Month: June 2020

Blame NASCAR. Blame the media. Blame America. Just don’t blame Bubba Wallace.

This wasn’t Bubba’s fault.

Blame NASCAR. Blame media outlets. Blame America.

But don’t blame Bubba Wallace. He’s the only person here who isn’t at fault after three unforgettable days at Talladega that serve as a reminder of not only the systemic racism that plagues our nation but conclusions it can lead us to.

Around 11 p.m. Sunday, seven hours after the GEICO 500 was postponed due to inclement weather and even longer after the noose was discovered in Wallace’s No. 43 car’s garage stall, NASCAR released the following statement:

“Late this afternoon, NASCAR was made aware that a noose was found in the garage stall of the 43 team. We are angry and outraged, and cannot state strongly enough how seriously we take this heinous act. We have launched an immediate investigation, and will do everything we can to identify the person(s) responsible and eliminate them from the sport. As

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. headlines NASCAR’s 2021 Hall of Fame class

Dale Earnhardt Jr. spent his whole life chasing meaningful rewards.

He waited longingly for a pat on the back from his famous father, worked diligently to generate compliments from crew members and other drivers and reveled in the roar of his fans — those he inherited from his father and the new ones he brought along for the ride.

NASCAR’s longtime fan favorite received the sport’s biggest honor Tuesday, being selected to join his father in the series’ Hall of Fame. Earnhardt will be inducted in Charlotte, North Carolina, along with the late Mike Stefanik and 87-year-old Red Farmer, who is planning to race on Talladega’s dirt track this weekend. Ralph Seagraves was named the Landmark Award winner for his contributions to the sport.

Despite never winning a series championship, Earnhardt still received 76% of the votes cast on the modern era ballot.

“Just talking about it, it’s really emotional

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2020 Cadillac XT5 2.0L Makes a Case for the Optional V-6

From Car and Driver

The Cadillac XT5‘s back-of-the-pack status within the highly competitive compact luxury SUV segment is born of the difference between greatness and competence. Judged against its peers—Audi Q5, BMW X3, Lexus RX, Mercedes GLC, Porsche Macan, Volvo XC60—the XT5 fails to impress whether we’re talking performance or premium feel. While competent enough to be Cadillac’s best-selling vehicle, the XT5 is outsold more than two to one by the Lexus RX. The addition of a new turbo inline-four base engine highlights a range of mid-cycle updates for 2020 that aim to polish the XT5’s packaging while broadening its appeal. But opting for that less-powerful engine does little to change the XT5 experience.

The new turbocharged 2.0-liter four is shared with several other GM products. In the XT5, it makes 237 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. Expressed in newton-meters, that torque figure is 350, which is why

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I hit rock bottom but then found my love for cycling

Lachlan Morton is a WorldTour professional but has become one of the best-known off-road riders thanks to his spearheading of EF Pro Cycling’s ‘Alternative’ race programme, which has seen him race Dirty Kanza, GB Duro, and the Three Peaks. 

Last year, Procycling spoke to Morton for the ‘Experience’ section of the magazine, and the Australian recounted how he lost his way in the sport before rediscovering and reinventing his passion for cycling. After hitting “rock bottom”, Morton saw there was more to cycling than winning, and has since carved out a niche combining high-performance with pure adventure.

This article first appeared in Procycling magazine issue 253, March 2019

I look back to 2013 when I joined the WorldTour, and as a person I was very imbalanced. I was young, I had one thing that I thought mattered in my life – bike racing – and when I subsequently realised

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