zondag 26 februari 2012

McDowell makes Daytona 500 field with a little help from his friends

Source: http://www.skirtsandscuffs.com/2012/02/mcdowell-makes-daytona-500-field-with.html

Brian Henton Sam Hanks Bertrand Gachot

Williams: Low-speed form key to pace

Williams needs to improve its car's low-speed performance if it is to make progress up the grid, reckons chief operations engineer Mark Gillan. Although the team is convinced that the FW34 is a step forward over last year's disappointing challenger, the Grove-based outfit already understands the areas where things need to be made even better. "Obviously, you've got to concentrate on where the maximum performance gains will be had," explained Gillan about Williams' focus going forward

Source: http://www.iracing.com/inracingnews/formula-one-news/f1-formula-one-news/williams-low-speed-form-key-to-pace

Virgil Ernest Irvan III Dan Gurney Bobby Grim

maandag 13 februari 2012

De la Rosa: HRT in promising shape

Pedro de la Rosa thinks HRT can get itself in good shape for the start of the season, on the back of his first track experience with the team at Jerez in Spain this week.

Source: http://www.iracing.com/inracingnews/formula-one-news/f1-formula-one-news/de-la-rosa-hrt-in-promising-shape/

Nicolas Kiesa

Former team boss Roger Dowson dies

Long-time British Touring Car Championship team owner Roger Dowson has died at the age of 67 after a battle with cancer. Dowson is probably best-remembered for masterminding Mazda's entry into the BTCC in the early 1990s, but his involvement with the series stretched back 20 years earlier when he was kingpin in Gerry Marshall's tin-top campaigns.

Source: http://www.iracing.com/inracingnews/other-news/touring-cars/btcc/former-team-boss-roger-dowson-dies/

Charles Robert Hamilton V Mack Hellings Bruce Kessler

Key set for Lotus sportscar role

Former Sauber Formula 1 team technical director James Key is set to join the motorsport division of Lotus Cars. The Briton, who resigned last week to take up a job offer in the UK, is believed to have accepted an offer to become technical director of the racing programmes run by Lotus Cars. His new position could be announced within days.

Source: http://www.iracing.com/inracingnews/formula-one-news/f1-formula-one-news/key-set-for-lotus-sportscar-role/

Lucas di Grassi Jeffrey Michael Gordon Eddie Irvine

zondag 12 februari 2012

Koenigsegg to Deliver First U.S. Agera in June, Working on Camless Engine

Koenigsegg expects to deliver its first Agera to the U.S. this June, more than two years after the 940-hp supercar was introduced, according to a company executive. Bags of Air and “Financial Hardship” The Swedish automaker is awaiting approval for a second exemption from federal regulations requiring smart airbags, the same exemption the National Highway [...]

Source: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/caranddriver/blog/~3/p5MseMxia1M/

Ken Kavanagh Frank Gardner Ignazio Giunti

Tasca tops Funny Car field at NHRA Winternationals

Source: http://www.newsobserver.com/2012/02/09/1843216/jack-beckman-leads-funny-car-qualifying.html

Eddie Keizan Willi Heeks Oscar Alfredo Gálvez

Toyota revamps for a better 2012

Source: http://www.newsobserver.com/2012/02/09/1843863/toyota-revamps-for-a-better-2012.html

Naoki Hattori Jacky Ickx Floyd Anthony Raines

John Cena to drop the green flag for Daytona 500

Source: http://www.skirtsandscuffs.com/2012/02/john-cena-to-drop-green-flag-for.html

Naoki Hattori Jacky Ickx Floyd Anthony Raines

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

Gus Hutchison Helmuth Koinigg Denny Hamlin

zaterdag 11 februari 2012

Morgan Lucas take No. 1 spot in Top Fuel

Source: http://www.newsobserver.com/2012/02/10/1845841/tasca-tops-funny-car-field-at.html

Phil Hill Brian Gubby Kazuyoshi Hoshino

Wolf makes Euro Series move

Lucas Wolf will graduate to the F3 Euro Series this year with championship newcomer URD Rennsport. The 17-year-old German has spent the past two seasons driving for the team in ADAC Formel Masters in his homeland, and won the final race of last year's championship to finish eighth in the standings.

