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Formula 1 Follow-Up: Nico Rosberg’s Season-Ending Sweep and More

Nico Rosberg during practice for the Formula One Grand Prix of Belgium at Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps on August 21, 2015 in Spa, Belgium. (Credit: Getty Images)

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This weekend’s grand prix in Abu Dhabi represented the culmination of the 19-race Formula 1 season. The strange ride has taken teams and fans around the world and came to a halt during the night race in the desert. Following the season-long trend, Mercedes locked out the front row for the 15th time and showed …

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Pace Laps: Matt Crafton Crumbles, Champions Are Crowned And NASCAR Rained On

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Sprint Cup Series: Mother Nature Makes Mockery Of Chase – NASCAR hoped to fill Phoenix with compelling storylines. Instead? Mother Nature filled it with water. Rain in the desert was honestly the perfect way to push a bumbling, stumbling Chase toward its conclusion. The Eliminator Round wound up with a whimper in a race dominated …

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Pace Laps: Revenge, Free Agency, and Champions Crowned

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Sprint Cup Series: They’re at it again. Just as Joey Logano had visions a fourth consecutive win of 2015 and first at Martinsville Speedway, Matt Kenseth came back on track multiple laps down and all the eyes turned to the other yellow car of Kenseth. Heated from the Kansas spin off Logano’s bumper two weeks …

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Pace Laps: Elated 8th, Cup Moonlighters, F1 and More

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Photo Credit: Mike Neff, Frontstretch

Sprint Cup Series: Gordon and His Elated Effort – A blatant fact for the 12 remaining drivers in the Chase or the Sprint Cup is the importance of avoiding issues; or in other words, the hunt for consistency. Though no victory for Jeff Gordon Sunday at Charlotte Motor Speedway, a eighth-place finish in the Bank of …

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Slipstream Saturday: Returning to Tragedy and the Japanese GP

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Formula 1 is on the second half of rare back-to-back race weekends, following the Singapore GP with another in the Pacific region as the series heads to Japan. A bit of a pall hovers over the event, as the track, Suzuka, is where Jules Bianchi suffered the accident that put him in a coma and …

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Happiness Is… Handling, Wussiness, and NASCAR’s B-Series

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Anyone else underwhelmed by the first round of the Chase, er, playoffs?   The race drew just a 1.8 rating, which means somewhere in the neighborhood of three million fans tuning in to enjoy the action. On a positive note, that number also put the race as the most-watched sporting event that wasn’t football (Reminder …

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Pace Laps: Southern 500 Success, Denny Hamlin’s Dominance and the Busy NHRA Weekend

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Cup Series: Darlington Lives Up to the Hype – All of the hype leading up to Sunday night’s Southern 500 put NASCAR in a win or lose situation. With so much excitement brewing for the throwback weekend theme, the action on the track, desperately needed to entertain, and entertain it did. Leading up to the race …

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Pace Laps: Racers Rally Around Justin Wilson

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IndyCar: Racing Community Rallies in Support Following Wilson Injury – The racing community is as vast and all-encompassing as any organization in the world, but few groups are as close in times of controversy. Following Justin Wilson’s accident at Pocono Raceway, one that left him hospitalized in a coma, as announced by INDYCAR, racers worldwide …

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Slipstream Saturday: Changes Are Coming; Silverstone Up Next

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Two weeks ago, Nico Rosberg scored a surprising win at the Austrian Grand Prix, making a statement after his teammate Lewis Hamilton had cruised to victory in Canada. The surrounding sense in the sport pushed the notion that with Hamilton’s win, his recovery from losing at Monaco was complete and that he would begin to …

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Pace Laps: Hot Streaks, New Faces, Contenders & Jumping Series

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Sprint Cup Series: “Slugger’s” New Assignment: Swing For The Fences To End Sophomore Slump – Swept under the rug during a week where NASCAR announced a new rules package is an important crew chief change at Richard Childress Racing. It’s a strange time at RCR, an organization whose trio of teams are so-so despite their …

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