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  • Adieu l'artiste! Caarl Haas est décédé

    Carl A. Haas, né le 26 février 1930 à Chicago, est une personnalité du sport automobile américain. Il était copropriétaire de l'équipe Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing dans le championnat IndyCar Series, fondée avec l'acteur Paul Newman et Mike Lanigan. Il a également été propriétaire de Carl Haas A. Motorsport, qui a concouru dans la série NASCAR ainsi que de l'équipe de Formule 1 Team Haas Lola (Ce qui donnera plus ou moins ensuite la place à l'équipe Larrousse)

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  • New Kentucky-Specific Rules Package To Debut This Weekend; Four More Track-Specific Packages Scheduled

    A new aerodynamic rules package designed to lower downforce will be implemented by NASCAR Sprint Cup Series teams at Kentucky this weekend.

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  • Resquiat In Pacem, Steve Byrnes

    Steve-Byrnes-crop-541x600.jpegNascar Now H&F, et toute la grande famille de la NASCAR adressent leurs plus sincères condoléances à la famille de Steve Byrnes, un de nos confrères de la FOX SPORTS, terrassé par un cancer.

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  • La NASCAR a dépassé ce week-end les 7 millions de miles courus avec du bio-carburant

    La NASCAR montre ainsi sa toute puissance et son leadership mondial! en matière d'écologie en sports automobile, loin devant la F1, le WEC et autres. Car il n'y a pas que la voiture qui doit être verte, mais c'est un état d'esprit global.. 

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  • Daytona / ALERT TODAY FLORIDA 300: Victoire de Ryan Reed

    NXS_DIS_022115_VL_Reed.jpgVoici les résultats de la 1ère course de la saison des XFinity séries NASCAR. (Ex Nationwide series), malheureusement entaché par le grave accident de Kyle Busch au tour 111.


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    (Ryan Reed, driver of the #16 Lilly/American Diabetes Association Ford, celebrates in victory lane after winning the NASCAR XFINITY Series Alert Today Florida 300 at Daytona International Speedway on February 21, 2015 in Daytona Beach, Florida.)

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  • An Introduction To The Name Behind The NASCAR XFINITY Series

    454553798.jpgA release on NASCAR.com by Peter Intermaggio, Senior Vice President, Marketing Communications, Comcast. (Photo Getty Images/NASCAR)

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  • Comcast’s XFINITY Brand to Become Only Third Title Sponsor of the Series ‘Where Names Are Made’

    _______________________________________.jpgNASCAR and Comcast (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) announced today a historic agreement that will make Comcast’s XFINITY brand the title sponsor of what is now known as the NASCAR Nationwide Series through 2024. The 10-year term matches the longest single agreement around title sponsorship of any NASCAR national series in history, and is the longest entitlement sponsorship agreement in this series’ history.

     Beginning January 1, 2015, the property will be known as the NASCAR XFINITY Series. XFINITY will become only the third title sponsor in series history following Anheuser-Busch (26 years) and Nationwide Insurance (seven years). The agreement also makes XFINITY an Official NASCAR Partner in the multichannel video programming distributor (MVPD) and broadband ISP categories.

     The announcement was made during an event at the NASCAR Hall of Fame – where the sport’s history is celebrated every day – and was the first series entitlement sponsorship ever announced at the venue.

     XFINITY is Comcast’s residential service brand and is the nation’s largest video and high-speed Internet provider. The company has increased Internet speeds for existing customers 13 times in 12 years and recently introduced XFINITY on the X1 Entertainment Operating System. The company also offers XFINITY On Demand, the most robust video on demand platform in the world. Comcast serves business and residential customers in 39 states and Washington, D.C.

     “We’re proud to welcome XFINITY to the NASCAR community as title sponsor of the NASCAR XFINITY Series for the next decade,” said Brian France, NASCAR Chairman & CEO. “NASCAR and XFINITY are each leader brands with much in common. Both are focused on innovation and have products built for speed. Together, we will work to take this series to new heights and elevate one of the most unique and powerful partnerships in all of sports.”

     What will soon be known as the NASCAR XFINITY Series is the property where names are made and is like nothing else in major pro sports. It features the most talented young drivers regularly competing side-by-side against NASCAR’s biggest and brightest stars.

