The RP’s Weekly Web Gems: The Politics of Speed

The Politics of Speed

Here is a really nice article explaining how the feud between ESPN and Comcast/NBC is killing the already sputtering sport of Indycar racing. Even though Indycar racing in America is old and well-established, in today’s sports world if you aren’t making money, you’re out. [The Daly Planet]

A street-legal, modified Ford GT set the record in a newly-established category for the Guiness Book of World Records: “standing-mile speed by a street-legal car.” The official record time is 223 mph, even though this car has reached speeds of up to 267 mph. [Jalopnik]

If, for some reason, you are not acquainted with rally car racing – this is the article for you. It explains, in detail, why this sport is “The Toughest Motor Sport in the World.” [My Ride Is Me]

This week’s ESPN NASCAR power rankings feature Kyle Busch taking over the top spot, his brother Kurt falling to #5, with Harvick, Edwards, and Kenseth in the middle. [ESPN]

For the first time in 10 years NASCAR’s Sprint Cup will race at a new track: Kentucky Speedway in my home state. After adding around 40,000 seats and selling a total of 107,000 tickets, it’s safe to say that the Bluegrass state is plenty excited to see it’s first Sprint Cup race at Kentucky Speedway. [ESPN]

 

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