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Three snoozers add up to a heap of motorsport trouble

Written by Norris McDonald

There was next-to-nothing to get excited about in world auto racing this weekend, with Lewis Hamilton dominating the French Grand Prix, Alexander Rossi leading virtually every lap of the IndyCar race at Road America and Martin Truex Jr. having really no trouble winning his second straight NASCAR Cup road race at Sonoma Raceway in California. But the empty seats spelled trouble, as did the low TV ratings. Time for a relaunch, as they say. Details at wheels.ca

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Norris McDonald

Veteran reporter and news editor Norris McDonald is the former editor of Toronto Star Wheels, where his work continues to appear each week. He's also the former Toronto Star Sports online motorsports writer and columnist. His columns - which have also been published in the Globe and Mail - and feature stories about the automotive industry in general and motorsports in particular are considered industry-leading. He’s received awards and citations for his newspaper work and he also appears on radio and television. A former owner and driver of super modified racing cars who's well-known as a trackside announcer, he is a member of the Oswego (N.Y.) Speedway Hall of Fame. In 2014, he became the first journalist to be inducted into the Canadian Motorsport Hall of Fame.