Monday, February 14, 2011

2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Base Price: Around $47,000

We’ve learned that the 550-hp 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, introduced today at the Chicago auto show, will wear a base price of around $47,000 when it goes on sale next February. With the top-spec Camaro boasting an estimated 0-to-60-mph time of four seconds and hardware essentially swiped from the $64,340 Cadillac CTS-V, including [...]


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Parking Minimums Make NYC Housing More Expensive, NYU Report Finds

You don’t need Jimmy McMillan to tell you that housing in New York is expensive. But figuring out why the rent is so damn high, and what to do about it, is a knotty policy question.
Large parking lots, like the one at the Grant Houses on 125th Street, increase the cost of affordable housing and [...]

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Hirvonen leads into Sunday shoot-out

Mikko Hirvonen leads Mads Ostberg by 7.4 seconds at the end of day two of Rally Sweden, as the top five remained within 15.8s after tonight's superspecial. The leading quintet were closely-matched around the short Karlstad course that concluded leg two, although fifth-placed Sebastien Ogier (Citroen) lost a little ground with a time 2s slower than stage winner Petter Solberg (Solberg Citroen)

Source: http://www.iracing.com/inracingnews/world-rally-championship-news/wrc/hirvonen-leads-into-sunday-shoot-out/

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Kubica continues to make good progress

Robert Kubica is set to undergo final surgery on his elbow on Wednesday before he can begin his rehabilition, doctors have confirmed, as he continues to make good progress from the injuries he suffered in his recent rally crash. The Renault driver underwent a lengthy operation on Friday for the numerous fractures he picked up during his accident on the Ronde di Andora rally, and is set to remain in intensive care for the time being to aid his recovery. By keeping him in intensive care, it will also ensure that he does not have to go through another change of department before his final operation on Wednesday

Source: http://www.iracing.com/inracingnews/formula-one-news/f1-formula-one-news/kubica-continues-to-make-good-progress/

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Loeb escapes Sandell scare

Sebastien Loeb narrowly avoided a head-on collision on the Sagen stage of Rally Sweden today.

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Daytona: Lap 3 moment of silence for Earnhardt

Daytona International Speedway is asking for a moment of silence on the third lap of the Daytona 500 as a tribute to the late Dale Earnhardt.

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Denny Hamlin Newest Endorser For Nike?s Jordan Brand�Apparel

NASCAR driver Denny Hamlin doesn’t have a nickname, but that could change after he became the newest endorser for Nike’s Jordan Brand apparel. Hamlin, who finished second in the Sprint Cup Series point standings last year, holds Charlotte Bobcats courtside … Continue reading

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Sunday, February 13, 2011

Ferrari rebrands car after dispute

Ferrari has officially renamed its new Formula 1 car the 'F150th Italia' as an act of good faith to avoid confusion with Ford, in the wake of the American car company going to court over what it claims is a trademark infringement.

Source: http://www.iracing.com/inracingnews/formula-one-news/f1-formula-one-news/ferrari-rebrands-car-after-dispute/

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Lowndes secures Abu Dhabi pole

Australian touring car legend Craig Lowndes secured pole position for the first V8 Supercar race of the season with a superb lap in Abu Dhabi. It was a great session for the Triple Eight team, with the sister Vodafone-backed car of Jamie Whincup lining up second

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Hirvonen backs WRC drivers? body

Mikko Hirvonen has welcomed the opportunity to debate the future of the World Rally Championship with the sport's bosses at this afternoon's first driver meeting.

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Johnson: Five titles would suffice

Jimmie Johnson says he would not be disappointed if he did not match Dale Earnhardt and Richard Petty's tally of championships, while he expects more teams to challenge him for the title in 2011. A week before Johnson kicks off yet another title defence at the season-opening Daytona 500, a poll of NASCAR media voted him favourite to win an unprecedented sixth consecutive championship this season.

Source: http://www.iracing.com/inracingnews/nascar-news/nascar/johnson-five-titles-would-suffice/

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Gerhart wins 7th career Daytona ARCA race

New pavement, same result: Bobby Gerhart wins the ARCA race at Daytona.

