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Roger Penske, Mario Andretti and Jeff Gordon are among the list of stars who have paid tribute to Chip Ganassi on the eve of his Motorsports Hall of Fame induction ceremony.
Chip Ganassi will this evening be inducted into the MSHOF in Daytona Beach, Fla., along with AMA bike legend Everett Brashear, NASCAR team owner Richard Childress, late Land Speed Record holder Gary Gabelich, NHRA commentator Dave McClelland, former all-’round racer, and subsequent writer and broadcaster Sam Posey, and 1955 Indy 500 winner and sprint car ace Bob Sweikert. For more details click here.
Ganassi, a former Indy car driver, is the only car owner in history to have won the Daytona 500, the Indianapolis 500, the Rolex 24 At Daytona, 12 Hours of Sebring, the Brickyard 400, and earlier this month he added the 24 Hours of Le Mans to his list of conquests.
His teams have won 18 championships and 175 races. His open-wheel teams have amassed 11 championships and more than 100 victories,...
As NASCAR begins a stretch of return trips to 12 tracks, it raises the question: Does the sport really need to visit these markets twice?
There are 23 different venues featured on the Sprint Cup schedule. The tour will race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in two weeks. That’s the 13th track with two dates.
But as the sanctioning body looks to increase the sport’s popularity, the onus is on NASCAR to take the product to the people — not wait for fans to come to a race track where they may or may not have been before.
“New tracks in the forefront would probably spice things up,” said Denny Hamlin, a leading voice in the Drivers’ Council. “Even Kentucky in the first year — maybe two — was a boon. I don’t think the demand is as much as it used to be simply because you’ve seen it once, you’ve seen it twice. Some of these tracks we go to on and on and on for many years now, and it gets stale.”
Kentucky Speedway, where the tour returns next weekend for a tripleheader, is centrally...
The thugs even kicked Mike's daughter in the ribs as she tried to protect her dad.
Crew chief Chad Johnston will be missing in action from this weekend’s FireKeepers Casino 400 at Michigan Speedway.
Johnston was the latest victim of NASCAR’s crackdown on improperly installed lug nuts, thereby depriving the No. 42 Chevrolet driven by Kyle Larson of its team leader.
So what does that mean for Johnston? The crew chief is barred from any area of the track where he would generally need his hard card for entry. Sprint Cup garage? Off limits. Team Hauler? No go. Pit box on Sunday? Forget about it.
But with modern technology — FaceTime, Skype, digital radios and cell phones — Johnston is just a text message away. If Johnston sets up shop in his motor coach, the team could debrief as usual. Should he stay at the team’s hotel, the crew can continue going over the weekend’s game plans at night. And like any other fan, Johnston can buy a ticket, sit in the seats and take in a bird’s eye view of the action.
Last weekend, crew chief Tony Gibson served his...
Heineken has confirmed that it is to enter Formula 1 with a major multi-year sponsorship deal that will include track branding in Montreal this weekend and title sponsorship of this year's Italian Grand Prix.
The Dutch brewery giant revealed its tie-up with Formula One Management in an event in the Montreal paddock on Thursday.
Its deal, which has options to last until the end of 2023 and could be worth as much as $250 million over that period, will give Heineken title sponsorship of three races each season from 2017 plus track branding at six further events.
As well as the exposure from that, Heineken will have pouring, activation and access rights across the majority of F1 events. It has promised live fan experiences and events, PR initiatives and a push on television and digital media.
Its first race title deal will be this year's Italian Grand Prix, and its logos will appear trackside at the remaining races of the season apart from Abu Dhabi.
The company has...
The No. 42 Chip Ganassi Racing team becomes the fourth team to violate the strict new lug nut policy set forth by NASCAR.
After finishing 11th at Pocono, NASCAR found a lug nut violation, stating in this week's penalty report: "Lug nut(s) not properly installed."
The P3 level penalty means that crew chief Chad Johnston has consequently been suspended and will miss this weekend's Cup race at Michigan International Speedway and fined $20,000. He has also been placed on probation for the remainder of the calendar year.
Despite there being a flurry of activity all around Brad Keselowski's car after the Pocono race on Monday, there will be no further penalties assessed to the No. 2 Team Penske Ford.
During the race, he was brought back down pit road for body manipulation. NASCAR determined that a crew member purposely dented in the side of the race car during a pit stop.
He went on to finish third.
Written warnings were also issued to the following teams: No. 7 Tommy...
All I got to say is Holy Shit . How did he walk away ?
