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07/08/17
irl

Pagenaud leads final Iowa practice
Simon Pagenaud
Simon Pagenaud

Simon Pagenaud led pole sitter Will Power in a Team Penske 1-2 during final practice for tomorrow's Iowa Corn 300 at Iowa Speedway. Ed Carpenter was third making it a Chevrolet sweep of the top-three.

Series points leader Scott Dixon was the lead Honda in fourth with defending race winner Josef Newgarden rounding out the top-five.

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07/08/17
irl

Afternoon update from Iowa
Ed Jones turned in a strong qualifying effort at Iowa Speedway
Ed Jones turned in a strong qualifying effort at Iowa Speedway
It was a slippery track this afternoon for IndyCar qualifying. With the hot sun beating down on the race track, the drivers attempted to put down their fastest lap for tomorrow's late afternoon race.

Ed Jones, driving the number 19 Dale Coyne entry, had the pole for a while early in the qualifying session. It was determined at Road America that Jones had broken a bone in his left foot in an accident that happened in Texas two weeks earlier.

AR1 spoke with Jones right after he qualified 8th today. "We had a good result in Road America, despite my broken foot. I am sure we will be strong this weekend. I didn't know how long I was going to last being on the pole. Hopefully we end up towards the front."

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07/08/17
IMSa

Hawksworth OK After Heavy Crash in Practice 3
Jack Hawksworth
Jack Hawksworth
Jack Hawksworth has escaped injury after a heavy accident for the No. 15 3GT Racing Lexus RC F GT3 in Saturday’s third practice session for the Mobil 1 Sportscar Grand Prix at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.

The Englishman went wide on the exit of Turn 3 and dipped into the grass, which launched the GT Daytona class car into the tire barriers, and momentarily becoming airborne.

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07/08/17
irl

Newgarden leads Penske sweep in opening Iowa IndyCar practice
Josef Newgarden
Josef Newgarden

Team Penske waited until the end of the opening practice for the Iowa Corn 300 to make its presence known, but did so with triple the authority.

Josef Newgarden, who won the Verizon IndyCar Series race a year ago when he drove for Ed Carpenter Racing, set the fastest lap in the first practice today with a lap of 185.609 mph in the No. 2 Fitzgerald Glider Kits Team Penske Chevrolet. Directly behind Newgarden on the speed chart were teammates Will Power (No. 12 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet, 185.260 mph) and Simon Pagenaud (No. 1 Menards Team Penske Chevrolet, 184.401). Each of the Team Penske drivers logged their fast lap in the final 10 minutes of the practice.

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07/08/17
irl

Saturday morning IndyCar update from Iowa (Update)
UPDATE The Scott Dixon penalty was clarified and given to the media this morning right before the practice session.  Dixon drove out to pit lane from the paddock and entered the race track after the checkered flag was out in the warm up session Sunday morning at Road America.  An angry Dixon had choice words when he had to park his car for 20 minutes during today's practice, part of the penalty IndyCar handed down to the team.

We asked Mike Hull for his thoughts on the penalty, as he was leaving pit lane.  "IndyCar does what they want to do and we live by the rules that they make.  We are working on Iowa today."

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07/08/17
NHRA

B. Force, Hight, T. Gray, Smith Lead NHRA Qualifying at Route 66 Raceway
Robert Hight

Robert Hight powered to the Funny Car qualifying lead Friday evening at the 20th annual Fallen Patriots NHRA Route 66 Nationals presented by K&N Filters at Route 66 Raceway. 

Brittany Force (Top Fuel), Tanner Gray (Pro Stock) and Matt Smith (Pro Stock Motorcycle) are also provisional qualifying leaders in their respective categories at the 13th of 24 events on the 2017 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule.

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07/08/17
imsa

Canadian Tire Motorsport Park Friday Notebook
BOWMANVILLE, Ontario, Canada – If Friday's practice times from both IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship practice sessions at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park are any indication, we're in for a treat in Sunday's Mobil 1 SportsCar Grand Prix (Live, FS1, Noon ET).

Ryan Dalziel posted the day's fastest time in the afternoon session, clocking a lap of 1 minute, 8.994 seconds (128.306 mph) in the No. 2 Tequila Patrón ESM Nissan DPi. However, his next closest pursuer, the No. 10 Konica Minolta Cadillac DPi-V.R driven by Ricky Taylor was just 0.059 seconds behind, and Dalziel's teammate, Pipo Derani was third quickest in the session in the No. 22 Nissan DPi, just 0.099 seconds behind the leader.

