dinsdag 31 januari 2012

Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona 50th Anniversary: 50 Facts and Milestones

There are 50 things you need to know about the 50th anniversary of the Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona sports-car endurance race (the golden race will be held this weekend, January 28–29), beginning with this one fact: This is the 50th anniversary, but not at all the 50th annual 24-hour race. Keep Reading: Rolex 24 [...]

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Bertrand Gachot Gimax

World Cup of iRacing in High Gear

The third annual World Cup of iRacing shifts into high gear this weekend with Saturday’s Regional Annual Club Championship (RACC) Finals and the World Cup Final on Sunday. 25 of iRacing’s 38 geographical clubs qualified for the World Cup of iRacing tournament, which began on Tuesday with the RACC Runoffs consisting of road course competition at Spa-Francorchamps in Star Mazdas and oval track competition at Michigan International Speedway in Chevrolet Silverados. Although two-time World Cup of iRacing champions DE-AT-CH (Germany-Austria-Switzerland) must rate as the favorites, there are two dozen clubs – and hundreds of iRacers – who would like nothing better than to deny the club’s bid for a “three-peat” with a World Cup of their own. The weekend’s schedule is as follows: RACC Final – Saturday Jan 28 Oval: [...]

Source: http://www.iracing.com/inracingnews/iracing-news/world-cup-of-iracing-in-high-gear/

Gary Hocking Brian Henton Sam Hanks

Mini Wants to Position JCW as Full-Fledged Performance Sub-Brand, Sell Diesels in the U.S.

Prior to his current job as head of Mini, Kay Segler ran BMW’s M division. It seems almost obvious, then, when he tells us that he wants JCW to serve the same purpose for Mini that M does for BMW. Once the JCW Countryman arrives, Mini will offer John Cooper Works packages for all of [...]

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Charles Robert Hamilton V Mack Hellings Bruce Kessler

Mike Conway signs with AJ Foyt Racing for the 2012 Indy Car season

AJ Foyt Racing Mike Conway London, UK - Tuesday 20th December 2011 Long Beach Grand Prix winner Mike Conway has signed with AJ Foyt Racing to drive the No. 14 ABC Supply Honda in the 2012 IZOD IndyCar Series....

Source: http://www.motorsportsjournal.com/archives/2011/12/mike_conway_signs_with_aj.php

Olivier Gendebien François Hesnault Taki Inoue

maandag 30 januari 2012

Neal: MG programme boosts BTCC

Reigning British Touring Car champion Matt Neal has welcomed the competition MG's return will bring to the series. Neal took his third BTCC title last year with Honda Racing, which is currently building its first NGTC-specification Civics. He praised rival Jason Plato, MG and Triple Eight for the programme, which was announced earlier this week

Source: http://www.iracing.com/inracingnews/other-news/touring-cars/btcc/neal-mg-programme-boosts-btcc/

Tony Gaze David Hobbs Nick Heidfeld

Mark Martin Takes to Twitter

Mark Martin - Photo Credit: John Harrelson/Getty Images for NASCARIt started rather simply. On the morning of Jan. 23, Mark Martin, dressed in his new firesuit, waited patiently in an office at Michael Waltrip Racing reading texts on his Sprint iPhone. An Aaron’s commercial was to begin filming in the shop a few minutes later....more»

Source: http://www.catchfence.com/2012/sprintcup/01/30/mark-martin-takes-to-twitter/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=mark-martin-takes-to-twitter

Hiroshi Fushida Theo Helfrich Fred Gamble

Bennani stays with Proteam for 2012

Mehdi Bennani will stay with the Proteam BMW squad for 2012. The 28-year-old Moroccan joined Proteam last year, finishing seventh in the Yokohama Trophy. His best result came in Macau, when he finished sixth in the season finale

Source: http://www.iracing.com/inracingnews/other-news/touring-cars/wtcc/bennani-stays-with-proteam-for-2012/

Gregory Jack Biffle Alan Jones Walt Hansgen

Spy shot: Raikkonen tests old Renault

Kimi Raikkonen has returned to the wheel of a Formula 1 car for the first time since the end of 2009, driving a two-year-old Renault R30 at Valencia as he reacclimatises himself to the sport with Lotus. Raikkonen arrived at the track at 0830 CET and took to the wheel of a two-year-old Renault R30 car - painted in Lotus's contemporary black and gold livery and using Pirelli's demonstration-spec rubber - for an installation lap just after 0900. The Finn is taking part in a two-day session designed to help him reacclimatise himself with grand prix machinery

Source: http://www.iracing.com/inracingnews/formula-one-news/f1-formula-one-news/spy-shot-raikkonen-tests-old-renault/

Elmer George Kenny Dale Irwin Jr Joe Kelly

Pirelli tweaks tyre markings for 2012

Pirelli has tweaked its tyre markings for 2012 to make the different compounds more visible for fans - with its wet rubber also getting a total revamp in their look. Although Pirelli has kept the four different coloured sidewalls – red (super soft), yellow (soft), white (medium) and silver (hard) – the Italian tyre maker has tweaked the design of the markings to make it easier to differentiate between the rubber

Source: http://www.iracing.com/inracingnews/formula-one-news/f1-formula-one-news/pirelli-tweaks-tyre-markings-for-2012/

Nanni Galli Loris Kessel Yves Giraud Cabantous

zondag 29 januari 2012

Wilson and MSR lead into final hours

Justin Wilson and the Michael Shank Racing team lead the Daytona 24 Hours going into the final six hours. Wilson has been pulling away from the field in his most recent stint, opening out a 38-second gap over the second-placed #01 Ganassi car, currently driven by Joey Hand

Source: http://www.iracing.com/inracingnews/real-world-racing/3rdparty/wilson-and-msr-lead-into-final-hours/

Helmuth Koinigg Denny Hamlin Olivier Grouillard

Bianchi joins Force India as reserve

Jules Bianchi will be Force India's reserve driver this year, with the promise of some extensive running on grand prix Fridays. The Frenchman, who is part of Ferrari's young driver development programme, has been promised outings in at least nine Friday practice sessions during the forthcoming campaign. He will get his first run in a Force India during next month's pre-season testing with the outfit's 2012 VJM05 car

Source: http://www.iracing.com/inracingnews/formula-one-news/f1-formula-one-news/bianchi-joins-force-india-as-reserve/

Kamui Kobayashi Masten Gregory Gregory Jack Biffle

Servia confident in Lotus engine

Oriol Servia says he has no concerns about Lotus's IndyCar engine programme, despite the manufacturer running several months behind its rivals in terms of preparation. A Lotus-powered car hit the track for the first time just over a week ago, with Simona de Silvestro and HVM Racing undertaking the early test duties. Rival engine suppliers Chevrolet and Honda have been testing on track since late September last year.

