Josef Newgarden is like a boy with a new toy. The newest addition to the Team Penske IndyCar lineup – he replaces Juan Pablo Montoya in the No. 2 Chevrolet – is acting like a kid in a candy store: he has arguably the best and winningest team in the sport, three of the best teammates, the best equipment and the best support personnel. “Dude, it’s all cool, every day is cool with this group,” Newgarden said Wednesday during IndyCar Media Day at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. “Every day there’s something cool that goes on. When I first went down there and got to meet the whole team and I got introduced to the shop, it was very overwhelming because most of the shop was there for the introduction, and
The “36 hours of Florida” is the unofficial name for the kickoff to the North American sports car season, with the Rolex 24 at Daytona and Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring comprising 36 hours of grueling endurance racing to begin both the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and Tequila Patron North American Endurance Cup seasons. Post-those 36 hours, though, a good dose of R&R time is needed. And this is where an outside-the-box idea – a cruise featuring a number of those individuals who ran at either or both of Daytona and Sebring – comes into play. “Cruisin’ with the Racers” came to light last year under a different branding and name, but is set to feature a number of full-time sports car
World champion Sebastien Ogier, starting a new adventure with the M-Sport Ford team after Volkswagen's departure, was fastest in testing for the season-opening Monte Carlo rally on Wednesday. The Frenchman set the pace in the new-look Fiesta car on the 3.35km 'shakedown' over mountain roads around the town of Gap in southern France. Norwegian Andreas Mikkelsen was second fastest in a Skoda Fabia and Ogier's Estonian team mate Ott Tanak was third.