It seemed a matter of when, not if, Bernie Ecclestone’s days running Formula 1 on a day-to-day basis would end once Liberty Media Corporation acquired the sport. Monday provided the formal confirmation, with Chase Casey installed as CEO of Formula 1 in addition to his existing duties as chairman. Meanwhile Ross Brawn and Sean Bratches have been named to Managing Director positions of Motor Sports and Commercial Operations, respectively. Reactions to the news have began, and are linked below. Newly crowned World Champion Nico Rosberg thanked Ecclestone, while noting a change has been “overdue.” Romain Grosjean of Haas F1 Team posted his thoughts: Zak Brown, new executive director for the McLaren
Brad Keselowski Racing has announced the crew chiefs that will be paired with both of its full-time rookie drivers this season in the Camping World Truck Series. Austin Cindric, driving the No. 19 Draw-Tite Ford, will work with Doug Randolph. Randolph has been a crew chief for BKR since 2012 and has six wins, including three with Tyler Reddick in the last two seasons. Randolph also has four Xfinity Series wins. Mike Hillman Jr. will be the crew chief for Chase Briscoe in the No. 29 Cooper Standard Ford. Hillman is a two-time Truck series champion as crew chief for Todd Bodine (2006, 2010). He has 20 Truck Series wins, the last coming in 2013 with Jeb Burton. “Austin Cindric has already had success
If we reversed the roles in " Undercover Lyft," John Elway's experience with a cab driver, Sam, in Pittsburgh the other day would come close to perfect. With Elway seated in the back seat, a cab driver decked out in Steelers gear was asked to rank his top-3 all-time quarterbacks. He had no idea that Elway was in his car, but he immediately ranked Elway at No. 1 ahead of Tom Brady and Ben Roethlisberger. Once Sam was told to turn around, he recognized Elway right away and was super excited to be driving the Hall of Famer. Elway agreed to take a photo with him. Good thing he ranked Elway at No. 1 because that could have gotten pretty awkward. Instead, it made for a great story for Sam.