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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
    Contributor

    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.

Penske Adds IZOD As IndyCar Sponsor

December 6th, 2010

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Penske Adds IZOD As IndyCar Sponsor

Penske Racing has added IZOD to its growing list of sponsors for its three IZOD IndyCar Series teams. (Dan Helrigel/IndyCar Photo) NEW YORK — Penske Racing received a lot of good news in a week’s time, culminating with Monday’s announcement that Phillips-Van Heusen Corporation reached a multi-year agreement with the team for its IZOD brand to sponsor Team Penske and its drivers

Meijer Joins Penske IndyCar Program

December 1st, 2010

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Meijer Joins Penske IndyCar Program

All three of Penske Racing's IZOD IndyCar Series teams will receive backing from Meijer during the 2011 season.

Notes: Patrick Finishes Strong Sixth

July 20th, 2010

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Notes: Patrick Finishes Strong Sixth

TORONTO — Few drivers in the IZOD IndyCar Series needed a better finish than Danica Patrick. Despite her star-power as the most visible driver in IndyCar and her attempt at competing in a limited NASCAR Nationwide Series schedule, this has been a frustrating season for the female race driver.

The New IndyCar Chassis: What They’re Saying

July 15th, 2010

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The New IndyCar Chassis: What They’re Saying

The announcement of the new IZOD IndyCar Series chassis made waves yesterday throughout the auto racing world. Below are quotes from a number of players in the racing industry discussing the announcement.

One-twos for iRacers

by David Phillips on July 6th, 2010

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One-twos for iRacers

The calendar may have said it was the 4th of July, but it was a weekend of one-twos for iRacers.  Friday night saw Dale Earnhardt Jr. score the 23rd win NASCAR Nationwide Series win of his career at Daytona International Speedway ahead of fellow iRacer Joey Logano.  Making Earnhardt’s win all the more special was the fact that his winning Chevrolet was done-up in a retro-Wrangler livery, complete with the #3 made famous by his late father.  Earnhardt went on to finish fourth in Saturday night’s Coke Zero 400 race to move into eleventh spot in the NASCAR Sprint Cup standings and join fellow iRacing member Jimmie Johnson among the dozen drivers currently heading the race for the Chase. Then on Sunday iRacers Will Power and Ryan Briscoe scored a [...]

Kanaan Breaks Lengthy Drought

June 20th, 2010

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Kanaan Breaks Lengthy Drought

By Bruce Martin NEWTON, Iowa — In a battle of Brazilian boyhood pals, Tony Kanaan got the best of Helio Castroneves, making the race-winning pass in the third turn with 10 laps to go. Kanaan drove on victory in Sunday’s Iowa Corn Indy 250 presented by Pioneer at Iowa Speedway. It was Kanaan’s first IZOD IndyCar Series win since Richmond (Va.) Int’l Raceway in June 2008

Penske’s Briscoe Ends Drought With Texas Triumph

June 6th, 2010

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Penske’s Briscoe Ends Drought With Texas Triumph

FORT WORTH, Texas — Ryan Briscoe’s victory Saturday night at Texas Motor Speedway was “all in the numbers.” He started third and finished third at Texas in 2008, started second and finished second in 2009 and after winning the pole Friday afternoon quipped, “We should just call it a win and not go out tomorrow.” On Saturday, he went out and proved that with a decisive win, leading 101 laps in the 228-lap race. But he had to beat Danica Patrick before he could get to victory lane as the Andretti Autosport driver had her best race since Briscoe scored his first win this season, defeating Patrick by 1.4829 seconds. She led one time for one lap — her first lap led this season

Dixon Leads Indy Pack On Fourth Day

May 19th, 2010

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Dixon Leads Indy Pack On Fourth Day

