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07/29/19
nasmon

NASCAR Pocono TV Rating


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07/29/19
irl

IndyCar Mid-Ohio TV Rating


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07/29/19
f1

German GP TV Rating


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07/29/19
BGT

Porsche wins 24 Hours of Spa
Spa 24 Action
Spa 24 Action
Porsche has taken victory at the 2019 Total 24 Hours of Spa for the first time since 2010.

The German marque beat fierce rivals Mercedes-AMG and Audi to take a 1-2 result with factory GPX Racing squad of Kevin Estre, Richard Lietz and Michael Christensen claiming the win.

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07/29/19
irl

Video: Honda Indy 200 Highlights (Update)
Felix Rosenqvist was robbed of a certain first victory by inept IndyCar officiating
Felix Rosenqvist was robbed of a certain first victory by inept IndyCar officiating

UPDATE A reader writes, Dear AR1.com, I "missed" the Indy Car race on TV because I was unaware that the race was on Network NBC as opposed to the pathetic NBCSN.  I usually read AutoRacing1's summary of the tv broadcast information but this time I forgot to check.  I went surfing in the morning, came home and watched the F1 race, then went to watch the IndyCar race and it became obvious that my "series record" option on my DVR did not pick it up.  I did watch the entire quali telecast that my DVR did pick that up on Saturday. Clearly IndyCar should have been reminding the viewers that the race wasn't on the primary usual network, but of course Leigh Diffey said nothing.  He cant shut up ever.  This part he missed on.  It wouldn't hurt to pass on verbally and with a graphic the race broadcast information. Nope.  I didn't see one.  He talked about NASCAR a lot.  Ugh.

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07/29/19
nasmon

Jimmie Johnson gets new crew chief, but will it help?
Once a driver hits a certain age, they can change crew chiefs all they want, the driver won't win unless they luck out or get the infamous 'Nascar Call'  Johnson has reached that age when the reflexs slow and the lap times fall off.
Once a driver hits a certain age, they can change crew chiefs all they want, the driver won't win unless they luck out or get the infamous 'NASCAR Call' Johnson has reached that age when the reflexes slow and the lap times fall off.

Cliff Daniels has a new role in NASCAR: seven-time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson‘s crew chief.

Hendrick Motorsports announced Monday (July 29) that Daniels will take over the play-calling duties for Johnson effective immediately.

Daniels replaces Kevin Meendering, who replaced long-time crew chief Chad Knaus.

“We have great confidence in Cliff’s ability to win races with Jimmie and the team,” Hendrick Motorsports owner Rick Hendrick said in a team statement. “He’s a natural leader and tremendously talented from both a technical and communication standpoint. Cliff’s familiarity with Jimmie and the No. 48 team culture will benefit us a ton. He will bring the spark that’s been our missing ingredient.”

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07/29/19
automotive

2020 Chevy Corvette is 'nearly sold out,' says GM design chief
C8 Corvette
C8 Corvette

The 2020 Chevy Corvette is just about booked up for the first year’s production run. Michael Simcoe, GM design chief, said as much at the Concours d’Elegance of America, as a gleaming C8 sat on the lawn.

“I think the orders have already hit the first year of production numbers,” Simcoe said when addressing the attentive, large crowd at the golf course. We pulled him aside afterwards, and asked Simcoe to elaborate. Turns out, the C8 is extremely close to being sold out for the 2020 model year, but it hasn’t officially hit the mark yet. “It’s nearly sold out. It’s so close that it’s bound to be sold out soon,” Simcoe told us.

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07/29/19
irl

Video recap of Honda teams at Honda Indy 200
Scott Dixon
Scott Dixon
Honda teams finished 1-2-3-5 at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car course.

