Mon, 23/11/15 – 9:26 | One Comment

A race day that dawned Sunday morning with coffee and tears shared with his mom, Carol, ended after sunset with the gift of his helmet to car-owner Rick Hendrick.
In between, on the last day of his brilliant NASCAR career, Jeff Gordon bump-fisted countless fans, stood shoulder-to-shoulder with motorsports superstars Mario Andretti and Lewis Hamilton during […]

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Ganassi Partners with Dinan-BMW
Three-time Grand-Am Rolex Sports Cars Series champions Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates  announced Saturday that it has partnered with Dinan-BMW as the new manufacturer of its 2010 Daytona Prototype, and its longtime partner TELMEX will once again return as the primary sponsor of the No. 01 with co-drivers Scott Pruett and Memo […]

Sat, 01/9/10 – 13:36 | Comments Off on Ganassi Partners with Dinan-BMW
Bob Tasca Sr., an automotive enthusiast, Ford dealer and drag racing innovator, passed away on Friday, January 8, 2010, his family announced today. Tasca Sr. was 83 years old.
An automotive businessman for more than 60 years, Tasca achieved fame as a record-setting automotive dealer and as an internationally-known designer of high-performance race cars. […]

Sat, 01/9/10 – 10:27 | Comments Off on Bob Tasca Sr. Passes Away
Waltrip Headed to Dubai
With more than 1,000 races in a quarter-century’s worth of NASCAR experience, you would think it would take a lot to get Michael Waltrip excited about an off-season race.
But Waltrip can’t wait for his first foray into the world of international sports car racing when the two-time Daytona 500 champion competes in the fifth-annual Dubai […]

Sat, 01/9/10 – 10:19 | One Comment
Sturbin: A Personal Bucket List
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As of Jan. 1, I reluctantly joined the millions of Americans without health insurance. This is the product of a combination of procrastination and frustration.  As in, when a media colleague about the same age informed me he was paying $1,100 a month for a single-payer policy with Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Texas…I decided to […]

Sat, 01/9/10 – 8:06 | 3 Comments
Talladega Flag Waves In Texas
Clad in Crimson Tide apparel, Texas Motor Speedway President Eddie Gossage raised the Talladega Superspeedway flag over the Texas Speedway Club offices, much to the delight of Talladega Superspeedway President Rick Humphre
The flag ceremony was a condition the two presidents agreed upon when making a friendly wager on the outcome of Thursday night’s BCS Championship […]

Fri, 01/8/10 – 20:24 | Comments Off on Talladega Flag Waves In Texas
Angelelli Sets Pace At DIS
Max Angelelli and Pat Long led their respective classes Friday in the opening day of the Roar Before The Rolex 24, a three-day test session at Daytona International Speedway to open the 2010 Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Cask No. 16 schedule.
Saturday practice, which also features the Grand-Am Continental Tire Sports […]

Fri, 01/8/10 – 20:13 | Comments Off on Angelelli Sets Pace At DIS
FIA Gives USF1 OK To Test
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
The US F1 team’s new car will run its first test at the Barber Motorsports Park in Alabama in early February. The team has sought and been granted a dispensation to test outside of the three venues in Spain designated by the FIA for pre-season testing.
“We got the dispensation from […]

Fri, 01/8/10 – 18:22 | 3 Comments
The Woods Of Virginia – Part 5; Jolly Good At Indy
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
The Wood Brothers Racing Team has been one of the backbones of NASCAR since the sport was founded. The Woods, from Stuart, Va., have been racing continuously in the division now known as Sprint Cup since 1953 and have 96 wins to their credit.
In a RacinToday exclusive series, Eddie Wood, […]

Fri, 01/8/10 – 14:39 | 6 Comments
Harris: Shootout To Have An Old-Time Feel
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I’m beginning to think that nobody really retires any more.
Mark Martin came back, not once, but twice from planned retirements. Michael Schumacher is going to drive in Formula One again this year after sitting in a rocking chair for three years.
Now comes the news that the made-for-TV Budweiser Shootout, a staple of the first stock […]

Fri, 01/8/10 – 13:40 | 4 Comments
Ricky Taylor To Team With Angelelli
Wayne Taylor Racing of the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series has announced that Ricky Taylor will team with Max Angelelli to drive the No. 10 SunTrust Ford Dallara in 2010.
Taylor, the 20-year-old son of team owner and three-time sports car racing champion Wayne Taylor, returns to the team after co-driving the No. 10 SunTrust entry […]

Fri, 01/8/10 – 8:16 | Comments Off on Ricky Taylor To Team With Angelelli