NASCAR AMERICA: Kyle Busch calls for Toyota team alliance (VIDEO)


NASCAR rules state that one organization can run up to four full-time cars at a time.

But considering that new NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champions Stewart-Haas Racing receives both chassis and engines from and shares data with fellow four-car juggernaut Hendrick Motorsports, one can argue that this essentially creates an eight-car team.

The SHR/Hendrick alliance picked up 19 victories in 36 races this season, and their teams were among the fastest week-in and week-out.

And in the mind of Joe Gibbs Racing driver Kyle Busch, the time has come to fight fire with fire.

During the lead-up to Monday night’s Nationwide Series and Camping World Truck Series banquet, Busch declared that JGR and fellow Toyota team Michael Waltrip Racing should join forces in an alliance of their own – in this case, a six-car entity.

The Toyota camp had Busch’s teammate, Denny Hamlin, battle for the Sprint Cup title last Sunday at Homestead-Miami Speedway, but only got two wins altogether this season. Hamlin triumphed at Talladega and Busch was first at Fontana, but JGR’s Matt Kenseth and both MWR drivers, Clint Bowyer and Brian Vickers, went winless.

With that level of performance (or lack thereof), Busch may be on to something. To see some of his comments from Monday and hear Kyle Petty’s thoughts on the subject, check out the NASCAR AMERICA clip above.

Red Bull driver Verstappen wins Formula One’s Brazilian GP


Red Bull’s Max Verstappen won Formula One’s Brazilian Grand Prix on Sunday for his eighth career victory in a race which ended disastrously for both Ferrari drivers.

Verstappen controlled nearly all the race at Interlagos, which saw a dramatic late collision between Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc when they fought for the fourth position. Both failed to finish.

Toro Rosso’s Pierre Gasly got his first F1 podium after finishing second ahead of six-time F1 champion Lewis Hamilton. The Mercedes driver was third but faces an investigation after an incident that caused Red Bull’s Alexander Albon to spin.

Hamilton, who won at Interlagos in 2018, said Verstappen was “just quicker than us on the straights” and “there was nothing more we could do.”

Dutch driver Verstappen said “Lewis was very quick so I had to keep pushing… we had two good moves with him, and from there onward I could control the race.”

McLaren’s Carlos Sainz was fourth, and could be promoted to third if Hamilton is punished.

The Brazilian GP on Sunday was the penultimate race of the season, with only Abu Dhabi left on Dec.1.

Hamilton had already secured the season title in the previous race in the United States. His Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas, who did not finish the race, had also secured the runner-up spot.