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02/04/19
baja

Ridgeline Baja Race Truck Wins Parker 425
Congrats to the @Honda Ridgeline Baja Truck team winning the 7200 class in the #Parker425 this weekend
Congrats to the @Honda Ridgeline Baja Truck team winning the 7200 class in the #Parker425 this weekend

The Honda Off-Road Racing Team and its Ridgeline Baja Race Truck opened the 2019 off-road racing season in the best possible fashion, with a decisive second consecutive victory in the “7200” class for V6-powered unlimited race trucks in Saturday’s Parker 425.

A part of the Best In the Desert Racing Association off-road racing series, the Parker 425 features three laps of a rugged 143-mile course through the southwestern Arizona desert.  Each lap presents competitors with wide-ranging conditions, from sand washes and rough rock sections to wide-open rally roads.

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02/04/19
f1

Force India officially becomes Racing Point f1
Last year's launch
Last year's launch

The former Force India F1 team been putting out press releases calling their team Racing Point Formula 1 and now word comes that the FIA last week has officially approved the name change from Force India to Racing Point Formula 1.

We await the official announcement or official 2019 F1 teams list press release from the FIA, which would confirm the name change

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02/04/19
nasmon

Finally, NASCAR to take a cheater's win away
Finally after all these years, NASCAR will take wins away from cheaters
Finally after all these years, NASCAR will take wins away from cheaters

AR1.com has mocked NASCAR for years about this.

The notion that a winner could fail inspection after a race and still be credited with the victory was ridiculous. That such penalties often weren’t announced until a few days after the race dragged down the sport.

NASCAR finally did the right thing Monday, stating that  it will disqualify the winning vehicle if it fails inspection after the race at the track. This is for Cup, Xfinity and the Truck series.

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02/04/19
f1

Ferrari throws Hartley a bone
Hartley lands a simulator role with Ferrari
Hartley lands a simulator role with Ferrari

Four drivers will work in the Scuderia Ferrari Mission Winnow simulator during the 2019 season, thus contributing, alongside the race drivers, to the development of the car. They are 24 year old Pascal Wehrlein, Brendon Hartley 29, Antonio Fuoco, 22, and Davide Rigon, 32.

Currently driving in Formula E for the Mahindra team, Pascal Wehrlein competed in Formula 1 in the 2016 and 2017 seasons having been crowned DTM champion in 2015.

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02/04/19
nasmon

NASCAR Needs New Stars and Kyle Larson May Save the Sport
Larson is the latest open wheel driver to go to NASCAR and school them
Larson is the latest open wheel driver to go to NASCAR and school them
NASCAR’s biggest stars have all moved on. Jeff Gordon and Dale Earnhardt Jr. are television analysts while Tony Stewart is racing sprint cars again. Danica Patrick traded her firesuit for athleisure-wear while Carl Edwards just kind of disappeared.

America’s top motorsports series is in need of a new face. The rapid wave of retirements brought in a crop of fresh-faced young drivers tasked with carrying NASCAR through a tough transition, but no clear superstar to fill empty seats and shape the next generation of racers.

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02/04/19
f1

Losing their shirt on F1, promoters eye group insurance deal
Official F1 Race Promoters Crying Towel
Official F1 Race Promoters Crying Towel
Last week's statement from the Formula One Promoters Association, which consists of 16 of the 21 races that form the 2019 F1 calendar, made clear that money is one of several issues that concern its members.

Other than ever increasing hosting fees, the movement of the sport behind the paywall that is Pay-TV, lack of initiatives and engagement from Formula One Management and concern over the revenue share deal offered to Miami (but nobody else), the bottom line is money, for in almost all cases the promoters only receive what they take in ticket sales, and as a result those events like Britain and Brazil which receive no government funding are particularly hard hit. 

With an eye on cutting costs, an issue they insist Liberty should be addressing, the 16 promoters that are members of FOPA are arranging a joint insurance cover of £1.6bn, though the other 5 events running races in 2021 will have the opportunity to join the insurance deal if they want.

