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By Luis Torres, Staff Writer It was a long and agonizing night for both Sage Karam and Takuma Sato, who neither saw the finish in the marathon that was the Iowa 300 at Iowa Speedway. The race went past midnight due to a long weather delay and later a Lap 56 red flag due to the Mother Nature uncooperative ways, as both had polar opposite performances. For Karam, he was struggling finding speed in his No. 31 Carlin Chevrolet and was involved in his first accident on Lap 16 after goingRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer The recurring theme continues for both rookies Marcus Ericsson and Colton Herta, the only retirees in Saturday’s epic INDYCAR Grand Prix at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course. Their days ended in separate accidents while having stellar runs in the early portions of the race before rainy conditions played a pivotal role, neither whom dealt with due to their exits. Ericsson was the first victim of the 85-lap contest as he was on a charge to catch Will Power for the ninth position until theRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Darrell Waltrip is one of only four broadcasters (the others being Mike Joy, Larry McReynolds and Matt Yocum) that’s been with FOX NASCAR since its inception in 2001. Now after 19 seasons, the NASCAR Hall of Famer announced Thursday that he’ll hang up his headsets for the final time after the Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway June 23. Over the past few days, fans and media members alike have been locked into a huge social media battle regarding their views on the three-time Cup SeriesRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer 47 cars started the long and grueling 57th edition of the Rolex 24 at Daytona, and despite a major downpour in the second half, 10 entries weren’t sitting in the pits when the race was rain-shortened. Prior to the heavy rains that stopped the race a record two times, it was reliability issues involving multiple entries including class favorites. Just over an hour into the race, the No. 99 NTG Motorsport Porsche GTD hit the tire barriers at the West Horseshoe. Other than cosmetic damage, all appearedRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Spencer Gallagher’s NASCAR driving career will come to an end at the end of 2018 season, with a plan to shift into a managerial role in family-owned GMS Racing. In a Friday news conference at Kansas Speedway, the Xfinity Series winner from Talladega announced that after competing in NASCAR’s national series since 2013, it was time to allow other drivers to shine at GMS, specifically its No. 23 Chevrolet Camaro that will make them championship contenders. “As of right now, we are absolutely intent ofRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Wendell Chavous’ last ride ends on a high note, finishing fifth in Saturday’s Fr8Auctions 250 at Talladega Sueprspeedway in Alabama. Not only did Chavous’ 50th start marked his first top-five of his entire NASCAR Camping World Truck Series career, but it is also Premium Motorsports first ever top-five result since Jay Robinson began fielding trucks in 2015, surpassing Ross Chastain’s seventh-place result at Las Vegas Sept. 14. This past Monday, the Hephzibah, Georgia native stated that Talladega will be his final start as he’ll be focusingRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Since 1995, Elliott Sadler has been a staple of NASCAR racing, where he’s made a name for himself across all three national series. However, the pilot of the No. 1 OneMain Financial Chevrolet Camaro for JR Motorsports announced Wednesday that he’ll retire from full-time competition at the end of 2018. In his press release, Sadler, 43, said the tough decision was influenced due in most part to focus spending time with his wife Amanda and becoming a father figure to his two children. “It’s timeRead More
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By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Despite having two cautions for minor incidents, neither resulted in retirements, but Sunday’s Iowa Corn 300 at Iowa Speedway saw three drivers calling it a day due to car issues. Each retirement resulted significant implications to not only each team, but for one driver, the Verizon IndyCar Series championship. Among the three retirements, A.J. Foyt Racing rookie and 2017 Iowa Indy Lights winner Matheus Leist’s was a cultivation of a sour weekend, beginning in Saturday’s opening practice, when his No. 4 ABC Supply Chevrolet hadRead More
By Toby Christie, NASCAR Editor There were times last year during his recovery from a concussion sustained after a crash in Michigan, that Dale Earnhardt Jr. felt 90-percent sure that he would never race again. The long road back into the driver’s seat was paved literally with sweat and tears, but Earnhardt dug deep. In his doctor’s estimation, Earnhardt would be able to race again. That was the proverbial carrot dangling in front of the 14-time Most Popular Driver. “I’m not an expert.  My doctor is,” Earnhardt said Wednesday. “So whenRead More
By Toby Christie, NASCAR Editor Nobody expected to wake up Tuesday morning to news that one of the four drivers who competed for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series championship would be leaving the sport. However, a report from Tom Jensen of Fox Sports suggests that Carl Edwards will step away from NASCAR in 2017. According to the report, Edwards will be pursuing interests outside of driving a race car. Joe Gibbs Racing has a press conference scheduled for Wednesday at 10 a.m. ET, and it is expected that EdwardsRead More