Sun, 13/04/14 – 20:06 | No Comment

Mike Conway held off points leader Will Power to win Sunday’s IndyCar Series Long Beach Grand Prix on Sunday.
Conway was driving the Fuzzy’s Vodka sponsored Dallara/Chevrolet of Ed Carpenter Racing.
The victory was Conway’s second in the series.
“Yeah, I can’t believe I’m actually here,” Conway said. “Wow, this is just an awesome job by the team. [...]

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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
Bowyer Is Proud Owner Of New Ferrari Ride
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

Some news and notes from sports car racing:
A year ago at about this time, Sprint Cup driver Clint Bowyer turned up his nose – almost literally – when asked if he had any interest in driving a Ferrari 458 Italia GT car for/with his then-new NASCAR team owner, Michael Waltrip.
“Nah,” the Kansas native said with [...]

Fri, 01/18/13 – 8:26 | Comments Off
Gen 6 Cars: Very Pretty, But Can They Race?
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
The theme which emerged from last weekend’s three-day Preseason Thunder test session at Daytona International Speedway was impossible to miss or misinterpret: The Gen 6 cars look great.
And in announcing that view loudly and constantly, NASCAR and its teams and its drivers and its manufacturers also were issuing a subtle [...]

Thu, 01/17/13 – 8:51 | One Comment