zondag 31 juli 2011

Take a Tour of the Sheridan Expressway (While You Still Can)

When taking a tour of the Sheridan Expressway, the first thing you realize is that you’re also taking a tour of the Bronx River Greenway. The two pieces of infrastructure — one a 1.25-mile stub of highway, the other a still-piecemeal bike and pedestrian path reconnecting Bronx neighborhoods to the water — both run through [...]

Source: http://www.streetsblog.org/2011/07/29/take-a-tour-of-the-sheridan-expressway-while-you-still-can/

Kamui Kobayashi

Workshop Offers Few Strong Ideas for Deadly Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Blvd.

Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Boulevard is a wide-open speedway with lanes wide enough to meet standards for interstate highways. Despite the death toll on the street -- nine pedestrians who have been killed there since 2006 -- many influential participants at a safety workshop this week said pedestrian conditions don't need major improvements.
Big ideas were [...]

Source: http://www.streetsblog.org/2011/07/29/workshop-offers-few-strong-ideas-for-deadly-adam-clayton-powell-blvd/

Jeffrey Michael Gordon

Trulli: New steering has transformed car

Jarno Trulli says the new Lotus power steering system has "transformed" his car, the Italian delighted with his performance after qualifying. Trulli had struggled with the previous power steering, which was not giving him enough feedback to feel the car properly, and so Lotus introduced a new version for this weekend's race. The Italian has been more competitive with it, and he finished less than two tenths behind team-mate Heikki Kovalainen in qualifying today, despite claiming he did not extract the best from his car.

Source: http://www.iracing.com/inracingnews/formula-one-news/f1-formula-one-news/trulli-new-steering-has-transformed-car/

Frank Gardner

Simon leaves FIA to join Pollock’s PURE

Gilles Simon has left his position as the FIA's director of power train and electronics to join the PURE corporation as technical director. Simon, who had joined the FIA from the Ferrari team in December of 2009, will join Craig Pollock's company, which has plans to build Formula 1 engines from the 2014 season

Source: http://www.iracing.com/inracingnews/formula-one-news/f1-formula-one-news/simon-leaves-fia-to-join-pollocks-pure/

Tony Gaze

zaterdag 30 juli 2011

Grosjean wins at Hungaroring

Romain Grosjean took his fifth GP2 win of the season at the Hungaroring after race-long leader Marcus Ericsson was given a drive-through penalty in the closing stages. Ericsson had led the race from the first lap after jumping front row starters Luiz Razia and Luca Filippi in the race to Turn 1. From there the iSport driver controlled the race while AirAsia driver Razia kept third-placed Grosjean at bay in the opening stint.

Source: http://www.iracing.com/inracingnews/other-news/formula-cars/gp2/grosjean-wins-at-hungaroring/

Tony Gaze

Sky and BBC to share UK F1 coverage

Half the Formula 1 calendar will be taken off free-to-air television in the United Kingdom from 2012 as part of a new share deal between Sky Sports and the BBC . While all grands prix, qualifying and practice sessions will be broadcast on pay channel Sky Sports , only half the races will be shown live on the free-to-air BBC in the new arrangement, which runs from 2012 to 2018

Source: http://www.iracing.com/inracingnews/formula-one-news/f1-formula-one-news/sky-and-bbc-to-share-uk-f1-coverage/

Olivier Grouillard

Infiniti Building Luxury Boat Powered By 400-Horse QX56 V8

Luxury trucks can be quite lovely, if you have the means and the need. And premium speedboats, well, those are even better. But what about combining the two? Infiniti has just announced a one-off project that will answer that very question by the start of next year’s boating season. So far, the company has only [...]

Source: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/caranddriver/blog/~3/rA4uMpaFNk0/

Kyle Eugene Petty

2011 NSCS Brickyard 400 Q&A with Team Chevy (2012 No. 5) Crew Chief, Kenny Francis

Team Chevy LogoKENNY FRANCIS, JOINING HENDRICK MOTORSPORTS IN 2012 AS CREW CHIEF OF NO. 5 CHEVROLET AND DRIVER KASEY KAHNE, met with members of the media at Indianapolis Motor Speedway and discussed: KENNY, TELL US ABOUT YOUR PLANS AND HOW IT ALL CAME DOWN “You know it’s cool and I have always wanted to work...more»

Source: http://www.catchfence.com/2011/sprintcup/07/29/2011-nscs-brickyard-400-qa-with-team-chevy-2012-no-5-crew-chief-kenny-francis/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=2011-nscs-brickyard-400-qa-with-team-chevy-2012-no-5-crew-chief-kenny-francis

Ukyo Katayama

vrijdag 29 juli 2011

Scuderia Toro Rosso 2011 Hungarian Grand Prix - Day 1 Free Practice Report

Scuderia Toro Rosso 2011 Hungarian Grand Prix - Day 1 Free Practice Report Budapest, Friday 29, July, 2011 Laurent Mekies (Chief Engineer) "Both drivers completed their programme for the day, Jaime ahead of schedule which is why he stopped early...

Source: http://www.motorsportsjournal.com/archives/2011/07/scuderia_toro_rosso_2011_22.php

Alan Dennis Kulwicki

Travis Pastrana X Games / NASCAR Weekend Ends with broken bones

PASTRANA-WALTRIP RACING POSTPONES PASTRANA NASCAR NATIONWIDE DEBUT INDIANAPOLIS – Pastrana Waltrip Racing announced Friday it will withdraw the No. 99 Boost Mobile Toyota from Saturday’s race at Lucas Oil Raceway where action sports star Travis Pastrana planned to make his NASCAR Nationwide Series debut. Pastrana broke his right foot and ankle after back-to-back crashes during [...]

Source: http://finallapradio.com/2011/07/29/travis-pastrana-x-games-nascar-weekend-ends-with-broken-bones/

Ukyo Katayama

Michigan International Speedway Plays Host to Inaugural “Fight Night for the Troops” Event to Benefit the VFW Foundation

Event to be hosted by Former Heavyweight Champion Larry Holmes Michigan International SpeedwayCORNELIUS, N.C. (July 26, 2011) – On Friday, August 19 at the Budweiser Acceleration Club at Michigan International Speedway, the VFW Foundation will hold its first-ever “Fight Night for the Troops” event benefiting its Return the Favor campaign, which supports the military assistance...more»

Source: http://www.catchfence.com/2011/sprintcup/07/26/michigan-international-speedway-plays-host-to-inaugural-%e2%80%9cfight-night-for-the-troops%e2%80%9d-event-to-benefit-the-vfw-foundation/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=michigan-international-speedway-plays-host-to-inaugural-%25e2%2580%259cfight-night-for-the-troops%25e2%2580%259d-event-to-benefit-the-vfw-foundation

William Ashton Lewis Jr

Dave Blaney: No regrets

Source: http://www.skirtsandscuffs.com/2011/07/dave-blaney-no-regrets.html

Al Keller

donderdag 28 juli 2011


NHRA GLENDORA, Calif. (July 27, 2011) The Grand Ballroom at the Hollywood & Highland Center has been selected as the location for this year's NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series Awards Ceremony, it was announced today by officials from the...

Source: http://www.motorsportsjournal.com/archives/2011/07/nhra_full_throttle_awards.php

Peter Hirt

Confirmed: DOT Studying More Car-Free Time in Central Park

Last week, automated traffic counters were seen popping up on the loop drive in Central Park. That led many to believe that the Department of Transportation was gathering data to set a baseline for future changes to the hours cars are allowed into the park, a fact which has now been confirmed.
Wrote Manhattan DOT Commissioner [...]