Source: http://www.iracing.com/inracingnews/real-world-racing/indycar-news/indycar/servia-confident-in-lotus-engine/

Gene Hartley Kevin Paul Lepage Ken Kavanagh

About Time: James Vacca Declares Traffic Safety a “Civil Rights Issue”

Good on you, Jimmy. What's next? Photo: DNAinfo
Bravo, James Vacca.
On Wednesday Vacca joined Council Member Gale Brewer in calling attention to the needs of blind and sight-impaired pedestrians, particularly as they apply to new pedestrian plazas.
Brewer has introduced a bill requiring textured pavement around the perimeters of plazas and bike lanes, while other bills would [...]

Source: http://www.streetsblog.org/2012/01/26/about-time-james-vacca-declares-traffic-safety-a-civil-rights-issue/

Ralph Dale Earnhardt Sr Jeremy Allan Mayfield Terrence Lee Labonte

zaterdag 28 januari 2012

2012 Ram Laramie Limited is Brand’s New Flagship, Debuts in Chicago

At the 2012 Chicago auto show, Ram trucks will introduce a new top trim level, the 2012 Ram Laramie Limited. Think of it as a city-slickened counterpart to Ram’s luxurious, Southwest-themed Laramie Longhorn; the Limited packs a similar amount of goodies, but swaps the country kitsch for a sleeker, more contemporary flavor inside and out. Specific [...]

Source: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/caranddriver/blog/~3/bUt3fxGO2k4/

Armour Vienna Sausage Kroger Chevrolet Bill Homeier David Carl Allison

Caption Contest: Tappan Zee Outreach Gone Fishin’

Until last fall, the state’s planning for a new Tappan Zee Bridge was a model of public outreach. It included over 280 public meetings and one outreach center open full-time on each side of the bridge.
Under Governor Andrew Cuomo, however, the project has been “fast-tracked.” Transit was axed from the bridge and the project is [...]

Source: http://www.streetsblog.org/2012/01/27/caption-contest-tappan-zee-outreach-gone-fishin/

Jo Gartner Oswald Karch Tony Gaze


NHRA GLENDORA, Calif. (Jan. 4, 2012) NHRA announced today that Matt Artin, an eight-year veteran in media planning, advertising and promotions, has joined the world's largest motorsports sanctioning body as director of advertising and promotions....

Source: http://www.motorsportsjournal.com/archives/2012/01/matt_artin_joins_nhra_as.php

Paul Goldsmith Patrick Gaillard Heikki Kovalainen

Lotus: Raikkonen showed his class

Lotus's trackside operations director Alan Permane said Kimi Raikkonen proved on his first day back in a Formula 1 cockpit that his return to grand prix racing can be a success. Raikkonen is spending two days testing a 2010 Renault at Valencia this week as he settles back into F1 after two seasons in the World Rally Championship. No times were released from today's test, and Raikkonen's pace would not be representative as he is using demonstration tyres and an older car, but Permane said his quality had shown through

Source: http://www.iracing.com/inracingnews/formula-one-news/f1-formula-one-news/lotus-raikkonen-showed-his-class/

William Ashton Lewis Jr Damon Hill Leo Kinnunen

vrijdag 27 januari 2012

SX: This Week In Supercross - Oakland

Ryan Dungey leads a heated early-season title fight into Oakland this weekend.

Source: http://moto-racing.speedtv.com/article/sx-this-week-in-supercross-oakland/

Al Keller Mika Häkkinen

About Time: James Vacca Declares Traffic Safety a “Civil Rights Issue”

Good on you, Jimmy. What's next? Photo: DNAinfo
Bravo, James Vacca.
On Wednesday Vacca joined Council Member Gale Brewer in calling attention to the needs of blind and sight-impaired pedestrians, particularly as they apply to new pedestrian plazas.
Brewer has introduced a bill requiring textured pavement around the perimeters of plazas and bike lanes, while other bills would [...]

Source: http://www.streetsblog.org/2012/01/26/about-time-james-vacca-declares-traffic-safety-a-civil-rights-issue/

Jim Hall Aldo Gordini

Dr. Joseph Mattioli, Pocono Raceway Patriarch, Passes

Dr Joe Matioli Long Pond, PA (January 26, 2012) ― Dr. Joseph Mattioli, Pocono Raceway Founder and Chairman of the Board, passed away today at the Lehigh Valley Hospital Center, surrounded by his loving family, following a lengthy illness. He was 86. “Doc” as he was known to friends and associates, was one of the...more»

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Elmer George Kenny Dale Irwin Jr

Colin Monahan Named Marketing Coordinator at Infineon Raceway

Infineon Raceway SONOMA, Calif. (Jan. 4, 2012) Colin Monahan has been named Marketing Coordinator at Infineon Raceway, raceway officials announced....

Source: http://www.motorsportsjournal.com/archives/2012/01/colin_monahan_named_marke.php

Lewis Hamilton Narain Karthikeyan

Legge expected easier US return

US single-seater returnee Katherine Legge has admitted that she never expected to find it so hard to secure a full-time ride in IndyCar.

Source: http://www.iracing.com/inracingnews/real-world-racing/indycar-news/indycar/legge-expected-easier-us-return/

Boy Hayje Peter Gethin

donderdag 26 januari 2012

Ecclestone still confident over Bahrain

Formula 1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone says there are no doubts in his head that the Bahrain Grand Prix will take place this year - despite ongoing question marks about its future. With reports of continued political trouble still appearing in the media, there has been speculation that the event could face a repeat of the scenario 12 months ago when it had to be cancelled. But Ecclestone is adamant that the race, which is scheduled to take place on April 22, will go ahead because he does not see any issue with events going on in the Gulf state

Source: http://www.iracing.com/inracingnews/formula-one-news/f1-formula-one-news/ecclestone-still-confident-over-bahrain/

Armour Vienna Sausage Kroger Chevrolet Bill Homeier

Report: Nürburgring lap days fast becoming a thing of the past

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Watching the Nurburgring from the outside

It may as well be on The List, because lapping the infamous Nordschleife at the Nürburgring is one of those rights of passage for so many driving enthusiasts around the world. It's also increasingly becoming the go-to test track for automakers big and small. But those two things may in the end become mutually exclusive.

The root of the problem appears to be a lack of funding for the Nürburgring. The famous public race track in the Eifel hills of Germany is publicly owned but privately managed, and the books have - push come to shove - just not balanced out recently. In an effort to turn a profit, Nürburgring Automotive has tried turning it into a tourist attraction, but with the expensive Ring˚Werk complex still weighing down the books and the number of tourists it was supposed to attract still not coming out to the track's remote part of the German countryside, management is apparently changing tracks. (Figuratively speaking, anyway.)

