A Tribute to a Pioneer: Tom Walkinshaw and the XJ220 Supercar

News earlier this month of the death of Tom Walkinshaw immediately brought memories to mind: Le Mans 1989 and the Fast Masters racing series of 1993.

Ganassi's New IndyCar Team Cause for Cheers Now, Jeers Later?

This past Thursday Chip Ganassi Racing announced the formation of a new 'satellite' IndyCar team for drivers Graham Rahal and Charlie Kimball.  For fans of IndyCar, the Indy 500 and Uncle Sam, the news couldn't be better. But why let a big positive get in the way of baseless fretting and negative spin?  

West Coast NASCAR Fan Feels the 2011 Schedule Squeeze

It's hard enough being a NASCAR fan on the west coast, but the 2011 NASCAR schedule is making my life even harder. 

NASCAR Wants a New Points System? I've Got One

NASCAR Chairman and CEO Brian France has said he plans to announce some changes to the Sprint Cup Series points system in mid-January, probably during NASCAR Preseason Thunder at Daytona, a month before the 500.

What Was The Biggest Story This Year in NASCAR?

Lately, I have been racking my brain lately thinking about what was the biggest story of the 2010 NASCAR season. I asked this question on Twitter and Facebook and was amazed at some of the responses. I think it all comes down to what teams you root for.

How Much Impact Does Nitrogen Really Have On Your Tires?

If you've read my blog or found me on Facebook or MySpace or various forums, you know that I recently picked up a 07 Corvette, which I love.

Recommended Reading: A Holiday Motorsports Book Gift Guide

In addition to writing books, I review books others have written. So far this year, I’ve read two dozen new automotive or motorsports titles. With the holidays approaching quickly, I want to share some gift-buying ideas for the car guy or gal on your shopping list.

Rookie of the Year Win No Automatic Ticket to Success for Ricky Stenhouse Jr.

Roush Fenway Racing has one of the most enviable records in NASCAR when it comes to Rookie of the Year winners, many who got their chance from Jack Roush's "Gong Show" driver audition event which used to determine who Roush would hired to drive one of his Fords in NASCAR's Camping World Truck Series. Matt Kenseth, the driver of the No. 17 Roush Fenway NASCAR Sprint Cup car was the Cup ROY in 2000 and won the championship in 2004.

Just Because It's Winter Does Not Mean it's Time to Hang up your Helmet

Winter may be approaching or, indeed in some parts of the country, have you buried already under feet of snow, but that's no reason to just sit inside playing Gran Turismo 5 while pining for the spring thaw.  

The Racing in America Blog Wants You!

Racing fans, NASCAR fanatics, auto historians, drag racers, Cup chasers unite! Racing in America and The Henry Ford are looking for enthusiastic writers to contribute to the Racing in America blog. Do you want to join a fast growing and fun blog? Good, we'd love to hear from you.
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