NASCAR Race Weekend Central

Max Verstappen Earns Pole for Bahrain Grand Prix; More F1 News

red bull bahrain

Red Bull looks like the car to beat in Bahrain (credit: FIA images)

Max Verstappen will start from the pole for the 2021 Formula 1 season-opening Bahrain Grand Prix.  The battle the sport needs started to take form on Saturday (March 27) when Verstappen beat Lewis Hamilton at the end of qualifying by almost four-tenths (0.388 secs). Hamilton will start second with his Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas sitting …

Read more

Mapping Out the Formula 1 2021 Season for Top Competing Teams

hamilton british gp 2 aug 20

Lewis Hamilton holding the trophy for his British GP win and Driver of the Day award (Photo: Mercedes AMG)

Editor’s Note: This article on the 2021 Formula 1 season is posted in collaboration with an outside sponsorship client. The opinions and information contained within do not necessarily represent Frontstretch and its staff.  The 2020 Formula 1 season can easily be described as a “do with what’s given” type of year. But now, the season …

Read more

Covering the Grid for the Formula 1 Opener Bahrain Grand Prix

Williams Bahrain 2021 testing

Williams Racing with new livery in Bahrain (credit: FIA images)

The Formula 1 season will go lights out this weekend, this year starting in the unusual location of Bahrain. With the exception of three years – 2006, 2010, and 2020 – Australia’s Albert Park has hosted the inaugural race since 1996. The switch to Bahrain Grand Prix for 2021 comes on the heels of last …

Read more

5 Points to Ponder: Time to Play in the Dirt

Kyle Larson and Ryan Blaney lead the NASCAR Cup Series action at Atlanta Motor Speedway, March 2021. Photo: NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

1. Time to Play in the Dirt I cannot wait for this weekend. Cannot. Wait. I’m endlessly fascinated to see what will happen in both races on the Bristol Motor Speedway dirt. Fair to say I’ve not anticipated regular season races quite like these two for some time — a decade or more at least. …

Read more

5 Points to Ponder: Myatt Snider’s NASCAR Moment

Myatt Snider celebrates winning at Homestead Miami Speedway February 2021 (Credit: NKP)

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

ONE: It Gets Late Early Out Here The great Hall of Fame Yankee catcher and 13-time World Series Champion Yogi Berra once quipped “it gets late early out here,” and it’s a Yogi-ism (as his many impromptu lines were known) that fits well with the current playoff picture. It would be fair to say there …

Read more

Top Online F1 Racing Games To Enjoy This Season

2019GermanyF1LanceStrollCarNKP

(Photo: FIA)

Editor’s Note: This article on online racing games is posted in collaboration with an outside sponsorship client. The opinions and information contained within do not necessarily represent Frontstretch and its staff.  The increased popularity of the online gaming community is expanding these days, allowing people to find their particular subject of interest, thus explore all …

Read more

Fernando Alonso Involved in Cycling Accident

Fernando Alonso in Indianapolis

(Photo: IndyCar Media)

Fernando Alonso was involved in a cycling accident in Switzerland, Alpine Formula 1 Team announced Feb. 11. According to the team’s Twitter page, “Fernando is conscious and well in himself and is awaiting further medical examinations tomorrow morning.” Alpine, formerly known as Renault, signed Alonso last July. Alonso is set to make his return to …

Read more

Five Points: A Year of Change. After a Year of Change.

Chase Elliott holds 2020 Bill France trophy Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

A Year Of Change. After a Year of Change. There’s a lot to look forward to this season. Putting the Daytona 500 to one side for a moment, we’ve got the Bristol Dirt race, a trip to the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, a jaunt around Road America, a new oval in Nashville Superspeedway, …

Read more

Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes Agree to 2021 Contract

hamilton british gp 2 aug 20

Lewis Hamilton holding the trophy for his British GP win and Driver of the Day award (Photo: Mercedes AMG)

Seven-time Formula 1 champion Lewis Hamilton will go for an eighth title in 2021 behind the wheel of a Mercedes once again. The reigning champ reached an agreement with Mercedes boss Toto Wolff after there had been delays in contract talks due to pandemic-related restrictions and the team’s focus on the title, Mercedes announced Feb. …

Read more

Sign up for the Frontstretch Newsletter

A daily email update (Monday through Friday) providing racing news, commentary, features, and information from Frontstretch.com

Frontstretch