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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Moving swiftly to address driver safety concerns, NASCAR on Tuesday banned cool-down laps and will start allowing teams to hook up cooling units to their engines on pit road – the first major changes to the popular new knockout qualifying format unveiled this season.
Posted on 11 March 2014 @ 11:04 pm
It’s been a strong start for Team Penske drivers Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano, with only one finish outside the top-10 after the first three NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races of 2014. No, Team Penske isn’t the only multi-car team to start off the year strong ? “The combination of Joey and Brad is super,” team owner Roger Penske said after Keselowski swooped in to take the win from Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s gas-starved Chevrolet.
Posted on 11 March 2014 @ 1:00 pm
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Posted on 10 March 2014 @ 9:00 pm
NASCAR would be hard-pressed to find many fans who don’t prefer the drama and intrigue of the new, knockout qualifying format over the old system of single-car runs. NASCAR has now been warned – repeatedly, by some of the biggest names in the sport. And finding an immediate solution to what Brian Vickers called ”the most dangerous thing I’ve ever done in racing” should be NASCAR’s only item on the agenda this week. Only NASCAR has prohibited teams from cooling their cars on pit road because doing so would require the use of a cooling box.
Posted on 10 March 2014 @ 8:10 pm
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Posted on 10 March 2014 @ 8:00 am
When Brad Keselowski blew past Dale Earnhardt Jr. on the backstretch of the final lap to win Sunday, many concerns about NASCAR’s new Chase for the Sprint Cup championship rules also got left in the dust. Earnhardt felt confident he could gamble on a near-empty tank at Las Vegas Motor Speedway because his spot in the Chase already is virtually secure, thanks to his Daytona 500 win.
Posted on 10 March 2014 @ 7:31 am
LAS VEGAS — The decision to take fuel only during a final pit stop didn’t cost Paul Menard a shot at his second career win in NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Series. In the closing 42-lap run, the Richard Childress Racing driver charged back to third, unable to reel in race winner Brad Keselowski or runner-up Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Posted on 10 March 2014 @ 12:29 am
Speed TV - United States
When Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, returns to Detroit’s Ford Field for the first time since 2008 this Saturday night, three-time defending 450SX Class champion Ryan Villopoto will bring a 28-point lead into the Motor City. Rookie…
Posted on 10 March 2014 @ 8:57 pm
Bradley Smith completed a successful preseason at the Losail Circuit on Sunday, having worked diligently throughout the winter in preparation for the first race of his second premier class campaign. Smith explored different set-up options on his Yamaha YZR-M1 across…
Posted on 10 March 2014 @ 8:39 pm
Felipe Massa has admitted he has been “impressed” with his switch to Mercedes power for 2014. It is the first time in his F1 career that Massa has not been powered by a Ferrari engine. The Mercedes team, and its…
Posted on 10 March 2014 @ 6:19 pm
1997 world champion Jacques Villeneuve says Sebastian Vettel’s run of titles is definitely over. “He’s not going to win this year for sure,” the French Canadian, who is set to return to the Indy 500 this year at the age…
Posted on 10 March 2014 @ 4:43 pm
Nicky Hayden and Hiroshi Aoyama were each inside the Qatar test top 10 by the end of the three day visit, with both DRIVE M7 Aspar Team riders improving their lap times each day. Nicky Hayden and Hiroshi Aoyama were…
Posted on 10 March 2014 @ 2:23 pm
Reigning MotoGP World Champion Marc Marquez analyses the start of the upcoming season, as he continues his recovery from a fractured fibula. The countdown continues for Marquez as he awaits the first race of 2014 in Qatar. The reigning MotoGP World…
Posted on 10 March 2014 @ 1:40 pm
Monster Yamaha Tech3’s MotoGP rookie Pol Espargaro crashed with just two laps to go in a Qatar race simulation, breaking his left collarbone just two weeks before his first premier class Grand Prix. After an otherwise solid preseason – he…
Posted on 9 March 2014 @ 11:55 pm
Racer Indycar - United States
IndyCar vs. F1 speeds, how to spice up practice days, sports car vs. IndyCar engine specs and more.
