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Happiness Is: Head Games, Shake Up & Advertising

Matt Kenseth (Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

This past Sunday, Denny Hamlin did his best to slay whatever dragons are wreaking havoc in the Joe Gibbs team complex.  His win, the first of the year for the team, locked him into the playoffs while also making him the 12th different driver to win this season in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series …

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Slipstream Saturday: Questions Surround the British Grand Prix

Mark Webber of Australia and Red Bull Racing drives and completes a pit stop at the Houses of Parliament on July 2, 2010 in London, England.

The British Racing Drivers Club announced this past week that they are exercising the opt-out clause in the contract they hold with Formula 1 to host the British Grand Prix.  The BRDC, better regarded as the owners of the Silverstone circuit, have cited that they cannot continue in their relationship with F1 as they continue …

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Slipstream Saturday: Sebastian Vettel Away Clean & More Ahead of the Austrian GP

(Photo: Getty Images)

When the cars last took to the track in Formula 1, they raced on the streets of Baku, Azerbaijan.  The race turned out to be, thus far, the most entertaining of the year.  Mind you, that does not mean that it was the best or most competitive race, but certainly the most entertaining.  Aside from …

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Happiness Is: The NASCAR World We Live In

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade /NKP)

This past Saturday night featured the annual summer return to Daytona for the 400 mile event.  This Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (oh yes, it never stops being fun to type out the full title for the Cup series, as goofy as it is) race, was an interesting collage of strategy, fast cars, driving acumen, …

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Happiness Is: Farewell, Winners & Branding

(Photo: Barry Cantrell/NKP)

From one specialty to another, that is what the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series is embracing as it moves from the left coast and returns to its home in Daytona this weekend.  The race last Sunday at Sonoma is an enjoyable outlier on the Cup schedule, a race that encourages more road courses be brought …

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Slipstream Saturday: Kaltenborn’s Departure & More Ahead of the Azerbaijan GP

Monisha Kaltenborn, former head of Sauber (photo: Getty Images)

The first female team boss in F1 split with her organization this week in what came as a surprising move.  Monisha Kaltenborn began her involvement with F1 beginning around 2000 when the company for which she worked, the Fritz Kaiser Group, joined the sport backing the then BMW team.  As principal players in the structure …

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Happiness Is: Stage Racing At Its Finest

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

This past weekend was chock-full o’ racing, with NASCAR hosting three events, IndyCar in action accompanying the Trucks in Texas and Formula 1 making its annual appearance in Canada.  That meant there should have been something for everyone.  And if not, well what are you doing hanging around a motorsport site? Each race had its …

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Slipstream Saturday: Spreading the Wealth & Rumors Ahead of the Canadian GP

Felipe Massa has driven well for the Williams team in 2017 (photo: Getty Images)

When we last joined the Formula 1 daredevils, they were speeding through the streets of Monaco.  The commonwealth, a veritable playground for the rich and famous, seems to match with the sport like no other environment does.  At the same time, racing the Monaco GP also represents the elements of class that are representative of …

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