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04/27/19
irl

Indy practice, quals and race TV Broadcast times
2018 Indy 500 winner Will Power
2018 Indy 500 winner Will Power
(All times Eastern, all shows live unless indicated)

Date: Time; Event; Outlet

Indy Lights and IndyCar Grand Prix

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04/27/19
automotive

Next-Gen Tesla Roadster Electric Range To Be Huge
Tesla Roadster
Tesla Roadster, 620+-mile range and 0-60 in 1.9 sec.
The upcoming, all-new $250K Tesla Roadster will have the highest electric range of any production EV ever made. In fact, it's electric range will exceed 1,000 km and go 0-60 mph in under 2-seconds.

With the recent range upgrades for the Tesla Model S and Model X, the question of range for the upcoming Roadster has again surfaced. 

Tesla CEO Elon Musk previously touted the Roadster's range as untouchable by any other electric car. When the Roadster was first revealed, the automaker listed its range at 620 miles. That's a figure that's unheard of today.

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04/27/19
nasmon

Roush Fenway Racing and Mazola Corn Oil Announce Partnership
Mazola Oil Mustang
Mazola Oil Mustang
Roush Fenway Racing has announced a partnership with Mazola Corn Oil in which the brand will serve as a primary partner on driver Ryan Newman’s No. 6 Ford Mustang in the NASCAR Cup Series later this season, which will debut at a race in Phoenix on November 10. The partnership pairs NASCAR’s winningest team and Hall of Fame owner Jack Roush with NASCAR perennial contender Newman and Mazola Corn Oil, an all-purpose, heart healthy* cooking oil 100% sourced from corn grown in the Midwest.

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04/27/19
nhra

Top Fuel champion Larry Dixon suing NHRA
Larry Dixon 2-seater from Facebook page
Larry Dixon 2-seater from Facebook page
Shocked, hurt and angered by the NHRA’s treatment in the wake of an ongoing dispute regarding his two-seat exhibition dragster, three-time Top Fuel champion Larry Dixon is fighting back.

Dixon filed an antitrust lawsuit against the Glendora, California, organization April 11 in Indianapolis with the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana. He is accusing the sanctioning body of wrongfully suspending him and blacklisting him two years ago, thus depriving him of his livelihood.

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04/27/19
f2

Aitken asserts his ability with first F2 Feature Race win
Nyck de Vries (ART Grand Prix), Jack Aitken (Campos Racing), Jordan King (MP Motorsport)
Nyck de Vries (ART Grand Prix), Jack Aitken (Campos Racing), Jordan King (MP Motorsport)
Jack Aitken proved unflappable as he sealed his first ever FIA Formula 2 Feature Race win in chaotic circumstances, at Baku, Azerbaijan. The Campos driver remained composed and surged through the pack, to steer clear of the drama playing out behind him, finishing ahead of ART Grand Prix’s Nyck De Vries and MP Motorsport’s Jordan King.

Aitken laid the foundations for his win from the start, on a dry and sunny afternoon at the Baku City Circuit. The Brit started from eighth on the grid, but flew to third on Turn 1, slaloming around his competitors. Also on the up was Dutchman De Vries, who flashed in-front of polesitter Nobuharu Matsushita at the start.

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04/27/19
irl

Huge Graphic on JW Marriott Indianapolis Celebrate May at IMS (Update)
JW Marriott in Indy
JW Marriott in Indy

UPDATE The racing-themed graphic that has adorned the JW Marriott Indianapolis hotel each May since 2016 is about to get its finishing touches.

Alexander Rossi, winner of the 100th Indy 500 in 2016, will help to finish the installation of the Month of May graphic at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday. The graphic on the hotel's blue glass facade promotes the Indianapolis 500 and IndyCar Grand Prix.

A second graphic will run along the northern spine of the hotel for the first time.

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04/27/19
f1

Baku GP: Leclerc & Vettel bury everyone in final practice
Charles Leclerc is proving to be the faster of the two Ferrari drivers
Charles Leclerc is proving to be the faster of the two Ferrari drivers

Ferrari drivers Charles Leclerc and Sebastian Vettel again ran 1-2 in the third and final practice for the Baku GP Saturday morning.