1 - Scott Dixon, Chip Ganassi Honda
2 - Felix Rosenqvist, Chip Ganassi Honda
3 - Ryan Hunter-Reay, Andretti Autosport Honda
5- Alexander Rossi, Andretti Autosport Honda

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07/29/19
f1

No Red Bull return for Kvyat in 2019
Although he is safe for 2019, Pierre Gasly appears to be toast for 2020. Again he crashed in practice for the German GP and in yesterday's race he crashed again
Although he is safe for 2019, Pierre Gasly appears to be toast for 2020. Again he crashed in practice for the German GP and in yesterday's race he crashed again
(GMM) Red Bull has ruled out replacing Pierre Gasly with on-form former team driver Daniil Kvyat before the end of the season.

That is despite the fact that Russian Kvyat on Sunday scored junior team Toro Rosso's first podium finish since Sebastian Vettel won at Monza in 2008.

"It was a horror movie with a black comedy," said Kvyat when asked about the sensational wet German GP.

"At some point I thought the race was done for me, but then it came alive again, it was an incredible rollercoaster. A bit like my whole career," he laughed. 

It has also been a rollercoaster last 24 hours for Kvyat, with his girlfriend Kelly Piquet giving birth to their first daughter late on Saturday.

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07/29/19
f1

Verstappen camp not ruling out 2019 title
Max Verstappen (c) looks for more race wins with Red Bull and Honda, and a possible title challenge
Max Verstappen (c) looks for more race wins with Red Bull and Honda, and a possible title challenge

(GMM) Max Verstappen has played down his chances of winning the 2019 title.

However, the Dutchman and Red Bull-Honda are clearly on the rise, having won two of the last three grands prix, including Sunday's sensational wet race at Hockenheim.

2019 had looked to be turning into a Lewis Hamilton whitewash, but Verstappen's successes of the last month means the gap to the championship lead is 63 points with the whole second half of the long season still to run.

When asked about his title chances after winning at Hockenheim, Verstappen answered: "I don't know. They're so miles ahead in the championship.

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07/28/19
f1

Alfa Romeo penalized post-race, Williams score first 2019 point
Kubica gets one point
Kubica gets one point
Joy turned to heartbreak for Alfa Romeo hours after the German Grand Prix as the stewards penalized Kimi Raikkonen and Antonio Giovinazzi for clutch infringements at the start of the race, knocking them out of the top 10 and promoting four drivers up the order, including Robert Kubica to give Williams their first point of the 2019 campaign.

Raikkonen and Giovinazzi crossed the line seventh and eighth respectively, giving Alfa Romeo their best result of the season. However, soon after the race, the stewards summoned a team representative to discuss an alleged breach of Article 27.1, related to clutch torque application during race starts.

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07/28/19
ip2000

Another Indy Pro 2000 Sweep for Kirkwood Tightens Title-Chase
Kyle Kirkwood
Kyle Kirkwood
Another race at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course for Kyle Kirkwood and another race victory. The 20-year-old from Jupiter, Fla., doubled up on his performance from yesterday for the Italian-owned RP Motorsport USA team by sweeping the weekend and scoring his fifth victory from the last six races in the Indy Pro 2000 Championship Presented by Cooper Tires. He now lies only 13 points behind Rasmus Lindh with five races remaining in the quest for a scholarship valued at close to $600,000 to facilitate the graduation next year to Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires, the top step on the unique and highly acclaimed Road to Indy Presented by Cooper Tires open-wheel driver development ladder.

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07/28/19
il

Askew doubles up at Mid-Ohio
Askew dominates Mid-Ohio
Askew dominates Mid-Ohio

There’s no stopping Oliver Askew just now. Askew, 22, from Jupiter, Fla., celebrated the news he will soon test an Indy car for the first time by dominating the Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires field this weekend at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. Askew not only won both 30-lap races from the pole position for Andretti Autosport, he was never headed on the race track and capped an impressive performance by posting the fastest lap of the race – without the benefit of the AER turbo engine’s push-to-pass feature, which is available only to pursuing cars – on his final trip around the undulating and challenging 2.258-mile circuit.

