Archive for Racing

Abu Dhabi F1 Fan Zone Now Open!

Posted in Formula 1 with tags , , , on November 1, 2010 by autoracingpower

Last year, the F1 Fan Zone in Abu Dhabi made its entertainment debut. The event has fun for the whole family with game simulators, remote control racing, driver signings and more. This past week marked the opening of this fun event that will run for two weeks (October 28 – November 14) as part of the Yasalam festival on the Aby Dhabi Corniche.

For more information, please visit F1FanZone.com

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More than 100 Injured at Motor Racing Track

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on September 21, 2010 by autoracingpower

A motor racing event in Brazil took a sour turn of events, when the metal grandstand holding hundreds of people collapsed. As the grandstand topples to the ground, hundreds of spectators crumble with it.  Officials said that at least 100 people were injured.

Check out the video of the tragedy here.

“Changing Lanes” on BET

Posted in NASCAR with tags , , , , on August 30, 2010 by autoracingpower

Growing up, Michael Cherry’s nickname was “Hollywood.” And now, the NASCAR driver might have to rekindle the use of that moniker as he’s a featured driver on the new realtity TV series “Changing Lanes.” The show debuts Wednesday, September 1st on BET.

This new series is designed to spark the interest of NASCAR in more minority groups. It starts with 30 drivers, then is cut down to 10. They compete in elimination contests and the 4 finalists win an opportunity to qualify for the Toyota All-Star Showdown in Irwindale, California.

The series not only shows you the drivers’ dedication on the track, but gives a personal profiling on each one, as the show hopes to bring more women, African Americans and Hispanics into a sport that has been predominately focused on white males.

Michel Cherry currently sports the nickname “Cherry Bomb,” which is painted on the car he drives for Revolution Racing. They are a racing company devoted to bringing diversity into stock car racing.

For more information on the “Changing Lanes” series or on Michael Cherry, please visit the original post.

NASCAR Star Kyle Busch Takes it Off-Road

Posted in NASCAR with tags , , , , on August 26, 2010 by autoracingpower

Kyle Busch is best known as the star of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, but on Wednesday August 25, 2010, he took it off the road. Busch endured a last place finish in his first official off-road race in the Traxxas TORC Series at the Route 66 Raceway in Illinois.

Busch fell out of the second lap with a broken rear suspension. Although he didn’t place, Busch had fun and enjoyed the aspects of the off-road race.

Source: Nascar.com

2 NASCAR Races for Iowa Speedway

Posted in NASCAR with tags , , , on August 18, 2010 by autoracingpower

In the past, the Iowa Speedway has held a single NASCAR race each season. In 2011, according to USA Today,  NASCAR has scheduled two 250-lap races. The two races are schedules for May 22 & August 6, 2011.

Congrats to Jeff Gordon and Wife: Baby Leo

Posted in NASCAR with tags , , , , on August 11, 2010 by autoracingpower

In March, Jeff Gordon and wife Ingrid Vandebosh announced that they were expecting a baby boy. On Monday, August 9th, they welcomed a new son into the world. “Leo Benjamin Gordon was born at 8:53 AM, weighed 7 pounds, 2 ounces and was 19 inches long,” a statement posted on the racecar driver’s Web site said.

Both Mom and Baby are doing great, and are very happy! Baby Leo is the second child for the Gordon-Vandebosch household. His big sister is three-year old Ella Sofia.

The Racepresso

Posted in Ferrari, Uncategorized with tags , , , , on August 9, 2010 by autoracingpower

The alarm buzzer sounds at the wee hour of 5:30AM—yep, it’s Monday already. You hobble in the dark to find the bathroom. Somehow you manage to get through your typical morning routine without even opening your eyes. We are impressed, but not as impressed as you’re about to be once you’ve seen this product. You’re obviously on this blog because you have a love of racing. Whether your patriotism lays with NASCAR, F1 or Indy, there’s a natural urge inside of you for fast cars and talented drivers. Combine that love of racing with your love of coffee (after all, that was your next stop once you opened your eyes). This coffee machine is the ultimate for race fans. Ferrari teamed up with a company called Nespresso to create the Racepresso. This helmet-styled espresso machine exemplifies your love of racing and helps you score a nice cup of Joe in the morning—what could be better than that?