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Acura Shows Off Their New NSX GT3 Liveries For Pirelli World Challenge

Clap it out for the orange “squircles”. 

Realtime Racing and Acura have now officially launched their 2017 Pirelli World Challenge GT class liveries for drivers Peter Kox and Ryan Eversley. each car features orange accented mirrors, hood outlet, brake duct inlets, canards, and wheel nuts on a gradient white/grey/dark grey/blue livery that is reversed from one car to the other. On top of the gradient is Realtime Racing’s traditional “squircle” bubble livery. Both cars will debut in their respective versions of this livery at the PWC opening round at the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg weekend, March 10-12. Personally, I like Peter Kox’s version of the livery better, but what do you think? Let us know in the comments. 

You can read Acura’s full press release below. 

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The Daytona 500 Travelogue Experience

Being completely frank, I have not watched a NASCAR event in years. I think the last full Daytona 500 I watched on television was the 2011 event when Trevor Bayne won for the Wood Brothers. I had grown impatient with the constant yellow flags and contrived Green/White/Checker finishes and had begun to find Waltrip’s race call absolutely insufferable. As an adult with responsibilities and a wife, I just couldn’t commit to a four-hour event nearly every Sunday, even though I’d gladly block out an entire day for the Le Mans 24 or 6 hours for one of the lesser WEC events. I’d grown bored with the concept. 

When I was given the invitation to represent Hooniverse at the Daytona 500 as a guest of Valvoline, there was no way I would turn it down, fan of the series or not. It’s been a long off-season, and I was ready to see some racing in person. Rev up the engines, it’s time for some NASCAR! A couple long plane rides later, an hour sitting in a faulty plane at the gate at DFW, and I was in Orlando. Valvoline treated us to a nice southern dinner of bbq and beer on Saturday night, then off to the track Sunday morning. Here’s how my Daytona Sunday went as a former fan of the sport. I might have enjoyed myself regardless. 

[Disclaimer: Valvoline put me on a flight to Orlando, then a chartered bus to Daytona. Two nights of great hotels, great food, and great racing.]

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Daytona 500: How ‘Bout Them Stages?

Bradley Brownell February 27, 2017 Motorsports

There’s a new rule in NASCAR racing, and it’s a bit of a strange one. If you haven’t heard by now (unlikely), the new format calls for each race to be completed in a series of three stages. The Daytona 500 was the first test of this format, and it’s got fans a bit polarized. Some are blaming the stage format for causing more crashes than usual. Most, however, will remember the 2017 running of the Daytona 500 for producing one of the most memorable finishes in a long time. Spoilers, it was Kurt Busch that won the race, his first, after not having led a lap all day. So let’s talk about that format change and why I really think I kind of sort of like it. 

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2017 Land Rover Discovery: The ‘All Around The Dial’ Review

Photo Of The Author Provided By Land Rover

Last week I had the opportunity to drive the new Land Rover Discovery. I’m not much of an off-roader, but in the interest of pushing personal boundaries, I’m happy for the opportunity. The new seven-seater Disco proved it’s pretty well capable of tackling anything the environment wants to throw at it. There is a little dial in the center console that allows you to switch through different modes, including Road, Snow, Dirt, Sand, and Rock. Over the course of two days, we would cover some 500 miles and use the knob in each of its positions. It wasn’t really intended to go that way, but as luck would have it, the area around the Utah/Arizona border had a lot more precipitation than expected. Bring it on!

[Disclaimer: Land Rover put me on a flight to LA, then a chartered jet to Utah. Two nights of great hotels, great food, and great views within Zion National Park.]

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The Cammed & Tubbed Podcast: Episode 176 – Journey Of Self-Discovery

For our regular Friday episode, Cam, Jason, and Brad are all back together. Brad is a little bit on the sick side, so it’s a little shorter episode than usual. Cam got some work done on his BMW, while Brad went to the Arizona/Utah border to test out the new Land Rover Discovery.


The Cammed and Tubbed Podcast – Journey of Self-Discovery

Question Tuesday includes guest from last week, Mr. Matt Adair. Cam starts the episode in typical C&T fashion with a pun so terrible we almost quit.


The Cammed and Tubbed Podcast – Truth or Adair

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The DFL Show: Episode 41 – Your Neighbors Already Hated You

It’s Eric, Stef, and Joel around to talk shop this week. Brad’s sick, so you get an Eric Host. There isn’t a whole lot of news to talk about, but a bit of Daytona stuff and some racing news elsewhere with new driver signings and other drivers retiring. Then there are a couple rounds of Twenty Questions, a few awards, and we’re out of here. 


The DFL Show – Your Neighbors Already Hated You

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The Cammed & Tubbed Podcast: Episode 174 – Heavy Petting W/ Matt Adair

This week on C&T, Jason is off enjoying Valentines day with his wife while Cam and Brad hang out with Matt Adair. Matt is a fully accomplished car dude with experience in LeMons racing, off road crazy stuff like King of Hammers, and recently completed a lengthy road trip in his 300 dollar Saab. There’s a lot of good in this episode, and we have a fun time talking to Matt about his adventures. 


The Cammed and Tubbed Podcast – Heavy Petting

Question Tuesday –

We open with a Question from Cam, and it all goes down hill from there. 


The Cammed and Tubbed Podcast – Whistles Go Woo

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The DFL Show: Episode 40 – Twenty Questions With A Dinosuar (And Steve Harrell)

On this episode of the DFL Show, we have Stef, Pat, Brad, and Eric playing host to a guest for the first time, pro-rally co-driver Steve Harrell. Duncan was out Karting (kicking Jeff’s ass), and Joel was shooting photographs of racing cars on a racing track. We discuss a bit of WRC news, have a chat about the ridiculous speeds the cars saw this weekend, discuss a few weird incidents, and then move on to some news. 

Brad bought some cool racing books. We ask who Steven is and what he’s about. There was some Indycar testing. There was a LeMons rally and a LeMons race. Other news from Formula E, WEC, Indycar, IMSA, World Challenge, and some down-under news we’ll table until Joel is back around. We had one listener question, then asked a few questions of Eric for his game. Then we give our awards for the week, talk a bit about next weekend’s racing, and then we’re out.


The DFL Show – Twenty Questions With A Dinosaur

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Video: Onboard Rick Knoop’s McLaren M8F At Sonoma

Bradley Brownell February 14, 2017 Quick Shifts

Okay, so everyone knows by now that we’re not the best when it comes to navigating Sonoma scot-free (sort of not our fault?), but when Rick Knoop does it in his vintage McLaren, it’s like the world stands still. Just listen to that big Chevy engine, and watch his smooth inputs as he runs a quick lap of Sears Point Infineon Sonoma. It’s glorious. Crank up the volume, you’ll love it. 

[Source: SVRA on YouTube]

Motorsport Monday: Toyota’s First WRC Victory In Nearly 18 Years

Bradley Brownell February 13, 2017 Motorsports

It has been 17 years, four months, and 24 days since Toyota’s last World Rally Championship victory, the 1999 Rally China. Back then people were still anxious about the upcoming Y2K crisis, and rallyist Jari-Matti Latvala was barely a teenager. Here we are, the second WRC event of the 2017 season (Rally Sweden), Toyota with a brand new car fighting tooth and nail with Hyundai, Volkswagen’s abrupt pullout of the series still a void yet to be soundly filled. Ford is still here, while Citroen and Skoda are still floating around. Jari-Matti with his 17th WRC overall victory, marked a true milestone as the first driver to win with the new Toyota Yaris rally car. Read on to find out more. 

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