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  • Fast Friday practice
    Weather plays havoc during preparations for the Indianapolis 500
    Rain continues to be a major storyline this week atIndianapolis Motor Speedway(IMS), causingIndianapolis 500practice time to be significantly cut short forVerizon IndyCar Seriesteams. It has even impacted some of the qualifying for next weekend&...
  • Nationwide Series qualifying at Daytona
    NASCAR modifies qualifying rules
    On Tuesday, NASCAR announced rules changes to its new "knockout" qualifying procedure for its three national series, including the Nationwide Series and Camping World Truck Series. No long will teams be allowed to make slow laps on the...
  • NASCAR modifies qualifying
    NASCAR modifies knockout style qualifying starting at Bristol Motor Speedway
    NASCAR moved swiftly to address the safety concerns brought about by the drivers. Tuesday, NASCAR banned cool-down laps and will allowing teams to hook up a cooling unit to the engines on pit road, this is the first major change to be made to the...
  • Jimmie Johnson
    NASCAR bans cool down laps during open qualifying
    NASCAR announced Tuesday that the practice of cool down laps during the new open knockout qualifying sessions would no longer be permitted effective immediately.NASCAR instituted a new group qualifying format for its three national series in...
  • NASCAR Will Allow Cooldown Units, Bans Cooldown Laps
    NASCAR Will Allow Cooldown Units on Pit-Road, Bans Cooldown Laps
    The Associated Press is reporting that following drivers expressing safety concerns with the new qualifying format, NASCAR will be making changes. Changes were discussed with crew chiefs in a conference call.During the call, NASCAR banned cool...
  • Nationwide Series at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Nov. 2013
    NASCAR institutes new qualifying procedures
    On Wednesday afternoon, NASCAR announced changes to the qualifying procedures for its three national series, including the Nationwide and Camping World Truck series. Instead of single-car/truck qualifying laps, the sanctioning body is adopting a...
  • Robin Pemberton, NASCAR's Vice President of Competition and Racing Development
    Q&A with NASCAR’s Robin Pemberton about new qualifying format
    NASCAR announced a new qualifying format for its top three touring series Wednesday. Cars will now have two or three session depending on track size in 2014. The field will be whittled down to 12 cars in the final session while slower cars will be...
  • NASCAR pole
    NASCAR finally gets it right with knockout qualifying
    It’s something I have wanted to see for years. And Wednesday NASCAR announced it. Starting this season the old days of boring single car qualifying sessions will be a thing of the past; NASCAR laid out its new format for qualifying and will...
  • NASCAR start
    NASCAR answers questions about new knockout qualifying
    NASCAR announced a new format for qualifying in all three of its top touring series Wednesday. For tracks, one and a quarter mile or longer, all cars will go out for 25 minutes; the top 24 cars according to their best lap will then go out for 10...
  • BB&T Atlanta Open Qualifying
    Qualifying draw is one way to BB&T Atlanta Open
    While the main draw players will be arriving this weekend in their courtesy cars and checking into their luxury hotel for the week, there will be 32 other players in action on Saturday and Sunday that will be looking to play their way in to the...
  • Nico Rosberg-Mercedes GP in Q3 for 2013 Bahrain Grand Prix
    Bahrain Grand Prix qualifying: Rosberg takes second straight pole for Mercedes
    Nico Rosberg gave an increasingly competitive Mercedes GP team a second straight pole position in the 2013 Formula One season, edging fellow German Sebastian Vettel of Red Bull for the top grid spot for tomorrow’s Bahrain Grand Prix in...
  • Hamilton, Raikkonen, and Alonso after 2013 China Grand Prix qualifying
    Chinese Grand Prix: Hamilton claims first pole with Mercedes; Raikkonen second
    Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton captured the pole for Sunday’s 10th running of the Chinese Grand Prix while Kimi Raikkonen positioned his Lotus alongside Hamilton in the first row. Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso and Hamilton’s Mercedes...
  • Vettel, Massa and Alonso-Malaysian GP Qualifying
    Vettel captures Malaysian Grand Prix pole under challenging conditions
    Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel captured his 39th career pole by besting the field Saturday in challenging qualifying conditions ahead of tomorrow’s Malaysian Grand Prix. Felipe Massa positioned his Ferrari alongside Vettel on the first...
  • Sebastian Vettel after taking pole for 2013 Australian GP
    Vettel takes pole for Australian Grand Prix after Saturday's rain delay
    Three-time world champion Sebastian Vettel captured the pole for the 2013 Australian Grand Prix when qualifying resumed after a soggy first attempt to establish the starting grid on Saturday. Red Bull teammate Mark Webber will complete an all-Red...
  • Nico Rosberg of Mercedes - Australian Grand Prix Q1
    Australian Grand Prix qualifying postponed until Sunday due to weather
    Mother Nature threw a curveball at Formula One teams during qualifying for tomorrow’s Australian Grand Prix as nasty weather conditions first delayed, then hindered, and finally caused postponement of the final two qualifying sessions at the...