2006 Photos of the Week Archive
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01/08 Detroit Auto Show

2007 Ford Shelby GT500

Detroit Auto Show

Ford F-250 Super Chief Concept
Ford

Detroit Auto Show
Mazda Kabura Prototype
Mazda

Grand-Am: Daytona

Danica Patrick chats with Rusty Wallace
Grand-Am

Grand-Am: Daytona
Champ Car's AJ Allmendinger tries a new challenge
Grand-Am

Dakar Rally
Carlos Sainz was leading in his Volkswagen
Volkswagen

Grand-Am: Daytona
Lucas Luhr was fastest in the No. 23 Alex Job Racing Porsche Crawford
Grand-Am

Grand-Am: Daytona
Max Papis chats with Rusty Wallace
Grand-Am
 

01/15 Dakar Rally

Luc Alphand and co-driver Gilles Picard scale a sand dune
Mitsubishi

Dakar Rally

Luc Alphand and co-driver Gilles Picard drive thru a river of water
Mitsubishi

Dakar Rally

Luc Alphand and co-driver Gilles Picard celebrate their victory
Mitsubishi

Dakar Rally

The Mitsubishi crew works through the night to prepare the trucks for the next day
Mitsubishi

F1: Toyota Factory

Ralf Schumacher and Jarno Trulli unveil the TF106
Toyota

Detroit Auto Show
Ferrari had the best looking cars and models
Mark Scheuern

Autosport Show: UK
Ford unveiled their new Ford Focus RS rally car
Gary Parravani

Ferrari Media Event
Ferrari dresses its drivers up like clowns for a photo-op
Ferrari

01/22 NHRA: Las Vegas

John Force ran the fastest elapsed time for a Funny Car. His pass of 4.673 seconds and 327.51 miles-per-hour was the second fastest Funny Car run in history.
David Allio

NHRA: Las Vegas

Doug Kalitta was the fastest Top Fuel Dragster at the 5th Annual Nitro Blastoff on The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
David Allio

NASCAR: Daytona

Champ Car's Paul Tracy became the latest open wheel star to try his hand at NASCAR
NASCAR

NASCAR: Daytona

Kyle Petty (gray car) and NASCAR's Brett Bodine test their cars during Car of Tomorrow testing
NASCAR 

World Rally: Monaco

Marcus Gronholm takes a maiden win in his Ford Focus RS
Ford

F1: Valencia
Nick Heidfeld and Jacques Villeneuve show off their 2006 BMW Sauber
BMW

Olympics: Italy
Alex Zanardi carries the Olympic Torch as it makes its way to Torino

Champ Car: Mooresville
Champ Car unveiled the first half-scale model of its 2007 car
Champ Car

1/29 Grand-Am: Daytona

Scott Dixon, Dan Wheldon and Casey Mears celebrate their Rolex 24 win.
Toyota

A1GP: Durban

A crowd of 100,000 was on hand for the weekend, the biggest A1GP race to date.
A1GP

Grand-Am: Daytona

The pole sitting Porsche spins after breaking a 2nd half shaft.
Grand-Am

A1GP: Durban

American Phil Giebler spins after colliding with the Team Australia car.
A1GP 

A1GP: Durban
Jos Verstappen wins for Team Netherlands.
A1GP 

Grand-Am: Daytona
The 2nd-place Lexus Riley of AJ Allmendinger and Justin Wilson.
Grand-Am

NASCAR: Charlotte
Toyota unveiled their 2007 Nextel Cup car
Toyota

NASCAR: Washington DC
Tony Stewart presents President Bush with a driving suit on the Lawn of the White House
NASCAR

2/05 World Rally: Sweden

Winner Marcus Gronholm gets air in his Ford Focus RS.
Ford

World Rally: Sweden
Winner Marcus Gronholm celebrates with his navigator atop their Ford Focus RS.
Ford

NASCAR: Las Vegas

Kurt Busch spins his Dodge in pre-season testing.
David Allio

NASCAR: Las Vegas

Elliott Sadler spins his Ford in pre-season testing.
David Allio  

Grand-Am: Daytona

Father Patrick Bourdais, Sebastien Bourdais and Ford VP Anne Stevens pose next to the Ford Mustang Grand-Am Cup car.
Ford 

Las Vegas
As part of a major upgrade, the 1.5-mile Las Vegas oval will see its banking increased from 12 degrees to 20 degrees
LVMS

NASCAR: Las Vegas
Dale Earnhardt Jr. (left) and crew chief Tony Eury Jr. talk
Todd Warshaw/Getty Images

NASCAR: Las Vegas
Bobby Labonte (right) and Petty Enterprises' Robbie Loomis
Todd Warshaw/Getty Images

NASCAR: Las Vegas
Penske team members Ryan Newman, driver of the #12 Alltel Dodge, Kurt Busch, driver of the #2 Miller Lite Dodge, and Roy McCauley crew chief for The #2 Miller Lite Dodge share information in the garage
Todd Warshaw/Getty Images

2/12 NASCAR: Daytona

Denny Hamlin beats Earnhardt and Stewart across the line in the Budweiser Shootout.
CIA Stock Photo

A1GP: Indonesia

Ananda Mikola (INA) A1 Team Indonesia gets hit by Tomas Enge.
A1GP

NASCAR: Daytona

Jeff Burton celebrates winning the pole for the Daytona 500.
Rusty Jarrett/Getty Images

A1GP: Indonesia

(
L to R) Marcus Marshall (3rd) Sean McIntosh (1st) and Alex Yoong (2nd) on the podium.
A1GP  

A1GP: Indonesia

Winner Sean McIntosh.
A1GP 

NASCAR: Daytona
Denny Hamlin (right) and Joe Gibbs Racing President J.D. Gibbs celebrate their win in the Budweiser Shootout.
Rusty Jarrett/Getty Images

A1GP: Indonesia
Matt Halliday (NZL) A1 Team New Zealand and Nicolas Lapierre (FRA) take each other off-course.
A1GP

NASCAR: Daytona
The crews of Jeff Burton (right) and Jeff Gordon celebrate their front row start after qualifying for the Daytona 500.
Rusty Jarrett/Getty Images

NASCAR: Daytona
Three-wide action Earnhardt (8), Kenseth (17) and Edwards (99).
Ford

