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03/18/16
nhra

B. Force, Beckman, Line, Krawiec Lead Gatornationals Qualifying
Brittany Force
Brittany Force (Top Fuel), Jack Beckman (Funny Car), Jason Line (Pro Stock) and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) led the opening day of qualifying for Sunday's Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals at Gainesville Raceway.

Force powered her Monster Energy dragster to a 3.745-second pass at 309.56 mph to earn the qualifying lead over Antron Brown, who took second with time of 3.755 at 319.07. Beckman, meanwhile, bested both the track Funny Car ET and speed records with a run of 3.913 seconds at 323.74 mph in the second round to move to the top of the ladder over teammate Ron Capps and Courtney Force.

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03/18/16
F1

Red Bull and Go Pro team up
Daniel Ricciardo
Daniel Ricciardo
Both GoPro and Red Bull are renowned for the production of content that takes sports fans right to the heart of the action and this new partnership is set to see the Red Bull Racing Team and the HERO4 camera maker push the boundaries of motorsport video to new and thrilling heights. GoPro is transforming the way people see sports by delivering new perspectives and an immersive viewing experience through its innovative camera technology.

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03/18/16
F1

Vettel unconcerned About interrupted first day
Vetter on Friday
Vettel on Friday
Sebastian Vettel says he doesn't expect his relative lack of running in wet conditions on the first day of action for the Australian Grand Prix to hamper him after opting not to push in the rain.

Inclement weather would hamper proceedings throughout FP1 and FP2, with Vettel completing eight laps in FP1 but not completing a lap time, before going on to set the eighth best time in the wetter, but more consistent FP2.

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03/18/16
F1

Ferrari boss expects 'supermarket queue' in qualifying
Arrivabene
Arrivabene
Formula One's new qualifying format could see cars queuing up like shoppers at a supermarket checkout when it debuts in Australia on Saturday, according to Ferrari boss Maurizio Arrivabene.

The format was accepted unanimously by teams last month but Arrivabene indicated he was not convinced.

"I don’t want to be against any changes, Ferrari don’t want to be against the change, I simply think that maybe giving a bit more time to the team to work on ideas was better," he told a news conference at Melbourne's Albert Park.

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03/18/16
wscc

IMSA Sebring Friday Notebook
SEBRING, Fla. – The IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge Sebring 150 was a tough battle at the sharp end of the field, with the top eight Grand Sport cars consisting of six Porsches and a pair of Ford Mustang interlopers, all finishing on the lead lap of the 61-lap, two-hour and 30-minute race.

And there was even an interloper among the Porsches – the No. 13 Rum Bum Porsche is a 911, while the other five were new Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsports.

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03/18/16
track news

Auto Club Speedway Debuting Premium Area Highlighted By Memorabilia, Historical Photos
Auto Club Speedway this weekend "will debut an exclusive, high-end private club" honoring late NASCAR Senior VP/Operations Les Richter, who passed away in '10, and the club will provided the track's limited members the "year-round ultimate business and entertainment environment," according to Louis Brewster of the INLAND VALLEY DAILY BULLETIN.

The club will be named Richter's and decor will "feature a collection of racing memorabilia and historical ACS photos." Destined to be the "marquee club on ACS ground, Richter’s will offer a unique dining experience, offering all-inclusive upscale food and beverage overlooking pit road, with an incredible views overlooking the start finish line." The cost for club members is $2,500 per person INLAND VALLEY DAILY BULLETIN.

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03/18/16
nassprint

VSU students audition for NASCAR pit crews
NASCAR representatives were wowed Wednesday during a pit stop at Virginia State University, part of a nationwide search for athletes talented enough to become pit crew members.

As it stands, NASCAR crews are predominantly white men, and NASCAR has been visiting several universities to attract talented racial minorities and women.

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03/18/16
NAsx

No. 20 NXS car penalized after failing post-race inspection
One NASCAR XFINITY Series crew chief was fined $5,000 while three NASCAR Sprint Cup Series teams received warnings as a result of issues from last weekend's NASCAR races at Phoenix International Raceway.

The penalties were announced Wednesday by NASCAR.