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07/08/17
il

Boat not cleared to drive in Iowa
Chad Boat
Chad Boat
As reported in the motorsports media, Belardi Auto Racing can confirm that driver Chad Boat, who was set to make his Indy Lights debut this weekend at Iowa Speedway, has not been medically cleared to race in the Mazda Iowa 100 Presented by Cooper Tires due to injuries sustained during a National USAC midget race on Sunday, July 2. 

"To say I'm disappointed doesn't begin to describe how I'm feeling right now, but I trust the doctors and medical staff at INDYCAR and know they have my best interest in mind,” said Boat. “I'll continue to follow the instructions I'm receiving for recovery and look forward to being back soon. Thanks to Pristine Auction and Belardi Auto Racing for the opportunity."

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07/08/17
nasmon

Quaker State extends title sponsorship of Kentucky's Cup race
Quaker State 400
Quaker State 400
The Quaker State 400 has gone by the same name since the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series started coming to Kentucky Speedway in 2011, and that's not about to change.

Officials from Kentucky Speedway and Quaker State announced a new event sponsorship agreement on Friday that will see Quaker State continue to sponsor the race through 2022.

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07/08/17
nasmon

Almirola to test at Charlotte on Tuesday
Aric Almirola was hurt in Kansas
Aric Almirola was hurt in Kansas
Aric Almirola will take the next step in his return to racing in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series by participating in a test at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Almirola, who suffered a compression fracture to his T5 Vertebra in a multi-car crash at Kansas Speedway on May 13, will test on Tuesday at the 1.5-mile track.

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07/08/17
nasmon

NASCAR increasing inspection penalties
Scott Miller didn't mince words when he put the Monster Energy Cup teams on notice.

NASCAR's senior vice president of competition told Motorsport.com last week that the sanctioning body was upping the ante if the teams did not make a better effort at expediting the inspection process.

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07/08/17
gp3

Russell holds on for pole in Austria
George Russell emerged on top despite the best efforts of his rivals in this morning’s hectic qualifying session at the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg, Austria, defying the almost constantly changing timesheets to hang on for pole by less than a tenth from ART teammate Jack Aitken and Dorian Boccolacci.

The Briton stopped the clock at 1:19.114 with 3 minutes remaining of the overcast but dry session, and with the constantly evolving times throughout it looked like it was too early: his rivals improved their times again, but fell just short of Russell’s target.

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07/08/17
f1

Vettel over Hamilton in final practice for Austrian GP
Vettel goes quickest for Ferrari
Vettel goes quickest for Ferrari
F1 championship leader Sebastian Vettel put his Ferrari on top in final practice for the Austrian GP Saturday morning. The Ferrari driver posted a 1m05.092s, a new fastest lap of the 2.68-mile Red Bull Ring circuit, on the ultra-soft tires to edge out Hamilton by 0.269 seconds.

Fast man on Friday, Lewis Hamilton was 2nd at 1m05.361s in his Mercedes but he ran into trouble at the end. The session ended under yellow when Hamilton went off in Turn 3 with a suspected front brake failure. He limped back to the pits and he did not participate in practice starts after the session.

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07/08/17
v8

Mclaughlin On High Up North
Shell V-Power Racing Team youngster, Scott McLaughlin, has moved another step closer to his first ever Supercars championship after winning this afternoon’s action-packed opening race of the 2017 Watpac Townsville 400.

Red Bull Holden Racing Team's Jamie Whincup finished second and Bottle-O Racing Team's Mark Winterbottom was third.

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07/08/17
f1

Latest F1 news in brief - Saturday
  • Red Bull shield tested in 2016
    Red Bull shield tested in 2016
    F1 to have Halo or Shield in 2018 - Whiting
  • Sainz Jr. hits back after Red Bull rebuke
  • Marko says 'No' to Verstappen rumors
  • No regrets after Force India exit - Hulkenberg
  • McLaren denies Honda power 'break' rumor
  • Wolff rules out Ocon for Mercedes in 2018
  • Mateschitz 'understands' Verstappen anger
  • Vandoorne plays down 2017 gap to Alonso
  • Alonso reverts to 'Spec 2' Honda engine
  • Formula 1 cars 'not designed' for big curbs
  • Sainz Jr. read the riot act

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07/08/17
f1

How Does Toto Wolff Stay Focused at his Home Race?
Head of Mercedes-Benz Motorsport Toto Wolff reveals how he stays focused at his home race – with a little help from his Bose headphones.

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07/08/17
f1

2017 Austrian Grand Prix | FP2 Highlights
A recap of FP2 action as Daniil Kvyat's session is summarily extinguished and a number of drivers take unplanned excursions through some Austrian meadows.

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