Mazda Supplying Clean Diesel Engines to Grand-Am Racers

Beginning with the 2013 season, Mazda will be providing racing versions of its new SKYACTIV-D clean diesel engines to teams competing in Grand-Am?s new GX Class for advanced/clean technologies. “This opens a new chapter in racing for us,” said Jay Amestoy, Vice President of Mazda Motorsports, Mazda North American Operations (MNAO). “We’ve won with rotary…

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Ford Redesigns the NASCAR Fusion

Ford is trying to put the Ford back into the NASCAR with a new Sprint Cup car that closely resembles the new Ford Fusion.? Over the years, the NASCAR Cup cars have evolved to almost a generic look often with little resemblance to the original car. There used to be a correlation between race cars…

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Books: NASCAR Then & Now

Starting from suggestions written on napkins at a December 1947 meeting came the roots of the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR). A new book by Ben White documents the ripple of an idea that grew into a tsunami.? NASCAR founder Bill France Sr. and a cast of colorful characters are portrayed NASCAR…

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