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The Changing Landscape of Auto Racing Sponsorship

by Frank Santoroski           @seveng1967  When home improvement giant Lowe’s announced they were leaving NASCAR at the end of 2018, it wasn’t just the drop of the other shoe. It was more like the latest in a series of shoes falling out of an overstuffed closet. One of only a few ...

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The Halo: Unintended Consequences

by Luis Torres                   @TheLTFiles Let’s face it, we all have mixed opinions about the Halo in Formula 1. Some understand it’s for the sake of safety, and the drivers wanted something to be done for head protection after notable incidents that’s ended ...

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HOF Consideration: Kirk Shelmerdine

by Luis Torres                   @TheLTFiles When NASCAR fans think of who’s the greatest crew chief of all-time, more often than not, you’ll hear the names of Hall of Famers Ray Evernham and Dale Inman. How about the 1980s? Tim Brewer, Jeff Hammond and ...

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IndyCar 2018 Boasts Impressive Rookie Class

by Frank Santoroski           @seveng1967 A successful rookie campaign does not necessarily make or break a driver’s IndyCar career. However, in today’s impatient climate, results speak volumes. Look no further than Ed Jones, 2017 Rookie of the Year, for evidence of this. Jones signed on for a full season with Dale ...

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New-Look Indy Car Set to Debut on the Streets of St. Petersburg

by Frank Santoroski                   @seveng1967  After a long off-season, the stars and cars of the Verizon IndyCar Series are set to do battle on the streets of St. Petersburg, FL on March 11, kicking off the 2018 season. This particular season, the eleventh since reunification, is met with more anticipation than ...

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Streaming Television: Is NASCAR Missing the Boat?

by Seth Eggert         @MotorsportRev With more and more sports embracing technology and streaming services, is NASCAR missing out on this growing trend? While NASCAR does stream its National Series races on the Fox Sports Go app, the NBC Sports app, and some of the regional races on FansChoice.tv, there are other ...

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What Happened to the Word Patience?

by Luis Torres                   @TheLTFiles Restrictor plate racing is a strategic game, requiring critical thinking to make the right moves. A few days removed from Sunday’s Daytona 500 and it has dawned on me how frustrating this current era of racing has become. ...

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New Faces, New Places in 2018 Mazda Road to Indy

by Christopher DeHarde    @CDeHarde After some downtime following the new year, the Mazda Road to Indy presented by Cooper Tires has had a few driver announcements in recent days that have helped shape the grids across the three championships. In the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship powered by Mazda, Canadian team ...

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Photo Gallery: 2018 Formula One Launches (Part One)

As the teams of the FIA Formula One World Championship prepare for testing ahead of the 2018 season opener on March 25, the traditional Launch Events are under way. Here are the first of the 2018 cars to be revealed. The Haas F1 VR18   The Williams FW41 The Aston ...

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A Year Without Helio

by Frank Santoroski                        @seveng1967 When the Verizon IndyCar Series hits the track at St. Pete in a few weeks, there will be a few things noticeably missing. The airboxes and bumper pods, along with many of the flips, flaps, flicks and other aerodynamic do-dads on the wings will be gone, ...

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