2011 Tag

By Luis Torres, Staff Writer October 16, 2011. Forever be a day of infamy amongst open wheel racing fans, writers, and personnel. That very day, 34 cars accepted the daunting challenge of taking the green flag for the championship race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Eleven laps later, tragedy occurred as over a dozen cars were involved in one of the most horrific accidents in history. Not only did the incident include Will Power, who was battling Dario Franchitti for the championship, but also involved that year’s Indianapolis 500 champion DanRead More
By Kirby Arnold, Staff Writer INDIANAPOLIS – It’s pretty sweet being JR Hildebrand these days.  The 33-year-old lives a nice life in Boulder, Colorado, and pursues many of his racing dreams. He drove in the Daytona 24-hour race in January, started a racing podcast, hopes to race the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in June, and constantly plots cool ideas on how he’d love to see motorsport evolve.  And on Sunday, he’ll drive the Indianapolis 500 for the iconic A.J. Foyt Racing team in a car with a paint scheme that honors Foyt’s 1961 victory in the 500.  So yeah, it’s cool being JR.  “I’m not madRead More
By Toby Christie, NASCAR Editor HOMESTEAD, Fla. — For the past 15 years, Ford has sponsored the final NASCAR race weekend of the season. Over that span, there have been plenty of incredible moments at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. exploded onto the NASCAR scene with breakout performances in the Xfinity Series in 2011 and 2012. Between those two seasons, Stenhouse recorded an impressive eight victories, and in both years he came into Ford Championship Weekend with a chance to clinch a title. “Ford Championship Weekend a lot of great memories come to mind of theRead More
Ryan Blaney at 2015 Daytona 500

Posted On February 21, 2015By Joey BarnesIn Monster Energy Cup

Wood Brothers Look to Repeat History with Blaney

At the start of the 2011 NASCAR Sprint Cup season Wood Brothers Racing had the opportunity to put an up-and-coming Roush Fenway Racing driver Trevor Bayne behind the wheel of their famous No. 21 Ford. The Result led to one of the most improbable wins in Daytona 500 history. This time around the Woods have reached a deal with Team Penske on another up-and-coming driver, Ryan Blaney. The second-generation driver nearly won the 2014 Camping World Truck Series title and now will make the jump to Penske’s Xfinity team fullRead More