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By Luis Torres, Staff Writer FOX Sports announced Saturday night that NASCAR Hall of Famer Tony Stewart will be color commentating the Busch Light Clash and 64th Daytona 500. During the start of the third quarter of the NFC Divisional matchup between the San Francisco 49ers and Green Bay Packers, Joe Buck confirmed Stewart’s TV role that’ll kick off the 2022 NASCAR season. No stranger of voicing his thoughts, “Smoke” will be alongside Mike Joy and Clint Bowyer as part of a rotating booth following Jeff Gordon’s departure at the endRead More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service CHARLOTTE, N.C. — At first glance—aside from sharing the profession of “race car driver” — Dale Earnhardt Jr., Mike Stefanik and Red Farmer couldn’t be more different from one another. A perennial Most Popular Driver at NASCAR’s highest level of competition, Earnhardt holds two Daytona 500 wins among his 26 career victories. More than that, as a driver, team owner and television analyst, Earnhardt has transcended both the sport of stock car racing and his own legacy as the son of seven-time NASCAR CupRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer After splitting time with Ed Carpenter Racing and Carlin the last two years, Conor Daly will have one home in 2022. ECR announced Friday morning that Daly will run the No. 20 BitNile Chevrolet for the entire 17-race NTT IndyCar Series tour. Over the past few years, driver/owner Ed Carpenter drove the No. 20 machine on the ovals, including the Indianapolis 500. That’ll change this season as Daly will drive for a single team for the first time since 2017 when he drove for AJ FoytRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Juan Pablo Montoya will return with Arrow McLaren SP for the Month of May. The team announced Tuesday morning that Montoya will pilot the Mission Foods Chevrolet in both the GMR Grand Prix and 106th Indy 500. Last year, Montoya made two NTT IndyCar Series starts with the team, both taking place during the Month of May at Indianapolis. Although he finished 21st, a lap behind winner Rinus VeeKay in the grand prix, Montoya had a strong turnaround in the 500 whereRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Sonoma Raceway announced Monday “The Chute,” the layout NASCAR ran from 1998-2018, will make its return June 10-12. This comes after the Cup Series ran “The Carousel” layout (2.52-mile circuit) in 2019 and 2021. Those respective races were won by Martin Truex, Jr. and Kyle Larson. Sonoma General Manager Jill Gregory explained in a press release that fans openly expressed how much they’ve enjoyed the 1.99-mile layout. “We heard from many fans and drivers how much they loved it when we raced the Chute,” said Gregory.Read More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor A mainstay on the NASCAR Cup Series circuit for more than a decade, Aric Almirola announced Monday that the upcoming 2022 season will be his last behind the wheel, as he’ll be hanging up the helmet at season’s end to spend more time with his family. The 37-year old Tampa, Florida native first appeared on the Cup Series scene back in 2007, running part-time for a number of different teams before making the jump to full-time racing at NASCAR’s highest level with Richard Petty Motorsports andRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Matt DiBenedetto will move to the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series on a full-time basis, driving the Rackley W.A.R.’s No. 25 Chevrolet Silverado. The announcement was confirmed Thursday morning as the former Cup regular, who spent the last two seasons driving for Wood Brothers Racing in the Cup Series, will have a fresh start in Trucks where he’s never competed before. “I can honestly say that, at this time in my career, I am truly excited,” said DiBenedetto. “I feel like I’m going back to myRead More
By FIA Max Verstappen won his first World Driver’s Championship at the end of one of the most intense title-deciders in Formula 1 history, passing rival Lewis Hamilton to take the lead and the race win on the last lap of a dramatic Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.  With 54 laps of the race gone and with Hamilton in an apparently comfortable 11-second lead, Verstappen’s chances of taking the title appeared to be over, but when Williams’ Nicholas Latifi crashed out and the safety car was released, the Red Bull driverRead More

Posted On December 10, 2021By Luis TorresIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar

Al Unser Passes Away at 82

By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Four-time Indianapolis 500 champion Al Unser passed away at his New Mexico home Thursday after a long battle with cancer. President of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway J. Douglas Boles issued a statement of Unser’s passing. “In the 112 years of racing at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Al Unser’s career stands out among the others. His four Indianapolis 500 wins and most laps led in the ‘500’ (644) solidify him as one of the greatest of all time. Al achieved his successes competing against many of theRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Two-time Indianapolis 500 champion Takuma Sato will continue his NTT IndyCar Series career in 2022. It was announced Thursday morning that he’ll drive for Dale Coyne Racing w/ Rick Ware Racing’s No. 51 team on a full-time basis. Sato will take over the Honda-powered entry that was primarily driven by Romain Grosjean this past season. The two-team effort were able to score a pole in the GMR Grand Prix at Indianapolis and ended the year with three podiums — all accomplished by the Frenchman, who’ll nowRead More