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08/28/17
f1

Gelael To Drive FP1 For Scuderia Toro Rosso
Sean Gelael
Sean Gelael
Scuderia Toro Rosso is pleased to announce that Sean Gelael will be driving one of its cars in the Free Practice 1 sessions at four Grands Prix this season; Singapore, Malaysia, USA and Mexico.

The 20 year old Indonesian is currently competing in the FIA Formula 2 Championship and drove for Toro Rosso at the post- Bahrain and Hungarian Grand Prix tests earlier this year.

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08/28/17
nasx

NASCAR Xfinity Road America TV Rating
The NASCAR Xfinity Series Johnsonville 180 at Road America on NBC Sunday drew a 1.4 overnight rating.

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08/28/17
nhra

FOX Sports, NHRA Team to Deliver Record Nine Hours of Live Coverage from Indy
NHRA on FOX TV team
NHRA on FOX TV team
FOX Sports and the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) are set to deliver a record nine hours of live multi-platform coverage from drag racing’s biggest, oldest and richest weekend of the year, as the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals close out the regular season from Lucas Oil Raceway in Indianapolis on Aug. 30 – Sept. 4.

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08/28/17
f1

Verstappen set for penalties at Monza
Max Verstappen - super fast but super hard on equipment
Max Verstappen - super fast but super hard on equipment
Spa-Francorchamps - Max Verstappen is set to take "a bunch of penalties" at Monza after his Renault engine failed again and forced him to retire from Sunday’s Belgian Grand Prix, his Red Bull boss Christian Horner predicted.

Horner complained that Renault were giving his team a "below par" service - for which the French constructor’s representative Alain Prost apologized personally to Verstappen - despite seeing his teammate Daniel Ricciardo claim third behind race winner Lewis Hamilton.

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08/28/17
Nasmon

RPM to move shop after season over
Richard Petty
Richard Petty

Richard Petty Motorsports’ will not return to the 78,000 square-foot facility it currently leases in Mooresville, N.C. After this season.

A spokesperson for RPM confirmed a listing on the Internet site LoopNet.com that has RPM’s current shop at 112 Byers Creek Rd. listed as available for lease beginning in December 2017.

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08/28/17
Irl

IndyCar narrowly avoids another fatality
Carpenter flies on top of Power
Carpenter flies on top of Power
IndyCar narrowly avoided another fatality at Gateway Saturday night when Will Power spun on the first race restart in front of the entire field. Ed Carpenter had nowhere to go, spun backward and flew on top of Power. 

It was only by a miracle that Carpenter's car did not take off Power's head resulting in another IndyCar fatality.

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08/28/17
F1

Latest F1 news in brief - Monday
  • Is Max Verstappen too hard on his equipment? His teammate doesn't break them.
    Is Max Verstappen too hard on his equipment? His teammate doesn't break them.
    Verstappen questions commitment to Red Bull
  • Red Bull drops young talent
  • Wehrlein admits Sauber exit likely
  • Steward defends decision to penalize Raikkonen
  • Pirelli insists 2017 tires 'safe'
  • Wolff plays down safety car conspiracy
  • 'Few weeks' until future resolved - Alonso
  • Raikkonen labels stop/go penalty 'pointless'
  • Record number of fans at Belgian Grand Prix
  • Ocon: Perez 'risked my life' in Spa class

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08/27/17
nhra

Troy Coughlin, Jr. resigns from NHRA Top Fuel Ride
Troy Coughlin, Jr.
Troy Coughlin Jr. has removed himself from the seat of the SealMaster Top Fuel dragster, citing a desire to get more experience in the Top Alcohol Dragster ranks. The third-generation driver has been racing the Kalitta Motorsports entry for the first 17 races of the 2017 season.

Coughlin sits 10th in points, qualified for the Countdown to the Championship at the time of his resignation. His departure all but clears the way for his teammate, Shawn Langdon, to overtake him at the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals, the final event of the regular season.