2/26 NASCAR: Fontana

Jewel entertained the crowd during pre-race ceremonies
Bob Heathcote

A1GP: Monterrey

Alexandre Premat holds off Jos Verstappen to win
A1 Grand Prix

NASCAR: Fontana

The FedEx pit crew relaxes between pitstops
Bob Heathcote

NASCAR: Fontana

The mad dash off of pitroad
Bob Heathcote  

NASCAR: Fontana
Winner Matt Kenseth rides the wall into Turn 1
Bob Heathcote

A1GP: Monterrey
Swiss driver Neel Jani's last race for the team
A1 Grand Prix

A1GP: Monterrey
Bryan Herta for Team USA locks an inside front wheel holding off Christian Fittipaldi
A1 Grand Prix

A1GP: Monterrey
Three Mexican drivers - (L-R) Salvador Duran, Adrian Fernandez and David Martinez
A1 Grand Prix

NASCAR: Fontana
The Ganassi team's various shock absorbers
Bob Heathcote

3/5 NASCAR: Mexico

Polesitter Boris Said goes off course during practice
CIA Stock Photo

NASCAR: Mexico
Michael Waltrip gets up on the curbing
CIA Stock Photo

World Rally: Mexico

A car gets air
Rally Mexico

World Rally: Mexico

The winning team of Sebastien Loeb and Daniel Elena
Rally Mexico  

Grand-Am: Mexico

Winner Luis Diaz cheers to his Mexican fans
Grand-Am

IRL: Homestead
Vitor Meira locks it up
IRL

NASCAR: Blue Angels
Dale Earnhardt Jr. goes for a ride with the Blue Angels
NASCAR

NASCAR: Mexico
More empty seats than TV showed
Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images

IRL: Homestead
Retired NASCAR star Rusty Wallace tested an IRL car 7 seconds off the pace
IRL

3/12 NASCAR: Las Vegas

Jimmie Johnson beats Matt Kenseth to the line to win
Getty Images for NASCAR

F1: Bahrain

Winner
Fernando Alonso is greeted by an ecstatic Flavio Briatore
Renault

WoO: Las Vegas

Tim St. Arnold flips
David Allio

A1GP: Laguna Seca

Timo Scheider and Robbie Kerr douse winner Salvador Duran of Mexico
A1GP  

F1: Bahrain
Michael Schumacher, Fernando Alonso and Kimi Raikkonen atop the podium
Ferrari

F1: Bahrain
American Scott Speed and Toro Rosso teammate Vitantonio Liuzzi

Red Bull

A1GP: Laguna Seca
The French team celebrates their A1GP title
A1GP  

F1: Bahrain
2006 F1 group photo
Red Bull

F1: Bahrain
Christian Klien locks up a wheel
Red Bull

3/19 ALMS: Sebring

Night scene at USA's biggest sports car race
B. Heathcote/AutoRacing1

F1: Malaysia

Winner Giancarlo Fisichella is at peace with himself
Renault

ALMS: Sebring

The Audi R10 makes history when it leads lap 1, the first ever for a diesel powered car at America's premier sports car race
B. Heathcote/AutoRacing1

ALMS: Sebring

Bill Auberlen's BMW expires
B. Heathcote/AutoRacing1  

NASCAR: Atlanta
Bill Lester becomes the first black driver to qualify for a Cup race in two decades
Getty Images for NASCAR

ALMS: Sebring
Tom Kristensen broke his tie with Mario Andretti to become Sebring's winningest driver with 4
B. Heathcote/AutoRacing1

F1: Malaysia
Renault team boss Flavio Briatore hugs his two drivers who finished 1-2
Renault  

NASCAR: Atlanta
Bill Lester waits out the rain at Atlanta
Getty Images for NASCAR

F1: Malaysia
Renault team uses Dry Ice to keep car cool on pit lane in Malaysia's sweltering heat
Renault

3/26 IRL: Homestead

Dan Wheldon nips Helio Castroneves at the line
Honda

NASCAR: Bristol

Kyle Busch bumps Matt Kenseth sideways to push past, takes the lead and wins the race
CIA Stock Photo

MotoGP: Spain

Ducati's Loris Capirossi won the season opening Spanish Grand Prix
MotoGP

IRL: Homestead

Sparks fly under Tony Kanaan's car when it bottoms out.
Honda  

ALMS: Sebring
Bill Auberlen's BMW belches flame
Bill Kistler/Racepixs

ALMS: Sebring
The Porsche LMP2 crew mills around their car at dusk on Friday
Bill Kistler/Racepixs

NASCAR: Bristol
Brent Sherman spins
CIA Stock Photo  

NASCAR: Bristol
Kurt Busch plays to the large Bristol crowd after winning
CIA Stock Photo

NASCAR: Bristol
Michael Waltrip signs autographs in the snow
NASCAR

4/2 F1: Australia

Massa and Klien crash collecting Rosberg
Red Bull

NASCAR: Martinsville

Dale Earnhardt Jr. spins his damaged Chevy
CIA Stock Photo

F1: Australia
David Coulthard's latest girlfriend, Karen Minier
Red Bull

NASCAR: Martinsville
Tony Stewart sprays Jimmy Spencer with Coke prior to live TV
Getty Images for NASCAR

F1: Australia

Fernando Alonso shows two fingers indicating 2 wins in 3 races so far
Renault  

NASCAR: Martinsville
Tony Stewart makes the pass for the lead on Johnson
Getty Images for NASCAR

F1: Australia
Alonso passes Jenson Button for the lead
Renault

NASCAR: Martinsville
Tony Stewart climbs the fence
Getty Images for NASCAR  

F1: Australia
Red Bull youngsters (L to R) Scott Speed, Vitantonio Liuzzi and Christian Klien
Red Bull

4/9 Champ Car: Long Beach
Charles Zwolsman gets punted in the hairpin by Will Power
Josephson/AutoRacing1.com

Grand-Am: Long Beach

The remains of Rocky Moran's wrecked Daytona Prototype
Heathcote/AutoRacing1.com

Champ Car: Long Beach

Katherine Legge spins backwards as Andrew Ranger speeds by
Heathcote/AutoRacing1.com

Drifting: Long Beach
The Drifting Cars at Long Beach were a big hit
Heathcote/AutoRacing1.com

