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03/31/17
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Mickey Mouse to be honorary starter of Long Beach GP
Mickey and the Roadster Racers
Mickey and the Roadster Racers
Disney Junior’s newest hit series "Mickey and the Roadster Racers" is heading to the 43rd Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, April 7-9 as part of a season-long youth and family entertainment program for the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series.  

The program will feature the Disney Junior Kids’ Zone. At Long Beach, Mickey Mouse will wave the green flag as Honorary Starter for the IndyCar race at approx. 1:30 p.m.! In addition, "Mickey and the Roadster Racers Pit Stop," an interactive family experience featuring Mickey Mouse and his pals will be located in the Lifestyle Expo, open Sat. from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sun. from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

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03/31/17
Karting

July 7-9 Ignite Battle at the BrickyardJuly 7-9 Ignite Battle at the Brickyard
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03/31/17
nasmon

Rain washes out Martinsville qualifying, Larson on pole
The Air Titans led the most laps on Friday
The Air Titans led the most laps on Friday
Sean Gardner/Getty Images

Qualifying for Sunday’s STP 500 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Martinsville Speedway has been cancelled due to inclement weather.

The starting grid has been set per the provisions in the NASCAR rulebook. Starting positions are based on the current Owner’s points.

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03/31/17
nasmon

Rain Washes Out Martinsville Cup Qualifying
Rain showers forced NASCAR officials to cancel Friday's planned Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series qualifying session for Sunday's STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway. Sunday's field will now be set by owner's points, giving Kyle Larson the pole followed by Chase Elliott, Martin Truex, Jr., Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano.

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03/31/17
USF4

The F4 U.S. Championship Continues To Attract Drivers From Around The World
The United States joined the world last season when the Formula 4 United States Championship Powered by Honda debuted as the 12th F4 Championship supported by the Federation Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA).

As Formula 4 racing in the United States enters its second season, it is the world that is starting to join the F4 United States Championship. Thirty competitors from around the globe are slated for the F4 U.S. season opener at Homestead-Miami Speedway April 8-9. From New Zealand to Jamaica, eight countries on five continents will be represented in the North American-based championship lineup.

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03/31/17
irl

IndyCar releases more renderings of 2018 car (Update)
UPDATE The feedback we have been getting on the look of the car with the new bodywork has been very positive, most saying it looks like a Champ Car again. The Dallara, as originally designed, was one hideous looking thing. Tino Belli and his team are doing an excellent job.

03/31/17 See the updated version of our feature story on this.

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03/31/17
nasmon

Video: NASCAR Martinsville Monster Cup Pre Race Q&A
Denny Hamlin (No. 11 FedEx Express Toyota), Joey Logano (No. 22 Duralast GT Ford), Kyle Busch (No. 18 M&M's Ford) and Daniel Suarez (No. 19 ARRIS Toyota)

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03/31/17
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Video: NASCAR Martinsville Pre-Race Q&A
AJ Allmendinger (No. 47 Kroger ClickList Chevrolet), Kyle Larson (No. 42 Target Chevrolet), Jimmie Johnson (No. 48 Lowe's Chevrolet) and Timothy Peters (No. 17 Red Horse Racing Toyota) & Harrison Burton (No. 51 DEX Imaging Toyota)

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03/31/17
nasmon

Harvick says Larson is best driver since Jeff Gordon
Listen as Kevin "Happy" Harvick talks about Kyle Larson's talent on his new show "Happy Hours" on SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.

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03/31/17
irl

Video: Tony Kanaan Garage Tour Part-2
In the first part of the tour, the Chip Ganassi Racing veteran took us through his personal car collection. In Part 2, we step through the secret door to another realm of automobile nirvana.

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03/31/17
f2

De Vries claims final day of Bahrain test
Nyck De Vries
Nyck De Vries
Nyck De Vries has set the pace on the final day of the FIA Formula 2 test at the Bahrain International Circuit, grabbing the top spot in both sessions as he denied his rivals twice over, with a time of 1:40.583, just seven thousands ahead of Nobuharu Matsushita and Oliver Rowland, in the morning session, and with an afternoon time of 1:41.880, ahead of Rapax teammate Johnny Cecotto and Norman Nato.

