Chip Ganassi Honored at “The Amelia” Concours d’Elegance

By Lewis Franck, Special Report AMELIA ISLAND, Fla. – Chip Ganassi added another chapter in his legacy in motorsports when he was named the Honoree at “The Amelia,” the iconic Concours d’Elegance held on Amelia Island, Fl. More than just the owner of the 2010 Daytona 500 winning car, driven by Jamie McMurray, the Pennsylvania […]

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Toyota Performance Center Preparing Drivers for the Track

Lewis Franck, Special Report for Kickin’ the Tires CORNELIUS, N.C. – The Toyota Performance Center (TPC) is Toyota’s newest weapon in helping to develop young drivers for the future of auto racing. From strength and endurance training to which foods to eat and even addressing mental health and stress issues, the experts at TPC work […]

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Big NASCAR Shakeup as Trackhouse Racing Buys Chip Ganassi Racing

By Lewis Franck special to KickinTheTires.net CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Chip Ganassi just might be the person most shocked at the news of his selling his NASCAR team to Trackhouse Racing led by founder Justin Marks. “I must say our team was not for sale,” Ganassi said at the NASCAR Hall of Fame on Wednesday. “Justin […]

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Wanda Knepper the first woman to break the gender barrier at Indianapolis

By Lewis Franck, Special Report Most people will remember Janet Guthrie as the first woman to qualify and race at the Indy 500 only she wasn’t the first woman to, officially, participate at the Brickyard. Five years before Guthrie; Wanda Knepper was the first woman USAC (then the sanctioning body) licensed to be a mechanic […]

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Roger Penske was the honoree at the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance. The 83-year old parlayed a championship racing career into a business empire, racing empire and recently purchased the Indianapolis Motor Speedway among other assets.

Roger Penske Was the Honoree at the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance.

By Lewis Franck, Contributing Writer This past weekend Roger Penske was the honoree at the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance. The 83-year old parlayed a championship racing career into a business empire, racing empire and recently purchased the Indianapolis Motor Speedway among other assets. To describe a Concours d’Elegance, think of cars and coffee, but, on […]

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