Source: http://www.nascarracinglive.com/nascar/gerhart-wins-7th-career-daytona-arca-race-ap.html

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Lowndes secures Abu Dhabi pole

Australian touring car legend Craig Lowndes secured pole position for the first V8 Supercar race of the season with a superb lap in Abu Dhabi. It was a great session for the Triple Eight team, with the sister Vodafone-backed car of Jamie Whincup lining up second

Source: http://www.iracing.com/inracingnews/3rdparty/lowndes-secures-abu-dhabi-pole/

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Kurt Busch wins intriguing Shootout

Kurt Busch claimed victory in the Budweiser Shootout as the new Daytona surface generated a completely new style of racing at the 2.5-mile oval. The Penske driver came out on top of what turned out to be a very different Daytona race, dominated by two-car drafts racing against each other instead of the usual big pack of cars seen in the past at restrictor-plate races. Busch started the final lap in third place while being pushed by Earnhardt Ganassi's Jamie McMurray

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2011 Dodge Challenger Official Photos and Info ? Auto Shows

Dodge updates the Challenger muscle car, and unveils two bright-green special editions.
Last fall, Dodge introduced the high-performance 2011 Challenger SRT8 392, a substantial update that brought with it a new, 6.4-liter Hemi. While it?s certainly the quickest Challenger to date?the car we tested pulled off a 12.9-second quarter-mile run?it does run $44,410, and [...]


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Saturday, February 12, 2011

Richard Childress Teams, Earnhardt-Childress Racing Engines Honor Dale

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The Richard Childress Racing teams and Earnhardt-Childress Racing Engines will pay tribute to the late seven-time champion Dale Earnhardt throughout Daytona Speedweeks.

All of the Richard Childress Racing cars, transporters and pit boxes will have No. 3 decals. Team members will wear a special RCR No. 3 hat on February 18, which marks 10 years since Earnhardt -- driver of the No. 3 Goodwrench Chevy -- was killed on the last lap of the Daytona 500.

Earnhardt-Childress Racing Engines employees will wear a special ECR No. 3 hat for the duration of NASCAR Speedweeks, which begins with Saturday night's Budweiser Shootout 75-lap exhibition race and concludes with the Feb. 20 season-opening Daytona 500.

Earnhardt-Childress Racing Engines is a joint venture launched in 2007 by Richard Childress Racing and Dale Earnhardt Inc., the race team started by Earnhardt and his wife, Teresa, in 1980.

"All of us at RCR and ECR are honored to pay tribute to Dale on this 10th anniversary," said Richard Childress, president and CEO of Richard Childress Racing and Earnhardt-Childress Racing Engines. "His legacy is still felt every day at RCR, ECR and throughout the world. We hope all of Dale's fans appreciate this salute to their hero and ours."

A tribute No. 3 decal has been on the No.. 29 Budweiser Chevrolet driven by Kevin Harvick ever since Earnhardt's tragic death. The team changed the car number from 3 to 29 out of respect for the legend and it has never been on a car in the Cup series since.

 

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AT&T Williams to Fire Up Caracas

AT&T Williams Grove, UK. 06 January, 2011. The AT&T Williams team is pleased to announce that it will run a 2010 Williams Cosworth FW32 race car in Venezuela on Friday 14 January. The event will be staged to mark Venezuelan-born...

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Aaron Robinson: Face it, Your Virtual Life Won?t be Complete Without a McLaren F1 ? Column

As time marches on, a new generation is growing up comfortable with assigning real value to virtual merchandise.
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Don?t Call It NSX: Acura Confirms Sports-Car Plan

Honda’s president recently told a Japanese business newspaper that the company continues work on a new sports car, and the project has now been confirmed to us by an American Acura executive. The company line is that this new car will not follow up the NSX, of course?Acura told us that last summer that [...]


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Fighting For His Right To Race With The Intimidator In His Corner

Guest Column by Cathy Elliott I have spent the better part of two days getting to know Michael Waltrip a whole lot better. He never said a word to me during this process, but he spoke volumes. Well, make that one volume ? I just finished reading Waltrip?s recently-released memoir, ?In the Blink of an [...]

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2012 VW Passat to Start at $20,590 Plus Destination, V6 Model to Run $32,950

Volkswagen’s Super Bowl ad?featuring a Darth Vader?costumed kid engaged in the coming-of-age practice of trying to use the Force (the commercial is embedded below)?reveals two important bits of information about the�2012 Passat. First, it will offer a remote-start function, presumably as an option, to better appeal to the American masses. Second, and more important, the [...]


