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WATCH: Horrific crash launches car, driver 20+ ft. in air

In a Formula 3 race in Spielberg, Austria, a three-car crash resulted in one car launching and corkscrew at least 20 feet in the air before crash landing on the gravel trap below. The crash started when American Ryan Tveter spun out in the gravel trap and spun back on the track. Slowed down with a cloud of dust behind Tveter, caused terrible visibility from cars racing behind....
Via The Comeback
May 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Someone built their very own Batmobile for the Gumball 3000 race

The Gumball 3000 sounds like the name of children’s race at the local fair. In reality, it’s a annual 3,000-mile international motor rally that takes drivers all across Europe. This year, The Batmobile will be one of the participating cars. The car is actually a Lamborghini Gallardo that has been fitted with a whole lot of carbon fiber and add-ons to make it as much...
Via The Comeback
May 03, 2016  |  Discuss

VICS: Kimball Looks To Repeat Indy Success With Novo Nordisk Ganassi Team

After earning his best career Verizon IndyCar Series oval track finish at the 99th Indianapolis 500-mile race last year by placing third, Novo Nordisk Chip Ganassi Racing’s Charlie Kimball, enters his eighth season in the premier North American open wheel racing circuit looking to continue to build on the momentum gained last year at the Brickyard. Although Kimball’s one career...
Via On Pit Road
March 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Opinion: Chase Elliott, the Epitome of Class and Talent as he Closes in on Record Setting Championship

Chase Elliott stretched his points lead over teammate, Regan Smith, Friday at Charlotte Motor Speedway in the Drive for the Cure 300. Only three races remain in the NASCAR Nationwide Series season, and Elliott now has a solid 42 point lead in the championship standings. What makes this story even more impressive is the fact that last year Elliott appeared, for a short period of time...
Via On Pit Road
October 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Joe Gibbs Racing FanFest This Friday, October 10 From 9 AM to 1 PM

Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) Fall FanFest will be held this Friday, October 10 from 9 AM to 1 PM at its team headquarters in Huntersville, NC. JGR drivers Kyle Busch, Denny Hamlin, Matt Kenseth, Elliott Sadler, Darrell Wallace, Jr., and Daniel Suarez are all scheduled to sign autographs at staggered times throughout the morning. In order to receive an autograph, fans must have a wristband...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
October 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Kyle Busch wins at Kansas Speedway

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) Kyle Busch raced his sixth NASCAR Nationwide Series victory of the year Saturday, making a late pass on Kevin Harvick and holding on at Kansas Speedway. Busch, also the winner last week at Dover, extended his series-record victory total to 69. Harvick pulled away at the final restart with 40 laps to go, but Busch got around him with 20 to go and won by 0.767...
Via Associated Press
October 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Who knew? Dale Jr. doesn't plan to finish out career at Hendrick

It has been widely assumed for a while that Dale Earnhardt Jr. would finish out his NASCAR driving career at Hendrick Motorsports, the organization he joined with much fanfare in 2008 following eight roller-coaster years with Dale Earnhardt Inc. After all, Earnhardt Jr. has repeatedly expressed his affinity for team owner Rick Hendrick and the entire Hendrick organization, where...
Via Fox Sports
October 04, 2014  |  Discuss

A Monster Recovery for Chase Elliott at Dover

Chase Elliott, driver of the No. 9 NAPA AUTO PARTS Chevrolet, finished third in Saturday afternoon’s Dover 200 at Dover International Speedway.  It was Elliott’s 14th top-five of the season and increased his championship lead to 26 points over teammate Regan Smith with only five races remaining.  Kyle Busch won his 68th career Nationwide race after leading a race-high 101 laps...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
September 27, 2014  |  Discuss

FIA WEC: Six Hours of the Circuit of the Americas Preview

AUSTIN, Texas — Usually the term “party crasher,” is used in a very negative way. This weekend at the Circuit of the Americas, the term will be used in a positive manner as four competitors from the 2014 TUDOR United SportsCar Championship will fly the flag for the up and coming unified series against the best from the rest of the world for six hours on Saturday afternoon...
Via Rubbings Racing
September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

TUSCC: Dodge Viper Program In Danger of Elimination?

DETROIT — Just over three years into their current program, Chrysler’s Dodge Viper project in formally the American Le Mans Series and currently in the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship has had its share of success. The eight liter, V-10 powered muscle cars has claimed two victories in three years and is in prime position to challenge for Dodge’s first major sports car class...
Via Rubbings Racing
August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

WoO: It’s A Win For Stewart On Night Two

KNOXVILLE, Iowa — On Friday morning, Shane Stewart and his wife found out that they will be expecting a new baby girl in a few months. On Friday evening, they were celebrating for a different reason, as the multi-time Knoxville 360 Nationals Champion outlasted several of the best sprint car drivers on the planet to claim the main event checkered flag on night two of the 2014 FVP...
Via Rubbings Racing
August 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Ganassi teams challenged at 24 Hours of Daytona

Chip Ganassi Racing typically goes into the Rolex 24 at Daytona every year as the heavy favorite. Not this weekend. Ganassi switched to Ford during the offseason, and a variety of issues have raised questions about the competitiveness of their two-car entry. A rule change ordered by IMSA cost Ford valuable horsepower and drivers have complained they are down as much as 5 mph on...
Via Associated Press
January 24, 2014  |  Discuss
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