woensdag 31 augustus 2011

Aston Martin Lays Out Specifications for 2012 V12 Vantage GT3 Race Car, Prices Start at $490,000

Today, we bring you our most pressing consumer news this week: pricing and specifications for Aston Martin’s new 2012 V-12 Vantage GT3 race car have been released. We know you all have been pining for your Aston GT3 cars, and now the 2012s are finally here. The Vantage GT3 succeeds the DBRS9 and packs a [...]

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Parker Kligerman Hiroshi Fushida Theo Helfrich

Coletti to miss rest of season

Stefano Coletti will miss the rest of the GP2 season after it was confirmed he sustained two compression fractures in his back in a crash during race one at Spa. The Trident driver ran over the back of Mikhail Aleshin's Carlin car as the Russian slowed when his engine went into safe mode due to running at reduced speed as the safety car had just been deployed

Source: http://www.iracing.com/inracingnews/other-news/formula-cars/gp2/coletti-to-miss-rest-of-season/

Ukyo Katayama Carl Michael Edwards III Helm Glöckler

Schick Xtreme3 To Sponsor Ryan Truex For NASCAR Nationwide Series Race In Atlanta With Joe Gibbs Racing

“Truex will Drive Joe Gibbs Racing No. 20 Toyota Camry in Atlanta” Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR)HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (August 30, 2011) – Schick Xtreme3 will sponsor the Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) No. 20 Toyota Camry driven by Ryan Truex for Saturday’s NASCAR Nationwide Series race in Atlanta. Truex is currently slated to drive in a total...more»

Source: http://www.catchfence.com/2011/nationwide/08/30/schick-xtreme3-to-sponsor-ryan-truex-for-nascar-nationwide-series-race-in-atlanta-with-joe-gibbs-racing/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=schick-xtreme3-to-sponsor-ryan-truex-for-nascar-nationwide-series-race-in-atlanta-with-joe-gibbs-racing

Virgil Ernest Irvan III Dan Gurney Bobby Grim

Renault's Kubica has successful operation

Source: http://www.newsobserver.com/2011/08/28/1443114/renaults-kubica-has-successful.html

Bruno Giacomelli Trevor Bayne Duncan Hamilton

dinsdag 30 augustus 2011

Carl Edwards, 2011 NSCS AdvoCare 500 Race Preview

Carl Edwards - Photo Credit: John Harrelson/Getty Images for NASCARCarl Edwards – NSCS ATLANTA ADVANCE Team: No. 99 Aflac Friends of a Feather Ford Fusion Crew Chief: Bob Osborne Chassis: RK-768 This car last ran at Indy where it finished 14th QUOTES Carl Edwards on racing at Atlanta Motor Speedway: “I love going toAtlanta, it’s...more»

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Joseph Francis Nemechek III Ralph Dale Earnhardt Sr Jeremy Allan Mayfield

Parks Drops Dismount Signage at Upper West Side Greenway Exit

A reader sends along this shot from the Hudson River Greenway exit at W. 72nd Street. Cyclists are apparently no longer required to dismount on the shared path that connects the greenway and Riverside Drive, a ham-handed directive issued by the Parks Department last summer. Our tipster says the new signs have replaced dismount instructions, [...]

Source: http://www.streetsblog.org/2011/08/30/parks-drops-dismount-signage-at-upper-west-side-greenway-exit/

Lucas di Grassi Jeffrey Michael Gordon Eddie Irvine

Report: Cadillac likely to approve flagship, more hybrid models

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Cadillac Ciel Concept

According to The Detroit Bureau, Cadillac is aiming to produce a new high-end flagship on the massive Omega platform. The news comes in the wake of the exuberant public reaction to the company's Ciel Concept, and General Motors says that a hard-top version of the lengthy convertible is already in the works. We may see that concept in as little as a few months. While General Motors is being fairly tight-lipped about the vehicle's actual production schedule, The Detroit Bureau reports that the new Omega may land in dealerships by 2015 at the latest.

But that's not the only news from Cadillac. The company has also made it clear that buyers can expect to be able to snap up a range of hybrid vehicles from the luxury automaker. While that includes efforts like the upcoming Volt-based ELR, the brand intends to flex its tech muscles with multiple hybrid technologies in the near future. The Detroit Bureau hypothesizes that Cadillac may dabble in incredibly efficient vehicles as well as high-performance hybrids similar to what Porsche is currently producing.

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Narain Karthikeyan Jerry Hoyt Jean Marc Gounon

Tributes flood in for Martin Hines

Former Formula 1 drivers David Coulthard and Anthony Davidson have paid tribute to karting guru Martin Hines, who died on Sunday morning aged 64. He had been suffering with cancer.

Source: http://www.iracing.com/inracingnews/real-world-racing/3rdparty/tributes-flood-in-for-martin-hines/

Lucas di Grassi Jeffrey Michael Gordon Eddie Irvine

Stewart Endures Long Night at Bristol

Bass Pro Shops/Office Depot Driver Battles Ill-Handling Car To Finish 28th NSCS No. 14 Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet Impala SS driven by Tony Stewart - Stewart-Haas RacingDate: Aug. 27, 2011 Event: Irwin Tools Night Race (Round 24 of 36) Series: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Location: Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway (.533-mile oval) Start/Finish: 42nd/28th (Running, completed...more»

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José Froilán González Brad Keselowski Christian Klien

maandag 29 augustus 2011

Bad night at Bristol for drivers on Chase bubble

It didnt take long for Paul Menards race to go awry at Bristol Motor Speedway.

Source: http://www.nascarracinglive.com/nascar/bad-night-at-bristol-for-drivers-on-chase-bubble.html

Travis Wade Kvapil Kurt Thomas Busch Cecil Green

Getting a Vintage Lamborghini to the Pebble Beach Weekend, and Then Getting It Running

“What do you mean you’re not taking the Espada to the show? That was the whole point!” It was 7:00 a.m. on the Friday morning of the annual Pebble Beach car extravaganza weekend in Monterey, California. While my wife Tina scolded me over the phone, cars were already lining up on the fog-shrouded greens at [...]

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Ken Kavanagh Frank Gardner Ignazio Giunti

Kyle Busch Wins Record 50th NASCAR Nationwide Series Race at Bristol Motor Speedway

“Line Designs Driver Beats Teammate Logano by .019 of a Second At Bristol” Kyle Busch celebrates winning his third consecutive NASCAR Nationwide Series win at Bristol Motor Speedway on Friday, becoming the first driver to accomplish that feat. - Photo Credit: Jason Smith/Getty Images for NASCARDate: Aug. 26, 2011 Event: Food City 250 (Round 25...more»

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Kenny Dale Irwin Jr Joe Kelly Richie Ginther

Grosjean not chasing 2011 F1 seat

Newly-crowned GP2 champion Romain Grosjean says he is not focusing on trying to race for Renault in Formula 1 before the end of the season. The Frenchman, who is managed by Renault F1 team boss Eric Boullier's Gravity Sport programme, has been linked to a drive alongside Vitaly Petrov before the end of the season. Bruno Senna has replaced Nick Heidfeld as Petrov's team-mate this weekend, and the team has said that it hopes to keep the Brazilian in the car for the remainder of the season.

Source: http://www.iracing.com/inracingnews/formula-one-news/f1-formula-one-news/grosjean-not-chasing-2011-f1-seat/

Trevor Bayne Duncan Hamilton Hubert Hahne

Lorenzo aiming for Indy podium

Jorge Lorenzo believes he can finish on the podium in Sunday's Indianapolis Grand Prix, despite the MotoGP world champion enduring a "nightmare" weekend so far. The Yamaha rider had a terrible time in practice by his standards and could get no higher than sixth in any of the three sessions.