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Monteiro re-signs with SUNRED SEAT

Tiago Monteiro has joined Gabriele Tarquini into committing to a second season with the privateer SUNRED team's SEAT squad in the World Touring Car Championship. Monteiro was a factory SEAT driver for the three seasons before the company ended its works involvement in the WTCC, and like Tarquini, he then stayed on when SUNRED took on the cars on an independent basis last year. The team had hoped to hang on to both Monteiro and Tarquini, and the Portuguese ex-Formula 1 driver has now joined his Italian colleague in agreeing to stay with SUNRED.

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Ten Years After: Sharing Final Moments and a Driver's Seat With Dale Earnhardt

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"So, you got any advice for me here coming up?'' Dale Earnhardt radioed to Andy Pilgrim while slowly driving caution laps around Daytona International Speedway, preparing for the final race restart with 21 laps to go in the 2001 Daytona 500.

Only two weeks earlier, the NASCAR icon had co-driven to a runner-up GT Class finish in the historic Rolex 24 at Daytona with the sports car champ Pilgrim (second from left above), who was now sitting with his girlfriend and Earnhardt's wife, Teresa, hooked up to the race team's radio in the couple's private motorcoach in the speedway's infield. A pair of motorcycle policemen had just arrived outside and were waiting to escort them all from the track after the race.

"When he said that to me, I just started laughing and thinking to myself, 'Dale Earnhardt, the seven-time NASCAR champion, is asking me, a road racer, what to do in the Daytona 500,' '' Pilgrim recalled. "I told him, 'No, man, I haven't got any advice for you, just keep doing what you're doing.' '''

"Okay, just wondering,'' Earnhardt good-naturedly replied, his words getting cut off by his spotter, who was alerting him the race was going green on the next lap.

"I told him, 'Cheers, talk to you later,' '' Pilgrim said. "And there was no more radio communication other than him cheering on and yelling for Michael (Waltrip) and (Dale Earnhardt) Junior.

"Then, 10 minutes later, he was gone.

 

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Friday, February 11, 2011

LUCAS OIL PRODUCTS ACQUIRES NAMING RIGHTS TO HISTORIC NHRA-OWNED MOTORSPORTS FACILITY IN INDIANAPOLIS

NHRA INDIANAPOLIS (Jan. 9, 2011) Lucas Oil Products, an industry leader in lubricants and fuel treatments, has acquired the naming rights to the NHRA-owned and operated multi-purpose auto racing facility located just west of Indianapolis, officials from the world?s largest...

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Ford Seeks to Race Mustang in 2013 Sprint Cup Series

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- The Ford Motor Co. has informed NASCAR it would like to race the Mustang in the elite Sprint Cup Series beginning in 2013.

Ford currently uses the Fusion in the Cup Series. The Mustang was used in four second-tier Nationwide Series races last year, and will be raced full-time this season. The 2011 Ford Mustang Boss is shown at right.

The director of Ford's North American Motorsports program tells The Associated Press that fan reaction to the Mustang exceeded all expectations. Jamie Allison also says Ford wants to bring the iconic Mustang to NASCAR's top series to have its entry consistent with a model fans can buy in the showroom.

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Kubica vows to return this season

Robert Kubica is convinced he will return to the Formula 1 track a better driver once he has recovered from the injuries he picked up in last weekend's rally crash, as he insisted he 'must' get back this year. The Pole is due to undergo another bout of surgery in Italy today to work on fractures he picked up in the accident. And although he faces a lengthy recovery period, with doctors warning it could take a year for him to get back into an F1 car, Kubica says he is already focusing only on his return

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Dodge Details 2011 Journey R/T and 2011 Grand Caravan R/T, a.k.a. ?the Man Van?

Mopar purists might cry foul, but Dodge continues to apply its famous R/T badge to lesser vehicles; the company just released information on the R/T versions of the Journey crossover and Grand Caravan minivan. The initials date back to the muscle-car era, of course, where they originally denoted high-performance machines from the house of Dodge. [...]


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What does a pickup truck have to do with an F1 Ferrari?

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Questions Remain for Hunter?s Point South Transpo Plan

Hunter's Point South will have good bike infrastructure, as shown here. But will it be transit-accessible or swamped by parking? Image: NYC Mayor's Office via Flickr.
This morning, the Bloomberg Administration announced the developer for the first phase of Hunter’s Point South, a Long Island City project the city is billing as the largest middle-class housing [...]

