February 12, 2011

Earnhardt Jr. and Stewart Draw Front Row for Shootout

With last night’s drawing for the Bud Shootout starting order now out of the way, look forward to seeing Dale Earnhardt Jr. on the pole, with Tony Stewart alongside him on the front row at Daytona International Speedway.

This year’s Bud Shootout features (yet again!) new entry rules for the race, which will be seeing its highest number of racers since its inception, counting in at 24.

New qualifying rules this year will allow for anyone from the following categories, should they choose to race:

- All 12 drivers from last season’s Chase for the Sprint Cup
- Any previous Budweiser Shootout winners
- Anyone who has previously won a points-paying race at Daytona (Daytona 500 or Coke Zero 400)
- All previous NASCAR Sprint Cup champions
- The last 10 racers to have won the Sprint Cup Series Rookie of the Year Award

The full line up includes:

1. Dale Earnhardt Jr.
2. Tony Stewart
3. Carl Edwards
4. Denny Hamlin
5. Kasey Kahne
6. Bobby Labonte
7. Clint Bowyer
8. Ryan Newman
9. Derrike Cope
10. Michael Waltrip
11. Greg Biffle
12. Jeff Gordon
13. Juan Pablo Montoya
14. Jamie McMurray
15. Jeff Burton
16. Kevin Conway
17. Kurt Busch
18. Kevin Harvick
19. Matt Kenseth
20. Mark Martin
21. Kyle Busch
22. Joey Logano
23. Jimmie Johnson
24. Regan Smith

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February 9, 2011

Sebring Winter Test Underway for ALMS

It’s official! Today the ALMS cars have again hit the track for the 2011 season – this time in their Sebring Winter Test at Sebring International Raceway in Florida.

This two-day test session is in preparation for next month’s Twelve Hours of Sebring, that will run the weekend of March 16th – 19th, and is a great preview of what we should expect for the year ahead.

To see the dates for all the events, please visit our page:
2011 Schedule of the American Le Mans Series.

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October 5, 2010

2010 ALMS Final Standings

With the 2010 season of the American Le Mans Series now in the books, it’s time to look at the final standings. This report will only include the top-10 drivers from each class, but you can see the full standings with drivers points by following the link at the bottom of this post.

LMP
1. David Brabham
1. Simon Pagenaud
2. Klaus Graf
3. Jonny Cocker
4. Chris Dyson
5. Paul Drayson
6. Guy Smith
7. Marino Franchitti
8. Greg Pickett
9. Sascha Maassen
10. Clint Field

LMPC
1. Scott Tucker
2. Gunnar Jeannette
3. Elton Julian
4. Christophe Bouchut
5. Kyle Marcelli
6. Christian Zugel
7. Andy Wallace
8. Mark Wilkins
9. Ricardo Gonzalez
9. Luis Diaz
10. David Ducote

GT
1. Jörg Bergmeister
1. Patrick Long
2. Gianmaria Bruni
3. Bill Auberlen
3. Tommy Milner
4. Jaime Melo
5. Oliver Gavin
6. Jan Magnussen
7. Dirk Müller
7. Joey Hand
8. Olivier Beretta
9. Johnny O’Connell
10. Scott Sharp
10. Johannes van Overbeek

GTC
1. Timothy Pappas
1. Jeroen Bleekemolen
2. Shane Lewis
3. Andy Lally
4. Henri Richard
5. Bill Sweedler
6. Romeo Kapudija
7. Robert Rodriguez
7. Galen Bieker
8. Lawson Aschenbach
9. Juan Gonzalez
9. Butch Leitzinger
10. Bret Curtis
10. James Sofronas

Click here for the full 2010 Season ALMS Points Standings

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August 22, 2010

2011 Schedule Announced for the ALMS

The 2011 race schedule of the American Le Mans Series was released earlier today, with a few changes to shake things up. Though most of the venues look familiar, some of their dates do not.

Notable changes include Mosport International Raceway’s Mobil 1 presents the Grand Prix of Mosport, which will be run a month earlier from July 22nd – 24th, and Mazda Raceway’s American Le Mans Series Monterey presented by Patron, which will return to the fall, racing the weekend of Sep 15th – 17th.

Added to the schedule this season includes the ALMS’ first running of the Baltimore Grand Prix. Running along the city’s Inner Harbor should make a great backdrop for what’s bound to be a great weekend of racing.