Leclerc's time of 1m41.604s was 0.198s up on his German teammate Vettel but a whopping 1.248s up on third quick Max Verstappen. The German was on pole at this circuit last year, but seems to have some serious competition in the form of his team mate here today.

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04/27/19
f1
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Todt quiet on Ecclestone 'provocation'
Bernie Ecclestone always gets in his digs
Bernie Ecclestone always gets in his digs
(GMM) Jean Todt says he will not respond to Bernie Ecclestone's recent comments about Formula E.

88-year-old Ecclestone was ousted by F1's new owners Liberty Media in 2017. He said recently that the category should be "concerned" about the growing popularity of the all-electric category Formula E.

"I do not react to such provocations," Todt, the president of the FIA, told Auto Bild.

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04/27/19
f1

Manhole incident 'nothing to do with FIA' - Salo
Baku Manhole
Baku Manhole
(GMM) Williams will seek to be compensated for damage caused to George Russell's chassis on Friday.

The British driver ran over a manhole cover that had been loosened by the Ferrari of Charles Leclerc.

"It just seems like it's one thing after another for our team at the moment," team boss Claire Williams said.

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04/27/19
f1

Ferrari 'sure' Mercedes ones to beat in Baku
Hamilton sandbagging until it matters
Hamilton sandbagging until it matters

(GMM) Ferrari has played down claims it is the obvious favorite to win in Baku.

After China, the famous team returned to its Maranello base and worked on a new rear wing and aerodynamic package that produces more downforce for Baku.

Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc then dominated Friday practice with a car that is now fast on the corners as well as the straights.

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04/27/19
ARCA

Gilliland Ends Winless Drought, Captures General Tire 200 Win
Todd Gilliland (right), driver of the No. 4 Frontline Enterprises Toyota, celebrates in Gatorade Victory Lane with his father David in a bittersweet victory in the General Tire 200 at Talladega Superspeedway on Friday
Todd Gilliland (right), driver of the No. 4 Frontline Enterprises Toyota, celebrates in Gatorade Victory Lane with his father David in a bittersweet victory in the General Tire 200 at Talladega Superspeedway on Friday
Coming from a bloodline of racing talent, Todd Gilliland is well on his way to making a name of his own.

The 18-year-old showed veteran-like poise in winning the General Tire 200 ARCA Menards Series race at Talladega Superspeedway on Friday afternoon, holding off a late challenge from second-place finisher Riley Herbst. The last ARCA win for Gilliland came in 2015.

“Man, that was incredible. It was such an amazing race,” said Gilliland, driver of the No. 4 Frontline Enterprises Toyota. “This car was incredible. Nobody could catch me and they were doing all they could. I’m so happy I got to run here, it was kind of last-minute. It’s been a long time since I’ve won and this trophy is amazing.”

Herbst and third-place finisher Brandon Lynn tried to mount a charge in the closing moments of the 76-lap race, but were unable to close the gap as Gilliland earned a .149 second victory. Lynn earned his top-three finish after earning his first career pole earlier Friday afternoon.

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04/27/19
nasmon

NASCAR Talladega 500 Pre-Race Q&A
Joey Logano (No. 22 MoneyLion Ford); Aric Almirola (No. 10 Smithfield Ford); Clint Bowyer (No. 14 Toco Warranty Ford); Martin Truex Jr. (No. 19 Bass Pro Shops Toyota)

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04/27/19
tv news

Weekend TV Times
All times eastern
Saturday, April 27LocationsTV TimeNetwork
F1- Practice 3Baku5:55-7:00amESPN2
F1- Practice - qualifyingBaku8:55-10:00amESPN2
NASCAR Xfinity QualifyingTalladega10:00-11:30amFS1
NASCAR Xfinity RaceTalladega1:00-4:00pm raceFS1
NASCAR Cup -QualifyingTalladega4:30-6:00pmFOX
SupercrossE. Rutherford5:00-8:00pmNBCSN
Sunday, April 28LocationsTV TimeNetwork
F1- Pre-RaceBaku7:30-8:05amESPN2
F1- RaceBaku8:05-10:00amESPN2
Formula E QualifyingParis10:30-11:30am (D)FS2
Blancpain GTVIR1:00-3:00pmCBS-SN
NASCAR Cup RaceTalladega2:00-6:00pmFOX
Formula E - RaceParis5:00-6:00pm(D)FS1
NHRA FinalsCharlotte6:00-9:00pm (SDD)FS1


