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Pace Laps: A Massive Weekend at New Hampshire for JGR and Josef Newgarden’s Big IndyCar Win

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Roller coaster of a Day for JGR – You may not find a more adventurous day for Joe Gibbs Racing all season than Sunday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. That’s because one JGR driver scored the win, another lost the trophy late, the third brought it home in a solid position and …

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Slipstream Saturday: Questions Surround the British Grand Prix

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Mark Webber of Australia and Red Bull Racing drives and completes a pit stop at the Houses of Parliament on July 2, 2010 in London, England.

The British Racing Drivers Club announced this past week that they are exercising the opt-out clause in the contract they hold with Formula 1 to host the British Grand Prix.  The BRDC, better regarded as the owners of the Silverstone circuit, have cited that they cannot continue in their relationship with F1 as they continue …

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Happiness Is: Jeff Burton, Brad Keselowski & Off Track

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Happiness Is… Jeff Burton.  Criticizing the television personalities that help deliver the show of a NASCAR race is a rather easy task.  All one needs to do is listen for, oh, about five minutes.  Jeff Burton is one of the voices that fans now get to hear as the series switched to its second-half of …

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Slipstream Saturday: Sebastian Vettel Away Clean & More Ahead of the Austrian GP

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When the cars last took to the track in Formula 1, they raced on the streets of Baku, Azerbaijan.  The race turned out to be, thus far, the most entertaining of the year.  Mind you, that does not mean that it was the best or most competitive race, but certainly the most entertaining.  Aside from …

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Happiness Is: The NASCAR World We Live In

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This past Saturday night featured the annual summer return to Daytona for the 400 mile event.  This Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (oh yes, it never stops being fun to type out the full title for the Cup series, as goofy as it is) race, was an interesting collage of strategy, fast cars, driving acumen, …

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Happiness Is: Farewell, Winners & Branding

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From one specialty to another, that is what the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series is embracing as it moves from the left coast and returns to its home in Daytona this weekend.  The race last Sunday at Sonoma is an enjoyable outlier on the Cup schedule, a race that encourages more road courses be brought …

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Pace Laps: Happy Days at Sonoma, Underdog Takeover at Iowa & Scott Dixon Wins Big

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Happy Days for Stewart-Haas Racing in Sonoma – Car owner Tony Stewart called it a “perfect race” for driver Kevin Harvick, who broke a 20-race winless drought Sunday at Sonoma Raceway. Expanding to his three other teams under the Stewart-Haas Racing umbrella, he called it “awesome.” Starting from the top, …

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Slipstream Saturday: Kaltenborn’s Departure & More Ahead of the Azerbaijan GP

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Monisha Kaltenborn, former head of Sauber (photo: Getty Images)

The first female team boss in F1 split with her organization this week in what came as a surprising move.  Monisha Kaltenborn began her involvement with F1 beginning around 2000 when the company for which she worked, the Fritz Kaiser Group, joined the sport backing the then BMW team.  As principal players in the structure …

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Happiness Is: Silliness, Inevitability & Overload

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The past Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race was somewhat of anomaly for the series.  The past few weeks had been a testament to messing with modern TV scheduling as the races ran well beyond a half hour after their scripted time.  That the races have been running long is a concern that should merit …

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Happiness Is: Stage Racing At Its Finest

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This past weekend was chock-full o’ racing, with NASCAR hosting three events, IndyCar in action accompanying the Trucks in Texas and Formula 1 making its annual appearance in Canada.  That meant there should have been something for everyone.  And if not, well what are you doing hanging around a motorsport site? Each race had its …

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