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05/09/19
TV News

Weekend TV Times
All times Eastern
Friday, May 10LocationTV TimesNetwork
Formula 1 Practice 1Catalunya4:55am-6:30am (L)ESPN2
Formula 1 Practice 2Catalunya8:55am-10:30am (L)ESPNU
IndyCar Practice 1Indianapolis9:10am-10:00am (L)NBC Gold
IndyCar Practice 2Indianapolis12:30pm-1:15pm (L)NBC Gold
Indy Lights Race 1Indianapolis1:30-2:30pmNBC Gold
NASCAR Cup Practice 1Kansas3:00pm-5:00pm (SDD)FS1
IndyCar QualifyingIndianapolis4:30pm-6:00pm (L)NBCSN
NASCAR Truck Qualifying Kansas5:00-6:00pm (L)FS1
NASCAR Cup QualifyingKansas7:00-8:00pm (L)FS1
NASCAR Truck RaceKansas8:30-11:00pmFS1
MotoGP HighlightsJerez8:00pm-8:30pm (D)beIN Sports
Gander Outdoors Truck SeriesKansas8:00pm-8:30pm (L) - Pre-Race
8:30pm-11:00pm (L) - Race
FS1
Saturday, May 11LocationTV TimesNetwork
Blancpain GT World Challenge Asia - Race 1Thailand4:15am-5:55am (L)MotorTrend TV
F1 Practice 3Spanish GP5:55-7:00am (L)ESPN2
Superbike World Championship #1Italy7:55am-8:55am (L)beIN Sports
Formula 1 QualifyingCatalunya8:55am-10:00am (L)ESPN2
Lamborghini Super Trofeo Europe - Race 1Silverstone9:20am-10:40am (L)MotorTrend TV
Michelin Le Mans Cup - RaceMonza9:40am-12:25pm (L)MotorTrend TV
IndyCar Final WarmupIndianapolis11:15am-11:45am (L)NBC Gold
Formula EMonaco11:30am-12:30pmFS1
Indy Lights Race 2Indianapolis1:15-2:25pmNBC Gold
Drive Like Andretti DocumentaryUSA and Italy
2:00-3:00pmNBC
IndyCar Grand PrixIndianapolis3:00pm-3:30pm (L) - Pre-Race
3:30pm-5:30pm (L) - Race
5:30pm-6:00pm (L) - Post-Race
NBC
NASCAR CupKansas7:00pm-7:30pm (L) - NASCAR RaceDay
7:30pm-11:00pm (L) - Race
FS1
Sunday, May 12LocationTV TimesNetwork
Blancpain GT World Challenge Asia - Race 2Thailand12:00am-2:10am (L)MotorTrend TV
Superbike World Championship #1Italy1:00am-2:00am (R)beIN Sports
European Le Mans Series - RaceMonza5:40am-10:25am (L)MotorTrend TV
Lamborghini Super Trofeo Europe - Race 2Silverstone5:55am-7:30am (L)MotorTrend TV
Superbike World Championship SuperpoleItaly7:30am-7:55am (L)beIN Sports
Superbike World Championship #2Italy7:55am-9:00am (L)beIN Sports
Formula 1Catalunya8:30am-9:05am (L) - Pre-Race
9:05am-11:00am (L) - Race
ESPN2
Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup - RaceSilverstone9:30am-1:30pm (L)MotorTrend TV

Legend: L=Live R=Repeat D=Delayed

 

 



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05/09/19
f1

Formula 1's TV Ratings Down Significantly In U.K.
As soon as you take auto races off live network TV and delay them or put them on cable, you're screwed
As soon as you take auto races off live network TV and delay them or put them on cable, you're screwed
F1 has lost 3.4 million viewers on free-to-air TV in Britain since the start of this year due to a "switch" from live broadcasts of the entire Grands Prix to delayed highlights.

F1 began a new contract this year with pay-TV network Sky Sports, which got the rights in Britain to "broadcast exclusively all but one of the races live."

For the previous three years, around half of them "were also shown live" on British free-to-air network Channel 4.

The free-TV channel's contract entitles it to show only "delayed highlights of all the races except for the British Grand Prix in July," which will be live. Channel 4’s audience numbers "have reversed in all four of the races which have taken place since the new contract began." FORBES

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05/09/19
automotive

Ferrari to stop supplying Maserati with engines
Maserati Alfieri Concept
Maserati Alfieri Concept
The Ferrari Q1 earnings said that Ferrari is going to stop supplying engines to Maserati. CEO Louis Camilleri broke the news, and The Motley Fool posted a transcript of the whole call online.

"Eventually, we will no longer supply engines to Maserati, which actually from our perspective is actually a good thing, both from a margin perspective, but also the fact that we can transfer a lot of the labor that's been focused on the engines to the car side of the business," Camilleri says.

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05/09/19
f2
f1

F2 to switch to 18-inch wheels 1-year before F1
18-inch wheels
18-inch wheels
Formula 2 is to switch to using 18-inch tires for the 2020 season, ahead of Formula 1’s planned introduction of the larger sizes in 2021.

Formula 1 and Formula 2 have been aligned in using 13-inch Pirelli tires in recent years but wider tires have been planned as part of the senior championship’s 2021 overhaul.

As part of the development process Formula 2 will switch to 18-inch tires earlier than Formula 1.

