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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 […]

Stephen Cox: Short Track – Five Minutes with Hoosier Hundred Promoter Bob Sargent

The 60th running of the most prestigious dirt track race in the world is slated for Thursday, May 23rd at the Indiana State Fairgrounds where the USAC Silver Crown cars will compete in the 2013 Hoosier Hundred. Yup, I am openly promoting this race and nope, they don’t pay me. I grew up attending the […]

2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray to Pace 97th Indianapolis 500

INDIANAPOLIS – The all-new, seventh-generation 2014 Corvette Stingray will serve as the Indianapolis 500 Pace Car, leading the field to green at the start of the 97th running of “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing,” on Sunday, May 26, at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. It marks a record 12th time the Corvette has served as the Pace […]

Hot Wheels Chevrolet Camaros Rolling Around Indy As 500 Festival Cars

INDIANAPOLIS – The 33 directors of the 500 Festival received their Indianapolis 500 Chevrolet Camaros in a ceremony Wednesday at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, a longtime tradition leading into the Month of May and “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing.” The “Festival cars” have reminded Indianapolis-area residents of the upcoming Indianapolis 500 since the 1960s, and […]

Chevrolet Performance Offers Camaro Rolling Chassis

Limited run of NHRA-certified drag-racing foundations goes on sale March 28 DETROIT – Chevrolet will produce a limited number of Camaro NHRA-certified rolling chassis designed for drag racing that provides racers with a professionally assembled, painted body and chassis ready to be finished. Consumers add their engine, transmission and other drivetrain components. The rolling chassis […]

2014 SRT Viper TA – Ready to Attack Any Road Course

– Viper TA (Time Attack) spec-package designed for extreme performance in a special road course focused handling package – Only 33 units in special “Crusher Orange” exterior paint color will be available beginning third quarter 2013 Auburn Hills, Mich. – Configured in-house by the Chrysler Group’s SRT (Street and Racing Technology) team in collaboration with […]

Stephen Cox: Jeremy Clements – Another Witch Hunt Gone Bad

I wanted to let the dust settle on this story and see public reaction before writing on it. And after doing so, I’ve come to a startling conclusion: America isn’t following the script anymore. Instead, Clements became an overnight sensation thanks to the blundering, heavy-handed way in which his statement was mishandled. The story goes […]

SRT Viper GTS-R Fact Sheet

SRT Viper GTS-R is a North American-built premium production sports car with a racing heritage of championships earned in both American (American Le Mans Series) and European (FIA GT) series’. Introduced in 1996 with then European partner ORECA, Viper GTS-Rs competed in a limited schedule in the GT-1 class in Europe and the BPR Global […]