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Eagle Convenience Stores To Sponsor Donnie Neuenberger In 10 Races For MacDonald Motorsports In 2011

“Bobby Burrell hired as crew chief for the No. 81 Dodge” No. 81 Eagle Convenience Stores Dodge Challenger (MOORESVILLE, NC) February 9, 2011 ? MacDonald Motorsports has hired Donnie Neuenberger to drive the No. 81 Eagle Convenience Stores Dodge Challenger in ten races for the 2011 NASCAR Nationwide Series Season. The first race for Donnie...more»

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Andersson wins Swedish Rally prologue

PG Andersson of Sweden won the prologue of the Swedish Rally by beating Finnish driver Jari-Matti Latvala by 0.6 seconds on Thursday. I wanted to take it careful on the snow, Andersson said. I didnt know if I was driving too slowly but apparently not. Former world champion Petter Solberg of Norway was third, 0.9 seconds back, in a stage raced in heavy snow on a...

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Thursday, February 10, 2011

Glad to be back, Vickers eyes NASCAR goals

there was a time last summer when Brian Vickers wasn’t certain he would live, let alone race in NASCAR again. Now as the start of the 2011 Sprint Cup Series approaches, he is doing both with much enthusiasm. Vickers, 26, … Continue reading

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JEGS Foundation receives a special donation

JEGS DELAWARE, Ohio (Dec. 23) Most 12-year-olds who sell their prize-winning livestock at a county fair do so with their eye toward using the money to benefit themselves �?? a bicycle or a video game. Luke Kleilein wanted to make...

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Earnhardt reminders stir emotions in Waltrip

Michael Waltrip knew the questions were coming and tried to gather his thoughts in advance so hed be ready to answer. He even wrote about it in his book.

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2011 Dodge Durango Heat and R/T Trims Profiled, Priced

Among the many sporty offerings on its stand at the Chicago auto show, Dodge has issued full details on the Heat and R/T trims for the new 2011 Durango. Both models are designed to introduce a modicum of sportiness to the big crossover, thanks to both added visual presence and mild chassis tweaks. They go [...]


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Glock: First test crucial for Virgin

Timo Glock says this week's test at Jerez will be crucial for Virgin Racing's attempt to move up the Formula 1 grid this season.

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Suzuki Previews Swift S-Concept for Geneva Show

This teaser rendering (brightened by Mr. Photoshop) shows the Swift S-Concept that Suzuki will unveil at the Geneva auto show next month. All we know for sure so far is that the concept will be a ?more sporty and exciting? version of the Swift hatchback. Given the roof spoiler, aggressive front-end styling, and flared fenders [...]


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Herck fastest in GP2 testing

Michael Herck was quickest for Coloni as GP2 testing in Abu Dhabi resumed today ahead of next weekend's Asia series opener. The teams switched to a 2.939-mile configuration of the Yas Marina track for today's test, and will also use this layout for the forthcoming races. Herck emerged on top of an extremely close afternoon session during a late exchange of fast times following a red flag near the end of the day.

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NASCAR President Mike Helton Confirms Points System Change Imminent

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- NASCAR President Mike Helton, Vice President of Competition Robin Pemberton and Sprint Cup Series director John Darby held a competition update news conference Friday at Daytona International Speedway, confirming that the sanctioning body is looking at a "simpler" points system that would be introduced in all three national series for the 2011 season.

Speaking to reporters during downtime from a three-day preseason test session at the Daytona Beach track, the trio spoke on a wide range of issues. First, Helton made the news official that drivers must now select only one of the three national series to earn points toward a championship. He also indicated NASCAR was considering changes to the 1, 3 and 7:30 p.m. race start times introduced this past year.

Pemberton said that the proposed fuel injection systems would not be used this season but are progressing well in tests and Darby explained that the introduction of ethanol to fuel this year was actually an easier transition than when NASCAR switched from leaded to unleaded fuel in 2008.

The hot topic, unquestionably, was a change to the points system -- which would be the first since NASCAR formed in 1958 -- even if none of the officials would confirm what the new format might look like.

"We're in the middle of the conversations, telling the competitors where our mind is,'' Helton said. "The goal for some time is to create a points system that is easy to understand, easy to explain, easy to talk about but also be credible at the end of the season. So it's a function of taking the current one that has established credibility and come up with one that you can sit and have a conversation with someone and they say, 'well, that's pretty simple.' ''

"We're close. And we're getting a lot of good feedback from the drivers about tweaks that would go into that.''