Source: http://www.streetsblog.org/2011/07/26/confirmed-dot-studying-more-car-free-time-in-central-park/

Kerry Dale Earnhardt

Stars Descend on Indianapolis for Thursday's Ansell Protective Gloves 200

Source: http://www.skirtsandscuffs.com/2011/07/stars-descend-on-indianapolis-for.html

Zaxby s Chevrolet

NCWTS Pole Report: Dillon wins the Lucas Deep Clean 200 pole

Source: http://www.skirtsandscuffs.com/2011/07/ncwts-pole-report-dillion-wins-lucas.html

Nanni Galli

woensdag 27 juli 2011

Meet the Guy Who Helped Take Down Georgia’s Red-Light Cameras

In 1987, a California cop let a genie out of a bottle by writing 16-year-old Richard Diamond a speeding ticket. Diamond considered unfair the ­officer’s technique of hiding in a concealed driveway. Years later, Diamond entered politics and from 1997 to 2003 was the spokesman on technology and privacy for former U.S. House Majority Leader Dick [...]

Source: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/caranddriver/blog/~3/GL9yr2eMuwo/

Ralph Dale Earnhardt Sr

Fun Routes to Transit

“Why I Ride” is on hiatus this week. Instead we bring you the latest transit innovation from the Dutch city of Utrecht — the “transfer accelerator.”
Translation courtesy of The Pop-Up City:
The designers explain that their slide is meant to be a nice gesture to the travellers. They brilliantly foresaw that such a playful urban intervention [...]

Source: http://www.streetsblog.org/2011/07/22/fun-routes-to-transit/

Carl Edwards

CUP: Stewart On Home Turf

Tony Stewart is looking for his third Brickyard 400 victory...

Source: http://nascar.speedtv.com/article/cup-tony-stewart-on-home-nascar-turf-at-indy-brickyard/

Hubert Hahne

2012 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Coupe Black Series: More Power, Raging Looks

With more power and raging looks, the C-class coupe is the next to go to the Black side. The latest in a very short but highly distinguished—and completely nuts—line of Black Series Benzes is here. The C63 AMG Black Series is based on the C63 coupe, which we just drove for the first time a [...]

Source: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/caranddriver/blog/~3/NkNfPEKVDXE/2012_mercedes-benz_c63_amg_coupe_black_series-official_photos_and_info

Brian Gubby

dinsdag 26 juli 2011

MTA Identifies $2 Billion in Savings — Now Comes the Hard Part

The MTA has found another $2 billion in capital program savings that it says won't harm riders. Unless the state steps up and funds transit, however, there won't be a way to close the remaining $9 billion capital deficit except at riders' expense. Image: MTA via WSJ
Jay Walder’s surprise resignation announcement last week overshadowed some [...]

Source: http://www.streetsblog.org/2011/07/26/mta-identifies-2-billion-in-savings-now-comes-the-hard-part/

Kevin Harvick

Pastor revs up race crowd with invocation

A Baptist preacher has revved up a NASCAR crowd with his high-powered invocation before the Nationwide race in Nashville.

Source: http://www.nascarracinglive.com/nascar/pastor-revs-up-race-crowd-with-invocation.html

Miguel Ángel Guerra

Webber beats Hamilton to Germany pole

Mark Webber claimed his second consecutive pole position by holding off a surprise challenge from Lewis Hamilton in German Grand Prix qualifying. After McLaren's low-key practice form, the team had not been expecting to challenge for pole position, but Hamilton turned out to be the biggest threat to Webber and Red Bull. World championship leader Sebastian Vettel will start only third for his home race - the first time all year he has been off the front row

Source: http://www.iracing.com/inracingnews/formula-one-news/f1-formula-one-news/webber-beats-hamilton-to-germany-pole/

Naoki Hattori

Teams seek clarification on 2014 rules

Formula 1 teams are set to seek clarification from the FIA about the status of the 2014 regulations, amid concerns that details of the new rules having not been formally approved by them. New rules are supposed to be supported by F1's Technical Working Group and the F1 Commission, before being rubber stamped by the FIA's World Motor Sport Council. Although the principle of the 2014 rules - which include the switch to 1.6-litre V6 turbo engines and aerodynamically different chassis - have received backing from the teams and were approved by the WMSC in June, it is understood that some of the specific regulations have not yet been officially approved.

Source: http://www.iracing.com/inracingnews/formula-one-news/f1-formula-one-news/teams-seek-clarification-on-2014-rules/

Phil Hill

maandag 25 juli 2011

Stoner quickest as Lorenzo crashes

Casey Stoner returned to the front in final MotoGP practice at Laguna Seca, while his title rival Jorge Lorenzo had a massive crash. World champion Lorenzo's violent high-side came at Turn 5 on his last lap. He landed heavily and was hit by his Yamaha as they slid through the run-off

Source: http://www.iracing.com/inracingnews/other-news/motorcycles/motogp/stoner-quickest-as-lorenzo-crashes/

Ralph Dale Earnhardt Jr

Good Sam Entitlement Sponsorship of Two NASCAR National Series Races at Pocono Raceway

Good Sam Sponsors 625 Miles of NASCAR Racing Action at Pocono Good Sam RV Insurance 500Long Pond, PA (July 21, 2011) – Good Sam, the world’s largest RV owners community, and Pocono International Raceway, announced the sponsorship of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and NASCAR Camping World Series races at Pocono Raceway on August 6-7...more»

Source: http://www.catchfence.com/2011/sprintcup/07/21/good-sam-entitlement-sponsorship-of-two-nascar-national-series-races-at-pocono-raceway/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=good-sam-entitlement-sponsorship-of-two-nascar-national-series-races-at-pocono-raceway

Damon Hill

69 Camaro Red Devil Tested: 756 HP, 804 LB-FT, 4.1 to 60!

Mark Stielow took a ’69 Camaro body and packed it full of modern-day performance. Behold Pro Touring’s dry-aged wonder. We’re visiting an odd spot in the universe where level-headed civility doesn’t pertain. This is a dream destination where the unlikely is the norm and the preposterous is the rule. Here, the ride of choice is [...]

Source: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/caranddriver/blog/~3/zAYHPSa-7Ww/1969_chevrolet_camaro_red_devil_pro_touring-specialty_file

Parker Kligerman

Report: Cadillac's first attempt at CTS Wagon didn't make it

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first generation cadillac cts wagonSince Cadillac first unveiled the CTS as a 2003 model, the entry-level Caddy has come a long way. In fact, it is now a world-class luxury sports sedan. We've also been blessed (yes, blessed) by the arrival of the Cadillac CTS Wagon, which is available in both the enjoyable 3.6-liter flavor and the downright orgasmic V-for-Vendetta edition.

The current wagon is a brand-new varietal of the CTS family. There was no first generation CTS Wagon. Or was there?

Evan McCausland of Automobile fame ambled across a General Motors-owned parking lot that serves as a final resting place of discarded project vehicles. Parked amongst the unwanted heaps of GM iron was a wagon that caught McCausland's eye. More specifically, it appeared to be a first-generation Cadillac CTS Wagon.

Clearly, the engineers at GM have had a wagon on the brains for years. We, however, are thankful they waited for the current model to bring this plan to fruition.

Check out the Audi Allroad lookalike over at Automobile's site.

