Sun, 29/03/15 – 17:03 | No Comment

Juan Pablo Montoya stripped the lead from Team Penske teammate Will Power during a green flag pitting sequence with just under 30 laps to go and then led the rest of the way to win the season-opening Verizon IndyCar Series race in St. Petersburg, Fla.
“Today was a good day to be honest with you,” [...]

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Gordon Back in Gear At Dakar Rally
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Robby Gordon overcame a punctured tire to successfully rebound from Monday’s double dose of mechanical failures and post a morale-boosting 15th-place finish during Stage 3 of the 37th annual Dakar Rally.
Tuesday’s stage took the competitors from San Juan to Chilecito, Argentina. Starting 50th after a troublesome Second Stage, the Traxxas/Toyo Tires team of Gordon [...]

Wed, 01/7/15 – 8:49 | Comments Off
Roush Fenway Unveils 2015 Lineup of Crew Chiefs
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Roush Fenway Racing has filled out its roster of crew chiefs for the 2015 NASCAR season, which begins next month at Speedweeks in Daytona.
The lineup features the return of Bob Osborne. Osborne will call the shots for Trevor Bayne and the No. 6 AdvoCare Ford.
Osborne served as a crew chief at RFR from 2004 until [...]

Tue, 01/6/15 – 16:20 | Comments Off
Qatar Cuts Ties With Alan Johnson Racing
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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NHRA Top Fuel team-owner Alan Johnson admittedly was blindsided Monday when informed the Qatar Racing Club was terminating funding for all motorsports activities in North America.
The decision most prominently affects the two-car Al-Anabi Racing Team operated by Alan Johnson Racing. While the decision reportedly was made during the final days [...]

Tue, 01/6/15 – 8:59 | Comments Off
Mechanical Issues Slow Gordon
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Robby Gordon’s deficit in the 37th annual Dakar Rally went from miniscule to massive during Monday’s Second Stage, seriously damaging the Californian’s bid to become the first American to win the international off-road marathon.
Gordon’s second-place finish after Sunday’s opening sector left him 42 seconds behind Orlando Terranova of Argentina. But Gordon’s Traxxas/Toyo Tires Gordini [...]

Tue, 01/6/15 – 8:14 | Comments Off
Gordon Blasts To Hot Start In Dakar
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American Robby Gordon got off to a solid start in the 37th Dakar Rally Sunday, bringing his HST Gordini to Villas Carlos Paz, Argentina, in second place – 42 seconds behind overall leader Orlando Terranova.
Qatar’s Nasser Al-Attiyah originally finished ahead of Terranova, of Argentina, and Gordon after the 833-kilometer section that started in [...]

Mon, 01/5/15 – 11:07 | Comments Off
Gordon To Take On Off-Road Big Boys At Dakar Rally
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After a full year of work, thousands of miles of testing and countless all-nighters, Robby Gordon and his HST Gordini race car have been reunited in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in preparation for Sunday’s start of the 2015 Dakar Rally.
Over its 35-year history, the Dakar Rally has evolved into what widely is considered the ultimate [...]

Fri, 01/2/15 – 9:51 | Comments Off
‘Red Dragon’ To Return To Track After 2014 Tragedy
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Dallas-based businessman Bob Stallings’ decision to return to racing in 2015 via the Pirelli World Challenge series went beyond the cold/hard corporate desire to “activate and develop brand awareness” for primary sponsor GAINSCO Auto Insurance.
Stallings and his championship-winning organization continue to deal emotionally with the aftermath of the devastating injuries [...]

Thu, 12/25/14 – 15:19 | 7 Comments
Race Notes: Darrell Wallace Jr. Joins Roush Fenway
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Roush Fenway Racing announced that Darrell Wallace Jr. will drive the No. 6 Ford Mustang for the team in the NASCAR’s second-tier Xfinity Series next season.
The 21-year-old Wallace has posted five wins in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series – where, a year ago, he drove at Toyota for Kyle Busch Motorsports – including four [...]

Thu, 12/18/14 – 16:11 | Comments Off
Ganassi Pairs Hand With Pruett In Tudor Car
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates closed out a big month of news by announcing Tuesday that Joey Hand will replace Memo Rojas as co-driver of the team’s No. 01 Daytona Prototype car in the Tudor United SportsCar Championship series.
Hand will team with veteran Scott Pruett in the car, which was a multiple-season champion [...]

Tue, 12/16/14 – 19:44 | Comments Off
Sprint To End Cup Series Sponsorship in 2017
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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The Sprint Cup Series will no longer exist after the 2016 racing season. Instead, a new entitlement sponsor’s name will precede the word “Cup”.
That became known Tuesday when it was announced that Kansas-based telecommunications giant Sprint will part with NASCAR’s top series after its current contract expires in 2016.
NASCAR Senior Vice [...]

Tue, 12/16/14 – 14:04 | One Comment