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09/04/18
nasmon

Mike Joy on Furniture Row Racing
Barney Visser
Barney Visser
Barney Visser, owner of defending champion Martin Truex Jr.’s No. 78 Furniture Row Racing team, announced on Tuesday the organization will shut down following the 2018 season due to a lack of funding.

Below, FOX NASCAR play-by-play announcer Mike Joy shares his thoughts on Barney Visser’s legacy in the sport and the impact on the industry of the loss of the team.

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09/04/18
irl
nasmon

Kids free at Pocono in 2019
Pocono playground for kids
Pocono playground for kids
Children, ages 12 and under, will receive free gate admission for Sunday Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and Verizon IndyCar Series races at Pocono Raceway in 2019. This new initiative will start today as part of the 2019 Pocono Raceway Ticket Renewal Program. All remaining tickets for next season’s events at ‘The Tricky Triangle’ are scheduled to go on sale to the public in early October.

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09/04/18
automotive

Mercedes unveils production version of ECQ EV
Mercedes EQC
Mercedes EQC
Mercedes showed on Tuesday how it is “aggressively” gunning for top spot in upscale battery cars market currently dominated by Tesla, as it unveiled the EQC, its first fully electric car, at an event in Stockholm.

The event marks the start of the German onslaught against the American upstart and showcased a SUV with a 450 kilometer range, distinctively full-width rear light and clean-cut interiors that Mercedes hopes will find favor with luxury customers and tech-savvy millennials alike.

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09/04/18
nasmon

Defending NASCAR Cup Championship team goes bellyup
FRR teammates Erik Jones and Martin Truex Jr.
FRR teammates Erik Jones and Martin Truex Jr.
Due to a lack of necessary funding to field a competitive team, Furniture Row Racing has been left with no reasonable option but to cease operations following the completion of the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season.

“This is not good for anybody,” said team owner Barney Visser. “The numbers just don’t add up. I would have to borrow money to continue as a competitive team and I’m not going to do that. This was obviously a painful decision to arrive at knowing how it will affect a number of quality and talented people.

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09/04/18
nasmon

NASCAR Darlington TV Rating
NBCSN earned a 1.5 overnight rating for Sunday night's Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Bojangles' Southern 500 at Darlington, down 11.8% from a 1.7 for last year's race.

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09/04/18
irl

IndyCar Enjoys Big Weekend In Portland, Adds COTA To '19
40,000 for IndyCar's return to Portland
40,000 for IndyCar's return to Portland
There were an estimated 40,000 fans at the Verizon IndyCar Series Grand Prix of Portland on Sunday, a "renaissance in the Pacific Northwest that was both super encouraging and successful," according to Robin Miller of RACER.com. There were "great crowds for three days" at Portland Int'l Raceway. Green Savoree Racing Promotions co-Owner, President & CEO Kevin Savoree, whose firm organizes the event, said that they could have "sold out the campers’ lot two or three times and the walk-up seemed to match the ticket sales in terms of volume." RACER.com.

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09/04/18
nhra

NHRA US Nationals TV Rating
Fox earned a 0.8 overnight rating for yesterday's NHRA Mello Yello Series US Nationals in Indy, up from a 0.7 for last year's event.

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09/04/18
motogp

MotoGP reveals 19-round 2019 calendar
MotoGP at COTA
MotoGP at COTA
Draft 2019 MotoGP calendar

March 10 Qatar
March 31 Termas de Rio Hondo
April 14 Austin
May 5 Jerez

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09/04/18
irl

Q&A with IndyCar Portland GP winner Takuma Sato
Rahal Honda IndyCar driver Takuma Sato won the Portland GP race Sunday. He had this to say afterwards

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09/04/18
f1

Pat Fry and Andrea Stella to design new McLaren
Pat Fry
Pat Fry
Pat Fry, former Ferrari technical director, has re-joined McLaren as engineering director. He and performance director Andrea Stella will lead 2019 car in terms of "target-setting and performance" Zak Brown said. 

Fry was a former chassis technical director for the Scuderia Ferrari Formula One team. He was assistant technical director under Aldo Costa until the position was eliminated by organizational restructuring.

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09/04/18
FIAGT3

Porsche rolls endlessly at Nurburgring endurance race
Before the Porsche was destroyed
Before the Porsche was destroyed
If you don't watch any other Nurburgring videos today, watch this one. J2 Racing's John Shoffner, an American, was taking part in the sixth race of the VLN endurance championship on the famed Nordschleife track when he lost control of his Porsche 911 GT3 Cup after the Flugplatz straight. As seen on this video, posted on YouTube by the Eifeler888 channel and reported by Nurburgring fansite Bridge To Gantry, the Porsche rolls several times, even brushing the fencing, before finally coming to a standstill on its roof. Bridge To Gantry rightfully comments that it's thanks to modern safety devices such as the HANS restraint that the driver is okay after such a wild ride.

