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Experiencing the Charlotte Motor Speedway in the blink of an eye with Alcon

Recently, Alcon partnered with Hendrick Motorsports for a day of eye testing for their over the wall crew. The day included the opportunity for the assembled media, including myself, to take part in the various tests, which measured not only eye health but peripheral vision and memory as well.   “We recognize that precise vision is absolutely essential to the success of our racing...

Formula E's School Series begins in Buenos Aires

The new FE School Series – an official support race to the all-electric FIA Formula E Championship - will host its opening round during the Buenos Aires ePrix (Round 4) on January 10 2015.  Running before the main Formula E ePrix, the series sees students from 10 local schools building their own electric race cars, which will then compete on the full 2.44km Buenos Aires ePrix...

SX ED Season 3 Bloopers

Tis the season for giving - and there's no better gift than laughter. Miss Supercross Dianna Dahlgren was featured in SX ED Season 3, which included a total of eight videos on www.YouTube.com/SupercrossLive. The new season of SX ED took on the sports that Ernest Hemingway calls "merely games" and proved supercross is the toughest sport in the world.  Over the last two years, the...

ARCA: First Day of Testing in the Books at Daytona

The ARCA Racing Series took to the 2.5-mile Daytona International Speedway Friday to prepare for the 52nd annual Lucas Oil 200 presented by MAV TV American Real on Saturday, February 14th. The annual race will be held just prior to the start of the Sprint Unlimited. Over 40 drivers took laps around the speedway. Cody Caughlin posted the fastest time of the morning session with a...

Kulwicki Driver Development Program details announces

Officials of the Kulwicki Driver Development Program (KDDP) announced the details of their exciting new program today.  The specifics call for the organization to select seven drivers who will contend for the inaugural “Kulwicki Cup” during the 2015 racing season. The KDDP was established earlier this year by the family of late NASCAR Champion Alan Kulwicki.  The organization’s...

Global Supplier of Mobile Accessories färbe technik™ Joins Team Stange as Primary Sponsor on the #45 Ford Fusion for NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Tour

Team Stange Racing, LLC announced today that Global Supplier of Mobile Product Accessories färbe technik™ will join the team as the primary sponsor on the Number 45 Ford Fusion. They will be Team Stange’s full time sponsor for the NASCAR K&N Pro Series EAST Division. In addition to (2) events on the West Tour including the beautiful Sonoma Raceway road course in Sonoma,...

FOX airs special 2015 NASCAR preview

While NASCAR Sprint Cup Series teams look forward to some downtime during the holidays before kicking back into overdrive in January, FOX takes a sneak peek at what's to come next season in a one-hour special entitled NASCAR 2015: A New Era. The program premieres Sunday, Dec. 21, adjacent to NFL on FOX coverage (check local listings for airtimes).    Hosted by Danielle Trotta...

Michael Tatoian promoted to president of Dover International Speedway

Dover International Speedway today announced the promotion of Michael Tatoian to the position of president, effective. Jan. 2, 2015. Tatoian retains his position of Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of parent company Dover Motorsports, Inc. (NYSE: DVD). Tatoian will continue to report to Denis McGlynn, president and CEO of Dover Motorsports, Inc. “Mike joined...

Kid Rock to Headline the DAYTONA 500 Budweiser Pre-Race Show

Multi-platinum award-winning, American rock star Kid Rock will perform the DAYTONA 500 Budweiser Pre-Race Show, the prelude to the 57th annual “Great American Race” on Sunday, Feb. 22 (1 p.m. – FOX, FOX Deportes, MRN Radio and SiriusXM Radio.) Kid Rock will perform several of his hits, including his brand new single “First Kiss,” on pit road of the “World Center of Racing”...

2014 Season-in-Review: Stewart-Haas Racing’s Kevin Harvick and Danica Patrick

He is the champion. After 13 years of coming close to winning it all, Kevin Harvick captured the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series fashion by making good use of his nickname: The Closer. However, for Stewart-Haas Racing teammate Danica Patrick, 2014 was a step in the right direction. One of the most popular drivers in the sport, she was expected to steadily improve this year, but didn’t...

Alcon Shares Vision Innovation with Hendrick Motorsports’ Pit Crew

In the world of motorsports, the difference between winning and losing happens in the the blink of an eye. Sometimes, how your team performs in the pits can make or break your weekend. For this reason, Hendrick Motorsports recently spent a day working with Alcon – the global leader in vision care – and its DAILIES® TOTAL1® contact lens brand to help  bring the latest advancements...

PRO Winter Warm-up Returns to Palm Beach International Raceway January 16 & 17

Palm Beach International Raceway is  pleased to once again partner with the Professional Racers Owners Organization, Inc. (PRO) in hosting the fifth annual PRO Winter Warm-up presented by Bennett Auto Supply on January 16 and 17, 2015.    The largest drag racing event in South Florida, PRO Winter Warm-up features professional drivers and race teams, testing and tuning Top...

Pro Wrestler turned Short Track Racer to Compete in Select 2015 NASCAR K&N Pro Series EAST Races for Team Stange Racing, Primary Sponsorship, Bell Plantation

Team Stange Racing announced today that they will campaign the number 47 Ford Fusion - Bell Plantation, NASCAR K&N Car for Pro Wrestler/Race Car Driver Mike Senica, for select NASCAR K&N Pro Series EAST events. This will commence with the K&N East’s NASCAR Speed Weeks, New Smyrna, Florida event on February 15, 2015. Mike Senica first sat behind the wheel of a racecar...

