Porsche Taycan owners to get three years of charging for free (Update)
UPDATE Electrify America, the organization created to invest $2 billion of Volkswagen diesel-emissions penalties in zero-emission vehicle infrastructure, has shut down certain electric-car charging stations owing to a "potential safety issue" with liquid-cooled charging cables. The same ones that you can use for free as a Porsche Taycan owner.
In a press release, Electrify America said it was shutting down the majority of its high-powered charging stations over the issue. These stations can charge at a rate of 150 kilowatts to 350 kW using liquid-cooled cables supplied by Huber+Suhner. Electrify America published a list of about 80 stations that will remain open.
Emotion of Power's 2018 Victory Captured in Colorful 2019 Indy 500 Ticket
Will Power and Doug Boles show off the 2019 Indy 500 ticket
2018 Indianapolis 500 winner Will Power unveiled the 2019 ticket for the 103rd Running of "The Greatest Spectacle in Racing" on Monday, Jan. 28, complete with a design capturing the color and emotion of his stirring victory last May.
2014 NTT IndyCar Series champion Power, from Toowoomba, Australia, earned his first Indianapolis 500 victory in his 11th career start in the race last May 27. The win was the record-extending 17th for Team Penske in the world's most prestigious auto race.
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Watkins Glen International continues historic partnership with Sahlen's
With 150 days until the Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen, Sahlen Packing Company, Inc. and Watkins Glen International have announced a multi-year renewal of the Western New York-based company’s sponsorship of The Glen and the track’s premier sportscar race weekend, celebrating the company’s 150th anniversary year.
BMW Team RLL took victory at the 24 Hours of Daytona (USA) . When the opening round of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship was suspended due to heavy rain for the second time, the #25 BMW M8 GTE and drivers Connor De Phillippi (USA), Augusto Farfus (BRA), Philipp Eng (AUT) and Colton Herta (USA) were leading the GTLM class. The race did not resume, leaving the BMW drivers to celebrate victory. The appearance by Alessandro Zanardi (ITA) meant the team’s #24 car was the center of much attention at the endurance classic in Florida. It proved to be a difficult race for the Italian and his fellow drivers John Edwards (USA), Jesse Krohn (FIN) and Chaz Mostert (AUS). The quartet eventually came home in ninth place.
ECR Engines Scores 1-2 Finish in 2019 Rolex 24 at Daytona
The Acuras were no match for the power of the ECR engines. With more HP they were able to run more downforce in the rain and bury the Acuras who were fast in the dry but outclassed in the wet
ECR Engines captured its third-consecutive IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Rolex 24 at Daytona International Speedway win with a 1-2 finish in this weekend's endurance race. The engine production, research and development company, which fielded engines for six Cadillac DPi-V.R. Prototype teams this year, powered both Wayne Taylor Racing's No. 10 entry and Action Express Racing's No. 31 entry to podium finishes.
"This was one of the most intense Rolex 24 races I've seen," said Richie Gilmore, president of ECR Engines. "These teams had to fight through some of the most brutal weather conditions ever seen at Daytona International Speedway, so to come out of that with a 1-2 finish for ECR Engines and Cadillac Racing is extraordinarily gratifying. Our team of engineers and engine builders work so hard for this race, especially with the increased customer base, and it's nice to see all that hard work pay off with a win for the third year in a row for our Cadillac partners."
How the Wayne Taylor Racing team conquered the Rolex 24
It was a very wet finish to the Rolex 24
There have been plenty of wild finishes in the 57 editions of the iconic Rolex 24 At Daytona. But arguably none have been wetter than Sunday’s rain-shortened conclusion of the 2019 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season opener, in which the No. 10 Konica Minolta Cadillac DPi-V.R team, with its all-star driver lineup of Jordan Taylor, Renger van der Zande, Kamui Kobayashi and Fernando Alonso, weathered treacherous conditions to score its second victory in the last three events at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway.
Fernando Alonso was the star of the race, but it was obvious the #10 Cadillac was the superior car in race conditions
Fernando Alonso, the two-time FIA Formula 1® Drivers’ World Champion, captured his first overall win at the Rolex 24 in the No. 10 Konica Minolta Cadillac DPi-V.R along with teammates Jordan Taylor, Renger van Der Zande and Kamui Kobayashi.
Alonso took over the lead just prior to the last caution when Felipe Nasr went wide in Turn 1 in the Whelen racing entry. Just minutes later the caution went out followed by the red flag that ended the event.
