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Rosberg’s 4th Win at German Grand Prix

2014 Formula 1 Report:  USA Edition Drafting the Circuits Week 29 Grand Prix                          Date                   Tire Compounds       Hungarian Grand prix     July 25-27       Medium/Soft Belgium Grand Prix         August 22-24 Italian Grand Prix            September 5-7   Drivers’ Championship: 1.  Nico Rosberg               190 2.  Lewis Hamilton          176 3. Daniel Ricciardo         106 ...

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Examining the Race Team Alliance

I didn’t see this one coming. A racing alliance? What’s that? What’s its purpose, and most of all, WHY? The nine most powerful NASCAR car owners (Chip Ganassi, Rick Hendrick, Joe Gibbs, Richard Childress, Richard Petty, Jack Roush, Roger Penske and Joe Custer (for Stewart-Haas Racing) met and revealed last ...

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Germany Awash in Sports Success…And Here Comes Hockenheim

2014 Formula 1 Report:  USA Edition Drafting the Circuits Week 28 Grand Prix                          Date                   Tire Compounds       German Grand Prix          July 18-20        Supersoft/Soft Hungary Grand Prix        July 25-27         Medium/Soft Belgian Grand Prix          August 22-24 GERMAN GRAND PRIX The world has turned its attention to Germany!   The Germans will begin the ...

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Can Dale Jr. Win in Louden?

He started off this season with a bang.  Dale Earnhardt, Jr., NASCAR’s Most Popular Driver 11 times over, won the most coveted race of the NASCAR Sprint Cup season – the Daytona 500.   With the new rule changes made to the Chase (NASCAR’s playoff system) that started this season, ...

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The Pocono IndyCar 500 Was Fabulous!

What was this writer about NASCAR doing at an IndyCar event? Having the time of her life! NASCAR is my home, where my Motorsports career began and thrives, but at Drafting the Circuits we cover all of the “Big 3” – NASCAR, Formula 1, and IndyCar. So, when IndyCar made ...

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Lewis Hamilton Reigns Supreme at Silverstone!

2014 Formula 1 Report:  USA Edition Drafting the Circuits Week 27 Grand Prix                          Date                   Tire Compounds       German Grand Prix          July 18-20        Supersoft/Soft Hungary Grand Prix        July 25-27         Medium/Soft Belgian Grand Prix          August 22-24   Drivers’ championship: 1.  Nico Rosberg                  165 2.  Lewis Hamilton            161 ...

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A Return to the Tricky Triangle, Part II of the 2014 Verizon IndyCar Series’ Triple Crown

With a truncated 2014 season, Pocono International Raceway falls in the latter half of the Verizon IndyCar Series schedule.  The Pocono IndyCar 500 is a prominent race as the second of the series’ Triple Crown – Indianapolis Motor Speedway and Auto Club Speedway cap it. It is also 100 miles ...

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British Grand Prix…Hamilton’s Time to Push?

2014 Formula 1 Report:  USA Edition Drafting the Circuits Week 26 Grand Prix                          Date                   Tire Compounds       British Grand Prix             July 4-6            Medium.Hard German Grand Prix          July 18-20        Supersoft/Soft Hungary Grand Prix        July 25-27         Medium/Soft THE BRITISH GRAND PRIX Silverstone!  Hurrah! This racetrack is so well suited for a Formula 1 ...

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Mercedes Continue Dominant Form In Austria

2014 Formula 1 Report:  USA Edition Drafting the Circuits Week 25 Grand Prix                          Date                   Tire Compounds       British Grand Prix             July 4-6            Medium.Hard German Grand Prix          July 18-20        Supersoft/Soft Hungary Grand Prix        July 25-27         Medium/Soft   Drivers’ championship: 1.  Nico Rosberg                  165 2.  Lewis Hamilton           ...

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Why I Love Road Course Racing By: Chief 187™

Road course racing is the red-headed bastard step child of NASCAR circuits. Although they’ve existed throughout NASCAR’s long and storied history, only two circuits survive in its top series and drivers either love them or hate them. Fans, too, feel similarly and usually side with their drivers. The winding roads, ...

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Formula 1 Returns to The Now Titled Red Bull Ring

2014 Formula 1 Report:  USA Edition Drafting the Circuits Week 24 Grand Prix                          Date                   Tire Compounds       Grand Prix of Austria        June 20-22      Supersoft/Soft British Grand Prix             July 4-6            Medium.Hard German Grand Prix         July 18-20        Supersoft/Soft   Michael Schumacher Update After months of quiet from the Michael Schumacher camp, it ...

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Completing the Milestone: Dale Junior Wins at Pocono

It all came down to a piece of paper.  Brad Keselowski had the strongest car at the Pocono 400 this past weekend at Pocono International Raceway, but in the end, lost the race because of a piece of paper. With only a few laps left during the NASCAR Sprint Cup ...

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Pocono Pictorial: Pocono 400 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Edition 2014

My Pocono was showcased recently and it was an amazing time for me and Drafting the Circuits. But the 2014 Pocono 400 will forever be remembered as the first win at Pocono for Dale Earnhardt Jr. As many NASCAR fans, and thus many Drafting the Circuits fans, are members of ...

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Pocono Pictorial: Pocono 400 2014

Home tracks tend to hold sentimental memories, fierce loyalty, and a feeling of comfort. Pocono International Raceway is that place for me. Pocono was the first track I attended when I re-upped my fandom in 2007. Pocono was the first track to issue me media credentials. And Pocono is where ...

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. Tricked the Triangle and Won at Pocono!

Pocono International Raceway has an incredible history in NASCAR. The Tricky Triangle has bested many of the top drivers, but some have been rewarded with momentous and hard-fought victories. Names like Richard Petty, David Pearson, Benny Parsons, Darrell Waltrip, Cale Yarborough, Bobby Allison, Tim Richmond, Harry Gant, Bill Elliott, Dale ...

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Red Bulls Return in Canadian Grand Prix

2014 Formula 1 Report:  USA Edition Drafting the Circuits Week 23 Grand Prix                          Date                   Tire Compounds       Grand Prix of Austria        June 20-22      Supersoft/Soft British Grand Prix             July 4-6            Medium.Hard Hockenheim Grand Prix July 18-20        Supersoft/Soft Drivers’ championship:   1.  Nico Rosberg                   ...

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Pocono in Pictures

  Anyone can tell a story, but even as descriptive as one can be, pictures tell what words cannot. Pocono is absolutely beautiful, and when NASCAR invades the Pocono Mountains, it literally becomes the third largest city in the state of Pennsylvania, after Pittsburgh and Philadelphia. The anticipation for the ...

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Kyle Larson: Perfecting Pocono

Recently in NASCAR we have seen some impressive talent.  Young drivers are dominating the NASCAR scene, coming up through the ranks, making a name for themselves.  Some will make it big, while some may not- but one of those talented young men is driver Kyle Larson. For his first time ...

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But the Series’ Regulars Want to Race Cup Drivers!

With Kyle Larson’s win at Pocono Raceway today in the Pocono ARCA 200 it was another example of a NASCAR Sprint Cup regular jumping into a “lesser” series and dominating for the win. Larson is young and likable, but he’s still a driver with a Cup ride going down to ...

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Dale Earnhardt, Jr.: Can He Complete a Milestone?

He started the year off with a bang, winning the Daytona 500 for the second time in his career.  He had the points lead for a while, and is currently fifth place in the standings.  Dale Earnhardt Jr. is having an incredible year, and if he wins the Pocono 400, ...

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