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Mustang legacy continues in Continental Tire Challenge

More than 50 years after Dan Gurney turned the first laps in a Mustang I prototype, the legacy of the original Pony car is still running strong at race tracks around the country, including Virginia International Raceway, site of this weekend’s IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge round. No fewer than four Mustang Boss 302Rs are set to do battle in Saturday’s race. The Boss...
Via Fox Sports
August 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Then & Now – American Formula 1 Constructors

When the Formula 1 constructor’s championship started in 1958 there were only six registered constructors: Vanwall; Ferrari; Cooper/Climax: BRM; Maserati; Lotus/Climax. None of these were American, it took until 1960 before Scarab entered.  Two cars were entered for Monaco (Did Not Qualify), Netherlands (Did Not Start), Belgium (Retired) and France (DNS) before finally a single...
Via Formula 1 Blog
June 25, 2014  |  Discuss

In Memory of Sir Jack Brabham

(Posted by NicoRosbergFan) Jack Brabham passed away this morning at the age of 88. He was one of the legends of the 1960s, and his 3 titles at the time of his retirement was good for second best all-time. His 14 wins is also equally impressive given that he raced in the same era as Moss, G. Hill, Clark, Surtees, Hulme, Stewart, and Rindt. No one knew how to put together a season...
Via Racing-reference
May 19, 2014  |  Discuss

The coolest Formula 1 car of the modern era

I was reading the latest copy of Road & Track and the cover story baits you into the edition promising a list of the top 50 coolest cars in the last 50 years. I eagerly paged through the rag until I landed on a wonderful picture of Dan Gurney’s American Eagle. Fair enough, I love that car. Then things got a little weird. I’m not sure how any “list” could miss the 1968...
Via Formula 1 Blog
February 24, 2014  |  Discuss

BEHIND THE CATCH FENCE – Deja Vu

IndyCar Media Site “Generally there is agreement that something is wrong with our sport – it is not reaching its full potential by any means, and there is great need for a change!” ……”Our sport has the potential to be financially rewarding and healthy from a business standpoint for all participants. Many of the car owners and team directors are excellent and very successful...
Via Race Review Online
February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Gurney puts Bob Stallings Racing on Rolex 24 at Daytona pole

Facing a season of uncertainty, Alex Gurney and his teammates found some success at a place where they have had little to celebrate the past five years. So it would be fitting if the Rolex 24 at Daytona could turn 2014 around for GAINSCO/Bob Stallings Racing. Gurney was the surprise pole winner Thursday for the prestigious twice-around-the-clock endurance event at Daytona International...
Via AP on Fox
January 23, 2014  |  Discuss

In Memoriam: Jerry Grant

Jerry Grant, the first driver to turn an official lap at more than 200 miles per hour in an Indy car, died yesterday at the age of 77.Grant, a 10-time Indianapolis 500 starter, made history on Sept. 3, 1972 when he strapped into his Dan Gurney-owned Eagle and turned a white-knuckle qualifying lap of 201.414 mph around the 2.5-mile Ontario Motor Speedway in California."I never...
Via Indy Racing Revolution
August 13, 2012  |  Discuss

GRAND-AM: 50 Years Of Rolex 24, 1993

Dan Gurney soars to victory, Daytona qualifying record...
Via Speed Network
January 18, 2012  |  Discuss
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