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MotoGP: Brno
Race winner Cal Crutchlow leads in the rain. Afterward he said had this to say about the other riders in the wet - "They're all wimps!"
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MotoGP: Brno
Marc Marquez speeds to 3rd place in the rain
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NASCAR: Bristol
Kevin Harvick and team owner Tony Stewart were doing double donuts on the straight at Bristol after the race. Stewart is grinning ear-to-ear
HHP/Tim Parks for GM

MotoGP: Brno
Cal Crutchlow pops a wheelie on his Honda
MotoGP

IndyCar: Pocono
A fan splashes through the deep water from heavy rains on Sunday
IndyCar

MotoGP: Brno
Points leader Marc Marquez pops a wheelie after winning the pole on Saturday
MotoGP

IndyCar: Pocono
Ryan Hunter-Reay's damaged tub after he clouted the Turn 1 Pocono wall in practice
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MotoGP: Brno
Aliex Espargaro pops a wheelie on his Suzuki
MotoGP

MotoGP: Brno
Valentino Rossi finished 2nd in the rain but popped a wheelie earlier
MotoGP
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IndyCar Pocono Postscript
  by Brian Carroccio
In early June, it had all the makings of a runaway snooze fest. By mid-July there was some faint hope someone might be able to mount a late-season charge. Fast-forward to Monday afternoon after Will Power won the ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway, and make no mistake: the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series championship battle is on. And it’s layered with more drama and intrigue than it seems many suspect. Today, AutoRacing1 will discuss those stories and more in our Pocono Postscript, starting with the man who clings to a slim lead in the series standings.
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  Mark Miles, Ed Carpenter, Josef Newgarden and Spencer Pigot
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Belgian GP Thursday Press Conference
  From Spa
Drivers
Fernando Alonso (McLaren)
Romain Grosjean (Haas)
Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)
Danill Kvyat (Toro Rosso)
Esteban Ocon (Manor)
Max Verstappen (Red Bull)
Ferrari Looking for Strong Results
  by Steven Cole Smith
Virginia International Raceway has been kind to Ferrari in recent years. Will that hold true for this weekend’s Michelin GT Challenge at VIR? Those who race for the Prancing Horse brand certainly hope so. “Our Ferrari should be quick here, if it is dry,” said Rick Mayer, race engineer for the Risi Competizione No. 62 Ferrari 488 GTLM team, with drivers Giancarlo Fisichella and Toni Vilander. “We have had good race cars the last three years and won this race two of the last three years. But the competition is fierce. The current Balance of Performance puts us in the best comparative power position this year. But is it enough?”
Porsche in Mexico - inspiring for more than 60 years
  FIA World Endurance Championship WEC
A debut in Central America: In 2016 the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) will be held for the first time in Mexico City. When Porsche enters the 919 Hybrid into the fifth round of the WEC on September 1st to 3rd this also means a return. Back in 1954, a class win at the famous road race "Carrera Panamericana" proved to be groundbreaking for the company. From the late 50ies until the early 70ies, the Mexican brothers, Ricardo and Pedro Rodriguez, celebrated successes with Porsche. Up to the 90ies, the Porsche 962 C raced at the "Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez"
IndyCar Pocono 500 Post-Race Press Conference
  ABC Supply 500
Drivers
1st - Will Power, Chevy
2nd - Mikhail Aleshin, Honda
3rd - Ryan Hunter-Reay, Honda
Power holds off Aleshin to win ABC Supply 500
  by Brian Carroccio

Will Power held off pole winner Mikhail Aleshin by 1.1459s to win today's ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway. It was the 29th career and fourth victory of 2016 for the driver of the No. 12 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet. And as an added bonus for Power, the win moved the 2014 series champion to within 20 points of series leader Simon Pagenaud. The Frenchman finished 18th after a lap 157 crash.

Force, Worsham, Skillman, Hines Winners at Brainerd
  Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals
Brittany Force raced to victory in Top Fuel Sunday at the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway. Del Worsham (Funny Car), Drew Skillman (Pro Stock) and Andrew Hines (Pro Stock Motorcycle) were also victorious in their respective categories at the 17th event of 24 on the 2016 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule. This is the penultimate event of the regular season.
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  From Bristol Motor Speedway
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Kevin Harvick (Driver)
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Kevin Harvick Wins Rain-Delayed Bristol Night Race
  by Pete McCole

In a race that seemed like it would never end, Kevin Harvick took the checkered flag in Sunday’s rain-delayed Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway. Harvick passed race leader Denny Hamlin with 71 laps to go and hung on through one final red-flag for rain with 49 laps to go to beat out Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. by nearly two seconds for his second win of the season and second-career Bristol victory.

Crutchlow charges through to make history
  The first British win in 35 years
After a torrential rain during the Moto2 race at the Automotodrom Brno, it was the turn of the MotoGP machines to head out as the rain was just starting to stop – leaving the prospect of a flag-to-flag hanging over the race. In the end it wasn’t to be, and it was Cal Crutchlow (LCR Honda) who sliced through the field in one of the most spectacular victories in recent years, taking the flag to become the first British winner for 35 years.
Brown, Hagan, Nobile, Sampey Top Qualifiers at Brainerd
  Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals
Two-time Funny Car world champion Matt Hagan rocketed to the No. 1 qualifier Saturday with a world record performance at the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway. Antron Brown (Top Fuel), Vincent Nobile (Pro Stock) and Angelle Sampey (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were No. 1 qualifiers in their respective categories at the 17th event of 24 on the 2016 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule. This is the penultimate event of the regular season.
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