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07/05/17
f1

F1 has to help engine manufacturers because engine formula is so silly
Is F1 a sport, or a manufacturer engineering R&D series? Fans want to see the best drivers race. They don't cheer for the silly complicated F1 engines
Is F1 a sport, or a manufacturer engineering R&D platform? Fans want to see the best drivers race. They don't cheer for the silly complicated F1 engines. What a waste of money.
Ross Brawn says Formula 1 is ready and willing to help both Honda and any new engine manufacturers that enter the sport.

Honda have struggled since returning to the sport in 2015, the year after Formula 1 swapped from V8 engines to 1.6litre V6 units.

And with many hoping that Honda can improve in order to add to the competition, Brawn has reiterated his desire to assist the Japanese manufacturer.

"We're not about to go in and negotiate special engineering terms for Honda," he told Autosport.

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07/05/17
fe

Formula E Is On Track Financially, CEO says, even though it's losing its shirt (Update)
How does Alejandro Agag do it with so few fans in attendance and races that fail left and right? Global TV deals which attracts global sponsors that's how
Alejandro Agag is playing Voodoo economics

UPDATE Formula E is not a 'fan' sport - no sound, hence too boring. It is a manufacturer R&D sport much like WEC and F1 and  has become a proving ground for manufacturers which are monitoring the Electric Vehicle (EV) market to see if it takes off. Audi, BMW and Renault are all involved in Formula E which races on tracks in city centers as the cars produce no emissions and little noise. However, its financial performance is far horrible.

Formula E has revealed that it has received $68.2 million of investment since the start of 2016 despite its total net losses hitting $110.5 million  due to high start-up costs.

The series launched in September 2014 and a report in the Express last year revealed that in its first season it burned up net losses of $71.1 million. It is still stuck in the slow lane.

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07/05/17
automotive

Volvo: Gas cars are history after 2019
Volvo is going all in on the electric car.

The Swedish automaker is slamming on the brakes on vehicles powered solely by internal combustion engines, announcing that every car it makes from 2019 onward will have an electric motor.

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07/05/17
nasmon

Roush Fenway expects to remain at two teams in 2018
.@roushfenway prez Steve Newmark tells #TradinPaint RFR will "most likely" be 2 Cup cars and 1 NXS car in 2018, although that could change

Roush Fenway is fielding two full time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series teams this season with #6-Trevor Bayne and #17-Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. They shut down the #16-Greg Biffle team after last season and leased the charter to JTG Daugherty Racing for #37-Chris Buescher.

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07/05/17
f1

Latest F1 news in brief - Wednesday
  • Wolff and Lauda both say 'crashgate' is over, but do both drivers agree?
    Wolff and Lauda both say 'crashgate' is over, but do both drivers agree?
    Vettel 'crashgate' over now - Lauda
  • F1 talk too early for Mick Schumacher - Hakkinen
  • Villeneuve not sorry for Stroll criticism
  • Stroll's private testing 'not fair' - Villeneuve
  • Paul Ricard bids to host 2018 winter tests
  • Stars confirmed for Austria legends parade
  • Stroll excited to race on familiar ground
  • Lewis Hamilton tempted by future NASCAR move

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07/04/17
nasmon

Ex-wife sues Biffle for hidden cameras
Greg Biffle
Greg Biffle
Channel 9 uncovered allegations of hidden cameras and secret peeping inside a former NASCAR driver's home.

Channel 9 Anchor Allison Latos found a new lawsuit against former driver Greg Biffle.

Biffle's ex-wife and ex-mother-in-law are suing him and Roush Fenway Racing over hidden cameras inside Biffle's estate on Lake Norman in Mooresville (NC).

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07/04/17
nasmon

Front Row Motorsports makes structural changes
Effective today, Front Row Motorsports has named Donnie Wingo competition director for the two-car Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series team.

The veteran crew chief of more than 30 years will lead the team's efforts to improve the performance of the cars and will serve as the primary liaison in the organization's technical alliance with Roush Fenway Racing.

