Busch calls out “disrespect from everybody” in “disaster” NASCAR Clash

For the second consecutive season, the race took place on a made-from-scratch quarter-mile asphalt oval inside of the LA venue.
When it came to Sunday night’s main event, a number of drivers made daring moves that resulted in numerous accidents.
The 150-lap main event ended up with 16 cautions with all but one involving at least two cars.
This was in stark contrast to the 2022 event …Keep reading Source

Ford confirms Formula 1 return for 2026

Having quit F1 at the end of the 2004 season, when it pulled the plug on the Jaguar operation and its badging of Cosworth engines, Ford announced on Friday that it will be coming back for the new engine era that begins in 2026.
Its early morning announcement only made reference to its plans to enter F1 again, and it did not detail which teams it would be working with.
However, as Autosport …Keep reading Source

Daytona 24, Hour 3: Cadillac leads Acura and Porsche

With the first pitstops out of the way, Tom Blomqvist’s Meyer Shank Racing Acura led the similar car of Wayne Taylor Racing, driven by Ricky Taylor, by 10 seconds.
Taylor had a similar margin over the quintet of #02 Chip Ganassi Racing Cadillac (Alex Lynn), #6 Porsche Penske Motorsports 963 (Nick Tandy), #01 CGR Caddy (Sebastien Bourdais), #7 PPM 963 (Felipe Nasr), #31 Action Express Racing …Keep reading Source

Daytona 24, Hour 1: Acura leads, BMW in trouble early

From the pole, Blomqvist led the field at the start in the #60 MSR Acura ARX-06, while Sebastien Bourdais managed to moved up from fourth to second aboard the #01 Chip Ganassi Racing Cadillac V-LMDh heading through the first sequence of corners.
Front-row starter Felipe Nasr was demoted to third in the best of the Penske-run Porsche 963s, the #7 car, followed by Ricky Taylor aboard the #10 …Keep reading Source

F1 champion Button “definitely interested” in NASCAR road course outings

Button will join Jimmie Johnson and Mike Rockenfeller behind the wheel of the Hendrick Motorsports-prepared Chevrolet Camaro at the 24 Hours of Le Mans later this year as a Garage 56 entry.
The 43-year-old didn’t say no to the prospect of potentially running NASCAR Cup races in the future, though says he would only be interested in road courses – and due to recent schedule changes at NASCAR’s …Keep reading Source

Race of Champions: Team Norway celebrate second straight Nations Cup triumph

Partnered once again by his father Petter, the younger Solberg was unbeaten on the day and will go into tomorrow’s Race of Champions at the same venue as firm favourite.
The Norwegian rally aces both contributed to their quarter-final victory over Team France, in which they won four out of four against Adrien Tambay and a certain Sebastien Loeb.
But from the semi-final onwards, it was the …Keep reading Source

Daytona 24: Ganassi Cadillacs top final GTP practice at Daytona

The GTP teams practiced fuel stops, tyre stops, driver changes and, in the case of the #01 Chip Ganassi Racing Cadillac V-LMDh, practiced a swift nose change. Out on track, the teams were also testing the softer Michelin compound for use at night in the colder temperatures.
Particularly worth noting for the drivers and race engineers was the behavior of the softer rubber, given that there is a …Keep reading Source

Foyt changes IndyCar number amid “symbolic references” debacle

The #88 entry for rookie Pedersen, who stepped up from Indy Lights after a fifth-placed finish in the championship, was to be paired with its traditional #14-registered car for Santino Ferrucci.
The two numbers combined are often used to refer to fascist ideologies, and have been used by people who identify as neo-Nazis and white supremacists as a shorthand code to promote their …Keep reading Source

Daytona 24: Cadillacs lead BMW in fourth practice

Matt Campbell set the early running with a 1m35.941s in the Porsche Penske Motorsports 963, although Jack Aitken soon joined him, the Action Express Racing Cadillac V-LMDh producing a lap just 0.032s slower.
At this point 2016 IndyCar champion Simon Pagenaud in the Meyer Shank Racing Acura ARX-06 lay third, and with 32 minutes to go, he trimmed his deficit to top spot down to 0.182s.
Right …Keep reading Source

How women are tackling barriers in motorsport

W Series, with its all-female grid, provides 18 full-time seats, while Extreme E’s unique sporting format has a 50-50 gender split between men and women. Further support will come in 2023 with the introduction of F1 Academy, a new feeder series aimed at helping women join the single seater pyramid.
Yet, if you search the top echelons of some of the most popular motorsports, you’ll find them …Keep reading Source