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07/25/19
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Indy 500 Betting In Indiana Could Lead To More Indycar Odds
Mark Miles hopes legalized betting in Indiana brings more interest to the Indy 500 and IndyCar
Mark Miles hopes legalized betting in Indiana brings more interest to the Indy 500 and IndyCar
With Indiana finalizing the details as to what Hoosier sportsbooks will offer and how the process will happen, one of the key takeaways is that they will be able to bet on the Indy 500, one of the most popular sporting events in the state.

Could legal sports gambling in Indiana, and the popularity of the whole IndyCar series in The Hoosier State, lead to more widespread IndyCar betting options both in the state and around the country?

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07/25/19
TV News

Weekend TV Times
All times Eastern
Thursday, July 25LocationTV TimesNetwork
F1: Weekend WelcomeHockenheim12:00pm-12:30pm (L)ESPN3.com
NASCAR America-5:00pm-6:00pm (L)NBCSN
NASCAR Race Hub-6:00pm-7:00pmFS1
NHRA in 30Denver8:00pm-8:30pmFS2
NHRADenver9:00pm-12:00am (R)FS2
Friday, July 26LocationTV TimesNetwork
Formula 1 Practice 1Hockenheim4:55am-6:30am (L)ESPN2
Formula 1 Practice 2Hockenheim8:55am-10:00am (L)ESPNU
IndyCar Practice 1Mid-Ohio11:20am-20:00pm (L)NBC Gold
IndyCar Practice 2Mid-Ohio3:15pm-4:30pm (L)NBC Gold
ARCA RacingPocono4:00pm-6:00pm (L)FS1
NASCAR Xfinity Practice 1Iowa5:05pm-6:00 p.m (L)NBCSN
NASCAR Truck QualifyingPocono6:05p.m-7:00pm (L)FS1
NASCAR Xfinity Practice 2Iowa7:00p.m-8;00pm (L)NBC Online
Saturday, July 27LocationTV TimesNetwork
Formula 1 Practice 3Hockenheim5:55am-7:30am (L)ESPN2
Formula 1 QualifyingHockenheim8:55am-10:00am (L)ESPN2
NASCAR Cup Practice 1Pocono9:05am-10:00am (L)NBCSN
IndyCar Practice 3Mid-Ohio10:30am-11:15am (L)NBC Gold
NASCAR Cup Practice 2Pocono11:05am-12:00pm (L)NBCSN
NASCAR Xfinity QualifyingIowa12:05pm-1:00pm (L)NBCSN
NASCAR Truck RacePocono12:30pm-1:00pm (L) - Pre-Race
1:00pm-3:00pm (L) - Race
FOX
IndyCar QualifyingMid-Ohio2:30pm-4:00pm (L)NBCSN
NASCAR Cup QualifyingPocono4:00pm-5:00pm (L)NBCSN
NASCAR Xfinity RaceIowa5:00pm-8:00pm (L)NBCSN
Sunday, July 28LocationTV TimesNetwork
Formula 1 Pit Lane LiveHockenheim7:30am-8:30am (L) -ESPN3
Formula 1 RaceHockenheim8:30am-9:05am (L) - On The Grid
9:05am-11:00am (L) - Race
ESPN
IndyCar Race Warm-upMid-Ohio12:00pm-12:30pm (L)NBC Gold
NASCAR Cup RacePocono2:30pm-3:00pm (L) - Pre-Race
3:00pm-6:30pm (L) - Race
6:30pm-7:00pm (L) - Post-Race
NBCSN
IndyCar RaceMid-Ohio4:00pm-6:00pm (L)NBC
NHRA FinalsSonoma5:00pm-7:00pm (L)FOX
Formula 1 Race Re-airHockenheim7:00pm-9:00pm (R)ESPNews
Formula 1 Race Re-airHockenheim10:00pm-12:00am (R)ESPN2

Legend: L=Live, R=Repeat

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07/25/19
irl

Harding Steinbrenner Racing Partners with Dogs2DogTags
HSR supports Dog2DogTags
HSR supports Dog2DogTags
Dogs2DogTags (D2DT), a nonprofit pairing companion dogs with Veterans, will join Harding Steinbrenner Racing and driver of the #88 Harding Steinbrenner Racing Honda-powered Indy car, Colton Herta, in a new partnership.

“The motorsport community has always been extremely supportive of Veterans,” said Harding Steinbrenner Racing co-owner Mike Harding. “After our team met D2DT at Road America, we immediately decided that this partnership was perfect for our team and a great opportunity to connect with Veterans and give dogs a second chance for a great cause.”

