Race Weekend Central

Slipstream Saturday: Break’s Over & The Belgian Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton Monaco Gp 2016

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Three weeks have slipped past since Formula 1 last took to the track.  The summer break always seems to be an interesting thing as teams are forced to shut down for a few weeks and gain some valuable rest.  One question would be whether or not such a long break does anything to teams or …

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Happiness Is… Chris Buescher, Sponsorship & Power

2016 Watkins Glen Cup Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Zach Catanzareti

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

This upcoming Sprint Cup race at Michigan will mark the sixth straight that Dale Earnhardt Jr has missed due to his concussion.  All he can do is watch as Alex Bowman takes over his car for the second time this season.  Earnhardt will also miss his seventh race next weekend, when Jeff Gordon returns to …

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Slipstream Saturday: F1 Returns to Hockenheim & More

This weekend Formula 1 visits one of its old stomping grounds when the series hits Hockenheimring for the German Grand Prix.  If you recall, there was no German GP last year.  In one of those moves that angered fans and confused those within the sport, F1 supremo leveraged the race against more money and ultimately …

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Slipstream Saturday: Radio Rules, Track Limits and More at the Hungarian Grand Prix

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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As Formula 1 is set to have back-to-back race weekends before the summer break, here’s a look at what’s happening at this week’s Hungarian Grand Prix.   – Mercedes and Nico Rosberg tested the limits of the radio rules governing F1 this year at Silverstone, giving with the team giving him coaching which resulted in a …

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Happiness Is… Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Sitting Out

2016 Charlotte All Star Showdown Cup Matt Kenseth John Harrelson Nkp

(Photo: John Harrelson/NKP)

What to do, what to do?  One of the things that Bill France decried when shepherding the sport of NASCAR was that the fans should walk away knowing who won the race.  Apparently that meant that the fans knowing something equated to cementing the results and tinkering with infractions later.   Matt Kenseth failing laser …

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Slipstream Saturday: The Communication Rule & More Ahead of the Austrian Grand Prix

Red Bull Austrian Gp 2016

The last Formula 1 race, the first on the Baku Street Circuit in Azerbaijan, highlighted one of the problems with the current rules governing the sport.  Now, it’s rather easy to find faults with a litany of rules that oversee everything from the car to the pits to the helmets.  That the drivers are prohibited …

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Happiness Is… NBC’s Return

2106 Sonoma Cup Pack Racing Nigel Kinrade Nkp

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade / NKP)

Road course racing has gained in popularity over the past few years.  One of the reasons for this shift is that the races have supplanted the smaller tracks as the place for action, or more specifically, the proverbial beatin’ and bangin’ that so many fans enjoy.  When Bruton Smith tinkered with Bristol Motor Speedway (over …

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