IZOD IndyCar Series champion Dario Franchitti was presented the annual Jerry Titus Award by the American Auto Racing Writers & Broadcasters Association; Third-generation racer Kevin Swindell wins the 24th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals; legendary midget racing mechanic Bob Higman dies at age 84; and more racing news.
The Motorsport Industry Association (MIA) and SEMA will once again convene a special industry conference, April 16, 2010, at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, focused on green performance developments in the world of motorsports.
Don “The Snake” Prudhomme retires from NHRA drag racing, disbands his NHRA Top Fuel team; Randall Walker burns competition at the the Ice Bowl dirt-late-model event at Alabama’s Talladega Short Track; Andrew Gurtis promoted to vice president of operations at Daytona International Speedway; Bob Tasca Sr. dies at the age of 83; and more racing news.
Racing news: Grand American Road Racing Championship President Roger Edmondson takes leave of absence to tend to personal health issues, Tom Bledsoe to assume the day-to-day leadership role for Grand Am; Ryan Hunter-Reay signs with Andretti Autosport for the 2010 IZOD IndyCar Series; and former Indianapolis 500 winner Gil de Ferran hopes to land a sponsor to move to Indy car competition this season.
The Motorsport Industry Association (MIA) and SEMA will once again
convene a special industry conference, April 16, 2010, at the Toyota
Grand Prix of Long Beach, focused on green performance developments in
the world of motorsports.
Kyle Busch receives seventh annual Economaki Champion of Champions Award; IRL unveils new Road to Indy driver-development ladder system; rumors continue about Michael Schumacher's comeback; and more racing news
Kyle Busch wins the Snowball Derby; The FIA grants Sauber (formerly BMW) Formula One team a spot on the 2010 grid; Peak Performance Motor Oil extends partnership with IZOD IndyCar Series; and more news from the racing world.
News from the track: Danica Patrick finalizing contract to drive selected NASCAR Nationwide Series events; Former Lowe’s Motor Speedway Director of Short Track Events Roger Slack signs on as vice president of events for the World Racing Group; Bryan Clauson enjoys a huge weekend of USAC open-wheel competition; the Canadian Grand Prix will return to the Formula One schedule next season after a one-year absence; and more.
Racing News: Formula One Champion Jenson Button to leave Brawn Mercedes operation and join McLaren for 2010; Verizon Wireless to sponsor the third IZOD IndyCar Series entry fielded by Penske Racing next season; Sprint Cup champ Jimmie Johnson signs contract extension with Hendrick Motorsports through 2015; and more.
Racing news: Mercedes buys 75.1% of the World Championship-winning Brawn Racing Formula One team; Phoenix Management Group LLC will take over operation of the ARCA Lincoln Welders Truck Series next season; Tony Schumacher secures seventh NHRA Top Fuel drag racing championship by two points over Larry Dixon; and more.