Mon, 19/02/18 – 9:29 | No Comment

After finishing third in his Can-Am Duel race Thursday night at Daytona International Speedway, Darrell “Bubba” Wallace Jr. was greeted by his “bodyguard.”
You may have heard of the guy.
“His name is Richard Petty,” said Wallace, referring to the NASCAR Hall of Famer and his Cup Series car-co-owner. “I have never seen him that excited before.  […]

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Alonso Takes To The DIS High Banks
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The Americanization of Spanish driver Fernando Alonso continued on Friday when the two-time Formula One world champion took his first laps in a sports car during the Roar Before the 24 practice at Daytona International Speedway.
Loved it, Alonso, who is co-piloting the No. 23 United Autosports Ligier LM P2 car, said after his initial laps.
“It […]

Sat, 01/6/18 – 9:34 | Comments Off on Alonso Takes To The DIS High Banks
King Of England To Drive An IndyCar in 2018
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Armed with sage advice from Mark Blundell and Alexander Rossi, Englishman Jordan King’s open-wheel career has been steered from Formula One to the Verizon IndyCar Series beginning with the 2018 season.
Indianapolis-based Ed Carpenter Racing completed the lineup of the team’s No. 20 Chevrolet earlier this week with the addition […]

Sat, 01/6/18 – 9:16 | Comments Off on King Of England To Drive An IndyCar in 2018
Pruett Says His Career Will End After The ’18 Rolex
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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For Scott Pruett, a sixth Rolex 24 victory would be great but a seventh is not in the cards as the veteran American sports car driving ace announced Friday that he will retire following this year’s endurance classic at Daytona International Speedway.
Pruett, who is 58 years old, announced that he […]

Fri, 01/5/18 – 16:32 | Comments Off on Pruett Says His Career Will End After The ’18 Rolex
IndyCar TV Upgrades Unveiled
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Television coverage of the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series schedule, featuring expanded use of in-car cameras for a variety of new angles, has been announced by INDYCAR and its broadcast partners.
ABC and NBC Sports Network will utilize never-before-seen views of the racing with cameras strategically placed on the universal bodywork kit new for all Chevrolet and […]

Thu, 01/4/18 – 8:10 | Comments Off on IndyCar TV Upgrades Unveiled
Risi Unveils Driver Teams For 2018 IMSA Season
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Houston-based Risi Competizione will open the 2018 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season with a two-car Ferrari effort in the Rolex 24 At Daytona set for Jan. 25-28 at Daytona International Speedway.
Team-owner Giuseppe Risi will field the No. 62 Ferrari 488 GTLM (Grand Touring Le Mans class) with Toni Vilander of Finland, Brit James Calado and Italian […]

Wed, 01/3/18 – 17:31 | Comments Off on Risi Unveils Driver Teams For 2018 IMSA Season
Truex, FRR Honored In Colorado
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Reigning NASCAR Cup Series champion Martin Truex Jr. has been named Colorado’s 2017 Sportsperson of the Year, the top honor awarded annually by Mile High Sports.
The Furniture Row Racing driver, who graces the cover of the recent issue of Mile High Sports Magazine, also was named Colorado’s “Fan Favorite” Athlete of the Year in a […]

Sun, 12/31/17 – 9:49 | Comments Off on Truex, FRR Honored In Colorado
IndyCar’s Munoz Heads Back To His ‘Family’
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By John Sturbin/Senior Writer
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Declaring himself “twice-a-better-driver” after soldiering through the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series season, free-agent Carlos Munoz has rejoined Andretti Autosport for the 102nd running of the Indianapolis 500.
Munoz, who drove for AJ Foyt Racing alongside Conor Daly last season, completes team-owner/CEO Michael Andretti’s six-car roster for “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing” at the […]

Thu, 12/28/17 – 8:53 | Comments Off on IndyCar’s Munoz Heads Back To His ‘Family’
The ‘Red Dragon’ Returning To IMSA
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A return to prototype competition with a team whose history mirrors that of GAINSCO/Bob Stallings Racing helped seal the partnership between JDC-Miller MotorSports and GAINSCO Auto Insurance beginning with the 2018 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.
Dallas-based GAINSCO will be the primary sponsor of the No. 99 Red Dragon ORECA/Gibson to be driven in the IMSA LMP2 […]

Wed, 12/20/17 – 11:28 | Comments Off on The ‘Red Dragon’ Returning To IMSA
Pro Stock Icon Glidden Dies At 73
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Ten-time NHRA Pro Stock champion Bob Glidden, who singlehandedly carried the Ford banner for most of a 15-year period, died Sunday night. He was 73-years-old.
Glidden had battled heart issues since 1994, when he underwent six-way bypass surgery. His wife, Etta, and sons Billy and Rusty _ who worked on their father’s pit crew as youngsters […]

Tue, 12/19/17 – 8:06 | Comments Off on Pro Stock Icon Glidden Dies At 73
Kanaan Takes First Ride For The Foyt Team
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Tony Kanaan, the self-described “last man standing” in the Verizon IndyCar Series, has completed his first test with AJ Foyt Racing in the No. 14 ABC Supply Chevrolet he will drive during the 2018 season.
Kanaan, who joined Foyt’s Texas-based organization on Oct. 6, participated in the final day of testing […]

Mon, 12/18/17 – 8:00 | Comments Off on Kanaan Takes First Ride For The Foyt Team