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08/27/17
f1

Serious Fraud Office Investigating Formula 1 Over Bribery Claims
Did Mallone inherit a mess from Ecclestone?
Did Malone buy a mess from Ecclestone?

Formula 1 confirmed that the Serious Fraud Office has "begun a pre-investigation into the sport following a tip-off from a member of parliament," according to Christian Sylt for the London INDEPENDENT.

In April, SFO Dir David Green promised to conduct a "thorough examination" into allegations of bribery within F1 "after being tipped off" by Culture, Media & Sport Select Committee Chair Damian Collins.

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08/27/17
f1

Pirelli blames oscillations on cars, not tires
Lance Stroll
Lance Stroll at Spa
Early tests indicate that it is the cars and not the tires that are responsible for oscillation witnessed in certain corners at Spa, and which is blamed for rear wing damage to Lance Stroll's Williams in Q1.

Overnight, Pirelli carried out tests after slow motion shots at a number of corners showed the rear tires on some cars distorting and a subsequent oscillation through the entire rear of the car. Pirelli's Mario Isola admitting he had never witnessed the phenomena before.

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08/27/17
automotive

Ford sued over 'inferior design' of lug nuts
Hundreds of Ford owners are suing the automaker over allegedly defective lug nuts.

The suit, which seeks class-action status, claims the lug nuts on millions of Ford Fusion, Escape, Flex, Focus, F-150 and F-350 vehicles can swell and delaminate, making it difficult to remove the wheels without paying for repairs and new lug nuts.

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08/27/17
automotive

Combustion Engines will make great boats anchors in 6 years
They will soon make great boat anchors
They will soon make great boat anchors

In recent times it has become sort of a trope/cliche to talk about the end of internal combustion engines and how they will soon go the way of the dodo.

Most of these talks only happened in the open when some electric car startup was trying to draw some attention to its products or when uninformed journalists hungry for clicks were trying to create some buzz around the subject.

This time, as I am somewhat sad to inform you, might actually be for real.

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08/27/17
il
promazda

Urrutia, Franzoni post exciting Mazda Road to Indy wins
Santi Urrutia
Santi Urrutia
Santi Urrutia (Belardi Auto Racing) passed Juan Piedrahita (Team Pelfrey) with two laps to go in the Indy Lights race at Gateway Motorsports Park and drove on to his second win of the season. Kyle Kaiser (Juncos Racing) finished fourth and needs only to start the Sept. 3 season finale at Watkins Glen to clinch the championship and $1 million Mazda scholarship to move up to the Verizon IndyCar Series in 2018.

Victor Franzoni passed championship rival Anthony Martin on Lap 19 and went on to win the Pro Mazda Championship presented by Cooper Tires race at Gateway. With the victory, Franzoni (Juncos Racing) took a two-point lead over Martin (Cape Motorsports) with a doubleheader race weekend remaining Sept. 2-3 at Watkins Glen.  

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08/27/17
f2

F2: Sette Camara flies to maiden win
Sergio Sette Camara
Sergio Sette Camara
Sergio Sette Camara has claimed his first FIA Formula 2 Championship victory in fine style with a storming drive in this morning’s sprint race at the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, making an astonishing getaway when the lights went out and running off into the distance to win from Nyck De Vries and Luca Ghiotto.

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08/27/17
f1

The view from the top! Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen at the Belgian Grand Prix
Same old, same old! Join Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen at the top of one of the most famous sections of track in Formula One... Eau Rouge.

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08/27/17
irl

Video: 2017 Bommarito Automotive Group 500 Highlights


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08/27/17
irl

Video: Will Power, Ed Carpenter and Takuma Sato crash
Will Power, Ed Carpenter and Takuma Sato make contact in turn 2 at the start of the Bommarito 500 at Gateway Motorsports Park.