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05/09/19
irl

Liquid Gold & Casino Party Experts Join Dale Coyne Racing with Byrd/Belardi
James Davison
James Davison

Liquid Gold Processing has joined the Dale Coyne Racing with Byrd/Belardi team for a shot at the Indianapolis 500. Liquid Gold Processing, an elite processing company focused on CBD extraction, was created with a sole focus, provide the highest quality broad spectrum extracts on earth. The team over at Liquid Gold Processing utilizes a third party Certificate of Analysis to ensure that each time you purchase a product you are getting the best quality product available.

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05/09/19
nasmon

AdventHealth Grows Partnership with Chip Ganassi Racing
AdventHealth, one of the nation’s largest faith-based health systems, will expand its relationship with Chip Ganassi Racing (CGR) and team up with Kyle Larson on the No. 42 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 for the 2019 Monster Energy Open, as the team looks to earn a spot in the Monster Energy All-Star Race. This will be the first time AdventHealth will be featured on the No. 42 car. 

Later in the season, AdventHealth will return to the track with Kurt Busch, a former NASCAR Cup Series champion, on the No. 1 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 for the Oct. 20 playoff race at Kansas Speedway.

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05/09/19
f1

McLaren announces long-term partnership with Arrow Electronics
Now that Arrow is in F1 how much longer will they be in IndyCar? 50 million TV viewers per race vs. 350,000
Now that Arrow is in F1 how much longer will they be in IndyCar? 50 million TV viewers per race vs. 350,000
McLaren Racing and Arrow Electronics, Inc. (NYSE:ARW) today announced a long-term commercial partnership that brings the global technology and innovation business into the sport of Formula 1 for the first time. 

The wide-ranging partnership will also see the McLaren Group, which includes McLaren Automotive and McLaren Applied Technologies, benefit from Arrow Electronics technology and experience, and will integrate Arrow’s services and solutions into the McLaren Racing team’s operations.

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05/09/19
v8

Supercars set to roar in Tasmania until 2023
Whincup at Tasmania
Whincup at Tasmania
The Tasmanian Government and Supercars Australia have today signed on to continue hosting the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship until 2023.

Premier Will Hodgman said the annual Supercars round at Symmons Plains is Tasmania’s largest event which attracts more than 55,000 people, including over 7,500 interstate visitors.

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05/09/19
f1

Bottas discovers secret to beating Hamilton - Rosberg
Valtteri Bottas
Valtteri Bottas
(GMM) Valtteri Bottas has discovered the secret of beating Lewis Hamilton.

That is the belief of Nico Rosberg, who finally beat Hamilton to the world title in 2016 and then promptly quit Mercedes and the sport.

His successor was Bottas, who struggled alongside Hamilton in 2017 and 2018 but this year is already a point ahead of his teammate at the top of the championship after four races. 

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05/09/19
f1

Berger tips Ferrari to win 2019 title
After Mercedes beats Ferrari in Barcelona Berger will have to eat his words
After Mercedes beats Ferrari in Barcelona Berger will have to eat his words
(GMM) Gerhard Berger thinks a driver wearing red will win the 2019 world championship.

That is despite the fact that, at all four of the races so far this year, Mercedes has completed a record-breaking early run of 1-2 finishes.

But F1 legend and DTM boss Berger does not think the title fight is already over.

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05/09/19
f1

Barcelona 'a must' on F1 calendar - Sainz Jr.
Carlos Sainz Jr.
Carlos Sainz Jr.
(GMM) Carlos Sainz Jr. says keeping Barcelona on the F1 calendar is "a must".

However, there is grave uncertainty about the future of the Spanish GP beyond this weekend's race, as the circuit and Liberty Media negotiate a new deal.

"I think this grand prix has enough history and cache to tell all the institutions that it is a must on the calendar," McLaren driver and Spaniard Sainz said at a sponsor event.

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05/09/19
f1

Situation 'extremely difficult' for Williams drivers
Paddy Lowe led the design of the current Williams car
Paddy Lowe led the design of the current Williams car
(GMM) Claire Williams says the Williams team's current situation has nothing to do with its drivers.

Robert Kubica returned to F1 this year amid much fanfare, while his teammate is the reigning Formula 2 champion George Russell.

But Williams is flailing at the very back of the grid, and Pole Kubica - who has struggled the most - even says his car is different to that of his teammate.

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05/08/19
automotive

VW starts to accept orders on ID.3
ID.3
ID.3

Volkswagen is today starting pre-booking in Europe for the first model in its new full-electric ID. family, the ID.3. With immediate effect, potential customers can register for an early production slot for the ID.3 at www.volkswagen.co.uk/id by paying a registration deposit of £750.

The ID.3 1ST special edition, which has been especially configured for pre-booking, includes high-quality, high-performance equipment and is limited to 30,000 vehicles. Volkswagen is equipping the ID.3 1ST with the medium-sized battery option later available for the ID.3 series, which is expected to be most popular. 

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05/08/19
nasmon

NASCAR announces tweak to 2019 rules package for select tracks
NASCAR tweaks cars for 3 tracks
NASCAR tweaks cars for 3 tracks
NASCAR has updated its 2019 rules package to allow for the implementation of aero ducts at three racetracks.

Previously, the races at Pocono, Darlington and the season-finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway were going to feature the rules package featuring 550 horsepower engines without the aero ducts. When rolling out the rules package last season, officials stated they expected those tracks, along with Atlanta Motor Speedway, to feature heavy enough braking that teams would continue to run brake ducts to cool the brakes.

