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Todt to take the wheel as new FIA president Headline

Todt to take the wheel as new FIA president

On October 23, 2009, former Scuderia Ferrari CEO and Ferrari F1 team principal Jean Todt was elected President of the Federation Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) for a four-year term by the FIA General Assembly at its annual meeting in Paris,...

Fri 02 Oct 2009
Ingram's Flat Spot On: Going, going, goneHeadline

Ingram's Flat Spot On: Going, going, gone

Ingram's Flat Spot On by Jonathan Ingram Going, Going, Gone The first half of the current season has finally cast doom over the once respected livelihood known as the motor racing dictator. Just this week, the last solo American racing ...

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...

Ingram's Flat Spot On: Fall of House of Hulman?Headline

Ingram's Flat Spot On: Fall of House of Hulman?

Ingram's Flat Spot On by Jonathan Ingram Fall of House of Hulman? The news of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway going the way of the House of Usher may be exaggerated. But in the season of celebrating the 100th year since the gates first opened...

Fri 19 Jun 2009
Journalist David Poole dies suddenlyHeadline

Journalist David Poole dies suddenly

David Poole covered NASCAR in a way no one else every could, his final stories for the Charlotte Observer covered this past Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Talladega race; one filled with the usual racing drama. Remembering David ...

Todt resigns Ferrari postsHeadline

Todt resigns Ferrari posts

In addition to announcing record results across economic indicators, Ferrari board chairman Luca di Montezemolo announced at Tuesday's stockholders meeting that former F1 team manager Jean Todt has resigned his board position and all other...

FOTA group hugs new Formula One orderHeadline

FOTA group hugs new Formula One order

In an announcement that indicates Formula One, a sport with a turbulent political history, has turned upside down, Formula One Teams Association chairman Luca di Montezemolo told a news conference in Geneva on Thursday that all 10 teams -- that's...

USF1 name gone, now to be known as USGPEHeadline

USF1 name gone, now to be known as USGPE

America's nascent Formula One team has changed its name from the compact and comfortable USF1 to the bundled barbed wire mouthful U.S. Grand Prix Engineering. Formula 1 logo on FIA flag. Photo by xpb.cc. Conflict over use of F1 takes...

McLaren's Dennis hands off F1 role Headline

McLaren's Dennis hands off F1 role

After nearly 30 years, Ron Dennis has earned promotion. The face of the McLaren Mercedes Formula One team and driver of the marque's F1 championship success announced at Friday's launch of the team's new car, the MP4-24, that he will step aside...

Fri 14 Nov 2008
DEI, Ganassi link up for future title chaseHeadline

DEI, Ganassi link up for future title chase

The recent economic downturn has affected all facets of life, and motorsports has not been immune from it either. With high-dollar sponsors hard to come by nowadays, a number of NASCAR teams have had to look at ways of keeping its organizations ...

Sat 14 Jun 2008
Lola celebrates '50' with a record 24H entryHeadline

Lola celebrates '50' with a record 24H entry

Lola, a true success story, celebrates 50 years in motorsports this year, and the highlight of the year must be Le Mans 24 Hours, where the UK firm has no less than seven cars this year, challenging in both the LM P1 and LM P2 classes. ...

Thu 28 Feb 2008
Unification reached between IRL, Champ CarHeadline

Unification reached between IRL, Champ Car

The Indy Racing League and Champ Car World Series have agreed to end their 12-year split, allowing U.S. open-wheel racing to compete under the same banner in 2008. The agreement was signed Thursday night in Indianapolis by Champ Car World Series...

Mon 14 Jan 2008
IRL: Dario Franchitti feted at AARWBA awardsHeadline

IRL: Dario Franchitti feted at AARWBA awards

IndyCar Series 2007 champion Dario Franchitti got a first glimpse of his image on the famed Borg-Warner Trophy at a late-afternoon press conference, then walked away with the coveted Jerry Titus Award late Saturday night (January 12th) in ...

Fri 17 Aug 2007
Spyker considers sale of Formula One teamHeadline

Spyker considers sale of Formula One team

Spyker Cars, the Dutch company which owns the Spyker Formula One team, is considering selling part or all of the team due to a refinancing plan and is also making changes to the senior management. In a statement on August 14th Spyker said that ...

