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  • David Phillips
    Editor And Chief
    David Phillips is a long-time contributor to print and electronic publications in the U.S. and abroad, including Racer, Autosport, AutoWeek, Motor Sport and SPEEDtv.com, oversees the daily updating of news stories and assigns, edits and contributes feature material for inRacingNews.com.
  • David Judson
    Contributor

    29 years old, Dave Judson lives in Mentor, Ohio. Dave has grown up with racing, watching his father win races and championships at the local go-kart track as a youngster and continuing his love of racing while watching NASCAR, Indycar, Formula 1 and sports cars.
    Judson has enjoyed a successful sim-racing career of his own in the IZOD Indycar iRacing Open and Fixed Setup Series. He has race wins to his credits as well as the Division 1 Championship of the Open Series in Season 1 of 2013 and the Overall Championship of the Fixed Series in Season 3 of 2013.
    Dave has a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from Cleveland State University and is looking to expand his horizons by writing for inRacingNews.

  • Matt A Kingsbury
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    Kingsbury lives in Fairfield, Connecticut where he currently attends Sacred Heart University. He is a fan of any form of racing, from NASCAR to IndyCar, Formula 1, and especially endurance racing. The summer of 2013 saw Kingsbury attend IndyCar's return to Pocono Raceway as well as the ARCA race at Pocono which Corey Lajoie won and got some pictures (including the accompanying mug shot) in Victory Lane thanks to his aunt!

  • Raymond Kingsbury
    Contributor

    Ray Kingsbury is a motorsport enthusiast and full-time university student, born and raised in Connecticut. He started his own racing career in BMX, riding bicycles competitively on the state level. In eight years he claimed the state championship and was ranked nationally before moving away from the sport. This void of activities led him to rediscover sim-racing in the form of NASCAR Heat. After a championship in the game's most competitive league Kingsbury started focusing full-time on his involvement in Live for Speed. There he founded Last Lap Motorsports which today has more than 20 members worldwide.

    When a few Last Lap Motorsports members decided to give iRacing.com a chance to feed their desire for more oval racing, Ray teamed with his brother Matt, Nathan Lamothe and newcomer Jimmie Jones to enter the ETV! Live Team Series and claimed the title after a dominating performance at Watkins Glen. To this day the team continues in both Live for Speed and iRacing.com and Ray still takes much delight in his own sim-racing career. A reporter for his high school newspaper before moving to university, Kingsbury keeps-up his writing activities by contributing to iRacing News.

  • Jeff Jacobs
    Contributor

    Jeff Jacobs started autocrossing with the SCCA in 1990 while a student at the University of Florida. He has competed in the SCCA's National Tour and ProSolo series since 1995, winning a ProSolo National Championship in H-Stock in 2011 driving a 2010 MINI Cooper. Jeff completed his SCCA Club Racing drivers' school in 2012 at Roebling Road in a Spec Miata. He currently writes a column for the SCCA's Northeast Division in SportsCar Magazine and is the Region Executive of the Philadelphia Region SCCA.

    Jeff joined iRacing in October 2012. After starting with the MX-5 and SRF cars, he has been concentrating on the Ford Mustang FR500S, competing in the iRacing.com Mustang Cup series and the Continental Endurance Sports Car Series.

  • Jordan Hightower
    Contributor

    Jordan began sim-racing in 2005 with the NASCAR Racing 2003 Season sim and then joined the iRacing community in June of 2008. He hails from Fort Smith, Arkansas where he is currently enrolled at the University of Arkansas Fort Smith, after which he plans to attend the University of Arkansas to earn his MBA. Although he enjoys watching and playing basketball, most of Jordan's focus is on motorsports, particularly NASCAR: "Anything that burns gas and goes fast, I like."

  • Scott Kelly
    Contributor

    Born and raised in the greater St. Louis, Missouri area, Scott Kelly has had a love for motorsports ever since his father did the right thing by introducing auto racing into his life. No longer able to quench his need for speed by spectating NASCAR races on TV and watching dirt track stars slide around local tracks, Kelly eventually picked-up sim racing in his teens, wheeling cars found in Ratbag Games' "Dirt Track Racing" and "World of Outlaws: Sprint Cars" while also becoming introduced into multiple Papyrus sim-racing series. Joining the iRacing ranks in late 2011, Kelly set his sights on the short track racing he was familiar with, focusing on the sprint car, while also driving the Legends and street stock in multiple iRacing.com leagues.