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05/08/19
nasmon

Kyle Busch Unveils Patriotic Paint Scheme for Coca Cola 600
Kyle Busch, left, was joined by the family of Sgt. Dale Griffin, right, and Charlotte Motor Speedway's Marcus Smith and Greg Walter
CMS
Kyle Busch will attempt to defend last season's victory in the Coca Cola 600 with a specially-designed patriotic paint scheme on his M&M's Toyota Camry, honoring the men and women of the US military as well as the memory of a fallen soldier.

Busch's red, white and blue paint scheme will feature the name of fallen Army Sgt. Dale Griffin on the windshield, who lost his life in Afghanistan on Oct. 27, 2009 during Operation Enduring Freedom.

Griffin's parents, Dona and Gene Griffin, were on hand for the unveiling.

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05/08/19
irl

'Drive Like Andretti Part 1: God From Machine'
The name Mario Andretti is synonymous with speed and winning.

Travel back in time to 1969 and Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the site of his emergence onto the global stage.

Catch the full episode Saturday, 2 pm ET on NBC featuring ICE-T, Ludacris, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Jay Leno!

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05/08/19
irl

Bourdais to run GEICO colors at IndyCar GP
Bourdais' Geico livery for the GP
Bourdais' Geico livery for the GP

“We are very pleased to announce that GEICO will be the primary sponsor of the No. 18 Dale Coyne Vasser-Sullivan entry for the 2019 INDYCAR Grand Prix. GEICO has been with us since the beginning, going back to 2008. Over the last 12 years we have established an outstanding relationship with the company and look forward to once again representing them on-and-off the track,” said DCRVS co-team owner James “Sulli” Sullivan.

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05/08/19
irl

IMS President Expects Indy Grand Prix Attendance Uptick Over '18
Last year's winner Will Power
Last year's winner Will Power
Indianapolis Motor Speedway President Doug Boles is "predicting a 3-5% uptick in attendance over last year" for Saturday's sixth edition of the Indianapolis Grand Prix, according to Jim Ayello of the INDIANAPOLIS STAR.

Boles "would not reveal exact numbers," but Ayello estimated there were "around 35,000 fans in attendance for last year's race." Boles said that "if the weather cooperates," this year's attendance may be "even bigger."

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05/08/19
nasmon

Kansas Speedway Set For Track's Final Cup Series Night Race
Chase Elliott
Chase Elliott
Saturday marks the NASCAR Cup Series' last night race at Kansas Speedway for the time being, as NASCAR "moved next year’s spring race date" from the night before Mothers' Day to Sunday afternoon the week after Memorial Day, according to Randy Covitz in a special to the K.C. STAR.

Kansas Speedway "sought to move the early May Saturday night date as a way to build attendance," but Fox "didn’t want to televise a third consecutive night race following the All-Star and Coca Cola 600 races." ISC and Kansas Speedway in '11 invested about $2M "installing lights at the track."

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05/08/19
usf2000

Newman Wachs Racing Returns To Indianapolis Motor Speedway
NWR cars
NWR cars
Newman Wachs Racing will make its return to the iconic Indianapolis Motor Speedway this coming weekend for Rounds 3 and 4 of the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship. Australian Cameron Shields and American Nolan Siegel will make their Grand Prix of Indianapolis debuts on the track’s challenging 2.439-mile, 14-turn road course. Both drivers are looking to better their St. Pete results, targeting solid top-10 finishes and valuable points in the championship.

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05/08/19
irl

Business Furniture & Choreo Partners With Andretti Autosport
Zach Veach
Zach Veach
Andretti Autosport announced Business Furniture as the Official Office Furniture Provider of the team. Business Furniture and sister company Choreo, will be featured on Zach Veach’s No. 26 Gainbridge Honda for both the INDYCAR Grand Prix and the 103rd Running of the Indianapolis 500.

“We take immense pride in serving as the Official Office Furniture Provider of Andretti Autosport,” said Mary Beth Oakes, CEO of Business Furniture and Choreo. “We have a rich history in Indianapolis—nearly 100 years in business—and the month of May has always been one of our most favorite times to celebrate the Circle City and our customers. To kick off this month of May by partnering with Andretti (Autosport), the greatest name in racing, is extremely exciting, and our entire team is cheering for Zach Veach and the No. 26 Gainbridge team!”

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05/08/19
nasmon

NASCAR penalty report from Dover
Kyle Larson finished 3rd
Kyle Larson finished 3rd
NASCAR has penalized the crew chiefs of two Cup teams for unsecured lug nut violations incurred in Monday’s Gander RV 400 at Dover International Speedway.

Billy Scott, crew chief for the No. 41 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford driven by Daniel Suarez, and Chad Johnston, crew chief for the No. 42 Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet driven by Kyle Larson, were fined $10,000 apiece for unsecured lug nuts on their respective cars.

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05/08/19
motogp

Silverstone gets 1-year MotoGP extension
Marquez at Silverstone
Marquez at Silverstone

Silverstone has signed a new 1-year deal with Dorna Sports to continue hosting MotoGP through 2021, while also confirming the full circuit will be resurfaced in June.

Silverstone was at the center of controversy last year when the British Grand Prix had to be cancelled due to the circuit's new asphalt being unable to drain the heavy rain which fell throughout Sunday.

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05/08/19
automotive

Porsche Fined $599 Million for Its Role in Volkswagen Dieselgate Scandal
Porsche paid the price for selling diesel cars. Not this one of course
Porsche paid the price for selling diesel SUVs. No more
The Stuttgart Public Prosecutor's Office fined Porsche €535 million ($598.99 million U.S.) for neglecting its legal supervisory obligations in the vast diesel emissions cheating scandal known as Dieselgate, reports Automotive News. This fine concludes the prosecutors' Dieselgate-related proceedings against Porsche.

