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Sebastian Vettel put an end to the years-long dominance of Mercedes AMG on Sunday when he drove his Ferrari to victory in the Formula One season-opening Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne.
The victory marked the first time that anything other than a Mercedes had won the season-opening event since 2013.
Lewis Hamilton, who started on the pole […]

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Elford is 2015 Winner of Phil Hill Award
Vic Elford, who earned the title of “Porsche hero” during his five-year racing tenure with the German marque, is the 2015 recipient of the Phil Hill Award presented by the Road Racing Drivers Club.
Named in honor of America’s first Formula One World Driving Champion (1961), the Phil Hill Award has been presented annually since 1993 […]

Fri, 01/23/15 – 9:01 | Comments Off on Elford is 2015 Winner of Phil Hill Award
Michael Shank Racing’s Honda Ligier On Pole At Rolex 24
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Oswaldo Negri on Thursday put Michael Shank Racing’s Honda-powered Ligier JS P2 car on the pole for the 2015 Rolex 24 at Daytona.
Negri, who will co-drive with John Pew, Matt McMurry and A.J. Allmendinger in the race on Saturday/Sunday, won the pole with a lap 1:39.19.
Chip Ganassi Racing Daytona […]

Thu, 01/22/15 – 19:23 | Comments Off on Michael Shank Racing’s Honda Ligier On Pole At Rolex 24
Q and A: Gordon – “Today Is An Emotional Day”
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On Thursday morning, Jeff Gordon announced to his Hendrick Motorsports team that 2015 would be the last year that he competed full time in the Sprint Cup Series.
Thursday afternoon, the 43-year-old driver held a teleconference with the media to explain his decision and to take question about it.
Gordon, a four-time Cup champion and the winner […]

Thu, 01/22/15 – 18:01 | Comments Off on Q and A: Gordon – “Today Is An Emotional Day”
2015 To Be Gordon’s Final Full Season In Cup
Hendrick Motorsports announced Thursday that four-time Sprint Cup champion Jeff Gordon will retire from full-time driving in the series following the 2015 season.
Gordon, who has driven in the series the past 22 years, announced his decision Thursday morning to the No. 24 Hendrick Motorsports team he has driven for since November 1992.
“As a race car […]

Thu, 01/22/15 – 11:26 | Comments Off on 2015 To Be Gordon’s Final Full Season In Cup
Walker’s Little Team Has Big Plans For The Weekend
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
As he talked about strategy for this weekend’s Rolex 24, long-time race-team owner Derrick Walker rolled out a version of the old hare vs. tortoise parable. Depending on circumstances in a twice-around-the-clock sports car race, he said, teams can opt for all-out sprinting, or slow-and-steady.
Asked how his Team Falken Tires […]

Tue, 01/20/15 – 10:23 | Comments Off on Walker’s Little Team Has Big Plans For The Weekend
New Bow Tie Looks Good On Force And NHRA
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Drag racing’s self-described “P.T. Barnum on the road at 300 mph” donned a Gold Bowtie, waved his barker’s cane and reiterated that you better believe this show will go on.
Translation: John Force and his family-centric racing organization have entered into a multi-year manufacturer’s partnership with Chevrolet beginning with the 2015 NHRA Mello Yello Drag […]

Mon, 01/19/15 – 9:33 | 5 Comments
IMSA’s Atherton: We Learned From Our Mistakes
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For Scott Atherton, the president and chief operating officer of the International Motor Sports Association, giving birth to the Tudor United SportsCar Series was like, well, giving birth. Except these birthing pains lasted a year and a half.
“I’ve referenced it as being the most challenging, the most difficult 18 months of my life,” Atherton told […]

Sun, 01/18/15 – 9:49 | One Comment
Gordon Closes Out Dakar Rally With Victory In Final Stage
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Robby Gordon reinforced his standing as the most accomplished American driver in Dakar Rally history Saturday, closing the event’s 37th annual edition with a victory in Stage 13.
Gordon posted his 10th career stage win during a trek from Rosario to Buenos Aires, the capital city of Argentina. A steady rain shortened the stage from its […]

Sun, 01/18/15 – 8:24 | 2 Comments
California’s Rico Abreu raced to his first A-Feature victory in Saturday night’s finale of the 29th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals presented by General Tire, delivering car-owner Keith Kunz his first Golden Driller since 2002.
The 55-lap feature around Tulsa Expo Raceway’s quarter-mile clay oval inside the River Spirit Expo Center morphed into a […]

Sun, 01/18/15 – 8:16 | Comments Off on Abreu Patiently Claims Chili Bowl Championship
Al-Attiyah Closes In On Dakar Rally Championship
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Now it can be told. Nasser Al-Attiyah’s methodical march to what will be his second Dakar Rally championship on Saturday has been inspired by a simmering, year-old failure.
Al-Attiyah, of Qatar, posted a fourth-place result during Stage 12 of the 37th annual Dakar on Friday to extend his overall lead to […]

Sat, 01/17/15 – 8:37 | Comments Off on Al-Attiyah Closes In On Dakar Rally Championship