Saturday, October 10th, 2009

An American-Based Formula One Team

May 15, 2009 by Warren Hayashi  
Filed under Racing

An American-Based Formula One Team

Plans to field an American-based Formula One team for the 2010 Formula One season were announced in February by Formula One veterans Peter Windsor and Ken Anderson. Since then they have been doing the ground work for the foundations of their new team, hiring needed personnel and moving into their American facility in Charlotte, North Carolina. Peter Windsor was formally the team manager for Williams and Ken Anderson was formally the technical director for Ligier.
All the work they are doing right now may actually be for nothing if for some unknown reason their petition to join Formula One’s fraternity isn’t …read more

Speed and Menard make headlines in changes

October 1, 2008 by Tony Baldwin  
Filed under Racing

Speed and Menard make headlines in changes

On Tuesday, Scott Speed and Paul Menard made headlines after being announced as drivers on two Sprint Cup cars. Speed was rumored to take over for A.J. Allmendinger in the No. 84 Red Bull car and Tuesday it was finalized. Menard moves from DEI to Yates Racing and will bring over his Menards sponsorship.
Menard was one of two drivers at DEI that had a full sponsor, but he will be taking that with him to Yates. Now, only Martin Truex, Jr. is left at DEI with a full sponsor. Menard has gone 68 career races with …read more

Allmendinger impresses at Kansas

September 29, 2008 by Tony Baldwin  
Filed under Racing

Allmendinger impresses at Kansas

A.J. Allmendinger doesn’t have long left in the No. 84 Red Bull car. Allmendinger, who is expected to be let go by Red Bull, is now in search of a new job. Last weekend, Allmendinger impressed on the Kansas Speedway at the Camping World RV 400 after finishing in a career-best ninth place overall.
Allmendinger started the race in 14th and moved up to a high of sixth place in the race, yet finished in ninth. “I always feel like I have something to prove, especially when you’re told you might not be the guy that’s going to …read more

Links for Friday 9/26

September 26, 2008 by Tony Baldwin  
Filed under Racing

Links for Friday 9/26

Getting this page back in the groove begins now. As NASCAR heads to Kansas this weekend, we will take a quick trip around some other sites to get some insight on what is going on right now.
Tony Stewart says “Sliced Bread” is a good replacement for him.
Jeff Foxworthy is coming out with a new animated show about a NASCAR family. We can only hope it doesn’t bomb like “The Jeff Foxworthy Show” did.
Bruce’s NASCAR Bits and Pieces wonders where A.J. Allmendinger will be ending up after being let go by Red Bull.
From the Marbles compares Jimmie Johnson to …read more

Rating the Race: Centurion Boats at the Glen at Watkins Glen

August 10, 2008 by Tim Zaegel  
Filed under Racing

Rating the Race: Centurion Boats at the Glen at Watkins Glen

Kyle Busch made perfect on his efforts to sweep the road course races in the Sprint Cup Series this season as he nabbed his first career victory at Watkins Glen International on Sunday. He led four times for a race high 52 laps, giving him his 8th win of the season and making him the first driver to win the races at both Infineon and Watkins Glen in the same year since his Joe Gibbs Racing teammate, Tony Stewart, did it back in 2005. He also won the Nationwide Series race in Mexico City earlier in the year, making him …read more

Fantasy Follow-Up: Pocono

August 3, 2008 by Tim Zaegel  
Filed under Racing

Fantasy Follow-Up: Pocono

TZ’s Picks (Pocono):
1. Denny Hamlin – 23rd – No points
2. Kurt Busch – 38th – No points
3. Jimmie Johnson – 3rd – 41 points
4. Tony Stewart – 2nd - 41 points
5. Brian Vickers – 28th – No points
6. Kasey Kahne – 7th – 37.5 points
Lock of the Week – Denny Hamlin – Outside Top Fifteen – No points
Sleeper Pick – AJ Allmendinger – Outside Top Fifteen – No points
Steer Clear of – Kevin Harvick – Top Five – (Minus) 20 points
Roc’s Picks (Pocono):
1. Jeff Gordon – 10th – 38.5 points
2. Jimmie Johnson – 3rd – 41.5 points
3. Denny Hamlin – 23rd …read more

Race Preview for Pennsylvania 500 at Pocono

July 31, 2008 by Tim Zaegel  
Filed under Racing

Race Preview for Pennsylvania 500 at Pocono

Coming off of a terrible weekend at Indy, you can bet that NASCAR’s feeling the pressure to make sure that everything goes as smoothly as possible at Pocono this weekend, and if the trip here back in June is any indication, then things should be just fine. It’s also a big weekend for the teams, as Pocono is only the second track on the schedule that the series has already traveled to once before this season, and this is about the time of year that you really begin to see how much some of these groups have been able to …read more

Rating the Race: Indianapolis – Allstate 400

July 27, 2008 by Tim Zaegel  
Filed under Racing

Rating the Race: Indianapolis – Allstate 400

With only two accidents and one blown engine, the Allstate 400 at the Brickyard in Indianapolis Motorspeedway still managed to see 11 caution periods during the 160-lap event because of tire issues …. that’s the story of Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup race, and unfortunately that story overshadows the one of Jimmie Johnson winning the pole award and going on to pick up his second career victory at the Brickyard.
NASCAR knew that they were likely to experience tire issues, but they weren’t sure just how bad it would be. They had a competition caution scheduled within the first 15 laps of the …read more

Rating the Race: Chicago – Lifelock.com 400

July 13, 2008 by Tim Zaegel  
Filed under Racing

Rating the Race: Chicago – Lifelock.com 400

Image details: LifeLock.com 400 served by picapp.com
Kyle Busch continued his dominating run over the Sprint Cup Series Saturday night as he picked up his series-leading 7th win of the season by taking the checkers in the Lifelock.com 400 at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, IL. After rain cancelled Friday’s qualifying session, Busch was awarded the pole position due to leading the championship points standings, and that proved to be invaluable as he led the first 44 laps of the race en route to setting a new track record by leading a total of 165 laps, erasing the previous record set by …read more

Rating the Race: Daytona – Coke Zero 400

July 6, 2008 by Tim Zaegel  
Filed under Racing

Rating the Race: Daytona – Coke Zero 400

*Credit photo to Sporting News 
Kyle Busch won his sixth race of the Sprint Cup season and picked up the second Cup restrictor plate win of his career, much to the dismay of the crowd on-hand at Daytona International Speedway for Saturday night’s Coke Zero 400. But, whether or not you like Kyle Busch is irrelevent – what you cannot deny is that the action at Daytona was exciting once again and should be considered another victory for the Car of Tomorrow.
Paul Menard led the field to green after winning the Coors Lite Pole Award during Friday’s qualifying session, and he held onto …read more

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