Zach Gillispie

Zach Gillispie
A lifelong race fan, Zach Gillispie joined Frontstretch in the summer of 2018 as a news writer. Originally from Charlotte, NC, he resides in western PA with his family. Zach currently attends Grove City College, pursuing a degree in Communication Arts. In the rare moments when he is not working or studying, you can find him involved in his church, traveling, cheering on his beloved Atlanta Braves, or immersing himself in anything that involves racecars of any form. Follow Zach on Twitter @gillispie_zach

Bubba Wallace Loses Blue-Emu Sponsorship After “RageQuit” in Bristol iRacing Event

A ragequit has Blue-Emu raging mad at Bubba Wallace. The company pulled its sponsorship of Wallace and Richard Petty Motorsports after Wallace quit mid-race during Sunday’s (April 5) NASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series event at virtual Bristol Motor Speedway. Wallace was competing in the third iRacing event featuring drivers in …

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Formula 1 May Not Begin Its Season Until the Summer

Formula 1’s 2020 season may not start until the summer. Per a March 23 release by F1 CEO Chase Carey, the Formula 1 sanctioning body is aiming to have 15-18 events on the revised schedule for the 2020 championship season, which it’s currently aiming to kick off in the summer. …

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Azerbaijan Grand Prix Postponed Amid COVID-19

The organizers of Formula 1’s Azerbaijan Grand Prix have elected to postpone the event due to the COVID-19 pandemic, per a Monday, March 23, announcement. F1 officials had hoped to begin its newly abbreviated season in Azerbaijan (June 5-7) but are now unable to do so based upon the council …

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IndyCar Announces 6-Race iRacing Challenge

IndyCar announced today (March 20) the formation of the IndyCar iRacing Challenge in wake of race postponements and cancelations caused by COVID-19, a type of coronavirus. Per a March 20 announcement, the simulated racing series will be contested every Saturday from March 28 to May 2 at 4 p.m. ET …

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Formula 1 Cancels Australian Grand Prix

Due to COVID-19, also known as coronavirus, organizers of the Australian Grand Prix have elected to cancel the event, per a Thursday, March 12 announcement. The announcement comes in wake of McLaren F1’s decision to pull out of the event after a team employee tested positive for the virus this …

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Long Beach IndyCar Race Will Not Be Held in April Due to Coronavirus

The 2020 Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach has been canceled for next month. Per a city announcement on Thursday, March 12, the race, which was originally scheduled for April 19, is the latest in a series of changes, postponements, and cancelations across the motorsports community due to COVID-19, also …

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12 Hours of Sebring Postponed Until November

The 12 Hours of Sebring will be postponed amid the COVID-19, also known as coronavirus, IMSA announced Thursday, March 12. The event, which was originally scheduled for March 18-21 at Sebring International Raceway, has been rescheduled for Nov. 11-14. Because of the change, the 2020 IMSA champion will be crowned …

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