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All-Electric Mustang Prototype Runs 8.27s Quarter-Mile

By Ford’s math it’s equivalent to the combined output of more than three 2021 Mustang GT V8 engines. Developed by Ford Performance in parallel to the recently unveiled Mustang Mach-E 1400 prototype, both cars were publicizing Ford’s growing EV technologies that are currently lagging leaders such as BMW and Tesla and Daimler. Continue reading

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WEC SPA – Toyota One-Two. 24 Hours of Le Mans Next

After days of sunshine and high temperatures, the frequently variable Spa weather struck just over an hour before the start, with a heavy rainstorm causing the race to begin behind the safety car. It would have been a vastly different race and outcome if it had remained dry as the rwd Rebellion was clearly faster, until it got wet and had to run against the awd Toyotas. Continue reading

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NASCAR and BetMGM to Offer In Race Sports Betting

Live, in-race betting will begin in 2021. BetMGM is currently licensed for sports betting in seven states and has plans to be in 11 states by the end of 2020. NASCAR sanctions more than 1,200 races in more than 30 U.S. states, Canada, Mexico and Europe. (See list of AutoInformed.com on NASCAR below.) Continue reading

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Team Corvette C8.R Finishes First at Sebring

The race in GTLM had multiple tire strategies. Both Corvettes opted to begin the race on slick Michelin tires despite the wet surface. Gavin, after leading a Corvette 1-2 in qualifying earlier in the day, began first but Taylor was one of quickest drivers in the class early on and managed to go one lap longer on fuel than most of his GTLM competitors during his opening stint. Continue reading

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The Confederate Flag, Conservative Politics and NASCAR

“The image of the Confederate flag is not something that should play an official role in our sport as we continue to reach out to new fans and make NASCAR more inclusive,” NASCAR spokesman David Higdon said in a prepared statement at the time. Continue reading

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Formula 1: Car by Car 1950–59 Now Available in the U.S

When the World Championship was first held in 1950, red Italian cars predominated, from Alfa Romeo, Ferrari and Maserati, and continued to do so for much of the period. But, by the time the decade closed, green British cars were in their ascendancy, first Vanwall and then rear-engined Cooper. BRM and Lotus were emerging. Continue reading

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Black Lives Matter – NASCAR Drivers Walk Wallace to His Starting Position at Talladega Superspeedway

Darrell “Bubba” Wallace, driver of the #43 Victory Junction Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE, was escorted to his starting position by NASCAR Cup Series drivers and crew prior to the rain delayed NASCAR Cup Series GEICO 400 race Monday, June 22, 2020 at Talladega Superspeedway Continue reading

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Noose Found Hanging in NASCAR Garage at Talladega

A noose was found hanging in Bubba’s garage where the #43 Petty Motorsports car with Black Lives Matter displayed over the rear wheels was serviced for the running of the crowd less Talladega Superspeedway race. This just a fortnight after NASCAR banned the traitor’s Confederate flag at all its events. Continue reading

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NASCAR Finally Bans Confederate Traitors’ Flag at All Races, Venues and Properties

I know that if you ask NASCAR about what it has actively done to integrate the sport and its businesses over the decades – once you get past the self-interested ticket sales of its minority policies – and the deeds are sparse. Continue reading

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Ford Performance Shows Mustang Cobra Jet Electric Dragster

“Ford has always used motorsport to demonstrate innovation,” said Dave Pericak, Global Director, Ford Icons. “Electric powertrains give us a completely new kind of performance and the all-electric Cobra Jet 1400 is one example…we also have the all-electric Mustang Mach-E joining the Mustang family.” COVID-19 might push back the debut though. Continue reading

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IMSA: Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix Canceled for 2020

The International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) received official notification today from the organizers of the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix that this year’s event, scheduled from May 29-30, has been canceled for 2020. Continue reading

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NASCAR Delays NextGen Car Until 2022. So Far

NASCAR, slow to understand the corona virus threat, just like the governor of Florida where it is based has changed the course of its racing once again. Continue reading

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Understeer – Indianapolis 500 Pushed Back Until Late August

“I am disappointed that we have had to reschedule the Indianapolis 500,” Roger Penske said. “However, the health and safety of our event participants and spectators is our top priority, and we believe that postponing the event is the responsible decision with the conditions and restrictions we are facing.” Continue reading

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Goodwood Festival of Speed Postponed

Plans for the Goodwood Revival will continue to be reviewed, in the hope that the event will be able to go ahead as planned on September 11-13. A new date for the postponed 78th Members’ Meeting is also being reviewed. Continue reading

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Porsche Shows 3D-Printing for Racing Seats

Customers will be able to choose between three firmness levels (hard, medium, soft) for the comfort layer in the future. With this new technology, personalized sports seat follows the principles of driver-specific seat fitting customary in professional motor sports.  Continue reading

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