The result is that the latest calendar released by Nürburgring Automotive has fewer and fewer slots open for "tourist drivers" to come lap the Ring. That's because the circuit is being rented out more and more to automakers, who undertake development work there and pay more consistently than random ticket sales from enthusiasts. There's still plenty of weekend openings available, but those - as Autoweek correspondent Davey Johnson points out - typically much busier than the now-elusive weekday slots.

At the end of the day, we can hardly blame anyone in specific. The enthusiasts pay handsomely and take considerable risks to do what they love. The automakers pay more in search of the bragging rights and the taut chassis setups we all clamor for. Nürburgring Automotive, for its part, needs to balance the books if the Nordschleife is to stay open at all. But the bottom line is that the days of showing up in Eifel and lapping the vaunted Green Hell may be drawing to a close, and that's just a shame.

Nürburgring lap days fast becoming a thing of the past originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 26 Jan 2012 16:01:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Source: http://www.autoblog.com/2012/01/26/nurburgring-lap-days-fast-becoming-a-thing-of-the-past/

Trevor Bayne Duncan Hamilton

Kroger and USO Return to Daytona 500 with Labonte and JTG Daugherty Racing

Kroger LogoKroger-USO Race Car Honors Kroger Associates who are Service Members CINCINNATI, Ohio (January 25, 2012) – - The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) will have major presence during the Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway, returning as primary sponsor of JTG Daugherty Racing’s No. 47 Toyota Camry with 2000 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Bobby...more»

Source: http://www.catchfence.com/2012/sprintcup/01/25/kroger-and-uso-return-to-daytona-500-with-labonte-and-jtg-daugherty-racing/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=kroger-and-uso-return-to-daytona-500-with-labonte-and-jtg-daugherty-racing

Peter de Klerk James Hunt

Spindel Takes Pro Series Finale at Suzuka

In a breathtaking 53 laps around the virtual Suzuka International circuit, Emil Spindel held-off the advances of newly-crowned champion Atze Kerkhof to take his first victory in the iRacing.com Pro Series Road Racing (iPSRR). As the lights went green on the twelfth and final race of the season, CST Ajira’s Spindel saw his pole-position advantage immediately evaporate, as Martin Krönke in the My3id Williams-Toyota FW31grabbed maximum traction off the line to lead the field into Turn One. Also making a good start was Kerkhof, who forced his Team Redline entry beneath Spindel as the pair entered the first corner.  However, contact between the duo whilst heading to Turn Two sent the series champion sliding across the track and down to fifth position. With a clear track ahead, Krönke set about [...]

Source: http://www.iracing.com/inracingnews/iracing-news/spindel-takes-pro-series-finale-at-suzuka/

Jim Hall Aldo Gordini

The “Cities for Cycling” Roadshow Rocks Chicago

“Cities for Cycling“ is a project of the National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) to document, promote and implement the world’s best bicycle transportation practices in American cities. As part of the Cities for Cycling program, bikeway design experts take their show on the road, using the streets of different U.S. cities as their classroom [...]

Source: http://www.streetfilms.org/cities-for-cycling-roadshow-rocks-chicago/

Johnny Herbert Copart Ford

woensdag 25 januari 2012

Sebastien Loeb wins Monte Carlo Rally

Sebastien Loeb of France got off to a strong start in his bid for a record ninth world title by winning the season-opening Monte Carlo Rally on Sunday. The eight-time world champion completed the 18-stage race in 4 hours, 32 minutes, 39.9 seconds. Daniel Sordo of Spain took second place, 28.6 seconds ahead of Petter Solberg of Norway.

Source: http://www.nascarracinglive.com/nascar/sebastien-loeb-wins-monte-carlo-rally.html

Divina Galica Toyota Kimmy

Honda Accord Plug-In Hybrid Prototype Drive: A Highway Hybrid?

While in Japan for the 2011 Tokyo Motor Show, we visited Honda’s Twin Ring Motegi racing facility to see some of the company’s future products. Among them was a plug-in hybrid system, a prototype of which was installed in a current-generation Accord. While the car we drove is just a development mule, we can confidently [...]

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Oscar Alfredo Gálvez Jimmie Kenneth Johnson

Gow: NGTC regs enabled MG return

British Touring Car supremo Alan Gow believes the new NGTC regulations have made it possible for MG to return to the series. MG has announced it is returning to the category with a works assault run by ex-Vauxhall factory team Triple Eight Race Engineering, with double champion Jason Plato and Andy Neate on the driving strength.

Source: http://www.iracing.com/inracingnews/other-news/touring-cars/btcc/gow-ngtc-regs-enabled-mg-return/

William Clyde Elliott Horace Gould

Speedway Children’s Charities Marks 30 Years of Helping Children With Year-Long Birthday Celebration

Speedway Children’s Charities Marks 30 Years of Helping Children With Year-Long Birthday CelebrationMotorcycle Giveaway, Gala to Honor General Sadler, More to Take Place in 2012 CONCORD, N.C. (Jan. 24, 2012) – Speedway Children’s Charities (SCC) is turning 30 in 2012 and the organization will commemorate the birthday milestone with a year-long celebration. Throughout the year...more»

Source: http://www.catchfence.com/2012/sprintcup/01/24/speedway-childrens-charities-marks-30-years-of-helping-children-with-year-long-birthday-celebration/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=speedway-childrens-charities-marks-30-years-of-helping-children-with-year-long-birthday-celebration

Michael Duane Bliss André Guelfi

Bacheta makes F2 move for 2012

Luciano Bacheta will embark upon a full Formula 2 campaign in 2012.

Source: http://www.iracing.com/inracingnews/real-world-racing/3rdparty/bacheta-makes-f2-move-for-2012/

Michael Duane Bliss André Guelfi

dinsdag 24 januari 2012

Lotus pleased with engine progress

Lotus has declared itself pleased with the results of the first two tests of the engine that it will take into this year's IndyCar season.

Source: http://www.iracing.com/inracingnews/real-world-racing/indycar-news/indycar/lotus-pleased-with-engine-progress/

Oswald Karch Tony Gaze

Lotus to reveal ’12 car on website

Kimi Raikkonen will get his first taste of the new Lotus Formula 1 car when it runs for the first time at Jerez on February 7, two days after the car is revealed on the team's new website. The team has announced that it will reveal its 2012 contender, which carries the comeback hopes of the 2007 Formula 1 world champion after two years away from the sport, live on its new website - www.lotusf1team.com - at 1700 CET on Sunday February 5

Source: http://www.iracing.com/inracingnews/formula-one-news/f1-formula-one-news/lotus-to-reveal-12-car-on-website/

Kazuyoshi Hoshino José Froilán González

Target celebrates Ganassi's run of championships

Source: http://www.newsobserver.com/2012/01/24/1803339/target-celebrates-ganassis-run.html

Charles Robert Hamilton IV David Lee Blaney

Report: Mini Rocketman reportedly canned

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The Mini Rocketman (we'll spare you the Elton John lyrics) was one of our favorite concepts from the 2011 Geneva Motor Show. Sure, the name is silly, but this pint-sized concept showed what could be in store for an even more mini Mini. A smarter Smart, if you will. However, a new report from CAR states that the entry-level Mini project has allegedly been canned. The Rocketman as we know it has been grounded.

