Monday, January 31, 2011

Lotus says T128 ?pushes boundaries?

The Lotus design team is confident that the T128 is a massive step forward over its predecessor, the relatively conservative T127 that the squad used to take unofficial 'top new team' honours in 2010. Head of R&D and vehicle dynamics Elliot Dason-Barber said the new car's suspension arrangement was an area where Lotus had made particular gains

Source: http://www.inracingnews.com/formula-one-news/f1-formula-one-news/lotus-says-t128-pushes-boundaries/

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Lorenzo takes up right to use #1

Jorge Lorenzo says it was a "difficult choice" to take up the #1 on his Yamaha for his title defence, but that he felt it would be wrong not to use the champion's number having earned it. MotoGP title-winners can elect to stick with their traditional racing numbers, with Lorenzo's erstwhile team-mate Valentino Rossi preferring to keep his #46 even in the seasons when he was champion, but Lorenzo will switch from his usual #99 to #1 for 2011. "I am very proud because you have to work very hard to have the option to wear it," said Lorenzo, who ran with the #1 for post-season testing at Valencia last year.

Source: http://www.inracingnews.com/other-news/motorcycles/motogp/lorenzo-takes-up-right-to-use-1/

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Ashley Force Hood Expecting Baby, Will Sit Out 2011 NHRA Season


National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) star Ashley Force Hood formally announced Tuesday that she is pregnant and will take a "temporary hiatus" -- sitting out the 2011 Full Throttle drag racing championship.

This will be the first child for the two-time NHRA U.S. Nationals champ Hood, 28, and her husband, Dan. Force Hood's father, 15-time NHRA Funny Car champ John Force, announced that 2008 Rookie of the Year Mike Neff will return to the cockpit to fill in for Hood this season in the John Force Racing Mustang. Dan Hood will be his tuner.

In addition to Force Hood's news, her father announced that 2009 Funny Car champ Robert Hight has been promoted to President of John Force Racing, which has won 17 of the last 21 NHRA Funny Car titles. Force will hold the title of CEO.

"This past November, after watching my dad clinch his 15th championship, Dan and I decided we would try to start a family,'' said Force Hood, who will take over as president of John Force Entertainment during her racing sabbatical.

"We felt that if God wanted it to happen, it would happen. Well, God didn't waste any time and I am pregnant and due at the end of the summer.''

Force said she still plans on representing her sponsors this season and will work closely with your younger sister Courtney, who is planning to make her NHRA pro class debut this season.


 

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Consider this, NASCAR Nation ? please

Getty ImagesMany in NASCAR Nation are calling for a return to historic Rockingham. Ed Hinton isn’t so sure. I’ve been wondering what NASCAR could do to ring your chimes, NASCAR Nation, here in another winter of your discontent. I’ve come … Continue reading

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Partridge Sings Winning Note

Ryan Partridge sets the pace en route to winning Friday night's super-late-model feature during the Toyota All-Star Showdown at Toyota Speedway at Irwindale. (Todd Warshaw/Getty Images photo). IRWINDALE, Calif

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inRacingNews v2 Coming Soon!

Since inRacingNews launched on September 2nd, 2009, we have watched the site evolve from a simple motorsport racing news site to a growing online community of passionate iRacers. We gathered lots of feedback over the last year. Using that information as a foundation we have completely redesigned the site from the ground up, emphasizing and [...]

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Montezemolo: Ferrari F150 must win title

Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo says his team's new F150 has to win the world championship this year on the back of last year's title heartbreak.

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Korean-Market Hyundai Grandeur previews 2012 Azera, Offers Direct-Injected 3.0-liter V6

The front-wheel-drive, full-size Hyundai Grandeur, the company likes to point out, is the top-selling premium four-door in its Korean home market. Here in the States, however, it?s known as the Azera, and there?s not much to brag about: the sleepy sedan doesn?t exactly fly off dealer lots, and its pillow-soft personality, styling, and dynamics don?t [...]


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Sunday, January 30, 2011

NASCAR Announces New Points Format, Chase Changes, New Qualifying Rules

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Citing the need to make the championship format "simpler," NASCAR chairman Brian France formally introduced a new points system for the three national touring series Wednesday and also announced slight changes to the Chase for the Sprint Cup playoff format and race qualifying procedures.

