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How are NASCAR’s drivers staying sharp away from the racetrack? Hours and hours of video games

1:49 PM ET Austin LindbergESPN FC When drivers are away from the track, simulators like iRacing have become their means of staying sharp behind the wheel. iRacing “Practice makes perfect.” That’s what you tell yourself when you’re throwing spirals through an old tire, with dreams of the NFL, or shooting pucks against the garage door …

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Daniel Ricciardo deserves better than being a pawn in McLaren’s pursuit of Oscar Piastri

The remarkable events of Tuesday around Alpine junior Oscar Piastri — which have been labeled Oscargate and the Piasco online — appeared to confirm McLaren is intent on replacing one Australian in Daniel Ricciardo with another. McLaren CEO Zak Brown now appears to be playing a game of chicken with his superstar driver, waiting for …

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Indianapolis isn’t a NASCAR crown jewel anymore, but the Brickyard is still special to stock car racing

It wasn’t the Brickyard 400, but AJ Allmendinger still kissed the bricks after winning at Indianapolis last season. Stacy Revere/Getty Images The Brickyard is the Brickyard no longer. Yes, the race still has the word in the title — the Verizon 200 at the Brickyard. Indy is still Indy and Indy will always be amazing. …

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