NASCAR has named ISC Exec VP & CMO Daryl Wolfe Chief Sales & Partnership Officer of both NASCAR and ISC, giving him a unique, dual role selling for both the sanctioning body and one of the two major track operators. Wolfe, who has been with ISC since ’95, will report to both NASCAR Exec VP & Chief Global Sales & Marketing Officer STEVE PHELPS and ISC President JOHN SAUNDERS, and will have oversight of corporate sales and partnership functions for both organizations.
STR drivers gear up for Christmas Toro Rosso pair Pierre Gasly and Brendon Hartley get into the festive spirit, from writing Christmas lists to signing carols, as they discuss how they spend the big day. Comment
Max Chilton Talks About His Move to Carlin for 2018 Former Ganassi racer Max Chilton talks through his switch to Carlin for next year's IndyCar campaign, with the British single-seater powerhouse graduating to the championship. Comment
Josef Newgarden: Christmas Movie Quotes Christmas movies are one of the best parts of the holidays. Team Penske asked Josef Newgarden to tell us which movies the quotes were from including the debatable "Christmas movie" that is Die Hard. Check out his answers Comment
With 2nd child on way Larson announces engagement to Katelyn Sweet
Larson and Katelyn Sweet
Katelyn Sweet got quite the present this holiday season.
Chip Ganassi Racing’s Kyle Larson announced his engagement to Sweet, his longtime girlfriend, on social media early Friday morning as the couple and their son Owen jet off to the land down under this offseason.
The driver of the No. 42 Chevrolet joked that the proposal has been in the works for quite awhile. The soon-to-be Mr. and Mrs. Larson also are expecting their second child in May 2018.
Rumors are that Red Bull was one team employing the trick setup
The FIA sent a warning shot across the bow of Formula 1 teams who cheat by using steering angle to gain an aerodynamic advantage via the use of trick front suspension systems.
A Technical Directive sent by the Charlie Whiting last week made it clear that the governing body believes that in 2017 some teams designed their suspension and steering systems to lower the front ride height in cornering, potentially providing an aerodynamic benefit and hence increasing grip.
Whiting wrote: "It became clear during the season that some teams were designing the suspension and steering systems in an attempt to change the front ride height of the car.
WEC Super Season Teaser (short version) with 2018-2019 Calendar
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When Christmas came early for Lewis Hamilton's Superfan Michael We paid a visit to Lewis Hamilton Superfan Michael's home where we checked out his incredible collection of Hamilton memorabilia. Michael then joined us for celebrations at the Team's factory in Brackley where he met and chatted with his hero. What an early Christmas present! Comment
919 tribute: End of an era. Birth of a legend. The 919 Hybrid - the most complex car in the history of our company. In four successful and thrilling years of LMP1, we have achieved more than we could ever have dreamed of: 6 World championship titles, 3 Le Mans victories united in one big family. Comment
Patrick Dempsey, Mark Webber Cope With Retirement In Porsche Ad Getting used to being retired isn’t easy, regardless of what you once did for a living. But it’s especially difficult to get used to life in the slow lane when you’re used to living life at nearly 200 mph. Patrick Dempsey and Mark Webber apparently still are grappling with the transition. On Friday, Porsche posted a new ad, dubbed “Retired Racers,” in which the two former World Endurance Championship drivers bump into each other in the airport. They acted nonchalant while discussing whether they miss competing, but clearly still have the bug -- especially Dempsey, who behaved the way lots of children do when they push a luggage cart.
F1 owner John Malone tops annual list of US private land owners
John Malone, tried to buy IndyCar, was rebuked, so he bought F1
Liberty Media chairman John Malone owns more private land than anyone in the United States.
The de facto owner of Formula 1 has 2.2 million acres across the country, spread across several states from coast to coast, according to a list compiled by Forbes. Liberty Media purchased the Formula One Group for $4.4 billion in late 2016.
Malone owns Silver Spur Ranches, a ranching and beef company, that includes the Silver Spur Ranch in Wyoming and the TO Ranch in New Mexico. The 76-year-old also owns two ranches in Colorado. He surpassed fellow media titan Ted Turner for the title of largest private land owner in the country back in 2011. Turner checks in at 2 million acres.
Jay Penske via Penske Media buys stake in Rolling Stone Magazine
Formula E team owner Jay Penske adds to his expanding publishing empire
Fifty years after founding Rolling Stone, the iconic music and pop culture magazine, Jann Wenner is handing it over to new owners.
Penske Media, the publisher that owns trade publications like Variety and WWD, is buying a majority stake in Wenner’s Wenner Media, which in turn gives it control of Wenner’s 51 percent stake of Rolling Stone.
