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...
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...
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...
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...
Unoffical Results From Sunday’s TUSCC event at Road America
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...
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...
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...
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
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.”
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.
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
One of racing's biggest personalities is coming to the small screen.
A new Web-based series will feature Chip Ganassi Racing Teams boss Chip Ganassi.
The first episode of ''Ganassi Unplugged'' has the team owner discussing the changing face of auto racing both on the track and in the grandstands. Ganassi discusses the importance of courting today's teens...
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September 25, 2013
The Associated Press has learned Juan Pablo Montoya will not be back for an eighth NASCAR season with Chip Ganassi.
Ganassi President Steve Lauletta announced the decision to the team Tuesday, multiple people present for the announcement told AP on the condition of anonymity because Ganassi does not comment on driver contracts.
Montoya has been with Ganassi since 2006 when he abruptly...
It’s not over until you cross that finish line. Everybody knows that, right?
Here’s yet another example of a lapse in common sense, which only proves that common sense isn’t so common anymore…
At the X Games Women’s Moto-X race in Los Angeles, Meghan Rutledge was entering the final big jump with the finish line right around the corner when she foolishly threw up the old...
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
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.
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...
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.
One of the most photogenic sporting events in the world.
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...
Go Daddy has signed an outside agency to produce its two Super Bowl spots for the first time, and it remains to be seen if Danica Patrick will be part of the ads.
The company said Thursday it strongly supports the popular NASCAR driver, even if the ad campaign by Deutsch Inc. winds up not including Patrick.
Chief Marketing Officer Barb Rechterman tells The Associated Press that...
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October 18, 2012
Add sports icons Shaquille O'Neal and Eddie George to the star-packed list of celebrities, musicians and athletes joining forces for charity at the Third Annual Waltrip Brothers' Charity Championship Oct. 24-25 in Franklin, Tenn.
O'Neal and George will attend the Oct. 24 Champion's Dinner presented by Hendrickcars.com at The Factory in Franklin, during which country...
Chase contender Denny Hamlin said he felt dizzy and had his ''bell rung'' after a hard crash during full-field testing Thursday at Kansas Speedway.
Hamlin was going 202 mph over the repaved surface of the 1.5-mile tri-oval when he clipped the rear of his No. 11 Toyota on the wall entering Turn 1. Hamlin's primary car for Sunday's Hollywood Casino 400 shot...
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October 18, 2012
Chase contender Denny Hamlin crashed during testing Thursday at Kansas Speedway and remains under observation after visiting the infield care center.
Hamlin was testing on the repaved surface of the 1.5-mile tri-oval when he hit the wall entering Turn 1. The heaviest damage was to the front right side of his No. 11 Toyota.
Hamlin managed to get his car back to the garage area and...
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October 18, 2012