Fernando Alonso experienced a peak impact force of 46G during his 305km/h crash at the Australian Grand Prix, FIA data from the accident investigation has revealed.
The McLaren driver was lucky to escape without serious injury from the spectacular shunt at the season-opener in Melbourne, although cracked ribs forced him out of the following race in Bahrain.
The incident was the first that the FIA has been able to make use of a new rear-facing high-speed camera for a better understanding of what happens in crashes.
It was the footage from that, along with on-board data recorders and in-ear accelerometers, that have offered an unprecedented insight into what happened.
A report on the accident has been published in the latest issue of the FIA's Auto magazine and it reveals just how violent the crash was.
The findings are that Alonso was travelling at 313km/h when he tried to overtake Esteban Gutierrez, with his...
Richard Childress Racing is expanding it NASCAR Xfinity All-Star lineup to include AJ Allmendinger, Sam Hornish Jr., Michael McDowell and Ben Kennedy.
Allmendinger will pilot the No. 2 Chevy Camaro at Mid-Ohio on August 13. While competing for Team Penske in NXS, Allmendinger earned victories at Elkhart Lake and Mid-Ohip in 2013.
His first Cup victory came at Watkins Glen in 2014. The winner of the 2012 Rolex 24 also scored five wins on road courses during the 2006 CART season.
Hornish Jr. will drive the entry at the second Iowa Speedway race on July 30 and at Kentucky Speedway on September 24. Hornish has 110 NXS starts with three wins, seven poles 32 top five and 57 top-10 finishes.
McDowell will be behind the wheel of the car at Road America.
Kennedy makes his Xfinity Series debut at Iowa Speedway on June 19. Kennedy, 24, currently competes in the Camping World Truck Series. In three starts at Iowa, Kennedy finished a career-high sixth. The great-grandson of NASCAR founder...
LONG POND, Pa. (AP) — Brad Keselowski's car took a shot in the pits and then he took aim at Jeff Gordon.
Keselowski, the pole sitter for Monday's race at Pocono Raceway, ran into early trouble when he was called back to the pits because of unapproved body modifications on his No. 2 Ford. One of his pit crew members threw a shoulder block into a side panel, which caused a dent that potentially could give the car more sideforce and an aerodynamic edge on the track.
Crew members argued with pit officials, to no avail. Keselowski rallied to finish third, though his Ford was quickly surrounded by NASCAR officials. The car did not fail postrace inspection.
Keselowski was angered when told that the FS1 broadcast aired footage of his crew doing something similar during a pit stop earlier this year at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Keselowski was not penalized and won the race.
Gordon, the retired four-time NASCAR champion and an analyst for the FS1 broadcast team, explained on the broadcast...
The 2016 Formula 1 season has shown that races are now not only much more spectacular, but also a lot harder to predict. Jonathan Noble looks at the reasons for the change.
If, if, if...
It's been a popular retort over the years that F1 is 'If' spelt backwards, but this season the conditional clause has been aired much more than usual.
What if Sebastian Vettel had been fitted with mediums rather than supersofts after the red flag in Australia?
What if Vettel's engine had not blown up on the parade lap in Bahrain?
What if Valtteri Bottas had not hit Lewis Hamilton at the first corner of the Bahrain Grand Prix?
What if Hamilton hadn't have had those engine problems in qualifying in China and Russia?
What if Red Bull hadn't switched Daniel Ricciardo on to a three-stop strategy at the Spanish Grand Prix?
What if Red Bull hadn't tried to be too clever and ended up botching Ricciardo's pitstop in Monaco?
It's been an ever present at all the races this year that the victory has...
Andretti Autosport’s Alexander Rossi earned $2,548,743 from an overall purse of $13,273,253 for his victory in the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500.
The rookie, whose winnings included $50,000 for Sunoco Rookie of the Year honors, coasted across the finish line on an empty fuel tank in his Andretti Herta Autosport-Honda, beating teammate and 2013 Rookie of the Year Carlos Munoz who earned $788,743 for his efforts.
Rossi was the first rookie winner since Helio Castroneves in 2001 and the first American-born rookie winner since Louis Meyer in 1928.
Josef Newgarden was top-finishing Chevrolet driver, taking third and $574,243 in the #21 Ed Carpenter Racing machine. He led 14 laps in what was his best finish in five Indianapolis 500 starts.
Polesitter James Hinchcliffe won $502,993 in the No. 5 Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Honda, which included the $100,000 Verizon P1 Award.
Ryan Hunter-Reay, the 2014 Indy 500 winner, led the most laps (52) but finished only...
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