Thu, 22/01/15 – 18:01 | No Comment

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 [...]

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Rossi To Co-Drive DeltaWing Car At Rolex 24
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DeltaWing Racing Cars announced its 2014 Rolex 24 at Daytona driver lineup on Friday.
The lineup includes American Formula 1 reserve driver Alexander Rossi, who will join Andy Meyrick and Katherine Legge.
British drivers Meyrick and Legge return to the team from the 2013 season, with Caterham’s 2013 GP2 and F1 reserve driver Rossi joining the roster. [...]

Fri, 12/20/13 – 9:58 | Comments Off
Dario On The Mend Physically, Emotionally
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
The pain started for Dario Franchitti in his ankle. Then it moved to his head.  Not long after that, it had spread to his entire body. Perhaps the worst part came when it reached his psyche and the three-time Indy 500 winner suddenly realized that his competitive driving career was [...]

Fri, 12/20/13 – 9:42 | Comments Off
NASCAR Notes: Townley To Drive For Wauters
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John Wes Townley will compete full-time in the NASCAR Camping World Trucks Series in 2014 for Wauters Motorsports.
The 23-year-old Townley, finished a career-best 11th in the Truck Series driver points this season while piloting the No. 7 Toyota Tundra for Red Horse Racing.
Townley, a native of Watkinsville, Ga., will continue his relationship with Toyota in [...]

Thu, 12/19/13 – 8:03 | Comments Off
Sato Returns To Foyt Racing For 2014 Season
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Takuma Sato will begin his second IndyCar Series season with A.J. Foyt Racing today with a test session at Sebring (Fla.) International Raceway. The team confirmed Tuesday that Sato, 36, will continue to drive Foyt’s No. 14 ABC Supply Dallara/Honda in 2014, the native of Japan’s fifth season in the [...]

Wed, 12/18/13 – 10:26 | Comments Off
NASCAR Unveils New Specs
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NASCAR delivered the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series rules package to race teams on Tuesday. The package was developed by a collaborative between NASCAR and the industry.
“It was important to get the final pieces of the rules package to teams as quickly as possible following the final tests last week,” said Gene Stefanyshyn, NASCAR vice [...]

Tue, 12/17/13 – 13:42 | Comments Off
Flat Spot On: Red Bull Racing Trivia Contest
Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer

Each year about this time my wife Elaine and I host our friends who are Formula 1 fans to commemorate the season. There’s usually some sort of contest involved and this year I conjured up this fairly tough trivia contest on Red Bull Racing, to honor the team,
Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber.
After 12 seasons in [...]

Tue, 12/17/13 – 12:46 | Comments Off
Buescher Moving Up To NNS
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RAB Racing has signed 2012 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series champion James Buescher to a multi-year deal to compete full time in the NASCAR Nationwide Series, it was announced Friday.
Buescher has competed full time in the NCWTS for the past three seasons and has recorded one championship and two third-place finishes in the drivers’ championship [...]

Sat, 12/14/13 – 10:40 | Comments Off
Ganassi Adds Veteran Briscoe To IndyCar Team
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Chip Ganassi Racing put the finishing touches on its 2014 IndyCar Series lineup Friday with the addition of Ryan Briscoe to a fulltime ride and a key number switch involving reigning Indianapolis 500 champion Tony Kanaan.
Briscoe, who began his domestic open-wheel career with team-owner Ganassi in 2005, has signed a [...]

Sat, 12/14/13 – 9:08 | Comments Off
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Thirty Sprint Cup Series drivers took to the track in Gen 6 cars during a test at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Wednesday.
NASCAR ran five different mock races, as well as several tuning sessions with cars completing single-car runs. The test session was intended to finalize rules packages for the 2014 season.
“We did an initial test [...]

Wed, 12/11/13 – 18:11 | Comments Off
Notes: Montoya Continues To Shake Down Indy car
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

Juan Pablo Montoya completed the second round of his return to an IndyCar Series car during a one-day test at Phoenix International Raceway on Tuesday.
Last month, the 2000 Indianapolis 500 winner tested on the 1.65-mile Sebring International Raceway short course. Up next is a rescheduled session Dec. 12 at the 2-mile Auto Club Speedway oval [...]

Wed, 12/11/13 – 16:06 | Comments Off