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By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor After completing a trip out to the West Coast, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heads back east this weekend and straight to the first short track race of the season, with Sunday’s running of the STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway. A mainstay on the schedule since 1949, the historic half-mile, which is also the smallest on the circuit, will test both man and machine over 500 grueling laps. The track has basically one groove, meaning the only way to pass will be the moveRead More
By Matt Tifft, Driver Columnist Editor’s note: Matt Tifft, driver of the No. 2 Chevrolet Camaro for Richard Childress Racing in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, shares his 2018 campaign with Motorsports Tribune as he aims for a shot at the championship.  The #NASCARGoesWest swing is challenging for everybody. Logistically, having three cars ready to go in advance so that they can be traded out and worked on in hotel parking lots is no easy feat for the teams. For drivers, we have to figure out what works best for us to beRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer INDYCAR has announced that beginning with the 2019 season, Verizon IndyCar Series races will air on NBC and NBC Sports in a three-year deal. Eight IndyCar races, including the 103rd Indianapolis 500 and its qualifications, will be on NBC next year with the remaining races on NBC Sports. Currently five races are broadcast on network TV. The biggest change besides network is offering NBC Sports Gold, where fans can watch practice, qualifying, and all support series practice, qualifying and races for a nominal fee. Previously thoseRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer The 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season has been a season of firsts for Gaunt Brothers Racing. The team scored its’ first top-25 finish with driver D.J. Kennington in the Daytona 500 and made their first non-restrictor plate appearance at ISM Raceway. Now the team will make their first short track start at Martinsville Speedway in Sunday’s STP 500. At Martinsville, the primary sponsor of Kennington’s No. 96 Toyota Camry will be Gordon Brothers. Gordon Brothers is global advisory, restructuring, and investment firm. Martinsville willRead More
By INDYCAR BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – He stood next to his race car, bouncing up and down with nervous energy. He only stopped to exchange handshakes and pleasantries with nearly everyone who saw him on pit road. He walked over to Tony Kanaan and had a brief chat. Then it was time to put on his helmet and strap into the No. 3 Pennzoil Team Penske Chevrolet. Helio Castroneves was back as a Verizon IndyCar Series driver, if only for the day. BARBER MOTORSPORTS PARK OPEN TEST: Practice 1 results; Practice 2 results; CombinedRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer For the first time since April 5, 2009, the famous No. 8 makes its return in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series with Xfinity Series regular Daniel Hemric piloting a third Richard Childress Racing car for two races, beginning at Richmond Raceway for the annual Toyota Owners 400 on April 21st. The announcement took place Tuesday evening on FS1’s “NASCAR Race Hub,” where he unveiled the No. 8 Smokey Mountain Herbal Snuff Chevrolet Camaro ZL1. In addition of making his Cup debut at the 0.75-mileRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief Sergio Perez is seeking to return to the podium during the 2018 Formula 1 season. The 28-year-old Mexican has seven career podiums to his credit, four of which have come with current team Force India. However, a podium-less campaign last year – a first since 2013 with McLaren – has brought on an additional hunger to return to form. With preseason showing various levels of unpredictability as the season rolls forward with this weekend’s Australian Grand Prix, the goal – at the minimum – is that ForceRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief Formula 1 is so often the dream for many young aspiring drivers, but it is about to become a reality for Charles Leclerc. The 20-year-old from Monaco is set to begin the next chapter of his racing career when the lights go out for this weekend’s Australian Grand Prix. The climb has been about as methodical as one can get, winning three races en route to the GP3 title in 2016 and moving on to capture seven wins and claim the FIA Formula 2 (formerly GP2Read More
By IMSA Wire Service DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – In the run up to the 66th Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Presented by Advance Auto Parts, driver Katherine Legge unveiled plans to participate in a triathlon at Daytona International Speedway in December as part of an all-female team of triathletes known as “Team LC.” The “LC” stands for champion triathlete Leanda Cave, the first woman to win both the Ironman Triathlon and the Ironman 70.3 world championship in the same year. Cave founded Team LC in 2016 with the missionRead More
By Aaron Bearden, Contributing Writer Danica Patrick won’t be the only fast female attempting to qualify her way into the Indianapolis 500 field this year. Pippa Mann’s coming back for her seventh Month of May. Mann announced on her personal website Tuesday that she’ll return to Dale Coyne Racing this May, attempting to qualify for the 102nd Running of the Indianapolis 500. Mann, 34, will pilot the No. 63 Honda with sponsorship from Donate Life Indiana. “I am honored to have been asked to drive the Donate Life car this May,Read More