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02/04/19
irl

McLaren building team that can bring Alonso Indy 500 win (2nd Update)
4-time Indy 500 winner Andy Brown will soon be announced as Alonso's engineer for the Indy 500
Andy Brown (not David) will soon be announced as Alonso's engineer for the Indy 500

UPDATE CORRECTION: We confused ANDY Brown, hired by McLaren for Alonso's Indy 500 effort, with DAVID Brown who was Senna’s, Hunter-Reay's and Franchitti’s engineer and currently works for Porsche in IMSA.

01/18/19 Andy Brown was also the engineer for Ayrton Senna for 3 years in F1, and was Ryan Hunter-Reay's engineer in 2003, which included his first win at Surfers Paradise. He is highly regarded and will give Alonso a real strong chance for victory.

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02/04/19
nasmon

Phelps: NASCAR shifting resources
Steve Phelps
Steve Phelps

While NASCAR laid off dozens of employees last month, President Steve Phelps said the move was more about doubling down in key areas, he tells Adam Stern of Sports Business Daily.

Between people laid off and open positions that will not be filled, about 50 to 75 jobs were eliminated that affected employees at offices across the country, according to sources. The jobs represent less than 5 percent of NASCAR’s workforce.

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02/04/19
nhra

NHRA 2019 Preseason Test Session Results
Steve Torrence quickest in Top Fuel
Steve Torrence quickest in Top Fuel
NHRA drivers took the opportunity to shake off the rust at the preseason test session at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park Jan. 30 – Feb. 2. Defending Top Fuel world champion Steve Torrence shows no sign of slowing down by setting the quickest pass of the session.

Torrence piloted his Capco Contractors/Torrence Racing dragster to a 3.689 sec. pass at 328.78 mph during Thursday’s testing. The Texas native made history last season as he went undefeated during the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Countdown to the Championship.

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02/04/19
f1

Latest F1 news in brief - Monday
  • Bottas will be destroyed by Hamilton again in 2019
    Bottas will be destroyed by Hamilton again in 2019
    Bottas could be back to normal in 2019 - Montoya
  • Villeneuve to miss five F1 races in 2019
  • Vettel 'broken' - Coronel
  • Mexico to stop funding grand prix
  • McLaren's Brown eyes 'big step forward' in 2019
  • Renault may be competitive in 2019 - Isola
  • Honda 'promises much more' than Renault - Marko
  • Alonso leaving door open to 2020 return
  • Lauda will miss winter tests and Australia - Marko

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02/04/19
motogp

Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP reveal new 2019 livery
Vinales and Rossi show off new Monster Energy Livery
Vinales and Rossi show off new Monster Energy Livery
The Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Team unveiled its 2019 color scheme and structure today at the Four Seasons Hotel Jakarta, Indonesia, causing great excitement. The launch event’s theme “Beast Mode On” echoes the new title sponsorship deal between Yamaha and Monster Energy, as well as the team’s mindset ahead of the official 2019 IRTA MotoGP preseason test in Sepang, Malaysia, held in two days’ time.

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02/04/19
v8

Walkinshaw Andretti United livery launch
Mobil1 and MEGA livery
Mobil1 and MEGA livery
Walkinshaw Andretti United has today announced that Mobil 1™ and MEGA will combine as the Team’s co-naming rights partners for the 2019 Virgin Australia Supercars Championship, creating Mobil 1 MEGA Racing.

Mobil 1 will enter into its 26th consecutive year as a partner of the Team, while MEGA join the Walkinshaw Andretti United family for the first time.

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02/03/19
usac

Jim McGee in bad condition
Jim McGee standing next to Andy Granitelli in 1969
Jim McGee standing next to Andy Granatelli in 1969
Jim McGee, winningest team manager/crew chief in IndyCar history, and Indy 500 winner with Marion Andretti in 1969, is in bad condition due to complications after surgery for a broken leg. 

Jim needs your prayers now.

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02/03/19
wec

2018 - 2019 Super Season - Who Will Be The World Champion?
A Toyota driver will win it, but which one?
A Toyota driver will win it, but which one?
The first chapter of the exciting and unique 2018/19 calendar has seen FIA WEC switch to a new look championship. 5 rounds down, still 3 rounds with 8,481KM & 38 hours races left until June 2019.

