Mon, 25/05/15 – 9:30 | No Comment

INDIANAPOLIS – Now that David Letterman has quit his job in the real world, Graham Rahal hopes he’ll come play with his Big Boy Toys.
Letterman made his annual pilgrimage to Indianapolis Motor Speedway for Sunday’s 99th edition of the Indianapolis 500, five days after signing-off as host of the “Late Show With David Letterman” after […]

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Qatar Cuts Ties With Alan Johnson Racing
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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 on Qatar Cuts Ties With Alan Johnson Racing
Mechanical Issues Slow Gordon

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 on Mechanical Issues Slow Gordon
Gordon Blasts To Hot Start In Dakar

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 on Gordon Blasts To Hot Start In Dakar
Gordon To Take On Off-Road Big Boys At Dakar Rally

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 on Gordon To Take On Off-Road Big Boys At Dakar Rally
‘Red Dragon’ To Return To Track After 2014 Tragedy
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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

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 on Race Notes: Darrell Wallace Jr. Joins Roush Fenway
Ganassi Pairs Hand With Pruett In Tudor Car
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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 on Ganassi Pairs Hand With Pruett In Tudor Car
Sprint To End Cup Series Sponsorship in 2017
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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
NASCAR Expands Field of Unlimited
NASCAR on Monday announced that all 16 drivers from the 2014 Chase will be eligible to compete in the 2015 Sprint Unlimited at Daytona International Speedway exhibition race in February.
The 75-lap event will again kick off the Sprint Cup Series racing season Saturday, Feb. 14 (FOX, MRN Radio, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) and will feature an […]

Mon, 12/15/14 – 18:10 | Comments Off on NASCAR Expands Field of Unlimited
Health Problems Again Strike Vickers
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Michael Waltrip Racing driver Brian Vickers will miss the beginning of the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup season because of health issues.
Vickers’ body, it was reported Monday, was rejecting the patch inserted to repair a hole in his heart in 2010.
On Saturday, he had surgery to repair the hole in his heart.
“Brian has been a part […]

Mon, 12/15/14 – 16:20 | Comments Off on Health Problems Again Strike Vickers