Wed, 4/03/15 – 19:26 | No Comment

Fernando Alonso’s highly anticipated return to McLaren F1 has begun with a thud.
On the advice of his doctors, the two-time World Driving Champion will sit-out the 2015 season-opening Australian Grand Prix on March 15 after suffering a concussion in a crash while testing at Barcelona, Spain, on Feb. 22.
Alonso’s McLaren/Honda will be handled at Albert [...]

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Biffle Hopes To Lead Roush Fenway Back To Top
Deb Williams | Senior Writer

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – At the end of each season in three of the last four years Greg Biffle has watched teammates exit Roush Fenway Racing; two moved to another organization while one had his sponsor withdraw from the sport.
It was a scenario that made the 45-year-old Biffle wonder if he [...]

Wed, 01/28/15 – 16:35 | Comments Off
Vickers’ Off Season Was Filled With Trauma, Pain
Deb Williams | Senior Writer

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Nearly two months after Brian Vickers once again found himself in open heart surgery, the Michael Waltrip Racing driver is focused on his return to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. However, the 31-year-old driver admitted Tuesday the scenario could have been much different.
“It was a pretty traumatic [...]

Tue, 01/27/15 – 13:25 | One Comment
France: NASCAR To Apply Brakes To Chase Change
Deb Williams | Senior Writer

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Touting NASCAR’s march towards innovation while balancing that with the cost and the benefits to the individual teams and to the sport, NASCAR Chairman Brian France said the rules for the cars would always evolve, but there would be no change this year to the Chase format.
“It [...]

Mon, 01/26/15 – 19:13 | Comments Off
Dixon Gives Ganassi Racing Victory In The Rolex
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Scott Dixon tracked down and passed Jordan Taylor with just over and hour to go and went on to win the 2015 Rolex 24 at Daytona International Speedway on Sunday.
Dixon, driving the No. 02 Ford-powered Riley of Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates, took the checkered flag at the end [...]

Sun, 01/25/15 – 14:15 | One Comment
Rolex Shaping Up As Ford Vs. Chevrolet Power
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When dawn broke at Daytona International Speedway on Sunday, it was a battle between Chevrolet and Ford power that was the big story in the Rolex 24.
At the 18-hour mark of the race, which came just after 8 a.m., the Chevrolet Corvette Daytona Prototypes of Action Express and Wayne Taylor Racing were running first and [...]

Sun, 01/25/15 – 8:36 | Comments Off
Hinchcliffe, Mazda Ready To Make Move At 24
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
At least SpeedSource Racing and its factory-backed Mazda turbo diesel prototypes didn’t let anybody down in last year’s Rolex 24. Not really. Not even when its two cars failed to finish. The Lola-based P2 cars, with their SKYACTIV technology, were new, they were complicated, they were not battle tested and [...]

Fri, 01/23/15 – 17:38 | Comments Off
Elford is 2015 Winner of Phil Hill Award
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Vic Elford, who earned the title of “Porsche hero” during his five-year racing tenure with the German marque, is the 2015 recipient of the Phil Hill Award presented by the Road Racing Drivers Club.
Named in honor of America’s first Formula One World Driving Champion (1961), the Phil Hill Award has been presented annually since 1993 [...]

Fri, 01/23/15 – 9:01 | Comments Off
Michael Shank Racing’s Honda Ligier On Pole At Rolex 24
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Oswaldo Negri on Thursday put Michael Shank Racing’s Honda-powered Ligier JS P2 car on the pole for the 2015 Rolex 24 at Daytona.
Negri, who will co-drive with John Pew, Matt McMurry and A.J. Allmendinger in the race on Saturday/Sunday, won the pole with a lap 1:39.19.
Chip Ganassi Racing Daytona [...]

Thu, 01/22/15 – 19:23 | Comments Off
Q and A: Gordon – “Today Is An Emotional Day”
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

On Thursday morning, Jeff Gordon announced to his Hendrick Motorsports team that 2015 would be the last year that he competed full time in the Sprint Cup Series.
Thursday afternoon, the 43-year-old driver held a teleconference with the media to explain his decision and to take question about it.
Gordon, a four-time Cup champion and the winner [...]

Thu, 01/22/15 – 18:01 | Comments Off
2015 To Be Gordon’s Final Full Season In Cup
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Hendrick Motorsports announced Thursday that four-time Sprint Cup champion Jeff Gordon will retire from full-time driving in the series following the 2015 season.
Gordon, who has driven in the series the past 22 years, announced his decision Thursday morning to the No. 24 Hendrick Motorsports team he has driven for since November 1992.
“As a race car [...]

Thu, 01/22/15 – 11:26 | Comments Off