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Slipstream Saturday: Arrivederci, Massa; the Italian Grand Prix

Felipe Massa (Getty Images)

This week Felipe Massa announced that this year would be his last in Formula 1.  In some ways, this proclamation comes as no surprise.  The 35 year old Brazilian driver has put together a rather solid, yet hard to say it, unspectacular career.  Let’s look at the numbers first. In …

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Pace Laps: Sieg Looking for Chase Spot, Moffitt’s Big Win and Pagenaud’s Title Hopes

(Photo: John Harrelson / NKP)

Sprint Cup Series: Youth Makes A Comeback – Much of the NASCAR season has been focused on when there will be a “changing of the guard.” 45-year-old Tony Stewart is retiring, 45-year-old Jeff Gordon has already done so but is filling in for fellow 40-something Dale Earnhardt, Jr. during his concussion recovery. …

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

Lewis Hamilton on track at Monaco 2016 (credit: Getty Images)

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 …

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Happiness Is…Games

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What is to be made of Cup racing at the moment?  From a distanced perspective, it is a wild hodge-podge of things, full of positives that run along with various questions.  The aero package introduced this year has looked to be a wonderful improvement over the past couple years, though …

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Pace Laps: Colorful Finale for Gordon and Stewart, Summer Heat Hits the Brickyard and NHRA Action in Denver

(Photo: Matthew Thacker / NKP)

Sprint Cup: It’s a colorful finale for Gordon & Stewart – Though both Jeff Gordon and Tony Stewart will be back next week at Pocono Raceway, Sunday’s Brickyard 400 will [or might] stand as their last races at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. With fans on their feet, both future Hall of …

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