Are Grid Girls the Next Casualties in the War for Political Correctness?

Auto racing’s long-standing tradition of grid girls seems to be in trouble. It was early 2015 when the World Endurance Championships (WEC) got rid of them, and Formula 1 may be next. Director Ross Brawn of Liberty Media, the new controlling group of Formula 1, recently said that the tradition of grid girls is being reconsidered.

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DXC TECHNOLOGY AND TEAM PENSKE RENEW PARTNERSHIP

Industry-Leading IT Company to Build on Winning Relationship with Team’s INDYCAR Program MOORESVILLE, N.C. (November 21, 2017) – Team Penske announced today that it has reached an extension agreement with DXC Technology (NYSE: DXC) for the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season.

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What Kinds of Problems Can NASCAR Crews Fix During a Race?

Two hundred miles-per-hour is probably faster than you’ll ever travel in a car, but for NASCAR teams, 200 mph is a fact of life for hours on end. At such speeds, the wind resistance alone is enough to damage your typical family sedan. So when fenders start rubbing, and things get dicey, the job of keeping these highly specialized machines in the race falls to the pit crew. Unlike the small armies mobilized in Formula One racing, NASCAR limits the members of a pit crew to six. Armed with a…

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1,000+ HP S550 Mustangs Take On Formula Drift NJ

July’s Hot Lap Goes Behind The Scenes of The Recent Formula D Event  MALVERN, Pa. (July 14, 2017) – In the July episode of Hot Lap, AmericanMuscle video host Stephanie Wood heads to Wall Stadium Speedway in New Jersey to get an up-close and personal look at Formula Drift NJ. Stephanie caught up with professional drifter and AmericanMuscle car show guest Vaughn Gittin Jr. for a quick chat about his new setup, new teammate, and a rundown of the Formula Drift event.

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To Race is to Live; All the Rest is Just Waiting

Citing a need to focus more directly on its core business priorities, Sprint announced it has informed NASCAR it will not extend the title sponsorship of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series after the current agreement expires at the end of the 2016 season. Now with that news the pressure is on NASCAR CEO Brian France to come up with another sponsor within the two year period. While not too savvy about what the race fans like, Brian’s forte is in the sponsorship arena. France has put together some big major…

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