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F1: Shanghai
Lewis Hamilton won his third straight F1 race. The championship is, for all intents and purposes, over - because his Mercedes is unbeatable
Mercedes

Nascar: Ft. Worth
[From last week's photos]Dale Jr's car catches fire after he plastered the wall when he went too low and hit the grass
Getty Images

F1: Shanghai
Nico Rosberg smokes (literally) Sebastian Vettel to take over 2nd place
Red Bull

F1: North Carolina
Gene Haas (R) talks to the media about his new American F1 team
Pete McCole/AR1

F1: Shanghai
Marco Mattiaci takes in his first F1 race after replacing Stefano Domenicali as head of the Ferrari F1 team
Ferrari

New York Auto Show
Chevy unveiled the new Corvette Z06 convertible
GM

New York Auto Show
BMW unveiled the new 2015 M4 convertible
New York Auto Show

WEC: Paul Ricard
Rebellion Racing unveiled their new LMP1 car
Rebellion Racing

WEC: Silverstone
Toyota gets the jump on Audi at the start and goes on to a 1-2 finish, thoroughly beating the Germans
Toyota
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Should IndyCar try a mid-week prime-time race?
  by Mark J. Cipolloni
IndyCar TV ratings are at record lows since Tony George started the IRL, split the sport and nearly killed it. And it has been a struggle to win back the fan base given the monopoly that the family down in Daytona Beach have on USA motorsports. And high TV ratings on weekends when there are so much other sports programming on TV to watch and so many channels that broadcast sports, is a real challenge. IndyCar simply does not have enough hardcore fans like NASCAR that would watch a NASCAR race any day, anytime.
IndyCar Alabama GP Preview
  Can Hunter-Reay win again?
The Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama will be the fifth Verizon IndyCar Series event conducted at Barber Motorsports Park. Ryan Hunter-Reay broke Team Penske's win streak at Barber Motorsports Park with his win in the 2013 Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama. Can Hunter-Reay repeat in Alabama and join Will Power as the race's only multiple winner?
Four Cylinder Racing Is Here To Stay
  by Stephen Cox
Once upon a time, entry level stock car divisions at local bullrings across the country were filled with the glorious growl of American V8 engines. They were called “Hobby Stocks,” “Pure Stocks” or “Street Stocks.” A few unimaginative promoters condemned them as “Bombers” or “Thundercars,” as if any fool would want to drive a car so named. But regardless of the title, entry-level stock car fields at local racetracks were stuffed with mid-sized, V8-powered American automobiles throughout the 70s, 80s and 90s.
Chinese GP: Sunday Press Conference
  Mercedes advantage biggest in F1 history
Drivers
1st Lewis Hamilton
2nd Nico Rosberg
3rd Fernando Alonso
Hamilton Takes Third Consecutive win in China
  by Brian Carroccio
Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton scored his third win of the season in today’s 2014 UBS Formula1 Chinese Grand Prix. It was the third consecutive and 25th career victory for the 29-year old Brit, who began on pole and led every lap. Hamilton’s teammate and World Championship leader Nico Rosberg was second, with Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso third. Red Bull teammates Daniel Ricciardo and Sebastian Vettel rounded out the top-five in fourth and fifth respectively. The win was the fourth consecutive victory, and third consecutive 1-2 finish for the dominant Mercedes team, which has led every lap of competition in 2014.
Chinese GP: Saturday Press Conference
  From Shanghai
Drivers:
1st Lewis Hamilton
2nd Daniel Ricciardo
3rd Sebastian Vettel
Hamilton wins pole for Chinese GP
  Third of the year
Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton claimed his third pole position of the 2014 Formula 1 season at the Chinese Grand Prix on a wet Shanghai track. With the track wet, Hamilton went fastest on his first run in Q3 then improved by almost half a second on his second run to ensure pole. Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo will start second, setting a time six tenths slower than Hamilton.
Chinese Grand Prix Preview
  by Brian Carroccio
The 2014 Formula 1 UBS Chinese Grand Prix will be the 11th running of the Chinese Grand Prix, all of which have been staged at the 5.5541-kilometer Shanghai International Circuit. Rubens Barrichello won the inaugural event driving for Ferrari in 2004. Fernando Alonso, also of Ferrari, is the defending race winner. Alonso (2005, 2013) and Lewis Hamilton (2008, 2011) are the only drivers to have won the Chinese Grand Prix twice.
Chinese GP: Friday Press Conference
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Long Beach GP Postscript
  by Brian Carroccio
Another installment of North America’s most successful urban festival of speed is complete. Ed Carpenter Racing’s Mike Conway parlayed the misfortune that befell many of his competitors with an impressive charge through the field to score his third career victory, and 2nd in the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. What follows’ is AR1's Long Beach postscript analysis.
Scenes from the 2014 NY Auto Show
  Convertible Corvette Z06 highlights show
It's the New York Auto Show kickoff day this morning, but a lot of the news broke last night. New York, usually the bastion of mid-size sedans will actually have some sporty dynamism with the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Convertible and 2016 Mazda Miata. Going up in weight, there's also the S63 AMG Coupe, Lamborghini Huracan, Audi RS7 Exclusive RS7 Dynamic Edition and Aston Martin N430. We present some of the highlights in photos.
Role of Crew Chief at Talladega Pivotal
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With all the excitement around NASCAR’s competition changes for Talladega Superspeedway’s Aaron’s Dream Weekend, May 2-4, added pressure and a sense of urgency will now be felt like never before by the Crew Chief and team engineers who set up the cars and make the hard decisions at NASCAR’s biggest and most challenging venue
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