Todd Parrott, Richard Childress Racing
BRISTOL, Tenn.—If you’re Richard Childress, and you’re looking for an interim crew chief, you’d be hard pressed to find a more experienced candidate than Todd Parrott. Fortunately for Childress, Parrott already is part of the RCR organization, as competition director for the NASCAR XFINITY Series effort, but he’ll make a quick transition to crew chief for Ryan Newman this weekend at Bristol while Newman’s regular pit boss, Luke Lambert, serves a six-race suspension. Lambert’s mandated exile was held in abeyance while RCR appealed NASCAR penalties for altering tires during theRead More
Dane Cameron and Eric Curran wasted no-time in posting quick laps around the 1.968 mile Long Beach GP street course. The duo saw their Chevrolet Corvette DP atop the timing and scoring charts for a majority of the first session. Despite being fast throughout the first session, Cameron didn’t turn his fastest lap until time expired on the two-hour opening practice. “I’m really happy right now,” said Cameron. “Our Whelen Corvette DP is awesome right now. We unloaded with a really good car, and just needed to get some seatRead More
Rocky Moran Jr
Rocky Moran Jr. will drive for Dale Coyne Racing in the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach this weekend in the No. 18 Trench Shoring Honda entry. “I can’t tell you how excited I am about finally being able to drive an Indy Car,” commented Moran. “Dale is a dream maker and I have always dreamed of this opportunity. We just need to run a lot of miles, as I am aware of the hill I have to climb, but I love Long Beach and this truly is a dreamRead More
Riley Motorsports is set to bring their Dodge Viper back to Le Mans. They were first up on the ACO reserve list, so when news broke this week that LMP2 outfit SARD-Morand had to withdraw their Morgan LMP2 Evo, Bill Riley and his crew got the green light. The No. 93 Viper will be piloted by Jeroen Bleekemolen, Ben Keating and a yet to be announced third driver.Read More
With the Grand Prix of Long Beach coming up this weekend, we take a look back 17 years to the 1998 race where Alex Zanardi put in a herculean performance to win the race for the second year in a row. Enjoy.Read More
MX-5 Cup car shakedown test
On Tuesday, April 7, the fourth generation (ND) Mazda MX-5 race car put tire to racetrack for the first time, in its first shakedown. For those who understand the adage, Long Live the Roadster, you likely know that the road car will be available this summer; the race car is close behind with target availability in October. Long Road Racing (LRR), Mazda Motorsports’ partner assisting in the development of the 2016 MX-5 road car into the next generation Global Cup car, received the first three road cars for development lastRead More
The usual crew of Adam Tate of Tribute Racing, Christopher DeHarde of Motorsport.com and Josh Farmer of Motorport Monday are joined by Drafting the Circuits’ Frank Santoroski. The guys will talk about IndyCar’s forray into monsoon racing at Nola Motorsports park and look ahead to the historic Long Beach Grand Prix. They will also discuss F1’s Chinese Grand Prix, with a look ahead to Bahrain. The 6 Hours of Silverstone in WEC and all the latest news with the Mazda Road to Indy series and NASCAR. Hit the link toRead More
Kyle Busch Injury
A split second before his No. 54 Toyota slammed nose-first into a concrete wall inside Turn 1 at Daytona International Speedway, Kyle Busch recalls saying to himself, “Oh, no, it’s not slowing down, it’s not slowing down—this is going to hurt, this is going to hurt.” That was an understatement. Busch has been sidelined with a broken right leg and broken left foot since his crash Feb. 21 in the Alert Today Florida 300 NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Daytona. On Wednesday at Joe Gibbs Racing’s headquarters in Huntersville, NorthRead More