2011 ALMS Schedule:

February 9-10: Sebring International Raceway’s Winter Test
March 19: Sebring International Raceway
April 16: Long Beach Street Circuit
July 9: Lime Rock Park
July 31: Mosport International Raceway
August 6: Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course
August 21: Road America
September 3: Baltimore Street Circuit
September 17: Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca
October 1: Road Atlanta

A more detailed 2011 ALMS Schedule can be found here.

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April 25, 2010

Gary Paffett Wins Season Opener at Hockenheimring

Today’s DTM race at Hockenheimring was won by Mercedes C-Klasse driver Gary Paffett. His lead over Canada’s Bruno Spengler was only 00.567 seconds as the checked flag waved. Rounding out the top five were Jamie Green, Paul Di Resta, and Mike Rockenfeller.

Results of the DTM race at Hockenheimring:

Pos  Driver / Car                     Laps

  1  Gary Paffett                       39 
     Salzgitter AMG Mercedes C-Klasse  

  2  Bruno Spengler                     39 
     Mercedes-Benz Bank AMG C-Klasse  

  3  Jamie Green                        39 
     Junge Sterne AMG Mercedes C-Klasse  

  4  Paul Di Resta                      39 
     AMG Mercedes C-Klasse  

  5  Mike Rockenfeller                  39 
     S line Audi A4 DTM  

  6  Mattias Ekström                    39 
     Red Bull Audi A4 DTM  

  7  Timo Scheider                      39 
     Top Service Audi A4 DTM  

  8  Miguel Molina                      39 
     Audi Bank A4 DTM  

  9  Ralf Schumacher                    39 
     Laureus AMG Mercedes C-Klasse  

 10  Alexandre Prémat                   39 
     TV Movie Audi A4 DTM  

 11  Susie Stoddart                     39 
     TV Spielfilm AMG Mercedes C-Klasse  

 12  David Coulthard                    39 
     AMG Mercedes C-Klasse  

 13  CongFu Cheng                       39 
     stern AMG Mercedes C-Klasse  

 14  Katherine Legge                    39 
     Glamour Audi A4 DTM  

 15  Markus Winkelhock                  39 
     Playboy Audi A4 DTM  

 16  Maro Engel                         39 
     GQ AMG Mercedes C-Klasse  

 17  Martin Tomczyk                     32 
     Red Bull Cola Audi A4 DTM

The next race for DTM will be in Valencia on May 23, 2010.

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DTM: Schedule, News, Videos

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April 24, 2010

Pruett and Rojas Snag Third Win in a Row

Scott Pruett and Memo Rojas have done it again in their BMW Riley Daytona Prototype! They’ve won their third consecutive Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series race, this time at Virginia International Raceway for the Bosch Engineering 250 at VIR. Once more the team dominated the race, leading an impressive 75 of the total 88 laps.

Unlike Pruett and Rojas, however, Mazda RX-8 drivers Emil Assentato and Jeff Segal, of SpeedSource, were unable to grab their third consecutive GT Class victory and finished second in class, behind TRG’s Ted Ballou and Andy Lally in their Porsche GT3 Cup. Less than a second was all that separated the two GT cars at the finish line.

Results:

POS  NO  CL  DRIVERS
  1   1  DP  Pruett / Rojas
  2  61  DP  Frisselle / Wilkins
  3  10  DP  Angelelli / Taylor
  4  59  DP  Donohue / Law
  5  99  DP  Fogarty / Gurney
  6   8  DP  Dalziel / Forest
  7   6  DP  Frisselle / Valiante
  8  77  DP  Gidley / von Moltke
  9   7  DP  Hand / Lester
 10  90  DP  Garcia / Rice
 11  75  DP  Jonsson / Krohn
 12  66  GT  Ballou / Lally
 13  69  GT  Assentato / Segal
 14   7  GT  Edwards / Russell
 15  44  GT  Potter / Stanton
 16  41  GT  Gue / Keen
 17  30  GT  Lamb / Taylor
 18  57  GT  Davis / Liddell
 19  94  GT  Auberlen / Dalla Lana / Hand
 20  70  GT  Bomarito / Tremblay
 21  97  GT  Pumpelly / Schaldach
 22  68  GT  Christodoulou / Edwards
 23  40  GT  Dempsey / Espenlaub / Foster
 24  43  GT  Nonnamaker / Nonnamaker
 25  46  GT  Lewis / Pilgrim
 26  56  GT  Bennett IV / Skeen
 27   9  DP  Barbosa / Borcheller / France
 28  42  GT  Nonnamaker / Sahlen
 29  28  GT  Collins / Lux
 30  81  GT  Huisman / Murry
 31  31  GT  Curran / Whelen
 32  60  DP  Negri / Pew
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April 19, 2010

Denny Hamlin Wins on Mondays

This week’s NASCAR was full of rain delays (or should I say rain cancellations?). Several practices were cancelled because of the rain, and the race itself had to be held on Monday due to the poor weather conditions at the track.

