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09/27/16
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Friday, September 30
Event
VenueTimeNetwork
F1 World Championship - practiceMalaysia2:00am-3:30am (L)NBCSN
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series - practiceDover10:00am-11:30am (L)NBCSN
NASCAR Xfinity Series - practiceDover11:30am-12:30pm (L), 1:30pm-3:00pm (L)NBCSN
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series - qualifyingDover3:30pm-5:00pm (L)NBCSN
NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing - qualifyingReading6:00pm-7:00pm (L)FOX 1
Saturday, October 1
F1 World Championship - qualifyingMalaysia5:00am-6:30am (L)NBCSN
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series - practiceDover10:30am-11:30am (L)CNBC
IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship - startRoad Atlanta11:00am-12:00pm (L)FOX 1
NASCAR Xfinity Series - qualifyingDover11:30am-1:30pm (L)CNBC
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series - practiceDover1:30pm-2:30pm (L)NBCSN
IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship - finishRoad Atlanta2:30pm-6:00pm (L), 7:30pm-8:00pm (L)FOX 2
NASCAR Xfinity Series - raceDover2:30pm-3:00pm - pre-race (L), 3:00pm-6:00pm - race (L)NBCSN
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series - qualifyingLas Vegas6:00pm-7:30pm (L)FOX 1
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series - raceLas Vegas8:00pm-8:30pm - pre-race (L), 8:30pm-10:30pm - race (L)FOX 1
Sunday, October 2
F1 World Championship - raceMalaysia2:00am-2:30am - pre-race (L), 2:30am-5:00am - race (L)NBCSN
NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing - qualifyingReading2:00am-3:00am (SDD)FOX 1
World Rally ChampionshipFrance6:00am-7:00am (L)MavTV
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series - raceDover1:00pm-2:00pm - pre-race (L), 2:00pm-6:30pm - race (L)NBCSN
NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing - eliminationsReading2:00pm-5:00pm (L)FOX 1
IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship - highlightsRoad Atlanta5:00pm-8:00pm (D)FOX 1

Legend: D = delay; L = Live; SDD = same-day delay; R = repeat



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09/27/16
usac

Bryan Clauson Racing to continue
Bryan Clauson Racing will keep trying to park it in Victory Lane.

Bryan Clauson's father, Tim, and team co-owner Richard Marshall will continue to operate Bryan Clauson Racing, which will now be known as Clauson-Marshall Racing, National Speed Sports News reports. The team will make its debut during the USAC National Midget Series Jason Leffler Memorial at Wayne County Speedway on Oct. 20. Sprint Cup driver Ricky Stenhouse Jr. will be behind the wheel.

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09/27/16
automotive

Video: Watch a Tesla Model S P100D Smoke a Lamborghini Huracan
Elon Musk’s Tesla Model S, when equipped with a P100D Ludicrous battery, will destroy a Lamborghini Huracan in a drag race. A new video shows the race, and, though it’s close, and though the Huracan reaches a higher top speed, the Model S ekes out the win.

Two things have long captivated Tesla founder and CEO Elon Musk: Electric cars and fast cars. He’s been developing the former for over 25 years, and, in 1999, strapped with his PayPal money, he dropped a million bucks to get himself a McLaren F1. In 2016, he continues to meld the two: The Tesla Model S was already extraordinarily fast, but the 100 kWh P100D Ludicrous battery, which Tesla unveiled in August, takes it to a new level.

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09/27/16
irl

Video: IndyCar Chronicles Championship Tease
A preview of the final episode of INDYCAR Chronicles, featuring Simon Pagenaud as he goes for his first Verizon IndyCar Series Championship at Sonoma Raceway. The full episode airs Wednesday, September 28th at 7pm ET. If video does not display, click here.

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09/27/16
nassprint

Spectator drops suit against Daytona Speedway
A spectator claiming to be injured by debris from the Austin Dillon wreck in July 2015 at Daytona International Speedway has dropped his lawsuit against the track and NASCAR.

Spectator William Fulton dropped his lawsuit after reaching a confidential out-of-court settlement, his attorney David Beers confirmed Tuesday. Beers filed the paperwork Thursday to drop the suit, which was filed in Florida state court in Volusia County, Fla.