The reason? CAR reports that it would be a costly endeavor to develop the Rocketman to meet street-legal specifications; specifically, handling, stability and crash standards. The concept only measures in at 134.6 inches long - a full 12 inches shorter than a standard Cooper hatchback, and while Mini insiders said that a production version could come as early as 2016, there are now no plans to offer a vehicle smaller than the current Cooper.

Mini Rocketman reportedly canned originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 23 Jan 2012 15:29:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Leslie Johnson Lucas di Grassi

maandag 23 januari 2012

Dieter Gass to reinforce Audi Sport

AUDI Motorsport Ingolstadt, December 19, 2011 - New position: Head of Racing Commitments - Engineer is returning to Audi family - Experience from eleven years in Formula One Audi is tackling the 2012 motor sport season with an extended leadership...

Source: http://www.motorsportsjournal.com/archives/2011/12/dieter_gass_to_reinforce.php

Masahiro Hasemi Bruce Halford

Legge expected easier US return

US single-seater returnee Katherine Legge has admitted that she never expected to find it so hard to secure a full-time ride in IndyCar.

Source: http://www.iracing.com/inracingnews/real-world-racing/indycar-news/indycar/legge-expected-easier-us-return/

Ken Kavanagh Frank Gardner

FIA rules out WRC/IRC merger

FIA president Jean Todt says the possibility of Eurosport becoming the World Rally Championship promoter will not lead to a merger between the series and the Eurosport-owned Intercontinental Rally Challenge. The prospect of greater collaboration or a full-scale merger between the WRC and IRC has been mooted for several years, and with Eurosport favourite to take on the WRC promoting role, there was speculation that an agreement between the championships would move closer

Source: http://www.iracing.com/inracingnews/world-rally-championship-news/wrc/fia-rules-out-wrcirc-merger/

François Hesnault Taki Inoue

City Tests Out Parking Sensors, But So Far Just For Space-Finding App

A line of yellow parking sensors, each roughly the size of a hockey puck, lines a block of East 187th Street in the Bronx. Photo: Noah Kazis
New York City took a significant step today toward modernizing the way it allocates scarce curbside parking spaces, but it remains to be seen whether the city will embrace [...]

Source: http://www.streetsblog.org/2012/01/18/city-tests-out-parking-sensors-but-so-far-just-for-space-finding-app/

Helm Glöckler Travis Wade Kvapil

Richmond International Raceway Partners with Local Advertising Agency

Richmond International Raceway Celebrating 60 Years in NASCARRichmond, VA (January 20, 2012)—What better way to support the “Buy Local” initiative than to do it yourself?  In the spirit of buying local, Richmond International Raceway president Dennis Bickmeier announced today a partnership with local advertising agency Barber Martin. A 24-year-old shop located in metro Richmond, Barber...more»

Source: http://www.catchfence.com/2012/sprintcup/01/20/richmond-international-raceway-partners-with-local-advertising-agency/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=richmond-international-raceway-partners-with-local-advertising-agency

Helmuth Koinigg Denny Hamlin

zondag 22 januari 2012

Davidson: Peugeot exit a big blow

Peugeot LMP1 prototype driver Anthony Davidson says the French manufacturer's shock withdrawal from front-line sportscar racing is a huge 'blow' to the FIA's new World Endurance Championship. Peugeot announced on Wednesday that it was cancelling its endurance prototype programme with immediate effect - on the same day as the entry deadline for the new WEC

Source: http://www.iracing.com/inracingnews/real-world-racing/3rdparty/davidson-peugeot-exit-a-big-blow/

Leo Kinnunen Nanni Galli

Faith on the Frontstretch: Tim Tebow and Trevor Bayne Share the Faith

Source: http://www.skirtsandscuffs.com/2012/01/faith-on-frontstretch-tim-tebow-and.html

Keith Greene Alan Dennis Kulwicki

Busch Brothers and MONSTER ENERGY; A MONSTER Partnership Fit for a Championship

Kyle Busch Motorsports (KBM)MOORESVILLE, N.C. (January 19, 2012) – Kyle Busch Motorsports (KBM) announced today that it has signed a multi-year agreement with Monster Energy Company as primary sponsor of the team’s No. 54 Monster Energy Camry in the NASCAR Nationwide Series. Team owner Kyle Busch, the all-time race winning driver in the history of...more»

Source: http://www.catchfence.com/2012/nationwide/01/19/busch-brothers-and-monster-energy-a-monster-partnership-fit-for-a-championship/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=busch-brothers-and-monster-energy-a-monster-partnership-fit-for-a-championship

Peter Gethin Bruno Giacomelli

Latvala flies into Monte Carlo lead

Jari-Matti Latvala has taken a shock Monte Carlo Rally lead after a bold tyre choice for the second stage of the event. World champion and five-time Monte winner Sebastien Loeb (Citroen) had been quickest as expected on this morning's Le Moulinon to Antraigues opener, albeit by just one second ahead of the flying Dani Sordo's Mini. SS1 had seen dry asphalt, but the following Burzet to St Martial stage featured patches of snow and ice

Source: http://www.iracing.com/inracingnews/world-rally-championship-news/wrc/latvala-flies-into-monte-carlo-lead/

Hubert Hahne William Clyde Elliott

zaterdag 21 januari 2012

Ducati’s GP12 makes track debut

Ducati has completed the first test of its 2012 MotoGP contender, the GP12. Reigning World Superbike champion, and former MotoGP rider, Carlos Checa was called up for three days of running at Jerez this week, joined by test rider Franco Battaini. Conditions were cold but dry throughout the sessions, allowing Ducati to get through its full planned programme.

Source: http://www.iracing.com/inracingnews/other-news/motorcycles/motogp/ducatis-gp12-makes-track-debut/

David Lee Blaney Lewis Hamilton

City Tests Out Parking Sensors, But So Far Just For Space-Finding App

A line of yellow parking sensors, each roughly the size of a hockey puck, lines a block of East 187th Street in the Bronx. Photo: Noah Kazis
New York City took a significant step today toward modernizing the way it allocates scarce curbside parking spaces, but it remains to be seen whether the city will embrace [...]