The morning session opened under overcast conditions and slightly cooler temperatures than seen for the last two days, with De Vries clearly enjoying the elements as he set the early pace. The PREMA pair of Charles Leclerc and Antonio Fuoco soon took over on top, with the Italian the first to drop below 1:41.

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03/31/17
f1

Latest F1 news in brief - Friday
  • James Allison, now with Mercedes
    James Allison, now with Mercedes
    'No panic' after Ferrari victory - Allison
  • F1 to start talks over future engine rules
  • Horner: Red Bull needs to find half a second

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03/31/17
f1

Video: Australian Grand Prix strategy
Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport Chief Strategist James Vowles picks out the crucial moments from the race in Melbourne and explains how events unfolded for Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas.

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03/30/17
automotive

Democrats to hit California motorists in the wallets
Gas prices in California are already the highest in the nation. Tax and spend your money to buy votes. It is the democrat way, hence why the blue states have the highest cost of living in the country. This will push motorists into electric cars even faster

California Democrats want to hike fuel taxes and car registration fees and charge zero-emissions vehicle owners $100 per year to fund $52.4 billion in transportation fixes.

Gov. Jerry Brown (D) and Democratic leaders yesterday announced they'd reached an agreement to support a deal after two years of effort. The state wants to pay upfront rather than "kick the can down the road," they said, by using bonds or some other mechanism. Gas taxes haven't increased in 23 years.

"Yes it costs money. And if the roof in your house is leaking, you better fix it because it gets worse all the time," Brown said at a press conference outside the state capitol in Sacramento. "The only choice is do we borrow from the next generation or do we really belly up to the bar and say, here's what it costs and we're going to pay it."

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03/30/17
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nasmon

Earnhardt Jr. supports Indy-Charlotte 'double'
Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. is a big fan of fellow NASCAR drivers crossing over to the Verizon IndyCar Series for the classic Memorial Day weekend “double” and believes it is a benefit to the overall health of motorsports.

On hand today for Texas Motor Speedway’s media day ‘No Limits Luncheon’ at Gilley’s, the two-time Daytona 500 champion expressed his excitement in seeing talent tested from running both the NASCAR race in Charlotte and the Indianapolis 500 on the same day.

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03/30/17
f1

Jenson Button to drive McLaren M23 at Laguna Seca
Fittipaldi in the MP23 at Watkins Glen in 1974
Fittipaldi in the M23 at Watkins Glen in 1974
Jenson Button will make his first Formula 1 outing since taking a step back from the sport at the end of 2016 when he drives a McLaren M23 at Laguna Seca later this year.

The British driver will get behind the wheel of Emerson Fittipaldi’s championship-winning car from the 1974 season at the Monterey Motorsports Reunion.

It will see over 550 historic cars from the motorsport world take to the Laguna Seca track from the 17-20 August.

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03/30/17
f1

Justin Timberlake to be headline act at USGP
Justin Timberlake
Justin Timberlake
With new rules, new cars, new teammates and new management, the 2017 Formula One season will be unlike any other! Strap in for the fastest ride yet - the newly designed F1 cars are much quicker than previous years, smashing records and amping up the pulse-pounding, death-defying competition.

We have lots of good news! We have lowered prices this year, and are honored to announce that ten-time Grammy Award winning international superstar Justin Timberlake will join the 2017 USGP weekend for a headlining performance on the massive Super Stage after qualifying ends on Saturday, October 21st. Don’t miss the sensation behind “Can’t Stop the Feeling!,” “Cry Me a River,” “Rock Your Body” and many more chart-topping hits in a very special full concert for all race attendees.

