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Nov 20

Sportscars: Prototype Testing Suspended After Airborne Accidents

Richard Westbrook walked away unscathed following the biggest accident of his career Tuesday at Daytona International Speedway. (Photo: M. Stahlschmidt/Sideline Sports Photography)

Richard Westbrook walked away unscathed following the biggest accident of his career Tuesday at Daytona International Speedway. (Photo: M. Stahlschmidt/Sideline Sports Photography)

Testing for Daytona Prototypes, P2 and Prototype Challenge cars was suspended Wednesday at Daytona International Speedway on the grounds of safety, due to a number of tire-related incidents, two of which caused airborne accidents for newly upgraded DPs.

As reported at SportsCar365.com

According to IMSA VP of Competition & Technical Regulations, Scot Elkins, the decision to ground all prototype machinery, except for the DeltaWing coupe, was a joint decision with partner Continental Tire, as they work to come to the bottom of the issue.

Nov 20

IndyCar: Mistic E-Cigs To Sponsor Bourdais

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KVSH Racing has signed Mistic Electronic Cigarettes as co-primary sponsor for Sebastien Bourdais. (Photo: Courtesy of IZOD IndyCar Series)

KVSH Racing has signed Mistic Electronic Cigarettes as co-primary sponsor for Sebastien Bourdais.

The sponsorship agreement for the “Mistic Machine” is for two seasons. The sponsorship covers seven race weekends in 2014.

Nov 19

SportsCars: Richard Westbrook Suffers Massive Accident In Daytona Testing

Richard Westbrook's No. 90 Spirit of Daytona Corvette DP. (Photo: Halston Pitman/MotorSportMedia)

Richard Westbrook’s No. 90 Spirit of Daytona Corvette DP. (Photo: Halston Pitman/MotorSportMedia)

Richard Westbrook escaped injury following a massive accident Tuesday at Daytona International Speedway in TUDOR United SportsCar Championship testing.

As reported at SportsCar365.com

The Englishman’s No. 90 Spirit of Daytona Corvette DP suffered an unidentified failure while braking into the high-speed Turn 1 section on the 3.56-mile oval/road course, sending the car airborne and into a series of rolls, according to multiple eyewitness.

Nov 19

F1: Alonso Wants To Quicken Pace For Brazil, Reflects On USGP

F1: Alonso Wants To Quicken Pace For Brazilian GP – Reflects On USGP

Fernando Alonso of Spain and Ferrari drives during practice for the USGP. (Photo: Getty Images)

It was a case of mixed fortunes for Fernando Alonso in Austin as he secured second place in the driver’s championship but saw Ferrari lose ground to Mercedes in the battle for second in the constructors’ version.

Alonso had a typically feisty race in Austin, eventually finishing fifth.