Category: Winnings and Awards

Kevin Harvick Wins NASCAR Sprint Cup Race at Richmond International Raceway

Kevin Harvick shifted gears, hit the pedal and rocketed his way to win Saturday night’s Toyota Owners 400 in a green-white-chequered finish at Richmond International Raceway on April, 27th 2013 . Harvick beats Clint Bowyer (No.15 Toyota) to the finish line by .343 seconds to win his first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race of the season, his third at Richmond and the 20th of his career. By securing ninth rank in points, Harvick has made his way to make a fourth consecutive Chase appearance and his sixth in the last 8 years.

Joey Logano (No.22 Ford) who had frustrating start with crashes was able to finish third, while Juan Pablo Montoya (No. 42 Chevrolet) was fourth after leading Jeff Burton (No.31 Chevrolet) who finished fifth. Harvick came to pit road for tires on Lap 396, after Brian Vickers slapped the wall in Turn 3 to cause the 11th caution of



Matt Kenseth wins the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Race – STP 400 at Kansas Speedway

Starting at the pole position in the STP 400 on Sunday[April 21st, 2013], Matt Kenseth had a clear vision to win the 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Kansas Speedway and that was shown when he led 163 laps out of 267 total laps. Kenseth in car #20 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota, has got the 2nd season’s victory and 26th win in the NASCAR’s races. He took a two position jump with an overall 8th position and 252 points in the NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Series 2013. Kasey Kahne in car #5 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet has finished the race at 2nd position, who was only .151 seconds behind Kenseth, while he has started the race at 27th position in the race.

Kasey is now at overall second position and has actually exchanged the position with Kyle Busch who is now at the overall 7th position. Kasey has took a 5 place jump with



Volkswagen’s Sebastian Ogier made Hat Trick by Claiming Winning Position in FIA WRC -Rally of Portugal

Sebastian Ogier and co-driver Sebastian Ogier claimed an impressive victory in the FIA World Rally Championship of Portugal on Sunday. They won by 58.2 seconds on the Rally de Portugal ahead of Mikko Hirvonen in a Citroen DS3. It is the third consecutive victory in FIA 2013 World Rally Championship claimed by Sebastian Ogier on the Rally of Portugal, which ended in the Algarve on 14th April 2013. Consequently, Ogier leads in the FIA Drivers’ Championship with102 points, 54 ahead of Hirvonen in second.

He had won the Portuguese round twice before with Citroen in 2010 and 2011. Yesterday’s win was also the ninth at World Rally Championship level for the Ogier. The Frenchman had to overcome an energy-sapping virus and a transmission problem on Sunday morning to battle it out on the Algarve’s gravelly roads. However, when he earned another three bonus championship points by winning the SS15 Power Stage



Aston Martin Celebrates Double Triumph in both LMGTE categories at the 6 Hours of Silverstone

Aston Martin celebrated the double triumph in both LMGTE categories at the 6 Hours of Silverstone held on 14th April 2013. Darren Turner, Stefan Mücke and Bruno Senna ran a flawless race to win the Pro class in their car No.97 Vantage V8, having led the race from start to finish, while the #95 car of Danish trio Christoffer Nygaard, Kristian Poulsen and Allan Simonsen won in GT Am class. The race-winning 2013-specification #97 Vantage GTE – with its new V8 power plant and improved dynamics completed 171 laps of the 3.7-mile Silverstone circuit, which is equal to a total race distance of over 630 miles at an average speed of 108 miles/hour.

No.99 Aston Martin Vantage driven by Pedro Lamy (PT), Paul Dalla Lana (CN) and Frédéric Makowiecki (FR) claimed an impressive third position while crossing the line a single lap behind the #97 machine and within thirteen seconds



Kyle Busch got his 26th career cup win with Sprint Cup victory at Texas Motor Speedway

Kyle Busch’s double delight with the perfect weekend victories of NASCAR Sprint Cup and Nationwide races at Texas Motor Speedway. In the car #18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota, Kyle won the NRA 500 race by just 0.508 seconds ahead of runner-up Martin Truex J and picked up his first Sprint Cup at the 1.5-mile Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas. For Busch, it was the first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victory at Texas, the second time victory of this season(first was at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana), and a NASCAR-record seventh time in his career as he won the Sprint Cup and Nationwide races in the same weekend.

It was started with a pole winning run on the Friday night in nationwide race held on the 1 1/2-mile, high-banked track. Busch received a tradition steeped cowboy hat and got to fire trophy six-shooters loaded with blanks in Victory Lane. Truex was striving hard to



Kyle Busch’s first Sprint Cup victory for Toyota and Joe Gibbs Racing at Auto Club Speedway

Kyle Busch’s focused racing in the today’s Auto Club 400 race, has claimed the first victory for Toyota and Joe Gibbs Racing in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at the Auto Club Speedway in Fontana. Yesterday, at the Fontana Royal Purple 300 race, Busch has was happy to have his 6th victory at the Nationwide Series race but desperately want his first victory at the Sprint Cup Series under Joe Gibbs Racing. After winning it today, he has achieved the most needed milestone for the Joe Gibbs Racing.

