Thu, 23/11/17 – 10:37 | No Comment

Fernando Alonso logged his first test laps in an LMP2 car earlier this week as the Formula One superstar began preparations to compete with United Autosports in the 2018 Rolex 24 at Daytona, America’s most prestigious endurance sports car race.
A two-time Formula One World Driving Champion, Alonso tested the team’s Ligier JS P217 at Motorland […]

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Car Guys Set To Go To War
| Senior Writer

In his role as entertainment TV reporter, Marc Istook has shared face-time with any number of Hollywood’s beautiful people. From a 45-minute sit-down with Cindy Crawford to on-the-fly chit-chat
with Jennifer Anniston, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon and Francis Ford Coppola, Istook knows glitterati.
“Not a bad job,” said Istook, whose resume includes reporting on the Oscar, Golden […]

Wed, 02/23/11 – 12:32 | Comments Off on Car Guys Set To Go To War
‘Lia Show’ Hangs With NASCAR
| Senior Writer

By Larry Wood | Senior Writer
While racing coverage has waned in many media outlets in recent years, one influential radio program has remained faithful and steadfast in its support.
The Lia Show, formerly known as Neon Nights, is nationally syndicated out of Seattle and, for a 6th consecutive year, includes a weekly NASCAR segment. The segment consists […]

Wed, 02/23/11 – 7:14 | One Comment
Formula 1 U.S. Has A President
| Managing Editor
Steve Sexton, former president and CEO of Churchill Downs Entertainment and former President of Churchill Downs, has joined the Formula 1 United States management team as President.
“Steve brings more than 25 years of major sports and entertainment management experience to our project. He understands our aspirations as an owners group and we have every confidence […]

Tue, 02/22/11 – 14:56 | Comments Off on Formula 1 U.S. Has A President
Cope Knows A Bit About Dark Horse 500 Winners
| Senior Correspondent

By Mark Armijo | Senior Correspondent
Trevor Bayne, say hello to Derrike Cope.
Bayne, 20, motored to an improbable win Sunday in the Daytona 500 in only his second NACAR Sprint Cup Series start, a stunning performance that Cope likely can relate to.
Remember 1990? Remember when Dale Earnhardt suffered a cut tire in Turn 3 while in […]

Tue, 02/22/11 – 14:30 | One Comment
Woody: New Rule Bans Bayne, Bites NASCAR
| Senior Writer

By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
A just-turned-20 driver won NASCAR’s biggest race, the Daytona 500, in his second Sprint Cup start.
He had a yellow “rookie stripe” on the back of his car.
Yet according a just-implemented NASCAR rule Trevor Bayne is not eligible to contend for this season’s Sprint Cup Rookie of the Year.
Starting this year […]

Tue, 02/22/11 – 7:50 | 9 Comments
IndyCar Series Vegas Bound
| Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Open-wheel racing will return to Las Vegas Motor Speedway this season, when the IZOD IndyCar Series stages its 2011 finale on the 1.5-mile quad-oval.
The finale will be staged on Oct. 16, previously listed as TBA on the schedule. And to make things more interesting, a $5 million bonus will be […]

Mon, 02/21/11 – 22:09 | Comments Off on IndyCar Series Vegas Bound
Ingram: Thanks For a Happy Ending At Daytona
| Senior Writer

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
Daytona Beach, Fla. – From the Monday Morning Crew Chief™:
The night before the Daytona 500, I met with Tommy Byrne to talk about the American release of his book, “Crashed and Byrned” at one of the watering holes in Ormand Beach. As always, the Irishman, a retired driver who now makes […]

Mon, 02/21/11 – 14:37 | 2 Comments
Minter: The No. 21 Car Back Where It Belongs
| Senior Writer

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
Way back in the day, before I ever even had a driver’s license, I went to numerous NASCAR races in the Southeast with some of the most loyal Ford fans you’d ever want to meet.
Brothers Wesley and Weldon Stubbs were the kind of people who truly would rather have pushed […]

Mon, 02/21/11 – 9:08 | One Comment
Harris: Bayne’s Victory Sits At ‘Top Of The Stack’
| Senior Writer

By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
When the once-dominating Wood Brothers team fell on hard times, Leonard Wood, one of the founding siblings of the NASCAR pioneer team refused to hang his head, place the blame or look for a
place to hide.
“You know, we’ve been on top and we’ve had our bad times, too,’’ Leonard said. […]

Sun, 02/20/11 – 22:35 | 3 Comments
Wood You Believe It? Bayne, No. 21 Win The 500
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
NASCAR’s past and future came together and gave race fans something to smile about on Sunday afternoon.
Youngster Trevor Bayne, in just his second Sprint Cup start, won the 2011 Daytona 500.
And the victory gave the iconic Wood Brothers Racing team its first Sprint Cup win since 2001 and its first […]

Sun, 02/20/11 – 21:00 | 8 Comments