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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
21 days ago  |  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
22 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

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...
Via AP on Fox
January 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Ganassi unplugs with web-based weekly series

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...
Via AP on Fox
September 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Montoya won't be back at Ganassi in 2014

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...
Via Fox Sports
August 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Premature victory fist-pump dooms X Games racer

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...
Via Low Brow Sports
August 05, 2013  |  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
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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

Go Daddy says Danica Patrick is still their girl

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...
Via AP on Fox
October 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Pair join Waltrips in charity outing

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...
Via Fox Sports
October 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Hamlin crashes during testing at Kansas Speedway

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...
Via AP on Fox
October 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Hamlin crashes during Kansas testing

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...
Via AP on Fox
October 18, 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

Plenty of speed on repaved track

"It's a typical repave" was the standard answer describing the feel of the newly redesigned Kansas Speedway. After rain delayed the action on the 1.5-mile track for several hours, 47 teams finally were able to test for two hours on Wednesday. Thirty drivers broke the existing track record of 180.856 mph, set by Matt Kenseth in October 2005. Greg Biffle topped the...
Via Fox Sports
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

Joey Logano Kansas Lottery 300

Just last weekend, Joey Logano uttered the words “if you had told me before the year, running a part-time schedule that we could win eight races, I would have probably have told you that you were crazy.”  And those words were uttered while sitting in the media center at Charlotte Motor Speedway, following Logano’s eighth NASCAR Nationwide Series victory of the season.  Logano...
Via Start 'N' Park Blog
October 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Driver wisely sought help when needed

I've had a lot of Dale Earnhardt Jr. fans and other people say, "Wow, I can't believe Junior didn't run" and, "Why didn't he run, he looked fine" after he stepped out of the car for the races at Charlotte Motor Speedway and Kansas Speedway. After looking at the in-car camera after the crash at Talladega, a lot of people commented, "Well,...
Via Fox Sports
October 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Ferrari extends Massa's contract

Ferrari has extended Felipe Massa's contract for one more season with the Formula One team. The Italian squad made the announcement Tuesday, saying it has renewed the Brazilian's deal ''to the end of the 2013 race season.'' The move comes two days after Massa's fourth-place finish in the Korean Grand Prix. Massa also finished fourth in the Italian GP...
Via AP on Fox
October 16, 2012  |  Discuss

David Reutimann Bank Of America 500 Race Recap

CONCORD, N.C. – David Reutimann started 34th in the No. 10 TBR/TMone.com Chevrolet. The Tommy Baldwin Racing (TBR) team worked on an ill-handling racecar and finished 30th in the Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Reutimann took the green flag of the Bank of America 500 from the 34th position. He fell to the 36th position when the No. 17 spun on lap 12 and brought...
Via Start 'N' Park Blog
October 16, 2012  |  Discuss
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