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07/04/17
Fe

Mahindra Racing sets Goodwood benchmark
As the silent Formula E car passes, fans fall asleep
As the silent Formula E car passes, fans fall asleep
Mahindra Racing flew the flag for the FIA Formula E Championship at the Goodwood Festival of Speed last weekend, setting a brand new open-wheel eRecord in the process.
 
Challenging convention, the team took the unprecedented step of debuting its brand new, as yet unraced, M4Electro in public for the first time. The car, with which the team will contest the 2017-18 Formula E season, raced up the famous Goodwood hill with Nick Heidfeld at the wheel.

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07/04/17
f1

Celebrating the Five Ages of Ecclestone at Goodwood
See the celebration of the five ages of former F1 chief executive Bernie Ecclestone at Festival of Speed

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07/04/17
f1

Latest F1 news in brief - Tuesday
  • Sebastian Vettel
    Sebastian Vettel
    'Sorry' Vettel escapes major FIA penalty
  • F1 targets lighter engines for future
  • Ocon moving on after Perez run-ins
  • Jordan says Wolff will not silence him
  • No Renault wins until 2019 - Abiteboul
  • Tire Choices for British GP\
  • Alonso: McLaren 'better suited' to Spielberg

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07/04/17
wec

Porsche Developing Autonomous Racing Car Software To Replicate Driving Experience
Mark Webber
Mark Webber
Porsche is developing autonomous car technology to "enable a driver to experience hands-free how a professional motor racing champion would tackle a racetrack," according to Patrick McGee of the FINANCIAL TIMES.

The German sports car maker is "aiming to use software that will capture data from professional drivers as they rip around a racecourse." 

It will then upload the data so a self-driving Porsche can "replicate the entire driving experience on the track."

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07/04/17
ta

South Jersey racer dies in Minnesota crash
Mel Shaw, 70, died doing what he loved
Mel Shaw, 70, died doing what he loved
A 70-year-old New Jersey racer died during a race in Minnesota on Sunday.

A health issue may have contributed to a crash by Mel Shaw of Voorhees, NJ during turn 3 of the Sports Car Club of America race at the Brainerd International Raceway. The crash happened during the PleasureLand RV Show & Go on Sunday, according to a statement from the raceway.

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07/03/17
irl

Documentary will let Dixon's greatness shine through
Dixon with his kids
Dixon with his kids after winning pole at Indy this year
For someone who has earned the spotlight with his tremendous racing achievements, Scott Dixon certainly doesn't like to bask in it. But with each added accomplishment on track, the glare of success shines brighter on the Chip Ganassi Racing star.

It makes all the more amusing the fact that the four-time Verizon IndyCar Series champion and 2017 points leader is the subject of a feature-length documentary in production. Teammate Tony Kanaan has witnessed up close the staff of crew members for the yet-unnamed film who have shadowed Dixon at races and at home. Kanaan chuckles at the sight of Dixon squirming as the center of attention.

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07/03/17
nasx

Brian Scott to Drive the No. 3 Daniel Defense Chevrolet for RCR
Brian Scott
Brian Scott
Brian Scott will return to Richard Childress Racing (RCR) to pilot the No. 3 Daniel Defense Chevrolet for two races in the NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) this season. After announcing his NASCAR retirement at the end of 2016 to move home to Idaho with his family, Scott will make a brief return to the sport with his former team to pilot the No. 3 Chevrolet Camaro for the second NXS race at Iowa Speedway on July 29 and the September 23rd race at Kentucky Speedway.

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07/03/17
f1

Funny UPS commercial with Sebastian Vettel & Kimi Raikkonen
Born on July 3, 1987. Today Vettel is 30 years old.

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07/03/17
f1

Vettel NOT disqualified from Baku race results (Update)
Vettel escapes with no further penalty
Vettel escapes with no further penalty
UPDATE
 Even though the Tribunal Court recommended that Vettel be excluded from the Baku results (see below),  the FIA opted NOT to punish Vettel any further for the Baku incident.

