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By Luis Torres, Staff Writer The most anticipated day in NASCAR history has been tremendously spoiled, but it doesn’t mean the excitement and disappointment levels have waned. It’s the exact opposite because the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series calendar looks drastically different. There’s so much to digest with various announcements involving multiple tracks over the past 24 hours have left not just NASCAR, but also the NTT IndyCar Series community buzzing. SCHEDULE: 2021 NASCAR Cup Series Depending on who you are, you’re either thrilled with the drastic changes on next season’s calendarRead More
By INDYCAR INDIANAPOLIS — Lando Norris won the AutoNation INDYCAR Challenge on Saturday, April 25 at Circuit of The Americas from the pole with crushing pace, but the victory was anything but a joy ride to the checkered flag. McLaren Formula One driver Norris drove to a 1.445-second victory over Arrow McLaren SP teammate Pato O’Ward. Norris, from England, averaged 104.837 mph in the No. 04 Arrow McLaren SP Dallara during the strategic, entertaining race. Norris overcame a spin after his first of two pit stops to scythe through theRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer The penultimate round of the INDYCAR iRacing Challenge at virtual Circuit of the Americas had its spinning twists that impacted several competitors outcomes for better or worse. Among the better was Arrow McLaren SP driver Pato O’Ward, who rounded out a McLaren 1-2 effort in Saturday’s AutoNation INDYCAR Challenge won by Formula One driver Lando Norris. Not only it was a much needed podium finish for the 2018 Indy Lights champion, but for his race team who’ve spent a lot of time working together for momentsRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer The 70th season of Formula One is still on the rocks with its racing calendar and various ideas on how to go about it once the COVID-19 health crisis ends continue being the biggest topics. Whether it’s having a super season, running multiple grand prix events at one circuit, venues that don’t host a race being added or even have the 20-car grid competing on the opposite direction. McLaren F1 Team driver Lando Norris is simply open of getting the campaign going when it becomes feasible,Read More
By INDYCAR INDIANAPOLIS — With just two rounds remaining, it’s time to find out who is the true king of the virtual INDYCAR road. The INDYCAR iRacing Challenge returns to a natural road course after two consecutive oval races with the AutoNation INDYCAR Challenge at 2:30 p.m. ET Saturday, April 25 at virtual Circuit of the Americas (COTA). The 32-lap race on the 20-turn, 3.427-mile circuit at COTA, located in Austin, Texas, will be televised live on NBCSN. A 33-driver field will take the green flag in Round 5 ofRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Sunday’s winning lottery ticket wasn’t pole sitter Will Power after his bid of scoring $100,000 were literally stalled in the pits due to a broken drive shaft under the only full-course caution in the inaugural INDYCAR Classic at Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas. Before heartbreak city in the Lone Star State unraveled, Power ran away from the competition all afternoon, leading all every lap to that point but was starting to face pressure from Alexander Rossi, who was slowly catching the pole sitter untilRead More
By Adam Tate, Associate Editor The United States Grand Prix is coming up this weekend! Seeing as Circuit of The Americas is right in our backyard, we’ve put together a guide to COTA and the awesome city of Austin, Texas for those of you making the pilgrimage to one of the best races of the year. What is it? The U.S. Grand Prix, F1’s one and only race in the United States, takes place every October at the wonderful, purpose-built road course known as the Circuit of The Americas in Austin, Texas.Read More
By Adam Tate, Associate Editor After racing in Malaysia and Japan for Toro Rosso, 2016 Formula 2 (formerly GP2) champ Pierre Gasly is set to miss the U.S. Grand Prix in order to compete in the Super Formula season finale to try and add another series championship to his CV. Gasly temporarily replaced Daniil Kvyat in the team’s lineup and is expected to be paired with the Russian for 2018, but he is only half a point off the championship lead in Super Formula behind Toyota driver Hiroaki Ishiura. It isRead More
By Adam Tate, Associate Editor Renault and Toro Rosso have agreed that Carlos Sainz Jr. will move to the French team after the Japanese Grand Prix this weekend. This had been the original aim of the deal between Red Bull and Renault when it was agreed that Toro Rosso would loan Sainz to the French outfit. However, negotiations between Renault and Jolyon Palmer broke down and the British driver remained alongside Nico Hukenberg. The negotiations later resumed and Palmer has announced that tomorrow will be his last race with the team,Read More
By Adam Tate, Associate Editor As part of the World Motor Sport Council gathering this week, the FIA has confirmed the 2017 Formula 1 Calendar. It features some interesting changes from the provisional calendar, namely the loss of the German Grand Prix at the Hockenheimring, which showcases the sad state of affairs F1 faces in Germany, despite the success of Mercedes and Nico Rosberg. On the happier side, the US Grand Prix is confirmed after some speculation, no doubt the awesome race in October and its attendance record helped seal thatRead More