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Apr 10

Buddy Lazier enters 2014 Indianapolis 500

Buddy Lazier qualified for the 2013 Indianapolis 500, but retired early on with a mechanical failure. (Photo: Phillip Abbott/LAT Photographic)

Buddy Lazier qualified for the 2013 Indianapolis 500, but retired early on with a mechanical failure. (Photo: Phillip Abbott/LAT Photographic)

1996 Indianapolis 500 and 2000 IndyCar champion Buddy Lazier will attempt to race his way into the 2014 Indy 500 with a family-owned car.

The 46-year old Colorado native made his return to the Indianapolis 500 last year, but an early mechanical failure put him out of the race. However, the team have now had a whole year to put everything back together, and Lazier is confident that this year will provide better results.

Apr 10

TUSC: Long Beach preparation new for many prototype teams

(Photo Courtesy IMSA)

The teams will be faced with challenges they didn’t encounter at Daytona or Sebring when they head to the twisty streets of Long Beach this weekend. (Photo Courtesy IMSA)

By IMSA Public Relations:

Prototype teams in the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship will have a short window in which to excel, in Saturday’s Tequila Patron Sports Car Showcase at Long Beach (LIVE, FOX Sports 1, 6 p.m. ET).

Four of the teams will race a Prototype for the first time on the 1.968-mile circuit, while four additional teams raced there only in 2006. The team with a leg up on the experience side is Extreme Speed Motorsports, which raced its two Tequila Patrón HPD ARX-03b/Hondas at the circuit last year, finishing 1-2 in the P2 class of the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrόn.

Apr 9

MotoGP: Austin GP A Benchmark Race For Valentino Rossi

Valentino Rossi is contemplating his desire for a 20th season in MotoGP. (Photo: Getty Images)

Valentino Rossi is contemplating his desire for a 20th season in MotoGP. (Photo: Getty Images)

Sunday’s Grand Prix of the Americas at Circuit of the Americas in Austin is shaping up as a crucial benchmark for Valentino Rossi and his future in MotoGP.

As Rossi contemplates his desire for a 20th season in Grand Prix racing in 2015, he knows he must continue the age-defying form he showed at the opening race in Qatar.

Apr 9

F1: Hamilton, Mercedes fast and reliable in Bahrain test

Lewis Hamilton drives during F1 testing in Bahrain. (Photo: LAT Photographic)

Lewis Hamilton drives during F1 testing in Bahrain. (Photo: LAT Photographic)

Lewis Hamilton set the pace for Mercedes on the second and final day of the Bahrain F1 test, and the Briton also ran more laps than any other driver as several rivals ran limited mileage.

All teams ran their regular race drivers on Wednesday, with the exception of Sauber (which used Giedo van der Garde), and Williams (which used Felipe Nasr for its tire testing).

Apr 9

Old-School NASCAR Fans Should Love Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach

One of the most intriguing cars at Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach is a 1956 Pontiac that pays stylistic homage to NASCAR Hall of Fame member Cotton Owens. (Photo: Tom Jensen)

One of the most intriguing cars at Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach is a 1956 Pontiac that pays stylistic homage to NASCAR Hall of Fame member Cotton Owens. (Photo: Tom Jensen)

For old-school NASCAR fans, there are some cool connections at the 12th Annual Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach Collector Car Auction.

One of the most intriguing is a 1956 Pontiac that pays stylistic homage to NASCAR Hall of Fame member Cotton Owens. It’s fitting timing, given that Owens was from South Carolina and the NASCAR Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series is racing at Darlington Raceway this weekend.