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07/28/19
irl

Honda Indy 200 Starting Lineup and Tire Choices
Will Power
Will Power
The starting lineup for today's Honda Indy 200 showing engine and the choice of tire they have chosen to start on

SPCarDriverEngineTire
112Power, WillChevySoft-Reds
227Rossi, AlexanderHondaSoft-Reds
32Newgarden, JosefChevySoft-Reds
422Pagenaud, SimonChevySoft-Reds
518Bourdais, SebastienHondaSoft-Reds
610Rosenqvist, Felix (R)HondaHard-Blacks
788Herta, Colton (R)HondaSoft-Reds
89Dixon, ScottHondaHard-Blacks
960Harvey, JackHondaSoft-Reds
1028Hunter-Reay, RyanHondaHard-Blacks
115Hinchcliffe, JamesHondaHard-Blacks
127Ericsson, Marcus (R)HondaSoft-Reds
1321Pigot, SpencerChevyHard-Blacks
1419Ferrucci, Santino (R)HondaHard-Blacks
1515Rahal, GrahamHondaHard-Blacks
1659Chilton, MaxChevyHard-Blacks
1730Sato, TakumaHondaHard-Blacks
1820Jones, EdChevySoft-Reds
1998Andretti, MarcoHondaSoft-Reds
2026Veach, ZachHondaHard-Blacks
214Leist, MatheusChevyHard-Blacks
2231Enerson, RC (R)ChevyHard-Blacks
2314Kanaan, TonyChevyHard-Blacks




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07/28/19
nasmon

Blaney to promote MoneyLion today


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07/28/19
irl

Newgarden tops Sunday warm-up at Mid-Ohio
Josef Newgarden
Josef Newgarden

Drivers used both the harder primary and softer alternate red tires in Sunday morning warm-up for the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio.

Josef Newgarden set the fastest lap at 1 minute, 6.6443 seconds around the 13-Turn, 2.258-mile Mid-Ohio road course.

Newgarden, who starts third in today’s race, led Felix Rosenqvist by 0.285 seconds.

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07/28/19
irl

Good morning from Mid-Ohio
Will Power starts today's race on pole 
Let me start with a quick apology. 

I promised a second report yesterday afternoon. However, I ended up going back to the hotel a little early as I was not feeling well, and thus did not get to the second report. Anyway, both Tim Wohlford and I are here and ready to go this morning. And considering the green flag is not until 3:57 p.m. ET we should have plenty of time to compose a few reports. 

Weather wise, we're looking the same as the past few days. Today, the high is expected to be 87 degrees, and there is once again zero percent change of rain. 

Stay tuned to AR1 during the day for more updates from Mid-Ohio.

Brian Carroccio reporting from Mid-Ohio 


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07/28/19
ta

Pickett on Trans-Am pole in Portland
Greg Pickett has zero competition in depleted field
Greg Pickett has zero competition in depleted field
Greg Pickett, from Crystal Bay, Nevada missed the last three rounds of the Trans Am Series presented by Pirelli West Coast Championship, facing a myriad of challenges to both his racing and business efforts. But, following a “long heart to heart” with wife Penny, the vastly experienced veteran re-committed to the Trans Am series (where he is second on the all-time number of starts list with 187), and returned to the fray at Portland International Racing with fresh enthusiasm.

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07/28/19
v8

Penske driver fined $13K
Scott McLaughlin's burnout
Scott McLaughlin's burnout
Scott McLaughlin has been fined $13,000 for his post-race celebrations after winning Race 20 at the Supercars Century Batteries Ipswich SuperSprint Sunday.

Stewards have issued two separate fines to the championship leader for his post-race burnout and for displaying a non permitted item on the podium.

McLaughlin has been handed a $10,000 fine for showing a poster celebrating Ford’s manufacturers’ championship triumph which was achieved with the Kiwi’s 14th win of the season.