    Technology lives at the heart of NASCAR, just as it does for XFINITY,” said Dave Watson, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Comcast Cable. “NASCAR provides an exciting environment in which to showcase our video and Internet products and we look forward to further enhancing the fan experience at home, at the track and on the go for years to come.”

    The series also has a large, highly engaged and technology-connected television audience. It races in some of the nation’s largest markets – from Chicago to Los Angeles to Miami – and at the sport’s biggest and most iconic tracks – from Daytona International Speedway, Charlotte Motor Speedway and Atlanta Motor Speedway, to Talladega Superspeedway and Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

    According to NASCAR Fan Engagement Tracker 2013 (commissioned by NASCAR and conducted by Toluna), NASCAR fans spend an average of four-and-a-half hours each week watching NASCAR on television and an additional two-and-a-half-hours each week following the sport on digital platforms.

    XFINITY is among the premier sponsors in sports today and a robust sponsorship activation program is part of the new agreement with NASCAR, with aggressive planning already underway.

    Comcast’s involvement with NASCAR is expanding rapidly. In addition to the NASCAR XFINITY Series announced today, Comcast’s NBC Sports unit will begin broadcasting NASCAR race events in July 2015.

    After a successful seven-year run as series entitlement sponsor, Nationwide Insurance pivoted its marketing programs to become a NASCAR team sponsor next season. Nationwide also is the official auto, home, life and business insurance partner of NASCAR.

    The NASCAR Nationwide Series will make its return to Richmond International Raceway for the Virginia529 College Savings 250 on September 5, and will be aired on ESPN2. The first race of the 2015 NASCAR XFINITY Series season, and of the new partnership, will be during Daytona Speedweeks on February 21, 2015, at the famed Daytona International Speedway.


    About NASCAR

    The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, Inc. (NASCAR) is the sanctioning body for the No. 1 form of motorsports in the United States. NASCAR consists of three national series (the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, NASCAR Nationwide Series, and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series), four regional series, one local grassroots series and three international series. The International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) governs the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship, the premier U.S. sports car series. Based in Daytona Beach, Fla., with offices in eight cities across North America, NASCAR sanctions more than 1,200 races in more than 30 U.S. states, Canada, Mexico and Europe. For more information visit www.NASCAR.com and follow NASCAR at www.Facebook.com/NASCAR and Twitter: @NASCAR.


    About Comcast Cable

    Comcast Cable is the nation's largest video, high-speed Internet and phone provider to residential customers under the XFINITY brand and also provides these services to businesses. Comcast has invested in technology to build an advanced network that delivers among the fastest broadband speeds, and brings customers personalized video, communications and home management offerings. Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) is a global media and technology company. Visit www.comcastcorporation.com for more information.




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  • NASCAR 2014: Quelques photos post-saison

    La saison est finie, mais en attendant les célébrations de Vegas, quelques photos des "congés" de ces messieurs ou d'heureux évènements: (Copyright Getty Images for Nascar, Père Noel (c) Laposte.net)












  • Kyle Busch Wins Nationwide Race At Texas To Set Up Possible Weekend Sweep

    Texas_NNS_R_Victory.jpgTexas Motor Speedway President Eddie Gossage may need a broom as well as a pair of six-guns in Victory Lane on Sunday, after Kyle Busch completed the second leg of a possible sweep by winning Saturday’s O’Reilly Auto Parts Challenge.

    In winning his seventh NASCAR Nationwide Series race of the season, his seventh in 18 starts at Texas, the 70th of his career and the 100th NNS event for Joe Gibbs Racing, Busch led 116 of 200 laps in completing the second leg of a possible weekend sweep at the 1.5-mile speedway.

    On Friday night, Busch took the checkered flag in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, and on Sunday he’ll try to record the second weekend trifecta of his career in the AAA Texas 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race (3 p.m. ET on ESPN), the second event in the Eliminator Round of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup.

    Texas_NNS_R_Burnout.jpgBusch beat polesitter Joey Logano to the finish line by 1.561 seconds in the 300-mile event. Logano could keep up with Busch in the short runs but began to lose ground as each fuel run progressed.

    The combination of Busch’s long-run car and his migration to the high line at the high-banked speedway was too much for Logano to overcome. Busch saw his own Kyle Busch Motorsports driver Darrell Wallace Jr. run the top successfully in the Truck race on Friday and took the lesson to heart.

