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Wed 24 Dec 2008
The future is green — or is it?Headline

The future is green — or is it?

In motorsports, the winter months are often a time for reflection and preparation for the upcoming season. Anticipation builds as team announcements provide a fix for racing junkies during the dog days of winter. But this year, it's a completely...

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.

Tue 16 Dec 2008
Farnbacher Loles, Porsche preps for 2009 challengesHeadline

Farnbacher Loles, Porsche preps for 2009 challenges

Following last week's driver announcement from Flying Lizard Motorsports, fellow Porsche competitor Farnbacher Loles Racing confirmed that reigning American Le Mans Series GT2 co-champion and Porsche works driver Wolf Henzler will pair with 2007...

Sun 14 Dec 2008
Dyson joins forces with Mazda for 2009 P2 contestHeadline

Dyson joins forces with Mazda for 2009 P2 contest

Two of the most prominent names in American road racing will team up for a bid on the LM P2 championship. Dyson Racing made it official Thursday, confirming the highly speculated rumors that it will campaign two Mazda MZR-R-powered Lola B08/86 ...

Mon 08 Dec 2008
Audi pulls plug on season-long programsHeadline

Audi pulls plug on season-long programs

The most successful manufacturer in American Le Mans Series history has scrapped its factory participation. Come 2009, Audi's works entries will not be on the grid on a full-time basis, ending the German manufacturer's tenure in the series that ...

Sun 07 Dec 2008
Cytosport, Pickett living the Le Mans dreamHeadline

Cytosport, Pickett living the Le Mans dream

The 76th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans marks a historic first for Greg Pickett and his Team Cytosport organization. The California-based team has made the trip across the Atlantic for their first twice-around-the-clock French marathon. But...

Tue 02 Dec 2008
EU3: Audi to break new ground in 2009Headline

EU3: Audi to break new ground in 2009

The 2008 season was one for the record books for Audi. From its American Le Mans Series and DTM titles to its breathtaking win in the 24 Hours of Le Mans and snatch of the Le Mans Series championship, the German automaker had it all. In its bid to...

Tue 25 Nov 2008
ACO prepares for 2009 Le Mans with first invitesHeadline

ACO prepares for 2009 Le Mans with first invites

While next year's 24 Hours of Le Mans is still over six months away, it's not too early to start planning for the 2009 edition of the French endurance racing classic. That's what the Automobile Club de l'Ouest did Monday, as the organizers handed...

Ingram's Flat Spot On: All hail CaleHeadline

Ingram's Flat Spot On: All hail Cale

Flat Spot On by Jonathan Ingram ALL HAIL CALE Now that Jimmie Johnson has clinched this year's Sprint Cup, the question looms. Was it tougher to win three straight championships in the current era of the Chase versus the old points ...

Wed 19 Nov 2008
History making three-peat belongs to JohnsonHeadline

History making three-peat belongs to Johnson

Jimmie Johnson might not be ready to admit it yet, but he is becoming one of NASCAR's all-time greats. Jimmie Johnson. Photo by Action Sports Photography. He's been telling the media at Miami-Homestead Speedway all weekend that ...

Sun 16 Nov 2008
Edwards wins race, Bower earns championshipHeadline

Edwards wins race, Bower earns championship

Carl Edwards did everything he needed to do to win his second straight Nationwide Series championship. Unfortunately for him, it wasn't enough. Race winner Carl Edwards celebrates. Photo by Action Sports Photography. Edwards led 66...

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 ...

Thu 13 Nov 2008
Ingram's Flat Spot On: What's not to like?Headline

Ingram's Flat Spot On: What's not to like?

Flat Spot On by Jonathan Ingram What's Not To Like? Clean cut. Rough edges long gone, without much sanding required. Occasionally gets angry, but usually at himself. Speaks in full sentences. Has made a couple of bonehead moves at Talladega,...

Wed 12 Nov 2008
Johnson on the verge of making NASCAR historyHeadline

Johnson on the verge of making NASCAR history

After his dominant win Sunday at Phoenix, Jimmie Johnson holds a firm grip on the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series title heading into this weekend's season-ending Ford 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Jimmie Johnson and Carl Edwards. Photo by...

Fri 07 Nov 2008
Johnson, Edwards title fight closes upHeadline

Johnson, Edwards title fight closes up

Carl Edwards may not believe in momentum, but he's certainly riding it now. After scoring back-to-back wins at Atlanta and Texas Motor Speedway, Edwards has now closed the gap to Chase leader Jimmie Johnson to 106 points, keeping his NASCAR Sprint...

Fri 31 Oct 2008
Edwards not giving up on title hopesHeadline

Edwards not giving up on title hopes

With only three races to go in the Chase for the Sprint Cup, Carl Edwards is keeping a positive outlook on his chances for his first series title. Despite back flipping his way to victory lane at Atlanta Motor Speedway Sunday, the Roush Fenway ...

Tue 28 Oct 2008
Edwards sails to Atlanta victory, second in ChaseHeadline

Edwards sails to Atlanta victory, second in Chase

Carl Edwards did everything he could to close the gap on championship points leader Jimmie Johnson. Unfortunately, he didn't gain much ground. Edwards led 98 laps and claimed the checkered flag in the Pep Boys Auto 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway...

Wed 22 Oct 2008
Audi ends '08 with one-two Laguna Seca finishHeadline

Audi ends '08 with one-two Laguna Seca finish

Audi Sport North America closed out the 2008 racing season by taking the final overall victory in the American Le Mans Series. To top it off, they finished one-two after charging to the front on the final restart. Then the battle began between ...

