Race Weekend Central

4 Burning Questions: What Team Must Regroup This Easter Break?

2016 Cup Richmond Matt Kenseth Martin Truex, Jr. Toyota Joe Gibbs Racing Furniture Row Racing Zach Catanzareti

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

What to Make of a NASCAR Off-Week for Top Teams? Aren’t NASCAR fans the most spoiled sports fans in America? One off-week and they’re ready to call for immediate medical help. But, yes, here we are again for the first race-less weekend of 2017. But be thankful, as after all, it’s Easter. The teams, drivers …

Read more

Slipstream Saturday: The Battle for the Title in Abu Dhabi, Farewells & More

Nico Rosberg And Lewis Hamilton

Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton ahead of the 2016 finale at Abu Dhabi (credit: Getty Images)

This Sunday marks the end of the 2016 Formula 1 season.  Mercedes earned the manufacturer’s championship, the one that matters with regard to handing out the prize money, long ago and never looked to be pressured for the title.  The driver’s championship, however, is a little more tight, though something to be determined between the …

Read more

Slipstream Saturday: Arrivederci, Massa; the Italian Grand Prix

Felipe Massa 01 1472739298

(Photo: 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 242 starts, Massa has earned …

Read more

Pace Laps: Southern 500 Success, Denny Hamlin’s Dominance and the Busy NHRA Weekend

2015 Darlington Cup Carl Edwards Celebrates Cia

Photo Credit: CIA Stock Photography

Cup Series: Darlington Lives Up to the Hype – All of the hype leading up to Sunday night’s Southern 500 put NASCAR in a win or lose situation. With so much excitement brewing for the throwback weekend theme, the action on the track, desperately needed to entertain, and entertain it did. Leading up to the race …

Read more

Matt McLaughlin’s Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2009 Brickyard 400 Race Recap

The Key Moment: Jimmie Johnson edged ahead of Mark Martin on the final restart to take the lead for good. A valid argument could be made that the entire complexion of the race changed when Juan Pablo Montoya, who flat out dominated the race, was penalized for speeding on pit road during the last round of …

Read more