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...
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January 24, 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

Ganassi eyeing development program for Sage Karam

Chip Ganassi Racing wants to build a driver development program around Sage Karam and is close to putting together a second full-time entry in the Tudor United SportsCar Championship that could pair the Indy Lights champion with Marino Franchitti. Franchitti and Karam were both part of Ganassi's two-car program in last weekend's Rolex 24 at Daytona. Ganassi team President Steve...
Via AP on Fox
January 28, 2014  |  Discuss

TUDOR: Ganassi Ford, Corvette dominate Long Beach

Chip Ganassi Racing picked off its second consecutive win, while the No. 3 GTLM Corvette scored the first Chevrolet GT win of 2014 in a caution-free race at Long Beach today.
April 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Sage Karam to run Indianapolis 500 thru Chip Ganassi-DRR Partnership

Chip Ganassi Racing announced on Tuesday that they’ve signed 2013 Indy Lights Champion Sage Karam to a multi-year development deal. The deal will kick off with the Indianapolis 500 as Ganassi has created an alliance with Dreyer and Reinbold Kingdom Racing to enter the No. 22 entry with Karam behind the wheel. “I couldn’t be happier to join Chip Ganassi Racing’s Verizon IndyCar...
Via On Pit Road
April 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Brantley Gilbert to sponsor Sage Karam’s Indianapolis 500 effort

Chip Ganassi Racing announced that country music entertainer Brantley Gilbert will be sponsoring rookie Sage Karam’s No. 22 Dreyer & Reinbold Kingdom Racing Chevrolet for the 98th running of the Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on May 25. Gilbert is set to release his album JUST AS I AM slated on May 19 and is known best for his song “Bottoms Up”. Sage Karam...
Via On Pit Road
May 06, 2014  |  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

TUSCC: Shank Poised For Road America Upset?

ELKHART LAKE, Wis. – It has not taken long for the first curve ball to be fired at the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship’s Continental Tire Road Race Showcase at Road America, as Michael Shank Racing with Curb & Agajanian’s Oswaldo Negri, Jr. unexpectedly topped the overall time sheets in Friday afternoon’s one hour practice session. Negri and his co-driver John Pew...
Via Rubbings Racing
August 08, 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

TUSCC: Action Express Wins Yellow Plagued Road America Race

ELKHART LAKE, Wis. – They did not dominate as they did two weeks at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, but Action Express Racing’s Christian Fittipaldi and Joao Barbosa played the strategy game perfectly in the final 40 minutes at Road America to claim their third victory of the 2014 TUDOR United SportsCar Championship season in Sunday’s Continental Tire Road Race Showcase. Starting...
Via Rubbings Racing
August 10, 2014  |  Discuss

TUSCC: Championship Standings (After Road America)

PROTOTYPE: With their second victory in succession, Action Express Racing’s Christian Fittipaldi and Joao Barbosa take a commanding lead in the championship standings with only two events remaining in the 2014 season (the Prorotype division will not compete in the next event at Virginia International Raceway. After crashing out late at Road America, Wayne Taylor Racing’s Jordan...
Via Rubbings Racing
August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

TUSCC: Schedule For Season Two Revealed

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — As the first season of the new TUDOR United SportsCar Championship is down to its final three events, the look ahead to season two in 2015 is underway with the schedule made public this past weekend. There are several noticeable changes to the layout as opposed to this year as equalizing the schedule and limiting travel costs for teams were focused on by...
Via Rubbings Racing
August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

TUSCC: Oak Tree Grand Prix Preview

DANVILLE, Va.- As the Prototypes take this race off, the focus of the 2014 Oak Tree Grand Prix TUDOR United SportsCar Championship race is on a pair of ever closing battles for the grand touring championships in professional GT Le Mans and the semi-pro GT Daytona classes. In GTLM, Corvette Racing’s control of the 2014 points race has started to take a back seat. After Antonio...
Via Rubbings Racing
August 20, 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

Chip Ganassi Racing Teams to Host First-Ever Social Media Concert

On September 8, Chip Ganassi Racing Teams (CGRT) will host an invitation-only social media concert featuring Republic Nashville recording artist and former winner of The Voice Cassadee Pope at the team’s Concord, N.C. headquarters.  The concert for 300 social media and millennial influencers called Ganassi Sound Garage: a Digi Bash, will be hosted by the team’s lineup of young...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
September 05, 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: Westbrook Tops Timing Charts In Opening Session

AUSTIN, Texas — 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 Rubbings Racing
September 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Cool customer: As he pursues NNS title, young Chase Elliott keeps it real

As rookie Chase Elliott enters today's NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Dover International Speedway, he holds a 20-point lead in the series standings over JR Motorsports teammate Regan Smith. With three wins on the season already, the second-generation driver has been leading the points since winning at Chicagoland Speedway in July, and looks to continue that trend all the way to...
Via FOX Sports
September 27, 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

NNS: Chase Elliott Overcomes Crash Damage to Finish Third

DOVER, Del. — From the drop of the green flag at Daytona International Speedway to start the 2014 NASCAR Nationwide Series season, to the checkered flag at Dover International Speedway, 18-year-old phenomenon Chase Elliott has been proving why he deserves to be taken seriously for the Nationwide Series championship. “We tried to battle as hard as we could, it just wasn’t enough...
Via Rubbings Racing
September 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Another Test for NAPA and Chase Elliott in New Territory

One thing is for sure, Chase Elliott and his No. 9 NAPA AUTO PARTS team have taken the 2014 NASCAR Nationwide Series season by storm. The 18-year-old rookie has been on a tear since the drop of the green flag at Daytona International Speedway on Feb. 22. Elliott is coming off an enormous momentum swing after dealing with adversity last week when he was involved in a fender-bender...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
September 30, 2014  |  Discuss

NCWTS: Jeb Burton and the Season that Almost Never Happened

EASTON, Pa. — At the conclusion of the 2013 Camping World Truck Series season, Jeb Burton — the son of Daytona 500 champion Ward Burton — had many reasons to be pumped for 2014. Most of which were fueled by impressive success in qualifying, winning 7 pole positions, a victory at Texas Motor Speedway, 11 top-10 finishes and placing fifth in the final points standings. One thing...
Via Rubbings Racing
October 01, 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

NNS: Ty Dillon Scores Kansas Lottery 300 Pole

Ty Dillon scored the pole for Saturday's Kansas Lottery 300 after posting a fast time of 29.357 seconds, 183.943 mph. Dillon led all but the first of the three rounds of the day. It'll mark the third time of the year that the 22-year-old has started a race from the pole position. Ryan Blaney will start from the second starting spot after posting a fast time of 29.398 seconds, 183...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
October 04, 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 AP on Fox
October 04, 2014  |  Discuss
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