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  • Denny Hamlin’s team hit with big penalties after Brickyard infraction Motor Sports
    29 Jul 2014 | 2:41 pm
    No. 11 crew chief Darian Grubb suspended for six races, fined $125,000; No. 11 car chief Wesley Sherrill suspended for six races; Denny Hamlin loses 75 championship points, but still in position to make the Chase.
  • NASCAR Closes Fueling Loophole

    The NASCAR Insiders
    25 Jul 2014 | 10:51 am
    NASCAR issued a technical bulletin to teams this week with some new language regarding where fuel filler cans could be filled at the track. The new rule basically states that fuel cans can only be filled at the designated Sunoco fueling stations in the infield. This move by NASCAR closes a loophole that some teams […] Follow the Insiders on Twitter or be a fan on Facebook!
  • Video: New generation of Indy Lights car ready to roll - Hot News
    30 Jul 2014 | 1:36 am
    Indy Lights. On Trackside 6, Tony Cotman gives us the first look at the brand new Indy Lights car they’re rolling out this week, which will be put into competition next season. It has 25 more horsepower but weighs less. It’s designed to better prepare Indy Lights drivers for the next step of becoming a driver in the IndyCar Series.
  • Mexico could be 'double points' finale in 2015, use CART circuit layout - Rumors
    29 Jul 2014 | 10:46 pm
    Formula 1, CART[Strong] Rumor has it that F1 will copy CART and the circuit will cut through the stadium that seats 40,000 to bypass the dangerous Peraltada corner. In 2002 the CART race drew 250,000 in Mexico City and the photo below shows the crowd just in the stadium. This was before Tony George destroyed it (GMM) Mexico could close next year's world championship with a 'double points' finale.
  • All-American Soap Box Derby 2014 NASCAR, F1, News, Reviews, Blogs, Events, Photos and Videos
    17 Jul 2014 | 6:55 am
    The 77th All-American Soapbox Derby is starting July 26th, an event which has been around since 1935 and attracts participants from across the globe. More than 400 racers between the ages of 7 and 18 from across the United States, Canada, and around the world hurtle down the 989-feet of track at Derby Downs, with some reaching speeds of up to 35 mph. The event is held annually in Akron, Ohio and is a huge part of the town’s atmosphere and tradition. Festivities kick off on Sunday July 20 with the Derby Downs 5K Run/Walk. Monday sees the Parade of Champions and opening ceremonies, with…
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  • How Sweep It Could Be For Dale Jr.

    30 Jul 2014 | 11:48 am
    With six regular season races left until the start of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, Dale Earnhardt Jr. has but one essential task and that’s to ensure his spot in the Chase. The third generation driver has already locked in two of the three criteria (multiple wins and a clinch of a top-30 position in points) to make the Chase. All he has to do now is attempt to qualify for the remaining regular season races and he’s in NASCAR’s playoffs for a fourth consecutive season. But Earnhardt wants more, and this weekend at Pocono Raceway he has the opportunity to pull off the season sweep…
  • Kasey Hoping To Be A Dandy Kahne At Pocono

    30 Jul 2014 | 9:18 am
    Kasey Kahne’s aggravation spilled with every word uttered in his post-race interview on ESPN following Sunday’s race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. In regards to needing a win to enter the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, Kahne said: “Yeah, no kidding. I know that. We have five more good tracks for us and six more races, so hopefully we can get one.” The look on Kahne’s face was one of missed opportunity, after leading the most laps (70) at the Brickyard. But he immediately looked on the bright side – “five more good tracks.” And one of those, unquestionably, is Pocono…
  • Are the Joe Gibbs Racing penalties really a big deal?

    30 Jul 2014 | 7:34 am
    NASCAR issued some hefty penalties on the No. 11 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota team in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series on Tuesday as a result of the No. 11 car failing post-race inspection after Sunday’s Brickyard 400. Ahem, I mean the Crown Royal Presents the John Wayne Walding 400 at the Brickyard Powered by (because I don’t think I type enough). There were big fines, crew chief and car chief suspensions and points deductions. But, really, in the grand scheme of things, does it even matter? Some things to consider regarding the specific penalties: POINTS PENALTY:…
  • No. 11 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Team Penalized For Rules Infraction At Indianapolis

    30 Jul 2014 | 7:24 am
    The No. 11 team that competes in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series has been penalized for a rules infraction discovered in post-race inspection July 27 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.   This infraction is a P5 level penalty which is outlined in Section 12-4.5 A (9) of the 2014 NASCAR rule book:   Approved parts that fail or are improperly installed to fail in their intended use of great importance (e.g.; rear wheel well panels that fail and allow air evacuation in the trunk area; oil box cover that fails and allows air evacuation in the driver compartment; shifter boot cover that fails…
  • NASCAR Drops A Penalty Bomb On Joe Gibbs Racing

    30 Jul 2014 | 6:54 am
    BY DAVE GRAYSON In recent years there has been a general theory in NASCAR Sprint Cup racing that said any time, during the course of a post race inspection, that NASCAR tech officials deemed it necessary to confiscate parts from a race car for further evaluation it meant big trouble for the race team. Big trouble for Joe Gibbs Racing, (JGR), came late on the afternoon of July 29th when NASCAR announced penalties against JGR’s #11 team, driven by Denny Hamlin. These penalties stemmed from a post race inspection, following the July 27th Sprint Cup event at the Indianapolis Motor…
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  • Irwin Tools Night Race 2014