Sun 19 Oct 2008
ECO Racing fueling the green raceHeadline

ECO Racing fueling the green race

Just two weeks after the successful launch of the Green Challenge at Petit Le Mans, a revolutionary new "green" project has hit the ground running in the American Le Mans Series. The much-anticipated debut of the bio diesel-powered ECO Racing ...

Sat 18 Oct 2008
Brabham scores overall pole at Laguna SecaHeadline

Brabham scores overall pole at Laguna Seca

Highcroft Racing's David Brabham stormed to the overall pole Friday at Laguna Seca, leading an all-Acura front row as the manufacturer searches for its first title in the American Le Mans Series. Brabham's record-breaking 1:10.103 lap time around...

Fri 10 Oct 2008
Ingram's Flat Spot On: Holy Smoke!Headline

Ingram's Flat Spot On: Holy Smoke!

Flat Spot On by Jonathan Ingram Holy Smoke! Stewart's Back All must be right with the world. Tony Stewart is back in victory lane. It matters not that NASCAR officials at Talladega had to give Smoke an escort with a ruling against rookie...

Wed 03 Sep 2008
Johnson dominates in CaliforniaHeadline

Johnson dominates in California

Jimmie Johnson was out to send a message to the rest of the NASCAR world that the championship chase was more than a two-car race. On Sunday, he backed it up. Jimmie Johnson takes the checkered flag. Photo by Action Sports ...

Sun 17 Aug 2008
Newman joins forces with StewartHeadline

Newman joins forces with Stewart

Ryan Newman is looking forward to having some fun with his new team. Newman, who was announced on Friday as the newest driver in the newly formed Stewart-Haas Racing stable, said that he hasn't had a lot of fun lately at the track and can't wait...

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...

Sat 09 Aug 2008
Luhr smashes record for Road America poleHeadline

Luhr smashes record for Road America pole

Lucas Luhr laid down a new track record on a day when three of the four classes set new low marks. The German put his Audi R10 TDI on overall pole on a circuit where it can ably stretch its legs. Luhr was the only driver to go under 1:47, timing...

Fri 08 Aug 2008
Gerardo Bonilla gives insight of Road AmericaHeadline

Gerardo Bonilla gives insight of Road America

By: John Dagys, Trackbytes.com After a two-week break, the American Le Mans Series is back in action this weekend for the Generac 500 Presented by Time Warner Cable. The seventh round of the Series takes the cars and stars to beautiful Road ...

Tue 05 Aug 2008
Edwards weathers the delay to win PoconoHeadline

Edwards weathers the delay to win Pocono

Carl Edwards may have a future as a weather man. The Roush-Fenway Racing driver believed that a rain delay in the second half of the race wouldn't end their day so he came in for fuel and tires and then waited out the weather. Race ...

Wed 30 Jul 2008
Brickyard 400 - Tires, tires, tires!Headline

Brickyard 400 - Tires, tires, tires!

The Indianapolis Motor Speedway was host to the United States Grand Prix eight times. The Grand Prix circuit traverses the globe, racing in exotic places, and fashionable places like Monaco and the twisty street circuit through the tiny ...

Mon 28 Jul 2008
Kyle Busch sets record with ORP victoryHeadline

Kyle Busch sets record with ORP victory

Kyle Busch won his sixth Nationwide Series race of the year after leading 197 of the 200 laps around the 0.686-mile oval at O'Reilly Raceway Park. It was his 17th Nationwide Series victory. Busch crossed the finish line 1.111 seconds ahead of...

Johnson sweeps caution-laden Brickyard 400Headline

Johnson sweeps caution-laden Brickyard 400

It was like running the Kentucky Derby and stopping at every quarter pole to check the horses' shoes as Jimmie Johnson of Hendrick Motorsports repeated as champion at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Sunday (July 27th) by winning a series of ...

Sun 27 Jul 2008
Jimmie Johnson takes Brickyard poleHeadline

Jimmie Johnson takes Brickyard pole

Jimmie Johnson drove the Hendrick Motorsports No. 48 Chevrolet to the Allstate 400 at the Brickyard pole on Saturday (July 26th) at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Johnson's speed of 181.763 mph was well off the track qualifying record held by Casey...

Fri 11 Jul 2008
Stewart-Haas Racing preps for 2009 and beyondHeadline

Stewart-Haas Racing preps for 2009 and beyond

While Tony Stewart prepares for this weekend's NASCAR action at the Chicagoland Speedway, he took time to meet with the media on hand for Thursday's Nationwide and Sprint Cup series on-track activities. The formal press conference was held to ...

Stewart departs from JGR for new 2009 challengeHeadline

Stewart departs from JGR for new 2009 challenge

Tony Stewart to leave Joe Gibbs Racing was confirmed today by the team he has been with for 12 years, winning two NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championships and 32 victories, thus far in his career with the same team. Stewart will hold a press ...

Sat 05 Jul 2008
DEI has a field day in Daytona qualifyingHeadline

DEI has a field day in Daytona qualifying

It came at the hands of different drivers, but it was back to business as usual for Dale Earnhardt Inc. on Friday at Daytona International Speedway. The DEI Chevys of Paul Menard and Mark Martin had the best qualifying times of the day and will...

Tue 01 Jul 2008
Kurt Busch grabs rain-ending Loudon victoryHeadline

Kurt Busch grabs rain-ending Loudon victory

After struggling through most of this season, Kurt Busch feels like he was finally in the right place at the right time. Busch took advantage of a fuel strategy call in the pits and some help from Mother Nature to win the rain-shortened Lenox ...

Sun 29 Jun 2008
Carpentier earns pole at New HampshireHeadline

Carpentier earns pole at New Hampshire

The No. 10 Dodge of Patrick Carpentier took the first step towards earning his keep with Gillett Evernham Motorsports today after grabbing the pole for Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race. Carpentier put down a lap of 29.349 (129.776 mph) to...