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04/27/19
fe

Formula E Launches Ghost Racing Mobile Game
IndyCar was offered this technology first and turned it down
IndyCar was offered this technology first 
Formula E on Friday launched a high-tech ghost racing app that will allow viewers to run a virtual race that mimics the action going on in actual races in real time. Virtually Live Ghost Racing is available on iOS and Android phones and tablets. The game is groundbreaking in that it takes the telemetry going on in Formula E’s actual races and mirrors it in a virtual race which fans will be able to participate in. The first action on the app will be during Saturday's race on the streets of Paris.

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04/27/19
nasmon

24 drivers top 200 mph in Talladega practice after NASCAR attempts to slow speeds
Practice Action
Practice Action

Drivers are even less certain than usual about what to expect at Talladega Superspeedway given a new package that NASCAR is still adjusting on the fly.

To Clint Bowyer, that unpredictability at least makes it anything but boring.

"If you woke up every day of your life and knew what the future held, that would be a boring life," he said Friday. "That's what's cool about Talladega."

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04/26/19
irl
imsa

Detroit GP Full Schedule
Detroit GP
Detroit GP
Friday May31, 2019

Gate admission is FREE of charge and all grandstands are open
7:30 a.m. Gates open
7:45 a.m. – 8:15 a.m. Trans Am Series presented by Pirelli Practice 1
8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. IMSA Weather Tech Sports Car Championship Practice 1 (DPi/GT Daytona) 
11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. NTT IndyCar Series Practice 1

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04/26/19
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imsa

Hunter-Reay to drive factory Mazda at Mid-Ohio
Ryan Hunter-Reay
Ryan Hunter-Reay
Andretti Autosport IndyCar champion Ryan Hunter-Reay will return to IMSA action next weekend at Mid-Ohio when he stands in for Harry Tincknell at Mazda Team Joest.

Hunter-Reay will partner Jonathan Bomarito at the wheel of the #55 Mazda RT-24P for the fourth round of the IMSA SportsCar Championship.

Tincknell is on World Endurance Championship duty at Spa for Ford Chip Ganassi Racing.

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04/26/19
f1

Baku GP: Ferrari 1-2 in 2nd Practice (Update)
Charles Leclerc

UPDATE Quotes and photos added below.

04/26/19 Ferrari stamped their early authority on the Azerbaijan Grand Prix weekend in Free Practice 2 in Baku, with Charles Leclerc heading team mate Sebastian Vettel by 0.324s, but nearly seven-tenths clear of the Mercedes of Lewis Hamilton in third.

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04/26/19
irl

Advanced Frontal Protection to be implemented starting at INDYCAR Grand Prix
Given it provides very little protection, yet causes some drivers real vision issues, IndyCar is still moving forward
Given it provides very little protection, yet causes some drivers real vision issues, IndyCar is still moving forward
INDYCAR announced today that the Advanced Frontal Protection debris deflector recently introduced as the sport's latest safety initiative will be used in competition sooner than expected - beginning at next month's INDYCAR Grand Prix at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

The titanium AFP, which provides frontal protection for drivers, was tested earlier this week at IMS by INDYCAR teams in an open test on the 2.5-mile oval. INDYCAR President Jay Frye said the sanctioning body is satisfied the AFP is ready for use in all NTT IndyCar Series races this season, starting with the INDYCAR Grand Prix on the IMS road course on May 11 and including its original target date for implementation, the 103rd Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge on May 26.

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04/26/19
f2

Baku F2: Sean Gelael disqualified for knocking over Baku marshals
Sean Gelael
Sean Gelael
Prema Racing driver Sean Gelael has been disqualified from qualifying for the Azerbaijan Feature race.

The Indonesian driver came to a stop during the session after suffering an electrical issue, causing a red flag as marshals arrived to recover his car. 

However Gelael restarted his car, knocking two marshals to the ground. Although they look to have escaped injury, the stewards have chosen to disqualify the 22-year-old.

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04/26/19
dtm

New tech, new tracks, new faces - all change for DTM 2019
Audi's 2019 DTM challenger
Audi's 2019 DTM challenger
In racing, nothing stands still. Ahead of the brand new 2019 DTM season, we take a look at the fastest ever cars, turbo-powered engines, the arrival of R-Motorsport/Aston Martin, a host of new drivers, and a customer team.

