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TUSCC: Westbrook Tops Timing Charts In Opening Session

AUSTIN, Texas — Visitflorida.com Racing (formerly Spirit of Daytona) has continued to be one of the most consistent front runners in the 2014 TUDOR United SportsCar Championship. So, it was not a surprise to see their No. 90 Chevrolet Corvette DP in the hands of Richard Westbrook post the top time in Thursday’s opening practice session for Saturday’s Lone Star Le Mans Grand...
Via Sicknissified
2 days ago  |  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 Sicknissified
3 days ago  |  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 Sicknissified
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt McMurry: The youngest racer in the 24 Hours of Le Mans

Sixteen-year-old Matt McMurry, from Phoenix, is about to become the youngest driver to compete in the 24 Hours of Le Mans in France next month. The 91-year-old event is the oldest sports car endurance race in the world. “It’s happening,” McMurry tweeted. “Going to Le Mans with @Greavesmsport. At age 16. Yes! Hoping to break 55-year-old record for youngest. #16atlemans.”    
Via Intrigue Sports
May 20, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Drivers hospitalized following horrific collision

Drivers Memo Gidley and Matteo Matucelli were hospitalized after a frightening high-speed, rear-end crash during the Tudor United SportsCar Championship’s Rolex 24 Hours at the Daytona International Speedway. Three hours into the race, Gidley’s Corvette rear-ended Matucelli’s slow-moving Ferrari in the infield, just before the kink turn in the track. 
Via Intrigue Sports
January 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Travis Pastrana hits Jeremy McGrath’s track

Travis Pastrana has been dealing with ankle trouble for a while now. In this Red Bull video, he decides to man up and get back on his bike. There’s not a better way to do it than by hitting Jeremy McGrath’s track, ‘The Thing’ Ranch. Check him out with Robbie Maddison, Adam Cianciarulo, Nate Adams, and of course McGrath. Video: Travis Pastrana gets back on his bike The...
Via Players View
July 28, 2013  |  Discuss
RIP

Driver dies during 24 hours of Le Mans

Danish driver Allan Simonsen, 34, died following a crash at the 24 Hours of Le Mans endurance race. He is the first driver to lose his life during the race since 1986.

Via Tireball.com
June 22, 2013  |  Discuss

NASCAR driver Jeremy Clements indefinitely suspended after racial remark

NASCAR Nationwide Series driver Jeremy Clements did just about the dumbest thing you could do… just when NASCAR was trying to introduce a new audience to the sport, Mr. Clements does his best to send them back to Civil War era. MTV reporter Marty Beckerman was speaking Clements and a NASCAR official, when Clements used ‘a phrase that used the n-word’ in a conversation about...
Via Low Brow Sports
March 02, 2013  |  Discuss
AMAZING

World's first 360-degree backflip in a car

Check out the video. French stunt driver Guerlain Chicherit became the first person to perform a 360-degree backflip in a car. Chicherit drove his Mini toward the 25-foot high ramp at precisely 37 mph. He soared 75 feet into the air, flipped the car backwards and landed rear wheels first on the other side of a snow ramp at the French ski resort of Tignes in the Alps.
Via IMAGE CPR SPORTS
February 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Gallery: Photos from the 2013 Dakar Rally

One of the most photogenic sporting events in the world.
Via Gunaxin Sports
January 24, 2013  |  Discuss
STUDENT DRIVER

Monster truck teen takes sport to new heights

Rosalee Ramer is much like every other 15-year-old girl in Watsonville, Calif., except for one thing — she spends her free time “flying 10,000 pounds of truck through 30 feet of air.” That’s right — Ramer drives monster trucks. The sophomore at Pacific Collegiate School (who also plays the piano of all things) pilots Detour — a souped up 2010 Ford Ranger which she and...
Via NESN.com
November 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Biffle fastest at Wednesday Kansas test

Trevor Bayne tests the 2013 Sprint Cup car for The Wood Brothers at Kansas Speedway.Greg Biffle just has a knack for getting around Kansas Speedway. The #16 driver topped the speed charts as teams tested the new asphalt and graduated banking at Kansas. Biffle circled the new surface with a best lap time of 29.205, 184.900 mph. He was followed on the scoring pylon by Mark Martin,...
Via Fan View Point
October 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Farmers to give car to a Kahne fan

Farmers Insurance is rewarding one lucky Kasey Kahne fan with keys to a new car. As NASCAR's top drivers take to the track in the Chase for the Sprint Cup, fans of Kahne and the No. 5 Farmers Insurance Chevrolet can chase their own dreams of that new car smell by entering the "Farmers Insurance Start Your Engines Sweepstakes." Fans can play for a chance to win $35,000...
Via Fox Sports
October 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Bowyer, Gordon going opposite ways

Jeff Gordon was a huge surprise at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Saturday night. He qualified 13th, and he and his Hendrick Motorsports team seemed fairly happy with their car in the two practices Saturday at the track. Then in the race, he really searched and struggled most of the night. He ended up with an 18th-place finish. That kind of just wiped out, points-wise, those three...
Via Fox Sports
October 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Dale Jr. living a driver's nightmare

Dale Earnhardt Jr. didn't want to climb out of the No. 88 car this weekend -- or any weekend. Finally, the pieces had come together. In his fifth season at Hendrick Motorsports, Earnhardt had blossomed under the direction of crew chief Steve Letarte. Earnhardt had led the point standings for the first time in eight years. After a four-season drought, he returned to Victory Lane...
Via Fox Sports
October 11, 2012  |  Discuss

Kyle Busch's New $7.5M Mega Mansion

((HT: WCNC-TV)) Not bad to have a disposable $7.5-million or so, right...??? Kyle Busch bought a 13,000-square-foot home on Lake Norman (NC) last month for a Charlotte-area record $7.5 million... Evidence below... Local attorney Cliff Homesley, who is identified in the records as trustee of the private trust that owns the home, represented Busch in his 128-in-a-45...
Via Online Sports Guys
October 09, 2012  |  1 Comment
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