Cadillac's first attempt at CTS Wagon didn't make it originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 22 Jul 2011 18:31:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Source: http://www.autoblog.com/2011/07/22/cadillacs-first-attempt-at-cts-wagon-didnt-make-it/

Jo Gartner

zondag 24 juli 2011

Virginia is for Racing Lovers Sweepstakes Offers Fans A Chance For Big Martinsville Weekend

Martinsville (Va.) SpeedwayMARTINSVILLE, Va. (July 21,2011) – Race fans in love with their sport have a chance to win a big weekend at Martinsville Speedway by entering the Virginia is for Racing Lovers Sweepstakes. The Virginia is for Racing Lovers sweepstakes, sponsored by the Virginia Tourism Corporation, will give one grand prize winner a full,...more»

Source: http://www.catchfence.com/2011/sprintcup/07/21/virginia-is-for-racing-lovers-sweepstakes-offers-fans-a-chance-for-big-martinsville-weekend/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=virginia-is-for-racing-lovers-sweepstakes-offers-fans-a-chance-for-big-martinsville-weekend

Theo Helfrich

Red Bull Rundown: Wrong Place, Same Time for Teammates Kahne and Vickers

Source: http://www.skirtsandscuffs.com/2011/07/red-bull-rundown-wrong-place-same-time.html

Ralph Dale Earnhardt Jr

Webber says he was on the limit

Mark Webber admitted he was very much on the limit of he could have achieved after securing his second pole in a row in the German Grand Prix. The Australian, who had also started from pole position in the British Grand Prix two weeks ago, secured his third top spot of the year as he continued to show improved form

Source: http://www.iracing.com/inracingnews/formula-one-news/f1-formula-one-news/webber-says-he-was-on-the-limit/

Horace Gould

Good Sam Club to sponsor Cup, Truck Series races at Pocono

Source: http://www.skirtsandscuffs.com/2011/07/good-sam-club-to-sponsor-cup-truck.html

Karl Kling

vrijdag 22 juli 2011

Matt Crafton edges Austin Dillon to win Iowa Trucks

By Barry Johnson Special to Sporting News NASCAR Wire Service NEWTON, Iowa (July 16, 2011) — Matt Crafton won Saturday night’s Coca-Cola 200 at Iowa Speedway, holding off a determined Austin Dillon in the closing laps for his second career win in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. Crafton snapped a 79-race winless streak with [...]

Source: http://finallapradio.com/2011/07/17/matt-crafton-edges-austin-dillon-to-win-iowa-trucks/

Leo Kinnunen

Allison becomes FOTA technical head

Renault technical director James Allison has been appointed head of the Formula One Teams' Association's Technical Regulations Working Group.

Source: http://www.iracing.com/inracingnews/formula-one-news/f1-formula-one-news/allison-becomes-fota-technical-head/

Denny Hulme

Roy Winkelmann passes away

Successful driver and team owner Roy Winkelmann passed away in Florida early on July 17. He was 81. Winkelmann, a successful driver in North American sportscars during the early 1960s, was best known as the owner of Roy Winkelmann Racing, one of the most successful Formula 2 teams of the 1960s.

Source: http://www.iracing.com/inracingnews/3rdparty/roy-winkelmann-passes-away/

Taki Inoue

Engelhart Tames The Monster

Herbert Engelhart continues to pick-up steam as he heads towards a NASCAR iRacing.com Tour Modified championship in 2011 Season Two. Engelhart, a veteran sim racer from the MidSouth Club, scored the most points in Week Eleven at Dover International Speedway to take one step closer to the prestigious online racing championship. Engelhart scored 181 points to take the overall victory for the week, but did so without taking a single race victory. Two starts resulted in a second and third place finish to Jerold John, including a runner-up finish to John in a 3116 sof race on Thursday. John led all but six laps of the race and beat Engelhart by two seconds. Untamed Motorsports took four of the top five spots with David Colley, Royce Valley and Paul Wisniewski [...]

Source: http://www.iracing.com/inracingnews/nascar-news/engelhart-tames-the-monster/

Leslie Johnson

donderdag 21 juli 2011

Chandhok eyes full-time Lotus drive

Karun Chandhok believes his return to racing this weekend is a good opportunity to try to secure a drive with Lotus next season.

Source: http://www.iracing.com/inracingnews/formula-one-news/f1-formula-one-news/chandhok-eyes-full-time-lotus-drive/

Nico Hülkenberg

Kirby Doubles Up At Okayama

Winning back to back races for the first time this season, Justin Kirby kept himself in contention for the championship as he led all but three laps of the “Wil-Trans.com 31” at the Okayama International Circuit in Japan.  Twelve drivers made the trip to participate in the ninth race of the Red Sox Racing League’s 2011 Season Two schedule. Okayama is a relatively new track to iRacing members.  At 2.314 miles, the layout features eleven corners and plenty of challenges.  Several long straight stretches allow drivers to reach top speed before diving into hairpin corners and twisting sections of the course which demand deft shifts and a light touch on the brakes.  Even the most talented drivers find it hard to complete laps at Okayama without collecting incidents on the [...]

Source: http://www.iracing.com/inracingnews/iracing-news/kirby-doubles-up-at-okayama/

Jim Hall

Faubel given win in 125cc dead heat

Hector Faubel was awarded victory on a tie-break in a remarkable photo finish to the Sachsenring 125cc race. The Aspar rider, who returned to 125cc this year after three seasons in 250cc/Moto2, crossed the line in an exact dead heat with Johann Zarco (Ajo). The duo could not be separated on the timing screens or on video replays, but Faubel became the official victor by virtue of having set a faster race lap than Zarco

Source: http://www.iracing.com/inracingnews/other-news/motorcycles/125cc/faubel-given-win-in-125cc-dead-heat/

Trevor Bayne


Source: http://www.skirtsandscuffs.com/2011/07/why-i-love-nascar-dw.html

Hans Heyer

woensdag 20 juli 2011

Mortara takes Munich win

Edoardo Mortara took a surprise victory on the opening day of the DTM's Show Event in Munich's Olympic Stadium. The Italian, who is competing in his rookie season in the championship, was superb in the day's Superfinal - which was run over a pair of five-lap races, each including a mandatory pitstop. After losing the first race to Bruno Spengler by a hundredth of a second, Mortara took his old-spec Team Rosberg Audi to victory next time round and beat the Mercedes man by 0.3s overall

Source: http://www.iracing.com/inracingnews/other-news/miscellaneous/dtm/mortara-takes-munich-win/

Paco Godia

Onidi fractures right hand

Fabio Onidi will miss Donington Park's second Auto GP race after fracturing his right hand in race one on Saturday. The Italian sustained the injury while he battled with DAMS driver Rio Haryanto during the second half of the race.

Source: http://www.iracing.com/inracingnews/3rdparty/onidi-fractures-right-hand/

Frank Gardner

On Progressive Transportation, Bill de Blasio Has Some Catching Up to Do

Tomorrow evening, Public Advocate Bill de Blasio will deliver the keynote address at the Transportation Alternatives summer benefit. When de Blasio’s name was announced as a headliner, it was somewhat surprising. As a City Council member, he was an early backer of making Prospect Park car-free. But as a citywide office holder and presumed 2013 [...]

Source: http://www.streetsblog.org/2011/07/18/on-progressive-transportation-bill-de-blasio-has-some-catching-up-to-do/

Ralph Dale Earnhardt Sr

Nasr receives post-race penalty

British Formula 3 championship leader Felipe Nasr has been penalised 30 seconds for disrespecting the circuit limits during this morning's reversed grid race at Paul Ricard. After surviving a chaotic aborted first start, despite getting clattered by T-Sport's Bart Hylkema, Nasr raced to a ninth place finish in the shortened six-lap re-run. The Carlin driver's penalty, for gaining an unfair advantage by exceeding the track limits, drops him to 16th in the final classification

Source: http://www.iracing.com/inracingnews/3rdparty/nasr-receives-post-race-penalty/

Dick Gibson

dinsdag 19 juli 2011

Rossi could stick with new Ducati

Valentino Rossi is now unsure about switching back to Ducati's old-spec GP11 following an improved performance at the German Grand Prix. After qualifying a dismal 16th for the Sachsenring race, Rossi said that the revised GP11.1, which was introduced three races ago and is largely based on next year's bike, was difficult to ride.