Source: http://www.iracing.com/inracingnews/other-news/motorcycles/motogp/lorenzo-aiming-for-indy-podium/

Yves Giraud Cabantous Charles Robert Hamilton V Mack Hellings

zondag 28 augustus 2011

RCR Post Race Report — Bristol Motor Speedway and Madison International Speedway

  RCR Post Race Report — Bristol Motor Speedway and Madison International Speedway Richard Childress Racing (RCR)NASCAR Sprint Cup Series RACE: IRWIN Tools Night Race TRACK: Bristol Motor Speedway DATE: August 27, 2011 Race Highlights: RCR teammates finished 15th (Jeff Burton), 22nd (Kevin Harvick), 26th (Clint Bowyer) and 30th (Paul Menard). Menard has completed each...more»

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Kevin Michael Harvick Cuth Harrison Jim Hurtubise

2012 Toyota Camry First Drive: Can the Sales King Keep Its Crown?

More luxury and more mpg for America’s most popular car. Since 1997, the Toyota Camry has been the best selling car in America every year but one (2001). Last year, Americans bought 327,804 of  them. Furthermore, the Camry platform serves as the foundation for the following Toyota and Lexus models: Avalon, Highlander, Sienna, Venza, ES350, [...]

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Yves Giraud Cabantous Charles Robert Hamilton V Mack Hellings

INDY Shorts : A Chat with Will Power

Source: http://www.skirtsandscuffs.com/2011/08/indy-shorts-chat-with-will-power.html

Ingo Hoffmann Emmanuel de Graffenried Karl Kling

Tony Stewart Statement on Danica Patrick, intend to go Cup in 2013

Statement from Tony Stewart Regarding Danica Patrick’s Limited NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Schedule with Stewart-Haas Racing in 2012 KANNAPOLIS, N.C., (Aug. 25, 2011) – In a press conference earlier today in Scottsdale, Ariz., Danica Patrick announced she will run a limited NASCAR Sprint Cup Series schedule for Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR) in 2012 with sponsorship from [...]

Source: http://thefinallap.com/2011/08/25/tony-stewart-statement-on-danica-patrick-intend-to-go-cup-in-2013/

Marc Gené Z Line Toyota Jim Hall

Vettel takes pole position for Belgian GP (PA SportsTicker)


Source: http://www.nascarracinglive.com/nascar/vettel-takes-pole-position-for-belgian-gp-pa-sportsticker.html

Nanni Galli Loris Kessel Yves Giraud Cabantous

zaterdag 27 augustus 2011

Calado leads all-ART GP3 front row

James Calado led an ART one-two in a wet/dry GP3 qualifying session at Spa on Saturday morning. The session started with conditions clearly requiring wet weather tyres, but the track dried slowly throughout the 30 minutes. By the end, the track had just reached the crossover point for slick tyres, and those that gambled on an early switch had their tyres up to temperature to capitalise

Source: http://www.iracing.com/inracingnews/real-world-racing/3rdparty/calado-leads-all-art-gp3-front-row/

James Hunt Romain Grosjean Georges Grignard

2011 NSCS IRWIN Tools Night Race Q&A with Team Chevy Driver, Jimmie Johnson

2011 NSCS Jimmie Johnson Standing on Pit Wall - Photo Credit: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images for NASCARJIMMIE JOHNSON, NO. 48 LOWE’S/KOBALT TOOLS CHEVROLET, met with members of the media at Bristol Motor Speedway and discussed his mindset as the Chase is approaching, his mental and physical mindset going into this year’s Chase verses the past...more»

Source: http://www.catchfence.com/2011/sprintcup/08/26/2011-nscs-irwin-tools-night-race-qa-with-team-chevy-driver-jimmie-johnson/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=2011-nscs-irwin-tools-night-race-qa-with-team-chevy-driver-jimmie-johnson

Jeffrey Michael Gordon Eddie Irvine Paul Hawkins

Thunder Valley Awaits NASCAR's Top Rookie

TRG Motorsports Mooresville, N.C. (8/25/2011) The #71 TRG Motorsports team is solidly locked in the top-35 of NASCAR's owner's points standings as it heads to Thunder Valley this weekend. Andy Lally will pilot his Interstate Moving Services Ford Fusion in...

Source: http://www.motorsportsjournal.com/archives/2011/08/thunder_valley_awaits_nas.php

Karl Kling Ralph Dale Earnhardt Jr Masahiro Hasemi

2011 NSCS IRWIN Tools Night Race Q&A with Ford Racing Driver, Carl Edwards

Carl Edwards - Photo Credit: Todd Warshaw/Getty Images for NASCARCarl Edwards, who currently stands fourth in the Cup point standings and was the fastest car in both practice sessions at Bristol Motor Speedway Friday, met with media members prior to qualifying. THE SPRINT SUMMER SHOWDOWN IS COMING UP NEXT WEEK IN ATLANTA. YOU HAVE WON...more»

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Miguel Ángel Guerra Juan Pablo Montoya Olivier Gendebien

2013 Lexus GS350 Official Photos and Info: Finally Not Boring

We get our first look at a totally uncamo’d version of the new Lexus mid-sizer. Thanks to an unveil this evening in Pebble Beach we finally have our first good look at the 2013 Lexus GS350—we previously drove heavily camo’d prototypes—and, with it, the future look and styling direction of the Lexus brand. The company [...]

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Jacky Ickx Floyd Anthony Raines Dick Gibson

vrijdag 26 augustus 2011

Fontana joins Jenzer for Spa

Alex Fontana will make his GP3 debut at Spa this weekend after signing a last-minute deal to race for Jenzer Motorsport. The Swiss teenager currently leads the European F3 Open standings and was a winner earlier in the year at Spa in that championship. His Jenzer move comes at the expense of Vittorio Ghirelli, who has stood down from driving duties with the team

Source: http://www.iracing.com/inracingnews/real-world-racing/3rdparty/fontana-joins-jenzer-for-spa/

Brian Henton Sam Hanks Bertrand Gachot

2011 Concorso Italiano Photo Gallery: Ferraris and Lancias and Fiats and…

Style as only the Italians can do it. Concorso Italiano is one of the most popular events during the Pebble weekend, showcasing the finest in Italian machinery from all eras. Held at Laguna Seca Golf Ranch, this year’s event highlighted original-condition and barn-find cars and was sponsored by Fiat North America, so there were plenty [...]

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Nicolas Kiesa John James Miguel Ángel Guerra

Schumacher enjoys poignant day

Michael Schumacher said being on track at Spa-Francorchamps 20 years on from his debut weekend in Formula 1 was still a special experience even though Friday practice for this year's Belgian Grand Prix was largely a wash-out. Persistent rain meant there were only a few minutes of dry running in each of today's sessions, although Schumacher and Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg made the most of one such period to go quickest in the morning.

Source: http://www.iracing.com/inracingnews/formula-one-news/f1-formula-one-news/schumacher-enjoys-poignant-day/

Brian Hart Yuji Ide Maurício Gugelmin


NHRA CLERMONT, Ind. Wed, 24 Aug 2011 Robert Hight and Mike Neff were the quickest in Funny Car, while Top Fuel pilot Bob Vandergriff Jr. and Pro Stock Motorcycle rider Andrew Hines put up the best time in their respective...

