Archive for October, 2010

Is There Room for Volkswagen?

Posted in Formula 1 on October 25, 2010 by autoracingpower


Currently, none of Volkswagen’s brands participate in the biggest and most important Motorsport: NASCAR. According to sources, officials at Volkswagen are seriously talking about allocation of a budget to enter NASCAR. The decision will be made next month and determines their presence in the 2013 season. Audi and Porsche are the two brands speculated to enter into Formula 1.


Ultimate NASCAR Gift Guide

Posted in Air Filter, Auto Parts, NASCAR with tags , , , on October 18, 2010 by autoracingpower

Believe it or not, the Holidays are right around the corner—leaving you only a limited amount of shopping days to find that special something for that certain someone in your life. Rather than pick up the not-so-creative, yet always thoughtful gift card, choose something just a bit more oriented towards the racing fan in your life.

Vintage Nascar Gas Pump Liquor Dispenser

This Vintage NASCAR Gas Pimp Liquor Dispenser is the fun-filled racing-themed gift for those 21 and over. It holds up to 32 oz and measures 17″ tall

Gear Shift Wine Bottle Stopper

Another great item for those over 21. This Gear Shift Wine Bottle Stopper blends a love of fine wines with the love of fast cars.

Replica Hoods are the perfect memorabilia for any racing fan in your life. Choose from an assortment of different racers, like Dale Earnhardt, Denny Hamlin, Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson and more.

Performance Parts for the auto enthusiast in your life are an excellent gift. Find a great assortment of fuel systems, air filters, cooling performance, exhausts, performance chips and more.

Twists & Turns on the Road to Recovery

Posted in NASCAR with tags , on October 12, 2010 by autoracingpower

Shane Hmiel—known as one of NASCAR’s most disgraced drivers. After a series of erratic driving related incidents and three failed drug tests, NASCAR said goodbye (for good) to driver Shane Hmiel in 2006.

Hmiel’s most infamous incident occurred in April 2005, when he pushed 12th-place racer, Dale Jerrett, turned him sideways and continued to accelerate. After Jarrett’s vehicle came to a halt, he walked over to Hmiel only to receive an ever so nonchalant middle-finger gesture.

With his career over in 2006, he could do like most other suspended NASCAR drivers did, but rather than drop out of site, repeatedly turn to abusive substances or commit suicide, Hmiel focused on getting sober and turning his life around.

He was diagnosed with bipolar disorder and prescribed the right kind of medication to help keep him balanced.  He was on the right track back into racing—racing in three US Auto Club Series races and preparing to move in to the Indy Lights series, then possibly IndyCar.

Unfortunately, life had a different track in mind. Last weekend at the Terra /Haute Action Track in Indiana,  Hmiel’s car flipped sideways and the roll cage was smashed directly into a concrete wall. Stunningly, Hmiel survived—unconscious with a broken neck and back. So far, there are no signs of paralysis.

Source: Orlando Sentinel

NASCAR – Puts You In the Driver’s Seat

Posted in NASCAR with tags , on October 5, 2010 by autoracingpower

When it comes to video games, the more realistic the better. And, after seeing this launch trailer for NASCAR: The Game, you’ll totally agree.

Check out the trailer: