Dec 19

IndyCar: Franchitti Planning To Keep Hands On Racing

IndyCar: Dario Franchitti Is Planning To Keep His Hands On Racing

Dario Franchitti, former driver of the #10 Target Chip Ganassi Racing Honda Dallara. (Photo: Getty Images)

Dario Franchitti hobbled into Thursday’s news conference on crutches and sat down between IndyCar’s two most cherished prizes — the series championship trophy and the Indianapolis 500 trophy.

That’s when it all hit home for Tony Kanaan, Chip Ganassi’s employees — and Franchitti himself.

He is done racing.

Dec 19

F1: Big Moment For Rosberg After High-Speed Tire Failure In Bahrain

F1: Big Moment For Rosberg After High-Speed Tire Failure In Bahrain

Nico Rosberg of Germany and Mercedes GP drives on track during the 2013 Bahrain GP. (Photo: Getty Images)

Not much has been heard from the Pirelli tire test in Bahrain this week, despite the presence of four teams.

However, the silence was broken on the third and final day today when Nico Rosberg used Twitter to report a dramatic incident – and one apparently caused by a tire failure.

Dec 19

SportsCars: Counting Down The Top Five Stories Of 2013

Countdown Through Top 5 SportsCar Racing Stories Of 2013

The helmet of the late Sean Edwards, who had paid tribute to Allan Simonsen following the Dane’s death at Le Mans earlier this year. (Photo: John Dagys)

5. Launch of Asian Le Mans Series: After numerous attempts, the Asian Le Mans Series finally kicked off in 2013, featuring a modest four-round schedule. OAK Racing Team Total and driver David Cheng walked as champions in LMP2, while AF Corse picked up GTC class honors. Despite having started with only eight entries, the car count nearly doubled by the season finale, giving optimism towards an even larger field in 2014.