Source: http://www.motorsportsjournal.com/archives/2011/08/hight_neff_quickest_in_fu.php

Bobby Grim Richard Allen Craven Zaxby s Chevrolet

donderdag 25 augustus 2011

Ferrari 458 Italia vs. McLaren MP4-12C and Porsche 911 GT2 RS: Chariots of the Gods Compared

Chariots of the Gods: Three exotics ready to take you to supercar paradise–fast. Once upon a time—okay, right now—three automakers set out on a quest to offer passage to sports-car paradise. The fare, starting at about a quarter-million, is not cheap. Expectations are correspondingly high. The requirements necessary to reach this automotive Shangri-La are constantly [...]

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Joe Kelly Richie Ginther Joseph Francis Nemechek III

Stanaway makes ART move

Richie Stanaway will make his GP3 Series debut at Spa this weekend after signing a two-race deal with reigning champion team ART Grand Prix. The 19-year-old New Zealander won last year's ADAC Formel Masters title and currently leads the German F3 championship after winning nine times already in his maiden season in the category. "Just found out I will be driving in the last two race weekends of the GP3 Series with ART Grand Prix at Spa-Francorchamps & Monza," Stanaway wrote on his Twitter feed.

Source: http://www.iracing.com/inracingnews/real-world-racing/3rdparty/stanaway-makes-art-move/

Bruno Giacomelli Trevor Bayne Duncan Hamilton

Labonte and JTG-Daugherty Racing Team Return to Bristol Motor Speedway with Bush’s Baked Beans for Some Night Racing

2011 NSCS Bobby Labonte - Photo Credit: Getty Images for NASCARBRISTOL, Tenn. (August 24, 2011) – - This weekend Bobby Labonte and JTG Daugherty Racing hope they have the found the right ingredients to be a strong contender in the Irwin Tools Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway with Bush’s Baked Beans front and center...more»

Source: http://www.catchfence.com/2011/sprintcup/08/24/labonte-and-jtg-daugherty-racing-team-return-to-bristol-motor-speedway-with-bushs-baked-beans-for-some-night-racing/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=labonte-and-jtg-daugherty-racing-team-return-to-bristol-motor-speedway-with-bushs-baked-beans-for-some-night-racing

Cecil Green Jackie Holmes Kamui Kobayashi

2012 Toyota Camry Official Pace Car for the 54th Daytona 500

2012 Toyota Camry To Serve As Official Pace Car For The 54th Annual DAYTONA 500 Toyota becomes fourth manufacturer to pace a Sprint Cup Series race at Daytona since 2010 DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The 2012 Toyota Camry will serve as the official pace car for the 54th running of the DAYTONA 500 NASCAR Sprint [...]

Source: http://thefinallap.com/2011/08/23/2012-toyota-camry-official-pace-car-for-the-54th-daytona-500-photos/

Nicolas Kiesa John James Miguel Ángel Guerra

Report: Canadian researcher working on making car plastics from mad cow parts?

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cow face

A researcher with the University of Alberta may have found a way to keep cattle waste products out of landfills. David Bressler, an associate professor with the institution's Department of Agricultural, Food and Nutritional Science began working to find uses for beef parts contaminated with mad cow disease after the Canadian beef industry was struck with the illness in 2003.

Now Bressler has found a way to use the parts to create plastics that may find their way into vehicle cabins. The process uses proteins derived from infected cow skulls, brains, nerves, eyes, tonsils and spinal cords (ick) that are currently banned from any use at all for fear of spreading infection.

The University of Alberta has a special permit to handle the proteins. By using high temperatures to break down the proteins, Bressler was then able to re-link them with other molecules to create the plastics. The material will need to go through all of the necessary regulatory trials, but its creator hopes to see the plastic in car interiors in as little as 12 months.

Canadian researcher working on making car plastics from mad cow parts? originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 24 Aug 2011 13:58:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Aldo Gordini Virgil Ernest Irvan III Dan Gurney

woensdag 24 augustus 2011

Kyle Busch grabs Chase spot with win

Kyle Busch held off reigning champion Jimmie Johnson in a green-white-chequered finish at Michigan to clinch a spot in this year's NASCAR Sprint Cup Chase. The Joe Gibbs Racing driver claimed the lead from his Hendrick Motorsports rival, who had been up front since the penultimate restart with 13 laps remaining, thanks to a timely final pitstop right before the last caution that placed him ahead once the frontrunners pitted for the last time. Johnson initially took advantage of the battle for second place following the penultimate restart but as Busch was able to get the better of Hendrick's Jeff Gordon and Roush Fenway's Matt Kenseth in the battle for second place, he quickly started eating into Johnson's lead.

Source: http://www.iracing.com/inracingnews/nascar-news/nascar/kyle-busch-grabs-chase-spot-with-win/

Z Line Toyota Jim Hall Aldo Gordini

Getting a Vintage Lamborghini to the Pebble Beach Weekend, and Then Getting It Running

“What do you mean you’re not taking the Espada to the show? That was the whole point!” It was 7:00 a.m. on the Friday morning of the annual Pebble Beach car extravaganza weekend in Monterey, California. While my wife Tina scolded me over the phone, cars were already lining up on the fog-shrouded greens at [...]

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Ralph Dale Earnhardt Sr Jeremy Allan Mayfield Terrence Lee Labonte

Subaru Names Future Sports Car “BRZ,” Production to Begin Next Spring

Subaru has named its upcoming rear-drive sports car the BRZ—the company says it stands for “Boxer engine, Rear-wheel drive, and Zenith”—and announced that production will start in the spring of 2012. The car, of course, was created in collaboration with Toyota, who will release it here under the Scion banner. Subaru will bring a technology [...]

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Paul Hawkins Hans Heyer Bob Gerard

2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK55 AMG Official Photos and Info: A New V8 for the Most Powerful SLK Ever

A new V8 for the most powerful SLK ever. The third-generation Mercedes-Benz SLK-class just went on sale, and it offers a more dynamically and aesthetically satisfying experience than ever before. There’s no better way, though, to crank those attributes up than to pass the new model to the AMG werks. Keep Reading: 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK55 [...]

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Sterling Burton Marlin Chris Irwin Bruce Johnstone

Ostberg closing on 2012 deal

Mads Ostberg is closing in on a deal to contest the entire 2012 World Rally Championship in a Ford Fiesta RS WRC.

Source: http://www.iracing.com/inracingnews/world-rally-championship-news/wrc/ostberg-closing-on-2012-deal/

Jeremy Allan Mayfield Terrence Lee Labonte Oscar González

dinsdag 23 augustus 2011

2011 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion Photo Mega-Gallery: Make Plans Now—You Need to See This

All of racing’s historic highs rolled into one incredible weekend. This author had never attended the Pebble Beach festivities before this year. But it didn’t take a veteran to realize how ridiculous I looked after just five minutes at the Rolex Monterey Historic Motorsports Reunion—formerly and colloquially known as the Monterey Historics. Standing inside turn [...]

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Jean Pierre Jabouille Rupert Keegan James Christopher McMurray

Fernandes completes QPR takeover

Team Lotus owner Tony Fernandes has completed his takeover of Premiership football club Queens Park Rangers, having bought a 66 per cent stake in the London team from Formula 1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone and former Renault team principal Flavio Briatore. Fernandes, a lifelong West Ham United fan who lived in nearby Uxbridge Road for several years as he grew up, said QPR were one of the first teams he watched, and that he has had a 'soft spot' for them ever since. He did not say how he would divide his priorities between Team Lotus, QPR and the airline he owns - Air Asia - but insisted that he would put his maximum into the newly acquired football team

Source: http://www.iracing.com/inracingnews/formula-one-news/f1-formula-one-news/fernandes-completes-qpr-takeover/

Carel Godin de Beaufort Leslie Johnson Lucas di Grassi

F1: Ferrari Motivated After Break Says Domenicali

Ferrari team boss Stefano Domenicali says the team is focused on winning as many of the remaining races as possible...