    25 Jul 2014 | 6:42 am
    The Irwin Tools Night Race covers a distance of 266.5 miles (500 laps) and is one of two NASCAR Sprint Cup races held at Bristol Motor Speedway, the other race being the Food City 500. Last year’s event was won by Matt Kenseth, driving for Joe Gibbs Racing. Darrel Waltrip has had the most wins (7) and although the team no longer exists, Junior Johnson & Associates still holds the record for the team with the most wins (9). As this is reputed to be one of the most popular races on the Sprint Cup schedule, be sure to get your tickets early. For more information visit or…
  • Mixed Reaction to Newly Formed RTA

    21 Jul 2014 | 3:07 am
    Consisting of Hendrick Motorsports, Joe Gibbs Racing, Richard Childress Racing, Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates, Richard Petty Motor Sports, Team Penske, Stewart-Haas Racing, Michael Waltrip Racing and Roush Fenway Racing, the newly formed nonprofit Race Team Alliance (RTA) reportedly aims to investigate ways to cut costs and promote the sport to a wider audience, while presenting a unified voice on issues facing racing teams. RTA chairman, Rob Kauffman of Michael Waltrip Racing, stressed the group’s intention for collaboration with NASCAR and racetracks, with the goal of…
  • Pure Michigan 400 2014

    17 Jul 2014 | 8:26 am
    With the first event taking place in 1969, the Pure Michigan 400 has become a firm fixture on the NASCAR Sprint Cup calendar. Taking place over a distance of 400 miles, the event was won by Joey Logano driving for Penske Racing last year. Drivers who have won the event more than once include Bobby Allison, Cale Yarborough, Darrell Waltrip, Bobby Labonte, Rusty Wallace, and Greg Biffle. Drivers with three wins are Richard Petty, Bill Elliot, Mark Martin and Dale Jarrett. David Pearson is the only driver to have won the event five times. For more information visit or…
  • Cheez-It 355 At The Glen 2014

    17 Jul 2014 | 8:16 am
    Covering a distance of 354.86 km, the Cheez-It 355 is one of two events to take place on a road course in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. Last year’s event was won by Kyle Busch driving for Joe Gibbs Racing. Be sure to catch the action for the 2014 event on August 10. For more information visit or Date: 10 August 2014 Venue: Watkins Glen, New York State Related posts:Cheez-It 355 At The Glen 2013NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at The GlenAaron’s 499 2014
  • All-American Soap Box Derby 2014

    17 Jul 2014 | 6:55 am
    The 77th All-American Soapbox Derby is starting July 26th, an event which has been around since 1935 and attracts participants from across the globe. More than 400 racers between the ages of 7 and 18 from across the United States, Canada, and around the world hurtle down the 989-feet of track at Derby Downs, with some reaching speeds of up to 35 mph. The event is held annually in Akron, Ohio and is a huge part of the town’s atmosphere and tradition. Festivities kick off on Sunday July 20 with the Derby Downs 5K Run/Walk. Monday sees the Parade of Champions and opening ceremonies, with…
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  • Greg Ives to crew chief Earnhardt in 2015 (The Associated Press)

    30 Jul 2014 | 4:10 pm
    There was no shortage of candidates to replace Steve Letarte as Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s crew chief The list of applicants was long, but Hendrick Motorsports has always liked to groom its own talent. Greg Ives, who was shipped over to Earnhardt's Nationwide Series team at the end of 2012 to gain his first experience as crew chief, was chosen Wednesday as Letarte's replacement with NASCAR's most popular driver. Letarte will move to an analyst role with NBC Sports and Ives will move from JR Motorsports to crew chief for Earnhardt.
  • Ives to benefit Earnhardt in more ways than one (

    30 Jul 2014 | 11:25 am
    Through seven years and five championship runs, Greg Ives was the quiet man atop the No. 48 pit box. It was crew chief Chad Knaus who brought the steel, who could raise the tenor of his voice over the radio, who at times could even put the whip to his driver or pit crew. Then there was Ives, who as lead engineer helped shape the strategy that won all those titles, quiet and calculating and somewhat unknown even to Jimmie Johnson's most ardent fans.
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    30 Jul 2014 | 11:20 am
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  • Truck team to host post-Pocono walk for breast cancer (

    30 Jul 2014 | 10:31 am
    Bill Martel Racing announced Wednesday that the team is hosting "Go Pink @ Pocono 3," a benefit track walk for the Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition on Saturday, August 2 at Pocono Raceway. The event will follow the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Pocono Mountains 150, which is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. ET. It's also the perfect opportunity for fans to walk for a great cause and take pictures on a NASCAR track -- for which we thank Pocono and NASCAR." "This year we are offering a limited edition Pink Ribbon Race Decal for a $25 donation -- which will be customized and affixed to our…
  • Gustafson: Penalties for No. 11 team 'huge' (

    30 Jul 2014 | 10:10 am
    Alan Gustafson says he doesn't know much about the penalties handed down Tuesday to the No. 11 team for Joe Gibbs Racing and driver Denny Hamlin, but he does know the severity of the penalties can't be overstated. "I don't know enough about what happened," Gustafson, crew chief for Brickyard 400 winner Jeff Gordon, said during a national teleconference on Wednesday. "As far as the severity of it, yeah, anytime you see those kinds of penalties, it's like, 'Wow, that's huge.' It gets your attention; Hamlin and his team were stripped of 75 driver and owner points, while crew chief Darian Grubb…
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  • Zest to sponsor Stenhouse in 2015

