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Kevin Harvick and Aric Almirola are asked about what’s in their cars after a massive penalty NASCAR handed to their teammate Chase Briscoe this week for a counterfeit part found in Briscoe’s car following Charlotte.

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Harvick is at the point in his life and career where he can finally take a moment to appreciate the important moments he has been a part of on the race track. As the 47-year-old racer races toward the finish line in his NASCAR Cup Series career, he is set to turn back the clock this weekend in the NASCAR All-Star Race.

While many are excited to see the NASCAR Cup Series race on the 0.625-mile North Wilkesboro Speedway for the first time in 27 years, Harvick included, the 2014 NASCAR Cup Series champion is even more excited about the look of his Stewart-Haas Racing Ford Mustang this weekend.

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“I think the car fits the setting of the racetrack and everything that happens, but I guess, for me, it’s just a little bit different because of the moment and the impact and everything that came with the car that I’m driving. It’s more the car than the track for me,” Harvick explained.

Harvick is running a paint scheme and car number that is very near and dear to his heart and one that was pivotal to the healing process for fans and members of the NASCAR industry in the wake of the loss of Dale Earnhardt in the 2001 Daytona 500.

Three races after Earnhardt, a seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champion, was killed in a crash on the final lap of the Daytona 500, Harvick took a white and red No. 29 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet Monte Carlo to victory in a thrilling photo finish over Jeff Gordon at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

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It was the first NASCAR Cup Series win of Harvick’s illustrious career. First wins are a big deal, no doubt, but Harvick’s first win was important on so many more levels than the average first-career win for a driver. It was one of those moments that will forever be etched in time.

That moment is why, for Harvick, the look of his car this weekend overshadows the return of North Wilkesboro Speedway.

“I’m honored to be here and I think it’s a great event, but to understand and see how important this particular number and paint scheme, I mean it really caught me off guard too,” Harvick said.

“I almost had to re-learn the importance and the impact of that particular moment in our sport because, like I said earlier, there’s more to it than the paint scheme and the number. It’s really a moment in NASCAR that means something to people that aren’t even fans of yours or Earnhardt fans and everything that goes with it. I know that car on the racetrack one more time is important to a lot of fans, so it’s a great moment for the car and the track to do all of that together.”

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Kimi Raikkonen Becomes KRT MXGP Racing Team Principal

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KRT Team Principal Kimi Raikkonen attends every year selected rounds of the FIM Motocross World Championship, and we took the opportunity to have a chat with him recently. In the second year of operation with Kawasaki in the MXGP class, the team has already claimed numerous podium results including five GP wins in-a-row for team leader Romain Febvre.

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Kimi, did you race motocross yourself and how did it start for you?
As a child, I started the same way a lot of kids did back in the day with an Italjet mini-bike. It was a 50cc auto that taught me about balance, machine attitude and throttle control. I suppose that is where my love of off-road and MX came from. I did not compete on two wheels so much as a youngster but later I did some club races on a KX250. I’ve always liked the challenge that MX riding gives you and how physical it is. It’s such a great feeling and after riding you always feel you have really challenged yourself – in a really positive way.

Were you allowed to race motocross as a Formula One driver?
Sometimes I went riding in small club races but it was just for fun and I have a small track at home here with the kids. I did not race at a high level and I felt it was part of my fitness programme. I don’t know what any of my teams thought about it as I never mentioned it to them.

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Kimi Raikkonen Becomes KRT MXGP Racing Team Principal 

How did you start to build the team?
At first of course it was with completely different people but it wasn’t how I wanted; it was too messy. Then I spoke to Antti around 2010; in fact I almost hired him as a rider at first. Then half-a-year later, when I heard he was stopping, I called him again to come and run the team. Now the direction is very good. We always wanted to come back to Kawasaki; now is the second year together and we have a great relationship with the Japanese people and the whole Kawasaki group. Kawasaki is pushing a lot and it’s great to be part of the team and the group, helping them to develop the bike.

You must be delighted with the recent success; five wins-in-a-row.
Of course it’s nice to win and we have been working for this for many years. But sometimes results come, sometimes not, and injuries are part of the whole business; we always want to win but it’s a small difference between fifth and winning. It’s great to be winning, and we take it when it comes, but we know how easy it is for it to go the other way. Last year was tricky with Romain injured and of course it was also the first year for us with Kawasaki. Romain has been riding well and is now winning, and Mitch is getting stronger so we can hopefully get two bikes up-front before too long.

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Are you satisfied with the development?
Yes; it’s been a busy couple of years, first changing the manufacturer last year and then taking on the new bike. It was almost like starting again from zero this year with the new bike, but we were prepared and we now have everything how we want. There are always things which can be improved even more but it needs to be a process that makes sense. You can do things very quickly but it needs to work well; it has to be 100% what you want. And the work is never-ending to make the riders even more satisfied.

