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Next Stop Seven for Jimmie Johnson

November 18, 2013

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Ten years ago, you’d have gotten pretty long odds on anyone BUT Jeff Gordon or Tony Stewart being the next/only drivers capable of joining Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt in that most exclusive of NASCAR clubs: Seven Time Sprint Cup Champions. Instead, it’s Jimmie Johnson who pocketed his sixth NASCAR Sprint Cup crown yesterday at … Read the Rest »

Dario Franchitti Retires as a Racer

November 15, 2013

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If the timing of Dario Franchitti’s retirement announcement came as a surprise, the fact of his retirement did not come as a shock.  Sure, few outside the Scot’s inner circle could have expected to hear or read the words “I have no choice but to stop” on an otherwise unremarkable news day in the motorsports … Read the Rest »

Third iRacing Pro Race of Champions Set for December 12th

November 14, 2013

Pros Around the World Meet in the Virtual World Bedford, MA (November 5, 2013) – It’s not every day the stars of NASCAR, IndyCar, ALMS, GRAND-AM, NHRA, V8 Supercars and other major professional series go head-to-head on the same race track. But thanks to ( – the world’s leading online motorsports game — some … Read the Rest »

Team USA’s Bickers and Eidson the Next Vasser, Herta, Rice, Allmendinger?

November 7, 2013

Joey Bickers and Jake Eidson may not be familiar names to most race fans.  Then again, neither were Jimmy Vasser, Bryan Herta, Buddy Rice or AJ Allmendinger at this stage in their careers; ditto Charlie Kimball, Josef Newgarden, Joey Hand, Jerry Nadeau, Paul Edwards, Andy Lally, Conor Daly and other professional racers too numerous to … Read the Rest »

Gordon and Vettel in Symmetry

October 28, 2013

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We can’t return we can only look behind From where we came . . .   Joni Mitchell (The Circle Game) There was a bittersweet symmetry to yesterday’s races at Martinsville Speedway and the Buddh International Circuit.  In Virginia, Jeff Gordon captured the 88th win of his considerable career to put himself squarely in the running … Read the Rest »

Changes Coming to NASCAR Qualifying?

October 25, 2013

Willy T Ribbs’ grandfather — a no-nonsense guy if ever there was one – once described auto racing as an exercise in “turning money into noise.” Mr. Ribbs’ observation regularly occurs to me while watching single car qualifying sessions on oval tracks, be they NASCAR or IndyCar, in person or on television.  With the exception … Read the Rest »

Huttu Captures Third World Championship Grand Prix Series Crown

October 23, 2013

iRacing Awards $30,000+ to World Championship Sim-Racers Bedford MA (October 23, 2013) – Finland’s Greger Huttu captured his third World Championship Grand Prix Series crown this season in convincing fashion, scoring nine wins in 15 starts to outdistance Atze Kerkhof (The Netherlands) and 2011 champion Hugo Luis (Brasil) by a wide margin.   Huttu will receive … Read the Rest »

Hudson Nabs NASCAR Title, $10,000 and Much More

October 23, 2013

iRacing Awards $30,000+ to World Championship Sim-Racers Bedford MA (October 23, 2013) – Tyler Hudson captured the 2013 NASCAR World Championship Series last week in dramatic fashion, taking a third place finish in the online racing season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway to dethrone two-time champion Ray Alfalla in the closest point race in series history.  … Read the Rest »

IndyCar and Sports Car Landscapes Are a Changin’

October 18, 2013

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This promises to be an historic weekend in the annals of sports car and Indy car racing, albeit for different reasons. The 16th annual running of the Petit Le Mans Powered by Mazda at Road Atlanta brings the curtain down on the American Le Mans Series which will merge with the GRAND-AM Sports Car Series … Read the Rest »

IndyCar title rivals get grid penalties

October 18, 2013


IndyCar title rivals Scott Dixon and Helio Castroneves will both take 10-place grid penalties for engine changes in this weekend’s Fontana decider.With the 500-mile superspeedway race placing tough demands on engines and recovering ground in the race likely to be straightforward given the ease of overtaking, tactical engine changes had been widely anticipated.Ganassi driver Dixon leads Penske opponent Castroneves by 25 points going into the event.IndyCar rules stipulate that engines must go 2000 miles between changes and that only five fresh engines per entry are permitted each year.In addition to Dixon and Castroneves, Dragon driver Sebastian Saavedra, Rahal Letterman Lanigan’s Graham Rahal, Foyt racer Takuma Sato and Sarah Fisher Hartman’s Josef Newgarden are also taking new engines and grid penalties for Fontana.