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03/18/16
irl

Boston eyes land deal to help IndyCar
New Cypher street is a hell-hole
New Cypher street is a hell-hole

The Walsh administration is proposing a complex land deal to widen a controversial section of road on the planned IndyCar race course, the latest sign of the city’s expanding efforts to keep the Grand Prix race on track.

The land exchange would give the city more control of a long-neglected road, New 
Cypher Street, that has become a critical flashpoint in the battle over the proposed IndyCar race that Mayor Martin J. Walsh has staked his political clout to get approved.

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03/18/16
fe

Formula E launches 2016 Berlin ePrix
Berlin ePrix
Berlin ePrix

Berlin City Hall today hosted the official opening press conference for the 2016 FIA Formula E Berlin ePrix.

During the event, attended by Senator for Economics, Technology and Research, Cornelia Yzer, Formula E CEO Alejandro Agag and Abt Schaeffler Audi Sport driver, Daniel Abt, the new track near Alexanderplatz was presented along with the new creative campaign.

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03/18/16
wscc

Albuquerque tops Sebring night practice
John Pew before he wrecked
John Pew before he wrecked
Night practice for the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring was interrupted by a heavy accident for the Michael Shank Racing Ligier JS P2 Honda 18 minutes into Thursday’s 90-minute session.

MSR’s John Pew was behind the wheel when the car veered into the tire barrier entering Turn 7.

Pew was evaluated and released from the infield care center following the accident but the car sustained significant damage to three corners of the French prototype, although no tub damage was reported.

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03/18/16
f1

F1 2016 Changes - Charlie Whiting Interview
An overview of the new rules and the role of race director are the main topics of an interview that Charlie Whiting, the FIA's F1 Race Director, granted to the Australian TV Network Ten at the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne.

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03/18/16
automotive

BMW's New Focus Includes More Electrified Vehicles
BMW is the world’s largest luxury automaker, and it order to stay that way, the company has a plan that involves more electrified vehicles and faster delivery of autonomous-driving tech.

More SUVs and more variants of existing vehicles are also part of the plan, which was outlined by BMW CEO Harald Krueger in a strategy review. The goal for BMW is to maintain a pre-tax profit of over 10 percent through the year 2020.

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03/18/16
f1

Whiting scolds Hamilton for missing meetings
A very bad boy
A very bad boy
(GMM) Charlie Whiting has scolded world champion Lewis Hamilton for failing to attend key meetings.

It has been a tumultuous start to the season for the Mercedes driver, after his social media activities in New Zealand even caught the attention of local police.

F1 stalwart Sir Jackie Stewart thinks Hamilton should apologize for the motorcycling 'selfie'.

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03/18/16
f1

Latest F1 news in brief - Friday
  • As he traditionally does, Vettel has finally named his new car - Margherita
    As he traditionally does, Vettel has finally named his 2016 car - Margherita
    Vettel hopes Margherita wears crown in 2016
  • Wolff's season hits snag at paddock gates
  • Mercedes shakes up drivers' F1 garage crews
  • Drivers say Honda not McLaren's only problem
  • Toro Rosso drivers eye Kvyat's Red Bull seat
  • Toro Rosso's Sainz survived Cepsa departure
  • Massa admits Williams not in title fight
  • Sainz refuses to join F1 rule criticism 'negativity'
  • Magnussen backs Friday outings for Ocon
  • 'Afraid' drivers should quit F1 - Villeneuve
  • Whiting plays down Red Bull's 'halo' alternative
  • Secret tire debut leaves F1 teams angry - report
  • NEC and Sahara Force India extend partnership for the 2016 F1 season

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03/18/16
f1

Hamilton fastest as Rosberg crashes
Hamilton happy
Hamilton happy
Yet again, it was the disruptive weather that dominated proceedings, as the track was once more damp and conditions wild and windy at the start of the 2nd session for the 2016 Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne

This meant it was intermediate tires all the way in Friday’s second practice, and again it was Lewis Hamilton setting the pace at a damp Albert Park, his lap of 1m38.841s was nine seconds down on his morning benchmark.

The world champion beat Force India’s Nico Hulkenberg by 0.467s, but it was a case of mixed fortunes for Mercedes.

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