Source: http://www.iracing.com/inracingnews/real-world-racing/3rdparty/wolf-makes-euro-series-move/

Out! Pet Care Toyota Al Keller Mika Häkkinen

Tommy Baldwin Racing Names Brad Parrott Crew Chief of Nationwide Program

Tommy Baldwin Racing LogoParrott will work with Ryan Blaney, Ryan Truex and Bobby Santos MOORESVILLE, N.C. (February 7, 2012) – During the off-season, Tommy Baldwin Racing (TBR) announced an expansion into the NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS). NNS veteran crew chief Brad Parrott will head the team of young drivers, Ryan Blaney, Ryan Truex and Bobby Santos,...more»

Source: http://www.catchfence.com/2012/nationwide/02/07/tommy-baldwin-racing-names-brad-parrott-crew-chief-of-nationwide-program/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=tommy-baldwin-racing-names-brad-parrott-crew-chief-of-nationwide-program

Olivier Gendebien François Hesnault Taki Inoue

Bianchi settles in well at Force India

Jules Bianchi believes that he has settled in well at Force India after his first day on track with the team at Jerez. The Ferrari-contracted Frenchman, who will drive in at least nine Friday practice sessions this year, completed 46 laps in the new Force India VJM05 before handing over to Paul di Resta in the afternoon. "I got used to the team and a new way of working," said Bianchi.

Source: http://www.iracing.com/inracingnews/formula-one-news/f1-formula-one-news/bianchi-settles-in-well-at-force-india/

Charles Robert Hamilton V Mack Hellings Bruce Kessler

2013 Acura RDX Introduced Again, This Time in Chicago and For Real [Chicago Auto Show]

Car companies only get one chance to introduce their new cars. But between sketches, renderings, concepts, teasers, and leaks, they’re quickly learning how to exploit the internet for more opportunities to discuss cars prior to actually revealing them. Acura apparently realized too late that it had blown the opportunity to draw out the introduction of [...]

Source: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/caranddriver/blog/~3/JlekQ23aXNc/

Kevin Paul Lepage Ken Kavanagh Frank Gardner

vrijdag 10 februari 2012

When football and motorsports collide: Super Bowl XLVI meets Indy

Source: http://www.skirtsandscuffs.com/2012/02/when-football-and-motorsports-collide.html

Gene Hartley Kevin Paul Lepage Ken Kavanagh

Top 20 Countdown: No. 7 Kasey Kahne (Yahoo! Sports)

Kasey Kahne took a gamble in waiting almost two years to join Hendrick Motorsports. Now well see if it pays off.

Source: http://www.nascarracinglive.com/nascar/top-20-countdown-no-7-kasey-kahne-yahoo-sports.html

Billy Garrett

Q and A with Jari-Matti Latvala

Ford driver Jari-Matti Latvala talked to AUTOSPORT about winning the World Rally Championship's first ever qualifying stage in Sweden this morning. Q

Source: http://www.iracing.com/inracingnews/world-rally-championship-news/wrc/q-and-a-with-jari-matti-latvala/

Sam Hanks Bertrand Gachot Gimax

Webber: New Red Bull is competitive

Mark Webber is confident that Red Bull will be competitive in 2012 after his second day of running the car at Jerez today. But while he is upbeat about Red Bull's progress, he warned that he also expects Ferrari, McLaren and Mercedes to be strong, meaning that his team must continue to build on its good start. The Australian completed 97 laps, ending up fastest of the new-specification cars behind Michael Schumacher's year-old Mercedes

Source: http://www.iracing.com/inracingnews/formula-one-news/f1-formula-one-news/webber-new-red-bull-is-competitive/

Bruce Johnstone Casey James Mears Stefan Johansson

donderdag 9 februari 2012

Raikkonen: Times not important yet

Kimi Raikkonen says that topping the first day of pre-season testing means less to him than the 'positive' first sensations he received from the new Lotus E20 and Pirelli's soft and medium tyre compounds that he tried for the first time at Jerez. The 2007 world champion played down his headline-grabbing fastest time at the Spanish circuit after ending up 0.1s faster than Paul di Resta's Force India, having completed 73 laps on a relatively trouble-free day. "It makes no difference," he said when asked how it felt to be quickest on his return to contemporary F1 action

