Archive for Racing News

Stephen Cox: Indy’s New Road Race – A Band-Aid for a Broken Arm

The Stephen Cox Blog presented by McGunegill Engine Performance: Indy’s New Road Race: A Band-Aid for a Broken Arm I love the idea of adding a road race for Indycars at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. What worries me are the reasons for doing it. In this afternoon’s press conference at IMS introducing the new Grand […]

Aston Martin GT4 Wins at Nürburgring

Gaydon – Aston Martin’s Nürburgring Test Centre team has won its class in the seventh round of the 2013 VLN series having qualified on pole position. Running in the highly competitive SP10 category for GT4-specification cars, the #186 V8 Vantage set a qualifying time of 8:50.830 with Andy Gülden – chief instructor of Aston Martin’s […]

Chevrolet Wins 2013 Rolex Sports Car Series DP Engine Manufacturers’ Championship

Chevrolet Wins 2013 GRAND-AM Rolex Series Daytona Prototype Engine Manufacturers’ Championship for the Second Consecutive Year LAKEVILLE, Conn. – For the second consecutive year, Chevrolet has won the GRAND-AM Rolex Series Daytona Prototype (DP) Engine Manufacturers’ Championship. Today’s win by Wayne Taylor Racing in the season finale at Lime Rock Park capped the championship-winning effort […]

Aston Martin Wins Both Classes in Austin

Austin – Aston Martin Racing has won both GTE classes at the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) Six Hours of Circuit of the Americas and has also finished second in the GTE Am class. It is now leading the GTE Am championship with the #96 Vantage GTE thanks to this win and the win in […]

Stephen Cox: Racing Wisdom – Five Pieces of Advice That I’ve Never Forgotten

Number Five – “Wanna win? You need a trailer like that.” So said a racing friend in the summer of 1986 at Bloomington Speedway. We were walking past a huge semi tractor-trailer loaded with two spare chassis, half a dozen engines and a crew of ten mechanics. It belonged to some teenager named Jeff Gordon […]

Stephen Cox: 10 Great Race Tracks You’ve Never Seen – Part 2 The Milwaukee Mile

Okay, I’m bending the rules on this one. Most of you have seen the Milwaukee Mile on TV, even if you haven’t been there in person. But The Mile deserves a spot on this list because there’s just something special about driving on a racetrack that has hosted every great American driver in history. The […]

Stephen Cox: Short Track – A. J. Foyt, Off Road Racing and the Armagosa Toad

If I had to choose between sitting through a driver’s meeting or having my tonsils removed with a shovel, I’d have to think about it. Yet here I was at the driver’s meeting the night before the Silver State 300 off-road race in Alamo, Nevada. It was a little after 7 o’clock on Friday night, […]

Stephen Cox: Indy 500 Success Built on Thin Ice

The 97th running of the Indianapolis 500 was widely lauded as a tremendously entertaining event. The grandstands were nearly full, every fourth lap or so produced a new leader, and Tony Kanaan became the most popular winner in years. So I’m sitting high in Turn 3 with my two sons, enjoying the cool refreshment of […]

Jim Harbaugh to Pace Indy 500 in 2014 Corvette Stingray

INDIANAPOLIS – Jim Harbaugh, head coach of the NFL’s San Francisco 49ers, will drive the all-new 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Pace Car to lead the pack of 33 racers to the start of the 97th running of the Indianapolis 500, this Sunday. Harbaugh, who took the 49ers to the Super Bowl in 2012, is no […]

Aston Martin’s Radical CC100 Speedster Concept Breaks Cover

Aston Martin is celebrating its centenary in world-class style with the debut today (19 May) of the exceptional CC100 Speedster Concept. Created as a stunning celebration of the great British brand’s 100 years of sports car excellence the one-off CC100 looks both to the past and the DBR1 – Aston Martin’s greatest sporting triumph on […]