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The fight that put NASCAR in the Spotlight

The Cale Yarborough-Bobby Allison fight at the 1979 Daytona 500 pushed NASCAR into the national spotlight. With four simple words, a sport that was born out of bootlegging, good ole boys and fast cars, graduated from a regional sideshow to a national spectacle, now watched by millions. “And there’s a fight.” It’s what CBS announcer…



Raikkonen’s NASCAR plans gain momentum

Kimi Raikkonen’s move into NASCAR continues to gather momentum, with confirmation that the Finnish driver will test with Kyle Busch Motorsports next week. The 2007 Formula One World Champion has also confirmed that he’ll make his race debut in the NASCAR Camping World Truck series on May 20 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Raikkonen is expected…



Pocono: Kyle Busch Dominates To Win

Only a few weeks after finishing 10th at Dover and lamenting NASCAR’s new aero package saying it “sucked”, Busch put on a clinic leading a race high 79 laps and winning the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Pocono 400 by 2 seconds. “I passed one guy on the outside of turn 3 and that was…



Chase Elliott wins at Talladega

Chase Elliott seized the lead in the GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway during a four-lap shootout to the finish and took the checkered flag under caution after Kyle Larson barrel-rolled behind him. Elliott’s victory broke a Chevrolet drought in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series dating to last October at Kansas Speedway and broke a seven-race…



Webber Open to Future Formula E Role

Mark Webber says he would be open to a future role with the Porsche Formula E team should an opportunity present itself with the German manufacturer. Webber, currently a Porsche ambassador, attended the Rome E-Prix earlier this month and said he could be interested in being involved. “It’s been interesting to watch the sessions unfold,”…



Gilles Villeneuve

To be a top Formula One driver requires some very impressive credentials, not only determination and application, but a highly developed sense of balance and co-ordination and a great competitive mentality. Of course, this is nothing new; since motor racing began every outstanding driver has displayed his own particular blend of those qualities. Today one…



Penske’s CAN-AM Porsche 917

Porsche enjoyed a dominance in 1972 that McLaren could only dream of, and so McLaren’s five-year stranglehold had been crushed, and Porsche had earned their first Can-Am Challenge Cup. But many years passed before the participants discovered the full impact of their efforts. The L&M Porsche has become one of the most recognizable racecars in…



McLaren – The CAN-AM Years

Even by the thrilling standards of 1960s motorsport, Can-Am was viscerally exciting. It was a race series for sports cars with power outputs that dwarfed those in Formula 1™ at the time, the closest motorsport has ever come to truly unrestricted competition. …and it was a championship that the young McLaren racing team would come…



1966 Hemi Powered Dodge Charger

The Charger was initially developed to appease Dodge Dealers, who wanted something that could compete with the hugely popular Ford Mustang, which had first appeared in 1964, and rapidly become a major best seller. Dodge wanted their Charger to fit in somewhere above the Mustang but slightly below the Ford Thunderbird in terms of cost…



Phil Cromptons Trans Am Mustang

Trans Am cars are a great complementary class with in sports sedans, some built in USA, some in Australia. Many were brought across from running in the New Zealand series. With a very similar ethos to our big banger sports sedans it made sense they would become a strong part of the series. Phil Crompton…