Sun, 4/10/15 – 8:03 | Comments Off on Flat Spot On: A Rainy Afternoon in Georgia

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
BRASELTON, Ga. – When is a road race in the rain no longer a race? Some people were asking that question as the Petit Le Mans seemed to reach a saturation point while precipitous fallout from a hurricane in the Atlantic kept coming down on Road Atlanta.
Funny thing, though. Despite the […]

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Block Set To Kick Off Season
This weekend, Ken Block and his newly formed Monster World Rally Team will debut their Ford Fiesta Rally America program at Sno*Drift in Atlanta, Mich. as they demonstrate their definition of fun.
Block and the Monster World Rally Team will campaign seven rally events in North America in 2010 for Ford, including the Summer X Games […]

Fri, 01/29/10 – 9:31 | Comments Off on Block Set To Kick Off Season
Top Rookie Massey Now Top Free Agent
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Fort Worth, Texas – Spencer Massey ended the 2009 drag racing season as the National Hot Rod Association’s top rookie competitor, and recipient of the prestigious Auto Club Road to the Future award.
But as baseball sage Yogi Berra once famously observed: “The future ain’t what it used to be.”
That hard fact was driven home for […]

Fri, 01/29/10 – 9:15 | Comments Off on Top Rookie Massey Now Top Free Agent
Ganassi Issues Warnings About The Future
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
Chip Ganassi’s passion for auto racing started early.
When he was 5 years old, Ganassi’s father went to Indianapolis to take part in an equipment auction and took in the 1963 Indy 500 while he was there. The elder Ganassi came home with an 8 millimeter film of the race.
“I watched […]

Fri, 01/29/10 – 7:54 | 2 Comments
‘The Axe’ Earns 24 Pole
Max Angelelli prevailed in a back-and-forth battle in qualifying Thursday at Daytona International Speedway to capture the pole for the 48th Rolex 24 At Daytona. Angelelli secured the top position for the opening round of the 2010 GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series with a lap of 1:40.827 (127.108 mph) in the No. 10 SunTrust Ford […]

Thu, 01/28/10 – 17:54 | Comments Off on ‘The Axe’ Earns 24 Pole
Danica’s Schedule Unveiled
Danica Patrick will compete in 12 NASCAR Nationwide Series races with the possibility of 13 in her debut season with JR Motorsports, co-owner and general manager Kelley Earnhardt announced today.
The only event uncertain on Patrick’s schedule is the Feb. 13 season opener at Daytona International Speedway.  The car is entered in the event, but its […]

Thu, 01/28/10 – 15:52 | One Comment
Jimmie In Grand-Am Wreck
Jimmie Johnson was unhurt but his Grand-American Series car was badly wrecked during an accident Thursday in practice for the Rolex 24 at Daytona International Speedway.
The four-time and defending Sprint Cup champion was driving the No. 99 Daytona Prototype for GAINSCO/Bob Stallings Racing.
Stallings said the incident twisted the chassis, with Jimmie Johnson bruised but OK.
“He […]

Thu, 01/28/10 – 15:29 | Comments Off on Jimmie In Grand-Am Wreck
George Closes Vision Racing
Vision Racing, the team owned by Indy Racing League founder Tony George, has suspended operations and is not expected to compete in the upcoming IndyCar Series season.
The team is co-owned by actor Patrick Dempsey.
George’s stepson, Ed Carpenter, drove for the team, which was started in 2005 when George bought the assets of former IRL team […]

Thu, 01/28/10 – 15:04 | 2 Comments
Koretsky, Stanfield Team Up
Kenny Koretsky has been intertwined with NHRA Pro Stock racing for more than 25 years, but the words championship contenders were seldom uttered when discussing his teams.
But that is about to change.
The popular team owner announced Thursday that he, driver/engine builder Greg Stanfield and Indicom Electric owner Greg Hill, another factory hot rod enthusiast, have […]

Thu, 01/28/10 – 14:52 | Comments Off on Koretsky, Stanfield Team Up
Dirt Notes: TMS To Host Championship
Fort Worth, Texas _ Entries for next month’s Texas World Dirt Track Championship are beginning to roll in, as over 80 drivers have pre-registered for the Feb. 25-27 event.
One of the largest dirt track races in the country, the Texas World Dirt Track Championship features SUPR Late Models, Modified and Limited Modified divisions. The event […]

Thu, 01/28/10 – 14:41 | Comments Off on Dirt Notes: TMS To Host Championship
Piquet Jr. To Drive At Daytona
Brazilian driver Nelson Piquet, Jr., will make his American stock-car driving debut in the ARCA Series race next month in Daytona Beach. He will drive a Toyota for Eddie Sharp Racing.
The 24-year-old is the son of three-time Formula One World Champion Nelson Piquet. From 1993 until 2001, Piquet ran in Brazilian karting, later moving to […]

Thu, 01/28/10 – 14:35 | 2 Comments