Here’s our official look ahead of the first race of the year, at Hockenheim next weekend (May 3-5).

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04/26/19
wec

Toyota gears up for Spa - a race they can't lose
Toyota has near zero competition in WEC. A win is assured.
Toyota has near zero competition in WEC. A win is assured.

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing makes the short trip across the Belgian border next week for the penultimate round of the 2018-2019 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC), the Total 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps, targeting a title triumph.

The team, based just 120km away in Cologne, Germany, leads the World Championship by 53 points and will secure the title with one race remaining by scoring 12 points at Spa, or if nearest challengers Rebellion Racing fail to finish on the podium.

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04/26/19
nasx

Joe Graf Jr. Joins Richard Childress Racing in 2019
Joe Graf Jr.
Joe Graf Jr.
Richard Childress Racing welcomes Joe Graf Jr. to its NASCAR Xfinity Series program, as well as its marketing and communications team. Graf Jr., who will pilot the No. 21 Chevrolet Camaro in select races this year, is a freshman at New York University. He will also learn the business side of the sport by serving as a marketing and communications intern for the team. The 20-year-old's first race will be at Michigan International Speedway this June.

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04/26/19
f2

Matsushita seals Baku F2 pole position
Nobuharu Matsushita
Nobuharu Matsushita
Nobuharu Matsushita brought home his second and Carlin’s third ever F2 pole position in today’s FIA Formula 2 Qualifying, at Baku, Azerbaijan. The Japanese driver sealed top spot with a time of 1:54.555, to finish ahead of ART Grand Prix’s Nyck De Vries and UNI-Virtuosi’s Luca Ghiotto.

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04/26/19
f1

Baku GP: Practice 1 abandoned because of loose manhole cover (Update)
George Russell
George Russell

UPDATE Williams Formula 1 team driver George Russell will miss second Azerbaijan Grand Prix practice because his practice one collision with a loose manhole cover cracked his chassis.

04/26/19 George Russell ran over a loose drain cover and severely damaged his Williams in Free Practice 1 for the Azerbaijan Grand Prix that brought out a red flag after 12 minutes as track repairs were needed.

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04/26/19
f2

Ghiotto sets the pace in Baku F2 Practice 1
Italian Luca Ghiotto on the streets of Baku
Italian Luca Ghiotto on the streets of Baku
Luca Ghiotto picked up where he left off in Round 1, as he set the fastest time during an eventful FIA Formula 2 Championship free practice session at Baku, Azerbaijan. The UNI-Virtuosi driver set a 1:56.673 at the checkered flag to put him ahead of Carlin’s Nobuharu Matsushita and MP Motorsport’s Jordan King.

Giuliano Alesi was the first out on track in the early morning 17 degree heat, on a dusty Baku City circuit. The cars were all on Medium Pirelli tires and Nyck De Vries was the first to break the 2m barrier, but he was quickly toppled by Carlin duo Louis Deletraz and Matsushita.

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04/26/19
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Formula E does what IndyCar turned down
Fans can now race live online in Formula E races
Fans can now race live online in Formula E races
Fans can now put their skills to the test with the release of ‘Virtually Live Ghost Racing: Formula E’ - a ground-breaking mobile game allowing players to race against the ABB FIA Formula E Championship drivers in real time, using innovative telemetry technology together with Virtually Live.

The first-of-its-kind ghost racing game - which is available to download for free on iOS and Android - doesn’t just bring fans closer to the action than ever before, but actually puts them in the driving seat at each E-Prix - revolutionizing fan participation and in-play options compared to other sporting disciplines.

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04/26/19
f1

New Honda not 20hp better - Marko
The Red Bull Honda of Pierre Gasly
The Red Bull Honda of Pierre Gasly
(GMM) Dr Helmut Marko has played down reports that Honda's new engine is 20 horse power better than its predecessor.

We had quoted the Red Bull official as mentioning the 20hp figure in anticipation of Honda's 'Spec 2' power unit debut this weekend in Baku.

"20 horse power more is not correct," Marko told Auto Bild.

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04/26/19
f1

Perez eyes 'big step forward' for Barcelona
Sergio Perez
Sergio Perez
(GMM) Racing Point should look more competitive at the forthcoming Spanish grand prix.