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07/25/19
f1
f2

18 inch F1 wheels being tested on F2 car


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07/25/19
f1

Mercedes unveils special livery for last German GP at Hockenheim
Mercedes adds white to the front of their cars and it looks better
Mercedes adds white to the front of their cars and it looks better
Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport is running a special livery in Hockenheim to celebrate 125 years of motorsport. On 22 July 1894 the very first motor race was held from Paris to Rouen. The Mercedes-Benz Grosser Preis von Deutschland 2019 will also be the 200th start for the team in Formula One.
 
The special Hockenheim livery is an homage to the design of classic Mercedes-Benz racing cars. The front wing and the nose of the car are painted white - similar in design to Mercedes race cars in the beginning of the 20th century. Back then, the color of the car would symbolize the origin of the team - French cars were typically painted blue, Italian cars red and British cars green. The international racing color for German cars was white.

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07/25/19
automotive

BMW to charge owners $80/yr to use Apple CarPlay
BMW management at work.  Just another reason to buy American and avoid BMW.
BMW management assumes the position. Just another reason to buy American and avoid BMW.
Apple CarPlay has been the savior for iPhone owners who didn't purchase a navigation system in their car, or who prefer using apps on their iPhone over the ones baked into their vehicle's infotainment. Essentially, it allows you to port a limited-functionality version of your phone's apps and features over to your car's infotainment screen. Most automakers include CarPlay for free—so much so that it's almost expected that a new car in 2019 will have it. However, BMW wants to change that.

BMW confirmed this week that it will charge an $80 annual subscription fee to owners who want to use Apple CarPlay on their BMW. If you'd rather get a slight discount by buying 20 years of CarPlay at once, you can pay $300 for a 240-month subscription instead. Drivers of 2019 and newer BMWs will receive a year's worth of access to Apple CarPlay for free and will have to pay for a subscription if they want to continue using the service after that year, per Engadget.

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07/25/19
nasmon

NASCAR officials modify 'arm's length' rule for uncontrolled tire penalties
Brad Keselowski pitstop in Phoenix
Brad Keselowski pitstop in Phoenix

NASCAR officials redefined the guidelines for uncontrolled tire penalties Wednesday in an effort to make that element of pit-stop officiating less subjective.

The change eliminates the “arm’s length” interpretation of what constitutes a controlled tire during pit stops, and it will go into effect for this weekend’s events at Pocono Raceway and Iowa Speedway.

“After discussions internally and with competitors and teams, NASCAR will adjust how we officiate the uncontrolled tire rule to focus on preventing a safety hazard rather than concentrating on the subjective ‘arm’s length’ criteria,” NASCAR said in a statement.

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07/25/19
f1

FIA removes pit straight DRS zone from Hockenheim
Just two DRS Zones for 2019
Just two DRS Zones for 2019
There will be two DRS zones for drivers to use at this weekend’s German Grand Prix, a reduction on the number last year.

Last year the FIA introduced a third zone for the pit straight at Hockenheim, but an updated map for this weekend’s 2019 event shows just two.

The DRS zones are on the straight between Turns 1 and 2, with the detection point at the end of the pit straight, while the second zone is on the long full-throttle section towards Turn 6.

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07/25/19
f1

Mercedes 'big favorite' for German GP - Vettel
Vettel crashing out of the lead in last years race (slick tires on wet track) was the start of his downfall
Vettel crashing out of the lead in last year's race (slick tires on wet track) was the start of his downfall
(GMM) Sebastian Vettel says Mercedes is the "big favorite" to win at Hockenheim this weekend.

It is the under-fire Ferrari driver's home German GP, but after boss Mattia Binotto said there are no updates for the 2019 car, Vettel is playing down his chances.

A year ago, Vettel was on the way to victory at Hockenheim before the first big mistake of his troubled period saw him crash out.

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07/25/19
f1

Alonso was 'very close' to Red Bull deal - Newey
Alonso has missed out on a top F1 ride again
Alonso has missed out on a top F1 ride again
(GMM) Adrian Newey says it would have been "fantastic" to work together in Formula 1 with Fernando Alonso.

The timing of the Red Bull designer's comments is fascinating, amid rumors Spaniard Alonso's management has been in touch with all three top teams about 2020.

Newey, who is Red Bull's high profile technical boss and one of the sport's most famous designers, told the Spanish magazine Esquire that Alonso is "one of the greats of the modern era".

"Working with him would have been fantastic," added Newey, whose employer currently runs Max Verstappen and Pierre Gasly.

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07/25/19
f1

'Interesting drivers' may rival Hamilton - Carey
Chase Carey oblivious to the fact that if you are not driving a Mercedes you are not rivaling anyone
Chase Carey oblivious to the fact that if you are not driving a Mercedes you are not rivaling anyone
(GMM) Some "interesting drivers" of the new generation can rival Lewis Hamilton's place in Formula 1.