Source: http://www.iracing.com/inracingnews/other-news/motorcycles/motogp/rossi-could-stick-with-new-ducati/

Bruce Johnstone

Jaafar and Idafar penalised

Jazeman Jaafar and Menasheh Idafar have both been handed grid penalties ahead of this morning's second British Formula 3 race at Paul Ricard. Both drivers were involved in a multi-car fight for eighth place during yesterday's opening race, with Carlin racer Jaafar eventually taking the spot, while T-Sport's Idafar retired with a broken exhaust. Officials have decided both drivers contravened acceptable driving standards during the race.

Source: http://www.iracing.com/inracingnews/3rdparty/jaafar-and-idafar-penalised/

Divina Galica

Rossi could stick with new Ducati

Valentino Rossi is now unsure about switching back to Ducati's old-spec GP11 following an improved performance at the German Grand Prix. After qualifying a dismal 16th for the Sachsenring race, Rossi said that the revised GP11.1, which was introduced three races ago and is largely based on next year's bike, was difficult to ride.

Source: http://www.iracing.com/inracingnews/other-news/motorcycles/motogp/rossi-could-stick-with-new-ducati/

Keith Greene

Team Chevy, 2011 NSCS LENOX Industrial Tools 301 Post-Race Recaps

Team Chevy LogoRYAN NEWMAN, NO. 39 U.S. ARMY CHEVROLET, RACE WINNER: THIS IS YOUR FIRST WIN AS A DAD. CONGRATULATIONS: “Oh, this counting yesterday in the Modifieds, yeah, first Cup win. But I’m just really proud of this U.S. Army team and Chevrolet and all the people that help out. It’s a big deal for...more»

Source: http://www.catchfence.com/2011/sprintcup/07/17/team-chevy-2011-nscs-lenox-industrial-tools-301-post-race-recaps/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=team-chevy-2011-nscs-lenox-industrial-tools-301-post-race-recaps

Bertrand Gachot

maandag 18 juli 2011

Kyle Busch claims 100th NASCAR win

Kyle Busch achieved a major milestone in his career by winning Saturday's Nationwide Series race, which was his 100th NASCAR victory. The Joe Gibbs Racing driver also tied Mark Martin's record for wins in the second-tier series with his 49th Nationwide victory, which came after a green-white chequered finish at Loudon where he fended off Sprint Cup series rival Kevin Harvick. Harvick said following the race he had been warned a few weeks ago by NASCAR about making any contact with Busch, following a probation period both drivers where subject of after a pit-road altercation in a Sprint Cup series event at Darlington.

Source: http://www.iracing.com/inracingnews/nascar-news/nascar/kyle-busch-claims-100th-nascar-win/

Roberto Guerrero

Marquez beats Bradl to Moto2 pole

Marc Marquez denied his Moto2 title rival Stefan Bradl a home pole position in qualifying at the Sachsenring. After running outside the top 10 at first, Marquez surged to the front and then held off a late challenge from Bradl with a 1m24.733s lap - 0.129 seconds ahead of the points leader. Aleix Espargaro (Pons) sat on provisional pole for a spell before ending up third, ahead of Gresini's Michele Pirro

Source: http://www.iracing.com/inracingnews/3rdparty/marquez-beats-bradl-to-moto2-pole/

Narain Karthikeyan

Victory lane: Lenox Industrial Tools 301

Source: http://www.newsobserver.com/2011/07/18/1351537/victory-lane.html

André Guelfi

In the Tortured Mind of Steve Cuozzo, Even Street Trees Are a Threat

Well it finally happened. Steve “Quixote” Cuozzo has conceded that the Times Square pedestrian plazas, the project to which he has devoted two years of relentless tilting, are a hit.
Not only are they “popular with burger-chomping tourists,” writes Cuozzo in Thursday’s column, such a draw are Times Square’s new public spaces that they threaten to [...]

Source: http://www.streetsblog.org/2011/07/15/in-the-tortured-mind-of-steve-cuozzo-even-street-trees-are-a-threat/

Jean Marc Gounon

zondag 17 juli 2011

Lorenzo fastest in tight final practice

Jorge Lorenzo put Yamaha to the top in a very close final practice session at the Sachsenring. Just 0.047 seconds separated the world champion, Honda's Dani Pedrosa, and Gresini Honda rider and Friday pacesetter Marco Simoncelli at the top of the times. Simoncelli had been quickest early on, before being pipped by Pedrosa.

Source: http://www.iracing.com/inracingnews/other-news/motorcycles/motogp/lorenzo-fastest-in-tight-final-practice/

Bertrand Gachot

Today’s Headlines

After Restoring Small Express Bus Routes, MTA Cuts Service on Packed 1 and 6 Trains (News)
Corey Kilgannon Confirms Darkest Suspicions About NY Times Windshield Perspective
Drunk Driver Killed Clara Heyworth, 28, in Fort Greene Earlier This Week (The Local, Observer)
Bklyn Paper Completely Mangles the Story About Jim Walden’s Desperate Subpoena Gambit
Gothamist, Post Pick Up Laurence Renard [...]

Source: http://www.streetsblog.org/2011/07/15/todays-headlines-1183/

Kyle Thomas Busch

In the Tortured Mind of Steve Cuozzo, Even Street Trees Are a Threat

Well it finally happened. Steve “Quixote” Cuozzo has conceded that the Times Square pedestrian plazas, the project to which he has devoted two years of relentless tilting, are a hit.
Not only are they “popular with burger-chomping tourists,” writes Cuozzo in Thursday’s column, such a draw are Times Square’s new public spaces that they threaten to [...]

Source: http://www.streetsblog.org/2011/07/15/in-the-tortured-mind-of-steve-cuozzo-even-street-trees-are-a-threat/

Jeffrey Tyler Burton

Team Chevy, 2011 NSCS LENOX Industrial Tools 301 Post-Qualifying Recaps

Team Chevy LogoRYAN NEWMAN, NO. 39 U.S. ARMY CHEVROLET – POLE WINNER “Well, it was really good. The car felt really good. It wasn’t a perfect, perfect lap, but the car has a lot of speed. And I’m just really proud of the U.S. Army Chevrolet guys and Stewart-Haas Racing and hopefully if Clint (Bowyer)...more»

Source: http://www.catchfence.com/2011/sprintcup/07/15/team-chevy-2011-nscs-lenox-industrial-tools-301-post-qualifying-recaps/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=team-chevy-2011-nscs-lenox-industrial-tools-301-post-qualifying-recaps

Sam Hanks

zaterdag 16 juli 2011

Capirossi confrms Sachsenring return

Loris Capirossi has confirmed he will return to action in this weekend's race in Germany.

Source: http://www.iracing.com/inracingnews/other-news/motorcycles/motogp/capirossi-confrms-sachsenring-return/

Parker Kligerman

NASCAR president vows to fix Kentucky traffic woes (PA SportsTicker)

By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer

Source: http://www.nascarracinglive.com/nascar/nascar-president-vows-to-fix-kentucky-traffic-woes-pa-sportsticker.html

Kenny Dale Irwin Jr

Kyle Busch Wins Inaugural Cup Race at Kentucky

By Reid Spencer Sporting News NASCAR Wire Service (July 9, 2011) SPARTA, Ky. — What was Kyle Busch’s dominant impression of his victory in the inaugural NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Kentucky Speedway? It wasn’t that he’ll be written into the record book as the first Cup winner at the 1.5-mile track, the first speedway [...]

Source: http://finallapradio.com/2011/07/10/kyle-busch-wins-inaugural-cup-race-at-kentucky/

Boy Hayje

Brad Keselowski Wins Fuel Mileage Kentucky Race

By Reid Spencer Sporting News NASCAR Wire Service (July 8, 2011) SPARTA, Ky. — Saving fuel from the start of the final green-flag run, Brad Keselowski held off Kevin Harvick and Kyle Busch to win Friday night’s Feed the Children 300 Nationwide Series race at Kentucky Speedway. In winning his first Nationwide race of the [...]

