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Sun 26 Feb 2006
Hmiel banned for life by NASCARHeadline

Hmiel banned for life by NASCAR

After failing a third substance abuse test, driver Shane Hmiel has been banned for life by the National Association of Stock Car Auto Racing. Hmiel was first suspended in 2003 for failing a random drug test; he completed a rehabilitation program...

Sun 10 Dec 2006
Melandri takes Australian GP win in the rainHeadline

Melandri takes Australian GP win in the rain

Marco Melandri got the mix just right in the dry-wet-drying Australian GP, the 14th round of the 2005 FIM Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix (MotoGP). Stealing the lead from Sete Giberneau with ease just past the halfway mark, Melandri ...

Fri 17 Feb 2006
NASCAR restructures executive management team

NASCAR restructures executive management team

NASCAR RESTRUCTURES EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT TEAM Paul Brooks takes on additional responsibilities; Steve Phelps named CMO; Jim O'Connell hired as Vice President of Corporate Marketing DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Feb. 17, 2006) -- National Association...

Sun 10 Dec 2006
Fast Five questions with Fred Crow

Fast Five questions with Fred Crow

This is the follow up Fast Five interview with California Hot Rod Reunion Honoree, Fred Crow. BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (Aug. 15, 2006) -- From racer to safety maven: that's the story of Fred Crow. Like so many others in racing business, Crow started...

Tue 12 Sep 2006
Fast Five questions with Barbara Hamilton

Fast Five questions with Barbara Hamilton

"Fast Five" with Barbara Hamilton Grand Marshall of the Holley NHRA National Hot Rod Reunion talks about her racing experiences BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (Mar. 15, 2005) ^S Barbara Hamilton was the first woman to receive a license to drive a ...

Sun 01 Jan 2006
Changes are in the wind in MotoGPHeadline

Changes are in the wind in MotoGP

Just days before Christmas, Yamaha Racing announced that its works MotoGP team would no longer be sponsored by Gauloises in the 2006 season, in spite of the team's existing contract with Altadis, the owner of the Gauloises and Fortuna cigarette ...

Sat 07 Oct 2006
Smaller restrictor plates mandated for TalladegaHeadline

Smaller restrictor plates mandated for Talladega

NASCAR will run smaller restrictor plates at Talladega Superspeedway this weekend after practice times for several Nextel Cup teams topped the 198-mph mark. NASCAR called a crew chief meeting at 6:30 am this morning to announce the ...

Fri 04 Aug 2006
Earnhardt Jr to

Earnhardt Jr to "Payback" his sister

DALE EARNHARDT, JR. STARS IN UPCOMING EPISODE of SPEED REALITY SERIES PAYBACK NASCAR STAR RECOGNIZES SISTER KELLEY IN HEARTFELT 'THANK YOU' NASCAR superstar Dale Earnhardt, Jr., will surprise sister Kelley Earnhardt Elledge with a new ...

Wed 17 May 2006
Kenseth and his

Kenseth and his "Killer Bees"

INTRODUCING THE KILLER BEES Meet the pit crew for Matt Kenseth and the No. 17 DEWALT Ford Fusion team CONCORD, N.C. - Held in high regard by their fellow competitors, the seven over-the-wall members of the No. 17 DEWALT Ford Fusion team are ...

Sat 18 Nov 2006
Rolling Along: Is Hoosier back in NASCAR's fast lane?

Rolling Along: Is Hoosier back in NASCAR's fast lane?

An Oct. 5 system-wide strike by some 15,000 United Steelworkers union members at 16 Goodyear Tire and Rubber manufacturing plants might have provided Lakeville, Indiana-based Hoosier Tire and Rubber a chance to get rolling again in NASCAR's three...

Sun 10 Dec 2006
Utah: Lexus race report

Utah: Lexus race report

NEGRI/PATTERSON GIVE LEXUS MANUFACTURER'S TITLE WITH 9 HOURS WIN; LEXUS POWERS GANASSI RACING TO TEAM TITLE TOELLE, Utah (September 2, 2006) -- Oswaldo Negri took the lead on Lap 172 and then battled nose-to-tail with Mike McDowell over the ...

Sat 25 Mar 2006
Rossi on top in practice day at JerezHeadline

Rossi on top in practice day at Jerez

Valentino Rossi and Yamaha knocked first in the opening practice sessions for the 58th edition of the FIM Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix (MotoGP) that starts this weekend in Jerez de la Frontera with the `Gran Premio betandwin.com de ...