That is the view of Chase Carey, the sport's chief executive.

Amid a general recent decline in television ratings, some are worried that the eventual retirement of F1's only real superstar would be a massive further blow.

But Carey thinks there are others on the rise.

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07/25/19
f1

Midfield drivers 'deserve more credit' - Sainz Jr.
The mid-field drivers cannot win in F1, regardless of their talent - it's 99% car and 1% driver talent
The mid-field drivers cannot win in F1, regardless of their talent - it's 99% car and 1% driver talent
(GMM) Carlos Sainz Jr. believes many drivers in Formula 1's midfield "deserve more credit" for their skills.

When he quit the sport at the end of last year, Sainz's countryman Fernando Alonso said the problem with F1 is that it no longer excited him.

"F1 should have the best drivers in the world and Fernando is clearly one of the best, if not the best ever," Sainz, who replaced Alonso at McLaren, told La Gazzetta dello Sport.

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07/25/19
f1

All 10 F1 teams sign up for 2nd season of Netflix Series
Ferrari and Mercedes are included this time around
Ferrari and Mercedes are included this time around
The well-reviewed Netflix docuseries "Formula 1: Drive to Survive" is coming back for a second season. To the delight of fans, Ferrari and Mercedes-AMG will be included this time around, too.

Formula One confirmed a second season of the series will premiere next year based on the happenings of the 2019 season, which is currently underway Considering all of the wild action that's taken place so far, it's shaping up to be a dramatic follow-up to the first season. Back to the biggest news, though. All ten teams will be included in the series after fans and the series' producers shamed Ferrari and Mercedes for declining to participate.

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07/25/19
wec

Toyota ends WEC test fastest
The #7 Toyota in Barcelona pits
The #7 Toyota in Barcelona pits
Toyota has ended the World Endurance Championship pre-season test fastest following the second day’s running in Barcelona.

Having topped the opening day at the official Prologue test, Toyota was again the pace-setter with its two LMP1 cars topping the timesheets.

Heading affairs was the Mike Conway/Kamui Kobayashi/Jose Maria Lopez/Thomas Laurent entry, with Conway’s 1:29.141s, a time more than half a second up on what they’d managed on the opening day.

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07/25/19
f1

Silverstone to get Hilton Garden Inn property in time for 2020 British Grand Prix
Planned Hilton Garden Inn
Planned Hilton Garden Inn
Hilton is to open a Garden Inn property at Silverstone, in time for next year’s British Grand Prix.

The five-story, 197-room hotel will overlook the venue’s starting grid, and will be connected to the existing Silverstone Wing Conference Centre via a footbridge crossing over the circuit.

Features will include a rooftop terrace, balconies for selected rooms, a restaurant and a coffee shop.

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07/24/19
imsa

Corvette Racing: Pioneering Innovations
Corvette at Daytona
Corvette at Daytona
There’s a well-used saying that the best never rest. That has never been more true than with the Corvette Racing program.

During the last 20 years Chevrolet, Corvette Racing engineers and crew plus other technical partners have worked together to introduce a number of innovative tools and practices that continue to help keep the program at the forefront of GT racing.

How does Corvette Racing continue to innovate even after 20 years? Team Manager Ben Johnson and Corvette Racing driver Jan Magnussen explain.

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07/24/19
nasmon

Roush Fenway Racing Announces Multi-Year Partnership with Cyber Protection Giant Acronis
Acronis livery for Newman
Acronis livery for Newman
Roush Fenway Racing has announced a three-year partnership with Acronis, a global leader in cyber protection specializing in the development of on-premises and cloud-based backup, disaster recovery, secure file sync and share, and data access solutions.

The multi-year relationship will serve as both a marketing platform and technology partnership, with Roush Fenway utilizing the Acronis’ tools to enhance its racing operations. The Acronis brand will make its on-track debut at Watkins Glen in August, serving as the primary partner for the Ford Mustangs of both Ryan Newman and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. at the famed road course event in upstate New York.

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07/24/19
irl

Future St. Petersburg GP dates now known (Update)
St. Pete GP
St. Pete GP

UPDATE The event finally put out this press release on what we reported days ago.

The Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg will remain as a cornerstone event on the NTT IndyCar Series schedule through at least 2024. St. Petersburg City Council unanimously approved a four-year extension to the existing agreement with Green Savoree St. Petersburg, LLC last week.

This spring break racing tradition has been the season opening event on INDYCAR’s annual calendar for the past nine years of its 15-year history. The Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg brings worldwide exposure and spectators from across the globe to the City of St. Petersburg.