It is his 2nd win in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race. In this race, he was at front with 125 led laps, out of 200 laps and earned 125 points from this race. On the final lap, Joey Logano and Denny Hamlin were leading but over-focusing each other at the last 100 meters of the race, ended-up with an unexpected contact, which has



Kyle Busch persisted his undefeated form in Nationwide Series Fontana Royal Purple 300 race

It seems that the last weekend victory form at the NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Bristol has persisted by the victory man - Kyle Busch, who has again delivered an outstanding performance in the Royal Purple 300 race at the Auto Club Speedway, Fontana, CA. Busch in Car #54 of Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota wins the race by only .834 seconds difference from the current season’s Nationwide Series Overall leader Sam Hornish Jr. racing in Car #12 Penske Racing Ford. Starting at the pole position, Kyle Busch has written his 6th Nationwide Series race win on Saturday, through the two-mile track of the Auto Club Speedway and for the Joe Gibbs Racing, it is their continuous 9th win.

At the Nationwide Series race, Kyle Busch has now 54 career wins, where 3 out of 5 triumphs has earned in the current season. And to claim the first Sprint Cup victory for Joe Gibbs Racing, at Fontana, Kyle Busch is



Kasey Kahne from Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet wins the NASCAR Food City 500 race at Bristol

The NASCAR sprint driver Kasey Kahne has waited long for his NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Victory and in the Sunday’s Food City 500 race at Bristol, Kahne in the No. 5 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet, has finally claimed the flawless victory, which came at the nineteenth attempt at the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race and no one is more happy than him. And for the marvelous teamwork of the Hendrick Motorsports, has earned them the eleventh NASCAR Sprint Cup Series  triumph at Bristol. While Kyle Busch in his No.

18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota has secured the second position. Kyle was the pole position runner but made an early-race speeding penalty. On the other hand, with 166 points, the overall 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series lead racer, Brad Keselowski in his No. 2 Penske Racing Ford car, has earned the tight 3rd position. He was battling with the Kurt Busch, in the No. 78 Furniture Row Chevrolet, in the final



Kimi Raikkonen from Lotus-Renault F1 wins the 2013 F1 Rolex Australian GP

The first F1 season victory at the 2013 Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix, is strategically claimed by the Kimi Raikkonen with his Lotus-Renault F1 Team. Raikkonen began the race in 7th place and during the race he took 2 pits stops which turned beneficiary for him where other F1-races have taken 3 pits stop[for new medium tyres on laps 9 and 34], but Raikkonen came into the main lead at the 43rd lap[ in a total of 58 laps]. Kimi triumph at 2013 Australian GP has earned 25 driver’s championship points for him.

While in Ferrari’s, Fernando Alonso has finished the GP race at 2nd place, he was 12.4 seconds behind Raikkonen at the finish line and earned the 18 driver’s championship points. He started the race in 3rd place. On the other hand, the last year winner of Australian GP, Fernando Alonso from Infiniti Red Bull Racing-Renault team, has secured the 3rd position with a difference of 22.3 seconds from the race leader and earned 15 driver’s championship points. He started the race in 1st place. With



First to win ALMS Mobil 1 12hr of Sebring, Audi hybrid in P1 and Corvette since 2009 in GT

Today in Florida, Audi sports has shown outstanding performance by claiming the victory at the ALMS Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring. It also achieved the record of  the first hybrid car to win at Sebring. In the 12 hour endurance of ALMS[American Le Mans Series], the no.1 Audi R18 e-tron quattro team comprised of Marcel Fassler, Benoit Treluyer and Oliver Jarvis have won by completing the 364 laps in the P1 class, while the second position is also taken by no. 2 Audi R18 e-tron quattro team comprised of Kristensen, Allan McNish and Lucas di Grassi.

PC Winners Cheng, Guasch, Ostella And P2 Winners Tucker, Franchitti, Briscoe And Overall, P1 Winners Jarvis, Fässler, Tréluyer And GT Winners Gavin, Milner, Westbro   On the other hand, in the GT class, for the first time since 2009, Chevrolet team in the Corvette C6 ZR1 wins the endurance race from Ferrari F458 Italia Team, who were most of time leading the race. The Chevrolet



Kyle Busch wins Jeff Foxworthy’s Grit Chips 300 NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Bristol

At Bristol, the victory of Kyle Busch in the Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota car #54, was a close battle win over the Kyle Larson who was racing in the Turner Scott Motorsports Chevrolet car #32. Kyle Busch has delivered his best racing performance at Bristol, which can be figured out from his led laps counts, a total of 156 out of 300 laps, but at the finish line, he was just 0.023 seconds apart from Kyle Larson, he was really happy after his win but at the same time he said, “Wish it was a little easier on my end”. His victory in the Jeff Foxworthy’s Grit Chips 300 NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway has earned the fifth Nationwide Series race title for him.