 

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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Berthon replaces Stoneman at ISR

Leading Formula Renault 3.5 team ISR Racing has reached an agreement with Nathanael Berthon for the 2011 season.

Source: http://www.iracing.com/inracingnews/3rdparty/berthon-replaces-stoneman-at-isr/

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Toyota NASCAR Notes & Quotes ? Weeks of Feb. 7-21, 2011

Toyota MotorsportsTOYOTA TIDBITS LOOKING FOR THE BIG ONE: Camry driver Denny Hamlin is coming off a successful 2010 campaign where he finished second in the final NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) point standings. Hamlin won a series and career-best eight races last year, overcoming a torn ACL in his left knee which required early season...more»

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2011 Porsche Cayenne Turbo ? Short Take Road Test

Would purists have cried foul if the first Cayenne was this good?
The torch-bearing mobs of outraged 911 purists have long since retreated from the gates of Porsche?s various corporate outposts, so we can only speculate that had this new Cayenne been the original offering back in 2003?rather than the ungainly original?initial response might have been [...]


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Williams reveals share price for F1?s 1st IPO (PA SportsTicker)

By STUART CONDIE AP Sports Writer

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Caraviello: Martin has goals bigger than himself (NASCAR.com)

Caraviello: Martin has goals bigger than himself

Source: http://www.nascarracinglive.com/nascar/caraviello-martin-has-goals-bigger-than-himself-nascar-com.html

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Dover shifts to Saturday qualifying

Dover International Speedway has moved qualifying for both of its Sprint Cup dates this season to Saturday.

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This Week: Ask the 19th Precinct About NYPD Street Safety Policy

Precinct community councils are monthly forums for New Yorkers to meet face-to-face with officers at their local police precinct and discuss their concerns. With police going on a seemingly arbitrary cyclist ticket binge while motorists face scant consequences for killing pedestrians, tonight’s forum at the 19th precinct on the Upper East Side should be an [...]

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What I?d Do Differently: John Coletti ? Interview

At Ford in the Nineties, engineer John Coletti saved the Mustang. Now he wants to save the world.
C/D: The idea that John Coletti, father of the Ford GT and any number of fire-breathing Fords, is working for a company with ?Eco? in the title sort of surprises us.
JC: You shouldn?t be. I could go [...]


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Tuesday, February 8, 2011

WTCC opener reverts to Curitiba

The World Touring Car Championship has switched its season-opening round back to Curitiba. The March 19-20 event had been due to take place at Interlagos, but that plan has now been abandoned due to logistical issues owing to renovation work being done at the Brazilian Grand Prix venue. WTCC promoter Marcello Lotti said that the event would, as planned, share top billing with the country's hugely popular V8 Stock Car Championship

Source: http://www.inracingnews.com/other-news/touring-cars/wtcc/wtcc-opener-reverts-to-curitiba/

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NASCAR chief announces changes

NASCAR officials hope fans will get the point of the a scoring system. Chairman Brian France unveiled a new, simplified scoring system Wednesday night for all three of its national series – Sprint Cup, Nationwide and Trucks – as well … Continue reading

Source: http://nascar-news-update.com/nascar-chief-announces-changes/

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Piezo Fuel Injectors Explained ? Tech Dept.

The Tower of Piezo: The smartest injectors you?ll ever meet.
If you?ve ever seen the sparks created by someone munching Wint-O-Green Life Savers in a darkened room, you?ll have witnessed this phenomenon: Certain crystalline materials, such as sugar, produce minute amounts of electricity when you squeeze them. There?s even a word for it: [...]


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'Legend of lowriders' leads owner's funeral procession

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Kubica woken from induced coma after surgery

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Booth: Virgin commitment never waned

Virgin Racing team principal John Booth insists he never once thought about giving up on the challenge of Formula 1, despite the difficulties his outfit faced at the start of last season. Openly admitting now that he and his team were naive about the difficulties of entering F1, Booth said that despite wing failures, hydraulics issues and a fuel tank drama, he never contemplated throwing the towel in. "It looked impossible, didn't it?" Booth said at the launch of his team's 2011 challenger in London on Monday.

Source: http://www.inracingnews.com/formula-one-news/f1-formula-one-news/booth-virgin-commitment-never-waned/

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Renault?s Robert Kubica injured in car crash (PA SportsTicker)

Formula One driver Robert Kubica of Poland has been injured after his rally car hit a wall at high speed, casting doubt on whether hell be racing when the Grand Prix season begins next month.

