Race Weekend Central

Happiness Is… Kyle Busch, Lewis Hamilton, Safety & The Glen

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As usual, everything is wrong with the sport of NASCAR. The best race of this past weekend happened at Iowa on Saturday night at a time when no one was watching. The truck race got besieged by the Cuppers, with Kyle Busch stealing another win from the little guys. And the headline of the weekend, …

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Happiness Is… 483 Points, Ohio & Hungaroring

Kyle Busch celebrates his win at Indianapolis Motor Speedway

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The feeling after the Brickyard 400 seems to be a hangover without the fun of having drank. It’s like there’s something that should have happened but didn’t and now there’s just the empty blankness of moving on and continuing in some sort of rut. Nothing to take away from Kyle Busch’s win; that dude is …

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Pace Laps: Excellent Xfinity Finish, NHRA Burn Down, Fantastic Ferrari & More

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Sprint Cup Series: From Sidelines Back To Superstar – Kyle Busch‘s battle back from injury has been well documented. So has his return to Victory Lane, three times in the last four weeks entering Indianapolis. But Busch’s Brickyard 400 triumph Sunday, the first for Toyota at the esteemed 2.5-mile oval simply took his comeback to another …

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Slipstream Saturday: Remembering Jules Bianchi & Continuing the Show

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This week, funeral services were held for Jules Bianchi. The promising driver suffered an accident at Suzuka last year, losing control in the wet and hitting a crane that had moved on track to recover a car that had slid off in the same area a few laps prior. The circumstances are, for the purposes of …

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Happiness Is… Acting, Thanking & Remembering

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This week, NASCAR provides fans with an interesting and peculiar division. It’s almost as if the governing body is playing a game of Yes and No with the schedule. It’s a tantalizing mixture, one that offers nods to the past and the present while also bringing about a beguiling look toward the future. All of that …

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Formula 1 Racer Jules Bianchi Passes Away at Age 25

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Jules Bianchi, a former French Formula 1 racing driver who suffered a tragic accident when he collided with a recovery vehicle during the F1 Japanese Grand Prix on Oct. 5, 2014, passed away on Saturday morning, his family confirmed in a statement. Bianchi was 25 years old. Bianchi had remained in a coma since the …

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Pace Laps: Austin Dillon Wreck Safety Success Story or Catalyst for Change?

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Did you miss an event during this busy week in racing? How about a late-night press release, an important sponsorship rumor, or a juicy piece of news? If you did, you’ve come to the right place! Each Monday, Frontstretch will break down the racing, series by series, to bring you the biggest stories that you …

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Slipstream Saturday: Changes Are Coming; Silverstone Up Next

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Two weeks ago, Nico Rosberg scored a surprising win at the Austrian Grand Prix, making a statement after his teammate Lewis Hamilton had cruised to victory in Canada. The surrounding sense in the sport pushed the notion that with Hamilton’s win, his recovery from losing at Monaco was complete and that he would begin to …

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Racing Report Card: Grading NASCAR & 2015 Motorsports

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The 2015 racing season is roughly halfway complete. Let that sink in for moment. It’s been nearly four months since Joey Logano’s spirited drive to Victory Lane in the Daytona 500, three months since Lewis Hamilton began his dominant 2015 F1 campaign with a win in the Australian GP, and two months since the debut …

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Slipstream Saturday: F1 Heading to the Mountains

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The last race, the Canadian Grand Prix, showcased what in many ways is the current status of Formula 1. Such a statement is no shock. Lewis Hamilton earning another win, his 37th, was in no way a surprise, nor was having his teammate, Nico Rosberg, finish second. The Mercedes duo is the class of the …

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