When the Samsung Mobile 500 finally did get underway at Texas Motor Speedway, luck was once again on Denny Hamlin’s side. As it’s been said, “Denny wins on Mondays.” In fact, he won three out of the last four NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races to be run on Monday. The race featured 29 lead changes – a track tying record – which kept things interesting for the fans that stuck it out for the extra day. This win was Hamlin’s 10th in the series.

Behind Hamlin were Jimmie Johnson, Kyle Busch, Kurt Busch, and Kasey Kahne rounding out the top five. The leading rookie in the field was Kevin Conway, who finished 27th, while the pole-sitter, Tony Stewart, was involved in an accident, and finished 32nd.

Other people to be involved in accidents during the race included Jamie McMurray, Jeff Gordon, Carl Edwards, Juan Montoya, Paul Menard, Clint Bowyer, and Brian Vickers. David Reutimann, who suffered engine troubles, was forced to leave the race early, along with Reed Sorenson who had electrical issues, Joe Nemechek and Michael McDowell with transmission failure, Mike Bliss with a vibration, and Dave Blaney with suspension trouble.

Results of the 2010 Samsung Mobile 500 at Texas Motor Speedway:

Pos  #  Driver               Make      Laps  Status
 1  11  Denny Hamlin         Toyota     334  Running
 2  48  Jimmie Johnson       Chevrolet  334  Running
 3  18  Kyle Busch           Toyota     334  Running
 4   2  Kurt Busch           Dodge      334  Running
 5   9  Kasey Kahne          Ford       334  Running
 6   5  Mark Martin          Chevrolet  334  Running
 7  29  Kevin Harvick        Chevrolet  334  Running
 8  88  Dale Earnhardt Jr.   Chevrolet  334  Running
 9  56  Martin Truex Jr.     Toyota     334  Running
10  16  Greg Biffle          Ford       334  Running
11  39  Ryan Newman          Chevrolet  334  Running
12  31  Jeff Burton          Chevrolet  334  Running
13  43  A.J. Allmendinger    Ford       334  Running
14  12  Brad Keselowski      Dodge      333  Running
15   6  David Ragan          Ford       333  Running
16  82  Scott Speed          Toyota     333  Running
17  47  Marcos Ambrose       Toyota     333  Running
18  19  Elliott Sadler       Ford       333  Running
19  77  Sam Hornish Jr.      Dodge      333  Running
20  17  Matt Kenseth         Ford       332  Running
21  78  Regan Smith          Chevrolet  332  Running
22  13  Max Papis            Toyota     332  Running
23  71  Bobby Labonte        Chevrolet  332  Running
24  34  Travis Kvapil        Ford       331  Running
25  21  Bill Elliott         Ford       331  Running
26   7  Robby Gordon         Toyota     329  Running
27  38  Kevin Conway (R)     Ford       329  Running
28  20  Joey Logano          Toyota     329  Running
29  37  David Gilliland      Ford       328  Running
30   1  Jamie McMurray       Chevrolet  319  Accident
31  24  Jeff Gordon          Chevrolet  317  Accident
32  14  Tony Stewart         Chevrolet  317  Accident
33  99  Carl Edwards         Ford       317  Accident
34  42  Juan Montoya         Chevrolet  317  Accident
35  98  Paul Menard          Ford       317  Accident
36  33  Clint Bowyer         Chevrolet  316  Accident
37   0  David Reutimann      Toyota     310  Engine
38  83  Brian Vickers        Toyota     192  Accident
39 132  Reed Sorenson        Toyota     121  Electrical
40  87  Joe Nemechek         Toyota      75  Transmission
41  66  Michael McDowell     Toyota      60  Transmission
42   9  Mike Bliss           Chevrolet   50  Vibration
43  55  Dave Blaney          Toyota      20  Susp.