Source: http://www.iracing.com/inracingnews/formula-one-news/f1-formula-one-news/raikkonen-times-not-important-yet/

Billy Garrett Cliff Griffith Mike Hawthorn

Chicago: We Obsessively Covered the 2012 Chicago Auto Show

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2012 Chicago Auto Show

Media days at the 2012 Chicago Auto Show have come and gone, and the results of our efforts can be seen below. It's not the biggest show of the circuit, with 18 total vehicles covered, but there's still plenty of interesting machinery to be seen. A bit later, we'll share our picks for the top five debuts of Chicago. In the meantime, check out everything in all its glory in the table below.

1993 Ford SVT Cobra 2012 Kia Optima SX L
2013 Shelby GT500 Conv
2013 Mopar 300
Kia Track'ster Concept
2013 Hyundai Elantra GT
2012 Mopar Compass
2013 GMC Acadia
2013 Nissan 370Z
2013 Acura ILX
2013 Elantra Coupe
2013 Mazda MX-5 SE

We Obsessively Covered the 2012 Chicago Auto Show originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 09 Feb 2012 14:59:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Source: http://www.autoblog.com/2012/02/09/we-obsessively-covered-the-2012-chicago-auto-show/

Helm Glöckler Travis Wade Kvapil Kurt Thomas Busch

Juncadella stays on in F3 Euro Series

Macau GP winner Daniel Juncadella will compete in the F3 Euro Series for a third straight season in 2012. The Spaniard took the biggest victory of his racing career at the Macau Grand Prix late last year after having finished in third place in the standings in the Euro Series.

Source: http://www.iracing.com/inracingnews/real-world-racing/3rdparty/juncadella-stays-on-in-f3-euro-series/

Maurício Gugelmin Kevin Michael Harvick Cuth Harrison

2013 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Convertible: Most Powerful ‘Stang Droptop Celeberates 20 Years of SVT [Chicago Auto Show]

Ford dropped an automotive bomb when it introduced the 650-hp, 200-mph 2013 Mustang Shelby GT500 coupe late last year at the L.A. auto show. Seemingly overnight, the bar by which all muscle machines are measured was reset—tough luck, 580-hp Chevrolet Camaro ZL1—and no one outside of Ford has even driven the thing yet. The 2013 [...]

Source: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/caranddriver/blog/~3/NVIXGuvFv6E/2013-ford-mustang-shelby-gt500-convertible-photos-and-info-news

Mike Harris Charles Robert Hamilton IV David Lee Blaney

Onslow-Cole keen to stay in BTCC

British Touring Car driver Tom Onslow-Cole is aiming to stay in the series this season, despite Arena Motorsport's move into the World Touring Car Championship. Onslow-Cole won four races with Arena in 2010 before switching to the AmD Milltek Volkswagen squad last season. He returned to Arena mid-way through the year, but will not be part of Arena's WTCC attack

Source: http://www.iracing.com/inracingnews/other-news/touring-cars/btcc/onslow-cole-keen-to-stay-in-btcc/

Kazuyoshi Hoshino José Froilán González Brad Keselowski

woensdag 8 februari 2012

Williams confident of Jerez progress

Williams chief operations engineer Mark Gillan is confident that the FW34 will complete a greater number of laps on Wednesday after its first day on track focused on systems checks related to its switch from Cosworth to Renault engines. The team was forced to cancel a planned straightline test at the Idiada Proving Ground in Spain last week because of weather conditions, meaning that this was the first serious run of the new car

Source: http://www.iracing.com/inracingnews/formula-one-news/f1-formula-one-news/williams-confident-of-jerez-progress/

Peter Hirt Eddie Keizan Willi Heeks

Webber: New rules won’t hurt Red Bull

Mark Webber says he is not concerned that the technical rule changes for 2012 will remove any of Red Bull's advantage or wrong-foot Formula 1's champion team. Red Bull was felt to have been particularly adept at making the most of the exhaust-blown diffuser technology that has been outlawed for the new season, but after testing the RB8 for the first time at Jerez today, Webber said he was confident his team had found adequate solutions. Asked if he felt there was less scope for Red Bull to gain an edge now, Webber replied: "Not really, I think we're such a strong team.

