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The -30- Post

When I was a print journalist, “30” was a message to the copy editor: the story is over. After five years and over 300 posts, this is my 30 column for this blog.  In 2009, I began sharing my lifelong … Continue reading

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F1/IndyCar: Simona leaps in – and out

Swiss driver Simona De Silvestro has announced a move from the IndyCar Series to a role as “affilate” driver with the Sauber F1 team.  De Silvestro’s signing makes her one of the few women drivers with a credible opportunity at … Continue reading

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Rolex 24 at Daytona: 1979 Mazda RX-7 – GTU killer

In 1979, Mazda took the sports car world by storm with a class win in the 24 Hours at Daytona.  Although the two RX-7’s qualified far down the grid, they moved through the field with a combination of agile handling … Continue reading

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Daytona beckons – no rest for the wicked

The “Roar before the 24” takes on a new complexion in the first unified race since the ALMS was acquired by the Grand-Am and renamed the Tudor United Sportscar Championship.  Three new classes of machinery will race each other for … Continue reading

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60 for 60: Day 60 – Raising a glass

As New Year’s Eve approaches, we wrap our celebration of the year in motorsport. For the past 60 days, we’ve published our 60 favorite images – memorable moments from an exciting year.  We believe, and many agree, that 2013 was … Continue reading

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60 for 60: Day 59 – On the edge of our seat

For this blog, 2013 was a fantastic year.  We brought you coverage from IndyCar races, the World Touring Car Championship, the American Le Mans Series, the Grand-Am, and World Superbikes.  Every race was a privilege, and we are eternally indebted … Continue reading

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60 for 60: Day 58 – Muscle car

We first attended an ALMS race in 2000.  After that first race, we attended all of the Bay Area races until the final event this year.  We fell in love with Le Mans racing (and the ALMS) because of the … Continue reading

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60 for 60: Day 57 – Inspiration

We met Michael Johnson at the USF2000 race at Mazda Raceway in September.  Johnson is paralyzed from the waist down, but that doesn’t stop him from racing.  After losing the use of his legs following a motocross action at age … Continue reading

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60 for 60: Day 56 – A long hard road to the title

In August, they said it was over.  Too far behind, they said.  Will never catch Castroneves, they said.  The pitlane contact penalty was thought to be the end of a title run that had ignited at Pocono and continued in … Continue reading

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60 for 60: Day 55 – Breaking his duck

It’s an honor to be present at a driver’s first victory in a series.  For Tom Chilton, that first win almost didn’t arrive.  At the end of 2012, Ford withdrew support for the Focus Chilton had been running in the WTCC. … Continue reading

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