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05/17/18
imsa
wec

Strong IMSA Contingent Set For 24 Hours Of Le Mans
The Ganassi Ford GT team will be at LeMans in force
The Ganassi Ford GT team will be at LeMans in force
IMSA once again will have a strong contingent of full-time drivers and teams competing in the 2018 24 Hours of Le Mans on June 16-17.
 
The official, 60-car entry list released today by the Automobile Club de l’Ouest (ACO), which organizes the prestigious, twice-around-the-clock race, revealed 26 drivers competing full time in IMSA and five IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship teams responsible for fielding a total of seven cars. Among this group, there are 11 drivers who have previously won the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

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05/17/18
arca

ARCA To Use New Qualifying Format For Charlotte Event
The ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards will utilize a timed qualifying session format when the series returns to Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 24 for the first time in 14 years.

It’s the first time in series history that ARCA will set the starting field via timed session qualifying. The session will begin when the command from the tower is given to release the cars coming off pit road. Teams will have the option of when to leave pit road to make their qualifying run, as well as how many laps they run. When a car returns to pit road, its qualifying attempt is complete.

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05/17/18
f1

New Aero Rules in F1 for 2019 explained
F1 has managed to pass through a set of three new aero rules to improve overtaking in 2019. How will these rules help and what can we expect to see in the next couple of year?

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05/17/18
irl

HIGHLIGHTS: 2018 Indy 500 Practice Day 3


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05/17/18
irl

Rahal tops Thursday practice at Indy
Graham Rahal
Graham Rahal

With a big tow Graham Rahal turned the fastest lap Thursday at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway with a speed of 226.047 mph in his Rahal Honda. Without a tow Rahal was 33rd of 35 drivers.

Tony Kanaan was 2nd quick in the #14 AJ Foyt Chevy at 225.896 mph, also with a tow. Kanaan was 20th fastest without a tow.

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05/17/18
wec

Final Le Mans Entry & Test Entry Revealed
#1 Rebellion
#1 Rebellion
The ACO has released the full entry list for the 2018 Le Mans 24 Hours and the Le Mans 24 Hours Test Day, which features finalised line-ups for all 60 cars entered, and an updated reserve list.

The reserve list has been shortened, the only two remaining entrants being the #55 Spirit of Race Ferrari, and the High Class Racing Dallara. The rest of the remaining reserves have been withdrawn, including the KCMG Dallara and Racing Engineering ORECA.

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05/17/18
f1

Pirelli releases tire choices for Germany
Tire choices so far:




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05/17/18
irl

Next Group Of Young IndyCar Drivers Seek Patient Sponsors
Zach Veach
Zach Veach
Veterans in IndyCar believe the current young group of drivers has a "better chance of making an impact together than previously-hyped classes," according to Michael Marot of the AP.

Chip Ganassi Racing Managing Dir Mike Hull said, "We've got good, quality guys under 25 and now they're driving for owners who hopefully will stick with them because that's how I think that's what develops them. I think the crop you're talking about is the crop we've needed for a long, long time but we didn't have the stability to do that. Now, we do." IndyCar President of Competition & Operations Jay Frye called this young group "'advanced' in terms of their experience and business savvy."

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05/17/18
f1

Video: Explore the proposed new Miami F1 track
Julia Piquet takes to the streets of Miami to get a closer look at the roads that could host a Formula 1 race in 2019

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05/17/18
nastruck

Hemric to make first NASCAR Truck Series start of 2018 at Charlotte
Daniel Hemric
Daniel Hemric
Young’s Motorsports announced that 27-year-old Daniel Hemric will be making his first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) start since 2016 this weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C. in the North Carolina Education Lottery 200.

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05/17/18
irl

I-PAS 'goggles test' provides major advancement in INDYCAR concussion evaluation
IPAS goggle concussion test
IPAS goggle concussion test

INDYCAR drivers are now required to undergo a clinical eye-tracking computer test recently cleared by the Food and Drug Administration. It has been implemented as part of the sanctioning body's concussion evaluation protocol, it was announced today.

