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FROST: The Role Of Local Government In Racing
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FROST: The Role Of Local Government In Racing

FROST: The Role Of Local Government In Racing

WILMETTE, Ill. — Race tracks and motorsports businesses continue to contribute to local economies, even during the challenges of the last year.  This month, we will examine how municipalities and governments support the efforts of their local racing venues.On the state…
BYRD: A Promising Weekend Up In Flames
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BYRD: A Promising Weekend Up In Flames

BYRD: A Promising Weekend Up In Flames

JOLIET, Ill. — Entering the weekend of F1000 racing at Autobahn Country Club, things appeared very promising.I knew my biggest rival, four-time series champion Alex Mayer, was not going to be there. He had won basically every race this year that he finished while I…
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KNUTSON: Alonso Before & After Age 40
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KNUTSON: Alonso Before & After Age 40

KNUTSON: Alonso Before & After Age 40

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. — Fernando Alonso turned 40 on July 29, which was just before the Hungarian Grand Prix. Of all the current Formula 1 drivers, only Kimi Raikkonen, who turns 42 on Oct. 17, is older.“I feel good, I don’t feel 40 for sure,” Alonso said. “It’s a bigger…
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MARTIN: The Voice Of A Motorsports Soundtrack
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MARTIN: The Voice Of A Motorsports Soundtrack

MARTIN: The Voice Of A Motorsports Soundtrack

INDIANAPOLIS — Bob Jenkins may not have been the first voice of auto racing on television, but his voice introduced the sport to the masses on television.It was during the early days of ESPN when Jenkins and Larry Nuber, were the voices that brought auto racing into…
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FENWICK: It Was Great To Throw Back
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FENWICK: It Was Great To Throw Back

FENWICK: It Was Great To Throw Back

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — It was so good to be back.More than a year after the COVID-19 pandemic shut down the world and changed our everyday lives, Hickory Motor Speedway and the CARS Tour hosted the Throwback 276 on July 31.The event was nixed last year due to the pandemic…
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LEMASTERS: What Is An Avoidable Incident?
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LEMASTERS: What Is An Avoidable Incident?

LEMASTERS: What Is An Avoidable Incident?

CONCORD, N.C. — The Formula 1 incident between Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen at the British Grand Prix brought a few questions to mind, not the least of which is the term “avoidable incident.”What exactly is an avoidable incident?According to the FIA, it is an …
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ARGABRIGHT: The Birth Of A Racing Classic
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ARGABRIGHT: The Birth Of A Racing Classic

ARGABRIGHT: The Birth Of A Racing Classic

INDIANAPOLIS — The Winchester 400 has a birthday this year, a milestone worthy of celebration. It’s the 50th running of the stock car classic on the high banks of Indiana’s Winchester Speedway, an event that was instrumental in the birth of modern short-track, stock…
BYRD: Redemption In New Jersey
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BYRD: Redemption In New Jersey

BYRD: Redemption In New Jersey

MILLVILLE, N.J. – This week I was back at New Jersey Motorsports Park with the Skip Barber Racing Series and man, it was quite the rollercoaster and learning experience. The first day was practice and qualifying and I was excited to learn the Lightning Track and see…
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KERCHNER: Some Things I Think I Know
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KERCHNER: Some Things I Think I Know

KERCHNER: Some Things I Think I Know

MOORESVILLE, N.C. — All of us who closely follow motorsports have strong opinions about this, that and the other thing. We certainly heard a lot of them during the Knox­ville Nationals. And after hearing those opinions and formulating our own, here are some things …
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WALTZ: Fall Is Here & I Was Just Thinking
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WALTZ: Fall Is Here & I Was Just Thinking

WALTZ: Fall Is Here & I Was Just Thinking

HARRISBURG, N.C. — As the calendar turns to fall and yet another action-packed racing season speeds toward the checkered flag, I was just thinking …- What happens to all of the NASCAR Cup Series race cars that become obsolete at the end of the season?- Utilizing iRacing…
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