Sun 25 Jun 2006
Josh Lofton passes away

Josh Lofton passes away

ASCS Racer Josh Lofton Passes Away TULSA, Okla. (June 25, 2006) -- American Sprint Car Series Mid-South Region competitor Josh Lofton of Stamps, Arkansas, passed away yesterday, Saturday, June 24. The 2004 Winged Modified champion at...

Thu 02 Nov 2006
Baja 1000 pre-race facts, schedule

Baja 1000 pre-race facts, schedule

2006 Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 WHAT: 39th Annual Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 desert race Final event of the six-race 2006 SCORE Desert Series WHEN: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday, November 14-18, ...

Sun 10 Dec 2006
Schumacher takes Ferrari home win at Italian GPHeadline
F1

Schumacher takes Ferrari home win at Italian GP

Michael Schumacher took an emotional home win for Ferrari at the Italian Grand Prix, while title rival Fernando Alonso lost a big chunk of his championship lead as his Renault engine blew in spectacular fashion and put him out of the race....

Thu 09 Feb 2006
MF1 Racing launches the M16 at SilverstoneHeadline
F1

MF1 Racing launches the M16 at Silverstone

MF1 Racing, which will be the first entry in the F1 championship to race under the Russian flag, became the latest team to present its 2006 challenger when it launched the Toyota-powered M16 at Silverstone on February 3rd. The car features red, ...

Sun 01 Jan 2006
DAFs disqualified before Dakar startHeadline

DAFs disqualified before Dakar start

The competition in the 2006 Dakar's truck category thinned out unexpectedly before the start of the event. The organizers disqualified the DAF trucks of the Gauloises de Rooy and Hans Bekx team Sport, both teams credible contenders for the truck...

Thu 16 Feb 2006
Valvoline - 110 years of competition

Valvoline - 110 years of competition

Valvoline - In it to Win it from the Beginning First Oil of Motorsports Leading the Way After 110 Years of Competition DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (February 15, 2006)- A Valvoline radio commercial last season used humor to make a valid point about...

Fri 27 Oct 2006
Baja 1000 entry list 2006-10-26

Baja 1000 entry list 2006-10-26

Oct. 26, 2006 -- For the first time in the history of the legendary Tecate SCORE Baja 1000, official entry totals climbed to over 400. Below is the abbreviated current number anddriver/rider of recordlist, by class. Late registration will continue...

Sun 10 Dec 2006
Rusty Wallace, wife in car accident, uninjured

Rusty Wallace, wife in car accident, uninjured

NASCAR LEGEND RUSTY WALLACE INVOLVED IN MAJOR AUTO ACCIDENT --Former Champion Credits Safety of Dodge Durango for his Survival-- MOORESVILLE, NC (August 29, 2006)--Late Monday evening, former NASCAR champion and ESPN/ABC Sports lead auto racing...

Thu 09 Feb 2006
CRA: Dave Tomczak enters 2006 season

CRA: Dave Tomczak enters 2006 season

VETERAN WISCONSIN RACER DAVE TOMCZAK TO COMPETE WITH THE CRA SUPER SERIES Salem, IN (January 31, 2006) -- Veteran Wisconsin racer Dave Tomczak and his Wisconsin Fire Protection race team, out of Franklin, Wisconsin, are planning on competing...

Thu 26 Oct 2006
Michael Duncalfe signs with Aim Autosport

Michael Duncalfe signs with Aim Autosport

Another talented Canadian driver is making an aggressive move into the world of Formula racing. Michael Duncalfe, a 24-year-old from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, has been signed by Aim Autosport to drive in the 2007 Star Mazda Championship ...

Fri 10 Mar 2006
Glory days of Bathurst revisited

Glory days of Bathurst revisited

GLORY DAYS OF BATHURST REVISITED The glory days of 40-plus cars lining up on the grid at Mount Panorama will be relived with a huge field of Biante Historic Touring Cars entered to race at the WPS Bathurst International Motor Festival over ...

Wed 16 Aug 2006
CHAMPCAR/CART: Allmendinger toughs out the street fight to win in DenverHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Allmendinger toughs out the street fight to win in Denver

A.J. Allmendinger proved he was the toughest cowboy at the rodeo today as he bested a field of sixteen cars in the Champ Car World Series Powered by Ford race in the Mile High city of Denver. A.J. Allmendinger. Photo by Tom ...