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03/30/17
f2

Latifi claims day two honors in Bahrain
Nicholas Latifi sponsored by Lavazza Coffee
Nicholas Latifi sponsored by Lavazza Coffee
Nicholas Latifi has topped day two by setting the pace in this morning’s test session at the Bahrain International Circuit, stopping the clock at 1:40.541 in the second half of the session to top the timesheets ahead of RUSSIAN TIME teammates Luca Ghiotto and Artem Markelov, while the afternoon was given over to race simulations, with Nyck De Vries topping the timesheets on 1:41.212 ahead of Gustav Malja and Charles Leclerc.

The day opened to gloriously sunny conditions, with the drivers heading out on their medium Pirelli compounds as soon as the lights went green. Johnny Cecotto set the early pace, stopping the clock at 1:41.371, four tenths faster than teammate Nyck de Vries. After a brief red flag Markelov hit his pace, but Ghiotto was the first man to break the 1:41 barrier, followed soon after by Leclerc and Norman Nato.

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03/30/17
irl

United Fiber & Data to Take Over Livery of No. 27 IndyCar
Andretti UFD livery from 2014
Andretti UFD livery from 2014. We expect it to be similar now
The familiar blue and white of Pennsylvania-based tech company United Fiber & Data will return to the Andretti Autosport line up for select 2017 races, starting with the April 9 Long Beach Grand Prix.  

The rebranding comes as a result of the current issues being faced by hhgregg, leading Andretti Autosport to the decision of transitioning the branding on the No. 27 Indy car piloted by Marco Andretti.

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03/30/17
automotive

Audi to acquire Silvercar Inc.
The Audi board today announced it intends to fully acquire Silvercar Inc., a shared mobility company, to expand its digital mobility solutions and services.

The companies expect approval of the transaction by responsible regulatory authorities, with the transaction concluding in the first half of 2017.

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03/30/17
nasmon

Crew chief Dave Rodger to take leave of absence
Joe Gibbs Racing announced that crew chief Dave Rogers will take personal leave for an indefinite period of time and Scott Graves will assume the role of crew chief for the #19 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series team.

Graves has been serving as the crew chief for JGR's #18 NASCAR XFINITY Series team. His replacement will be named next week. Joe Gibbs Racing

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03/30/17
irl

New IMS Museum Exhibit To Celebrate A.J. Foyt
AJ Foyt in Action  at Indy in 1961
AJ Foyt in Action at Indy in 1961
In celebration of the 40th anniversary of his record-setting fourth Indianapolis 500 win, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum is proud to present a once-in-a-lifetime exhibit honoring auto racing icon A.J. Foyt, opening April 14.

Nearly three dozen cars that Foyt drove in competition will be on display, including all four of his Indianapolis 500 winning machines, the 1961 Bowes Seal Fast Special, 1964 & 1967 Sheraton-Thompson Specials, and the 1977 Gilmore Coyote.

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03/30/17
f1

Latest F1 news in brief - Thursday
  • Ecclestone invited to Bahrain
    Ecclestone invited to Bahrain
    Prince invites Ecclestone to Bahrain GP
  • Former F1 drivers to get paddock passes
  • Ferrari to shine in China too - Alesi
  • Massa doubts Alonso will quit McLaren in 2017
  • Only DRS makes passing possible now - Massa
  • Drivers will cope physically in 2017 - Massa
  • Massa tips Stroll to improve in 2017
  • Huge pressure on Schumacher's shoulders - Villeneuve
  • Haas has 'best drivers possible' - Steiner
  • Allison gives credit to 'very quick' Ferrari
  • US Grand Prix boss says F1 should buy race circuits

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03/29/17
nasmon

Felix Sabates planning return to the track
Felix Sabates
Felix Sabates
Last October, Chip Ganassi bought a blue suit to wear to the funeral of Felix Sabates.

Fortunately, he hasn't had to use it.

Sabates, the co-owner of Chip Ganassi Racing, recounted the story and other details of a serious ailment that felled him last August during an appearance on SiriusXM NASCAR Radio's "Late Shift" on Monday.

