Race Weekend Central

Reel Racing: From the Track to the Silver Screen

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Thanks to the Internet and, more specifically, the film website Letterboxd, I’ve seen almost 30 racing films in the past year. In this multi-article series, I’ll take a look at the under-appreciated world of racing films and the hidden gems that lie on streaming services and the Internet. Documentaries generally tend to be the best genre for these movies, but there are several narrative features that shine through as well.

Couch Potato Tuesday: FOX Sports Changes Focus at Richmond, All But Ignores Kyle Larson

(Photo: IndyCar iRacing)

Welcome back. This week once again saw a decent amount of shenanigans on track. Of course, compared to what Kyle Larson did, that’s not very high on the scale. One final aside in regards to Larson. About 30 minutes after I submitted last week’s edition of Couch Potato Tuesday, my mom came to me and …

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IndyCar iRacing Challenge: What We Learned From Twin Ring Motegi

IndyCar iRacing Challenge

(Photo: IndyCar iRacing)

The IndyCar iRacing Challenge is two-thirds of the way complete after Saturday’s venture to Twin Ring Motegi, and Simon Pagenaud has his second win in just as many iRacing events. But surprisingly, his back-to-back victories were not the biggest story of this virtual return to Japan. What can we learn from IndyCar’s outing on the …

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IndyCar iRacing Challenge: What We Learned From Barber

IndyCar iRacing Challenge

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The IndyCar iRacing Challenge rolled on this weekend with the Virtual Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama, the second race of the six-race series. Taking place the day before the 2020 Indy Grand Prix of Alabama was scheduled to run, the event did its best to replicate what racing at Barber Motorsports Park would have …

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Scott Dixon Previews 2020 IndyCar Season: ‘Never Think That You Know Everything’

IndyCar

Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images. Courtesy of INDYCAR.

With the 2020 IndyCar season just days away, Scott Dixon has a lot to look forward to. The five-time champion has a new teammate at Chip Ganassi Racing, a new aeroscreen on the No. 9 CGR PNC Bank Honda, and a new opportunity to win his sixth title. Given all that’s happened, it’s no surprise …

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Wayne Taylor Racing Defends Rolex 24 Victory, Sets Distance Record

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Mazda Team Joest may have had the fastest car for much of the race, but they were not perfect.  Neither was Wayne Taylor Racing.  They were able to come to the front during the overnight hours.  When the Mazdas began to fall off, the Konica Minolta-sponsored Cadillac pulled away.  When the clock struck 1:40 p.m., …

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Scott Dixon on the Ford GT, the 2019 Season & INDYCAR

Born Racer

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In the world of motorsports, Scott Dixon’s place as a legend is pretty much assured.  In 19 years split between CART and what is now the NTT IndyCar Series, Dixon has 46 career victories (including the 2008 Indianapolis 500) and five championships. Outside of open-wheel racing, Dixon has dabbled in sports car racing with a …

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Pace Laps: Denny Hamlin, Ross Chastain Pick Up Pocono Wins

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Denny Hamlin Wins Strategy Filled Race Pocono Raceway is known for a variety of different strategies. That’s exactly what we saw in Sunday’s Gander RV 400, with Denny Hamlin stretching the fuel tank to earn his third victory of 2019. Hamlin didn’t have the best car but was a definite …

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