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By Luis Torres, Staff Writer It’s been one of those days where the latest twists and turns impact the future landscape in both the NTT IndyCar Series and NASCAR. One former champion is making its return when it didn’t have to come down that way to be honest. Another is perhaps the right move all things considered and last but certainly not least, further escalates the whole Denny Hamlin ownership rumor. With that, let’s dive into the three biggest news from Tuesday and how I feel about each those decisions. BourdaisRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer The worst kept secret in recent memory has finally been unveiled as Sebastian Vettel has found a new home in Aston Martin for next season and beyond. Just a day removed from the Silverstone based team announcing the departure of eight-time Formula 1 podium finisher Sergio Perez, the four-time champion will head to his fifth team of his racing career after spending six seasons at Scuderia Ferrari, where he’s won 14 races. Ironically, Thursday’s announcement comes the day before the Tuscan Grand Prix weekend commences whichRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson will soon be NTT IndyCar Series bound. Chip Ganassi Racing announced Wednesday morning they’re exploring options of having Johnson paired up with five-time IndyCar champion Scott Dixon and compete an entire road and street course campaign for the next two seasons (2021 and 2022). The 83-time Cup Series winner had his first IndyCar experience in July when he drove Felix Rosenqvist’s No. 10 NTT Data Honda at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course, which he has described as aRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer 2011 Daytona 500 champion Trevor Bayne will make his NASCAR return this Sunday at Darlington Raceway. Only this time, in the Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series, a series he’s never competed before. Bayne was announced Monday as Niece Motorsports’ driver of the No. 40 Plan B Sales/Proceller8 Chevrolet Silverado, a ride that’s had a series of drivers compete with Carson Hocevar being the most recent last Sunday at Gateway. It’ll be the 29-year-old’s first NASCAR start since the Cup finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway two yearsRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer For the third time this season, a NASCAR Cup Series driver has tested positive for COVID-19. This time, it’s July Texas winner Austin Dillon, who’ll miss Sunday’s Go Bowling 235 at the Daytona International Speedway road course. Taking over Dillon’s ride will be journeyman Kaz Grala, who’ll make his Cup debut in the No. 3 American Ethanol Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE. Grala is no stranger to road racing as some of his best drives have came at the left and right turns, including last Saturday’s XfinityRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer INDYCAR veteran James Davison will be competing in the 104th Indianapolis 500 Presented by Gainbridge in a collaboration effort led by Dale Coyne Racing. The third DCR Honda entry will be sponsored by Jacob Construction with Davison’s car number being No. 51. Both are representations of NASCAR’s Rick Ware Racing, who’ll be attempting their NTT IndyCar Series debut. Davison recently competed for Ware’s Cup Series entity last Sunday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway where he finished 30th. He’ll be make an additional two Cup starts forRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team announced Thursday that veteran driver Valtteri Bottas has agreed on a one-year contract extension to stay with the race team. The new deal will mark the Finnish racer’s fifth straight season piloting the No. 77 “Silver Arrow” where he’s scored all eight of his Formula One victories, including this year’s season opening Austrian Grand Prix. “I’m very happy to stay with Mercedes in 2021 and build on the success we’ve enjoyed together already,” said Bottas. “Thank you to everyone in the teamRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer The first IMSA competitor that’ll take part of the historic NASCAR weekend at the Daytona International Speedway Road Course will be Andy Lally, who’ll be driving for Our Motorsports in the Xfinity Series after announcing his plans Wednesday. Lally won’t just pilot the No. 02 Chevrolet at Daytona (Saturday, August 15), but also at Road America (Saturday, August 8) as it’ll mark the 2011 NASCAR Cup Series Rookie of the Year’s season debut in Xfinity. Our Motorsports’ main driver, Brett Moffitt, will concentrate his racing effortsRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer He’s back! Two-time Formula One World Champion Fernando Alonso will once again reunite with Renault DP World F1 Team for an unprecedented third time and replace Daniel Ricciardo, who’ll be heading to McLaren next season. Wednesday’s official confirmation marked the first time an F1 driver is set to drive for one team on three separate occasions since Nigel Mansell with Williams (1985-88, 1991-92, 1994). Rather than risking things like eyeing a Renault Sport Academy racer such as Formula 2’s Christian Lundgaard or Guanyu Zhou, the FrenchRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Niece Motorsports driver Natalie Decker is ruled out for Saturday’s Pocono Organics 150 at Pocono Raceway after confirming Friday that she’s been hospitalized the last four days with bile duct problems. “Sadly I won’t be racing this weekend but want to wish my 44 team and all my teammates at Niece Motorsports good luck this weekend,” said Decker Friday. “I’ll let everyone know when I’m released and home resting.” @NatalieRacing "I’ve been in the hospital for the last four days with bile duct problems..Sadly I won’tRead More