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INDYCAR officials are exploring options to save the Verizon IndyCar Series’ 2015 season-opening weekend in the aftermath of an unexpected cancellation of the scheduled March 6-8 event in Brasilia, Brazil.
The Indianapolis-based sanctioning body was blindsided Thursday when BAND, promoter of the race scheduled for the 3.4-mile Autodromo Internacional Nelson Piquet road-course, pulled the plug on [...]

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Drivers Pumped By New Tires
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Two dozen Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series teams came away from a two-day test at Daytona International Speedway impressed with the Pirelli tires they will be using when the 2010 season begins with the Rolex 24 At Daytona on Jan. 30-31.
“Perfect,” said Max Angelelli, driver of the No. 10 SunTrust Racing Ford Dallara.
“The tires are [...]

Thu, 12/10/09 – 8:12 | One Comment
Road Atlanta Gets Intercontinental Cup
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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The Automobile Club de L’Ouest, which organizes the Le Mans 24-hour race, has announced a three-race Le Mans Intercontinental Cup championship for LMP1 cars beginning in September of 2010. It includes the 1,000-kilometer race at Silverstone and the Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta with a third Asian round to [...]

Wed, 12/9/09 – 17:41 | 2 Comments
Memo: Cold Shoulder For Danica?
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Let’s see what’s in the Wednesday Memo today:
James Brown sang that this is a man’s world but it wouldn’t be nothin, nothin, wahaaaa!, without a woman or a girl. When it comes to the NASCAR garages, you might run into the opinion that Brown was only half right.
The first half.
One of the interesting things about [...]

Wed, 12/9/09 – 14:12 | 2 Comments
Grand-Am Cars Fire Up
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Twenty-four cars that were entered for the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Cask No. 16 December Test Days – a two-day Pirelli tire test at Daytona International Speedway – participated Tuesday in preparation for next month’s Rolex 24.
Some teams – including Action Express Racing (Daytona Prototype) and ZMG, Magnus Racing and [...]

Wed, 12/9/09 – 8:54 | 2 Comments
Racing Moves Indoors For PRI Show
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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Most everyone who watches and cares about racing thinks of December as the quietest month of the year for the sport.
After all, the seasons are over, the awards have all been handed out by the early part of the month, very little, if any, testing is allowed and the holidays [...]

Wed, 12/9/09 – 8:17 | 2 Comments
Woody: Danica The Jolt That NASCAR Needs
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Danica Patrick, who has yet to make a lap in a stock car, has generated a bigger media blitz and fan buzz than Jimmie Johnson did with his record-busting fourth-straight NASCAR championship.
And if you think Danica-mania has created a stir thus far, you ain’t seen nothin’ yet.
Just wait ’til this Tigress [...]

Wed, 12/9/09 – 7:51 | 11 Comments
Roush Unveils Crew Chief Lineup
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Roush Fenway Racing announced its 2010 NASCAR Nationwide Series crew chief lineup on Tuesday.
Mike Kelley will remain with Carl Edwards and the No. 60 Copart/Fastenal team as Edwards seeks his second Nationwide Series championship in four years.
Kelley was moved to the No. 60 team for the final three races of 2009 and racked up one win, [...]

Tue, 12/8/09 – 14:54 | Comments Off
Danica Patrick To Drive In Nationwide Series
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Danica Patrick announced Tuesday that she will drive a partial Nationwide Series schedule next year and it will be in a car owned and operated by JR Motorsports, the team co-owned by Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Rick Hendrick.
Patrick’s first stock-car race is scheduled to be at Daytona International Speedway in [...]

Tue, 12/8/09 – 13:20 | 2 Comments
Woody: NASCAR Fans Stand By Their Man
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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Having covered football for 40 some-odd years (some odder than others) I know I shouldn’t be shocked nor surprised by the boorish behavior of a sizable segment of fans.
But I am. I’ll never get used to adults – using the term loosely – savaging some kid like University of Tennessee [...]

Tue, 12/8/09 – 12:00 | 8 Comments
Patrick To Host Presser
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Danica Patrick is scheduled to hold a news conference in Phoenix at noon Eastern time on Tuesday. It is expected that she will announce her stock-car racing plans for 2010 during the event.
Sources are reporting that the plans include driving a partial schedule for the Nationwide Series team co-owned by Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Rick [...]

Tue, 12/8/09 – 8:26 | Comments Off