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05/17/18
irl

Pacers' All-Star, Hoosiers' Hero Oladipo To Drive Pace Car at Indy 500
Victor Oladipo
Victor Oladipo
Victor Oladipo, who blossomed into an NBA All-Star in his first season with the Indiana Pacers, will drive the 2019 Corvette ZR1 Pace Car and lead the field of 33 drivers to the start of the 102nd Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil on Sunday, May 27 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

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05/17/18
fe

Formula E to race in Riyadh for opening round of season five
The group posing alongside the next generation Formula E car
The group posing alongside the next generation Formula E car
The ABB FIA Formula E Championship is set to make its debut in the Middle East next season in Riyadh, with the Saudi Arabian capital scheduled to host the opening round of season five in December.

In a double-first for the electric street racing series, Formula E will bring international motorsport to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for the very first time as part of a 10-year agreement with the General Sports Authority and Saudi Arabian Motor Federation. Alongside hosting the first fully-electric race in the region, the exciting news signals the start of a new era of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship with the eagerly-anticipated competitive debut of the next generation cars in Riyadh.

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05/17/18
irl

Schmidt Peterson Motorsports and S.A.F.E. Project US Join Forces

Schmidt Peterson Motorsports (SPM) co-owner Sam Schmidt, alongside retired United States Navy Admiral (ADM) and the former Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, James “Sandy” Winnefeld, Jr., announced today the partnership between SPM and S.A.F.E. Project US. Stop the Addiction Fatality Epidemic is a national not-for-profit organization committed to creating awareness, prevention, encouraging learning, providing resources and support for drug addiction and overdoses centered around the current opioid epidemic.

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05/17/18
f1

Guenther Steiner does not want more USA F1 races
America hater Guenther Steiner
America hater Guenther Steiner
Haas Team Principal Guenther Steiner has warned Formula 1 owners Liberty Media that it “needs to be careful” over the expansion of the calendar, amid the impending inclusion of a Miami Grand Prix.

Formula 1’s schedule has gradually grown over the years, with this season’s calendar containing a record-equaling 21 events – compared to 17 just a decade ago.

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05/17/18
nasmon

The Last American Hero is Junior Johnson, Yes
Get a glimpse inside the mind of Tom Wolfe, the writer of the legendary article "The Last American Hero is Junior Johnson. Yes!” that ran in the March 1965 issue of Esquire Magazine. Wolfe died May 14, 2018, at age 88.

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05/17/18
wec
imsa

The Talent Factory - Introducing Porsche's Customer Racing Program
Dirk Werner
Dirk Werner
Porsche's factory successes at Daytona, Sebring and Le Mans have made headlines in the sportscar world, but the German manufacturer’s customer teams are also winning regularly in the Porsche Carrera Cup, GT Masters and Blancpain GT series.

Mobil 1 The Grid spoke to Manthey Racing driver Dirk Werner & Herberth Motorsport team owner Alfred Renauer to find out more about the teams that are keeping the Porsche brand on top.

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05/17/18
f1

Spanish Grand Prix Mercedes F1 Debrief
Chief Strategist James Vowles answers your questions from the 2018 Formula One Spanish Grand Prix - including how tough it was to get Valtteri to the flag, why neither of our drivers pitted under the Virtual Safety Car and the reasons behind Pirelli's decision to alter the tread of the tires for Barcelona.

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05/17/18
irl

Danica Patrick Indy 500 Post-Practice Press Conference
Danica Patrick talks with media members after Tuesday, May 15 Indianapolis 500 practice.

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05/17/18
irl

HIGHLIGHTS: 2018 Indy 500 Practice Day 2
Catch all the action from the 2nd day of practice for the 102nd Running of the Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on May 16, 2018.

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05/17/18
irl

HIGHLIGHTS: 2018 Indy 500 Practice Opening Day
Catch all the action from the first day of practice for the 102nd Running of the Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on May 15, 2018.

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05/17/18
f1

Video: F1 Race Director Charlie Whiting On The Making Of The Monaco GP
Charlie Whiting
Charlie Whiting
Formula One's Monaco Grand Prix is one of the standout races on the series' calendar, having played host to the World Championship in almost every season since 1950. Ahead of this year's race, Mobil 1 The Grid spoke with FIA Race Director and Motorsport Industry Association ambassador Charlie Whiting to learn more about the Principality's transformation from a bustling cosmopolitan street to a stunning F1 race track. Charlie Whiting was speaking to Mobil 1 The Grid as part of his work with the Motorsport Industry Association.

