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02/28/19
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Watch Mario Andretti recall his "biggest test"
Mario Andretti
Mario Andretti
The great Mario Andretti celebrated his birthday Thursday (February 28th). He turned 79.

While for the NASCAR Grand National stock car race at Riverside in early 1967 Andretti was next in line to qualify after the fatal accident of Billy Foster – with whom Andretti was close friends and roommates with.

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02/28/19
f1

Liberty Media 4th Quarter and Yearly Financial results (Update)
Chase Cary Losing money with F
Chase Cary Losing money with F1

UPDATE Annual results published by Liberty Media showed that payments to F1 teams "slid for the second year in a row" in '18 while the sport's revenues and operating loss grew. Total payments to the 10 teams fell to $913M from $919M in '17 and $966M in '16. Although the Formula One Group reported an increase in annual revenues to $1.827B, up $44M from a previous $1.783B, the operating loss grew from $37M to $68M REUTERS.

The news comes as F1 and the teams "continue what are likely to be increasingly complex negotiations" over sporting rules and commercial arrangements for '21 and beyond. Liberty said that advertising and sponsorship income fell in '18 AUTOSPORT.

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02/28/19
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nhra

Final Weekend TV Ratings
NASCAR saw a drop in TV ratings from last year, but they still got over 5 million viewers for the Atlanta Cup race. That's more than the Indy 500 will get.

NBCSN still continues to deliver the worse TV ratings of any sports network - check out the Supercross rating of 0.18

NetEventLocationTotal Viewers18-49
Viewers
2019
TV Rating
2018
TV Rating
%Chg
FOXNascar Cup Race LAtlanta5,067,0001,200,0003.103.27-5.2%
FS1Nascar Xfinity Race LAtlanta1,076,000153,0000.680.76-10.5%
FS1Nascar Truck Race LAtlanta956,000167,0000.610.60+1.7%
FS1NHRA QualsPhoenix509,00065,0000.32--
FS1NHRA FinalsPhoenix472,00071,0000.310.29+6.9%
NBCSNSupercrossDetroit329,000156,0000.180.24-25%

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02/28/19
f1

Mercedes F1 introduce new Trackside Fluid Engineer from PETRONAS
Stephanie Travers
Stephanie Travers
Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS Motorsport and PETRONAS Lubricants International (PLI), a wholly owned subsidiary of PETRONAS, today introduced Stephanie Travers as the successful candidate following their global search for a new Trackside Fluid Engineer. As one of two PETRONAS Trackside Fluid Engineers, the 24-year-old engineer will provide the team with a comprehensive suite of fluid support services at all 21 races on the 2019 calendar. 

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02/28/19
irl

Month of May Schedule Packed with Action
NBC is expected to do wonders for IndyCar. How much will the TV Ratings increase for the Month of May?
NBC is expected to do wonders for IndyCar. How much will the TV Ratings increase for the Month of May?
INDIANAPOLIS - The 2019 Month of May schedule is set for the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, highlighted by 11 days of on-track activity for fans and a new format adding more action and drama to both days of qualifying for the 103rd Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge.

Thirty-three drivers will line up to take the green flag for "The Greatest Spectacle in Racing" at 12:30 p.m. (ET) Sunday, May 26 on the historic, 2.5-mile oval. The sixth INDYCAR Grand Prix will kick off the Month of May at IMS at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, May 11 on the 2.439-mile road course. Will Power of Team Penske will attempt to repeat his unprecedented sweep of both NTT IndyCar Series races in 2018.

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02/28/19
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Daly and Gdovic team up for 2019 Super Trofeo series
No. 46 Lamborghini Huracan Super Trofeo
No. 46 Lamborghini Huracan Super Trofeo
CHINA GROVE, N.C., – After a successful team debut in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s GTD class earlier this year at the Rolex 24 At Daytona, Precision Performance Motorsports has begun the preparations for their multi-car Super Trofeo North America campaign for 2019. Conor Daly and Brandon Gdovic have been announced as the team’s first entry, running the No. 46 Lamborghini Huracan Super Trofeo EVO in the Pro/Pro class.