Video: 25th Anniversary of Senna CART IndyCar test
Today marks the 25th anniversary of a momentous day in Indy car history – for what it was and what it wasn’t.
It was on Dec. 20, 1992, that Formula One great Ayrton Senna tested a Team Penske CART IndyCar at what was then called Firebird International Raceway outside Phoenix. Never has a driver’s test in an Indy car – one that didn’t wind up with said driver going on to ever race in the series – attracted so much attention or been so fondly remembered.
Spirit of Daytona Racing has taken delivery of their all-new Cadillac DPi-V.R to campaign in the 2018 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.
Daytona Beach, Fla., based Spirit of Daytona and team owner Troy Flis picked up their Cadillac DPi-V.R prototype two weeks ago and preparation has begun for the 2018 season and the upcoming Roar Before the 24 test January 5-7 at Daytona International Speedway.
Officials of WC Vision, producers of the Pirelli World Challenge, have announced the 2018 Pirelli World Challenge Sporting and Technical Regulations and Racing Formats for the top North American GT Production-based road racing series in its 10-weekend campaign.
The 2018 Pirelli World Challenge Competitor Racer Registration and the PWC Sporting and Technical Regulations have been released on the PWC Competitor Portal found at http://race.world-challenge.com.
in 2019 Red Bull will become the factory Honda team and will likely smoke the McLaren week in and week out.
The ink has barely dried on their divorce papers, but McLaren would happily return to Honda in the future and race with them again.
2017 marked the end of the duo's disastrous three-year relationship with McLaren joining forces with Renault after breaking their 10-year contract with Honda, who will supply Toro Rosso instead next season.
Kyle Petty is rocking the cradle in more ways than one
Kyle Petty is going to be a dad, again.
The 57-year-old NBC Sports analyst for NASCAR America and former driver announced on Twitter Wednesday night he and wife Morgan are expecting their first child together. The two wed in December of 2015, and Morgan is the executive director of the Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America.
Petty is the son of seven-time premier series champion Richard Petty and the grandson of Lee Petty.
Video: Inside the NEW Rolls-Royce Phantom 8 2018 Let's explore the new Rolls-Royce Phantom, arguably the most luxurious car to ever be created! Now in the 8th generation, the new car comes equipped with the latest technical but most importantly the absolute epitome of luxury in every respect. Comment
The Racing Ladder and how to climb it In Safe-Is-Fast's latest video a group of top international drivers, at various steps on the ladder, talk about what it takes to reach the top - as well as discussing some alternate routes to a successful racing career. Comment
Juncos Racing announces search for third driver for Indy Lights
Ricardo Juncos (L) and Kyle Kaiser (C)
Indianapolis, IN – Juncos Racing today announced its plans to run a third car in the 2018 Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires championship. The team recently became the first team in Mazda Road to Indy Presented by Cooper Tires history to win both the Indy Lights and Pro Mazda Championships within the same year.
As the 2018 season draws closer, Juncos Racing has begun their search for a driver to pilot a third Indy Lights entry. After the great success the team has had winning two out of the past three Indy Lights championships, they are in a position to add on to their current driver line-up.
IndyCar aims to test windscreen at Phoenix in February
The windscreen is based on the front part of the F18 as shown, with no protection for the drivers head from above. Will be interesting to see how the windscreen performs when the driver's head impacts a fence pole
IndyCar is aiming to test its shield cockpit protection system during the series’ open test at Phoenix, series’ president of competition and operations Jay Frye tells Motorsport.com.
The series had initially planned to run a version by the end of 2017 but has revised its timeframe in order to test a more developed prototype in ’18. The open test is set for February 9-10.
The plan is for a single Dallara IR-12 to be fitted with the new system at Phoenix International Raceway with the current monocoque able to accommodate the shield without extensive modifications.
Frye says IndyCar has done testing behind the scenes in recent months.
NASCAR Pit road speed limits, caution vehicle speeds set for 2018
35 MPH pit lane speed for Dover
NASCAR has released pit road speeds and caution vehicle speeds for 2018, with no changes from last season at the existing tracks that its three national series visit.
The only addition for next year’s schedule is the Charlotte Motor Speedway road course, which will have slightly slower speeds in both categories than the 1.5-mile oval layout. The Charlotte road course pit road speed will be 40 mph and the caution vehicle speed is set for 45 mph. The oval will have a pit road speed of 45 mph with caution vehicle speed of 55 mph.
Wallace championship-winning crew chief Barry Dodson dies at 64
Barry Dodson and Rusty Wallace
Barry Dodson, a savvy crew chief who led NASCAR Hall of Famer Rusty Wallace to his lone premier series championship in 1989, died Wednesday. He was 64.
