Fri, 23/03/18 – 8:58 | No Comment

In a perfect world, spectator sports would be comprised of great competition and salable personalities – i.e., stars. When auto racing is the spectator sport being discussed, you can add cool vehicles to the cocktail.
And therein resides some serious problems for NASCAR in 2018.
The cars being put onto NASCAR tracks are far from cool – […]

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Rahal’s New Home Is Actually His Old Home
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Sebring, Fla. – If body language and tone of voice are any indication, Bobby Rahal is not totally comfortable about being asked about “moving’ from Indycar racing to sports car racing.
Instead, Rahal, the winner of the Indianapolis 500 as both a driver and a team owner, seems to prefer the […]

Fri, 03/18/11 – 11:40 | Comments Off on Rahal’s New Home Is Actually His Old Home
Audi Vs. Peugeot Is Under Way
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Sebring, Fla. – The heavyweight challengers traded blows during Thursday’s practice sessions for Saturday’s Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring race. When the track was finally put to bed late in the evening, Audi and Peugeot each could boast of having been fastest in practice.
Early in the hour-long afternoon session, Tom Kristensen entered a 1:50.424 […]

Fri, 03/18/11 – 8:16 | Comments Off on Audi Vs. Peugeot Is Under Way
Pedley: Looking Back And Looking Forward
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Sebring, Fla. – Suddenly, the mass throwing of empty beer cans into the netting on Fireman’s Hill at Road America stopped. Suddenly, all got quiet except for a slight tremor of the sun-hardened ground. And suddenly, all freakin’ hell broke loose in a loud explosion of down-shifting engines.
The unlimited-horesepower Porsche […]

Fri, 03/18/11 – 6:13 | 3 Comments
McMurray, Dixon Trade Places

A swap meet of sorts was held in Alabama on Wednesday.
That’s where IndyCar driver Scott Dixon and NASCAR’s Jamie McMurray traded rides. Dixon took the wheel of McMurray’s car at Talladega Superspeedway while McMurray took the wheel of Dixon’s Indy car at Barber Motorsports Park near Birmingham.
The following is a transcript of a press conference […]

Thu, 03/17/11 – 6:39 | Comments Off on McMurray, Dixon Trade Places
Busch Says NHRA Was Anything But A Drag
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Kurt Busch returns to his day job this week – driving the No. 22  Sprint Cup Dodge for  Penske Racing at Bristol Motor Speedway.
But during a teleconference on Wednesday, Busch took a look back at competing in the NHRA Gatornationals in a Pro Stock car.
It was Busch’s first drag race in the highly competitive Pro […]

Wed, 03/16/11 – 17:24 | Comments Off on Busch Says NHRA Was Anything But A Drag
Woody: It’s Time To Dump Lap-Leading Points
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
When NASCAR tweaked its points system at the start of the season it should have made one more change:
It should stop awarding bonus points to each driver who leads a lap.
It’s become a travesty and a fraud. We see it in almost every race: a leader slows down and allows a teammate […]

Wed, 03/16/11 – 6:50 | 8 Comments
Castroneves, Penske Ace Test
The two-day IZOD IndyCar Series open test at Barber Motorsports Park started and ended with Team Penske in the spotlight.
Penske driver Helio Castroneves had top lap in Tuesday’s portion of the test on the 2.38-mile, 17-turn Barber Motorsports Park course.
Castroneves’ best lap (his 48th of 52) of 1 minute, 11.943 seconds in the No. 3 […]

Tue, 03/15/11 – 19:26 | Comments Off on Castroneves, Penske Ace Test
Audi Takes Its Turn At Sebring
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The long-running jousting match between Audi and Peugeot continues at Sebring.
A day after a French Peugeot claimed top lap during testing for this weekend’s Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring, German car-maker Audi took its turn to top the speed charts on Tuesday.
Audi Sport Team Joest’s R15 prototype driven by Timo Bernhard, Romain Dumas and […]

Tue, 03/15/11 – 19:12 | Comments Off on Audi Takes Its Turn At Sebring
Power Opens Test With Top Time
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Will Power apparently is more-than-ready to retain his title as reigning road/street-racing ace of the IZOD IndyCar Series.
Power, who won five road/street races en route to a runnerup finish in the 2010 point standings to Dario Franchitti, topped the first session of the series’ two-day Open Test at Barber Motorsports […]

Tue, 03/15/11 – 7:15 | One Comment
Peugeot Looking Racy at Sebring

Peugeot eased out to a quick start at Sebring on Monday, but was closely followed by its long-time foil Audi.
A new factory Peugeot 908 – driven by Franck Montagny, Stephane Sarrazin and Pedro Lamy – turned a best lap of 1:47.678 (123.702 mph) during the first of two four-hour sessions in the lead-up to the […]

Tue, 03/15/11 – 6:53 | One Comment