Vettel attended the meeting, held at the FIA's Paris headquarters, along with Ferrari team boss Maurizio Arrivabene, and reviewed the incident with a select panel, comprising FIA Deputy President for Sport, Graham Stoker, FIA General Secretary for Sport, Peter Bayer, Formula 1 Race Director Charlie Whiting and Formula 1 Deputy Race Director and FIA Safety Director Laurent Mekies.

Vettel, on his 30th birthday, admitted to "full responsibility" and offered his "sincere apologies", and the FIA chose not to take any further action.

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07/03/17
nasmon

NASCAR Coke Zero 400 TV Rating (Update)
UPDATE NBC on Saturday aired its first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race of the season from Daytona, drawing a 3.0 overnight rating for the Coke Zero 400 from 8:15-11:00pm ET. That figure is down from a 3.2 last year. The race in '15, which was NBC's first year with the new media-rights package, drew a 2.6 overnight, but that race had a three-hour rain delay, forcing the telecast to air from 11:15pm-2:30am. TNT in its final year with the race in '14 drew a 2.4 overnight, but that race aired on a Sunday afternoon due to a rainout on Saturday night. TNT in '13 drew a 3.3 overnight for the summer Daytona race. Austin Karp/SBJ 

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07/03/17
track news

ISC profits decline for Q2, Affirms Full-Year Guidance
Ticket and concession revenue is down, but ISC tracks are raking in huge money from the NASCAR TV contract
ISC today reported Q2 financial results met expectations and reaffirmed its outlook for FY '17. Total revenues for the quarter ending May 31 were $165.3M, compared to $167.6M in Q2 '16.

Operating income was $18.4M, down from $23.7M in the year-ago period. One of the factors in ISC's quarterly numbers was a reduction in depreciation expense at Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway. Net income of $13.2M was down from $21.9M in Q2 '16. ISC



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07/03/17
motogp

Marquez remembers Nicky Hayden
Marquez wins for 2nd time in 2017
Marquez wins for 2nd time in 2017

Reigning World Champion Marc Marquez has dedicated his German Grand Prix victory to Nicky Hayden, who died in May, following a cycling accident.

Marquez battled for the lead with Tech 3 rider Jonas Folger during the early laps before moving ahead when the local hero went wide at Turn 1, and retained an advantage thereafter.

Marquez's win was his second of the year, enabling him to take the lead of the standings, with just 10 points covering him, Maverick Vinales, Andrea Dovizioso and Valentino Rossi.

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07/03/17
dtm

Video: DTM Norisring Race 2 Highlights
See 3-way photo finish between:
#36 Maxime Martin
#22 Lucas Auer
#48 Edoardo Mortara

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07/03/17
f1

Video: Red Bull Racing's Christian Horner Previews The 2017 F1 Austrian GP
After Daniel Ricciardo's victory at Baku City Circuit, Red Bull Racing's season is finally coming together. Next up on the F1 calendar is RBR's home race, at the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg, Austria, a race at which Ricciardo's teammate Max Verstappen last year finished on the podium. The team will be hoping for more success this year, as Team Principal Christian Horner explains.

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07/03/17
f1

Latest F1 news in brief - Monday
  • Max (L) is happy at Red Bull say Jos (R)
    Max (L) is happy at Red Bull say Jos (R)
    Jos Verstappen says son 'happy at Red Bull'
  • 2017 'difficult' for teammate Vandoorne - Alonso
  • Red Bull says loss of oil 'trick' hurt Ferrari
  • Alonso wants Mercedes or Ferrari seat - Briatore
  • FIA should excuse 'emotional' Vettel - Berger
  • No 'ultimatum' for struggling Palmer - Abiteboul
  • Berger confirms Force India test for nephew
  • Force India to continue with free-to-race approach

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07/03/17
imsa

Ferrari Assumes GTD Championship Leads in Watkins Glen
63 Scuderia Corsa Ferrari 488 GT3
63 Scuderia Corsa Ferrari 488 GT3
For the fifth straight time this season, a Ferrari 488 GT3 has finished on the podium in the IMSA SportsCar Championship. But in the process of finishing second in the Six Hours of the Glen, the no. 63 Scuderia Corsa Ferrari 488 GT3 driven by Alessandro Balzan, Matteo Cressoni and Christina Nielsen also assumed the lead in the GT-Daytona season championship and North American Endurance Cup.

