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
Australian Ryan Briscoe is expected to be announced tommorow as James Hinchcliffe’s replacement for the 99th running of the Indianapolis 500. Briscoe won the pole for the 500 in 2012 and has a best finish of 5th that year as well as in 2007. Briscoe competed for Chip Ganassi Racing last season and has since returned to sportscar racing competing for Corvette Racing in the Tequila Patron North American Endurance Cup rounds where he has scored GTLM class wins in the Rolex 24 at Daytona and the Mobil 1 12Read More
Lewis Hamilton is riding high heading into this weekend’s Monaco Grand Prix. The defending champ and current points leader just committed to a further three seasons with Mercedes after lengthy, highly publicized negotiations. The deal, reported to be worth nearly $150,000,000 would ensure Hamilton remains one of the highest paid athletes in any sport. Mercedes is my home and I couldn’t be happier, staying here another three years. The Mercedes car I am driving now is the best I have had in my career. – Lewis Hamilton Fresh off theRead More
Schmidt Peterson Motorsports driver James Hinchcliffe is improving as he is still listed in stable condition at IU Methodist Hospital. He is still in the Intensive Care Unit and is still being evaluated following a successful surgery yesterday to remove a lodged suspension piece from his thigh. He was in immediate danger following the accident a suspension wishbone penetrated the chassis following the 125 G’s impact into the turn 3 wall. The wishbone pieced his right leg and traveled through his upper right thigh. The Holmatro Safety Team had toRead More
James Hinchcliffe is out of surgery and has been transferred to the Intensive Care Unit at IU Health Methodist Hospital. He is still listed as in stable condition. The Associated Press reported that a piece of the right front rocker had penetrated the cockpit and pierced Hinchcliffe’s thigh and surgery was needed to stop bleeding. The information was relayed to the AP by two anonymous sources as the details of his injuries have not been made public. “Obviously we’re relieved that James is awake and out of surgery,” said SchmidtRead More
James Hinchcliffe has suffered an injury to his upper thigh, but is in stable condition after a hard crash during practice for the Indianapolis 500 and is undergoing surgery at Methodist Hospital.  Something appeared to break on the right front suspension car as it suddenly veered to the the right and smashed into the Turn 3 SAFER Barrier. The car then spun down the track and briefly flipped onto its side and came back right side up before sliding to a stop. The Holmatro Safety Team extricated Hinchcliffe out of hisRead More
Despite a valiant effort by his family owned team, Buddy Lazier failed to qualify for the 99th Indianapolis 500. Along with Lazier, KVSH-Jonathan Byrd Racing’s Bryan Clauson, A.J. Foyt Racing’s Jack Hawksworth and KV Racing’s Stefano Coletti found themselves mired in positions 30-34 after their own individual struggles. Hawksworth and teammate Takuma Sato did not have the correct gear setup in the cars following the mandated boost reduction earlier in the day while the KV teammates of Clauson and Coletti both simply lacked the speed to put four laps together.Read More
NEWTON, Iowa — Chris Buescher and all but one driver battling at the front of the pack yearned for one last caution. The lone exception? Chase Elliott, who, fully fueled, had powered to a commanding lead and near-certain win in Sunday’s NASCAR XFINITY Series 3M 250 at Iowa Speedway. Two laps remained. Elliott’s trip to Victory Lane loomed. Then, it happened. Jamie Dick, running mid-pack, hit the wall and spun, drawing a caution flag. Buescher — his No. 60 Roush Fenway Racing Ford packed with fuel and four fresh tiresRead More