    30 Jul 2014 | 11:08 am
    NASCAR Sprint Cup. Ricky Stenhouse will carry Zest branding on the #17 Ford in 2015. On Sunday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Roush Fenway Racing announced that with the departure of driver Carl Edwards at season's end, one of Edwards' primary sponsors -- Fastenal -- would be a primary sponsor on the Ford of Roush teammate Ricky Stenhouse Jr. next season as part of a multi-year agreement.
  • Pro Mazda Rivals Pigot and Hargrove Set Their Sights on Mid-Ohio

    30 Jul 2014 | 5:55 am
    Pro Mazda Series. Palmetto, Fla. - American Spencer Pigot and Canadian Scott Hargrove will continue their battle for supremacy in the Pro Mazda Championship Presented by Cooper Tires at the Cooper Tires Pro Mazda Grand Prix on August 1-3. After nine races and with five rounds remaining, the pair are separated by just 17 points prior to this weekend's twin bill of 40-minute races at the 2.258-mile, 13-turn Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio.
  • SMI Sees Slight Revenue Drop In Q2

    30 Jul 2014 | 5:33 am
    Track News. Speedway Motorsports Inc. blamed bad weather at two races and a weak economy for a slight decline in revenue during Q2. The company reported revenue for the quarter of $175.9M, down from $176.8M for the same period last year.
  • Janssen Pharmaceuticals To Sponsor Chicagoland Sprint Cup Race

    30 Jul 2014 | 4:41 am
    NASCAR Sprint Cup. Chicagoland Speedway signed Janssen Pharmaceuticals to title sponsor its fall NASCAR Sprint Cup race. The race, which is the first in the Chase for the Sprint Cup, will be known as the 400. The name is designed to raise awareness about atrial fibrillation – AFib for short – a condition caused by irregular heartbeat.
  • Video: New generation of Indy Lights car ready to roll

    30 Jul 2014 | 1:36 am
    Indy Lights. On Trackside 6, Tony Cotman gives us the first look at the brand new Indy Lights car they’re rolling out this week, which will be put into competition next season. It has 25 more horsepower but weighs less. It’s designed to better prepare Indy Lights drivers for the next step of becoming a driver in the IndyCar Series.
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  • UPDATE: The future of the Honda Indy Toronto? (Update 1)

    30 Jul 2014 | 1:46 pm
    IndyCar[Speculation] UPDATE The IndyCar event in Toronto has long been one of the sport's hallmark events. Could it be headed for the crowded graveyard of failed Indy car races? Editor's note: The following Toronto Sun article by Dean McNulty was written after the Honda Indy Toronto two weeks ago.
  • Mexico could be 'double points' finale in 2015, use CART circuit layout

    29 Jul 2014 | 10:46 pm
    Formula 1, CART[Strong] Rumor has it that F1 will copy CART and the circuit will cut through the stadium that seats 40,000 to bypass the dangerous Peraltada corner. In 2002 the CART race drew 250,000 in Mexico City and the photo below shows the crowd just in the stadium. This was before Tony George destroyed it (GMM) Mexico could close next year's world championship with a 'double points' finale.
  • UPDATE: Ecclestone offers $34M to settle bribery case (Update)

    29 Jul 2014 | 2:20 pm
    Formula 1[Strong] UPDATE Ecclestone wants the trial doneIn London, Roger Blitz wrote a statement from the Munich criminal court said that "talks between the two sides to bring the case to an early conclusion had not been completed but would continue." The court "could not say how long talks would last." A hearing scheduled for Wednesday was canceled, and the court said that "the next scheduled sitting was on August 5." The trial "comes at a delicate time for F1." The motorsport series "is attracting investor interest from cable billionaire John Malone but the timing of any sale could be…
  • UPDATE #2: No. 11 Hamlin to be penalized (2nd Update)

    29 Jul 2014 | 12:15 pm
    NASCAR Sprint Cup[Speculation] UPDATE #2 Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) is aware of the penalty issued by NASCAR today regarding the #11 team's post-race inspection infraction following Sunday's Sprint Cup Series race in Indianapolis. JGR will plan to appeal the penalty, however, crew chief Darian Grubb and car chief Wesley Sherrill will begin to serve their suspensions starting this weekend in Pocono. Joe Gibbs Racing PR 07/29/14 This rumor is now 'fact'.
  • Did Ferrari sack Pat Fry?

    28 Jul 2014 | 11:38 pm
    Formula 1[Speculation] Pat Fry history?Ferrari have denied that Pat Fry has been sacked amid claims that the team’s engineering director has paid the price for the Scuderia’s lackluster campaign. Contacted by Sky Sports Online on Monday evening, a team spokesman rejected reports Fry had been sacked in the wake of their dismal start to the 2014 season. However, according to Sky sources, Fry has been dismissed in the latest act of behind-the-scenes bloodletting following the team's underwhelming performances at the dawn of F1’s new hybrid era.
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  • NASCAR: We need a win

    ron olds
    30 Jul 2014 | 3:38 pm
    . DENVER, Colo. (July 30, 2014) – A candid Martin Truex Jr. has said the first 20 races of 2014 have not gone the way the Furniture Row Racing team had anticipated. But the driver of the No. 78 Chevrolet has not given up. He feels the team is only a few tweaks from advancing to another level of competition in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. “We expected a lot more than what we have shown,” said Truex. “We learned in the first half of the year a whole of lot of what not to do. It’s been a tough season so far. We had a lot of bad luck along the way too. I really feel we will be better…
  • NASCAR: Eggleston Heads to Iowa With Napa Filters

