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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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Pedley: What’s The Guy Got To Do To Get Respect?
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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As Champions Week in Las Vegas built to its annual exercise in awkwardness – the season-ending banquet  – the last couple days, I began to wonder about about Feb. 20, 2011.
I began to wonder what will happen when Jimmie Johnson steps onto the front-straight stage at Daytona International Speedway for […]

Sat, 12/4/10 – 9:07 | 5 Comments
Woody: Vegas’ Glitter Is Perfect For NASCAR
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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I attended NASCAR’s inaugural New York City awards shindig in 1981 to cover hometown hotfoot Darrell Waltrip’s first championship presentation, and it was a hoot.
One amber-frozen moment: my sports writing sidekick Joe Caldwell and I strolled into the Waldorf Astoria lounge one evening and were greeted by a booming drawl […]

Fri, 12/3/10 – 15:40 | 4 Comments
Small Field Doesn’t Tarnish Top Rookie Award
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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One of the drivers being honored during Champions Week in Las Vegas isn’t exactly a household name.
In fact, a lot of NASCAR fans might scratch their heads and ask, “Kevin who?’’
The name is Kevin Conway and the 31-year-old driver from Cornelius, N.C., is the 2010 NASCAR Sprint Cup Raybestos Rookie […]

Fri, 12/3/10 – 8:38 | 3 Comments
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Daytona Beach, Fla. – NASCAR tire-testing on Daytona International Speedway’s recently repaved 2.5-mile racing surface is scheduled for Dec. 15-16.
The Goodyear Racing test will mark the first time race cars will turn laps on a surface that has been repaved for only the second time in its history. Lane Construction began the historic project […]

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IndyCar Notes: Ho-Pin Tung Tested
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Like many first-time foreign visitors to Indianapolis, Ho-Pin Tung recently had the opportunity to ride around Indianapolis Motor Speedway as a tourist.
Tung hopes his next tour of the famed 2.5-mile oval is in an IZOD IndyCar single-seater as the series’ first Chinese driver – and perhaps “the Yao Ming of motorsports.”
Tung, who spent the 2010 […]

Fri, 12/3/10 – 8:15 | One Comment
Grand Changes In Store For 2011 Rolex Daytona 24
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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The Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series is billing this week’s two-day open test at Homestead-Miami Speedway as the final event of the 2010 season.
In reality, the test should probably be viewed as the start of the 2011 season. But few were quibbling about anything as silly as labels on Wednesday, […]

Thu, 12/2/10 – 8:27 | One Comment
Drivers Have Always Liked A Good Snowball Fight
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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Long before Homestead-Miami Speedway landed the final Sprint Cup race of the year, the stock car racing season ended in Florida, at Five Flags Speedway in the Panhandle city of Pensacola.
The Snowball Derby is the race where drivers from across the nation, short trackers and NASCAR stars alike, square off […]

Thu, 12/2/10 – 7:25 | 5 Comments
Pedley: An Aye Vote For Loyalty
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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As a sports fan, I have this frustrating tendency to be continually disappointed. The reason is, I simply cannot view teams and athletes as merely teams and athletes. I can’t separate what they do from whom they are.
For example, Cam Newton. Evidence seems to point to the fact that he […]

Wed, 12/1/10 – 10:16 | 3 Comments
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Fort Worth, Texas – Individual tickets for two historic races at Texas Motor Speedway in 2011 – April’s Samsung Mobile 500 and June’s Firestone Twin 275s  – are now on sale.
NASCAR’s Samsung Mobile 500, scheduled for Saturday, April 9, will be the first nighttime Sprint Cup Series race in the history of TMS and first […]

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St. Petersburg, Fla. – Reserved three-day and general admission tickets for the 2011 Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, the 2011 IZOD IndyCar Series season-opener, are on sale.
Now in its seventh year, the event returns to the streets of downtown St. Petersburg from March 25-27. Will Power of Team Penske is the defending IndyCar event […]

Wed, 12/1/10 – 8:28 | Comments Off on Honda GP Tickets On Sale