So who will clinch the World Champion Title in the end?

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02/03/19
f1

Haas F1 At The Circuit: Jose Manuel Lopez
Meet the Haas F1 performance engineer, Jose Manuel Lopez, as you go behind the scenes at Haas F1 Team.

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02/03/19
f1

How do Pirelli's special thin tread tires solve blistering problems?
Pirelli has an extremely difficult job in the world of Formula 1. Understand why Pirelli shaves its tires for some F1 Grand Prix, and not for others. F1 tire wear explained. F1 blistering tires explained.

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02/03/19
irl

Andretti won't rule out running Conor Daly at more races in 2019
Will the US Air Force step up to sponsor Daly in more races?
Will the US Air Force step up to sponsor Daly in more races?
Andretti Autosport team owner Michael Andretti has refused to rule out running Conor Daly at more events in the 2019 NTT IndyCar season beyond the Indianapolis 500.

It was announced last week Daly would run as a fifth car in the All-American Andretti Autosport line-up for his sixth attempt at the famous race.

The 56-year-old team owner believes the chances of keeping hold of Daly are possible, but it would depend on finding the necessary sponsorship.

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02/03/19
imsa

Video: Relive the full 2019 Rolex 24 At Daytona (Parts 1-4)

Relive all the action from the Rolex 24 At Daytona, the first race of the 2019 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season and Round 1 of the IMSA Michelin Endurance Cup.

Watch all 4 videos below or use these links. Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 

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02/03/19
bathurst

Mark Webber on driving the Porsche 911 GT2 RS Clubsport at the Bathurst 12 Hour
Mark Webber
Mark Webber
Motor racing fans attending the opening round of the 2019 Intercontinental GT Challenge at Bathurst (Australia) have witnessed a very special premiere. The Porsche 911 GT2 RS Clubsport was driven on a racetrack in front of the public for the first time. At the wheel of the 700 hp vehicle sat the Porsche brand ambassador Mark Webber. The Australian thrilled home crowds at the famous Mount Panorama Circuit.

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02/03/19
wec

Project Top Secret: The Porsche 935
The relaunch of the Porsche 935 caused quite a stir at the 2018 Rennsport Reunion. Watch how the development team overcame almost impossible challenges in the weeks and months before the big reveal.

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02/03/19
bathurst

Race Highlights - 2019 Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour
Earl Bamber Motorsport (EBM) won the Bathurst 12 Hour in electrifying fashion, with the No. 912 Porsche 911 GT3 R storming to the lead in the closing moments of the Intercontinental GT Challenge season opener.

The stellar result for EBM was the first Bathurst 12 Hour win for Porsche and one final victory for the current generation Porsche 911 GT3 R before its successor arrives for the next round of the Intercontinental GT Challenge.

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02/03/19
nhra

Toyota Racing: Antron Brown 2019 NHRA Spring Training Quotes
Antron Brown
Antron Brown
Antron Brown , Matco Tools Toyota Top Fuel dragster driver:

What are you looking for in 2019?

We all look for a championship. That’s what we’re focused on. Last year we learned a lot of stuff. It was a good thing that we were competitive all year and we raced at a high level.  This year, we’re looking to improve upon that and go back to the way that we used to be. We are looking to give Torrence Racing a run for the championship. We want to be able to go out and compete for our fourth title. Our main focus is to be in a good position heading into the Countdown to give us a chance to bring it home.

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02/03/19
wec
imsa

Risi Competizione aiming for Le Mans return, no further IMSA plans for 2019
Risi #62 Ferrari
Risi #62 Ferrari

Risi Competizione looks to race at Le Mans for the first time in 2017. The team has filed an entry for the GTE Pro field and hopes to be on the grid for the closing round of the World Endurance Championship Super Season in June.

"We have put in an entry as ourselves and want to go back. We feel there is a level-playing field at Le Mans," team owner Giuseppe Risi told Motorsport.com.

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02/03/19
f1

Video: Lauda - The Untold Story
Lauda and Andretti in 1976 Japanese GP
Lauda and Andretti in 1976 Japanese GP

Niki Lauda suffered life-threatening injuries in 1976, one of the most famous accidents in Formula One.