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09/27/16
Fe

BMW signs 2-year deal with Andretti team
Michael Andretti
Michael Andretti
INDIANAPOLIS (September 27, 2016) -- Andretti Formula E and BMW Group have announced a partnership in which BMW will work closely with US racing legend Michael Andretti’s team in the FIA Formula E Championship -- the world’s leading racing series for electric cars. The partnership supports the decision by the Board of Management of BMW AG to strategically realign its automobile racing activities for the future.

As a cooperation partner of Andretti Formula E, BMW will collaborate closely with the team, in order to familiarize itself with processes in this innovative electric-racing series, and to check the possibility of a works involvement in the future. At the same time, BMW i remains the "Official Vehicle Partner" of the FIA Formula E Championship. Ever since the inaugural season of the series in 2014/15, the BMW i8 Safety Car has taken to the track in Formula E as a high-performance and efficient lead car. This partnership allows BMW i to present the plug-in hybrid BMW i8, as the Safety Car, and the fully-electric BMW i3, as the Medical Car, in some of the largest cities in the world.

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09/27/16
Irl

Hinchcliffe promoting IndyCar series on DWTS
James Hinchcliffe
James Hinchcliffe
For 20 years, James Hinchcliffe has been in the driver’s seat, competing in karts, Formula and IndyCar series. He nearly died last year in a crash during a practice session for the Indianapolis 500, returning this year to win the pole and finish seventh in the legendary race.

But that didn’t prepare the 29-year-old Canadian for his current nerve-wracking endeavor – competing in the televised elimination contest “Dancing With the Stars.” He was surprised to start out doing well, tied for first after the first dance writes Donna Beth Wellenman of the Martinez News Gazette.

“I never danced in any appropriate way before,” he said with a chuckle Saturday before participating Sunday in the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma, the finale of the IndyCar season. No, he never has danced with a girlfriend, “nor am I likely to.”

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09/27/16
Nassprint

Dale Jr. To be at Dover race
Dale Jr. Feeling better
Dale Jr. Feeling better
Dale Earnhardt Jr. won't be back in the car this weekend, but he'll return to the track to cheer on his NASCAR teams at Dover International Speedway.

Earnhardt, who is out for the season after being sidelined since mid-July with a concussion, said on his Dale Jr. Download podcast Monday that he will be watching the Xfinity and Sprint Cup races from the pit box Saturday and Sunday.

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09/27/16
automotive

Volkswagen, Bosch oppose request for diesel documents
Volkswagen AG and auto supplier Robert Bosch GmbH have asked a U.S. federal judge to reject requests from European investors and vehicle owners to access more than 20 million pages of records turned over in VW's emissions cheating scandal.

VW, which admitted in 2015 to programming its diesel engines to deceive U.S. emissions testers, faces more than 1,200 lawsuits, consolidated before a judge in San Francisco. The automaker has agreed to pay up to $16.5 billion to resolve claims from some owners, dealers and government regulators.

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09/27/16
f1

Video: Nico Hulkenberg's Malaysia preview
Welcome to a lap in Malaysia with Sahara Force India Driver Nico Hulkenberg. It's a demanding track as you have to find the fine balance between high speed on the straights and not losing too much speed in the corners. In addition it's perhaps one of the hottest races in the season. So you better don't forget to drink enough. If video does not play, click here.

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09/27/16
f1

Video: Button's 300 Club
Having spent 17 consecutive years on the F1 grid, Britain’s Jenson Button is currently the sport’s longest serving driver, and is on course to start over 300 Grands Prix before the end of the season. Mobil 1 The Grid caught up with the McLaren-Honda driver to hear about his plans away from the driver’s seat in 2017, and to find out more about what the future holds for 2018 and beyond. If video does not play click here.

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09/27/16
f1

Video: Life in the pit lane - Episode 2
Williams continues its 'Life in the pit lane' series with #2 mechanic and front jack man Michael Payne. If video does not play, click here.

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09/27/16
F1

Latest F1 news in brief - Tuesday
  • Pirelli lowering tire pressures
    Pirelli lowering tire pressures
    Pirelli begins to bring down high pressures
  • Kubica tested in Renault F1 simulator
  • McLaren-Honda 'ready to win' - boss
  • EU politician questions F1's Liberty sale
  • Prost backs Ocon amid Renault rumors
  • Rosberg has chance to win 2016 title - Berger
  • Honda still unsure over Malaysia upgrade
  • Hamilton out to end Rosberg's winning run
  • Haas to re-test new front wing in Malaysia

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09/27/16
SCORE

Former SCORE owner Sal Fish resting comfortably following open-heart surgery
Sal Fish, the visionary, pioneering former owner of the SCORE International desert racing organization that he was part of for four decades is resting comfortably according to family members following extensive open-heart surgery on Monday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

While he is in the intensive care unit at the hospital for an undetermined amount of time, medical personnel reported to family members that the lengthy five and one-half hour operation was successful and that a complete recovery is expected.

