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Slipstream Saturday: Radio Rules, Track Limits and More at the Hungarian Grand Prix

Nico Rosberg during practice for the Formula One Grand Prix of Belgium at Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps on August 21, 2015 in Spa, Belgium. (Credit: Getty Images)

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As Formula 1 is set to have back-to-back race weekends before the summer break, here’s a look at what’s happening at this week’s Hungarian Grand Prix.   – Mercedes and Nico Rosberg tested the limits of the radio rules governing F1 this year at Silverstone, giving with the team giving him coaching which resulted in a …

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4 Burning Questions: Will Team Penske Finally Win the Brickyard?

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Will Team Penske’s Brickyard 400 winless drought continue? Hard to believe a team with 16 wins and 17 poles in the Indianapolis 500 has failed to achieve neither in the Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. But for Team Penske, it’s been one of those races that has not played out in its favor over the …

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5 Points to Ponder: Tony Stewart’s Milestone and Chase Favorites

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ONE: 600 up for Tony Stewart It was a good evening this past Saturday night at Kentucky Speedway for Tony Stewart who finished fifth in what was a landmark 600th Cup start for the 18-year veteran. The top-5 effort was enough to move him safely into the top 30 in overall points meaning he has …

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Pace Laps: Kes Rolling; Fast Jack Beckman; Hamilton Cruises & More

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Brad Keselowski hitting on all cylinders to start the summer- Though it may have come by fuel mileage, Keselowski wound up in victory lane again on Saturday evening in Kentucky. It was his third win in six tries at the newly repaved 1.5-mile racetrack. Adding the XFINITY Series, he has won at least one race …

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4 Burning Questions: Will Anybody Nail the New Kentucky Speedway?

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Will Anyone Nail the New Kentucky Speedway? Though NASCAR nation has been begging for a new addition to the sport’s schedule, it seems they will get it in some way Saturday night at Kentucky Speedway. Already standing as the newest track in the Sprint Cup Series – joining the circuit in 2011 – the 1.5-miler …

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Pace Laps: Is Brad Keselowski NASCAR’s Best at Plate Racing?

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Sprint Cup: Brad Keselowski, The New Restrictor Plate King? – Every time the Sprint Cup Series goes restrictor plate racing at Talladega, or so it seems, Team Penske’s Brad Keselowski runs up front and contends for victory. Now, the 2012 series champ has added the other plate track to his resume, picking up a first win at the World Center …

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Slipstream Saturday: The Communication Rule & More Ahead of the Austrian Grand Prix

The last Formula 1 race, the first on the Baku Street Circuit in Azerbaijan, highlighted one of the problems with the current rules governing the sport.  Now, it’s rather easy to find faults with a litany of rules that oversee everything from the car to the pits to the helmets.  That the drivers are prohibited …

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Pace Laps: Sprint Cup Heads to Sonoma, Ryan Reed’s Struggles and Parker Kligerman’s Tough Luck

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Sprint Cup: The Week Approaching a Road Course – When the Sprint Cup Series starts creeping toward a road course event, it’s always one of the most unique times of the season. The driver announcements are unpredictable, as Cody Ware and Dylan Lupton will attempt their Cup debuts, while Patrick Carpentier makes his return to …

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Slipstream Saturday: The First Race at the Baku City Circuit

This weekend Formula 1 will race on the streets of Baku, Azerbaijan, a new track to the schedule. The addition provides another tight challenge to the calendar as the track features some of the same unforgiving aspects of Circuit Gilles Villeneuve.  There had been a slight possibility that the series might visit Baku last year …

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