Sun 12 Mar 2006
Dodge revs up with the Charger SRT-8Headline

Dodge revs up with the Charger SRT-8

What's better than being in 'Sin City' on the NASCAR Nextel Cup circuit? How about landing a ride in Kurt Busch's loaner car, a Dodge Charger SRT-8? John Fernandez, Director of Dodge Motorsports Operations was the driver and I was the passenger ...

Sat 06 Aug 2005
Women in winners circleHeadline

Women in winners circle

Has anyone in major motorsport done more to advance the careers of women racers than Lyn St James? The former Indianapolis 500 combatant and sports car driving standout has made it her goal to see a more feminine look to grids, pit roads and ...

Wed 10 Mar 2004
CHAMPCAR/CART: IRL: Arturo Headline

CHAMPCAR/CART: IRL: Arturo "Art" Flores remembered

The racing world has lost one of its finest photographers and friends. Art Flores, who resided in Alameda, California but whose passion for all of life and for racing reminded many of the heady, protest-filled days in nearby Berkeley, passed away...

Thu 12 Feb 2004
IRL: IndyCar defines new rulesHeadline

IRL: IndyCar defines new rules

The Indy Racing League has a point to make. Several points, in fact. To give all teams and drivers additional scoring opportunities, the League has adjusted its scoring system for the 2004 IndyCar Series season. Dario Franchitti and...

Sat 07 Feb 2004
CHAMPCAR/CART: New toy for GentilozziHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: New toy for Gentilozzi

One would think there aren't enough hours in the day for Paul Gentilozzi, whose motorsports concerns include the Champ Car World Series, the Motorock Trans-Am Tour, the occasional Trans-Am drive to keep his hand in, prepared by his own...

Thu 29 Jan 2004
IPS: IRL: New IRL Safety Team partner launched at HomesteadHeadline

IPS: IRL: New IRL Safety Team partner launched at Homestead

The Indy Racing League has enhanced its partnership with Delphi Corp., as the electronics firm has agreed to become the "Official Safety Supplier" to the IRL. Delphi press conference: new earpiece sensor system by Delphi. Photo by Eric...

Tue 13 Jan 2004
Yeley awarded Jerry Titus Memorial TrophyHeadline

Yeley awarded Jerry Titus Memorial Trophy

The 2003 USAC Triple Crown winner's year was capped off when the Auto Racing Writers and Broadcasters Association announced last night at its annual celebratory banquet that J.J Yeley earned the Jerry Titus Memorial Trophy, making the young star...

Sat 10 Jan 2004
OWRS to add Trans-Am Racing to list of purchasesHeadline

OWRS to add Trans-Am Racing to list of purchases

It was no surprise that coming on the heels of Open Wheel Racing Series, LLC's purchase of Championship Auto Racing Team, Inc., they also announced the purchase of Trans-Am Racing, LLC. TAR had an agreement for the marketing and operating rights...

Thu 08 Jan 2004
Racing at the Detroit Auto ShowHeadline

Racing at the Detroit Auto Show

One wonders why so many people trek to one of the coldest mid-western cities in the month of January. The first major media day of any given new year, where the press can be treated like royalty just happens to be located in the motor capital of...

Tue 23 Dec 2003
CHAMPCAR/CART: CART is dead! Long live Champ Car!Headline

CHAMPCAR/CART: CART is dead! Long live Champ Car!

Two of the three principals of Open Wheel Racing Series, LLC, Paul Gentilozzi and Kevin Kalkhoven, spoke to the media today about their plans for the future of the "racing series formerly known as CART." That's right, formerly! While the CART...

Wed 17 Dec 2003
The AARWBA Jerry Titus Award candidatesHeadline

The AARWBA Jerry Titus Award candidates

Each year the professional members of the American Auto Racing Writers and Broadcasters Association (AARWBA) vote by closed ballot to select the year's Auto Racing All-American Team. The highest vote-getter - among all categories - receives the...

Sun 23 Nov 2003
Hyperbaria - Latest advance in Sports Car racingHeadline

Hyperbaria - Latest advance in Sports Car racing

Speed itself is not the only way to win endurance races. It is usually done with a combination of thorough preparation, fast equipment, teamwork and great strategy. Now you have to add physiology and understanding the human half of the equation to...

Fri 23 May 2003
IRL: Open-Wheel Racing Summit roundupHeadline

IRL: Open-Wheel Racing Summit roundup

INDIANAPOLIS - SportsBusiness Journal held the second annual Open-Wheel Racing Summit at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Tuesday and Wednesday, taking over the fourth floor Media Center that overlooks the 2.5-mile historic oval's front ...