    30 Jul 2014 | 9:10 am
    This Friday Chris and the BMR (Bill McAnally Racing) Napa Filters West team heads to Iowa for the K&N Pro East-West battle for the Autolite Iridium XP 150. After coming off of a big win this past weekend, Chris and the team feel pretty good heading into Friday Night’s race under the lights. “Last weekend, after practice, I knew we had a good car, but didn’t really know how we stacked up against everyone on a long run as most guys were only making five to eight lap runs. However, once the race got going and we were about 10 laps in, I knew we had a well-balanced racecar and thought…
  • NASCAR: NASCAR TV Schedule - Aug. 1-3

    ron olds
    30 Jul 2014 | 7:37 am
    Sprint Cup Nationwide Camping World Truck K&N Series or Special Interest Time Listed is MOUNTAIN STANDARD: Friday, Aug. 1 - Pocono / Iowa 9:00am - Sprint Cup Practice - FoxSports1 10:30am - K&N Series - Columbus - FoxSports1 1:30pm - Sprint Cup Qualifying - FoxSports1 3:00pm - ARCA - Pocono - FoxSports1 4:30pm - Camping World Truck Final Practice - FoxSports1 (R) 6:30pm - Sprint Cup Qualifying - FoxSports1 Saturday, Aug.2 7:00am - Sprint Cup Practice - ESPN2 8:00am - Camping World Truck Qualifying - FoxSports1 9:30am - Sprint Cup Final Practice - ESPN2 10:30am - Camping World Truck…
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    29 Jul 2014 | 8:17 pm
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  • Fill Out This DayZ Survey to Help a Study Funded by the National Science …

    30 Jul 2014 | 6:33 pm
    21 Comments Shares Tweets +1 Survival-horror game DayZ continually produces stories of camaraderie, betrayal, alliances, wars, and the struggle to live in a post-apocalyptic world. The narratives that arise simply from player interactions are so varied and intense, in fact, that Manhattan College has taken notice and secured funding from the National Science Foundation to conduct a study into player behavior in the game. This week, a Manhattan College professor published a survey seeking information from DayZ players about their habits and experiences while playing the game. The study is…
  • Lewis County Rolls Over Millions From Last Fiscal Year

    30 Jul 2014 | 4:59 pm
    Lewis County will be coming out of its last fiscal year with some extra funds to work with. At their regular meeting Monday morning, commissioners announced a surplus of almost $4.2 million from last years budget. Commissioner Pat Boyle said the county ended the year so well thanks to smart budgeting. Boyle said every office in the county had a hand in making the surplus so large. All the players in the game, all the elected officials in the county are good stewards of the county money, otherwise we wouldnt have this carryover, said Boyle. Boyle said the remaining $1.6 million will go to the…
  • Taxpayer university research money helps private sector

    30 Jul 2014 | 11:21 am
    A product called Gatoresin could soon revolutionize our use of disposable plastic containers. The Gainesville Sun reported last week that a Florida-based company called US Bioplastics has licensed a University of Florida technology that produces water-degradable plastic from biomass such as corn stover, sugarcane bagasse and lignin from the paper industry. Sun reporter Anthony Clark explained that the plastic breaks down in water, unlike oil-based plastic, and is designed to replace PET — or polyethylene terephthalate — the plastic used in most single-serve beverage bottles.
  • Entrepreneur-focused Bam Ventures seeking funds

    30 Jul 2014 | 7:36 am
    Los Angeles-based venture capital firm Bam Ventures is seeking $10 million for Bam Ventures Partners, according to a regulatory filing. Bam Ventures is focused on early stage venture investments with a particular focus on Los Angeles and Southern California based companies. The entrepreneur-focused firm, which is described on its website as entrepreneurs investing in entrepreneurs, was co-founded by Brian Lee and Richard Jun. Lee is a serial angel investor and the co-founder of Legalzoom, Shoedazzle and The Honest Company. Lee secured funding from firms such as Lightspeed Venture Partners…
  • 7 Things Godzilla Can Teach us About Search Advertising

    29 Jul 2014 | 11:08 pm
    Digital marketing can be overwhelming if youve never stepped onto that stage before. The same is true of Godzilla — so huge! So unpredictable! So impossible to understand! The good news is there are plenty of well-educated, experienced digital marketers to guide you to the answers you need. And one movie about a few enormous creatures that can do that as well. 1. Standing around looking dazed isnt helpful for anyone. A staggering number of small and mid-sized businesses have yet to assert themselves online with paid search advertising. Businesses that shake the daze and embrace search…
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  • Bernie Ecclestone in talks with German prosecutor over bribery trial settlement

    Philip Oltermann in Berlin
    29 Jul 2014 | 10:28 am
    Lawyers for Formula One boss say he is willing to pay 25m to bank whose former employee he is accused of having bribedLawyers for the Formula One boss, Bernie Ecclestone, are in talks with German prosecutors about a possible settlement in his bribery trial, Munich's regional court said on Tuesday.Ecclestone's trial began in April over allegations he bribed a former German banker as part of the sale of a significant stake in the motor sport business eight years ago. Continue reading...
  • Marco Mattiacci: Ferrari not here to finish second, so no shutdown