As has been rumored during the last two weeks, the new points payout will be 43-to-1 -- paying 43 points to the race winner with each position decreasing in one-point intervals, with a single point going to last place in the 43-car fields.

The race winner will also receive a three-point bonus. There are one-point bonuses available for leading one lap and for the driver who leads the most laps, meaning there is a maximum of 48 points available for a race winner who leads the most laps.

"So now everyone will know, when a driver is down by 10 points, that he needs to pass 11 more cars to take the lead in the point standings,'' France told a crowded room of reporters at the NASCAR Hall of Fame in downtown Charlotte.

"Very much a simple, easy to understand system for us."

In other significant news, France announced the third major change to the Chase playoff format since its inception eight years ago. The top 10 drivers in points after the 26-race regular season will qualify for the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship. And in an effort to emphasize winning, NASCAR will now make the 11th and 12th place Chase qualifiers the drivers outside the top-10 with the most wins -- giving it a sort of wild-card feel.

The top-10 drivers will be reseeded as before, with a three-point bonus given for each win, compared to the 10-point bonus previously handed out. The 11th and 12th place drivers will be reseeded but will not receive bonus points for their wins.

"These guys are going to be driving like their hair is on fire,'' Texas Motor Speedway president Eddie Gossage said.

"Give NASCAR credit for placing the emphasis on winning races with the new points system. The points championship should be secondary to winning races week in and week out. If you do that, championships take care of themselves."

 

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Ferrari expanding Grand-Am presence

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Steve Wallace to Make Sprint Cup Debut in Daytona 500

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Nationwide regular Steve Wallace, 23, will make his Sprint Cup debut in the 53rd running of the Daytona 500 driving a Toyota Camry fielded by his famous father, Rusty, the family team announced Wednesday.

Steve Wallace will become the fourth Wallace to run in the annual NASCAR classic, joining his father and uncles Mike and Kenny.

A regular in the Nationwide series since 2007 with Rusty Wallace Racing, Steve Wallace will drive the No. 77 RWR Toyota Camry in the Feb. 20 race with backing from longtime sponsor 5-Hour Energy and new partner Aspen Dental.

Wallace has a guaranteed starting spot in the 43-car field because his father's longtime car owner, Roger Penske, has a spot earned from Sam Hornish, Jr's 2010 full-season campaign in Penske's No. 77 Dodge. Penske does not have a Cup ride for Hornish in 2011.

"Starting my first Daytona 500 is definitely going to be the most exciting day of my career -- make that my life -- so far," Wallace said in a post at rustywallace.com. "It's something that every kid wanting to be a racer -- including me -- dreams of doing one day.

 

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Ashley Force Hood Expecting Baby, Will Sit Out 2011 NHRA Season


National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) star Ashley Force Hood formally announced Tuesday that she is pregnant and will take a "temporary hiatus" -- sitting out the 2011 Full Throttle drag racing championship.

This will be the first child for the two-time NHRA U.S. Nationals champ Hood, 28, and her husband, Dan. Force Hood's father, 15-time NHRA Funny Car champ John Force, announced that 2008 Rookie of the Year Mike Neff will return to the cockpit to fill in for Hood this season in the John Force Racing Mustang. Dan Hood will be his tuner.

In addition to Force Hood's news, her father announced that 2009 Funny Car champ Robert Hight has been promoted to President of John Force Racing, which has won 17 of the last 21 NHRA Funny Car titles. Force will hold the title of CEO.

"This past November, after watching my dad clinch his 15th championship, Dan and I decided we would try to start a family,'' said Force Hood, who will take over as president of John Force Entertainment during her racing sabbatical.

"We felt that if God wanted it to happen, it would happen. Well, God didn't waste any time and I am pregnant and due at the end of the summer.''

Force said she still plans on representing her sponsors this season and will work closely with your younger sister Courtney, who is planning to make her NHRA pro class debut this season.


 

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Elite Company

Jimmie Johnson (left) and Jamie McMurray (HHP Photos) DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. ? The names are magical. The accomplishment is legendary.

