All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘racing’

Formula One Sets Minimum Age For Aspiring Racers

Formula One is the premier racing league. Racers from all over the world have aspirations to compete in the Formula One, but some racers won’t be able to compete come 2016. Reuters reports the Formula One racing league will impose an age limit of 18 starting in 2016. The age limit isn’t the only thing the International Automobile Association has …

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Danica Patrick Continues to Drive Pink Car For Breast Cancer Awareness

Danica Patrick will once again race in a pink Chevrolet SS as she heads to Martinsville Speedway in Virginia this weekend for the Goody’s Headache Relief Shot 500 race. Patrick also drove the pink version of her number 10 GoDaddy car at the Charlotte Motor Speedway and Talladega Superspeedway the past two weekends. The car is painted pink to raise …

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Danica Patrick Closes Out the Season at Richmond

Following an impressive showing at the Atlanta Motor Speedway over Labor Day weekend, Danica Patrick finished up the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup regular season in Richmond, Virginia on Saturday. Patrick finished in 16th place during the Federated Auto Parts 400 held at the Richmond International Raceway. “It was a good day,” said Patrick. “Everyone on the GoDaddy team worked hard; …

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Danica Patrick Sets Record At Atlanta Motor Speedway

Seemingly coming from nowhere, Danica Patrick of Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR) finished in sixth place at the Oral-B USA 500 leg of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series over the Labor Day Weekend. The race was held at the Atlanta Motor Speedway, and Patrick now holds the record for a woman at the track, since Janet Guthrie had finished 10th on it …

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Danica Patrick Gears Up For the Oral-B USA 500

Hot off of her 27th-place finish in the Irwin Tools Night Race last weekend at the Bristol Motor Speedway, Danica Patrick is now preparing for a big Labor Day weekend at the Atlanta Motor Speedway. Instead of one last 2014 cookout, Patrick will be entertaining NASCAR fans at this year’s Oral-B USA 500. The 325-lap event on the Atlanta Motor …

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Tony Stewart Hits and Kills Race Car Driver [VIDEO]

NASCAR driver Tony Stewart hit and killed another driver during a 25-lap race at Canandaigua Motorsports Park in New York on Saturday night. Police are investigating the incident and report that Stewart is being completely cooperative. The incident that took the life of 20-year-old Kevin Ward Jr. occurred about halfway through the sprint car race. Following a collision with Tony …

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Jeff Gordon Gets New Panasonic Sponsorship Deal

The Hendrick Motorsports auto racing team this week announced a new, expanded multi-year sponsorship deal with Panasonic. The deal includes primary sponsorship of Jeff Gordon‘s number 24 car in two Sprint Cup races each year through 2016 and an associate-level sponsorship for other races. Panasonic and Hendrick Motorsports have had a technology partnership deal since 2007. Jeff Gordon is a …

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Jimmie Johnson Snagged His Second Consecutive Win Of 2014 At Dover

Jimmie Johnson prevailed, yet again. After participating in 12 races, he finally got his first win of the year. And it seems as if there is nothing stopping him. He managed to add another championship to his name, just a mere week after his victory in the Coca Cola 600, by snagging his ninth win at the Dover International Speedway for …

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Courtney Force Makes History By Scoring 100th Female NHRA Win

Courtney Force may be most well-known as the daughter of 16-time NHRA Funny Car national champion John Force, but she’s an accomplished NHRA racer as well. In fact, she just accomplished something that most NHRA racers never see. NBC reports that Courtney became the 100th female driver to score a win in the NHRA over the weekend. In a race …

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Jeff Gordon Raced In Coca-Cola 600 Despite Back Spasms

Despite experiencing intense back spasms, Jeff Gordon was determined to take part in the Coca-Cola 600 Nascar race on Sunday. On Saturday, the Sprint Cup points leader had to cut his practice short, after only 11 laps. He tried to continue, but the pain was too much and he told his crew that he simply couldn’t continue. Gordon then climbed …

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Mark Cuban To Serve As Starter At Indy 500

The Indianapolis Motor Speedway announced yesterday that Mark Cuban, the owner of the Dallas Mavericks, will be serving as the honorary starter at the 98th Indy 500, waving the green flag to start the field of 33 drivers, on Sunday, May 25. “Whether it’s winning an NBA Championship or the honor of waving the green flag to start the Indianapolis …

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Wes Welker: Should He Pay Back The Money?

Denver Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker was one of the thousands of people to attend the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs this year, and was seen handing out $100 bills to strangers after winning a bet. Welker sent a friend to collect his winnings. He was supposed to receive $42,295.35 but instead was given $57,193.90; that is a difference of …

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. Responds To Wedding Rumors

On May 1, Dale Earnhardt Jr. got quite a surprise when he read the latest article on the National Enquirer. Apparently, Dale and his girlfriend Amy Reimannis, an interior decorator, are to be spending $2 million on a lavish wedding by the end of the year; however Dale says that is news to him. According to Fox Sports, Dale isn’t …

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Hoppertunity Out of Kentucky Derby Due to Injury

With just days to go before the “Run for fhe Roses,” Kentucky Derby contender Hoppertunity was withdrawn from the big race. According to a Brisnet report, Hoppertunity will not run in the 140th Kentucky Derby due to an injury to one of the horse’s front feet. Hoppertunity’s trainers reportedly noticed a bruise on the horse on Wednesday before the horse’s …

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Erica Enders-Stevens Wins Pro Stock Race