Source: http://www.iracing.com/inracingnews/formula-one-news/f1-formula-one-news/webber-new-rules-wont-hurt-red-bull/

Richie Ginther Joseph Francis Nemechek III Ralph Dale Earnhardt Sr

Long Term: 2011 Mini Countryman: January 2012

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Literally two days after my last update about our long-term Mini Countryman, I found myself trudging through a snowstorm at 30 miles per hour on Interstate 94 along Michigan's west coast. I guess Mother Nature had heard my cries about not being able to test our Mini in the snow, and decided to reward me with super slippery roads and poor visibility for two and a half hours straight. Lovely.

Mile after mile, the Mini dutifully carried on while I watched large SUVs and a host of mid-size sedans slide off into the ditches on either side of I-94. I've lived in southeast Michigan my entire life, and I know how to drive in the slushy, slick stuff, but there's nothing quite like the combination of all-wheel drive and proper winter tires for times like this - it not only helps with driver confidence, but makes the whole process of safely navigating through a snowstorm much less fatiguing. Mini's All4 all-wheel-drive system made sure power was being sent to exactly which wheels needed it most, and our car's Bridgestone Blizzak WS-70 winter tires provided by the folks at Tire Rack kept the rollers from slipping during acceleration or skidding during braking.

After using the Mini to schlep many an Autoblog staff member to and from various Detroit Auto Show happenings, I handed the Countryman off to executive editor Chris Paukert, who turned it back over praising the All4 system and snow tires' handling on split-mu surfaces - even with the driver's side tires on wet asphalt and the passenger-side wheels trudging through ice and slush, the Mini remained confident and steady despite times when traction coefficients differed at every corner.

The Countryman now resides in Cleveland, Ohio, where it will be under Editor-in-Chief John Neff's care for the next month. We haven't had any snow to speak of since sending the Mini to Ohio, but I'm sure if Neff complains enough, Mother Nature will reward him with a big ol' lake-effect dumping to the Lake Erie coast so he can see just how good our All4/Blizzak combo is.

Keep your eyes locked on the official Autoblog Facebook page for the majority of our updates, as well as the official Autoblog Twitter account (@therealautoblog, look for the #ablongterm hashtag).

2011 Mini Countryman: January 2012 originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 07 Feb 2012 19:29:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Theo Helfrich Fred Gamble Carl Edwards

Lotus aims for fourth in standings

Lotus team co-owner Gerard Lopez believes getting back into the top four in the Formula 1 constructors' championship is a realistic initial step for the squad in 2012.

Source: http://www.iracing.com/inracingnews/formula-one-news/f1-formula-one-news/lotus-aims-for-fourth-in-standings/

Johnny Herbert Copart Ford Hans Klenk

dinsdag 7 februari 2012

Raikkonen pleased with E20 rollout

Kimi Raikkonen said his initial impressions of the new Lotus E20 are good following a rollout with the car at Jerez. The Finn, whose team unveiled the Renault-powered car yesterday, completed 22 laps of the Spanish circuit, performing system checks at low speed

Source: http://www.iracing.com/inracingnews/formula-one-news/f1-formula-one-news/raikkonen-pleased-with-e20-rollout/

Georges Grignard Gus Hutchison Helmuth Koinigg

Van der Garde gets Caterham test role

Giedo van der Garde will be the Caterham Formula 1 team's reserve driver for the 2012 season. The 26-year-old Dutchman has raced in GP2 since winning the 2008 Formula Renault 3.5 title, and was fifth in the '11 GP2 standings.

