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Romain Grosjean Captures First IndyCar Pole Position at Indianapolis

Romain Grosjean Celebrates First IndyCar Pole

(Photo by Joe Skibinski/INDYCAR)

Just 166 days after a fiery crash gave Romain Grosjean second-degree burns on his hands at the 2020 Bahrain Grand Prix, the Frenchman scored his first pole position in the NTT IndyCar Series for Saturday’s GMR Grand Prix at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course. Grosjean’s fastest lap of 1 minute, 9.4396 seconds averages to …

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Justin Haley to Miss Dover for COVID-19 Protocols, Zane Smith & Josh Berry to Replace Him

Justin Haley

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Justin Haley will not compete in this weekend’s races at Dover International Speedway due to COVID-19 protocols, Kaulig Racing announced Friday morning (May 14). Haley, who has six top-10 finishes through nine races this season, will be replaced in the No. 11 Chevrolet by Zane Smith. Haley enters the weekend sixth in Xfinity Series points. …

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Monday Night Racing Announces NAPA Auto Parts as Presenting Title Sponsor

Photo by Justin Melillo via iRacing.com

Monday Night Racing announced on Monday morning (May 10) that it will be joining forces with NAPA Auto Parts, which becomes the presenting entitlement of the third season of the popular iRacing league. Last season, the series was presented by Tufco Flooring. The series features a wide variety of race vehicle and track combinations across …

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Jeremy Clements, Ryan Sieg, Alex Labbe Shine in Darlington Runs

Jeremy Clements Alex Labbe Darlington

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

There’s a uniqueness about Darlington Raceway. With its quirks and peculiarities, it presents challenges that drivers and teams are not likely to see at any other venue. So on one hand, it’d be plausible for teams to not put much effort into “The Lady and Black” given that little of what teams can glean is …

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Justin Allgaier Wins Xfinity Race at Darlington in Dale Earnhardt Throwback

Justin Allgaier Darlington 2021

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

NASCAR’s Throwback Weekend has been a special deal to fans and industry members alike for years. On Saturday (May 8), it was no more special than for Justin Allgaier. On a beautiful day in South Carolina, Allgaier bookended a perfect day for JR Motorsports by besting teammate Josh Berry on an overtime restart to win …

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Daytona, Darlington, Kansas to Lift COVID-19 Attendance Restrictions

Daytona International Speedway view NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The grandstands will be full at three more tracks later this season. Per three coordinated May 7 releases, Kansas Speedway and Daytona International Speedway will open their stands to full capacity for their NASCAR race weekends later this season. In addition, Darlington Raceway, which hosts NASCAR Cup, Xfinity and Truck series this weekend, will do …

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eNASCAR Pro Invitational iRacing Series: Erik Jones Makes Bold Move for Darlington Win

Erik Jones Darlington iRacing

(Photo: Justin Melillo/NASCAR Media)

In one of the most anticipated sim racing events this year, Erik Jones came home with the victory in the eNASCAR Pro Invitational iRacing Series on Wednesday night (May 5), held on a virtual Darlington Raceway. “We were 11th on that second to last restart then they all crashed and we got up there,” Jones …

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Lewis Hamilton Claims Second Consecutive Portuguese Grand Prix Win

2021 F1 Portuguese GP Lewis Hamilton Saturday Jiri Krenek Mercedes AMG F1

(Photo: Jiri Krenek/Mercedes AMG F1)

It was another picture perfect day in Portugal, and another perfect day for Lewis Hamilton. After a questionable mistake nearly cost him a podium last week, this week the 7-time F1 world champion was unbeatable. Dominating the second half of the race, Hamilton came across the line nearly 30 seconds ahead of second place to …

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