Dixon Nips Montoya for IndyCar Title
After leading the overall standings for virtually the entire season, Juan Pablo Montoya headed into the final Verizon IndyCar race for 2015 at Sonoma with strong confidence in taking the overall title. But in a thrilling finish to the year, Scott Dixon took the checkered flag and banked the double points on offer in the final race of the season, snatching the title in a tie-breaker based on the number of wins.
New Media Landscape Shaping F1 Viewership
Motorsport.com takes a look at the evolving media landscape for event-viewing worldwide in the past half-decade, and what it means for Formula One and its viewers. With overall viewership of major events like Formula One races in decline over the past half-dozen years, the move away from free-to-air broadcasts and toward pay-tv options has accelerated, to the consternation of many long-time viewers accustomed to having free access to these event broadcasts.
Rosberg, Wife Welcome New Baby Ahead of Italian GP
Nico Rosberg made the announcement via his Twitter account today that he and his wife Vivian are the proud parents of a new baby, their first. The as-yet-unnamed baby girl was born Sunday afternoon in a hospital in Monaco, putting a happy end to a stressful past two weeks for Rosberg, spent racing first at Spa-Francorchamps and then to his wife’s side for the impending birth.
Erik Jones Takes NASCAR Truck Series Race in Bowmanville
Erik Jones took over the series points lead in NASCAR’s Camping World Truck Series race in Bowmanville, Ontario on Sunday, thanks to a close win over Matt Crafton and Canadian road racing star Alex Tagliani earned after a restart with two laps remaining in the race. The 19-year-old Jones gained his second series win of the season, and fifth in 32 career starts.