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Insights with Rick Kelly: The role of the driver

Rick Kelly finished the 2015 V8 Supercars season with a podium in Sydney. But was it really one of his best drives of the year? Let’s find out from the man himself…

Insights with Rick Kelly: Learning to fly

According to V8 Supercars star Rick Kelly, the concrete canyon at Sydney Olympic Park places emphasis on some unique elements – including learning how to fly.

Insights with Rick Kelly: All good things come to an end

V8 Supercars star and Motorsport.com columnist Rick Kelly looks back on his seven-year association with outgoing sponsor Jack Daniel’s.

Insights with Rick Kelly: My Island Home

The Phillip Island circuit is one of Rick Kelly’s favourites, and as he writes in this week’s exclusive column, he can’t wait to get back there this weekend.

Insights with Rick Kelly: Cars are weapons, so treat them right

V8 Supercars driver Rick Kelly is pretty good at going fast. But as he explains in this week’s exclusive column, safety is never far from his mind.

Insights with Rick Kelly: The right mindset is crucial

Watching former team-mate Greg Murphy win time and time again in New Zealand taught V8 Supercars star and Motorsport.com columnist Rick Kelly a very important lesson – the right mindset can be unbeatable.

Insights with Rick Kelly: Economy makes the difference

Good fuel economy made all the difference last Sunday, earning V8 Supercars driver and Motorsport.com columnist Rick Kelly a deserved podium finish on the Gold Coast.

Insights with Rick Kelly: Racing on the Glitter Strip

It’s Gold Coast 600 week, and that means V8 Supercars star and Motorsport.com columnist Rick Kelly is preparing to do battle on the mean streets of Surfers Paradise.

Insights with Rick Kelly: My ride on a MotoGP bike

V8 Supercars star Rick Kelly is no stranger to speed and danger. But a ride around Phillip Island with MotoGP legend Mick Doohan really opened his eyes.

Rick Kelly’s Bathurst Blog: Day 3

He may have missed out on the Top 10 Shootout for the Bathurst 1000, but Nissan V8 Supercars driver and Motorsport.com columnist Rick Kelly knows there is still a long way to go.

Rick Kelly’s Bathurst Blog: Day 2

Nissan V8 Supercars driver and Motorsport.com columnist Rick Kelly reflects on a dramatic day at Mount Panorama.

Rick Kelly’s Bathurst Blog: Day 1

Nissan V8 Supercars driver and Motorsport.com columnist Rick Kelly endured a tough first day at Bathurst.

Insights with Rick Kelly: Bathurst, the tough way

Why fly to Bathurst when you can take a road trip in an obscure three-cylinder sportscar? That’s what V8 Supercars driver and Motorsport.com columnist Rick Kelly did this year – and loved every second of it.

Insights with Rick Kelly: My most painful Bathurst 1000

Can finishing second really hurt that much? According to V8 Supercars star Rick Kelly, there's little in racing more painful than being runner-up at Bathurst.

Insights with Rick Kelly: What it means to win Bathurst

V8 Supercars driver Rick Kelly looks back on the two magical years that he and Greg Murphy tamed The Mountain and took home remarkable back-to-back Bathurst 1000 wins.

Insights with Rick Kelly: Doing it the hard way

V8 Supercars star and Motorsport.com columnist took a well-earned 10th place away from the Sandown 500. But as he explains, it was anything but a straightforward result.

Insights with Rick Kelly: Sandown is the missing piece

He’s won there Bathurst 1000, he’s won the Clipsal 500, and he’s won a V8 Supercars title. Now, Nissan Motorsport driver and Motorsport.com columnist Rick Kelly wants to add a Sandown 500 trophy to his collection.

Insights with Rick Kelly: Testing Restrictions

The restrictions on in-season testing has been a hot topic in the V8 Supercars paddock this year. Nissan Motorsport’s Rick Kelly takes a closer look at what it all means.

Insights with Rick Kelly: Hunting in Pairs

V8 Supercars’ Season of Endurance is upon us, and Nissan Motorsport driver Rick Kelly says he can’t wait to hand over the keys to co-driver David Russell.

