Daily Archive: September 18, 2012

Sep 18

NASCAR National Series News and Notes + Fast Facts

New Hampshire’s First Race Wrote Chase’s Script

2010_09_18_EHB_2866NHMS LogoHow accurately did July’s LENOX Industrial Tools 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway preview this year’s Chase field? Within one position of perfection.

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Sep 18

NASCAR Canadian Tire Series Presented By Mobil 1 Statistical Advance: Kawartha

Analyzing the Pinty’s 250 at Kawartha Speedway

IMG_0001Nascar Canadian Tire Series BilingueThe NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 travels to Kawartha Speedway near Peterborough, Ont., on Saturday, Sept. 22 for the Pinty’s 250 presented by Dodge to close out the 2012 season.

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Sep 18

NASCAR has reinstated driver AJ Allmendinger upon his successful completion of NASCAR’s Substance Abuse Policy Road to Recovery Program

NASCAR reinstates driver AJ Allmendinger

NASCAR logoAJ AllmendingerAllmendinger had been indefinitely suspended from NASCAR on July 24 for violating the sanctioning body’s substance abuse policy. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 18

Jacques Deshaies and his team one step from the podium

TARGA Newfoundland

TARGA Newfoundland, Jacques Deshaies and co-driver Marc Bouchard  (2)TARGA Newfoundland, Jacques Deshaies and co-driver Marc Bouchard  (1)After seven intense and competitive days of racing in the prestigious TARGA Newfoundland, Jacques Deshaies and co-driver Marc Bouchard doubled their achievements at the wheel of the n°21 2010 KIA Forte Koup SX marked by MADD Canada’s « I pledge » design: A fourth position at the finish line in his second participation, and most likely the only two-time receiver of the Trophy Time, for two consecutive years in this event. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 18

Mateschitz wants Renault to dump alternator supplier

Red Bull wants Renault to dump its alternator supplier. 

Magneti-Marelli01 - Red Bull RacingThe reigning champions have been dogged by a recurring reliability problem in 2012, which cost Sebastian Vettel victory at Valencia and crucial points at Monza.

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Sep 18

Worried Red Bull hope for Singapore sling

“Basically, we are where we belong in the world championship”  – Vettel

2012-09-02 - Red Bull Racing - Belgium 99031 - Sebastian Vettel2012-09-02 - Red Bull Racing - Belgium 99015 - Sebastian VettelA worried Red Bull is travelling to Singapore this week, hoping a spate of alternator problems do not return under the Asian city-state’s floodlights. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 18

Hamilton, Schumacher are silly-season ‘kings’

Hamilton’s latest quote is that, while yet to put pen to paper for next season, he is “happy” with McLaren.

2012-02-24 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Lewis Hamilton 062012-02-24 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Michael Schumacher 01Michael Schumacher and Lewis Hamilton are the “kings” of the 2013 driver market, according to the headline in the Spanish sports newspaper AS. As such, the media is hanging on their every word. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 18

F1 peers admit Alonso best of 2012

Fernando Alonso is clearly the standout driver of the 2012 season so far, two of his peers have explained.

2012-03-18 - Australian Grand Prix 2012 Sunday #3 0852012-03-17 - Australian Grand Prix 2012 Saturday #1 231Narain Karthikeyan, who usually brings up the rear of the field in his HRT, said the championship leader has performed above the level of the Ferrari. “Alonso is pulling out something much more than what that Ferrari is capable of,” the Indian told the PTI news agency.

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Sep 18

Alonso better than great Schumacher – Briatore

Flavio Briatore, who has won titles with both drivers, believes Fernando Alonso is better than Michael Schumacher.

2012-07-21 - Ferrari - Germany - Fernando Alonso 03Piquet Briatore Alonso“He (Alonso) is the best of the last 20 years,” said the former Benetton and Renault boss, whose two-decade timeline would take F1 back to the Senna era. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 18

Bottas ‘ready’ for Williams race seat

Valtteri Bottas has admitted he is very keen to end his reserve duties and join the formula one grid as soon as possible.

2012-07-21 - Williams F1 - Germany - Valtteri Bottas2012-09-02 - Williams F1 - Belgium - Valtteri Bottas 01The Finn, who is managed by Williams’ executive director Toto Wolff as well as Mika Hakkinen, usually replaces Bruno Senna on Friday mornings, and is tipped to step into the seat full-time next season. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 18

Karthikeyan still hoping for 2013 HRT seat

Narain Karthikeyan has repeated his desire to stay at HRT in 2013.