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08/27/17
F1

Latest F1 news in brief - Sunday
  • Lauda (R) says Vettel will retire at Ferrari
    Lauda (R) says Vettel will retire at Ferrari
    Lauda plays down Vettel talks confusion
  • Kubica set for Friday practice in Malaysia
  • Bottas to get 2018 contract before Monza
  • Mercedes to decide team orders 'race by race'
  • Renault deal for McLaren 'impossible' - Prost
  • Hamilton 'humbled' to equal Schumacher tally
  • Alonso: 11th 'like pole position' for McLaren
  • Gasly still hopeful over 2018 race seat

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08/27/17
gp3

GP3: Alesi flies to victory in Spa
Giuliano Alesi
Giuliano Alesi
Giuliano Alesi’s great run of Sunday form continued this morning when he nabbed his third consecutive Race 2 victory after leading from lights to flag in this morning’s GP3 Series race at the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, looking unruffled as he lead home series leader George Russell and Trident teammate Ryan Tveter.

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08/26/17
track news

Plans proposed for Nazareth Speedway site
Helio Castroneves at Nazareth in 2004
Helio Castroneves at Nazareth in 2004
The 157-acre property that once housed the Nazareth Speedway in Northampton County (PA) could soon be home to a Martin Guitar facility and homes.

Developer David Jaindl presented his proposal to Lower Nazareth Township supervisors Wednesday. Plans include 18 acres of commercial space, 79 acres of industrial space and 37 acres of housing that could include apartments, townhouses and twins. An additional 27 acres is proposed for a conservation zone, which Jaindl said is open space at the request of the township.

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08/26/17
imsa

Keene Leaves MSR for New Role at Action Express
Tim Keene has departed Michael Shank Racing for a new top-level management position at Action Express Racing, as part of a shakeup that’s likely to include multiple driver changes at the defending IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship-winning squad.

Keene, who served as general manager for the Ohio-based squad since the start of its factory Acura NSX GT3 program, made the move following the last round at Road America earlier this month.

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08/26/17
IRL

Saturday Update from Gateway Motorsports Park
The day is unfolding here at Gateway with the Indy Lights session on track before their race today.   The sun is out making the temperatures in the mid 80s.  With the IndyCar being run at 8:45 pm, the temperature should be much more comfortable by then, in the low 70s. 

 

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08/26/17
f2

Leclerc soars to feature victory in Spa
Charles Leclerc
Charles Leclerc
Charles Leclerc put in a crushing display of dominance for victory in this afternoon’s FIA Formula 2 Championship feature race at the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, storming off from pole when the lights went out and leaving his rivals floundering in his wake as he brought home his sixth win of the season by almost half a minute, ahead of Artem Markelov and Oliver Rowland.

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08/26/17
gp3

GP3: Russell dominates Race 1 in Spa
George Russell has cruised to his third win of the season with a demonstration run of pace and guile in this afternoon’s Race 1 at the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, dealing with an attack from teammate Nirei Fukuzumi early on before cruising to victory by over 7 seconds from the race-long fight between Jack Aitken and Fukuzumi for another all ART Grand Prix podium.

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08/26/17
irl

Schedule for the 2017 IndyCar Grand Prix at The Glen at Watkins Glen.
FRIDAY, SEPT. 1
8-8:30 a.m.: Cooper Tires USF 2000 practice
8:45-9:15: Mazda Global MX-5 Cup practice
9:30-10: Pro Mazda practice
10:15-11: Verizon IndyCar Series practice
11:15-11:45: Speed Energy Stadium Super Trucks practice/qualifying
11:45-12:15 p.m.: MX-5 driver autograph session (IndyCar Fan Village)
1-1:30 p.m.: USF 2000 practice
1-2: IndyCar Series drive autograph session (IndyCar Fan Village)
1:45-2:15: MX-5 practice
2:30-2:50: Pro Mazda qualifying

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08/26/17
tv news

Weekend TV Times
All Times Eastern
Saturday, August 26
EventVenueTV TimesNetwork
Formula 1 World Championship - practice 3Belgium5:00am-6:30am (L)NBC Sports Online
Formula 1 World Championship - qualifyingBelgium8:00am-9:30am (L)CNBC
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

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



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08/26/17
f1

Vettel signs three-year extension with Ferrari
Vettel signs new 3-year deal with Ferrari for a reported $120 million
Vettel signs new 3-year deal with Ferrari for a reported $120 million

The new deal, which follows the news of team mate Kimi Raikkonen’s one-year deal for 2018 earlier this week, means that Vettel will race for the Italian squad until the end of the 2020 season.