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07/28/19
irl

Rossi: It means everything
Rossi has pretty much carried the Andretti team on his shoulders all season, now it's time for the team to step up and provide a front of the grid car every race
Rossi has pretty much carried the Andretti team on his shoulders all season, now it's time for the team to step up and provide a front of the grid car every race
Getting a new contract with Andretti Autosport means a lot for Alexander Rossi, who knows how dire things were in F1 with an underfunded minnow team.

"It means everything." said Rossi "At the end of the day when all this started, Andretti Autosport and Honda, we all have the same intentions, the same outlook. It was just a matter of finding a way to put all the pieces together and make it work for everyone.

"It's been an amazing season to be able to talk about the huge amount of trust in relationships," Rossi added. "That's really what made this decision what it is. This is home for me. This is the team I know. Michael gave me the opportunity in 2016 when I was an unknown to this series and really North American racing."

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07/28/19
f1

F1 Stewards took 'new direction' in Austria - Warwick
Verstappen and Leclerc battle in Austria
Verstappen and Leclerc battle in Austria
(GMM) A Formula 1 steward has contradicted race director Michael Masi's claim that officials have not become more lenient with the drivers.

Last week, Masi - who early in 2019 replaced Charlie Whiting following his death - denied that FIA stewards were more lenient than usual at Silverstone.

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.

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07/28/19
f1

F1 may reduce budget cap number in future - Todt
Williams will be one team helped by the budget caps
Williams will be one team helped by the budget caps
(GMM) Formula 1 will look to reduce the budget cap figure that will be introduced in 2021.

FIA president Jean Todt admitted at Hockenheim that only Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull will be affected by the $175 million figure that excludes costs including driver salaries.

"I would have preferred a lower number," the Frenchman said. "Only three teams will be affected or will have to restrict themselves.

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07/28/19
f1

Vettel 'deserves respect' - Todt
Jean Todt
Jean Todt
(GMM) FIA president Jean Todt has leapt to the defense of Sebastian Vettel.

At Hockenheim, Vettel was forced to deny rumors that amid his current career 'crisis' at Ferrari, he might quit Formula 1 prematurely.

"He is one of the best drivers in the world and a four-time world champion who deserves respect," Todt insisted. "I think he is being unfairly attacked.

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07/28/19
f1

Ocon was 'ready' to replace sick Hamilton
Bottas and Hamilton
Bottas and Hamilton
(GMM) Esteban Ocon says he was ready to step into Lewis Hamilton's Mercedes ahead of qualifying at Hockenheim.

The German team put its French reserve driver on standby on Saturday after Hamilton called in sick with a sore throat.

"I was on the way to the track," Frenchman Ocon told L'Equipe. "It was 11.40.

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07/28/19
f1

Wolff prepared to let Ocon join rival team
Wolff does not have room for him so Esteban Ocon is free to leave
Wolff does not have room for him so Esteban Ocon is free to leave
(GMM) Toto Wolff says he is ready to let Mercedes reserve Esteban Ocon leave the team at the end of 2019.

Frenchman Ocon, a top member of Mercedes' development program, lost his Force India seat at the end of last year but is now being strongly linked with a 2020 return.

The 22-year-old is being linked with Mercedes, Renault, Racing Point and Haas.

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07/28/19
f1

Magnussen also wants to drive old Haas car
Grosjean much happier with old Haas car
Grosjean much happier with old Haas car
(GMM) Haas' two race drivers are lobbying for the return of the team's Melbourne specification car.

The American team got off to a flying start in 2019, but more recently has struggled to make Pirelli's controversial tires work.

Although his place at Haas is reportedly in danger, Romain Grosjean was behind the proposal to resurrect the Melbourne-spec car.

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07/28/19
f1

Hockenheim could be stand-by race for 2020
Germany just has to pay the fee and they will have a race
Germany just has to pay the fee and they will have a race
(GMM) Hockenheim's best chance of staying on the F1 calendar is if the projects in Vietnam or Zandvoort falter.