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05/17/18
fe

Mercedes EQ Formula E Team taking shape
Mercedes will join at the same time the Gen 2 car rolls out
Mercedes will join at the same time the Gen 2 car rolls out

Stuttgart: Mercedes will be starting a fresh chapter in its long and successful racing history as Season 6 of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship gets underway. Two all-electric racing cars from the new Mercedes EQ Formula E Team will join the series for the start of the 2019/20 season. 

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05/17/18
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DHL supports Formula E in Berlin
Daniel Abt
Daniel Abt
Now in its fourth season, the ABB FIA Formula E Championship will be coming to Berlin again this year. Saturday May 19, 2018 marks the third time that a Formula E race will be held on the apron section at Berlin’s historic Tempelhof Airport. The BMW i Berlin E-Prix will be the ninth of twelve races in 2018 as ten teams compete to determine the winner of this innovative, fully-electric racing series.

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05/17/18
f1

Latest F1 news in brief - Thursday
  • Marko slams everyone, now its Mercedes.
    Marko slams everyone, now its Mercedes.
    Selfish Mercedes approved 2019 rules - Marko
  • Todt hits back at complaining drivers
  • Pirelli Will Not Be Forced Into 'Bidding War' For F1 Contract
  • FIA says dumping blue flags 'on the agenda'
  • FIA clarifies mirror mounting on Halos

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05/17/18
track news

Road America Launches New Interactive Maps
Interactive Maps
Interactive Maps

Road America today unveiled several interactive maps that assist fans, competitors, campers and fitness enthusiasts attending events.

The new maps include interactive elements to help fans navigate their away around America's National Park of Speed, while providing helpful information on concession stands, restrooms, disc golf, camping areas and much more. Users are able to change the topography and pinpoint their location using GPS while sharing campsite locations or fitness routes with friends.

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05/17/18
irl
wec

Fittipaldi moved to Indy for rehab
Fittipaldi at Jim Leo's PitFit Training facility
Fittipaldi at Jim Leo's PitFit Training facility

Pietro Fittipaldi has begun his rehabilitation following his big accident in the FIA World Endurance Championship season-opening weekend at Spa-Francorchamps earlier this month.

The 21-year-old Brazilian sustained multiple leg fractures in a high-speed crash in Eau Rouge driving DragonSpeed’s BR Engineering BR1 with Gibson power.

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05/17/18
tv news

Weekend TV Times
All times Eastern and live unless noted

Friday, May 18LocationTV TimesNetwork
IndyCar – practiceIndianapolis12:00pm-6:00pmIndyCar Online
NASCAR Truck– practiceCharlotte10:35am-11:25amFS1
NASCAR Cup – practiceCharlotte11:30am-3:00pmFS1
NASCAR Truck– qualifyingCharlotte4:40pm-6:00pmFS1
NASCAR Cup – qualifyingCharlotte6:05pm-8:00pmFS1
NASCAR Truck– raceCharlotte8:00pm-8:30pm – pre-race
8:30pm-10:30pm – race
FS1
NHRA– qualifyingTopeka10:30pm-11:30pm (SDD)FS1
Saturday, May 19LocationTV TimesNetwork
IndyCar – practiceIndianapolis8:00am-9:30amIndyCar Online
Formula E – qualifyingBerlin10:30am-11:00amFS2
Formula E – raceBerlin11:00am-12:30pmFS1
IndyCar – qualifyingIndianapolis11:00am-4:00pmESPN Online
IndyCar – qualifyingIndianapolis4:00pm-6:00pmABC
NASCAR Cup – racesCharlotte6:00pm-7:00pm – All-Star Open
8:00pm-10:00pm – All-Star Race
FS1
Sunday, May 20LocationTV TimesNetwork
MotoGP - RaceLe Mans8:00am-9:00ambeIN
NHRA – qualifyingTopeka1:00pm-2:00pm (D)FS1
IndyCar – practiceIndianapolis12:00pm-12:45pm
1:15pm-2:00pm
ESPN Online
NHRA – finalsTopeka2:00pm-5:00pmFS1
IndyCar – qualifyingIndianapolis2:30pm-4:00pmESPN Online
DTM - RaceLausitzring3:00pm-4:00pm (SDD)CBS-SN
IndyCar –qualifyingIndianapolis4:00pm-6:00pmABC


Legend: D = delayed; SDD = same-day delay



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