Sun, 26/03/17 – 8:09 | No Comment

Sebastian Vettel put an end to the years-long dominance of Mercedes AMG on Sunday when he drove his Ferrari to victory in the Formula One season-opening Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne.
The victory marked the first time that anything other than a Mercedes had won the season-opening event since 2013.
Lewis Hamilton, who started on the pole […]

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Ingram: Gold Brickin’ At NASCAR Tracks?
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
From the Monday Morning Crew Chief:
I guess I’m stuck between a rock and a gold brick when it comes to the announcement by NASCAR that it’s cutting back on the race purses.
I’ve said all along during the Great Recession that the Sprint Cup teams will manage to get the cars around […]

Mon, 02/1/10 – 10:18 | 2 Comments
Busch Goes Bow-less In Georgia
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Braselton, Ga. – After dominating and winning Sunday’s SpeedFest at Lanier National Speedway, Kyle Busch committed a major blunder during his post-race celebration.
The 2009 NASCAR Nationwide Series champion grabbed the checkered flag and took his customary victory lap around the .375-mile paved oval in his No. 51 Toyota Camry.
But when his feet hit the ground in victory lane, […]

Sun, 01/31/10 – 21:25 | One Comment
A De-beauty! Action Express Wins Rolex 24
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By Jonathan Ingram  | Senior Writer
Daytona Beach, Fla. – The first race is often the hardest for a newly formed team. For Action Express Racing, the first race was also the most difficult on the Grand-Am schedule. But in one of the biggest upsets in Rolex 24 at Daytona history, the new team won the […]

Sun, 01/31/10 – 19:26 | 2 Comments

Darlington, S.C. – Darlington Raceway has partnered with several local hotels to form a new program called Race Rates for Race Fans announced track President, Chris Browning.
Hotels on the new program have agreed to reduce minimum stay requirements and offer rooms at a reasonable rate for the 2010 Southern 500 on Mother’s Day weekend.
“One of […]

Sun, 01/31/10 – 13:04 | Comments Off on Darlington Raceway Announces Race Rates for Race Fans

Darlington, S.C. – Darlington Raceway will expand its family section seating for the 2010 Southern 500 announced track President, Chris Browning.
Family sections will now be available on both straight-aways at Darlington Raceway. Wallace grandstand section V on the frontstretch and Colvin grandstand section X on the backstretch will be designated family sections. Each family section […]

Sun, 01/31/10 – 13:01 | Comments Off on Darlington Expands Family Section for Southern 500
Rolex Notes: Mystery Stop Costs Ganassi
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Daytona Beach, Fla. – Chip Ganassi has won the Rolex 24 too many times to be happy about finishing second.
But for the second straight year, that’s exactly where one of his two entries wound up, with the No. 01 BMW Riley Daytona Prototype finishing on the lead lap just 52.303 seconds behind the winning Porsche Riley, […]

Sun, 01/31/10 – 12:27 | 3 Comments
Porsche V-8 Leads The Field At Rolex
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
Daytona Beach, Fla. – Nineteen hours into the twice-around-the-clock Rolex 24 at Daytona International Speedway and it is still a four-car race.
Out front  on a bitter cold, windy Florida morning is the Porsche Riley of Mike Rockenfeller, Terry Borcheller, Joao Barbosa and Ryan Dalziel, with Scott Pruett, co-driving the remaining […]

Sun, 01/31/10 – 10:47 | 3 Comments
Teen Logano Holds Off Teen Pena
Was it a battle of future megastars?
Sprint Cup star Joey Logano got his second NASCAR Toyota All-Star Showdown trophy and Sergio Pena nearly made a historic debut on the national stage.
Logano, 19, held off the 16-year-old Pena and two-time race winner Matt Kobyluck for the victory in the 225-lap race Saturday before a sold-out crowd […]

Sun, 01/31/10 – 7:19 | One Comment
DIS Infield At Night Can Be Bizarre
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Daytona Beach, Fla. – Walking through the pits and the paddock, or driving through the infield, the nighttime hours at the Rolex 24 can be little more than a loud blur.
The lights, the noise from the 40 or so cars on the nearby road circuit, the PA blaring music or garbled interviews. It’s all so […]

Sun, 01/31/10 – 1:49 | One Comment
“Hare” Becomes A Late-Night Casualty In 24
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Editor’s Note: RacinToday has two reporters – Mike Harris and Jonathan Ingram, both veterans of the event – on site at the Rolex 24. They will periodically file updates, notes and features during the race and wrap the event up afterward.
By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
Daytona Beach, Fla. – Establishing a pace that keeps your team in […]

Sun, 01/31/10 – 1:41 | One Comment