So much for a new body on Pedregon's car. It's back to his old one after a spectacular explosion during Friday's qualifying near Denver.
Dennis Bickmeier receives a lot of feedback from fans as the Richmond Raceway president, either through emailed surveys, in-person interaction or social media. But Bickmeier remembers one interaction distinctly with a NASCAR fan who had been coming to the races for 20-plus years. Bickmeier said the fan told him, “I've done everything there is to do at a racetrack. I've never been in the garage.” That pipedream is getting closer to reality as Richmond Raceway Reimagined, the $30 million infield redevelopment project, moves closer to completion. However, while Bickmeier said they're on track to being done for the Xfinity and Sprint Cup races on Sept. 21-22, there's still much to be done. Since
Sauber boss Fred Vasseur has not ruled out the suggestion that Kimi Raikkonen could return to the team where he started his Formula 1 career
Team technical directors believe that the ban on tyre blankets for 2021 could be positive for Formula 1, but warned it will be a big challenge to adapt
Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo's hopes of winning the German Grand Prix have been rocked by a grid penalty for using too many engine parts. The Australian driver, who has won twice this season, will start Sunday's race at Hockenheim from the back of the grid. Drivers are allowed to use two of each specific engine part during the season before incurring penalties, but this is the third time Ricciardo is using each individual element.
Jayski.com Staff Goodyear is reassessing what tire it will bring for the Sept. 29-30 race weekend on the Charlotte Motor Speedway road course following chunking issues with its primary tire during two days of open tests. Select Cup teams utilized an alternate Goodyear tire, which was used during the final portion of Tuesday's open test on the road course, Goodyear said in a statement. The tire had a "slightly tougher compound" than the original tires used for the open tests and had been the control tire during a tire test held in the spring. The decision to make the tire available was made following the July 10 test on the road course. Goodyear released the following statement from Mark Keto,
Associated Press BROWNSBURG, Ind. -- Fifth Third Bank will be the primary sponsor for Graham Rahal at the Honda Indy 200 later this month at Mid-Ohio. Rahal grew up in New Albany, Ohio, and the team has a race shop in nearby Hilliard, both about an hour's drive from the track in Lexington. Rahal calls his Honda 200 victory in 2015 the most important accomplishment of his IndyCar career. He has top-five finishes in his past four races at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course dating to 2014. Last year, he matched his best qualifying position of fourth before finishing third. Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing announced the sponsorship Thursday for the July 29 race.
Lewis Hamilton's megabucks new Mercedes contract puts the focus firmly on rivals Ferrari as the only top Formula One team likely to have anyone new in their lineup next season. Thursday's announcement that the reigning world champion had signed up for two more years and reported annual earnings of up to 40 million pounds ($51.98 million) was long in the making and well flagged up. Ferrari, Red Bull and Mercedes all now have big guns locked in until 2020 in Sebastian Vettel, Max Verstappen and Hamilton and it is now merely a matter of deciding who the team mates will be.
Haas driver Kevin Magnussen has compared Formula 1 rival Fernando Alonso's radio complaints to the perceived play-acting over injuries of football star Neymar in the recent FIFA World Cup
Martin Truex Jr.’s latest win — Wednesday night at the ESPY Awards — was another tally for NASCAR in the Best Driver category. RELATED: Truex triumphs at ESPYs Since the ESPYs debuted in 1993, NASCAR drivers have been honored with the Best Driver Award a record 17 times. Truex, nominated for the second straight year, …