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10 Mid-Tier NASCAR Drivers Who Will Become Fan Favorites in 2015

We're less than two months away from the start of the 2015 NASCAR season at Daytona, and predictions are raining down from all corners of the Internet. While everyone wants to know how the Jimmie Johnsons, Jeff Gordons and Kevin Harvicks will fare next season, we want to know which non-superstar drivers will use the 2015 season as a chance to become much more popular. Drivers are on this list for a variety of reasons—some are veterans of the middle tier who have a chance to take a step up in 2015, some are young drivers who look poised for superstardom and others just have great stories that fans are sure to latch on to. One thing they all have in common, though, is a growing fanbase. Here are the middling NASCAR drivers who will...

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Previewing 2015 F1 Team-Mate Battles

The 2014 Formula One season had several fascinating battles between team-mates. From Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg's psychological warfare to Daniel Ricciardo's usurpation of Sebastian Vettel's throne at Red Bull, to the cold war that never heated up between Fernando Alonso and Kimi Raikkonen, there was no shortage of intrateam drama. Now that all nine teams confirmed for the 2015 grid have announced their driver line-ups, it's time to preview next season's team-mate battles. Once again, there is no shortage of engaging storylines.Begin Slideshow...

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Formula 1: Will Ferrari Changes Bring a Better 2015?

It’s all change at Ferrari before the start of the 2015 Formula 1 season, as a number of key personnel have been shown the door in the wake of one of the biggest driver changes in recent memory. After seasons of underwhelming machinery, Ferrari’s overhaul means they are very serious about returning to the top of Formula 1 in the quickest manner possible. The 2014 season had not been kind to the Scuderia. With new regulations to exploit, the team produced an underwhelming car with a weak engine, possibly the weakest of the three engines used in 2014. Fernando Alonso dragged as much as he could out of the car, scoring two podiums, while Kimi Raikkonen struggled with the new regulations and a lack of front end grip. A best result o...

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5 Arguments for Why Sebastian Vettel and Ferrari Can Challenge in 2015

Sebastian Vettel's decision to leave Red Bull and join Ferrari caused more than the odd eyebrow to be raised. Though his now-former team had endured a poor year, they had built the dominant car every season between 2010 and 2013. Vettel's four world titles stood as testimony to how good Red Bull had been, and once their engine issues are solved, they will no doubt return to the very top of the sport. Ferrari, by contrast, have been Formula One's great underachievers of late. They haven't produced a genuinely title-challenging car since 2008 and were coming to the end of yet another disappointing campaign. But Vettel did not move for instant results. His legacy secured by four championship crowns and spurred on by childhood dreams of the Scu...

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Lewis Hamilton, Nicole Scherzinger and F1’s Biggest Celebrity Relationships

Lewis Hamilton and Nicole Scherzinger are not just Formula One's super couple, the motor racing equivalent of David and Victoria Beckham, they are a mega brand. For every image of Hamilton, the successful athlete, punching the air in victory from the cockpit, there is a reaction shot of Scherzinger, the acclaimed pop star, lapping up the glory from the garage. High-profile relationships are a byproduct of the sport's obsession with glamour, which ensures that talented sportsmen frequently cross paths with beautiful women. From Hamilton and Scherzinger to Jacques Villeneuve and Dannii Minogue, here are the six biggest celebrity couples in F1.Begin Slideshow...

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10 Venues That Should Be on Every NASCAR Fan’s Bucket List

I can’t count the number of times over the years that NASCAR fans have asked me what are some of the places I’d recommend they see at least once in their lifetime. Invariably, I’ll tell them two or three that would be at the top of my list, such as Daytona International Speedway and Bristol Motor Speedway. But NASCAR—and, for that matter, all of motorsports in the U.S.—is so much larger and more diverse, and for a fan to really see a lot, he or she has to visit a lot of different places. With that said, here are 10 venues that should be on your bucket list if you’re a race fan.Begin Slideshow...

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Winners and Losers in the 2015 F1 Driver Market

Now that McLaren have finally made a decision on their drivers for the 2015 Formula One season, all 18 race seats on next year's grid are accounted for.  More seats could open up if Caterham or Marussia find buyers, but the grid is set, for now. With that in mind, let's take a look at the winners and losers from the seat swaps that kicked off in earnest at the Japanese Grand Prix, when Red Bull announced Sebastian Vettel would leave the team at the end of the season.Begin Slideshow...

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Early Predictions for the 2015 Formula 1 Season

As our advent calendars ticked through their third week, an important milestone for all Formula One fans was reached. The first race of the 2015 season is on March 15—now less than three months away. The first test is even nearer, due to be held on February 1 at the Jerez circuit in southern Spain. Mercedes will be hoping to carry their dominant form into another year of racing. Lewis Hamilton's eyes are undoubtedly on a third world championship and Williams can approach a season with confidence for the first time in many years. At the other end of the scale, McLaren and Lotus will be praying they can avoid another dismal campaign. Predictions are never an exact science; making them so early and without seeing the cars on track could ...

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Early Predictions for the 2015 Formula 1 Season

As our advent calendars ticked through their third week, an important milestone for all Formula One fans was reached. The first race of the 2015 season is on March 15—now less than three months away. The first test is even nearer, due to be held on February 1 at the Jerez circuit in southern Spain. Mercedes will be hoping to carry their dominant form into another year of racing. Lewis Hamilton's eyes are undoubtedly on a third world championship and Williams can approach a season with confidence for the first time in many years. At the other end of the scale, McLaren and Lotus will be praying they can avoid another dismal campaign. Predictions are never an exact science; making them so early and without seeing the cars on track could ...

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Formula 1’s Latest Rumours and Talk: Ferrari Hiring and Firing, McLaren and More

Ferrari have been busy in the last week as their restructure continues. Three prominent employees have said goodbye to the Scuderia, joining a list which could grow even longer. But a new face has also arrived at Maranello. Esteban Gutierrez will be the team's test and reserve driver for 2015, and he has brought his sponsors with him. Kevin Magnussen will occupy the same role at McLaren, having been demoted from a race seat. But future rookies from the team's young driver programme are likely to get more of a chance to prove themselves due to the Woking squad's link-up with Honda. Elsewhere, Bernie Ecclestone will propose changes to the engine regulations at the last Strategy Group meeting of 2014, while Renault have brought in Mario Illien...

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