Fri, 18/04/14 – 8:40 | 6 Comments

Gene Haas is well aware of recent efforts by Americans to assemble Formula One teams. He is equally aware of the failures and borderline deceptiveness of those efforts and he thoroughly understands the skepticism that those failures have created among American fans.
So during a lengthy teleconference on Monday, Haas, who last week was granted a [...]

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Ganassi DPs Appear To Be The 24 Hour Power
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Racing team owner Chip Ganassi can do sarcasm. He may be one of his biz’s top practitioners of the art, in fact. He let go with a classic after last year’s Rolex 24 at Daytona International Speedway. That baby occurred when, in the wake of his two cars being podium-skunked, [...]

Fri, 01/25/13 – 10:55 | Comments Off
Dixon Making Bid To Return To Top Of Top Fuel
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Count drag racer Larry Dixon Jr. among the “car guys” soaking up all things automobilia during the 42nd annual Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction.
“Just looking,” Dixon said via cell phone while rolling onto the grounds of WestWorld of Scottsdale, Ariz., for last Friday’s bidding activities. For the record, Dixon was “just [...]

Fri, 01/25/13 – 8:25 | Comments Off
Ganassi DPs Tear Up Rolex 24 Qualifying
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The Rolex 24 At Daytona weekend began Thursday with qualifying for the 51st anniversary Rolex 24 At Daytona, which is scheduled to start at 3:30 p.m. EDT on Saturday at Daytona International Speedway.
The GRAND-AM Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge also qualified on Thursday for Friday’s BMW Performance 200 with 64 GS and ST class cars [...]

Thu, 01/24/13 – 20:25 | Comments Off
HMS Hope: New Cars To Produce Old Results
Deb Williams | Senior Writer

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
CONCORD, N.C. – Rick Hendrick believes any of his four NASCAR Sprint Cup teams can win this year’s championship, but his drivers admit they have to figure out how to make the new 2013 Chevrolet SS compatible with their respective driving styles.
“It might not fit my driving style the way [...]

Wed, 01/23/13 – 17:43 | Comments Off
INDYCAR Unmuddles The Doubles
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INDYCAR has announced a unique set of event procedures for its inaugural IZOD IndyCar Series 2013 doubleheader weekends at Belle Isle in Detroit, the Streets of Toronto and Houston’s Reliant Park.
“Doubleheaders are something we wanted to introduce this year to improve the fan experience on a given race weekend. With two races, there certainly is [...]

Wed, 01/23/13 – 17:21 | Comments Off
NASCAR Pinning Big Hope On “Gen 6″ Cars
Deb Williams | Senior Writer

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – This year’s car puts the stock back into stock car racing.
It’s a statement continuously heard on this week’s NASCAR Sprint Media Tour presented by Charlotte Motor Speedway when competitors and officials talk about the 2013 cars known as “Gen 6”.
The manufacturers are happy about the way the [...]

Tue, 01/22/13 – 20:43 | Comments Off
2013 INDYCAR Schedule Includes Big Changes
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INDYCAR and its television partners on Monday released 2013 IZOD IndyCar Series television windows for network coverage, as well as new race distances at selected events.
Live coverage of all 19 events, including ABC’s first primetime race and three doubleheaders – one on ABC and two on NBC Sports Network – highlight the 2013 programming. Additonally, [...]

Tue, 01/22/13 – 14:50 | Comments Off
Stewart Leaves Door Open For Future Indy Return
Deb Williams | Senior Writer

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
CONCORD, N.C. – Tony Stewart may have turned down Roger Penske’s offer to drive for the 15-time Indianapolis 500 winning car owner in this year’s historic Memorial Day weekend open-wheel race, but that doesn’t mean the opportunity is gone forever.
The three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup champion said Monday during the kickoff [...]

Mon, 01/21/13 – 17:58 | One Comment
Joe Carver Will Be Missed By Friends, NASCAR
Larry Woody | Senior Writer

By Larry Woody | Managing Editor
Joe Carver dictated the first racing story I “wrote” when I was assigned the beat in the late 1960’s, and he once prodded a grumpy Dale Earnhardt into the Sports Department so I could interview him.
Joe, as PR director of Nashville’s Fairgrounds Speedway, had a major influence on my career [...]

Sun, 01/20/13 – 16:25 | 8 Comments
Force Funny Cars Show Their Winter Capabilities
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
NHRA Funny Car teammates Robert Hight and Courtney Force proved quickest off the trailer and Doug Kalitta paced the Top Fuel time sheet during the rain-shortened PRO Winter Warm-Up at Palm Beach International Raceway.
Saturday’s scheduled second day of activity in Jupiter, Fla., was cancelled by persistent rain, leaving teams with [...]

Sun, 01/20/13 – 9:14 | One Comment