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08/24/17
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Friday, August 25
EventVenueTV TimesNetwork
Formula 1 World Championship - practice 1Belgium4:00am-5:30am (L)NBC Sports Online
Formula 1 World Championship - practice 2Belgium8:00am-9:30am (L)NBCSN
Saturday, August 26
Formula 1 World Championship - practice 3Belgium5:00am-6:30am (L)NBC Sports Online
Formula 1 World Championship - qualifyingBelgium8:00am-9:30am (L)NBCSN
NASCAR Xfinity Series -practiceRoad America2:00pm-3:00pm (L), 4:00pm-5:00pm (L)NBCSN
Verizon IndyCar Series -qualifyingGateway7:30pm-9:30pm (T)NBCSN
Verizon IndyCar Series - raceGateway9:00pm-12:00am (L)NBCSN
Sunday, August 27
Formula 1 World Championship - raceBelgium7:00am-7:30am - pre-race (L), 7:30am-10:30am - race (L)NBCSN
NASCAR Xfinity Series -qualifyingRoad America10:30am-1:00pm (L)CNBC
IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar ChampionshipVIR1:30pm-4:30pm (L), FS1
NASCAR Xfinity Series - raceRoad America2:30pm-3:00pm - prerace (L), 3:00pm-6:00pm - race (L)NBC
Blancpain Sprint SeriesHungaroring4:00pm-6:00pm (SDD)CBS-SN
Monday, August 28
Indy Lights ChampionshipGateway12:00pm-1:00pm (T)NBCSN

Key: T = Taped; L = live; SDD = same-day delay; R = repeat



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08/24/17
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Neel Jani Joins Faraday Future Dragon Racing
Neel Jani
Neel Jani
Faraday Future Dragon Racing announced today that Swiss driver Neel Jani will join Jerome D’Ambrosio as part of a revised driver line-up for the team’s fourth season in the all-electric FIA Formula E Championship.

Jani joins the Los Angeles-based motorsports team as a seasoned open-wheel and sportscar racer, most recently taking victory at the 2016 Le Mans 24 hours and as World Champion of the FIA World Endurance with Porsche Motorsport. Before joining Porsche’s LMP1 program for the 2014 WEC season, Jani secured a win at the 2013 Petit Le Mans for Rebellion Racing with additional podiums at Laguna Seca and Long Beach that same year.

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08/24/17
ta

Jaques Lazier to make Trans Am debut at Road America
Last year's race was wet
Last year's race was wet
Jaques Lazier, best known for his IndyCar Series career, will make his Trans Am Series presented by Pirelli debut this weekend at Road America.   

"I'm really excited about this," said Lazier.  "Trans Am goes back; there's a history to it.   My father (Bob Lazier) actually ran some Trans Am in the late 70's and I came up through SCCA; and while Trans Am is on another level, you always knew what was going on.  The Trans Am of today, these are the American thunder cars--the new Camaro, Mustang and Challenger.  It's awesome."

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08/24/17
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Richmond Raceway To Host Esports Tourney Around "NASCAR Heat 2"
Richmond Raceway will host the first NASCAR Heat 2 video game competition with a 64-person tournament prior to the Federated Auto Parts 400 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race. Participants will try their luck at the Xbox One version of the game with prizes awarded to the highest scoring players. 704Games, NASCAR’s official video game licensee, along with GameStop and Aaron’s are joining forces with Richmond over Fan Appreciation Weekend to offer gamers an exclusive chance to see and play the game before its public release on Sept. 12.

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08/24/17
f1

Massa cleared to race in Spa by FIA
Felipe Massa cleared to drive
Felipe Massa cleared to drive
Felipe Massa has been given the all-clear by the FIA medical center after missing the Hungarian Grand Prix through illness.

The Brazilian was reported to have been struck by a virus in Budapest and was unable to take part in qualifying on the Saturday, prompting reserve driver Paul di Resta to be thrown in at the deep end after a near four-year absence from Formula 1.

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08/24/17
irl

Oberto All-Natural Beef Jerky Returns To Andretti Lineup In St. Louis
Orberto will sponsor Marco Andretti at Gateway
Orberto will sponsor Marco Andretti at Gateway
Red, white and green will be the color scheme for Marco Andretti as Seattle-based Oberto All-Natural Beef Jerky takes over his No. 27 Honda for the 248-lap race on August 26 at Gateway Motorsports Park near St. Louis, MO.

“After a great first year with both Andretti Rallycross and Andretti Autosport, we’re excited to expand our partnership with Andretti to St. Louis at the Bommarito Automotive Group 500,” said Oberto CEO Tom Hernquist. “As a family-owned company celebrating its 100th year in business next year, we’re looking forward to building awareness across the U.S. for our all-natural beef jerky, trail mix and meat sticks.”  

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08/24/17
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Video: Rosberg hands over Mercedes F1 W07
The 2016 F1 World Champion Nico Rosberg visits the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart. From now on his Mercedes F1 W07 Hybrid joins the gigantic steep-bank curve of the Museum, next to all the other legendary Silver Arrows from the past.

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08/24/17
f1

New-look two-seater F1 car for 2018 revealed
Formula One’s two-seater car will have a new look for the 2018 F1 season.

The two-seater machine was introduced this year as part of F1 Experiences, giving fans the opportunity to take laps around circuits at near-F1 speeds.

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08/24/17
f3

Michael Schumacher's son to drive at Spa
Michael Schumacher's teenage son will drive one of his father's cars before Sunday's Belgium Grand Prix to mark the 25th anniversary of the seven-time world champion's first Formula One victory.

According to the organizers, Mick Schumacher, 18, who currently races in Formula Three, will drive demonstration laps on the Spa circuit in a Benetton car before the Formula One race.

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08/24/17
f1

Spa braced for heavy rain on race weekend
Rain will hit Spa this weekend
Rain will hit Spa this weekend
Rain is expected over the course of the Belgian Grand Prix weekend with heavy rain showers on the radar for Sunday's race.

It is set to be overcast for the first two practice sessions on Friday, with the risk of rain increasing for FP3 on Saturday before brightening up in the afternoon for qualifying.

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08/24/17
irl

INDYCAR Fan Fest at Ballpark Village in St. Louis prelude to Bommarito 500
Gateway testing
Gateway testing

The St. Louis Speed Festival is into its fifth day. We've raced on foot, on bicycles, on karts -- and played golf. Now it's time for the international roster of motorsports heroes to take center stage.

The St. Louis Speed Festival and Gateway Motorsports Park will host a free INDYCAR Fan Fest on Thursday, August 24 at Ballpark Village in St. Louis from 3-5:45 p.m. CDT. The event will feature autograph sessions with Verizon IndyCar Series, Indy Lights and Pro Mazda drivers, show cars, INDYCAR simulators, ticket giveaways, a live radio broadcast and entertainment. Ballpark Village is located at 601 Clark Avenue in downtown St. Louis, across the street from Busch Stadium.

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08/24/17
F1

Latest F1 news in brief - Thursday
  • Alonso is determined even at his age
    Alonso is determined even at his age
    Alonso 'motivation' surprises Rosberg
  • Alonso: "As the season goes on we’re getting stronger and stronger"
  • Manager hails Raikkonen's Ferrari 'loyalty'
  • Alesi tips Vettel to sign next Ferrari contract
  • Rivals 'more consistent' than Hamilton - Rosberg
  • Vandoorne never worried about 2018 contract
  • Mercedes may re-think team orders issue - Lauda
  • Lando Norris a star of the future - Verstappen
  • Spa-Francorchamps track preview
  • Mercedes says customer F1 engine supply deals getting cheaper

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