    Press Association
    29 Jul 2014 | 9:30 am
    Principal will use F1s summer break to regalvanise set-up Everyone in team called on to make us winners againThe Ferrari team principal, Marco Mattiacci, has demanded no one in his team shuts down mentally during Formula Ones summer break.Under the regulations, all teams are required to close their factories for two weeks, during which no work is undertaken on the cars. Continue reading...
  • Hannes Arch wins fourth stage of the Red Bull Air Race World Championship video

    Guardian Staff
    29 Jul 2014 | 2:59 am
    Austria's Hannes Arch comes first in the fourth stage of the Red Bull Air Race World Championship season with 42 points. He comes ahead of Britain's Nigel Lamb and Matt Hall of Australia who take silver and bronze positions respectively. This fourth stage of the competition is over the Baltic sea near the Polish town of Gdyna. The fifth stage will be held at Ascot in the UK on 16 August Continue reading...
  • High time Mercedes allowed their F1 drivers to just get on with racing | Paul Weaver

    Paul Weaver
    28 Jul 2014 | 1:59 pm
    Niki Lauda has suggested that once the F1 constructors championship is secured the team would let Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg off the leash that time has comeMercedes mistake in the Hungarian Grand Prix was not in giving Lewis Hamilton a duff call but in making any call at all.It is difficult to be too critical of a team who have totally dominated the 2014 Formula One season and will continue to do so, winning both the constructors and drivers championships. But another satisfying day for them, in which they took third and fourth places in very difficult circumstances at the Hungaroring,…
  • Audi take endurance racing treble with victory at Spa 24 Hours

    Giles Richards
    28 Jul 2014 | 10:06 am
    WRT team win thriller, taking the lead with 15 minutes to go Former Manchester United keeper Fabien Barthez 11th in classElation and despair, so often the two sides of the same coin in endurance racing, were centre stage at motor racings greatest amphitheatre on Sunday when, in a thrilling finale, the Audi of WRT Racing took the lead after 23 hours and 45 minutes of racing to deny the Marc VDS BMW a win by only seven seconds in the last line of the final act of this years Spa 24 Hours.The No1 Audi of René Rast, Markus Winkelhock and Laurens Vanthoor had been battling with the No77 BMW…
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  • F1 looking ahead to summer 'shutdown'

    30 Jul 2014 | 2:09 am
    Not only is there now a rare month-long gap between the races in Hungary and Belgium, the teams have agreed to close their factories and even turn off email servers for a two-week period. I'd like my engineers to drop by the Mercedes factory. Sebastian Vettel It means almost everyone involved in the hectic world of Formula One will be forced to take a holiday. Mercedes boys: more ... Keep reading
  • Important meetings ahead in F1

    30 Jul 2014 | 1:43 am
    Before the official holidays begin, a series of key meetings are scheduled to take place among F1 team bosses and key players. The first involves team bosses in London on Thursday, while Italy's La Gazzetta dello Sport claims Mercedes' Niki Lauda will sit down on Saturday with Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo. The main theme is the need to react to the sport's supposed flagging ... Keep reading
  • Caterham vows to sue sacked F1 staff

    30 Jul 2014 | 12:34 am
    Earlier in July, following founder Tony Fernandes' sale of the green-coloured team to mysterious Swiss-Middle Eastern investors, new bosses Colin Kolles and Christijan Albers ousted about 40 of Caterham's Leafield-based workforce. Caterham announced at the time that it was a "necessary step" for the "future of the team". But a lawyer representing the workers announced during the ... Keep reading
  • Mexico could be 'double points' finale in 2015

    29 Jul 2014 | 11:10 pm
    Jul.30 (GMM) Mexico could close next year's world championship with a 'double points' finale. That is the claim of FIA vice president Jose Abed, who represents Mexico on the governing body's World Motor Sport Council. It was confirmed last week that, after a more than two decade absence, the sport is returning in 2015 to the iconic Mexico City layout, which is being renovated. It will ... Keep reading
  • The cost of motorsport has gotten out of control

    29 Jul 2014 | 10:07 am
    We are all aware of the tough financial climate that we currently live in. Times are hard world wide, including the world of motorsports. You only have to look at the empty stands at the German Grand Prix recently to see the effect. It’s much the same the whole world over. Look at the empty seats in NASCAR these days. Not that long ago, that would have been unheard of. The obvious ... Keep reading
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  • Вокруг Boeing 777. Подсказка обывателя.

    Эдуард Джафаров
    27 Jul 2014 | 11:46 am
    .... Ой!!!!.... Зачем наша героическая украинская армия, несущая шлейф славных побед с тех самых " 100 подвигов УПА ", сконцентрировала своё боевое внимание на месте падения обломков Boeing 777 ?!  Чтоб, как говорят эти повстанцы, "Киевские власти развязали бои рядом с местом падения Boeing 777, чтобы уйти от разоблачения"???! Ложь!!! Мы,…
  • Опять загадки русской души...

    Эдуард Джафаров
    16 Jul 2014 | 11:05 am
     Что ни говори, а эти русские загадочные.... Ну, вот ранило в боях с повстанцами нескольких украинских пограничников. Смотрели ли они жалобно в сторону пограничников российских  или наоборот, смотрели сквозь муки на российскую сторону с патриотической ненавистью, СМИ не сообщают. А все, как сговорились, сообщают…
  • БРИКС - база для противостояния диктату Запада ?

    Эдуард Джафаров
    16 Jul 2014 | 12:36 am
     Оказалось, что весь мир - это не только Европа и США. Которые сейчас больше заняты  тем, как больнее наказать Россию различными санкциями и оставить её в международной политической и экономической изоляции.   Пока в странах ЕС и в США размышляли над силой и качеством карательных антироссийских санкций за Украину,…
  • Майдан. Были "понятные, светлые и симпатичные", стали наоборот...