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05/08/19
motogp
dtm

MotoGP star Dovizioso to race for Audi in the DTM
Andrea Dovizioso
Andrea Dovizioso
A prominent guest driver at Audi Sport in the DTM: For one weekend, Italian motorcycle star Andrea Dovizioso (33 years old) is going to switch from his Ducati Desmosedici GP into the cockpit of an Audi RS 5 DTM. The MotoGP 2017 and 2018 runner-up will contest the two DTM races at Misano (Italy) on June 8 and 9.

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05/08/19
f1

Silverstone sure new surface to be ready for F1
Silverstone
Silverstone
(GMM) Silverstone is "confident" a brand new track surface will be ready for July's British grand prix.

The Guardian reports that F1's governing body ordered the work be done after the current surface led to the cancellation of the MotoGP race last year.

Lewis Hamilton said the new surface was the "bumpiest track I've ever experienced".

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05/08/19
f1

Brown says McLaren on 'road to recovery'
Zak Brown says McLaren on way up
Zak Brown says McLaren on way up
(GMM) McLaren boss Zak Brown says he is "satisfied" with how the British team's 2019 season is progressing.

The once-great team has had a dire time since 2015, but Carlos Sainz finished seventh in Baku with both Renault-powered cars in the top ten.

"We have clearly built a better racing car this year," boss Brown told El Confidencial.

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05/08/19
f1

Lauda still not ready for F1 return (2nd Update)
Niki Lauda
Niki Lauda

UPDATE (GMM) Niki Lauda is still not well enough to return to the F1 paddock.

The F1 legend had actually hoped to return to his duties as Mercedes team chairman in Australia, but he is still recovering from his 2018 lung transplant.

Team boss Toto Wolff said Lauda, 70, will also not be in Barcelona for the first European race of the season.

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05/08/19
f1

CEO Camilleri 'confident' Ferrari can win title
Ferrari CEO Louis Camilleri
Wishful thinking for Ferrari CEO Louis Camilleri
(GMM) Ferrari CEO Louis Camilleri says he is still "confident" the Maranello team can charge for the 2019 title.

That is despite the fact that, following a winter season of promise, Ferrari has been beaten in every race so far this year by a Mercedes 1-2.

Ferrari has therefore sped up development of its Canada-spec engine upgrade, which will now be used in Barcelona this weekend.

"It's only down to a big team effort with everyone pushing hard to make up ground that we have been able to bring these developments forward," said team boss Mattia Binotto.

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05/08/19
f1

Verstappen 'ready for the title' - Marko
Max Verstappen
Max Verstappen
(GMM) Max Verstappen has been the only "flawless" driver on the 2019 grid so far.

That is the claim of his boss at Red Bull, Dr Helmut Marko.

"Hamilton, Bottas, Vettel and Leclerc have had ups and downs," he told Auto Bild. "Only Max was flawless and always got the maximum out of the car -- sometimes even more," he added.

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05/08/19
f1
irl

Alonso keeping future plans 'top secret'
Will Alonso move to IndyCar full-time in 2020?
Will Alonso move to IndyCar full-time in 2020?
(GMM) Fernando Alonso is keeping "top secret" plans about his future close to his chest.

The Spaniard admitted recently that deciding to quit Le Mans and the world endurance championship is so that his 2020 schedule is clear.

"I have a clear idea in mind, but until I have discussed the final detail, I prefer it to remain top secret," Alonso, 37, is quoted by Italy's Corriere dello Sport.

"When everything is ready I will make my announcement."

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05/08/19
f1

Horner thinks F1 could scrap Friday practice
Christian Horner
Christian Horner
(GMM) Another F1 personality is advocating for the scrapping of Friday practice.

After the manhole cover incident in Baku, Daniil Kvyat said the grand prix still progressed smoothly with limited practice.

"Maybe we should just practice on Saturday morning," he said.

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05/08/19
f1

Pirelli responds to complaints about 2019 tires
Pirelli's 2019 tires
Pirelli's 2019 tires
(GMM) Mario Isola has responded to complaints about Pirelli's 2019 tires.

Struggling to get the new tires in a narrow operating 'window' in the races, Haas' boss Gunther Steiner says the team has one of the best cars in the midfield.

But he said: "Only Williams is worse than us in the race."

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05/07/19
nasmon

Dover hopeful of keeping two NASCAR Cup races


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05/07/19
nasmon
nhra

Final Weekend TV Ratings
The 2018 rating for the NASCAR Cup race at Dover was for the rainout portion of last years race at the end to give more of an apples-to-apples comparison

NetEventLocationTotal
Viewers
18-49
Viewers
2019 TV
Rating
2018 TV
Rating
% Chg
FS1Nascar Cup Race - RainoutDover1,541,000303,0000.961.57-38.8%
FS1NASCAR Xfinity Race LDover777,000125,0000.510.54-5.6%
FS1NHRA FinalsAtlanta475,00082,0000.300.59-49.1%
FS1NASCAR Truck Race LDover333,00066,0000.22--
USASupercrossLas Vegas307,000142,0000.19--



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05/07/19
wec

6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps highlights
4 seasons in 1 race : rain, snow, hail and then the sun! The penultimate round of #WEC Super Season has been an unbelievable action-packed one. Enjoy the flavor of that unforgettable race!

