Fri, 18/04/14 – 8:40 | 6 Comments

Gene Haas is well aware of recent efforts by Americans to assemble Formula One teams. He is equally aware of the failures and borderline deceptiveness of those efforts and he thoroughly understands the skepticism that those failures have created among American fans.
So during a lengthy teleconference on Monday, Haas, who last week was granted a [...]

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Cup’s McMurray Fastest On Day 2 Of The Roar
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A NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver and a Formula One test driver led the respective Prototype classes in the second day of Roar Before the Rolex 24 testing.
Jamie McMurray, winner of the 2010 Daytona 500 Cup race, paced the prototype drivers with a lap of 1:38.980 (129.481 mph) in the No. 01 Telcel/Target Ford EcoBoost/Riley. [...]

Sat, 01/4/14 – 21:48 | Comments Off
Notes: Sports Cars ‘Roar’ To Life At Daytona
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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
Pro Stock’s Edwards Sells Off His Racing Operation
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

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
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

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
Jim Pedley | 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
Update: Schumacher Has Second Brain Operation
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

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
Dirty Kurty Cleaned Up His Act During Terrific 2013
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

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
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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
Rossi To Co-Drive DeltaWing Car At Rolex 24
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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
Dario On The Mend Physically, Emotionally
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

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