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Wed 04 Nov 2009
Ten years on: Greg Moore rememberedHeadline

Ten years on: Greg Moore remembered

It has now been ten years since open-wheel racing lost one of its fan-friendliest, most articulate, brightest, fastest, and incredibly well-respected drivers. But with that said, the memories that Greg Moore left the world of motorsport live on to...

Fri 02 Oct 2009
Peugeot crash headlines start at Le Mans Headline

Peugeot crash headlines start at Le Mans

At the end of the first hour in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, a factory Peugeot 908 HDi FAP leads overall but the story is really about two of the other three cars. Franck Montagny leads but his teammate Pedro Lamy in the ...

Dempsey's racing dream premieres at Le MansHeadline

Dempsey's racing dream premieres at Le Mans

Hollywood and Le Mans most notably united with Steve McQueen's Le Mans in 1971. The modern day incarnation of an American acting heartthrob going to Le Mans is Patrick Dempsey, though he has not traveled here merely to promote his latest movie or...

ALMS confirms class structure change in 2010 Headline

ALMS confirms class structure change in 2010

Confirming rumors that have been speculated for weeks, on Sunday morning the American Le Mans Series announced a class structure change in advance of the 2010 season. The series maintains a four-class structure but has made regulations adjustments...

ACO outlines 2010 and 2011 Le Mans regulationsHeadline

ACO outlines 2010 and 2011 Le Mans regulations

This morning, the Automobile Club de l'Ouest (ACO)'s annual press conference in advance of Saturday's 24 Hours of Le Mans released the 2010 and 2011 regulations, aimed at balancing the divide between petrol and diesel-powered cars in the 24H's ...

ALMS teams prep for Le Mans June classicHeadline

ALMS teams prep for Le Mans June classic

The usual summer break for the American Le Mans Series sees the sports car division off from its previous race mid-May at Miller Motorsports Park in Utah, until mid-July and the shortest track on the schedule, Lime Rock Park. ...

Sun 20 Jun 2010
Edwards crushes field at Road AmericaHeadline

Edwards crushes field at Road America

Although NASCAR does not race with different classes of cars on track at the same time, there were unofficially two classes at Saturday's NASCAR Nationwide Series event at Road America -- Carl Edwards and everybody else. Carl ...

Fri 02 Oct 2009
Changes afoot in IMS front office Headline

Changes afoot in IMS front office

Confirming rumors that had been speculated for the better part of a month, today the Indianapolis Motor Speedway officially announced a change in leadership within the track's management team. Tony George. Photo by Andy Sallee. Tony...

Bryan Herta Autosport on the riseHeadline

Bryan Herta Autosport on the rise

As the 2009 Firestone Indy Lights Series season draws closer to its conclusion, most of the focus has centered on AFS/Andretti Green Racing and Sam Schmidt Motorsports. After winning eight of 12 races between them with AFS/AGR's J.R. Hildebrand ...

Sat 29 May 2010
Tracy finds silver lining after Indy 500 DNQHeadline

Tracy finds silver lining after Indy 500 DNQ

A younger, brasher Paul Tracy might have completely lost his composure after the hand he was dealt last Sunday. Despite a lot of pace in practice, Tracy suffered the ignominy of being the highest profile driver or team to fail to qualify for ...

Sun 03 Jan 2010
Summerton looking to bridge continental divide Headline

Summerton looking to bridge continental divide

The resolve of a champion is strengthened by his or her ability to bounce back from adversity. For 21-year-old Floridian Jonathan Summerton, it's the story of his racing career. Podium: race winner Jonathan Summerton. Photo by Adriano...

Fri 02 Oct 2009
Corvette, Risi earn historic GT wins at Le MansHeadline

Corvette, Risi earn historic GT wins at Le Mans

Both Corvette Racing and Risi Competizione had points to prove and history to write for this year's 24 Hours of Le Mans. In both cases, it's mission accomplished. ...

Mon 10 Jul 2006
Montoya leaves F1 for NASCAR in 2007
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Montoya leaves F1 for NASCAR in 2007

In an unprecedented move, Juan Pablo Montoya is leaving Formula One for NASCAR in 2007. In a press conference this morning, Montoya announced he would be rejoining his former team owner, Chip Ganassi, behind the wheel of the Havoline Dodge for...