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03/29/17
wscc

Long Beach IMSA entry list biggest ever
2016 action
2016 action
The BUBBA burger Sports Car Grand Prix at Long Beach on Saturday, April 8 will feature a full IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship paddock, with 35 cars – comprised of 13 different automotive manufacturers – on the entry list (LINKED HERE) for Round 3 of the 2017 season.

Transitioning from the two longest races of the season, the 100-minute sprint race is one of the shortest races on the WeatherTech Championship calendar and will be broadcast live on FOX, with coverage beginning at 4 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. PT and continuing through the checkered flag and post-race interviews.

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03/29/17
f1
irl

Gentilozzi's 3GT Racing Team to Support RRDC Evening with Emerson Fittipaldi
3GT Racing Pitstop
3GT Racing Pitstop
3GT Racing, the IMSA team fielded by RRDC member Paul Gentilozzi, longtime champion driver and team owner in Trans-Am, IMSA and IndyCar competition, will support the RRDC Evening with Emerson Fittipaldi Presented by Firestone on April 6 as a Platinum sponsor. 

The event is the ninth annual West Coast banquet hosted by the Road Racing Drivers Club to honor auto racing’s most influential leaders and champions. It will be held prior to the 43rd Annual Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach.

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03/29/17
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Gentilozzi's 3GT Racing Team to Support RRDC Evening with Emerson Fittipaldi
3GT Racing, the IMSA team fielded by RRDC member Paul Gentilozzi, longtime champion driver and team owner in Trans-Am, IMSA and IndyCar competition, will support the RRDC Evening with Emerson Fittipaldi Presented by Firestone on April 6 as a Platinum sponsor. 

The event is the ninth annual West Coast banquet hosted by the Road Racing Drivers Club to honor auto racing’s most influential leaders and champions. It will be held prior to the 43rd Annual Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach.

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03/29/17
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Fittipaldi and Kendall to be Inducted into the Long Beach Motorsports Walk of Fame
Emerson Fittipaldi
Emerson Fittipaldi
Two legendary drivers with proud histories at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach – Emerson Fittipaldi and Tommy Kendall – will be inducted into the Long Beach Motorsports Walk of Fame on Thursday, April 6, at 11:00 a.m.

The public is invited to attend the free, 12th annual induction ceremony, which will be held on South Pine Avenue in front of the Convention Center, along the route of the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach.

"Emerson Fittipaldi and Tommy Kendall have truly earned their place on the Motorsports Walk of Fame," said Mayor Robert Garcia, who will be presenting medallions to the honorees.  "It is a privilege to welcome them back to Long Beach and honor them for all of their outstanding achievements in the racing world."

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03/29/17
nasmon

FOX NASCAR at Martinsville Speedway Quotes & Programming Schedule
Martinsville
Martinsville
The MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES heads to Martinsville Speedway this weekend for FS1's season debut, with FOX Sports set to offer 19 hours of live action from the historic half-mile oval.  Included are FS1's live race coverage of the MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES on Sunday, April 2 (2:00 PM ET) and FOX's live broadcast of the NASCAR CAMPING WORLD TRUCK SERIES, the first of three on FOX in 2017, on Saturday, April 1 (3:00 PM ET). Former NASCAR premier series champion Kevin Harvick will serve as a race analyst for Saturday's Truck Series race.

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03/29/17
irl

Thirteen IndyCar Drivers Set to Test at Sonoma Raceway, April 4
Thirteen drivers from five Verizon IndyCar Series teams will take part in a one-day Honda test session at Sonoma Raceway on Tuesday, April 4. 

This marks the largest IndyCar test of the year so far at Sonoma Raceway, which will host the 2017 series season finale for the third consecutive year at the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma, Sept. 15-17. Drivers slated to participate in the test include Nevada City’s Alexander Rossi, the defending Indianapolis 500 winner, as well as past Sonoma race winners Tony Kanaan (2005), Marco Andretti (2006) and three-time winner Scott Dixon (2007, 2014-2015).