Source: http://finallapradio.com/2011/07/08/brad-keselowski-wins-fuel-mileage-kentucky-race/

Mark Anthony Martin

vrijdag 15 juli 2011

Fast Facts: Paul Menard

Source: http://www.skirtsandscuffs.com/2011/07/fast-facts-paul-menard.html

Chris Irwin

By the Numbers: Facts for New Hampshire, Iowa (NASCAR.com)

By the Numbers: Facts for New Hampshire, Iowa

Source: http://www.nascarracinglive.com/nascar/by-the-numbers-facts-for-new-hampshire-iowa-nascar-com.html

Bruce Kessler

Report: Ford GT500 not going twin-turbo, will come with Camaro ZL1-beating power

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So much for the rumors that the Ford Mustang GT500 will turn twin-turbo. According to reports buzzing around the web, the meanest snake of all will hold onto its supercharger for the foreseeable future. Even so, that blower will supposedly ensure that Ford will have a beast capable of besting the power figures produced by the menacing Chevrolet Camaro ZL1.

Currently, the GT500 is good for 550 horsepower, and some sources have indicated that the 2014 model will come to the table with at least a 20 pony bump in grunt. Even with 570 hp on tap, the vehicle isn't expected to be a complete redesign when it arrives in early 2013.

Instead, a completely fresh Mustang is slated to show its face in 2014 as a 2015 model. Specifics on that particular beast are murky at best, but chances are we'll hear more as the years tick down. Keep your ears to the ground.

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Carl Edwards

Capirossi confrms Sachsenring return

Loris Capirossi has confirmed he will return to action in this weekend's race in Germany.

Source: http://www.iracing.com/inracingnews/other-news/motorcycles/motogp/capirossi-confrms-sachsenring-return/

Peter Hirt

donderdag 14 juli 2011

Kyle Busch Wins Inaugural Cup Race at Kentucky

By Reid Spencer Sporting News NASCAR Wire Service (July 9, 2011) SPARTA, Ky. — What was Kyle Busch’s dominant impression of his victory in the inaugural NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Kentucky Speedway? It wasn’t that he’ll be written into the record book as the first Cup winner at the 1.5-mile track, the first speedway [...]

Source: http://finallapradio.com/2011/07/10/kyle-busch-wins-inaugural-cup-race-at-kentucky/

Naoki Hattori

Could Kyle Busch get NASCAR win No.100 at New Hampshire?

Source: http://www.newsobserver.com/2011/07/12/1340163/could-kyle-busch-get-nascar-win.html

Heikki Kovalainen

The Exquisite Irony of the House GOP Transpo Bill Cover

That picture below? No, it’s not one of those inspirational posters.
It’s the cover for the new transportation reauthorization bill put forward by House Republicans, titled “A New Direction.”
The GOP proposal itself is almost as tired as the title cliche. Photo: Stop and Move
We’ve written about how this proposal is not so much a new direction, [...]

Source: http://streetsblog.net/2011/07/12/the-exquisite-irony-of-the-house-gop-transpo-bill-cover/

Hans Herrmann

Bahrain GP boss criticises F1 teams

Bahrain Grand Prix chairman Zayed Alzayani has criticised Formula 1 teams for their attitude towards the event after months of uncertainty about it. The Sakhir race, which was scheduled to be the season opener this year, was postponed due to the unrest in the country. Although the FIA reinstated the grand prix, teams opposed the move and the race was eventually cancelled

Source: http://www.iracing.com/inracingnews/formula-one-news/f1-formula-one-news/bahrain-gp-boss-criticises-f1-teams/

Bruce Johnstone

woensdag 13 juli 2011

Teen on track to realize her dream of NASCAR

Source: http://www.newsobserver.com/2011/07/06/1340569/teen-on-track-to-realize-her-dream.html

Theo Helfrich

Hagerty Insurance Joins the Save the Manuals! Cause [VIDEO]

Last Friday, we attended the inaugural Hagerty Driving Experience, put on by the classic-car insurer. Prior to the event, we somewhat erroneously stated that “the syllabus includes lessons on driving a manual transmission”—learning to drive a manual encompassed pretty much the entire day. And, rather than our long-term Mazda 2, which we dig but admit [...]

Source: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/caranddriver/blog/~3/B2YBDWjGMNM/

Casey James Mears

Official: Toyota UK reveals new Yaris hatchback

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Toyota UK has dropped the curtain on its new Yaris. The subcompact hatch - likely identical to the 2012 Yaris arriving in the States this fall - benefits from a more dynamic design and additional standard equipment on all but its entry-level model. All UK-bound Yaris models, 'cept for the T2 base version, feature a new Toyota "affordable multimedia connectivity" system called Touch and Go.

Over in the UK, the Yaris is offered in four trims: T2, TR, SR and T Spirit. Toyota says the "heart of the range" is the mid-level TR, which is expected to command two thirds of sales. The TR can be ordered up with any of the three available engines (1.0-liter VVT-i, 1.3-liter Dual VVT-i and 1.4-liter D-4D) and a choice of three transmissions (five-speed manual, six-speed manual and Toyota's Multidrive S CVT) in both three and five-door bodystyles. Key features of the TR include 15-inch alloy wheels, air conditioning, stability control, Bluetooth and a rear-mounted parking camera.

The three available engines start with the base 1.0-liter VVT-i gasser with 68 horsepower. Moving up, there's the 1.33-liter Dual VVT-i gasoline engine with 98 hp. Finally, the 1.4-liter D-4D diesel engine cranks out 89 hp and 151 pound-feet of torque. The fuel-sipping diesel returns an estimated 72.4 miles per imperial gallon (60.3 mpg U.S.).

Prices range from £11,170 ($17,816 U.S. at current exchange rates - including VAT) for the base, three-door T2 version to £15,385 ($24,593 U.S.) for the premium-level, five-door T Spirit. Toyota is now taking orders for the new Yaris and says the subcompact hatch will hit showrooms in the UK by mid-September.

While North America will undoubtedly not get all of these powertrain options, we're looking forward to seeing our own 2012 Yaris very soon.

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Max Jean

Tander wins Townsville race one

Garth Tander put the Holden Racing Team back on top in the first of this weekend's V8 Supercars races in Townsville, taking his and his squad's first victory since Adelaide in March. Tander ran fifth in the first stint, but an early pitstop and strong out-laps got him up to third, behind early leaders David Reynolds (Kelly Racing Holden) and Paul Dumbrell (Rod Nash/Ford Performance Racing).

Source: http://www.iracing.com/inracingnews/3rdparty/tander-wins-townsville-race-one/

Innes Ireland

dinsdag 12 juli 2011

Brad Keselowski, No. 22 Ruby Tuesday Dodge Challenger R/T New Hampshire Motor Speedway Preview

Brad Keselowski No. 22 Ruby Tuesday Dodge Challenger New England 200 New Hampshire Motor Speedway July 16, 2011 No. 22 Ruby Tuesday Dodge Challenger News and Notes · This Week’s Challenger… The Penske Racing Ruby Tuesday Dodge Challenger team will use chassis PRS-211 during Saturday’s New England 200 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Keselowski drove...more»

Source: http://www.catchfence.com/2011/nationwide/07/12/brad-keselowski-no-22-ruby-tuesday-dodge-challenger-rt-new-hampshire-motor-speedway-preview/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=brad-keselowski-no-22-ruby-tuesday-dodge-challenger-rt-new-hampshire-motor-speedway-preview

Karl Kling

Study: Scion, Mitsubishi and Mazda top brands among Gen Y buyers

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Sure, every age demographic is important to marketing and sales teams in the automotive industry. But automakers would love nothing more than to grab hold of a young person and instill brand loyalty at an early age.

