Kasey Kahne was blunt when talking about his struggles on Wednesday. Kahne’s contract with Hendrick Motorsports runs through 2018 and said that if he’s not competitive by the end of his deal, then it’s time to move on. Byron, who has won five races in the Camping World Truck Series this season, signed a contract with Hendrick Motorsports last week.
Lewis Hamilton has confirmed that he will take a sixth power unit component ahead of this weekend’s Belgian Grand Prix, resulting in a grid penalty. Hamilton arrived in Belgium leading Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg in the drivers’ championship by 19 points after winning the last four races. Power unit issues at the start of the season forced Hamilton to use more of his allocated components early, making a penalty in the second half of the season inevitable. Drivers are permitted to use five of each power unit component across the course of the season, with penalties being handed out for exceeding this limit. Hamilton confirmed in Thursday’s FIA press conference at Spa that he would be taking
Some people look at the glass half-empty, others look at it half-full. And then there’s Verizon IndyCar Series driver Gabby Chaves – he’s looking at the glass totally full, as he’s back in action for the first time since Iowa on July 10. As IndyCar returns to Texas Motor Speedway this Saturday to complete the race that was suspended June 12 due to weather, Chaves put the 2 ½ month delay in one of the best perspectives we’ve seen or heard this week. While some drivers aren’t necessarily happy that the series had to go back to TMS for a re-do of sorts – picking up on Lap 72 when the scheduled 248-lap race restarts – it feels a lot longer to Chaves. “I went into this race at 22 years old and I’ll