The film examines the circumstances of the accident and presents the story of Lauda's brave return.

In the film, Laudan and his family speak of former and contemporary stars of car sports, Hamilton or Nico Rosberg.

Mark Weber, Jochen Mass, Hans-Joachim Stuck, Daniel Audetto, David Coulthard, Lewis Hamilton, James Hunt, Niki Lauda, Nico Rosberg, Jackie Stewart are quoted.

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02/02/19
bathurst

Tour of Gen II Bentley Continental GT3
Bentley Team M-Sport’s Jordan Pepper takes us on a tour of the second-generation Bentley Continental GT3 which is making its Australian debut this weekend at the Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour.

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02/02/19
imsa

WeatherTech Adds Last Minute CupFone Super Bowl Spot
CupFone
CupFone
Automotive accessory manufacturer WeatherTech has added an additional 15-second spot, titled CupFone™, to its Super Bowl ad buy which includes a 45-second spot, SCOUT, for CBS' broadcast of Super Bowl 53, February 3, 2019, to be played at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia.

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02/02/19
irl

Rahal family, along with IndyCar, ready to enjoy Austin
Graham Rahal
Graham Rahal
For a family like the Rahals, it takes a lot to make a race weekend stand out.

Although he just turned 30, Graham Rahal estimates that he’s been to “thousands” of races. It might seem hard to believe, until you consider that his father, Bobby Rahal, is a legend of open-wheel racing and Graham Rahal has been a professional since he was a teenager. His wife, Courtney Force-Rahal, is a retired drag racer from an iconic family in the sport.

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02/02/19
f3a

One Formula Racing enters F3 Americas Championship
The F3 Americas series backed by Honda power should be on the Road To Indy Ladder
The F3 Americas series backed by Honda power should be on the Road To Indy Ladder
After a premiere season, F3 Americas Championship Powered by Honda opens 2019 at Barber Motorsports Park with IndyCar April 3-5. With an expanding grid for its second season and an affordable, competitive tech package equipped with the only Halo in North America, SCCA Runoffs National Championship team One Formula Racing is stepping into international-level professional racing with F3 Americas Championship. The Illinois-based outfit is in the development stages of entering two cars for a full championship season.

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02/02/19
nasmon

NASCAR Testing Speeds and Photos from Vegas
A review of the testing speeds from Thursday and Friday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.



New MustangsCamaro up frontNo talent required huge rear spoiler

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02/02/19
nasx

Stewart Haas Racing names Mike Shiplett as Cole Custer's crew chief
Mike Shiplett
Mike Shiplett

Stewart Haas Racing on Friday announced that NASCAR veteran Mike Shiplett has been named crew chief for the No. 00 Xfinity Series Ford and driver Cole Custer.

“I’m very excited to start here over at Stewart Haas Racing,” Shiplett said on the first-ever SHR Podcast. “There’s a lot of technology. I’ve been here a little over two weeks and I’m learning a lot of stuff.”

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02/02/19
imsa

IMSA Announces Drive-Time Penalties From Rolex 24
The No.63 Ferrari was penalized
The No.63 Ferrari was penalized
Following the 57th running of the Rolex 24 At Daytona, the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) conducted its normal post-race audit of timing and scoring data. Upon analysis it was discovered that both the No. 29 Montaplast by Land Motorsport (driver Ricky Feller) and No. 63 Scuderia Corsa (driver Toni Vilander) entries in the GT Daytona (GTD) class were found to be in violation of drive-time requirements, as outlined by IMSA Sporting Regulations, and have been placed at the back of the class per Article 12.12 Drive-Time Penalty Order.

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02/02/19
f1

Sauber, now Alfa, gets 2019 budget boost
Frederic Vasseur expects Alfa Romeo to be the 5th fastest team in 2019
Frederic Vasseur expects Alfa Romeo to be the 5th fastest team in 2019
(GMM) Sauber will reportedly enjoy a big budget boost in 2019.

The Hinwil based team has a new name for the new season -- Alfa Romeo.

"Alfa Romeo Racing, operated by Sauber Motorsport. New name, Same game!" the team announced on Twitter.