    Эдуард Джафаров
    13 Jul 2014 | 10:59 pm
    Оказывается, на киевском Майдане собираются люди "  ".  Это если верить пану министру МВД Украины. Оснований НЕ верить самому пану министру МВД нет. Ему виднее.  Более того, опять же, если верить самому министру МВД, люди на Майдане как бы даже подосланные от ФСБ России.  Практически шпионы.... «Я имею полное право…
  • 13-й Министр обороны Украины под присягой не подписался...

    Эдуард Джафаров
    11 Jul 2014 | 5:06 am
     Странное известие оживило интерес к вновь назначенному министру обороны Украины - он, если верить журналистам "Українських новин", не подписался под  присягой. А должен.    Процедура назначения внятно описана  в статье 10 украинского закона «О Кабинете министров Украины» В ней говорится, что вступающий в…
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  • givin’ it away: lionel racing die-casts!

    Valli Hilaire
    29 Jul 2014 | 1:19 pm
    It’s been awhile since I’ve given anything away, so I’m excited to give you the opportunity to win a truly awesome collectible item like an official NASCAR die-cast from Lionel Racing! I will select three (3) winners at random who will win one of the following die-casts: 1:64 Kasey Kahne No. 5 Farmers Insurance 1:24 Carl Edwards No. 99 UPS 1:24 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. No. 17 Nationwide Insurance If you win one of the 1:24′s you’ll have the chance of finding a Lionel Golden Ticket, which opens the door for a custom adventure, an ultimate Lionel racing experience or…
  • sunday at sonoma: tony stewart meets his future mrs.

    Valli Hilaire
    3 Jul 2014 | 1:06 pm
    Sunday morning we, Heather and I, woke up at the insane hour of 5-o-clock. We had to get to the track when it opened because we wanted to get a pace car ride with Brett Bodine. It was Heather’s first time on a ride with him and it didn’t disappoint. You don’t wear a helmet and your body is thrown against the door every time we make a turn. It’s crazy and so much fun. It’s amazing that I do it considering I hate roller coasters. I think it’s because Brett is in such control and is so freaking calm. It’s like he’s just driving down the street to get groceries and not…
  • saturday at sonoma: it all leads up to ‘napa nascar night’

    Valli Hilaire
    30 Jun 2014 | 9:35 am
    So here’s the deal: I helped the Downtown Napa Association get a NASCAR driver to do an appearance at their Napa NASCAR Night event. I made it my personal mission to get at least one driver to attend because it’s just a great idea, there’s no other free fan event happening during the Sonoma race weekend. Plus someone said it would be nearly impossible to get a driver out there so that motivated me even more. Michael Annett and Reed Sorenson graciously accepted our invitation to come down and sign autographs for fans. We were supposed to do a Q&A session but it just…
  • friday at sonoma: just ask a crew guy

    Valli Hilaire
    29 Jun 2014 | 12:48 pm
    My friend Heather came up from Southern California for the race weekend at Sonoma Raceway. It was her first time to the track and we were super excited for the race. It was great to have Heather there especially since Kristen, the person I usually hung out with at Sonoma, moved to North Carolina last year. She also served in a professional capacity as my photographer. So anyway, we arrived at the track bright and early on Friday morning. I hadn’t been to a race in a year which feels really wrong to me. I have to go to more races this year, you guys. Because of the new knockout…
  • sonoma race weekend is coming: come see me interview NASCAR drivers at napa NASCAR night

    Valli Hilaire
    12 Jun 2014 | 12:04 pm
    I am SUPER excited about the upcoming Toyota/Save Mart 350 race weekend at Sonoma Raceway, June 20 – 22nd. I will be there all weekend with my friend, Heather. It’s going to be awesome to finally attend a race this year. And there’s ANOTHER reason why it’s going to be even more fun than usual. Through my day job I get to work with the Downtown Napa Association. They’ve created the Napa NASCAR Night event which will take place in Veteran’s Park in Downtown Napa on Saturday, June 21st from 3pm to 9pm. It’s completely free to attend and there’s…
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  • Porsche Clunb South Australia Sprints, 6th July 2014

    6 Jul 2014 | 5:41 am
    Hi all!! Been a while since our last post…..  Found the time to come out to the sprints today.  As per normal at these events, awesome cars and awesome people!  Only a couple of things lacking to make the usual day out at  Mallala…..  Bad weather and flies! Weathter was pretty much perfect, aside from a damp track in the morning, but that didn’t cause any real issues. Here are some photos from today, enjoy!! Cheers, Justin    
  • Second Annual Father-Daughter GP of Houston: the Daughter Version

    5 Jul 2014 | 7:48 pm
    Lessons learned at the IndyCar Houston Grand Prix: rain won’t kill you, and the world’s
  • Tom Hill co-hosts Special Edition Saturday - July 5, 2014

    Steve Noxon
    5 Jul 2014 | 12:17 pm
    Tom Hill and Steve Noxon share the microphones this week on Special Edition Saturday to talk Business News of the Week, information technology (with Ben Mills of Transform Computer Repair, food with Dave Iannone of Ann’s Deli and mixology with MJ Morland, Steve’s personal mixologist.  They also replay the complaint call that was received by Tom Chute from a Mrs. Dufington earlier in the week during the Tom Chute and You morning show on WATR 1320.
  • Dale Jr. Able to Sweep Daytona