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07/24/19
nasmon
irl
nhra

Final Weekend TV Ratings (Update)
UPDATE 
NetEventLocation2019 Total
Viewers
18-49
Viewers
2019
TV Rating
2018
TV Rating
% Chg.
NBCSNNASCAR Cup Race LLoudon2,794,000490,0001.721.53+12.42%
NBCSNNASCAR Xfinity Race LLoudon1,045,000170,0000.680.680.00%
FOXNHRA Finals LDenver676,000152,0000.470.61-22.95%
NBCSNIndyCar Race LIowa156,00029,0000.110.31-64.52%


07/24/19 Only the true hardcore IndyCar fans would have stayed up to watch the Iowa 300 last weekend. The number of viewers reflects IndyCar's hardcore fan base size after being nearly invisible on NBCSN for 10 years. 


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07/24/19
irl
nasmon
f1

Indiana approves betting on F1, IndyCar and NASCAR


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07/24/19
irl

DragonSpeed Racing adjusting IndyCar plans after visa issues
Ben Hanley. Don't let the Visa excuse fool you. No money, no racing
Ben Hanley. Don't let the Visa excuse fool you. No money, no racing
After starting in three NTT IndyCar Series races this season, DragonSpeed has hit a bit of a snag.

The team announced on twitter that several of their crew members, along with driver Ben Hanley, have encountered visa problems upon trying to enter the United States.

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07/24/19
Porsche Cup

World's Fastest Gamer winner van Buren to make pro racing debut
Rudy van Buren's livery
Rudy van Buren's livery

Inaugural World's Fastest Gamer winner Rudy van Buren will make his professional racing debut this week when he contests the Hockenheim round of the 2019 Porsche Mobil 1 SuperCup.
 
Dutchman van Buren earned the "best job in esports racing" in 2017 when he won the first edition of World's Fastest Gamer and scored a job as a simulator driver for the McLaren Formula 1 team.

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07/24/19
motogp

Jorge Lorenzo to return at Silverstone
Jorge Lorenzo crashing at Assen, will miss next 2 races
Jorge Lorenzo crashing at Assen, will miss next 2 races
After suffering fractures to his T6 and T8 vertebrae during the Dutch GP, Jorge Lorenzo has elected to continue focusing on his recovery and will return for the British GP on August 25.

Jorge Lorenzo and the Repsol Honda Team have agreed it is best for Lorenzo to miss both the Czech and Austrian rounds to continue his recovery and avoid any further risk of injury. Having spent the summer break working on his recovery, Lorenzo’s condition has improved but he is still in some pain and his movement on a bike remains restricted. Silverstone has been set as his new objective for returning to riding for the Repsol Honda Team.

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07/24/19
f1

F1 should have picked Assen for Dutch GP - Berger
In a rare moment, Gerhard Berger is 100% correct
In a rare moment, Gerhard Berger is 100% correct
(GMM) Gerhard Berger thinks Assen would have been a good venue for next year's Dutch GP.

Some, including Lewis Hamilton, are worried that despite a huge expected crowd to support Max Verstappen, the actual racing at narrow and twisty Zandvoort will be unspectacular.

The other candidate to host the Dutch GP was the TT Circuit Assen, which Berger saw for the first time as the series he runs, DTM, raced there last weekend.

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07/24/19
f1

De la Rosa not excited about 2021 F1 rules
Pedro de la Rosa in 2013
Pedro de la Rosa in 2013
(GMM) Pedro de la Rosa has admitted he is not excited about F1's new rules for 2021.

The regulations have not been formally announced, but it is already known that the budget cap figure will be $175 per team.

It has also emerged that the 2021 cars will produce a 'ground effect' to help overtaking by reducing the amount of traditional wing-produced downforce.

"I don't care about the aerodynamic regulations," former F1 driver de la Rosa told Marca.

"The important thing is the reduction in budgets, because if there is equality there, there will be overtaking.

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07/24/19
f1

Mercedes has fixed cooling for Hockenheim - Marko
Mercedes can now continue to destroy the competition
Mercedes can now continue to destroy the competition
(GMM) Dr Helmut Marko thinks Mercedes will have fixed the cooling problems that helped Red Bull's Max Verstappen to win recently in Austria.

Mercedes won the opening eight grands prix of 2019 until Red Bull's home race, where high temperatures meant the cars' engines had to be nursed to the finish.

Now, Hockenheim is forecast to be similarly hot this weekend.

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07/24/19
f1

Drivers don't know what 'proper' F1 is - Mansell
1981 Las Vegas GP start with Mansell out front in the WIlliams
1981 Las Vegas GP start with Mansell out front in the Williams
(GMM) Today's drivers "will never know" what racing a "proper F1 car" is like.