Source: http://www.streetsblog.org/2012/01/18/city-tests-out-parking-sensors-but-so-far-just-for-space-finding-app/

David Lee Blaney Lewis Hamilton

Loeb extends lead on 3rd day of Monte Carlo Rally

Eight-time world champion Sebastien Loeb has extended his lead on the third day of the season-opening Monte Carlo Rally, with Daniel Sordo pulling ahead of Petter Solberg for second. Loeb won eight of the 10 stages over the first two days. Even though the Frenchman failed to win any of the three stages Friday, he leads Sordo by 2 minutes, 12.4 seconds.

Source: http://www.nascarracinglive.com/nascar/loeb-extends-lead-on-3rd-day-of-monte-carlo-rally.html

Divina Galica Toyota Kimmy

Peugeot Abandons Endurance Racing: Why It Happened and What It Means for Prototype Racing

Considering that French automaker Peugeot hasn’t sold cars in the U.S. for 20 years—and has no immediate plans to return—you’d think the company’s decision to end its participation in big-time endurance sports-car racing, effective immediately, wouldn’t have much impact on the American racing scene. Au contraire: The American Le Mans Series was counting on Peugeot’s [...]

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Leo Kinnunen Nanni Galli

vrijdag 20 januari 2012

Rebirth of the Hot Rod: Lost for a Half-Century, Edsel Ford’s Baby is Restored

Finding an old, forgotten car in a barn is central to collector-car lore. In this case, the barn was an old garage near DeLand, Florida. Inside, under a thick layer of dust, hid a one-of-a-kind car that had been created in 1934 for Edsel Ford, then president of Ford Motor Company. After decades of neglect, [...]

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Trevor Bayne Duncan Hamilton

Sakhir welcomes reinstated staff

The Bahrain International Circuit has formally welcomed back the employees who were dismissed during last year's protests in the nation. The Sakhir track reinstated the staff members on the advice of the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry, which is examining events around 2011's political tensions

Source: http://www.iracing.com/inracingnews/formula-one-news/f1-formula-one-news/sakhir-welcomes-reinstated-staff/

Sterling Burton Marlin Chris Irwin

F1: Hamilton Summoned To Sutil's Munich Trial

Lewis Hamilton was present when Adrian Sutil allegedly glassed Lotus team executive Eric Lux in a Shanghai nightclub...

Source: http://formula-one.speedtv.com/article/f1-lewis-hamilton-summoned-to-adrian-sutils-munich-trial/

Ukyo Katayama Carl Michael Edwards III

No New Mainstream VWs in the U.S. for Two Years as Internal Battle Over Three-Row SUV Continues

Volkswagen has made a huge push in the U.S. in the past two years. Over that span, the German company has launched three cars developed specifically for our market in the Jetta, Beetle, and Passat, the last of which is being built at a brand-new factory in Tennessee. But VW still desperately needs more U.S.-centric [...]

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Paul Hawkins Hans Heyer

donderdag 19 januari 2012

Williams confirms Senna for 2012

Bruno Senna will drive the second Williams car during the 2012 Formula 1 season, as the team from Grove finally announced who will partner Pastor Maldonado.

Source: http://www.iracing.com/inracingnews/formula-one-news/f1-formula-one-news/williams-confirms-senna-for-2012/

Charles Robert Hamilton V Mack Hellings

Coulthard: Vettel already a ‘great’

David Coulthard believes that Sebastian Vettel has already become 'a great' of Formula 1, in the wake of his back-to-back world titles. Vettel won 11 grands prix in 2011 and finished the season more than 100 points clear of McLaren driver Jenson Button in second place

Source: http://www.iracing.com/inracingnews/real-world-racing/3rdparty/coulthard-vettel-already-a-great/

Dale Arnold Jarrett Eddie Johnson

Rider: BBC should show more racing

Steve Rider has called on the BBC to broadcast more top-level motorsport in a bid to boost its diminished coverage of Formula 1 this year. Rider, who has fronted F1 broadcasts for both the BBC and ITV in the past, will form part of Sky's line-up when its contract to broadcast all grands prix live in the UK commences this year. He believes that it is time for the BBC to support top domestic and international championships, such as world rallying and British Formula 3, to make up for losing its deal to show full live coverage of the F1 season to Sky this year.

Source: http://www.iracing.com/inracingnews/real-world-racing/3rdparty/rider-bbc-should-show-more-racing/

Richie Ginther Joseph Francis Nemechek III

2012 selections to NASCAR Hall

Source: http://www.newsobserver.com/2012/01/15/1778912/2012-selections.html

Bruce Johnstone Casey James Mears

woensdag 18 januari 2012

NASCAR Extends Partnership With Federal-Mogul

Federal-Mogul LogoMOOG Steering And Suspension Brand Remains Exclusive NASCAR Performance® Partner, Extends NASCAR Contingency Program Sponsorship DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Jan. 18, 2012) – The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) announced today that it has renewed its partnership agreement with Federal-Mogul Corporation (NASDAQ: FDML), extending Federal-Mogul’s market-leading MOOG brand of automotive steering and...more»

Source: http://www.catchfence.com/2012/sprintcup/01/18/nascar-extends-partnership-with-federal-mogul/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=nascar-extends-partnership-with-federal-mogul

Beppe Gabbiani Denny Hulme


DUCATI HAYDEN INJURED IN TRAINING ACCIDENT Thursday Dec 29 2011 Nicky Hayden's winter vacation was marred on Tuesday, December 27, when he broke his left scapula and fractured two ribs while training near his home in Owensboro, Kentucky. Hayden was...

Source: http://www.motorsportsjournal.com/archives/2011/12/hayden_injured_in_trainin.php

Hans Klenk Hans Herrmann

Photos: Preseason Thunder Daytona Testing Day 3


Source: http://thefinallap.com/2012/01/15/photos-preseason-thunder-daytona-testing-day-3/

Robert Allen Labonte Carel Godin de Beaufort

Phoenix Racing to Run Limited 2012 Nationwide Schedule

“Kurt Busch to Pilot No. 1 Chevrolet” Phoenix RacingSpartanburg, S.C. (January 9, 2011) – Phoenix Racing announced today that in addition to running the complete NASCAR Sprint Cup Series schedule with Kurt Busch, they will field the No. 1 Chevrolet in a limited amount of NASCAR Nationwide Series races (NNS), starting at Daytona with Kurt...more»

Source: http://www.catchfence.com/2012/nationwide/01/09/phoenix-racing-to-run-limited-2012-nationwide-schedule/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=phoenix-racing-to-run-limited-2012-nationwide-schedule

Karl Kling Ralph Dale Earnhardt Jr

dinsdag 17 januari 2012

Peterhansel on brink of Dakar win

Stephane Peterhansel is on the verge of a 10th Dakar Rally victory - and his fourth in the car category - after winning the penultimate stage of the 2012 event and stretching his overall lead to 42 minutes with just Sunday's short finale stage to go. With a 20-minute cushion despite getting stuck in sand dunes yesterday, Peterhansel had not intended to push hard on today's run from Nasca to Pisco, but ended up winning the stage almost by accident as all his nearest rivals bogged down in the tough terrain.

