Kimi Raikkonen’s NASCAR Trucks debut up close

Guest articlesPosted on | Author Jamey Price

Lewis Hamilton had his first taste of NASCAR at Watkins Glen last week. But his former rival Kimi Raikkonen has taken things a step further, starting a couple of races in NASCAR’s junior categories. Jamey Price was at Charlotte Superspeedway last month to watch Raikkonen’s first race in a NASCAR Truck. I have long been … Continue reading Kimi Raikkonen’s NASCAR Trucks debut up close

NASCAR feels the Michael Schumacher effect thanks to Jimmie Johnson

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Domination by one driver was the name of the game in F1 in the first half of the decade. Michael Schumacher and Ferrari swept all before them as he won five consecutive drivers’ championships. But that sort of thing doesn’t happen in NASCAR, where every race is decided by a slipstreaming battle to the chequered … Continue reading NASCAR feels the Michael Schumacher effect thanks to Jimmie Johnson

BBC F1 is great but motor sport coverage in Britain is getting worse

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

BBC F1 are doing a marvellous job in their first year back as F1’s broadcasters in Britain. That much is clear on the live blogs whenever fans outside Britain get a glimpse of BBC’s work and comment on how good it is. But although it’s great to finally see some improvement in Formula 1 broadcasting, … Continue reading BBC F1 is great but motor sport coverage in Britain is getting worse

Jimmie Johnson is NASCAR’s #1 again – but how would he fare in Formula 1?

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Jimmie Johnson won the NASCAR title for the third year in a row last week. In the past six years he’s also been runner-up twice, in 2003 and 2004. He doesn’t fit the NASCAR stereotype of a drawling redneck: Johnson is from California and flies to races in a Gulfstream jet. He’s also clearly one … Continue reading Jimmie Johnson is NASCAR’s #1 again – but how would he fare in Formula 1?

Olympians, like F1 drivers, told to keep their celebrations under control

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

The international running-and-jumping festival Olympics finally came to a close over the weekend. As a sporting event it?s not really to my taste as there aren?t any racing cars involved, and apparently never will be. Oh well. What I find just as disappointing is the organisers take the same dim view of victory celebrations as … Continue reading Olympians, like F1 drivers, told to keep their celebrations under control