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VW Jetta TDI v Mazda MX-5/Roadster: The Latest in Mixed Class Racing

With the release of the 2011 Season One schedule (now available in the iRacing.com Staff Announcements forum on the iRacing member site), iRacing announced that the former Jetta TDI Cup D-Class series will now be the Class D Jetta MX-5/Roadster Series, featuring the Volkswagen Jetta TDI and the Mazda MX-5/Roadster.� This will be a full [...]

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Vickers admits he doubted return

Brian Vickers has admitted to being unsure about his return to the Sprint Cup series at one point but is thrilled to be making it back in 2011 with Red Bull Racing Team.

Source: http://www.inracingnews.com/nascar-news/nascar/vickers-admits-he-doubted-return/

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Group Lotus upbeat over naming row

Group Lotus says it is upbeat that it will prevent Tony Fernandes from using the Lotus name in Formula 1 when their dispute hits the courts in March. The London High Court on Monday demanded that the row over the use of the Lotus name in F1 should go to trial as soon as possible - with a March 21 court date having now been laid down

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Saturday, January 29, 2011

TDS to enter sportscars with ORECA

TDS Racing will enter the sportscar arena this year, fielding an LMP2 class Nissan-powered ORECA in the Le Mans Series.

Source: http://www.inracingnews.com/3rdparty/tds-to-enter-sportscars-with-oreca/

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Gooden, Michaels Take GRAND-AM Titles at Daytona

The twelfth and final Round of the inaugural GRAND-AM iRacing.com Online Sports Car Series headed to the Daytona International Speedway’s road course, where the overall and divisional champions of the virtual Riley MkXX Prototype and Ford Mustang FR500S were crowned. The inaugural edition of this online racing series, open to subscribers of the iRacing.com Motorsport [...]

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Ferrari using Toyota?s wind-tunnel

Ferrari has revealed that it has been using Toyota's wind-tunnel to help with the development of its new Formula 1 car.

Source: http://www.inracingnews.com/formula-one-news/f1-formula-one-news/ferrari-using-toyotas-wind-tunnel/

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Daytona's 24-hour endurance race begins

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2011 NASCAR Sprint Media Tour Q & A with Toyota Motorsports NSCS Driver, Denny Hamlin

2011 Denny Hamlin - Photo Credit: Harold Hinson Photography (HHP) for Charlotte Motor SpeedwayDENNY HAMLIN, No. 11 FedEx Toyota Camry, Joe Gibbs Racing What is your outlook for 2011? “I’m ready to go. I feel as confident as we’ve ever been. Every year we’ve steadily made a progression towards the top and obviously had a...more»

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Budget deadline still looms for teams

Uncertainty over whether any Formula 1 teams did overspend last year will remain until at least early March, Ferrari team principal Stefano Domenicali believes, with the final deadline to submit budgets still several weeks away. The last few weeks have been full of speculation that some outfits - including world champions Red Bull Racing - may have overspent in 2010 and therefore breached the terms of the Resource Restriction Agreement (RRA). Although it had been thought that suspicions above overspending had been fuelled because accounts had been lodged with the Formula One Teams' Association (FOTA), the final deadline for doing so is until the end of February

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Senate Committee Backs Infrastructure Spending (But Not For Bike Lanes)

?We need to take care of this sooner than later,? Sen. Barbara Boxer said this morning in reference to a surface transportation reauthorization. ?We can?t keep doing extension after extension.?

Photo from Zagasi

Before the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee even has all its members named (that should happen in the next day or so, according [...]

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NASCAR adopts new points system, changes format for Chase

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Friday, January 28, 2011

Ferrari: Push-rod layout is right move

Ferrari says that an 'extreme' solution to its rear suspension design has allowed it to stick with the push-rod set-up for this year's F150.

Source: http://www.inracingnews.com/formula-one-news/f1-formula-one-news/ferrari-push-rod-layout-is-right-move/

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Luhr gets CytoSport ALMS role

Four-time American Le Mans Series class champion Lucas Luhr will return to CytoSport to drive the team's new Lola-Aston Martin LMP1 car this season.

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House Transpo Committee Shrinks, Senate EPW Announces New Members

The committees with jurisdiction over transportation are shrinking. In the Senate, committee membership is only going from 21 to 20. But the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee is experiencing a much more significant belt-tightening, shrinking from a committee of 75 to just 59. Of those 59, 33 are Republicans and 26 are Democrats.
John Boozman is [...]

