As an American it’s hard not to feel a strong sense of pride about the new Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas. Not only do we finally have a world class Formula 1 circuit, but the track is also attracting other big racing series – including the Australian V8 Supercars. As part of the lead up to next month’s race, Supercar driver James Courtney got together in Austin with NASCAR’s Kurt Busch for a little car swap fun. Not only does this get me excited to see the Aussie V8s at COTA, but it also got me thinking about how cool it would be to see the Sprint Cup series add the track to its schedule as the third road course. It makes perfect sense, right?
“No, he didn’t slam you, he didn’t bump you, he didn’t nudge you… he rubbed you. And rubbin’, son, is racin’.” Probably my favorite quote from the movie Days of Thunder, which isn’t just one of my favorite movies about NASCAR, it’s the only one I’ve ever seen. Coincidentally, it’s also where 90% of my knowledge about [...]
Following up on Dino’s excellent feature of the brand new Team RS-R V8 86, it was clear that the build and the story truly engaged you Speedhunters readers. Going over the comments, many of you seemed to really appreciate the ingenuity and the creativity demonstrated by RS-R, and to others the car is “just another [...]
When faced with the need to stand out, a true challenge in any forms of motorsports, it’s pretty safe to say that RS-R have taken the correct path. With a need to replace their successful, yet ageing JZA80 Supra, for this year’s Formula D Asia championship, they ended up doing things a little differently. It [...]
What do you remember about the 1980s? What things does that decade make you think of? Were you even born then?! To some people, the decade recalls a new wave of questionable music, terrible fashion crimes, big hair, the rise of MTV and soap operas like Dallas. More seriously there were nuclear meltdowns, ill-thought out [...]
While it’s already been over forty-eight hours since I left the Las Vegas Convention Center, I can still feel the effects of the SEMA show, both mentally and physically. It’s that one-week jam-packed full of cars, parts, people and parties that those of us who work in the tuning industry will spend the next 362 [...]
Aston Martin has officially debuted the newest version of the Vanquish and what a beauty it is. Taking several styling cues from the One-77 supercar, the Vanquish is still has that unmistakeable Aston Martin shape and of course that air of British luxury. With its 6.0 liter V12 making 565bhp, Aston Martin is calling the [...]
I often hear people talking smack about NASCAR and how boring it is. I just have one thing to say to you guys. GO TO AN EVENT! Just go one time. My first event was a local one at Irwindale Speedway just a few miles from my home. It was incredibly fun to watch and I was [...]
Last week many of of NASCAR’s Sprint Cup teams gathered at Virginia International Raceway for a day of road course testing. VIR is not part of the Sprint Cup schedule, but teams were there to test car setups prior to the Sonoma and Watkins Glen races coming up this summer.
The crew at Richard Childress Racing decided to mount a camera on Kevin Harvick’s helmet before he headed out, resulting in an awesome driver’s-eye view of what it’s like to wrestle a Sprint Cup car around a road course. Watch and enjoy.
Heading to the Shelby Reunion, I expected to see all sorts of Shelby Cobras and G.T.350s running around the Pomona Road Course. What I wasn’t expecting to see were vintage stock cars. As I walked through the paddock and saw this Ford Torino Talladega prepping for action, I huge smile across my face.
I know we don’t post a whole lot of NASCAR material here, but I wanted to share this quick clip from last Friday night’s Nationwide Series race in Richmond.
As typical with Richmond, the race brought lots of action and lots of close racing. Here you’ll see Denny Hamlin and Kurt Bush fighting it out in the final laps of the race, banging together and driving with the kind of excitement that can make NASCAR so fun to watch.