Dodson worked with several of the sport’s top drivers and is credited with 19 victories in what is now the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. In addition to Wallace, Dodson also served as crew chief for Tim Richmond and Hall of Famer Darrell Waltrip.
Beaux Barfield won't be doing IndyCar for the departing Brian Barnhart
IMSA has appointed Beaux Barfield as race director for Prototype Challenge presented by Mazda. In this new role, IMSA reinforces the consistency of its officiating from the development Prototype platform through to the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.
Previous race director Elliott Forbes-Robinson will transition into an overarching driver observer/advisory role for all IMSA series.
Veteran race director Barfield will continue to serve as race director for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, a position he has held since 2014.
2018 Ford Mustang And Escape Recalled In Separate Safety Campaigns
2018 Ford Mustang GT. Ford is probably best known for its roll away cars. They never can seem to get it right.
If you've recently taken delivery of a 2018 Mustang, prepare to schedule an appointment with an authorized Ford dealer, as your pony car needs to go in for repairs.
Part of a safety compliance recall, automatic transmission-equipped Mustangs have an "illumination issue" in the instrument cluster.
"If an operator turns off the vehicle with the transmission in a position other than park, the instrument cluster may not illuminate the PRNDL display, and the operator may not receive the key-in-the-ignition warning chime when the driver's door is opened", says Ford.
Martin Truex Jr. named NJ Sportsperson of the Year
Truex Jr. and his longtime girlfriend Sherry Pollex
NASCAR Cup Series champion Martin Truex Jr. has won another major award!
The 37 year-old stock car veteran has been named New Jersey Sportsperson of the Year.
The Mayetta native was chosen for the honor by NJ.com ahead of a list of the Garden State’s finest that included Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Angels, the Boston Celtic’s Kyrie Irving and teen track star Sydney McLaughlin.
FOX unveils 2018 Supercross Broadcast Schedule FOX Sports and Feld Entertainment, Inc. announced today the 2018 Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, television schedule, beginning with the season-opener event from Anaheim on Saturday, Jan. 6 (10:00 PM ET) live on FS1.
As the most competitive and highest-profile off-road motorcycle racing championship in the world, the 2018 Monster Energy Supercross season follows the most-watched season ever on FS1, averaging 343,000 viewers according to Nielsen Media Research. The 2017 Indianapolis event on FOX broadcast tallied 813,000 viewers, the most ever on FOX, FS1 or SPEED.
Corvette Racing Sets Familiar Lineup for 20th Season of Competition
In 2018, Corvette Racing and Chevrolet will embark on their 20th season of competition at the highest level of endurance sports car racing. In hopes of capturing a third consecutive class championship, Corvette Racing turns again to four sets of trusted hands to pilot its pair of Chevrolet Corvette C7.Rs in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s GT Le Mans (GTLM) category.
Antonio Garcia, Jan Magnussen, Oliver Gavin and Tommy Milner comprise Corvette Racing’s full-season lineup. The 2018 season marks the seventh straight year the quartet has made up the regular driving roster. The full-season four have combined for 111 victories and 12 Driver Championships in their Corvette Racing careers.
John Cummiskey has enjoyed a long and storied career at the pinnacle of American open-wheel racing, including tenures as a chief mechanic and team manager with some of the most famous names in the industry. Now, he heads up John Cummiskey Racing as he strives to make a name for himself and his eponymous team on the Mazda Road to Indy Presented by Cooper Tires.
Danica Patrick lost her ride because Aspen Dental is leaving
Aspen Dental is exiting NASCAR as a sponsor as it charts a fresh course under a new CMO.
It had been expected since October that the dental-care chain would leave the sport after signing on to sponsor Stewart-Haas Racing’s No. 10 entry driven by Danica Patrick in '14 and then becoming an official NASCAR sponsor this year. Longtime Aspen Dental CMO Mark Censoprano left the company in January and was replaced by William Setliff, a veteran marketer who was said to be re-evaluating the company's marketing strategy.
What will the Fox TV network be without its own production studio? The decision by 21st Century Fox to sell its TV and movie production units as part of a $52.4-billion deal with Walt Disney Co. means Fox will be the only broadcast network without a studio to supply its scripted shows.
That has current and former Fox executives and their competitors wondering what the network will look like - and whether it can have long-term viability - in the next Murdoch-owned entity, called "new Fox." The remaining assets include 28 local television stations plus cable channels Fox Sports 1, Fox News Channel, Fox Business Network and Big Ten Network.
British interest won't lead to an IndyCar race in England
Wishful thinking Jack, IndyCar management hasn't a clue how to make IndyCar a global powerhouse. They only care about their Indy 500
With British interest in the Verizon IndyCar Series on the rise, Jack Harvey is hopeful it could lead to a race hitting UK shores in the years to come.