Source: http://www.iracing.com/inracingnews/real-world-racing/3rdparty/peterhansel-on-brink-of-dakar-win/

Bruce Johnstone Casey James Mears

Spy Shots: 3rd-gen Mini Cooper spy shots suggest retro-free interior

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3rd generation Mini Cooper spy shots

The relentlessly unconventional Mini Cooper looks to be going a lot less unconventional for its third generation, at least on the inside. A glimpse of what appears to be Mini's future was snapped by KGP Photography in the Arctic Circle, and outside, there looks to be little change except for slightly larger dimensions. Inside, though, the giant-speedo-and-toggle-switch IP looks to be binned in favor of a soberly BMW-esque dash cluster and horizontally laid-out central console.

If this interior is accurate and not just an elaborate - and expensive - engineering mule bait-and-switch, then it signals a rather marked change in the Mini way of life. The theories of why it might be the real deal are, again, the testing expense, the expectation that the Mini will get a BMW 1 Series GT brother and the platform sharing necessitated more commonalities, or that designers might simply be over the still-unique first- and second-generation interior design (a retro-minded setup that both delights and enrages with its haphazard ergonomics). What's every bit as likely, however, is that this isn't a Mini at all - it's a next-gen 1 Series wrapped in a Mini mule shell.

While we all wait to find out if the Mini cabin dream is over, you can catch more high-res glimpses of this odd creature in our gallery.

3rd-gen Mini Cooper spy shots suggest retro-free interior originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 17 Jan 2012 10:58:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Source: http://www.autoblog.com/2012/01/17/3rd-gen-mini-cooper-spy-shots-suggest-retro-free-interior/

Willi Heeks Oscar Alfredo Gálvez

BMW Readying Line of M Performance Vehicles to Slot Between Normal and M Cars

A recent BMW teaser video left us with the above blurry blank to fill in. Here’s the missing word: Performance. BMW’s M GmbH division will reveal a new M Performance line at the Geneva auto show in March. The new cars will be hotter than pedestrian Bimmers, but not as hard-core as M models. BMW is [...]

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Kazuyoshi Hoshino José Froilán González

Davidson trusts FIA over LMP1 parity

Peugeot sportscar driver Anthony Davidson is optimistic that the involvement of the FIA will help to achieve parity between petrol and diesel-powered cars in the new World Endurance Championship.

Source: http://www.iracing.com/inracingnews/real-world-racing/3rdparty/davidson-trusts-fia-over-lmp1-parity/

Jo Gartner Oswald Karch

maandag 16 januari 2012

Bentley Plug-In Hybrid Could Use V8 and/or W12; Final SUV Approval Expected Soon

Last August, we received a comprehensive download from Bentley chief Wolfgang Dürheimer about the brand and the technologies that will drive its cars well into the future. We sat down again with Herr Dürheimer at the 2012 Detroit auto show to get an update on the automaker’s plug-in hybrid system and the state of the [...]

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Horace Gould Clint Bowyer

Ragan signs for Front Row

David Ragan will join David Gilliland in Front Row Motorsports' line-up for the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup. Ragan had driven for Roush Fenway since 2006, but was released at the end of last season - a year which had seen him score his first Cup win in the July Daytona race. "Front Row has made great progress in the last few years, and I look forward to helping them advance to the next level," said the 25-year-old.

Source: http://www.iracing.com/inracingnews/nascar-news/nascar/ragan-signs-for-front-row/

Bobby Grim Richard Allen Craven

James Hinchcliffe named as next Andretti Autosport Go Daddy Driver

Source: http://www.skirtsandscuffs.com/2012/01/james-hinchcliffe-named-as-next.html

Oscar Alfredo Gálvez Jimmie Kenneth Johnson

Bentley Plug-In Hybrid Could Use V8 and/or W12; Final SUV Approval Expected Soon

Last August, we received a comprehensive download from Bentley chief Wolfgang Dürheimer about the brand and the technologies that will drive its cars well into the future. We sat down again with Herr Dürheimer at the 2012 Detroit auto show to get an update on the automaker’s plug-in hybrid system and the state of the [...]

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Innes Ireland Ukyo Katayama

zondag 15 januari 2012

In Maryland, Marginalizing Pedestrians Under the Guise of Safety

Oh, the creative tactics cities, counties and states employ to make themselves dangerous for pedestrians and cyclists. Today we have an especially ostentatious example.
There used to be a crosswalk here until Montgomery County decided it was "unsafe for pedestrians." Photo: Greater Greater Washington
Montgomery County, Maryland recently removed a heavily used, unsignalized crosswalk leading to [...]

Source: http://streetsblog.net/2012/01/13/in-maryland-marginalizing-pedestrians-under-the-guise-of-safety/

William Clyde Elliott Horace Gould

Houston police catch man in "Dukes of Hazzard" style Charger after high-speed chase

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A Houston, Texas, man is likely out of his freedom and his General Lee-style Dodge Charger following a police chase. According to news reports from Houston, police clocked the man going 120 mph on a city freeway.

To catch him, police had to run his plate through their database, which led them to his apartment. When the cops showed up, the guy was taking a shower as if everything was normal.

Evading the police at 120 mph is something the Duke Boys' Charger is likely used to. This time, though, the big orange Dodge's owner was hauling marijuana, not moonshine. It's been impounded, and charges are pending.

Houston police catch man in "Dukes of Hazzard" style Charger after high-speed chase originally appeared on Autoblog on Sat, 14 Jan 2012 08:28:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Mike Hailwood Dave Kennedy

Volkswagen Developing Plug-In Hybrid for the U.S.

Volkswagen is working on a plug-in hybrid for the U.S. market, we’ve learned. The car is still in development, but it should be ready for sale relatively soon. Although the company is quiet about all of the details, we have been told that the car will pair an electric motor with the 150-hp, 1.4-liter turbocharged [...]

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Jackie Holmes Kamui Kobayashi

Brad Keselowski to run 6 Truck races

Source: http://www.newsobserver.com/2012/01/14/1778397/brad-keselowski-to-run-6-truck.html

Virgil Ernest Irvan III Dan Gurney

zaterdag 14 januari 2012

GT: Black Falcon Leads Mercedes 1-2-3 In Dubai 24

Jeroen Bleekemolen, Sean Edwards, Thomas Jager and Khaled Al Qubaisi win Dunlop 24 Hours of Dubai...

