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2014-09-12 16:20:35

Maine Business Leaders and Governor Paul LePage unveil Theriault's "Maine Car" on September 12th PORTLAND and BANGOR, Maine, Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Austin Theriault, a 20-year-old rookie NASCAR driver from Fort Kent, Maine now racing for the JR Motorsports team has made history with the unveiling of an unprecedented public-private sponsored race car. Theriault alongside Maine Governor Paul LePage, and local banking and business executives together revealed the "Maine Car" for...

2014-09-11 20:20:18

- Travis Pastrana will enter double-header Global Rallycross Los Angeles, Sept 19-21 CHERRY HILL, N.J., Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Subaru Rally Team USA and Vermont SportsCar have confirmed today they will enter a third team car in the next three rounds of the Red Bull Global Rallycross Championship (GRC) for Travis Pastrana and David Higgins. Pastrana and Higgins have spent this season competing in stage rally in the Rally America Championship, while Subaru drivers Bucky...

2014-09-11 08:21:18

2015 Honda Accord available now in South Carolina FLORENCE, S.C., Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Returning to Cale Yarborough Honda for the 2015 model year, Honda Accord bears the banner of actionable data among the many midsize options available to South Carolina drivers. In fact, Honda's commitment to facilitate informed decisions is one of the automaker's primary emphases heading into 2015. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140910/145094 Starting with data...

2014-09-05 16:20:52

ENNIS, Texas, Sept. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dallas-based Gas Monkey Garage, owned by Richard Rawlings, star of the international hit series "Fast N' Loud" on The Discovery Channel, has partnered with Hennen Motorsports Top Fuel team at the upcoming AAA Texas NHRA Fall Nationals at iconic Texas Motorplex Sept. 18-21. The AAA Texas Fall Nationals, the second event in the six-race Countdown to the Championship, will be the debut event for the Gas Monkey Garage ride, driven by Texan...

2014-08-29 20:21:20

Peter Theodoracopoulos Named Honorary Crew Member of Famed No. 43 Eckrich Team LISLE, Ill., Aug. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With help from Eckrich, an American icon recognized an American hero today outside Atlanta. NASCAR Hall of Famer "The King" Richard Petty surprised Navy Counselor 2(nd) Class (AW) Peter Theodoracopoulos and his family with the opportunity to be honorary crew members of his No. 43 NASCAR Sprint Cup race team this weekend at the Atlanta Motor Speedway. Petty gave...

2014-08-29 16:20:57

No. 55 Aaron's Dream Machine Driver Brian Vickers & Michael Waltrip Racing Team Members Demonstrate Importance of Science, Technology, Engineering & Math in Racing, Careers ATLANTA, Aug. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Aaron's, Inc., (NYSE: AAN), partnered with the Brookhaven Boys & Girls Club of Metro Atlanta Thursday to host "The Science Of Speed," an event designed to give teenagers an exciting and informative look at how a science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education...

2014-08-29 12:21:28

CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., Aug. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing (SFHR) with driver Josef Newgarden has been on a bit of a tear in the Verizon IndyCar Series as of late. After having a sure victory taken away with a troubled pit stop at the Mid-Ohio round, Newgarden has gone on to score finishes of fifth in Milwaukee and sixth last weekend in Sonoma, after having qualified second at the legendary Napa Valley circuit. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140528/91849...

2014-08-29 08:21:00

Hertz British Grand Prix to be held at Silverstone from August 28th to August 31st LONDON, Aug. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Hertz Corporation (NYSE: HTZ) and Dorna Sports are pleased to announce that Hertz, the world-leading general use car rental brand, is yet again the title sponsor of the 2014 British MotoGP(TM). The British edition of the premier motorcycle racing world championship will be held at Silverstone from August 28th to August 31(st)....

2014-08-28 20:22:04

BOCA RATON, Fla., Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For celebrities, philanthropy offers a chance to give back to society by opening their hearts and wallets. But who are some of the nation's most charitable stars and what are their favorite causes? WIOD radio personality Keith Singer's new radio segment "Making a Difference," offers high profile guests who are giving back to their communities an open mic to discuss their philanthropy and charitable involvement. Among his recent guests...

2014-08-28 16:26:05

TaxSlayer Bowl-branded NASCAR car debuts this weekend, Earnhardt Jr. confirmed for 2015 bowl game JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The speed, athleticism and teamwork inherent in college football and NASCAR merge this year as TaxSlayer.com combines its football and car-racing assets in a series of high-impact promotions. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140828/141157 This Saturday, Aug. 30, at Atlanta Motor Speedway, TaxSlayer Bowl will enter the NASCAR scene as a...


Latest Motorsport Reference Libraries

Cheetah Racing Cars
2014-06-23 06:16:01

Cheetah Racing Cars is a manufacturer of race cars in Australia. The design, engineering and production of Cheetah Race Cars are done by Brian Shead at a factory behind his home in Mordialloc, a suburb of Melbourne, Australia. The first car produced by Shead was for his own use in 1960 to race in the Formula Junior. He built another Cheetah in 1962 and a third in 1963. In 1970 he produced a MK4H Hill-climb car V-8 Oldsmobile, adding a redesign to previous cars. In 1973, Shead started to...

Kaditcha Formula 2 race car
2014-01-29 12:55:46

Kaditcha is an Australian automobile manufacturer founded by Barry Lock. The company produced open-wheeled and sports car racing cars for series including Formula 500 and Australian Formula 2. The 1980s proved to be the most successful years for their race cars. A Chevrolet-powered 5.0-L version driven by Chris Clearihan, won the 1982 Australian Sports Car Championship, with other Kaditcha cars finishing second and third in points. In 1983, another Kaditcha race car driven by Peter Hopwood...

Elfin Sports Cars
2014-01-06 10:19:17

Elfin Sports Cars Pty Ltd, is an Australian automobile manufacturer that was founded in 1957 by Garrie Cooper. The company produces sports cars and race cars. It is the oldest and one of the most successful sports car makers in Australia, with 29 championships and major Grand Prix titles. Previously owned by Bill Hemming and Nick Kovatch, Elfin is now owned by the estate of former British race car driver Tom Walkinshaw, purchased from the former owners in 1998. The original factory was...

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Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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