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The Racing World Turns to eSports During Pandemic Crisis

By Seth Eggert                       @MotorsportRev   With the motorsports world sidelined due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the world of eSports has risen to the occasion. NASCAR already had two active eSports divisions, the eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series and the eNASCAR iRacing ...

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Avoiding the Sophomore Jinx: IndyCar’s Second Year Drivers

by Frank Santoroski                    @seveng1967   The 2019 NTT IndyCar Series featured one of the more stellar rookie classes in quite some time, and the crop of rookies coming up this season also promises to impress. While the new kids get their feet ...

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Houff and Poole Take Different Approach Towards Rookie Cup Season

by Luis Torres     @TheLTFiles There are six drivers competing in this year’s Sunoco Rookie of the Year honors in the NASCAR Cup Series. To nobody’s surprise, the discussion of who’ll win the award at season’s end have narrowed down to four. Those four are Christopher Bell, Cole Custer, John ...

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Who is Scott McLaughlin?

by Frank Santoroski                    @seveng1967  The NTT IndyCar Series has a rookie class stacked full of talent for 2020. The young drivers running the full schedule are likely to have a close points battle to decide Rookie of the Year. There is, ...

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2019 NASCAR Championship Weekend

Drafting The Circuits Podcast

The DTC panel discusses Kyle Busch’s second Cup win and breaks down the rest of the NASCAR championship weekend. Additionally, we look at a highly eventful Brazilian Grand Prix. Also, Special guest Brock Beard joins the conversation to discuss his latest film, “Three Before February”. With Gray Warren, Seth Eggert, ...

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ESPN to Premiere Janet Guthrie Documentary

by Frank Santoroski           @seveng1967  While there is still a long way to go, the search for gender equality has made large gains over the past several decades. It is commonplace this day and age to see women successfully filling important, high-profile roles in business, commerce and government. In the world ...

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Revisiting 1981: How ABC-TV Manufactured a Storm

by Frank Santoroski           @seveng1967  To the best of my recollection, this is how the events of the 65th running of the Indianapolis 500 mile race, contested on May 24, 1981 unfolded. I was 13 years old, and my family decided upon a camping trip for Memorial Day weekend; a flippin’ camping ...

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The Traditions and Superstitions that Make Indianapolis Unique

by Frank Santoroski           @seveng1967  With more than a century of racing in the history books, the Indianapolis 500 holds more tradition than any other motorsport event on the planet. The 500 also has its share of good luck/bad luck omens as race drivers are sometimes known to be rather superstitious. ...

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Approaching a Half-Century of Racing: The Long Beach Grand Prix

by Frank Santoroski          @seveng1967 The NTT IndyCar Series’ 2019 season is solidly underway with three different winners from three different teams. This weekend, the crews will begin unloading for the Grand Prix of Long Beach. Situated on Southern California’s Pacific Coast on the border of Orange County and Los Angeles ...

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NASCAR Xfinity Series, Truck Series Look to Their Roots with 2020 Schedule

By Jordan Bianchi, NASCAR Wire Service DAYTONA BEACH, Florida – The schedules for NASCAR’s Xfinity Series and Gander Outdoor Truck Series will have a familiar look in 2020, with both also returning to a track that it had a previous longstanding association with but have not visited for more than a decade. ...

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IndyCars Invade the South This Weekend

by Frank Santoroski                  @seveng1967 This coming weekend the Verizon IndyCar Series will invade the deep South for the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama. The race is slated for April 5-7, 2019. About the Race The Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama is round three of seventeen for the Verizon IndyCar ...

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Waltrip to Retire From Broadcast Booth

by Luis Torres     @TheLTFiles 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 ...

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Chaotic Weekend Ends with Decent Texas Results for Stewart-Haas

by Luis Torres     @TheLTFiles Friday was “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” for all four Stewart-Haas Racing drivers after going through the ropes with NASCAR’s latest qualifying format. Fast forward to Sunday, all four drivers delivered stellar results in the O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 at Texas Motor Speedway in Ft. ...

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NASCAR Suspends Austin Wayne Self Following Substance Abuse Policy Violation

by Seth Eggert           @motorsportrev NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series regular Austin Wayne Self has been suspended indefinitely for violating NASCAR’s substance abuse policy. NASCAR announced on Monday via the penalty report that Self violated Section 12.1 (actions detrimental to stock-car racing) and Section 19 (NASCAR’s substance abuse policy) of the ...

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IndyCar’s COTA Debut Highlights Stout Rookie Class

by David Morgan       @damorgan86 AUSTIN, Texas – If Sunday’s IndyCar Classic at Circuit of The Americas is any indication, it’s going to be a fun season ahead with the stout crop of rookies that are in the NTT IndyCar Series field. Two of the five rookies finished in ...

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Opinion: NASCAR Discards Tradition With New Schedule

by Luis Torres     @TheLTFiles A new chapter into NASCAR’s future has few perks as they’re further separating themselves from tradition once more. For what? To spice things up like its a game of Russian roulette? First off, I applaud the sport for making the Southern 500 at Darlington the ...

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New Locales for Championship, Regular Season Finale on 2020 Cup Series Schedule

By NASCAR DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – A champion crowned in the desert. The Last Great Colosseum becomes a postseason factor. A tricky doubleheader. The birthplace of NASCAR bookends the regular season. NASCAR today announced significant, dynamic changes to the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series schedule, with intriguing shifts during both the ...

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Natalie Decker Looks Forward to W-Series Test Date

by Seth Eggert           @motorsportrev After competing in the first three NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series events, Natalie Decker will face a new challenge. At the end of March, the 21-year-old will travel to Spain to participate in a four-day test for the W Series, a new women-only open wheel racing ...

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Event Preview: The Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg

by Frank Santoroski                  @seveng1967 This coming weekend, the NTT IndyCar Series will kick off their 2019 season with a return to St. Petersburg, Florida for what has become known as The World’s Fastest Spring Break Party. Round one of seventeen for the Series in 2019, The Firestone Grand Prix of St. ...

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Flashback: The Life and Career of Ronnie Peterson

by Frank Santoroski                     @seveng1967 In the prior 68 seasons of Formula One competition, there are only 33 drivers that can lay claim to the title of World Drivers’ Champion. In order to be crowned champion, a driver must not only possess the talent and determination, but also have the circumstances ...

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