    Kelly brings not just his enthusiasm for racing to the highest-rated motorsports simulation, but also his B.A. degree in English; he covers the action seen in the iRacing.com Sprint Car Series, while also placing the spotlight on various leagues within the service. Enjoying his start to a career in motorsports journalism, Kelly also doesn't mind visiting victory lane from time-to-time.

  • George Wood
    Contributing Writer
    After beginning his racing career with go-karts at age seven, George then turned wrenches on street stocks until he could finally turn the wheel. Following the successes of his friends and family, George has since retired from real-world racing, where he is now a science and mathematics faculty member for several local community colleges. When George isn't grading laboratory reports or iRacing, he is performing at bluegrass festivals in the Northeast, making fishing lures, playing golf, and rooting for his beloved Baltimore Orioles.
  • Chris Hall
    iRacing.com Series Writer
    Chris Hall has been writing since the nineties and moved into motorsports reporting in 2005, covering series such as ALMS, British GT, FIA GT, Le Mans and 2CV racing for Full Throttle magazine, Motorsport.com, The-Paddock.net, GTGateway.com, L' Endurance and, of course, inRacingNews. During 2008 and 2009, he worked with the RSS Performance Porsche Carrera Cup Team (and former British GT(C) champions) as a data engineer for a variety of drivers and models of 997s.
  • Jason Lofing
    iRacing.com Series Writer
    Jason is 21 years old and was born and raised in Elk Grove. California. A big time NASCAR fan, he hasn’t missed a race on Sunday in years. Lofing is also a huge San Fransisco Giants fan and tries to take in at least a couple games a year. Other than sim racing, his biggest (and far more expensive!) hobby is photography. Although he is rather new to sim racing, Lofing has already accomplished some pretty impressive results, qualifying for the 2011 iRacing Oval Pro Series in Season 1, 2011, winning the inaugural Landon Cassill Qualifying Challenge and finishing runner-up in the second one.
  • Dylan Sharman
    Contributing Writer
    I was born in Adelaide and we moved-out for Angle Vale for a few years until I was about 7 years old, when we moved to the Barossa Valley where I live now. I'm 19 years old and currently traveling back and forth weekly as I'm studying for a Diploma of Furniture Design and Technology.

    I've always had a love for racing as my close family did some racing and we were always out at the local dirt track. I joined iRacing back in 2010 and slowly but surely got the hang of it as this is my first experience with sim racing and am loving it each time I race. I've won two SK Modified titles (almost had three in a row but finished P2 in 2011 S4), an iRacingNews Challenge championship (2012 S1 Mazda) and was also an AustralAsian Intel GT Series Finalist.
  • Katier Scott
    Contributing Writer
    I am a veteran sim racer who first started racing way back in 1993 on the SPRTSIMS section of Compuserve with a league who can trace themselves all the way to the present. Within that league I act as Chief Steward and try to bring the unique viewpoint that this experience gives me into my articles.
    I have a BA (Hons) in Journalism and Editorial design and have been writing for seven years and currently cover the Lotus 79 CTC and Radical series alongside my freelance work. Living in the UK, as well as motorsports I love Photography, Arts and Crafts and reading.
  • David Ifeguni
    Contributing Writer
    I was born in New Haven, Connecticut in 1988 and moved to Midland, Michigan when I was two years old. I stayed there until third grade when I moved to Farmington Hills, Michigan and now I currently live in Naperville, IL where I'm attending Metea Valley High School as a 9th grader. In the past, I have participated in soccer and this year I plan on joining swimming or water polo. My family includes my 15 year old sister, a 7 year old sister and my mom and dad. I have been writing since 6th grade and have participated in many writing contests in my school and have received several awards for writing.
    My fascination for motorsports began when I was nine. The first NASCAR race I watched on TV was the 2009 Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Infineon Raceway, won by Kasey Kahne. My favorite NASCAR drivers are Kyle Busch, Dale Earnhardt Jr, and Jimmie Johnson. I have watched all the races in the NASCAR Sprint Cup, Nationwide and Camping World Truck Series since 2010. I currently have three wins on iRacing, two of them in the Nationwide car at Daytona and one in the Street stocks at Charlotte. My favorite car and type of track on iRacing is the Nationwide Series (B Class) car and superspeedways.

