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IMSA: Road Atlanta
Petit LeMans overall winners Renger Van Der Zande, Jordan Taylor, and Ryan Hunter-Reay in the #10 Konica Minolta Wayne Taylor Racing Cadillac DPi-V.R.
LAT for IMSA
Toyota Gazoo Racing took a home 1-2 finish at the 6 Hours of Fuji today with the No.7 Toyota TS050 HYBRID driven by Mike Conway, Kamui Kobayashi and Jose Maria Lopez taking the victory.
Aric Almirola, driver of the #10 Smithfield Bacon for Life Ford, takes the checkered flag to win the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series 1000Bulbs.com 500
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IMSA: Road Atlanta
Petit LeMans GTLM winners #911 Porsche Team North America Porsche 911 RSR: Patrick Pilet, Nick Tandy, Frederic Makowiecki
LAT for IMSA
Kurt Busch, driver of the #41 Monster Energy/Haas Automation Ford, and Clint Bowyer, driver of the #14 Cummins/Rush Truck Centers Ford, lead the field to the green flag to start the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series 1000Bulbs.com 500
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European F3: Hockenheim
Mick Schumacher, son of F1 great Michael Schumacher, clinched the 2018 European F3 championship
Rene Rast swept the weekend at Hockenheim to extend his win streak to six
Timothy Peters, driver of the #25 Kingman Chevrolet Chevrolet, poses with the trophy after winning the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Fr8Auctions 250
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IMSA: Road Atlanta
The #3 Corvette drivers Jan Magnussen and Antonio Garcia clinched the GTLM drivers championship at Petit LeMans
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Five examples why high-tech companies love F1
And ignore IndyCar
For decades, Formula One has been dubbed the "fastest R&D lab on Earth". The notion was that motor racing technology would sooner or later trickle down to the road car world. While that was certainly the case for some innovations and inventions, it was not necessarily true on a large scale. The challenges of Formula One were often too specific or the cost for industrial-scale production too high to introduce certain technologies in production vehicles. This, however, has changed in recent years.
Torrence, Capps, Line, Smith Win at zMax Dragway
by Pete McCole
Steve Torrence continued his dominance in the Top Fuel division with a win in Sunday's 11th
Annual Carolina Nationals at zMax Dragway to tally his fourth-straight victory - setting an unprecedented undefeated mark in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Countdown for the Championship. Ron Capps (Funny Car), Jason Line (Pro Stock) and Matt Smith also went to the Winner's Circle in Sunday's event – the fourth race in the six-race battle for the championship.
Almirola leads Ford 1-2-3 at Talladega
by Brandon Reed
Stewart Haas Racing driver Aric Almirola only led one lap, but it was the most important one, to win the Talladega NASCAR Monster Cup 500 over Ford teammate Clint Bowyer and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. A wreck with three laps remaining shook things up, ended the day for Alex Bowman, and set up NASCAR Overtime for the finish. Polesitter Kurt Busch led much of the race, but being out front meant he was burning more fuel and he ran out coming out of Turn 4 on the final lap as the field swept by on the run to the checkered.
Kobayashi, Conway and Lopez win in Fuji
Beat Alonso car by 11 sec
Toyota Gazoo Racing took a home 1-2 finish at the 6 Hours of Fuji today with the No.7 Toyota TS050 HYBRID driven by Mike Conway, Kamui Kobayashi and Jose Maria Lopez taking the victory. It is a second victory at Fuji for Conway and Kobayashi following success in 2016, and it is a first WEC win for Lopez. The No.8 sister car of Fernando Alonso, Sebastien Buemi and Kazuki Nakajima took the flag in second place but kept their championship points lead.
Van Der Zande, Taylor and Hunter-Reay with Petit LeMans
Ford wraps up GTLM title
Renger Van Der Zande, Jordan Taylor, and Ryan Hunter-Reay in the #10 Konica Minolta Wayne Taylor Racing Cadillac DPi-V.R. took the win, their first of the season. Renger van der Zande took a 5.306-second victory over the No. 77 Team Joest Mazda RT24-P of Oliver Jarvis in second, with Spencer Pigot making it a double Mazda podium finish in a crazy final lap. Nick Tandy pulled away from the field on the final restart and completed a fuel mileage run to take GT Le Mans class victory.
Kurt Busch leads SHR Ford 1-2-3-4 in Dega Quals
Elliott in 5th for Chevy
Kurt Busch earned the unofficial Busch Pole Award for Sunday’s 1000Bulbs.com 500 at Talladega Superspeedway (2 p.m. ET, NBC, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) after guiding his No. 41 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford around the 2.66-mile track at 195.804 mph in Saturday’s qualifying. It is Busch’s first pole at Talladega, his 27th in his career.
B. Force, Johnson, Jr., Skillman, Krawiec No. 1 at zMax
by Pete McCole
Brittany Force saved her best run for last and made it pay off with a top qualifying run to rise to the top of the Top Fuel ladder in Saturday's qualifying for Sunday's 11th annual Carolina Nationals at zMax Dragway. Tommy Johnson, Jr. (Funny Car), Drew Skillman (Pro Stock) and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also took the No. 1 qualifier spots in their respective divisions for Sunday's race – the fourth of six events in the Countdown to the Championship.
Timothy Peters survives wild Talladega finish
For Truck Series win
Timothy Peters took the lead when leader Noah Gragson wrecked on the final lap of the Fr8Auctions 250 at Talladega Superspeedway on Saturday and held on for his first Camping World Truck Series victory of the season. Peters won for the third time at Talladega, and the 11th time in his Truck Series career. David Gilliland finished second, while Myatt Snider, Justin Haley and Stewart Friesen rounded out the top five.
Penalty hands Alonso Toyota pole in Fuji
Aston Martin top in LMGTE Pro
The No.8 Toyota Gazoo Racing LMP1 car of Fernando Alonso, Kazuki Nakajima and Sebastien Buemi will start from pole position for tomorrow’s 6 Hours of Fuji. Alonso and Buemi initially qualified their car in second position after the No.7 Toyota TS050 HYBRID driven by Jose Maria Lopez and Kamui Kobayashi set the fastest combined time of 1m23.437s. However, Lopez exceeded the pit lane speed limit during the session and his lap times were deleted.
David Gilliland on Truck pole at Talladega
Spencer Gallagher alongside
42-year old David Gilliland will start on the pole in his Toyota truck for Saturday’s Camping World Truck Series 13th Annual FR8Auctions 250 after putting up a lap of 53.032 seconds at Talladega Superspeedway. Gilliland is joined on the front row by Spencer Gallagher (180.550 mph). The top five is completed by Timothy Peters (180.489), playoff driver Grant Enfinger (180.183) and playoff driver Johnny Sauter (179.939).
Derani puts Nissan on Petit Le Mans Pole
WeatherTech Racing on pole in GTD
Tequila Patron ESM driver Pipo Derani celebrated his 25th birthday in high fashion Friday at Road Atlanta by winning pole position in the No. 22 Nissan Onroak DPi for Saturday’s 21st Motul Petit Le Mans. Teammate and IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship newcomer Norman Nato qualified the No. 2 Nissan Onroak DPi in fourth. John Edwards put the No. 24 BMW M8 GTE on pole in GTLM.
FIA announces World Motor Sport Council decisions
At third World Motor Sport Council of 2018 today in Paris
Final approvals for the following categories:
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