Claman DeMelo Keeping An Open Mind Ahead Of INDYCAR Debut This Weekend

Zachary Claman DeMelo is set to accomplish his life long goal, race in a major open wheel series. The Canadian driver has a background in karting. That’s led him to dream big and like to make a living in either the Verizon IndyCar Series or Formula One. On Sunday, he will make that goal come true. Claman DeMelo, 19, will drive the No. 13 Honda for Rahal/Letterman/Lanigan Racing at Sonoma Raceway this weekend, making his INDYCAR debut. Claman DeMelo, has raced the last two seasons in Indy Lights competition. He…

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Jack Harvey Returning To SPM Seat At A Place That He Holds Fond Memories Of

This weekend’s Verizon IndyCar Series race may be Jack Harvey’s only third start of his career, but he’s confident he can contend. Harvey, started 27th and finished 31st in May’s Indianapolis 500, as he was caught up in a crash not of his doing. Then, his next start, didn’t come until two weeks ago at Watkins Glen where he finished 14th. Now, he’s back in the No. 7 Honda with Schmidt Peterson Motorsports hoping to show the team that he belongs in this seat for the 2018 season. See, there’s…

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RPM To Shift Focus To Bubba Wallace Jr. For 2018

You’ve heard that old cliche that the bigger the hill, the bigger the snowball that forms on its way down right? Well, that snowball started off small with Smithfield announcing on Tuesday morning that they were leaving Richard Petty Motorsports at the end of the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season. That wasn’t too shocking. But, the next domino that fell was when Danica Patrick announced that she won’t be back with SHR next season. Then, RPM revealed that Aric Almirola also won’t be back with them for 2018…

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Smithfield, RPM Split Getting Really Ugly Now, Smithfield Calls Out Petty

This morning Smithfield announced that they’d be leaving Richard Petty Motorsports at the end of the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season and heading towards Stewart-Haas Racing. To me, I thought the wording in the statement had a few shots geared towards RPM. The two sides were great supporters of one another, but Smithfield made it sound that they were leaving due to the lack of performance out of RPM. Granted, they have every right to think that, after all, RPM is struggling lately. They’ll even admit that. But,…

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NASCAR Losing Star Power Recently, Danica’s Announcement Further Adds To That

Statistically, NASCAR will be losing two drivers are the end of the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season that combined, have never won a championship on NASCAR’s top level. Combined, they have 26 wins, all by one of the two drivers himself. So, on paper, it’s not a big loss. But, their presence, that is where NASCAR is really losing big. Unfortunately, people should associate NASCAR with names like Jimmie Johnson, Chase Elliott and guys like that. But, two of arguably NASCAR’s most popular drivers worldwide are Dale Earnhardt…

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It’s Looking Like 2 Of The 3 Between Kenseth, Kahne, Kurt Busch May Not Have a Ride Now For 2018

I wrote earlier this summer that with the way that NASCAR Silly Season was going to play out, there’s a good chance that at least one of the three “Ks” as far as free agency goes, won’t have a ride in the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season. Now, with how things are playing out, there’s a very real chance that at least two of them now won’t be on the grid on a full-time basis in 2018. All the rides are filling up quickly. Currently, the only major…

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Where Will Danica Patrick Land In 2018?

It’s been a crazy day of NASCAR news, all tied to each other too. First off, Smithfield left Richard Petty Motorsports and announced they’d be joining Stewart-Haas Racing. Later on in the day, RPM revealed that Aric Almirola won’t be back with the team for the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season. It’s pretty easy to connect the dots there. But, sandwiched in the middle of that was Danica Patrick and her announcement that she won’t be back with SHR for 2018 either. Now, where does she land? Honestly,…

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Connecting The Dots, Almirola Now Out at RPM, Danica Out at SHR, Smithfield Leaving RPM For SHR

I don’t know why it took so many announcements on Tuesday, but if you connect the dots, Aric Almirola is heading to Stewart-Haas Racing to drive the No. 10 Ford for the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season. First off, Smithfield announced this morning that they wouldn’t be returning to RPM and would fund a car at SHR. Then, Danica Patrick revealed this afternoon that she’s not being retained by SHR for 2018 and that a new “sponsorship” deal is the reason. “We’re excited to announce today that Smithfield…

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Did Danica Patrick’s Announcement Reveal Almirola or Kenseth’s Move to SHR?

Danica Patrick revealed on Tuesday that she will not be returning to Stewart-Haas Racing for the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season. We all knew she was a free agent at the seasons end which sparked rumors already that she may be on her way out. But, did she divulge that Aric Almirola or Matt Kenseth could be on their way in to replace her with SHR? “It has been my honor to drive for Tony Stewart, Gene Haas and everyone at Stewart-Haas Racing for the past six seasons,”…

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