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By Luis Torres, Staff Writer After 15 full seasons in the NTT IndyCar Series, Marco Andretti announced on social media Friday he’ll scale back on racing this year. The 33-year-old carefully thought about his future as a racer, including speaking with his father Michael Andretti until deciding now it’s time to hit the reset button. “I appreciate (Michael’s) openness and for allowing me the flexibility to map out my own course going forward,” said Marco. “I am fortunate to be in a position at Andretti Autosport to run the fullRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Beginning next season, Haas F1 Team will continue operations without Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen after four seasons together. Both competitors confirmed their departure from the American-based constructor on their social media outlets Thursday morning, surprising the paddock as they’re now looking for rides on what’s already been a wild silly season where F1 ride vacancies are running out. Grosjean has been a part of the team since its inception in 2016, scoring points in three out of the opening four grand prix events, highlightedRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Just when you thought this week’s NASCAR news was done, think again. This time, it impacts the future of three Ford drivers as Thursday’s announcements gets us a step closer of finishing out the silly season puzzle. Matt DiBenedetto will stay with the Wood Brothers for only one more season as Xfinity Series star Austin Cindric will make the move to the Cup Series in 2022. Therefore, Cindric will stay in the second division with Team Penske as he signed a multi-year deal. Finally, ClintRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer The announcements just keeps on hitting left and right as three announcements have taken place in the world of NASCAR over the past 24 hours with plenty more to come. Plenty positives, but some I’m simply skeptical due to the fact it has some implications, ranging from a specific driver to the status of one race team. Here are some of my takeaways from each of those confirmations involving Alex Bowman, Daniel Suarez and Hailie Deegan. Bowman Succeeds Another NASCAR Icon In a clever socialRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Right in the middle of Monday Night Football, three-time Daytona 500 champion and the GOAT Michael Jordan announced they’ll be pairing up to start a brand new single-car NASCAR Cup Series team beginning next season with Bubba Wallace behind the wheel. In fact, deciding a driver was the easiest part of the whole ordeal as Hamlin, who ironically had previous beef following the final lap of the 2018 Daytona 500, described how far Wallace has grown as a competitor and as a person. “Bubba has shownRead More
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 After seven years of highs and lows, even saving the race team, Sergio Perez confirmed Wednesday that he’ll be leaving BWT Racing Point F1 Team at the end of the season. Perez issued a statement on social media regarding the situation, saying he doesn’t have a Plan B at this time: “Everything in life always has a beginning and an end, and after seven years together, my time with the team will come to an end after this season. “It hurts a bit as I betRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Joey Logano and Erik Jones share an odd bond in their captivating NASCAR careers and that’s being ousted by Joe Gibbs Racing. Logano was replaced by Matt Kenseth at the end of the 2012 season and landed a home with Team Penske where he won a Daytona 500 and a Cup Series title since. Meanwhile, Jones is about to be replaced by Christopher Bell next season and yet to find a ride. During Wednesday’s portion of NASCAR Playoffs Media Day, Logano went into greater detail aboutRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Corey LaJoie confirmed Friday on his private Twitter account that after two seasons with Go Fas Racing, he’ll be pursuing other options after the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series campaign. The 28-year-old Cup veteran said that while he felt its time to find a more competitive ride to better strengthen his value in the sport, the decision was mutual and will remain grateful being a part of the No. 32 Ford Mustang squad. “I’m sure most of you have seen the silly season news regarding the mutualRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Current NASCAR Cup Series rookie Christopher Bell will make the jump from Leavine Family Racing to Joe Gibbs Racing in 2021, replacing Erik Jones in the No. 20 Toyota Camry. Last Thursday, JGR made the announcement that Jones will be ousted at the end of the 2020 campaign. Four days later, the team made its official decision that Bell will be the fourth driver to pilot the No. 20 car. This came to be after last Tuesday’s confirmation that LFR will sell its assets to anotherRead More