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Roush Fenway Racing?s Greg Biffle and Carl Edwards to appear on ?Extreme Makeover: Home Edition? this Sunday

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition LogoCONCORD, N.C. (Jan. 28, 2011) – Roush Fenway Racing teammates Greg Biffle and Carl Edwards will appear on ?Extreme Makeover: Home Edition? to demonstrate the dangers of texting and driving. The show will air on Sunday, January 30, at 8 p.m. (ET) on ABC. “Texting while driving is incredibly dangerous and...more»

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Kansas Speedway Making Changes to Enhance Fan Experience

Kansas SpeedwayKANSAS CITY, Kan. (Jan. 27, 2011) ?Continuing to make Kansas Speedway the best guest experience in motorsports, Kansas Speedway President Patrick Warren announced several enhancements to the fan experience at Kansas Speedway, including two projects that will total over $2 million. Kansas Speedway is increasing the width of its seats throughout the grandstands, a...more»

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2011 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible to Pace 100th Anniversary of the Indianapolis 500; Chevy Offering 50 Replicas for Sale

Last year, the reborn 2010 Chevy Camaro coupe serve as the pace car for the Indy 500, and Chevy built�200 replicas wearing Inferno Orange paint with White Pearl stripes that it sold to the public. The car was a throwback to the first Indy Camaro pace car, which lead the field in 1969, except that [...]


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TDS to enter sportscars with ORECA

TDS Racing will enter the sportscar arena this year, fielding an LMP2 class Nissan-powered ORECA in the Le Mans Series.

Source: http://www.inracingnews.com/3rdparty/tds-to-enter-sportscars-with-oreca/

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A New NASCAR Season Spawns Hope, Optimism and Nervousness

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KANNAPOLIS, N.C. -- Painted high on the walls of the sprawling setup room at the Stewart-Haas Racing team shop here are inspirational quotes from Winston Churchill, Thomas Paine, Lyndon B. Johnson and Vince Lombardi, among others, as well as Satchel Paige, the legendary African-American baseball player who made his name as a pitcher rather than a great politician or statesman.

Yet it is Paige's quote -- "Don't look back, something might be gaining on you" -- that seems to best typify the dead-of-winter mood in the race shops scattered around the greater Charlotte area.

Nearly all the teams and drivers are once again filled with hope and enthusiasm, but everyone has to be wondering nonetheless how their season will play out. Will they be competitive right out of the box? Have other teams gained some kind of a little advantage?

"It's just who made the bigger gains" during the off-season and preparing for 2011, said Tony Stewart as the annual Charlotte Motor Speedway media tour, with some 200 media members in attendance, made a stop at his Kannapolis shop Monday afternoon for a visit with him and teammate Ryan Newman.

Chip Ganassi, co-owner of Earnhardt Ganassi Racing, echoed the thought earlier Monday during a luncheon with the team. Although both of his drivers, Jamie McMurray and Juan Pablo Montoya, won races in 2010, "there are lots of places we can improve," he said. "You're looking at that all the time. It's a constant process of looking at yourself and looking at the team."

 

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Thursday, January 27, 2011

Day Two: 2011 NASCAR Preseason Thunder At Daytona

Rain Wipes Out Morning Practice Session NASCAR President Mike Helton Leads 2011 Competition Update Session DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Jan. 21, 2011) ? Jet dryers, not stock cars, steamed across Daytona International Speedway all Friday morning, beating back moisture from overnight storms. But NASCAR Sprint Cup Series teams roared to life early in the afternoon, hitting [...]

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Future Supercross and Motocross stars will battle for points and purse at 2011 AMA Racing Pro/Am events

American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) PICKERINGTON, Ohio Dec. 22, 2010 The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) is pleased to announce the 2010 AMA Racing Pro/Am motocross schedule. These events are where dreams begin for amateur racers, and where they earn the credentials...