NHRA: Las Vegas

Cruz Pedregon was on fire in Funny Car
David Allio

Champ Car: Long Beach

Kevin Kalkhoven gives his rookie driver Katherine Legge some well wishes before the start
Heathcote/AutoRacing1.com  

Grand-Am: Long Beach
The start of the first ever Grand-Am race at Long Beach
Heathcote/AutoRacing1.com

Champ Car: Long Beach
Winner Sebastien Bourdais gets two wheels up in air
Heathcote/AutoRacing1.com  

Atlantics: Long Beach
German Andreas Wirth speeds to victory
Heathcote/AutoRacing1.com

4/16 British F3: Oulton Park
James Jakes get airborne

Jacob Ebrey

British F3: Oulton Park
James Jakes get airborne

Jacob Ebrey

British F3: Oulton Park
Cristiano Morgado gets air over a crest

Jacob Ebrey

British F3: Oulton Park
A dream double win for Bruno Senna

Jacob Ebrey

British F3: Oulton Park
Bruno Senna takes his 2nd checkered flag

Jacob Ebrey

NY City Auto Show

2007 Saturn Sky Redline

GM  

NY City Auto Show
2007 Saturn Sky Redline

GM

NY City Auto Show
Acura announces LMP2 ALMS entry at the Auto Show
 Honda  

Off-Road: Primm, Nevada
Beccy Gordon with off-road legend “Baja Bob” Gordon.  The all-girls entry won their class in the Buffalo Bill’s 400 
 

4/13 F1: Imola
Michael Schumacher and Fernando Alonso greet each other after a hard fought battle

Ferrari

Grand-Am: VIR
The No. 99 Gainsco car thought it was a lawn mower on Sunday

Grand-Am

NASCAR: Phoenix
Sen. John McCain meets Brian France

NASCAR

Grand-Am: VIR
Scott Pruett in the No. 01 laps the No. 99 at the finish

Grand-Am

IRL: Motegi, Japan
An exploded view of a Dallara Honda IRL car in the Museum at Motegi

Honda

F1: Imola
Michael Schumacher held off repeated attempts by Fernando Alonso

Renault  

Grand-Am: VIR
The Pontiac GTO's go side-by-side as the No. 80 Porsche spins
 
Grand-Am

NASCAR: Phoenix
Sen. John McCain meets Jeff Gordon

NASCAR  

IRL: Motegi, Japan
Attendance was down slightly at Motegi

Honda
   

4/30 NASCAR: Talladega
Tony Stewart cuts down on Mike Wallace and goes for a wild ride in Saturday's Busch race

CIA Stock Photo

NASCAR: Talladega
Tony Stewart cuts down on Mike Wallace and goes for a wild ride in Saturday's Busch race

CIA Stock Photo

NASCAR: Talladega
Tony Stewart cuts down on Mike Wallace and goes for a wild ride in Saturday's Busch race

CIA Stock Photo

NASCAR: Talladega
Tony Stewart cuts down on Mike Wallace and goes for a wild ride in Saturday's Busch race

CIA Stock Photo

World Series by Renault: Zolder
Matteo Meneghello spins

Guenter Reinhold

World Series by Renault: Zolder
Celso Míguez climbs from his battered car

Guenter Reinhold  

NASCAR: Talladega
Derrick Cope and Regan Smith tangle

Getty Images for NASCAR

NASCAR: Talladega
Jeff Gordon shakes hands with Will Farrell, star of the new NASCAR movie Talladega Nights

Getty Images for NASCAR  

NASCAR: Talladega
The Big One happened early in the Cup race on Monday

Getty Images for NASCAR
 

5/07 Grand-Am: Laguna Seca
The No. 01 Ganassi car plays bumper tag with Milka Duno

Bob Heathcote

F1: Nurburgring
David Coulthard is just the meat in the sandwich in this first turn accident

Red Bull

NASCAR: Richmond
Dale Earnhardt Jr. finally broke his winless streak

CIA Stock Photo

IRL: Indy
Mario Andretti greets Tom Carnegie

Indy Racing League

Grand-Am: Laguna Seca
Dan Gurney keeps tabs on his son who finished 2nd

Bob Heathcote

FIA-GT: Silverstone

A corvette loses an engine

Gary Parravani  

F1: Nurburgring
Michael Schumacher celebrates another defeat of Alonso

Ferrari

NASCAR: Richmond
Tony Stewart and his monkey

CIA Stock Photo  

FIA-GT: Silverstone
Action in the rain

Gary Parravani

5/14 Drifting: Road Atlanta
Hubert Young drifts beyond the ripple strip to mix tire smoke and dust from the Georgia red clay in Friday preliminaries for the 3rd Annual Drift Atlanta event

David Allio

Champ Car Houston

Sebastien Bourdais beats Paul Tracy to win first ever night street race for Champ Car

LAT for Champ Car

F1: Barcelona
Fernando Alonso kisses the trophy for winning his home Spanish GP

Renault

GP2: Barcelona
Alexandre Premat apologizes to Lewis Hamilton after bumping him out of first for the win

GP2 Series

GP2: Barcelona
Ernesto Viso won Sunday's sprint race, his 2nd win of year

GP2 Series

GP2: Barcelona
Gianmaria Bruni gets sideways down the inside of Jose Maria Lopez

GP2 Series   

NASCAR: Darlington
Another sellout crowd as Kasey Kahne leads the field into Turn 1

Getty Images for NASCAR

NASCAR: Darlington
Michael Waltrip and Dale Jarrett talk about their Toyota deal

Getty Images for NASCAR  

NASCAR: Darlington
Jeff Gordon poses for a photo with his mom, Carol Bickford

Getty Images for NASCAR

5/21 IRL: Indianapolis
The front row starters for the 90th Indy 500

Jim Haines/IMS

NASCAR: Lowe's

Casey Mears goes flying through the air in the Nextel Open race

CIA Stock Photo

NASCAR: Lowe's

Michael Waltrip wrecks

CIA Stock Photo

Champ Car: Monterrey
Nelson Philippe goes off after colliding with his teammate Dan Clarke

LAT for Champ Car

NASCAR: Lowe's

Jimmy Johnson celebrates win in NASCAR's annual All-Star race

Getty Images for NASCAR

F3000: Brands Hatch
Marco Mocci crashes hard at Paddock Hill Bend in the F3000 Masters race

