Race Weekend Central

5 Points to Ponder: Expect the Unexpected

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ONE: The Roval Unlike every other circuit on the Monster Energy Cup Series slate, and especially the other nine tracks that make up NASCAR’s postseason, we know next to nothing about the Charlotte Motor Speedway road course better known, of course, as the Roval. Following an eventful debut in the 2018 playoffs, a race won …

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Pace Laps: Joe Gibbs & Toyota Take NASCAR Magic to a New Level

(Photo: Danny Peters)

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Joe Gibbs Racing’s Trio Too Tough? Richmond Raceway over the course of the weekend turned into Toyota’s personal playground. A dominant NASCAR Xfinity Series win by Christopher Bell (see below) morphed into a 1-2-3-4 finish for Joe Gibbs Racing in Saturday’s (Sept. 20) Federated Auto Parts 400. Erik Jones‘ failure …

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Sebastian Vettel Uses Ferrari Strategy at Singapore Grand Prix For First F1 Win of 2019

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The 2019 Singapore Grand Prix on Sunday (Sept. 22) was a battle of strategy on a track where overtaking is difficult. Ferrari surprised the field with Charles Leclerc stealing the pole position and leading most of the beginning of this race. However, strategy made the difference as Sebastian Vettel benefitted from getting the tap to …

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F1 Midweek: Ferrari & Sebastian Vettel in a Difficult Marriage

Sebastian Vettel is falling behind his teammate (credit: FIA media)

The race this past Sunday looks to be the sign of change at Ferrari. At its home track for the Italian Grand Prix, Charles Leclerc put his car on pole then titillated and frustrated Lewis Hamilton with a battle for first for nearly half the race before driving away with the win. That’s a pretty …

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Max Verstappen Survives Chaotic German Grand Prix, Toro Rosso Scores 1st Podium Since 2008

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The 2019 Formula One German Grand Prix will go down as one of the craziest races in the modern era of F1 and by the far the best race of 2019. First, there was some rain, followed by dry conditions. There were seven DNFs in the race, multiple safety cars, top drivers making mistakes and …

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F1 Midweek: Haas F1’s Disastrous Season

Little has gone right for Romain Grosjean and Haas F1 this year (credit: FIA media)

This past Sunday brought a fair amount of drama from Silverstone as Lewis Hamilton earned his sixth British Grand Prix victory and Sebastian Vettel continued his tour de force implosion when he rear-ended Max Verstappen and took himself out of the points. The battles from the third position through 14th gave glimpses of wonderful competition …

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Lewis Hamilton Wins Again At French Grand Prix

The familiar view for other drivers of Lewis Hamilton (Photo: FIA Images)

In what looked like a stress-free drive, Lewis Hamilton earned his second straight French Grand Prix on Sunday (June 23) at Circuit Paul Ricard. The win was Hamiltonʻs sixth in the last seven races and extended his championship lead over his teammate Valtteri Bottas by 36 points. Hamilton made a clean getaway at the start, …

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Lewis Hamilton Earns Pole For French GP

Lewis Hamilton Voices His Frustration (Photo: F1 Media)

Qualifying – The French Grand Prix In a result that shocked no one, Lewis Hamilton claimed his third pole position of the season at Circuit Paul Ricard for the French Grand Prix. His total matches that of his teammate Valtteri Bottas, who looked like the favorite for the top starting position after pacing much of …

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F1 Midweek: Headlines for the Top 5 After the First Leg of the 2019 Season

Daniel Ricciardo on track at the Canadian Grand Prix back in 2019. (Photo: FIA Images)

Daniel Ricciardo on track at the Canadian Grand Prix (credit: FIA images)

Mercedes: Continuing Dominance What more can we say about Mercedes? They are dominating F1 yet again, but still finding a way to break new ground. Winning all seven races thus far in 2019 and five one-two finishes have the Silver Arrows staring a sixth constructors title in as many seasons. The Toto Wolff-led brigade has …

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Friday Faceoff: Just How Big of a Deal Is Greg Biffle’s Win?

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Clint Bowyer said that the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series package at Michigan International Speedway “wasn’t racing.” Do you agree? Bryan Davis Keith: While even the great Dale Earnhardt was quoted as saying plate racing wasn’t real racing, even before the tapered spacer era, the stats showed that there were drivers that would capitalize on plate …

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