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Hamlin ended one Cinderella story in hopes of writing his own

A crazy set of circumstances unfolded the week leading up to the race with Matt DiBenedetto being told he would not be returning to Leavine Family Racing’s No. 95 Toyota next season, because of what is expected to be the addition of a new Joe Gibbs Racing d
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Hamlin ended one Cinderella story in hopes of writing his own

A crazy set of circumstances unfolded the week leading up to the race with Matt DiBenedetto being told he would not be returning to Leavine Family Racing’s No. 95 Toyota next season, because of what is expected to be the addition of a new Joe Gibbs Racing driver.Read Also:Matt DiBenedetto won't return to LFR in 2020Then DiBenedetto – who had been fast all weekend ...Keep reading

Jimmie Johnson needs to 'clean things up' to make playoffs

Johnson suffered through his second straight race of troubles on the track, ending up 19th in Saturday night’s race at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway, and four laps down from the winner Denny Hamlin.In fact, Johnson has not finished better than 15th in the
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Jimmie Johnson needs to 'clean things up' to make playoffs

Johnson suffered through his second straight race of troubles on the track, ending up 19th in Saturday night’s race at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway, and four laps down from the winner Denny Hamlin.In fact, Johnson has not finished better than 15th in the last six races, during which he has dropped from 13th to 18th in the series standings.Read Also:Emotional DiBenedetto ...Keep reading

Dixon, Power, Pagenaud defend Pocono after crashes

A collision between Takuma Sato, Alexander Rossi, Ryan Hunter-Reay, James Hinchcliffe and Felix Rosenqvist saw Sato’s Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing-Honda come to a halt upside down, while Rosenqvist’s Chip Ganassi Racing-Honda was flicked up into the fen
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Dixon, Power, Pagenaud defend Pocono after crashes

A collision between Takuma Sato, Alexander Rossi, Ryan Hunter-Reay, James Hinchcliffe and Felix Rosenqvist saw Sato’s Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing-Honda come to a halt upside down, while Rosenqvist’s Chip Ganassi Racing-Honda was flicked up into the fence and rode on top of the SAFER barrier before coming down on its wheels on track.All five drivers went to the track’s infield medical ...Keep reading

Russell: Hate from Polish Kubica fans «a little bit hurtful»

Russell stepped up to F1 this season after back-to-back titles in GP3 and Formula 2, but Williams has struggled and kept the British driver and returning F1 race winner Kubica in an almost exclusive battle at the back.Mercedes protege Russell has outpaced Kub
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Russell: Hate from Polish Kubica fans «a little bit hurtful»

Russell stepped up to F1 this season after back-to-back titles in GP3 and Formula 2, but Williams has struggled and kept the British driver and returning F1 race winner Kubica in an almost exclusive battle at the back.Mercedes protege Russell has outpaced Kubica in every qualifying session so far, while Kubica’s struggles have led to constant suggestions – mainly from his home country in ...Keep reading

Aston squad proud of progress in «the F1 of touring cars»

In its first season, the Swiss outfit has so far scored points in all bar three races with its quartet of Vantage DTMs, with its best results having been a pair of sixth-place finishes achieved by Jake Dennis at Zolder and Dani Juncadella at the Norisring.Las
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Aston squad proud of progress in «the F1 of touring cars»

In its first season, the Swiss outfit has so far scored points in all bar three races with its quartet of Vantage DTMs, with its best results having been a pair of sixth-place finishes achieved by Jake Dennis at Zolder and Dani Juncadella at the Norisring.Last weekend at Brands Hatch, it achieved another milestone as Paul di Resta registered the first laps led for Aston Martin in the first ...Keep reading

McLaren's position «not just down to car performance»

Having scored 82 points before the summer break – already more than it had picked up through all of last year – McLaren sits a clear fourth in the standings, with almost double the points tally of fifth-placed Toro Rosso.Although Toro Rosso and Racing Poi
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McLaren's position «not just down to car performance»

Having scored 82 points before the summer break – already more than it had picked up through all of last year – McLaren sits a clear fourth in the standings, with almost double the points tally of fifth-placed Toro Rosso.Although Toro Rosso and Racing Point have had better individual finishes this year, McLaren is alone in the midfield in managing to score points with both cars on four ...Keep reading