The next race for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series will be the Aaron’s 499 held at Talladega Superspeedway on April 25, 2010.

Related Links:
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Series InformationScheduleStandingsPast ChampionsNewsVideos

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April 10, 2010

Ryan Newman Wins the Subway Fresh Fit 600

Ryan Newman came out victorious after today’s Subway Fresh Fit 600 at Phoenix International Raceway. He had started the race in 14th, but found himself in the right place at the right time following a late race caution the lead to a green-white-checkered finish. For the restart, he was lined up on the front row alongside Jeff Gordon, and quickly took the lead, which he held until the checkered flag waved. This marked Ryan Newman’s 14th NASCAR Sprint Cup Series win, his first in Phoenix.

Jeff Gordon, who held the first place position coming into the final restart, finished second, with Jimmie Johnson, Mark Martin, and Juan Montoya rounding out the top five. A.J. Allmendinger, today’s pole-sitter, finished back in 15th, while Kevin Conway, the leading rookie in the field finished 33rd.

As for the crowd that wasn’t able to finish the race, a number of causes were to blame. Travis Kvapil who finished 36th, had engine troubles, while Joe Nemechek had electrical issues and finished 38th. Max Papis (40th) and Michael McDowell (43rd) both suffered from overheating, while Johnny Sauter (41st) had brake problems, and Dave Blaney (42nd) had rear gear troubles.

Results of the 2010 Subway Fresh Fit 600 at Phoenix International Raceway:

Pos  #  Driver               Make      Laps  Status
 1  39  Ryan Newman          Chevrolet  378  Running
 2  24  Jeff Gordon          Chevrolet  378  Running
 3  48  Jimmie Johnson       Chevrolet  378  Running
 4   5  Mark Martin          Chevrolet  378  Running
 5  42  Juan Montoya         Chevrolet  378  Running
 6  17  Matt Kenseth         Ford       378  Running
 7  99  Carl Edwards         Ford       378  Running
 8  18  Kyle Busch           Toyota     378  Running
 9  33  Clint Bowyer         Chevrolet  378  Running
10  20  Joey Logano          Toyota     378  Running
11  47  Marcos Ambrose       Toyota     378  Running
12  88  Dale Earnhardt Jr.   Chevrolet  378  Running
13  29  Kevin Harvick        Chevrolet  378  Running
14   7  Robby Gordon         Toyota     378  Running
15  43  A.J. Allmendinger    Ford       378  Running
16  12  Brad Keselowski      Dodge      378  Running
17  56  Martin Truex Jr.     Toyota     378  Running
18  77  Sam Hornish Jr.      Dodge      378  Running
19   6  David Ragan          Ford       378  Running
20   0  David Reutimann      Toyota     378  Running
21  82  Scott Speed          Toyota     378  Running
22  16  Greg Biffle          Ford       378  Running
23  14  Tony Stewart         Chevrolet  378  Running
24   1  Jamie McMurray       Chevrolet  378  Running
25  31  Jeff Burton          Chevrolet  378  Running
26  78  Regan Smith          Chevrolet  378  Running
27  71  Bobby Labonte        Chevrolet  378  Running
28 190  Scott Riggs          Chevrolet  377  Running
29  98  Paul Menard          Ford       377  Running
30  11  Denny Hamlin         Toyota     376  Running
31  19  Elliott Sadler       Ford       375  Running
32  37  David Gilliland      Ford       374  Running
33  38  Kevin Conway (R)     Ford       371  Running
34  46  Terry Cook (R)       Dodge      367  Running
35   2  Kurt Busch           Dodge      366  Running
36  34  Travis Kvapil        Ford       309  Engine
37  83  Brian Vickers        Toyota     288  Running
38  87  Joe Nemechek         Toyota     281  Electrical
39   9  Kasey Kahne          Ford       276  Running
40  13  Max Papis            Toyota     214  Overheating
41 135  Johnny Sauter        Chevrolet  161  Brakes
42  55  Dave Blaney          Toyota     160  Rear Gear
43  66  Michael McDowell     Toyota     149  Overheating

The next race for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series will be the Samsung Mobile 500 held at Texas Motor Speedway on April 18, 2010.

Related Links:
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Series InformationScheduleStandingsPast ChampionsNewsVideos

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Pruett and Rojas With Second Consecutive Win

After last race’s win during the Grand Prix of Miami, Scott Pruett and Memo Rojas have done it again, taking their second consecutive win, this time in the Porsche 250 at Barber Motorsports Park. The pair dominated the race, leading over half of the laps in their Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates, BMW Riley Daytona Prototype.