Erica Sanders-Stevens brought home the trophy last Sunday at the NHRA O’Reilly Auto Parts Spring Nationals held at the Royal Purple Raceway. Almost 40,000 people were there to witness the event. Stevens was able to beat her rival, Allen Johnson, while driving a Chevy Camaro. According to the race records, Stevens clocked in a 6.594-second pass finishing with a speed …

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Kentucky Derby 2014 Kicks Off on Saturday

The 140th running of the Kentucky Derby will take place this Saturday. At 6:24 pm EDT some of the best racehorses from around the world will compete to take home the rose blanket. Derby hopefuls have already begun arriving at Churchill Downs in Louisville Kentucky in preparation for the race. As of today 23 horses are set to run the …

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Here’s Danica Patrick’s ‘At Google’ Talk

Race car driver and “GoDaddy girl” Danica Patrick recently spoke in an “At Google” talk as part of the Women at Google series. Google has now made the discussion available for all. “As a woman in a male dominated field, Danica will share her story on how she succeeded against the odds,” Google says in the description. “She hopes that …

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Daytona 500: Dale Jr. Wins “The Great American Race”

The Daytona 500 was slated to start at 1:00 pm EST on Sunday. If one does some quick math, the race should have finished somewhere around 4:30 pm. (It being 500 mile race with an average speed of 200 mph, adding some extra time for wrecks and caution laps.) “The Great American Race” would wind up taking nearly 11 hours …

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‘Project CARS’ Studio Announces Free-to-Play Racing MMO

Slightly Mad Studios, the developer behind the upcoming Project CARS, today announced that it will be releasing a free-to-play racing MMO later this year. Titled World of Speed, the game is being described as a “AAA massively multiplayer online arcade racing” game. According to Slightly Mad, the game will feature dozens of cars and race tracks. Players will be able …

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VW Beetle: New Super Beetle Will Race In RallyCross

The Volkswagen Beetle has graduated from an era of driving hippies cross-country to racing RallyCross. A new super version of the classic car – the GRC Beetle – is being shown at the Chicago Auto Show and it’s gaining the attention of auto enthusiasts. All of the excitement is for good reason too – and it’s not just because there …

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. Optimistic About 2014 Season

Dale Earnhardt Jr. is one of the best known NASCAR drivers in the world. Not only is he known for the skills he possesses on the track, he is also the son of Dale Earnhardt, the man who left a legacy on racing that will never be forgotten. While Earnhardt Jr. has not had the best past couple of years, …

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Michael Schumacher: Slightly Improved But Still In Critical Condition

French doctors treating former Formula One driver Michael Schumacher have announced today that his condition has improved but remains fragile after a successful overnight operation. While skiing with his son on Sunday, Schumacher fell and hit his head against a large rock. The accident happened in the French Alps and has since left him fighting for his life. Michael Schumacher …

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Michael Schumacher Now in Post-Surgery ICU

The seven-time Formula One champion has one more precarious lap to make before he reaches his 45th birthday on January 3rd. Michael Schumacher’s head struck a rock during a back-country skiing fall in the French Alps with his 14-year-old son Sunday, and medical officials have stated today that he is in intensive care in critical condition. The situation escalated quickly …

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‘Ridge Racer’ Game Coming to Mobile This Month

Gamers are certainly not lacking choices when it comes to racing games in the next year. Early PlayStation 4 and Xbox One adopters will each have an exclusive racing game to choose from (Driveclub and Forza 5, respectively), and EA has even thrown up its own next-gen racing game with Need For Speed Rivals. For those sticking with their PlayStation …

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Tatyana McFadden Completes Marathon “Grand Slam”

A racer’s greatest elemental fear is perhaps a head-wind – anything that will slow one’s performance is generally frowned upon. However, the knowledge of a 17 mph head-wind going into Sunday’s New York City Marathon brightened Tatyana McFadden’s spirits: “I’m just not a very good coaster compared to the other girls, so the head wind was a little bit of …

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Archaeologist: King Tut Died… While Chariot Racing

His discovery captivated the world, and from 1922 on, discoverers Lord Carnarvon and Howard Carter would become the most famous (and, allegedly, accursed) Egyptologists until their mysterious deaths. Over 20 people associated with the famous discovery of King Tutankhamen’s earthly remains died in mysterious ways, often attributed to “the curse of Tutankhamen” and the supernatural power of the ancient Egyptian …

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Tom Cruise Is Set To Star In “Go Like Hell”

Tom Cruise is set to team up with the director of Oblivion once again for an upcoming film called Go Like Hell. Cruise and director Joseph Kosinski worked together on the film Oblivion which opened earlier this year, receiving mixed reactions from critics as a summer blockbuster. The new film will be presented by 20th Century Fox, and center on …

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Learn More About Ubisoft’s The Crew

It seems that every new generation of consoles brings a few new racing IPs with it. Ubisoft was one of the first out of the gate with The Crew. It’s being billed as an open world racing game that focuses on social interaction and unmatched customization. In a new trailer from Gamescom, Ubisoft showed off some of the gameplay features …

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Gran Turismo 6 Demo Out Today, Includes GT Academy Qualifier

Racing sim fans are set to have a big holiday, with both Microsoft and Sony having racing games as part of their next-gen console launch title line-ups. For those that aren’t ready to plunge into the next generation, Polyphony Digital will be releasing Gran Turismo 6 for the PlayStation 3 later this year. It seems the release for the next …

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Grand Turismo 6 Pre-Order Exclusives Announced

With a game being an exclusive to one console, gamers might think they would be spared the indignity of pre-release exclusive content offers. They would be wrong, as retailers are still fighting hard to get theirs. Until (and if) the all-digital distribution future Microsoft was envisioning arrives, gamers will be stuck picking and choosing their preferred pre-order content. First off, …

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