Source: http://formula-one.speedtv.com/article/f1-ferrari-motivated-after-break-says-stefano-domenicali/

Gene Hartley Kevin Paul Lepage Ken Kavanagh

Pirelli predicts big tyre difference

Pirelli believes the lap time difference between the two tyre compounds it is bringing for this weekend's Belgian Grand Prix at Spa will be one of the biggest of the season so far.

Source: http://www.iracing.com/inracingnews/formula-one-news/f1-formula-one-news/pirelli-predicts-big-tyre-difference/

David Lee Blaney Lewis Hamilton Narain Karthikeyan

Illini Mighty at Michigan

Illinois sim racer Brandon Buchberger flexed his muscle during Week Two as he took the overall win in the NASCAR iRacing.com Class C Series (NiCCS) at Michigan International Speedway. Over 2000 sim racers took to the track, but it was a win on August 14th that put Buchberger over the top for the victory. Buchberger bagged the win to take home 236 points. With an sof rating pegged at a 3770, the winner led just seven laps in the highly competitive race which featured a total of 21 lead changes over the 80 lap duration. The race was slowed by six yellow flags and saw Justin Fuller come home in second, ahead of Kwame Adjei, Carl Taylor and Ryan Ameen. Justin Brooks led the race with five laps to go [...]

Source: http://www.iracing.com/inracingnews/nascar-news/illini-mighty-at-michigan/

Nico Hülkenberg Brian Hart Yuji Ide

maandag 22 augustus 2011

Truck series driver Shane Sieg suspended by NASCAR

Source: http://www.newsobserver.com/2011/08/22/1429117/truck-series-driver-shane-sieg.html

Nico Hülkenberg Brian Hart Yuji Ide

The State of Sim Racing

I was cleaning out my office a few days ago and under the mounds of paperwork an old memory was revived.  I found my collection of old racing games and simulators from years ago.  I flipped through the pages of some of the manuals and read the system requirements and kind of chuckled.  Back in the day, 16MB of ram and a 1MB video card were considered state of the art, and hooking a steering wheel to the computer made your house the local hangout for everyone.  Then, I got to the back of some of these manuals and started reading the credits.  Some of the names from 15 years ago are still involved in sim racing development.  Ironically, I thought of the idea for this article before the release [...]

Source: http://www.iracing.com/inracingnews/iracing-news/the-state-of-sim-racing/

José Froilán González

zondag 21 augustus 2011

Fortec duo disqualified from race two

Fortec drivers Alexander Rossi and Cesar Ramos have been disqualified from Silverstone's second Formula Renault 3.5 race. In post-race technical checks both cars were found to have non-complying wheel nuts. A Renault-Sport spokesman said that the wheel nuts had been modified to improve the speed of the pitstops

Source: http://www.iracing.com/inracingnews/real-world-racing/3rdparty/fortec-duo-disqualified-from-race-two/

Aldo Gordini

Luis Takes Mid-Ohio Honors

After 85 bruising laps around the virtual Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, Hugo Luis claimed his second race victory of the 2011 iRacing.com NVIDIA Grand Prix Series – narrowing the gap on World Championship leader Klaus Kivekäs in the process and solidifying his credentials as a candidate for the 2011 title. Starting on the front row of the grid behind pole sitter Jesse Nieminen (who had set a time of 1:00.170 in qualifying), Luis got a clean start to hook-up to the tail of his My3id team-mate as the pair broke away from Greger Huttu and Kivekäs in the opening laps. It soon became apparent that Nieminen and Luis were playing out a three-stop strategy, as they amassed a lead of 16 seconds by the time they headed to the pits [...]

Source: http://www.iracing.com/inracingnews/iracing-news/luis-takes-mid-ohio-honors/

Charles Robert Hamilton V

2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK55 AMG Official Photos and Info: A New V8 for the Most Powerful SLK Ever

A new V8 for the most powerful SLK ever. The third-generation Mercedes-Benz SLK-class just went on sale, and it offers a more dynamically and aesthetically satisfying experience than ever before. There’s no better way, though, to crank those attributes up than to pass the new model to the AMG werks. Keep Reading: 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK55 [...]

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

Elmer George

Latvala suffers delays in Germany

Ford engineers have admitted they can offer no further help to solve the engine problems which are plaguing Jari-Matti Latvala's Fiesta RS WRC in Germany today.

Source: http://www.iracing.com/inracingnews/world-rally-championship-news/wrc/latvala-suffers-delays-in-germany/

Denny Hamlin

zaterdag 20 augustus 2011

Caraviello: Even with safety advances, big hits keep coming (NASCAR.com)

Caraviello: Even with safety advances, big hits keep coming

Source: http://www.nascarracinglive.com/nascar/caraviello-even-with-safety-advances-big-hits-keep-coming-nascar-com.html

Leo Kinnunen

Power slides again in Rankings

Will Power may have closed the gap to championship leader Dario Franchitti at New Hampshire, but he couldn't prevent a fall down the Castrol EDGE Rankings for a second consecutive week. The Australian finished fifth in a farcical end to the race, with stewards deciding to restart despite wet and largely undriveable conditions. The result saw him close to within 50 points of Dario Franchitti in the championship, the Scot having earlier crashed from the lead on lap 118

Source: http://www.iracing.com/inracingnews/real-world-racing/indycar-news/indycar/power-slides-again-in-rankings/

Paul Hawkins

Citroen plays down shakedown form

Citroen drivers Sebastien Ogier and Sebastien Loeb played down their apparent performance advantage after dominating Thursday's shakedown stage for Rallye Deutschland which takes place this weekend. The Trier-based event is the first the new generation of World Rally Cars will have competed on asphalt and the factory DS3 WRCs were first and second quickest in the 3.6-mile test.

Source: http://www.iracing.com/inracingnews/world-rally-championship-news/wrc/citroen-plays-down-shakedown-form/

Johnny Herbert

Lotus Announces Evora GTE Road Car Concept Coming to Pebble Beach

Two new Lotuses are making their debut at the 2011 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance: the Exige Matte Black Final Edition and this sweet, new Evora GTE Road Car concept. Inspired by the Evora GTE race car, the Road Car concept features a race-developed engine that puts out more than 420 hp, a sequential manual gearbox, [...]

Source: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/caranddriver/blog/~3/TRjl0h6i4aA/

Matthew Roy Kenseth

vrijdag 19 augustus 2011

Russian driver Sigacev in WTCC outing

Russian driver David Sigacev will join the World Touring Car Championship field for the next round at Valencia. The 22-year-old will race a third Engstler BMW run entered under the DeTeam KK Motorsport banner, alongside team regulars Franz Engstler and Kristian Poulsen. Sigacev presently races in the ADAC GT Master series in Germany.

Source: http://www.iracing.com/inracingnews/other-news/touring-cars/wtcc/russian-driver-sigacev-in-wtcc-outing/

Brian Henton

Illini Mighty at Michigan

Illinois sim racer Brandon Buchberger flexed his muscle during Week Two as he took the overall win in the NASCAR iRacing.com Class C Series (NiCCS) at Michigan International Speedway. Over 2000 sim racers took to the track, but it was a win on August 14th that put Buchberger over the top for the victory. Buchberger bagged the win to take home 236 points. With an sof rating pegged at a 3770, the winner led just seven laps in the highly competitive race which featured a total of 21 lead changes over the 80 lap duration. The race was slowed by six yellow flags and saw Justin Fuller come home in second, ahead of Kwame Adjei, Carl Taylor and Ryan Ameen. Justin Brooks led the race with five laps to go [...]

