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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

Posted On December 31, 2016By Adam TateIn Breaking News, Formula One, Headline News

Top Five Moments of F1 2016

By Adam Tate, Associate Editor The 2016 Formula One season will go down in history as one of the most surprising, and unique in recent years. It will be known for Nico Rosberg’s epic battle with Lewis Hamilton, for Max Verstappen’s rise at Red Bull, for the retirement of beloved veterans, and Rosberg’s willingness to walk away from the sport having won his only world title. Here are our top five moments of the year. 5. Retirement Announcements Beloved veterans Jenson Button and Felipe Massa shocked the sport by announcing theyRead More
By Adam Tate, Associate Editor Brazilian media sources are now reporting that recently retired F1 driver Felipe Massa has signed a deal with Williams to return to the grid in 2017 for his former team. By doing so he paves the way for his old team mate Valtteri Bottas to join Mercedes and fill the vacancy left by Nico Rosberg’s surprise retirement. Massa, who announced his retirement in September at the Italian Grand Prix was apparently eager to come back and help his former team. Williams had a desperate need forRead More
By Adam Tate, Associate Editor In the surprise announcement heard ’round the world, newly crowned Formula One Champion Nico Rosberg retired from F1 today, effective immediately. The news came as a shock to Mercedes, to F1, and to fans around the world. Even Lewis Hamilton who has claimed not to be too surprised, no doubt was. Rosberg who completed 206 starts, for 23 wins, 30 poles, 57 podiums, and one World title; thanked his family, his team, his wife and his fans for all the support he has received in hisRead More
By Adam Tate, Associate Editor The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix proved an exciting finale for the 2016 Formula One season and brought us a slew of interesting stats and facts, as new records were set, veterans retired, and Nico Rosberg clinched his maiden World Drivers Championship. Here are 10 of the best facts and stats from the dramatic duel in the desert. 10. Nico Rosberg joins his father Keke (1982) as only the second father-son duo in history to be F1 champions. Graham (1962,1968) and Damon Hill were the first toRead More
By Toby Christie, NASCAR Editor HOMESTEAD, Fla. — Tony Stewart has just 400 miles left in his illustrious 18-year NASCAR Sprint Cup Series career. Obviously, Stewart will get up on the wheel in an effort to nab his 50th-career victory in the Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead. But the big question many have had since Stewart announced in the offseason that he would be retiring at year’s end, is whether or not he would consider returning on a part-time basis. When pressed earlier this year on the topic, Stewart basicallyRead More