Mon, 29/09/14 – 12:01 | No Comment

Team Penske announced Monday that it is adding Simon Pagenaud as a fourth driver to its IndyCar Series team.
The 30-year-old Pagenaud is a four-time race winner in the Series. He will join 2014 series champion Will Power, multiple Indy 500 winner Helio Castroneves and Indy 500 winner/former Formula One star Juan Pablo Montoya at Penske.
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Chase Elliott To Drive Full Time For Earnhardt Jr.
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Chase Elliott will compete full time in the NASCAR Nationwide Series for JR Motorsports starting in 2014 and do so with NAPA Auto Parts as his full-season primary sponsor, the team announced today.
Elliott will carry the No. 9 on his NAPA Chevrolet – the same number his father, legendary racer Bill Elliott, carried for much [...]

Mon, 01/6/14 – 14:33 | Comments Off
Gibbs Hires Hornish For NNS Races
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Joe Gibbs Racing has signed driver Sam Hornish, Jr. to drive the No. 54 Monster Energy Toyota in seven NASCAR Nationwide Series races in 2014.
“I’m excited about driving the No. 54 Monster Energy car this year. It’s a great opportunity for me,” said Hornish. “It’s the best possible situation for me to jump into great [...]

Mon, 01/6/14 – 13:54 | Comments Off
Video Studied In Schumacher Ski Accident Probe
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Footage from the helmet camera worn by Michael Schumacher on the morning he crashed while skiing in the French Alps is being examined by police trying to reconstruct the accident.
A seven-time Formula One World Driving Champion, Schumacher was injured when he fell and hit his helmeted head on a rock [...]

Sun, 01/5/14 – 21:15 | Comments Off
Spirit Is Strong During Final Day Of The Roar
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Spirit of Daytona Racing left the November TUDOR United SportsCar Championship open test at Daytona International Speedway with a torn-up race car.
The team returned to Daytona for the Roar Before the Rolex 24 with a brand-new race car and took the honors of running the fastest lap on Sunday, the final day of the [...]

Sun, 01/5/14 – 21:04 | Comments Off
Cup’s McMurray Fastest On Day 2 Of The Roar
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A NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver and a Formula One test driver led the respective Prototype classes in the second day of Roar Before the Rolex 24 testing.
Jamie McMurray, winner of the 2010 Daytona 500 Cup race, paced the prototype drivers with a lap of 1:38.980 (129.481 mph) in the No. 01 Telcel/Target Ford EcoBoost/Riley. [...]

Sat, 01/4/14 – 21:48 | Comments Off
Notes: Sports Cars ‘Roar’ To Life At Daytona
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Christian Fittipaldi logged the fastest lap of the day Friday at the Roar Before the Rolex 24 at Daytona International Speedway.
The “Roar”, which serves as practice for the upcoming 24, will continue through the weekend.
The 52nd Rolex 24 At Daytona will be held on Jan. 25-26, opening a new era in North American sports car racing [...]

Fri, 01/3/14 – 14:05 | Comments Off
Pro Stock’s Edwards Sells Off His Racing Operation
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

Pro Stock driver Chris McGaha plans to contest the entire 24-race NHRA season in 2014 after acquiring the complete racing inventory of 2009 World Champion Mike Edwards.
The deal that apparently has sent Edwards into an unexpected retirement at age 56 was announced by McGaha via emailed news release from his hometown of Odessa, Texas, [...]

Thu, 01/2/14 – 8:02 | 11 Comments
Vettel Voted Top Driver Of 2013 By RT Staff
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
In discussing the 2013 Driver of the Year vote this week, veteran racing writer Mark Armijo asked the following question: How can you punish a driver for domination?
Other RT voters answered back: You can’t.
Formula 1 driver Sebastian Vettel, who dominated a racing season like few others have in recent [...]

Tue, 12/31/13 – 18:48 | One Comment
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

Andy Granatelli, a fixture in Indy cars and at the Indianapolis 500, died Sunday at age 90.
Granatelli is the former CEO of STP motor oil company who made a mark on motorsports as a car owner, innovator and entrepreneur.
Granatelli is a member of the International Motorsports Hall of Fame, the Motorsports Hall of Fame of [...]

Sun, 12/29/13 – 20:59 | Comments Off
Update: Schumacher Has Second Brain Operation
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

Michael Schumacher has undergone a second operation to remove another hematoma on his injured brain, reducing inter-cranial pressure the former Formula 1 World Driving Champion sustained in a skiing accident in the French Alps on Sunday.
While Schumacher’s condition reportedly has shown slight improvement, the seven-time champion remained in an induced coma in critical condition.
According to [...]

Sun, 12/29/13 – 19:19 | Comments Off