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Richmond and MoreThe DTC panel reports from the Cup Weekend at Richmond where Kevin Harvick notched a second consecutive win as we approach the playoffs. We also fill you in on contract extension news for several NASCAR and Indycar drivers, discuss the latest on the...

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Jones Snatches Victory from Ty Gibbs in Martinsville Brawl

By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service MARTINSVILE, Va. – On older tires, Brandon Jones stole an Xfinity Series win from the scion of the owner of his race team on Saturday night at Martinsville Speedway. Jones dived to the inside of Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Ty Gibbs...

Hamlin Becomes 7th Different Cup Series Winner in Seven Races

By Holly Cain, NASCAR Wire Service Perhaps there was no better place for Denny Hamlin to finally notch his first win of 2022. Much to the pleasure of the fans at Richmond Raceway, the hometown favorite from Chesterfield, Virginia took the lead of the Toyota Owners 400...

Chastain Gets Trackhouse Racing Its First Cup Win at COTA

By Holly Cain, NASCAR Wire Service AUSTIN, Texas – In exactly the kind of thrilling final lap, final-turn high-action finish NASCAR has so often provided on road courses, Ross Chastain persevered in the EchoPark Automotive Grand Prix to win his first career NASCAR Cup...

Byron Wins Wild NASCAR Cup Race on Transformed Atlanta Track

By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service HAMPTON, Ga. – It was superspeedway racing with all the trimmings. “New” Atlanta Motor Speedway produced a fifth different 2022 winner—William Byron, who managed to keep an angry pack of drafting cars behind him for the final 10...

Gray Warren 1956-2021

We here at Drafting the Circuits are feeling a tremendous emptiness in the wake of the news that we have lost one of our own. Gray Warren, who was among the early panelists on the podcast, lost a battle with cancer recently leaving behind many people who loved him and...

Wallace Scores Historic Triumph in Rain-Shortened NASCAR Cup Race at Talladega

by Reid Spencer NASCAR Wire Services An opportune caution and a sudden rain shower helped make Bubba Wallace the second African-American driver ever to win a NASCAR Cup Series race. Wallace held the lead in Monday’s rain-delayed YellaWood 500 at Talladega...

Kyle Larson Wins Wild NASCAR Cup Elimination Race at Bristol

By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service BRISTOL, Tenn. – Kyle Larson celebrated victory in Saturday’s Bass Pro Shops Night Race with a burnout on the frontstretch at Bristol Motor Speedway, as tempers flared between Kevin Harvick and Chase Elliott on pit road. With an...

A New Era of Crossover

by Frank Santoroski                @Seveng1967 Years ago the practice of a race car driver dabbling in different disciplines within the same season was a common occurrence. The sight of A.J. Foyt or Johnny Rutherford in a NASCAR race was as common as seeing Cale...

Big Machine Spiked Coolers Grand Prix

By Patti Nolan                  ikissedthebricks.wordpress.com  There were a couple sad moments in today’s race. Robin Miller once again did an amazing tribute piece. This time for Bob Jenkins. I’m a huge Bob Jenkins fan so of course I shed a few tears but even if you...

Chastain Embraces Excitement of Joining Trackhouse in 2022

By Luis Torres      @TheLTFiles Ross Chastain will have a new home. Well, sort of on a technical standpoint. The current Chip Ganassi Racing driver will drive for Trackhouse Racing’s second NASCAR Cup Series team in 2022. The very team that’ll take over Ganassi’s...

Five Indy 500 Records That Could Fall This Year

by Frank Santoroski      @seveng1967 Tracking stats and keeping records is nearly as old as automotive competition itself. Records, after all, are meant to be broken, and its a tremendous accomplishment for any driver to be No. 1 on a list. The Indianapolis 500 is...

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Formula One in the USA: A Brief History

by Frank Santoroski     @seveng1967 Fueled by their American ownership group, Liberty Media, the success of Netfilx's "Drive to Survive" television program, and record attendance numbers coming out of COTA last year, Formula One is intent on increasing its footprint...

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Jones Snatches Victory from Ty Gibbs in Martinsville Brawl

By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service MARTINSVILE, Va. – On older tires, Brandon Jones stole an Xfinity Series win from the scion of the owner of his race team on Saturday night at Martinsville Speedway. Jones dived to the inside of Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Ty Gibbs...

Hamlin Becomes 7th Different Cup Series Winner in Seven Races

By Holly Cain, NASCAR Wire Service Perhaps there was no better place for Denny Hamlin to finally notch his first win of 2022. Much to the pleasure of the fans at Richmond Raceway, the hometown favorite from Chesterfield, Virginia took the lead of the Toyota Owners 400...

Chastain Gets Trackhouse Racing Its First Cup Win at COTA

By Holly Cain, NASCAR Wire Service AUSTIN, Texas – In exactly the kind of thrilling final lap, final-turn high-action finish NASCAR has so often provided on road courses, Ross Chastain persevered in the EchoPark Automotive Grand Prix to win his first career NASCAR Cup...