INDIANAPOLIS – It was “Full Tank Wednesday” at Indianapolis Motor Speedway as most of the 35 cars that took to the track in practice for the 94th Indianapolis 500 were using the track time to fine turn their race cars for Race Day. That meant heavy traffic for most of the six hours of practice with cars running in packs and seeing how well their cars work in the draft. A total of 2,282 laps were run Wednesday

Keselowski on a Roll

by David Phillips on May 3rd, 2010

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Keselowski on a Roll

iRacer Brad Keselowski scored his second straight NASCAR Nationwide Series win over the weekend in the Bubba Burger 250 at Richmond International Raceway.  Although Keselowski dominated the race, leading 189 of 252 laps, his win didn’t come easily.  After giving-up his lead to take-on four fresh tires during a late caution period, Keselowski drove from fourth to first in green/white/checker finish.  Fellow iRacer Joey Logano came home sixth in the same race, giving the final an order mirroring the Nationwide point standings that have Keselowski atop the points with Logano in sixth. Saturday night’s Crown Royal 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup race did not have hold good fortune for the iRacing contingent, which was led by Martin Truex, Jr.’s seventh place finish while Marco Ambrose earned his highest finish of the [...]

Risk And Reward – Taking A Chance Has Paid Off For Power

April 13th, 2010

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Risk And Reward – Taking A Chance Has Paid Off For Power

Will Power admits that after the 2008 IndyCar Series season he was down but not out. “I was concerned that I wouldn’t have a ride because the Surfer’s Paradise race was going away and to my sponsor, Craig Gore, that race was crucial for him to stay in IndyCar,” Power recalled

Track Issues Postpone IndyCar Qualifying

March 13th, 2010

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Track Issues Postpone IndyCar Qualifying

SAO PAULO, Brazil — A slick track surface that transitions from concrete to asphalt entering the first turn created a skating rink for the IZOD IndyCar Series drivers which led to postponement of Saturday’s qualifications for Sunday’s Sao Paulo Indy 300.

Penske Duo Lead Barber IndyCar Test

February 25th, 2010

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Penske Duo Lead Barber IndyCar Test

LEEDS, Ala. — Sporting new colors for the first time in two decades, Penske Racing teammates Ryan Briscoe and Helio Castroneves topped the time sheets during the first day of the IZOD IndyCar Series test at Barber Motorsports Park. Driving predominantly black and white color schemes (replacing the familiar red and white colors of Philip Morris USA, which is no longer sponsoring the team) Briscoe toured the 2.3-mile road course in 1:10.50 at 117.438 miles per hour in his No

IRL Season Rewind

December 15th, 2009

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IRL Season Rewind

2009 Champion: Dario Franchitti Once again the IndyCar Series championship came down to the last race of the year, and a fuel mileage gamble gave Dario Franchitti his fifth victory of the season and his second series title by a mere 11 points over Target Chip Ganassi Racing teammate Scott Dixon. It was the third time in series history teammates finished first and second in the final standings. Together Franchitti and Dixon won 10 of the 17 races with Franchitti, who previously won the title in 2007, becoming the third driver (Dixon and Sam Hornish, Jr.) to win multiple IndyCar Series championships

Power Gets IZOD IndyCar Ride with Penske

by David Phillips on November 19th, 2009

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Power Gets IZOD IndyCar Ride with Penske

Penske Racing announced today that winning open-wheel racer Will Power will compete in a full-season entry for the team in the 2010 IZOD IndyCar Series, driving the No. 12 Verizon Wireless Dallara/Honda.  The Australian will complete a strong three-car lineup for Penske Racing that will also include three-time Indianpolis 500 winner Helio Castroneves and Ryan Briscoe, who finished runner-up in the 2009 IndyCar Series championship. Power joined Penske Racing last season, filling in for Castroneves during pre-season testing and at the season-opener race in St. Petersburg. After Castroneves returned to the team, Power competed in the No. 12 Verizon Wireless car and won the pole position and finished second at Long Beach before earning an impressive fifth-place at the Indianapolis 500. Power went on to win his first race for [...]