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Formula 1 – Formula 1: Renault: ‘Small steps’ being made in 2021 junior target

Formula 1 – Formula 1: Renault: ‘Small steps’ being made in 2021 junior target

Renault says “small steps” are being made in its target to have one of its junior drivers compete in Formula 1 by 2021. Renault revived its young driver scheme when it returned to Formula 1 as a works team in 2016. It currently has Jack Aitken, Max Fewtrell, Christian Lundgaard, Victor Martins, Arthur Rougier, Sacha…

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NASCAR – Karsyn Elledge set for first Chili Bowl start

NASCAR – Karsyn Elledge set for first Chili Bowl start

Karsyn Elledge is about to do something that her uncle, Dale Earnhardt Jr., has yet to undertake — a bid at the Chili Bowl Nationals. The 18-year-old daughter of Earnhardt’s sister and JR Motorsports partner, Kelley Earnhardt Miller, announced on Saturday that she’d be running in her first Chili Bowl this January. Here it is!!…

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NASCAR – Villeneuve to make full-time NASCAR racing return in Europe

NASCAR – Villeneuve to make full-time NASCAR racing return in Europe

Villeneuve, the 1997 champion with Williams, made four NASCAR Cup starts – the first two of which came a year after his final outings in F1 – between 2007 and ’13 and has also competed in the Trucks and Xfinity categories that support the main series plus NASCAR Canada. The 47-year-old made a return to…

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NASCAR – Fresh off a banner year in NASCAR, Ford Performance “can’t rest”

NASCAR – Fresh off a banner year in NASCAR, Ford Performance “can’t rest”

Joey Logano’s driver championship in the Cup series in 2018 was the first for Ford since 2004 and its manufacturer title is its first since 2002. The manufacturer championship came on the strength of seven Ford drivers combining to win 19 of 36 series races in 2018. Read Also: Obviously, Ford would like to continue…

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NASCAR – NASCAR raceway donates $4,000 in name of slain officer | Sports

NASCAR – NASCAR raceway donates $4,000 in name of slain officer | Sports

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NASCAR – NASCAR needs ‘young guns’ to slow its decline | Auto racing

NASCAR – NASCAR needs ‘young guns’ to slow its decline | Auto racing

Anyone who watched even five minutes of a NASCAR Cup Series broadcast this year — and yes, those people are becoming increasingly more difficult to find — knows who dominated the 2018 season. Martin Truex Jr. Kyle Busch. Kevin Harvick. Joey Logano. That’s it. That’s the full list. And really, Logano’s only on there by…

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NASCAR – Richard Childress Racing reveals Daytona 500 cars, sponsors, Xfinity details – NASCAR Talk

NASCAR – Richard Childress Racing reveals Daytona 500 cars, sponsors, Xfinity details – NASCAR Talk

WELCOME, N.C. – Richard Childress Racing kicked off its 50th anniversary Friday at its headquarters in Welcome, North Carolina, with announcements about the 2019 season. RCR announced Daniel Hemric will drive the No. 8 Chevrolet in his rookie Cup season. Hemric had originally been announced as driving the No. 31. Hemric, who moves up after…

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NASCAR – Fresh off a banner year in NASCAR, Ford Performance “can’t rest”

NASCAR – Fresh off a banner year in NASCAR, Ford Performance “can’t rest”

Joey Logano’s driver championship in the Cup series in 2018 was the first for Ford since 2004 and its manufacturer title is its first since 2002. The manufacturer championship came on the strength of 19 Ford drivers combining to win 36 series races in 2018. Read Also: Penske’s Czarnecki: SHR joining Ford “helped us elevate…

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NASCAR – Joey Logano’s championship result of new, welcome change to Cup series mentality among top takeaways from NASCAR Cup 2018 season

NASCAR – Joey Logano’s championship result of new, welcome change to Cup series mentality among top takeaways from NASCAR Cup 2018 season

Nov 23, 2018 Ricky Craven Close Ricky Craven is a driver with wins in all of NASCAR’s top three series, including rookie of the year titles in both the 1992 Nationwide Series and 1995 Sprint Cup series. He currently serves as a NASCAR analyst on ESPN studio programs. NASCAR ended the 2018 season on a…

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NASCAR – Richard Childress: ‘We originally got the 8 … for Ty Dillon’

NASCAR – Richard Childress: ‘We originally got the 8 … for Ty Dillon’

WELCOME, N.C. — Richard Childress Racing’s unveiling of glitzy gold cars Friday at the team’s headquarters celebrated the company’s 50 years in NASCAR, but it also signaled a new era, with a new driver (Daniel Hemric) and a new car number (No. 8) to round out a day flush with announcements. RCR at 50: See…

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Formula 1 – Formula 1: F1 2018 end of season awards: The Golden Grahams

Formula 1 – Formula 1: F1 2018 end of season awards: The Golden Grahams

We know how the latest F1 season went down, but who are the real winners? Here are The Golden Grahams: awards as prestigious as their name… Driver of the year There’s not really a debate about this one. Lewis Hamilton has always had his high peaks; this season he strung them together to an extent that…

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NASCAR – Jeff Gordon, Dale Earnhardt Jr. recall controversial 2004 Talladega race

NASCAR – Jeff Gordon, Dale Earnhardt Jr. recall controversial 2004 Talladega race

Who knows how many NASCAR fans remember the exact details of the 2004 Aaron’s 499 spring race at Talladega Superspeedway, but Jeff Gordon and Dale Earnhardt Jr. certainly do. The race ended with a controversial finish because a caution flag came out in the final laps as Gordon was about half a car length ahead…

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Formula 1 – Formula 1: New F1 engine manufacturers to get support from rivals

Formula 1 – Formula 1: New F1 engine manufacturers to get support from rivals

New Formula 1 engine manufacturers will receive technical support from current suppliers if requested, under new rules which will be part of the 2021 package, Ross Brawn has confirmed. F1 had proposed a completely new engine to form part of the major 2021 rules overhaul, but a push from the current manufacturers, Mercedes, Ferrari, Renault and…

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Formula 1 – Formula 1: Renault season crucial for personal growth – Carlos Sainz Jr.

Formula 1 – Formula 1: Renault season crucial for personal growth – Carlos Sainz Jr.

Carlos Sainz Jr. says his time with Renault enabled him to “get to know myself”, having only previously competed for Toro Rosso in Formula 1. Sainz Jr. started 56 Grands Prix for Toro Rosso before joining Renault for the final few 2017 Grands Prix, remaining with the manufacturer for a full 2018 campaign. Sainz Jr.…

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Formula 2 – Formula 2: George Russell inches towards F2 title with Abu Dhabi pole

Formula 2 – Formula 2: George Russell inches towards F2 title with Abu Dhabi pole

George Russell took a step closer towards clinching the Formula 2 title by taking pole position in Abu Dhabi, as sole rival Alexander Albon wound up eighth. Russell, who will race for Williams in Formula 1 in 2019, entered the weekend 37 points clear of Albon and by topping qualifying his advantage has now grown…

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