That is the claim of 1992 world champion Nigel Mansell, who says the sport's best era was actually before his title with the super-powerful turbo engines of the 80s.

"Formula 1 will never get back to that," Mansell, now 65, told the FIA's Auto magazine.

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07/24/19
f1

Three former drivers defend Vettel
Vettel's main problem is he tries to hard knowing his Ferrari is inferior to the Aldo Costa designed Mercedes
Vettel's main problem is he tries to hard knowing his Ferrari is inferior to the Aldo Costa designed Mercedes
(GMM) Three former F1 drivers are backing Sebastian Vettel to emerge from his current career crisis.

Many are tipping that amid the German's struggle with Charles Leclerc and a spate of driving mistakes, Vettel could either return to Red Bull or quit Ferrari and Formula 1 altogether.

But Timo Glock told Speed Week that writing off Vettel, 32, as a has-been is "too extreme".

"He is in a dry spell and needs to wait until it stops. Maybe things are not the way they should be at Ferrari," the former Toyota driver added.

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07/24/19
nasmon

Moneylion to increase NASCAR involvement


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07/24/19
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Moody's rates NASCAR for first time


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07/23/19
motogp

Marquez finally reveals his Girlfriend

The secretive MotoGP ace Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda #93) has finally revealed to the world who his girlfriend is, and even her name - Lucia Rivera - while on vacation during a break in the MotoGP schedule.

It must be a sad day for all the MotoGP Grid Girls who drool over him on the grid.

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07/23/19
v8

Supercars Mustang center of gravity changes explained
It probably won't matter, the Penske Mustangs will still win
It probably won't matter, the Penske Mustangs will still win

Supercar's Tickford Racing has moved to explain the new center of gravity changes it believes are ‘good for the sport’ that will be debuted at this weekend’s Century Batteries Ipswich SuperSprint.

Supercars has mandated changes to the Ford, Holden and Nissan models which aims to lower the overall center of gravity while maintaining the current parity balance between cars.

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07/23/19
irl

Tonawanda-Built Next Gen 6.2L to Power All-New Corvette
6.2L Corvette V8
6.2L Corvette V8

General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) today confirmed its Tonawanda, New York, engine plant will build the company’s next-generation 6.2L Small Block V-8 engine that will power the all-new 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray. Production of the 2020 Corvette Stingray begins at GM’s Bowling Green, Kentucky assembly plant in late 2019.

This news follows the reveal of the 2020 Corvette last week in Tustin, California.

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07/23/19
irl

Nasr to test SPM IndyCar
Felipe Nasr
Felipe Nasr
RACER reports that former Sauber Formula 1 driver and reigning IMSA Prototype champion Felipe Nasr will be a guest of the Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports IndyCar team this weekend in Mid-Ohio, and will stay over on Monday to test one of the team’s Honda-powered cars.

“We’re assessing drivers,” SPM general manager Taylor Kiel told RACER. “We want to make sure we have the best mechanics, engineers, and everyone, drivers included, and Felipe’s been on our radar for a while.

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07/23/19
irl

RC Enerson to drive Carlin IndyCar at Mid-Ohio in place of Sage Karam
RC Enerson
RC Enerson

Carlin is proud to announce that RC Enerson will join the team for the 13th round of the NTT IndyCar Series season at the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course piloting the No. 31 Lucas Oil School Carlin Chevrolet.

“We’re excited to have RC Enerson and the Lucas Oil School of Racing on-board this weekend in the No. 31 entry at Mid-Ohio. RC really impressed us at Spring Training at COTA at the beginning of the season and we were very hopeful that something could come together at some point that would put him back in the car,” said Team Principal Trevor Carlin. “RC has spent a lot of time with our team this season and he has quite a bit of experience at Mid-Ohio, including an INDYCAR start a few years back, so he should be able to jump right back in and make the transition a smooth one.” 

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07/23/19
dtm

DTM confirms 2020 deal with Circuit Zolder
Starting grid, Zolder 2019
Starting grid, Zolder 2019
The DTM will return to the Circuit Zolder (BEL) for the 2020 season, DTM umbrella organisation ITR and organizers for the Belgian racetrack confirmed on Tuesday.

“This year’s return to Zolder was a complete success for us,” explained Achim Kostron, Managing Director ITR. “The Circuit Zolder is a special venue for the DTM, a historic and unforgiving racetrack that perfectly reflects our racing DNA. We saw that in May, when we returned for two fantastic, exciting races. And the Zolder promoters have been fantastic – they’ve done everything right. We’re pleased and excited to be continuing our excellent co-operation on that basis.”

