|Photos of the Week|
IndyCar: Long Beach
Scott Dixon wins at Long Beach for the first time before a crowd of 90,000
Lewis Hamilton celebrates his 3rd win of the 2015 season
Valentino Rossi celebrates his hard fought win
Yonny Hernandez dogs his teammate in Argentina
Nico Rosberg drives under Vettel on the straight
Nico Rosberg makes the pass on Sebastian Vettel
Joey Logano led all the way to win Saturday's Xfinity race
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Indy Lights: Long Beach
Brit Ed Jones won his 3rd-straight Indy Lights race driving for Carlin
The first race of the GP2 season saw Vandoorne (C) win with Haryanto 2nd and Rossi 3rd
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NHRA: Massey, Beckman, Line Top Houston Qualifying
by Pete McCole
Spencer Massey (Top Fuel), Jack Beckman (Funny Car) and Jason Line (Pro Stock) scored top qualifier honors in Saturday's final qualifying sessions for Sunday's 28th annual NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Spring Nationals at Royal Purple Raceway in Baytown, Texas.
IndyCar Barber: Castroneves leads Penske 1-2-3
by Brian Carroccio
Helio Castroneves led a Team Penske sweep of the top-3 in Verizon IndyCar Series qualifying today at Barber Motorsports Park, capturing pole position for tomorrow's Honda Grand Prix of Alabama. The pole is the 43rd of Castroneves' career, and his second in a row after winning pole last week at Long Beach. Will Power was second 0.198 seconds behind the Brazilian with Simon Pagenaud third.
Indy Lights: Pigot scores dominant win at Barber
by Brian Carroccio
Juncos Racing's Spencer Pigot scored a dominant win in Race 1 of the Legacy Indy Lights 100 today at Barber Motorsports Park. Starting from pole, the Orlando native quickly established a gap over second-place Jack Harvey, went on to lead every lap, and ultimately scored his first Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires series victory by a 6.7 second margin over Harvey.
IndyCar: Early Season Report
by Lucille Dust
Coming into the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series season everyone was anxious to see how the new Chevrolet and Honda aero kits would do perform. Fans, media and even drivers were unsure of what exactly we would see in the opening Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. Heck, when I asked James Hinchcliffe how his car would react when passing another car, the friendly Canadian "I will find out when I make the first pass."
Logano wins Richmond pole
Piloting his No. 22 Team Penske Ford
After piloting his No. 22 Team Penske Ford at 127.071 mph around Richmond International Raceway, Joey Logano won his third Sprint Cup Coors Light Pole Award of the season. Logano is the defending winner of last year's spring race at the Virginia track, while teammate Brad Keselowski (who qualified seventh tonight) completed the Team Penske sweep last season with his fall win at the track. Denny Hamlin continued to show speed, as his No. 11 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota whirled around the short track at 126.796 mph, which qualified him second.
Chevrolet Introduces 2016 Corvette Z06 C7.R Edition
Track-to-street connection honored with limited production model
Chevrolet today introduced the 2016 Corvette Z06 C7.R Edition - a road-going, track-capable homage to the Corvette Racing C7.R racecars. It's offered in Corvette Racing's signature yellow livery - or black - with coordinated exterior and interior accents. Only 500 examples of the C7.R Edition will be built and all will include the Z07 Performance Package with carbon ceramic brakes, as well as a specially serialized vehicle identification number. They go on sale later this year.
The Fundamental Problem with IndyCar and F1 today
by Mark J. Cipolloni
I'm sorry, I may be old school; however I have been around long enough to recognize what works in motorsports and what does not. When it comes to the world's foremost open wheel racing series - IndyCar and Formula One - both have witnessed steady measurable declines in recent seasons. And it's time for a major shake-up. In particular F1 and IndyCar need a major revamp of the technical regulations in time for the 2017 season.
Technical details of new Acura NSX revealed
Displacement of the NSX's all-new twin turbo V-6 engine to be 3.5-liters
In advance of the market launch of the highly anticipated next generation Acura NSX, the engineers leading the supercar's development shared new technical details and design strategies with the automotive engineering community at the April 22nd SAE Detroit Section dinner, held in conjunction with the SAE 2015 World Congress and Exhibition.
An Interview With Ryan Hunter-Reay
Ryan Hunter-Reay of Andretti Autosport was the 2014 Indianapolis 500 winner, and is one of only three drivers to win at Barber Motorsports Park, site of this weekend's Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama. Ryan looks to become the first driver to win three consecutive races at Barber, and he would be the first driver to do that feat since Will Power won three straight races at Sao Paulo from 2010 through 2012.
IndyCar Long Beach postscript
by Brian Carroccio
By now you probably know what happened in Sunday’s 41st
running of the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. However, to briefly repeat, pole sitter Helio Castroneves jumped to the lead after a rather ragged start (more on that later) with third-place starter Dixon getting ahead of second-place starter Juan Pablo Montoya into turn one. Scott Dixon scored his 36th
career win at the relatively young age of 34. Dixon surpassed the win total of Bobby Unser with his 36th
career Indy car race to move into fifth place on the all-time list. Now, I ran out of superlatives to describe the accomplishments of Dixon long ago. However, I’ll briefly something I’ve elaborated on in further detail in the past.
Scenes from Espiritu de Montjuic
by Gary Parravani
Last weekend was the Espiritu de Montjuic festival, Barcelona's classic celebration of its speed-based heritage, a cacophony of noise and a gathering of epic racing machinery stretching back through the decades, driven at anything but pedestrian pace. Our Gary Parravani was there to capture all the action in these photos.
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