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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…



Supercars Looking global for future direction

Supercars is consulting with global touring car series as it edges closer to securing the future direction of its Next Generation cars, according to championship boss Sean Seamer. The series has been working behind the scenes on its look and feel beyond Gen2, with its next set of regulations expected to arrive in 2021. It…



Mustang Supercar Launch

Ford Performance has launched the brand new Supercars-spec Mustang for the 2019 season. The Ford Performance Mustang launch marks the first look of the new racer without the camouflage paintwork used in testing. However this special livery won’t actually be raced, with the Ford team launches set to start with the Tickford-run 23Red Racing on…



Patrick secures drive for Daytona 500

Danica Patrick secures a drive for her final NASCAR appearance in the Daytona 500 with Premium Motorsports. Danica Patrick secures a drive for her final NASCAR appearance in the Daytona 500 with Premium Motorsports. Danica Patrick has secured a drive with Premium Motorsports for her final NASCAR appearance in next month’s Daytona 500. After losing…



Factory Experimental: Pushing The Envelope

Though brief and chaotic, the FX period was the crucial component to late-model drag racing It was 1961, and as the decade erupted, acceleration became more than a wheel-driven thing. The crucible of NASCAR’s Grand National series had been too much of a temptation, and a self-imposed ban on factory competition initiated in 1957 by…



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…