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Austin Cindric to Make Cup Series Debut with Daytona 500 Attempt

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Defending NASCAR Xfinity Series champion Austin Cindric will attempt to make his Cup Series debut in the Daytona 500, Team Penske announced Wednesday (Jan. 20) morning. Cindric, 22, will pilot the No. 33 Ford for Team Penske at Daytona International Speedway with crew chief Miles Stanley atop the pit box. “There is a lot to …

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Simona de Silvestro to Attempt Indianapolis 500 With Female-Led Paretta Autosport

Simona de Silvestro

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Paretta Autosport, a new NTT IndyCar Series team led by Beth Paretta, has been formed and will attempt to qualify for the Indianapolis 500, the team announced Tuesday morning. Simona de Silvestro will pilot the No. 16 Chevrolet with technical support from Team Penske. She has a best finish of 14th in five career Indy …

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Cole Custer Lands Dixie Vodka Sponsorship for 2 Cup Races

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Dixie Vodka will be a primary sponsor of Cole Custer’s No. 41 Ford for two NASCAR Cup Series events, Stewart-Haas Racing announced Tuesday, Jan. 19. The team’s official vodka will adorn the car at the Daytona International Speedway road course on Feb. 21 and Nashville Superspeedway on June 20. Additionally, Dixie Vodka will be an …

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Ty Dillon to Compete in Daytona 500 for Gaunt Brothers Racing

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Ty Dillon will drive for Gaunt Brothers Racing in the Daytona 500, the Associated Press reported Tuesday morning. Dillon will pilot the No. 96 Toyota with backing from Bass Pro Shops and Black Rifle Coffee for the first race of the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series season. Dillon, 28, spent the past four seasons driving the …

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Josh Bilicki Running Full-Time for Rick Ware Racing in 2021

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Rick Ware Racing announced today (Jan. 19) that Josh Bilicki will be the team’s full-time driver for the 2021 NASCAR season. Bilicki, who made his debut with Rick Ware Racing in 2017, will return to the NASAR Cup Series in the No. 52 car. In 2020, Bilicki made 34 NASCAR starts between the top three …

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SRX Announces Inaugural Schedule

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The schedule for the inaugural Superstar Racing Experience season is here. The six-race season will begin in June and run through mid-July, SRX announced Jan. 4. Stafford Motor Speedway will kick off the season June 12, followed by races at Knoxville Raceway, Eldora Speedway, Lucas Oil Raceway, Slinger Speedway and Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway. All races …

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Lucas Oil Raceway Joins SRX Schedule

Lucas Oil Raceway will be part of the inaugural Superstar Racing Experience schedule in 2021, SRX announced Dec. 9. The track, located outside Indianapolis in Brownsburg, Ind., formerly hosted the NASCAR Xfinity and Camping World Truck series through 2011. It also held a race for the ARCA Menards Series through 2020, with the track left …

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Examining Romain Grosjean’s Horrendous Crash

2020 Belgian GP Formula 1

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On the first lap of the Bahrain Grand Prix, the Formula 1 world witnessed one of the most shocking crashes in recent years. Contact from Daniil Kyvat sent Haas driver Romain Grosjean screaming into the Armco barrier at nearly full speed. The impact of the crash sent the driver pod of Grosjean’s car through the …

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F1 Review: Lewis Hamilton Makes History in an Improbable Turkish Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton at 2020 Belgian F1 Rolex James Moy

Lewis Hamilton (Photo: ©Rolex/James Moy)

Despite qualifying in sixth place, his worst start of the season, Lewis Hamilton was able to win again and cement his place in the F1 history books. With his win at the Turkish Grand Prix, Hamilton picked up his seventh World Drivers Title, putting him on par with Michael Schumacher, who Hamilton passed in wins …

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Stock Car Scoop: Chase Elliott Wins 2020 NASCAR Cup Series Championship

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Chase Elliott won his first NASCAR Cup Series Championship on Sunday afternoon (Nov. 8) in Phoenix by winning the 2020 Season Finale 500. He beat Brad Keselowski, Joey Logano, and Denny Hamlin to take charge in his first Championship 4. What did Elliott have to say after the race? Hear from him in the latest …

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