Tag Archive: ESPN

Jun 22

Pagenaud nominated for 2017 ESPY Best Driver Award

The annual ESPN awards show airs at 8 p.m. ET July 12 and will be hosted by retired NFL quarterback Peyton Manning

Simon PagenaudSimon Pagenaud, who drove to an impressive Verizon IndyCar Series championship last year, has been nominated for a 2017 ESPY Award in the Best Driver category.  Read the rest of this entry »


Jan 29

Brawn wants to revisit F1 budget cap

“You’ve got all the nuances to it, because do the drivers come into the budget cap or not and so on and so forth”
Brawn wants to revisit F1 budget capRoss Brawn would like to revisit the idea of introducing a budget cap in Formula One in a bid to control spiralling costs and close the gap between the big manufacturer teams and the privateers.
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Jan 25

FIA vows to ‘work closely’ with Carey, Liberty

Change would have been ‘challenging’ for Ecclestone – Carey
Change would have been ‘challenging’ for Ecclestone – CareyFIA President Jean Todt says Formula 1’s governing body is ready to ‘work closely’ alongside new CEO Chase Carey following a managerial shake up at the top of the rebranded Formula One Group. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 21

Ecclestone to exit next week?

Bernie Ecclestone’s reign as F1 ringmaster could come to an end next week, it has been claimed.

2016-06-09_0599 According to Sky News, Liberty Media has offered him a “less hands-on role – with a title such as life president”. It also says that Chase Carey, who was appointed as F1’s new chairman at the end of last year, has lined up former ESPN executive Sean Bratches to run the commercial side of the sport, while ex-Ferrari and ex-Mercedes man Ross Brawn will have a “key role” on the sporting side.
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Jan 08

Brawn: F1 needs a plan

Ross Brawn says one of his frustrations with Formula One is that the sport is too reactive and does not have any long term plans

Brawn: F1 needs a planBrawn – who masterminded title wins with Benetton, Ferrari and his own BrawnGP outfit – was linked to a new role in F1 last year, with rumours he could succeed Bernie Ecclestone as F1 chief. Read the rest of this entry »


Nov 19

Brawn warns new regulations may not end dominant era

Brawn’s argument echoes that of Mercedes F1 boss Toto Wolff
2016-10-22_70944 Ross Brawn says there is a good chance one team could continue to dominate F1 despite a change in technical regulations aimed at growing competition amongst the leading teams. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 31

NASCAR driver Derek White wanted in massive tobacco smuggling investigation

White allegedly worked within a criminal organization to bring cheap tobacco into Quebec

Derek White portrait NASCAR driver Derek White, as well as 60 other people, are wanted in connection with a massive tobacco smuggling operation, according to Bloomberg.

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Mar 02

Dorna and ESPN extend MotoGP broadcast rights agreement in Latin America

Current contract extended for three years until 2018, including both TV and digital rights

Dorna logo Dorna Sports announces a 3 year contract extension with ESPN, securing the distribution of the MotoGP World Championship throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. Read the rest of this entry »


Feb 06

Mercedes refusing to discount Honda or Renault

The manufacturer has dominated F1 since the change to regulation of V6 Hybrid power units

2016-01-14-15-54-49_0261 Mercedes’ Andy Cowell says Honda and Renault are very capable of making ‘big, big gains’ to bring them into line with Mercedes and Ferrari. Read the rest of this entry »


Nov 24

Formula 1600 to be broadcast Nationally on TSN and ESPN Classic Canada

“Our goal with the F1600 Championship is to continually grow the awareness of the sport”

Toyo Tires F1600 Championship logo Move Motorsports Management, promoters of the Toyo Tires F1600 Championship, and Fuel MediaLab jointly announced today a media partnership with TSN and ESPN Classic Canada to bring the excitement of Canadian Formula 1600 action to homes across the country. Read the rest of this entry »


Jul 30

NASCAR National Series News & Notes + Fast Facts

Kasey hoping to be a Dandy Kahne at Pocono

NASCAR logo Kasey Kahne’s aggravation spilled with every word uttered in his post-race interview on ESPN following Sunday’s race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Read the rest of this entry »


Oct 29

NASCAR National Series News & Notes + Fast Facts

NASCAR heavyweight slugfest heads to Texas

NASCAR logo Deadlocked.  Through seven rounds of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup™, two heavyweights have battled to a draw. Matt Kenseth and Jimmie Johnson boast identical point totals – 2,294 – entering Sunday’s AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway.

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Jul 17

Circuit of The Americas™ officials provide reaction to ESPN X Games decision

ESPN selects Austin, Texas, to host X Games in North America

Circuit of The Americas logoCircuit of The Americas and ESPN to collaborate on event for four years, beginning May 2014; Bid edges out Chicago, Detroit and Charlotte.  Read the rest of this entry »


Jul 17

Ecclestone receives bribery indictment

Ecclestone’s German lawyer, and F1 owner CVC, did not comment.

Bernie Ecclestone has been formally charged by German prosecutors for bribery, it emerged on Wednesday. Read the rest of this entry »


Apr 25

A worldwide TV presence, RAVENOL presenting the live stream

The FIA Formula 3 European Championship boasts a really strong TV presence

FIA Formula 3 European Championship logoLive or re-live broadcasts in well over 80 countries and regions, highlights broadcast in 149 countries worldwide. Additionally, all rounds of the junior series will be broadcasted as a live stream with English commentary on the official website.

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Mar 27

Williams could revert to 2012 exhaust

“We’re of the opinion at the moment that a FW34-type of car would be faster”

2013-03-23 - Williams F1 - Malaysia - Valtteri Bottas 01Williams could revert to the exhaust of its 2012 car, after struggling for pace and handling with the new FW35 so far this season. Read the rest of this entry »


Mar 08

Marussia yet to agree TV coverage deal for 2013

It is possible Marussia will be notably missing from next weekend’s coverage of the 2013 season opener.

11 - Marussia F1 Team2013-02-10 - Marussia F1 Team - Jerez - Max Chilton 02That is because Bernie Ecclestone is yet to agree a new Concorde Agreement with the backmarker team. The F1 chief executive said recently that he has agreed bilateral financial deals with every team, Marussia included. Read the rest of this entry »


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 »


Jul 12

Reigning NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Tony Stewart wins 2012 ‘Best Driver’ ESPY Award

It is the third time Stewart has taken home “Best Driver” honors

2012-02-26_0085Tony stewart MartinsvilleTony Stewart, three-time and reigning NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champ, last night took home the 2012 ESPY for “Best Driver” at the 20th annual ESPY Awards on ESPN, beating out four-time IZOD IndyCar Series champion Dario Franchitti, F1 champion Sebastian Vettel and NHRA champion Del Worsham.  Read the rest of this entry »


Feb 16

Ray Evernham returns to ESPN as NASCAR analyst

 Three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup champion crew chief Ray Evernham is returning to ESPN as a NASCAR analyst for the 2012 season

Ray Evernham  portraitNASCAR Nationwide SeriesEvernham will join ESPN’s team at Daytona Speedweeks and will be part of NASCAR Countdown before the NASCAR Nationwide Series race that airs on ESPN on Saturday, Feb. 25, at noon ET. He also will appear on NASCAR Now and SportsCenter from Daytona as ESPN’s multimedia platforms surround the opening of the NASCAR season. Read the rest of this entry »


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