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By Luis Torres, Staff Writer For the first time since Homestead in 2018, A.J. Allmendinger will make a NASCAR Cup Series appearance. Kaulig Racing announced Thursday morning that he’ll drive the No. 16 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE in the Daytona International Speedway Road Course February 21. Allmendinger, who’ll run for the Xfinity Series championship this season, is pumped up to compete for the Matt Kaulig and Chris Rice led entity in the sport’s highest level. “I am really looking forward to racing in the Cup Series once again, but moreRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Defending NASCAR Xfinity Series champion Austin Cindric will look to make his Cup Series debut in the 63rd Daytona 500, driving the No. 33 Team Penske Ford Mustang. The team confirmed Wednesday morning that the 22-year-old will be one of four rookies (Kaz Grala, Noah Gragson and Chad Finchum being the others) who must qualify for “The Great American Race.” Cindric, who’ll be driving for Wood Brothers Racing full-time in 2022, said while being an open car makes it tough on his chances of makingRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Beth Paretta announced the launch of Paretta Autosport at Indianapolis Motor Speedway Tuesday morning, looking to make the 105th Indianapolis 500 with Simona De Silvestro as their driver. As part of the Race for Equality & Change program, Team Penske will provide technical assistance to the No. 16 Chevrolet powered race team. “Today is the beginning of a commitment to gender equity in sport, to encourage women to work hard so they can earn their seat at the table or spot on the grid,” saidRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer A passing of the torch between two Las Vegas natives has been established as Beard Motorsports announced Thursday that Noah Gragson will replace the retired Brendan Gaughan in the No. 62 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE for next month’s Daytona 500. This will be the 22-year-old Xfinity Series standout’s first attempt to qualify for a Cup race as he’ll be among several drivers who’ll look to take one of the four available spots and be among the 40 drivers competing in the 63rd renewal of “TheRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer The worst kept secret in Formula 1 was confirmed Friday morning as Sergio Perez joins Red Bull Racing on a one-year deal, replacing Alexander Albon, who remains with the team as a test and reserve driver, for the 2021 season. “I am incredibly grateful to Red Bull for giving me the opportunity to race for Red Bull Racing in 2021,” said Perez. “The chance to race for a championship contending team is something I have been hoping for since I joined Formula 1 and it will beRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Scuderia AlphaTauri confirmed Wednesday that highly touted 20-year-old Japanese racer Yuki Tsunoda will be paired alongside Pierre Gasly for the 2021 Formula One season, replacing Daniil Kyvat. Tusnoda is set to become the 21st different driver representing Japan in a grand prix weekend and the first since Kamui Kobayashi in 2014. Not only that, Tsunoda will make history as he’ll be the first 21st century born competitor to hit the F1 grid. Tsunoda, who needed to finish fifth or better in this season’s F2 championshipRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer A.J. Foyt Racing announced Tuesday that Canadian Dalton Kellett will compete full-time in the 2021 NTT IndyCar Series, replacing Charlie Kimball in the No. 4 Chevrolet. Kellett was a part of the three-driver rotation in the No. 14 Chevrolet last season, making 8 of 14 starts. However, the former Indy Lights mainstay finished no better than 20th twice (both at Road America) which has left fans scratching their heads as to why the team went with him over Kimball, who scored two top-10 finishes? TeamRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Juan Pablo Montoya already has the Rolex 24 and 24 Hours of Le Mans on his busy 2021 racing schedule, now he’ll add the Indianapolis 500 to his lineup following Arrow McLaren SP’s announcement Wednesday morning. The team confirmed Montoya will compete in the 105th Indy 500 (Sunday, May 30, 2021) in a third Chevrolet-powered entry which will mark the Colombian’s first trip back to Indianapolis Motor Speedway since 2017. “I’m very excited to be joining Arrow McLaren SP for the Indianapolis 500,” said Montoya.Read More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Current Formula 2 championship leader Mick Schumacher will be Formula 1 bound next season as Haas F1 Team announced Wednesday that the son of seven-time world champion Michael Schumacher will become teammates with Nikita Mazepin. The 21-year-old German star has honed his racing craft throughout his junior formula career where he’s won championships in Formula 3 in 2018. He’ll hope to lock up the F2 title this weekend at Sakhir where he has a 14-point championship lead over Callum Ilott. Schumacher has netted two featureRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Haas F1 Team confirmed Tuesday that Formula 2 racer Nikita Mazepin will be one of the new drivers on the 2021 Formula One grid. Mazepin has made most of his opportunity with Hitech Grand Prix this season, scoring two F2 victories. Both being feature races at Silverstone and Mugello along with four additional podium finishes. He’ll become the fourth-ever Russian to compete in the sport’s highest level and pending on Daniil Kvyat’s status at AlphaTauri, he might be the only one active in 2021. ForRead More