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Peter Kox and Maxime Martin will miss this weekend's FIA GT1 World Championship event at the Slovakiaring. The pair, who drive for the Reiter Lamborghini and Valmon Aston Martin squad respectively, have prior commitments to race in ADAC GT Masters, which is holding its third round of the season at... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2012 at olindacai's blog
Nice moment here between Jimmie Johnson and Dick Berggren, who has retired from covering NASCAR for Fox Sports, effective immediately. And yes, the wig is a nice touch as well. "Madagascar 3" got its promotional money's worth with this one, yes? Source: http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nascar-from-the-marbles/approve-jimmie-johnson-wig-dick-berggren-farewell-020750985.html Steve Wallace Franck Lagorce Clint Bowyer Shell... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2012 at olindacai's blog
Classic Teams Championship Round 5: Twin Ring Motegi, Japan For the first time the Classic Teams Championship visited Japan’s Twin Ring Motegi for Round 5 of the championship. The racing was tough as usual, but the circuit found few supporters. In fact, as the sun set on our week in... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2012 at olindacai's blog
McLaren is confident Jenson Button can reverse his recent poor qualifying form and, together with Lewis Hamilton, be a force for victory at Canada. Button has been out-qualified by Hamilton in all of the opening six grands prix, and failed to break into Q3 in either of the past two... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2012 at olindacai's blog
Good stuff here from ol' Matt Kenseth, who's anything but "Flatline" in real life. When NASCAR media/communications honcho Kerry Tharp wasn't at the podium to introduce him, Kenseth took matters into his own hands, apparently even faking out the camera operator. Well done, 17. Source: http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nascar-from-the-marbles/matt-kenseth-takes-interview-matters-own-hands-193932893.html Copart Ford Cash America... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2012 at olindacai's blog
Miss Michigan says she didn't drink a DROP of vodka during the Miss USA after party in Vegas Sunday night -- despite a boozy photo TMZ posted this morning -- telling us, she posed with the bottle ... but never swallowed.21-year-old Kristen Danyal… Source: http://www.tmz.com/2012/06/07/miss-michigan-kristen-danyal-vodka-party-photo-swallow/ GT Vodka Chevrolet M and... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2012 at olindacai's blog
On Tuesday, we posted an audio recording of a mystery car?s exhaust note. To hear it again, click play above. Most of you figured out that this week?s sound came from a Mercedes-Benz AMG V-8 engine. Many further specified that the motor in question is the 6.2-liter unit that lives... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2012 at olindacai's blog
Drivers have been testing the new surface at Pocono this week in advance of Sunday's race, and if initial lap times are any indication, we're in for a far faster afternoon than we've had at Pocono in recent years. The track was repaved for the first time since 1995, and... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2012 at olindacai's blog
Paul di Resta believes that the Canadian Grand Prix will offer the best indication yet of Force India's potential. Despite two double points finishes (Malaysia and Monaco), Force India is currently languishing eighth in the constructors standings, 13 points behind Sauber and 16 behind Williams. However, di Resta remains upbeat... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2012 at olindacai's blog
2012 Pocono June NASCAR Test: Denny Hamlin News Conference - Photo Credit: Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images for NASCARDENNY HAMLIN, No. 11 FedEx Express Toyota Camry, Joe Gibbs Racing What are your impressions on the new pavement surface at Pocono Raceway? “It really feels like a different track. You’re pretty much starting... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2012 at olindacai's blog
Daniel Juncadella moved back into the lead of the F3 Euro Series with a dominant victory in the third and final race of the weekend at Spielberg. The Spaniard started well from second on the grid in his Prema Powerteam Dallara, and when polesitter Felix Rosenqvist was given a drive-through... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2012 at olindacai's blog
On Monday we presented this week?s shifter and asked you to identify the make and model of the vehicle from whence it came. The first and only commenter to correctly identify it as an NSU Ro80 was Wolfman, who will receive a Save the Manuals button and sticker as a... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2012 at olindacai's blog