On the other hand, Brian Vickers in his Toyota Car #20 has finished the race at 3rd position, and Sam Hornish Jr in his Ford car #12 has taken the 4th place , while Haverick in



Volkswagen Motorsport’s Sebastien Ogier wins Rally Guanajuato Mexico – FIA WRC 2013

The Volkswagen Motorsport’s Sebastien Ogier has shown an outstanding performance in the FIA World Rally Championship. His racing season 2013 started with a good second victory at Monte Carlo in January and then a great victory at the Sweden Rally last month, in icy tough conditions. Now, here in 2013 Rally Guanajuato Mexico, Sebastiern Ogier has again shown his dominance by winning the second consecutive Rally after Sweden Rally with 16 of the 23 best times. His team-paring with Julien Ingrassia, has delivered outstanding victory and its a result of the hard work of his Motorsport Team, on the other hand the new Volkswagen Polo R WRC [#8] has not shown any problem, and perfectly delivered the best winning performance for the Sebastien Ogier with the victory of power stage also. The Volkswagen Motorsport team is really happy, specially Ogier, who said after their win , “This win will always be in my heart.”.

Sebastien Ogier Victory Celebration Of 2013



Carl Edwards wins the 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Subway Fresh Fit 500 race

Carl Edwards got his long waited triumph in NASCAR Sprint Cup at Phoenix on Sunday March, 3rd 2013, which was according to him, desperately required since his first win in this Sprint Cup two years ago in Las Vegas and he has waited for 70 races since then. Edwards who has 20 career cup victories in his name, was very determined during the whole race which can be analyzed by seeing his led laps counts of 122 out of total 316 laps, but the 2013 Subway Fresh Fit 500 cup victory came at final stage where Jimmie Johnson was just less than 1 second behind him at the finish line and got second place finished.

Edwards was really happy after the win which can be seen in his flawless flips and he jumped into the grandstands for high-fives from spectators fans, and during that he said, “I feel like I can jump over those grandstands right now. This win



Jimmie Johnson exciting win in NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Daytona 500

In the Daytona International Speedway, the competing NASCAR Sprint Cup Race drivers in the Daytona 500, have always a neck and neck victory by a difference of milliseconds. The experience of previous win helped the five-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion Jimmie Johnson, to lift the Harley J. Earl trophy for the second time in his career, delivering a exciting finish to the 55th annual Daytona 500 on Sunday, February 24th, 2013 in Daytona Beach, Florida. Johnson who was racing in car #48 of Chevrolet SS Racing car, has led the 17 laps on the Daytona track and earned total points/bonus of 47/4.

He has taken the title with close win from the Dale Earnhardt Jr. who has finished the race in the second position in another Chevrolet SS Racing car #88, while the third position is taken by the Toyota Motorsport Racer Mark Martin. On the other hand, the Godaddy Chevrolet SS racecar driver, Danica Patrick, who is the world’s first women to win pole position at



Volkswagen Motorsport’s Ogier and Ingrassia won a stunning victory at Sweden Rally of FIA WRC 2013

The Volkswagen Motorsport has big time celebration when on Sunday, February 10th, the team of Sébastien Ogier[driver] and Julien Ingrassia[co-driver] (F/F) has achieved the most challenging and impressively maiden victory of the Rally Sweden at the FIA World Rally Championship 2013, at the most dependable wheel of Volkswagen Polo R WRC – the 315 horsepower World Rally Car from Wolfsburg. They have created a maiden No.1 leading position throughout the 22 stages, each of distance of 338.91 kilometers and covering a total distance of 1,589.78 kilometers, in the tough condition of Scandinavian with icy snow and against the strong contenders including 9 times world champion Sébastien Loeb[Citroën].

