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By Luis Torres, Staff Writer The Rolex 24 at Daytona International Speedway always brings many of the best racing drivers across all disciplines. The latest racing superstar to make the crossover will be Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver Kyle Busch. At the annual ‘Motorsports Day’ event Toyota and Lexus hold in Plano, Texas Monday morning,  Lexus Motorsports announced the 2015 Cup champion will make his IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship debut at Daytona January 25-26, 2020, piloting an AIM VASSER SULLIVAN Lexus RC F GT3 that competes in the GTD class.Read More
By IMSA Wire Service DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – As a sports car racer, Townsend Bell has accomplished quite a bit throughout his career. He’s won the “triple crown” of endurance racing with victories in the Rolex 24 At Daytona, Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Presented by Advance Auto Parts and the 24 Hours of Le Mans. He’s a champion of both the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and the IMSA Michelin Endurance Cup. And in 2019, after three years of part-time activity, he’s returning as a full-time driver in theRead More
By IMSA Wire Service DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – It’s a busy time of year for every IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship team as they gear up for the rapidly approaching season that starts 80 days from now with the 57th running of the Rolex 24 At Daytona. But it’s even busier for the new AIM VASSER SULLIVAN team that will debut next season with a pair of Lexus RC F GT3 race cars in the WeatherTech Championship GT Daytona (GTD) class. The team, which was introduced last month, partners 1996 CARTRead More

Posted On February 22, 2018By Christopher DeHardeIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar, Opinion

DEHARDE: Rediscovering IndyCar Racing

By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer January 23, 2008. I was in my dorm room at Louisiana State University visiting speedtv.com to look up the motorsports news from the day. A Robin Miller headline immediately stopped my scrolling. CHAMP CAR: Tony George Makes an Offer for Unity Eyes widened, I clicked and read, finding numerous quotes that were smile-inducing. “We’ve got to find a way to make a deal with Tony George,” said 1996 CART champion Jimmy Vasser. “I was never consulted on anything that had to do with the Speedway butRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, IndyCar & Road to Indy Writer It isn’t often that a Louisiana native makes waves in the motorsport world, but that’s exactly what one teenager from Sulphur has done. Aaron Jeansonne (left in above photo), 19, was announced by Team USA Scholarship as one of two representatives for the United States at the Formula Ford Festival that starts today at Brands Hatch and also for the Walter Hayes Trophy Race at Silverstone in November. He is joined by Jonathan Kotyk from Atlantic Beach, Florida. Jeansonne will follow inRead More
By Frank Santoroski, Staff Writer The Month of May 2017 has now come and gone. Andretti Autosport’s Takuma Sato will see his image added to the Borg-Warner Trophy after coming home victorious in the 101st Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil. Let’s take a look back at some of the highlights. 1 ) A Popular Win  Sometimes you hear the saying, “It couldn’t have happened to a nicer guy,” and that holds true in this case. Sato is certainly one of the nicest guys in the paddock, despite thatRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief An enjoyable ride has come to an end in the Verizon IndyCar Series for KV Racing Technology. The team confirmed on Thursday via a release that it has officially closed its doors and will support Juncos Racing, as team owner Ricardo Juncos seeks to move up to IndyCar after several seasons spent in the Mazda Road to Indy presented by Cooper Tires. “I want to thank all those who have written to express their appreciation of the efforts of KV Racing Technology during the last 14Read More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief According to Racer.com, Sebastien Bourdais looks to be headed to Dale Coyne Racing for the 2017 Verizon Indycar Series season. The 37-year-old Frenchman admitted to having conversation with several people due to the uncertain direction of KVSH Racing. “I’m talking to a lot of people because Kevin (Kalkhoven, co-owner) cannot tell me what the plan is for 2017,” Bourdais said. “Dale and I have been talking since January about what we could do but I have not signed anything.” When Bourdais returned in 2011 after aRead More
By Frank Santoroski, Staff Writer The Chevrolet Dual in Detroit for the Verizon IndyCar Series is halfway down with KVSH Racing and Sebastien Bourdais taking a big win in Race One. Let’s take a look at some of the talking points coming out of Saturday. 1 ) Is Detroit really the place to be after Indianapolis?   The Verizon IndyCar Series is coming off of the biggest Indianapolis 500 in the League’s history and heads straight to Detroit, a city that has been suffering from population loss, urban decay, highRead More
By Frank Santoroski, Staff Writer KV Racing Technology announced today that Stefan Wilson will join their team for the historic 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Oil.  The effort is made possible through a very special partnership with the Indiana Donor Network and the cause Driven2SaveLives. The Indiana Donor Network, one of 58 designated organ recovery organizations in the United States, oversees and coordinates organ, tissue and eye donation, and provides public education on donation and transplantation across the state. Wilson is the younger brother of IndyCarRead More