Insights with Rick Kelly: From postman to professional racer

V8 Supercars star and Motorsport.com columnist Rick Kelly tells us how he helped a postman become a professional racecar driver in England.

Insights with Rick Kelly: How close is too close?

The racing in V8 Supercars has never been closer, and Motorsport.com columnist Rick Kelly says it has changed the way a driver goes about the sport in the modern era.

Insights with Rick Kelly: Time to lead Team Australia in the UK

V8 Supercars star and Motorsport.com columnist Rick Kelly is in England getting ready for the Nissan GT Academy Race Camp.

Insights with Rick Kelly: The history books need a rewrite

Rick Kelly has had a remarkable V8 Supercars so far, but it didn’t get off to the best of starts at Queensland Raceway back in 2001.

Insights with Rick Kelly: My NASCAR dream, the full story

Back in 2007, then reigning V8 Supercars Champion Rick Kelly went seriously close to heading to the US and pursuing his NASCAR dream. Here’s the full story.

Insights with Rick Kelly: Breaking down a whole weekend

In this week’s column, V8 Supercars driver/team owner/TV personality Rick Kelly takes your through a comprehensive break-down of what a race weekend looks like for him.

Insights with Rick Kelly: Why Asia is important to V8 Supercars

V8 Supercars is set to begin its expansion into Asia next month with a trip to Kuala Lumpur. And according to Nissan driver and Motorsport.com columnist Rick Kelly, it’s a very smart move.

Insights with Rick Kelly: Sticky Business

This week, V8 Supercars driver and Motorsport.com columnist Rick Kelly talks about his love of stickers. Yep, stickers.

Insights with Rick Kelly: Small mistake, big consequences

A painted white line and a very small mistake stood in the way of V8 Supercars driver and Motorsport.com columnist Rick Kelly turning pole into a win in Darwin – but it wasn’t all bad in the Top End.

Insights with Rick Kelly: The unlikeliest of unlikely wins

Darwin is exactly the sort of place that can throw up a surprise winner. Just ask V8 Supercars driver and Motorsport.com columnist Rick Kelly.

Insights with Rick Kelly: Dreaming of a World Record

V8 Supercars driver and Motorsport.com columnist Rick Kelly has his sights firmly set on a jet-powered world record attempt.

Insights with Rick Kelly: Taylor Swift and Twitter

Social media has changed the way athletes go about their business, says V8 Supercars driver and Motorsport.com columnist Rick Kelly.

Insights with Rick Kelly: Taming Godzilla (with video)

V8 Supercars driver Rick Kelly recently had the chance to step back in time and sample one of Nissan’s original Aussie Godzillas.

Insights with Rick Kelly: Champagne has never tasted so sweet

Winton certainly proved to be the best weekend the Jack Daniel’s Nissan has had so far in season 2015, but as Rick Kelly writes, there’s definitely plenty more to come.

Insights with Rick Kelly: Home ground advantage? Forget it.

Winton may be Nissan Motorsport's home circuit, but as Rick Kelly writes in his exclusive column, he's not expecting any home ground advantage this weekend.

Insights with Rick Kelly: Burnt by the safety car

Exclusive Motorsport.com columnist and V8 Supercars driver Rick Kelly reflects on his weekend in the west, and the podium that could have been.

Insights with Rick Kelly: Tyre sensors, sand, and high degradation

V8 Supercar driver Rick Kelly looks ahead to this weekend's Perth SuperSprint, and how the new tyre pressure sensors may well change the game.

Insights with Rick Kelly: Home Sweet Home

In the second of his exclusive columns, Motorsport.com's resident V8 Supercar driver Rick Kelly talks about how he'd love to be able to race on home soil.

Rick Kelly's Insights: New relationships and a promising start

Nissan Motorsport V8 Supercar driver Rick Kelly has joined Motorsport.com as an exclusive columnist. Here's the first of his weekly insights into life as a driver, team owner, and TV presenter.