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Report: Super GT moving closer to DTM, may adopt KERS; Grand Am to join as well?

In an attempt to reduce costs and get more brands into the field, it's beginning to look like as many as three different race series in Europe, Asia and the United States may adopt a more-or-less common set of rules. The German Touring Car Championship (shown above) is set to introduced a new rules package for the 2012 season and the Japanese SuperGT series looks to be on-board for its GT500 class. Here in the States,. the NASCAR-owned Grand Am series is also considering jumping in, presumably

Heluva Good! Big renovations planned for Watkins Glen

Watkins Glen is in for some renovations. The historic road course in upstate New York was once the home of the US Grand Prix, and today hosts races in the Indy Racing League, NASCAR, the Rolex Grand-Am series and the SCCA Speed World Challenge, not to mention several vintage racing series. It's a veritable landmark in American automobile racing, and (nostalgia not being what it used to be) only stands to get better with the new improvements underway.

Big Deal? VW racing chief, F1 drivers visit Homestead for NASCAR season-closer

This year's Sprint Cup was awarded this past weekend at Homestead, where Jimmie Johnson scored his record fourth consecutive championship with a fifth-place finish behind race winner Denny Hamlin. (Oh yeah, "spoiler alert".) Anyway, on to the interesting part: the oval speedway had some unlikely German visitors for the series finale, leading the motorsport press and the fans to begin asking questions.

Kia Forte Koup going racing in 2010 Grand-Am Koni Challenge series

Kia Forte Koup Grand-Am racer – Click above for high-res image gallery

Alex Roy retires from rallying, campaigning team in Grand Am Rolex series

In a move that's sure to surprise almost no one, Alex Roy – head of Team Polizei, multi-rally champion, author of The Driver and the man responsible for crossing the continent in 31:04 – has officially retired from road rallies. Roy, who hasn't participated in one of the ego-fueled events since his record-setting r

Grey's Anatomy star Patrick Dempsey to race Ferrari at Le Mans

Throughout the history of motorsports several Hollywood actors have had aspirations to be professional racecar drivers. Steve McQueen and the late Paul Newman come to mind, both of whom were very successful, and some modern era actors have also had a go at it too like Jason Priestley, Eric Bana and the Drew Phillips

Training Wheels: Dallara rolls out Formulino racer

Click above to view a high-res gallery of the Dallara Formulino

SEMA 2008: Camaro GS Race Car Concept LIVE

Click above for a high-res gallery of the Camaro GS Race Car Concept

Nissan may take GT-R to go racing in Australia

The land Down Under hasn't been kind to Nissan when it comes to motorsports. The Skyline GT-R was banned in 1993 from the country's touring car series after three consecutive wins in 1990, 1991 and 1992, and Nissan hasn't returned since.

Enter the Rumormill: Nissan GT-R may compete in Grand Am series

The Nissan GT-R GT500 race car from Japan's Super GT series.

McDreamy can only be tamed by a wild Mustang

The ladies swoon over Patrick Dempsey on Grey's Anatomy so much that he's garnered the nickname McDreamy on the show. McDreamy himself, however, dreams about ponies - a particular pony, in fact, in the form of a Ford Mustang FR500C built for the Grand Am Road Racing KONI Series. Dempsey recently competed in the Grand Sport (GS) class with co-drivers Joe Foster and Rick Skelton. The season end

Unofficial Porsche powered Fabcar to run in Grand Am finale

The factory-backed Porsche RS Spyders of Penske Racing have been leading the ALMS LMP2 class and even captured some overall victories this year. In the competing (well, kinda) Grand Am series, the official Porsche engine in the Daytona Prototype class is a 3.8-liter flat-six. The Spirit of Daytona team, however, wants to take a different approach.

TiVo Alert: Grand-Am Rolex Series rolls into Barber Motorsports Park

click above image to view more high-res pics of last weekend's racing action