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NASCAR 101: Let’s Meet the COTA Road Course Ringers

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(Photo: Phil Allaway)

So many ringers for COTA across all three series. Here’s a primer on them.

Best-Educated Formula 1 Drivers

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Lewis Hamilton holding the trophy for his British GP win and Driver of the Day award (Photo: Mercedes AMG)

Editor’s Note: This article on educated drivers in Formula 1 is posted in collaboration with an outside sponsorship client. The opinions and information contained within do not necessarily represent Frontstretch and its staff. Formula 1 drivers have become the modern-day heroes of car racing because of their ability to control their aerodynamic vehicles at high …

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Jenson Button Signs with SMP Racing for 2018-19 WEC Season

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(Photo: AFP)

SMP Racing announced Friday (April 27) that 2009 Formula 1 World Champion Jenson Button will drive the team’s No. 11 BR Engineering BR1 LMP1 prototype in a partial schedule during the 2018-19 FIA World Endurance Championship Super Series.  As a result, he will debut along Mikhail Aleshin and Vitaly Petrov at Le Mans in June. …

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4 Burning Questions: Who Will Win the 101st Indianapolis 500?

2017 Indianapolis Fernando Alonso Indycar

(Photo: Joe Skibinski)

Who Will Win the 101st Indianapolis 500? A day of nostalgia, distinction and a frenzy of emotion is now upon us. The 101st Indianapolis 500 is sure to be another one for the ages after a jam-packed month of testing, practice runs and qualifying attempts. Like always, Sunday is a momentous occasion that couldn’t be easier …

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

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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 …

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Slipstream Saturday: Monaco. What Else Needs Be Said.

Daniel Ricciardo, Red Bull, Monaco, 2016, Getty

(Photo: Red Bull)

One of the axioms of modern Formula 1 racing is that engineers are the ones pulling all the levers and that the driver is, in many ways, a hindrance to their perfection.  In their labs, the collection of minds develop what they see as the best possible outcome from the resources they have – and …

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