FIA president Jean Todt said at the scene of probably the last German GP for now that the country "should have a grand prix".

"It is probably the country with the greatest knowledge of building and producing cars," he told DPA news agency at Hockenheim.

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07/28/19
TV News

Sunday TV Times
All times Eastern
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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07/28/19
v8

McLaughlin fights back in thriller a the switch
Scott McLaughlin
Roger Penske's Scott McLaughlin

Scott McLaughlin held on for a show stopping finish from Kiwi counterpart Shane van Gisbergen to take revenge on his Holden rivals at the Century Batteries Ipswich SuperSprint.

The two young stars went head-to-head to produce one of the closest finishes of the year with margin of seven tenths of a second after 65 laps and 200kms of racing.

While McLaughlin took the victory in his Shell V-Power Mustang the Red Bull Holden Racing Team of Van Gisbergen would have noted they pushed him to the very end when racing toe to toe.

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07/28/19
f1

Binotto's Vettel comments 'brutal' - Rosberg
Binotto has nerve criticizing Vettel when the car he designs and builds is inferior
Binotto has nerve criticizing Vettel when the car he designs and builds is inferior
(GMM) Nico Rosberg has described Ferrari boss Mattia Binotto's latest comments about Sebastian Vettel as "brutal".

Earlier at Hockenheim, Binotto was asked about Vettel's career slump at Ferrari.

"How can we help him?" the Italian told RTL. "By being open and honest with him.

"By making it clear -- we expect more from him. By telling him he was not as good as he could be.

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07/28/19
f1
irl

Random F1 and IndyCar weekend thoughts from a fan
Lewis Hamilton poised to win the German GP
Lewis Hamilton poised to win the German GP
A reader writes, Dear AutoRacing1.com, As we hit the mid-point of summer these random thoughts cross my mine:
  1. It's clear the Ferrari F1 team needs new leadership as they can't seem to do anything right these days.  I feel sorry for Sebastian Vettel as I think he is the kind of driver that loses motivation if he knows the car he is driving has no chance to win.
  2. Charles Leclerc seems to have the measure of Vettel, but I'm not sure if it's because Vettel has lost motivation
  3. The Mercedes team will probably win again. How boring.

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07/27/19
f1

Back-to-back races: How does it change how an F1 team works?
George Russell
George Russell
Back-to-back races bring the first half of the season to a close with the German GP followed by the Hungarian GP.

How does a double-header change how the team works though?

The Williams F1 team tells us about the challenges.

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07/27/19
imsa

Top Tracks - Corvette Drivers Choose Their Favorite Circuits
IMSA Corvette
IMSA Corvette
Mobil 1 The Grid asked Corvette Racing’s drivers for their pick of the best tracks on the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar calendar.

With 11 wins at both Mosport and Sebring, these might be obvious favorites, but in fact the drivers have a mix of preferred venues. As Corvette look for their 100th IMSA victory we can only guess at which track it will come.

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07/27/19
irl

Video: Honda Indy 200 Qualifying Highlights
Qualifying for the Honda Indy 200 came down to a thrilling end as the NTT P1 Award winner earned their spot on the final lap.

If not for Alexander Rossi, the Team Penske Chevys would be starting 1-2-3.

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07/27/19
nasmon

Details of 2020 NASCAR Pocono doubleheader announced
Harvick at Pocono
Harvick at Pocono

Next year‘s Pocono Raceway schedule will feature a longer weekend, shorter Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races but considerably more racing action at the 2.5-mile triangular track.

For the first time, NASCAR will run two points-paying Cup races on the same weekend, culminating in a 350-miler on Sunday, June 28. The day before, Cup drivers will run their first race of the weekend, with a length still to be determined.

