Kurt Busch declared that he will contest for the sprint Cup title in 2012. Some were betting he would go for Nationwide. The Formula One track in Austin will be ready in August, the track says. If so, then it should be back on the Formula One Calendar for November, the next to last race. Peugeot entered the LeMans Series with a technological marvel, the Peugeot 908 HDI. It announced on 1-18-12 that it would cease racing operations effective immediately.
Clint Bowyer took the win at Talladega, Dan Wheldon was laid to rest in St. Petersburg, Florida and Marco Simoncelli was killed in a horrible crash in Moto GP. Formula One annouced a second date for a U.S. Grand Prix and Sebastian Bourdais receives the Dan Wheldon Memorial Trophy in Australian Supercars.