SPEEDWAY, Ind. (WTHR) – Inside the IU Health Emergency Medical Center at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Dr. Geoff Billows hands me what looks like a virtual reality headset. “I'm going to have you slip this over your head,” says Billows, IndyCar's medical director. "Just look at the target in the center of the screen. You're going to see flashes of light at varying intensities." Dr. Billows gives me a clinical eye-tracking computer test, now part of IndyCar's concussion protocol. "It actually looks at things your brain does automatically that you can't control,” Dr. Billows explains. “So, it looks at reflexes in your eyes and eye movement, also some reflexes in your hearing system." "If the
Zimbabwean Axcil Jefferies hopes to be the first African racing driver on the F1 grid for 25 years. 27 May
CONCORD, N.C. – Eleven days ago, Kaz Grala informed the industry via Twitter that he was out of a ride, as his team, JGL Racing, was shutting down operations. Three days after that, he received an opportunity with Fury RaceCars to run the No. 61 Ford for four races. And on Saturday, he climbed out of the No. 61 Ford with a 10th-place finish in the Xfinity Series' event at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Twice actually, because they had to document the moment of him. The 19-year-old was beaming. “I don't know how this is possible, but it was and it's fantastic,” Grala said on pit road, after a series of hugs and words of praise. “Great debut for us; I can't say enough about how hard everyone's worked.
Red Bull are looking to continue their dominance from practice and turn it into their second race win of the season in Monte Carlo. Championship leader Lewis Hamilton has it all to do on the hypersoft tyres as Mercedes and Ferrari desperately try to gain time on Red Bull. Follow all the twists and turns on the track in Monaco with Sportsmail as teams battle out to claim a crucial pole position.
• Joined ESPN in 2009 • An FIA accredited F1 journalist since 2011 MONTE CARLO, Monaco -- Mercedes has agreed to Formula One's plans to ditch the MGU-H from the existing power units as part of a wider plan to improve the spectacle of the sport. The MGU-H recovers heat energy from the turbo and can be used to control the speed of the turbo's compressor to combat turbo-lag. The technology is the most advanced element of the current F1 engines and represents an avenue for development in turbocharged internal combustion engines for road cars too. However, in an attempt to make the existing engines cheaper, more powerful and noisier for 2021, F1 has not included the MGU-H in the package of rules it
CONCORD, N.C. — Its not difficult to identify the unquestioned top highlight of Bubba Wallaces 2018 season so far. His runner-up finish in a dramatic Daytona 500 in his first full-time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season — and his emotional reaction afterwards — were defining moments both for Wallace and the sport. Since then, …
The grandson of NASCAR racing legend Dale Earnhardt said his team is honoring America's fallen heroes this Memorial Day weekend and will also present a $15,000 check to a related charity at Sunday's race. Jeffrey Earnhardt, who will be driving the #55 Chevrolet, told Fox News that he and his team will be supporting the Angels of America's Fallen charity during the Coca-Cola 600 in Charlotte, N.C., on Sunday night. Earnhardt, 28, said he is honored to partner with groups that support the family members of American service members who have been killed. He said that there will be a lot of attention given to the young children whose parents have died in battle. "It's something that I feel you don't
Jayski.com Staff INDIANAPOLIS -- Dr. Jerry Punch, who combined careers in broadcasting and medicine to become one of the most respected people in all of motorsports, was honored Friday with the Bob Russo Founders Award for dedication to auto racing. The award was presented to Dr. Punch by Russo Award Chairman Paul Page, the 2012 honoree, in a ceremony in the Indianapolis Motor Speedway's media center. Russo, the much-admired and honored motorsports journalist/publicist/historian, founded the American Auto Racing Writers and Broadcasters Association in 1955. Russo helped racing gain early national media attention in the 1950s via his stories in Speed Age magazine. He consulted IMS owner Tony Hulman
The only thing cooler than old concept cars is old concept cars that get a second life. The Lamborghini Marzal is one of those cars, and it took to the track on May 11-13 for the Monaco Historic Grand Prix for the first time since its sole outing in 1968 at the actual Monaco GP, driven by Prince Rainier and Princess Grace. This car just radiates that very specific 60s space race chic from an era when our visions of the future were my utopia than dystopia. The Marzal, designed by Marcello Gandini, was all kinds of weirdly incredible. Easily its most striking feature is its two-door take on a four-door car. Yeah. instead of a traditional four-door deal, Gandini opted for two see-through gull-wing
“I have never forgotten what James Hunt said to me: 'Remember, Mika, remember to have fun,'” recalls the double world champion Mika Häkkinen, relaxing on a yacht in Monaco beside the very car that enabled him to fulfil Hunt's bidding. Häkkinen believes his win here 20 years ago, on the way to his first Formula One title, was the stand‑out performance of his career and that the drivers who take to the streets on Sunday still face the ultimate test in Monte Carlo. By 1998, after a life-changing accident and some tough years in F1, he was finally able to do as the British champion advised and revel in his endeavour. “When I did the first test in '98 I felt the car was fast whatever I did, turn or break, it did exactly what I wanted,” he says.
CONCORD, N.C. – JGL Racing owner James Whitener was diagnosed with liver failure in January and is going on a transplant list to receive a new one, he confirmed in a statement to NBC Sports. Whitener, 54, formed JGL Racing in 2014. Based in Denver, North Carolina, the team fields the No. 28 Ford driven by Dylan Lupton. The team had fielded the No. 24 for Kaz Grala until earlier this month when Grala was let go. Grala said Whitener's medical costs played a part in the decision to shutter the team. The team originally stated the decision was due to lack of sponsorship. “I found out kind of before the Dover race that things were looking a little bit shakey, unfortunately,” Grala said. “(Whitener)