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07/27/19
ip2000

Kirkwood Claims Runaway Indy Pro 2000 Win
Start
Start

The Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course has been a happy hunting ground for Kyle Kirkwood. One year ago he swept all three rounds of the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship en route to winning the title and a Mazda Scholarship to ensure his graduation to the Indy Pro 2000 Championship Presented by Cooper Tires in 2019. He also won all three F3 Americas races last season and claimed one F4 victory in 2017. This afternoon he added to that tally by leading from flag to flag in Round 11 of the Indy Pro 2000 series.

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07/27/19
arca

Toyota Clinches 2019 ARCA Menards Series Manufacturer's Championship

On the strength of an impressive 11 victories in the first 14 races this season, Toyota has captured its fourth manufacturer’s championship in the ARCA Menards Series.

This is the third-consecutive ARCA title for Toyota. In 2018, Toyota clinched the title after 12 consecutive wins to start the season, ending with a total of 18 victories in 20 events.

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07/27/19
il
irl

Ganassi Racing to test Askew
Oliver Askew
Oliver Askew
Indy Lights ace Oliver Askew, who drives for Andretti Autosport, is set to test an IndyCar with rival team Ganassi Racing at Portland.

“I’m flattered and fired up,” said the 22-year-old native of Jupiter, Fla. who will run the Oregon road course on Aug. 7 during an IndyCar test. “I go into the shop on Wednesday for a seat fitting and it’s a great opportunity and I can’t thank Chip’s team enough,” he told RACER.

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07/27/19
il

Askew Continues Indy Lights Roll with Mid-Ohio Victory
Oliver Askew
Oliver Askew
Oliver Askew extended his Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires points lead this afternoon with a commanding victory for Andretti Autosport at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. The 22-year-old’s fifth win of the season from 12 races stretched his advantage to 35 points over Dutchman Rinus VeeKay (Juncos Racing), who finished third today behind Askew’s teammate, Ryan Norman, from nearby Aurora, Ohio. Six races remain this season.

After claiming the pole position in qualifying yesterday afternoon, Askew, from Jupiter, Fla., held off outside front row qualifier and teammate Robert Megennis, from New York, N.Y., at the first corner and was never seriously threatened throughout the 30-lap race held in warm conditions on the undulating and picturesque 2.258-mile road circuit.

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07/27/19
irl

Alexander Rossi re-signs with Andretti Autosport (Update)
Present for the announcment, from left, Ted Klaus, Michael Andretti, Alexander Rossi, and a NAPA representative
Present for the announcement, from left, HPDs Ted Klaus, Team Owner Michael Andretti, Alexander Rossi, and Scott Wood NAPA representative

UPDATE This article has been updated below.

07/27/19 It was just announced to us media members here at Mid-Ohio that Alexander Rossi has re-signed with Andretti Autosport and Honda for 2020 in a 3-year deal, plus an option year.

NAPA will be his sponsor for 9 races and AutoNation for 7 races.

The announcement also included team boss Michael Andretti confirming that Andretti Autosport will continue with Honda engines.

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07/27/19
f1

Wolff: Ferrari has an illness they need to cure
Arrivabene seen laughing his arse off - he was fired and Binotto took his place. Ferrari is now a dumpster fire
Former F1 boss Arrivabene seen laughing his arse off - he was fired and Binotto took his place. Ferrari is now a dumpster fire
His team may have taken yet another pole position – and in their anniversary race no less – but Toto Wolff’s immediate thoughts after qualifying in Germany were for rivals Ferrari.

After flying in practice, the Scuderia were the odds-on favorites for pole in Hockenheim on Saturday – but in the end they were never involved in the fight for P1, with Sebastian Vettel climbing out of his car in Q1 with a turbo issue and Charles Leclerc doing likewise at the beginning of Q3, his machine diagnosed with a fuel system problem.

On a weekend when they expected they might struggle, Mercedes now face a great chance of scoring victory in the marque’s 200th race, with Lewis Hamilton on pole and Valtteri Bottas third behind Red Bull's Max Verstappen – though Wolff was sad their great rivals aren’t up there with them.

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07/27/19
nasmon

Video: Elliott swipes wall at Pocono
Chase Elliott will go to a backup car after crashing in Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series opening practice at Pocono Raceway.

Interview:

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07/27/19
nasmon

Video: Larson plasters wall at Pocono
Kyle Larson wrecks during Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series opening practice for the Gander RV 400 at Pocono Raceway.

Interview:

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07/27/19
irl

Mid-Ohio Qualifying Groups
Spencer Pigot
Spencer Pigot
Group 1

21 Pigot, Spencer

5 Hinchcliffe, James

15 Rahal, Graham

28 Hunter-Reay, Ryan

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07/27/19
irl

IndyCar: Herta again on top in Mid-Ohio Practice 3
Herta leads Bordais
Herta leads Bourdais
Rookie Colton Herta's HSR Honda was again on top when the third practice session ended for the Honda 200 at Mid-Ohio Saturday morning.

Herta's lap of 1m05.705s was the fastest of the weekend so far and was enough to pip Spencer Pigot's Chevy by just 0.0577s.

Alexander Rossi recovered from a lackluster Friday to go third quick 0.1699s behind Herta in his Andretti Honda.

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07/27/19
irl

Good Morning from Mid-Ohio
Colton Herta led second practice yesterday 
Good morning from the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. It’s about 11 a.m. and the NTT INDYCAR Series has about 15 minutes left in final practice before this afternoon’s qualifying session for tomorrow’s Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio.

It’s currently about 80 degrees here with temperatures to rise as high as 86. Current forecasts project zero percent chance of rain.

Tim Wohlford and I will be here today reporting from the track. So stay tuned to AutoRacing1 for updates throughout the day.

Brian C. reporting for AutoRacing1

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07/27/19
il

Askew again on pole at Mid-Ohio
Oliver Askew
Oliver Askew
Andretti Autosport's Oliver Askew has won the pole for the 2nd Indy Lights at Mid-Ohio this weekend, to be run on Sunday. 

He is also on pole for Race 1 which runs later today.

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07/27/19
f1

Leclerc over Verstappen and Vettel in German GP P3
Charles Leclerc
Charles Leclerc

Charles Leclerc kept Ferrari on top in practice 3 for the German GP as the Mercedes team continues to sandbag in the heat until tomorrow's cooler temperatures.

Max Verstappen got his Red Bull up to 2nd after Ferrari ran 1-2 in both Friday sessions, 0.168s behind Leclerc's 1m12.380s.

Sebastian Vettel was third 0.264s back.

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07/27/19
irl

Scott Dixon onboard at Mid-Ohio Friday
Scott Dixon topped the charts in Practice 1 at Mid-Ohio in his #9 PNC Honda, but Colton Herta picked up the pace in the day's closing session. 

Watch Scott Dixon do a lap around the Lexington, Ohio road course.

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07/27/19
irl

Racing Night at Busch Stadium includes free INDYCAR-NASCAR fanfest
Gateway
Gateway
The annual NTT IndyCar Series Bommarito Automotive Group 500 presented by Axalta and Valvoline at World Wide Technology Raceway always is a home run with motorsports fans, but this year the track is hitting it out of the park with a grand slam.

Racing Night at Busch Stadium on Thursday, August 22, will include:

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07/27/19
f1

Wolff undecided over Bottas or Ocon for 2020
Bottas has two more races to prove himself
Bottas has two more races to prove himself
(GMM) Toto Wolff says he needs to do some more "thinking" about Mercedes' 2020 driver lineup.

Rumors in the past days suggest that the German team is close to extending Valtteri Bottas' contract for another year.

But Wolff is also working on finding a place on the grid next year for Esteban Ocon.