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09/04/18
usac

Conor Daly to drive in IMS dirt race
Daly's livery for IMS race
Daly's livery for IMS race
Five-time Indy 500 starter Conor Daly will pilot the second entry out of the Landon Simon Racing stable for the inaugural Driven2SaveLives BC39 presented by NOS Energy Drink September 5-6 at The Dirt Track at IMS.

“It means a lot to be a part of the first dirt track event at IMS. There is an incredible dirt racing history in the state of Indiana and to be a part of this race at IMS means we all get to be a part of another chapter of that story,” said Daly.

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09/04/18
nasmon

Waltrip: you'd have to make Ford the favorite
Michael Waltrip (L) says Ford driver will win title
Michael Waltrip (L) says Ford driver will win title

Monday evening on FS1’s NASCAR RACE HUB (Monday-Thursday at 6:00 PM ET), co-hosts Adam Alexander and Shannon Spake broke down Sunday’s Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway and its championship implications with analysts Larry McReynolds and Michael Waltrip. Below are excerpts from the show:

Sunday’s race at Darlington was Team Penske’s first non-restrictor plate win since Joey Logano won at Richmond in April 2017.  Darlington is unlike any other track remaining this season, so how far does the organization’s 1-2 finish go to set the organization up for the Playoffs?

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09/04/18
f1

Gaming technology and F1 set to transform the future of jet cockpit development
Williams and BAE simulator room
Williams and BAE simulator room
Working in collaboration with BAE Systems, Williams Advanced Engineering has unveiled a revolutionary cockpit simulator that will be used by leading aerospace engineers to develop the next generation of cockpit designs for future fast jets.

The state-of-the-art simulator  is revealed in a timelapse video of the build, published today, which took place at the Williams facility in Oxfordshire ahead of delivery to BAE Systems’ world class training and simulation facility at Warton, Lancashire.

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09/04/18
f1

Latest F1 news in brief - Tuesday
  • Between Arrivabene's failure to impose team orders, Ferrari's strategy mistakes and Vettel's errors, Ferrari will lose the 2018 title
    Between Arrivabene's failure to impose team orders, Ferrari's strategy mistakes and Vettel's errors, Ferrari will lose the 2018 title
    Vettel mistakes to cost Ferrari title - press
  • Ecclestone laments Alonso's 'wrong decisions'
  • Leclerc says Ferrari will decide future
  • Grosjean 'back to normal' after 2018 struggles
  • Vandoorne manager 'confident' after McLaren axe
  • Villeneuve: Team orders are fine but this is too much

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09/03/18
pwc

PWC Watkins Glen Highlights
Highlights of Live Stream of GT/GTA Round 9 at The Pirelli World Challenge Grand Prix of Watkins Glen.

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09/03/18
irl

IndyCar's lack of virtual safety car probably cost Rossi IndyCar title
Did IndyCar's yellow flag crap shoot cost Rossi the title?
Did IndyCar's yellow flag crap shoot cost Rossi the title?

IndyCar's yellow flag periods are a complete crap shoot, especially the way they close the pits. And to make matters even worse, IndyCar does not have a virtual safety car system like F1 and it screws a lot of drivers races. 

It likely cost Alexander Rossi the 2018 IndyCar title even though he deserves it more than any other driver given the way he has driven this year.

After the race Rossi had this to say (below) before he and his team had a chance to review the replays. Well we did review the tapes and had a virtual safety car been thrown for both the Power incident and the Veach incident, Scott Dixon would have remained almost 3/4-lap down as a result of the first lap accident and his drive thru penalty.

And although Rossi may or may not have won the race (he probably would have) we are 100% certain he would have finished ahead of Dixon and the points battle going into Sonoma would be very close.

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09/03/18
irl

Meet IndyCar driver Santino Ferrucci
Up close and personal with Dale Coyne Honda IndyCar driver Santino Ferrucci

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09/03/18
irl

Honda highlights from the IndyCar Portland GP
Honda finishes 1-2-3 in the Portland GP with Takuma Sato taking the win and Scott Dixon extending his point lead with one race to go.

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09/03/18
nasmon

Monster Energy Series highlights from Darlington
Recap how Brad Keselowski was able to sweep the weekend at Darlington and grab the win away from a dominate Kyle Larson in the Bojangles' Southern 500.

