Race Weekend Central

Slipstream Saturday: Wild Start to Chinese Grand Prix

As Formula 1 makes its way to Shanghai for the Chinese Grand Prix this weekend, racing remains the central focus: which teams and drivers are trending, how the championship will continue to come to form, and who’s able to master this tricky circuit.  That’s typical racing stuff and motorsport’s raison d’etre.  But visiting China is also …

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Slipstream Saturday: Alonso Out; On to Bahrain

Nico Rosberg at the Bahrain GP (credit: Getty Images)

This weekend, Formula 1 makes its second stop of the season. Hopefully by then people will have stopped thinking about the series’ 2016 debut long enough to pay attention, still the topic of discussion following a major crash whose footage found its way around the world. After a rather wild race in Australia, everyone in the …

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Happiness Is…Lawsuits, Consistency & Rumors

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade /NKP)

Another weekend, another wild finish, and another Jimmie Johnson win.  In some ways, the race and result brought a collective yawn.  Johnson racking up another win is about as surprising as the sun rising in the morning (at least that’s how it seems sometimes).  That Kevin Harvick ruled three-quarters of the race may have also …

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Pace Laps: Sprint Cup Hollywood Ending, Wild XFINITY Finish & F1 Crashes

(Photo: Brett Moist / NKP)

Sprint Cup: Hollywood Ending for Unlikely Teams – It was quite the super finish for a number of NASCAR’s “underdog” teams Sunday at Auto Club Speedway. Behind Superman of Jimmie Johnson driving to another victory in 2016 there were 31 cars who finished on the lead lap in an afternoon littered with tire failures and side-by-side …

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Alonso Walks Away From Devastating F1 Wreck

fernando alonso (credit: McLaren)

(Photo Credit: McLaren)

The Formula 1 season began Sunday in wild fashion.  The Australian Grand Prix, held in Melbourne featured the Ferrari duo of Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen racing past their Mercedes foes at the surprising start. But while the race out front was spectacular, filled with differing strategies, Fernando Alonso and Esteban Gutierrez remain the talk of the …

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