Byron Wins Wild NASCAR Cup Race on Transformed Atlanta Track

By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service HAMPTON, Ga. – It was superspeedway racing with all the trimmings. “New” Atlanta Motor Speedway produced a fifth different 2022 winner—William Byron, who managed to keep an angry pack of drafting cars behind him for the final 10...

Gray Warren 1956-2021

We here at Drafting the Circuits are feeling a tremendous emptiness in the wake of the news that we have lost one of our own. Gray Warren, who was among the early panelists on the podcast, lost a battle with cancer recently leaving behind many people who loved him and...

Wallace Scores Historic Triumph in Rain-Shortened NASCAR Cup Race at Talladega

by Reid Spencer NASCAR Wire Services An opportune caution and a sudden rain shower helped make Bubba Wallace the second African-American driver ever to win a NASCAR Cup Series race. Wallace held the lead in Monday’s rain-delayed YellaWood 500 at Talladega...

Kyle Larson Wins Wild NASCAR Cup Elimination Race at Bristol

By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service BRISTOL, Tenn. – Kyle Larson celebrated victory in Saturday’s Bass Pro Shops Night Race with a burnout on the frontstretch at Bristol Motor Speedway, as tempers flared between Kevin Harvick and Chase Elliott on pit road. With an...

A New Era of Crossover

by Frank Santoroski                @Seveng1967 Years ago the practice of a race car driver dabbling in different disciplines within the same season was a common occurrence. The sight of A.J. Foyt or Johnny Rutherford in a NASCAR race was as common as seeing Cale...

Big Machine Spiked Coolers Grand Prix

By Patti Nolan                  ikissedthebricks.wordpress.com  There were a couple sad moments in today’s race. Robin Miller once again did an amazing tribute piece. This time for Bob Jenkins. I’m a huge Bob Jenkins fan so of course I shed a few tears but even if you...

Chastain Embraces Excitement of Joining Trackhouse in 2022

By Luis Torres      @TheLTFiles Ross Chastain will have a new home. Well, sort of on a technical standpoint. The current Chip Ganassi Racing driver will drive for Trackhouse Racing’s second NASCAR Cup Series team in 2022. The very team that’ll take over Ganassi’s...
The Evolution of Indy 500 Qualifying

The Evolution of Indy 500 Qualifying

by Frank Santoroski   @seveng1967 The Indianapolis Motor Speedway announced this week some significant changes to the 500 qualifying procedure to take effect during next month's 106th Running of the Greatest Spectacle in Racing. As with any change, reactions are mixed...

Inconsistency, Mistakes Continue to Hamper Herta’s Title Hopes

Inconsistency, Mistakes Continue to Hamper Herta’s Title Hopes

by Frank Santoroski  @seveng1967 Andretti Autosport NTT INDYCAR Series driver Colton Herta entered Long Beach, CA with one thing on his mind: winning the race. With a respectable fourth place in St. Petersburg and a less than stellar run to 12th at Texas, Long Beach...

Newgarden Keeps Penske Perfect with Long Beach Victory

Newgarden Keeps Penske Perfect with Long Beach Victory

By INDYCAR LONG BEACH, Calif. – Josef Newgarden kept Team Penske unbeaten in three NTT INDYCAR SERIES races this season with his second consecutive win of 2022, capturing the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach in a taut, three-way tussle under brilliant Southern...

Five Indy 500 Records That Could Fall This Year

by Frank Santoroski      @seveng1967 Tracking stats and keeping records is nearly as old as automotive competition itself. Records, after all, are meant to be broken, and its a tremendous accomplishment for any driver to be No. 1 on a list. The Indianapolis 500 is...

The Evolution of Indy 500 Qualifying

by Frank Santoroski   @seveng1967 The Indianapolis Motor Speedway announced this week some significant changes to the 500 qualifying procedure to take effect during next month's 106th Running of the Greatest Spectacle in Racing. As with any change, reactions are mixed...

Inconsistency, Mistakes Continue to Hamper Herta’s Title Hopes

by Frank Santoroski  @seveng1967 Andretti Autosport NTT INDYCAR Series driver Colton Herta entered Long Beach, CA with one thing on his mind: winning the race. With a respectable fourth place in St. Petersburg and a less than stellar run to 12th at Texas, Long Beach...

Newgarden Keeps Penske Perfect with Long Beach Victory

By INDYCAR LONG BEACH, Calif. – Josef Newgarden kept Team Penske unbeaten in three NTT INDYCAR SERIES races this season with his second consecutive win of 2022, capturing the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach in a taut, three-way tussle under brilliant Southern...

Back to the Beach: LBGP Returns to its Traditional Date

by Frank Santoroski @seveng1967 The stars and cars of the NTT INDYCAR SERIES will make their appearance in Long Beach, California this coming weekend, continuing a history of racing at the beach that dates back to 1975. As the longest running street race in North...