Kobayashi admits “demon” flatspot ruined victory bid

Toyota LMP1 star Kobayashi took his second runner-up finish of the season on Sunday, finishing 2.972 seconds adrift of first-time series winner Ryo Hirakawa.The KCMG driver had climbed from seventh to third place and was shadowing the Nakajima Racing car of P
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Kobayashi admits “demon” flatspot ruined victory bid

Toyota LMP1 star Kobayashi took his second runner-up finish of the season on Sunday, finishing 2.972 seconds adrift of first-time series winner Ryo Hirakawa.The KCMG driver had climbed from seventh to third place and was shadowing the Nakajima Racing car of Palou in the fight for second, only to suffer a major lock-up on lap 35 of 51 at Turn 11 as he tried to pass his rival around the ...Keep reading

Rosenqvist «lucky» to avoid injury in huge Pocono crash

Rosenqvist was the only one of the five drivers involved in the first-lap incident that wasn't swiftly cleared after his car was launched into the air off Takuma Sato's stricken Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing machine and rode along the catch-fencing at Turn 2
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Rosenqvist «lucky» to avoid injury in huge Pocono crash

Rosenqvist was the only one of the five drivers involved in the first-lap incident that wasn't swiftly cleared after his car was launched into the air off Takuma Sato's stricken Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing machine and rode along the catch-fencing at Turn 2.The rookie was able to walk away from the crash to the ambulance that transported him to a nearby hospital, where medical scans ...Keep reading

Ducati will take «quite a long time» to fix turning

The Desmosedici is infamous for its struggles to turn mid-corner, though Ducati has made steps forward in this area in recent years, emerging as title challengers again in the last three seasons with Andrea Dovizioso.However, after finishing a distant fift
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Ducati will take «quite a long time» to fix turning

The Desmosedici is infamous for its struggles to turn mid-corner, though Ducati has made steps forward in this area in recent years, emerging as title challengers again in the last three seasons with Andrea Dovizioso.However, after finishing a distant fifth in last month’s German Grand Prix, Dovizioso – who trails championship leader Marc Marquez by 58 points – said Ducati had to ...Keep reading

Ferrari: We should have focused more on downforce

The Italian outfit headed into the campaign as the favourite on the basis of a strong pre-season showing, but was powerless to prevent Mercedes from racking up eight straight wins and establishing a sizeable points lead that has been maintained heading into t
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Ferrari: We should have focused more on downforce

The Italian outfit headed into the campaign as the favourite on the basis of a strong pre-season showing, but was powerless to prevent Mercedes from racking up eight straight wins and establishing a sizeable points lead that has been maintained heading into the summer break.While the SF90 has benefitted from superior straightline speed, its downforce deficiency has left Ferrari exposed at ...Keep reading

O'Ward denied Motegi points shot by power issue

O’Ward was taking part in his second Super Formula round for the Mugen team in which he replaced expelled Red Bull junior Dan Ticktum in July at Fuji.He finished 14th in Fuji after a spin in qualifying put him at the back of the grid, but in the dry at Mote
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O'Ward denied Motegi points shot by power issue

O’Ward was taking part in his second Super Formula round for the Mugen team in which he replaced expelled Red Bull junior Dan Ticktum in July at Fuji.He finished 14th in Fuji after a spin in qualifying put him at the back of the grid, but in the dry at Motegi the Mexican driver proved more competitive.Despite stalling on his way to the grid and starting from the back last weekend ...Keep reading

Super3 champ eyeing TCR Australia switch

The 22-year-old, who won the third-tier Supercars series back in 2015, has been competing in the one-make Toyota 86 series for the past couple of season, running his own three-car squad.However he's now set his sights on a TCR programme for 2020, following a
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Super3 champ eyeing TCR Australia switch

The 22-year-old, who won the third-tier Supercars series back in 2015, has been competing in the one-make Toyota 86 series for the past couple of season, running his own three-car squad.However he's now set his sights on a TCR programme for 2020, following a test with Melbourne Performance Centre in South Australia recently."We’re looking at TCR very seriously for 2020,” said ...Keep reading

Pritchett, Capps, Line win Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals

TOP FUELFor Pritchett it was the picked up her first win of the season and eighth in her career thanks to a 3.732 at 321.04 in her MOPAR Dodge dragster, sending her past Mike Salinas in the final round. Pritchett, who earned her second career Brainerd win, be
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Pritchett, Capps, Line win Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals

TOP FUELFor Pritchett it was the picked up her first win of the season and eighth in her career thanks to a 3.732 at 321.04 in her MOPAR Dodge dragster, sending her past Mike Salinas in the final round. Pritchett, who earned her second career Brainerd win, beat Kyle Wurtzel, defending event winner Billy Torrence and Seattle winner Austin Prock to reach the final round.Salinas got past ...Keep reading

Rossi vs. Sato argument over Pocono crash continues on Twitter

Sato and Rossi’s teammate Ryan Hunter-Reay were taking advantage of a slightly tardy getaway by front-row starter Rossi as they headed down to Turn 2. Hunter-Reay flicked to the inside line, while Sato moved to the right of Rossi so they ran three-abreast.T
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Rossi vs. Sato argument over Pocono crash continues on Twitter

Sato and Rossi’s teammate Ryan Hunter-Reay were taking advantage of a slightly tardy getaway by front-row starter Rossi as they headed down to Turn 2. Hunter-Reay flicked to the inside line, while Sato moved to the right of Rossi so they ran three-abreast.Then Sato appeared to pinch down on Rossi long before he was clear of the championship contender and defending Pocono race winner, pushing ...Keep reading

Pocono IndyCar: Power grabs first win of season despite setbacks

With the grid arranged in championship order due to the qualifying rain-out, Josef Newgarden’s Team Penske-Chevrolet should have had the advantage, but he got jumped immediately by Indy 500-winning teammate Simon Pagenaud.Mind you, he was in a better state
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Pocono IndyCar: Power grabs first win of season despite setbacks

With the grid arranged in championship order due to the qualifying rain-out, Josef Newgarden’s Team Penske-Chevrolet should have had the advantage, but he got jumped immediately by Indy 500-winning teammate Simon Pagenaud.Mind you, he was in a better state than fellow front-row starter, Andretti Autosport’s Alexander Rossi, who lost out to the third Penske of Will Power into Turn ...Keep reading

Wickens questions IndyCar’s “toxic relationship” with Pocono

His comments follow another huge multi-car crash in this year’s event, which has hospitalized Felix Rosenqvist who got up into the same catch fencing that caused Wickens’s injuries in 2018. Wickens labelled it a “toxic relationship” and that “maybe
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Wickens questions IndyCar’s “toxic relationship” with Pocono

His comments follow another huge multi-car crash in this year’s event, which has hospitalized Felix Rosenqvist who got up into the same catch fencing that caused Wickens’s injuries in 2018. Wickens labelled it a “toxic relationship” and that “maybe it’s time to consider a divorce”.Wickens tweeted… Another IndyCar racer, Max Chilton, who has quit racing on ovals and ...Keep reading

Rossi slams «disgraceful» Sato for causing Pocono pile-up

Rossi, after a poor start from the front row, was drafted down to Turn 2 by Andretti Autosport-Honda teammate Ryan Hunter-Reay on the inside and the Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing-Honda of Takuma Sato on the outside, when Sato appeared to squeeze down on Ross
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Rossi slams «disgraceful» Sato for causing Pocono pile-up

Rossi, after a poor start from the front row, was drafted down to Turn 2 by Andretti Autosport-Honda teammate Ryan Hunter-Reay on the inside and the Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing-Honda of Takuma Sato on the outside, when Sato appeared to squeeze down on Rossi.The resultant collision not only eliminated this trio, but also caught up James Hinchcliffe’s Arrow SPM-Honda and the Chip Ganassi ...Keep reading

Kyle Busch: «Flat out getting our ass kicked by our teammates»

On paper, Busch’s fourth-place finish Saturday night in the Bass Pro Shops Night Race doesn’t sound horrible, but it was an atypical Bristol weekend for Busch from start to finish.Busch entered the race having won three of the previous four NASCAR Cup Ser
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Kyle Busch: «Flat out getting our ass kicked by our teammates»

On paper, Busch’s fourth-place finish Saturday night in the Bass Pro Shops Night Race doesn’t sound horrible, but it was an atypical Bristol weekend for Busch from start to finish.Busch entered the race having won three of the previous four NASCAR Cup Series races at the track, including the race in the spring.This weekend, he and his No. 18 Toyota team were off the mark from the ...Keep reading

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