before the Rolex 24 at Daytona International Speedway.
The “Roar”, which serves as practice for the upcoming 24, will continue through the weekend.
The 52nd Rolex 24 At Daytona will be held on Jan. 25-26, opening a new era in North American sports car racing […]

Fri, 01/3/14 – 14:05 | Comments Off on Notes: Sports Cars ‘Roar’ To Life At Daytona
Pro Stock’s Edwards Sells Off His Racing Operation
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Pro Stock driver Chris McGaha plans to contest the entire 24-race NHRA season in 2014 after acquiring the complete racing inventory of 2009 World Champion Mike Edwards.
The deal that apparently has sent Edwards into an unexpected retirement at age 56 was announced by McGaha via emailed news release from his hometown of Odessa, Texas, […]

Thu, 01/2/14 – 8:02 | 11 Comments
Vettel Voted Top Driver Of 2013 By RT Staff
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
In discussing the 2013 Driver of the Year vote this week, veteran racing writer Mark Armijo asked the following question: How can you punish a driver for domination?
Other RT voters answered back: You can’t.
Formula 1 driver Sebastian Vettel, who dominated a racing season like few others have in recent […]

Tue, 12/31/13 – 18:48 | One Comment
| Managing Editor

Andy Granatelli, a fixture in Indy cars and at the Indianapolis 500, died Sunday at age 90.
Granatelli is the former CEO of STP motor oil company who made a mark on motorsports as a car owner, innovator and entrepreneur.
Granatelli is a member of the International Motorsports Hall of Fame, the Motorsports Hall of Fame of […]

Sun, 12/29/13 – 20:59 | Comments Off on Granatelli Dead At 90
Update: Schumacher Has Second Brain Operation
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Michael Schumacher has undergone a second operation to remove another hematoma on his injured brain, reducing inter-cranial pressure the former Formula 1 World Driving Champion sustained in a skiing accident in the French Alps on Sunday.
While Schumacher’s condition reportedly has shown slight improvement, the seven-time champion remained in an induced coma in critical condition.
According to […]

Sun, 12/29/13 – 19:19 | Comments Off on Update: Schumacher Has Second Brain Operation
Dirty Kurty Cleaned Up His Act During Terrific 2013
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Colleague/boss Jim Pedley, founder and managing editor of, emailed me on the morning after the annual NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards telecast to note that he just cannot bear to watch the program anymore.
“Like fingernails on blackboard watching these guys try to be funny,” Jim said. And I bet […]

Wed, 12/25/13 – 10:21 | 3 Comments
Sports Car Notes: Porsche Unveils Factory Drivers For TUSC’s Debut Season

The driver lineup for the factory-backed CORE Autosport Porsche 911 RSRs that will compete in the GT Le Mans class in the 2014 TUDOR United SportsCar Championship were announced on Monday.
Car no. 911 will be driven by Nick Tandy of Great Britain and Richard Lietz of Austria, while car no. 912 will be driven by […]

Mon, 12/23/13 – 13:21 | Comments Off on Sports Car Notes: Porsche Unveils Factory Drivers For TUSC’s Debut Season
Rossi To Co-Drive DeltaWing Car At Rolex 24
DeltaWing Racing Cars announced its 2014 Rolex 24 at Daytona driver lineup on Friday.
The lineup includes American Formula 1 reserve driver Alexander Rossi, who will join Andy Meyrick and Katherine Legge.
British drivers Meyrick and Legge return to the team from the 2013 season, with Caterham’s 2013 GP2 and F1 reserve driver Rossi joining the roster. […]

Fri, 12/20/13 – 9:58 | Comments Off on Rossi To Co-Drive DeltaWing Car At Rolex 24
Dario On The Mend Physically, Emotionally
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
The pain started for Dario Franchitti in his ankle. Then it moved to his head.  Not long after that, it had spread to his entire body. Perhaps the worst part came when it reached his psyche and the three-time Indy 500 winner suddenly realized that his competitive driving career was […]

Fri, 12/20/13 – 9:42 | Comments Off on Dario On The Mend Physically, Emotionally
NASCAR Notes: Townley To Drive For Wauters
John Wes Townley will compete full-time in the NASCAR Camping World Trucks Series in 2014 for Wauters Motorsports.
The 23-year-old Townley, finished a career-best 11th in the Truck Series driver points this season while piloting the No. 7 Toyota Tundra for Red Horse Racing.
Townley, a native of Watkinsville, Ga., will continue his relationship with Toyota in […]

Thu, 12/19/13 – 8:03 | Comments Off on NASCAR Notes: Townley To Drive For Wauters