Did you ride the new KX450 yourself?
We have a new baby this year so I’ve been busy with family and haven’t had the chance to ride the new bike myself yet, but hopefully I can find time to ride again this winter. In fact I have a KX250 and a KX450.
Franky speaking I was amazed how easy and good they are to ride. For sure, my riding has gone to the next level with the Kawasaki bikes I have.

Is the 450 good for you or do you prefer the 250 for everyday riding?
I don’t train or ride every day so I prefer 250 at my own track in Finland. Maybe the 450 for me is better suited to a bigger track and if I had more time to ride. It’s a serious bike and you have to approach it in a serious way.

 

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“Michael Schumacher’s Close Friend Drops Bombshell: ‘His Case Is Hopeless,’ Says Roger Benoit in Exclusive Interview!”

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Michael Schumacher ‘s health remains an absolute unknown, but little by little more details and some news are becoming known. This year he will make 10 of the accident in the French ski resort of Méribel and everything surrounding the figure of the Formula 1 legend is unknown. Yes, some close people reveal some details , but they are very small.

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A few days ago, journalist Roger Benoit, a close friend of Schumacher and one of the few who have permission to visit him, commented in an interview in the Swiss newspaper Blick that Schumacher’s case ” is a hopeless case .” Some words that portend the worst and that continue to leave this unknown.

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He also wanted to refer to the responses of the driver Mick Schumacher, the son of the seven-time F1 world champion, in which in a Netflix documentary he explained that “I would give anything to talk to dad .” Benoit adds that ” this phrase says everything about what the father has been through for more than 3,500 days .”

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In this same documentary Mick Schumacher assures that “dad and I understand each other in a different way now, simply because we speak a similar language, the language of motorsport.” And he adds that “we have a lot more to talk about and at least that’s where my head is most of the time. That’s when I think, I would give up everything just to have that.”

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Doubts about Michael Schumacher’s health

Therefore, the news is still not positive , but much more is not known about the subject either. For years there has been speculation in what conditions Michael Schumacher is living in and how the accident affected him. For now, few more details to know a little more about the situation .

However, it is also true that other close people have explained some more things over time. For example, Jean Todt, former president of the International Automobile Federation and former director of Ferrari, said a few years ago that ” his fight continues alongside his family and doctors .” He also stated that “I go to see him regularly and we watch TV together.”

ichael Schumacher continues fighting, but badly, without speaking and without much hope. That is what can be concluded from the words that the people closest to the former F1 driver have been saying in dribs and drabs. A Schumacher who is already 54 years old and who physically does not seem to be able to improve much . We will continue to wait and listen carefully for news about Michael Schumacher’s health.

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“Formula 1 Feud Escalates: Lewis Hamilton and George Russell’s Shocking Silent Showdown Leaves Fans Stunned!”

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Mercedes, one of the powerhouses in Formula 1, has recently been under scrutiny for their decision to replace Valtteri Bottas with the promising George Russell. This bold move was anticipated to inject new vigor into the team, but recent events have sparked debates over its wisdom. A video circulating in the media, capturing an apparent snub between Lewis Hamilton and George Russell, has raised questions about team dynamics and the implications of this choice.

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Equal Terms, Unequal Results: The Hamilton-Russell Saga

Mercedes’ policy of allowing Hamilton and Russell to compete on equal terms was expected to lead to thrilling battles on the track. Singapore witnessed a fierce pursuit of Norris and Sainz, culminating in Hamilton’s pressure forcing Russell into a dramatic crash. The Japanese Grand Prix intensified this rivalry, with aggressive racing and strategic dilemmas pushing the team to a breaking point.

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The Suzuka Showdown: Strategy and Strain

During the Japanese Grand Prix, Russell’s overtaking of Hamilton was met with swift retaliation. Their battle continued, but a strategic call to swap positions created confusion and frustration. This move, aimed at securing points in the constructors’ battle, ultimately backfired. Mercedes lost five vital points to Ferrari, escalating the tension between the teams and raising doubts about Mercedes’ decision-making.

Unacknowledged Tensions: The Silent Fallout

The aftermath of the race highlighted the strain within the team. Hamilton and Russell, once seen as potential allies, failed to acknowledge each other, raising concerns about the cohesion of the Mercedes camp. This icy exchange signaled a potential crescendo in the internal tensions, leaving fans and pundits alike speculating about the future dynamics of the team.

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The Road Ahead for Mercedes

As the season hurtles towards its conclusion, Mercedes finds itself not only in a battle on the track but also within its own ranks. The decision to bring in George Russell was bold, aiming for fresh energy, but its execution and the resultant tensions have put the team in a precarious position. The upcoming races will not only determine the team’s position in the championship but also shed light on the effectiveness of their driver choices and management strategies. Mercedes faces a challenging road ahead, one that requires not only speed on the track but also harmony within its own ranks.

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