2012-06-09_02632012-06-08_0414In July, the Indian admitted that whether he can hang on to his race seat with the back-of-the-grid Spanish team is an open question. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 18

Kubica to reveal next plans ‘in due course’

Kubica praises ‘pure racing team’ Lotus

2012-09-08 - Lotus F1 Team - Italy - Soleco 02Robert Kubica photo © WRI2 Robert Kubica has hit back at reports he should sit back rather than risk life and limb in a rally car. Lotus is doing so well because it is a “pure racing team”.

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Sep 18

F1 return for Kubica still possible – Hakkinen

Mika Hakkinen has revealed he thinks it is possible Robert Kubica will return to formula one.

Hakkinenautographs2490Robert Kubica 2011-11-01 “If he is able, he will surely find a place,” the 1998 and 1999 world champion is quoted by the Polish publication Przeglad Sportowy. “If he recovers his health, the future is open,” said Hakkinen, referring to the former BMW and Renault driver who suffered serious injuries in a February 2011 rally crash.

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Sep 18

Zanardi eyes DTM with BMW

With fresh Paralympic gold around his neck, Alex Zanardi is eyeing the German touring car series DTM as his next goal.

Alex Zanardi portraitDTM logoSince losing his legs in a 2011 crash, the former F1 driver has completed the last laps of that ill-fated CART race, won world touring car races for BMW, tested a BMW-Sauber, and soared to the very top of the world of hand-cycling. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 18

World Superbike title battle now virtually down to three contenders

Penultimate round at the Autodromo Internacional Algarve circuit at Portimao

SBK eni Superbike Fim World Championship - WSBK logo whiteAutodroma Internacional Algarve - PortimaoThe 2012 eni FIM Superbike World Championship enters into a crucial phase this weekend as the title battle is virtually whittled down to three names on the eve of the penultimate round at the Autodromo Internacional Algarve circuit at Portimao. Max Biaggi and Marco Melandri, two of the most famous riders in world motorcycle racing, will be fighting it out on Sunday together with the revelation of the year, the 26-year-old Tom Sykes from the UK. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 18

Curitiba’s double race-winner Antonio Pizzonia and Italian F3 champion Sergio Campana will both be on the grid of the Sonoma Auto GP round

Pizzonia and Campana on the grid in Sonoma

Auto GP World SeriesSonomaThe former F1 driver and the Italian young talent will be team-mates at Zele Racing, meaning that the Austrian team will boast a top-notch line up for the season grand finale. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 18

F1’s greatest driver of all time Schumacher heads to ROC in Bangkok

Seven-time Formula 1 world champion Michael Schumacher has signed up for the 2012 Race Of Champions in Bangkok, Thailand

Race Of Champions logoNews imageThe legendary German racer, who tops the all-time lists for F1 titles, wins and poles, competed in his 300th grand prix this month at Spa. Schumacher will partner reigning F1 world champion Sebastian Vettel in a bid to extend Team Germany’s five-year winning streak in the ROC Nations Cup.German television station SAT.1 will broadcast both the ROC Nations Cup and the individual Race Of Champions live on December 15-16.

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Sep 18

Superstars International Series: free ticket promotion gets green light for Vallelunga (oct. 7)

Superstars initiative enables fans to get free acces to the best 500-hp action

Superstars girls babesSuperstars logoAfter experiencing outstanding success in the previous rounds, Superstars extended the free ticket campaign to the upcoming Race of Vallelunga, Italy. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 18

F1000 National Championship sets record in 2012

F1000 National Championship expects record number of cars

Mystt Premium Vodka F1000 National Championship logoF1000 carThe 2012 edition of the Mystt Premium Vodka Formula 1000 National Championship will see a record number of cars take the green flag at Road America this Sunday. Held in conjunction with the Sports Car Club of America’s National Championship Runoffs, the Mystt F1000 Championship expects to have 15 cars on the grid, all vying for top honors and $4,000 in cash and prizes. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 18

Statistical Advance: Analyzing the SYLVANIA 300

There have been 35 NASCAR Sprint Cup races at New Hampshire Motor Speedway

NHMS Logo2010_09_18_EHB_2866A look at some of the top statistical performers at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, New Hampshire going into the SYLVANIA 300 on Sept. 23. Read the rest of this entry »

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