Source: http://www.motorsportsjournal.com/archives/2010/12/future_supercross_and_mot_1.php

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Lotus dispute gets March court date

The dispute over the Lotus name in Formula 1 will now go to trial much earlier than originally expected, after a High Court judge today pushed for a swift resolution to the matter. Although Mr Justice Peter Smith rejected a bid by Group Lotus for a summary judgement on one of the naming matters at a hearing on Monday, he told legal representatives that the situation needs to be settled as quickly as possible. He has now pencilled in a March 21 date for the trial to begin - which means it will commence the week before the second race of the season in Australia.

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Hulkenberg eyes race seat for 2012

Nico Hulkenberg says his sights are firmly set on returning to Formula 1 racing in 2012, after becoming Force India's reserve driver. The German made his grand prix debut with the Williams team in 2010, but was replaced by Venezuelan Pastor Maldonado for the upcoming season

Source: http://www.inracingnews.com/formula-one-news/f1-formula-one-news/hulkenberg-eyes-race-seat-for-2012/

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Mitsubishi Global Small Vehicle Concept to Debut in Geneva, Preview Colt Replacement

Mitsubishi has supplied us with a rendering of a new global small-car concept (the official, convoluted name is Mitsubishi Concept Global Small) that will replace the Colt. The real thing will be unveiled at the Geneva auto show in March. The “global” part of the name apparently includes us.
The cute five-passenger, five-door hatchback reminds us [...]


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Aaron Robinson: Cars Get a Low Priority in the Rebuilding of Our Cities ? Column

For many years after World War II, you were as likely to get a grocery store built within walking distance as a smelter.
Coincidentally, my oldest friend is also named Aaron. As fourth-graders on the playground, we called ourselves ?Aaron 1? and ?Aaron 2,? but I don?t remember with certainty ?who was which.
Keep Reading: Aaron Robinson: [...]


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HVM, De Silvestro Land Sponsor

Simona de Silvestro will begin her sophomore year in the IZOD IndyCar Series with sponsorship from Entergy Nuclear. (Ron McQueeney/IndyCar Photo) BALTIMORE ? HVM Racing has partnered with Entergy Nuclear to sponsor driver Simona de Silvestro in the IZOD IndyCar Series for the next three years. ?This is great news for HVM and for Simona,? said Keith Wiggins, owner of HVM Racing.

Source: http://www.inracingnews.com/indycar-news/indycar/hvm-de-silvestro-land-sponsor/

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Some of what they're writing

Source: http://www.newsobserver.com/2011/01/25/943929/some-of-what-theyre-writing.html

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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Will President Obama Speak for the Transit-Starved Tonight?

President Obama is expected to make a strong push for infrastructure spending during the State of the Union address tonight. Ahead of the address, the Transportation Equity Network organized its members and supporters to write to President Obama, telling their personal stories of why transit funding is crucial to their communities. In all, TEN will [...]

Source: http://dc.streetsblog.org/2011/01/25/will-president-obama-speak-for-the-transit-starved-tonight/

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Chrysler and the EPA Partner to Develop Hydraulic Hybrid Minivan Powertrain

Chrysler and the EPA have announced a joint research project to develop a new hybrid system for passenger vehicles. The project will use a Chrysler Town & Country minivan with a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine?the van comes only with a V-6 from the factory?equipped with a hydraulic hybrid system.
The idea for hydraulic hybrids isn?t new: Some [...]


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Field Set for 2011 NASCAR iRacing.com Series World Championship

The line-up for the 2011 NASCAR iRacing.com Series World Championship has been announced.� Heading the 50-driver roster for the 18-race, 36-week series are the defending champion Richard Towler of Hull, England and title runner-up Brad Davies of Wauchula, Florida.� The 2011 season kicks off on February 15, 9:00 p.m. ET (Feb. 16, 0200 GMT) at [...]

Source: http://www.inracingnews.com/nascar-news/field-set-for-2011-nascar-iracing-com-series-world-championship/

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Raikkonen to contest 10 WRC rounds

Kimi Raikkonen will contest 10 rounds of this year's World Rally Championship. Speaking at today's Citroen World Rally Team 2011 launch in Paris, team principal Olivier Quesnel also underlined Petter Solberg's commitment to all 13 rounds of the series.