Wed 05 Jul 2006
IRL: Hornish hangs on to win in KansasHeadline

IRL: Hornish hangs on to win in Kansas

Despite being thoroughly dominant for a second straight race, Sam Hornish Jr. had to fend off a late race challenge from Dan Wheldon. But Hornish delivered and won his second consecutive event to capture the IndyCar Series points lead from his ...

Fri 28 May 2010
Carb Day in Indy sets tone for race day actionHeadline

Carb Day in Indy sets tone for race day action

Castroneves and team wins pit challenge, Franchitti paces final practice Though Roger Penske's drivers have so far dominated practice and qualifying, it was their rivals in all red who swept the top of the timesheets in Carb Day final practice...

Fri 02 Oct 2009
Polar opposite futures for Corvette squads Headline

Polar opposite futures for Corvette squads

There are only six cars entered in what could be the swansong for the GT1 class at the Le Mans 24 Hours this year. Four of them are Chevy Corvette C6.Rs; this year there will be no factory competition from the Prodrive Aston Martin DBR9s but...

Fri 05 Sep 2008
Franchitti returns, Wheldon does team switchHeadline

Franchitti returns, Wheldon does team switch

Dario Franchitti shifts gears by leaving his NASCAR foray to move back to the IndyCar Series, staying with Chip Ganassi Racing. The news of Dan Wheldon's departure came just days before his teammate Scott Dixon most likely will wrap up the 2008 ...

Fri 02 May 2008
Dixon thirsts for some luck, Indy 500 winHeadline

Dixon thirsts for some luck, Indy 500 win

After a hectic first month encompassing four races, the IndyCar Series focuses its sights for the next month on the crown jewel of the sport: Indianapolis and the 92nd running of the 500. A driver who has not yet tasted the milk but stands as one...

Sat 19 Jun 2010
Nationwide Series rocks Road AmericaHeadline

Nationwide Series rocks Road America

While NASCAR Sprint Cup Series is off in Wine Country in Sonoma, Calif., the Nationwide Series is in hallowed "Cheese Country" of Elkhart Lake, Wis. this weekend. On August 12, 1956, The green flag waves for the first NASCAR race run at...

Sat 11 Aug 2007
CHAMPCAR/CART: Bourdais dominates Road America Friday qualifyingHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Bourdais dominates Road America Friday qualifying

It will be a swansong at Road America for three-time defending series champion Sebastien Bourdais, having earlier today confirmed his switch to Formula One for the following season. Today he continued to show his authority by registering the ...

Tue 05 Jan 2010
Edwards prime candidate for 2010 success Headline

Edwards prime candidate for 2010 success

John Edwards is still three years away from legally being able to drink champagne on the podium. A pity then because he spends so much time there. Race winner and 2009 Atlantic Series champion John Edwards, Newman Wachs Racing. Photo by...

Sun 10 Aug 2008
Audi scores another one-two at Road AmericaHeadline

Audi scores another one-two at Road America

Audi Sport North America, with its powerful V12 engine powering the R10 TDI, and the torque to get off the corners and up the hills, atoned for its 2007 overall defeat at Road America with an authoritative performance in today's race. The duo of...

Mon 16 Nov 2009
DiZinno notebook: Deals and tweets in off-seasonHeadline

DiZinno notebook: Deals and tweets in off-season

A month has passed since the final checkered flag of the IndyCar Series season. There have been several newsworthy developments since Dario Franchitti captured his second series championship at Homestead and we now take a look at ...

Fri 09 Oct 2009
Franchitti primed for Homestead title showdownHeadline

Franchitti primed for Homestead title showdown

The last time he entered a championship finale in IndyCar, Dario Franchitti had to fight off his then rival from an opposing team, Scott Dixon of Target Chip Ganassi Racing. Mid-Ohio Podium: winner Scott Dixon, second place Ryan Briscoe,...

