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St Petersburg Festival of Speed 2014

November 20, 2013 by  
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The 11th Annual Festivals of Speed St Petersburg Motorsports Collection & Luxury Lifestyle Jet Port Reception will benefit the Pediatric Cancer Foundation. Guests will have the opportunity of viewing…

NMPA Hall of Fame Honors NASCAR Legends

December 17, 2012 by  
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For the past four decades members of the National Motorsports Press Association have been reporting hot-off-the-press motorsport stories through print, television, radio and the internet to millions of fans…

IMIS: Showcasing Innovations in Motorsports

December 3, 2012 by  
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With the slogan of “The Business of Winning Starts Here”, the International Motorsports Industry Show is set to take place in Indianapolis on December 6-8…

A Tale of Two Motorsports: Comparing NASCAR and Formula One

February 24, 2011 by  
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Comparing NASCAR and F1 racing is a popular topic on the Internet. NASCAR is simple. All left turning in bulky, simple cars. F1 is complex. Left and right turning in sleek, technologically sophisticated cars. NASCAR is rough and tumble. Bumping and jostling add to the excitement. F1 is refined and elegant. Contact between cars spoils the precise aerodynamics and handling. As for the drivers, it is said that the best race in F1 and the rest race elsewhere. The comparisons by bloggers and racing analysts, no matter how erroneous, go on and on.

2011 Midwest Hall of Fame Inductees

January 26, 2011 by  
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There are many names in the auto racing industry that are worth remembering as having been instrumental in the development of the sport. In the Midwest there is also a proud history in regard to racing, which is documented and displayed in the Midwest Motorsports Museum and Hall of Fame. The main focus of this establishment is to preserve the passion and heritage of the sport and pay tribute to those who have assisted in bringing auto racing to where it is today through their innovative ideas, racing skills and dedication to their sport.

Motorsports Expo 2010

March 3, 2010 by  
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The Motorsports Expo is one of the most anticipated events on the calendar for auto racing and car enthusiasts. This year, the Motorsports Expo will be held for its 24th year, and hosted at the Verizon Centre of Progress Building, located at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse on the 13th and 14th of March 2010.

Pre-Event Activities Warm Up at the Raceway

August 14, 2009 by  
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For the true motorsports enthusiast there is no event quite like the Rolex Monterey Historic Automobile Races, which start tomorrow (Friday, August 14) at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.  Not only are history’s most significant race cars accessible in paddock areas for spectators to admire at close range but also they perform, racing wheel-to-wheel to thrill [...]

Chicagoland Speedway

February 9, 2009 by  
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Though there had been plans to build a superspeedway in Chicago for years, nothing much was actually done about it until 1995 when Tony George, the president of Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and Bill France met informally to discuss the project. The two men, along with John Menard, later formed the Motorsports Alliance in 1996 and [...]

Pontiac Grand Am in New Jersey

August 29, 2008 by  
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Teams racing the Pontiac Grand-Am Daytona Prototype and GT will be making their way to New Jersey for their next race on August 31. The race is set to take place at the brand new New Jersey Motorsports Park, which is located in Millville. The teams will be heating up the Thunderbolt Circuit at the park for the very first time and it will be interesting to note which drivers get a feel for the track the quickest in order to come out on top.

NHRA Decides to Shorten Runs For Safety’s Sake

July 21, 2008 by  
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When drag racing became more and more popular in the early 1950s and 60s, the National Hot Rod Association’s home track was Pomona Raceway in California. The track was built as a quarter-mile and the cars’ speeds were only nearing 200 mph so the logistics worked. But that was then, and this is now. Today cars reach speeds in excess of 325 mph, and officials now fear that the track hasn’t changed enough to accommodate these high speeds.

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