Before teaming with Alex Bowman in 2018, Greg Ives spent the first three years of his career as a NASCAR Cup Series crew chief working with Dale Earnhardt Jr. It was a lesson about Richmond with Earnhardt that Ives used to help guide Bowman to Sunday’s win . “Going back to something I learned with Dale here, I think we were running top five, top eight, something like that,” Ives recalled. “We had an adjustment late. It worked okay, but didn’t work quite exactly how we wanted. “He didn’t yell at me, but he advised me on some of the things that this track did in the last 50 laps.” Early on Sunday, Ives decided to “trial” those pointers during the the first adjustments to Bowman’s car following a Lap 30 competition caution. “I didn’t think it was anything magical,” Ives said about those adjustments. “I just thought it was the right direction. Put that in our memory bank and go from there. Know that we did make adjustments based on (Bowman’s) comments and what he thought on … [Read more...] about Richmond takeaways: No. 48 team’s winning call harks back to Dale Jr.
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Citi to exit retail banking in 13 markets, including Malaysia Citigroup Inc. plans to exit retail banking in 13 markets across Asia and the Europe, Middle East and Africa region. The bank will instead operate its consumer-banking franchise in both regions from four wealth centers in Singapore, Hong Kong, the United Arab Emirates and London, it said Thursday in a statement. The move is part of an ongoing review of the company's strategy by Chief Executive Officer Jane Fraser, who took over last month. Bank Negara revises foreign exchange notices Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) has issued a revision of its Foreign Exchange Notices following the liberalisation of foreign exchange policies last month. Last month, the central bank announced measures to liberalise its foreign exchange policies in order to further strengthen Malaysia's position in the global supply chain and attract foreign direct investment into the country. Another booster for auto sector … [Read more...] about Summary of business stories April 12-18
He’s actually quite forgiving. It’s happy days, as esteemed automotive journalist James May has resumed his video series of roasting YouTubers’ cars. His most recent video takes a look at the hot rods owned by everyone from a chef with seven Michelin stars all the way to an adult film star. Regardless, Captain Slow is his typical self when it comes to voicing his automotive grievances. Starting with Stradman’s Bugatti Veyron , he was a big fan. Along with his personal experience of taking a Veyron Super Sport up to a speed of over 259 mph (416 km/h), he had great things to say about the YouTuber’s new ride. Gallery: Coolest Cars Owned By James May 10 Photos After a mixed bag of good and bad vehicles, the last ride in the video is Gordon Ramsay’s Porsche 918 . Despite May’s hatred for the German hypercar, he let the chef down gently, as he had … [Read more...] about Watch James May Talk Trash About YouTubers’ Cars
From Hollywood, Florida, to Warrendale, Pennsylvania, country singer Laine Hardy is heading out on a 23-city tour. In addition to solo shows, some of the May 14-Sept. 25 dates have the Livingston native and 2019 "American Idol" winner performing alongside fellow country artists Jimmie Allen, Matt Stell and Chris Bandi. For others, Hardy will be an opening act for Toby Keith's "Country Comes to Town" tour. Before he hits the road, though, 21-year-old Hardy has a "Tiny Town" virtual concert set for 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. For tickets ($15), go to lainehardy.bubbleup.live . Hardy's "Tiny Town," released in July 2020, is an ode to the communities his fans call home. Fans were able to submit video clips of their towns, which were used in Hardy's video for the song. "It’s been a long year off the road and I’m so ready to get back out there and safely play some shows for y'all!" Hardy said in an email. "Make sure to visit my website and grab your tickets if you haven’t already! See … [Read more...] about Louisiana’s Laine Hardy is heading out on tour. But what’s he doing before that?
Motor Image Pilipinas, the exclusive distributor of Subaru vehicles in the Philippines, announced during its catch-up call with the media their plans for 2021. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic forced Motor Image to postpone its product launches for this year. So, in order to make up for all the lost time, six new Subaru models will be launched through 2021 and early 2022. The first car on our list is the Subaru Evoltis, which was supposed to be launched this year. Based on our numerous media coverages, the Evoltis is basically the Ascent three-row midsize crossover SUV sold in North America but with a different name. The upcoming Evoltis aims to compete with the Ford Explorer, Toyota Land Cruiser Prado, and other higher-end midsize SUVs and is scheduled to arrive in H1 2021. The Subaru Evoltis comes with the brand’s EyeSight suite of advanced driver-assist systems, along with a 2.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder boxer engine that produces 260 hp and 377 Nm of torque. First unveiled … [Read more...] about Subaru to rollout a Plethora of new models next year