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01/27/17
nhra

Top Fuel Harley Coming To NHRA National Events
NHRA officials announced Thursday that the popular Top Fuel Harley motorcycle category will compete at eight events on the 2017 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule.

The first race of the season will take place at the season opening Circle K NHRA Winternationals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona in Pomona, Calif. Feb. 9-12.

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01/27/17
wscc

Rolex 24 At Daytona Preps For Record Number Of Manufacturers
Scott Atherton
Scott Atherton has 17 manufacturers onboard. IndyCar can't even get three.
The IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Rolex 24 at Daytona gets underway this weekend, where the sports-car series will debut a record number of auto manufacturers writes Adam Stern of SBD.

IMSA now has 17 original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) across its various classes, including additions this year by Toyota’s Lexus brand, GM’s Cadillac brand, Honda’s Acura brand, McLaren and Daimler’s Mercedes-AMG brand.

IMSA President & COO Scott Atherton credited the merger of NASCAR’s Grand-Am Series and the American Le Mans Series in ’12 as a key factor, as the coming-together ended more than a decade's worth of competition between the two.

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01/27/17
automotive

Tesla Sues Ex-Autopilot Director Over Recruiting
Elon Musk furious. Feels ex-employee ripped off their secrets
Elon Musk furious. Feels ex-employee ripped off their secrets
Tesla Motors Inc. is accusing the former director of its Autopilot program and the former tech guru behind Google's self-driving car of improperly recruiting the auto maker's engineers to create their own autonomous-car startup.

The allegations raised in a lawsuit filed Thursday in California state court in Santa Clara are sure to rock the nascent self-driving car industry that is racing to put automated vehicles on the roadways in the next few years.

Tesla's lawsuit accuses Sterling Anderson of violating his employment contract with the company by trying to recruit at least a dozen engineers and taking "hundreds of gigabytes" of confidential and proprietary information for the benefit of a company he allegedly founded while still at Tesla.

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01/27/17
IAR

More Than 50 TQ Midgets Practice As They Get Ready For Weekend A.C. Racing
Last years A.C. action
Last years A.C. action
ATLANTIC CITY, NJ  --  With nothing at stake except the right to proclaim supremacy in practice, Ryan Flores of Cornelius, N.C., outran fifty (Three Quarter) TQ Midgets to post fastest time of 8.018 seconds in Thursday night practice. More than half of the expected 90 TQ Midget teams participated in the optional four-and-a-half-hour session that also offered the two support classes, Slingshots and Champ Karts, track time.

The track practice was the first of three days of the 15th Annual NAPA Know How Racing Weekend inside Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall.

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01/27/17
imsa

Video: More Than Just A Race - The Rolex 24 At DAYTONA
With the 55th Rolex 24 At Daytona just around the corner, listen to the importance of the race from the drivers themselves.

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01/27/17
roc
irl

James Hinchcliffe from Race of Champions 2017 in Miami - Part.3
James Hinchcliffe interviews several of the participants in the 2017 Race of Champions. (Travis Pastrana, Felipe Massa, and David Coulthard)

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01/27/17
roc
irl

Video: James Hinchcliffe from Race of Champions 2017 in Miami - Part.1
James Hinchcliffe interviews several of the participants in the 2017 Race of Champions. (Tony Kanaan, Juan Pablo Montoya, Gabby Chavez, Alexander Rossi, Tom Kristensen)

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01/27/17
roc
irl

Video: James Hinchcliffe from Race of Champions 2017 in Miami - Part.2
James Hinchcliffe interviews several of the participants in the 2017 Race of Champions. (Jenson Button & Tony Kanaan)

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01/27/17
gp3

GP3 Series 2017 season calendar unveiled
GP3 Series organizers are pleased to announce the 2017 calendar. This season, the Series will be contested over a total of eight rounds, with seven support events to the Formula One World Championship. Seven rounds will be held on European soil, including Jerez de la Frontera which will host the only standalone race weekend. The campaign will conclude at Yas Marina.

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01/27/17
gp2

GP2 Series 2017 season calendar revealed
Sirotkin in Barcelona
Sirotkin in Barcelona
The GP2 Series organizers have confirmed the 2017 season calendar. Once again, it will consist of eleven rounds in total, including ten support events of the Formula One World Championship. Seven rounds will be held in Europe with three flyaway rounds: the return of Sakhir in Bahrain, Baku in Azerbaijan, and Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi. There will be one standalone event in October at Circuito de Jerez, Spain.

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01/27/17
nasmon

NASCAR teams to have less practice time this year
Jimmie Johnson Car
Jimmie Johnson Car
NASCAR confirmed Thursday that teams in its top three series will have less practice time this season. Weekend schedules for upcoming races at Daytona, Atlanta, Las Vegas and Auto Club Speedway show that Cup teams will have at least an hour less practice time at each track compared to last year.

Cup teams also will have one less day to practice at Daytona International Speedway in preparation for the Daytona 500. While the schedules are listed as tentative, NASCAR does not expect any major changes to them before those events. Among the reasons given for the reduction of practice is that teams stated they did not need as much on-track time.

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01/27/17
nasmon
imsa
nhra

Motorsports Hall of Fame of America announces 2017 inductees
Scott Pruett, one of the 2017 inductees
Scott Pruett, one of the 2017 inductees
A seven-person list of luminaries representing sports cars, stock cars, land-speed records, motorcycles, open-wheel and drag racing will be showcased by the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America (MSHFA) 2017 class of inductees that was announced today at Daytona International Speedway.
 
The announcement was made in the speedway's infield media center prior to qualifying for the 55th running of the Rolex 24 At Daytona. Five-time Rolex 24 champion Scott Pruett is part of the 2017 class and was present at the announcement. Pruett is joined on the new inductee list by Sprint Car giant Steve Kinser; three-time DAYTONA 200 motorcycle champion Dick Klamfoth; two-time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion Terry Labonte; drag racing and land-speed record pioneer Paula Murphy; Herb Thomas, another two-time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series titlist; and multi-faceted legend Brock Yates.

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01/27/17
f1

Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport and OMP Racing to Link Up
Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport is pleased to announce a new Team Supplier agreement with OMP Racing ahead of the 2017 Formula One season.
 
OMP, a world leading Italian company in the design and production of motorsport safety equipment, will provide their new generation safety harnesses for the team's Silver Arrows race cars, to be driven this year by Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas.  

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01/27/17
f1

Latest F1 news in brief - Friday
  • ALonso will not retire unless rookie Vandoorne beats him this year
    Alonso will not retire unless rookie Vandoorne beats him this year
    Sainz Jr. thinks Alonso will stay beyond 2017
  • Ferrari denies 2017 car to honor Bianchi
  • Vandoorne in Schumacher, Senna category - Brown
  • No proposal for London GP yet - mayor
  • Ecclestone and Sorrell sell F1 shares
  • London Mayor To Study Impact Of Disruption, Pollution Before Agreeing To London F1 Race
  • Wolff Says F1 Must 'Tread Carefully' On Rule Changes
  • BP Replacing Total As Renault Formula 1 Team's Fuel, Lubricant Partner
  • Chief Financial Officer Alan Kinch Leaves Williams Grand Prix Holdings PLC

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