TUSCC – The Stunning Corvette C7R

While the media release has already been plastered all over the internet, I thought I would at least mention and briefly talk about the Chevrolet Corvette C7R. Released yesterday in Detroit, the C7R is based off of the Corvette Stingray and the 2015 Z06. This car is beyond beautiful and I truly don’t think there are words that can describe it completely. Chevrolet announced the car had been stiffened up a bit to provide more responsive handling. The suspension is also rugged and durable in order to meet the demands…

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IndyCar – My Two Cents on Global Expansion

So IndyCar is toying with the idea of taking the traveling circus abroad during the off season in an attempt to spread influence and maybe even earn the teams some extra cash. Obviously this is nothing more than an idea and I don’t want people to think the negative Nancy police are here, but I find the idea to be ridiculous on a few different levels. While I would love to see IndyCar race overseas, the justification for doing so seems weak at the moment. I am also a firm…

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Exclusive: Le Mans 24 LMP2 Winner Martin Plowman

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS We are honored to talk with Martin Plowman who recently returned from winning the 24 Hour of Le Mans race. Fantasy Football gets things started before bridging into his experience at Le Mans through the highs and lows. We talk about how important team dynamics are to win a race like Le Mans as well as pick his brain about driving one of the most iconic race courses in the world.

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Exclusive: Colin Clark Talks Rally!

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Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSWe were fortunate enough today to speak with Colin Clark and pick his brain on all things rally related! Colin was generous enough to allow us an hour of his time to talk about Promoting the WRC, VW and Sebastien Ogier’s 2013 domination, as well as Hyundai and much much more! We would like to thank Colin for his time and applaud his continued efforts to spread the passion of rally to our North American fans and fans around the world!

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WRC – Rallying’s Young Chargers Line Up in Ford’s Fiesta R2 Car

DUNTON, England, April 8, 2013 – Ford’s Fiesta R2 rally car will provide the platform for the world’s best young drivers to showcase their skills when the 2013 FIA Junior WRC Championship begins at Rally de Portugal this week. Ten young hot-shots from eight different countries will compete in identical Fiesta R2 cars on gravel roads in southern Portugal’s Algarve region. It is the first of six rounds in the Junior WRC series, which supports the FIA World Rally Championship. It provides the first step on the ladder for potential…

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Formula 1 – Team Orders; Can’t Have Your Cake and Eat It Too

Following Sunday’s Malaysian Grand Prix, the world watched as Red Bull Racing suffered yet another implosion in inter team relations. Sebastian Vettel had done the unthinkable; he had passed Mark Webber after being told to hold position on the circuit. Mark Webber was clearly upset as he thought the race was over and had no idea why he was being challenged by Vettel. Almost immediately, fans took to the Twitter stream and the Facebook with comments regarding how dirty a move it had been on the part of Vettel. Mark…

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Episode 180 – OpenPaddock.net Podcast

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSMike Whitesell takes the reins as Kevin is swept off to Oz by the tornados and gives us a review of F1’s season opener in Melbourne and a preview of IndyCar’s opener at St. Pete. Doug reviews the USF2000 season opener at Sebring, and Mr. Shaw points and laughs at us for starting our seasons so darn late as he recaps the week’s news from the world of rally.

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Formula 1 – Successful Debut for Rookies

It was a weekend filled with chaos for the newest class of rookies to join the Formula 1 championship. This weekend had pretty much everything! Dry running during Friday practice, torrential rain and an interrupted qualifying session on Saturday, finish qualifying and then start your first round of the championship on Sunday in tricky conditions. At the end of the day however, all five rookies kept the car on the island and finished their first ever grand prix. Both Valtteri Bottas and Jules Bianchi showed a lot of promise as…

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Formula 1 – Grading NBC Sports Network

The first race of the 2013 Formula 1 campaign has come to a conclusion. Here in the States, it was the first race of the new NBC Sports Network era. After over a decade of the Fox run Speed TV, NBC won the bidding war last season to host the races. For those not familiar with NBC Sports coverage of the IZOD IndyCar Series, it was a pretty big change in presentation. NBC worked hard to keep the core of the broadcast very similar to what we had on Speed.…

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Formula 1 – Another Beautiful Letdown?

Mercedes-Benz AMG is riding the wave of momentum into Australia for the Formula 1 opener. After topping the time sheets over the final two days of testing last week, expectations for the team are beginning to change. Mercedes were originally set to just survive the 2013 season with Lewis Hamilton making the switch over from McLaren. The interesting thing about it is the top teams now believe Mercedes could be the favorite as we are just a week out from Australia. The question is will 2013 be beautiful letdown sequel…

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