Source: http://www.iracing.com/inracingnews/formula-one-news/f1-formula-one-news/van-der-garde-gets-caterham-test-role/

Masahiro Hasemi Bruce Halford Divina Galica

Restless Mears Eager for Daytona

Casey Mears - GEICO RacingMooresville, NC (February 3, 2012) – Casey Mears is coming off of a season that saw him put the Germain Racing team and the GEICO car comfortably in the Top 35 in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Owner Point standings.  While this feat indicates exponential improvement for a virtual upstart Sprint Cup...more»

Source: http://www.catchfence.com/2012/sprintcup/02/03/restless-mears-eager-for-daytona/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=restless-mears-eager-for-daytona

Innes Ireland

maandag 6 februari 2012

Faith on the Frontstretch: The Ripple Effect in Racing and Real Life

Source: http://www.skirtsandscuffs.com/2012/02/faith-on-frontstretch-ripple-effect-in.html

Nick Heidfeld Dale Arnold Jarrett Eddie Johnson

NASCAR, Turner reach deal on digital media

Source: http://www.newsobserver.com/2012/01/30/1818513/nascar-turner-come-to-terms-on.html

Randy Joseph Lajoie David Hampshire Graham Hill

Danica Patrick GoDaddy Super Bowl TV Commercial 2012

In case you missed this ad in the first half of the Super Bowl. …and for the second half.

Source: http://thefinallap.com/2012/02/05/danica-patrick-godaddy-super-bowl-tv-commercial-2012/

Naoki Hattori Jacky Ickx Floyd Anthony Raines

Nine Racing To Feature Three Cars At Chili Bowl Midget Nationals

Nine Racing Inc. Brownsburg, Indiana January 4, 2012 Nine Racing, Inc. is pleased to announce the signing of three excellent drivers for the 26th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire midget event that will take place...

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

Paul Goldsmith Patrick Gaillard Heikki Kovalainen

New record purse for Daytona 500

Source: http://www.newsobserver.com/2012/02/01/1823538/new-record-purse-for-daytona-500.html

Charles Robert Hamilton V Mack Hellings Bruce Kessler

zondag 5 februari 2012

2013 BMW X6 Gets a Refresh, High-Output M Performance Packages

As they do with celebutante Kim Kardashian, most people fail to understand the BMW X6. But while Kim is always burnishing her image, the X6 is just now receiving its first major revision, one that includes a mild face lift and some enhancements under the skin. (Each also has a giant—er, skip that one.)  The X6′s [...]

Source: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/caranddriver/blog/~3/4g9W7zdG4_0/

David Hobbs Nick Heidfeld Dale Arnold Jarrett

Stewart-Haas Racing Forms Collaborative Partnership with Tommy Baldwin Racing

Stewart-Haas Racing LogoAlliance Provides Danica Patrick and No. 10 GoDaddy.com Chevrolet Guaranteed Starting Spot in 54th Annual Daytona 500 KANNAPOLIS, N.C., (Jan. 31, 2012) – Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR) has entered into a collaborative partnership with Tommy Baldwin Racing (TBR) where TBR will field the No. 10 GoDaddy.com Chevrolet Impala for all 10 of Danica Patrick’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races...more»

Source: http://www.catchfence.com/2012/sprintcup/01/31/stewart-haas-racing-forms-collaborative-partnership-with-tommy-baldwin-racing/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=stewart-haas-racing-forms-collaborative-partnership-with-tommy-baldwin-racing

Travis Wade Kvapil Kurt Thomas Busch Cecil Green

2013 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500: How Ford Built the First 200-mph Pony Car

Who would have thought that with 50-mpg fuel-economy rules around the corner, Ford would be striving to push a version of the Mustang above 200 mph? It wasn’t long ago that such a top speed was strictly reserved for wedge-shaped exotica. Keep Reading: In Depth: 2013 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 – Feature

Source: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/caranddriver/blog/~3/rYivUbrbuWo/in-depth-2013-ford-mustang-shelby-gt500-feature

Z Line Toyota Jim Hall Aldo Gordini

AdvoCare Launches “AdvoCare No. 3 Bus” with Richard Childress and Austin Dillon to Promote NASCAR No. 3 AdvoCare Chevrolet Impala

“The No. 3 Bus tour of the U.S. combines motorsports with health and wellness” AdvoCare Logo Plano, TX, January 20, 2012 – AdvoCare, an award-winning premier health and wellness company, today launched its biggest Success School on record with keynote addresses by NASCAR icon Richard Childress and NASCAR driver Austin Dillon. Childress and Dillon spoke...more»

