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By Phillip Schmitz, Staff Writer If you were a fan that watched Sunday’s PPG 375 at Texas Motor Speedway, either from the grandstands or watching it on television, you could not have asked for a better NTT IndyCar Series race to witness. If the only negatives that came from it were the early start time or the race finishing under caution, I’ll take those two when you consider the recent IndyCar races that have been held at the 1.5-mile oval. Prior to last Sunday, the racing has been less than ideal. Read More
By Matt Weaver, Special Contributor What a difference a week makes. Literally seven days ago, Hendrick Motorsports was still reeling from the biggest single day penalty to any organization in NASCAR Cup Series history and it was Tyler Reddick of 23XI Racing who fended off William Byron to provide a glimmer of hope for the rest of the garage. Due to the 100 championship and 10 playoff point penalty and the injury to Chase Elliott, all four Hendrick Motorsports drivers faced long odds to reach the Championship Race in November. AndRead More
By Phillip Schmitz, Staff Writer FORT WORTH, Tex. — Saturday was a busy day for the NTT IndyCar Series at Texas Motor Speedway with dual practice sessions and an additional special session to add rubber in the second groove in the turns. Qualifying was also held Saturday, with Felix Rosenqvist grabbing his second straight pole position at the 1.5-mile oval. The No 6. Arrow McLaren Chevrolet set a two lap average of 220.264 mph ahead of six-time series champion and five-time Texas winner Scott Dixon. All that’s left for the NTTRead More
By Matt Weaver, Special Contributor The NASCAR industry is an especially reactive one. For ways both good and bad, it knee jerks to everything from safety matters (generally good) to the (mixed results) endless competition related conversations across the ether on a weekly basis. This season alone has seen the last-minute knee-jerk to a lower downforce configuration for short tracks and road courses, following a winter banning the ‘Hail Melon’ and incorporating a universal choose rule. No motorsports sanctioning body in the world is as reactive to its competitors and audienceRead More
By Matt Weaver, Special Contributor That was certainly a race weekend, wasn’t it? Atlanta Motor SpeedwayAtlantadegaAtlanta Superduperspeedway Whatever you want to call it nowadays, the Ambetter Health 400 weekend certainly produced no shortage of topics: The Joey Logano, Brad Keselowski superspeedway duelThe racing product prior to the final green flag runThe crashing product on Saturday during a Trucks, Xfinity doubleheaderThe Josh Williams situation That is to say nothing of the lingering effects in the aftermath of the historic penalties doled out to Hendrick Motorsports and Kaulig Racing PLUS the Denny HamlinRead More
Hendrick is on top of the world but there's a storm brewing Read More
The young Cup Series season has no shortage of storylines thus farRead More
This is what a pre-season all-star showcase is supposed to look and sound like. Read More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer October 16, 2011. Forever be a day of infamy amongst open wheel racing fans, writers, and personnel. That very day, 34 cars accepted the daunting challenge of taking the green flag for the championship race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Eleven laps later, tragedy occurred as over a dozen cars were involved in one of the most horrific accidents in history. Not only did the incident include Will Power, who was battling Dario Franchitti for the championship, but also involved that year’s Indianapolis 500 champion DanRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer It’s expected to have a thriller in a Formula One grand prix race 1-2 times a year. This year we’ve seen multiple thrillers, but the Hungarian Grand Prix takes the cake. Everyone around the world had a glass case of emotions when witnessing the race unfold. The best way to symbolize Sunday’s wacky race that even included one car on the dummy grid is Thalia and Melpomene. You had your joy and comedic moments (Thalia), but also sad and tragic implications (Melpomene). Each of the 70Read More