By finishing second in both NAEC segments of the race, Balzan, Cressoni and Nielsen also secured the victory in the North American Endurance Cup for Watkins Glen.

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07/03/17
dtm

Video: Paffet's hard Crash - DTM Norisring 2017
That was a really shocking moment when Gary Paffett lost completely control of his car and spins over the race track until he crashes into Mike Rockenfeller's Audi. Rockenfeller suffered a fractured metatarsal in his left foot as a result.

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07/02/17
dtm

Maxime Martin wins race thriller at the Norisring
#36 Maxime Martin, BMW M4 DTM, #22 Lucas Auer, Mercedes-AMG C 63 DTM, #48 Edoardo Mortara, Mercedes-AMG C 63 DTM
#36 Maxime Martin, BMW M4 DTM, #22 Lucas Auer, Mercedes-AMG C 63 DTM, #48 Edoardo Mortara, Mercedes-AMG C 63 DTM
The second DTM race at the Norisring couldn’t be topped in terms of suspense: Maxime Martin drove his BMW M4 DTM to his first win of the season from Lucas Auer with the Mercedes-AMG C 63 DTM. The battle for third place was only decided on the final meters: Edoardo Mortara (Mercedes-AMG) came out on top in a photo finish with a margin of only two thousandths of a second against Mattias Ekstrom (Audi). The latter, in turn, was just 25 thousandths of a second ahead of local hero Marco Wittmann (BMW) at the finish.

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07/02/17
nasx

Video: Daytona Xfinity Race wreck


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07/02/17
nasmon

Video: Big Coke Zero 400 wreck
Kyle Larson gets up in the air as many cars are taken out at Daytona Saturday night.

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07/02/17
f1

Red Bull's Max Verstappen And Daniel Ricciardo | F1 Grill The Grid 2017
Quiz time for the Red Bull duo as they team up to take the Grill The Grid challenge...

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07/02/17
nasmon

Video: NASCAR Coke Zero 400 Post-Race Q&A
Race Winner Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (No.17 Fifth Third Bank Ford), Steve Newmark (President of Roush Fenway Racing), Tommy Wheeler (Director of Operations, Roush Fenway Racing) and Crew Chief Brian Pattie (No.17 Fifth Third Bank Ford) and Runner up finisher Clint Bowyer (No. 14 Mobil) and third-place finisher Paul Menard (No. 27 Moen/Menards) 

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07/02/17
nasx

Video: NASCAR Daytona Xfinity Post-Race Q&A
Third-place finisher Dakoda Armstrong (No. 28 WinField United Toyota); Second- Place Finisher, Elliott Sadler (No. 1 Armour Vienna Sausage 150 Years Chevrolet); Winner William Byron & Crew Chief, David Elenz (No. 9 AXALTA/Vorteq Chevrolet)

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07/02/17
IMSAct

Ford Mustang Wins Thrilling Continental Tire 120 at Watkins Glen
WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – In a race that was at one point red flagged for rain, the two-hour Continental Tire 120 at Watkins Glen International came down to a 12-minute shootout under sunshine and dry track conditions.

Restarting in the third position, Dean Martin moved to second behind Al Carter after race-leader Matt Plumb made a rare mistake in the Inner Loop. With two laps remaining, Martin got alongside Carter exiting Turn 1, and as they worked uphill through the Esses, the two made contact sending Carter into a spin. Martin motored past and went on to win by 5.513 seconds in the No. 59 NANO ProMT Ford Mustang alongside co-driver Jack Roush Jr.

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07/01/17
nasmon

Kyle Busch Loses Yet Another Crew Chief (Update)
UPDATE Added video below.