Finishing 12th overall, and also scoring their second consecutive GT Class win, were SpeedSource drivers Emil Assentato and Jeff Segal, in their Mazda RX-8.

Results:

POS  NO  CL  DRIVERS
  1   1  DP  Pruett / Rojas
  2  60  DP  Negri / Pew
  3   8  DP  Dalziel / Forest
  4  77  DP  Gidley / von Moltke
  5  59  DP  Donohue / Law
  6  90  DP  Garcia / Rice
  7   6  DP  Frisselle / Valiante
  8  61  DP  Frisselle / Wilkins
  9   7  DP  Andersen / Lester
 10   9  DP  Barbosa / Borcheller
 11  75  DP  Jonsson / Krohn
 12  69  GT  Assentato / Segal
 13  30  GT  Lamb / Taylor
 14  70  GT  Bomarito / Tremblay
 15  57  GT  Davis / Liddell
 16  68  GT  Christodoulou / Edwards
 17  94  GT  Auberlen / Dalla Lana / Hand
 18  41  GT  Gue / Keen
 19  97  GT  Magnussen / Schaldach
 20  43  GT  Nonnamaker / Nonnamaker
 21  40  GT  Dempsey / Foster
 22  44  GT  Potter / Stanton
 23  42  GT  Nonnamaker / Sahlen
 24  28  GT  Collins / Lux
 25   7  GT  Edwards / Russell
 26  10  DP  Angelelli / Taylor
 27  19  GT  Eversley / Lally
 28  31  GT  Curran / Whelen
 29  99  DP  Fogarty / Gurney
 30  46  GT  Lewis / Zahn
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March 14, 2010

Fernando Alonso Gets First F1 Win of the Season

Fernando Alonso grabbed the first Formula 1 race win of the 2010 season for team Ferrari. He finished 16 seconds ahead of the second place finisher, Felipe Massa, and scored 25 championship points. Behind Massa was Lewis Hamilton in third, Sebastian Vettel in fourth, and Nico Rosberg in fifth.

Of the 24 cars that started the race, several were unable to complete the event, including Pedro de la Rosa, Kamui Kobayashi, and Lucas di Grassi, who all suffered from hydraulic troubles, Bruno Senna, who had a mechanical failure, Timo Glock, who had gear box issues, Vitaly Petrov, who had suspension troubles, and Karun Chandhok, who was involved in an accident at the start of the race.

Results of the Formula 1 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix:

Pos  No  Driver              Team                Laps
  1   8  Fernando Alonso     Ferrari               49
  2   7  Felipe Massa        Ferrari               49
  3   2  Lewis Hamilton      McLaren-Mercedes      49
  4   5  Sebastian Vettel    RBR-Renault           49
  5   4  Nico Rosberg        Mercedes GP           49
  6   3  Michael Schumacher  Mercedes GP           49
  7   1  Jenson Button       McLaren-Mercedes      49
  8   6  Mark Webber         RBR-Renault           49
  9  15  Vitantonio Liuzzi   Force India-Mercedes  49
 10   9  Rubens Barrichello  Williams-Cosworth     49
 11  11  Robert Kubica       Renault               49
 12  14  Adrian Sutil        Force India-Mercedes  49
 13  17  Jaime Alguersuari   STR-Ferrari           49
 14  10  Nico Hulkenberg     Williams-Cosworth     48
 15  19  Heikki Kovalainen   Lotus-Cosworth        47
 16  16  Sebastien Buemi     STR-Ferrari           46
 17  18  Jarno Trulli        Lotus-Cosworth        46
Ret  22  Pedro de la Rosa    BMW Sauber-Ferrari    28
Ret  21  Bruno Senna         HRT-Cosworth          17
Ret  24  Timo Glock          Virgin-Cosworth       16
Ret  12  Vitaly Petrov       Renault               13
Ret  23  Kamui Kobayashi     BMW Sauber-Ferrari    11
Ret  25  Lucas di Grassi     Virgin-Cosworth        2
Ret  20  Karun Chandhok      HRT-Cosworth           1

The next race for Formula 1 will be the Qantas Australian Grand Prix on March 28, 2010.

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Formula 1: Schedule, Videos

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