Ganassi Team Goes One-Two At Daytona

January 30th, 2011

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — It was a long 24 hours, but in the end it was favorites that drove into the sunset in the 49th annual Rolex 24 At Daytona that concluded Sunday afternoon at Daytona Int’l Speedway. Defending Grand Am Rolex Series champions Chip Ganassi Racing with lead driver Scott Pruett captured the twice-around-the-clock classic with an impressive one-two-finish in the event at the 3.56-mile road course, despite a yellow flag with only nine minutes remaining and the green flag waving for a one-lap dash to the checkered flag with less than two minutes in the race.

Franchitti Collects Driver Of Year Accolade

December 31st, 2010

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Franchitti Collects Driver Of Year Accolade

TRENTON, N.J. — Dario Franchitti, the 2010 IZOD IndyCar Series champion and a two-time Indianapolis 500 winner, was selected by the Eastern Motorsport Press Ass’n as the 2010 Al Holbert Memorial National Driver of the Year.

Season Rewind: Grand Am Rolex Series

December 22nd, 2010

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Season Rewind: Grand Am Rolex Series

CHAMPIONS: Scott Pruett & Memo Rojas Scott Pruett and Memo Rojas drove to nine victories and the Grand Am Rolex Series Daytona Prototype championship in 2010. (Grand Am Photo) To say that the Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates duo of Scott Pruett and Memo Rojas dominated the Grand Am Rolex Series season would be an understatement.

Ganassi Using ‘Hendrick Model’

December 17th, 2010

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Ganassi Using ‘Hendrick Model’

Chip Ganassi (center) is flanked by his new drivers Graham Rahal (left) and Charlie Kimball during a press conference Thursday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. (Ron McQueeney/IndyCar Photo) INDIANAPOLIS — Team owner Chip Ganassi topped his epic 2010 season that earned him NSSN’s Economaki Champion of Champions award with Thursday’s blockbuster announcement at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway that Graham Rahal and Charlie Kimball will headline his expanded IZOD IndyCar Series operation

Ganassi Signs Rahal For IndyCar Slate

December 16th, 2010

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Ganassi Signs Rahal For IndyCar Slate

Chip Ganassi Racing has signed second-generation American driver Graham Rahal to drive in the IZOD IndyCar Series next year. (Ron McQueeney/IndyCar Photo) INDIANAPOLIS — As expected by many, second-generation IndyCar Series driver Graham Rahal has joined Chip Ganassi Racing with the formation of Service Central Chip Ganassi Racing. Ganassi’s IZOD IndyCar Series stable will expand to four cars with the addition of the new team, which will be sponsored by TBC Retail Group

Kimball Making Jump To IndyCar

December 16th, 2010

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Kimball Making Jump To IndyCar

Charlie Kimball will advance to the IZOD IndyCar Series next year through a partnership with Novo Nordisk and Chip Ganassi Racing. (Chris Jones/IndyCar Photo) INDIANAPOLIS — Charlie Kimball has become the latest American driver with a full-time ride in the IZOD IndyCar Series. Novo Nordisk, a world leader in diabetes care, has partnered with Chip Ganassi Racing, LLC to create the Novo Nordisk Chip Ganassi Racing team

Chip Shot: Ganassi Had Dream Season

December 14th, 2010

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Chip Shot: Ganassi Had Dream Season

Chip Ganassi (left) and Jamie McMurray celebrate after winning the Daytona 500 in February. (HHP/Gregg Ellman Photo) Chip Ganassi vividly remembers the day his picture appeared on the back cover of National Speed Sport News .

Chip Ganassi Named Champion of Champions

December 14th, 2010

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Chip Ganassi Named Champion of Champions

Based on his tremendous season, Chip Ganassi was named the Economaki Champion of Champions for the 2010 racing season. (NSSN Staff Photo) HARRISBURG, N.C.

Ganassi Not Looking To Expand IndyCar Team

October 13th, 2010

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Ganassi Not Looking To Expand IndyCar Team

Three-time IZOD IndyCar Series champion Dario Franchitti (left) chats with team owner Chip Ganassi. (IndyCar Series photo). INDIANAPOLIS — Despite the presence of some quality racing drivers on the free market, IZOD IndyCar Series championship-winning car owner Chip Ganassi said this week that he is not likely to expand his two-car operation in the series.

Rahal Finds Sponsor, Looking For Team

October 4th, 2010

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Rahal Finds Sponsor, Looking For Team

Graham Rahal has signed TBC Retail Group as his primary sponsor next year. Now all he needs is a race team. (IRL IndyCar Photo) HOMESTEAD, Fla.

