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Will Power Out of INDYCAR Season Opener, Oriol Servia to Sub

(Credit: Huston Ladner)

On Sunday morning, Team Penske announced that Will Power will sit out today’s Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, the season opener for the Verizon IndyCar Series.  According to a previous press release, Power has been suffering from nausea.  In addition, the Associated Press’ Jenna Fryer tweeted that Power came to St. Petersburg already feeling under the weather. …

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Change Racing Expands to Two Cars at Sebring

(Credit: Phil Allaway)

Recently, O’Gara Motorsport closed their doors after the Rolex 24.  The team explained at the time that external business issues for team owner Tom O’Gara, who owns high end car dealerships in Southern California, led to the decision.  That put full-season drivers Townsend Bell and Bill Sweedler out on their butts, searching for a new team to …

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Beyond the Cockpit: Spencer Pumpelly a Strong 2016 Ahead

(Photo: Austin Gager)

Spencer Pumpelly, has had a pretty steady career in sports cars over the past decade and a half.  He’s been very competitive in nearly everything that he’s driven and claimed multiple class victories in major events.  That includes two class victories in the Rolex 24 at Daytona, most recently in 2011 for TRG. Pumpelly usually does …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: FOX Coverage Clouds Impact of New Package

(Photo: John Harrelson/NKP)

Last weekend in Las Vegas was not necessarily the best, weather-wise;  Michael Waltrip found that out the hard way.  It’s not quite Gene Shalit having a bad hair day on The Critic, but it was pretty bad.  Regardless, we had 700 miles of racing in Las Vegas to cover this week.  Sunday was a big …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: McReynolds Hits the Spot in Atlanta

Welcome back to another edition of Couch Potato Tuesday.  This past weekend, we had some interesting action in Atlanta.  We also, for some reason, had a guy in a bear suit make FOX NASCAR Sunday.  More on that later. Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 Sunday brought the Sprint Cup Series back to Atlanta Motor Speedway …

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Off the Wall With: Ashley Freiberg

On the spot this week: IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship rookie Ashley Freiberg, who will be splitting her time in 2016 between Turner Motorsport’s No. 96 BMW M6 GT3 in the GT-Daytona class and Starworks Motorsport’s No. 88 in the Prototype Challenge class. What’s fun for you besides [car] racing? Cyclocross racing. It’s an off-road race …

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FOX Shows Surprises, Deficiencies as Speedweeks Wraps Up

Speedweeks is now complete.  The stomach churning can cease for a couple of months until Talladega.  Regardless, we now have three season openers to look back at.  The goal is simple. Daytona 500 Sunday brought the pomp and circumstance directly to FOX.  500 miles of action with a bunch of celebrities.  Wyclef Jean was in …

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Beyond the Cockpit: Ashley Freiberg on Moving Up & a Split Schedule

24-year old Ashley Freiberg has only been racing in sports cars for a little over two years. However, in that time, she’s impressed a lot of people. In her first career start in the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge at Daytona in 2014, she shared the overall victory with Shelby Blackstock after the winning entry …

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