|Photos of the Week|
During a break in open testing action, Scott Dixon gives Jay Leno some pointers before Leno took some laps in an IndyCar fan experience car
Leah Pritchett on the way to her 2nd career Top Fuel victory. The canopy over the drivers head looks good and is safer for the drivers
Indy 500 winner Alexander Rossi lost the backend of his Honda and plastered the Turn 2 wall.
Josef Newgarden, now driving for Team Penske, was fastest in Friday session 1 testing during the IndyCar Open Test at Phoenix
Ganassi teammates Tony Kanaan and Scott Dixon
Career Chevy driver Kevin Harvick now drives a Ford - here he tests at Phoenix
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Latvala drives his Toyota to victory on the ice and snow in Sweden
Sponsorless Scott Dixon runs a white paint livery in open testing at Phoenix. Target is gone.
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Michael Andretti was fastest in practice session 2 at the IndyCar open test
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Last-Lap Crash Gives Logano First-Ever Clash Victory
by Pete McCole
Joey Logano found himself in the right place at the right time to make it through a wild last-lap crash to score his first ever victory in the Advance Auto Parts Clash at Daytona on Sunday at Daytona International Speedway.
Buemi becomes hat-trick hero in Buenos Aires
Three wins in a row for reigning Formula E champion
Sebastien Buemi has made Formula E history by becoming the first driver to win three races in a row. Victory for the Renault e.dams ace continues the perfect start to his title defense. It was his ninth win in the all-electric street racing series, and the 12th for the team. That means Renault e.dams have now won half of all the Formula E races that have taken place.
Joey Logano Leads Opening Daytona 500 Practice
by Pete McCole
Joey Logano posted the fastest speed to lead a strong Ford contingent in Saturday opening practice session for next Sunday’s season-opening Daytona 500.Logano turned a fast lap of 193.116 mph around the 2.5-mile oval to post the quickest speed among the 42 entries. Fellow Ford drivers Aric Almirola and Brad Keselowski were second and third followed by Ryan Blaney in fifth. Kyle Larson was the lone Chevy in the top five, posting the fourth-quickest speed.
Toyotas dominate Friday practice at Daytona
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series cars fired up and hit the track for the first time in 2017 in practice Friday for Saturday's Advance Auto Parts Clash at Daytona International Speedway. Brad Keselowski finished the first session atop the leaderboard at 191.604 mph in his No. 2 Ford. Denny Hamlin led the second session with a top speed of 196.528 mph in the No. 11 Toyota as the team also rolled out the 2018 Camrys. Daniel Suarez was right behind him on the leaderboard at 196.279 mph with Kyle Busch third (196.249 mph) and Matt Kenseth fourth (196.224 mph).
The Ferrari 812 Superfast: Geneva world premiere
New, extreme performance V12 berlinetta
Ferrari has selected the 87th edition of the Geneva International Motor Show for the world premiere of the new 12-cylinder berlinetta, the 812 Superfast, the most powerful and fastest Ferrari in the marque’s history. This new car not only introduces a plethora of innovative features but is also particularly significant as the V12 series marked the official start of the glorious Prancing Horse story in 1947, 70 years ago this year.
Hot topics in F1, IndyCar and NASCAR
by Brian Carroccio
With the Advance Auto Parts Clash this weekend, the Daytona 500 the following weekend, and a host of other series starting in the coming weeks, the 2017 racing season is upon us. Below, I tackle a few of the major topics in the world of racing, as the new season approaches. Enjoy!
NASCAR announces new infraction system
NASCAR competition officials issued an updated deterrence system Thursday for its three national series, shifting toward an officiating process that penalizes pre-race infractions within a given race weekend. The updated system is months in the making, with the sanctioning body and teams working concurrently on the new procedures. The move was one of several fundamental changes made to the penalty structure ahead of on-track activity this week at Daytona International Speedway.
IMSA News Roundup
by Steven Cole Smith
-34 Entries Set for Sebring Test Next Week
-Corvette Racing Focused On Playing the Long Game In GTLM
-Winning MINI at Chicago Auto Show
-More TV Coverage Announced
Blaney Looks to Give Wood Brothers First Win Since 2011
Wood Brothers Racing's No. 21 Ford has won the Daytona 500 five times
Wood Brothers Racing's iconic No. 21 Ford has been to victory lane at the Daytona 500 five times in the team's 66 years of NASCAR competition. Can their second-year driver, Ryan Blaney, behind the wheel of the Motorcraft/Quick Lane Fusion, chalk up the Woods' sixth win in The Great American Race? If so, it would be Blaney's first win in the newly minted Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and the second Daytona win for Motorcraft/Quick Lane – the first being Trevor Bayne's improbable 2011 rookie win.
Plymouth Superbird: The Car That Richard Petty Built
by Stephen Cox
It has been claimed that Plymouth's legendary winged muscle car, the 1970 Superbird, was the brainchild of NASCAR champion Richard Petty. The rumor has been around for decades but I've never found anyone with first-hand knowledge who could absolutely confirm or deny that the car's origins truly began with The King of Stock Car Racing.
5 Things You Won't Expect When Your Race Car's on Fire
by Stephen Cox
It was exactly one year ago that my race car caught fire at Circuit of the Americas during an endurance event. Suffice to say that as fires go, this one was bad. Perhaps my fellow racers will find the following thoughts from that experience helpful. When a fire breaks out while you're barreling down the race track at full speed, you'll realize that you cannot hit the fire suppression button because Fire extinguishing material will burst in every direction and potentially coat everything - including your face, visor and eyes - while you're still at speed.
Electric Cars Sweep Greenest Vehicle List off its Feet
Washington, DC: Looking for a show-stopping present for that special someone? Love the environment - and your car? Want to know which model year 2017 vehicle has the smallest environmental footprint? This Valentine’s Day, the answers to these questions are revealed in the 20th
annual environmental ratings at greenercars.org
, released by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy. The comprehensive website lists the year’s Greenest
, Greener Choices
, and best-in-class vehicles. It features an informative, write-up on model year 2017 market trends, a consumer primer on vehicles and the environment, and advice on how to buy green when shopping for a new car or truck.
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