Heir to the Throne? McLaughlin on Pace to Eclipse Penske Record

By Frank Santoroski @seveng1967  When Josef Newgarden passed Scott McLaughlin on the final lap of the Xpel 375 IndyCar race at Texas motor Speedway, he reached another milestone for Team Penske. Newgarden's victory was the 600th win for Team Penske across all of the...

Back to the Beach: LBGP Returns to its Traditional Date

by Frank Santoroski @seveng1967 The stars and cars of the NTT INDYCAR SERIES will make their appearance in Long Beach, California this coming weekend, continuing a history of racing at the beach that dates back to 1975. As the longest running street race in North...

Heir to the Throne? McLaughlin on Pace to Eclipse Penske Record

By Frank Santoroski @seveng1967  When Josef Newgarden passed Scott McLaughlin on the final lap of the Xpel 375 IndyCar race at Texas motor Speedway, he reached another milestone for Team Penske. Newgarden's victory was the 600th win for Team Penske across all of the...

Flashback: The Life and Career of Ronnie Peterson

by Frank Santoroski                     @seveng1967 In the prior 68 seasons of Formula One competition, there are only 33 drivers that can lay claim to the title of World Drivers' Champion. In order to be crowned champion, a driver must not only possess the talent and...

25 Years Ago: 1993 in Racing

by Frank Santoroski           @seveng1967  The early 1990s were a golden period for motor racing. In the United States, the PPG Indy Car World Series offered a strong racing platform and a diverse offering of race tracks that attracted former formula one drivers,...

Formula One in the USA: A Brief History

by Frank Santoroski     @seveng1967 Fueled by their American ownership group, Liberty Media, the success of Netfilx's "Drive to Survive" television program, and record attendance numbers coming out of COTA last year, Formula One is intent on increasing its footprint...

2021 Will Be It for Kimi Raikkonen in Formula One

by Luis Torres     @TheLTFiles 2007 Formula One World Champion Kimi Raikkonen announced on Instagram Wednesday that 2021 will be his last on the F1 grid. Leaving a driver spot at Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN open for next season. The most experienced F1 driver in history...

A New Era of Crossover

by Frank Santoroski                @Seveng1967 Years ago the practice of a race car driver dabbling in different disciplines within the same season was a common occurrence. The sight of A.J. Foyt or Johnny Rutherford in a NASCAR race was as common as seeing Cale...

Approaching a Half-Century of Racing: The Long Beach Grand Prix

by Frank Santoroski          @seveng1967 The NTT IndyCar Series’ 2019 season is solidly underway with three different winners from three different teams. This weekend, the crews will begin unloading for the Grand Prix of Long Beach. Situated on Southern California’s...

Flashback: The Life and Career of Ronnie Peterson

by Frank Santoroski                     @seveng1967 In the prior 68 seasons of Formula One competition, there are only 33 drivers that can lay claim to the title of World Drivers' Champion. In order to be crowned champion, a driver must not only possess the talent and...

25 Years Ago: 1993 in Racing

by Frank Santoroski           @seveng1967  The early 1990s were a golden period for motor racing. In the United States, the PPG Indy Car World Series offered a strong racing platform and a diverse offering of race tracks that attracted former formula one drivers,...

Richmond and More

Richmond and MoreThe DTC panel reports from the Cup Weekend at Richmond where Kevin Harvick notched a second consecutive win as we approach the playoffs. We also fill you in on contract extension news for several NASCAR and Indycar drivers, discuss the latest on the...

Streets of Nashville

Streets of NashvilleDrafting The Circuits reports from the Indycar race running through the downtown streets of Nashville. This is a race that proved once again to be problematic. We also discuss the significance of Scott Dixon's 53rd win and the tightening points...

Double Header at Iowa

Double Header at IowaThe DTC panel reports from a successful weekend for Indycar with a double header at Iowa Speedway. Additional topics include health concerns for both Josef Newgarden and Kurt Busch, continued contract drama for Alex Palou, a double...

Indycar at Toronto

Indycar at Toronto  The DTC panel gives a full run down from the Honda Indy Toronto, returning to the schedule after a two year absence. We discuss Scott Dixon and the legacy he is building, Chevrolet engine woes, as well as the ongoing contract drama for Alex...

Austria and Atlanta

Austria and AtlantaThe DTC panel brings you the racing action from the F1 Grand Prix of Austria and the NASCAR Cup series from Atlanta Additional topics include surprise driver movement announcements from Alex Palou and McLaren, and Tyler Reddick and 23xi racing. We...

Busy Week In Racing

Busy Weekend of RacingThe Drafting The Circuits panel reports on a busy weekend of racing that saw first-time winners in both Formula One and NASCAR Cup. Discussions include the effectiveness of the halo as seen in Silverstone this weekend, improvement at Mercedes, an...

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