Since joining Ferrari ahead of the 2015 season, Vettel has scored seven wins and 28 podiums, and currently leads this year's world championship by 14 points.

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08/26/17
F1

Latest F1 news in brief - Saturday
  • Smiling all the way to the bank
    Smiling all the way to the bank
    Alonso went to McLaren for 'money' - Lauda
  • Marko admits Red Bull unhappy with Toro Rosso
  • Now Perez slams 'dirty' Magnussen
  • Honda planned 'Spec 4' engine for Belgium
  • Renault downplays McLaren link amid talks
  • Vettel sure of gains after low-key first day
  • Williams fined for Stroll practice tire breach

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08/26/17
f1

Ferraris run 1-2 in final practice at Spa
Kimi Raikkonen
Kimi Raikkonen

In a somewhat surprising turn of events after Mercedes was so strong Friday, Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel ran 1-2 in final practice for the Belgian GP at Spa Saturday morning.

Raikkonen's lap was so scorching in fact that Hamilton could only get to with 0.198s of the Finn. And Vettel could not match it either, though he did edge ahead of Hamilton. Vettel and Hamilton set almost identical times as they finished around two tenths back from the Finn, with Verstappen a long way back (over 1-sec.) in fourth.

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08/26/17
f1

2017 Belgian Grand Prix | FP2 Highlights
Highlights of second practice from Spa at the 2017 Belgian Grand Prix...

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08/26/17
irl

Power joins elite group with career pole position No. 50
Will Power closes on AJ Foyt
Will Power closes on AJ Foyt
Andretti, Foyt, Castroneves ... and now Power.

Will Power joined an elite group of 50-time Indy car pole winners when he captured the Verizon P1 Award in record fashion this evening at Gateway Motorsports Park. Power will lead the Verizon IndyCar Series field to the green flag to start Saturday night's Bommarito Automotive Group 500 presented by Valvoline.

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08/26/17
irl

Newgarden tops final practice at Gateway
Final Practice Results
PosNoNameFTimeDiffGapFLLapsFSpeedEngine
12Josef Newgarden24.446--.------.----5961184.079Chevy
220Ed Carpenter24.5320.08580.08587374183.435Chevy
312Will Power24.5510.10460.01883977183.295Chevy
43Helio Castroneves24.5800.13360.02902783183.079Chevy
598Alexander Rossi24.5970.15100.01747578182.949Honda
69Scott Dixon24.6090.16320.01228792182.858Honda
726Takuma Sato24.6590.21280.04967375182.491Honda
821JR Hildebrand24.6710.22490.01217276182.401Chevy
910Tony Kanaan24.6730.22730.00247172182.383Honda
104Conor Daly24.7020.25560.02837172182.174Chevy
1128Ryan Hunter-Reay24.7050.25870.00315355182.152Honda
1283Charlie Kimball24.7200.27360.01499696182.042Honda
131Simon Pagenaud24.7250.27890.00531875182.003Chevy
1415Graham Rahal24.7750.32880.04999393181.636Honda
158Max Chilton24.7980.35190.02318484181.467Honda
1614Carlos Munoz24.8200.37360.02174968181.308Chevy
1719Ed Jones24.9180.47200.09846175180.592Honda
1818Sebastien Bourdais24.9570.51080.03887079180.312Honda
195James Hinchcliffe25.0660.62020.10944357179.525Honda
2027Marco Andretti25.1630.71660.09642750178.837Honda
217Sebastian Saavedra25.3050.85920.14264444177.829Honda


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