Dean Thompson to make Truck debut at Phoenix for Niece

Dean Thompson is going trucking. On Monday, he announced he has joined Niece Motorsports for his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series début in the final race of the 2021 season at Phoenix Raceway on 5 November. He will also run the ARCA Menards Series finale at Kansas Speedway on 23 October.

Thompson currently competes in the ARCA Menards Series West for High Point Racing, who maintains a partnership with Sunrise Ford Racing. In six starts (he missed two races due to a positive COVID-19 test but has otherwise run every event), he recorded two top tens and a runner-up finish at his home track Irwindale, where he also won the pole. He notched a second pole in the season finale at All American Speedway. With one race left in the season, he is eleventh in points.

He posted on Twitter, “I’m so excited to announce that I Read the rest

EasyPost and McLaren Racing announce a new partnership

Like McLaren Racing, EasyPost prides itself on being fast, flexible, reliable. McLaren Racing has today announced a new partnership with EasyPost, a technology leader that builds shipping solutions for e-commerce brands, fulfilment providers, and online marketplaces, which will see the company support the McLaren Formula 1 team from the US Grand Prix.

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EasyPost helps thousands of companies, ranging in size from multinational Fortune 100 companies to small neighbourhood stores, ship billions of packages around the world. Like McLaren Racing, the company prides itself on being fast, flexible, reliable, and a true innovator in building smart solutions.

As part of the partnership, the EasyPost branding will be represented on the McLaren F1 team pit crew helmets and the rear wing of the McLaren MCL35M race cars. From the 2022 season, the branding will be displayed on the suspension arms of the McLaren … Read the rest

Kyle Larson dominates Autotrader 500, first to clinch Championship Round spot

Kyle Larson is the first driver to clinch a spot in the NASCAR Cup Series‘ Championship Round. He led 257 of 334 laps in Sunday’s Autotrader EchoPark Automotive 500 at Texas Motor Speedway, the first race in the Round of 8, to secure his ticket to the finale for the first time.

Kyle Larson started on the pole ahead of Denny Hamlin. Multiple drivers including Alex Bowman, Chase Briscoe, Chase Elliott, Justin Haley, Corey LaJoie, Garrett Smithley, David Starr, and Cody Ware were sent to the rear for failing pre-race inspection.

Stages #1 and 2

Until the competition caution on lap 26, Larson led every circuit while Joey Logano and defending Texas winner Kyle Busch followed. Larson’s Hendrick Motorsports team-mate William Byron had a strong start as he climbed from twelfth to fifth. Busch suffered a speeding penalty on his … Read the rest

John Hunter Nemechek plays playoff spoiler, wins Andy’s 335

John Hunter Nemechek might not be moving up to the NASCAR Xfinity Series in 2022, but that is not stopping the Camping World Truck Series points leader from winning in the second tier. Nemechek led the final twenty laps to win Saturday’s Andy’s Frozen Custard 335 at Texas Motor Speedway, throwing many playoff contenders’ hopes of advancing to the final round into flux.

Championship rivals A.J. Allmendinger and Austin Cindric started on the front row, and the former led the first thirteen laps before being passed by the latter. Cindric would lead to the stage win ahead of Noah Gragson, Allmendinger, Justin Allgaier, Michael Annett, Justin Haley, Harrison Burton, Jeremy Clements, Brett Moffitt, and Brandon Brown. Three yellow flags were waved for a competition caution (lap 20), Landon Cassill suffering damage in contact with Sam Mayer (25), and J.J. Yeley‘s … Read the rest

Drivers’ strike! Blast from the past

I was recently invited by Chris Browning, F1’s Podcast producer, to take part in the recent “F1 on The Edge” series of podcasts, looking back at some of the most significant events during the sports’ history.

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In my case, it was back in 1982 when the F1 drivers went on strike at the South … Read the rest

“Because there was no real chaos, the result that we drove today was realistic” – Schumacher

Mick Schumacher says there is no reason to be sad even though he finished a lowly nineteenth on Sunday after a positive weekend at Intercity Istanbul Park.

The Uralkali Haas F1 Team driver had started an encouraging fourteenth on the grid after a superb display during the tricky Qualifying session on Saturday afternoon. But being amid the midfield had its perils for the German on Sunday as he was spun around by Fernando Alonso at turn four to fall to be back of the pack.

Nevertheless, Schumacher did not let it affect him and he was able to bring the car home, learning a lot about driving in difficult conditions.  But he knew he was out of position on the grid and felt the race result was reflective on where the pace of the VF-21 is in 2021.

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The James Bond Aston Martin DB5 – Goldfinger Edition

One of the most iconic cars in cinematic history, the James Bond Aston Martin DB5, has been released by PLAYMOBIL for all film lovers and collectors to enjoy. The legendary Aston Martin DB5 from Goldfinger (1964) is synonymous with the 007 film series and has now been adapted into an authentic replica by PLAYMOBIL for the first time, in a deal brokered for Aston Martin by IMG.

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With its iconic round headlights, the eye-catching grille, the perfectly shaped body in beaming silver, and the numerous special features, this cult grand tourer from British luxury car manufacturer Aston Martin is widely known and loved – and not just by movie fans! With a real licence to thrill, the classic elegance and refined details showcased in this PLAYMOBIL model will have all Bond fans’ hearts beating faster.

Glad to have you aboard, Mr Bond! Read the rest

John Hunter Nemechek returning to KBM in 2022

If John Hunter Nemechek wins the 2021 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series championship, 2022 will be his title defence campaign. If not, he will get another shot.

Despite speculation about potentially moving up to the Xfinity Series, Nemechek announced Thursday that he will instead remain with Kyle Busch Motorsports in the #4 Toyota for the 2022 season. Crew chief Eric Phillips will continue to serve as his crew chief.

Nemechek joined KBM for his first full Truck season since 2017, and has set the series on fire as he leads all drivers in wins (five), top fives (twelfve), and top tens (fifteen, tied with Todd Gilliland). He won the regular season championship and currently still leads the points with one more race before the Championship Round.

“I came to Kyle Busch Motorsports because it was an opportunity to get back to Victory Lane,” began Nemechek in a press … Read the rest

Turning Japanese for Honda – Red Bull & AlphaTauri

Turning Japanese with one-off liveries celebrate race-winning alliance with power-unit supplier. Red Bull Racing and Scuderia AlphaTauri are set to race with special liveries on what should have been Honda’s home race weekend.

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At this weekend’s Formula One Turkish Grand Prix, Red Bull Racing and Scuderia AlphaTauri will race with unique liveries to celebrate … Read the rest

“We achieved everything that was on the table” – Mclaren’s Andreas Seidl

Andreas Seidl Team Principal of the Mclaren F1 Team, believes that Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo did everything they could at the wet Turkish Grand Prix, with Norris finishing seventh and Ricciardo thirteenth.

Sunday’s grand prix summed up what was a difficult weekend for Mclaren, the team saw Norris’s chances of finishing third in the driver’s standings take a turn for the worse, after third placed Valtteri Bottas won the race. The team also saw the gap shrink between themselves and Scuderia Ferrari in the constructor’s standings after the Scuderia had a strong race in what were tough conditions for all.

Norris did well to keep himself in the points whereas Ricciardo who started last after taking an engine penalty, struggled to gain any positions due to the challenge of keeping the Intermediate tyres in a good operating window. In the end it could have been a worse … Read the rest