IndyCar race winner Kirkwood signs extension with Andretti Global

The Florida-born driver joined the team at the start of 2023, his sophomore year in the IndyCar Series, and earned two victories at Long Beach and Nashville, driving the Andretti’s #27 Honda-powered entry.He finished up the year with five additional top 10s, a pole and led 88 laps en route to 11th in the championship standings.“I am thrilled to be able to continue with Andretti Global for …Keep reading Source

Stewart-Haas Racing to run Talladega Nights tribute schemes

SHR announced that Wonder Bread and Old Spice have joined the team as primary sponsors for this weekend’s playoff race at the 2.66-mile Alabama track. The team is co-owned by Gene Haas and NASCAR Hall of Famer Tony Stewart.The cars should be instantly recognizable to anyone who has seen the 2006 sports comedy Talladega Nights, with Ryan Preece driving Ricky Bobby’s Wonder Bread car (portrayed …Keep reading Source

Why Ferrari doesn’t agree with McLaren F1 fairytale revival

Since the first stage of an intense programme of upgrades appeared in Austria Lando Norris has secured four second places, while his team-mate Oscar Piastri earned his first podium with third place in Japan last weekend.  While the surge in form has been eye-catching Vasseur believes that McLaren underperformed in races earlier in the season while already showing flashes of good pace over one …Keep reading Source

Why Honda MotoGP team wouldn’t block Marc Marquez’s exit

Although the Spaniard has recently been speaking about his intention, or rather hope, to reveal where he will race in 2024 during this weekend’s grand prix at Motegi, there is no certainty that by the end of the race on Sunday he will have been able to resolve the dispute he created for himself by wanting to leave Honda one season before the contract he signed at the beginning of 2020 …Keep reading Source

Has IndyCar’s Texas loss come at the right time?

The writing had been on the wall for several years, but the inevitable separation of the IndyCar Series and Texas Motor Speedway finally came with the arrival of the 2024 schedule. A relationship that began in 1997, the two transitioned through nearly every phase possible in the best and worst ways. The reality, though, is that things have been turbulent for an extended amount of time and both …Keep reading Source

Sammy Smith to join JR Motorsports Xfinity program in 2024

Smith, 19, has been a Toyota development driver and currently competes for Joe Gibbs Racing, but the two-time ARCA East champion will drive JRM’s No. 8 Chevrolet beginning in 2024.Smith’s No. 8 will be sponsored by Pilot Flying J, TMC Transportation and the Allstate Peterbilt Group.“I am very appreciative for the support of Pilot Flying J, TMC Transportation and all my partners that helped …Keep reading Source

Di Grassi leaves Mahindra Formula E team

The 39-year-old ex-Formula 1 driver has been a stalwart of the all-electric championship since its inception in 2014, winning the inaugural race in Beijing for the Audi-backed Abt team.His seven-year tenure with the team culminated in the 2016-17 title, while he also finished runner-up and third in the drivers’ standings twice, as well as claiming 12 wins.After one season with the Venturi squad …Keep reading Source

Hawkins becomes first woman to test F1 car since 2018

“Jessica Hawkins said it has taken \”every bit of blood, sweat and tears to get here\” after becoming the first woman since 2018 to test drive a Formula 1 car. Hawkins drove 26 laps of the Hungaroring circuit in Hungary in Aston Martin\u0027s 2021 model. Hawkins has been an Aston Martin driver ambassador since 2021 and team principal Mike Krack said it was a \”special moment\”.”Source

Williams: Costly F1 crashes masking Sargeant’s “steady improvement”

Sargeant suffered a couple of costly shunts since the summer break, starting with an off in Zandvoort.The American rookie also had a huge crash on his first lap of qualifying for the Japanese Grand Prix, running out of track to catch oversteer out of the final corner, and then losing control on the grass as he thumped the wall with both ends of his car.Williams faced a full rebuild around a spare …Keep reading Source