Which manufacturers are actually doing that? According to a study conducted by TrueCar.com, car shoppers aged between 18 and 27 years old are flocking to Scion, Mitsubishi and Mazda.

Referred to as Generation Y, this group represents a vital segment of the car-shopping public. If a brand can grab you here, it has a strong chance of grabbing you again down the road. In 2009 and 2010, Scion was able to capture 21.2 percent of the Gen Y car buyers. Mitsubishi was close behind with 20.3 percent of that market, and Mazda was third with 10.7 percent. Surprisingly, Bugatti failed to make the list.

TrueCar.com also took a look at the specific models that appeal to this young segment of shoppers. The Scion tC, Mitsubishi Lancer and Honda Civic Si nabbed the top three spots for sales in the previous two years. Generation Y clearly has a thing for imports, and you can dig deeper into TrueCar's findings by reading the full press release posted after the jump.

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Source: http://www.autoblog.com/2011/07/12/scion-mitsubishi-and-mazda-top-brands-among-gen-y-buyers/

Dick Gibson

Teams reach agreement on diffuser row

Formula 1's row over the off-throttle use of blown diffusers is now at an end, after Ferrari and Sauber agreed to join other teams in backing plans to ditch the ban on the concept. Although at a Sunday morning meeting the two outfits were alone in failing to support the offer from the FIA to revert engine mapping settings to how they were in Valencia, the two have now indicated that they will support the move

Source: http://www.iracing.com/inracingnews/formula-one-news/f1-formula-one-news/teams-reach-agreement-on-diffuser-row/

Hubert Hahne

Team Target Triumphs in Toronto

IZOD IndyCar Series Streets of Toronto Toronto, Ontario 07/10/2011 Last Year's Winner: Will Power (Team Penske Honda) 86.240 mph average Weather: Partly sunny, warm, humid, 82 degrees F If you like your hockey "old school", then you loved today's Honda...

Source: http://www.motorsportsjournal.com/archives/2011/07/team_target_triumphs_in_t.php

Heikki Kovalainen

maandag 11 juli 2011

Paige Duke speaks out on her firing and the life lessons learned

Source: http://www.skirtsandscuffs.com/2011/07/paige-duke-speaks-out-on-her-firing-and.html

Jacky Ickx

Mike Wallace marks 400th NASCAR Nationwide Series start with commendable 16th-place finish

JD MotorsportsGAFFNEY, S.C. (July 9, 2011) – Mike Wallace and the #01 Cowboys & Aliens Chevrolet team of JD Motorsports marked the driver’s 400th NASCAR Nationwide Series start in a commendable manner. After completing the two practice sessions at Kentucky Speedway, Wallace was 28th in the first session and then improved to 22nd in the...more»

Source: http://www.catchfence.com/2011/nationwide/07/11/mike-wallace-marks-400th-nascar-nationwide-series-start-with-commendable-16th-place-finish/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=mike-wallace-marks-400th-nascar-nationwide-series-start-with-commendable-16th-place-finish

Romain Grosjean

Busch regains his dominance

Source: http://www.newsobserver.com/2011/07/11/1335773/busch-regains-his-dominance.html

Cecil Green

KYS Statement Regarding Quaker State 400 Traffic

Quaker State 400 at Kentucky SpeedwayStatement from Kentucky Speedway General Manager Mark Simendinger regarding yesterday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series “Quaker State 400″ traffic: “Kentucky Speedway regrets the traffic conditions surrounding the ‘Quaker State 400.’ We’re committed to working with NASCAR, state and local officials and traffic experts to assure that this never happens again. The...more»

Source: http://www.catchfence.com/2011/sprintcup/07/10/kys-statement-regarding-quaker-state-400-traffic/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=kys-statement-regarding-quaker-state-400-traffic

Trevor Bayne

zondag 10 juli 2011

Nissan/Infiniti Planning 12 New Models for the U.S. in the Next Five Years: Here’s a Breakdown

Nissan has revealed its international “Midterm Plan Announcement”—a product plan for the next six years that the company is more colorfully calling “Nissan Power 88.” Whatever the name, this is a major product offensive for Nissan, which will unveil a new product somewhere in the world every six weeks for the next six years; the [...]

Source: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/caranddriver/blog/~3/3CjqvBPq6UI/

David Lee Blaney

GRAND-AM: SPOILER: Monterey Results

Excellence and errors on pit lane played a crucial role in finish in both classes at the Continental Tire Sports Car Festival Powered by Mazda event in Monterey.

Source: http://auto-racing.speedtv.com/article/grand-am-spoiler-monterey-results/

Matthew Roy Kenseth

Report: Chinese police caught rebadging Mercedes as Honda to avoid taxpayer ire

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Perhaps there was once a time when the Chinese citizenry couldn't tell the difference between a Mercedes-Benz and a Honda. In today's car-crazy China, however, this is clearly no longer the case. That didn't stop police in Fangchenggang (part of Guangxi Province) from performing a low-tech badge swap on a Mercedes-Benz ML350 in a bid to make it look like a run-of-the-mill Honda, right down to CR-V emblem on the rear liftgate.

Car News China reports that the police did it to fool taxpayers into thinking that the department didn't spend big bucks on a Benz. An ML350 reportedly costs around 900,000 yuan ($139,000 USD), which is a lot more than Honda CR-V, which runs around 200,000 yuan ($30,000 or so). As you may have guessed, the ridiculous (and failed) cover-up attempt by the cops angered residents whole lot more than if they'd simply rolled out, baller style, in the Mercedes from the beginning.

Chinese police caught rebadging Mercedes as Honda to avoid taxpayer ire originally appeared on Autoblog on Sat, 09 Jul 2011 16:39:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Dan Gurney

Williams won’t get early Renault test

Renault's managing director Jean-Francois Caubet says Williams is very likely to have to wait until February next year before it tests the French engines. The Grove team announced a Renault engine deal on Monday, in an agreement that sees the two parties reviving a relationship that brought them nine championships in the past. Caubet said, however, that Williams will have to wait until the first test of 2012 before it can run its new engines.

Source: http://www.iracing.com/inracingnews/formula-one-news/f1-formula-one-news/williams-wont-get-early-renault-test/

Emmanuel de Graffenried

zaterdag 9 juli 2011

Tony Stewart gets Office Depot “Back-To-School” paint at Kentucky

NASCAR® driver Tony Stewart will sport a colorful “Back-To-School” paint scheme on his No. 14 Office Depot/Mobil 1 Chevrolet Impala during Saturday night’s inaugural NASCAR Sprint Cup Series™ Quaker State 400 race at Kentucky Speedway (Saturday, July 9, 7:30 p.m. EDT, TNT). The paint scheme features a fun variety of school supplies and technology, including [...]

Source: http://finallapradio.com/2011/07/05/tony-stewart-gets-office-depot-back-to-school-paint-at-kentucky/

David Hampshire

Alan Dershowitz: Vance Dragging His Feet on Fatal Crash Investigation

Adam Lemire at the Daily News reports that Harvard Law professor Alan Dershowitz is losing patience with the office of Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance. Dershowitz’s sister-in-law, Marilyn Dershowitz, was killed by a postal truck driver as she biked on West 29th Street last weekend. The driver left the scene and had to be tracked [...]

