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Lewis Hamilton romped to pole position in Monte Carlo today, beating teammate Nico Rosberg by over 3/10ths of a second. Despite winning the race in 2008, it is Hamilton’s first pole in Monaco as he seeks to stop Rosberg’s recent domination in the principality. It’s been a long, long time. I can’t express just how happy I am. – Hamilton Behind the two Mercedes on the front row, Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel dutifully took his usual third on the grid, followed by a hard charging Daniel Ricciardo in fourth for RedRead More
Carlos Munoz at Indy, 2015.
Carlos Munoz looks towards Sunday with aspirations of winning the 99th running of the Indianapolis 500 15 years after his childhood hero Juan Pablo Montoya. Montoya, currently with Team Penske, won the event in 2000 with Target Chip Ganassi Racing. The Columbian started second and dominated the race, leading 167 of 200 laps en route to victory. As Munoz gets ready for his third career Indy 500, he goes into it with no difference in his preparation. With two previous finishes in the top four, who could blame him? TheRead More
Englishman Jack Harvey has been too often the bridesmaid in his year and a half of competition in Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires, but he was out in front when it mattered in this afternoon’s Freedom 100 Presented by Allied Building Products at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The race was held in glorious weather conditions in front of a sizable Coors Light Carb Day crowd, part of the build-up toward Sunday’s 99th running of the Indianapolis 500. Schmidt Peterson Motorsports with Curb-Agajanian teammates Ethan Ringel, Scott Anderson and RCRead More
Sebastien Bourdais has driven numerous types of high-powered machinery in his racing career. From Peugeot Le Mans prototype cars to Toro Rosso Formula One cars to Champ Cars and now IndyCars, Bourdais has driven it all and has driven it all over the world. As part of driving in races all around the world, Bourdais has placed himself at risk at tracks with varying safety standards. At the end of the day however, he remembers that what he does carries a great amount of risk to himself and to others,Read More
After powering to his second pole of the season on Thursday night, Matt Kenseth will start NASCAR’s longer race from the most advantageous position—with his No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota getting serviced in the most advantageous pit stall. Kenseth ran his fastest lap of the night (194.252 mph) in the third and final round of knockout qualifying at Charlotte Motor Speedway and secured the top spot on the grid for Sunday’s Coca-Cola 600 (6 p.m. ET on FOX), the 12th NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race of the season. TheRead More
Ryan Briscoe
Ryan Briscoe has the potential to do something that only racing legend A.J. Foyt has accomplished. Foyt is the only driver to win the 24 Hours of Le Mans (1967),  the Rolex 24 at Daytona (1983, 85), the Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring (1985) and the Indianapolis 500 (1961, 1964, 1967 and 1977). This year, Briscoe has won the Rolex 24 at Daytona, the Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring and was set to only compete in the crown jewel of sportscar racing – the 24 Hours of LeRead More
The Verizon IndyCar Series will return to the Northeast on the streets of Boston, Massachusetts on Labor Day weekend in 2016 and beyond. The inaugural Grand Prix of Boston will run on September 4, 2016 and will be the first IndyCar race in New England since the 2013 Baltimore Grand Prix. The race has been in the planning phase for the last three years under the work of Mark Perrone, the CEO of the Grand Prix of Boston and things started to progress further just a few months ago. “We’reRead More
Ryan Briscoe
Confirming what Tribute Racing initially reported yesterday, Ryan Briscoe will be the substitute driver for James Hinchcliffe in the 99th running of the Indianapolis 500. Briscoe will make his 10th start in the 500 from the middle of the final row due to a driver change. “Obviously, my thoughts go to James, you never like to be a part of a situation like this,” said Briscoe. “To have this opportunity, it’s great. Obviously coming into the Indy 500 on the day before Carb Day, it’s not the ideal situation. YouRead More
Indy 500 logo
INDIANAPOLIS – The Indianapolis Motor Speedway revealed its new logo for its highly anticipated 100th Indianapolis 500 that will be run on May 29, 2016. “Each year we design a new logo for the Indianapolis 500, but this year’s effort has been given special consideration,” said Mark Miles, CEO of Hulman & Co. “The logo for the 100th Indianapolis 500 recognizes both our illustrious past and an even brighter future.” Recently it was also announced that next year’s the Grand Prix of Indianapolis will be held on May 14, 2016.Read More
Terry Labonte
CHARLOTTE, N.C.—The architect of some of NASCAR’s most impressive facilities joined four of the sport’s most tenacious racers in comprising the 2016 NASCAR Hall of Fame Class, selected Wednesday by the Hall of Fame Voting Panel. Two-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Terry Labonte headlines a quartet of drivers that includes six-time NASCAR modified champion Jerry Cook, 1970 Cup titleholder Bobby Isaac and 17-time premier series race winner Curtis Turner, one of the most flamboyant figures who ever sat behind the wheel of a stock car. Joining the four menRead More