Tag Archive: ABC

Oct 08

NASCAR National Series News & Notes + Fast Facts

Crystal ball foggy as Chase nears mid-point

Charlotte Motor Speedway logoSaturday night’s Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway (7:30 p.m. ET ABC, Performance Racing Network, SiriusXM Satellite Radio) may confirm that the floodgates for this year’s Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup™ truly have been opened.

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May 12

Barracuda Racing ready for May at IMS

Two weeks until The Greatest Spectacle in Racing

Indianapolis 500 2013 logoAlex Tagliani and his Barracuda Racing crew started Indianapolis 500 preparation with a successful shakedown of the No. 98 car on opening day at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 27

Conspirator Symonds to return to paddock in 2013

Pat Symonds’ paddock exile is about to end, according to international reports.

Pat Symonds portraitFlagworld - F1Although working as a crucial technical consultant with Marussia in the last couple of seasons, the Briton was officially serving his F1 ban in the wake of the 2008 Renault ‘crashgate’ scandal. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 19

Patrón Spirits renews American Le Mans Series presenting sponsorship

Series also announces television partners for 2013

ALMS 2013-1ALMS-PatronThe 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.

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Sep 28

In Memory: Chris Economaki

Saluting one of motorsports’ greatest voices

ALMSMotorsports 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. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 03

Tagliani qualifies P3 for Sunday’s race at Belle Isle

The team recently switched to Honda power and Belle Isle will the first road course for the No. 98 with the new power plant

Team Barracuda - BHA logoTeam Barracuda - BHA - Alex Tagliani sideTeam Barracuda – BHA driver Alex Tagliani made an impressive qualifying run and earned the P3 spot on the grid to start Sunday’s Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix.

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Feb 22

Alex Tagliani works with Lotus test team at Texas Motor Speedway.

Tagliani successfully completes test at Texas Motor Speedway

Lotus Indycar logo Lotus - Texas Motor Speedway - Alex TaglianiAfter a day of waiting on Monday for track weepers to dry at Texas Motor Speedway, Alex Tagliani and the Lotus test team were ready to hit the 1.5-mile oval on Tuesday.

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Jul 05

Canadian New Media Specialists Unite to create online branded content for NAPA Auto Parts

At the 25th Annual Toronto Indy races

Honda Indy Toronto 25 years logo

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.

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Jul 04

Carabante sells Hispania team to Japan’s Nomura

Jose Ramon Carabante has sold his formula one team HRT, according to Spanish media reports.

2010-11-13 - Hispania F1 Racing Team - Jose Ramon Carabante - Jose Carabante AguileraNOMURAAS and ABC newspapers, as well as Cadena Ser radio, say the Spanish team has been bought by Japanese industrial and financial group Nomura. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 26

ALMS Atherton: ”We are listening”

Scott Atherton responds to fan reaction

ALMS Sebring_2ALMS Sebring_1American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón President & CEO Scott Atherton responds to fan reaction about the Series’ new and innovative telecast package. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 18

ALMS: Four ways to watch, one way to win

XBOX prize package for one lucky fan to start 2011

ALMS-Patron12 Hours of Sebring 2011 logoWith the calendar ticking toward the start of the 2011 championship, the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón is giving fans an opportunity to bring in the coming season in style. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 17

Lowndes to drive Button’s McLaren at Bathurst

He said he is confident he can break his lap record.

2011-02-13 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Jerez - Jenson Button 032011-02-13 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Jerez - Jenson Button 02A modern formula one car could pose a threat to the new fastest-ever lap at the fabled Mount Panorama circuit, otherwise known as Bathurst west of Sydney. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 03

Sharp, Brown saddle up in newest ‘Prancing horse’ (+photo)

F458 shakedown in Fiorano was everything they hoped it would be

Extreme Speed Motorsports logoESM_1The 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. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 07

AMLS reaches multi-year broadcast, digital agreement with ESPN and ABC

ALMS partners with Intersport for media consulting expertise

ALMS-PatronScott AthertonThe American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón announced today a ground-breaking, multi-year broadcast and digital agreement with ESPN that ALMS President/CEO Scott Atherton is calling “a game changer.” Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 17

Melbourne may drop F1 race after 2014 – premier

Losses have grown to almost $50 million

Australian Grand PrixGrand Prix d'Australie - Melbourne 09-20102014 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. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 02

X Games bronze medal for Antoine L’Estage ! (+photo)

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.   Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 04

Will Power wins the Camping World Grand Prix at the Glen

Alex Tagliani finishes 17th at Watkins Glen

Alex Tagliani - 2010-07-04Making 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. Read the rest of this entry »

May 26

Indianapolis 500 airing on ABC for 46th consecutive year

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.  Read the rest of this entry »

May 01

Briscoe ends Power domination in qualifying (+grid, + photos, + team reports)

Tagliani qualifies fifth in Kansas

A hailstorm followed by heavy rain delayed practice at Kansas Speedway and cars did not get underway for the sole practice until 15:30 pm, Eastern time. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 24

ABC’s IndyCar Series coverage kicks off Sunday at St. Petersburg

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. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 22

Motorsports this week on ESPN

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. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 14

Fourteen NASCAR Sprint Cup races on ESPN in 2010

Three Saturday night races to air on ABC

ESPN will air 14 NASCAR Sprint Cup race telecasts in 2010, including nine of the 10 races in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. ABC will air three prime time Saturday night races. For the past three seasons, ESPN has aired six races, with 11 on ABC. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 17

Motorsports this week on ESPN and ABC

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season finale live on ABC 

The 2009 season finale for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series is this weekend at Florida’s Homestead-Miami Speedway as the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup ends with the crowning of the champion. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 10

Motorsports this week on ESPN and ABC

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series live from Phoenix on ABC 

Only two races remain in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, and this weekend the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Phoenix International Raceway on Sunday, Nov. 15. ESPN’s live, flag-to-flag coverage of the race is presented by Goodyear and airs on ABC beginning with NASCAR Countdown at 2:30 p.m. ET. The race’s green flag is at 3:30 p.m. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 03

Motorsports this week on ESPN and ABC

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series live from Texas on ABC 

The Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup is down to three races to go and this weekend the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth for 500 miles on Sunday, Nov. 8. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 20

Motorsports this week on ESPN and ABC

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series goes short track racing live on ABC

The Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup begins its final five races this weekend as the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races on NASCAR’s smallest track, the half-mile Martinsville (Va.) Speedway, for 500 laps on Sunday, Oct. 25. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 18

NASCAR star Kurt Busch visits ESPN campus ahead of Chase

With the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup beginning Sunday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway

. NASCAR star Kurt Busch, one of 12 drivers eligible to compete for the NASCAR championship, appeared on multiple ESPN platforms Wednesday during a visit to ESPN’s campus in Bristol, Conn. Read the rest of this entry »

May 22

IndyCar ”Indy 500” gains popularity on TV

TV ratings continue to rise

Ratings for ABC’s and ESPN2’s coverage of Third Day Qualifying and Bump Day at the 92nd Running of the Indianapolis 500 showed significant gains from 2007. Read the rest of this entry »