Gary Parravani   

Atlantics: Monterrey
Norbert Siedler attacks the curbs

LAT for Champ Car

ALMS: Mid-Ohio
The two Penske Porsche LMP2 cars beat the mighty Audi LMP1 car

ALMS  

Champ Car: Monterrey
Mexican Mario Dominguez thinks his car is a lawnmower

LAT for Champ Car 

5/28 IRL: Indianapolis
Sam Hornish Jr. poses with the Borg Warner trophy

Shawn Payne/IMS

IRL: Indianapolis
Sam Hornish Jr.'s fuel man is doused with water after Hornish broke his fuel hose

John Cote/IMS

GP2: Monaco

Nicolas Lapierre launches in the air in the first corner

Glen Dunbar/GP2

NASCAR: Lowe's
Jeff Gordon hits the wall

CIA Stock Photo

IRL: Indianapolis
Sam Hornish Jr. pumps his had in the air after winning

Bob Heathcote/
AutoRacing1.com

IRL: Indianapolis
Al Unser Jr. came out of retirement but crashed

Richard Dowdy/IMS   

F1: Monaco
Flavio Briatore celebrates win with Fernando Alonso

Renault

GP2: Monaco
Nicolas Lapierre sits on ground after being shaken up in accident

Glen Dunbar/GP2  

NASCAR: Lowe's
Carl Edwards does his flip after winning Busch race on Saturday

Getty Images for NASCAR 

6/4 MotoGP: Mugello
Randy de Puniet takes a spill in the first turn

MotoGP

Champ Car: Milwaukee
French drivers Sebastien Bourdais (1st) and Nelson Philippe (3rd) wave the French flag

LAT For Champ Car

WRC:
Rally d'Italiar
Marcus Gronholm (FIN) / Timo Rautiainen get air in their Ford Focus RS WRC

Ford

MotoGP: Mugello
Winner Valentino Rossi on home soil

MotoGP

NASCAR: Dover
John Wood crashes in the Busch race

CIA Stock Photo

IRL: Watkins Glen
Danica Patrick runs challenger off the course at top of esses

Steve Snoody/IRL   

NASCAR: Dover
Kenseth makes the pass on McMurray with 2 laps left for the win

CIA Stock Photo

Champ Car: Milwaukee
French drivers Sebastien Bourdais (1st) and Nelson Philippe (3rd) battle on the track

LAT For Champ Car  

Champ Car: Milwaukee
Start of race with about 10,000 looking on

LAT For Champ Car  

6/11 IRL: Texas
Sparks fly as the Indy Cars bottom out around the 1.5-mile oval

Honda

F1: England
Fernando Alonso wins third straight

Renault

NASCAR: Pocono
Denny Hamlin wins going away

Getty Images for NASCAR

GP2: England
Michael Ammermuller and Neel Jani crash

GP2 Series

IRL: Texas

Helio Castroneves wins 3rd time in Texas

IRL

IRL: Texas
Sparks fly as Cheever speeds by

Honda   

GP2: England
Winner Lewis Hamilton gets champagne in his eyes

GP2 Series

F1: England
Michael Schumacher sprays winner Alonso

Ferrari  

GP2: England
The GP2 car from behind

GP2 Series   

6/18 Champ Car: Portland
AJ Allmendinger cries tears of joy after his first win

LAT for Champ Car

Champ Car: Portland
AJ Allmendinger enjoys the podium on Father's Day with his father, mother, and new fiancée

LAT for Champ Car

NASCAR: Michigan
Tony Stewart crashes

CIA Stock Photo

LMES: LeMans
Time-lapse photography before the Dunlop Bridge

Gary Parravani

LMES: LeMans
The American Corvette belches out flame at night

Gary Parravani

MotoGP: Barcelona
Five drivers crash in Turn 1 at the start

MotoGP   

LMES: LeMans
The winning Audi team crosses the finish line in formation

Gary Parravani

LMES: LeMans
The LeMans Mulsanne Straight is even more spectacular in person

Gary Parravani  

NASCAR: Michigan
Jeff Gordon tries to hold off winner Kasey Kahne in a Dodge

Dodge   

6/25 Champ Car: Cleveland
AJ Allmendinger shows his American pride after making it two wins in a row

LAT for Champ Car

NASCAR: Sonoma

Beauty was in abundance at Infineon Raceway Sunday

Bob Heathcote

Champ Car: Cleveland
AJ Allmendinger and his team owner Gerald Forsythe celebrate

LAT for Champ Car

F1: Montreal
Alonso wins again

Renault

IRL: Richmond
Sam Hornish celebrates with Honda engine boss Robert Clarke

Honda

Champ Car: Cleveland

Pastorelli and Tracy tangle in Turn 1

LAT for Champ Car   

NASCAR: Sonoma
Dale Jarrett spins his Ford

CIA Stock Photo

LMES: LeMans
Speedy Dan Clarke showed more speed than brains on Sunday as he spins him and Dominguez on last lap

LAT for Champ Car  

NASCAR: Sonoma
The beginning of Jamie McMurray's first lap crash

Bob Heathcote   

7/2 F1: Indianapolis
Christian Klien goes flying in first lap melee

Red Bull

F1: Indianapolis
Mark Webber got airborne in first lap melee

Red Bull

FIA GT: Oschersleben
GLPK Carsport - Hezemans tries to fly

Susanne Rossbach

F1: Indianapolis
Bridget Lee turned more than a few heads at Indianapolis

Midland MF1

IRL: Kansas
Sam Hornish Jr. wins again

IRL

F1: Indianapolis
After a 1-2 Ferrari finish it's high-fives for all

Ferrari

DTM: Brands Hatch

The No. 6 Audi drags the front bumper on the ground

Gary Parravani   

NASCAR: Daytona
Tony Stewart climbs the fence and salutes the crowd

CIA Stock Photo

IRL: Kansas
Dan Wheldon bottoms out and throws up a shower of sparks Sunday

Honda  

ALMS: Lime Rock
The Aston Martin team of Pedro Lamy finally beat the Corvette team, by the slimmest of margins

ALMS   

7/9 NASCAR: Chicagoland
Team owner Chip Ganassi announces Juan Montoya as his new Cup driver

