Archive for March, 2010

Inside The Indy 500: Glossary Of Indianapolis 500 Terms

Accelerometer – Device in driver’s earpiece that measures force a driver’s head experiences in an impact. Adhesion – The maintenance of contact between two touching objects. Adhesion refers to a static condition, whereas traction (also known as “grip”) refers to a moving condition. Aerodynamics – As applied to racing, the study of the interaction between […]

Inside The Indy 500: Racing Flag Colors And Meanings

Checkered Flag: Signifies the end of the practice session, qualification attempt or race. The race leader is declared the winner. Green Flag: Signals the start of the practice session, qualification attempt or race and all restarts after a caution or red-flag period. Yellow Flag: The “caution flag,” signals hazardous conditions on the track, and cars […]

Inside The Indy 500: Did You Now…

…that the 3.5-liter, 100 percent fuel-grade ethanol-powered engines of IndyCar Series cars produce more than 650 horsepower, nearly four times that of the average street car? …that each of the eight pistons in an IndyCar Series engine travels nearly 1 mile up and down in the cylinder every minute? …that each of the eight pistons […]

Inside The Indy 500: Driver Milestones

Victories: •Most victories: 4 – A.J. Foyt (1961, 64, 67, 77), Al Unser (1970-71, 78, 87), Rick Mears (1979, 84, 88, 91) •Most consecutive victories: 2 – Wilbur Shaw (1939-40), Mauri Rose (1947-48), Bill Vukovich (1953-54), Al Unser (1970-71), Helio Castroneves (2001-02) •Longest span between first and last victory: 17 years – Al Unser (1970 […]

Inside The Indy 500: The Borg-Warner Trophy

The Borg-Warner Trophy is one of the most coveted trophies in the world of sports. While it pays tribute to many of the most revered drivers in auto racing history year-round, during the Month of May it becomes the focal for the drivers attempting to qualify for the Indianapolis 500-Mile Race, a reminder of the […]

2011 Infiniti QX Makes World Debut At New York International Auto Show

– All-new Infiniti luxury SUV offers dramatic styling, 5-star travel experience – Delivers 25% more horsepower, more than 10% better fuel economy – Pricing remains the same as 2010 QX, starts at $56,700 USD Infiniti today revealed its all-new 2011 Infiniti QX full-size SUV at a press conference at the 2010 New York International Auto […]

2011 Nissan JUKE Sports Cross Makes North American Debut At New York International Auto Show

Nissan North America, Inc. (NNA) today unveiled the all-new Nissan JUKE sports cross at a special media preview near Rockefeller Center. The dramatically styled JUKE, which joins Nissan’s popular Murano and Rogue crossovers at Nissan dealers nationwide in the fall of 2010, will be on display at the New York International Auto Show at Jacob […]

Fresh For 2011: The BMW 3 Series Coupe And Convertible

Joy revs high and free in the new 3 Series Coupe and Convertible. Both are refined and redefined with elegant contours, creases, and newly sculpted, LED-brightened headlight and taillight clusters. Under the long, wide hood of teh 335i, the news is BMW’s TwinPower Turbo engine, made even more fuel efficeient through the use of Valvetronic […]

First Tesla Roadster Arrives In Ireland

Owners charge electric sports car from wind energy at their home near Cork CORK, Ireland – The first Tesla Roadster has arrived in Ireland, and the new owners are charging it with the country’s abundant wind energy. Peter Harte and Celine McInerney shipped their electric blue, right-hand-drive Roadster from Swansea, UK, to Cork last weekend, […]

Pricing Announced For All-New BMW 5 Series Sedan

535i and 550i to start at $50,475 and $60,575 respectively Woodcliff Lake, NJ – BMW has announced pricing for the all-new 2011 BMW 535i and 550i Sedans. The new 535i Sedan will start at $50,475, and the V-8 powered 550i will start at $60,575, including $875 Destination & Handling. The 535i receives BMW’s newest 3.0-liter […]