Recent Posts by machaus

February 08, 2008

Open wheel racing in the US may finally be united again.: For the first time in 12 years, there are real efforts afoot to bring together the Champ Car series and the IRL.

posted by machaus to auto racing at 06:10 PM - 4 comments

August 05, 2004

The Indy Racing League now turns right as well: Races at Watkins Glen and Sonoma have been added to next year's schedule.

posted by machaus to other at 08:12 AM - 5 comments

January 08, 2004

It's official.: NASCAR will switch to a playoff system for the last 10 races of the 2004 season.

posted by machaus to other at 06:47 PM - 8 comments

December 30, 2003

Coulthard out at McLaren at end of 2004.: In F1, Silly season now starts at the beginning of the year.

posted by machaus to other at 11:44 AM - 4 comments

November 10, 2003

Jim McMahon does the "super bowl shuffle" when asked to walk in a straight line.: His blood alcohol level was more than three times the legal limit during a traffic stop Sunday night.

posted by machaus to football at 11:02 AM - 3 comments

April 23, 2003

Indy Racing League team co-owner Michael Andretti needs two drivers to fill the seats of his Indy 500 entries, as two of his regular drivers have injuries. Who might get a chance to qualify one of those cars? His 63 year old dad, Mario.

posted by machaus to other at 12:10 PM - 2 comments

April 17, 2003

Proof positive: that computer geeks, northerners, the unsocialized and NASCAR fans intersect in at least one place.

posted by machaus to other at 11:59 AM - 3 comments

February 05, 2003

NASCAR Walmart Cup?: RJR may end its 32 year old sponsoring relationship at the end of the year. Already nixed for 2003, the "No Bull 5" program that gave out million dollar bonus payouts to qualified winning drivers and a lucky fan.

posted by machaus to other at 10:45 PM - 5 comments

January 15, 2003

The FIA has radically changed: the Formula One regulations. [more inside]

posted by machaus to other at 03:35 PM - 3 comments

September 18, 2002

Obsess much?: Mix two parts of statistical overload, three parts of OCD, and someone who really doesn't like one particular football player on the Steelers team (Jason Gildon), and you get "The Gildong Report." Brought to you weekly with screen captures and richly annotated notes a mere day after the game, for over FOUR years.

posted by machaus to football at 10:56 AM - 5 comments

May 23, 2002

Is the CART Fed Ex series dead?: After the defection of Penske and Honda to the IRL, signs point to yes. If the turnout of top rate CART drivers on this year's Indy roster is any measure, there may only be one American open-wheel racing series very soon, and it may turn left only.

posted by machaus to other at 04:35 PM - 1 comment

March 19, 2002

Committed athlete or athlete that should be committed?: Colin McRae, World Rally Championship driver for Ford, isn't letting a badly damaged finger get in the way of winning.

According to the team, McRae has told them that if the finger becomes a problem and takes away from his chances to win a championship he would consider having the finger amputated.

posted by machaus to other at 06:49 PM - 3 comments