Dodge

Champ Car: Toronto

A young fan proudly displays an autograph from her favorite driver Paul Tracy

LAT for Champ Car

Champ Car: Toronto
AJ Allmendinger stands while the Stars and Stripes is played in Canada after his 3rd straight win

LAT for Champ Car

NASCAR: Chicagoland
Jeff Gordon wins his 2nd race in the last three

Chevy

Champ Car: Toronto
Lewis Franck presents Sebastien Bourdais his trophy for winning the 2nd quarter driver of year title

LAT for Champ Car

Champ Car: Toronto

The Atlantic race started with this crash in Turn 1

LAT for Champ Car

Champ Car: Toronto

A Forsythe Racing employee reminds everyone Allmendinger won his 3rd straight for the team

LAT for Champ Car   

Champ Car: Toronto
A pensive Katherine Legge talks to her Engineer after morning warm-up

LAT for Champ Car

NASCAR: Chicagoland
Jeff Gordon leads Kevin Harvick

CIA Stock Photo  

7/16 F1: France
Michael Schumacher celebrates his record 88th F1 win

Ferrari

Drifting: Las Vegas

A special exhibition of four-car professional drifting was presented as a part of the Las Vegas D1 Drift Grand Prix at The Strip at LVMS

David Allio

Drifting: Las Vegas

The Las Vegas D1 Drift Grand Prix was held under the lights in front of a capacity grandstand crowd

David Allio

NASCAR: NHIS
Winner Kyle Busch plays to the crowd

CIA Stock Photo

NASCAR: NHIS
Tony Stewart dropped to 11th in points after tangling with Ryan Newman

CIA Stock Photo

NASCAR: NHIS
Carl Edwards does his blackflip after winning the Busch race Saturday

Ford

IRL: Nashville

Scott Dixon holds the guitar he won for winning his 2nd race of the year

IRL   

F1: France
Fernando Alonso bounces his Renault over the curbs

Renault

IRL: Nashville
Scott Dixon beats teammate Wheldon to the finish line

Honda  

7/23 IRL: Milwaukee
Vitor Meira spins and crashes

IRL

NASCAR: Pocono

Bobby Labonte spins on pit road and parks it perpendicular to the wall

CIA Stock Photo

Champ Car: Edmonton

Ex-RuSPORT driver AJ Allmendinger (foreground) congratulates winner Justin Wilson

Champ Car

IRL: Milwaukee
Tony Kanaan gets a hug from Andretti Green Racing teammate Marco Andretti

IRL

Champ Car: Edmonton
After doing victory donuts, Justin Wilson salutes a cheering crowd

Champ Car

Champ Car: Edmonton
Justin Wilson supporters

Champ Car

ALMS: Portland

Sunset at PIR as the cars race toward darkness.

ALMS   

NASCAR: Pocono
Clint Bowyer stares down at Tony Stewart after the altercation that took him out.

CIA Stock Photo

NASCAR: Pocono
Winner Hamlin passes Ryan Newman on his way to victory

CIA Stock Photo  

7/30 Champ Car: San Jose
Paul Tracy get into a shoving match
with Alex Tagliani 
PWS-Consultancy/AutoRacing1

Champ Car: San Jose
The shoving turns into a wresting match before Tracy knocks Tagliani to the ground

PWS-Consultancy/AutoRacing1

Champ Car: San Jose

Atlantic Series wreck in the first turn

B. Heathcote/AutoRacing1

Champ Car: San Jose

Bruno Junqueira gets taken out in this first turn accident

B. Heathcote/AutoRacing1

Champ Car: San Jose
Bruno Junqueira climbs from his broken Lola/Ford

B. Heathcote/AutoRacing1

BTCC: Donington
British Touring Car action

Gary Parravani/AutoRacing1

Renault World Series: Spa

Sean McIntosh goes spinning.

Guenter Reinhold/AutoRacing1   

24 Hours of Spa: Spa
Start of race before a packed house

Guenter Reinhold/AutoRacing1

IRL: Michigan
Racing legend AJ Foyt announces he's turning over the reigns of his race teams to son Larry due to health reasons

Steve Snoddy/IRL  

8/6 NASCAR: Indy
Race winner Jimmie Johnson's pit catches on fire
 
CIA Stock Photo

GP2: Hungary
Adrian Valles executes a 4-wheel drift on exit

GP2

F1: Hungary

A wide-eyed Jenson Button finally gets his first win

Honda

NASCAR: Indy
Winner Jimmie Johnson
 
CIA Stock Photo

GP2: Hungary
Michael Ammermuller goes spinning

GP2

GP2: Hungary
(L to R) Timo Glock (2nd, Nelson Piquet Jr. (1st) and Giorgio Pantano (3rd)

GP2

F1: Hungary

Kimi Raikkonen leads a wet start

Ferrari
   

Renault World Series
First turn of lap 1 in race 1 saw several cars damaged

Guenter Reinhold

F1: Hungary
Kimi Raikkonen sends up a giant rooster tail

McLaren  

8/13 Champ Car: Denver
Paul Tracy and Sebastien Bourdais get into shoving match after accident
 
Champ Car

Champ Car: Denver
Paul Tracy gets a ride back to pits from race winner and teammate AJ Allmendinger after race
 
Champ Car

NASCAR: Watkins Glen

Jeff Gordon spins out

CIA Stock Photo

Champ Car: Denver
Paul Tracy gets spun around in first corner
 
Champ Car

IRL: Kentucky
Vitor Meira's damaged race car after accident with Danica Patrick in warm-up

IRL

GP Masters: Silverstone

Eric van de Poele spins out fighting with Eddie Cheever for race lead

Gary Parravani/AutoRacing1.com

NASCAR: Watkins Glen

Polesitter Kurt Busch gets punted in first corner at start

CIA Stock Photo   

F3: Silverstone
On a wet track an F3 driver gets into the pea gravel

Gary Parravani/AutoRacing1.com

8/20 NASCAR: Michigan
Dale Earnhardt Jr. takes the checkered flag to win the Busch race with teammate Robby Gordon alongside
 
CIA Stock Photo

NASCAR: Michigan
Michael Waltrip (99) spins in front of Reed Sorenson in the Busch race
 
CIA Stock Photo

MotoGP: Czech Republic

Grid Girl.  Enough said

MotoGP

NASCAR: Michigan
(L to R) Jack Roush, Ford Motorsport boss Dan Davis, and race winner Matt Kenseth hold up 3 fingers signifying Kenseth's 3rd win of the season
 
Ford

ALMS: Road America
Emanuele Pirro barely beat the sister Audi R10 in the closest 1-2-3 finish in ALMS this year.

