When Magnussen and Grosjean tried NASCAR

When Magnussen and Grosjean tried NASCAR

"First gear, wide open and crank it..." Sounds easy, right? JAMES ROBERTS watches as Haas drivers Kevin Magnussen and Romain Grosjean learn, among other things, how to perform the perfect donut in a 1,500kg stock car, with NASCAR champion and Haas stable-mate Tony 'Smoke' Stewart

Neatly parked on the start/finish stripe of the Circuit of the Americas is the shape of a Mustang. Under the hood is a 5.8-litre V8: pure American muscle capable of producing 725 thunderous horsepower. When it fires up...

Mechanics from Stewart-Haas Racing, breath condensing in the morning chill, huddle around the steel-framed beast. It is unseasonably cold here in Texas, but finally the numb-fingered posse persuade the Ford to rumble into life.
 Hot, blue smoke billows out of the pipes positioned just ahead of the right-rear fender.

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