Source: http://www.catchfence.com/2012/nationwide/01/22/advocare-launches-advocare-no-3-buswith-richard-childress-and-austin-dillon-to-promote-nascar-no-3-advocare-chevrolet-impala/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=advocare-launches-advocare-no-3-buswith-richard-childress-and-austin-dillon-to-promote-nascar-no-3-advocare-chevrolet-impala

Nicolas Kiesa John James Miguel Ángel Guerra

Jeff Gordon celebrates 20 years with DuPont and Hendrick Motorsports

Source: http://www.skirtsandscuffs.com/2012/01/jeff-gordon-celebrates-20-years-with.html

Tom Jones Mike Harris Charles Robert Hamilton IV

zaterdag 4 februari 2012

2014 Chevrolet Silverado / GMC Sierra Spy Photos: New Small-Block, Less Weight

Introduced as 2007 models, the current Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra full-size pickup twins are due for a revamp. Our spy photographers (dressed like snow leopards, we hope) have nabbed several shots of both extended- and crew-cab versions during cold-weather testing. While it’s difficult to make out much in the way of design aside from [...]

Source: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/caranddriver/blog/~3/EbfalEJNiUY/2014-chevrolet-silverado-gmc-sierra-spy-photos-future-cars

Juan Jover Randy Joseph Lajoie David Hampshire

Barrichello keen on IndyCar move

Rubens Barrichello is considering racing in the IndyCar Series following his maiden test run with KV Racing on Monday. The Formula 1 veteran completed 94 laps of the Sebring short course on the first day of a test, and he said that he now has to seriously consider if he wants to be on the grid for the IndyCar season opener in St Petersburg on March 25. "If you go purely from joy, it wouldn't be a problem," said the 39-year-old

Source: http://www.iracing.com/inracingnews/real-world-racing/indycar-news/indycar/barrichello-keen-on-indycar-move/

Brian Gubby Kazuyoshi Hoshino José Froilán González

Hyland’s Inc. Hits NYC Times Square with Legendary Race Driver, Morgan Shepherd

Hyland’s Inc.Conover, NC – February 1, 2012 – With 45 years in stock car racing, Morgan Shepherd has inspired millions of fans to pursue their dreams and to stay active. Now at age 70, Morgan Shepherd has joined Hyland’s as a brand ambassador and key spokesperson for the company’s Masters Athletes Program. The partnership kicks...more»

Source: http://www.catchfence.com/2012/nationwide/02/02/hylands-inc-hits-nyc-times-square-with-legendary-race-driver-morgan-shepherd/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=hylands-inc-hits-nyc-times-square-with-legendary-race-driver-morgan-shepherd

Romain Grosjean Georges Grignard Gus Hutchison

First Drive: 2012 Mini Cooper S Roadster

Remember the old joke about how to lose 10 ugly pounds? Right, cut off your head. Here’s an automotive sequel. Although this car didn’t lose weight when its football-helmet Coupe top was lopped off—it’s actually about 90 pounds heavier than its hard-shelled sibling—it definitely lost a lot of ugly. Keep Reading: 2012 Mini Cooper S [...]

Source: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/caranddriver/blog/~3/C_cjylluRHo/2012-mini-cooper-s-roadster-first-drive-review

Leo Kinnunen

vrijdag 3 februari 2012

Today’s Headlines

Bloomberg Budget Proposal: More Cuts to City Services, No New Taxes (DNA, WNYC, NY1, News)
Chris Ward: New York Neglects Declining Infrastructure at Its Own Peril (Capital NY)
TWU Talks Resume (TransNat); Union Wins Time Off for Subway Crews Who Witness Fatalities (Post)
League of American Bicyclists President to Discuss House Transportation Bill With Brian Lehrer
City Council Aspirants [...]

