Thu, 22/01/15 – 18:01 | No Comment

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 [...]

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Andretti All Charged Up About Going E Racing
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin/Senior Writer
Marco Andretti will plug into the environmentally-conscious and socially-hip FIA Formula E Championship Saturday with his debut in the Buenos Aires ePrix.
Andretti will drive the No. 28 Spark-Renault SRT–01E for father Michael’s Andretti Formula E Team in the Argentine resort city, the first-year series’ fourth race and resumption of its 2014-15 season.
“I’ve [...]

Sat, 01/10/15 – 9:11 | Comments Off
Gordon Stays Strong At Dakar Rally
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Robby Gordon continued driving in top-five form during Stage 6 of the 37th annual Dakar Rally Friday, logging a fourth-place finish in the 277-kilometer trek from Antofagasta to Iquique, Chile.
Like Stage 5 on Thursday, Gordon ran strong from his third starting position and led the Car Class through the sector’s midpoint. Gordon and navigator Johnny [...]

Sat, 01/10/15 – 8:56 | Comments Off
Tudor Sports Cars Roar To Life In Daytona
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Big-time racing got off to a roaring start as testing for the 2015 Rolex 24 sports car race at Daytona International Speedway began on Friday, and it was one of motosports’ biggest teams that had the biggest day.
Chip Ganassi Racing had the fastest and second-fastest cars during the first of [...]

Fri, 01/9/15 – 19:49 | Comments Off
Gordon Rebounds In Dakar Rally
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Steering clear of the “weird issues” that have plagued his first week of the Dakar Rally, American Robby Gordon hammered out a third-place finish during Stage 5 of the 37th annual off-road marathon.
Gordon and navigator Johnny Campbell led through the early portion of Thursday’s 697-kilometer/433-mile sector from Copiapó to Antofagasta, Chile. But between the [...]

Fri, 01/9/15 – 8:15 | Comments Off
Sarah Fisher Heading To Chili Bowl
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Sarah Fisher will return to her open-wheel racing roots next week during the 29th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire in Tulsa, Okla.
The woman voted IndyCar’s Most Popular Driver four times will campaign the No. 67RW Midget for RW Motorsports, co-owned by Steve Weirich and Mario Rotondo, with Hartman Oil as [...]

Thu, 01/8/15 – 8:48 | Comments Off
Mechanical Problems Again Slow Gordon In Dakar Rally
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An on-course stoppage for drivetrain repairs on Wednesday ruined Stage 4 of the 37th annual Dakar Rally for American Robby Gordon on the long and winding road to Copiapo, Chile.
Gordon and navigator Johnny Campbell finished the 315-kilometer/196-mile stretch from Chilecito, Argentina, to Copiapó in northern Chile 1 hour, 23 minutes off the winning pace [...]

Thu, 01/8/15 – 8:15 | Comments Off
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

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
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

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
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