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05/07/19
irl

Video: IndyCar's Scott Dixon Reflects On His Career In Racing
Scott Dixon
Scott Dixon
5-time IndyCar Champion Scott Dixon is a master of his craft, whose drive for success remains as strong today as it did when he was a young racer growing up in New Zealand.

Moving to the USA to compete with Chip Ganassi at the turn of the century, the now 38-year-old Dixon has never looked back, securing his fifth IndyCar title last year, putting him behind only A.J. Foyt on the all-time list for series wins.

And now, with the Month of May and the biggest prize of all – the Indianapolis 500 – ahead of him, the man they called the ‘Iceman’ has his sights set on a second career win at Indy, in what could be a sixth career championship season, as Mobil 1 The Grid found out.

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05/07/19
irl
f1

"The Sound of Passion" - Mario Andretti
Mario Andretti
Mario Andretti

If passion had a sound, what would that sound be?

MagnaFlow ’s latest video spotlight, “The Sound of Passion,” brilliantly explores this through the point-of-view of racing legend Mario Andretti.

“The Sound of Passion” was produced by Campsite Media House, a full-service video production company in Southern California.

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05/07/19
r2i

Open-Wheel Rising Stars Begin Busy Month in Indianapolis
Oliver Askew
Oliver Askew
The month of May is traditionally the yearly highlight for any open-wheel racer in North America. This year it will culminate in the 103rd Running of the Indianapolis 500 on Memorial Day weekend, but official activities at the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway will commence this week, May 9-11, as the 2.439-mile road course plays host to the sixth annual Grand Prix of Indianapolis.

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05/07/19
f1

Ferrari brings forward Spec 2 engine update for Spain
Will the Ferrari upgrades be enough to beat the Mercedes upgrades, or will Aldo Costa out-engineer Mattia Binotto once again?
Will the Ferrari upgrades be enough to beat the Mercedes upgrades, or will Aldo Costa out-engineer Mattia Binotto once again?
Ferrari has confirmed that it will introduce a new power unit for this weekend's Formula 1 Spanish Grand Prix, two races ahead of schedule.

The Italian outfit has lagged behind Mercedes in terms of results despite a strong showing in pre-season testing, forcing the team to ramp up development and bring its Spec 2 engine to Barcelona, along with other upgrades. 

"It’s time for the Spanish GP, traditionally a race where most of the teams bring some updates, therefore we can expect to see a step up in performance from our competitors," said team boss Mattia Binotto. 

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05/07/19
irl

Chicago Blackhawks Goaltender Crawford To Drive INDYCAR Grand Prix Pace Car
Corvette Pace Car
Corvette Pace Car
Chicago Blackhawks goaltender and two-time Stanley Cup champion Corey Crawford will lead the field to the green flag for the sixth annual INDYCAR Grand Prix on Saturday, May 11 as the driver of the Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Coupe Pace Car at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Twice an NHL All-Star (2015, 2017) and a member of the NHL All-Rookie team in 2011, Crawford is just the eighth Blackhawks goaltender to win more than 100 games in the team's storied history. The Windy City fan favorite is also an avid car enthusiast who enjoys restoring vintage vehicles.

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05/07/19
irl

Jones and Scuderia Corsa Kickoff May at Indy
Ed Jones' Preferred Freezer sponsored Chevy
Ed Jones' Preferred Freezer sponsored Chevy
Ed Jones and the No. 20 Ed Carpenter Racing Scuderia Corsa Chevrolet entry kick off the month of May with the IndyCar Grand Prix on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course May 10-11.

The exciting month of May begins with the IndyCar Grand Prix, the Series final event before taking on the 103rd Running of the Indianapolis 500. After the April 24 test on the oval Jones and Scuderia Corsa were energized over the strong performance and aim to find momentum.

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05/07/19
track news

Watkins Glen and Genesee Brewing Company host free, 6-date summer concert series
This summer, Watkins Glen International and Genesee Brewing Company will host the Genesee Summer Concert Series at The Glen, a free six-event concert series at the track, providing fans an opportunity to listen to local bands and learn more about the upcoming events for the 2019 season.

“We are excited to not only bring back our summer concert series, but kick off our relationship with Genesee Brewing Company in a unique way,” Watkins Glen International President Michael Printup said. “This is a great chance to showcase what WGI has to offer beyond racing and provide the fans with more summer entertainment.”

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05/07/19
NHRA

Watch John Force's Chevy spew its guts in first 50 feet
John Force
John Force
John Force's Chevy Camaro Funny Car spewed its guts all over the track shortly out of the box in its first run at the Arby's NHRA Southern Nationals Friday. The 16-time Funny Car champion got out of the car under his own power.

"The car was like an Arby's sandwich -- hot right out of the box," said Force.

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05/07/19
irl

Indy 500 complete TV schedule
Indy 500
Indy 500
Tuesday, May 14

11 a.m. ET – Practice 1 (Session 1) NBC  Sports Gold
3 p.m. ET – Practice 1 (Session 2) NBC Sports Gold

Wednesday, May 15
11 a.m. ET – Practice 2 NBC Sports Gold

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05/07/19
v8

Call made to get Supercars off the high downforce crutch
Look at the size of that rear wing on the Penske Mustang. Any wanker can drive the car with that much downforce
Look at the size of that rear wing on the Penske Mustang. Any wanker can drive the car with that much downforce
Russell Ingall has called for a reduction in downforce in Supercars amid news that the Commission is in fact considering the idea for implementation as soon as next year.

Championship regulations currently mandate a total downforce figure (front plus rear) of approximately 350kg at 200km/h, and it is generally understood that around 200kg of that is generated from the rear. 

