Austin Cindric dominates final stage, wins Drydene 200

Austin Cindric is the first NASCAR Xfinity Series driver to hit three wins in 2021. After working his way through the field for much of Saturday’s Drydene 200 at Dover International Speedway, he took the lead with 51 laps to go and drove off to the victory.

Daniel Hemric and Darlington winner Justin Allgaier started on the front row while Cindric, who was involved in a final-lap wreck last week, was mired back in sixteenth. Zane Smith started at the back ninth in his first Xfinity start since 2019 as he was filling in for Justin Haley, who was out due to COVID-19 protocol.

Hemric led the first lap before Allgaier took the lead and dominated the entire first stage. The segment featured two cautions: a competition yellow on lap 22 and a lap 33 wreck between Riley Herbst and Truck Series points leader John Hunter Nemechek, … Read the rest

Romain Grosjean Takes First IndyCar Pole for GMR Grand Prix

Dale Coyne Racing with Rick Ware Racing rookie Romain Grosjean wheeled his way to his first NTT IndyCar Series pole position, his first in ten years of competition, and will lead the field to green for the GMR Grand Prix at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course. Team Penske‘s Josef Newgarden qualified second, and will start alongside him tomorrow afternoon.

Group 1 of Q1 saw a few strong drivers get bumped early, as Arrow McLaren SP‘s Felix Rosenqvist narrowly missed out on Q2 and will start thirteenth, his best qualifying effort of the season. Dale Coyne Racing with Vasser-Sullivan‘s Ed Jones finished third in the group, an impressive run for a returning Jones. Ed Carpenter Racing’s Rinus Veekay was the fastest the group, and his lap gives the drivers eliminated in Q1 the odd-numbered positions at the back of the grid.

Group 2 was loaded with … Read the rest

Learn to play these three classic games

These three classic games have a reputation that precedes them. Something all three hold in common is that they are easy to play but challenging to master. Here we take a look at where these three classic titles come from and explore some introductory steps on how to grasp the basics of each. 


Chess has a certain mystique around it. The game has been a favourite of philosophers, generals and kings throughout history. Chess has its origins in the Indian game Chaturanga that dates from as early as the 6th century CE and its essential structure and format have varied little over the intervening centuries, with its current form taking shape in Renaissance Europe. The game is played on a black and white checkerboard of 64 squares arrayed in an 8×8 grid. Each player has control of 16 pieces that are divided among different classes. Each piece is able … Read the rest

Jack Wood making NASCAR Truck debut at COTA

GMS Racing‘s ARCA Menards Series driver Jack Wood will move up to the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series stable for two races. On Thursday, the team announced Wood will make his Truck début at Circuit of the Americas on 22 May in the #24 Chevrolet Silverado before returning the following week at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Wood joined GMS and Drivers Edge Development, a junior driver programme run by GMS and Chevrolet, for the 2021 season. Over the previous two years, he raced in the ARCA Menards Series West and the national ARCA series for his family-owned Velocity Motorsports.

After the first four ARCA races, he is sixth in points with two top-ten finishes and most recently notched his first top five when he finished fourth at Kansas. In fifteen career ARCA West races (one of which was a combination event with the national series), he has … Read the rest

RM 40-01 Speedtail watch – an exclusive McLaren and Richard Mille collaboration

Limited edition of 106 timepieces to match the exclusivity of the 106 Speedtail hypercars built by McLaren Automotive. The most extreme watch ever made at Richard Mille matched to a specific hypercar design of the fastest road-going car McLaren has ever built. The first use of in-house developed power reserve indicator, large oversize date and function selectors on the Richard Mille automatic in-house tourbillon.

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As luxury supercar maker McLaren Automotive and Richard Mille enter the fifth year of their ongoing partnership, they reveal their latest and most ambitious collaboration to date – the RM 40-01 Speedtail watch.

As the name suggests, this remarkable and unique watch honours the fastest, most advanced and most exotic road car McLaren has yet produced – the futuristic-looking Speedtail.

