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The Sergio Perez Sweepstakes

Racing Point (Photo: Zak Mauger/BWT Racing Point F1 Media)

For Sergio Perez, entering the 2020 season with a contract and guaranteed ride until 2022 is one of the best feelings a driver can have. Racing for a team that has become one of the fastest growing mid-field teams, the opportunity for growth seemed endless for Perez. However, on one fateful day in September, Perez’s …

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Chase Elliott Wins 2020 Xfinity 500 at Martinsville, Will Race for Cup Title

(Photo: Mike Neff)

Leading 236 laps, including the final 41, Chase Elliott punched his ticket to race for the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series title next weekend at Phoenix by virtue of his win in the Xfinity 500 on Sunday at Martinsville Speedway. Ryan Blaney finished second ahead of Joey Logano, Brad Keselowski and Kurt Busch.  By virtue of finishing …

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Williams Racing and Their Quest for Point No. 1

(Photo: Williams Media)

Williams Racing has been struggling ever since 2017, but in 2020 there is still something they haven’t yet accomplished: scoring a point. For most of Williams’s storied history, they have never gone a full season without scoring at least one championship point; the only time they ever went a season without scoring a point was …

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Lewis Hamilton Plays Perfect Strategy to Score Imola Victory

Lewis Hamilton earned his 88th career victory at the Spanish Grand Prix (credit: Mercedes AMG F1)

All season long, it has been clear that Mercedes was en-route to another constructors’ championship. Having dominated Formula 1 to the ire of many since 2014, the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix might have been one of Mercedes’s most interesting outings yet. Fresh off of his record breaking 92nd career victory in Portugal, the weekend started …

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Slipstream Saturday: Valtteri Bottas Edges Lewis Hamilton for Imola Pole

Valtteri Bottas (photo courtesy of Mercedes F1 Twitter)

For the first time in nearly 14 years, F1 returned to the legendary Enzo and Dino Ferrari Circuit in Imola for the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix. Last time out in Portugal, Valtteri Bottas dominated the weekend. Fastest all throughout practice as well the first two qualifying sessions, he was nipped by his teammate Lewis Hamilton …

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ThorSport’s Matt Crafton, Ben Rhodes Just Miss Out on Championship 4

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A second and fifth place run wasn’t enough for the ThorSport Racing duo of Ben Rhodes and Matt Crafton to advance to the Championship 4. Their teammate’s victory saw Rhodes and Crafton fall short of advancing to contend for a title in Phoenix, while Grant Enfinger‘s fourth checkered flag of the year vaulted him into …

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Grant Enfinger Caps Off Wild Night By Winning at Martinsville; Earns Championship-4 Spot

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

It was a nearly full-moon Friday night for the first-ever NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series night race at Martinsville Speedway, and the action did not disappoint. At the end of the day, it was Grant Enfinger who survived a wild NASCAR Hall of Fame 200 to claim his first career win at Martinsville …

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Austin Hill Returning to Hattori Racing Enterprises in 2021

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Austin Hill is returning to the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series in 2021. The 26-year-old will again wheel his familiar No. 16 Toyota for Hattori Racing Enterprises in 2021, Hill announced Oct. 30. In addition, the Georgia native will also pilot a yet-to-be-numbered HRE entry part-time in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. “I can’t …

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NASCAR 101: Who Didn’t Return to NASCAR in 2020?

(Photo:Nigel Kinrade Photography)

This is the sixth year this column has tackled the roster of drivers who didn’t race in at least one of NASCAR’s three national series in 2020, and somehow the list seems longer this year. That’s probably due in part to the ever-present elephant in the room, the COVID-19 pandemic. Not only were multiple drivers’ …

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NASCAR Postpones Texas Race to Wednesday

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Tuesday (Oct. 27) evening looked promising for NASCAR to get back to racing in the AutoTrader EchoPark Automotive 500 at Texas Motor Speedway, but no sooner had the sanctioning body announced resumption plans that heavy mist returned to the racetrack. The Cup Series will try — again — to resume the race on Wednesday, Oct. …

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