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09/03/18
gp3

Piquet powers to Monza Race 2 win over Alesi (Update)
Giuliano Alesi (Trident),  Pedro Piquet (Trident), Callum Ilott (ART Grand Prix)
Giuliano Alesi (Trident), Pedro Piquet (Trident), Callum Ilott (ART Grand Prix)

UPDATE Renault-affiliated GP3 Series championship leader Anthoine Hubert and his team-mate Callum Ilott, who is second in the championship, have both been disqualified from the Monza sprint race.

A GP3 Series statement said: "Following today's GP3 Series race two at Monza, Italy, post-race scrutineering determined that both Callum Ilott and Anthoine Hubert - who finished third and fourth respectively - were both in breach of the official tyre pressure limits.

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09/03/18
nasmon

NASCAR Southern 500 post-race Q&A
Race winning team Brad Keselowski, Crew Chief Paul Wolfe and Vice- chairman of Team Penske Walter Czarnecki, Second place finisher Joey Logano (No. 22 Pennzoil Ford) and Third place finisher Kyle Larson (No. 42 DC Solar Chevrolet) 

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09/03/18
irl

Video highlights of the Portland GP IndyCar race
Watch all the highlights of the Grand Prix of Portland, Indy car racing's return to the Pacific Northwest, in less than five minutes.

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09/03/18
f1

Lando Norris to drive for McLaren from 2019
Lando Norris, geaten badly by George Russell in F2 but good enough for McLaren
Lando Norris, beaten badly by George Russell in F2 but good enough for McLaren
McLaren is delighted to announce that Lando Norris will complete McLaren’s driver line-up for the 2019 season. 

Lando, 18, from Somerset, UK, is McLaren Test and Reserve Driver and is contending the 2018 FIA Formula 2 Championship. He currently sits second in the championship, having won on his Formula 2 debut from pole position, with four races from two events remaining. 

Lando will partner Spaniard Carlos Sainz, 23, at McLaren in 2019, as part of a multi-year agreement with the team. Although 2019 will be Lando’s first season racing in Formula 1, he is no stranger to McLaren or F1 machinery.

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09/03/18
f1

McLaren confirms Vandoorne will leave McLaren after the end of the 2018
Stoffel Vandoorne - sacked
Stoffel Vandoorne - sacked

Stoffel joined the McLaren Young Driver Programmed in 2013, became Test Driver in 2014 and won the GP2 Championship in 2015 while part of the McLaren familyStoffel joined the McLaren Young Driver Program in 2013, became Test Driver in 2014 and won the a point on his debut. He was promoted to race driver to partner Fernando from the start of the 2017 season, and has contested 34 grands prix with the team to date. 

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09/03/18
irl

Video: Dallara's 300th Win In IndyCar
Relive the highlights from some of Dallara's 300 IndyCar wins

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09/03/18
f1

Now Gasly hits out at 'aggressive' Alonso
Alonso makes Gasly look like a chump
Alonso makes Gasly look like a chump
(GMM) Yet another driver has hit out at retiring F1 driver Fernando Alonso.

After a qualifying run-in at Monza, Kevin Magnussen said the Spaniard "thinks he's God".

"I'm looking forward to his retirement," the Haas driver added.

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09/03/18
irl

Indy 500 gave Fernando Alonso 'a sense of being alive'
Alonso at Indy in 2017
Alonso at Indy in 2017

Competing in the 2017 Indianapolis 500 gave Fernando Alonso "a sense of being alive," he told BBC radio this weekend in Monza.

The two-time Formula One champion spoke over the weekend with the BBC, going in-depth about his decision to retire from F1 and what he learned about driving at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

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09/02/18
irl

Grand Prix of Portland. Start Big Crash (all angles)
All Angles + interviews

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09/02/18
r2i

Mazda Road to Indy race recap
O'Ward leads
O'Ward leads
The Mazda Road to Indy development ladder sanctioned by INDYCAR completed its 2018 in all three levels with doubleheader weekends at Portland. The second race in each series took place Sunday.
  • Patricio O'Ward (Andretti Autosport) capped a dominating Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires season weekend the season by adding Sunday's race win to the one he secured Saturday. He finished with nine victories for the season and a 44-point margin over teammate Colton Herta (Andretti-Steinbrenner Racing) in the final standings. The start of this race saw a six-wide approach to Turn 1, with pole winner Ryan Norman (Andretti Autosport) absorbing race-ending damage from contact with other cars. Aaron Telitz (Belardi Auto Racing) finished second.

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09/02/18
f1

Grosjean Disqualified From Italian Grand Prix
Romain Grosjean
Romain Grosjean
FIA stewards have disqualified the Haas F-1 Team entry of Romain Grosjean  from the Italian Grand Prix following a protest from Renault.

