Good morning! With 10 consecutive wins in the book, the 2023 championship is all but locked down for Max Verstappen. It’s not so much a question of if as it is when will Max win his third drivers championship. Mathematically, it could be sooner than you think…
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As the F1 season rolls towards the finish line, 🏁 all eyes are on Max Verstappen who is daringly close to clinching the 2023 world champion title. Currently boasting a lead of 145 points over teammate Sergio Perez, the Singapore Grand Prix sets the stage for a high-stakes drama.
While securing the championship title in Singapore seems out of reach with 232 points still in play, Verstappen could potentially steal the show at the Japanese Grand Prix, capturing his third consecutive championship, so long as he holds a 180-point lead over Perez.
Meanwhile, Red Bull is eyeing their second consecutive constructors' title, with a significant lead over Mercedes. The Marina Bay Street Circuit might witness them clenching a historic victory this weekend. 🎉
Gragson Gets the Green Light
NASCAR has reinstated Noah Gragson, following his suspension last month for liking a controversial meme. Gragson, a rookie in the Cup Series with Legacy Motor Club, violated the sport's code of conduct, leading to his suspension and departure from the team. Legacy M.C. has already replaced him with other drivers.
In 2024, Legacy M.C. will switch from Chevrolet to Toyota, with John-Hunter Nemechek taking over the No. 42 car. Gragson completed diversity training via RISE, a nonprofit promoting inclusion and social justice, earning his reinstatement.
Noah's Statement: "I want to express my sincere gratitude to NASCAR for reinstating me. Over the past several weeks, I have dedicated myself to personal growth and reflection, and I believe I have become a better person because of it. I couldn't have done it without the support of my family and the NASCAR industry."
With 39 Cup starts, Gragson looks forward to getting a second chance in NASCAR.
Million Dollar Race
The NTT IndyCar Series is gearing up for a mega event next spring - a $1 million non-points exhibition race at The Thermal Club. Mark your calendars for March 22-23, 2024! Penske Entertainment CEO, Mark Miles exclaimed, “This world-class venue just down the road from the world’s premier entertainment market is the perfect place to bring our hyper-competitive racing and growing star power.”
Besides the thrill of the race, the weekend promises a stellar draw party embedding members of The Thermal Club with racing teams and drivers. But that's not all; there's a huge cash prize and a yet-to-be-announced charitable component to look forward to! According to IndyCar president Jay Frye, it's an opportunity to "showcase IndyCar in a whole new way."
Take a trip to far away motorsport lands
The Money Lap Podcast | Episode 20
Episode 20 is out NOW! The roller-coaster ride begins with a vivid recounting of Parker's heart-stopping crash with Sam Mayer, putting his playoff dreams on a thin line. Landon isn't just a spectator in this tale, offering a unique angle on the Mayer-Kligerman clash, setting the stage for a rich and deep conversation that fans are bound to appreciate. The festivities continue as Parker finally honors his vow of making an appearance on Cameo, a delightful moment that marks the podcast reaching a milestone of 100 reviews on Apple, sprinkling a bit of light-hearted fun amid the fervent discussions that populate this episode.
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