Source: http://www.inracingnews.com/world-rally-championship-news/wrc/raikkonen-to-contest-10-wrc-rounds/

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Shane Hmiel making progress

Source: http://www.newsobserver.com/2011/01/24/942036/shane-hmiel-making-progress-his.html

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Waltrip plans Earnhardt tribute

Source: http://www.newsobserver.com/2011/01/25/943526/michael-waltrip-plans-earnhardt.html

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Republican Opposition to Transit: A Geographic Explanation

In Congress, the pattern is clear: Democrats represent denser districts than Republicans. Graphic: The Transport Politic
We’ve often scratched our heads as to why many Republicans — especially the party’s leadership — seem so averse to rail, transit and bike infrastructure. There seems to be a mismatch between the party’s espoused ideals and its preference [...]

Source: http://streetsblog.net/2011/01/25/republican-opposition-to-transit-a-geographic-explanation/

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Bouffier clinches Monte Carlo victory

Bryan Bouffier clinched by far the biggest win of his career by cruising to victory in the Monte Carlo Rally. Prior to this year's Monte, Bouffier had never even scored an Intercontinental Rally Challenge point, having been quick but luckless on his previous appearances

Source: http://www.inracingnews.com/3rdparty/bouffier-clinches-monte-carlo-victory/

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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

NASCAR Driver Martin Truex Jr. Supports KeepAmericaFishing

Martin Truex Jr - Photo Credit: Jason Smith/Getty Images for NASCARMOORESVILLE, N.C. – January 25, 2011 – Martin Truex Jr. announces his support for KeepAmericaFishing.� KeepAmericaFishing? is leading the fight to preserve anglers’ rights to sustainably fish on our nation’s waterways.� As the voice of the American fisherman, KeepAmericaFishing? works to keep our public resources...more»

Source: http://www.catchfence.com/2011/sprintcup/01/25/nascar-driver-martin-truex-jr-supports-keepamericafishing/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=nascar-driver-martin-truex-jr-supports-keepamericafishing

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WTCC teams complete Catalunya test

Leading World Touring Car Championship teams Chevrolet, Polestar Volvo and SUNRED SEAT completed two significant days of testing at Catalunya this week. For Chevrolet, the test was the final chance to work on the new-for-2011 1.6-litre turbocharged engine before the cars travel to Curitiba in Brazil for the season-opener in March. World champion Yvan Muller and Rob Huff were in action for Chevrolet, with Muller admitting that he would have preferred to have more time to get used to the new engine

Source: http://www.inracingnews.com/other-news/touring-cars/wtcc/wtcc-teams-complete-catalunya-test/

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The Thompson Tango

The iRacing Street Stock Series rounded out a five week season this past Monday as the drivers took to Connecticut?s Thompson International Speedway for another episode of short track online racing in the Northeast United States. Two time and reigning Chili Bowl champion Kevin Swindell (Carolina Club) took home top championship point honors for the [...]

Source: http://www.inracingnews.com/iracing-news/the-thompson-tango/

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Benny Parsons Gives Ford Racing it?s 300th Win in 1981

Ford Racing enters the 2011 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season needing only one victory to reach 600.� Over the next three weeks, leading up to the Daytona 500, Ford Racing will present a weekly recap of the milestone wins and other tidbits that have helped shape the manufacturer?s history in the sport.� This week, Ford...more»

Source: http://www.catchfence.com/2011/sprintcup/01/25/benny-parsons-gives-ford-racing-its-300th-win-in-1981/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=benny-parsons-gives-ford-racing-its-300th-win-in-1981

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Alliance Truck Parts to Sponsor Penske Racing No. 12 Dodge in Nationwide Series

Driver Sam Hornish Jr. Looks Forward to Strong 2011 Season in NASCAR Nationwide Series Sam Hornish Jr. - Photo Credit: Todd Warshaw/Getty Images for NASCARMooresville, N.C. January 24, 2011 ? Penske Racing announced today that Alliance Truck Parts, a leading provider of replacement parts for the commercial transportation industry, will be the primary sponsor of...more»

Source: http://www.catchfence.com/2011/nationwide/01/24/alliance-truck-parts-to-sponsor-penske-racing-no-12-dodge-in-nationwide-series/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=alliance-truck-parts-to-sponsor-penske-racing-no-12-dodge-in-nationwide-series

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Stewart credits new routine for new look

Source: http://www.newsobserver.com/2011/01/24/942007/stewart-credits-new-routine-for.html

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