Shane Van Gisbergen makes history at Chicago with first NASCAR win in 60 years

It’s Monday, 3rd July 2023 and it’s Racing Recap, your summary of the weekend’s motorsports action. The last two days of racing saw a full range of emotions from triumph to tragedy. aussie supercar ace shane van gisbergen won in his cup NASCAR’s first street race debut Downtown Chicago. A Dutch teenager has died in a crash during an F1 Junior Series race at Circuit Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium. Meanwhile, Formula One and IndyCar dealt with the dilemmas of rules relating to track limits and lapped cars, respectively.

Chicago street race produces NASCAR’s first budding winner in 60 years

Chicago Street Race: Grant Park 220 Extended Highlights | NASCAR

Despite fears that record rain would cause the inaugural NASCAR Cup Series road race in Chicago to be postponed or canceled, the green flag waved just an hour later than expected. Only after the new event, shane van gisbergen Stepping behind the wheel of the Trackhouse Project 91 car was one of the biggest highlights.

Van Gisbergen started third and matched the pace of Christopher Bell and Tyler Reddick as all three drivers pulled away from the field. The race distance was reduced from 100 laps to 75 due to impending darkness and track obstruction caused by yellow flags altering the order of the race, but SVG raced to the front on fresh tyres.

Van Gisbergen crossed the finish line after a late-race duel against Justin Haley, who had started the race in last place. SVG was clearly not a typical budding artist. He is a three time Australian Supercar champion With accolades in various racing disciplines.

While van Gisbergen has committed to supercars in 2024, he teased he could make a move to the United States in 2025. His comments and huge crowds make it difficult to argue that NASCAR’s first attempt at street circuit racing was not a success.

race results

1.- Shane Van Gisbergen (Trackhouse)
2.- Justin Haley (College) – +1.259 seconds
3.- Chase Elliott (Hendrick) – +1.685 sec
4.- Kyle Larson (Hendrick) – +2.448 sec
5.- Kyle Busch (child) – +2.801 seconds

Junior driver killed in 24 Hours of Spa support race

A screen is seen for the minute's silence to commemorate the passing of Dilano Van't Hoff of the Netherlands and MP Motorsport at the Formula Regional European Championship by Alpine event in Spa-Francorchamps during the F1 Grand Prix of Austria at the Red Bull Ring.

A death loomed at the 24 Hours of Spa in Belgium at a support race organized by the Formula Regional European Championship for Alpine (FRECA), the fourth-category junior series on the Formula One ladder. Dutch 18-year-old Delano Van ‘t Hoff died at the end of the weekend’s second FRECA race, which was held several hours before the start of the Endurance Classic.

In poor visibility and very wet weather conditions, the race was restarted with two laps to go. The fatal incident began a short distance away and was immediately followed by a multiple car pile-up Eau Rouge-Radilon Complex, It is not yet clear what caused the pile-up. Van ‘t Hoff’s car collided with a barrier and came to a stop on the track at the start of the Kemmel Straight. Irish driver Adam Fitzgerald wrecked Van ‘t Hoff’s already damaged chassis.

Van ‘t Hoff is killed in the collision, while Fitzgerald is hospitalized with injuries, expected to survive. The pre-race celebration was replaced with a minute’s silence for the 24-hour Spa. The gesture was repeated before all Saturday sessions including the F1 sprint race, including the Austrian Grand Prix. The following day, Philipp Eng, one of the winning drivers at the 24 Hours of Spa, dedicated his victory to Van t Hoff.

F1 track limited failure in Austria, Verstappen win

Esteban Ocon of France driving the (31) Alpine F1 A523 Renault on track during the F1 Grand Prix of Austria at Red Bull Ring
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