Aerodynamics have been thrust into focus again by the introduction of the Ford Mustang, which took to last weekend’s Pirtek Perth SuperNight in a revised specification featuring reductions to the size of the rear wing gurney, rear wing endplates, and front undertray length.

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05/07/19
automotive

Watch Tesla Model 3 autonomously picking up owner in parking lot
Watch video below
Watch video below
Tesla is currently working on a new version of its Summon feature that enables its vehicles to autonomously navigate parking lots and pick up their owners on request.

The latest version is becoming impressive as an owner demonstrated the capability in a crazy (yet low quality) video of his Model 3 picking him up.

Tesla built the feature on top of its existing ‘Summon’ feature, which has been limited to just moving back and forth to get in and out of parking situations.

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05/07/19
f1

Vettel struggling for 'confidence' in 2019 car
Vettel unable to adapt his driving style to what the 2019 Ferrari needs
Vettel unable to adapt his driving style to what the 2019 Ferrari needs
(GMM) Sebastian Vettel says he is lacking "confidence" at the wheel of the 2019 Ferrari.

So far, Ferrari is maintaining the German's place at the top of the team hierarchy, but new teammate Charles Leclerc seems more comfortable with the 2019 car.

"You need confidence in the car and I'm not yet there," Vettel said before Barcelona.

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05/07/19
f1

Barcelona could shake up 2019 order - Sainz Jr.
In Barcelona, like elsewhere, this is the view everyone will have of the Mercedes cars
In Barcelona, like elsewhere, this is the view everyone will have of the Mercedes cars
(GMM) The grid hierarchy could be "shaken" by this weekend's Spanish grand prix.

Traditionally, the scene of the first race in Europe is where teams bring their first major car upgrades of the season.

"Yes, it can be shaken," Carlos Sainz Jr., who drives for McLaren, said at a pre-race event in Madrid.

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05/07/19
wec

Vandoorne to be 'very good' Le Mans driver - Alonso
Stoffel Vandoorne beaten by Alonso 20-0
Stoffel Vandoorne beaten by Alonso 20-0
(GMM) Fernando Alonso has tipped Stoffel Vandoorne to be a "very good" sports car driver.

Until last year, the pair were teammates at McLaren. Alonso quit to tackle Le Mans and the Indy 500 this year, while Vandoorne was ousted and signed as Mercedes' Formula E driver.

But Belgian Vandoorne drove for SMP Racing in the top LMP1 class at the Spa 6 hour event last weekend, finishing third. In his Toyota, Alonso won.

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05/07/19
f1

Monza hopes 2020 race deal signed by July
Angelo Sticchi Damiani
Angelo Sticchi Damiani
(GMM) Organizers of the Italian GP have admitted the new deal with Liberty Media saves them "a lot of money".

Liberty Media and Monza announced recently that after a period of uncertainty, they have now agreed a 2020-2024 race deal "in principle".

But Italian automobile club president Angelo Sticchi Damiani admits the actual contract isn't signed yet.

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05/07/19
f1

2021 overtaking concept 'better than expected'
The 2021 cars will look bold, and race better
The 2021 cars will look bold, and race better
(GMM) Liberty Media is "really satisfied" with the research that is being done on the car concept of 2021.

It is believed most of the teams are now willing to wait until October for the concept to be finalized, with Pat Symonds leading the efforts for F1 owner Liberty.

"We are really satisfied with the basic concept," he told Auto Motor und Sport.

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05/07/19
f1

Calderon hopes for Alfa Romeo test
Tatiana Calderon - if she has check, she will test
Tatiana Calderon - if she has check, she will test
(GMM) Tatiana Calderon hopes her route to F1 is the right one.

At the weekend, the new all-female single seater category 'W Series' had its first race.

Calderon, a 26-year-old Colombian driver, was not on the grid.

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05/07/19
f1

Williams sponsor responds to Villeneuve comments
Villeneuve is a very critical human being
Villeneuve is a very critical human being
(GMM) One of Williams' biggest sponsors is giving the struggling team time to improve.

According to Business Insider Polska, Polish oil company PKN Orlen is paying the British team EUR 10 million in support of Robert Kubica in 2019.

But Williams is currently dead last. PKN Orlen, though, is showing patience.

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05/07/19
f1

Leclerc's brother eyes F1 test debut
Arthur Leclerc
Arthur Leclerc

(GMM) Charles Leclerc's brother is hoping to make his F1 test debut in 2019.

Last year, Charles Leclerc made his F1 race debut for Sauber and in 2019 was promoted to Ferrari.

Now, Charles' 18-year-old brother has been signed up by Sauber's junior program, and will race in the German Formula 4 category.

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05/06/19
wseries
f1

Female series could support F1 - Coulthard (Update)
David Coulthard
David Coulthard

UPDATE The W Series could "be on the fast track" to joining F1. Former F1 driver David Coulthard said that there had "already been discussions" about the W Series being featured on the F1 support program.

The six W Series races this year all support the German Touring Car championship.

Coulthard: "There's a few grand prix tracks where the undercard is not controlled by Formula 1. I think it would be quite interesting if there was a little bit of pressure applied to F1" REUTERS 

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05/06/19
f1

"F1 2019" Video Game Will Not Feature Tobacco-Related Slogans
Ferrari
Ferrari
Ferrari and McLaren’s "controversial" tobacco-backed slogans will not appear in the new edition of the official F1 video game, "F1 2019," the game's publisher, Codemasters, confirmed. 

The two teams launched their '19 cars featuring slogans related to their respective tobacco-producing sponsors.