Source: http://www.iracing.com/inracingnews/nascar-news/illini-mighty-at-michigan/

Joe Kelly

Audi Urban Concept – Auto Shows

Audi imagines an e-tron for the city. Audi is to be commended for avoiding the use of the word “mobility” in describing the Frankfurt-bound Urban concept. That oft-employed term has a way of reducing motoring to a means of getting from place to place, something with which the final portion of this publication’s title conflicts. [...]

Source: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/caranddriver/blog/~3/zfi6kiZx9eM/audi_urban_concept-auto_shows

Hans Herrmann

AMA MX: Don’t Tread on Me - Villopoto Speaks

'11 AMA Motocross title leader Ryan Villopoto speaks on his first moto sweep of the season, the difference between the '11 and '12 bike, and his place on the Team USA.

Source: http://moto-racing.speedtv.com/article/ama-mx-dont-tread-on-me-villopoto-speaks/

Al Herman

donderdag 18 augustus 2011

Whitmarsh says title is still possible

McLaren boss Martin Whitmarsh says the world championship title is still possible for his drivers, despite the gap to Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel in the standings.

Source: http://www.iracing.com/inracingnews/formula-one-news/f1-formula-one-news/whitmarsh-says-title-is-still-possible/

Elmer George

Cadillac Confirms Production Converj Plug-In Hybrid, Renames It ELR

The Cadillac Converj concept caused quite a stir at 2009′s Detroit auto show—it was sporty, sleek, and, perhaps most buzz-worthy of all, used the Chevrolet Volt’s extended-range plug-in hybrid powertrain. Indeed, the two-door Converj concept was essentially a Volt in more dapper duds, and today GM announced it will go into production as the ELR. [...]

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

Bill Homeier

Busch, Edwards, Johnson, Harvick Could Clinch Chase Spots

Four Drivers May Lock Up Chase Spots This Weekend This is usually the time drivers start to gobble up Chase spots. Four drivers can clinch this weekend at Michigan. Leaving this weekend, to officially clinch a spot in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, a driver has to have a 145-point lead over 11th [...]

Source: http://thefinallap.com/2011/08/16/busch-edwards-johnson-harvick-could-clinch-chase-spots/

Brian Hart

Rosenqvist not dwelling on victory

Felix Rosenqvist says he is not dwelling on his Masters of Formula 3 victory at Zandvoort last weekend and has already turned his attention to the next round of the Euro Series at Silverstone next month. Rosenqvist took advantage of a multi-car pile-up at the start of the Zandvoort race to become the first Swede to triumph at the Masters. "Our focus shifts very quickly towards the next round of the Formula 3 Euro Series at Silverstone," said the Mucke Motorsport driver

Source: http://www.iracing.com/inracingnews/real-world-racing/3rdparty/rosenqvist-not-dwelling-on-victory/

Out! Pet Care Toyota

woensdag 17 augustus 2011

Civil Rights Group Demands End to Car-Centric Transportation Policies

“This is the civil rights dilemma: Our laws purport to level the playing field, but our transportation choices have effectively barred millions of people from accessing it.”
The civil rights fight for equitable transportation didn't end with Rosa Parks.
So says a report from the Leadership Conference Education Fund, a project of the Leadership Conference on Civil [...]

Source: http://dc.streetsblog.org/2011/08/15/civil-rights-group-demands-transportation-reform/

Leo Kinnunen

This Week in NASCAR History 8/14-8/21

Source: http://www.skirtsandscuffs.com/2011/08/this-week-in-nascar-history-814-821.html

Karl Kling

Civil Rights Group Demands End to Car-Centric Transportation Policies

“This is the civil rights dilemma: Our laws purport to level the playing field, but our transportation choices have effectively barred millions of people from accessing it.”
The civil rights fight for equitable transportation didn't end with Rosa Parks.
So says a report from the Leadership Conference Education Fund, a project of the Leadership Conference on Civil [...]

Source: http://dc.streetsblog.org/2011/08/15/civil-rights-group-demands-transportation-reform/

Joe James

Cup Series Michigan Entry List

1 00 David Reutimann 2 1 Jamie McMurray 3 2 Brad Keselowski 4 4 Kasey Kahne 5 5 Mark Martin 6 6 David Ragan 7 7 Robby Gordon 8 9 Marcos Ambrose 9 11 Denny Hamlin 10 13 Casey Mears 11 14 Tony Stewart 12 16 Greg Biffle 13 17 Matt Kenseth 14 18 Kyle [...]

Source: http://thefinallap.com/2011/08/16/cup-series-michigan-entry-list-august-2011/

Peter Gethin

dinsdag 16 augustus 2011

Gascoyne confident of midfield spot

Team Lotus will be a regular midfield runner in next year's Formula 1 World Championship, according to its chief technical officer Mike Gascoyne. The British-based squad has established itself ahead of fellow 2010 newcomers Virgin and Hispania on a regular basis this year, but has yet to score a point and is consistently still over half a second behind the likes of Toro Rosso and Williams

Source: http://www.iracing.com/inracingnews/formula-one-news/f1-formula-one-news/gascoyne-confident-of-midfield-spot/

Z Line Toyota

Hunter-Reay says win still satisfying

Ryan Hunter-Reay said his first win of the season at New Hampshire was still satisfying despite the confusing circumstances in which it was finally confirmed. Having assumed control of the race following Dario Franchitti's crash, Hunter-Reay led the field at the final, controversial restart but lost out to Oriol Servia and Scott Dixon after a poor initial getaway. He then had to wait in the pit-lane as race officials pondered whether to reset the race or restart for the final five laps, before finally being confirmed as the winner as - much to Servia's chargrin - they elected to finish the race using each driver's position prior to the wet restart

Source: http://www.iracing.com/inracingnews/real-world-racing/indycar-news/indycar/hunter-reay-says-win-still-satisfying/

Bill Homeier

Ambrose wins at Watkins Glen in wild finish

Source: http://www.newsobserver.com/2011/08/15/1414964/ambrose-wins-at-watkins-glen-in.html

Paul Hawkins

Dixon sympathetic for Barnhart

Scott Dixon says that he has some sympathy for the predicament that IndyCar president of competition Brian Barnhart was in when he made the controversial call to restart yesterday's race at New Hampshire despite the wet conditions.

Source: http://www.iracing.com/inracingnews/indycar-news/indycar/dixon-sympathetic-for-barnhart/

Tom Jones

maandag 15 augustus 2011

Button to demo F1 car in Manchester

Jenson Button will drive a McLaren Formula 1 car through the streets of Manchester later this month as part of a three-day festival in the British city. The 2009 world champion's run will take place at 11am on Monday, August 29 from Albert square, which will also be the setting for an F1 fan zone run by team sponsor Vodafone, and through the Deansgate area. "Driving an F1 car through Manchester is going to be a unique experience for me," Button said.