Source: http://www.streetsblog.org/2011/07/08/alan-dershowitz-vance-dragging-his-feet-on-fatal-crash-investigation/

Al Keller

Dyson, BMW top ALMS qualifying

The Dyson Lola-Mazda and BMW squads led the way in LMP1 and GT qualifying respectively as the American Le Mans Series resumed at a slightly damp Lime Rock following its break for the Le Mans 24 Hours. Chris Dyson put his team's #16 car on pole with a 45.708s lap, as series newcomer Steven Kane made a highly promising debut by completing an all-Dyson front row in the returning #20 entry, which the former McLaren AUTOSPORT BRDC Award winner will share with Humaid Al Masaood for the rest of the year

Source: http://www.iracing.com/inracingnews/other-news/sports-cars/alms/dyson-bmw-top-alms-qualifying/

Jesús Iglesias

Fontana returns to IndyCar calendar

The IndyCar series will return to the Auto Club Speedway for a night race in 2012, it was announced on Tuesday. The two-mile oval circuit hosted CART races from 1997 to 2002 and IndyCar events from 2002 to 2005, before it was dropped from the calendar. "We feel the time is right to bring IndyCar racing back to Auto Club Speedway," said Randy Bernard, chief executive officer of INDYCAR.

Source: http://www.iracing.com/inracingnews/indycar-news/indycar/fontana-returns-to-indycar-calendar/

Innes Ireland

vrijdag 8 juli 2011

Q and A with Nigel Mansell

AUTOSPORT catches up with former world champion Nigel Mansell, who attended the press conference where Williams announced its new engine deal with Renault. Nigel Mansell: I'm just thrilled to be part of this today to see that Renault and Williams are coming back together. Having won 28 races for them in our career and the world championship the one time was truly an amazing experience and I'm just pleased for the whole team

Source: http://www.iracing.com/inracingnews/formula-one-news/f1-formula-one-news/q-and-a-with-nigel-mansell/

Jean Marc Gounon

New BMW completes roll-out

BMW's 2012 DTM racer hit the track for the first time at the German manufacturer's Aschheim test circuit on Monday morning. The M3 DTM was given a brief roll-out in front of BMW motorsport director Jens Marquardt and a number of high-level company executives, 10 days before its public launch in Munich.

Source: http://www.iracing.com/inracingnews/other-news/miscellaneous/dtm/new-bmw-completes-roll-out/

Hubert Hahne

Mixed Results for Ali Jackson at Indianapolis Speedrome

Nine Racing Ali Jackson Brownsburg, Indiana (July 7, 2011) Ireland's Ali Jackson returned to the Bryant Heating & Cooling Indianapolis Speedrome weekly wars on Wednesday night, July 6, along with 11 other midgets to compete in the USAC Mopar D1...

Source: http://www.motorsportsjournal.com/archives/2011/07/mixed_results_for_ali_jac.php

Jimmy Jackson

Rossi: Ducati needs more upgrades

Valentino Rossi says Ducati needs to come up with further new developments to address the issues with the front end of its bike as switching to the 2012 chassis has not solved the problem. Ducati recently introduced a version of its 2012 bike with a 2011-style 800cc for Rossi after struggling in the opening rounds, but the new machine has not delivered an upturn in results in its two appearances so far. "I think the problem is quite clear and we have to work - on improving the setting of this bike, but also on making something else to make a bigger step," said Rossi.

Source: http://www.iracing.com/inracingnews/other-news/motorcycles/motogp/rossi-ducati-needs-more-upgrades/

Hubert Hahne

donderdag 7 juli 2011

Official: NHTSA assessing pedestrian warning systems for hybrid and electric vehicles [w/poll]

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The addition of pedestrian warning systems on sometimes near-silent vehicles like the electric Nissan Leaf and hybrid Toyota Prius has been the subject of much debate, but with the U.S. House and Senate passing a measure that requires hybrids and plug-in vehicles to emit an audible sound to warn nearby pedestrians, like it or not, these noise-making systems will soon become standard on all electric-drive autos sold in the U.S.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has announced that it has taken the first steps toward proposing regulations to "protect unsuspecting pedestrians" from accidents involving near-silent vehicles. Says U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood:
America's streets must be safe for everyone who uses them. As we improve the environment with cleaner cars, we must also consider how it affects those on bikes and on foot.
The NHTSA is beginning to lay out its proposed regulations for pedestrian warning systems. This may take some time, but eventually the agency will evaluate noise-making systems and publish its recommendations in the Federal Register. At that time, the public will have 30 days to submit comments on the NHTSA's proposed rules.

Ahead of that, feel free to cast either a Yea or Nay vote on noisemakers in general in our informal poll below.

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Kerry Dale Earnhardt

Vodafone McLaren Mercedes extends contract with test & reserve driver Gary Paffett

Vodafone McLaren Mercedes Tue, 5 Jul 2011 Photo by: Vodafone McLaren Mercedes Vodafone McLaren Mercedes has extended its contract with Gary Paffett for the 2012 season....

Source: http://www.motorsportsjournal.com/archives/2011/07/vodafone_mclaren_mercedes_78.php

Toyota Kimmy

David Ragan Finds Redemption At Daytona

By Reid Spencer Sporting News NASCAR Wire Service (July 2, 2011) DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Less than five months later, at the site of his biggest mistake, David Ragan got it right. On the second attempt at a green-white-checkered-flag finish, Ragan was out front when caution flew on the 10th lap of overtime in Saturday [...]

Source: http://finallapradio.com/2011/07/02/david-ragan-finds-redemption-at-daytona/

Max Jean

Dershowitz Death Illuminates Dangers Faced By Greenway-Bound Cyclists

Green lines are major north-south bike routes; red lines represent obstacles to the West Side Greenway; purple lines are wide, dangerous crosstown streets; and orange lines are westbound connections to the greenway. View a larger map.
Streetsblog reader Mark Davis has put together a map showing how greenway-bound cyclists are funneled through the West 29th Street [...]

Source: http://www.streetsblog.org/2011/07/06/dershowitz-death-illuminates-dangers-faced-by-greenway-bound-cyclists/

Toyota Kimmy

woensdag 6 juli 2011

Vergne dominates at Hungaroring

Jean-Eric Vergne dominated this afternoon's Formula Renault 3.5 race at the Hungaroring to claim his second victory of the season after his Spa triumph. Rain prior to the start contributed to some unexpected action before the race got under way

Source: http://www.iracing.com/inracingnews/3rdparty/vergne-dominates-at-hungaroring/

Nanni Galli

Rockenfeller: No crash after-effects

Mike Rockenfeller insists that his back row grid position for the DTM race at the Norisring has nothing to do with the after-effects of his horrific accident at Le Mans. The Audi driver is returning to the DTM this weekend after he was forced to sit out the last race at Lausitz while he recovered from his accident on board the Audi R18 last month.

Source: http://www.iracing.com/inracingnews/other-news/miscellaneous/dtm/rockenfeller-no-crash-after-effects/

Armour Vienna Sausage Kroger Chevrolet

Interview: Ricky Stenhouse Jr.

Ricky and Kerry discuss the following before racing at Daytona this weekend. -Oregon Students Win 62nd Annual Ford/AAA Auto Skills Competition -This weekend at Daytona –Drafting partners –Radio Dial –Got anything for Tony Stewart? -Breakout win at Iowa this year -3rd in points, just 7 back of the leader -Like the new points system in [...]

Source: http://finallapradio.com/2011/07/01/interview-ricky-stenhouse-jr/

Brian Henton

This Week: Better Access to Brooklyn Bridge Park, Part Two

Last week we reported on NYC DOT’s set of pedestrian and bike improvements for Brooklyn’s Old Fulton Street, the gateway to the northern end of Brooklyn Bridge Park. This week, DOT will present a second piece in the plan for improved access to the new park — improvements to the western end of Atlantic Avenue [...]

Source: http://www.streetsblog.org/2011/07/05/this-week-better-access-to-brooklyn-bridge-park-part-two/

Alan Jones

dinsdag 5 juli 2011

Roush Yates Engines Earn Multiple Wins over Holiday Weekend

Roush Yates EnginesMooresville, NC (July 5, 2011) Scott Bloomquist and David Ragan let freedom ring over the holiday weekend with spectacular wins in front of enthusiastic crowds. Bloomquist captured two more victories in the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series in Ohio this weekend and David Ragan earned his first ever Sprint Cup victory at...more»

Source: http://www.catchfence.com/2011/otherseries/07/05/roush-yates-engines-earn-multiple-wins-over-holiday-weekend/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=roush-yates-engines-earn-multiple-wins-over-holiday-weekend

Johnny Herbert

Paffett extends McLaren test deal

Gary Paffett has extended his test and reserve driver contract with McLaren into next season, the Woking-based team announced on Tuesday.