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03/29/17
f2

Leclerc sets the pace in Bahrain
Charles Leclerc
Charles Leclerc

Charles Leclerc has set the bar for the second FIA Formula 2 pre-season test by topping the timesheets this morning at the Bahrain International Circuit: the PREMA Racing man’s best laptime remained unchallenged in a dry/wet/dry afternoon session

The session opened to the expected warm temperatures, with all drivers making use of their first set of medium Pirelli compounds as they ran through the usual installation routines, running in and out of the pitlane a number of times as the teams studied the data. Jordan King was the only driver to set a laptime for the first third of the session, with Sergio Sette Camara taking over on the timesheets at the halfway mark.

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03/29/17
nasmon

Stewart asks judge to dismiss many claims in lawsuit
Whether Tony Stewart had enough time to react to seeing Kevin Ward Jr. on the racetrack and whether he tried to scare the 20-year-old driver could be the key issues if a wrongful death lawsuit filed by Ward's parents gets to trial.

Stewart filed a motion Tuesday asking a federal judge to dismiss many of the claims brought by Ward's parents. As part of the more than 300 pages of documents filed, depositions show the sides with opposing views on Stewart's actions and his motivations.

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03/29/17
nasmon

Goodyear tire test next week at Michigan
Michigan Speedway
Michigan Speedway
Danica Patrick, Martin Truex Jr. and Paul Menard are coming to Michigan International Speedway a little early.

As part of a Goodyear tire test, the three drivers will hit the track Tuesday, April 4, and Wednesday, April 5. The Turn 1 grandstand is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., so fans can come and watch for free.

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03/29/17
automotive

Mercedes and its customers ditching diesel for electric cars
Mercedes realizes the days of internal combustion engines are numbered
Mercedes realizes the days of internal combustion engines are numbered
Mercedes-Benz is accelerating its rollout of battery-powered autos in a race to meet tighter emissions rules as European buyers turn away from fuel-efficient diesel cars.

In a 10 billion-euro ($10.8 billion) project, the world’s largest luxury-car maker intends to release 10 new electric vehicles by 2022, three years earlier than a target announced at the Paris auto show in September. The expedited time frame reflects the urgency facing manufacturers as they brace for a shift away from traditional automotive technologies. Combustion engines would continue to be refined for a "transitional period," Mercedes parent Daimler AG said on Wednesday.

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03/29/17
automotive

Mick Schumacher at the DRIVING SCHOOL Part 2
You’ll find out what happens when Mick Schumacher, Harry G and a Mercedes-AMG A 45 4MATIC meet up for the first time in the first episode

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03/29/17
irl
dtm

Video: IndyCar driver Hinchcliffe drive Mercedes DTM car
Indycar star James Hinchcliffe was invited to take the wheel of a Mercedes-AMG C 63 DTM last week and put in a few laps of the Autodromo Vallelunga. We had a camera looking over his shoulder. 

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03/29/17
f1

Video: F1 2017 Power Unit Explained
2017 marks the beginning of a new technical era in Formula One. How will the power units be affected? Watch to find out - with the help of the Epson Ultra Short Distance HD Projector!

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03/29/17
f1

Video: F1 combustion process
How does the combustion process work? And how does our specially developed Petronas Primax fuel improve this process?

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03/29/17
f1

Latest F1 news in brief - Wednesday
  • Mick Schumacher
    Mick Schumacher
    Mick Schumacher admits father 'my idol'
  • High costs hurting F1 'show' - Todt
  • Stroll expects more difficult races in 2017
  • No F1 return for Bridgestone
  • McLaren contract stopped Alonso talks - Wolff
  • Fast Ferrari means Vettel will stay - Haug
  • Raikkonen will struggle to catch Vettel - Lauda
  • Pundits doubt McLaren will ax Honda
  • Red Bull heir enjoys jet-set life 4 years after hit-and-run
  • Vettel: Ferrari work starting to pay off

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