|Photos of the Week|
Kevin Harvick, driver of the NASCAR Sprint Cup #4 Jimmy Johns Chevrolet SS celebrates his win
Harold Hinson for Chevrolet
Lewis Hamilton ended the last of 4 days of testing fastest, but just a tad slower than Felipe Massa's fast time on Saturday on Supersoft tires. Mercedes powered cars are the early season favorites
Note the screen behind the left front wheel on Daniel Ricciardo's Red Bull RB10 used to measure air flow pressures over and around the tire
Rookie Danil Kyvat locks a wheel on his Toro Rosso
Toro Rosso/Red Bull
Dani Pedrosa does a wheelie for the cameras in preseason testing at Sepang
Alonso (pictured) and Raikkonen were competitive in pre-season testing with their new Ferrari, but the pullrod front suspension will likely be its undoing again
Pro Mazda: NOLA
Spencer Pigot won the Pro Mazda Winterfest at the 2.75-mile New Orleans Motorsports Park
Toro Rosso decided the nose of their 2014 F1 car wasn't ugly enough, so they made it uglier
Toro Rosso/Red Bull
The Indy Speedway released the 2014 Indy 500 ticket and last year's winner Tony Kanaan likes what he sees
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Logano wins pole in Las Vegas
NASCAR Sprint Cup Kobalt 400
Joey Logano won the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Coors Light Pole Qualifying Award during Friday night's knock-out style qualifying session setting a new track record of 193.278 mph for Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The starting lineup will have a front row of Team Penske drivers as Brad Keselowski had the second-fastest speed of 193.099 mph. Last week at Phoenix, Team Penske started 1-2 as well with Keselowski on the pole and Logano placing second in group qualifying.
Martini strips back on F1 grid with Williams
Iconic MARTINI Brand Returns to F1 Racing as Title Partner of Williams
MARTINI, the worldâs leading vermouth and best-selling Italian sparkling wine, in partnership with Williams, today announced a multi-year agreement that unites two of the most iconic brands in Formula One racing, creating WILLIAMS MARTINI RACING. The iconic MARTINI Racing stripes will adorn the new Williams Mercedes FW36 race car that will make its race debut on March 16 in Melbourne, Australia, kicking off the 2014 F1 season.
A Racing Car for the Road
Honda Unveils New Civic Type R
Today sees the worldwide reveal of the Honda Civic Type R Concept model which points to the styling direction for the exterior design of the highly-anticipated production new Type R that will debut in Europe during 2015. Described by the design team as a âracing car for the roadâ rather than a high performance version of a road car, the new Type R looks set to signal a new era for the marque â with the most extreme Civic Type R yet.
Message to Long Beach - Watch what you wish for!
by Brian Carroccio
The car-crazy Southern California market. An incredibly loyal title sponsor. IndyCarâs annual chance to see and be seen amongst the Hollywood glitterati. And one gorgeous, if not perfect backdrop for 800 horsepower machines, are but a few reasons losing the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach would be nothing short of an unmitigated disaster for the IndyCar Series. But all those pale in comparison to this.
Is IndyCar Still a Viable Career Goal?
By S. Cox: Ten Random Racers Speak Their Minds
"It's all about money nowadays. I don't think it matters about how much talent you've got. It seems like if you've got more money, you get the shot. People like Oriol Servia, he's out of a ride and a talented guy. You've got Alex Tagliani... me... people who could do it. It's really difficult to get funding." - Katherine Legge, 2-time Indy 500 starter, to Autoweek magazine
Harvick outruns Earnhardt in Phoenix
His first ever win for Stewart Haas Racing
No 4 Kevin Harvick dominated the PROFIT on CNBC 500 Phoenix NASCAR Sprint Cup race and survived a number of restarts to beat Dale Earnhardt Jr., and Penske teammates Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano for his 24th career Sprint Cup win. The win came on his 13th anniversary with wife Delana, a nice gift. Jeff Gordon was 5th followed by his Hendrick teammate Jimmie Johnson and Ryan Newman.
The dog-eat-dog world of Indy racing sponsorship
by Brian Carroccio
Fully knowing this wonât do me any favors in the popularity department; likewise requesting that you consider the context which follows before rendering a final verdict, allow me to offer the following. I sympathize with John Barnes. Yes, Panther Racing team owner John Barnes. The same John Barnes rumored to have actively poisoned the waters in order to depose immensely popular former IndyCar CEO Randy Bernard. The same John Barnes, who in recent years has reportedly neglected to pay numerous Panther drivers.
Busch dominates rain shortened Nationwide race
You can change the cars. You can change the qualifying format. You can change the weather from cloudy to sunny to rainyâmultiple times. But, no matter what you do, you canât keep Kyle Busch out of Victory Lane at Phoenix International Raceway, at least not where the NASCAR Nationwide Series is concerned. In Saturdayâs Blue Jeans Go Green 200 at the one-mile track in the Sonoran desert, Busch dominated â again â leading 155 laps en route to his unprecedented third straight Nationwide victory at PIR and his seventh overall.
Keselowski wins pole in Phoenix
Penske team sweeps front row
At times it was dramatic. At times it was chaotic. But, with drivers trying to cool their engines and tires -- not to mention fighting for enough room to complete clean laps -- Brad Keselowski won the pole for Sundayâs The Profit on CNBC 500 at Phoenix International Raceway in debut of NASCARâs new group knockout qualifying format in the Sprint Cup Series.
Can Road Racers Again Dominate USA Motorsports?
by Stephen Cox
Auto racing in the United States is a mess. NASCAR has peaked. Their response to dwindling attendance has been new cars and fuel injection. In IndyCar, the barriers to entry eliminate all but the uber-wealthy from competition. Tony George was the only guy willing to take a risk and try to solve open wheel's problems. [Editor's Note
: He had the wrong idea at the wrong time and destroyed the sport.] Now it's road racing's turn to try and recapture lost glory. And I wonder if they're the ones who will get it right
Q and A w/Villeneuve, Sam Schmidt and Ric Peterson
Villeneuve returning to Indy 500
Earlier today, Schmidt Peterson Motosports co-owners Sam Schmidt and Ric Peterson announced that the team will field an Indianapolis 500 entry for 1995 Indianapolis 500 winner Jacques Villeneuve. Schmidt, Peterson and Villeneuve participated in an INDYCAR Conference. Q. Jacques, you last raced at Indianapolis in 1995. Now coming back almost 20 years later, what do you look forward to the most?
Glen Wood Sees 68th Straight Daytona Race
Hall of Famer Glen Wood had never missed a Daytona 500
On Thursday, Feb. 20 at Daytona International Speedway, Wood Brothers Racing was preparing the famed No. 21 Motorcraft/Quick Lane NASCAR Sprint Cup car for the second of the two Budweiser Duels, but something, or more accurately someone, was missing. âWin, lose or draw, no matter what happens in this (Duel) race, Iâm going to go get daddy and bring him down here,â said Eddie Wood, current co-owner of one of the most famous teams in NASCAR, to a couple of PR types walking with him through the speedwayâs bustling garage area.
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