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Chip Ganassi admits it took until Tuesday for Le Mans win to sink in

Chip Ganassi owns a unique and impressive record: He’s the only team owner to win the Indianapolis 500, the Daytona 500, the 24 Hours of Le Mans and the Rolex 24.Ganassi’s fleet of Ford GTs triumphed in their class last weekend at Le Mans, a historic victory given that came 50 years after the first time Ford defeated Enzo Ferrari at the French endurance race.But Ganassi, who...
Via Fox Sports
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

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

Juan Pablo Montoya wins 99th Running of Indianapolis 500

INDIANAPOLIS – It wasn’t the “Spin and Win” but it was in the same ballpark in what Juan Pablo Montoya accomplished in today’s 99th Running of the Indianapolis 500. Montoya, outdueled his Team Penske...
Via Race Review Online
May 24, 2015  |  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

Chase Elliott leads Nationwide Series points, full standings following Dover

Chase Elliott will again leave the race track with the points lead in the NASCAR Nationwide Series. The driver of the No. 9 NAPA Chevrolet Camaro will leave Dover International Raceway with a 26 point lead over Regan Smith. Up next for the Nationwide Series is the 1.5-mile Kansas Speedway next Saturday afternoon. Nationwide Series points following Dover – RK DRIVER POINTS...
Via Tireball.com
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

David Higgins sets record in 2014 Climb to the Clouds win

GORHAM, NH – It has been three years since the last competitive hill climb up the historic Mt. Washington Auto Road, but it was well worth the wait. David Higgins and co-driver Craig Drew of Subaru Rally Team USA picked up their third consecutive win on the Rally America Championship circuit at the Mt. Washington “Climb to the Clouds” in Gorham, New Hampshire on June 26-29...
Via Mill City Sports
June 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo Gallery: Climb to the Clouds 2014

David Higgins, Travis Pastrana and the Subaru Rally Team USA took to Mount Washington on Sunday, June 29 for Climb to the Clouds 2014. Higgins set a new record of 6:09.09, beating his old record by more than two seconds. CTTC 2014 was not only a classic Hill Climb, but an official Rally America event for the Rally America points. Climb to the Clouds 2014
Via Mill City Sports
June 30, 2014  |  Discuss
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