Source: http://auto-racing.speedtv.com/article/gt-black-falcon-leads-mercedes-1-2-3-in-dubai-24/

Dan Gurney Bobby Grim

2012 NSCS Preseason Thunder at Daytona Q&A with Ford Racing Co-Team Owner, Jack Roush

Jack Roush - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images for NASCARJack Roush discussed engines and testing near the end of the afternoon session on day two of testing from Daytona International Speedway Friday afternoon. Jack Roush, co-owner Roush Fenway Racing – HAVE YOU RECOVERED FROM THE DISAPPOINTMENT OF LAST SEASON YET? “Well, I don’t like short...more»

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Gerino Gerini Kevin Harvick

2013 Honda Accord Coupe Concept Photos and Info: Previewing the Ninth-Gen Accord

We like our Honda Accords around here, having awarded the car no fewer than 26 10Best awards, including in all five model years of the current generation. And so it was with keen interest that we watched Honda preview the ninth generation of the Accord at the 2012 Detroit auto show in the form of [...]

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Juan Jover Randy Joseph Lajoie

Mike Wallace and JD Motorsports searching for sponsorships to fill 2012 season

“Chrissy Wallace also looking to place her talents with a team” JD MotorsportsGAFFNEY, S.C. (January 10, 2012) – Mike Wallace and his No. 01 JD Motorsports Chevrolet team know a few things about this upcoming NASCAR Nationwide Series season. The first is; – Daytona is coming up really fast, and they’re going to be there....more»

Source: http://www.catchfence.com/2012/nationwide/01/11/mike-wallace-and-jd-motorsports-searching-for-sponsorships-to-fill-2012-season/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=mike-wallace-and-jd-motorsports-searching-for-sponsorships-to-fill-2012-season

Eddie Johnson Peter de Klerk

vrijdag 13 januari 2012

WRC timing firm to miss Monte Carlo

The World Rally Championship's expert timing firm Stage One Technology will not be in Monte Carlo for next week's season-opener after it was unable to find agreement with the administrators of North One Sports. After working for two days to try and ensure continuity in the timing and tracking systems used in the WRC, Stage One Technology managing director Simon de Banke has this evening confirmed to AUTOSPORT that he and his firm will not be going to the Monte Carlo Rally.

Source: http://www.iracing.com/inracingnews/world-rally-championship-news/wrc/wrc-timing-firm-to-miss-monte-carlo/

Duncan Hamilton Hubert Hahne


NHRA GLENDORA, Calif. Jan. 4, 2012 Global iPrint, a premier printing and distribution company, has signed a three-year agreement to become the "Official Print Sponsor" of NHRA....

Source: http://www.motorsportsjournal.com/archives/2012/01/global_iprint_named_offic.php

Taki Inoue Johnny Herbert

Morgan joins Speedworks for BTCC

Adam Morgan will step up to the British Touring Car Championship this year with Speedworks Motorsport. Morgan, who has been given the drive in the NGTC-spec Toyota Avensis as his prize for winning the BTCC-supporting Ginetta Supercup in 2011, will test the car for the first time next month, and is determined to "hit the ground running"

Source: http://www.iracing.com/inracingnews/real-world-racing/3rdparty/morgan-joins-speedworks-for-btcc/

Masten Gregory Gregory Jack Biffle

Jason Leffler inks Kyle Busch Motorsports Truck deal

Leffler Eyes Return to Victory Lane with Opportunity to Drive the No. 18 Dollar General Tundra MOORESVILLE, N.C. (January 9, 2012) - Kyle Busch Motorsports (KBM) announced today that Jason Leffler will be the primary driver of the team’s No. 18 Tundra in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series for the 2012 season. The veteran driver will [...]

Source: http://thefinallap.com/2012/01/10/jason-leffler-inks-kyle-busch-motorsports-truck-deal/

Oswald Karch Tony Gaze

donderdag 12 januari 2012

Title unlikely in 2012 admits Rossi

Valentino Rossi has played down Ducati's chances of fighting for MotoGP title glory in 2012 - but is optimistic the Italian manufacturer will be closer to the front this year. After a difficult 2011 campaign, where neither Rossi nor team-mate Nicky Hayden won a race, Ducati is hoping that its new GP12 bike will deliver a good step forward in the forthcoming season

Source: http://www.iracing.com/inracingnews/other-news/motorcycles/motogp/title-unlikely-in-2012-admits-rossi/

Peter Hirt Eddie Keizan

Libeert Leads the ‘French Connection’ at Watkins Glen

In a breathtaking 56 laps around the virtual Watkins Glen ‘classic boot’ configuration, Samuel Libeert took advantage of champion-elect Atze Kerkhof’s absence to register his second win in the iRacing.com Pro Series Road Racing championship. Even though the Team Radicals online racer started from the third row of the grid, Libeert cut his way through the field to take the chequered flag and lead home a French 1-2-3 at the line. As 35 iRacing Williams-Toyota FW31s — headed by Twister Racing’s Simon Crochart, who posted a qualifying time of 1:17.559 – took to the grid, no one could have predicted the chaos that was about to ensue. As the lights turned to green, the engine of Team Podium Assault’s Ian Lake decided it wasn’t going to take any further part [...]

Source: http://www.iracing.com/inracingnews/iracing-news/libeert-leads-the-french-connection-at-watkins-glen/

Peter de Klerk James Hunt

Name That Exhaust Note, Episode 120: 2012 Ford Focus

On Tuesday, we posted an audio recording of a mystery car’s exhaust note. To hear it again, click play above. A lot of you guessed that this week’s exhaust note was from something turbocharged. Only one commenter figured out that this week’s sound came from a (naturally aspirated) 2012 Ford Focus with the six-speed dual-clutch [...]

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Michael Duane Bliss André Guelfi

UNOH Partners with RCR for Ty Dillon's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Rookie Season

Source: http://www.skirtsandscuffs.com/2012/01/unoh-partners-with-rcr-for-ty-dillons.html

Paul Hawkins Hans Heyer

woensdag 11 januari 2012

F1 teams asked to boycott Bahrain GP

Human right groups have called for Formula 1 to boycott the Bahrain Grand Prix amid continued unrest in the kingdom. The Sakhir event was cancelled in 2011 because of the situation in the country, but the race is scheduled to return to the calendar in 2012, as the fourth round of the championship on 22 April.

Source: http://www.iracing.com/inracingnews/formula-one-news/f1-formula-one-news/f1-teams-asked-to-boycott-bahrain-gp/

Kyle Thomas Busch Jimmy Jackson

Top 10 Stories of 2011 – #1 Tony Stewart’s Homestead-Miami Clincher

1-Tony Stewart’s Homestead-Miami Clincher Stewart trailed Carl Edwards by three points entering the 10th and final race in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup™. Both drivers had predicted the championship wouldn’t be decided until the final lap, and they were right. Edwards, who started on the pole, led the most laps while Stewart yo-yoed [...]

