Just as Team Pelfrey’s Jack Aitken predicted following the first two rounds of the Cooper Tires Winterfest at NOLA Motorsports Park last week, the outcome of the pre-season mini-series went all the way down to the wire. The first of three scheduled races at Barber Motorsports Park was cancelled yesterday due to inclement winter weather, but today’s action could hardly have been hotter. In the end, the title was decided in favor of Aitken by virtue of the fact he posted the fastest lap of the race in this afternoon’sRead More
Carmen Jorda with Lotus F1 Team.
Carmen Jordá today joined Lotus F1 Team as a Development Driver for the 2015 season. Carmen will attend Grands Prix and Formula 1 tests throughout 2015 for Lotus F1 Team as well as undergoing a significant simulator programme at the team’s base in Enstone. Carmen will drive the E23 Hybrid on track during the course of 2015. Carmen, daughter of former racer José Miguel Jordá, has a distinguished racing career having participated in the European Open Formula 3 Championship – where she achieved three podiums – the American Indy LightsRead More
Felipe Massa topped the time sheets for Williams in Barcelona today setting  a very quick 1:23.500 in the FW37. Behind him Marcus Ericsson continued Sauber’s strong testing form with a 1:24.276. Mercedes had their worst day of testing so far, Hamilton came in third with a 1:24.881 before an MGU-K failure sidelined his silver arrow. Only Massa and Ericsson managed over 100 laps on what was a slower day than usual, poor Jenson Button only got 7 laps out of the temperamental McLaren-Honda before a hydraulic ended their running. Image:Read More
Joey Barnes (Tribute Racing), Christohpher DeHarde (Motorsport.com), and Josh Farmer (Motorsport Monday) break down the 57th Annual Daytona 500, the rest of Speedweeks, the latest IndyCar news, and much more. Joey Logano gave Team Penske its second win in The Great American Race, how does it rank among the greats? Plus, how did Matt Crafton do standing in for Kyle Busch, and who is replacing him at Atlanta? Simona de Silvestro was rumored for an IndyCar seat at Schmidt Peterson Motorsports, but after the team went with James Jakes sheRead More
Joey Logano wins the 2015 Daytona 500.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.—The record will reflect that Joey Logano won Sunday’s 57th Daytona 500 under caution, when a multicar wreck on the backstretch forced NASCAR to wave the yellow flag as Logano led the field into the final corner on the second lap of a green-white-checkered-flag finish. But the notation of that final caution does no justice to the memory of a race that produced some of the most scintillating restrictor-plate racing in the history of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. From a restart on Lap 182 of a scheduledRead More
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Kurt Busch’s indefinite suspension is upheld after going through his second appeals process in less than 12 hours, confirming that the former Sprint Cup champion will not race in the Daytona 500. After a three member board did not rule in favor of Busch, the Stewart-Haas Racing driver sought a second appeal Saturday evening. Bryan Moss, the National Motorsports Finals Appeals Officer, had the final decision on the ruling and ruled in favor of the sanctioning body. In a statement Moss said “the penalty was withinRead More
Matt Crafton
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – After a vicious crash left Joe Gibbs Racing’s Kyle Busch with a right lower leg compound fracture and a left mid-foot fracture, the team has decided to put defending Camping World Truck Series champion Matt Crafton in the No. 18 M&M’s Toyota for the Daytona 500. The source is a person close to the team and wished to keep their anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the situation. Crafton and Busch have familiarity among the Toyota Racing family in the Truck Series, Busch withRead More
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Following a vicious crash in a NASCAR Xfintiy Series race at Daytona, Sprint Cup star Kyle Busch is ruled out of the 57th annual Daytona 500. The extent of his injuries are unconfirmed to this point, but was receiving attention to his right leg by the track medical personnel at the site of the crash. Busch was put on a stretcher and transported to Halifex Medical Center and is currently still being evaluated. The crash happened on lap 113 while Busch was running fourth of theRead More