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NASCAR Announces New Franchise Charter System
by Pete McCole
NASCAR Chairman and CEO Brian France announced the establishment of a new franchise charter system for owners competing in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series beginning in this season. The new system will be offered initially to the top 36 teams competing in Sprint Cup, which will guarantee entry into every Sprint Cup race starting with the season-opening Daytona 500 on Feb. 21
IndyCar driver thoughts from Phoenix test
Verizon IndyCar Testing Session Feb. 8, 2016Drivers
AR1 Up and Comers: Eric Powell
by Brian Carroccio
AR1 recently caught up with Pirelli World Challenge driver Eric Powell. In December, the 30-year-old Windermere, Florida native signed on to drive a Mazda MX-5 in the TCA class for Tech Sport Racing in 2016. And earning his arrival this year in the World Challenge has been many years in the making. To begin, Powell has raced in a broad spectrum of cars and categories.
Bird holds off Buemi for Buenos Aires win
Before 17,000 fans
Sam Bird produced a brilliant performance to hold off the charge of Sebastien Buemi and claim the first Formula E win for the DS Virgin alliance. Bird started the race from pole and controlled the pack from the front, just using enough energy to keep Nico Prost (Renault e.dams) and then Team Aguri’s Antonio Felix da Costa at bay.
WRL: America's Only Mid-Level Endurance Series
by Stephen Cox
There are plenty of endurance races available to anyone who wants to race $500 junkyard relics. There are also some endurance races available to drivers who want to race million dollar prototypes. But the options are pretty limited for those who want to race something in between. Enter the World Racing League (WRL).
Latest Happenings in the World of Racing
by Brian Carroccio
In what is typically a time of dryness and despair for motor racing fans, there was a bit of a respite this weekend in the form of an entertaining Rolex 24 at Daytona. While there were many enjoyable parts of the famous enduro, particularly the race to the finish in the GTLM class, for my money, the story of this weekend’s race was the breakout performance of Pipo Derani. There have, of course, been other stories in the world of racing of late.
2017 Ford F-150 Raptor Prepares For Grueling Series
◾Race truck based on Built Ford Tough production Raptor
There’s a roar in the desert - spitting sand and kicking up rocks. It’s the sound of the all-new 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor, running in the 2016 Best in the Desert off-road racing series’ new factory stock class. The Raptor race truck will leverage Raptor’s production platform including its all-new high-output 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine and 10-speed transmission, along with torque-on-demand transfer case.
RHR, Pagenaud, Brabham, Carpenter, Karam, Munoz
Q&A from IndyCar Media DayDrivers:
Ryan Hunter-Reay, Andretti Autosport
Simon Pagenaud, Team Penske
Matthew Brabham, KVSH Racing
Ed Carpenter, Ed Carpenter Racing
Sage Karam, Dreyer & Reinbold
Carlos Munoz, Andretti Autosport
Q&A with Montoya and Power
At IndyCar Media Day
Juan Pablo Montoya, Team Penske
Will Power, Team Penske
Reliving the finish of the 99th running of the Indianapolis 500. Going back and watching the last 10 laps of that race, it almost seemed like Will you were exactly where you wanted to be. You held everybody at bay until Juan got you in the end. What's going through your mind in the last 10 laps?
Mark Miles on the State of IndyCar
At IndyCar Media Day
Mark Miles, CEO, Hulman & Company, gave his assessment of the state of IndyCar at today's IndyCar pre-season media day at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. He talks about the new races for 2017, the increase in TV ratings from minuscule to minuscule +50%, the increase in leader circle team payouts, the increase in attendance at the Speedway, technical enhancements made to the cars, and the challenge of TV time slots to increase ratings.
Q&A with Daly, Chilton, Pigot and Aleshin
IndyCar media dayDrivers
Conor Daly, Dale Coyne Racing
Max Chilton, Chip Ganassi Racing Teams
Spencer Pigot, Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing
Mikhail Aleshin, Schmidt Peterson Motorsports
Q & A: Honda resigns with IndyCar for 2 more years
Mark Miles and Art St. Cyr
Art St. Cyr, President, Honda Performance Development, and Mark Miles, CEO, Hulman and Company address the IndyCar media members in attendance on Honda's announcement that they have resigned with IndyCar for the 2016 and 2017 season. St. Cyr was still on a high after Honda trounced Ford and Chevy last weekend to win the Rolex 24 at Daytona.
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