Posted on 5 February 2014 @ 7:18 am
Mike Conway and Ed Carpenter Racing took part in a team test day at Sebring International Raceway this week in company with Chevrolet engineers.
Posted on 4 February 2014 @ 8:49 pm
Former Panther Racing engineer David Cripps and Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing co-owner Bobby Rahal have played a role in getting Team USA into medal contention.
Posted on 4 February 2014 @ 8:43 pm
An active off-season has seen most IndyCar seats filled before the New Year, but a few cars and at least one team have yet to fall into the category of confirmed programs. RACER spoke with the two men responsible for providing the paddock with engines to get an accurate count on what the March 30 season opener will look like.
Posted on 4 February 2014 @ 6:05 pm
Sonoma Raceway president Steve Page talks about the track’s 2014 IndyCar Series race, which will mark the 10th consecutive year that the track has hosted the series.
Posted on 3 February 2014 @ 5:57 pm
A variety of adjectives have been used to describe the demeanor and working habits of four-time Champ Car champion Sebastien Bourdais, but with a new opportunity to lead the KV Racing IndyCar team this season, the Florida-based Frenchman says he’s ready to put the past behind him and make a fresh start.
Posted on 3 February 2014 @ 5:12 pm
Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing continues to bolster its technical department in an effort to rebound from a disappointing 2013 season, signing John Dick to serve as RLLR’s technical director.
Posted on 30 January 2014 @ 4:43 pm
Formula 1 - Great Britain
Michael Schumacher has exhibited ‘small, encouraging signs’ in his recovery, according to a statement released on behalf of the German’s family on Wednesday.
We are and remain confident that Michael will pull through and will wake up, the statement read
Posted on 12 March 2014 @ 9:22 am
The long wait is almost over. After a hugely demanding pre-season, the teams and drivers are set to converge in Melbourne for the first race of the new 1.6-litre turbo engine era.
Those involved in the 2014 Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix discuss their prospects
Posted on 11 March 2014 @ 2:18 pm
Ahead of this weekend’s 2014 Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix, the all new Official Formula 1® App is now available. The Lite edition – a free download – offers live lap times for each driver, lap numbers and sector classification. It also offers a full range of news stories and session commentary from Formula1.com
Posted on 10 March 2014 @ 5:01 pm
In-season testing returns to Formula One racing this season, with two-day post-race tests in Bahrain, Spain, Great Britain and Abu Dhabi, and in an agreement finalised at the recent Bahrain test, each team must dedicate one day of testing exclusively to tyre development work with Pirelli
Posted on 7 March 2014 @ 3:07 pm
Michael Schumacher’s management has released the first update in just over three weeks on the seven-time world champion. His condition remains unchanged as doctors continue the process of bringing him out of his medically-induced coma following his skiing accident in December.
Michael is still in the wake up phase, read Friday’s statement
Posted on 7 March 2014 @ 9:11 am
Williams’ cars will feature a revised, though not unfamiliar, new colour scheme this season following a new title sponsorship deal with Italian drinks firm Martini, that sees the team renamed as Williams Martini Racing.
The Grove-based squad, who ran their 2014 challenger, the Mercedes-powered FW36, with a ‘heritage blue’ livery during testing, revealed their new look at a special launch event in London on Thursday
Posted on 6 March 2014 @ 11:49 am
Renault have admitted that the technical issues that plagued their new power unit in pre-season testing mean that some of its teams are not fully prepared for the opening Grand Prix of the season in Australia.
The French manufacturer, who provide power units for Red Bull, Lotus, Toro Rosso and Caterham, have suffered from both hardware and software problems this winter and that has left them unable to complete scheduled programmes with all of their teams
Posted on 3 March 2014 @ 4:59 pm