Christina Nielsen Preparing For 2015 With TRG-AMR

Once finished with exams at Aarhus University in Denmark, Nielsen will move to California in January to be with her new team TRG-AMR. There she will continue preparing for the 2015 season of TUDOR United SportsCar Championship and Pirelli World Challenge.  Nielsen, who spent the past three years in a Porsche, has multiple challenges ahead as she and TRG-AMR progress through the...

SPEED Energy Formula Off-Road Announces 2015 Schedule

SPEED Energy Formula Off-Road Presented by TRAXXAS announced today its 2015 schedule, which will feature a diverse and exciting mix of venues and track layouts including popular stadium venues, several prominent Verizon IndyCar Series races and prestigious international events. “Developing such a strong schedule for next year allows us to continue to provide a platform for Stadium...

Mazda Powers Indy Lights in 2015

Mazda announced the addition of Mazda-power in the all-new 2015 Dallara Indy Lights chassis at the annual Performance Racing Industry (PRI) Trade Show. This was the latest development in its ongoing commitment to motorsports, which includes the Mazda Road to Indy, the most comprehensive driver development system in the world.   While most noted for success in sports cars, Mazda...

Crew Member Suspended Due To Violation Of NASCAR Substance Abuse Policy

Marshal Faust, a crew member in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, has been indefinitely suspended from NASCAR for violating the sanctioning body’s Substance Abuse Policy. On Dec. 12, 2014, Faust was found to have violated Sections 12-1 (actions detrimental to stock car racing) and 19 (violation of the NASCAR Substance Abuse Policy) of the 2014 NASCAR Rule Book. NASCAR PR

Sir Chris Hoy accelerates along the road to Le Mans with Nissan

Sir Chris Hoy will step up a gear on his journey to the Le Mans 24 Hours with Nissan next year.  After a strong debut season in the British GT Championship, Britain's most successful Olympian will race a Ginetta-Nissan LM P3 car in the European Le Mans Series as he continues his quest to gain a seat at the 2016 Le Mans 24 Hours.  In 2014 Hoy competed in the Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3...

Sunoco Whelen Challenge Winner Phil Keen Takes First Laps at Daytona International Speedway

Radical SR3 Challenge champion Phil Keen got his first taste of the twists and turns of Daytona International Speedway on Tuesday during testing for the 53rdanniversary of the Rolex 24 At Daytona. Keen, a 31-year-old racer from the United Kingdom, was the winner of the 2015 Sunoco Whelen Challenge and earned a driver’s seat for the Rolex 24 At Daytona on Jan. 24-25. Keen will join...

HOT ROD Power Tour Returning to Memphis in 2015

The legendary HOT ROD Power Tour will return to Memphis, Tennessee in 2015 and they recently announced a stop at Memphis International Raceway (MIR) on Tuesday, June 9. The seven-day, seven-city journey travels more than 1,000 miles from Madison, Wisconsin, to Baton Rouge, Louisiana from June 6 - 12, 2015 and MIR will be the third stop on the tour.   MIR teamed up with the Memphis...

Tickets for Miami ePrix now on sale

Tickets for the 2015 Miami ePrix on March 14 - the fifth round of the new FIA Formula E Championship – are now on sale via http://www.fiaformulae.com/en/tickets.aspx  The race is the first of two held in the US and will see 20 fully-electric open-wheel cars racing around a temporary street circuit located in Downtown Miami. The eight turn, 2.17km circuit stretches along Biscayne...

Roush Fenway Racing Signs Bubba Wallace

Roush Fenway Racing has announced that Bubba Wallace will drive the No. 6 Ford Mustang for the team in the NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) next season. The signing pairs NASCAR’s winningest NXS team with a young driver widely regarded as one of the most talented up-and-coming competitors in NASCAR. The 21-year-old Wallace has posted five wins in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series...

MIS, Chevy, Ford, Toyota award $40,000 to Detroit’s Michigan Science Center

Michigan International Speedway, on behalf of Chevrolet, Ford and Toyota, donated $40,000 to the Michigan Science Center in Detroit on Thursday as part of the speedway’s Michigan Heritage trophy. The Michigan Heritage trophy is a recognition and celebration of the automobile and its importance to the race track and the manufacturers competing in NASCAR.  As part of the Michigan...

Live timing & scoring from Daytona Friday & Saturday, Oldfield grandstands open to public, entries grow

We are now less than a day away from ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards open testing at Daytona Int’l Speedway, scheduled for Friday and Saturday, December 19-20. Currently, 61 drivers are on the entry list in preparation for the 52nd annual Lucas Oil 200 presented by MAVTV American Real coming February 14, 2015. Former Daytona polesitter Sean Corr is the latest to file an...

Team BCR Racing takes Two Rookie Drivers Testing at Daytona

The 2014 Daytona winning team will be returning to the superspeedway this week for the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards annual open test. Team BCR’s rookie drivers John Lowinski-Loh and Mario Clouser will be attending.   Veteran ARCA driver, Brennan Poole, who was scheduled to participate in this week’s open test, will now participate in the January ARCA open test driving...
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