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BMW is to leave Formula One at the end of 2009, after a poor season and amid a global crisis in the automotive industry.
Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) announced today their decision to withdraw from Cross Country Rallying, starting with the legendary Dakar Rally. In its 26 entries in this event, Mitsubishi Motors won the rally a total of 12 times, including seven consecutive victories. In addition to this unparalleled record the company also gained 4WD technology ...
For the third consecutive year, Chevrolet teams up with Major League Baseball's World Series to hit another vehicle out of the ballpark - the all-new Chevrolet Traverse crossover. In addition to a brand-new TV spot that debuts tonight during the Chevy Pre-Game Show and Game One on Fox, Chevy is expanding its multi-media, MLB postseason ...
Brad Rampelberg: 2007 Shootout winner. – Skip Barber and NASA Teen Champions Now Eligible to Win Shootout –    The MAZDASPEED Motorsports Driver Development Ladder is proving to be the springboard for many aspiring racers to advance – just ask Raphael Matos and Jason Saini where they would ...
GREG BIFFLE – No. 16 3M Ford Fusion (Finished 3rd) – “We were pretty good.  I don’t know what happened but the engine started missing there early in the race and the battery was going dead, so we switched batteries and it came back on line.  But we had to shut everything off ...
Racing legend Rod Hall earns record-breaking 18th career win in 40th Anniversary race ...
HUMMER off-road racing teams bring their winning traditions to the Baja peninsula once again as Rod Hall Racing's Team HUMMER and Robby Gordon Off-Road prepare their HUMMER desert race trucks to tackle this year's 40th Anniversary SCORE International Tecate Baja 500, May 30-June 1, in Ensenada, Mexico. 2008 marks a ...
Round 3 of the 2008 SUPER GT took place on May 4th (Sunday) at Fuji Speedway (1 lap: 4.563kms), located in Oyama town, Shizuoka prefecture. All five NISSAN GT-R entries were saddled with added weight for the race in the form of a “Special Performance Adjustment”. The #12 CALSONIC IMPUL GT-R was the top ...
Team HUMMER sweeps production classes with 2008 H2 SUT, H3 Alpha and H3 Emily Miller earns second place in Safari Class in debut race Team HUMMER earned first place in every production class in Saturday’s Best in the Desert Racing Series Terrible’s 250 at Primm, marking the first time ...
Danica Patrick made history at the Honda-owned Twin Ring Motegi circuit in Japan, becoming the first woman winner of a major league open-wheel race. In a contest of fuel mileage and pit strategy, Patrick swept past current IndyCar Series points leader Helio Castroneves on Lap 197 of the 200-lap Bridgestone Indy Japan 300 to ...
Colin Braun drives the No. 16 3M Ford Fusion in the NASCAR Nationwide Series race this weekend at Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez in Mexico City.  Braun calls the two-and-a-half mile, eight-turn road course on of his favorite road course tracks.  Before joining Roush Fenway Racing, Braun had five years of road ...
Honda Motor Co., Ltd. announced that the FCX Clarity fuel cell vehicle will serve as the official car of the 2008 Indy Japan event (2008 IRL IndyCar Series 3rd race: Bridgestone Indy Japan 300 Mile) to be held at Twin Ring Motegi in Tochigi, Japan, April 17-19. Indy Japan Official ...
Team Dakar USA to enter two HUMMER H3 race trucks in Central Europe Rally Team HUMMER to enter four stock class HUMMER race trucks in Terrible’s 250 HUMMER off-road racing teams are making final preparations to demonstrate their off-road prowess on opposite sides of the globe this weekend. The ...
CARL EDWARDS – No. 99 Aflac Ford Fusion – ARE YOU THE DRIVER TO BEAT THIS YEAR, OR IS IT TOO EARLY TO TELL? “It’s awfully early in the season. Our Ford Fusions are so good right now that it’s really a joy to drive them, but if there’s one thing that’s certain this ...
Renault is celebrating the return of Fernando Alonso and the success of Renault Mégane with an international advertising campaign • Fernando Alonso chose Renault Mégane F1 Team for its top-level reliability and outstanding performance, comparable to a Formula One car • With more than 13,000 units sold in ...
Carl Edwards, driver of the No. 99 Fusion, won the NASCAR Sprint Cup race in Fort Worth, Texas. Edwards moved up four spots in the drivers’ standings to 10th place, and the win moved Ford back to the top of the manufacturers’ championship standings. Jamie McMurray was the top Ford driver in the NASCAR ...
Europe’s toughest jury has made its decision: this year’s coveted Auto1 Trophy in the “Off-Roaders and SUVs” category goes to the Volkswagen Tiguan. More than 40 million readers of the 26 editions of Auto Bild voted for their favourites in six vehicle categories. The top three in each category then had to prove themselves ...
Porsche will again contest the Transsyberia Rally this year.  Already at its debut in 2007, the Porsche Cayenne S Transsyberia proved its speed and excellent offroad qualities on the way from Moscow to the Mongolian capital of Ulaanbaatar. Three Cayenne S Transsyberia finished in the top three positions. For this year’s edition of the Transsyberia ...
Formula Renault UK Championship-- Brands Hatch Circuit, UK  Round 1 and 2 of the British Formula Renault Championship were held at Brands Hatch Circuit in Kent The 2008 season of Formula Renault UK got underway at Brands Hatch Circuit. 19 years old Ryuji Yamamoto, entered for the second season with Nissan NISMO Scholarship backing, started ...