Source: http://www.iracing.com/inracingnews/formula-one-news/f1-formula-one-news/paffett-extends-mclaren-test-deal/

Roberto Guerrero

Guintoli lined up as Pramac stand-in

Sylvain Guintoli could return to MotoGP for the German Grand Prix to substitute for the injured Pramac rider Loris Capirossi. World Superbike racer Guintoli competed in MotoGP with Tech 3 Yamaha in 2007 and Pramac Ducati in 2008, taking a best result of fourth with a spectacular ride for Tech 3 in the wet 2007 Japanese GP. The 29-year-old Frenchman departed for Superbikes, first in the British championship then at world level, in 2009 following a tough season with Pramac, but has now been invited to test for the Italian squad at Mugello on Monday

Source: http://www.iracing.com/inracingnews/other-news/motorcycles/motogp/guintoli-lined-up-as-pramac-stand-in/

Tony Gaze

NSCS Pole Report: Martin claims the Coke Zero 400 pole

Source: http://www.skirtsandscuffs.com/2011/07/nscs-pole-report-martin-claims-coke.html

Bill Holland

maandag 4 juli 2011

Ford Racing, 2011 NSCS Coke Zero 400 Post-Race Recaps

Ford RacingTREVOR BAYNE – No. 21 Motorcraft/Quick Lane Ford Fusion – “At the beginning of the race we didn’t really have a plan of who we were gonna work with. The other Ford cars had teammates already and we were gonna work on whoever we found and we worked with the 33 car at first...more»

Source: http://www.catchfence.com/2011/sprintcup/07/03/ford-racing-2011-nscs-coke-zero-400-post-race-recaps/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=ford-racing-2011-nscs-coke-zero-400-post-race-recaps

Keith Greene

Hamilton desperate for more success

Lewis Hamilton has admitted that he is concerned about his place in Formula 1's record books if he is not able to emulate the dominant form Sebastian Vettel is currently showing. Vettel took Hamilton's place as F1's youngest ever world champion when he secured the 2010 title, appears to be on the way to a second straight crown, and after Valencia last weekend has now won more grands prix than the McLaren driver. Hamilton told the Daily Express that it was extremely important to him that he left the sport as a multiple champion.

Source: http://www.iracing.com/inracingnews/formula-one-news/f1-formula-one-news/hamilton-desperate-for-more-success/

Bruno Giacomelli

City Asks Judge to Reject NBBL Attorney’s Request to Put Off PPW Hearing

The city’s Law Department has responded to the latest maneuver by Gibson Dunn attorney Jim Walden seeking to delay a decision on the Prospect Park West lawsuit.
On Monday, Walden sent a letter to Brooklyn Supreme Court Judge Bert Bunyan, citing a recent New York Times story on Bloomberg administration pilot projects to press his [...]

Source: http://www.streetsblog.org/2011/07/01/city-asks-judge-to-reject-nbbl-attorneys-request-to-put-off-ppw-hearing/


Conservation Voters Give Legislature “B” Grade on Transportation

The state legislature earned a solid B on sustainable transportation issues this term, according to a report card issued Wednesday by the New York League of Conservation Voters. Legislators earned top marks for passing complete streets legislation and a transit funding lockbox, but were penalized for their continued attacks on the MTA’s budget.
Transportation was one [...]

Source: http://www.streetsblog.org/2011/07/01/conservation-voters-give-legislature-b-grade-on-transportation/

Kasey Kenneth Kahne

zondag 3 juli 2011

In the Rearview Mirror: The history behind the Coke Zero 400

Source: http://www.skirtsandscuffs.com/2011/06/in-rearview-mirror-history-behind-coke.html

Bobby Grim

Michael to honor brother Darrell with special paint at Kentucky

CORNELIUS, N.C. – Two-time Daytona 500 champion Michael Waltrip has enjoyed many special races in his career, but few will be as meaningful to the Owensboro, Ky. native as the July 9 inaugural NASCAR Sprint race at Kentucky Speedway. With the support of long-time sponsor Aaron’s Inc., Michael will celebrate the election of his brother [...]

Source: http://finallapradio.com/2011/06/29/michael-to-honor-brother-darrell-with-special-paint-at-kentucky/

Kurt Thomas Busch

Marcos Ambrose: Fastest Cat in Daytona

Source: http://www.skirtsandscuffs.com/2011/07/marcos-ambrose-fastest-cat-in-daytona.html

Parker Kligerman

Richmond International Raceway to Install SAFER barriers on Backstretch of America’s Premier Short Track

Richmond International RacewaySAFER barriers will be installed in time for the September “One Last Race to Make The Chase” NASCAR weekend at Richmond International Raceway. The new SAFER barriers will cover the entire length of the inside backstretch wall, which is over 900 feet. “The safety of all who attend our events, including the drivers,...more»

Source: http://www.catchfence.com/2011/sprintcup/07/01/richmond-international-raceway-to-install-safer-barriers-on-backstretch-of-america%e2%80%99s-premier-short-track/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=richmond-international-raceway-to-install-safer-barriers-on-backstretch-of-america%25e2%2580%2599s-premier-short-track

Casey James Mears

zaterdag 2 juli 2011

DOT: “No Plans at This Time” for Car-Free Central Park Trial

Every community board surrounding Central Park has supported taking cars off the park loop for a summertime trial, but DOT has no plans to give kids and families more car-free time to bike. Photo: Asterix611 via Flickr.
The July 4 weekend is upon us and with it, the height of summer. If Manhattan’s community boards [...]

Source: http://www.streetsblog.org/2011/07/01/dot-no-plans-at-this-time-for-car-free-central-park-trial/


MOTOGP: Stoner Over Spies For Pole

The skies opened up at Mugello today but not before Repsol Honda's Casey Stoner laid down a record-breaking lap and secured his fifth pole position of the 2011 MotoGP season.

Source: http://moto-racing.speedtv.com/article/motogp-stoner-over-spies-for-pole/

Divina Galica

Over the Wall with Sybil Summers

Source: http://www.skirtsandscuffs.com/2011/06/over-wall-with-sybil-summers.html

Kurt Thomas Busch

2011 NNS SUBWAY Jalapeno 250 Race Results

Joey Logano in 2011 SUBWAY Jalapeno 250 Victory Lane - Photo Credit: Jared C. Tilton/Getty ImagesJoey Logano, who only led one lap (the most important lap) held off Jason Leffler (by 0.040 seconds) Friday night to win the NNS SUBWAY Jalapeno 250 at Daytona International Speedway. This was Logano’s 1st series win of the 2011...more»

Source: http://www.catchfence.com/2011/nationwide/07/01/2011-nns-subway-jalapeno-250-race-results/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=2011-nns-subway-jalapeno-250-race-results

Chris Irwin

vrijdag 1 juli 2011

Arena Motorsport to attend Goodwood

British Touring Car team Arena Motorsport will be part of the Goodwood Festival of Speed this weekend. Tom Chilton, who currently lies eighth in the BTCC standings for Arena, will drive the squad's latest Ford Focus up the hill on all three days. He will be joined by former BTCC ace Paul Radisich in the 1993 Monza World Cup-winning Mondeo and off-road star Ken Block in a Fiesta WRC machine, as Ford celebrates its centenary

Source: http://www.iracing.com/inracingnews/other-news/touring-cars/btcc/arena-motorsport-to-attend-goodwood/

Roberto Guerrero