NHRA officials have announced that Chevrolet has renewed their longstanding relationship as the official truck of the NHRA.
Since 2014, Chevrolet has provided the Silverado trucks and Suburban vehicles utilized by the Safety Safari presented by AAA that are necessary at each of the 24 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series national events to provide emergency response and track preparation.
Portland Forecast looks great for IndyCar race After two straight races of dodging rain showers (Pocono and Gateway) the IndyCar series heads out west to Portland Oregon where the forecast right now is for perfect weather.
Mazda Road to Indy Heads to Portland for Season Finale
Portland International Raceway
The Mazda Road to Indy Presented by Cooper Tires season will conclude this weekend in the Pacific Northwest when all three feeder categories for the Verizon IndyCar Series – Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires, the Pro Mazda Championship Presented by Cooper Tires and the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda – return to Portland International Raceway after a lengthy hiatus. Two races for each series will be held on the 1.967-mile, 12-turn road course situated just a few miles from downtown Portland, Ore.
We have compiled all the TV ratings and viewership for all IndyCar races for the past three years. The NBCSN TV ratings this year, especially the all important 18-49 age group, are particularly alarming.
It clearly shows why all IndyCar races must be on network TV if they have any chance whatsoever of growing the fanbase and sponsor-base and landing a 3rd engine manufacturer.
Even NASCAR has been dealt a serious blow on NBCSN and many sponsors have left the sport.
Road America NASCAR Xfinity race rating plummets of NBCSN
NBCSN is destroying NASCAR with the Road America Xfinity race TV rating down 63.8% from last years race on NBC. When sponsors see that they'll run for the exit.
The F1 race from Spa and the IndyCar race from Gateway were flat from last year. IndyCar only drew 76,000 viewers in the all important 18-49 year old age group. When sponsors see that they'll run for the exit.
George Tuma, Historic Sportscar Racing LLC owner and an industry leader, competitor and friend of all in vintage and historic racing, passed away Sunday night surrounded by family and loved ones at his home in Germany.
George and his friend and business partner, David Hinton, acquired majority ownership of HSR in 2012 and were later joined in the ownership group in 2015 by Jim Pace.
His move into motorsports governing body ownership followed several seasons of racing in HSR during which George became a respected competitor and friend of all in the paddock.
NASCAR's Eye In The Sky - Introducing Kevin Harvick's Spotter, Tim Fedewa
As the spotter of Stewart-Haas Racing's #4 car, Tim Fedewa is one of the key people behind Kevin Harvick's success in NASCAR.
Mobil 1 The Grid sat down with the racer-turned-guide to learn more about his craft, and the responsibility it entails, along with input from SHR team owner Tony Stewart, #4 crew chief Rodney Childers and Harvick himself.
11 teams set to compete in Formula E's fifth season
Generation 2 car will not require a car change during the race
Formula E's fourth season of competition came to a close recently and with the 2018/19 campaign set to commence this December, 11 teams will contest the all-electric single seater series.
For Season Five, the FIA's premier electric championship will see a number of changes, visiting new cities, operating on a different race format and seeing the debut of the Gen2 car which will replace the series' Spark SRT 01E machinery that was in use from 2014-2018.
Tesla Semi prototype shows up at trucking giant J.B. Hunt
Tesla Semi at JB Hunt headquarters. Elon Musk is changing the car industry and now the trucking industry
A Tesla Semi prototype has been traveling around the southwest over the past few weeks and it has now stopped to make an interesting appearance at the headquarters of a potentially critical Tesla Semi customer; trucking giant J.B. Hunt.
J.B. Hunt is one of the largest freight and trucking companies in the US.
Toyota just placed a big bet on ride sharing and on autonomous vehicles.
The automaker announced on Monday that it is investing $500 million in Uber and working more closely with the company to accelerate the development and deployment of self-driving vehicles. Uber plans to retrofit Toyota Sienna minivans with its autonomous technology and begin real-world testing in 2021.