    5 Jul 2014 | 10:20 am
    7/5/14 The Daytona 500, the first race to start each NASCAR season, is the granddaddy of NASCAR races. However it is not the only race run at the Daytona International Speedway throughout the course of the season. Tonight NASCARs elite return to Daytona for a point’s race that is as important as any other, yet it does not quite stand up to its predecessor. Dale Earnhardt Jr. won the Daytona 500 this year and has been solid since. He starts tonight’s race in the seventh position with team mates Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson close by. If Earnhardt Jr. finds a way to be at the front when…
  • The Driver Suit Blog-A Day At The Races

    5 Jul 2014 | 7:30 am
    By David G. Firestone Every summer, I make a pilgrimage to two places, Jim’s Original and The O’Reilly Auto Parts Route 66 Nationals at Route 66 Raceway in Joliet. This last week, I did both. Jim’s Original is still good, and the Route 66 Nationals are always fun. This year, I went on Saturday and Sunday. Normally I would only go on Saturday, but this year I decided to double the fun. I went with Argie, a friend from work, and I spent Saturday watching racing and wandering through the pits. NHRA tickets promise that “every ticket is a pit pass” and trust me, they more…
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  • NASCAR Closes Fueling Loophole

    25 Jul 2014 | 10:51 am
    NASCAR issued a technical bulletin to teams this week with some new language regarding where fuel filler cans could be filled at the track. The new rule basically states that fuel cans can only be filled at the designated Sunoco fueling stations in the infield. This move by NASCAR closes a loophole that some teams […] Follow the Insiders on Twitter or be a fan on Facebook!
  • Thank you Barney!

    11 Jul 2014 | 5:59 pm
    I grew up listening to Barney Hall on MRN, and just wanted to say thank you! An iconic voice that will be missed every week. For more on Barney’s retirement, click here. (MRN Photo) Follow the Insiders on Twitter or be a fan on Facebook! Follow the Insiders on Twitter or be a fan on Facebook!
  • The Future For Edwards & Biffle

    2 Jun 2014 | 8:21 am
    As has been reported nearly everywhere, both Carl Edwards and Greg Biffle are in play on the free agent market. Nobody on either side is saying much, and that silence is deafening. What Biffle does will likely be dictated by the move Edwards makes, but make no mistake, Roush Fenway Racing could be about to […] Follow the Insiders on Twitter or be a fan on Facebook!
  • Pit Gun Technology Speeding Up Pit Stops

    27 May 2014 | 10:44 am
    It’s been a common thread this year; a driver has a shot to win, but a bad pit stop or two derails the whole day and somebody ends up getting called out on the radio or national television. Yes, the pressure is as high as it’s ever been on the pit crews with track position […] Follow the Insiders on Twitter or be a fan on Facebook!
  • These. Kids. Are. Good.

    20 May 2014 | 10:10 am
    I really, really, really hope you’ve been paying attention this season to what is happening in the lower series and with a few upcoming young drivers. Kyle Larson, Chase Elliott, and Ryan Blaney may be three of the best young drivers we’ve had come up in a long time. There are a few others who […] Follow the Insiders on Twitter or be a fan on Facebook!
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  • Hermie Sadler returns to Nationwide Series with TriStar Motorsports

    Amanda Vincent, NASCAR Nationwide Series Examiner
    30 Jul 2014 | 8:51 am
    Somewhat retired NASCAR driver Hermie Sadler will climb back behind the wheel of a NASCAR Nationwide Series entry when the series visits Bristol (Ten.) Motor Speedway on Aug. 22 and heads to his home state of Virginia on Sept. 5...
  • Where they stand: Nationwide Series points after Indianapolis

    Amanda Vincent, NASCAR Nationwide Series Examiner
    27 Jul 2014 | 6:36 am
    With his win Saturday in the Lilly Diabetes 250 NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Ty Dillon remained fourth in the championship points standings, but he closed in on the leader, now sitting 15 points behind Chase...
  • Ty Dillon scores first Nationwide win at Indy

    Amanda Vincent, NASCAR Nationwide Series Examiner
    26 Jul 2014 | 5:54 pm
    Ty Dillon claimed his first-career NASCAR Nationwide Series win on Saturday by beating the series' winningest driver, Kyle Busch, at one of the most hallowed grounds in all of motorsports, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, when he won the Lilly...
  • Kyle Busch wins Nationwide pole at Indianapolis

    Amanda Vincent, NASCAR Nationwide Series Examiner
    26 Jul 2014 | 11:23 am
    Kyle Busch turned a 50.031-second/179.888 mph lap at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Saturday to claim the pole starting spot for the Lilly Diabetes 250 NASCAR Nationwide Series race that's scheduled to take the green...
  • Where they stand: Nationwide Series points after Chicagoland

    Amanda Vincent, NASCAR Nationwide Series Examiner
    23 Jul 2014 | 12:53 pm
    With his win Saturday at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Ill., JR Motorsports driver and rookie Chase Elliott not only visited victory lane for the third time this year, he also made a return to the top of the NASCAR Nationwide...
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  • Discover how you can detect if your car clutch may be failing

    18 Jul 2014 | 7:27 am
    If you’re a regular reader of this website, you know that in a while we have been informing about bad habits when it comes to properly use the clutch and disproving some myth associated with this system, all with the aim of you can prevent or delay the most of having to go through the workshop. But as you know, a car is nothing more than the result of the assembly of a host of mechanical parts that work together, all of which are subject to wear. Hence, depending on the good use we give, our clutch end up breaking later or later and we will change it. Fortunately, the operating…
  • We know the new Mazda 2

