Germain Racing is pleased to announce that longtime primary sponsor, GEICO, has signed a sponsorship extension that will find the famed Gecko adorning the hood of the No. 13 Camaro ZL1 through at least the 2020 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season.
The relationship between Germain Racing and GEICO spans over a decade and has evolved from a NASCAR Xfinity Series entry in 2008 to a current day, charter-owning Cup Series organization that competed for wins during the 2017 season with driver, Ty Dillon.
David Gilliland Wins Daytona Truck Series Pole David Gilliland won the pole for Friday night's season-opening NextEra Energy 250 NASCAR Camping Truck Series race for his first-career truck series pole.
Wheeling a Kyle Busch-owned Toyota Tundra normally driven by his son, Todd, Gilliland clocked in at 183.61 mph to secure the pole in just his 11th-career truck series start.
As AR1.com has stated for many years, IndyCar is not going to land a 3rd engine manufacturer until it has a better TV package so that a manufacturer will get some good exposure for the $100 million+ investment they will be making.
And so far we have been 100% correct. Mark Miles, and those before him have struck out time and time again. With a new TV deal on the horizon, this is Mark Miles chance to change things by signing a 100% network TV deal in conjunction with good international TV distributions/deals.
If they sign another cable TV deal, ratings will be minuscule and exposure for a new OEM minimal. There's an old saying, "when in doubt, just do what's right."
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Daniel Suarez Fastest In Friday's Second Daytona 500 Practice Session
Daniel Suarez continued to lead the way during Thursday's Cup Series practice sessions for Sunday's 60th running of the Daytona 500, leading the second session of the day with a quick lap of 203.179 mph.
Suarez had led the opening afternoon practice session, but the second session held about and hour later proved to be much faster, with laps speeds averaging as much as four miles-per-hour quicker than in the earlier session.
Ryan Newman was second fastest, running 202.945 mph, followed by Michael McDowell (202.867), A.J. Allmendinger (202.739) and Kyle Busch (202.689).
Full Interview: Jeff Gordon Talks with Fernando Alonso Ahead of the 56th running of the Rolex 24 At Daytona, four-time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion Jeff Gordon sat down with Fernando Alonso to discuss with the two-time Formula 1 champion his goals and his mindset ahead of the iconic race. Comment
Daniel Suarez led the field in the third Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practice session for Sunday's season-opening Daytona 500.
Suarez posted a speed of 199.84mph in the No. 19 Toyota Camry, leading a trio of Toyotas that included Daytona 500 outside polesitter Denny Hamlin (199.743 mph) and defending Cup Champion Martin Truex, Jr. (199.694 mph).
David Ragan was the fastest Ford, posting the fourth-fastest speed of 199.65 mph. Danica Patrick led the Chevrolet camp with the fifth-fastest speed, running 199.406 mph.
Daytona Clash attendance plummets without Dale Jr.
Chase Elliott leads in the 2nd Duel-150
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AR1.com predicted that the loss of Dale Earnhardt Jr. would result in a significant drop in attendance for the NASCAR races this year. The majority of NASCAR's Earnhardt's fans give a dam about the new replacements.
Last night's two NASCAR Can-Am Duel races, which drew over 100,000 for decades, only drew an estimated 35,000 fans to Daytona Int'l Speedway, a "slim crowd, by historical standards."
Cal Crutchlow (LCR Honda Castrol) topped the first day of testing at Chang International Circuit in Thailand, taking over from reigning Champion Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) later in the session to set a 1:30.797. Despite setting the fastest lap so far by a MotoGP rider at the new venue, the Brit was nevertheless only 0.012 ahead of a late charge from Alex Rins (Team Suzuki Ecstar) by the end of action. Marquez was third, just 0.033 ahead of 2017 Championship rival Andrea Dovizioso.
IMSA Appoints Snyder, Maesky to New Race Director Roles
IMSA today appointed veteran race officials Todd Snyder and John Maesky to new race director roles for IMSA-sanctioned single-make and challenge series.
Maesky, a fixture in IMSA race control over the past several seasons, takes on new responsibilities as race director for both the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama and the Ultra 94 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada by Yokohama for the 2018 season.
Driver Dead, Instructor Injured After Track Day Crash
Porsche Track Day at Roebling Road
A track day at Roebling Road Raceway in Bloomingdale, Georgia, ended in tragedy last weekend when a car crashed into a wall at high speed, killing the driver and severely injuring the instructor on board, reports WTOC. The event was a high-performance driving school put on by the Porsche Club of America, which gives owners the chance to drive their Porsches the way they were meant to be driven away from public roads.
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