IndyCar's boom in the UK has also been aided by a wider exposure of the series thanks to two-time Formula 1 world champion Fernando Alonso's debut last year, resulting in a significant uptake in British media interest as a result - something Harvey has felt.
Geoff Bushor's Century Auto to field three cars for 2018 USF4 championship
Team Pelfrey 1600 branches out into the F4 U.S. Championship as Century Auto Racing, fielding three cars in 2018
The off-season has been anything but quiet for the Formula 4 United States Championship Powered by Honda since its season finale at Circuit of the Americas Formula 1 United States Grand Prix in October. Entering its third season, the series announced its 17-race schedule that starts with supporting Pirelli World Challenge at Virginia International Raceway in April and finishing for the second consecutive year at COTA with F1 in October.
The grid-size has also started to expand for 2018 as teams like Miller Vinatieri Motorsports announce their team roster and new teams like Team Benik add F4 U.S. to their development and competition programs.
Parente Returns in 2018 with No. 9 K-PAX Bentley Continental GT3
For a third consecutive season, the K-PAX Racing line-up will feature Portugal’s Alvaro Parente, who has re-signed with the team for the 2018 Pirelli World Challenge season.
Having completed the championship trifecta of clinching the Pirelli World Challenge (PWC) Team, Manufacturer and Drivers’ Championships two seasons ago, Parente will seek his second series championship under the K-PAX Racing banner starting in March.
Newman Wachs Racing Signs DeLuzuriaga to Rookie USF2000 Effort
Newman Wachs Racing is pleased to announce its second driver for the 2018 Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda, confirming 18-year-old Oscar DeLuzuriaga. The UK-born Singapore resident has been hard at work testing with the team in their USF-17 cars after joining the crew for the first time in June. Oscar also ran with NWR at the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway during the MRTI Chris Griffis Memorial test in October. DeLuzuriaga will make his Mazda Road to Indy Presented by Cooper Tires debut when the USF2000 series kicks off at the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg on March 9-11, 2018.
DJR Team Penske To Review Mclaughlin Speeding Penalty With Supercars Staff (Update)
UPDATE Officials from DJR Team Penske and members of the Virgin Australia Supercars technical staff met recently – at the request of the team – to review data related to the penalty issued to Scott McLaughlin at the Newcastle 500 for exceeding the pit lane speed limit.
DJR Team Penske tabled data that showed that the #17 car was not speeding in pit lane, as noted in a previous media release.
2018/19 LMP1 Equivalency of Technology Process Outlined
The only Hybrids - the Toyotas
Much has been said, discussed and written about the potential ways in which the FIA WEC rule makers can equalize performance not only between the Toyota TS050 Hybrid factory cars and its privateer opposition in a growing LMP1 class, but also between the normally aspirated and turbo powered privateers.
The release of the regulations for the 2018/19 FIA WEC ‘Super Season’ outlines what will happen in the first season of the new combined LMP1 class:
It is easy to know why the 2018 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship has become the most anticipated season in series history.
Helio Castroneves and Juan Pablo Montoya are joining the series on a full-time basis as part of the new Acura Team Penske. World champion Fernando Alonso is part of the United Autosports team at the season-opening Rolex 24 At Daytona. These names along with the defending Prototype champion Wayne Taylor Racing and newcomer Mazda Team Joest, plus many others will give fans plenty to watch in 2018.
Bankrupt Skip Barber Racing School bought by Delmonte Motorsports It was announced today that the bankrupt Skip Barber Racing School has been acquired by Delmonte Motorsports based out of Bohemia in Long Island NY.. more details when they are known.
TOYOTA GAZOO Racing will compete in the 2018-19 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) season after reaffirming its commitment to the development of hybrid powertrain technology through motorsport.
Following the publication of the LMP1 regulations for next season, which Toyota has played an active part in defining, the team can commit to enter its TS050 HYBRID race cars for at least the 2018-19 season.
What Makes Alexander Rossi And Conor Daly The 'Best' 'Amazing Race' Team
Rossi and Daly
They have a high competitive drive in their blood from their history as Indycar drivers. Now, Alexander Rossi and Conor Daly think that their backgrounds may be one of their greatest assets when it comes to potentially winning Season 30 of "The Amazing Race."
In a pre-race interview with CBS, the two race car drivers and friends discussed what they felt would give them an edge over everyone else in the competition, and admitted that they believed their naturally competitive spirits, which helps their careers, will also help them in their newest adventure.
Ferrari vs Mercedes Technical Differences 2017 F1 An explanation of the design philosophy differences between the Mercedes long wheelbase car and the Ferraro short wheelbase car - it's clear Aldo Costa chose the longer wheelbase for a good reason Comment
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