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02/01/19
F3A

New F3 Americas team VRD testing at Homestead
Mathias Soler-Obel
Mathias Soler-Obel
Equipped with a fresh set of Hankook Tires, a pair of Velocity Racing Development Ligier JS F3 cars accelerated around the 11-turn, 2.3-mile Homestead-Miami Speedway last week during its first test of the new year. Set to complete multiple test days throughout February and March, VRD will kick-off its maiden F3 Americas Championship Powered by Honda season alongside IndyCar at the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama April 5-7.

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02/01/19
nhra

J.R. Todd 2019 NHRA Spring Training Quotes
J.R. Todd
J.R. Todd
What was your off-season like as the reigning NHRA Funny Car champion?

I wouldn’t say it was any different than any other off-season. I actually went on vacation, traveling over to Qatar. I raced there in 2011 and hadn’t seen a lot of the people over there since then and it was nice to go over there and support their race series.  It was a cool venture. It seemed like the off-season flew by and I’m not opposed to that. I’m glad to be back out here testing and getting ready for the first race of the year.

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02/01/19
nasmon

Don Jr.'s Trump Tower mystery call went to NASCAR CEO
The biggest leaker of intelligence in Washington, Adam 'Shifty' Schiff was devastated to learn another one of his lies was dispelled - Don Jr. was talking to NASCAR CEO Brian France, not the Russians.
The biggest leaker of intelligence in Washington, Adam 'Shifty' Schiff was devastated to learn another one of his lies was dispelled - Don Jr. was talking to NASCAR CEO Brian France, not the Russians. You can tell he's crazy just by looking at his eyes.

Several mysterious phone calls made by Don Trump Jr ahead of the infamous Trump Tower meeting were to business associates and not to his father, a new report has claimed.

Records recently provided to the Senate Intelligence Committee show the calls in June 2016 were between Trump Jr and two of his business associates, three sources with knowledge of the matter told ABC News.

Democrats had long speculated that several calls to blocked numbers three days prior to Trump Jr's meeting with a Russian lawyer were to Donald Trump, and had hoped to see the President's eldest son indicted for lying about them.

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02/01/19
nasmon

Sport Clips Backing JGR & Erik Jones In Daytona 500
Erik Jones
Erik Jones
Joe Gibbs Racing announced Friday that Sport Clips will join Erik Jones and the No. 20 Toyota Camry team as the primary sponsor for the season-opening Daytona 500 on Feb. 17.

Debuting a special scheme at at Daytona Int’l Speedway, Sport Clips will feature the Sport Clips app on the No. 20 Toyota Camry.

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02/01/19
automotive

More info on the Porsche Taycan
A 90kWh battery pack will put it just below Tesla's biggest battery pack at 100kWh
A 90kWh battery pack will put the Taycan just below Tesla's biggest battery pack at 100kWh
Porsche continues to provide exciting new details about the Taycan, the company’s first all-electric vehicle that’s expected to rival the Tesla Model S writes Simon Alvarez of Teslarati. Just recently, the established carmaker issued a press release discussing the vehicle’s upcoming charging infrastructure in North America, which would enable the Taycan to travel from coast to coast. In a recent interview, the chief of Porsche’s Electric Car Initiative outlined some exciting new details about the electric sedan, including its battery pack size, as well as some of the vehicle’s notable features.

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02/01/19
nasx

Dale Earnhardt Jr. confirms his return for Darlington NASCAR Xfinity race
Dale Jr.
Dale Jr.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. made the worst-kept secret in NASCAR public on Friday afternoon.

Junior advises you to come to Darlington Raceway on Aug. 31.

Earnhardt Jr. mentioned on Twitter that he will drive in the Xfinity Series Sport Clips Haircuts VFW 200 at Darlington.

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02/01/19
nasmon

FOX NASCAR On-Air Team Delivers Combined 200 Years of Daytona 500 Experience
Larry McReynolds, Michael Waltrip, Chris Myers, Darrell Waltrip, Jeff Gordon & Mike Joy
Larry McReynolds, Michael Waltrip, Chris Myers, Darrell Waltrip, Jeff Gordon & Mike Joy
FOX Sports embarks on its 19th season of NASCAR coverage at Daytona Speedweeks in February with unparalleled expertise broadcasting the DAYTONA 500 in front of and behind the camera.

