Sun, 18/03/18 – 8:31 | No Comment

The co-driving trio of Pipo Derani, Nicolas Lapierre and Johannes van Overbeek piloted the No. 22 Tequila Patrón ESM Nissan DPi to the over all victory in Saturday’s Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring race.

Winning in the GT classes were the Porsche 911 GT driven by Nick Tandy, Patrick Pilet and Frederic Makowiecki in GT Le […]

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Danica’s 2011 Schedule Unveiled
Danica Patrick, the 28-year-old racer who transitioned into NASCAR Nationwide Series competition last year with JR Motorsports in the No. 7 Chevrolet, has finalized her 2011 Nationwide Series plans. JR Motorsports general manager Kelley Earnhardt, on behalf of the team and primary sponsor, announced those plans today.
Patrick’s tour will closely resemble her […]

Wed, 02/9/11 – 10:57 | 2 Comments
Racin’ News: Phoenix To Be Reconfigured

In racin’ news today, Wednesday, Feb. 9.:
Phoenix International Raceway will be getting a major facelift, track officials have announced.
PIR president Bryan R. Sperber offered details related to the NASCAR facility’s first major track paving project since 1990 on Wednesday.
Construction will begin in March with the removal of the facility’s current surface and the subsequent installation […]

Wed, 02/9/11 – 7:44 | Comments Off on Racin’ News: Phoenix To Be Reconfigured
Pedley: Is It Time To Put Speedweeks On A Diet?
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Speedweeks are upon us. But you have to wonder if, in this time of cutbacks and downsizing, might it not be a good idea to trim things back to Speedweek – singular?
During flush times – for NASCAR and the world – spreading the opening of the racing season out over […]

Tue, 02/8/11 – 17:15 | 3 Comments
Woody: From Tobacco Road To Smoke-Free Racing
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
It’s interesting to see a sport that once ran on tobacco fumes come full-cycle with the announcement that Richmond International Raceway will have smoke-free grandstands this coming season.
NASCAR wouldn’t be where it is today without the boost from Big Tobacco. Back in the ‘70s, after the Feds banned tobacco advertising […]

Tue, 02/8/11 – 16:00 | 7 Comments
Ingram: Summertime Blues Strike In February
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From the Monday Morning Crew Chief™:
On the cusp of the new season, it’s worthwhile to ask if the changes to the points system and Chase for the Sprint Cup formats were worth the trouble?
There’s not much difference from the preceding systems after there was so much expectation built up last year by a summer-long public […]

Tue, 02/8/11 – 6:00 | 3 Comments
Racin’ Notes: NASCAR Sets Television Times

In Racin’ News today, Monday, Feb. 7:
NASCAR released its telecast times for the 2011 season.
Regular season points races in the Eastern and Central regions of the country will begin at 1 p.m. ET; West Coast events will begin at 3 p.m. ET; and night races will begin at 7:30 p.m. ET (Note: NASCAR’s longest race, […]

Mon, 02/7/11 – 14:35 | Comments Off on Racin’ Notes: NASCAR Sets Television Times
Racers Pick Winner Of Daytona 500 Of NFL Games
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Today is the big day for NFL fans. It’s the day of their biggest game. The Super Bowl. Or as some call it, the Daytona 500 of football games.
Several auto racing drivers and other racing types are headed down to Dallas/Fort Worth for the game, which features the Green Bay Packers […]

Sun, 02/6/11 – 9:08 | 2 Comments
Woods Make This A Year To Remember Pearson
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
Among the things that NASCAR’s long time audience can look forward to in the 2011 season is having David Pearson back in the limelight.
Pearson is being inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame this year, and the Wood Brothers, whosecar he once drove, are honoring his induction by dedicating their […]

Sun, 02/6/11 – 8:04 | 3 Comments
Racers Get Into Super Spirit
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Fort Worth, Texas – Cheeseheads, Terrible Towels and seemingly every anchor/analyst drawing a paycheck from ESPN have descended upon Sundance Square in downtown Cowtown in anticipation of Super Bowl XLV.
Diehard fans of the NFC champion Green Bay Packers and AFC champion Pittsburgh Steelers will be joined by a contingent of 10 motorsports stars Sunday at […]

Sat, 02/5/11 – 18:26 | Comments Off on Racers Get Into Super Spirit
Pedley: Bigger Money For Winning? Check, Please!
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Bruton Smith has come up with a lot of good ideas over the years. The one he offered up at the NASCAR Media Tour last week was not one of them. Rather than heal what ails the Sprint Cup Series, the idea would infect an already red and painful wound.
Smith, […]

Fri, 02/4/11 – 8:24 | 4 Comments