Lola Cars ceases trading
|Lola Cars International Ltd has ceased trading and its administrators have informed the last remaining employees that they have been made redundant. (Business Sale Report) |
Danica Patrick excited, confident on return to IMS
|Much has changed for Danica Patrick as a NASCAR Nationwide Series full-timer, and yet some aspects of her life remain the same.
There's still the massive amount of attention she receives as the world's most recognizable race car driver. There are still considerable demands on her time, unrealistic expectations and the pressure that comes with being Danica. (IndyStar.com) |
Driver suspended - Where does Penske go from here?
|One of the busiest weeks of the NASCAR season just got a lot busier for team owner Roger Penske.
As teams prepare to converge on Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the Crown Royal 400, generally considered the second most important race weekend of the season, Penske, one of the bedrock players at Indy for 40 years, will be dealing with the aftermath of driver AJ Allmendinger’s indefinite suspension for failing a NASCAR drug test.
(Fox News) |
Recalling 1991 Sonoma controversy
|“I'd tell (NASCAR owner) Billy France back then, I'd say, ‘Billy, please don't ever put no team through something like that again,'” said Waddell Wilson, Ricky Rudd's crew chief that day. “Because you wiped out a race team. Relationships was hurt. It was such a bad deal that nobody can realize to this day how bad that was.” (THE PRESS DEMOCRAT) |
Is Logano's success coming too late?
|There was one significant question that is unanswered as the Sprint Cup Series heads to Michigan International Speedway.
Where will Logano be driving next season? (USA Today) |
Busch returns after 'come-to-Jesus' meeting
|The ”come-to-Jesus” meeting apparently helped Kurt Busch see the light. Or at least a glimmer of hope for his NASCAR career. (Detroit Free Press) |
IndyCar Drivers Concerned About Texas?
|Texas Motor Speedway president Eddie Gossage described it as a “punch out of nowhere” when he started seeing reports that IndyCar Series drivers were concerned about how the fence was constructed at the fast oval. (Washington Post) |
Keselowski secretly fined by NASCAR
|NASCAR has been privately punishing drivers for making disparaging remarks about the series over the last two years. (USA Today) |
Busch replaced by Hamlin at Homestead
|The fallout from Kyle Busch's road rage at Texas continued Thursday when one of his sponsors asked for him to be removed from the season-ending Nationwide Series race, The Associated Press has learned. (Journal Review) |
Solar Cars Blaze Across Outback
|Teams racing sleek sun-powered vehicles across the desolate Australian Outback this week have faced brushfires, searing heat, exploding car batteries and baby kangaroos along the highway. Today the futuristic cars pushed the limits of engineering and energy efficiency as they crossed the finish line. (Discovery News) |
Texas Officials Laud New F1 Race Date
| Austin city officials are enthusiastic about a proposed change in the F1 2012 calendar.
The revised calendar would move the inaugural race at Circuit of the Americas from June to November.
The change will not be official until approved by the World Motor Sport Council.
(Edmunds Inside Line) |
Earnhardt Ganassi fires 2 arrested for drugs
|Two employees of Earnhardt-Ganassi Racing, including a pit crew member for NASCAR star Juan Pablo Montoya, have been charged in connection with the shipment of 10.5 pounds of marijuana.
Rockingham Speedway next in line?
|But let's not focus on the negative here. Let's look at the bright side of Nashville shutting down. Let's look at the doors it could open for other tracks to host a Nationwide and Truck event. (ESPN Racing - David Newton Blog) |
Nashville Opts Out Of NASCAR
| Dover Motorsports has announced it will seek no NASCAR races next year for Nashville Superspeedway and will “evaluate all options for the track, including its possible sale.” (RacinToday.com) |
Former Miss Sprint Cup feels like ‘victim’
|It’s been nearly a month since deposed Miss Sprint Cup Paige Duke lost her job as an ambassador for NASCAR’s top series. While Duke has landed on her feet professionally – accepting a job with Minnesota-based hunting and fishing supply company Kruger Farms – she remains conflicted in the wake of the scandal. (SceneDaily.com) |
Speedway Motorsports swings to 2Q loss
|Speedway Motorsports Inc. said Wednesday that it swung to a second-quarter loss, weighed down by a $48.6 million impairment charge and a drop in revenue. (fORBES) |
Danica Patrick’s potential move to NASCAR
|He also said "anybody that's got a Cup team that would have the availability would jump at the chance to do something with her. Obviously she is a great talent. … I hope we [hear from her]. You would be crazy not to entertain an offer like that and an opportunity for her to drive a race car for you." (Yahoo! Sports) |
IndyCar Series race at Fontana will be 400 miles
|The night race marking the return of IndyCar-style racing to Auto Club Speedway in Fontana next year will be a 400-mile event with ticket prices starting at $30, track and IndyCar officials said Tuesday.
After a seven-year absence of major open-wheel racing at the sprawling two-mile oval 50 miles east of Los Angeles, the speedway said it would hold the Izod IndyCar Series race on an as yet unspecified date in the fall of 2012. (The Republic) |
New ownership group for Iowa Speedway
|Five years ago, Conrad Clement waved the green flag to start a NASCAR East-West Series race at the newly opened Iowa Speedway.
He waved some more green at the track last week.
(Citizen Times) |
NASCAR briefs teams, media on future strategy
|During the past three days key members of NASCAR's marketing and communications departments began the latest round of "town-hall meetings" with some integral members of their constituency. (NASCAR) |
Bahrain Int'l Circuit latest to join NHRA
Bahrain Int'l Circuit, which boasts a vibrant drag racing community and numerous events, has joined the NHRA Worldwide Network, which was created in 2010 and is designed to enable drag racing facilities around the world to conduct events under the NHRA banner. By becoming a part of the NHRA Worldwide Network, Bahrain Int'l Circuit will be able to use the specially designed Worldwide Drag Racing NHRA oval for broad promotional purposes and will be able to draw on NHRA’s decades of experience and history. (NHRA) |
NOISE RESTRICTIONS FORCE FONTANA TRACK TO REVISE 2
|Auto Club Dragway will continue to run events such as the popular Street Legals, PSCA, MNCA/MNRA and Jr. Drags for the remainder of the 2011 season. However, events such as the NHRA National Open and NHRA Unleashed have been cancelled for 2011. The revised schedule, which includes additional Street Legal events, is intended to ensure compliance with the current maximum sound levels for events at Auto Club Dragway. (Dompetition Plus) |
New Ownership Group For Mosport
|Panoz Motor Sports Group announced the return of Mosport Int’l Raceway to its Canadian roots with its sale to Canadian Motorsport Ventures, Ltd. (Speed Sport News) |
Truck, Nationwide qualifying order rules change
|NASCAR officials announced Tuesday a revision in qualifying procedures for the Nationwide and Truck Series, beginning this weekend. (NASCAR.com) |
Restoring Bobby Allison's former racer
|Brent Hajek faced a demanding deadline when he got the call to fix up a 1973 Chevelle he owns in time for last week's Speed Street festivities in uptown Charlotte. (Charlotteobserver.com) |