Race Weekend Central

Happiness Is…Parc Ferme

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade/NKP)

This past weekend, Kyle Busch continued to show that he is one of the elite drivers of the series by knocking out a win at a track that has vexed him ever since the series began racing at Kansas Motor Speedway.  Busch now is two tracks away from holding Cup victories across the board.  That’s …

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Slipsteam Saturday – Red Bull’s Rise and the Russian Grand Prix

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(Photo: Getty Images)

Though Nico Rosberg headlined the last grand prix in Shanghai, his story is not altogether surprising.  The Mercedes car has been the class of the field, now going on three seasons, and with Lewis Hamilton starting in the back, Rosberg was the odds-on favorite to win the Chinese Grand Prix. While none of that may …

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Happiness Is… Tony Stewart

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(Photo: Zach Catanzaretti)

Three-time champion Tony Stewart rejoined the Sprint Cup series this past weekend at Richmond after missing the first eight races of the season.  His return brought with it a number of aspects that circle the sport.  Let’s start off with the fact that Stewart found himself getting fined $35k for calling out NASCAR on the …

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Slipstream Saturday: Wild Start to Chinese Grand Prix

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As Formula 1 makes its way to Shanghai for the Chinese Grand Prix this weekend, racing remains the central focus: which teams and drivers are trending, how the championship will continue to come to form, and who’s able to master this tricky circuit.  That’s typical racing stuff and motorsport’s raison d’etre.  But visiting China is also …

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Slipstream Saturday: Alonso Out; On to Bahrain

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Nico Rosberg at the Bahrain GP (credit: Getty Images)

This weekend, Formula 1 makes its second stop of the season. Hopefully by then people will have stopped thinking about the series’ 2016 debut long enough to pay attention, still the topic of discussion following a major crash whose footage found its way around the world. After a rather wild race in Australia, everyone in the …

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Happiness Is…Lawsuits, Consistency & Rumors

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade /NKP)

Another weekend, another wild finish, and another Jimmie Johnson win.  In some ways, the race and result brought a collective yawn.  Johnson racking up another win is about as surprising as the sun rising in the morning (at least that’s how it seems sometimes).  That Kevin Harvick ruled three-quarters of the race may have also …

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