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Nov 20

IndyCar: Road-Course Construction Complete For 2014 GP Of Indianapolis

IndyCar: Road Course Construction Completes For 2014 Grand Prix Of Indianapolis

Here is an infographic with some fast facts on the 2014 Grand Prix Of Indianapolis. (Courtesy of Indianapolis Motor Speedway)

A $5-million reconfiguration project to transform the existing Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course for the inaugural Grand Prix of Indianapolis IndyCar Series race on May 10, 2014 was completed Tuesday, Nov. 19.

Get the full Road Course infographic HERE

The new layout features more speed and hard braking zones to create more passing and competitive racing. Indianapolis 500 veteran and IndyCar Series team owner Sarah Fisher helped to finish the project Tuesday on a two-seater paver.

Nov 20

F1: COTA announces executive changes

Jason Dial has been promoted to the role of CEO at Circuit of The Americas. (Photo: COTA)

Jason Dial has been promoted to the role of CEO at Circuit of The Americas. (Photo: COTA)

Following a carefully planned transition period, Circuit of The Americas has announced that Steve Sexton is departing as its chief executive officer. Jason Dial, company president, will assume the role of CEO.

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.