Fri 13 Oct 2006
ETCC: Estoril preview

ETCC: Estoril preview

ESTORIL IS READY TO HOST THE SECOND EDITION OF THE FIA EUROPEAN TOURING CAR CUP Thirty drivers, coming from 13 European countries, and at the wheel of 12 different types of car from 10 different makes, will gather next week at Estoril's ...

Sun 30 Jul 2006
Remembering Pedro Rodriguez at Norisring 2006
DTM

Remembering Pedro Rodriguez at Norisring 2006

DTM Norisring 2006 July, 21st Remembering Pedro Rodriguez (1940-1971) By: Chris Van de Wiele Sunday, July 11th, 1971; Norisring 200 Miles Interseries race. 35 years ago, the 31 year old Mexican driver had just been crowned as ...

Sat 28 Oct 2006
Atlanta Motor Speedway Friday third notes

Atlanta Motor Speedway Friday third notes

NICORETTE INCREASES 2007 PROGRAM: Nicorette nicotine gum will expand its NASCAR NEXTEL Cup program next season, expanding its involvement with Jeff Gordon to four races, officials announced Friday at Atlanta. They also commended the 173 NASCAR ...

Wed 08 Mar 2006
BUSCH: Hamlin wins Mexico City raceHeadline

BUSCH: Hamlin wins Mexico City race

Denny Hamlin survived a rash of late race cautions to earn his first win in the NASCAR Busch series. Hamlin led 40 of the races 80 laps in his second trip to the road course in Mexico City (last year he finished 15th). Race winner Denny...

Wed 14 Jun 2006
Porsche recalls first victory

Porsche recalls first victory

PORSCHE MARKS 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF HISTORIC TARGA FLORIO VICTORY --First and last Porsche overall winners have direct bloodlines to the latest Porsche race and production cars of today-- Stuttgart. -- The most successful of all sports car ...

Mon 30 Oct 2006
Atlanta Motor Speedway post-race quotes

Atlanta Motor Speedway post-race quotes

TONY STEWART finished third and clinched his first IROC championship (Representing NASCAR NEXTEL CUP): "Four races (in an IROC season), you can't have many mistakes. It's always a huge honor just to run in the IROC series. When you get the...

Tue 13 Jun 2006
Alonso victorious at British GP for first timeHeadline
F1

Alonso victorious at British GP for first time

Renault's reigning world champion Fernando Alonso claimed victory in the British Grand Prix, his first win at Silverstone, with another faultless drive from pole to the chequered flag. Ferrari's Michael Schumacher put in a super-fast lap after his...

Tue 23 May 2006
Masters: ADM Motorsport Brands Hatch race notes

Masters: ADM Motorsport Brands Hatch race notes

First Victory for Rookie Driver Luca Persiani Brands Hatch is one of the traditional racing venues in Europe, also with a lot of valuable memories for ADM's team principal Renato Melchioretto, who worked for Alfa Romeo as an engine ...

Fri 08 Dec 2006
Ed Sheckler passed away

Ed Sheckler passed away

RACING LOSES ED SHECKLER, A TRUE FRIEND OF THE SPORT MONMOUTH, Ill. (Dec. 6) -- The staff, family, friends, racers and sponsors of the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS), United States Racing Association (USRA) and RL Promotions...

Tue 20 Jun 2006
KUMHO/Miracle Motorsports final report

KUMHO/Miracle Motorsports final report

KUMHO and Miracle take third in LMP2 at 24 Hours of Le Mans RANCHO CUCAMONGA, CA..KUMHO Tire and Miracle Motorsports drove to a third place finish in the LMP2 class at the 100th anniversary running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. At the ...

Fri 21 Apr 2006
Australian Ian Cunningham fatal accident

Australian Ian Cunningham fatal accident

Former Australian enduro and motocross champion, Ian Cunningham, has passed away following a car accident on Easter Sunday. The 30-year-old Goulburn (NSW) resident, the brother of another well-known Cunningham, Jamie, was on his way home...

Mon 30 Oct 2006
Atlanta Motor Speedway race summary

Atlanta Motor Speedway race summary

TRUEX WINS IROC RACE, STEWART CLAIMS SERIES TITLE HAMPTON, Ga. (October 28,. 2006) -- NASCAR driver Martin Truex Jr. won Saturday's Crown Royal International Race of Champions (IROC) race at Atlanta Motor Speedway, while defending NASCAR NEXTEL...