IndyCar Reacts To Ganassi’s Achivement

July 27th, 2010

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IndyCar Reacts To Ganassi’s Achivement

EDMONTON, Alberta — It was a few hours before the start of the IZOD IndyCar Series race at Edmonton’s City Centre Airport and a large crowd was arriving to pack the grandstands for Sunday’s Honda Indy Edmonton. But huddled away in the back of the Target Chip Ganassi team transporter was two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Dario Franchitti, 2008 Indy 500 winner Scott Dixon and team managing director Mike Hull

Dixon Prevails In Crazy Edmonton Finish

July 26th, 2010

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Dixon Prevails In Crazy Edmonton Finish

EDMONTON, Alberta — Helio Castroneves paid a mighty big price when he was called for blocking Team Penske teammate Will Power on a restart with three laps to go in Sunday’s Honda Indy Edmonton. The penalty was a black flag that cost him a victory as Scott Dixon won the IZOD IndyCar Series race without ever leading a single lap.

McMurray Gets Ganassi Historic Indy Win

July 25th, 2010

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McMurray Gets Ganassi Historic Indy Win

INDIANAPOLIS – Jamie McMurray won the Brickyard 400 with a late-race pass of Kevin Harvick, and in the process gave team owner Chip Ganassi an historic triple. McMurray won the Daytona 500 to open the season and claimed both of the sport’s biggest races with his victory Sunday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Ganassi driver Dario Franchitti won the Indianapolis 500 in May.

Committee Closing In On New Engine, Car Deadline

June 22nd, 2010

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NEWTON, Iowa — When IndyCar Series CEO Randy Bernard announced the ICONIC Advisory Committee to determine the new car and engine formula that will lead the IZOD IndyCar Series into the future beginning in 2012, he set June 30 as the deadline to release the package. The engine platform was announced earlier this month and the committee continues to review the number of chassis options that have been presented.

Interview with Randy Bernard (Part Two)

May 27th, 2010

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Interview with Randy Bernard (Part Two)

By: Bruce MartinPosted On: 05/27/2010, 08:25 am Tagged in: Indy Car, IRL IndyCar Series As he heads into his first Indianapolis 500 as the IndyCar CEO, Randy Bernard recently sat down with NSSN to answer a variety of questions. While excerpts from the interview ran in the pages of National Speed Sport News, the full interview will appear in segments onwww.nationalspeedsportnews.com during the remainder of this week leading into the Indianapolis 500 May 30. This is the second of five segments. NSSN: Gil de Ferran was named by the team owners to be on the ICONIC IndyCar advisory committee that will choose the new car. What are your thoughts on de Ferran? BERNARD: “I think the team owners made a great choice. Here is a guy who was a driver, is a [...]

Bell Ready For Another Shot At Indy

May 13th, 2010

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Bell Ready For Another Shot At Indy

INDIANAPOLIS — As far as one-off drivers were concerned, Townsend Bell was easily the best of the bunch during the 2009 Indianapolis 500. Bell, driving for KV Racing Technology, brought his No.

Hunter-Reay Contemplating Future

May 3rd, 2010

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Hunter-Reay Contemplating Future

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Ryan Hunter-Reay was a “man on the move” in Saturday’s IZOD IndyCar Series race at Kansas Speedway.

Engine Engine No. 9: Action Express Tops Rolex 24

January 31st, 2010

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Engine Engine No. 9: Action Express Tops Rolex 24

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Some teams have tried for years to win the Rolex 24 At Daytona and never made it victory lane at Daytona Int’l Speedway

iRacer Justin Wilson Grabs Second Place in the Rolex 24

January 31st, 2010

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iRacer Justin Wilson Grabs Second Place in the Rolex 24

Team Target/Chip Ganassi put up a strong fight in 2010 Rolex. Their second place finish is not what they hoped for but it does put them in good shape in terms of season points – ahead of the Gainsco, Brumos and Suntrust teams. Justin drove several strong stints throughout the 24 hour race, only to come up less than a minute behind the winning car, the #9 Action Express Racing Porsche Riley.

Final Hour Of Rolex 24 is a Nail Biter for iRacer

January 31st, 2010

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Final Hour Of Rolex 24 is a Nail Biter for iRacer

Scott Pruett is at the wheel of the the 01 Target/Ganassi car, chasing down the 9 car, driven by Jaoa Barbosa. iRacer Justin Wilson can only watch and cheer on Pruett as he tries to catch and then pass the lead car.