DAYTONA 500

Led by veteran play-by-play announcer Mike Joy, broadcasting his 40th DAYTONA 500 for live television or radio, the FOX NASCAR on-air team brings a collective 200 years of experience covering the “Great American Race.” Joining Joy in the FOX NASCAR booth is the Hall of Fame duo of three-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Darrell Waltrip, broadcasting his 16th DAYTONA 500, and four-time champion and 2019 Hall of Fame inductee Jeff Gordon, covering his fourth in the FOX Sports booth. Gordon is a three-time DAYTONA 500 champion, and Waltrip won the 1989 running.

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02/01/19
track news

Tioga Downs Casino Resort and Watkins Glen International announce multi-year partnership
Watkins Glen
Watkins Glen
Tioga Downs Casino Resort and Watkins Glen International announced a multi-year partnership today, making Tioga Downs the ‘Official Casino’ of Watkins Glen International.

At a press reception in the Tioga Downs ballroom, Watkins Glen International President Michael Printup as well as Tioga Downs President Charles Otto discussed the partnership and the benefits it will have for the Southern Tier.  Watkins Glen International and Tioga Downs will be working together to expand the region’s tourism reach with packages that complement each other’s properties and New York State attractions in general.  These include bringing motor coach groups and tours from other areas so guests can experience all that the Southern Tier has to offer.

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02/01/19
automotive

Porsche informs authorities of possible issue with emissions
Porsche won't have any emission issues once their fossil fuel burning polluters are terminated
Porsche won't have any emission issues with the Porsche Taycan
Porsche said it had informed German authorities of potential issues with its emissions data, following a report in Germany's Der Spiegelnews magazine that the figures for its 911 models of 2016 and 2017 were inaccurate.

"Porsche has identified issues in connection with individual roll-out tests," Porsche said in a statement Thursday. 

The case involves deviations in the measurement of wind resistance values and the corresponding information reported to regulators, the company said.

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02/01/19
automotive

Mercedes Super Bowl ad

Envision a universe with you at the center, calling the shots. What would you do if the whole world followed your every command?

That’s not Big Game fiction, that’s exactly how it feels inside the brand-new A-Class – the high-tech, gateway sedan for the Mercedes-Benz model line with a Manufacturers Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $32,500 – making its official introduction during the Big Game at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Sunday, February 3.

The new model features an industry-leading, in-vehicle command center, Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX), pairing natural voice recognition with voice-activated artificial intelligence (AI) technology to seamlessly integrate with today’s multitasking lifestyle. Chilly? Say, “I’m cold.” Mood lighting? Best brunch around? Playlist or podcast? Last night’s football scores? Just say “Hey Mercedes…,” and the vehicle does the rest, along the lines of in-home virtual assistants.

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02/01/19
bathurst

Mercedes quickest in today's practice for Bathurst 12 Hour
GruppeM Motorsport Mercedes
GruppeM Motorsport Mercedes

Hong Kong-based Mercedes outfit GruppeM Motorsport has taken the practice honors in a tight finish to the opening day at the Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour.

The AMG GT3 shared by Italian Raffaele Marciello and Germans Maximilian Goetz and Maximilian Buhk recorded the quickest time of the day in the fourth and final hit-out of the day.

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02/01/19
irl

Chevrolet returns as the official truck of Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg
Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg is proud to announce the renewal of its partnership with Chevrolet. Serving as the official truck for the sixth consecutive year, Chevrolet will have a strong presence on and off the track during the event, March 8-10, 2019. For Chevrolet competing in its eighth NTT IndyCar Series season as an engine supplier, it has achieved great success winning five of the previous seven season openers on the streets of St. Petersburg. 

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02/01/19
nhra

Dodge//SRT, Mopar Add NHRA National Event Title Sponsorships at Houston and Las Vegas Races
Las Vegas 4-wide
Las Vegas 4-wide
Dodge//SRT and Mopar announced today a partnership with Pennzoil to pump up participation in the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA), doubling their number of event title sponsorships for the 2019 season.

