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  • Former IndyCar and Formula E driver Simona de Silvestro has signed up to race in the touring car series known as the Australia Supercars Championship.

    The 28-year-old Swiss driver has entered a...

  • Lincoln to replace MKT with new Aviator based on next-gen Ford Explorer?

    The Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] is working on a highly modular platform to underpin most of Lincoln’s next-generation lineup as well as a few Ford-badged models, and according to a new report one of the models could be an SUV reviving the Aviator nameplate. The last Lincoln Aviator bowed out...

  • 2016 GMC Terrain Debuts At 2015 New York Auto Show: Live Photos

    The Terrain was first introduced for the 2010 model year to help General Motors Company’s [NYSE:GM] GMC brand, known for its big and brawny SUVs and pickup trucks, capitalize on growing demand for compact, fuel-efficient crossovers. The segment is still booming, growing 17.4 percent last year...

  • Kahn Design reveals Land Rover Defender-based Flying Huntsman 105 Longnose

    British coachbuilder A. Kahn Design is slowly branching out into the world of fully bespoke cars, some of which will come with unique bodies penned by the company’s CEO and chief designer Afzal Kahn. The first of these will be a family of Land Rover Defender-based models falling under the...

  • HPD And Ilmor Trade Parting Gifts

    Photo: Anne Proffit Today's INDYCAR World Championship represents the end of an era in premier American open wheel competition. Not only does every aging Dallara chassis used since 2003 become a relic and available for sale to collectors, but the partnership between Honda Performance Development of...

  • Dan Wheldon: "Today We Lost A Good Friend"

    photo: Anne Proffit Dan Wheldon, this year's Indianapolis 500 winner, has died in a horrendous accident at Las Vegas Motor Speedway that involved 15 flying and crashing cars and fire. Wheldon was consigned to start the 200-lap IndyCar World Championship from the rear of the field in order to try...

  • The new era of Indy car racing is on display at Las Vegas Motor Speedway during the INDYCAR World Championship weekend on the 1.5-mile LVMS banked oval.

    This morning, prior to the NASCAR Camping...
  • Tony Kanaan Earns INDYCAR Las Vegas Pole Position

    It took three years for Tony Kanaan to earn his fifteenth pole, but it was certainly worth the wait. Kanaan, who has been saddled with early qualifying slots in most every oval contest this year was the second to last driver up to the line as the IZOD IndyCar Series performed their final time...

  • Michael Shank Racing Joins INDYCAR For 2012 Season

    The IZOD IndyCar Series will welcome at least one new team for the 2012 season as former Toyota Atlantic and current Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series entrant Michael Shank Racing has formed MSR Indy to compete in next year's full season. Shank intends to continue his three-car Grand-Am Daytona...

  • Danica Patrick Fastest in IndyCar Series Practice at Las Vegas

    The Indy cars had protracted practices for Sunday's Las Vegas Indy 300 today on the 1.5-mile, gently banked Las Vegas Motor Speedway oval. The first practice of two groups was stopped for more than half an hour, just 40 minutes into what was intended to be a one-hour session when EJ Viso's car...

  • Visit To Circuit Of The Americas: Construction To Resume Soon

    Construction activity at the troubled Circuit of the Americas outside Austin, TX appears to be happening again. A visit this past Monday, Columbus Day, revealed trucks lined up and stabilizer dirt available for placement. That Monday there was no work in progress because the area had just received...

  • Belle Isle INDYCAR And Grand-Am Races Confirmed

    The City of Detroit, Chevrolet, Penske Corporation, and INDYCAR have agreed to a four-year contract that returns racing to the Belle Isle Park 2.1-mile road course. "Chevrolet has a long, storied history in Indy car racing," said Mark Reuss, president of GM North America. "This year we celebrated...

  • The winning Audi in action
    Photo: Anne Proffit

    The Automobile Club de L'Ouest ACO is moving to further equalize LMP1 engines at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, in the new FIA World Endurance Championship,...
  • Jimmie Johnson Wins #199 for Hendrick in Kansas - Chevrolet Clinches 35th Title

    In the NASCAR Sprint Cup garage, he's simply known as Five-Time. Jimmie Johnson, the reigning and, yes, five-time consecutive Sprint Cup champion devastated the balance of the 43-car field at Kansas Speedway to win the Hollywood Casino 400, a Sunday drive that had the Californian leading 197 of 272...

  • It's INDYCAR Title Week In Las Vegas

    One week remains before the IZOD IndyCar Series ends its 17-race season on the 1.5-mile oval at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. This year's finale features another battle royal between current point leader Dario Franchitti and perennial challenger Will Power, who lies 18 points in arrears. If this...

  • Clint Bowyer Moves To Michael Waltrip Racing

    After spending his entire - up to now, of course - career at Richard Childress Racing running Chevrolets in both NASCAR Nationwide and Sprint Cup Series contests, Clint Bowyer is joining Michael Waltrip Racing's Toyota-powered cars for the 2012 season. Bowyer will drive the 5-Hour Energy Toyota in...

  • Panther Racing Commits To Chevrolet Engines

    Panther Racing is going back to its IZOD IndyCar Series roots as the two-time champions renew their association with Chevrolet. Along with Team Penske and Andretti Autosport, Panther Racing will compete with the twin-turbocharged Chevy Indy V-6 racing engine beginning in 2012. "I just...

  • Mazda Road To Indy Test Set At Indianapolis Motor Speedway

    INDYCAR has decided on the best memorial it can give Chris Griffis, team manager for Sam Schmidt Motorsports' Firestone Indy Lights championship teams. Mazda Road to Indy teams can gain a head start to 2012 competition through a two-day USF2000 National Championship, Star Mazda Championship and...

  • Mark Reuss, president of General Motors North America flew from sunny and warm Detroit to rainy and chilly Los Angeles to address media members on Wednesday. Once he arrived, the climate change was...
  • 37 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Teams Test At Phoenix

    Michael Waltrip Racing was one of three teams testing electronic fuel injection on the reconfigured Phoenix International Raceway one-mile oval Photo courtesy NASCAR NASCAR took to the one-mile Phoenix International Raceway (PIR) oval today for the first full test of the circuit since its repaving...

  • Audi's Difficult Petit Le Mans

    It all went wrong for the Audi team at this year's Petit Le Mans 1000-mile race. With two R18 TDI coupes entered for the first time in this American endurance competition, the Audi Sport Team Joest-entered team had visions of vanquishing rival Peugeot once again this year, after using their new car...

  • Goodyear To Continue To Supply NASCAR Tires Through 2017

    Continuing one of the longest running technical partnerships in motorsports, NASCAR and the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company jointly announced that Goodyear tires will continue as the exclusive rubber provider in Sprint Cup, Nationwide and Camping World Truck Series through the 2017 season. While...

  • Ed Carpenter Wins At Kentucky Speedway

    There is no chance for the underdog in INDYCAR - or is there? After two years finishing second on the 1.5-mile Kentucky Speedway oval, Ed Carpenter took the Dollar General Dallara/Honda/Firestone Indy car to victory over point leader Dario Franchitti in a 200-lap contest, winning the race by the...

  • Peugeot Beats Audi To Petit Le Mans Pole Position

    The No. 7 Peugeot 908 took pole position for the Petit Le Mans race at Road Atlanta Photo: Anne Proffit As is customary in major sports car racing, the 14th annual Petit Le Mans on the 2.94-mile, 12-turn Road Atlanta road course will come down to a battle between Peugeot and Audi. The two...

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