63rd Running of 12 Hours of Sebring Airs Across Multiple FOX Sports Platforms
Coverage of the 63rd running of the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring opens on FOX Sports 1 on Saturday, March 21 (10:30 AM ET) with veteran broadcaster Bob Varsha leading a team of six FOX Sports voices bringing viewers the second round of both the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship and the four-race Patron Endurance Cup.
And Sebring International Raceway, a former training ground for B-17 Flying Fortress pilots and one of the oldest continuously run speedways in the country, has a personality all its own. The 3.74-mile, 17-turn course of concrete and asphalt challenges even the most seasoned of drivers.
Olivier Pla tops 2nd practice at Sebring 63rd Annual Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh From Florida Practice 2: Fastest Drivers P Olivier Pla GTLM John Edwards PC Tom Kimber-Smith GTD Andrew Davis
Boschung sets the pace on day two in Estoril Swiss rookie Ralph Boschung topped the timesheet on the second and final day of pre-season testing at Estoril. The Jenzer Motorsport driver posted a best laptime of 1: 27.789 in the morning session. Carlin’s Mitchell Gilbert was quickest in the afternoon.
Dry but breezy conditions greeted the GP3 paddock for the final day of testing in Portugal. ART Grand Prix’s Alfonso Celis Jr set the early pace before Gilbert claimed P1. It was a busy start to the morning test with the drivers making the most of the good weather.
BHA & Castrol Extend Partnership for 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series
Bryan Herta Autosport (BHA) is pleased to confirm the extension of its associate partnership with Castrol EDGE for the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series season. The Castrol EDGE brand will be prominently displayed on the #98 Bowers & Wilkins/Curb Dallara-Honda, which will be driven by Gabby Chaves, 2014 IndyLights champion. Chaves will be a leading contender for the Sunoco Rookie of the Year title in the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series.
Alonso completes first day in simulator Fernando Alonso has completed a day in the simulator at McLaren headquarters as he nears the all-clear for his return to the Formula 1 ranks in Malaysia.
Alonso has been out of action since an accident during pre-season testing left him briefly unconscious and requiring three days of treatment in hospital, the Spaniard subsequently forced to miss the opening round of the 2015 season with McLaren.
Back in the heyday of Bill Elliott's family-run racing success, the brothers were famous for not giving away any of their secrets.
Older brother Ernie Elliott was a mastermind in the engine room. He kept the doors to his shop locked with a sign that read: “It’s so secret in here, we don’t know what’s going on,” and he once denied access to officials from Ford Racing.
The evolution of team racing was supposed to change all that.
Operation of No. 66 Cup team suspended The No. 66 Premium Motorsports NASCAR Sprint Cup Chevrolet has withdrawn from the Sprint Cup race at Auto Club Speedway this weekend, team owner Jay Robinson confirmed on Wednesday.
However, Robinson will attempt to qualify the No. 62 South Point Hotel & Casino Chevy with Brendan Gaughan.
"The No. 66 is not a sponsored team," Robinson told Motorsport.com. "And if you’re not making races, then you’re not making money. Fortunately, we made the Daytona 500, so that carried us for a while. Every race is expensive and when you have to pay for tires, engines and personnel it’s hard to do."
Early indications are that Chevy will eat Honda's lunch in IndyCar this year
Is Honda sandbagging or has Chevy done a better job?
If anything was learned after the two days of testing of the new Verizon IndyCar Series aero kits at Barber Motorsports Park it was that Honda is behind Chevrolet in development with only 10 days to the season opener at St. Petersburg.
That much is undisputed after the big Chevy teams of Penske and Ganassi dominated the speed charts for a majority of the sessions on Monday and Tuesday.
And when they were not at the top, one of the smaller Bow Tie teams like KV Racing Technology with veteran Sebastien Bourdais and rookie Stefano Coletti was there.
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