Five drivers switch to NASCAR Truck points

Jordan Anderson, Bayley Currey, Kaz Grala, Timmy Hill, and B.J. McLeod have declared for NASCAR Camping World Truck Series points, Fox Sports’ Bob Pockrass reported Tuesday. All but Grala had been collecting Xfinity Series points for the first three months of the season, with Grala doing so in the Cup Series.

All of the aforementioned drivers minus Grala are on the entry list for Friday’s Truck race at Darlington Raceway. The event is Triple Truck Challenge round, which only drivers who have declared for Truck points may enter. Teams with Truck points-earning drivers also receive a larger sum in prize money and other benefits in the standings.

Anderson’s Xfinity Rookie of the Year campaign was quickly ruined by misfortune when he was locked out of the grid right from the beginning. Despite having a solid maiden run in his new #31 Jordan Anderson … Read the rest

Erik Darnell enters Darlington, first Truck race since 2008

NASCAR‘s upcoming weekend at Darlington Raceway will be the sanctioning body’s “throwback weekend”, a time for teams and drivers to celebrate history with special liveries. Niece Motorsports seems to be taking things to another level by having a throwback driver in the #45 Chevrolet Silverado for Friday’s Camping World Truck Series race: Erik Darnell, who last raced in NASCAR in 2012 and in the Trucks four years prior, is scheduled to drive the #45 in Friday’s LiftKits4Less 200. Northern Tool + Equipment will serve as sponsor.

“I’m excited to get back behind the wheel in the Truck Series, especially with an organisation of this caliber,” Darnell said in a team statement released Monday afternoon. “The support from Northern Tool + Equipment means so much to me. Darlington is a tough but fun track, so Friday night should be a good time. Thank you to (team owner) Al Read the rest

O’Ward Finally Wins First Career IndyCar Race in Exciting Xpel 375

After so many close calls, after coming tantalizingly close to winning so many times, Arrow McLaren SP‘s Patricio O’Ward finally becomes a race winner in the NTT IndyCar Series, stealing the Xpel 375 from Josef Newgarden to finish off the doubleheader weekend at Texas Motor Speedway in exciting fashion.

With twenty-four laps to go, O’Ward made his move on Josef Newgarden in turn three, not looking back as he quickly built up a gap of one second in a matter of laps and made fuel last to take the win.

Not only is this O’Ward’s first win, it’s McLaren’s first win since rejoining the sport last year. As an extra reward, per a deal with McLaren CEO Zak Brown, O’Ward will now get a chance to drive for the McLaren F1 Team at a post-season test.

The drama began coming to green with a shocking crash immediately … Read the rest

Kyle Busch wins WISE Power 200 in overtime

Kyle Busch and winning in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series go hand in hand, but it was not just cruising for the winningest driver in series history as he had to wrangle the lead away from Austin Hill and fellow Cup Series driver Ross Chastain on the final restart to win the WISE Power 200 at Kansas Speedway.

In a Kyle Busch Motorsports front row sweep, Busch started second alongside employee and points leader John Hunter Nemechek. Two trucks were sent to the rear after a driver change: Bayley Currey replaced Brett Moffitt in Niece Motorsports‘ #45 after the latter switched to Xfinity Series points while C.J. McLaughlin was in Reaume Brothers Racing‘s #34 which had no driver on the entry list.

Nemechek and Sheldon Creed dominated much of the opening stage before Busch took the lead on lap 26 and held it to the … Read the rest

Max Verstappen: “The car felt alright but we still have some work to do ahead of tomorrow”

Max Verstappen says it was a shame that Friday’s practice was all about preparing tyres and finding their optimum working temperature at the Autódromo Internacional do Algarve, as he really enjoys driving around the Portimão track.

The Red Bull Racing driver was second fastest in each of the two practice sessions on Friday, with the Dutchman ending behind Valtteri Bottas in the morning and Lewis Hamilton in the afternoon.

Verstappen is expecting another tight battle with the two Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team drivers in Qualifying for the Portuguese Grand Prix, but he knows Red Bull will have to be on the top of their game if they are to secure pole position on Saturday.

