Red FLag Tag

By Luis Torres, Staff Writer It was a Talladega heartbreak for several drivers, notably the Earnhardt entity in the closing laps. Coming to five laps remaining in Saturday’s MoneyLion 300 at Talladega Superspeedway, a tight battle for seventh turned disaster as the cruel nature of the 2.66-mile circuit reared its ugly head on both Jeremy Clements and Jeffrey Earnhardt. At the exit of Turn 1, both were in a four-wide battle with Brett Moffitt and Brandon Brown until Earnhardt made slight contact with Clements, sending him loose and started an accordionRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. –  Shattered dreams and a wad of junked cars surrounded the garage area after an 21-car crash on Lap 191 brought out the first of two red flags during Sunday’s 61st Daytona 500. Heading into Turn 3, Matt DiBenedetto, who led a race-high 49 laps, was running in fourth when contact by Paul Menard caused a wicked ripple effect that went from a fierce and clean race, to an absolute barn burner. As cars tried to avoid the mess, some weren’t as fortunateRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer For the second time in the last four starts, Ryan Preece has failed to finish after crashing into the Turn 2 tire barriers in the Lilly Diabetes 250 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway Monday, resulting in a red flag. On the 80th lap, Preece restarted alongside Tyler Reddick in row three, but the inside lane got the push, and he couldn’t challenge Reddick. Therefore, his challenger became John Hunter Nemechek at the South Short Chute. Preece was able to get an advantage over Nemechek and was runningRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Wet conditions played a huge role on Vinnie Miller’s afternoon as he slammed the tire barriers in Turn 1 with six laps left in Stage 2 in Saturday’s Zippo 200 at the Glen at Watkins Glen International in New York, resulting a red flag. Running by himself in 29th after rolling off 40th, Miller was making his first road course start when his No. 01 JD Motorsports Chevrolet Camaro locked up and slid into the barriers to bring out the fourth full-course caution of theRead More
By Adam Tate, Associate Editor FORT WORTH, Texas – On lap 151 of a thrilling Rainguard Water Sealers 600, contact between the No. 10 of Tony Kanaan and the No.5 of James Hinchcliffe led to a pile up that involved nine cars. Along with Hinchcliffe and Kanaan, were Mikhail Aleshin, Tristan Vautier, Ed Jones, Ryan Hunter-Reay, Ed Carpenter, JR Hildebrand and Carlos Munoz of those involved. Kanaan received minor damage and would end up finishing second. Hinchcliffe and Aleshin, the two Schmidt Peterson team mates were running side by side comingRead More
By Adam Tate, Managing Editor Nico Rosberg led home a Mercedes one-two finish from Albert Park in what was a madcap start the 2016 season. Despite the typical result of a Mercedes double podium, the circuitous route the race took to its conclusion proved entertaining, terrifying and intense. The plot thickened before the race ever got underway as Daniil Kvyat’s Red Bull succumbed to electrical gremlins by stalling on the way to his grid position. The team ran to remove the car while the rest of the field embarked upon aRead More