Archive for September 14th, 2006
Q: You have had great success at Maple Grove Raceway, what do you attribute that to? SCHUMACHER: “To be honest, I don’t know why some tracks are better for some drivers and crew chiefs than others. The only factors that I can point towards are possibly comfort and confidence. When you have success at a [...]
The Future of Champ Car Racing met up with the past, present and possible future teams of the sport today at Sebring International Raceway as the new DP01 Champ Car showed its paces for current and future squads.
Playfuls – Based on WTCC (World Touring Car Championship – one of the three official FIA world championships alongside Formula 1 and WRC), the new RACE franchise is aiming straight for the top of the racing game genre. The game will adopt WTCC’s “two-race Read More GrandPrix.com – Sandown continued to host major touring car [...]
Chip Ganassi Racing officials are still waiting anxiously for Juan Pablo Montoya to get in one of their race cars, according to this week’s NASCAR Scene. Montoya still has not gotten out of his Formula One contract. He was replaced after announcing in July that he will drive the #42 Ganassi Dodge in Nextel Cup [...]
Champ Car World Series driver Cristiano da Matta (#10 RuSPORT Ford-Cosworth / Lola / Bridgestone) continues his rehabilitation process as he recovers from a severe head injury. Da Matta was injured after colliding with a deer that ran onto the track near Turn Six at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisc. during a Champ Car [...]
SPEEDWAY, Ind. (Sept. 14, 2006) – Last Sunday at Chicagoland Speedway, the IndyCar® Series used methanol fuel for the last time. In 1965, methanol was introduced to Indy car-style racing. Now, in 2007, a new fuel grade will be been incorporated into the high- tech world of open-wheel competition.
After watching Danica Patrick compete in the last two IndyCar® Series races, celebrated author and broadcaster Frank Deford said the dynamic of woman and machine is only part of the compelling story of the recently-introduced Andretti Green Racing driver.
Hamilton Spectator, Canada – 13 hours ago… Audi factory drivers Allan McNish and Rinaldo Capello clinched the American Le Mans Series’ LMP1 championship with a victory Sunday at the Grand Prix of Mosport … Read More… Backstretch Motorsports, NC – 4 hours agoPetit Le Mans powered by Mazda CX-7 will mark the 75th race in [...]
INDIANAPOLIS – Donnie Adams of Alexandria, Ind., who competed in numerous USAC Sprint and Midget races for a dozen years, was fatally injured in an auto accident in Delaware County, Indiana Monday morning.
Nicky Hayden arrived at Phillip Island knowing that his MotoGP title hopes will come under serious threat during Sunday’s Australian GP. Read More… AUSTRALIA’S Casey Stoner will have to overcome a back problem suffered in yesterday’s Malaysian MotoGP to challenge at this week’s round at Phillip Island. Read More… WORLD champion Valentino Rossi is bidding [...]
AKRON, Ohio, Sept. 5 — A Pikeville, Ky., motorcycle and ATV racer has been selected to participate in the Dunlop Drivers Cup driving challenge. Bennie Cobb, 26, will be competing against 11 other amateur drivers at the U.S. Regional Qualifier in Danville, Va., on Sept. 11-15. Read More… A Pikeville, Ky., motorcycle and ATV racer [...]
Last night the ten Nextel Cup drivers that qualified for ‘The Chase’ were on Late Night with David Letterman to present his ‘Top Ten’ list. The Subject: Things Never Before Said by a NASCAR Driver: