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05/28/18
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#33 James Davison & #30 Takuma Sato Crash at Indy
First crash of the 102nd Running of the Indianapolis 500 on lap 47.

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05/28/18
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Video: Helio Castroneves crash at Indy
Crash #5 of the day, lap 146.

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05/28/18
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Video: Danica Patrick crash at Indy
Third crash of the 102nd Running of the Indianapolis 500, on lap 68.

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05/28/18
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Video: 102nd Running of the Indianapolis 500
As eventful as the 102nd Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil was, it was difficult to pare down all the highlights from the ABC broadcast into a bite-sized version of less than 30 minutes. But their editing wizards did it. Enjoy.

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05/28/18
f1

ESPN's Telecast of Monaco Grand Prix Earns F1's Largest Cable Audience Since 1995
As we have been telling our readers, using NBCSN to broadcast your race series is a death wish.
As we have been telling our readers, using NBCSN to broadcast your race series is a death wish. ESPN/ABC are superior when it comes to TV ratings

ESPN’s live telecast of the Formula 1 Monaco Grand Prix on Sunday, May 27, earned F1’s largest audience on cable in more than two decades, according to Nielsen Fast National data.

With an average of 809,000 people watching, the telecast was the most-viewed Formula 1 race on cable since the 1995 Italian Grand Prix, which also aired on ESPN and averaged 876,000 viewers.

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05/28/18
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Will Power - Day After Indy 500 Photos


2018 Indy 500 winner Will Power



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05/28/18
irl

How to fix the new IndyCar for the 2019 Indy 500
Team owner Michael Andretti tells Rossi after the Phoenix how impressed he was with Rossi's talent level
Team owner Michael Andretti tells Rossi after the Phoenix race how impressed he was with Rossi's talent level
After the Indy 500 race on Sunday drivers had different views on what should be done because the number of passes were way down from recent years.

Simon Pagenaud was OK with the car the way it is, saying it rewards driver talent. It does at that - as evidenced by Alexander Rossi's passing at Phoenix and Indy Sunday. AR1.com has been telling its readers to watch this guy since 2009 when he was still a kid - an extremely talented kid. We think you finally can see it for yourself, but that isn't the point of this article.

But fans don't pay to see a follow-the-leader parade and have become accustomed to lot of passing.  No doubt, passing makes a race more exciting.

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05/28/18
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Cindric says Castroneves will be in their car for '19 Indy 500
Helio Castroneves will be back for the 2019 Indy 500
Helio Castroneves will be back for the 2019 Indy 500
When Helio Castroneves crashed out of the Indy 500 he appealed to Roger Penske on TV to run his again next year.

Penske, told Autosport: "It's hard to say no to him, isn't it?

"I have to talk to the president [Cindric] here. He'll figure that one out for me."

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05/28/18
f1

Formula 1 engine rules close to being ratified
Mercedes have agreed to forego the MGU-H unit
Mercedes have agreed to forgo the MGU-H unit

Formula 1 aims to have new engine regulations for 2021 drawn up by the end of June after a meeting with teams at the Monaco Grand Prix.

Commercial rights holders Liberty Media and the governing FIA sat down with teams for an update on future plans and Mercedes F1 boss Toto Wolff told reporters progress had been made in some areas.

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05/28/18
f1

Latest F1 news in brief - Monday
  • Monaco is the ultimate Mickey Mouse circuit layout
    Monaco is the ultimate Mickey Mouse circuit layout. But it sure is gorgeous.
    Monaco should change F1 circuit - Hamilton
  • Red Bull 'a good place' for Ricciardo - Hamilton
  • Ocon hints at Mercedes 'team orders'
  • Former F1 driver loses interest in sport
  • Verstappen takes 'hard lesson' from Monaco
  • Alonso watched Indy 500 with 'numb' F1 fans
  • FIA to keep checking Ferrari legality in Canada
  • Ferrari's Simone Resta is the new Technical Director of the Alfa Romeo Sauber F1

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05/28/18
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Video: Will Power Victory Lane celebration
102nd running of the Indy 500 victory lane celebration

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05/28/18
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Video: Indy 500 Press Conference with Will Power
Power earned his first Indianapolis 500 victory in his 11th career start in “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing,” taking the lead for good on Lap 196 to win in the No. 12 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet. Power, who started third, beat pole sitter Ed Carpenter to the finish by 3.1589 seconds. Power’s average speed was 166.935 mph.

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05/27/18
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Video recap of Indy 500
Get the best of the 102nd Running of the Indianapolis 500 in under three minutes.

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05/27/18
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Indy 500 Post-Race Quotes
Will Power may have won the race, but the drive of the day was by Alexander Rossi. He came from 32nd to 4th and his outside passes had fans cheering wildly
Will Power may have won the race, but the drive of the day was by Alexander Rossi. He came from 32nd to 4th and his outside passes had fans cheering wildly
JOSEF NEWGARDEN (No. 1 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet): 
"It was more difficult this year, but I think still a great race. I think we fought back for points, which was good. We just got out of position there on pit stops and just struggled with the yellows; they didn't fall our way. We were fighting from 20th, 15th place. I think we had a good car up front. I wasn't so good in the back. Once I got 15th or 20th, I struggled a little bit. But we were making slow progress. We got back in the top 10 but can't be too satisfied. It was a great day for Team Chevy and Team Penske, as well. I'm happy for Will (Power), I just wish it was our day. We had an amazing Indiana crowd, as always. This is the best race of the year, and hopefully we'll have a better shot next time."

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05/27/18
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Brian C's Indy 500 odds
Article now a feature article here.

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05/27/18
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Race day morning update from the Indy 500
The Pagoda before the sun came up
The Pagoda before the sun came up

The sun is up over the Indianapolis Motor Speedway this morning on a bright sunny day. But already you can feel the heat building in the air - the enemy to drivers and engineers looking for every pound of downforce they can find.

Gates at IMS opened at 6 a.m. following the traditional cannon blast.

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05/27/18
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Sunday TV Times
All times Eastern and live unless noted.
Sunday, May 27LocationTV TimesNetwork
F1 – raceMonaco8:30am-9:05am – pre-race
9:05am-11:00am - Race
ESPN
IndyCar – Indy 500Indianapolis11:00am-12:00pm - Pre-race
12:00pm-3:30pm - Race
ABC
F1 – raceMonaco3:30pm-6:00pm (R)ABC
NASCAR Cup – raceCharlotte5:30pm-6:00pm – pre-race
6:00pm-11:00pm – race
FOX

Legend: D = Delayed; SDD = Same-Day Delay; R = Repeat

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05/27/18
f1

Latest F1 news in brief - Sunday
  • Kimi CRaikkonen's Ferrari. The Ferrari is perfectly legal, much to the chagrin of the biased F1 media
    Kimi Raikkonen's Ferrari. The Ferrari is perfectly legal, much to the chagrin of the biased F1 media
    Legality checks give Ferrari green light
  • Mercedes set to accept 2021 engine rules
  • Verstappen needs new 'brain' - Lauda
  • Vandoorne only needs more time to shine - Wolff
  • Renault frustrated as Red Bull delays engine decision
  • F1 race promoters want lower fees - Wolff

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05/26/18
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Penske wants to cheapen Indy 500 with guaranteed starting spots (Update)
Mario Andretti
Mario Andretti

UPDATE Mario Andretti, who drove to victory in 1969 Indy 500, isn’t a fan of guaranteed starting spots for the Indy 500. He said he doesn’t have a problem with “tweaking” the rules and program, but the threat of heartbreak is a major factor contributing to the excitement, anticipation and prestige of the Indy 500.

“I respectfully disagree with Mr. Penske about that because I think we cannot violate tradition here,” he explained. “Tradition is so strong, and that’s what allows this place to maintain the mystique. You have to earn a place here, and if you don’t, you shouldn’t be given a gift.”

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05/26/18
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AutoRacing1 com visits PitFit training
AutoRacing1.com dropped in on Jim Leo's PitFit Training in Indianapolis to see some of the unique things they do to prepare race car drivers to reach their fullest potential behind the wheel

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05/26/18
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Chevy confident they will beat Honda in the Indy 500
Can Carpenter turn pole into a win with his Chevy?
Can Carpenter turn pole into a win with his Chevy?
Thirty years ago, Rick Mears won the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race from the pole position to usher in the first of six consecutive Indy 500 victories by Chevrolet.

With the dominant Chevy Indy V8 engine in the PC-17 chassis, Mears had become the first driver to break the 220 mph barrier, and the Californian combined with Team Penske teammates Danny Sullivan and Al Unser to lead 192 of the 200 laps.

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05/26/18
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Q&A with Pietro Fittipaldi as he prepares for racing return
AutoRacing1.com catches up with Pietro Fittipaldi, working out at PitFit Training in Indianapolis as he rehabilitates from his accident at Spa where he suffered two broken legs.

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05/26/18
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Are IndyCar drivers getting cheated out of money?
NASCAR drivers make so much more than an Indy 500 winner
NASCAR drivers make so much more than an Indy 500 winner
The total purse for the Indianapolis 500 field has grown by roughly $11 million since the 1980s, but the prize money for the race winner has increased by only $2 million, leaving the winner’s cut of the pot between 15-20 percent for the last 30 years.

Before 1982, the winner’s check was always more than 20 percent, and it was often more than 30 percent in the 1950s and 60s. But since the first race in 1911, the race winner has tended to receive less and less money on a percentage basis.

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05/26/18
f2

Fuoco wins dramatic Monaco Sprint Race
Antonio Fuoco
Antonio Fuoco
Antonio Fuoco held his nerve in a dramatic FIA Formula 2 Championship Sprint Race at Monte Carlo, Monaco, absorbing a swathe of challenges for the lead from Lando Norris and overcoming a flurry of safety cars to claim a maiden victory for Charouz Racing System. Norris followed home in second to extend his championship lead, while Louis Deletraz took his first F2 podium finish in third place after a stunning defensive drive.

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05/26/18
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Erik Jones Leads Final Cup Series Practice at Charlotte
Erik Jones
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Erik Jones was fastest in Saturday's final practice session for Sunday's running of the Coca Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Jones best lap of 28.870 seconds (187.045) was the best among the 40 starters that took the track in the lone practice session. An earlier practice scheduled for 9am was cancelled due to rain, giving teams precious little practice time before tomorrow's race.

Kyle Larson was second fastest, running 28.929 seconds (186.664 mph), followed by Ryan Blaney (186.104 mph), Joey Logano (186.047) and Denny Hamlin (185.938).  Pole sitter Kyle Busch was 18th quickest.

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05/26/18
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Monaco GP - Post Qualifying reaction
Formula One Monaco Grand Prix post-race analysis & interviews at the Circuit de Monaco.

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05/26/18
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Horner getting fed up with Verstappen's errors
How much more damage does Verstappen have to do before Horner sacks him?
How much more damage does Verstappen have to do before Horner sacks him?
Red Bull team principal Christian Horner says Max Verstappen must cut out his errors after a crash in practice meant he missed qualifying for the Monaco Grand Prix.

Verstappen is set to start the race from last position after damaging his car in the final minutes of the third practice session. It’s the latest in a series of errors and collisions which have blighted the Red Bull driver’s season. “This place bites and he got bit pretty hard today in a session which doesn’t really count for anything other than setting the car up,” Horner told Channel 4.

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05/26/18
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Max Crashstappen crash compilation
Relive all of Max Crashstappen's F1 crashes from 2014 through 2017. It's a lot and it does not include this year's crashes. How Red Bull hasn't fired him is beyond us.

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05/26/18
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Riccardo fastest as 'Crashstappen' crashes again (Update)
Ricciardo fastest again
Ricciardo fastest again as his teammate stuffs his car into the Armco

UPDATE Added video of Crashstappen's crash below.

05/26/18 The Red Bulls of Daniel Riccardo and Max Verstappen were again fastest in final practice for the Monaco GP but Max Crashstappen, as he does at most races, crashed hard into the barriers near the end of the session and now his team has to scramble to fix his mangled car in time for qualifying.

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05/26/18
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Honda teams at big disadvantage going into Indy 500
Alexander Rossi was almost slowest in qualifying (32nd) and on Carb Day he was also 32nd. His chances to win the Indy 500 and near zero.
Alexander Rossi was almost slowest in qualifying (32nd) and on Carb Day he was also 32nd. His chances to win the Indy 500 are near zero as are all the Honda teams.
As AutoRacing1.com has reported for two weeks, the Chevy teams have a big advantage going into the Indy 500 Sunday. Chevy has brought a superior engine to the Speedway this year with so much more power than the Hondas their teams can run more downforce to handle better through the turns and still be faster down the straights than the Hondas.

The Honda teams have had to reduce downforce to try and keep up with the Chevys on the straights and their handling is diabolical. In desperation Alexander Rossi tried a lower downforce in qualifying and ended up 32nd fastest and on the last row.

On Carb Day the Andretti team appeared so lost the drivers did not even want to give quotes to the media after the practice session. We observed the Rossi team throwing all sorts of suspension changes at the car to no avail.

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05/26/18
f1

Latest F1 news in brief - Saturday
  • The future of F1 being discussed in Monaco
    The future of F1 being discussed in Monaco
    F1 future still taking shape in Monaco
  • FIA boss Todt 'neglects F1' - Ecclestone
  • eyetime to be title sponsor at the Austrian Grand Prix
  • Azerbaijan GP organizers ask Liberty for reduced sanction fee
  • Bernie would make Hamilton to Ferrari happen
  • Daniel Ricciardo should join Ferrari says Rosberg

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05/26/18
tv news

Weekend TV Times
All times Eastern and live unless noted.
Saturday, May 26LocationTV TimesNetwork
F1 – practice 3Monaco6:00am-7:30amESPNews
F1 – qualifyingMonaco9:00am-10:30amESPN2
NASCAR Cup – practiceCharlotte9:05am-9:55am
11:05am-11:55am
FS1
NASCAR Xfinity – qualifyingCharlotte10:10am-11:05amFS1
NASCAR Xfinity – raceCharlotte12:30pm-1:00pm – pre-race
1:00pm-4:00pm – race
FS1
Sunday, May 27LocationTV TimesNetwork
F1 – raceMonaco8:30am-9:05am – pre-race
9:05am-11:00am - Race
ESPN
IndyCar – Indy 500Indianapolis11:00am-12:00pm - Pre-race
12:00pm-3:30pm - Race
ABC
F1 – raceMonaco3:30pm-6:00pm (R)ABC
NASCAR Cup – raceCharlotte5:30pm-6:00pm – pre-race
6:00pm-11:00pm – race
FOX

Legend: D = Delayed; SDD = Same-Day Delay; R = Repeat

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