If Max Verstappen attempts any more jostling with the Ferrari cars this weekend, he’s going to get a rough reception from the crowd at the Italian Grand Prix. Unlike last weekend’s Belgian Grand Prix, which was the closest thing to a home race for the 18-year-old Dutch driver, Verstappen will be on hostile territory in Monza – which is effectively Ferrari’s home track. There was a high-profile tangle between Verstappen and both Ferraris on the first turn in Spa, and Verstappen then infuriated Kimi Raikkonen with some aggressive blocking moves when the 36-year-old Finn tried to get past him at high speed later in the race. Raikkonen lost his cool and angrily berated Verstappen. While Lewis Hamilton
As always, Power Rankings are far from a scientific formula. 1. Kevin Harvick (LW: 1): What, did you think we were going to put Kyle Larson at No. 1 this week? Harvick finished fifth and when you look at the laps-led chart, it was staggeringly even.
The congratulations streamed into Ben Kennedy’s smartphone and social media feeds after his first Camping World Truck Series victory at Bristol Motor Speedway. Joey Logano, Jimmie Johnson, Brad Keselowski and Kevin Harvick were among the NASCAR luminaries who made contact, and some of the messages caught Kennedy off guard – even though he already knew many of the senders for a long time. Though not all of them. “I don’t think I’ve ever met Joey Logano,” Kennedy, 24, said with a chuckle on the latest episode of the NASCAR on NBC podcast. “It was pretty cool to see his reaction. Keselowski and Harvick texted me. He’s been a huge help to me. Jimmie Johnson as well. “It’s cool to see those guys reach