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02/28/19
irl

IMS tries new twist to pump up poorly attended Indy 500 qualifying
Will Pippa Mann be too slow agin in 2019 and go home crying again?
Will Pippa Mann be too slow again in 2019 and go home crying again?
Bumping to secure locked-in grid positions on both qualifying days, the thrilling Fast Nine Shootout for the pole position and an opportunity to preview the 103rd Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge with a full-field practice await NTT IndyCar Series fans May 18-19 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

The action-packed format for Crown Royal Armed Forces Qualifying weekend was announced today by INDYCAR. The Indianapolis 500 runs Sunday, May 26 on the iconic 2.5-mile oval.

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02/28/19
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Barcelona Test 2 Day 3: Ferrari tops final day's times
Charles Leclerc
Charles Leclerc

Despite bringing out a late red flag when he broke down on course, Charles Leclerc ended fastest by a wide margin in his #16 Ferrari Thursday - the penultimate day of preseason F1 testing.

In his final appearance for Ferrari ahead of the season-opening Australian Grand Prix, Leclerc logged 138 laps and set the pace to ensure the Italian squad recovered from its truncated running after Sebastian Vettel crashed on Wednesday.

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02/28/19
automotive

Vacuum Cleaner Gangs Have Stolen $160,000 From London Parking Meters
Thieves break open a hole however they can and then suck out the money
Thieves break open a hole however they can and then suck out the money
Motorists have been urged not to use cash to pay for parking - because gangs are using vacuum cleaners to suck coins out of meters.

Criminals have been targeting machines in affluent Kensington and Chelsea, bagging tens of thousands of pounds in loose change.

Councilors in the west London borough said £120,000 has been stolen in the past year.

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02/28/19
irl

WIX Filters returns for Sage Karam in Indy 500
Wix livery for Karam in 500
Wix livery for Karam in 500
WIX Filters announced today it is returning to the 2019 Indianapolis 500 set for May 26 with a continuation of its partnership with Dreyer & Reinbold Racing as chief technical partner for the team’s No. 24 Indy 500 entry and driver Sage Karam.

Now in its 80th year of production, the global manufacturer of filtration products begins its seventh season of a multi-level partnership with Dreyer & Reinbold Racing, including serving as the Official Technical Partner and oil filter of the team, within several racing forms including the Indy 500 and ARX Rallycross.

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02/28/19
f2

Mick Schumacher ends first F2 testing on top
Mick Schumacher
Mick Schumacher

Mick Schumacher set the quickest laptime of today’s – and previous days’ – session: the PREMA Racing ace set a laptime of 1:24.028 this morning to top the timesheet by two tenths over Jack Aitken. Jordan King was quickest in the afternoon session with MP Motorsport.

As soon as the pitlane opened on the third day of the FIA Formula 2 pre-season testing at Jerez de la Frontera, the cars leapt onto the track. Still on top form, Nyck de Vries set the early pace, quickly breaking the 1m25 barrier, whilst Schumacher featured in P2 in a 1:25.327.

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02/28/19
imsa

IMSA Sets Sebring BoP, hands Cadillac sure win
Cadillac dominated Daytona, yet IMSA reduces everyone else's power except Cadillac.  GM must be lining someone's pockets.
Cadillac dominated Daytona, yet IMSA reduces everyone else's power except Cadillac. Obviously GM is IMSA's favorite.

IMSA has set the Balance of Performance for next month’s Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring, in what will be the first race of the season utilizing the sanctioning body’s season-long BoP.

Released on Wednesday, the tables are reflective of changes since last year’s season-ending Motul Petit Le Mans due to the event-specific BoP IMSA implemented for Daytona.

The majority of DPi cars, however, are facing slight power reductions compared to this year’s season-opener, with the exception of the Cadillac DPi-V.R, which maintains its 31.9 mm air restrictor.

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02/28/19
f1

Barcelona Test 2 Day 3: Ferrari Strikes Back
Charles Leclerc
Charles Leclerc
While Mercedes continues to sandbag on hard C2 tires, most of the teams tested the softest C5 tire on Thursday morning in Barcelona and Ferrari came out on top by 0.65s.

Charles Leclerc recorded the fastest lap of Formula 1 pre-season testing so far to top the penultimate morning of running as Ferrari bounced back in Barcelona.