ALMS

F1: Monterey

Ricardo Zonta broke the Laguna Seca track record by 1.4 sec.

Bob Heathcote/AutoRacing1.com

ALMS: Road America
The No. 6 Porsche Spyder won the LMP2 class and put Porsche into the LMP2 point lead.

ALMS   

NASCAR: Michigan
Ray Evernham and his lover Erin Crocker.  Jeremy Mayfield accused Evernham of spending too much time with his affair with Crocker and not enough time with the team
 
Dodge

Le Mans Classic 2006
Reunited! The Ford GT40s that took first, second and third place in the 1966 Le Mans 24-hour race are reunited at the 2006 Le Mans Classic on July 8th, 2006. Here, they recreate the formation in which they crossed the line at the legendary 1966 event
 
Ford

8/27 Champ Car: Montreal
Paul Tracy and his WWF Quebec outfit he wore to play with the French Canadian drivers and fans
 
Adriano Manocchia

IRL: Sonoma
Legendary grandfather Mario Andretti hugs his grandson Marco after his first Indy Car win
 
IRL

F1: Turkey

Felipe Massa celebrates his first F1 win

Ferrari

Champ Car: Montreal
Paul Tracy and his WWF Quebec outfit he wore to play with the French Canadian drivers and fans
 
Adriano Manocchia

LMES: Donington Park
The No. 21 goes off course and tries to take out our cameraman
 
Gary Parravani/AutoRacing1.com

IRL: Sonoma

Vitor Meira went spinning off in practice Friday

IRL

F1: Turkey

Felipe Massa celebrates his first F1 win with his parents

Ferrari   

NASCAR: Bristol
Matt Kenseth celebrates his 2nd win in a row
 
CIA Stock Photo

IRL: Sonoma
Marco Andretti celebrates on the podium after his first Indy Car win
 
IRL

9/3 NASCAR: Fontana
Kasey Kahne gets doused in victory lane
Heathcote/AutoRacing1.com

EuroF3: Zandvoort

American Charlie Kimball enjoys his first win
 
PWS-Consultancy/AutoRacing1.com

EuroF3: Zandvoort
American Charlie Kimball motors by as Jonathan Summerton spins
 
PWS-Consultancy/AutoRacing1.com

Grand-Am: Toole
Race winners Oswaldo Negri and Mark Patterson
 
Grand-Am

ALMS: Mosport
Allan McNish and Renaldo Capello drove their Audi R10 to a close win
 
ALMS

Grand-Am: Toole
Race winners Oswaldo Negri and Mark Patterson
 
Grand-Am

NASCAR: Fontana
Jim Belushi and California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger
Heathcote/AutoRacing1.com   

NASCAR: Fontana
The start of the race before a huge crowd
Heathcote/AutoRacing1.com

NASCAR: Fontana
Jimmie Johnson speeds away after pitstop
Heathcote/AutoRacing1.com

9/10 F1: Monza
Kimi Raikkonen bows down to the king of F1, Michael Schumacher.  Raikkonen will replace a retiring Schumacher in 2007

Ferrari

F1: Monza
Jean Todt and Michael Schumacher celebrate Schumacher's 90th F1 win, a record likely to stand forever.

Ferrari

NASCAR: Richmond

Kevin Harvick made a clean sweep in both the Busch and Cup races
 
CIA Stock Photo

NASCAR: Richmond
Jimmie Johnson and Carl Edwards spin out after light contact
 
CIA Stock Photo

Indy Pro: Chicagoland
Jay Howard won the Indy Pro title in his first year for Sam Schmidt
 
IRL

Indy Car: Chicagoland
Roger Penske and Tim Cindric celebrate the team's first IRL title with driver Sam Hornish Jr.
 
IRL

MotoGP: Sepang
Valentino Rossi found himself on top of the victory podium again

MotoGP   

GP2: Monza
Lewis Hamilton meets the press after winning the GP2 title.

GP2

N
GP2: Monza
Giorgio Pantano won both GP2 races at Monza

GP2

9/17 NASCAR: Loudon
Mark Martin's Ford belches flame

Ford

F3: Salzburgring

Ho-Pin Tung celebrates the win that clinched him the 2006 title

German F3

F3: Mugello

Bruno Senna was brilliant in the wet, much like his deceased uncle, Ayrton Senna
 
British F3

NASCAR: Loudon

AJ Allmendinger had to switch to his white backup truck for the race and came from last to 13th
 
Toyota

NASCAR: Loudon
AJ Allmendinger's grin looks to say, "yeah I belong here."
 
Toyota

NASCAR: Loudon

It was a bad afternoon for Jimmie Johnson
 
Chevy

NASCAR: Loudon

Winner Harvick passes Jeff Gordon
 
Chevy   

NASCAR: Loudon
Schrader and McMurray trade paint

Ford

MotoGP: Phillips Island
Valentino Rossi is cutting into Nicky Hayden's point lead.

MotoGP

9/24 NASCAR: Dover
Kasey Kahne's Dodge belches flame after being wrecked by Tony Stewart

CIA Stock Photo

Champ Car: Road America

Paul Tracy executes a perfect opposite lock 4-wheel drift

Adriano Manocchia

Champ Car: Road America
Andrew Ranger executes a wild opposite lock 4-wheel drift in pouring rain

Champ Car

NASCAR: Dover
Tony Stewart takes out himself and Kasey Kahne

CIA Stock Photo

NASCAR: Dover
Jeff Burton makes the pass for the win on Matt Kenseth

CIA Stock Photo

LMES: Jarama, Spain

A Spyker goes off
 
Guenter Reinhold

Champ Car: Road America

Katherine Legge slides through the pea gravel during a wet practice

Adriano Manocchia   

Champ Car: Road America
Roberto Moreno finishes his demo laps in the new Champ Car on Sunday

Mark Cipolloni

Champ Car: Road America
Simon Pagenaud of France holds his title-winning trophy

Team Australia

Champ Car: Road America
Mario Dominguez sports his new Pemex colors on his new Rocketsports ride

Adriano Manocchia

10/1 F1: Shanghai
Michael Schumacher is all smiles on the victory podium.  The same cannot be said for the two Renault drivers he defeated.

