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By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Arguably the three most intriguing Formula 1 grand prix circuits on the calendar becomes the latest blow to the 70th season due to the pandemic. The FIA announced Friday morning that those intriguing tracks were the Azerbaijan, Singapore and Japanese Grand Prix, with the latter meant they won’t be heading to the “Land of the Rising Sun” for the first time since 1986. “These decisions have been taken due to the different challenges our promoters face in those countries. In Singapore and Azerbaijan the long leadRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer More encouraging news from NASCAR were announced Thursday as the second batch of races were realigned. They’ll be racing at five tracks in a span of 23 days across all three national touring series and the ARCA Menards Series. The sport will start their odyssey at Bristol Motor Speedway, beginning with Xfinity Series action at Bristol Motor Speedway May 30. The Cup Series will race the following day with both races being held at 3:30 pm EST on FS1. Following Bristol, it’s off to Atlanta MotorRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Scuderia Ferrari has confirmed four-time Formula One World Champion Sebastian Vettel will not return following the 2020 season, which has yet to officially start due to COVID-19. This shocking announcement was confirmed Tuesday as neither parties were able to come into an agreement of extending his contract beyond this season. Vettel issued a statement regarding the situation, saying that he’s come to terms that 2020 will be the final year representing the Prancing Horse. “My relationship with Scuderia Ferrari will finish at the end of 2020.Read More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer One last ride for 2004 NTT IndyCar Series and 2013 Indianapolis 500 champion Tony Kanaan. The 22-year veteran announced Thursday that 2020 will be his swan song in the sport as he’ll run all five oval races, beginning with the 104th Indy 500 Presented by Gainbridge May 24. His other four races will be at Texas Motor Speedway (June 6), Richmond Raceway (June 27), Iowa Speedway (July 18) and finally, his last start being at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway August 22. Like the previousRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer The quest of to the 62nd Daytona 500 for Gaunt Brothers Racing began Tuesday as they finally confirmed Daniel Suarez will be piloting the No. 96 Toyota Camry with Coca-Cola and CommScope being his primary backings. Not only they’re working 24/7 on preparing a competitive car for “The Great American Race” (February 16), but they must either be among the fastest two non-charter teams in qualifying (February 9) or race their way in (February 13) as its the team’s first ever crack on a full-time NASCARRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Veteran racer Brendan Gaughan is set to hang up the helmet at the conclusion of the fall race at Talladega Superspeedway October 4, 2020. Last month, the Las Vegas native announced his intentions of retiring on SiriusXM NASCAR Radio, but it didn’t catch wind until Auto Racing Daily published the report on December 18, 2019. Motorsports Tribune reached out to Gaughan’s team (Beard Motorsports), confirming it’ll be his final Cup season. Beard officially issued a press release Monday that the 62nd Daytona 500 will mark theRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer There’s a new leading driver for Dale Coyne Racing with Vasser-Sullivan and that man is the always fierce Santino Ferrucci. Last year’s Indianapolis 500 Rookie of the Year will take over the vacant No. 18 SealMaster Honda, previously driven by Sebastien Bourdais, who was released from the team last November. The four-time Indy car champion will shift his focus in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. Ferrucci will be entering his second full season in the NTT IndyCar Series and will be teammates with rookie Alex Palou,Read More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer For the first time in nearly 20 years, Bill McAnally will field a NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series entry as it was announced Monday that he and businessman Bill Hilgemann formed McAnally-Hilgemann Racing with K&N West champion Derek Kraus running the No. 19 Toyota Tundra on a full-time basis. Kraus ruled the regional level where in 2019 alone, he scored seven Pro Series wins (five in the West) and brought McAnally its ninth series title. Calling the shots for the Stratford, Wisconsin native willRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Carson Hocevar will run a nine-race NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series schedule for Niece Motorsports in 2020. Hocevar will be joining a team that consists of Ty Majeski, who’ll run full-time in the No. 45 Chevrolet Silverado, and Ross Chastain, who confirmed Wednesday he’ll run a partial schedule as well. Knowing this, the 16-year-old is excited to be a part of a team that had a breakout campaign with Chastain, scoring three wins and finished runner-up in points. “I’m really looking forward to thisRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Just 10 days removed from championship-winning crew chief Cole Pearn exiting both Joe Gibbs Racing and NASCAR, the team announced Thursday that Australian James Small will be calling the shots for Martin Truex, Jr.’s No. 19 team. The 36-year-old has been Truex’s lead engineer the past two seasons at both JGR and the now-defunct Furniture Row Racing. Their collaboration proved to be a massive success this past season as Truex won seven races and finished runner-up in the NASCAR Cup Series standings. Small said it’s anRead More