Source: http://thefinallap.com/2012/01/03/top-10-stories-of-2011-1-tony-stewarts-homestead-miami-clincher/

Charles Robert Hamilton V Mack Hellings

Seattle Bridge Toll Eases Traffic. Will It Boost Transit, Too?

Signs alert Seattle-area drivers to the new tolls across the SR-520 bridge. The tolls appear to be easing congestion not only across the bridge, but on each of the highways it intersects with. Image: WSDOT via KPLU
Located on a pair of peninsulas, the city of Seattle isn’t so easy to reach from its eastern suburbs. [...]

Source: http://streetsblog.net/2012/01/06/seattle-bridge-toll-eases-traffic-will-it-boost-transit-too/

Innes Ireland Ukyo Katayama

Today’s Headlines

New Livery Cabs Will Have Same Fare as Yellow Taxis (NYT)
Are Express Trains to Queens Convention Center Possible? (WNYC)
Casey Neistat Makes PSA: Don’t Text While Walking (NYT)
With “Huge Cry for Mass Transit” on Tappan Zee, Journal News Looks to Details of Bus Plan
Declaring Tappan Zee Transit Impossible, Rockland Business Assoc. Attacks “Obstructionists” (LoHud)
Another Bronx Prosecutor Arrested [...]

Source: http://www.streetsblog.org/2012/01/09/todays-headlines-1298/

Carl Michael Edwards III Helm Glöckler

dinsdag 10 januari 2012

Racing the Plan

I get up every morning just like most people and I have a plan.  That plan is carried-out based on the events of the day, what I have to do and when I have to have it done. Now, I can see that funny look on your face already, one that says “What does this have to do with iRacing?” What this has to do with iRacing is this: It’s all about management.  We manage tasks in our daily lives.  We know when to give a task everything we have and when giving a task a little less is enough. Sim racing is no different. iRacing has advanced in so many ways that we are now forced to manage our resources during a race.  We have to think about when [...]

Source: http://www.iracing.com/inracingnews/iracing-news/racing-the-plan/

Jerry Hoyt Jean Marc Gounon

GRAND-AM Aligns Competition Department Leadership, Eyes Increased NASCAR Synergy

GRAND-AM LogoRevised Approach Aimed At Long-Term Goals of Growth, Manufacturer Participation DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Jan. 9, 2012) – With the most significant season in GRAND-AM Road Racing history approaching, the sanctioning body announced today a strategic leadership alignment of its competition department, designed to maximize objectives and opportunities, increase synergy with NASCAR and further enhance...more»

Source: http://www.catchfence.com/2012/otherseries/01/09/grand-am-aligns-competition-department-leadership-eyes-increased-nascar-synergy/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=grand-am-aligns-competition-department-leadership-eyes-increased-nascar-synergy

Emmanuel de Graffenried Karl Kling

5-Hour Energy returns to sponsor June 2 Nationwide race at Dover

Source: http://www.skirtsandscuffs.com/2012/01/5-hour-energy-returns-to-sponsor-june-2.html

Dale Arnold Jarrett Eddie Johnson

Newey, Mansell given New Year honours

Red Bull Racing's chief technical officer Adrian Newey and 1992 Formula 1 world champion Nigel Mansell have been recognised in the 2012 New Year's Honours list. Newey has been made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire [OBE], in recognition of services to motorsport.

Source: http://www.iracing.com/inracingnews/formula-one-news/f1-formula-one-news/newey-mansell-given-new-year-honours/

Bruce Johnstone

maandag 9 januari 2012

Jason Leffler will drive the No. 18 Dollar General Tundra for KBM

Source: http://www.skirtsandscuffs.com/2012/01/jason-leffler-will-drive-no-18-dollar.html

Jackie Holmes Kamui Kobayashi

The top 20 MotoGP stories of 2011

The 2011 MotoGP season saw the end of the unloved 800cc rules package, and runaway title success for Casey Stoner and Honda. But the headlines were dominated by two Italians - one an established legend struggling for form, the other a potential future legend cut down in his prime - as the tragic death of Marco Simoncelli in Malaysia and Valentino Rossi's tribulations at Ducati became the stories for which 2011 will be remembered. Such was the interest in Rossi and Simoncelli, big topics such as Jorge Lorenzo's unsuccessful title defence, Suzuki's departure from MotoGP and the threat of a rider boycott of the Japanese Grand Prix failed to make the end of year top 20 most-read MotoGP stories on AUTOSPORT.com

Source: http://www.iracing.com/inracingnews/other-news/motorcycles/motogp/the-top-20-motogp-stories-of-2011/

Sterling Burton Marlin Chris Irwin

Raikkonen: Comeback fanfare no worry

Kimi Raikkonen says that the fanfare surrounding his comeback to Formula 1 has had no effect on him since his return with Lotus was confirmed last month. The 2007 world champion ended months of speculation by confirming that he would return to the sport after two years competing in the World Rally Championship. Since then the potential success of his comeback has become a huge talking point.

Source: http://www.iracing.com/inracingnews/formula-one-news/f1-formula-one-news/raikkonen-comeback-fanfare-no-worry/

Leslie Johnson Lucas di Grassi

FIA clarifies defensive-driving rules

The FIA, motorsport's ruling body, has issued a clarification about the defensive moves allowed in Formula 1 from the 2012 season. The governing body had stated at the end of last year that, from the upcoming season, drivers would not be allowed to move back onto the racing line after having moved off it to defend their position. On Wednesday, the FIA issued the new sporting rules, which state that drivers will in fact be allowed to move back onto the racing line, but leaving enough room between their car and the edge of the track when approaching corners.

Source: http://www.iracing.com/inracingnews/formula-one-news/f1-formula-one-news/fia-clarifies-defensive-driving-rules/

Z Line Designs Toyota Armour Vienna Sausage Kroger Chevrolet

zondag 8 januari 2012

UNOH Partners with RCR for Ty Dillon's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Rookie Season

Source: http://www.skirtsandscuffs.com/2012/01/unoh-partners-with-rcr-for-ty-dillons.html

Gene Hartley Kevin Paul Lepage

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Fiat Confirms “L0″ Crossover Based on 500, and We’ll Get it Here

Fiat will introduce a 500-based crossover at the Geneva auto show in March, a spokesperson has confirmed. The car is called the L0, or “elle zero”—this from the company that calls the Abarth SS the “esseesse”—and will be sold in the U.S. Our artist’s rendering, above, borrows styling from both the 500 hatchback and its [...]

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AP source: Barfield new IndyCar race director

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