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Public memorial service for J.D. Gibbs set for Jan. 25 (Update)
Joe and JD Gibbs
UPDATE A crowd of around 1,200 on Friday at Davidson College "came to celebrate the life" of Joe Gibbs Racing President & co-Chair J.D. Gibbs, who died Jan. 11 at age 49 from "complications following a long battle with a degenerative neurological disease."
Tears and laughter "punctuated the service, which lasted close to 90 minutes." Sniffles "interrupted Joe Gibbs’ prayer as he spoke of his son," and JGR President Dave Alpern "shared how his faith had been shaped by his long-time close friend" NBCSPORTS.com
Fox Sports Brings On Bob Pockrass As NASCAR Insider
Laid off from ESPN, Pockrass finds a new home
Award-winning motor sports journalist Bob Pockrass joins FOX Sports in 2019 as a FOX NASCAR insider.
Pockrass, the NASCAR industry’s beloved encyclopedia of racing knowledge, contributes breaking news, analysis and inside information across FOX Sports’ linear and digital platforms, beginning with the season-opening Daytona Speedweeks.
Rain, rain and more rain with 22 hours complete in the 2019 Rolex 24 at Daytona.
Two-time Formula One World Champion Fernando Alonso has the No. 10 Cadillac out in front with the race currently under caution. Much of the last 5-6 hours have been run under the caution as rain has been hammering Daytona International Speedway.
The No. 31 Cadillac piloted by Felipe Nasr runs second. Nasr was in the lead before running wide entering the first turn. He gave way to Alonso who has been outstanding in the wet.
Fans who can't wait for Atlanta Motor Speedway's NASCAR weekend next month are in luck: they'll be able to satisfy their high-speed needs during a test for select NASCAR teams next week.
The Speedway's grandstands will open free of charge from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday, January 28, and Tuesday, January 29, for anyone who wants to watch the test. Fans attending the test will enter the grandstands through Gate 15.
The field is bunched under yellow for a crash by the #4 Corvette in Turn 1 as car have begun to aquaplane as the race hit hour 16 - the 2/3 mark
Fernando Alonso lost all the huge lead he built up in the rain when the track was green, and we expect he will take the IMSA drivers to school again if the track ever goes back green. The rain is really heavy.
As darkness settled in the caution flew at the 4-hour mark of the Rolex 24 at Daytona with former F1 driver Fernando Alonso out front in the #10 Cadillac. Alonso was pulling away until the caution flew which soon bunched the field.
Tristan Nunez was 2nd in the pole sitting #77 Mazda and Alexander Rossi ran third in the #7 Penske Acura.
With 16 minutes remaining in the third hour, the 2019 Rolex 24 at Daytona is under the second full course caution period of the race. The No. 6 Acura Team Penske DPi currently piloted by American Dane Cameron sits atop the leaderboard, with the No. 77 Mazda Joest Racing DPi entry piloted by Rene Rast second. Helio Castroneves in the No. 7 Acura Team Penske DPi completes the top-3.
Juan Pablo Montoya held a slight lead for Acura Team Penske after one hour of racing in the Rolex 24 at Daytona.
Montoya overtook Oliver Jarvis shortly after the first set of green flag pit stops for the DPi runners 30 minutes in, before Taylor followed his teammate through to establish the Acura ARX-05s up front.
The man who got Carlos Ghosn sacked To Step Down As Nissan CEO
After ousting Carlos Ghosn (paybacks are a bitch) Hiroto Saikawa will step aside to make peace with Renault
The Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance is getting two new chief executives after Nissan CEO Hiroto Saikawa announced that he will leave his post at Nissan just a day after Carlos Ghosn did the same at Renault.
Bloomberg reports that Saikawa will hand over the reins at Nissan in coming months after he reforms the governance behind the car manufacturer.
Filipe Albuquerque says the Cadillac DPi-V.Rs are “a little bit behind” in terms of single-lap pace but believes they can still be a part of the victory hunt for the Rolex 24 at Daytona.
The defending race winner told Sportscar365 that he’s confident in the Cadillac DPi’s reliability and tire life, however the package has been struggling in the banked oval sections of the Florida speedway.
Get to know Toro Rosso's new recruit Alex Albon a little better after he answered the questions sent in to the team!
A talented karter, Albon won world and European titles in 2010, and was succeeded as champion by two familiar faces. Charles Leclerc won the same KF3 world crown a year later, while George Russell took the 2011 European title.
