Articles tagged Scott Sharp

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Sebring 12 Hours

Florida, USA At the first time of asking, Chip Ganassi has added victory in the Sebring 12 Hours to his triumphs as an entrant in the other blue-riband American motor races — the Indy 500, Daytona 500, Daytona 24 Hours and Brickyard 400. His team came out on top at the end of a thrilling second round of the United SportsCar Championship, in which no fewer than nine cars finished on the lead lap...

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Gordon Kirby

Chasing new highs Duncan Dayton’s Highcroft team won last year’s American Le Mans Series with an Acura ARX-02a LMP1 driven by David Brabham and Scott Sharp, with Dario Franchitti joining them for the longer races. This year Dayton’s team is expected to repeat its championship success in a depleted field of prototypes. The demise of Acura’s P1 programme means that few, if any, LMP1 cars will...

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Different Class

While the Indy Racing League stumbles uncertainly into life, David Phillips contends that things have never looked better for the CART/PPG World Series How times change. For years critics of IndyCar have lambasted the PPG Indy Car Series for courting casual fans at temporary circuits while real fans and permanent race tracks withered on the vine. Last month, the new Indy Racing League, conceived...

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Youth movement

Postcard from America In the history of IndyCar racing, 1993 marked something of a watershed. Thanks in large part to the presence of Nigel Mansell, the PPG IndyCar World Series attracted unprecedented international coverage and, in all but a couple of cases, attendance at the events was up and the all-important television ratings showed similar growth. But in addition to remembering 1993 as the...

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Golden days (and nights) at Daytona

Florida’s sports car classic celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2012. Out of some great finishes during that half-century, we pick 10 stand-out races The origins of the Daytona 24 Hours can be found in the name of the track that this month celebrates the 50th birthday of the event. NASCAR founder Bill France Sr had christened the giant facility that emerged from the Florida scrub in 1958 the...

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Gordon Kirby – The US Scene

Gil aims to go out in glory Gil de Ferran drives his last race, at Laguna Seca, on October 11 and hopes to retire as this year’s American Le Mans Series champion. Aboard de Ferran Motorsports’ Acura ARX-02a, the 41-year-old and his 25-year-old team-mate Simon Pagenaud have battled for this year’s championship with the identical car of Duncan Dayton’s Highcroft team, driven by David Brabham/Scott...

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The Forgotten Streets

David Phillips examines the prosperity of Trois-Rivieres, a classic street circuit which is unlikely to be foremost in European minds Trois-Rivieres, Quebec may lack the glamour of Monaco, the mountainous backdrop of Pau or the exotic atmosphere of Macau, but the annual Grand Prix de Trois Rivieres certainly ranks among the world's great street races. It's got lust about everything one could ask...

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MARRIAGE COUNSEL

The 1994 IndyCar season may look healthy on the surface, but beneath the 30-car grids lies a political minefield that requires urgent sweeping No matter how you cut it, it's a long way from the United States to Surfers Paradise. In my case, exactly 28 hours elapsed from the time my first flight pulled back from the loading gate until my last flight touched down at Coolangatta Airport. Thanks to...

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Lunch with... David Brabham

Jack’s youngest son was supposed to be a farmer. Instead, he followed the ‘other’ family business and ploughed his own furrow, from F1 to sports cars We’ve noted before the potency of the motor-racing gene, the father-and-son successions such as the Hills and the Villeneuves, and dynasties from the Unsers to the Andrettis. More rarely, a name can mean not just a family but also a team, or a...

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Two sides of sports cars

Sports car racing’s big challenge has always been to achieve a level playing field for both factory and independent teams, a rare balance no sanctioning body has ever been able to strike for anything more than a few years. In America, IMSA ruled sports car racing for almost 20 years until it imploded amid domination by Toyota. Run by former SCCA man John Bishop, IMSA operated quite effectively...

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