Mooresville Motorplex LogoMooresville, NC (June 6, 2012) ? The highly anticipated opening of the new Mooresville Motorplex, a world class karting facility, is still a couple months away but the group launched its website at www.moorsevillemotorplex.com. The site was designed and produced by RACERSITES, a renowned motorsports web development company... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2012 at olindacai's blog
There's a pretty high bar for weird trades when it comes to both VW Microbuses and Craigslist. The VW Type II's long association with the counterculture must have made for some engaging trades over its many decades of history, involving all kinds of drugs and patchouli-scented sex acts. More »... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2012 at olindacai's blog
Jorge Lorenzo says he is happy to have secured second place on the grid for the Catalunya Grand Prix considering he almost crashed on his first flying lap in qualifying. The current MotoGP championship leader nearly lost the rear of his Yamaha coming over the bumps at the third turn... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2012 at olindacai's blog
Remember when we thought that the Veloster Turbo would run $1,600 more than the base model? It turns out that $1,600 only covers the cost of the engine upgrade. The actual starting price will be $22,725. More » Source: http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/jalopnik/full/~3/Zn8gtM66z2s/the-hyundai-veloster-turbo-will-actually-cost-22725 Shell Pennzoil Chevrolet Pittsburgh Paints Menards Ford David Gilliland Kevin... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2012 at olindacai's blog
Always genuine, never lite: It's Miller time. Here's the latest Q&A from SPEED.com's IndyCar guru. Source: http://auto-racing.speedtv.com/article/indycar-millers-mailbag-66/ Anthony Wayne Stewart Willi Krakau Kamui Kobayashi Matthew Roy Kenseth Steve Wallace Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2012 at olindacai's blog
A convertible version of Audi’s scalding 450-hp RS5 was unceremoniously revealed in images the company filed last fall with Europe’s design patent office, and documents we’ve just obtained from the California Air Resources Board (CARB) show that this model is being prepared for U.S. sales. Read full story » Source:... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2012 at olindacai's blog
Tommy Lee "Sy" Earnhardt: 1948 -2012WELCOME, N.C. (JUNE 6, 2012) - All six Richard Childress Racing entries in this weekend’s NASCAR races at Pocono Raceway and Texas Motor Speedway will carry decals honoring the memory of long-time RCR/ECR Engines employee Tommy Lee “Sy” Earnhardt. Earnhardt, 63, passed away June 2,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2012 at olindacai's blog
After years of false starts, apparently it?s going to happen: Stock will be sold in Formula 1, arguably the world?s premiere form of motorsports. Exactly what does that mean, though? After several days of research, we?re still not certain. But that won?t stop us from answering the pressing questions you... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2012 at olindacai's blog
2012 NSCS No. 55 Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota Camry (Mark Martin) - Photo Credit: Robert Laberge/Getty Images for NASCARMark Martin Leads The Field On Day 1 Of Two-Day Test Session DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (June 6, 2012) ? A new surface was on full display today at Pocono Raceway, where 36... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2012 at olindacai's blog
The Miss Universe organization has launched an investigation into claims its pageant is fixed -- and now, Donald Trump says it's planning to sue the woman behind the accusations.Former Miss Pennsylvania Sheena Monnin resigned from the competition… Source: http://www.tmz.com/2012/06/06/donald-trump-miss-universe-sheena-monnin-lawsuit/ Dave Blaney Juan Pablo Montoya Kerry Dale Earnhardt Marc Gené GT... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2012 at olindacai's blog
Filed under: Coupe, Performance McLaren will reportedly be offering a handful of upgrades for the 2013 model year MP4-12C supercar. Car and Driver reports that the most significant upgrade is a power bump - 25 horsepower - which now brings the twin-turbocharged 3.8-liter V8's total output to a screaming 618... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2012 at olindacai's blog
Dani Pedrosa produced a late surge to go fastest in the third and final MotoGP practice session ahead of the Catalunya Grand Prix. Source: http://www.iracing.com/inracingnews/other-news/motorcycles/motogp/pedrosa-fastest-in-final-practice Anthony Wayne Stewart Willi Krakau Kamui Kobayashi Matthew Roy Kenseth Steve Wallace Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2012 at olindacai's blog
Fernando Alonso believes this weekend's Canadian Grand Prix could reveal whether Ferrari will be competitive enough to sustain its world championship challenge for the rest of the 2012 Formula 1 season. Alonso currently holds a three-point lead over Red Bull drivers Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber in the standings despite... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2012 at olindacai's blog