Hailie Deegan Given Shot in Tony Stewart/Ray Evernham SRX Series

Hailie Deegan Given Shot in Tony Stewart/Ray Evernham SRX Series
Dani Ben-Ari, automotive writer Hailie Deegan has been named to replace 2013 Indy 500 winner Tony Kanaan for two races in the Tony Stewart/Ray Evenham Camping World SRX Series beginning at Knoxville (Iowa) Speedway on June 19, and again July 10 at Slinger Speedway in Wisconsin. The opportunity comes at the invitation of Evernham himself,... Read more »

Linda Conti to keep her Eyes Out for deSilvestro

Dani Ben-Ari The Driving Range Linda Conti has spent 35 years traveling the racing world from Lime Rock Park in Connecticut, where she spent a year working as the first female mechanic hired by the Skip Barber Pro Series, to Japan, Australia, England France and Portugal, etc., with Formula 1 teams, not to mention NASCAR,... Read more »

The 2010 Indy 500 Rookie of the Year, Swiss driver Simona de Silvestro, returns to the Brickyard

Diana DuelFri, May 21, 12:22 PM (22 hours ago)Diana Duel, The Driving Range Women’s Team Hopes to Qualify for Indy 500 The 2010 Indy 500 Rookie of the Year, Swiss driver Simona de Silvestro,  returns to the Brickyard for the first time in six years as the designated driver for Paretta Autosport’s first attempt in the... Read more »
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2021 Volkswagen Passat R-Line

Offered in three trims: S, SE, and R-Line the Passat is a fun midsize sedan, but not as quiet, comfortable as VW’s larger models. Pricing for the S model starts at $24,990, the SE, $22,990 and the R-Line, $30,990. All reasonable. The SEL was dropped from the lineup. A few weeks back, we drove and... Read more »

Ladies....Be Safe

In the past, Women With Wheels would publish a reminder to women about their personal safety in certain situations, such as navigating parking lots, returning to your car after shopping, walking alone, what to do if you’re being followed and stopping at a light, etc. The article would appear around the holiday time as most... Read more »

The Holy Grail of Ford Minivans: MTX Aerostar Exists

For those who read my girls-go-racing column, you may remember a post where I featured one of my favorite car sites: JALOPNIK. I get a kick out of this site with its variety and several writers who cover various auto-related topics. Recently (Tuesday 5/4/21), David Tracy ran a great story about a  collector of rare-ish... Read more »
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All Women's team Hopes to Qualify for Indy 500

All Women's team Hopes to Qualify for Indy 500
Dani Ben-Ari The 2010 Indy 500 Rookie of the Year Swiss driver Simona de Silvestro  returns to the Brickyard for the first time in six years as the designated driver for Paretta Autosport’s first attempt in the big race.Newly established by former SRT director Beth Paretta, Paretta Autosports  will begin its inaugural run in the NTT INDYCAR... Read more »

Lyn St. James: Still Driving her first Miata

Lyn St. James: Still Driving her first Miata
As a Lyn St. James, Mazda Miata and female racing fan, I was pleased to see a recent spot in the Wall Street Journal about Lyn St. James-in retirement, sort of-and her 3 decades old Miata. Makes perfect sense. Years ago I was asked to take part in her 4-day racing school held at the... Read more »

Yes, Dogs Do Drive

Hard to believe I haven’t heard of dogs driving before now. I came across a couple of articles recently purporting just that. How did I not know? Apparently, a decade ago there was news of dogs learning how to drive. A much-viewed video created in partnership with the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to... Read more »
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WalletHub Names Cities Spending Most and Least on Cars

The personal finance website WalletHub is a consumer site that provides in-depth analysis of auto-related data. We have shared results of some of their previous studies in the past and have another today. To date, consumers have taken out another $17 billion in auto loan debt in the third quarter of 2020 alone. Included in... Read more »