Citroën Sport is pleased to announce the arrival of Red Bull as a new partner of its programme with the Citroën C4 WRC and its crews Sébastien Loeb/Daniel Elena and Dani Sordo/Marc Marti in the FIA World Rally Championship. var PSA_GALLERY_URL = "https://www.citroen.com/Mediatheque/default.aspx?/" It is the combination of the Citroën brand's international reputation, Team Citroën Total's outstanding ...
Marcus Marshall drives the No. 26 Irwin Ford Falcon in the Australian V8 Supercar Series.  He’s visiting Martinsville Speedway this weekend to get a taste of stock car racing in America.  Marshall stopped by the infield media center for a Q&A session to talk about his experience. MARCUS MARSHALL ...
COLIN BRAUN – No. 6 Con-way Freight Ford F-150 (Finished 14th) – “We had a great truck today, I thought.  Everybody did a really good job on this Con-way Freight Ford F-150 team.  I’m just real proud of those guys.  They all did a good job and coming here and ...
Wood Brothers Racing co-owner Eddie Wood is breathing a little bit easier this week since he knows his team will be racing on Sunday.  Bill Elliott is serving as the team’s driver this weekend and has the past champion’s provisional to fall back on, if he doesn’t make the field on speed.  Wood spoke ...
HOW WERE YOU ON FUEL?  “We were pretty close.  We had a half a gallon left.  We get really good fuel mileage and I was hoping those guys would run out.  It’s great for Scott [Wimmer], though, he’s a really good guy.  It’s cool to see him win.”   ...
First and Second Place for Nissan at SUPER GT Opening Race at Suzuka – The XANAVI NISMO GT-R (#23), starting from the second on the grid and driven by Satoshi Motoyama and Benoit Treluyer, won the first race of the 2008 Super GT series in Japan in front of more than 32,000 spectators. Michael ...
Honda Motor Co., Ltd. announced that it will continue its participation in the Formula One World Championship again this year, as the Honda Racing F1 Team. Honda will also provide the SUPER AGURI F1 TEAM with engines, parts, and support as a technical partner. Honda Racing F1 Team Outline Team Principal: ...
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. and Nissan Motorsports International Co., Ltd. (NISMO) today announced that the NISSAN GT-R will become the official safety car of the SUPER GT 2008 series, which kicks off this March 16. A handover of the safety car will be held during the opening of the SUPER GT series (Suzuka Circuit in ...
Porsche AG of Stuttgart, Germany, has plans at this year’s Geneva Auto Salon to show off an environmentally friendly and fuel-efficient range of automobiles. The show, staged this year between March 6 and March 16, is traditionally used to reveal the most significant trends for the automobile season ahead. On the Porsche stand the automobiles ...
Carl Edwards, driver of the No. 99 Office Depot Ford Fusion, topped the speed chart in the final practice before Sunday’s Daytona 500.  Edwards spoke about his hopes for the race, along with his biggest concern. CARL EDWARDS – No. 99 Office Depot Ford Fusion – “The car is pretty good.  ...
The official presentation of the Honda Racing F1 Team’s 2008 challenger took place at the team’s operational headquarters in Brackley, UK. RA108 The official presentation of the Honda Racing F1 Team’s 2008 challenger took place today at the team’s operational headquarters in Brackley, UK. The launch followed ...
Corvette Racing will be powered by E85 ethanol, a high-octane, renewable alternative fuel, in the 2008 American Le Mans Series. As part of the series' "green racing" initiative, the most successful team in ALMS history will use a blend of 85 percent ethanol and 15 percent gasoline in the demanding arena of endurance road racing. ...
Fernando Alonso's return to Renault won't change Formula One's pecking order, according to Ferrari drivers Kimi Raikkonen and Felipe Massa. ``Ferrari and McLaren will surely be very fast again,'' Raikkonen said Thursday at Ferrari's annual winter retreat in the Italian Dolomites. ``Some other team might be fast, but for sure the duel between McLaren and Ferrari ...
Two-time Formula One world champion Fernando Alonso is heading back to Renault on a two-year contract. The 26-year-old Spaniard announced his return to the French team Monday after a turbulent season at McLaren. At Renault in 2005, Alonso became the youngest driver in F1 history to win the title. He repeated in 2006. ``I am delighted ...
MONZA, Italy (AP) _ Lewis Hamilton believes McLaren has a mental edge over Ferrari in the Formula One championship despite the discovery of new evidence in the spy scandal. ``If you look at what's gone on, I do think we are the stronger team,'' the McLaren driver said Thursday, three days before the Italian Grand ...
MODENA, Italy (AP) _ A prosecutor has said that sworn testimony links former Ferrari technician Nigel Stepney to an apparent sabotage attempt. A mysterious white powder was found on the gas tanks of Felipe Massa's and Kimi Raikkonen's cars on May 21, six days before the Monaco Grand Prix. Traces of the same powder were ...
LONDON (AP) _ Renault is set to appoint Bernard Rey as president of its Formula One team following the departure of Alain Dassas. Rey, a senior vice-president with Renault's chief executive office, has been nominated to the role with the world champion team because Dassas has been appointed chief financial officer of Nissan. Rey, who ...

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