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07/23/19
f1

Racing Point Previews the German GP
Lance Stroll
Lance Stroll
Lance Stroll

“Hockenheim is a fun place to go racing. I’ve been there many times in my junior career – especially when I was racing in Formula 3 – so I know the track really well. I just like the flow of the lap and it’s a layout that creates close, side-by-side racing.

“These traditional European circuits are some of my favorites. It’s a bit like Silverstone with big grandstands full of fans – it sometimes feels like a football stadium when you’re in the final few corners of the lap. I really enjoy the atmosphere it creates.

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07/23/19
f1

Hulkenberg must know his days are numbered
Nico Hulkenberg has zero to show from his F1 career all these years
Nico Hulkenberg has zero to show from his F1 career all these years
Renault's Nico Hulkenberg says that he's not surprised by rumors swirling around the paddock that this year could be his last chance to prove himself worthy of keeping his seat in Formula 1.

The 31-year-old German driver has taken part in 166 Grand Prix races since making his debut in Bahrain in 2010 with Williams. But in the nine and a half seasons since then, he's not yet been able to finish on the podium.

"You need to be in the right place at the right moment with the right car and team," he told the official Formula1.com website. "Unfortunately that timing for me in my career has never been perfect. I've never been in that sweet spot.

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07/23/19
ip2000

Abel Motorsports Duo Looking for Ultimate Success at Mid-Ohio
Lead driver Jacob Abel drove US F4 last year
Lead driver Jacob Abel drove US F4 last year
When Road to Indy racing teams unload at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course this week for Honda Indy 200 weekend, one team in particular arrives with high expectations.   Louisville’s Abel Motorsports, coming off four top-seven finishes with two podium trips two weeks ago at Toronto’s Exhibition Place, anticipates another strong weekend at the track they call home.

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07/23/19
f1

Binotto has 'no doubt' about Vettel future
Binotto claims Vettel is happy driving Binotto's inferior designed Ferrari
Binotto claims Vettel is happy driving Binotto's inferior designed Ferrari
(GMM) Ferrari's team boss says Sebastian Vettel is not leaving the Maranello team.

After the German's latest significant mistake when he hit Max Verstappen at Silverstone, many in the partisan Italian media indicated they had lost faith in Vettel.

It comes amid rampant rumors about the 32-year-old potentially quitting Formula 1 or returning to Red Bull.

Indeed, Vettel has been seen with his old bosses Christian Horner and Dr Helmut Marko at recent races.

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07/23/19
f1

Ricciardo sued by former manager
Ricciardo being sued by former manager for $11 million Euro
Ricciardo being sued by former manager for $11 million Euro
(GMM) Daniel Ricciardo is being sued by his former advisor, according to a media report published by La Gazzetta dello Sport.

The report said the Australian will head to court in London for a EUR 11 million lawsuit brought by Glenn Beavis.

La Gazzetta dello Sport said Beavis claims Ricciardo owes him the money in the form of a commission after the driver's big-money deal to move from Red Bull to Renault for 2019 and beyond.

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07/23/19
f1

Williams to take 'three steps forward' - Russell
George Russell looking forward to Williams updates
George Russell looking forward to Williams updates
(GMM) Williams is gearing up to take "three steps forward" after an abysmal first half of the 2019 season.

That is the claim of George Russell, who says the fact he is driving clearly the slowest car during his rookie season is not spoiling the fun for him.

"How can you not be happy when you get to drive a Formula 1 car every two weeks?" the reigning Formula 2 champion told France's Auto Hebdo.

"I am paid to do the job I dreamed of as a child. I know we are going through a difficult time but there is light at the end of the tunnel.

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07/23/19
f1

F1 Teams must agree on tire design for 2020 - Isola
Mario Isola
Mario Isola
(GMM) Mario Isola has defended Pirelli by denying that the official F1 tire supplier favors Mercedes.

The Italian company's F1 boss said every team was happy with the proposed tires for 2019 until Mercedes began to totally dominate.

"Every team receives the same products and service," Isola told the Dutch publication Formule 1.

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07/23/19
f1

Now Red Bull taking Rich Energy to court
Page 1 of lawsuit
Page 1 of lawsuit

Red Bull are the latest company to decide on taking legal action against Rich Energy and William Storey, in the latest twist in the sponsor’s story.

Haas title sponsor has gone through a turbulent week, with a change of management, ownership, company shares and company name all coming in just a few days.

Now under the control of the BDG Group, the renamed ‘Lightning Volt’ company has received notice that they are now being taken to court by the Red Bull group.