    18 Jul 2014 | 6:36 am
    Mazda has released the first images and the first details of the new Mazda 2, the definitive version of Street concept presented to us in Geneva and Madrid under the name Mazda Hazumi. It completely breaks the previous generation in all sections, adopting the new design language “KODO” of the Japanese firm already seen in the Mazda 3 and Mazda 6 for example. Moreover, it is very influenced by his older brother, the Mazda 3 So much so that it almost looks the same car but smaller. It looks sportier and more personality, having a carrier wins in picture, following the fashions…
  • Smart fortwo and forfour 2014

    18 Jul 2014 | 5:31 am
    In a year marked by the launch of all kinds of small urban cars, could not miss one of the most prominent brands in the segment mini as Smart . The signing of the German concern Daimler is one of the best examples of this type of vehicle, as unlike other companies, it only sold small cars. Under the strategic agreement signed between Renault and Daimler one dedicated to the development of a new generation of Mini models and has resulted in part included version of the Twingo renewed body and now two and four-door Smart, newly to be disclosed and will hit the European market during the month…
  • Skoda publishes a render and some details of the new Fabia

    17 Jul 2014 | 10:12 pm
    Skoda is involved in the development of next-generation Fabia , a model that has sold quite well but it was not exactly one of the most attractive and exciting segment cars. For the next generation, the company owned by Volkswagen has taken elements of design concept and has asked VisionC helps the Skoda Motorsport division for the final design, with the aim of making it more dynamic, passionate and emotional . So at least say in the press release. The new Skoda Fabia is nine inches wide and three inches shorter , it will have a completely new interior and according to Skoda, with harmonious…
  • Citroën joined Grand C4 and C4 Picasso Picasso with THP 165 hp engine

    17 Jul 2014 | 10:03 pm
    The French manufacturer has announced the addition of a new engine to its range C4 Picasso minivan, the new THP 165 hp . It is born in collaboration with the French group PSA diesel engine, ie, Peugeot, Citroen and DS. They are not the only ones who have collaborated in the development of this new mechanism as the German automaker BMW has also collaborated in the project. It is an engine of 1.6 liter turbocharged petrol engine that yields 165 horsepower and maximum torque of 240 Nm at its most flattering RPM range. It replaces the previous 156 hp turbocharged 1.6 so this new engine becomes…
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  • Does GM Have a Rust Problem?

    Taras Trofimov
    30 Jul 2014 | 11:14 am
    Like many other manufacturers, General Motors offers a rust warranty on all their vehicles, but don’t get too attached to it – because it won’t last. What is a rust warranty? It’s a way of making sure your car stays rust-protected for a certain period of time – until the warranty runs out. After that, you’re on your own. Many dealerships usually sell this warranty with rust-proofing – a method of protecting your car from corrosion. There are several different methods of rust protection, with the most common ones being either by a way of dripless oil or an electric module. For…
  • Small Cars Perform Poorly in Crash Tests: Report

    Katie Bryan
    30 Jul 2014 | 9:06 am
    Many small cars performed poorly in the most recent crash tests, with only one of the 12 tested cars receiving a “good” rating, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety reports. The four-door MINI Cooper Countryman was the only small car that secured the “good” rating. Five cars were deemed “average,” two cars “marginal” and four cars attained a “poor” rating. According to Joe Nolan, a senior vice president for the IIHS, the Countryman gave a solid performance. The safety cage held up reasonably well, and the safety belts and airbags worked together to control the test…
  • Volvo to Introduce “World-First” Safety Features

    Katie Bryan
    29 Jul 2014 | 8:40 am
    Volvo plans to reveal its new road-sensing safety features, including automatic braking and run-off road protection, which are set to hit the market next year. The Swedish auto has described these safety features as “world-first” and plans to showcase them within the new XC90 luxury SUV, which will be revealed next month. The run-off road protection aims to protect the drowsy driver. As the driver doses off and accidentally swerves to the side of the road, the seatbelt will tighten and extra torque will be applied to the steering wheel, which should pull the vehicle back on…
  • 2015 Hyundai Sonata Gets a Second Recall

    Taras Trofimov
    28 Jul 2014 | 9:04 am
    The 2015 Hyundai Sonata has only just launched, but it’s already going through a second recall. This time, the new sedan gets pulled for fracturing brake calipers. Hyundai’s recall campaign is poised to remove 5,650 Sonatas from the streets in total. According to the company, one or both of the front brake calipers can facture due to a “manufacturing error.” However, the South Korean automaker promises to replace the parts through its dealer network free of charge as soon as possible. The issue came to the forefront when one of the customers has reportedly complained that the brake…
  • Jeep Cherokee: Ugly But Fun

    Katie Bryan
    25 Jul 2014 | 12:50 pm
    The 2014 Jeep Cherokee may not look pretty, but it can traverse any surface you put it on, while saving fuel and offering plenty of cabin space. When it comes to the 2014 Jeep Cherokee, buyers must be willing to set aside first impressions and take the time to drive the vehicle — preferably on an unpaved, snow-covered and steep road. This mid-size SUV does not carry the external DNA of most other Jeeps, but once you get behind the wheel, there will be no confusing the brand at your fingertips. Awkward Exterior Design The exterior design of the Cherokee is unique and quite frankly downright…
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