Mobil 1 The Grid Takes a Look at Kurt Busch as He Returns to Pocono at Defending Winner, Danica Patrick’s Life in NASCAR

Mobil 1 The Grid puts out several racing features throughout each month. This weeks version continues their greatness of documentaries. On Tuesday, they released videos for Danica Patrick and Kurt Busch. For Danica, it’s a great video looking at the life of her on the road. Danica shares what life in NASCAR is like as a popular driver. From the travel, to the demands of a race weekend, to all the draining things she deals with during the week, Patrick shares it all. 

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Would Danica Patrick, Kasey Kahne Head to IndyCar in 2018?

First off, I want to say that I hate speculating on rides or potential rides when they’re not even available. But, there’s strong chatter, even rumors that both Danica Patrick and Kasey Kahne would be let out of their respective contracts with their respective teams a year early. Right now, both are said to have contracts with their respective teams through the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season. So, it’s hard to speculate on their status for next year until they’re let out of those deals. The only problem…

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Some Big NASCAR Rides Could Be Opening Up This Offseason

We already know of one Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series ride that will be open for the 2018 season, and it’s a good one. Dale Earnhardt Jr. already announced that he will retire upon the completion of this year. That means his No. 88 Chevrolet with Hendrick Motorsports is open. But, it appears that another ride with Hendrick may be opening up soon too. Kasey Kahne has already lost his long time Great Clips funding, as they announced a few weeks ago that this will be their last year with…

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TV Ratings Show, Danica Patrick Still Most Polarizing Driver in North American Racing When She’s Thriving

INDIANAPOLIS – The TV ratings are out for the 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500, and unfortunately, they’re not where most thought they’d be. This year’s ‘500 drew a 3.4 rating last Sunday, among the worst ever for the race. It’s the lowest since the turn of the 21st century, down from a 3.9 last year. What made that so surprising was the addition of Fernando Alonso to this year’s field. I know I for one thought it would rival numbers from the mid 2000s. Instead, the numbers dropped. 

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After Recent Crashes to Aric Almirola, Danica Patrick, Sebastien Bourdais, Safety Better Now Than It’s Ever Been

INDIANAPOLIS – If this was two decades ago, say 1997 for simplicity terms, we’d be sitting here today writing about three more tragic racing deaths to three very likable race car drivers. Luckily, safety has evolved to where racing cars can allow these drivers to escape death. Last Saturday night, Aric Almirola was involved in an extremely scary crash in which his No. 43 Ford slammed into Joey Logano at speeds around 137 mph. Almirola, suffered a broken T5 vertebrae as a result and will miss 8-12 weeks. In that same crash,…

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FOX to Make Pocono’s NASCAR XFINITY Series Broadcast All Driver

Media needs to be aware, professional athletes are coming for our jobs. Fox Sports announced from the Charlotte Motor Speedway on Friday that their NASCAR XFINITY Series broadcast on June 10 from the Pocono Raceway will be run broadcasted by current Monster Energy NASCAR cup Series drivers. This is the first time something like this has happened. 

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Lap 169 “Big One Collects 18 Cars at Talladega

The first 168 laps of Sunday’s Geico 500 escaped the normal carnage that ensues for restrictor plate racing. The season opening Daytona 500 saw a ton of carnage, as plate tracks and now stage racing equals usual disaster. But, today we saw most of the race run about as clean as possible. Until Lap 169.

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