It’s not all sunshine, rainbows, and sportscar racing here at The Esses. Indeed, today we will be diving into the wondrous world of stock car racing. Unfortunately we are not visiting the topic of America’s most popular racing series under the best of circumstances; attendance, TV ratings, and sponsors continue to dwindle at an alarming rate. So what’s going on? Where has the sport taken wrong turns? More importantly how can they return to their former glory?
With the great race behind us let’s take a few moments to reflect on what happened. Let’s be real folks, they can’t all be thrillers, but at this point we can comfortably say this race could easily have been a heck of a lot better.
Well here we are on the eve of the the great Grand Prix D’Endurance, and with no shortage of topics to discuss! Toyota may very well be on the verge of breakthrough, GT is looking stellar albeit tainted by the stewards yet again, and we finally have our first clear picture of what the next chapter of the great race might look like.
With the 36 hours of Florida behind us, it’s a good time to check in with the Weathertech Championship and see how things are going.
Sebring was certainly a departure from the refreshingly green run we had at Daytona, with a painful rate of safety car interventions. While the green allowed the Caddy’s to cruise off into the Florida sunset at Daytona, many factors including the yellows, track character, and the hard work of some of the other teams made things quite a bit more interesting at Sebring. Read more
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There’s been much talk lately about the future of the Le Mans Prototype, which for nearly two decades has represented the pinnacle of sports car racing and provided us with some of the most spectacular motorsport on earth. There have been many glorious chapters of the LMP’s history, but with factory teams bailing as costs skyrocket, there have been no shortage of concerns about it’s future. The FIA and the ACO, along with IMSA, are now faced with the unenviable task of rewriting the future of top tier sports car racing. Read more