Ferrari

F1: Shanghai
BMW rookie Robert Kubica spins out in front of the Red Bull cars

Red Bull

A1GP: Zandvoort

75,000 Dutch fans turned out on Sunday.  The Dutch are fanatical race fans

A1GP

NASCAR: Kansas
Robby Gordon spins off of turn 4 while Michael Waltrip zooms past

CIA Stock Photo

A1GP: Zandvoort
A Dutch fan greets the Dutch driver to the delight of the others

A1GP

British F3: Thruxton

Buurman passes Bakkerud for the win on a wet track
 
Gary Parravani

F1: Shanghai
An opposite lock slide from Fernando Alonso

Renault   

British F3: Thruxton
This Formula Ford accident sidelined both drivers
 
Gary Parravani

F1: Shanghai
Tire warmers are the norm in F1

Red Bull

10/8 NASCAR: Talladega
Race leaders Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Jimmie Johnson crash on last lap

CIA Stock Photo

F1: Japan
Christijan Albers sits in his destroyed race car after a tire blew at speed

Midland

F1: Japan

Race winner Fernando Alonso enjoys the moment

Renault

F1: Japan

Fernando Alonso and his Renault team enjoy an almost certain lock on the 2006 title

Renault

NASCAR: Talladega
Race leader Dale Earnhardt Jr. gets the thumbs up from his crew even though he was wrecked while leading on the last lap

CIA Stock Photo

V8 Supercars: Bathurst

Mark Porter died of his injuries suffered in a horrific crash on Friday
 
Ford

A1GP: Brno

Alex Yoong won both the sprint and feature race for the Malaysian team

A1GP   

NASCAR: Talladega
Race winner Brian Vickers goes under Jeff Gordon and Dale Earnhardt Jr.

CIA Stock Photo

NASCAR: Talladega
Mark Martin and Jack Roush announced they were parting ways after 2006

Ford

10/15 World Rally: Turkey
Ford Focus driver Marcus Gronholm gets up on two wheels

Ford

NASCAR: Lowe's
Winner Kasey Kahne celebrates

Dodge

NASCAR: Lowe's
Denny Hamlin gets turned round in 2nd lap 14-car melee

CIA Stock Photo

NASCAR: Lowe's
2nd lap 14-car melee

CIA Stock Photo

World Rally: Turkey
Ford Focus driver Marcus Gronholm gets air

Ford

MotoGP: Portugal

Valentino Rossi, who finished 2nd, congratulates winner Tony Elias from Spain on his first victory.  The battle between Rossi and Elias over the last lap was epic
 
MotoGP

NASCAR: Lowe's
Robby Gordon No. 7 spins as part of the 14-car pileup

Dodge   

NASCAR: Lowe's
Ford motorsport boss Dan Davis welcomes Robby Gordon into the Ford fold.

Ford

NASCAR: Lowe's
It was all Dodges up front at the start of the Bank of America 500

Dodge

10/22 Champ Car: Australia
AJ Allmendinger pulls out of the pits with his fuel hose still engaged causing a fire

Champ Car

Champ Car: Australia
Paul Tracy slams into Will Power on pit lane after exciting his pits right in the path of Power

Champ Car

ALMS: Laguna Seca
The No. 88 spins

Bob Heathcote

ALMS: Laguna Seca
The No. 88 spins

Bob Heathcote

ALMS: Laguna Seca
The Dyson Lola tries to go off-course to get around the leading Audi

Bob Heathcote

Champ Car: Australia
Australian Will Power celebrates pole for Team Australia
 
Mark Cipolloni

Champ Car: Australia
Paul Stoddart chats with Kevin Kalkhoven
 
Mark Cipolloni   

Champ Car: Australia
Justin Wilson nurses his broken wrist
 
Mark Cipolloni

Champ Car: Australia
The Australian air force did their traditional fuel dump and burn overhead.
 
Mark Cipolloni

10/29 NASCAR: Atlanta
Kyle Busch spins while Brian Vickers sneaks by

CIA Stock Photo

MotoGP: Valencia
American Nicky Hayden, right, celebrates his World Championship

MotoGP

WRC: Australia

The winning Ford RS Spyder driven by Mikko Hirvonen

Ford

WoO: Las Vegas
Gary Lee Maier rolls it

David Allio

NHRA: Las Vegas
Tony Schumacher was the NHRA Powerade Top Fuel winner

David Allio

NASCAR: Memphis

Juan Montoya gets turned around
 
Dodge

WoO: Las Vegas
Craig Dollansky tore the left front off

David Allio   

IROC: Atlanta
Tony Stewart celebrates his IROC title
 
CIA Stock Photo

NHRA: Las Vegas
Track mascot Pit Boss greets the winners of the 6th Annual AC-Delco Las Vegas Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. (left-to-right) Tony Schumacher, Top Fuel; Andrew Hines, Pro Stock Motorcycle; Richie Stevens Jr, Pro Stock
 
David Allio

11/5 NASCAR: Texas
Reed Sorenson spins as Kurt Busch slips by

Dodge

NASCAR: Texas
Jeff Burton hit the wall and ruined his race

CIA Stock Photo

NASCAR: Texas
Shane Huffman wrecks in the Busch race

TMS

NASCAR: Texas
Tony Stewart made it two in a row in Texas

Chevy

NASCAR: Texas
Matt Kenseth, Carl Edwards wreck bringing out the final caution

CIA Stock Photo

NASCAR: Texas
Terry Labonte and wife Kim before Terry steps into race car for final time

CIA Stock Photo

NASCAR: Texas
Hero to Zero Juan Montoya pits after hitting wall

Dodge   

NASCAR: Texas
Clint Bowyer pits his Truck race winning Chevy

Chevy

Palmer Audi: Snetterton
American Dane Cameron shocked the Europeans on Sunday taking a well deserved win

Team USA

11/12 Champ Car: Mexico
Sebastien Bourdais tosses a hat to the cheering throng of fans

