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By Holly Cain, NASCAR Wire Service Note: This is the first in a five-part series of features highlighting the NASCAR Hall of Fame Class of 2020 – Buddy Baker, Joe Gibbs, Bobby Labonte, Tony Stewart and Waddell Wilson. The class will be officially enshrined on Jan. 31 at the Charlotte Convention Center, broadcast live at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio. DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — The indications were there from that first green flag he took as a little boy growing up in small town Texas. Bobby LabonteRead More
By Holly Cain, NASCAR Wire Service DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — The Indianapolis Motor Speedway announced Wednesday that the summer NASCAR Xfinity Series race there will be held for first the time on the facility’s infield road course, a day prior to the annual Brickyard 400 which will continue to be contested on the historic 2.5-mile oval. NASCAR executive Ben Kennedy sat alongside track owner Roger Penske – whose acquisition of the historic speedway was made official earlier this month – in announcing the new-look Indianapolis NASCAR Weekend. “I can’t think of aRead More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The structure is new, and the level of commitment is elevated, but the four companies announced Thursday as Premier Partners for the NASCAR Cup Series are hardly new to the sport. Busch Beer, Coca-Cola, GEICO and Xfinity already enjoy significant roles in NASCAR, but the presence of those four companies will expand as part of a paradigm shift in sponsorship structure in 2020. NASCAR’s premier division will be named the NASCAR Cup Series, with the four cornerstone brands announced Wednesday as PremierRead More
By FIA Lewis Hamilton capped a glorious 2019 campaign with an emphatic lights to flag victory in the season-closing Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, beating Red Bull’s Max Verstappen by more than 16 seconds, with Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc third. Starting from his fifth pole position of the season, the six-time world champion led every lap of the race to score his 11thwin of the season and added fastest lap to seal the sixth grand chelem of his career. Only the legendary Jim Clark has more, with eight. At the race start,Read More

Posted On November 30, 2019By Motorsports TribuneIn Breaking News, Formula One, Headline News

Hamilton on Pole for Season-Ending Abu Dhabi GP

By FIA Lewis Hamilton took his fifth pole position of the season and the 88thof his career by beating team-mate Valtteri Bottas by two tenths of a second to book top spot on the grid for the final race of the 2019 Formula 1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Max Verstappen took third place in the session a little under two tenths of a second behind Bottas but the Dutchman will start the race from the front row after Bottas drops to the back of the grid thanks to penalties incurredRead More
By FIA Max Verstapen edged Lewis Hamilton by just under eight hundredths of a second to top the final practice session for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, with Valtteri Bottas third. In a tight session the final three were covered by less than a tenth of a second. Hamilton set the early pace in the session with a lap of 1:37.699, before Verstappen moved ahead with his first lap of the afternoon, a 1:37.202 that put him half a second clear of the Mercedes driver. Hamilton responded, however, and theRead More

Posted On November 29, 2019By Motorsports TribuneIn Breaking News, Formula One, Headline News

Bottas Paces FP2, Collides with Grosjean Late

By FIA After topping the opening practice session for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, Valtteri Bottas continued to set the pace at the Yas Marina circuit with the Finn beating team-mate Lewis Hamilton by three tenths of a second in FP2. However, Bottas’ good work was undermined when he was involved in a collision with Haas’ Romain Grosjean late in the session. Bottas spent the opening portion of the 90-minute session behind early pacesetter Hamilton, with both drivers running on medium tyres. As the session edged towards it midpoint, BottasRead More
By FIA Mercedes’ Valtteri Bottas went quickest in opening practice for Formula 1’s season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, beating Red Bull Racing’s Max Verstappen by half a second. There was a trouble for Sebastian Vettel, however, with the Ferrari driver crashing out late in the session. Bottas worked his way to the top of the order in the opening half of the session and 45 minutes in the Finn headed the table with a time of 1m36.957s set on medium tyres. The lap saw him sixth tenths clear of team-mateRead More

Posted On November 17, 2019By Motorsports TribuneIn Breaking News, Formula One, Headline News

Verstappen Wins Eventful Brazilian GP

By FIA Max Verstappen claimed his third win of the season with a perfectly judged drive to victory in an incident-packed Brazilian Grand Prix in which Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc took each other out. Their collision sparking a dramatic finale that saw that saw Lewis Hamilton drop from third at the flag to seventh place after a collision with Red Bull’s Alex Albon while Pierre Gasly held on to second place to score his first F1 podium finsh. When the lights went out at the start, Verstappen gotRead More
By Reid Spencer and Holly Cain, NASCAR Wire Service HOMESTEAD, Fla. –The Chevrolet camp boasts the only active driver who has won more than one championship in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. In fact, Jimmie Johnson owns a record-tying seven Cup titles, and in the process accomplished the record feat of winning five in a row from 2006 through 2010. Both Johnson and Chevrolet, however, have fallen on hard times of late. Johnson has been stuck on 83 victories at NASCAR’s highest level since the spring Dover race ofRead More