Mopar will claim headline sponsor duties at the NHRA tour stop in Houston, and Dodge//SRT will take title rights for the fall NHRA Las Vegas race. The brands will also continue their primary sponsorship roles at NHRA events near Denver and Reading, Pennsylvania.

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02/01/19
automotive

Video: Audi Presents: Cashew
Audi is unleashing a new era of electric cars, and it’s more thrilling than anything you can imagine (in this life or the next.).

This is the Audi E-Tron GT ad that will air during the Super Bowl.

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02/01/19
cc
irl

Michel Jourdain Jr. switches career to acting
Jourdain Jr. (R) in 2003 driving in Champ Car
Jourdain Jr. (R) in 2003 driving in Champ Car

Mexican former IndyCar driver Michel Jourdain Jr., who -- with no intention of doing so -- scored a role in filmmaker Alfonso Cuaron's critically acclaimed Spanish-language film, "Roma."

Jourdain plays a small but significant role in "Roma," a Golden Globe and Golden Lion winner that was recently nominated for 10 Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Foreign Language Film.

Jourdain finished third in the 2003 Champ Car driver standings. Full Story


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02/01/19
motogp

Marquez rides again
Marc Marquez
Marc Marquez
The 2019 pre-season has been different to any other before it for reigning MotoGP World Champion Marc Marquez after a substantial shoulder operation in early December.

Surgery was performed by Dr. Xavier Mir, Dr. Victor Marlet and Dr. Teresa Marlet at the Hospital Universitari Dexeus in order to resolve a recurring dislocation of Marc Marquez’s left shoulder. The issue had persisted throughout the 2018 season, and the winter break was deemed the only time possible to operate on the Repsol Honda Team rider. With recovery predicted to take multiple months, Marquez and his team set about building a plan to strength the shoulder and prepare for the Sepang Test on February 6 – 8.

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02/01/19
f1

Latest F1 news in brief - Friday
  • Mercedes, Ferrari have different 'attitudes' - Wolff
  • De Vries next in line for F1 promotion
  • Haas drivers must work on approach - Steiner
  • Ferrari CEO announces bigger F1 budget for 2019
  • 'Difficult' to be Schumacher's son - Mick
  • Boss suggests Monza prepared to lose F1 race
  • Sauber F1 team renamed Alfa Romeo Racing

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02/01/19
bathurst

Pappas sustains fractures after Bathurst 12 Hour shunt

The remains of Pappas' Porsche
The remains of Pappas' Porsche
45-year old American Black Swan Racing driver Tim Pappas has sustained fractures to his right arm and pelvis following a heavy shunt during Bathurst 12 Hour practice.

The American was at the wheel when the Black Swan Racing Porsche lost control and backed into the wall hard at The Chase before bursting into flames. 

Pappas was conscious following the impact and has since been airlifted to hospital in Sydney for further examination and is in a stable condition.



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02/01/19
F3FIA

Peroni signs with Campos
Alex Peroni
Alex Peroni

Australia has moved a step closer to having its next Formula 1 driver with the confirmation of young Tasmanian racer Alex Peroni‘s 2019 FIA Formula 3 Championship campaign.

Peroni, 19, has signed with leading European team Campos Racing for the championship, which is the rebranded GP3 Series that has been an official Formula 1 support category since 2010.

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02/01/19
irl

Indy 500 Ticket Sales Strong, Hospitality And Suites Completely Sold Out
2016 saw a record crowd. Well not really. Crowds dwarfed 2016 in the CART days.
2016 saw a record crowd. Well not really. Crowds dwarfed 2016 in the CART days, but it was a record since the IRL days.
We’re a little under four months away from the 103rd Running of the Indianapolis 500 and ticket sales are nearing the record sellout we saw in 2016 for the 100th running

2017 saw more people attend the race than there were for 2015. Last year’s race saw more spectators than 2017. As of today, the last day of January, the 2019 ticket sales are stronger at this point than where they were for 2018 and over 300,000 are expected on race day this year. Will it be a sellout like in 2016? Maybe.

Doug Boles also reports that all hospitality and suite packages are sold out for 2018.



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