Kyle Busch - the only thing that should be suspended is this photo from NASCAR's official 2017 driver mugs. He looks like a goofball!
Kyle Busch - the only thing that should be suspended is this photo from NASCAR's official 2017 driver mugs. He looks like a goofball!
06/29/17

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Kyle Busch has lost another Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series crew chief.

As expected, interim crew chief Ben Beshore was suspended for one race by NASCAR on Wednesday for a lug nut infraction at Sonoma Raceway. Two lug nuts were not properly secured after the race. Beshore also was fined $20,000.

Joe Gibbs Racing named another team engineer - Jacob Canter - to serve as crew chief this weekend.

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07/01/17
f1

How to Make an F1 Commercial: On Set with Lewis Hamilton & Bose
Go behind-the-scenes with Formula One superstar Lewis Hamilton for the filming of the stunning Bose SoundTouch 300 commercial.

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07/01/17
dtm

Spengler claims first BMW victory at Norisring since 1992
A very wet start
A very wet start
Bruno Spengler is the winner of the DTM race at the Norisring on Saturday. After 61 laps in the seventh race of the DTM season, the Canadian drove his BMW M4 DTM to a dominant win from his fellow BMW driver and team-mate Maxime Martin. For BMW and for Spengler, this achievement almost is a historic one: the brand from Munich hadn’t won a DTM race at the street circuit in Nuremberg for 25 years and Spengler’s last time on the top step of the podium to date was four years ago in the DTM race at Spielberg.

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07/01/17
f1

Ecclestone admits he 'couldn't do a better job' than Liberty Media
Bernie Ecclestone
Bernie Ecclestone
Bernie Ecclestone acknowledged that Formula One's new owners Liberty Media are currently doing a better job at running the sport than he could be capable of doing.

Upon the ousting of the former F1 supremo at the start of the year, F1 CEO Case Carey set up a triumvirate management structure which includes himself, sporting manager Ross Brawn and commercial manager Sean Bratches. 

Liberty Media has since undertaken many dynamic initiatives to instill a sense of engagement with Formula 1's fan base, with efforts centered around social media, entertainment and the digital market.

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07/01/17
automotive

Chinese plan to dwarf Elon Musk's Gigafactories
As Elon Musk races to finish building the world’s biggest battery factory in the Nevada desert, China is poised to leave him in the dust 

Chinese companies have plans for additional factories with the capacity to pump out more than 120 gigawatt-hours a year by 2021, according to a report published this week by Bloomberg Intelligence. That’s enough to supply batteries for around 1.5 million Tesla Model S vehicles or 13.7 million Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrids per year, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance.

By comparison, when completed in 2018, Tesla Inc.’s massive Gigafactory will crank out up to 35 gigawatt-hours of battery cells annually.

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07/01/17
nasmon

Brantley Gilbert Big Machine is the new sponsor of the Brickyard 400
Indianapolis Motor Speedway announced Friday that music industry label Big Machine Label Group will be the new title sponsor of the Brickyard 400.

The official name of the July 23 NASCAR race at IMS is the Brantley Gilbert Big Machine Brickyard 400.

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07/01/17
motogp

Marquez shoots to the top in Germany
Marc Marquez
Marc Marquez is always fast at the Sachsenring

Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) took back to the top in FP3 at the German GP, as the seven-in-a-row winner at the venue headed key rival Maverick Vinales (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) by 0.170 seconds. Home rider Jonas Folger (Monster Yamaha Tech 3) was fastest for some time in the session and completed the top three in an impressive performance from the German rookie.

Joining the fastest three in Q2 will be Aleix Espargaro (Aprilia Racing Team Gresini), who has shown great pace all weekend in wet and dry conditions, as well as FP3 improver Cal Crutchlow (LCR Honda), who completes the top five and moves himself safely through after ending Friday further down the timesheets.

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06/30/17
nasmon

Video: Daytona Coke Zero 400 Post Qualifying Q&A
Coors Light Pole Award Winner Dale Earnhardt Jr. (No. 88 Nationwide Chevrolet) and Second-Place Qualifier Chase Elliott (No. 24 NAPA Patriotic Chevrolet)

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06/30/17
nasmon

Video: Daytona Coke Zero 400 Earnhardt Jr. and NBC Q&A
Dale Earnhardt Jr. (No. 88 Nationwide Chevrolet) and Comcast NBCUniversal Salute to Service, Matt Tifft (No. 19 Comcast NBCUniversal Salute to Service Toyota, NASCAR XFINITY Series), Peter Intermaggio, Comcast Senior Vice President of Marketing Communications and Carol Eggert, Comcast Senior Vice President of Military Affairs

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06/30/17
nasmon

Video: Daytona Coke Zero 400 Keselowski and Richard Petty Q&A
Brad Keselowski (No. 2 Detroit Genuine Parts Ford) and Richard Petty

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06/30/17
nasx

Daytona Xfinity Series Race Postponed Due To Rain
Friday night's Coca-Cola Firecracker 250 NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Daytona International Speedway has been postponed until Saturday due to rain. NASCAR hopes to resume the race just after noon on Saturday.

Friday night's race began under threatening skies and widespread showers in the area. By the time drivers took the green flag just after 7:30 pm it had already began misting around the facility. After just 11 laps of racing, the skies finally opened up and NASCAR brought the field to pit road.

After a nearly hour-and-a-half rain delay, NASCAR finally pulled the plug, and rescheduled the race to run prior to the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Coke Zero 400, which is scheduled for 7:30 pm.

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06/30/17
f1

71,541 Fans Attended Baku GP
Ferrari team walks the Baku City Circuit
Ferrari team walks the Baku City Circuit
Baku City Circuit (BCC)
today announced that 71,541 Formula 1 fans - old and new - attended the 2017 FORMULA 1 AZERBAIJAN GRAND PRIX, the second successive street race to be hosted in the Azerbaijani capital.

This figure represents a 30% increase in ticket sales from the inaugural 2016 event in F1’s newest market. Furthermore, international visitor numbers for the race week were up 100% from last year with guests arriving from over 65 different countries to witness what turned out to be one of the most dramatic and memorable races in recent memory. Indeed, international fans accounted for a third of all overall ticket sales.

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06/30/17
automotive

Video: What Makes a Honda - Kristina's Story
Kristina Kennedy, a senior engineer and quality project leader with Honda R&D Americas, Inc. in Ohio, is the latest subject of the What Makes a Honda is Who Makes a Honda video series. Kennedy helps bring the voice of the customer to the product development team to enhance Honda products like the all-new 2018 Odyssey.

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06/30/17
f1

Williams Story to Premiere This Summer
Frank Williams
Frank Williams
Formula One and Williams Martini Racing fans of all ages will get to experience the true story of one of sport’s most iconic teams in Williams, a brand new documentary from BAFTA-winning director Morgan Matthews out this summer. The film is based on the 1991 book by Lady Virginia Williams - A Different Kind of Life.

Sir Frank Williams said: "I hope the fans enjoy the film as much as I’ve enjoyed being part of motor racing. I’m glad that both the people behind the team and my family come out as the true heroes of the story."

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06/30/17
nasmon

NBC Sports rolls into NASCAR coverage with high hopes, speed-first attitude
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — NBC Sports takes over the second half of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series broadcast schedule this week with high hopes, technical marvels, fresh segments and analysts as eager and excited about the season as the fans they will communicate to.

The on-air play-by-play team of former NASCAR driver Jeff Burton, former crew chief Steve Letarte and announcer Rick Allen met with reporters at Daytona International Speedway Thursday afternoon to talk about the upcoming race schedule.

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06/30/17
motogp

Dovizioso the man to beat on Day 1 in Germany
Pedrosa in the rain
Pedrosa in the rain

Fourth fastest overall in the dry was Aleix Espargaro (Aprilia Racing Team Gresini), with the Granollers native also showing pace to place in the top five in the wet. Alvaro Bautista (Pull&Bear Aspar Team) was fifth quickest on combined times for a solid Day 1, with Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) completing the top six.

