Four-time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion Jeff Gordon is one of 20 racing luminaries on this year’s list of West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame nominees.Continue reading
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Jimmie Johnson Psyched Up for Car Swap with Fernando Alonso
Seven-time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson will get his first taste of action in a Formula 1 car, and he’ll go halfway around the world for the opportunity.Continue reading
There’s Irony in Gordon Driving the No. 88 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Long time NASCAR fans will recall the intense rivalry between those supporting Dale Earnhardt Jr and those supporting Jeff Gordon during the early first decade of this century. And the word ‘intense’ is exactly what it was, as fans literally hated each other on race day, often chiding one another at the track.
Actually, the rivalry dates back to the mid 90’s in the last century, when Jeff Gordon began his NASCAR Sprint Cup Series career. Gordon was the polished, young, up-and-coming star, up-staging NASCAR’s seven-time Cup series champion, Dale Earnhardt. The rivalry continued past the super star’s death in 2001 at Daytona with his son’s up-and-coming career just beginning. Continue reading
Catching up with Scott Speed in Pursuit of a Championship in Global Rallycross
Scott Speed is our guest on Fan4Racing Fan2Fan NASCAR & Race Talk on Monday, October 19, 2015 at 9:30 pm ET. Call 929-477-1790 or tweet @Fan4RacingSite or @Sal_Sigala with any questions or comments during our LIVE broadcast.
Former Formula One and NASCAR driver, and once again taking a new direction, Scott Speed joined one of the hottest forms of motorsports – Global Rallycross. And there’s no looking back for the driver, now in pursuit of the championship title.
Speed put his No. 41 team in championship contention with their year-long performance including four double-header events this season.
Taking a second-place finish in Fort Lauderdale, a 12th at MCAS New River and seventh in Washington DC, the double-headers are where Speed has picked up his most points. The exception is Daytona where his missed one race and had a DNF in the other, but Speed has finished no worse than second in the next three double-header events.
After picking up two wins in the Los Angeles double-header last month, Speed moved into second in the point standings.
“It’s been a great weekend, obviously at the beginning of the season we struggled a bit, but with a new program like this you’re bound to have problems and we have had them. I think our Beetles are dialed in, they are fast and durable, so I see us as a major threat for the championship. I couldn’t be happier, I feel so lucky to be able to drive this Merchant First Beetle and I have a great teammate, a great team and I cannot say enough good things about Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross.”
In his Global Rallycross career since 2013, Speed has picked up 19 starts with five wins, five podiums, 18 heat wins and 438 points.
Last year, in his second season, Speed started strong with two victories and could have won the championship. However, after unapproved actions during a red flag in New York, he lost 35 points while three of his competitors gained five points, dropping him to ninth in the point standings. Speed went on to get his third win of the season, to tie for the most in series history. After getting his Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross Beetle in Las Vegas, Speed took his third pole of the season (a best in class), his 12th and 13th heat victories and a fourth in the main event – the best finish for his beetle.
Closing in on his third year in Global Rallycross, Speed came home with two second-place finishes in Barbados earlier this month, now making him the leader the point standings.
The Global Rallycross season finale is in Las Vegas on November 8th airing on NBCSN at 6:30 pm ET.
What Fans Need to Know about Canadian Tire Motorsport Park
For the 14th race of the Camping World Truck Series season, the drivers get down to business at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park for the Chevrolet Silverado 250. It is their only road course of the season. This world-class racetrack opened in 1961, with a win by Sir Sterling Moss – this is how corners 5A and 5B got their name – and has had no fewer than 16 formula 1 champions and ten Indy 500 winners that have graced the corners. Greats such as: A.J. Foyt, Mario Andretti, Rick Mears, Jackie Stewart and even ‘The King’ Richard Petty.
The track, a 2.459 mile, ten-turn asphalt road course has been host to: formula 1, IndyCar, United SportsCar and NASCAR. 2015 will be the Camping World Truck Series’ third visit to the track, which is one of the world’s fastest road courses. The inaugural race at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park was in 2013, becoming the first time in 13 years the series has raced on a road course. Continue reading