    "That was just something we found today—actually (Friday) night a little, to be honest with you," Busch said. "Bubba Wallace went up there and he was really fast as well, too, up there. I took a little bit from that and also what I learned in that race as well.

    "I never got as high as Bubba did, but I got somewhat up there. Just put that to today and was able to use it to our advantage. It felt really good to run up there and be fast like that and have good speed. Hopefully, some of that comes in (on Sunday)."

    Busch will be trying to duplicate the feat he accomplished in August 2010 at Bristol, where he won races in Trucks, Nationwide and Cup.

    "The opportunity for that tomorrow would be something special," Busch said. "I’d cherish it as much as the first one… You don’t’ get very many opportunities to capitalize on all three."

    Ryan Blaney, Logano’s Team Penske teammate, finished third, followed by series leader Chase Elliott, who extended his margin in the standings to 48 points over 11th-place finisher Regan Smith. If he maintains that advantage after next Saturday’s race at Phoenix, Elliott will clinch the series championship in the next-to-last race of his rookie season.

    Matt Kenseth came home fifth, with Brian Scott, Austin Dillon and Kevin Harvick behind him. Elliott Sadler got credit for a ninth-place finish after turning his No. 11 Toyota over to relief driver Clint Bowyer under caution on Lap 9.

    Bowyer had qualified the car, but Sadler started the race despite suffering from a severe bout of intestinal flu and accompanying nausea that had sidelined him for time trials.

    With all the back-and-forth between Busch’s No. 54 Toyota and Logano’s No. 22 Ford, Logano was hoping for a late-race caution to set up a short run, but the race stayed green for the final 63 laps.

    "Kyle and I had a heck of a race, that’s for sure," Logano said. "We were able to catch up to him and pass him, but then after about 20 laps or so, it was like a light switch.

    "The car would just switch to loose, and he would go by me and drive away. That’s what ultimately beat us, having a long run like that at the end."

    Hard luck continued to haunt Trevor Bayne, who had passed Logano for the lead on Lap 34, only to slam the Turn 2 wall 15 laps later.

    As Bayne was rolling through the center of Turns 1 and 2, he cut to the inside to pass a lapped car. At that instant, the car apparently hit a piece of debris on the track, deflating the right front tire and sending Bayne’s No. 6 Ford rocketing into the outside wall.

    The car burst into flames and continued through Turn 2 trailing a plume of fire behind it. Bayne escaped the inferno unhurt, but the car—one of his best of the year—was destroyed.

    "It is never good to pop a right front tire, or whatever we did there," Bayne said after leaving the infield care center. "Whether it was a line or tire—I think it was a tire—it’s never a good time, but especially not when you have the best car you have ever had in your career. That thing was on a rail. I have never had a car so dominant, especially at the Nationwide level.

    "It was easy today for the time we were on the race track. The first couple laps I was really loose and needed a small adjustment, but, man, I think we had a great shot to win this race today. My guys have worked so hard all season long and they deserve a win and some cowboy hats here. I don’t even know what to say about it. It just blows your mind that something like that can happen on such a great day."




  • NASCAR XFINITY Series, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series: Des petits changements en 2015

    La NASCAR a annoncé aujourd'hui 3 évolutions clefs dans les séries NASCAR XFINITY Series (Ex Nationwide Series) et NASCAR Camping World Truck Series pour la saison 2015.

    Les "mises à jour" concernent:

    ·         Démarrant dès la saison prochaine, les règles des qualifs pour la NASCAR XFINITY Series  (ex Nationwide Series) et la NASCAR Camping World Truck Series ressembleront à celles imposées en la catégorie reine, la NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, ceci, dans le but d'améliorer les vitesses pouvant être atteintes.  

    ·         En NASCAR Camping World Truck Series un maximum de 32 voitures pourra prendre le départ, pas une de plus. 

    ·         Les noms de famille des pilotes seront aussi indiqués sur la vitre AR des véhicules de chaque série, pour aider les fans à mieux identifier leurs pilotes préférés. 

    "Notre mission est de proposer le meilleur "produit" en piste possible, c'est un de nos objectifs de qualité le plus élevé." commente Robin Pemberton, senior vice president of competition and racing development. "Nous avons confiance en la direction que ces changements vont apporter dans ces deux séries"