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05/06/19
fe

Formula E's Total Losses Since '14 Reach $186M
Agag is getting 330 million TV viewers per year but is still losing his bloody shirt
Agag is getting 330 million TV viewers per year but is still losing his bloody shirt
Formula E revealed its pre-tax loss "widened" by 26.7% to £22.6M last year, giving it combined losses of  $186M since it held its first race in '14. Accounts for the year ending July 31, 2018, showed that revenue rose $44M to $150M, "driven" by a new title sponsorship from Swiss engineering group ABB.

But "this was outstripped" by a $50M increase in costs as Formula E added more staff and developed its new car which "can last an entire race without needing to be charged." The amount Formula E owes its Hong Kong-based parent, Formula E Holdings, increased by $19M to $182M last year. London GUARDIAN.

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05/06/19
motogp

Jerez Post-Race Test Results
Marquez
Marquez

The post-race Jerez Test gave the MotoGP teams a chance to explore a number of potential setup options and development parts for their 2019 bikes.

Test Results

Pos.RiderNumNationConstructorTime/Gap
1Quartararo Fabio20FRAYamaha1'36.379
2Crutchlow Cal35GBRHonda0.418
3Morbidelli Franco21ITAYamaha0.714
4Espargaro Pol44SPAKTM0.735
5Vinales Maverick12SPAYamaha0.847
6Mir Joan36SPASuzuki0.854
7Marquez Marc93SPAHonda0.881
8Rins Alex42SPASuzuki0.896
9Lorenzo Jorge99SPAHonda1.087
10Nakagami Takaaki30JPNHonda1.089
11Dovizioso Andrea4ITADucati1.222
12Bagnaia Francesco63ITADucati1.319
13Miller Jack43AUSDucati1.322
14Petrucci Danilo9ITADucati1.341
15Espargaro Aleix41SPAAprilia1.379
16Zarco Johann5FRAKTM1.516
17Rossi Valentino46ITAYamaha1.677
18Rabat Tito53SPADucati1.682
19Abraham Karel17CZEDucati1.696
20Smith Bradley38GBRAprilia1.698
21Oliveira Miguel88PORKTM2.270
22Syahrin Hafizh55MALKTM2.674
23Guintoli Sylvain50FRASuzuki3.258


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05/06/19
irl

Watch a Blindfolded Alexander Rossi Complete a Lap of the Long Beach Street Circuit by Memory

Alexander Rossi has driven his Andretti Autosport Honda to Victory Lane at IndyCar's Grand Prix of Long Beach two years running, and after seeing this video, it's no wonder why.

Rather than simply reciting the steps to a successful run 'round the sun-soaked track, last year's IndyCar championship runner-up put on a blindfold and picked up a steering wheel to complete a lap from memory—no cheats here.

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05/06/19
f1

Marko claims Ricciardo's $49million-a-year move to Renault was based on a lie
Daniel Ricciardo laughing all the way to the bank. $49M per year with Renault vs. under $10M with Red Bull.
Daniel Ricciardo laughing all the way to the bank. $49M per year with Renault vs. under $10M with Red Bull. He will retire comfortably
Australian F1 star Daniel Ricciardo  has been dragged into a war of the words between his old team Red Bull and his new team Renault.   

Red Bull's chief adviser Helmut Marko has taken aim at Renault, saying Ricciardo's $49million-a-year move to the French manufacturer was based on false promises of world-championship winning engines.

Ricciardo, 29, sent shock waves through the sport last year when he made the move from Red Bull to Renault. The move has yet to pay off, with the driver only finishing one of four grands prix so far this season, when he finished seventh in China.

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05/06/19
nasmon
irl

NASCAR betting plan gets another boost, what about IndyCar? (Update)
What is IndyCar doing for its betting/gambling plan that gets fans more engaged with the sport
What is IndyCar doing for its betting/gambling plan that gets fans more engaged with the sport? Let's hope they are not asleep at the wheel.
UPDATE
 NASCAR’s gambling plan is taking root, with a data deal announced last week and a content deal coming this week that together illuminate the breadth of an emerging strategy.

The sanctioning body has been mapping out its place in the gambling space since the Supreme Court cleared the way for states to legalize sports betting last May. It announced an integrity deal with Sportradar in late 2018, started allowing teams to sign sportsbook-related sponsorships and rolled out a prop-bet-inspired game on its website this season. But its wider plan had yet to take shape.

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05/06/19
automotive

Mercedes EQC sales open
They are rolling off the line. Order yours today
They are rolling off the line. Order yours today
The Mercedes-Benz of electric vehicles is ready for launch. The Mercedes-Benz EQC is produced at the Mercedes-Benz Bremen plant – and can be ordered now. There the EQC can be flexibly integrated into the ongoing series production of vehicles with combustion engine or hybrid drive. The high Mercedes-Benz production standards therefore ensure top quality across all vehicle models. As a CASE pioneer, the EQC 400 4MATIC offers extensive standard equipment and attractive services.

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05/06/19
f1

Haas must solve 'chassis' problem - Pirelli
Mario Isola
Mario Isola
(GMM) Pirelli's Mario Isola has fended off Haas' complaint about the difficult 2019 tires.

Haas has an objectively fast car this year, but the American team is struggling more than any other rival to get temperature into the tires in the race.

Team boss Gunther Steiner has said the situation is "not Formula 1".

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05/06/19
f1

Ocon tips long Bottas vs Hamilton fight
Esteban Ocon
Esteban Ocon
(GMM) Esteban Ocon is expecting Mercedes' two race drivers to fight for the title throughout 2019.