Albon's progression from karting to single-seater competition saw him dabble in various championships from 2012-2015, taking part in Formula Renault 2.0 and European Formula 3, before announcing himself in GP3 in 2016, a year which saw him finish as runner-up behind ART Grand Prix team mate Leclerc.
Video: Alex Zanardi Looks To Conquer Rolex 24 At Daytona
After losing his legs in a crash in 2001, Italian race car driver Alex Zanardi hasn’t let anything get in his way. His next goal is the 2019 Rolex 24 At Daytona on Saturday, Jan. 26 in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship with BMW Team RLL.
Hear from Zanardi and his peers, and watch him take on the prestigious twice-around-the-clock event beginning at 2 p.m. ET on NBCSN.
After scoring two class wins and seven podium finishes to contend for the GTD title last season, Meyer Shank Racing returns with the new “Evo” edition of the successful Acura NSX GT3 and another strong two-car effort for 2019.
Based on information generated throughout the global NSX GT3 Customer Racing Program, the Acura NSX GT3 Evo features performance gains, improved drivability, a 25 percent increase in engine life and greater component durability. The result is a racing platform designed to appeal to a wide range of professional and amateur drivers.
The combination of Acura Motorsports, Team Penske and the new Acura ARX-05 DPi resulted in an encouraging first year of IMSA competition, including a 1-2 finish at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, two poles and five podium finishes in 2018. For 2019, all involved are looking to build on that foundation and contend for the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.
Hayden's Number 69 to be retired at the Circuit of the Americas
Nicky Hayden in 2006
In tribute to the late, great Nicky Hayden, who passed away in 2017, the number 69 will be retired from premier class Grand Prix racing at the Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas in Austin, Texas. The "Kentucky Kid" rode 69 to the crown and MotoGP Legend status during an impressive career that saw him leave an indelible mark on the sport and the paddock.
Hayden's first successes came in 2003 when he took podiums as a rookie and he went on to win his first Grand Prix in 2005. That created a perfect springboard for the following season and he put together an impressive campaign to become 2006 MotoGP World Champion, wrapping up the crown in the season finale. Hayden rose from dirt track beginnings to the absolute pinnacle of his sport, taking his unique blend of work ethic, humility and talent from the domestic scene to the world stage and putting his name to an astounding number achievements both within racing and beyond its limits – key amongst which was his moniker as ‘the nicest man in Grand Prix racing’.
Andretti's 1969 Victory Honored on 2019 Indianapolis 500 Bronze Badge
Andretti Bronze Badge
The 50th anniversary of Mario Andretti's historic Indianapolis 500 victory in 1969 will be honored on the Bronze Badge for this Month of May at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
A Bronze Badge is a treasured keepsake that provides fans with insider access and one of the best values in sports. It provides gate admission and Gasoline Alley access every day IMS is open during May except for Race Days for the INDYCAR Grand Prix and the 103rd Indianapolis 500.
JR Motorsports Reshuffles Team Car Numbers Entering 2019
Noah Gragson moves the #9
With a new season on the horizon, JR Motorsports is off to a fresh start. Today, through a video from team owner Dale Earnhardt Jr., the team announced the restructuring of its car number lineup in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. Most notable is the news that the organization will add the iconic No. 8 Chevrolet to its stable, a number long associated with the Earnhardt family. Ralph Earnhardt, Dale Earnhardt and Dale Earnhardt Jr. each competed with the No. 8 at times in their respective storybook careers.
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Steiner: If F1 doesn't change, no use staying in it
Steiner getting tired of no chance to win
The 2018 FIA Formula 1 World Championship season saw Haas F1 Team take a significant step up the grid, largely courtesy of that Ferrari power unit.
Despite this, unless the sport’s governing body find way to level the field, by means of regulations, and the redistribution of the prize pot, Haas’ Guenther Steiner believes this is likely as good as it’s ever going to get.
Vaxiviere Joins #10 Cadillac Lineup For Remaining IMSA Endurance Cup Events of 2019
Following this weekend’s 57th Rolex 24 At Daytona IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season opener at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway, FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) regular Matthieu Vaxiviere of France will join full-time co-drivers Jordan Taylor and Renger van der Zande in the No. 10 Konica Minolta Cadillac DPi-V.R for the remaining North American Endurance Cup events, it was announced Thursday.
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