William Byron dominates late laps, wins Dixie Vodka 400

William Byron snapped the streak of first-time NASCAR Cup Series race winners when he won Sunday’s Dixie Vodka 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. He led a race-high 102 of 267 laps, including the final 58 laps en route to his second career victory.

Points leader and defending race winner Denny Hamlin initially sat on the pole alongside Joey Logano, but he was sent to the rear for unapproved adjustments. Corey LaJoie and Alex Bowman also dropped back for the same reason, while James Davison did so after failing pre-race inspection twice. With the relegations, last week’s Daytona road course winner Christopher Bell joined Logano on the front row.

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Fords took the early lead as Logano pulled ahead with Team Penske team-mate Brad Keselowski and Kevin Harvick following, while Bell dropped out of the top five after the opening lap. B.J. McLeod hit pit road to address a … Read the rest

18-Year-Old Italian Zerg, Riccardo “Reynor” Romiti, is the 2020/2021 StarCraft 2 World Champion

Italian Zerg phenom, Riccardo Romiti, better known in the community as Reynor, has won the StarCraft 2 Masters Championship at IEM Katowice. This marks the end of the 2020 StarCraft 2 tournament circuit run by ESL and is now effectively the grand finals of StarCraft 2 since Blizzard passed the reigns over to ESL.

Reynor went through a gauntlet of the world’s best players to secure his win, defeating Korean StarCraft II legends: Stats (P), Dark (Z), Maru (T), and finally Zest (P) in the grand finals. Reynor had to get a win in all three matchups in the playoffs before eventually facing off and beating Zest 4-2.

Reynor’s win is the second time a player from outside of Korea has become StarCraft 2 grand champion; the first time was when Serral won back in 2018.Read the rest

Scuderia Ferrari 2021 team presentation

Scuderia Ferrari Mission Winnow presented the 2021 team in an online event that involved not only team partners and the media but also over 300 fans linked up from all over the world to see Charles Leclerc’s and Carlos Sainz’s first official appearance of the year in Scuderia colours.

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From Maranello to the world. The event began with a short film presenting this season’s driver pairing, as they chatted away. There was obvious chemistry between them, as had already been seen after the Fiorano test a few weeks back when they drove a 2018 F1 car. After the film, Charles, Carlos and Team Principal Mattia Binotto were seen in a studio setting in the Ferrari Museum in Maranello.

A year for redemption. Binotto was the first to speak, explaining that “2021 will be a particularly challenging year. After a difficult season last … Read the rest

Verstappen Distances Himself from Rumours Linking him with 2022 Mercedes Drive

Max Verstappen says he not paying any attention to the rumours linking him with a move away from Red Bull Racing after the end of the 2021 season, with the Dutchman insisting he is focusing on having a strong campaign this year.

Verstappen has been linked to a possible move to the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team for 2022, possibly in place of Lewis Hamilton who only signed a one-year extension to his contract earlier this year.

However, Verstappen has distanced himself from the rumours, insisting 2021 is where his focus lies as he bids to end Mercedes’ seven-year winning streak in both the World Drivers’ and Constructors’ Championships.

“At the end of the day, I don’t know what Lewis is going to do,” Verstappen is quoted as saying by Motorsport.com. “But I just focus on myself, and I’m very focused on this year and trying to make it a Read the rest

Scarlet Nexus for PS5, Xbox Series X|S, PC, PS4, & Xbox One Gets More New Screenshots and Details

Scarlet Nexus director Kenji Anabuki has revealed a new batch of screenshots and details about the upcoming cross-gen JRPG by Bandai Namco.

We get to see Luka Traverse in Drive mode, and the Pyrokinesis and invisibility Struggle Arms System powers we can borrow from our companions.

The Bandeau Pendu is a quick and rather creepy Other we’ll have to face.

More images show the menu localized in Russian ad cute cat ears that we’ll be able to use to accessorize our squad.

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C41 Alfa Romeo Racing completes its first miles in Barcelona

The Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN C41, the team’s car for the 2021 season, took to the track for the first time at 09:32 am at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. On a crisp morning under the Spanish sun, Robert Kubica had the honour to be the first man behind the wheel of the new car in this first, crucial instalment of 2021 on-track action, with the team completing 29 laps overall, mostly on the “short” layout.

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Following a series of installation runs at the beginning of the day, the C41, in the new white and red livery unveiled during last Monday’s launch in Warsaw, was put through a series of tests by the team’s engineers, with the aim of performing all checks necessary to ensure the readiness of the car.

A driver known for his excellent technical feedback and sensitivity, Robert … Read the rest

Monolite Racing Announce Delli Guanti, Ferati for 2021 FRECA Campaign

Monolite Racing have become the latest team to announce drivers for the 2021 Formula Regional European Championship by Alpine season, with Italian teenager Pietro Delli Guanti being joined by Swiss racer Jasin Ferati.

Both drivers are making the step up to Formula 3 machinery for the first time in 2021 having previously competed in Italian Formula 4 last year.

Delli Guanti took one victory last year at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza as well as seven other points finishes while racing for BVM Racing, with the Italian ending the year twelfth overall in the final standings.

Ferati raced for Jenzer Motorsport but failed to register a top ten finish, although he finished eleventh twice, once at Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli and again at Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari (Imola).  He did, however, score two top six finishes in a one-off outing in the Spanish Formula 4 championship at … Read the rest

5 Best Anime Coming to Funimation in 2021

The year has only just started, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t already some top-tier anime lined up for release. This includes shows that will be available through Funimation, complete with the bonus of having a stellar English dub somewhere down the line. Of those titles, these are the top 5 best anime coming to Funimation in 2021.

Fruits Basket Final Season

Best Funimation Anime 2021

It’s been a long, hard road for Fruits Basket fans, but the climactic end to the series is finally here.

Tohru has helped the members of the Soma clan through a number of past traumas, lingering pains, and problems during her time with them. In turn, they’ve helped her face some of her own issues and given her a group of family and friends she feels accepted by.

However, their curse still remains to be broken, and not every member of the … Read the rest

Adler Group and Sauber Motorsport continue their partnership

Sauber Motorsport, which manages and operates the Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN entry in the Formula One world championship, will be extending its partnership with the Adler Group for a third season running.

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Having first joined forces in 2019, the two companies will continue their journey together, working together to extend the range of activities in which co-operation is possible. The work of Adler Group, which produces an extensive range of components for the automotive, aerospace and rail transport industries, resonates with that of the wider Sauber Group and its Engineering and Aerodynamics arms, with many synergies between the companies to be explored as part of the partnership.

Adler Group branding will be visible, as in previous years, on the team’s cars, driven by Kimi Räikkönen and Antonio Giovinazzi, as well on all team properties.

Paolo Scudieri, Chairman Adler Group: “Our passion for … Read the rest

NASCAR Cup COTA race dubbed Texas Grand Prix, tyre test set for early March with former champs

The NASCAR Cup Series race at Circuit of the Americas has a new name that breaks away from convention of containing the race distance. On Thursday, Speedway Motorsports (SMI) announced EchoPark Automotive will sponsor the 23 May race and dub it the EchoPark Texas Grand Prix. The circuit will also host a Goodyear tyre test on Tuesday, 2 March with former series champions Chase Elliott, Martin Truex Jr., and Brad Keselowski.

The term “Grand Prix” is commonly associated with other forms of road racing such as Formula One, which runs the United States Grand Prix at the circuit. In contrast, NASCAR traditionally prefers to use race names that follow the pattern of title sponsor and distance, especially in mileage such as the Daytona 500. Some road course races on the NASCAR schedule instead opt to use kilometres for their distances, such as the Bank of Read the rest