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07/27/19
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German GP demise about 'dollar bills' - Vettel
Sebastian Vettel. AR1 Note: What Vettel really means is that Hockenheim needs the government to cough up some money
Sebastian Vettel. AR1 Note: What Vettel really means is that Hockenheim needs the government to cough up some money
(GMM) Sebastian Vettel thinks the demise of the German GP is about "dollar bills".

With Vietnam and Zandvoort joining the already bustling calendar for 2020, it appears that Hockenheim will be ousted.

"We've had this situation before," German Vettel, who drives for Ferrari, said at Hockenheim.

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07/27/19
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Ferrari 'expects more' from Vettel - Binotto
Mattia Binotto says Ferrari expects more from Vettel AR1 Note: Vettel to Binotto - how about designing me a car that can beat the Mercedes
Mattia Binotto says Ferrari expects more from Vettel AR1 Note: Vettel to Binotto - Why can't you build a car that can beat the Mercedes?
(GMM) Mattia Binotto says those at Ferrari "expect more" from Sebastian Vettel.

At the mid-point of the 2019 season, some think the German driver is clearly in crisis.

The quadruple world champion disagrees.

"Crisis would be if I had no idea how to do better, or if my speed wasn't there," he told the German broadcaster RTL.

"When things are going well and not going so well, I know myself best," Vettel added.

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07/27/19
f1

Red Bull running out of spare parts
Pierre Gasly wads up another Red Bull
Pierre Gasly wads up another Red Bull
(GMM) Red Bull is running out of spare parts, according to team official Dr Helmut Marko.

He was speaking after Pierre Gasly crashed out of Friday practice at Hockenheim.

When asked what is damaged, Marko laughed: "It's better to ask what's not damaged."

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07/27/19
f1

Vettel crisis similar to 2014 - Ricciardo
Leclerc and Vettel
Leclerc and Vettel
(GMM) Daniel Ricciardo has likened Sebastian Vettel's current 'crisis' to his time alongside the German at Red Bull in 2014.

Then as the reigning quadruple world champion, Vettel suddenly slumped in form in 2014 after the arrival to the team of Australian Ricciardo.

"That was very different," said Vettel recently when told that his current situation looks similar.

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07/27/19
f1

Toro Rosso wants to keep drivers for 2020
Daniil Kvyat Friday at Hockenheim
Daniil Kvyat Friday at Hockenheim

(GMM) Toro Rosso says it wants to keep its current drivers for 2020.

This year, a returning Daniil Kvyat has looked consistent and mature, while rookie Alex Albon is a standout of the grid's newcomers.

"We have two really good drivers," team boss Franz Tost said at Hockenheim.

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07/27/19
f1

Sainz Jr. 'scared' to see McLaren rivals improve
Carlos Sainz Jr. AR1 Note: Sainz Jr. is getting smoked by his rookie teammate on a regular basis. He should be scared of his own level of talent
Carlos Sainz Jr. AR1 Note: Sainz Jr. is getting smoked by his rookie teammate on a regular basis. 
(GMM) Carlos Sainz Jr. says it "scares" him that McLaren may be dropping down the F1 pecking order in 2019.

Until recently, the British team looked to be finally clawing its way back towards the front after a fallow period that lasted years.

When told after Silverstone that McLaren is in a battle with Renault, Carlos Sainz said: "I don't want to look at what Renault does.

"I want to look forward to Red Bull, Ferrari and Mercedes, and try to reduce the gap to them."

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07/27/19
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Whincup breaks winning drought in Ipswich
Jamie Whincup
Jamie Whincup
Seven-time Supercars Champion Jamie Whincup scored a breakthrough win in the Century Batteries Ipswich SuperSprint at Queensland Raceway with a flawless performance reminiscent of his glory days.

Red Bull Holden Racing Team’s Whincup became just the fourth driver to finish in front of Scott McLaughlin this year on the way to his first win of 2019 after he snatched the lead on the first lap and his team backed it up with a faultless pit stop.

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07/27/19
TV News

Weekend TV Times
All times Eastern
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

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