Source: http://www.iracing.com/inracingnews/formula-one-news/f1-formula-one-news/button-to-demo-f1-car-in-manchester/

Brian Gubby

Marcos Ambrose wins at Watkins Glen

Source: http://www.newsobserver.com/2011/08/14/1413096/nascar-sprint-cup-race-at-watkins.html

Leo Kinnunen

Toyota Motorsports, 2011 NSCS Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips at The Glen Post-Qualifying Recaps

Toyota Motorsports LogoKYLE BUSCH, No. 18 M&M’s Toyota Camry, Joe Gibbs Racing Starting Position: 1st Do you have confidence for tomorrow’s race? “We were confident going in before. Certainly we knew we had a great race car this weekend. The M&M’s boys brought a great race car to the race track here, so I can’t...more»

Source: http://www.catchfence.com/2011/sprintcup/08/13/toyota-motorsports-2011-nscs-heluva-good-sour-cream-dips-at-the-glen-post-qualifying-recaps/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=toyota-motorsports-2011-nscs-heluva-good-sour-cream-dips-at-the-glen-post-qualifying-recaps

Tom Jones

Dillon Welch Blog

Hello fellow iRacers! I made my debut in Steve Lewis’ 9 midget last Thursday at Lucas Oil Raceway (also known as Indianapolis Raceway Park).  As part of Kroger Speedfest, this race has been around for a long time.  I grew-up coming to this race a lot and if you read the formal press release, you’ll remember that I always dreamed of driving the 9 midget.  So this was a neat opportunity for me to debut in my “dream ride” in a race that I really have grown to respect. We had tested the week before so I felt confident.  We struggled a little bit in practice though.  The car was tight at the beginning of practice, and loose at the end of it so we were scratching our heads a [...]

Source: http://www.iracing.com/inracingnews/iracing-news/dillon-welch-blog/

Damon Hill

zondag 14 augustus 2011

Gibbs, Toyota join forces for 2012

Joe Gibbs Racing and Toyota Racing Development will join forces in a single engine programme to build NASCAR Toyota units from 2012. The leading Toyota outfit had been reviewing its engine programe following reliability issues that have hampered its this season, but instead of scrapping its own effort, JGR will add to the strengths of the TRD-built units. Joe Gibbs Racing drivers have suffered from repeated failures during the year, not only in races but also during practice sessions.

Source: http://www.iracing.com/inracingnews/nascar-news/nascar/gibbs-toyota-join-forces-for-2012/

Al Keller


NHRA / Lucas Oil Raceway INDIANAPOLIS (Aug. 11, 2011) NHRA and Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis will make a sizeable ticket donation to local police and fire departments in the area for the upcoming Mac Tools U. S. Nationals presented...

Source: http://www.motorsportsjournal.com/archives/2011/08/nhra_and_lucas_oil_racewa.php

Taki Inoue

Introducing Streetsblog’s Thursday Job Market

Looking for a job? If you work in transportation engineering, bike and pedestrian planning, transit planning, or transportation advocacy, you can find new opportunities on the Streetsblog Jobs Board. We just launched the board earlier this summer and every week we have new listings coming in.
For employers, posting your job openings on Streetsblog gives you [...]

Source: http://www.streetsblog.org/2011/08/11/introducing-streetsblogs-thursday-job-market/

Olivier Grouillard

2013 Audi A3 Spy Photos: The A3 Gets Ready for Round Three

Audi’s compact car gears up for new competition from Mercedes-Benz and BMW. After the Audi A3 concept debuted with an asylum escapee of an engine at last February’s Geneva auto show—it packed a 408-hp turbocharged five-cylinder—it’s hard not to be disappointed by these spy pictures of the three-door prototype, which is closer to production form. [...]

Source: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/caranddriver/blog/~3/ekRpxuFREnE/2013_audi_a3_spy_photos-future_cars

Patrick Gaillard

zaterdag 13 augustus 2011

Hendrick Garage: Pocono

Source: http://www.skirtsandscuffs.com/2011/08/hendrick-garage-pocono.html

Kevin Harvick

Abilene Christian University And Texas To Be Well Represented In Nationwide Series At Watkins Glen

Randy Hill Racing (RHR)WATKINS GLEN, New York (August 11, 2011) – - The Lone Star state will be well represented this weekend at Watkins Glen International (WGI). NASCAR Nationwide Series car owner Randy Hill will unveil a purple and white Ford Mustang with 19-year old Casey Roderick at the helm boasting the colors of Abilene...more»

Source: http://www.catchfence.com/2011/nationwide/08/11/abilene-christian-university-and-texas-to-be-well-represented-in-nationwide-series-at-watkins-glen/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=abilene-christian-university-and-texas-to-be-well-represented-in-nationwide-series-at-watkins-glen

Dale Arnold Jarrett

Porsche All But Confirms Plans for a Mid-Engine Supercar to Slot Between the 911 and 918

Short of actually putting out a press release to announce production, Porsche executives have spoken in significant detail about plans for a mid-engine supercar. The sports car would be positioned directly between the higher-performance 911 models and the limited-production 918 (shown above). In an interview with German newspaper Handelsblatt, Porsche CEO Matthias Müller said that [...]

Source: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/caranddriver/blog/~3/CBBPiSZ7Q6U/

Ralph Dale Earnhardt Jr

Power/Franchitti tension simmers on

Tension between IndyCar Series championship rivals Dario Franchitti and Will Power continued to simmer in Mid-Ohio after the pair made contact again on the opening lap of the race. Relations between the two had already turned sour in July after Power suggested that Franchitti should have received a penalty for tipping him in to a spin at Toronto - the Scot going on to win the race. Franchitti then accused Power of trying to do the same thing on the first lap of the race at Mid-Ohio on Sunday as the pair fought over third position.

Source: http://www.iracing.com/inracingnews/indycar-news/indycar/powerfranchitti-tension-simmers-on/

Walt Hansgen

vrijdag 12 augustus 2011

Jackson wins to claim points lead

Mat Jackson has taken the lead of the British Touring Car Championship with his fourth reversed-grid race win of the season at Snetterton this afternoon.

Source: http://www.iracing.com/inracingnews/other-news/touring-cars/btcc/jackson-wins-to-claim-points-lead/

Denny Hulme

Hopkins happily back in the rhythm

MotoGP returnee John Hopkins was delighted to have been able to find a rhythm on his first competitive day back on the Suzuki since Jerez in May. The 28-year-old American ended the first day's practice for the Czech MotoGP just 0.023s seconds slower than his team-mate Alvaro Bautista, having set the 10th fastest time overall. "It's been a big culture shock today, the most elite riders in the world are all packed in the MotoGP field, but it has still been a good day for us," said Hopkins.

Source: http://www.iracing.com/inracingnews/other-news/motorcycles/motogp/hopkins-happily-back-in-the-rhythm/

Oscar González

Plato leads Cruze one-two in Race 1

Jason Plato led a works Chevrolet Cruze one-two in the first British Touring Car race on the Snetterton 300 circuit on Sunday. Plato and team-mate Alex MacDowall (from third) initially got away well, but the power of the Honda Civics and a great start by Matt Neal meant they were under pressure into Riches. Neal tried to go around the outside of Plato to take the lead, but contact between the two spun Neal round and sent him across the track in front of the pack

Source: http://www.iracing.com/inracingnews/other-news/touring-cars/btcc/plato-leads-cruze-one-two-in-race-1/

Innes Ireland

Perez expects much stronger 2012

Sergio Perez is confident he will have a much stronger second season in Formula 1 next year after a solid debut campaign with Sauber. Perez, the first Mexican Formula 1 driver in nearly 30 years, has enjoyed a strong first half of the season with the Swiss squad, having scored eight points so far. The rookie is optimistic, however, that he will be able to build on his first year in Formula 1 to be much better in 2012, both on and off the track.

