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Zane Smith Tops Charts in Truck COTA Practice

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#21: Zane Smith, GMS Racing, Chevrolet Silverado Michael Roberts Construction

Zane Smith led the lone practice for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series’ Toyota Tundra 225 at the Circuit of the Americas Friday, May 21. The Las Vegas driver logged a time of 89.348 mph to top all drivers after the extended session. Smith’s No.21 Michael Roberts Construction Chevy was over three tenths quicker than …

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F1 Midweek: Drivers Excited for Return to Monaco After 2020 Absence

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Lewis Hamilton drove an efficient race on his way to his third Monaco GP win (credit: FIA Images)

It’s been two years since Formula 1 last raced in the Principality of Monaco, due to the 2020 Grand Prix being canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the most famous grand prix in F1 is back, and the drivers could not be more excited. For some, it’s the return of an old friend. For …

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Coca-Cola 600 to Be Run at Full Fan Capacity

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

With restrictions on attendance at sporting events around the U.S. beginning to loosen up, Charlotte Motor Speedway announced May 14 that the Coca-Cola 600 will be run with no crowd capacity restrictions. This announcement comes hot on the heels of North Carolina governor Roy Cooper’s executive order declaring that the mask mandate in the state …

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Colton Herta Re-Ups With Andretti Through 2023

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Colton Herta and sponsor Gainbridge Financial have signed a multi-year extension to remain at Andretti Autosport through 2023, Andretti announced May 14. The 21-year-old currently is in his third season of NTT IndyCar Series competition, logging four wins, with three coming under Harding-Steinbrenner and his most recent via Andretti. Herta moved over to the No.26 …

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Carlin, Max Chilton to Miss Indy GP

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AUSTIN, TEXAS - FEBRUARY 12: Max Chilton, driver of the #59 Gallagher Carlin Chevrolet, drives during NTT Indycar Series testing at Circuit of The Americas on February 12, 2020 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

Carlin and driver Max Chilton will miss this weekend’s GMR Grand Prix of Indianapolis due to a travel-related issue, the team announced May 14. The team, which currently sits 27th in the standings with Chilton, mentioned in the press release it will use this extra time to prepare for the 105th running of the Indianapolis …

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Turkish GP Dropped From 2021 F1 Schedule, Replaced With Austria Doubleheader

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The Red Bull Ring in Spielberg, Austria (credit: Getty Images)

The Turkish Grand Prix has been dropped from the 2021 Formula One schedule due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, F1 announced Friday (May 14). The cancelation comes just over two weeks after the news broke that the Canadian Grand Prix was canceled and its date moved to Istanbul. Instead, the events will replaced by a doubleheader …

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Lewis Hamilton Plays Perfect Strategy to Steal 6th Spanish Grand Prix Victory

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Lewis Hamilton on track in Spain (Photo: LAT Images via Mercedes AMG F1)

After clinching his record smashing 100th career pole Saturday, Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes proved why they have been the most dominant team in F1 over the last decade. Using a perfectly executed two stop strategy, Hamilton ran down Max Verstappen to win his sixth career Spanish Grand Prix. Despite dominating the race, Verstappen was left …

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