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2013 September 03

  1. Saavedra’s best result, Kimball’s escape road skills also occur in Baltimore

    Sep 3, 2013, 8:00 PM EDT

    Grand Prix Of Baltimore - Day 2

    IndyCar’s Grand Prix of Baltimore presented by SRT had an odd top five, with winner Simon Pagenaud, second-placed Josef Newgarden, third-placed Sebastien Bourdais, fourth-placed Justin Wilson and fifth-placed Simona de Silvestro. Behind them, the rest of the top 10 had eventful days as well and ended in better positions than they probably anticipated. Chief among…

  2. Stewart: No deception for Newman; Smoke, Harvick, Busch will grow

    Sep 3, 2013, 7:00 PM EDT

    NASCAR Sprint Cup team owner Gene Haas, shown at right with team driver Kurt Busch, may learn as early as today whether his bid for a Formula One license has been approved.

    Tony Stewart took some of the time during his Tuesday press conference to eliminate the suggestion he had inadvertently “screwed” Ryan Newman as the Stewart-Haas Racing team prepares to add a fourth car for Kurt Busch in 2014. The timing of when the fourth car came together, led by Stewart’s partner Gene Haas, was what…

  3. Stewart on sprint cars: He’ll cut back, but race again

    Sep 3, 2013, 5:30 PM EDT

    Tony Stewart

    Tony Stewart said Tuesday he will race a sprint car again, but won’t attempt a similar number of races in 2014 as he planned this year. “This year was the most aggressive schedule we planned. I wouldn’t plan on 70 races again next year. I was too aggressive on number of dates,” he said. “I’ll…

  4. Briscoe, Panther to join Indy road course test session

    Sep 3, 2013, 4:45 PM EDT

    Honda Indy Toronto - Day 1

    Ryan Briscoe and Panther Racing will be joining Rahal Letterman Lanigan’s Graham Rahal for tomorrow’s IndyCar test session on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course. The session will see both Briscoe and Rahal testing various configurations of the 2.6-mile layout, as IMS and INDYCAR officials are seeking feedback that could lead to future modifications to…

  5. Tony Stewart speaks for first time since getting injured

    Sep 3, 2013, 4:01 PM EDT

    Tony Stewart

    For the first time since his sprint car accident that injured his right leg, Tony Stewart has broken his silence. Oprah, having “at least one hot nurse,” weight loss, the media, sprint car safety, Kurt Busch’s new fourth team and his own recovery were all topics of conversation. “Oddly enough I miss you guys, which…

  6. Hawksworth to get first IndyCar test with Rahal

    Sep 3, 2013, 2:03 PM EDT


    Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing will test Jack Hawksworth, the reigning Pro Mazda champion and three-time Indy Lights race winner, in its IndyCar on Sept. 17 at Sebring International Raceway. He’s having a seat fitting at the team’s shop today. The test is merely an exploratory one for now as Hawksworth looks toward 2014. He has…

  7. Toro Rosso in no rush to replace Ricciardo

    Sep 3, 2013, 1:00 PM EDT

    F1 Grand Prix of China - Practice

    Toro Rosso team principal Franz Tost says there is no rush to decide Daniel Ricciardo’s successor. The 24-year-old was confirmed as Red Bull’s new driver for 2014 yesterday. “We will now look at all our options and make a decision at a later date, as there is no immediate need to rush,” said Tost. Tost…

  8. Force India to run new third driver Calado in practice

    Sep 3, 2013, 11:00 AM EDT

    British Racing Drivers Club Awards - Inside

    James Calado will make his first appearance as a driver in an F1 race weekend at the Italian Grand Prix. Force India have appointed Calado as their new third driver following his successful test for them at Silverstone earlier this year. He will drive for the team in several practice sessions before the end of…

  9. Mercedes has best balanced team mates in F1, says Wolff

    Sep 3, 2013, 10:00 AM EDT

    Britain F1 British GP Auto Racing

    Mercedes executive director Toto Wolff says the team’s result in the Belgian Grand Prix shows they have one of the strongest driver pairings in F1. “We scored a good team result at the last race in Belgium, with third and fourth places, and that underlined one of the team’s strengths this year: our drivers,” said…

  10. Monza a happy hunting ground for Williams drivers

    Sep 3, 2013, 9:00 AM EDT


    Williams drivers Valtteri Bottas and Pastor Maldonado are relishing this weekend’s race at Monza where both have enjoyed success in their junior careers. Bottas scored his last major success at the home of the Italian Grand Prix two years ago: “I have fond memories of Monza as this is where I won the GP3 title…