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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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
Flashback Friday – IndyCar Says Goodbye to Pocono for 24 Year
IndyCar always made an annual stop to the 2.5 mile Pocono Raceway from 1971 to 1989. The series and Pocono decided to split after the 1989 race and it wouldn’t be until 2013 when IndyCar made a return to the Tricky Triangle.
With many differences today at Pocono vs. 1989, Marco Andretti set the current IndyCar track qualifying record with a two-lap average of 221.273-mph last July. Emerson Fittipaldi set the previous track record at 211.715-mph, before the track was re-paved twice in 1995 and 2012. Continue reading