Based on the form of a teardrop, the most aerodynamically efficient shape found in nature, the Speedtail is … Read the rest

Kyle Sieg making Xfinity debut at Dover

Saturday’s Drydene 200 at Dover International Speedway will feature a pair of Sieg brothers. On Wednesday, RSS Racing confirmed that Kyle Sieg will make his NASCAR Xfinity Series début in the #90 for DGM Racing.

The 20-year-old Sieg currently races in the ARCA Menards Series for RSS, a family-owned operation, in the #28. After the first four races, he is fourth in points with two top-five finishes and a best run of fourth at Phoenix.

In 2020, he ran three ARCA races with a top ten in his maiden start at Lucas Oil Raceway. Sieg also made two starts in the ARCA Menards Series East, finishing eleventh at Dover, and entered the prestigious Snowball Derby late model race in December where he started and finished twentieth.

He is the younger brother of Xfinity veteran Ryan Sieg, who drives for RSS in the #39 and is currently seventeenth … Read the rest

2021 Formula 1 Spanish Grand Prix highlights



 2021 Spanish Grand Prix was an incredible, tense race-long battle between Red Bull’s Max Verstappen and Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton. Hamilton triumphed for his sixth Spanish Grand Prix win. The reigning world champion brilliantly executed a two-stop strategy to claim his third win in four races this season, as Verstappen finished ahead of the second Mercedes of Valtteri Bottas.

Verstappen led the majority of the race after brilliantly snatching the lead from Hamilton into Turn 1 at the start, with Red Bull then committing to a one-stop strategy around the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, as Hamilton opted for two.

But with six laps to go, Hamilton used the superior performance of his newer tyres to pass the Dutchman into Turn 1 and check out for his 98th victory, and fifth straight win at the circuit – Verstappen ultimately deciding to pit for softs once Hamilton was past and go for … Read the rest

EuroNASCAR emphasising qualifying, adds podium handicap for 2021 NWES season

The 2021 NASCAR Whelen Euro Series season will kick off at Circuit Ricardo Tormo in Valencia, Spain, this weekend, and EuroNASCAR has introduced modifications to the points and starting lineup formats. Some of the changes return from previous years while others are new, particularly the introduction of a “success handicap” that drops where a driver starts Race #2 depending on how they finished the first.

After Friday practice (two thirty-minute sessions for EuroNASCAR PRO and EuroNASCAR 2, with a third if the Club Challenge is taking part), two qualifying runs will take place. Like usual, the starting grid for Race #1 on Saturdays will be set based on qualifying results. The three fastest drivers receive up to three points.

As in previous years, the lineup for Race #2 on Sundays will be based on the fastest lap times from the first. However, a slight tweak has been added: the … Read the rest

Would anyone watch a driverless F1 race?

Formula 1 has always been a sport at the forefront of technology and innovation. In fact, few other sports or industries spend as much of their annual budget on technical development. However, new technology in the sport has often sparked controversy.

The battle to retain the essence of the sport while pushing the boundaries of what is technically possible is an ongoing one. Every season, there seems to be a debate about where the sport is heading and whether new technology and rule changes are enhancing or impairing it.

The Growth of Artificial Intelligence in F1

The question always seems to be: Where do we draw the line with technology? And that examination is likely to be tested to the limit by artificial intelligence. AI has already been of great benefit to motor racing. Top F1 teams already using machine learning and AI-powered analytics systems to make on-track strategy calls … Read the rest

Alpine’s Budkowski: “This race result clearly was not what we were hoping for”

Alpine F1 Team Executive Director Marcin Budkowski didn’t get the result he was hoping for at the Spanish Grand Prix after a bright start to the weekend in qualifying.

Esteban Ocon qualified in fifth, his highest starting position so far this year, with Fernando Alonso also following him into Q3 and qualifying tenth.

Unfortunately, both Ocon and Alonso didn’t have the race pace or the tyres come race day and crossed the finish line in ninth and seventeenth respectively.

The race was predicted to be a one-stopper across the board but the track was a whole lot more demanding than some people expected and were forced to pit twice. Ocon stayed out and had just one stop all race but Alonso saw his tyres drop off rapidly come the end of the race and had to pit for softs on Lap 61.

Budkowski, despite the team gaining valuable points, was … Read the rest