Grosjean originally finished sixth, allowing Haas to tie Renault for fourth in the constructors’ championship standings. However, shortly after the race ended Renault filed a protest over the legality of the Haas entry. The protest centered specifically on the floor of Grosjean’s car.

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09/02/18
il

O'Ward Puts an Exclamation Point on Indy Lights Year with PIR Sweep
O'Ward sweeps in Portland
O'Ward sweeps in Portland

After yesterday clinching the Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires championship – and a scholarship valued at $1M to step up to the Verizon IndyCar Series in 2019 – Patricio O’Ward said this morning he was planning to have some fun in today’s Cooper Tires Indy Lights Grand Prix of Portland Powered by Mazda. Indeed he did.

The 19-year-old rookie from Monterey, Mexico, profited from an opening lap melee at the Festival Curves chicane to move from seventh on the grid to third, and made two superlative passes to move into the lead on Lap 18. He then reeled off three consecutive fastest laps of the race to streak clear of the field and secure his ninth win of the season for Andretti Autosport.

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09/02/18
nasmon

Richard Petty and STP Come to Agreement, Again!
Bubba Wallace will run the old Petty STP livery
Bubba Wallace will run the old Petty STP livery
Taking a page from its own history book, Richard Petty and STP once again reached an agreement to place the STP day glo red on the Petty blue No. 43 for today's running of the Bojangles' Southern 500 at the Darlington Raceway. The agreement is to celebrate the longest and most famous paint scheme in the history of NASCAR, and to also relive the story of how this iconic paint scheme came to be. The car was transformed this morning after approval from NASCAR.

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09/02/18
irl

IndyCar Portland GP Starting Lineup
Will Power
Will Power
Power set a new track record in the first round of knockout qualifying of 57.2143 seconds, eclipsing the previous record of 57.597 seconds set by Justin Wilson in 2005. In the Firestone Fast Six, Power posted a lap 0.3410 seconds quicker than his Team Penske teammate Josef Newgarden. This was the third time in the past five qualifying sessions that Power won the Verizon P1 Award with Newgarden second. If that wasn't enough, Power cleared A.J. Foyt for second place in career Indy car poles. Power now has 54 career poles, with Foyt at 53. Mario Andretti leads all drivers with 67.

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09/02/18
f1

Italian GP crowd might be new record
With Ferrari starting 1-2 for today's Italian GP at Monza we have never seen so many people at Monza during the pre-race parade in over 40 years. 

The Italian tifosi is out in record numbers on a beautiful day for racing in northern Italy.

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09/02/18
nasx

Xfinity Series Highlights from Darlington
Brad Keselowski picked up his first career Darlington Raceway win after leaders Ross Chastain and Kevin Harvick took each other out of contention.

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09/02/18
racing news

Pikes Peak Record Beaten: The Power of Electricity
VW Pikes Peak Challenger
VW Pikes Peak Challenger
Find out why every motorsport legend wants to touch the sky at Pikes Peak.

Travis Pastrana and Romain Dumas take us to the clouds at America's epic hillclimb, where staying alive is a victory in itself.

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09/02/18
irl

HIGHLIGHTS: Grand Prix of Portland Saturday Qualifying
With the IndyCar title battle down to two races, qualifying was important on Saturday. See who came out on top.

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09/02/18
f2

Russell holds off Markelov for Monza Sprint Race win
George Russell (ART Grand Prix), Artem Markelov (RUSSIAN TIME), Sergio Sette Camara (Carlin)
George Russell (ART Grand Prix), Artem Markelov (RUSSIAN TIME), Sergio Sette Camara (Carlin)
George Russell secured victory in the FIA Formula 2 Championship Sprint Race at Monza, Italy, capitalizing on an Artem Markelov lock-up into turn 1 to bag his first race win since Austria. Markelov followed the ART Grand Prix driver home, albeit one second adrift to collect a successive second place finishes. Sergio Sette Camara factored in the battle for the win, and the Carlin driver ended the race in third position.

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09/02/18
f1

Latest F1 news in brief - Sunday
  • Esteban Ocon is job shopiing
    Esteban Ocon is job shopping
    Racing third Mercedes 'would be fantastic' - Ocon
  • Four candidates for second McLaren seat
  • FIA working on better-looking Halo
  • Ferrari 'makes too many mistakes' - Rosberg
  • Williams says Kubica would replace Stroll
  • Not just Pirelli on list for 2020 - Todt
  • Pole 'no guarantee' of 2019 seat - Raikkonen
  • Magnussen happy 'God' Alonso retiring

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