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07/22/19
irl

IndyCar Iowa TV Rating
The sun sets on Iowa
The sun sets on Iowa

NBCSN earned a 0.12 overnight for the delayed IndyCar race at Iowa Speedway that didn't start untill nearly midnight ET on Saturday night.

Last year's Iowa race, run on a Sunday afternoon, garnered a 0.31 rating on NBCSN.

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07/22/19
irl

Video: Fast Forward 2019 Iowa 300
The Iowa300 was delayed by weather, but proved to be worth the wait under the lights if you are a Team Penske fan. The Penske cars, with their trick shocks, led 296 of 300 laps.

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07/22/19
nasmon

NASCAR's best highlights from New Hampshire:
See the best moments from the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

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07/22/19
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NASCAR addresses restart issues in Loudon
NASCAR's Steve O'Donnell talks with SiriusXM NASCAR Radio about the non-calls on Erik Jones for the commitment box and Aric Almirola on a restart.

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07/22/19
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NASCAR Loudon TV Rating
Loudon action
Loudon action
NBCSN earned a 1.7 overnight rating for yesterday's Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Foxwoods 301 at New Hampshire, up 6% from a 1.6 for last year's race.

It was down from 2017 when the race pulled in a 1.8.

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07/22/19
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Former Haas F1 Test Driver Santino Ferrucci Continues F2 Rivalry in IndyCar
Santini Ferrucci is the real deal
Santino Ferrucci is the real deal
During the past year, former Haas F1 development driver Santino Ferrucci was in the news for all the wrong reasons. When competing in Silverstone in Round 7 of the season, Ferrucci was handed a 5-second penalty for forcing off teammate, Arjun Maini. Later on, in the sprint race, he and Maini would come to blows again, this time for deliberately colliding with the Indian when the race concluded. As a result, Santino Ferrucci was banned for two races before the Trident team sacked him, partially due to racist attacks against Maini and his family.

Now, Ferrucci is racing in the IndyCar series, and he is not the only F2 presence there. Carlin Motorsport, the 2018 F2 champions, also made its presence known in the American open-wheel series.

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07/22/19
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Toyota shows new WEC front end changes
Toyota shows front end changes (New above, old below)
Toyota shows front end changes (New above, old below)

Toyota has unveiled a revised World Endurance Championship and Le Mans 24 Hours challenger for the 2019/2020 season.

The TS050 Hybrid LMP1 car features significant upgrades, most notably at the front of the car where previously it featured a much shorter, narrower nose, but that has been replaced with a much more pronounced nose where the bodywork has been pushed backwards, revealing much more of the front splitter.

Despite the visual changes, Toyota Motorsport GmbH technical director Pascal Vasselon, insists the car, which won at Le Mans twice this season, isn't "radically different to its predecessor".

"The most obvious change is the bodywork. We have updated the aerodynamics of the car and elsewhere there are minor modifications for reliability. This year’s updates are about optimizing details and reliability," said Vasselon.

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07/22/19
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Jeremy Clarkson rails on F1
Jeremy Clarkson goes off on F1
Jeremy Clarkson goes off on F1

Former Top Gear presenter and F1 fan Jeremy Clarkson has launched a scathing attack on F1, saying “f***” Ferrari and Mercedes for ruining the racing.

Speaking on Youtube channel Drivetribe, Clarkson pointed at a pot plant, saying: “I’d far rather watch these grow than watch a Formula 1 race – and I love F1 motor racing.”

His solution?

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07/22/19
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Rich Energy becomes Lightning Volt (Update)
Freaky looking William Storey sacked
Freaky looking William Storey sacked

UPDATE Rich Energy’s Dutch subsidiaries have issued a statement attempting to clarify the latest developments in the beleaguered sponsor’s troubles.

While the company name may have changed, the drink will remain as ‘Rich Energy’, now sporting a new logo in compliance with UK court orders to change it in deference to copyright holder Whyte Bikes. That’s according to the drink’s Dutch website, who released a statement through their website outlining the current state of play as the furor surrounding the company continues.

“Rich Energy will not change the name to Lightning Volt as William [Storey] claims on social media.” said the statement.

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07/22/19
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Vettel enduring 'difficult period' - Prost
Vettel despondent - knows he has zero chance against the Aldo Costa Mercedes. So maybe he will decide why bother, and quit
Vettel despondent - knows he has zero chance against the Aldo Costa designed Mercedes. So maybe he will decide why bother, and quit
(GMM) Sebastian Vettel is struggling through a "very difficult period".

That is the view of F1 legend Alain Prost, who today is an advisor at Renault.

But Prost was asked by the French broadcaster Canal Plus to comment on Vettel's high profile struggle on and off the track at Ferrari in 2019.