IndyCar engages CSM in search for series title sponsor
Because he put races on NBCSN instead of all races on network TV like we insisted he do, Miles cannot find a title sponsor to replace Verizon. Who would with the exposure so low because of the minuscule TV ratings
IndyCar has started working with CSM Sport & Entertainment to help find a new title sponsor for the series, which suggests that the search to replace Verizon is not near completion.
The open-wheel series has about six months left until the start of the 2019 season, when the telecommunications giant will vacate the role it has held since 2014, after replacing Izod.
Mark Miles, president and CEO of Hulman & Co., which owns IndyCar and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, recently said that the search is on schedule. But IndyCar engaged CSM on the project just recently, leading to questions about how far along the process is. As the calendar turns to September, many companies will start to lock in their following year’s marketing budget.
“We’re working on engaging them to extend our reach further, faster,” Miles wrote in a text message last week when asked about working with CSM. “[I’m] still very positive about the title sponsor opportunity and other sponsor opportunities.”
Gateway Motorsports Park Draws 30,000 For IndyCar Event
Down 5,000 but still a good crowd
Gateway Motorsports Park Exec VP & GM Chris Blair said that a crowd of around 30,000 people attended Saturday night's Verizon IndyCar Series Bommarito Auto 500. That is off slightly from the crowd of around 35,000 for last year’s race, which was the first IndyCar race at the track in years, but this year's event had several fresh challenges including rain and competing concerts in the St. Louis area that it went up against. The track also announced that next year’s race will be another Saturday-night race, this time on Aug. 24, 2019. Adam Stern/SBD
Allegiant has signed a multi-year agreement to become the official airline of NHRA.
The new partnership with Allegiant, which offers industry-low fares on an all-jet fleet, is effective immediately for the remainder of the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season and will continue for upcoming seasons, as well.
Meyer Shank Racing Back in IndyCar Action at Portland
Meyer Shank Racing (MSR) will continue its Verizon IndyCar campaign with two road course outings to close out the 2018 season. This week the team will travel to Portland International Raceway as Jack Harvey returns to race action on board the No. 60 AutoNation / SiriusXM Honda IndyCar for the 105-lap Grand Prix of Portland this Sunday (live NBCSN 11:30 AM PST / SiriusXM Ch. 209).
The 12-turn, 1.964-mile road course will stage its first IndyCar event since 2007. With a track that has been off the schedule for a decade, MSR will look to make the most of the level playing field to learn the Pacific Northwest circuit quickly.
Many PWC Titles on the Line This Weekend In Series Finale Races at The Glen
#61 Ferrari winning at Utah
To say the pressure will be on the Pirelli World Challenge competitors at the famed Watkins Glen International this weekend (Aug. 31-Sept. 2) would be an understatement with over 15 championships being decided in the PWC Grand Prix of Watkins Glen presented by TM Performance.
The coveted GT Overall and GT Sprint crowns will be on the line in the two 50-minute sprint events set for Saturday (1:15 p.m. EDT) and Sunday (1:20 p.m. EDT).
Alexander Rossi power slides out of turn 4 at Gateway after hitting the marbles up high
Alexander Rossi had a couple of big “saves” on Saturday night at Gateway Motorsports Park just outside St. Louis. He came home second in the Bommarito Automotive Group 500 to pick up his eighth podium finish of the season. The No. 27 NAPA AUTO PARTS Andretti Honda drove across the finish line just 1.3117 seconds behind Team Penske’s Will Power.
Rossi ran up front most of the night, with Scott Dixon leading 145 of the 248-lap race. Power passed Dixon for the lead on lap 150 and was strong the remainder of the race. But things got interesting when the yellow came out on lap 173 for Rossi’s Andretti Autosport teammate Ryan Hunter-Reay, who had a mechanical issue that caused him to slow on the backstretch.
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