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Hamilton calls today’s testing crash “a small hiccup” (VIDEO)

Motorsportstalk.nbcsports.com  -  Mercedes driver and former World Champion Lewis Hamilton kept things positive after his Turn One crash today during Formula One testing at Jerez de la Frontera, Spain. Hamilton suffered a front-wing failure on the new Mercedes W05 before sliding off the track, through a gravel trap and into the tire barriers. He had completed 18… 203 days

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Count Danica Patrick out of Indy 500 — but not Kurt Busch, AJ Allmendinger

Motorsportstalk.nbcsports.com  -  CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Even though new Stewart Haas Racing teammate Kurt Busch hopes to realize his lifelong dream to race in the Indianapolis 500 this May – and then double up by competing later the same day in NASCAR’s longest race, the Coca-Cola 600 in Charlotte — count Danica Patrick out of doing the same.… 204 days

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Bourdais wins an elusive 24-hour race; adds to IndyCar driver tally

Motorsportstalk.nbcsports.com  -  File this one in the long overdue department, but Sebastien Bourdais has a 24-hour race victory at long last. The Frenchman has famously come close but no cigar at his home race at Le Mans, and now has his first win in the Rolex 24 at Daytona in five attempts. “I’ve been chasing Le Mans…… 205 days

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NASCAR announces new knockout qualifying format

Motorsportstalk.nbcsports.com  -  Taking a page from the playbooks of Formula One and the IndyCar Series, NASCAR will adopt a form of knockout-style qualifying across all three of its national series: Sprint Cup, Nationwide, and Camping World Truck. NASCAR will use two or three-round sessions depending on the length of each track. Here are the main details: FOR… 209 days

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Kobayashi: Caterham “has to move forward” in 2014

Motorsportstalk.nbcsports.com  -  Kamui Kobayashi made headlines – and highlight reels – during his first stint in Formula One from 2009 through 2012. Now, as he prepares for his return to the sport with Caterham, he’s under no illusions about the difficulty of the task at hand. “We’re all realistic about what we can actually achieve this year… 210 days

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Caterham’s Fernandes says he could walk away from F1

Motorsportstalk.nbcsports.com  -  It has been, literally, a pointless existence in Formula One for Caterham. Entering its fifth season in the world’s most popular motorsport, the Tony Fernandes-owned team has gone through three guises (Lotus Racing in 2010, Team Lotus in 2011, Caterham since 2012) but has scored no World Championship points. And that has Fernandes, also the… 210 days

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Kyle Busch helps marry couple in Las Vegas

Motorsportstalk.nbcsports.com  -  As the saying goes, “Only in Vegas.” Taking some time out of his preparation for the upcoming Sprint Cup season, Joe Gibbs Racing’s Kyle Busch returned to his hometown of Las Vegas today to take care of a very important duty – and it didn’t involve his No. 18 Toyota. It was to help a… 210 days

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U.S. Paralympic athlete to serve as honorary race official for Daytona 500

Motorsportstalk.nbcsports.com  -  Interesting note surrounding the Daytona 500: U.S. Paralympic athlete Blake Leeper (pictured, from 2012), currently training to become the first double-amputee American to compete in the Olympic Games in 2016, will serve as an honorary race official for this year’s edition of The Great American Race. “Blake Leeper is a true inspiration and a legend… 211 days

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