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02/28/19
automotive

Fiat Chrysler lays groundwork to build electrified Jeep
Electric Jeeps are in the planing stages
With a $4.5 billion investment in manufacturing in Michigan announced Tuesday, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will put some big plans in motion to electrify its entire future Jeep lineup.

That is likely to include a new Jeep Grand Cherokee plug-in hybrid, based on an all-new Grand Cherokee planned to debut in early 2021, although FCA would not confirm when the plug-in hybrid powertrain might arrive.

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02/28/19
nasmon

Mars, Incorporated and Joe Gibbs Racing Extend Winning Partnership
Kyle Busch
Kyle Busch
Hackettstown, N.J.  –
Today, Mars, Incorporated announced a multi-year extension to its  partnership with Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR), that will see the confectionery giant continue to serve as the primary sponsor of the No. 18 M&M’S Toyota in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. The relationship, one of the longest and most successful in the sport, will continue the unmatched success the partners have seen together both on and off the track.

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02/28/19
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nasmon

Electrification on France-Family owned series
Will there ever be a day when NASCAR goes full electric?
Will there ever be a day when NASCAR goes hybrid or full electric?

As race cars continue to evolve, automakers want those cars to resemble and even show off what they sell -- see this year’s NASCAR Ford Mustang as a prime example - writes Greg Engle and Mike Pryson of AutoWeek.

So it could be only a matter of time before the EVs and hybrids fighting for floor space at your local car dealer are soon racing in NASCAR and IMSA, right?

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02/28/19
v8

Youngster upstages McLaughlin and the Mustang in Adelaide
Anton de Pasquale
Anton de Pasquale

Highly regarded Penrite Racing youngster Anton de Pasquale has outshone the return of the Ford Mustang to Supercars by clocking the fastest time in the opening session of 2019 at the Superloop Adelaide 500.

De Pasquale is considered to have the potential to join the top of the field sooner rather than later having already shown his potential through his rookie season last year.

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02/28/19
f1

Barcelona Test 2 Day 3: Lesser teams strap on softest tires
Lando Norris
Lando Norris
While Mercedes continues to sandbag on hard C2 tires, McLaren's Lando Norris and Red Bull's Pierre Gasly strapped on soft C5 tires and made glory runs Thursday morning in F1 testing in Barcelona.

Norris put up a lap of 1m17.084s to just nip Gasly's 1m17.091s lap.

Albon was third quick on C4 tires for Toro Rosso while Hulkenberg and Stoll could only manage 4th and 5th best times on the C5 tire.

Mercedes and Ferrari have yet to show their full hand.

Times at 11am Local Time

POSDRIVERTEAMTIRESTIME
1NorrisMcLarenC51m17.084s
2GaslyRed BullC51m17.091s
3AlbonToro RossoC41m17.279s
4HulkenbergRenaultC51m17.496s
5StrollRacing PointC51m17.556s
6GiovinazziAlfa RomeoC41m17.969s
7HamiltonMercedesC21m18.097s
8MagnussenHaasDev1m18.199s
9LeclercFerrariC31m18.344s
10RussellWilliamsC41m19.232s

C1=Hardest Tires
C5=Softest Tire

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02/28/19
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Latest F1 news in brief - Thursday
  • No one knows for sure weather Mercedes is struggling or whether they miss the now semi-retired designer Aldo Costa
    No one knows for sure weather Mercedes is struggling or whether they miss the now semi-retired designer Aldo Costa
    Vettel thinks Mercedes could be struggling
  • Alonso admits 2020 return possible
  • Kubica says good result in Australia unlikely
  • Racing Point planning big upgrade for Melbourne
  • Vandoorne says McLaren was focused on Alonso
  • Verstappen keeping quiet ahead of 2019 season
  • Raikkonen admits Alfa Romeo 'fast'
  • Now Magnussen admits to 4kg weight gain
  • Ferrari unsure of 2019 pecking order - Gene
  • Bottas says 'B'-spec Mercedes is better
  • Sirotkin to be ready for F1 return - Rothenberg
  • Ferrari reveals wheel rim issue caused Vettel's crash

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