The Rally Sweden brought 8th victory of  Sébastien Ogier in the WRC and this year with more impressive result of 11 best times from 22 special stages by the pairing of Ogier and Ingrassia. The success marks was made by Ogier in the qualification round on Thursday, by achieving the quickest time to finish seven places ahead of the many times world champion Loeb(Citroën), who finished



Mercedes SLS AMG motorsport team of Erebus wins 2013 Bathurst 12 Hour

The team of Mercedes SLS AMG GT3 with car #36 has recorded a historical win at the 2013 Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour endurance race in Australia where the team of Erebus Racing comprising of drivers from Germany – the Alex Rollof, the Thomas Jaeger and the German Touring Car legend Bernd Schneider, have successfully finished the 268 laps of 1665 kilometers at the Mount Panorama in a day which began with the record temperatures and finished in a heavy rain. In the high level of competition of this race, last year the team of Erebus was overall at the second position thus with the previous learning and improvements, this time the team has shown high-performance racing skills where Schneider won the 2nd consecutive big endurance win of the year, the recent was the Dubai 24 hour endurance race.

Alex Rollof With Thomas Jaeger And Bernd Schneider Are Winners Of The Bathurst 12 Hour Schneider expressed the level of



S Peterhansel and JP Cottret in MINI ALL4 racing defended the title by winning 2013 Dakar Rally

Still undefeated at the 2013 Dakar Rally, in Santiago de Chile, Perú, Argentina, the Monster Energy X-raid Rally team, from Trebur, Germany consist of Frenchmens Stéphane Peterhansel and co-driver Jean-Paul Cottret, in the MINI ALL4 racing, has once again prove it like 2012 victory, and it seems like there is no one even close in their way to success. They won the Dakar Rally 2013 with a big lead of 42.22 minutes overall, in the unbeatable MINI ALL4 racing to regain their 11th victory of career in a legendary way.

In MIN ALL4 racing, the X-raid team dominance was very clear when Peterhansel took the lead in one of the most tough rally race of 8,600 kilometers[around 5,300 miles], to the cross the victory line with no 1 position in the Dakar Rally of 2013. The chasing pair of Leonid Novitskiy and Konstantin Zhiltsov, in the MINI ALL4 racing, has eventually finished at 3rd position in the Dakar Rally 2013. The Senior Vice President MINI Brand Management, Dr



ACP and Wimpey with Scion xD got first ever win in 2WD class of Sno*Drift at Rally America 2013

In the two-wheel drive[2WD] class in Rally America National Championship on January 26th-27th in Atlanta, Michigan, the team from Scion – Andrew Comrie-Picard and Jeremy Wimpey racing with 2012 Scion xD, has secured the first ever win of the season at the 2WD class of Sno*Drift event, by taking a total time of 2:50:57.5 and a 5 minutes lead from the team of Dillon Van Way and Andrew Edwards of 2011 Ford Fiesta. Covering the all 20 challenging snow covered stages, Andrew with Wimpey was the 1st to reach the finish line in the 2WD class.

Andrew Comrie-Picard also known by the name od “ACP” said – “I’m so proud of the entire team, and this victory belongs to them.This season’s new Scion xD is lighter, stronger, faster, easier to service, more predictable and easier to drive”. According to him, he found the new enhancement in Scion xD, has made the ride very smooth all the time and



Chevrolet Corvette DP never give up performance with 2nd place victory in DP class at Daytona 2013

Chevrolet with Corvette Daytona Prototype has celebrated the first ever Daytona Podium finish in 51st Running of the Rolex 24 At Daytona, when team owner Wayne Taylor with a team of comprising of Max Angelelli, Jordan Taylor and Ryan Hunter-Reay have bravely completed the tough 24 hour long endurance, by getting the second honorable position in the DP class race at Daytona International Speedway 2013. The Wayne team was racing with No. 10 Velocity Worldwide Corvette DP at Daytona International Speedway on Sunday, January 27, 2013 in Daytona Beach, Florida.

The U.S. Vice President Performance Vehicles and Motorsports, Jim Campbell has appraised the team for the sustaining attitude by saying - I am very proud of the tremendous effort put forth by all of our Chevrolet teams and applaud the “never give up” attitude of our Corvette Daytona Prototype and Camaro drivers and crews as they battled for their finishing positions this weekend. We are looking forward



Mercedes-Benz awarded as “Best cars of the year” in two categories

Mercedes-Benz has awarded by famous car magazine “auto, motor und sport“, through the reader’s survey and voted the Mercedes-Benz as the “Best cars of the year” 2013 for two categories among the best 10 different categories. In the convertible category, the Mercedes SLS AMG Roadster got highest 13.7% reader votes in the category of H cabriolet. On the other hand, the Mercedes-Benz G-Class got highest 12.3% reader votes in the SUV category with best off-road capabilities.

For more than 30-years, the readers are doing significant voting for the prestigious magazine and this year too, it is large readers voting of 1,12000 have given their useful time for the valuable selection of cars in different categories. Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster :  In the category of convertible, readers has given their maximum support to AMG Roadster for its attractive style and advanced technology. The SLS AMG Roadster is basically developed from a two-door sports coupe and have the best 8-cylinder