Articles tagged Tony Stewart

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MotoGP Dani Pedrosa fractured his hand after crashing in the first pre-season test at Sepang but will return for Jerez. A1GP Christian Vietoris became the youngest-ever winner at Taupo, aged 18 years, nine months and 19 days. * Loic Duval scored Team France’s first win in 37 races, at Eastern Creek. Le Mans Toyota has denied plans to return to the Le Mans 24 Hours in 2010 with a petrol-electric...

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Track back

50/30/20/10 years ago 1996 Unknown Buzz Calkins wins the first-ever Indy Racing League event at Disney World Speedway, with Tony Stewart second. Michele Alboreto finished fourth. 1986 Henri Toivonen takes a win on the Mone Carlo Rally in his Lancia Delta S4. That's despite sustaining a hip injury and twisted chassis when hit by a fan's car! 1976 World Champion Niki Lauda kicks off his title...

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Nigel Roebuck

Spectacle trumps soundWizards of OzAndretti's concorde offer Back in the day it was my invariable habit, for final qualifying at Monte Carlo, to position myself immediately behind the guardrail somewhere close to the left-right entry to the swimming pool area. Then defined by solid masonry rather than white lines, it was a place that rewarded the bravest, as well as the most deft, and in 1985 I...

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Events of the Month

Daytona 500 Rarely does the Daytona 500 provide much in the way of predictions about the outcome of NASCAR's 36-round Sprint Cup championship. Run with power-sapping `restrictor plates', which keep the cars jammed together in a giant slipstreaming pack, the 500 is more a lottery than a motor race. Typically, there are more than a few multi-car accidents which inevitably eliminate some of the...

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NASCAR Casey Mears will move on from Hendrick Motorsports at the end of the year. Greg Biffle has signed a three-year extension with Roush Fenway Racing. Dario Franchitti has been left without a drive after Chip Ganassi Racing’s decision to field only two cars for the remainder of the season. Tony Stewart and Joe Gibbs Racing are parting ways at the end of year following Stewart’s decision to...

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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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Nigel Roebuck

Reflections– The young Germans outshining the older one…– Should there be room for ‘the little guy’ in F1?– A moment with Rindt that money couldn’t buy After qualifying at Monte Carlo, Sebastian Vettel muttered something about traffic being a problem, even though there had been but 10 cars in Q3, the final segment. Doubtless there was something in what he said – Vettel was third-fastest when it...

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Trading Aces - F1/NASCAR Swap

Publicity stunt or not, a car swap between F1's Lewis Hamilton and NASCAR's Tony Stewart still proved fascinating for both, especially on hallowed ground at Watkins Glen BY ADAM HAY-NICHOLLS Lewis Hamilton and Tony Stewart might come from different worlds, but put them in each other's cars and they still impress. Hamilton's Formula 1 McLaren is a 640kg single-seater built to NASA levels of...

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Gordon Kirby – The US Scene

Benefits of a sprint finish Six years ago NASCAR shook up its long-running series format, which was renowned at that time for rewarding consistency over a long season. Instead, a play-off was introduced among the top 12 drivers in the points, to be run over the year’s final 10 races. Called the ‘Chase for the Sprint Cup’, the idea was derided by many as a devaluation of the traditional...

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Reflections

– Why Fernando Alonso is simply the best – How Alain Prost stoked the wrath of Ron Dennis – Mosport Park one day, Brands Hatch the next – The Rothmans 50,000: good idea, poor execution These days it always surprises me to hear Formula 1 drivers enthusing about the Hungaroring. It is very ‘technical’, they say, and satisfying to get into a low there. By contrast, in 1986, the year of the first...

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