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Fuel and Tires

All about auto racing with Gazette staffer Dave von Falkenstein.
Fuel & Tires: Earnhardt Jr. retiring from NASCAR
Fuel & Tires: Earnhardt Jr. retiring from NASCAR
The NASCAR retirement carousel keeps turning, this time with fan-favorite Dale Earnhardt Jr. announcing he will retire from competition following the 2017 season.
Fuel & Tires: Bristol for NASCAR; IndyCar hits Alabama
Fuel & Tires: Bristol for NASCAR; IndyCar hits Alabama

Following a rare weekend off, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series returns to the 0.533-mile Bristol Motor Speedway for what is always an entertaining race. The series has held two races at Thunder Valley in eastern Tennessee since...

Fuel & Tires: F1's Alonso to race in Indianapolis 500
Fuel & Tires: F1's Alonso to race in Indianapolis 500
It has been announced that two-time Formula One champion Fernando Alonso will compete in this year's Indianapolis 500.
Fuel & Tires: IndyCar heads to streets of Long Beach
Fuel & Tires: IndyCar heads to streets of Long Beach
Dave previews IndyCar's annual trek to Long Beach as well as F1's trip to China and NASCAR's race weekend in Texas.
Fuel & Tires: Will Ferrari stage comeback in Formula One this season?
Fuel & Tires: Will Ferrari stage comeback in Formula One this season?
With Formula One kicking off its 2017 season this weekend in Australia, Dave has previews of the teams and drivers that will be fighting for the title.
Fuel & Tires: Bourdais goes from last to first at St. Pete
Fuel & Tires: Bourdais goes from last to first at St. Pete

I had high hopes for the new pairing of driver Sebastien Bourdais and the Dale Coyne Racing team going into the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series season. After the Frenchman's rare error in qualifying Saturday, I figured I'd have to wait...

Fuel & Tires: Verizon IndyCar Series 2017 season preview
Fuel & Tires: Verizon IndyCar Series 2017 season preview
With Sunday marking the start of the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series season, Dave previews the teams and drivers who will be competing.
Fuel & Tires: Busch finally gets his Daytona win
Fuel & Tires: Busch finally gets his Daytona win
In his 16th try at NASCAR's biggest race, Kurt Busch is finally a Daytona 500 champion.
Fuel & Tires: Elliott wins Daytona 500 pole, qualifying races Thursday
Fuel & Tires: Elliott wins Daytona 500 pole, qualifying races Thursday
The front row is set for Sunday's Daytona 500, the rest of the field will qualify over two races Thursday.
Fuel & Tires: Kvapil back at Daytona in the Truck Series
Fuel & Tires: Kvapil back at Daytona in the Truck Series
Janesville native Travis Kvapil will compete in the season-opening Camping World Truck Series race at Daytona International Speedway on Friday.