Sun, 22/04/18 – 17:19 | No Comment

Sunday’s IndyCar Series race at Barber Motorsports Park in Alabama has been postponed until Monday because of heavy rains and standing water on the track.
The race did get started and 22 laps were concluded. But the race went yellow and then red as the wet conditions worsened and played a part in a couple of […]

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Ganassi Rolls Into 2011 With Rolex 24 Victory
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Team owner Chip Ganassi’s wonderful 2010 racing season extended into 2011 Sunday when his No. 01 BMW/Riley Daytona Prototype car won the 49th Rolex 24 Grand-Am series race at Daytona Internatonal Speedway.
The car, which won the 2010 Grand-Am championship, was driven by Scott Pruett, Memo Rojas, Joey Hand and Graham Rahal.
With […]

Sun, 01/30/11 – 15:34 | Comments Off on Ganassi Rolls Into 2011 With Rolex 24 Victory
Minter: Winning Comes Up Losing In New System
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After a few days to ponder NASCAR’s new points system, the one thing that stands out is that consistency still means much more than race wins.
The 43-1 system seems to punish drivers for poor performances more than the old system. In the past the last-place driver got 34 points, compared to 195 for the winner, […]

Sun, 01/30/11 – 8:42 | 3 Comments
Bowles Wins, Pastrana Impresses

Jason Bowles drove his No. 75 Rusty Wallace Racing Experience Toyota to victory in the NASCAR Toyota All-Star Showdown Saturday night.
Bowles moved to the lead on the final restart of the race, which is held at Toyota Speedway in Irwindale, Calif., and held off DJ Kennington through the final eight laps.
But perhaps a bigger story was […]

Sun, 01/30/11 – 7:45 | 4 Comments
Baker Curb Halts Operations
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
Nashville – Baker Curb Racing, a veteran Nationwide Series team, has suspended operations indefinitely due to lack of funding has learned.
Team co-owner Gary Baker said the team has not officially folded. He said it will re-open its doors if and when a sponsor is found. However, with the season […]

Sat, 01/29/11 – 14:25 | Comments Off on Baker Curb Halts Operations
Partridge Wins, Pastrana Qualifies At Showdown
Ryan Partridge won the biggest race of his young career, earning the win in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Super Late Model race Friday at the NASCAR Toyota All-Star Showdown in Irwindale, Calif.
The 22-year-old Partridge, of Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., started fifth on the 25-car grid and held off runner-up Alex Haase of Las Vegas, Nev., […]

Sat, 01/29/11 – 9:14 | Comments Off on Partridge Wins, Pastrana Qualifies At Showdown
Brundle Returns to Scene of Daytona Triumph
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
Daytona Beach, Fla. – It was Ponce de Leon who came to Florida in search of the fountain of youth. He might have checked with Martin Brundle first. The 51-year-old driver has returned to Daytona Beach to compete in the Rolex 24 for the first time in 20 years and found […]

Sat, 01/29/11 – 8:57 | One Comment
Shape Matters When It Comes To Driving The 24
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Chances are, you are having an easier week than are the drivers for the GAINSCO Racing Grand-Am series team. In terms of physical comfort, at least.
Because the days leading up to the start of the Rolex 24-hour race at Daytona International Speedway, represent hell week for the GAINSCO guys who […]

Fri, 01/28/11 – 18:37 | One Comment
Hamlin Wants Name On Cup, Not On Picks Lists
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Many of he biggest, most serious media predictions about who will do what in the upcoming Sprint Cup season have not been released quite yet. But when they do start hitting the streets, Denny Hamlin has no illusions about where he will find his name.
Not at the top, the 29-year-old […]

Fri, 01/28/11 – 8:40 | Comments Off on Hamlin Wants Name On Cup, Not On Picks Lists
Bergmeister On Rolex 24 Pole
Endurance racing specialist Jorg Bergmeister surprised even himself Thursday at Daytona International Speedway.
Asked by his team to attempt one more lap during the 15-minute session, Bergmeister laid down aDaytona Prototype track qualifying record time of 1:40.099 (128.033 mph) to capture the pole for Saturday’s 49th annual Rolex 24 at Daytona.
North America’s most prestigious sports car […]

Thu, 01/27/11 – 19:17 | Comments Off on Bergmeister On Rolex 24 Pole
Rolex 24 Gives Stockers Chance To Do Road Work
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
The word “fun” gets wide use by stock-car and open-wheel drivers who cross over to the world of sportscar-racing at this time of year. Ask them why they are competing in the Rolex 24 at Daytona International Speedway, and they usually work that word in.
But for some of those cross-pollinators, […]

Thu, 01/27/11 – 18:22 | Comments Off on Rolex 24 Gives Stockers Chance To Do Road Work