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VICS: Rating the Seasons of Drivers Part 2 – Montoya, Pagenaud and Hunter-Reay

BRADFORD, Ontario — The end of a season always brings forth a time to reflect and think about what has occurred over the year. Drivers typically go through their year and see where they struggled, where they did well, and how to make it even better for the next year. Sometimes that involves changing the crew, or team, and sometimes it involves just getting better on a certain...
Via Rubbings Racing
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

VICS: Rating the Seasons of Drivers Part 1 – Power, Castroneves and Dixon

The end of a season always brings forth a time to reflect and think about what has occurred over the year. Drivers typically go through their year and see where they struggled, where they did well, and how to make it even better for the next year. Sometimes that involves changing the crew, or team, and sometimes it involves just getting better on a certain type of track. Beginning...
Via Rubbings Racing
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Hinchcliffe To Join Schmidt Peterson Motorsports’ Verizon IndyCar Series team

INDIANAPOLIS (Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014) – James Hinchcliffe has a new home in the Verizon IndyCar Series. The three-time Verizon IndyCar Series race winner has signed a multi-year contract with Schmidt Peterson Motorsports to drive the team’s No. 77 entry, beginning with the 2015 race season.  “Despite being around in Indy Lights for years, SPM is a relatively young team in the...
Via On Pit Road
14 days ago  |  Discuss

VICS: Hinchcliffe Announces Move to Schmidt Peterson

WEST CHESTER, Pa. — James Hinchcliffe, who drove for Andretti Autosports the last three seasons, announced Tuesday that he will be joining Schmidt Peterson Motorsports to drive the No. 77 machine which became vacant when Simon Pagenaud signed with Team Penske last week. “To see what they have accomplished in the last few seasons has been incredible. Winning races, being competitive...
Via Rubbings Racing
17 days ago  |  Discuss

A Family Affair: Bloomington Highlights Two-race Weekend for Kraig Kinser

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — September 24, 2014 — It’s going to be an emotional night on Friday at Bloomington Speedway for the entire Kinser family, there is no doubt about it, as Steve Kinser makes his final start at his home track as a full-time member of the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series. As he has for most of the last decade, Kraig Kinser will be there to compete against...
Via On Pit Road
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Billy Boat Motorsports Expands with NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Entry

Billy Boat Motorsports (BBM) today announced it will field a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) entry with 19-year-old driver Mason Mingus beginning next weekend at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.  The Brentwood, Tennessee native will complete the remaining six-race schedule in the No. 15 Call 811 Before You Dig Chevrolet Silverado with BBM, a team that currently runs part-time...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
September 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Milka Duno to make Nationwide Series debut Friday at Bristol

Milka Duno will make her NASCAR debut on Friday at Bristol Motor Speedway. Duno will drive the No. 29 Toyota Camry entry of RAB Racing during the Nationwide Series’ Food City 300 making her the first Hispanic female to compete in a NASCAR national series race in the United States. “I really like short-track racing and enjoyed those races in ARCA very much,” said Duno. “But...
Via Tireball.com
August 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Will Power had to see doctor after getting showered in cream puffs

Indy car driver Will Power (awesome name, right?) won the ABC Supply Wisconsin 250 on Sunday and was treated to quite the celebration. Juan Pablo Montoya and Tony Kanaan, who finished second and third in the race, showered Power in so much stuff that he actually needed to seek medical attention when he left victory […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Ed Carpenter Racing and Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing announce team merger

Ed Carpenter Racing and Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing announced on Saturday that the two teams will merge in 2015 to form a multi-car team called CFH Racing. The team will be headquartered out of SFHR’s current shop. The teams added that additional details such as sponsors, personnel and suppliers will be announced in the future. ECR was established in 2012 and has captured three...
Via On Pit Road
August 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Milka Duno to become first Hispanic female driver in NASCAR

RAB Racing has signed Milka Duno to a limited contract that will allow her to become the first Hispanic female driver to compete in one of NASCAR’s top three series. Duno has eight major race wins in the highest classes (Prototype) in the American Le Mans Series and the Grand American Rolex Series and the highest finish ever by a female driver (2nd place) in the 24 Hours at Daytona...
Via Tireball.com
August 04, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Ryan Hunter-Reay wins Indy 500 by .06 seconds

Ryan Hunter-Reay became the first American in eight years to win the Indianapolis 500 — and he did it by beating Helio Castroneves by just .06 seconds. “I’m a proud American boy, that’s for sure,” Hunter-Reay said via ESPN. “I’ve watched this race since I was sitting in diapers on the floor in front of the TV. My son did it today. He watched me here. I’m thrilled...
Via IMAGE CPR SPORTS
May 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Ryan Hunter-Reay wins first Indy 500

Ryan Hunter-Reay became the first American since 2006 to win “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing.” Hunter-Reay passed Helio Castroneves in a thrilling final lap to win the 2014 Indianapolis 500. “I’m a proud American boy, that’s for sure,” Hunter-Reay said in Victory Lane before he was joined by his wife and son. “I’ve watched this race since I was sitting in diapers...
Via Sports-Glory
May 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Breaking Down the Indy 500 Field

(Posted by Joey2448) The polesitter of the 2014 Indianapolis 500 mile race wasn't decided Sunday until the final car screamed down the front straightaway to log the last of four fast laps. It literally came down to the final seconds. When the weekend finally wrapped up and time trials were over, Indianapolis hometown hero Ed Carpenter had claimed his second consecutive pole...
Via Racing-reference
May 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Gidley released from hospital 12 days after Daytona crash

Memo Gidley has been released from a hospital following three separate surgeries for injuries suffered in the Rolex 24 at Daytona. Gidley was injured roughly three hours into the race Jan. 25. He had his first surgery at Halifax Health to repair a broken left leg and left elbow. A second surgery repaired a compression fracture in his lower back. The final surgery last week was...
Via AP on Fox
February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Memo Gidley released from Daytona hospital

Memo Gidley has been released from a hospital following three separate surgeries for injuries suffered in the Rolex 24 at Daytona. Gidley was injured roughly three hours into the race Jan. 25. He had his first surgery at Halifax Health to repair a broken left leg and left elbow. A second surgery repaired a compression fracture in his lower back. The final surgery last week was...
Via AP on Fox
February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Andretti Autosport unviels 2014 cars, sponsors

At the team’s shop in Indianapolis, Andretti Autosport officially confirmed its four car in the IndyCar Series lineup of Marco Andretti, James Hinchcliffe, Ryan Hunter-Reay and Carlos Munoz. Michael Andretti, team owner, president and CEO, also announced that the team will field a car in Global Rallycross events with Volkswagon backing, but did not elaborate on the details. Marco...
Via Formula 1 Blog
January 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Dario Franchitti breaks back in frightening crash

Four-time IndyCar champion Dario Franchitti broke his back during a horrific crash at the Grand Prix of Houston. Franchitti’s car went airborne on the final lap of the race. Here’s the video:
Via IMAGE CPR SPORTS
October 06, 2013  |  Discuss
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