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Charlotte, Sochi and the Aeroscreen

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The DTC gang comments on another fantastic race from the Roval at Charlotte, and reports on the F1 Grand Prix from Sochi. Additional topics include Chase Elliot and his phenomenal run to the front, A.J. Allmendinger’s Xfinity win, and the future of McLaren with Mercedes power. Also in this episode, ...

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Michigan, McLaren and Mid Ohio

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The DTC panel breaks down the NASCAR race at Michigan, discusses playoff scenarios and silly season rumors. Additional topics include McLaren’s enrty into Indycar with Schmidt-Peterson Racing, changes at Red Bull F1 and the Xfinity race at Mid-Ohio. With Gray Warren, Seth Eggert, Richard Youden and Christopher DeHarde. #DraftingTheCircuits #DTC ...

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Drafting the Circuits November 15, 2018 – And Then There Were Four

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The DTC panel takes a look at the four drivers that survived the NASCAR playoffs and will contend for the Cup. Additional topics include tributes to the late David Pearson, Formula One news, and McLaren’s Indy 500 effort. With Gray Warren, Joey Barnes, Richard Youden, Seth Eggert and your host, ...

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The Alonso Factor: A Brief History of Formula One Drivers in Indycar

by Frank Santoroski          @seveng1967 As two-time World Drivers’ Champion, Fernando Alonso, prepares to wind up his final season in Formula One, speculation is rampant that his next chapter will see him become a regular in the Verizon IndyCar Series. The scenario is actually quite likely, as Alonso has been quite ...

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The Month of May 2017

by Frank Santoroski          @seveng1967 The Month of May is a special time for many. The trees blossom, the flowers bloom as the sounds of lawnmowers fill the air in suburbia. School kids anticipate their summer break, there are proms, graduations, spring weddings, Mother’s Day and a time to remember those ...

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A Look Back: Forty Plus Years of Action at Long Beach

by Frank Santoroski                            @seveng1967 March 22, 2017: The Verizon IndyCar Series’ 2017 season is now underway, and in just two weeks time the crews will begin unloading for the 43rd annual Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. Situated on Southern California’s Pacific Coast on the border of Orange County and ...

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Historical: The 1977 Long Beach Grand Prix

by Frank Santoroski       @seveng1967 The concept of racing on city streets is as old as motor racing itself, with events like the 24 hours of Le Mans and the Grand Prix of Monaco having graced the racing world since the 1920s. In North America however, street races have a spotty ...

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Formula 1 Opener Creates Thunder Down Under

Nico Rosberg took his 4th consecutive victory at the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne.  Rosberg took the final three victories from last season and continued his wining streak in the season opener.  This was his 15th Formula 1 victory and sets the stage for the mega battle that looks to be ...

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The Formula 1 Season Begins In Australia. Welcome To OZ!

There is something about the start of a Formula 1 season that gets the blood flowing.  Starting in the “Land Down Under” makes it that much better.  On Sunday, March 20th, the 2016 race for the World Championship begins anew with some fresh storylines that could make this a season ...

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Formula 1 Season Preview

  With Formula 1 testing complete and Australia just over a week away, there are some observations that can be inferred from the 8 days the teams spent testing in Barcelona. This quick break before the first set of flyaway races gives time to evaluate testing and ask whether the ...

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Formula 1: The Bulging Mid-Pack Will Create More Teams Scoring Points This Year

2016 Formula 1 Is Set To Take Off And These Storylines Will Dominate The Season!   Last year in Formula 1 there were essentially three classifications of competitor within the paddock. Race Winners: Teams capable of winning races Mercedes and Ferrari Mid-Pack: Teams capable of consistently scoring points Williams, Red ...

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Formula 1: The Battle At The Sharp End Of The Field

2016 Formula 1 Is Set To Take Off And These Storylines Will Dominate The Season! The Battle At The Sharp End Of The Field For the racing aficionado, Formula 1 offers great battles throughout the field if you watch closely. The problem, and it’s a big one, is the closest ...

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2016 Formula 1 Is Set To Take Off: These Three Story-lines Will Dominate The Season!

In just over one month, the 2016 Formula 1 campaign will begin anew. Eleven teams will compete across the globe in what is a travelling exhibit of explosive firepower and technology. Unbridled racing as it should be! As the excitement builds toward the first race in Australia on March 20th, there are ...

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Rosberg Ripper in Abu Dhabi F1 Finale

Drafting the Circuits Formula 1 Report Abu Dhabi Review By Steve Aibel/Drafting The Circuits/F1Racing Plus @steveaibel Nico Rosberg collected his 3rd win on the trot, winning the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix over teammate Lewis Hamilton and Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen. Rosberg also took pole position for the 6th time in a ...

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Formula 1: Let’s Move to a NASCAR Style Playoff And Soon!

Drafting the Circuits Formula 1 Report F1 Should Move Toward a NASCAR Chase Style Playoff Ending In Abu Dhabi  By Steve Aibel/Drafting The Circuits/F1Racing Plus @steveaibel 3-time champion Lewis Hamilton brought an international presence to the NASCAR finale in Miami last weekend. Hamilton visited Jeff Gordon during the pitwalk and driver ...

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Rosberg Rolling in Brazil Grabbing His Second Win In A Row

Drafting the Circuits Formula 1 Report Brazilian Grand Prix By Steve Aibel/Drafting The Circuits/F1Racing Plus Nico Rosberg won his second race in a row at the Brazilian Grand Prix. The win was the 13th in his Formula 1 career and replicated the win he had last year in Sao Paolo. ...

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Rosberg Rides Momentum to Brazil

Drafting the Circuits Formula 1 Report Brazil Preview Grand Prix By Steve Aibel/Drafting The Circuits/F1Racing Plus @steveaibel As Formula 1 moves into the final two rounds of the season, both championships have been decided in favor of the dominant Mercedes organization. With Nico Rosberg taking the win in Mexico, we ...

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Formula Fiesta For Rosberg In Mexico

Drafting the Circuits Formula 1 Report Mexico Grand Prix By Steve Aibel/Drafting The Circuits/F1Racing Plus @steveaibel Nico Rosberg took his 4th Grand Prix victory of the season with a convincing win over 3-time World Champion Lewis Hamilton. Valtteri Bottas took the third and final podium position in what was a ...

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Hamilton Drops The Hammer On His Third World Championship

Drafting the Circuits Formula 1 Report United States Grand Prix By Steve Aibel/Drafting The Circuits/F1Racing Plus @steveaibel Lewis Hamilton collected his 3rd World Driver’s Championship and took his 10th victory of the season at the United States Grand Pix on Sunday. Hamilton became the first British driver to win back-to-back ...

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Storm Sets Up Super Sunday At United States Grand Prix

Drafting the Circuits Formula 1 Report United States Grand Prix Saturday By Steve Aibel/Drafting The Circuits/F1Racing Plus @steveaibel Rain and weather continued to dominate the landscape as Formula 1 again experienced a day with limited running. With the National Weather Service issuing flash flood warnings throughout Central Texas, fans were ...

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