IndyCar Returns to Road America in 2016

Derrick Walker, INDYCAR President of Competition and Operations, and George Bruggenthies, Road America President and General Manager, announced the series’ return to the iconic track on Saturday, August 8. Slipstream Network’s Dusty Michael was in attendance for the announcement and we’ve got audio from both. »8/08/15 4:17pm8/08/15 4:17pm

Laguna Seca Operators Speak Out Against Possible ISC Takeover

Since 1957, Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca has been in the local hands of The Sports Car Racing Association of the Monterey Peninsula, or SCRAMP. However, Racer reports that talks started in June for the International Speedway Corporation to possibly take over the track’s operations. SCRAMP is not happy.
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Calendar Conflict: Portland Champ Car Race Scheduled Against MotoX Championship

As mentioned yesterday, Champ Car has announced the schedule for its 2008 season, including a return to Portland International Raceway on July 27, 2008. Unfortunately, that's also the same weekend as the AMA Toyota Motocross Championship at Washougal Motocross Park on the other side of town. Previous Champ Car races… »11/06/07 4:00pm11/06/07 4:00pm

Frankie Muniz Graduates to Champ Car Atlantic, Will Never Graduate From College

Honestly, if you were 21 and had millions of dollars and nothing better to do you'd propose to your 27 year-old hairdresser girlfriend and start racing cars, too. Frankie Muniz, star of Malcolm in the Middle, has graduated from the Formula BMW USA series to the Champ Car Atlantic Series and will be racing for Jensen… »3/30/07 3:08pm3/30/07 3:08pm

Jalopnik Question of the Day: What Will Happen to Champ Car?

Just like that, in a slash of the accountant's broadpen, Ford has withdrawn its sponsorship of the Champ Car World Series, the open-wheel racing series once known as CART. Ford Racing Technology head, Dan Davis, said the company's sponsorship, "does not align with our current business objectives." Those objectives,… »1/25/07 1:00pm1/25/07 1:00pm

Never Say Die: Alex Zanardi Hops Back Into an F1 Car

We have to say, we can't not back Alex Zanardi, who lost his legs five years ago in a CART wreck with fellow Alex — and fellow vowel-ending-surnamed racing driver — Tagliani. For the first time since his stint with Williams in '99, Zanardi got back into a Formula One car, trading his normal size-9 prosthetic feet for… »11/24/06 2:45pm11/24/06 2:45pm

Humbert Humbert is Sad: Lola Says Goodbye to Champ Car

We've always loved Lola. But who wouldn't love a green-haired, tatted-up Oregon stripper (full nudity + alcohol) who pole-danced to Iron Maiden and Slayer, whose real love was erotic performance art? Oh wait, sorry. Cars, right. Eric Broadley's brainchild bore fruit on the American open-wheel circuit as early as… »11/15/06 8:45am11/15/06 8:45am