“It feels great to be back on track in Portimão, the circuit is amazing, but the conditions are very similar to last year and the tarmac is super slippery,” said Verstappen.  “The Read the rest

“A different challenge to the ones from the first two races” – Pierre Gasly

Scuderia AlphaTauri Honda has endured an up and down start to the 2021 FIA Formula One World Championship, showing real potential in the practice sessions, but have failed to turn that into good results and points.

The Italian-based company have collected fourteen points from the opening two Grand Prix, and while previous seasons would have been deemed a good amount at this stage, their are disappointed that it’s not higher, highlighting the substantial progress of the team.

Pierre Gasly managed to score his first points of the season at the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, finishing seventh after qualifying fifth fastest on Saturday. However, the French driver believes the results should have been better.

“Looking back at the last round in Imola, there are some positives to take away from what was a disappointing weekend in terms of the result.” Gasly said.

“We were in the top ten for Read the rest

Microsoft Flight Simulator’s Next Major Update Gets a Release Date

Today Microsoft and Asobo Studio released a new development update for Microsoft Flight Simulator, and it included the release date of the next major update.

We learn that Sim Update 4 will is planned to launch on Tuesday, May 25.

World Update 5, which will feature the countries of Northern Europe (Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, and Iceland) is confirmed for June without a specific release date. Sim update 5 will follow in July if everything goes according to Asobo’s plans.

Among the improvement planned for Sim Update 4 we see work on the Garmin avionics and autopilot, live weather, the excessive icing effect, turboprop engines, ATC phraseology, LOD and density issues for trees and water, the approach flightback bug, and more.

Recently, we published our massive interview with head of Microsoft Flight Simulator Jorg Neumann, who provided a lot of new info about the present and future of the sim. Yesterday … Read the rest

Kaulig Racing hopes to go full-time Cup racing in 2022

Kaulig Racing is one of the top teams in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, and hopes to take their momentum with them to the Cup Series in 2022. On Wednesday, team owner Matt Kaulig told SiriusXM that he intends to establish a permanent Cup programme beginning next year.

Founded in 2016, the team débuted a Cup car in the 2020 Daytona 500 for Xfinity driver Justin Haley, who finished sixteenth in the #16 Chevrolet. For 2021, Haley is one of three full-time drivers for Kaulig’s Xfinity stable alongside Jeb Burton and A.J. Allmendinger. All three drivers are currently in the top six in points with Burton and Allmendinger having race wins. The team has enjoyed nine race wins in their history, with Haley also making the Championship Round in 2020.

Kaulig also expanded the Cup side to include the superspeedway and road course races; there are eleven such … Read the rest

6 Anime Characters Who Are Way Too OP for Their Universes

One of the best parts about anime is getting to see a bunch of powerful characters pull off moves and abilities that are way too exaggerated to ever happen in the real world. Yet, even then, there are some anime characters that exist in the genre that are so overpowered for their respective worlds that it’s kind of unfair.

Below, we’ve compiled a list of six anime characters who are way too OP for their universes. Be sure to leave any of the ones we didn’t cover, as well as any feedback, in the comments section at the bottom.

(Featured Image Source: Funimation)

Saitama – One Punch Man

Anime Characters Who Are Way Too OP

Image Source: Viz Media via Crunchyroll

When One Punch Man’s anime debuted in 2015, it was all anyone could talk about, even attracting a lot of mainstream attention from non-anime fans. All of that was thanks … Read the rest

Fortec Motorsport confirm James Hedley seat ahead of 2021 British F4 campaign

Fortec Motorsport have confirmed James Hedley will join their line-up ahead of the 2021 F4 British Championship certified by FIA – powered by Ford EcoBoost season.

17-year old BRDC Rising Star and 2019 Ginetta Junior champion James Hedley is set to make the switch to Fortec Motorsport from JHR Developments after a strong debut British F4 campaign in 2020, which yielded four wins including a clean sweep of victories at Thruxton on the way to a fifth place championship finish.

Hedley also scored four pole positions and fastest laps, as well as three additional podium finishes at Donington, Oulton Park, Silverstone and Snetterton, and arrives into 2021 as one of the definitive favourites for a title charge in his second season.

And with his continued participatipn on the BTCC support package, Hedley’s races will be screened live and free-to-air on ITV4, and capacity trackside crowds are expected, when the current … Read the rest