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NASCAR: If hate crime is suspected, we’ll do the same again

Speaking to media following the FBI learning that the noose discovered in the Talladega garage stall of Bubba Wallace, the only African American in NASCAR, was in fact a pull-down loop for the garage door, Phelps said NASCAR would initiate the same investigation if something similar is suspected of being a racist act in future. “For us at NASCAR, this is the best result we could hope for,” ...Keep reading

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No crowds for Winton Supercars round

With restrictions easing around much of Australia, and prime minister Scott Morrison recently flagging mid-July for a return of crowds at sporting events, there had been hope from Supercars that campers and spectators would be allowed in for the Winton round on July 18-19. However those hopes took a hit over the weekend thanks to a spike of cases in Melbourne, which led to Victorian premier ...Keep reading

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Smith to replace Iannone while doping ban lasts

One-time MotoGP race winner Iannone was hit with an 18-month ban in March after an illegal steroid was found in his system following a drugs test during the Malaysian Grand Prix weekend. Suspended by the FIM while this underwent legal proceedings, Iannone was handed an 18-month ban dating back to October when the violation was first flagged – though was deemed to have ingested the substance ...Keep reading

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Why NASCAR’s support for Wallace was a huge moment for the sport

It started slowly, a gathering of Cup Series drivers, first a few, then them all, surrounding the No. 43 Richard Petty Motorsports Chevrolet where it sat in the starting grid line on pit road before the start of the rain-delayed race at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway. Soon the collective group found their cause – slowing pushing the No. 43, along with its regular driver Bubba Wallace, out of ...Keep reading

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Duval heads Algarve Pro’s ELMS assault

The Portugal-based team will again field two Gibson-powered Oreca 07s in the LMP2 class following its championship triumph in the sister Asian Le Mans Series in the winter of 2019/20. Duval will be joined by returnees Henning Enqvist and John Falb, former ByKolles LMP1 driver Simon Trummer, 2015 ELMS LMP2 champion Jon Lancaster and FIA WEC racer Gabriel Aubry, although Algarve stopped short of ...Keep reading

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Supercars junior merger to go ahead after all

Plans to merge Super2 and what was last year known as Super3, a class for non-Car of the Future chassis, were initially hatched last year. However a deal couldn't be struck, Super3 returning to its V8 Touring Car name and forming an alliance with the Australian Racing Group instead. There was then a second try at a Super2/Super3 merger late last month, that too falling over, with V8TC ...Keep reading

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Bubba Wallace after Talladega: “This sport is changing”

Many eyes were on Wallace after a noose was found in his garage stall Sunday, following his vocal support for the 'Black Lives Matter' movement and NASCAR's banning of the Confederate flag from all events. NASCAR has confirmed that the FBI is investigating the incident as they look to find the perpetrator(s) and "eliminate them from the sport." Before the green flag in Monday's rain-delayed ...Keep reading

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2020 Supercars Sydney SuperSprint session times and preview

The Australian series will be facing a new challenge at Sydney Motorsport Park, with the SuperSprint format adjusted to feature three 130-kilometre races. Each will have a mandatory pitstop for at least two tyres, however changes to the regulations mean just six people can participate in a stop. That means we could see a mix of teams gambling on a short two-tyre stop, or going for car speed ...Keep reading

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Why F1’s new initiative on racism must follow Hamilton’s lead

"I'm feeling extremely positive that change will come, but we cannot stop now. Keep pushing." Lewis Hamilton wrote the above words on Instagram in a post detailing his participation in a Black Lives Matter demonstration in London last weekend. On Monday morning, Formula 1 announced its We Race as One initiative, which was launched with twin initial aims regarding the response to the ...Keep reading

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Chase and AIM Vasser Sullivan split after two races

Nineteen-year-old Chase, who’d driven for the GT Daytona-class rival Starworks team for the majority of 2019, moved to AVS just in time to take part in the finale, the Petit Le Mans at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta. He then raced for the squad in the 2020 season-opening Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona, sharing the Lexus with Hawksworth, Kyle Busch and Michael de Quesada, and they finished ninth in ...Keep reading

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