Sep 13

IndyCar Will Not Return To Baltimore In 2014

IndyCar Will Not Return To Baltimore In 2014

A general view of the track during the IZOD Series Baltimore Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

INDYCAR announced today that it will not return to Baltimore in 2014.

“After a successful visit to Baltimore, which included record attendance, we are disappointed that our schedules will not align to host an event in 2014,” said , chief executive officer, Hulman & Co., the parent company of INDYCAR.  ”This was simply a matter of trying to find the best date that worked for all parties, since Labor Day weekend was not an option in 2014.  We are thankful to the city of Baltimore, Race On and Andretti Sports Marketing for their support and enthusiasm for the event over the years.”

Miles added: “We continue to finalize our 2014 schedule and anticipate announcing it prior to the end of our 2013 season.”

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Sep 13

Strong Start in Misano for Local Hero Rossi

Strong Start in Misano for Local Hero Rossi

Strong Start in Misano for Local Hero Rossi. (Photo: Courtesy of Yamaha Motor Racing)

 made a strong start to the San Marino and the Riviera of Rimini Grand Prix weekend today, taking third overall in combined times for the first two free practice sessions.

The local hero was enjoying Yamaha’s new seamless gearbox for the first time in a race weekend situation as he tackled the Misano World circuit under hot and sunny conditions. Rossi completed the morning session in fourth, just over half a second from the front then stepped up the pace in the afternoon session, shaving just under quarter of a second off to finish in third, 0.258 seconds behind Marc Marquez at the front.

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Sep 12

Breaking: Five-Year Partnership For TUDOR United SportsCar Championship

Breaking: Five-Year Partnership For TUDOR United SportsCar Championship

Ground-breaking five-year partnership solidifies future of . (Image: Courtesy of TUDOR and )

The International Motor Sports Association () announced Thursday that TUDOR — an innovative and retro-chic brand — has been named entitlement partner for the next five years of what now will be known as the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship. The announcement this morning precedes TUDOR’s official U.S. launch this evening during New York Fashion Week.

“The 2014 season will feature the rebirth and revitalization of sports car racing in North America, and therefore it’s the ideal time to introduce a premium watch brand like TUDOR to our U.S. fans and partners, as well as further solidify our relationship with the international motorsports community,” said IMSA CEO Ed Bennett. “This is a natural progression of the fantastic relationship we’ve cherished for decades with our partners at Rolex.

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