Rain hits Melbourne Heavy downpours have hit Melbourne hours before final practice and qualifying for Formula 1's season-opening Australian GP.
Friday's two practice sessions were bathed in beautiful warm sunshine but the poor weekend weather which had been forecast all week arrived with a vengeance by the time teams and drivers started arriving in the Albert Park paddock on Saturday morning.
PNC Bank becomes Official Bank of NASCAR with five-year agreement
How long will PNC Bank stay on Dixon's car now?
NASCAR and PNC Bank today announced a five-year agreement that introduces the bank as the "Official Bank of NASCAR" and "Official Wealth Management Partner of NASCAR."
The agreement provides PNC exclusive status and promotional rights around retail, corporate and private banking across the country and U.S. military bases abroad. PNC will be present at key NASCAR races throughout each season and offer its services to the industry, providing valuable insights to drivers, teams, tracks and sponsors. The agreement takes effect immediately.
UPDATE Expected inclement weather has forced the postponement of the Verizon IndyCar Series testing for the 102nd Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil to Monday, April 30 through Wednesday, May 2 on the 2.5-mile oval at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Verizon IndyCar Series team Schmidt Peterson Motorsports (SPM) announced today that INDYCAR veteran Jay Howard will return to the team to compete in this year’s Indianapolis 500. The effort will be, for the second year, in partnership with One Cure, an organization deriving from the Flint Animal Cancer Center at Colorado State University which brings awareness to comparative oncology – the researching and studying of cancer and treatments across different species. The partnership was made possible with great thanks to a benefactor who believes in One Cure.
Maximilian Gunther set the fastest lap of the FIA Formula 2 Championship pre-season test at Sakhir, Bahrain on the final day, leading the way with a 1:42.756 set in the morning session to beat Charouz Racing System’s Louis Deletraz and ART Grand Prix’s George Russell. Gunther’s BWT Arden teammate Nirei Fukuzumi was quickest in the afternoon session.
Richard Childress Racing and eBay Motors Team Up for 2018
Ryan Newman gets 1-race sponsor
Richard Childress Racing is joining forces with eBay Motors for its 2018 NASCAR marketing campaign by providing compelling feature content and vignettes featuring the No. 31 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup team to appear on FOX broadcasts. The unique partnership includes the primary sponsorship of the No. 31 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 at the MENCS race at Martinsville Speedway on March 25.
Heading into Daytona Speedweeks, Richard Childress Racing (RCR) and eBay Motors held a production day at the RCR campus with eBay Motors driver Ryan Newman, crew chief Luke Lambert and the No. 31 pit crew to bring fans up to speed on the latest NASCAR enhancements to competition. The team's authentic stories will be shared during the FOX telecast debuting during the Martinsville Speedway STP 500. Geared directly to the Do-It-Yourself viewers, they'll be able to easily visit eBay Motors to virtually access an unlimited selection of parts to repair or upgrade their own vehicles.
The FIA World Endurance Championship has announced that it will be racing again at Interlagos from the 2019-2020 season.
Announced today at a press conference in the Brazilian city, the 6-hour race will form part of a calendar which is due to be revealed this summer. A date for the 6 Hours of Sao Paulo will be communicated in due course.
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