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Chase Elliott Out Early at Dover Cup Race with Engine Problem

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Chase Elliott began the Round of 8 on the wrong foot at Dover International Speedway Sunday afternoon (Oct. 6). The defending race winner blew his engine on lap eight while running inside the top 10. Elliott was given a push to the garage, then the crew attempted to fix the issue for a few minutes …

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Jimmie Johnson Misses NASCAR Playoffs For First Time Ever

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The wrecked No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet driven by Jimmie Johnson is brought to the garage during the 2019 Big Machine Vodka 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Photo: Mark Kristl

The 15-year NASCAR playoff streak for Jimmie Johnson is over. Johnson’s run came to abrupt end during the final stage of Sunday’s (Sept. 8) Brickyard 400 for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Pinched on the inside during a restart, contact with William Byron sent the No. 48 team spinning in front of heavy traffic. …

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Hard Wrecks By Landon Cassill, Brad Keselowski Mar First Stage Of Brickyard 400

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Last year’s Brickyard 400 winner and last week’s Southern 500 winner are already out of the 2019 Brickyard 400. Add in Landon Cassill and it’s been a wreck-filled race Sunday (Sept. 8) for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Cassill was the first to endure a hard impact. His No. 00 …

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Vegas Strong: Kyle Busch, Hometown Drivers and Sponsors Sweep Xfinity Podium

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

For as dominant a car as Kyle Busch had in scoring his 93rd career Xfinity win on Saturday, it did not come easy. Busch’s troubles started early, as the Cup regular was forced to pit 15 laps into the race because of a loose wheel, and then spent much of the first half of the …

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Ryan Newman to Leave RCR at End of 2018

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16-year Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series veteran Ryan Newman will not return to Richard Childress Racing and the No. 31 Chevrolet next season after five years with the team. The 40-year-old South Bend, Ind. native took to Twitter to announce the news following final practice, where he was quickest. pic.twitter.com/nfzVyIXGc5 — Ryan Newman (@RyanJNewman) September …

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Kimi Raikkonen Out at Ferrari for Charles Leclerc for 2019 Formula 1 Season

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The news that Formula One fans had been anticipating all 2018 has been officially announced on Tuesday (September 11th, 2018) by Scuderia Ferrari that ‘The Iceman’ Kimi Raikkonen will step down from the Prancing Horse in 2019. With that, the team has also announced that young Monegasque hot-shoe, Charles Leclerc, will fill the vacant seat in …

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Horrific Crash Halts ABC Supply 500; Wickens Awake and Alert

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The ABC Supply 500 at Pocono is under a red flag as of lap 8. Ryan Hunter-Reay was spun by Robert Wickens in Turn 2 on lap 7, resulting in a five-car crash. Wickens’ car went airborne directly into the catch fence. #indycar #ABCSupply500 – huge hit for @robertwickens pic.twitter.com/uUtslZyz0K — Champweb (@champwebdotnet) August 19, …

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Fernando Alonso Leaving Formula 1 at End of Season

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Fernando Alonso in Indianapolis (Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

On Saturday (Aug. 11), Fernando Alonso put the entire motorsports world on its toes.  Today, he gave them a reason why, when he announced that he would be retiring from Formula 1 at the end of the 2018 season. There’s been speculation that he could cross the pond and race in North America’s most prestigious open-wheel …

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Laguna Seca to Replace Sonoma for 2019 IndyCar Finale

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WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca and INDYCAR have agreed to a three-year deal, which will allow the Northern California road course to host the Verizon IndyCar Series’ season finale through 2021. The 2019 race weekend will occur Sept. 20-22 and replaces Sonoma Raceway, which has raced Indy cars every season since 2005. In recent years, Laguna …

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