Source: http://www.iracing.com/inracingnews/formula-one-news/f1-formula-one-news/perez-expects-much-stronger-2012/

Dick Gibson

donderdag 11 augustus 2011

Pedrosa grateful for two-week break

Dani Pedrosa says he is grateful for the two-week break between the US GP and this weekend's Czech MotoGP event, following the Spaniard's injury-strewn start to the season.

Source: http://www.iracing.com/inracingnews/other-news/motorcycles/motogp/pedrosa-grateful-for-two-week-break/

Out! Pet Care Toyota

Kiraly, Gelink Close on Online Grand-Am Titles at the Glen

The penultimate round of the Premier GRAND-AM iRacing.com Online Sports Car Series brought the Riley MkXX Daytona Prototypes and Ford Mustang FR500s to New York’s Finger Lakes region and Watkins Glen International, where both classes saw their respective champions crowned. Round Nine of the ten race series, open to members of the iRacing Motorsport Simulation Service, saw a pair of European online racers claim the spoils of victory in the form of $1,000 in prize money, and a dream trip to the final round of the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course September 16-17. Daytona Riley Prototypes Although it virtually had no effect on his own championship hopes, David Ward was the top points scorer at Watkins Glen. The Englishman bagged his first ever win [...]

Source: http://www.iracing.com/inracingnews/iracing-news/kiraly-gelink-close-on-online-grand-am-titles-at-the-glen/

Terrence Lee Labonte

2012 Mini Coupe Spy Photos: Now In Base Cooper Form

Hey look, a Mini on the streets of Germany! That probably isn’t something to get excited about, but in this case, it’s enough to cause some mild titters. You see, while the company started showing off the new Mini Coupe back in June, all of the official pictures showed the top-of-Mini-mountain John Cooper Works model. [...]

Source: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/caranddriver/blog/~3/A7w24VeLX3A/

Bobby Grim

Ryan Truex lands Nationwide ride

Source: http://www.newsobserver.com/2011/08/08/1399756/ryan-truex-lands-nationwide-ride.html

Danny Kladis

woensdag 10 augustus 2011

Jason Bowles, No. 64 Aspen Dental Toyota Camry Watkins Glen International Preview

Rusty Wallace Racing (RWR)JASON BOWLES / ASPEN DENTAL RACING NEWS AND NOTES: WATKINS GLEN INTERNATIONAL Aspen Dental Team News and Notes This Week’s Aspen Dental Toyota … Jason Bowles will pilot Rusty Wallace Racing chassis RWR-053 in Saturday afternoon’s Zippo 200 at Watkins Glen International. A former No. 62 chassis, this Toyota Camry debuted at...more»

Source: http://www.catchfence.com/2011/nationwide/08/10/jason-bowles-no-64-aspen-dental-toyota-camry-watkins-glen-international-preview/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=jason-bowles-no-64-aspen-dental-toyota-camry-watkins-glen-international-preview

Maurício Gugelmin

Williams ‘not giving up’ on 2011

Williams is not giving up on the 2011 season despite its disappointing campaign so far, according to the team's chairman Adam Parr. The Grove-based squad endured its worst start to a season this year, only scoring its first points in the sixth round of the championship in Monaco. Williams has managed just four points in 11 races and it's in ninth place in the standings, 18 points behind Toro Rosso

Source: http://www.iracing.com/inracingnews/formula-one-news/f1-formula-one-news/williams-not-giving-up-on-2011/

Parker Kligerman

Hopkins confident of strong return

John Hopkins believes his return to the MotoGP field with Suzuki at Brno this weekend will give him a much better chance to shine than on his one-off outing at Jerez. The Superbike racer will ride a second factory Suzuki in the Czech Grand Prix, alongside team regular Alvaro Bautista, who he had previously substituted for in Spain while Bautista recovered from a broken leg

Source: http://www.iracing.com/inracingnews/other-news/motorcycles/motogp/hopkins-confident-of-strong-return/

Keith Greene

Cuomo: College Should Be Priced Rationally. Roads? Not So Much.

At a press conference today, Governor Cuomo touted a new plan to introduce a “rational” pricing mechanism to help the state provide critical resources to New York residents. He was talking, of course, about SUNY tuition, which will be structured to rise five percent a year for the next five years.
As for introducing a rational [...]

Source: http://www.streetsblog.org/2011/08/09/cuomo-college-should-be-priced-rationally-roads-not-so-much/

Scott Russell Riggs

dinsdag 9 augustus 2011

Plato claims last-gasp pole

Jason Plato took a last-gasp pole position in the best qualifying session of the British Touring Car season so far at Snetterton. The battle boiled down to a fight between the works Chevrolet Cruzes and Honda Civics. Gordon Shedden's Civic set the first benchmark time, his 1m58.716s lap topping the timesheets for much of the session.

Source: http://www.iracing.com/inracingnews/other-news/touring-cars/btcc/plato-claims-last-gasp-pole/

Innes Ireland

Ekstrom dominates at Nurburgring

Mattias Ekstrom converted pole position into his first DTM victory of the year with a dominant performance at the Nurburgring. The Swede got away well when the red lights went out at the start and was never seriously challenged during the 49-lap race, which was horrendously short on action and overtaking

Source: http://www.iracing.com/inracingnews/other-news/miscellaneous/dtm/ekstrom-dominates-at-nurburgring/

Peter Hirt

Official: 2012 Ford Harley-Davidson F-150 arrives, now with more snakeskin

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2012 Ford Harley-Davidson F-150

Harley riders like riding Harleys. But even for the HDMC faithful, certain situations - from bad weather to transporting cargo - call for something with a little more utility. That's where the Harley-Davidson edition Ford F-150 comes in.

Since the two iconic American motor companies first teamed up in 1999, the collaboration has produced ten special edition F-150s, six Super Duty F-250 and F-350 models and even an F-450 a couple of years ago. All in, more than 70,000 examples have been sold.

For 2012, Ford has given the Harley-Davidson F-150 a revised interior, a new set of wheels, a new color option and some updated graphics. The interior now features snakeskin accents (which ought to go perfectly with those snakeskin boots yer kickin'). The new wheels are machined aluminum, measure a massive 22 inches across and feature painted accents and new hubs. The White Platinum Tri-Coat pictured above now joins the catalog, along with the new (and relatively subtle) gray flame along the flanks.

The enormous 6.2-liter V8 packs a hefty 411 horsepower and 434 pound-feet of torque - just a teensy bit more than the V-twin in a Harley hog, and you can read all about the whole package in the press release after the jump and scope it out in the high-res image gallery for more.

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Source: http://www.autoblog.com/2011/08/09/2012-ford-harley-davidson-f-150-arrives-now-with-more-snakeskin/

Gerino Gerini

Brown tops NHRA's Top Fuel qualifying

Source: http://www.newsobserver.com/2011/08/07/1396981/brown-tops-nhras-top-fuel-qualifying.html

Romain Grosjean

maandag 8 augustus 2011

Success of Fiat 500 by Gucci Begets Roofless Fiat 500C by Gucci

Hot on the heels of the Fiat 500 by Gucci hatchback the Italian automaker unveiled at this year’s Geneva auto show, Fiat and Gucci have released the 500C by Gucci. The Gucci-fied cabriolet is being released to ride the “wave of the remarkable interest attracted by the 500 by Gucci.” Remarkable indeed. When Fiat revealed [...]

