Tue, 16/12/14 – 19:44 | No Comment

Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates closed out a big month of news by announcing Tuesday that Joey Hand will replace Memo Rojas as co-driver of the team’s No. 01 Daytona Prototype car in the Tudor United SportsCar Championship series.
Hand will team with veteran Scott Pruett in the car, which was a multiple-season champion [...]

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Some Prefer Traditional Route To Success At DIS
Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Driving into Daytona International Speedway for the 2014 version of preseason testing, there are visible signs of a major renovation of the facility. Well, sort of.
The cranes being used to remake the frontstretch seating area were mostly obscured by fog and low clouds for much of [...]

Thu, 01/9/14 – 15:23 | Comments Off
Story Lines: Quantity Exceeds Quality In Cup ‘14
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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A year ago, there were two big, huge, major story lines dominating the scene (a.k.a., trending) as the Sprint Cup teams headed into the January test session known as Preseason Thunder.
Those story lines were Danica Patrick moving full time to Cup and the introduction of the mighty Gen 6 car.
On their own, both were supposedly [...]

Thu, 01/9/14 – 10:49 | Comments Off
Investigators: Veering Off Trail Hurt Schumacher
John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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French prosecutors investigating Michael Schumacher’s skiing accident have confirmed that the former Formula One World Driving Champion was “off-piste” – off a marked path – when he fell and hit his head on a rock.
But police investigators continuing to review footage from Schumacher’s helmet camera added they do not believe [...]

Wed, 01/8/14 – 19:09 | Comments Off
Rusty To Test No. 2 Penske Car
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Team Penske announced that Rusty Wallace, NASCAR Hall of Famer and the 1989 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion, will drive the No. 2 Miller Lite Ford Fusion Thursday during a test at Daytona International Speedway.
The occasion coincides with the 25th anniversary of Wallace’s 1989 championship and the approaching 40th anniversary of the original Miller Lite [...]

Wed, 01/8/14 – 10:29 | Comments Off
Chase Elliott To Drive Full Time For Earnhardt Jr.
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Chase Elliott will compete full time in the NASCAR Nationwide Series for JR Motorsports starting in 2014 and do so with NAPA Auto Parts as his full-season primary sponsor, the team announced today.
Elliott will carry the No. 9 on his NAPA Chevrolet – the same number his father, legendary racer Bill Elliott, carried for much [...]

Mon, 01/6/14 – 14:33 | Comments Off
Gibbs Hires Hornish For NNS Races
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Joe Gibbs Racing has signed driver Sam Hornish, Jr. to drive the No. 54 Monster Energy Toyota in seven NASCAR Nationwide Series races in 2014.
“I’m excited about driving the No. 54 Monster Energy car this year. It’s a great opportunity for me,” said Hornish. “It’s the best possible situation for me to jump into great [...]

Mon, 01/6/14 – 13:54 | Comments Off
Video Studied In Schumacher Ski Accident Probe
John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Footage from the helmet camera worn by Michael Schumacher on the morning he crashed while skiing in the French Alps is being examined by police trying to reconstruct the accident.
A seven-time Formula One World Driving Champion, Schumacher was injured when he fell and hit his helmeted head on a rock [...]

Sun, 01/5/14 – 21:15 | Comments Off
Spirit Is Strong During Final Day Of The Roar
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Spirit of Daytona Racing left the November TUDOR United SportsCar Championship open test at Daytona International Speedway with a torn-up race car.
The team returned to Daytona for the Roar Before the Rolex 24 with a brand-new race car and took the honors of running the fastest lap on Sunday, the final day of the [...]

Sun, 01/5/14 – 21:04 | Comments Off
Cup’s McMurray Fastest On Day 2 Of The Roar
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A NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver and a Formula One test driver led the respective Prototype classes in the second day of Roar Before the Rolex 24 testing.
Jamie McMurray, winner of the 2010 Daytona 500 Cup race, paced the prototype drivers with a lap of 1:38.980 (129.481 mph) in the No. 01 Telcel/Target Ford EcoBoost/Riley. [...]

Sat, 01/4/14 – 21:48 | Comments Off
Notes: Sports Cars ‘Roar’ To Life At Daytona
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Christian Fittipaldi logged the fastest lap of the day Friday at the Roar Before the Rolex 24 at Daytona International Speedway.
The “Roar”, which serves as practice for the upcoming 24, will continue through the weekend.
The 52nd Rolex 24 At Daytona will be held on Jan. 25-26, opening a new era in North American sports car racing [...]

Fri, 01/3/14 – 14:05 | Comments Off