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Is IndyCar preparing for another money grab?
Or will they do the right thing this time?
IndyCar's current TV deals with ABC and NBC Sports Network run through the 2018 season. NBC Sports said it is very interested in continuing the relationship. Will IndyCar do the right thing this time to ensure series growth by putting all races on network TV, or will it do another money grab from NBC Sports Network where the majority of races are on cable and invisible to the American public?
FIA Announces World Motor Sport Council Decisions
At its latest World Motor Sport Council meetin
The FIA held its latest World Motor Sport Council meeting today in Paris. During the meeting, the following decisions were taken on the following series: 1) Formula 1, 2) FIA Formula 3 European Championship, 3) FIA Formula 3 World Cup, 4) FIA Formula 4, 5) FIA Formula E Championship, 6) FIA World Endurance Championship, 7) FIA World Touring Car Championship, 8) FIA GT World Cup, 9) CIK-FIA, 10) FIA World Rally Championship, 11) FIA European Rally Championship, 12) FIA World Cup for Cross-Country Rallies, 13) FIA Historic Motor Sport Commission
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Langdon, Beckman, Laughlin, Savoie Winners at St. Louis
NHRA Midwest Nationals
Shawn Langdon raced to his third victory of the year Sunday at the AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park just outside of St. Louis. Jack Beckman (Funny Car), Alex Laughlin (Pro Stock) and Jerry Savoie (Pro Stock Motorcycle) were also victorious in their respective categories in the second race of the six-race NHRA Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship playoffs.
Harvick beats Kenseth and Busch in Loudon
Late restart gives Harvick the edge
Kevin Harvick got his best restart in a long time after a late yellow and his Chevy pulled away to a 4/10ths sec. win over the Toyota of Matt Kenseth with Kyle Bush, Brad Keselowski and Kurt Busch rounding out the top-5. With the win, Harvick advances to round 12 of the Chase in Homestead, something he has done every year since the Chase was started. 22 cars finished on the lead lap of the paper clip shaped flat 1-mile oval.
Marquez bites back at Aragon
Lorenzo and Rossi complete podium
Marc Marquez returned to the top spot of the podium at a Spanish race for the first time since the 2014 finale in Valencia, taking a maiden victory at the Aragon GP. At just 23 years of age, Marquez brings his career tally to 54 wins, equaling Australian legend Mick Doohan. The only rider so far this year to win four races, Marc has extended his championship lead to 52 points over Valentino Rossi and 66 over Jorge Lorenzo, with four rounds to go.
Sadler Takes Opening Round Of Xfinity Series Chase
Beats Daniel Suarez after late restart
A huge push from Daniel Suárez on a restart with four laps to go in Saturday night's eventful VisitMyrtleBeach.com 300 sent Elliott Sadler ahead of Ryan Blaney to win the opening race of the NASCAR XFINITY Series Chase at Kentucky Speedway, stamping his way into Round 2 of the Chase
Crampton, Hight, Gray, Krawiec Top Qualifiers at St. Louis
NHRA Midwest Nationals
Richie Crampton powered to the No. 1 qualifier in Top Fuel Saturday at the AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park just outside of St. Louis. Robert Hight (Funny Car), Shane Gray (Pro Stock) and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) were also No. 1 qualifiers in their respective categories in the second race of the six-race NHRA Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship playoffs.
William Byron wins at Loudon in Chase opener
William Byron stole a page from his mentor and team owner, Kyle Busch. Leading 161 of 175 laps in Saturday’s UNOH 175 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway – the first race in the inaugural NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Chase – Byron cruised to victory, the way Busch has done so many times before, and punched his ticket into the Chase's Round of 6.
Marquez unstoppable at MotorLand
Repsol Honda rider six tenths clear
Marc Marquez took the 64th pole of his Grand Prix career today at Motorland Aragon (his sixth this year and his 36th in MotoGP), setting an impressive pace that allowed him to lead the timesheets by an amazing 0.631 seconds at day’s end. The Repsol Honda rider has taken six poles here across all classes, four in MotoGP. Today he also equaled Jorge Lorenzo for most career poles in history.
Edwards leads all-Toyota Front Row in New Hampshire
Truex Jr to start 2nd
Carl Edwards earned the Coors Light Pole Award for the Bad Boy Off Road 300 Friday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway (Sunday, 2 p.m. ET, NBCSN, PRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) by recording a third-round lap of 135.453 mph in his No. 19 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota. This is Edwards' third pole in the last four races at New Hampshire and his sixth of 2016. Martin Truex Jr., the Sprint Cup Series points leader, will start second in his No. 78 Furniture Row Racing Toyota
Chevrolet Introduces All-New 2018 Equinox
The perfect balance of design and technology
Call it the right balance. On the autumnal equinox today, Chevrolet introduced the all-new 2018 Equinox, a fresh and modern SUV sized and designed to meet the needs of the compact SUV customer. "We've got the strongest truck business in the industry and we've reinvigorated our car lineup with Volt, Cruze and Malibu," said Alan Batey, Global Chevrolet president. "We're applying the same customer focus to grow our crossover/SUV business -- starting with the Chevrolet Equinox."
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