Two weeks until The Greatest Spectacle in Racing
Series also announces television partners for 2013
The renewal of Tequila Patrón’s presenting sponsorship and the announcement of the 2013 television schedule for the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón highlighted today’s annual “State of the Series” address by ALMS President and CEO Scott Atherton.
Saluting one of motorsports’ greatest voices
Motorsports lost a giant this morning with the passing of Chris Economaki at the age of 91. The dean of American racing journalists, Economaki was the face of motorsports on ABC, CBS and ESPN, as well as editor, publisher and contributor for National Speed Sport News for more than 60 years.
At the 25th Annual Toronto Indy races
NAPA Auto Parts and Cue Digital Media are pleased to announce collaboration with several of Canada’s top young media personalities to produce branded content featuring NAPA Auto Parts sponsorship of Canadian based Jensen MotorSport as the racing team competes in the popular Honda Indy Toronto races running July 8th – 10th.
F458 shakedown in Fiorano was everything they hoped it would be
The first taste of Ferrari’s new F458 Italia is only heightening the anticipation for Extreme Speed Motorsports. Scott Sharp and Ed Brown were at Ferrari’s official test track in Italy last week to shake down the first of two F458s that ESM will field for the 2011 American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón.
Losses have grown to almost $50 million
2014 could be the last time Melbourne hosts the Australian grand prix, state Victorian premier John Brumby has admitted. The race’s annual taxpayer-funded losses have grown to almost $50 million, moving the ruling Labor Party to consider not renewing the current contract.
Another first for a Quebec driver…
Recently-crowned 2010 Rally America Champion, Antoine L’Estage added another achievement to his impressive list this past weekend after winning a medal in the Rally Car Racing discipline at the ESPN X Games, a feat that no other Canadian can claim prior to this year.
Alex Tagliani finishes 17th at Watkins Glen
Making his first race start from 19th position on the grid at the famed Watkins Glen International road course, FAZZT Race Team driver Alex Tagliani could not do much to improve his position during the race. Fuel strategy was the key in today’s race. The team brought Alex in for his first stop on lap 5 in the hopes that an alternate strategy would play in their favor.
A Memorial Day weekend TV tradition since 1965 continues on Sunday, May 30
The Indianapolis 500 airs on ABC for the 46th consecutive year. ESPN on ABC’s live, high definition telecast from Indianapolis Motor Speedway is presented by GoDaddy.com and begins with a one-hour pre-race show at noon ET. The race coverage begins at 1 p.m.
Analyst Scott Goodyear predicts enhanced street circuit competition
ABC televises its first IZOD IndyCar Series race of the season this weekend from St. Petersburg, Fla., and ESPN on ABC analyst Scott Goodyear predicts that changes made to the series schedule could enhance competition and bring more teams and drivers into the battles for race wins and the series title.
NASCAR Nationwide Series Live from Las Vegas on ESPN2
The NASCAR Nationwide Series races for 300 miles Saturday afternoon at Las Vegas Motor Speedway and ESPN2 will have a live, flag-to-flag telecast of the third event of the 2010 season. ESPN2 is the home of the series all season, with select races airing on ESPN and ABC.
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