Steven Cole Smith

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Sports car notebook: Disappointment, Don Panoz, DEKRA Challenge, 2016 SCCA Runoffs

Post mortem of soggy Petit leaves two drivers looking for a do-over.

So long, diesel: Mazda confirms the move to a more powerful motor

Three-year diesel program was to support a passenger car engine that still hasn't arrived.

Soggy Petit Le Mans a showcase for good drivers, a sad end to the season for others

Tom Kimber-Smith: 'I don't think I've ever been that wet in my life, even in the shower.'

Two hours in at Petit, and big changes happening

Valiante nearly runs his own championship hopes.

Chevrolet DPs dominating Petit Le Mans, as Porsche fortunes vary in GTLM

Westbrook and Fittipaldi dispute lead, Tandy stars, Bamber goes off

Soggy Petit takes dripping-wet green flag

Ben Keating the first victim of the soaked track.

UPDATE: Corvette DP on the Petit pole, but GT Le Mans cars close behind

Earl Bamber puts his GTLM Porsche on the pole, then crashes it, then loses pole anyway.

BMW, Audi win the Road Atlanta battle; Chevrolet and Mazda win the war

"Horrid" conditions make for a grueling race in season finale.

Weather already a major factor this weekend at Road Atlanta

Already, a wet track is complicating the Continental Tire Challenge.

Mazda prices new 2016 Global MX-5 Miata race car at $53,000

Turn-key car has less horsepower but is faster than current model.

All four TUDOR Championship class titles up for grabs at Petit

10-hour Petit Le Mans series finale at Road America could be a heartbreaker.

Redemption for Ford and Ganassi Racing with IMSA Lone Star Le Mans win

Winless for the season, dominant victory by Pruett and Hand looked like the No. 01 of old.

Justin Wilson honored at start of Lone Star Le Mans

2012 Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona winner not forgotten by sports car fans.

Pruett looks to save disappointing season with COTA pole

Veteran driver puts his Ganassi Ford on the Prototype pole at COTA.

IMSA points battle tight in all four classes

Saturday's race at COTA will be critical to championship contenders.

International Speedway Corporation won't take over Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca

ISC declines the invitation to submit a proposal to Monterey County.

79 IMSA entries on the preliminary list for Lone Star Le Mans

40 cars entered in TUDOR Championship, 39 in Continental Tire Challenge

GT Le Mans, 2016: Corvette's Doug Fehan talks about the changes

While GT Daytona is the IMSA class with the most changes, GT Le Mans has a few significant updates.

Management changes at COTA, IHRA intertwined

Jason Rittenberry leaves the drag racing sanctioning body, joins Circuit of the Americas.

Jim Hall named as COTA Lone Star Le Mans Grand Marshall

Chaparral builder to participate in autograph session.

OK, NASCAR and NBC, you got me

We watched to the end of the Darlington race, and that didn't happen last year.

Tradition be damned: Fix the open-cockpit cars

Everything about the cars has changed since open cockpits made sense, except for protecting the driver's head. That must end.

The (nearly) 12 Hours of Circuit of the Americas

WEC and TUDOR Championship's Lone Star Le Mans, start to finish, will be a long day for sports car racing fans.

Tandy, Pilet lead Porsche victory at Virginia International Raceway

Porsche North America cars first and second in Oak Tree Grand Prix.

Porsche and Audi on the pole for Oak Tree Grand Prix at VIR

Nick Tandy and Dion von Moltke fastest in qualifying.

Porsche sweeps Continental Tire Challenge at VIR

Rum Bum team takes second straight victory in unlikely circumstances.

Christina Nielsen likes the view from the top

Driver leads the TUDOR Championship Daytona GT points.

2016 Audi R8 LMS GT3 ready for the IMSA GT Daytona class

When the rules move to GT3 specs in 2016, Audi is likely to be a popular choice.

Cancer claims race team owner David Stone

Kelly Moss, Level 5 benefited from veteran manager's expertise.

IMSA announces new title sponsor, 2016 schedule

WeatherTech replaces TUDOR as 'entitlement partner.'

RumBum wins Road America, but Porsche misses a class sweep

Pumpelley in RS1 Cayman runs out of gas two turns from an ST class victory.

Daytona 200 scheduled for March 12

American SportBike Racing Association will sanction 75th running.

Dorsey Schroeder named World Challenge race director

Former driver and current broadcaster 'a respected professional.'

Magnussen, Garcia get their Corvette back for Road America

C7.R damaged in Le Mans crash finally repaired.

One year on: The Kevin Ward-Tony Stewart tragedy still resonates

Young sprint car racer's fatality shocked the racing world, and changed the three-time Sprint Cup champion. Steven Cole Smith reflects.

Cindric continues to impress in World Challenge

Teen tops GTA qualifying, with Dalziel on GT pole.

2016 Dodge Viper ACR: The fastest street-legal car you can buy. Maybe.

It depends on what your definition of "fastest" is.

Why Alex Job Racing is sticking with Porsche

IMSA move to GT3 specs in 2016 requires all-new car, and there are lots of choices.

The next manufacturer to join NASCAR is...

...maybe nobody. Can the sport thrive with just three?

Kimber-Smith, Guasch win a strange one at Lime Rock

Even the GT Daytona winner barely made it to the starting grid.

Simpson dodges rain to qualify on the Lime Rock pole

Prototype Challenge and GT Daytona the featured TUDOR Championship classes.

Negotiations fall through in potential COTA deal

IHRA parent company IRG Sports + Entertainment the suitor, but potential deal won't go through.

Scott Maxwell on the Ford GT: It will be incredible

Multimatic driver doing the initial testing on the race car.

Patricia Driscoll: Time for a vacation

Kurt Busch's former girlfriend still mum after AFF resignation.

The divorce is final: NHRA, ESPN to end long association

Fox and Fox Sports 1 to air drag racing starting in 2016.

Two U.S. teams on the F1 grid in 2016? It could happen

Promoter Tavo Hellmund and financier James Carney head US-based investment group looking to buy a Formula 1 team.

Cindric's latest accomplishment: Ending Chevy's three-win streak

Gives Ford Continental Tire Challenge overall win with co-driver Jade Buford.

Continental Tire Challenge reaches season halfway mark

Canadian Tire Motorsport Park fifth race in 10-race schedule.