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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…



Austin Dillon wins 2018 Daytona 500

Twenty years ago, Dale Earnhardt Sr. won his only Daytona 500. Austin Dillon was just  7 years old. Twenty years later, Dillon claimed the Great American Race in Earnhardt’s No. 3. The 27-year-old Dillon won the 60th running of the Daytona 500 in overtime on Sunday after spinning and passing Aric Almirola on the final…



2018 Daytona 500 starting grid Confirmed

Final practice is over and the starting grid for NASCAR’s season-opening Daytona 500 has been set. Alex Bowman took pole and Denny Hamlin the other front row position as a result of qualifying, while Ryan Blaney and Chase Elliott start behind them having won their respective Duels. Among those who have been sent to the…



Kahne wins on long day at Indy

Kasey Kahne has snapped a winless streak dating back to 2014 with a gritty victory in the Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Kahne took what would be the final re-start second behind Brad Keselowski, but held-on around the outside in a green-white-chequered finish in fading light. Kahne was out front when the final of…



1969 Porsche 917K 015

The Porsche 917K, my favorite, all time racecar… So I thought I would share it with some details. This particular vehicle has been beautifully restored by Gunnar Racing in Florida to it’s original Gulf Oil colour scheme, which in my opinion is perhaps one of the greatest, simple colour designs ever produced. In 1967 the…



Robby Gordon pleads guilty over Darwin burnouts

Champion American super truck racing driver Robby Gordon has pleaded guilty to driving offences after doing burnouts in a Darwin city street, a day after placing second at the V8 Supercars event in Darwin. Gordon, 48, was fined nearly $4,000 for what he described as “putting on a show” for Darwinites on the Mitchell Street…



Edwards Wins in Charlotte

Carl Edwards scored his first victory for Joe Gibbs Racing with a calculated run in the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte. The Toyota driver made the best of the fuel strategy to conserve his way to the chequered flag ahead of former Roush Fenway Ford team-mate Greg Biffle. The result backed up victory for fellow JGR driver…



Montoya Wins Indianapolis 500

The last time that Juan Pablo Montoya raced his way to Victory Circle at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, he was an IndyCar rookie aged just 24. Now 15 years older and wiser, and with a career in F1 and NASCAR under his belt, the Colombian secured a brilliant second Indy 500 victory in a thrilling climax…