Johann Zarco (Monster Yamaha Tech 3) was P7 on Day 1 but crashed FP2 in the wet – rider ok – with Jack Miller (EG 0,0 Marc VDS) on solid top ten form in ninth, just ahead of Scott Redding (Octo Pramac Racing) despite a crash in FP1 for the Brit.

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06/30/17
nasmon

Watkins Glen International partners with I LOVE NEW YORK
Watkins Glen
Watkins Glen
Watkins Glen International announced today that I LOVE NEW YORK, the iconic tourism arm for New York State, has agreed to partner with the historic facility to present The Glen’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race on Sunday, August 6th.

“We are excited to welcome the I LOVE NEW YORK brand to the Watkins Glen International family as our partner for the NASCAR race weekend,” WGI President Michael Printup said. “With NASCAR, comes an international audience, and this is going to allow us to help put I LOVE NEW YORK to the forefront of broadcasts in Latin America, Europe, Asia, Africa, and more, in addition to all of the dedicated viewers here in North America. All of us are looking forward to a great race weekend coming up in August.”

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06/30/17
Nasmon

Almirola cleared to drive
Aric Almirola
Aric Almirola
The driver of the #43 Petty Enterprises Ford, who crushed his T5 vertebra in a wreck at Kansas Speedway on May 13, received a positive report from his doctors following a CT scan on Wednesday.

"Good news from the docs," Aric Almirola said in a text. "My CT scan shows really good bone growth in the damaged vertebrae. Doctors were pleased and have cleared me to test in the next two weeks.

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06/30/17
nasmon

Kyle Busch fastest in first Cup practice at Daytona
Kyle Busch was fastest in the two NASCAR Cup practice sessions Thursday at Daytona International Speedway. Dale Earnhardt Jr. led practice 2 but the speeds were much lower.

Busch had a top lap of 197.438 mph around the 2.5-mile high banked superspeedway in his Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota as teams begin preparations for Saturday night’s Coke Zero 400 (televised on NBC).

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06/30/17
F1

Latest F1 news in brief - Friday
  • Vettel's probably laughing all all the pundits
    Vettel's probably laughing at all the pundits
    F1 steward admits Vettel race ban was possible
  • Critic Villeneuve 'always negative' - Stroll
  • Magnussen welcomes Copenhagen's 2020 GP project
  • Jos Verstappen slams Red Bull boss Horner
  • Hamilton wants new deal beyond 2018 - Lauda
  • Perez to be latest F1 father
  • Lauda says McLaren-Mercedes deal not done
  • Button urges F1 to 'move on' from Baku
  • Williams Martini Racing Appoints Dave Redding as Team Manager
  • Vandoorne: Baku controversy 'positive' for F1

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06/30/17
irl

What is to be gained from IndyCar's planned electronic upgrade?
Racer reported earlier this week that IndyCar mandated the use of McLaren Applied Technologies' TAG-400i ECU for every manufacturer to use when the 2.2-liter twin-turbo V6 formula was introduced in 2012, and it's believed a new TAG-600 model is among the ECUs under consideration for 2018. In addition to McLaren, Bosch and Cosworth could also be in the running to earn the ECU supply contract.

To complement the planned ECU update, a new steering wheel dash is also being considered, which would require a significant upgrade to the DW12's onboard data acquisition system. If the existing Cosworth dash is retired, a major vendor like those named above would be needed to outfit each car. This would require new steering wheels as the dash is integrated.

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06/30/17
nasmon

Bomb threat made at Daytona Speedway
Daytona
Daytona
The Daytona Beach Police Department received a call regarding a bomb threat against Daytona International Speedway on Thursday just before 3 p.m.

According to a report from the DBPD, “The caller said he had placed multiple bombs on the Speedway property.”

After a thorough search of the property, officers found nothing suspicious, however, the police categorized the incident as “an active, ongoing investigation.” The speedway referred all comment to the police department.

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