Target Chip Ganassi Racing announced Wednesday that driver Alex Tagliani will substitute for four-time IndyCar Series champion and three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Dario Franchitti in the season-ending MAVTV 500 at Auto Club Speedway as Franchitti continues to recover from injuries suffered at the Shell and Pennzoil Grand Prix of Houston last weekend.
The Red Bull Air Race World Championship will be back in the skies beginning in February 2014 with a seven-race World Championship staged in six countries on three continents. Of the seven races, two will take place in the U.S. – Dallas/Fort Worth at Texas Motor Speedway on Sept. 6-7 and Las Vegas at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Oct. 11-12.
The world’s fastest motorsport will be back with three former World Champions in the 12-pilot field after taking a three-year break to improve safety and reorganize. Created in 2003, Red Bull Air Race has been watched by millions of fans at 50 races, with the competitors racing in high-performance airplanes between 50 and 80 feet above the ground and navigating a challenging obstacle course of Air Gate pylons at speeds of up to 230 mph. Fans will be able to watch the entire seven-race 2014 Red Bull Air Race World Championship on Fox Sports 1 and Fox Sports 2.
Feld Motor Sports announced today that the highly anticipated Monster Energy Cup will air live on the recently launched FOX Sports 2 from Las Vegas’ Sam Boyd Stadium on Oct. 19 at 9 p.m. ET. Fans will enjoy 3.5 hours of live coverage as the biggest names in the sport battle it out for $1 million. The following day, FOX Sports 1 will re-air the entire race at 1 p.m. ET.
The GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series gathered one final time on Monday evening at Gotham Hall in Manhattan to put the wraps on 14 years of outstanding competition and honor its deserving champions and award winners.
Second-generation driver Jordan Taylor was feted for his first Daytona Prototype driver championship, while his No. 10 Velocity Worldwide/Toshiba Corvette DP co-driver Max Angelelli celebrated his second DP title. Angelelli co-drove to his first DP championship with Jordan’s father, Wayne Taylor, in 2005. Wayne Taylor owns the No. 10 team.