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NASCAR teams get creative with sponsors

The NASCAR industry had hoped a downward spiral in attendance and ratings would not be so dramatic in 2018, but the numbers tell a different story. With all three public companies now having reported earnings for the first half of the year, their admissions revenue numbers show a significant drop in ticket sales. The figures…



NASCAR – The Art of Rollover

Motorsport can be a beautiful sight to behold. Mechanical beasts dancing on the edge of control, at speeds that can boggle the mind. It is something that unites motorsport fans around the globe. However, sometimes that dance goes wrong, and all hell can break loose. Take for example suffering a rollover while doing nearly 300km/h…



McLaren’s $100m man moves to NASCAR

Mike Coughlan, the designer at the centre of Formula One’s 2007 spy scandal that resulted in a $100 million fine for McLaren, has moved to NASCAR. The Briton has accepted the position of director of vehicle design at Michael Waltrip Racing, which runs Toyota Camrys for David Reutimann and Martin Truex in the NASCAR Sprint…



Raikkonen’s NASCAR plans gain momentum

Kimi Raikkonen’s move into NASCAR continues to gather momentum, with confirmation that the Finnish driver will test with Kyle Busch Motorsports next week. The 2007 Formula One World Champion has also confirmed that he’ll make his race debut in the NASCAR Camping World Truck series on May 20 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Raikkonen is expected…



Hopes for smooth transition to Mustang in 2019

It took Joe Gibbs Racing about three months into the 2017 season to start returning to its 2016 form following the introduction of a new Camry body style. Some would say six months into the 2018 season, the Chevrolet teams are still trying to find their way after the switch from the Chevrolet SS to…



Chase Elliott wins at Watkins Glen

Chase Elliott earned the first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series victory of his career in the same way his father, Hall of Famer Bill Elliott, did – on a road course. In his 99th career start, the driver of the No. 9 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet held off a furious charge from reigning champion and defending…



How Do You Say ‘Straya? “V8 Supercar Burnout”

Motorports in Australia, and go…let’s see here, there’s drag racing, of course…Stadium Super Trucks have proven to be popular…Ok, hell with it: V8 Supercars and burnouts. We tried to find other items but when it boils down to it, howling V8 sedans and psychotic fog machines that tend to catch on fire at the end…



Lunch With… Paul Tracy

This ever-determined, hard-charging Indycar driver didn’t always mind his Ps and Qs but invariably gave his all in the cockpit. These days your average professional racing driver tends to be slight and slender. He is unfailingly polite to team personnel, to sponsors and to rivals, and speaks to the media in unexceptional sound-bites while a…



Where Have The Chevrolets Gone?

Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick and Martin Truex Jr. — just call them “The Big Three” — have won 14 of 19 NASCAR Monster Energy Cup races this year. All three have won Cups and are at least 33 years old, which sidetracks NASCAR’s “Young Guns” marketing push. Well, good for “The Big Three.” Each is…



2019 – FORD RETURNS WITH MUSTANG

In a major reversal, Ford Australia is supporting the development of a Mustang racer as part of a renewed performance road car push. Broadmeadows announce on Tuesday that DJR Team Penske and Tickford Racing have been given the go ahead to switch to the Mustang to counter Holden’s all-conquering ZB Commodore. Although not full factory…