Alex Bowman had the fastest speed in the rain shortened final Xfinity Series practice at Dover International Speedway. Bowman and the No. 88 Chevrolet for JR Motorsports had a speed of 152.304 mph when the session was red flagged for rain with about 45 minutes left. Filling out the top five was Kyle Busch (152.181), Joey Logano (152.046), Elliott Sadler (151.592) and Justin Allgaier (151.439). Ty Dillon (148.457) and Justin Marks (145.406) were the only drivers to record 10-consecutive laps. Marks also recorded the most laps at 20. Speed Chart
Formula 1 has a rich history of ‘like father, like son’ stories. Whether it be Graham and Damon Hill, Gilles and Jacques Villeneuve, Mario and Michael Andretti, Keke and Nico Rosberg, Jan and Kevin Magnussen or – most recently – Jos and Max Verstappen, many a young racer has gone on to emulate his father by competing at the pinnacle of motorsport. One of F1’s future second-generation stars would be following his father’s footsteps in a slightly different fashion, though. Adrian Newey has been one of the sport’s most influential figures as an aerodynamicist and engineer over the past 30 years, most recently masterminding Red Bull’s run of four straight drivers’ and constructors’ championships between 2010 and 2013.
Stefan Johansson’s latest blog entry previews the forthcoming Formula 1 title battle between Mercedes AMG Petronas teammates Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton, recaps the IndyCar title just won by Simon Pagenaud, and addresses some other topics from both worlds as well. Per usual, it’s the latest conversation with Jan Tegler live on Johansson’s website, and continues with what we’ve been chronicling throughout the year on NBCSports.com. On the Rosberg vs. Hamilton title title, Johansson notes that the narratives around the two keep popping up depending on who’s winning and losing on-track. “Nico really dominated this one, no doubt,” Johansson wrote of Rosberg’s peerless weekend in Singapore. “He