That is the view of Sergio Perez, who along with new teammate Lance Stroll has had a particularly low-profile start to 2019.

The Mexican driver says that is because new team owner Lawrence Stroll only took over Force India late last year.

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04/26/19
f1

Williams to use new rear wing in Baku
#88 Robert Kubica's Williams
#88 Robert Kubica's Williams
(GMM) Struggling backmarker Williams has brought a new rear wing to Baku.

It is the first obvious upgrade for 2019, but Robert Kubica in Baku said championship points remain "almost impossible".

The performance of the 2019 car is woeful, but the Polish driver also said it is inconsistent.

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04/26/19
f1

Steiner 'not optimistic' for Baku
The Haas of Magnussen
The Haas of Magnussen
(GMM) Haas boss Gunther Steiner says he is "not so optimistic" for Baku.

In the last races, the American team has made it into Q3 with an obviously fast car, only to slump to almost the slowest in the field in the race.

"We can clearly see in the data where we are wrong, and we have brought some new parts here," Steiner told Ekstra Bladet.

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04/26/19
f1

Schumacher set to miss next Ferrari test (Update)
Mick Schumacher
Mick Schumacher tested the Ferrari in Bahrain recently

UPDATE (GMM) Michael Schumacher's Formula 2 boss has confirmed reports the young German will not be testing for Ferrari next month.

We reported earlier that, after the son of Michael Schumacher drove the Ferrari for the first time in Bahrain, he will not get the same chance in the post-Spanish GP test.

Italy's La Gazzetta dello Sport reports that Ferrari will be running a second test car in Barcelona for Pirelli, but it will be driven by Antonio Fuoco.

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04/26/19
f1

Number 1 rivalry brings Ferrari 'unrest' - Heidfeld
Sebastian Vettel
Sebastian Vettel
(GMM) Lewis Hamilton says he sympathizes with Ferrari 'number 2' Charles Leclerc.

The five time world champion says the situation reminds him of his own F1 debut in 2007, when his teammate was then reigning champion Fernando Alonso.

"There are scenarios where multiple world champions demand the number 1 position, and therefore you become a number 2," said Hamilton.

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04/26/19
irl

Legendary Foyt Cements Legacy with Bronze Brick at IMS
Bronze brick for first 4-time winner of the Indy 500, AJ Foyt
Bronze brick for first 4-time winner of the Indy 500, AJ Foyt
Before placing a commemorative bronze brick into Indianapolis Motor Speedway's famed Yard of Bricks start/finish line on a rainy Thursday morning, legendary A.J. Foyt recalled what it was like back in the day to race on that surface.

The four-time Indianapolis 500 winner's name and the four years he won "The Greatest Spectacle in Racing" - in 1961, '64, '67 and '77 - are carved on the specially produced brick.

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04/26/19
tv news

Weekend TV Times
All times eastern
Friday, April 26LocationsTV TimeNetwork
F1- Practice 1Baku4:55-6:30amESPN2
F1- Practice 2Baku10:55am-12:30pmESPNU
NASCAR Cup Practice 1Talladega3:00-4:00pmFS1
NASCAR Cup Practice 2Talladega4:30-6:00pmFS1
Saturday, April 27LocationsTV TimeNetwork
F1- Practice 3Baku5:55-8:00amESPN2
F1- Practice - qualifyingBaku8:55-10:00amESPN2
NASCAR Xfinity QualifyingTalladega10:00-11:30amFS1
NASCAR Xfinity RaceTalladega1:00-4:00pm raceFS1
NASCAR Cup -QualifyingTalladega4:30-6:00pmFOX
SupercrossE. Rutherford5:00-8:00pmNBCSN
Sunday, April 28LocationsTV TimeNetwork
F1- Pre-RaceBaku7:30-8:00amESPN2
F1- RaceBaku8:00-10:00amESPN2
Formula E QualifyingParis10:30-11:30am (D)FS2
Blancpain GTVIR1:00-3:00pmCBS-SN
NASCAR Cup RaceTalladega2:00-6:00pmFOX
Formula E - RaceParis5:00-6:00pm(D)FS1
NHRA FinalsCharlotte6:00-9:00pm (SDD)FS1


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