Champ Car

NASCAR: Phoenix
Kevin Harvick celebrates his win

CIA Stock Photo

NASCAR: Phoenix
Kenny Wallace hits the wall

CIA Stock Photo

Champ Car: Mexico City
A large crowd of over 104,000 turned out to watch the Champ Cars

Champ Car

Champ Car: Mexico City
The new Face of Champ Car Lauren Gardner

M. Cipolloni/AutoRacing1

Champ Car: Mexico City
Dan Clarke gets it sideways under braking into the chicane

Champ Car

NASCAR: Phoenix
Kevin Harvick takes off into lead at the green after the final red flag

CIA Stock Photo   

A1GP: Beijing
Raphael Matos gets it sideways out of the pits

A1GP

A1GP: Beijing
Driver pose in front of the Forbidden City

A1GP

11/19 NASCAR: Homestead
Nextel Cup champion Jimmie Johnson lifts the Cup

CIA Stock Photo

NASCAR: Homestead
Ryan Newman sends Montoya spinning

CIA Stock Photo

NASCAR: Homestead
Juan Montoya's Dodge burns to the ground

CIA Stock Photo

Off-Road: Baja 1000

Baja 1000 truck class winners Robby Gordon and Andy McMillan

Robby Gordon Racing

F3: Macau
American Richard Antinucci (Left) almost pulled off the win at the famous season ending F3 race

Macau GP

World Rally: New Zealand

Winner Marcus Gronholm in his Ford Focus

Ford

NASCAR: Homestead
Matt Kenseth burns rubber, literally, after winning Busch race

Ford   

NASCAR: Homestead
Joe Nemechek sends up sparks

CIA Stock Photo

NASCAR: Homestead
Kenseth nips Edwards in Busch race

Ford

11/26 A1GP: Sepang
Team Mexico driver Salvador Duran spins and......

A1GP

A1GP: Sepang
Team Mexico driver Salvador Duran ends up in the pea gravel after spinning

A1GP

F1: Surrey, UK

Lewis Hamilton shakes hands with Ron Dennis after landing McLaren F1 seat

McLaren

A1GP: Sepang
German driver Nico Hulkenberg, a protege of Willi Webber, who also managed Michael Schumacher, dominated the feature race in the rain for Team Germany

A1GP

F1: Valencia
Alex Zanardi was back behind the wheel of a specially modified BMW F1 car with hand controls

BMW

A1GP: Sepang
Champ Car bound Neel Jani locks a wheel under braking.  In the dry he won the pole and the sprint race

A1GP

Formula BMW: Valencia
Motorsport boss for BMW, Mario Theissen, congratulates race winner Christian Vietoris of Germany

BMW   

Formula BMW: Valencia
Eventual race winner Christian Vietoris leads at the start

BMW

Formula BMW: Valencia
Three cars spin

BMW

12/3 NASCAR: NY City
The NASCAR teams again descended on NY City to honor this year's top drivers at the Waldorf Astoria

Ford

Champ Car: China
History was made this week as the first Champ Car to ever turn laps in China was the DP01 at Zhuhai

ZIC

NASCAR: NY City
The NASCAR cars on the streets of Manhattan

Ford

NASCAR: NY City
The NASCAR cars on the streets of Manhattan

Ford

World Rally: Wales
Mikko Hirvonen and navigator Jarmo Lehtinen get air

Ford

World Rally: Wales
Gronholm and his navigator Rautiainen

Ford

LA Auto Show

GM CEO Rick Wagoner and Golfer Tiger Woods introduced the new Buick Enclave

Autostock   

LA Auto Show
Mazda Nagare Concept car

Autostock

LA Auto Show
Honda REMIX Concept car

Autostock

12/10 A1GP Indonesia
Double race winner Jonny Reid of New Zealand

A1GP

A1GP Indonesia
Sean McIntosh of Canada found his car a real handful with only three wheels

A1GP

A1GP Indonesia
Alex Yoong, Driver of A1Team Malaysia forces Jeroen Bleekemolen, Driver of A1Team Netherlands into the grass

A1GP

A1GP Indonesia
The feature race started in the wet

A1GP

A1GP Indonesia
This female TV pit reporter was better looking than the Grid Girls.

A1GP

Honda: Japan

Accord concept sketch.  We dare Honda to build it

Honda

GM: Milford, MI

A sequence of photos showing a 2006 Buick Rainier flying off a ramp during rollover testing at the new General Motors rollover crash testing facility

GM   

GM: Milford, MI
This Buick is about to have a very bad day

GM

GM: Milford, MI
GM's latest crash dummy

GM

12/17 Race of Champions: Paris
Matthias Ekstrom won the individual competition

ROC

Race of Champions: Paris
David Coulthard and his beautiful girlfriend Karen Minier

ROC

F1: Jerez
Champ Car champ
Sebastien Bourdais gets seated in the Toro Rosso

Red Bull

F1: Jerez
Sebastien Bourdais pulls out of the Toro Rosso garage

Red Bull

F1: Jerez

Marco Andretti in his first ever F1 test

Honda

F1: Jerez

Marco Andretti in his first ever F1 test

Honda   

Race of Champions: Paris
The Drivers Meeting was held in the Locker Room

ROC

Race of Champions: Paris
A large crowd of 51,000 turned out on a wet night

ROC

Japan
One of many variations of the 2007 Honda Shadow

Honda

12/24 Champ Car: Indianapolis
Santa delivers Team Australia/Walker Racing their new 2007 Champ Car

Walker Racing

Formula Ford: Silverstone
Silverstone Sampler Day Cadets at the Ford test day

Ford

Champ Car: Indianapolis
Santa presents Champ Car President Steve Johnson with new cars

Walker Racing

Rocketsports Race Shop
Rocketsports owner Paul Gentilozzi tries on the new Panoz DP01 for size

Rocketsports

F1: Spyker Shop

Adrian Sutil was announced as Spyker's 2nd F1 driver for 2007

Spyker

NASCAR: Surfers Paradise

Marcos Ambrose will make his Nextel Cup debut in 2007

Team Australia   

FIA Awards Ceremony
FIA World Rally Champion Marcus Gronholm

Ford

Rocketsports Race Shop
Rocketsports engineers get a close look at new car

Rocketsports

Sweden
The Volvo XC60 concept car

Ford
 

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