Source: http://www.streetsblog.org/2012/02/02/todays-headlines-1316/

Divina Galica Toyota Kimmy Ernst Klodwig

Ferrari has taken more risks with F2012

Ferrari has confessed to taking more risks with this year's car than previous cars, after unveiling a fairly aggressive F2012 at Maranello on Friday. Although the most commented-on feature is its stepped nose, the most radical feature is that it is the first car in Formula 1 since Minardi in 2001 to feature front pull-rod suspension. Furthermore, the team has worked hard on its packaging at the sidepods and the rear of the car and try and make the aerodynamic gains it thinks it needs to get ahead of Red Bull Racing.

Source: http://www.iracing.com/inracingnews/formula-one-news/f1-formula-one-news/ferrari-has-taken-more-risks-with-f2012/

Eddie Irvine Paul Hawkins Hans Heyer

Wood eyes regular points with Vectra

British Touring Car racer Lea Wood is aiming for regular points finishes after acquiring the ex-Andrew Jordan Vauxhall Vectra for this season.

Source: http://www.iracing.com/inracingnews/other-news/touring-cars/btcc/wood-eyes-regular-points-with-vectra/

Denny Hamlin Olivier Grouillard Elmer George

Brad Keselowski Announces Twitter Contest For Fans Around Season-Opener NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Race

Brad Keselowski Racing (BKR)MOORESVILLE, NC (Jan. 30, 2012) – Brad Keselowski announced today that he and Brad Keselowski Racing (BKR) will conduct an online contest that will provide fans an opportunity to have their Twitter handle featured on the No. 19 BKR RAM that Brad will pilot in the season-opening NASCAR Camping World Truck Series...more»

Source: http://www.catchfence.com/2012/sprintcup/01/30/brad-keselowski-announces-twitter-contest-for-fans-around-season-opener-nascar-camping-world-truck-series-race/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=brad-keselowski-announces-twitter-contest-for-fans-around-season-opener-nascar-camping-world-truck-series-race

Kevin Michael Harvick Cuth Harrison Jim Hurtubise

donderdag 2 februari 2012

Still the right price! Tickets, camping on sale

Michigan International Speedway LogoNASCAR Sprint Cup Series tickets on sale for as low as $25  BROOKLYN, Mich. (Feb. 1, 2012) ­— The wait is over! On the heels of one of NASCAR’s most amazing and exciting seasons, Michigan International Speedway tickets are finally on sale. “Last year we celebrated an exciting NASCAR season. There’s so...more»

Source: http://www.catchfence.com/2012/sprintcup/02/01/still-the-right-price-tickets-camping-on-sale/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=still-the-right-price-tickets-camping-on-sale

Alan Dennis Kulwicki Ruby Tuesday Dodge Nicolas Kiesa

INDYCAR: Honda Working Through Development Issues

Honda Performance Development Technical Director Roger Griffiths sheds some light on the development problems it experienced at Sebring.

Source: http://auto-racing.speedtv.com/article/indycar-honda-working-through-development-issues/

Travis Wade Kvapil Kurt Thomas Busch Cecil Green

Report: Chevrolet pulls out of British Touring Car Championship

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Chevrolet Cruze BTCC

If you, like us, were wondering how MG managed to snag Jason Plato away from Chevrolet in the British Touring Car Championship, well you had good reason to wonder. The racecar driver and Fifth Gear co-host had, after all, driven the factory-backed team to both titles in 2010 and landed himself third and his team second just this past season. But you can wonder no more, as the latest news from the BTCC paddock is that Chevrolet has withdrawn from the popular saloon racing series.

The news arrives as a bit of a surprise coming from the front-running team, particularly at a time when the grid has expanded enormously in the past couple of seasons. The reason? According to Autosport, Chevrolet wants to focus its energies on the World Touring Car Championship, where the same outfit RML that ran the BTCC team fields similar Cruze touring cars - driven by Yvan Muller, Rob Huff and Alain Menu - with considerable success: The RML Chevrolet team has claimed both the drivers' and constructors' titles for the past two seasons running, making it something like the Red Bull Racing of touring cars.

A longtime competitor in the BTCC, RML reportedly hopes it won't be long before it is back on the grid in the British series, and given that most of the cars in the championship are fielded by privateer teams, we wouldn't be surprised to see them return as early as next year. In the meantime, General Motors will be well represented in the series by Vauxhall.

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