Fri 02 Oct 2009
Corvette, Lizard sweep to GT poles at Le Mans Headline

Corvette, Lizard sweep to GT poles at Le Mans

The formbook held true in both GT classes at qualifying for Saturday's 24 Hours of Le Mans as teams primarily worked on race setups. A factory Corvette Racing C6.R took the GT1 pole, while the Flying Lizard Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3 RSR scored...

Newman Wachs adds Summerton for rest of 2009Headline

Newman Wachs adds Summerton for rest of 2009

Jonathan Summerton came up just short of an Atlantic Championship in 2008. For the rest of 2009, the prodigious American talent will have a chance at capturing that crown with the same team as he did a year ago. Jonathan...

Fri 19 Jun 2009
Doornbos goes with Newman/Haas/LaniganHeadline

Doornbos goes with Newman/Haas/Lanigan

Robert Doornbos will in fact join the IndyCar ranks in 2009, signing to Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing's second seat. He will make his oval debut in next week's tests at Homestead-Miami Speedway, driving the No. 06 Dallara- Honda with sponsorship to...

Pagenaud powers to Utah poleHeadline

Pagenaud powers to Utah pole

Simon Pagenaud captured de Ferran Motorsports' third pole of the 2009 American Le Mans Series season for tomorrow's Larry H. Miller Dealerships Grand Prix of Utah. The Frenchman set an overall track record after waiting halfway through the...

Sat 19 Jan 2008
CHAMPCAR/CART: Tony Cotman resigns post at Champ Car

CHAMPCAR/CART: Tony Cotman resigns post at Champ Car

One of the series' major assets is out, as today Tony Cotman resigned as Champ Car's Executive Vice President of Operations and Race Director. Cotman will be influential in finding his replacement. During a four-year period with the series, the...

Fri 02 Oct 2009
Audi's #2 bullet destroyed at seven-hour mark Headline

Audi's #2 bullet destroyed at seven-hour mark

Peugeot may have made a pit faux pas early in this 24-hour race, but at present they still have four of their 908 HDi FAP diesels in the running for both the win and overall victory. Audi now has but one. It is the defending champions of Tom ...

Fri 19 Jun 2009
Racing never stops for 24-hour warriorsHeadline

Racing never stops for 24-hour warriors

On the surface, it appeared a joke when Patrick Long suggested at the American Le Mans Series event at Salt Lake City, Utah two weeks ago that he needed to pry Jorg Bergmeister out of the car in order to get his own stint in. ...

Fri 02 Oct 2009
Risi Competizione looking for GT2 repeat Headline

Risi Competizione looking for GT2 repeat

The question looming over LM GT2 at the Le Mans 24 Hours this year, while neither the depth nor number of cars in class, is whether Porsche or Ferrari will emerge from their battle royale to capture the class title. There are ten Ferraris to five...

Mon 22 Dec 2008
Detroit street circuit jettisoned for 2009Headline

Detroit street circuit jettisoned for 2009

The IndyCar/American Le Mans Series double-header weekend at Belle Isle in Detroit, Michigan, has been canceled for 2009. Late word today said that the event did not fit the business plans of race organizers amidst the current economic situation.

Fri 02 Oct 2009
2010 schedule revealed: Barber, Brazil added Headline

2010 schedule revealed: Barber, Brazil added

The IndyCar Series stuck to its prediction of releasing its 2010 race schedule this weekend at the Kentucky Speedway. In contrast, on-track activities have been delayed today on account of persistent weepers thanks to a glut of rain ...

Sat 20 Oct 2007
IRL: CHAMPCAR/CART: A precarious state of affairsHeadline

IRL: CHAMPCAR/CART: A precarious state of affairs

It's that time of year again - football is in full swing both professionally and in college, sweltering summer temps are subsiding to cooler fall weather, and American open-wheel racing has seen their two competing series, the IRL IndyCar Series...

Fri 15 Aug 2008
Is it d?j? vu all over again?

Is it d?j? vu all over again?

The latest "major announcement" of the 2008 IndyCar Series season has recently occurred, with the series' new television contract being announced for 2009 and beyond. The new deal sees ABC continue to broadcast the premier event, the Indianapolis...