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By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief A lot goes into the spectacle and allure of Formula 1, including the unique innovation with their showcars for fan event demonstrations. As Aston Martin Red Bull Racing demonstrate, there is an added importance in engine and tire temperature and FLIR Thermal Imagery is the technique used to gain the optimum performance. Our friends from Mobil 1 The Grid sat down pilot Max Verstappen to discuss the challenges.Read More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer Like many road course ringers, when Alon Day made his NASCAR Xfinity Series debut in 2016, he was out of his element. Although the NASCAR Next alum was competing at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, the racing required a radically different approach than he has had in Europe. Day drove the No. 40 FLWaterFront.com Dodge Challenger to an impressive 13th-place finish in his debut. The 26-year-old turned heads in the woefully underfunded MBM Motorsports car, running inside the Top-10 for much of the race. DayRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer It wasn’t a winner’s circle repeat for Ross Chastain, who’s had a “Cloud Nine” week after scoring his maiden Xfinity Series win at Las Vegas Motor Speedway last Saturday. After clawing his way towards a second place finish in Friday’s Go Bowling 250 at Richmond Raceway in Virginia, it was another mesmerizing showing, and he hopes it was enough to impress car owner Chip Ganassi. “It means the world. When they told me about it, I just wanted to come in and do my job, andRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor “I just want to have fun,” Dale Earnhardt, Jr. said before Friday night’s race at Richmond Raceway. After the checkered flag flew in the Go Bowling 250, it was mission accomplished in his return to the NASCAR Xfinity Series as he brought home a fourth-place finish after leading the most laps. Even after being out of the race car since the end of last season, when he said goodbye to full-time racing, Earnhardt picked up right where he left off as soon as the racing actionRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer In an emotional final race at his home track, Richmond Raceway, Elliott Sadler finished inside the Top-10. The JR Motorsports driver announced several weeks ago that this would be his final season in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. In the run to the finish of the Go Bowling 250, Sadler found his No. 1 OneMain Financial inside a hornets’ nest in sixth. He battled with teammates Tyler Reddick and Justin Allgaier, along with Austin Cindric, Cole Custer, and Ryan Reed. Sadler emerged from the chaos justRead More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service RICHMOND, Va. – A short run at the end of Friday night’s GoBowling.com 250 was just what pole winner Christopher Bell needed to charge into the second round of the NASCAR Xfinity Series Playoffs. In a race that saw regular-season champion Justin Allgaier end his night with a hard crash into the Turn 3 wall with 24 laps left, and in a race that saw Dale Earnhardt Jr. lead the most laps in his only scheduled race of 2018, Bell surged past race leader MattRead More
By Holly Cain, NASCAR Wire Service RICHMOND, Va. – It’s been a mixed bag of emotions for NASCAR Playoff driver Chase Elliott this week. He received fantastic news that one of his major corporate sponsors, Hooters, would be re-upping with his Hendrick Motorsports No. 9 Chevrolet team through 2021. He also arrived at Richmond Raceway on Friday with a more immediate task at hand – righting his 2018 playoff ship. Elliott, 22, who crashed out and finished 36th in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoff opener at Las Vegas MotorRead More
By Holly Cain, NASCAR Wire Service RICHMOND, Va. – Brad Keselowski makes no apologies for hoisting the last three trophies in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season, despite not dominating any one of the races – at Darlington, S.C., Indianapolis or the playoff opener at Las Vegas last week. A win is a win. Is a win. …in Keselowski’s case. And that last win, at Vegas, moves the veteran Team Penske driver into the next round of the NASCAR Playoffs. It’s high confidence and big expectations for the 2012 CupRead More
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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 NASCAR season is always a long one, and it takes a lot of hard work to make it into the Playoffs each year. I’m proud of what the No. 2 RCR team has done so far this year to make it to this spot. We’ve worked so hard every singleRead More
By Road to Indy PALMETTO, Fla. – Less than three weeks after another successful season for the world-renowned Mazda Road to Indy open-wheel development ladder wrapped up in Portland, Ore., teams and drivers are already focused on 2019 as the Eighth Annual Chris Griffis Memorial Open Test takes place this coming weekend, September 22/23, at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Grand Prix road course. Almost three dozen drivers representing 15 different nationalities are already signed up for two days of action on the 2.439-mile, 14-turn track in Speedway, Ind., for allRead More