Source: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/caranddriver/blog/~3/pKrrc1Faj7k/

Alan Jones

Travis Pastrana delays Nationwide Series debut

Source: http://www.skirtsandscuffs.com/2011/08/travis-pastrana-delays-nationwide.html

Brian Hart

Salt Lake City, Rising Transit Star

On the roster of cities making progress on green transportation in the western U.S., you have the usual suspects like Portland and Denver. But in terms of building track miles and adding busways, the city on the fastest pace might just be Salt Lake City, Utah.
Salt Lake City has quietly put together one of the [...]

Source: http://streetsblog.net/2011/08/08/salt-lake-city-rising-transit-star/

Kurt Thomas Busch

Name That Exhaust Note, Episode 99: 2012 Volkswagen Passat 3.6

On Tuesday, we posted an audio recording of a mystery car’s exhaust note. To hear it again, click play above. No one who commented figured out that this week’s sound came from the 2012 Volkswagen Passat 3.6. We had planned to reward the correct response with a copy of DiRT3 for PlayStation 3, but no [...]

Source: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/caranddriver/blog/~3/ZfAwpnGc0cI/

Lewis Hamilton

zondag 7 augustus 2011

Two Straight For Stewart In 360 Nationals

KNOXVILLE, Iowa — Shane Stewart made it back-to-back ASCS Knoxville Nationals championships by taking the $10,000 winner’s share in Saturday night’s 25-lap Lucas Oil ASCS presented by K&N Filters feature event atop the half-mile Knoxville Raceway clay oval. Stewart held off a mid-race bid from Sammy Swindell and then slipped away in the final circuits aboard Paul Silva’s Wesmar-powered Rockstar Energy Drink No. 57 A.R.T

Source: http://www.iracing.com/inracingnews/stewart/two-straight-for-stewart-in-360-nationals/

Jean Pierre Jarier

2011 NNS U.S. Cellular 250 First Practice Session Speeds

2011 NNS Ricky Stenhouse – Photo Credit: John Harrelson / Getty Images for NASCARRicky Stenhouse Jr., with a lap speed of 131.722 mph, was the fastest during the first NNS U.S. Cellular 250 practice session at Iowa Speedway. Second fastest and with a lap speed of 131.277 mph, was Jason Leffler, followed by Mikey Kile...more»

Source: http://www.catchfence.com/2011/nationwide/08/05/2011-nns-u-s-cellular-250-first-practice-session-speeds/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=2011-nns-u-s-cellular-250-first-practice-session-speeds

Mark Anthony Martin

India concern over 2012 GP date

Indian motor sport federation president Vicky Chandhok has voiced concerns about the event's proposed April 22 slot on the 2012 Formula 1 calendar which the sport's supremo Bernie Ecclestone submitted to the teams ahead of the Hungarian Grand Prix last weekend. Following team principals remarks that they are set to ask Ecclestone for a rethink due to the logistical demands of fly-away back-to-back races at the end of the season, Chandhok believes New Dehli's race could also benefit from a change of date due to the country's hot weather at that time of the year.

Source: http://www.iracing.com/inracingnews/formula-one-news/f1-formula-one-news/india-concern-over-2012-gp-date/

Frank Gardner

Ferrari targets Q3 improvement

Ferrari thinks that if it can further improve its form in Q3 then it has the package needed to fight for victory over the remainder of the season. Although Fernando Alonso has been the highest scoring driver in the last four races, the team feels that its chances in the races are being hurt by the fact that Red Bull Racing and McLaren are able to extract more performance in the final dash for grid positions.

Source: http://www.iracing.com/inracingnews/formula-one-news/f1-formula-one-news/ferrari-targets-q3-improvement/

Nico Hülkenberg

zaterdag 6 augustus 2011

Video: Depth of Speed's Josh Clason teaming up with eGarage

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Josh Clason (he of the Depth of Speed series) is teaming up with eGarage. Two great flavors that will certainly taste great together. Clason and eGarage plan to bring us plenty of visual automotive delight, and the duo have just realized a teaser clip of what's in store.

Verbally, the pair are mum on what's coming up. The teaser video, however, speaks volumes. We've seen the JDM Legends machines before, but the rest of the video takes on everything from rat rods and lead sleds to modern high-horsepower Bentley coupes. Click past the jump to watch the video.

One warning for the easily offended; there is a brief swear shown on screen. Don't laugh... some have rather sensitive work environments, and we don't want anyone getting in trouble.

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Source: http://www.autoblog.com/2011/08/05/depth-of-speeds-josh-clason-teaming-up-with-egarage/

Hans Heyer

Hauler accident destroys flag stand

Source: http://www.newsobserver.com/2011/08/06/1395456/hauler-accident-destroys-flag.html

Jackie Holmes

Rahal sets pace in Mid-Ohio practice

Graham Rahal set the pace in first practice for the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio as the Ganassi driver went fastest on the final lap of the session. The 22-year-old local driver's time of 1m09.603s was some way short of the expected pace (Will Power's pole lap last year was a 1m07.120s) and several drivers commented on the gripless nature of the dusty, unrubbered track

Source: http://www.iracing.com/inracingnews/indycar-news/indycar/rahal-sets-pace-in-mid-ohio-practice/

Yuji Ide

Wheldon joins HRT for Surfers event

Two-time Indy 500 winner Dan Wheldon will join the star-studded line-up of this year's V8 Supercar round at Surfers Paradise.

Source: http://www.iracing.com/inracingnews/3rdparty/wheldon-joins-hrt-for-surfers-event/

Floyd Anthony Raines

vrijdag 5 augustus 2011

Brad Keselowski Transported to Atlanta Hospital after testing wreck

Penske Racing Statement “Brad Keselowski was involved in an accident today at Road Atlanta while testing. He was transported to an Atlanta area hospital for further evaluation. Brad was able to exit the car under his own power, but as a precautionary measure was taken to the hospital. Penske Racing will provide further communication as [...]

Source: http://thefinallap.com/2011/08/03/brad-keselowski-transported-to-atlanta-hospital-after-testing-wreck/

Mark Anthony Martin

From Sprawling New Jersey, a New Way Forward for State DOTs

Despite the rather obvious link between transportation investments and development patterns, land use planning is simply not a consideration at your average state DOT.
The town of Metuchen is one of New Jersey's "Transit Villages," a program designed to encourage sustainable, transit oriented development. Photo: NJ.com
Most state DOTs — and there are notable exceptions — [...]

Source: http://dc.streetsblog.org/2011/08/03/from-sprawling-new-jersey-a-new-way-forward-for-state-dots/

William Ashton Lewis Jr

2012 Audi A6 Hybrid Driven: Audi Boards the Hybrid Bandwagon

Audi’s satisfying A6 gets hybridized—and somewhat less satisfying. Does driving a hybrid change a person? We’d rather leave that question unanswered, but driving a hybrid does change your driving style. All of a sudden, even the leadfoots around here shift their attention to the energy flow charts blinking in the instrument cluster, we don’t plot [...]

Source: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/caranddriver/blog/~3/fI_AL6A88NA/2012_audi_a6_hybrid-first_drive_review

Nico Hülkenberg

Ekstrom confirmed for RoC

Three-time Race of Champions maestro Mattias Ekstrom will compete in this year 24th running of the event at Dusseldorf's ESPRIT arena on 3-4 December. Ekstrom, a double DTM champion, has reached at least one final in every year he has competed in the RoC - a run which dates back to 2005, when he and Tom Kristensen took Nations Cup glory for Scandinavia.

Source: http://www.iracing.com/inracingnews/3rdparty/ekstrom-confirmed-for-roc/

Piercarlo Ghinzani