Source: http://www.nascarracinglive.com/nascar/renaults-robert-kubica-injured-in-car-crash-pa-sportsticker.html

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Successful shoulder surgery for Melandri

Yamaha Racing Fri, Dec 24, 2010 Yamaha Factory World Superbike Team's new recruit for the 2011 series, Marco Melandri, underwent minor and completely successful surgery on his right shoulder yesterday (Thursday 23rd December) and expects to be fully fit for...

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Monday, February 7, 2011

Listen Up: New Sound System For Martinsville Speedway In 2011

Martinsville (Va.) SpeedwayMARTINSVILLE, Va. (February 3, 2011) ? Fans will have amazing sound to go with the always amazing racing when they return to Martinsville Speedway for the Goody?s Fast Relief 500 on April 3. A new, state-of-the-art sound system will be in place by the April event, giving fans unparalleled audio during the weekend....more»

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The Next Frontier in Carbon Fiber: Forged Composite ? Tech Dept.

A faster and potentially cheaper way to add lightness.
In a word-association exercise, ?Callaway? is probably equally likely to be followed by ?golf? as ?Corvette.? As it turns out, golf is now relevant in the car world, too, as Callaway Golf and Lamborghini have partnered to develop what they call Forged Composite, which [...]


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NASCAR shifts gears for Chase points system

No longer will fans have to understand a system used since 1975 that dropped five points per some positions, four between others and three between a majority of positions. Now, it's 43 points for first, 42nd for second place, all … Continue reading

Source: http://nascar-news-update.com/nascar-shifts-gears-for-chase-points-system-sports-www-hometownannapolis-com-the-capital/

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FYI WIRZ: NASCAR Sprint Media Tour on final view of 2011

Joe Gibbs talks about Tony Stewart during 20th anniversary of JGR When the National Assocaition for Stock Car Racing Sprint Media Tour hosted by Charlotte Motor Speedway completed its fourth and final day in late January, justifiably fatigued media members … Continue reading

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Fernandes awarded a CBE

Team Lotus boss Tony Fernandes has been awarded a CBE "for services to promote commercial and educational links" between the United Kingdom and Malaysia.

Source: http://www.inracingnews.com/formula-one-news/f1-formula-one-news/fernandes-awarded-a-cbe-2/

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Scott's start, contributions hailed

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Hamilton eyes title with new McLaren

Lewis Hamilton is fired up ahead of the start of the 2011 season following the unveiling of the new McLaren MP4-26. The car, which sports radical U-shaped sidepods, also features an all-new electric hybrid system and a completely new aerodynamic package. Hamilton is hopeful the new challenger will be strong enough to fight for victories.

Source: http://www.inracingnews.com/formula-one-news/f1-formula-one-news/hamilton-eyes-title-with-new-mclaren/

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O?REILLY AUTO PARTS NAMED TITLE RIGHTS SPONSOR OF SEATTLE AND CHICAGO FULL THROTTLE SERIES EVENTS

NHRA GLENDORA, Calif. (Jan. 5, 2011) NHRA announced today that O?Reilly Auto Parts has agreed to multi-year deals to become the title rights sponsor of the 14th annual O?Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Route 66 Nationals, July 7-10 near Chicago and...

Source: http://www.motorsportsjournal.com/archives/2011/01/oreilly_auto_parts_named_1.php

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Sunday, February 6, 2011

2013 Ford Escape Spy Photos ? Future Cars

Ford?s aging compact crossover gets a kinetic replacement.
After a full decade on the market, the Ford Escape is at last getting a ground-up redesign, and spies have caught this development mule out on an R&D mission. Although its innards are hidden beneath the curvy body of the current European Ford Kuga?which itself [...]


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Webber reserves judgement on RB7

Mark Webber has reserved judgement on the new Red Bull RB7 after only completing 17 laps concentrating on basic checks on his first day in the car.

Source: http://www.inracingnews.com/formula-one-news/f1-formula-one-news/webber-reserves-judgement-on-rb7/

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Lamborghini Releases Best Pic Yet of Aventador LP700-4

Just a few weeks out from the Geneva auto show, Lamborghini has given us the clearest look yet at its upcoming V-12 monstercar, which we expect will be called the Aventador LP700-4. The picture shows gaping front and side air inlets, projector headlights, and a prominent strake through the hood’s center. Compared to earlier photos [...]


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