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By Luis Torres, Staff Writer For the first time since Brendan Gaughan in 2004, a former West Series champion will compete in the NASCAR Cup Series full-time. That man being two-time West champion Todd Gilliland, who’ll make the leap from the Camping World Truck Series to the sport’s top level in 2022. The third-generation racer will continue his tenure at Front Row Motorsports. Only this time, he’ll be accompanied by a teammate in Michael McDowell. As part of the Gilliland family tradition, Todd will pilot the No. 38 Ford Mustang. MuchRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Williams Racing co-founder Sir Frank Williams died on Sunday at the age of 79, two days after being admitted into a hospital. For over five decades, Williams’ along with Patrick Head (from 1977-2004) made a tremendous impact in Formula One. Specifically, when it came to the caliber of drivers they’ve had and went on to win races. As Team Principal, Williams scored 114 wins and seven F1 Drivers’ Championships with seven different racers, including greats such as Nelson Piquet, Nigel Mansell and Alain Prost. On topRead More
By FIA Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton took a dominant Qatar Grand Prix victory to narrow the Drivers’ title gap to Max Vesratppen to eight points, as the championship-leading Red Bull driver recovered from a five-place grid penalty to finish second and take the point for fastest lap. Alpine’s Fernando Alonso finished third to score his first podium finish since the 2014 Hungarian Grand Prix. Pole sitter Hamilton got away well at the race start and quickly began to establish a strong lead at the front of the pack. Behind him Verstappen’sRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer The final piece of the 2022 Formula One driver lineup was confirmed Tuesday morning. The much talked about second Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN seat will be filled by Formula 2 driver Guanyu Zhou, who’ll replace Antonio Giovinazzi next season. Zhou will become the first Chinese driver to compete in Formula One on a full-time basis. The 22-year-old will be teammates with Valtteri Bottas, who’ll depart from Mercedes at season’s end. Ever since the age of five, the Renault Academy racer has dreamt of someday becoming anRead More
By FIA Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton completed a stunning recovery from disqualification in qualifying and an engine-related grid penalty to win the São Paulo Grand Prix ahead of Red Bull’s championship leader Max Verstappen. Valtteri Bottas completed a podium double for Mercedes with third place ahead of Sergio Pérez, who rescued a point back from Hamilton with the fastest lap on the final tour of the race.  When the lights went out at the start both Red Bulls got good starts and Verstappen was able to pull alongside pole sitter BottasRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer It was quadruple championship weekend at Phoenix Raceway where the three NASCAR national touring divisions and ARCA West crowned its season champion. Needless to say, all four title-deciding races ended up being unforgettable. Here’s my latest “Race in Pictures” gallery featuring all four races as Kyle Larson (Cup), Daniel Hemric (Xfinity), Ben Rhodes (Trucks) and Jesse Love (ARCA West) left Arizona as champions.Read More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer The most decorated Road to Indy scholar has found a home in the NTT IndyCar Series. After weeks of uncertainty, Kyle Kirkwood was announced Wednesday as AJ Foyt Racing’s newest driver. The Floridian will replace Sebastien Bourdais in the No. 14 Chevrolet on a full-time basis next season. Bourdais will be make the move to IMSA once again as he’ll join Chip Ganassi Racing’s Cadillac DPi program. Kirkwood said he’s over the moon of driving for Foyt, knowing he’ll have big shoes to fill by takingRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor AVONDALE, Ariz. – As Chase Elliott was driving his way toward winning the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series championship last season, Hendrick Motorsports’ newest hire was keeping a keen eye on the proceedings back at the shop in North Carolina. That driver was Kyle Larson. Signed by Hendrick after losing his ride with Chip Ganassi Racing just four races into 2020 due to the use of a racial slur on iRacing, Larson’s path to redemption also became a path toward becoming a Cup Series champion. After watchingRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer AVONDALE, Ariz. – Martin Truex, Jr. was again denied a second NASCAR Cup Series championship. Instead of hoisting the Bill France Cup, Truex had to settle for second in Sunday’s Cup Championship Race at Phoenix Raceway. When the laps were winding down, Truex appeared to have the title in the bag. That’s when debris from David Starr changed the outcome of the race, bringing out the caution flag on Lap 282. Erasing Truex’s lead, the caution flag would bring the field down pit road for theRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor AVONDALE, Ariz. – Long runs were Denny Hamlin’s superpower on Sunday afternoon in Phoenix, but instead he just got kryptonite. Coming into the weekend as fired up as ever to finally win a NASCAR Cup Series championship of his own, Hamlin knew that if he was going to make that happen, he needed a long run for his Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota to come to life and propel him to the front of the field. Just as Hamlin started closing ground on the leaders and lookedRead More