The Frenchman, having lost his Force India seat at the end of last year, is watching closely from the sidelines as Mercedes' reserve driver.

Ocon is reportedly hoping Valtteri Bottas' contract is not extended, but at present the Finn is leading the world championship from Lewis Hamilton.

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05/06/19
f1

Leclerc denies self-criticism 'tactical'
Charles Leclerc
Charles Leclerc
(GMM) Charles Leclerc has denied that his harsh self-criticism after crashing in Baku was strategic.

The young Ferrari driver looked on course for a first win in red when he crashed in qualifying.

He was incredibly critical of his own mistake, leaving some people wondering if it was a tactic to shield him from harsher external criticism.

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05/06/19
f1

Ferrari could 'burn' Mick Schumacher - Villeneuve
Mick Schumacher
Mick Schumacher
(GMM) Mick Schumacher is under great pressure to perform in 2019.

That is the view of Jacques Villeneuve, the 1997 world champion who won his title when Mick's father, Michael, tried to take him out at Jerez.

Now, 20-year-old Schumacher is in Formula 2 and with the Ferrari academy, and Villeneuve said the pressure is on.

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05/06/19
f1

Schumacher had 'no respect' - Villeneuve
Jacques Villeneuve
Jacques Villeneuve
(GMM) Jacques Villeneuve says F1 drivers have "no respect" for their on track rivals.

And the 1997 world champion says that trend was started by his great nemesis, Michael Schumacher.

"He had a total lack of respect for other drivers and what racing is all about," Villeneuve told the Swedish newspaper Expressen.

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05/06/19
f1

McLaren not comparing itself to midfield - Sainz Jr.
Carlos Sainz Jr.
Carlos Sainz Jr.
(GMM) McLaren is measuring itself against the top teams, not the best teams in the midfield.

That is the claim of Carlos Sainz Jr., when asked if he is happy that McLaren is clearly a strong midfield frontrunner in 2019.

"We still have to improve because looking at Mercedes and Ferrari, we can see that we need to improve every part of the car," he is quoted by AS newspaper.

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05/06/19
f1

Bottas hopes for 2020 Mercedes deal
Valtteri Bottas
Valtteri Bottas

(GMM) Valtteri Bottas is hoping to be retained by Mercedes beyond 2019.

The Finn had a bad 2018 season, but after four races and a new attitude in 2019 he is leading the world championship by a single point.

Nonetheless, his current contract is for one year only, and Esteban Ocon is hoping to get the job for 2020.

"The talks will come when the time comes," Bottas, 29, is quoted by Speed Week.

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05/06/19
f1

Vettel admits full respect for Hamilton
Vettel admits Hamilton better some days
Vettel admits Hamilton better some days
(GMM) Sebastian Vettel says he has developed a special respect for five time world champion Lewis Hamilton.

The pair have been title rivals for years, but the German said that in the recent past, he realised that Hamilton deserves his full respect.

"At some point it clicked," Vettel told Der Spiegel.

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05/06/19
f1

Teams unsure about more than 21-race calendar
Claire Williams not for more than 21
Claire Williams not for more than 21
(GMM) F1 teams are at "tipping point" in terms of being able to cope with more races on the calendar.

Vietnam, and probably also Zandvoort, are joining the schedule next year, raising the specter of future calendars greater than the 21 grands prix at present.

"Our guys are already going around the world 21 times a year, plus the tests," said Claire Williams. "That's a long time to expect people to be away from home."

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05/06/19
f1

Valencia boss charged with F1 race crimes
Valencia in 2012
Valencia in 2012
(GMM) The man at the center of the former F1 race in Valencia, Spain, has been indicted in court.

A judge found that there is "consistent" evidence that former Valencia president Francisco Camps was involved in embezzlement, bribery and falsification of documents related to the construction of the F1 track.

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05/06/19
dtm

One-two-three for Audi in Race 2
Rast takes the checkers
Rast takes the checkers
A double podium on Saturday, a one-two-three result on Sunday: Audi managed an impressive start to the DTM’s turbo era at the Hockenheimring. In Sunday’s gripping race, Rene Rast from Audi Sport Team Rosberg with a bold strategy won ahead of Nico Müller and Robin Frijns (both Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline).

After Saturday’s rain battle, the spectators in dry conditions on Sunday saw the first true trial of strength between the Class 1 race cars of Aston Martin, Audi and BMW. The clear winner after 37 thrilling laps: the Audi RS 5 DTM with its new, more than 610-hp two-liter four-cylinder turbo engine.

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05/06/19
nasmon

Patricia Driscoll denied new trial and motion for acquittal
Kurt Busch has last laugh
Kurt Busch has last laugh
The judge presiding over the federal criminal case against Patricia Driscoll, the former executive director of the now-defunct Armed Forces Foundation and Kurt Busch’s ex-girlfriend, was told this past Wednesday that she cannot have a new trial nor a directed verdict to set aside a jury’s finding of guilt on two counts of wire fraud, two counts of tax evasion and one count of first-degree fraud.

The case stemmed from Driscoll’s pilfering of funds from the foundation’s coffers to pay for person items, including jewelry, groceries and massages, as well as, personal travel for her and a family member. She also used foundation funds to pay her personal credit cards and to cover business expenses for her privately-held security firm, Frontline Defense Systems. Driscoll was first exposed for the questionable expenditures by Kickin’ the Tires in February 2015 after an in-depth review of financial records that were leaked to the media outlet.

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