The Italian press was highly critical of Vettel's latest mistake, where he hit Max Verstappen from behind at Silverstone.

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07/22/19
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Bottas says title battle 'between me and Lewis'
Bottas knows no one can beat his team's Aldo Costa designed car
Bottas knows no one can beat his team's Aldo Costa designed car
(GMM) Valtteri Bottas thinks he is in a head-to-head battle for the 2019 title with his Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton.

After a strong start to the season, the Finn has lost ground to Hamilton in recent races but he says he remains determined to win.

"We're not even halfway through the season. A lot can still happen," Bottas is quoted by Racingnews365.

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07/22/19
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Mick Schumacher not giving up on F1
Mick Schumacher did not inherit all of his father's genes
Mick Schumacher did not inherit all of his father's genes
(GMM) Mick Schumacher says he is not disheartened even though his first Formula 2 season is not going to plan.

Amid massive public interest in his road to F1, Michael Schumacher's son is currently just 14th overall in the F2 points standings.

"No star has fallen from the sky," the 20-year-old told DPA news agency when asked about the F2 struggle.

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07/22/19
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A million people want Dutch GP tickets
Zandvoort will be packed - Verstappen is a hero in The Netherlands.  Heros bring the fans
Zandvoort will be packed - Verstappen is a hero in The Netherlands. Hero's bring the fans
(GMM) Over a million Dutch people want to attend Max Verstappen's first home grand prix next year.

Zandvoort will feature on the 2020 calendar, and race boss Jan Lammers says the interest in tickets for the event has been overwhelming.

"We knew it was popular, but more than a million (requests) is insane," he told the Hart van Nederland program when asked about interest in the tickets.

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07/22/19
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Albers would return to F1 as team boss
Christijan Albers in 2007
Christijan Albers in 2007
(GMM) Christijan Albers says he would accept an offer to return to Formula 1 as a team boss.

The former Minardi driver has already been a F1 team boss when for a short period of time in 2014 he was in charge at Caterham before Cyril Abiteboul took over.

"Do you know that I made an offer for that team?" the 40-year-old Dutchman told the Dutch publication Formule 1.

"It was for quite a large sum, but the people that owned it were so stubborn. They thought they could sell it for $50 million in the situation they were in."

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07/22/19
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Ricciardo says he is not worse off at Renault
Smiling all the way to the bank. Daniel Ricciardo gets 10 times more pay at Renault than Red Bull was paying him
Smiling all the way to the bank. Daniel Ricciardo gets 10 times more pay at Renault than Red Bull was paying him
(GMM) Daniel Ricciardo says he has no regrets about leaving Red Bull.

The Australian stunned the F1 world last year by announcing that he is leaving the top energy drink-owned team to join Renault.

"I would not have been better off at Red Bull," Ricciardo told the Dutch publication Formule 1.

"I'm happy with where I am.

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07/22/19
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No driver decision before summer break - Steiner
Grosjean's days appear numbered
Grosjean's days appear numbered
(GMM) Haas is not ready to consider its 2020 driver lineup.

The issue of the American team's drivers is a hot topic at present, after boss Gunther Steiner admitted his fury following the latest collision between Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen at Silverstone.

It has been rumored that Grosjean could be immediately ousted, but Haas ruled that out.

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07/22/19
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FIA not more lenient at Silverstone - Masi
Masi blowing smoke up everyone's posterior. Here at Silverstone Leclerc runs Verstappen right off the track (all 4 wheels), but that is deemed ok. Compare that to what Vettel did in Canada
Masi is blowing smoke up everyone's posterior. Here at Silverstone Leclerc runs Verstappen right off the track (all 4 wheels), but that is deemed ok - no penalty. Compare that to what Vettel did in Canada - took race win away
(GMM) FIA stewards were not more lenient than usual during the recent British GP, according to race director Michael Masi.

Hailed as one of the most exciting recent grands prix, it was notable that despite more wheel-to-wheel action than usual, less penalties were actually given to the dueling drivers.

"It's mainly the track characteristics that led to the duels," Michael Masi, who earlier took over as F1 race director following Charlie Whiting's death, is quoted by Speed Week.

"The race was judged according to the same standards as before."

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07/22/19
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Racing Point preparing 2019 'B' car
Sergio Perez in the Racing Point Mercedes
Sergio Perez in the Racing Point Mercedes
(GMM) Racing Point is working hard on a 'B' car.

Auto Motor und Sport reports that the much-needed upgrade for the former Force India team's 2019 car will come in two parts before the summer break.

Racing Point has struggled on track in 2019 in the wake of the team's near 2018 collapse, takeover by Lawrence Stroll, and renaming.

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