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09/27/16
v8

V8 Supercars 2017 Schedule
An artist's impression of the Newcastle street circuit that will host the finale of the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship from 2017
An artist's impression of the Newcastle street circuit that will host the finale of the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship from 2017

Newcastle will host the finale to the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship in 2017.

NSW Premier Mike Baird today announced the event had been secured by Destination NSW in partnership with Supercars and Newcastle City Council for the next five years.

"The Hunter has thousands of Supercars fans who now have an event to call their own," Mr Baird said. "It's the first Supercars race ever held in Newcastle and is another major event secured for Regional NSW.

"It's a picturesque circuit that will showcase the city to viewers across the world and takes in some of the city's best landmarks, including Nobby's Beach and Fort Scratchley.

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09/26/16
automotive

You will someday own an electric car - better learn the charging options
A Tesla charging at a 480-V Supercharger station - 80-90% charge in 30 min.
A Tesla charging at a 480-V Supercharger station - 80-90% charge in 30 min.
With the impending late-2016 arrival of the Chevrolet Bolt EV and the expected late-2017 arrival of the Tesla Model 3, affordable long-range battery electric vehicles are an option for increasing numbers of American drivers writes Charles Fleming of the LA Times.

But most prospective owners are confused about how they'll charge their electric vehicles, and where, and how long it will take, and how much range they'll get between charges and how much the electricity is going to cost them.

Their confusion is about more than a lack of familiarity with new technology. The EV charging infrastructure is a fractured, multifaceted monster, involving competing or even conflicting charging systems and equipment, and it is rife with complicated pricing schemes.

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09/26/16
nassprint

Video: NASCAR New Hampshire Sprint Cup Post Race Q&A
Race winner Kevin Harvick and crew chief Rodney Childers (No. 4 ditech Chevrolet), seventh place finisher Martin Truex Jr. (No. 78 Furniture Row/Denver Mattress Toyota); second place finisher Matt Kenseth (No. 20 Dollar General Toyota). If video does not display click here.

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09/26/16
Irl

Kimball to be at Ganassi in 2017
Charlie Kimball
Charlie Kimball
We already had him as 'fact' on our 2017 IndyCar Silly Season page, but Motorsport.com reports today that Charlie Kimball will get a seventh season at Chip Ganassi Racing next year, and the American says that for rookies, staying in the IndyCar Series should be as big a priority as getting there.

But having confirmed to Motorsport.com that he would get a seventh term with Chip Ganassi’s team, Kimball went on to say that aspiring IndyCar drivers needed to focus on longterm objectives, not just breaking into the IndyCar ranks.

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09/26/16
R2i
Karting

New Castle Motorsports Park Cancels RoboPong 200
The following is a statement from the facility regarding the cancellation of the RoboPong 200 for 2016

With great disappointment, New Castle Motorsports Park must announce the cancellation of the 2016 RoboPong 200. Despite a large social media campaign to help secure enough entries to put on a successful event the amount of entries received over the last couple weeks was unfortunately not enough. NCMP has every intention of bringing the Robopong 200 and support races back, bigger and better, in 2017.

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09/26/16
f1

Video: Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen preview next two GPs
From the AR1 Youtube page - Daniel reviews his season since the summer-break and looks ahead to the forthcoming races in Malaysia and Japan. If video does not display click here.

Max talks about the attention he’s received this year, his memories of the Malaysian Grand Prix and what he expects from the next two events.  If video does not display click here.

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09/26/16
F1

Latest F1 news in brief - Monday
  • Abu Dhabi hopes for title fight to still be undecided
    Abu Dhabi hopes for title fight to still be undecided
    Abu Dhabi boss hopes for title finale fight
  • Mercedes will not solve 2016 clutch problem
  • Vandoorne not bitter about younger rivals
  • Wehrlein open to second year at Manor
  • Raikkonen leaving F1 future open for now
  • Sainz Jr. as good as Verstappen - de la Rosa
  • Zak Brown, Agag linked with F1 roles
  • Zak Brown steps down from current role
  • European Commission urged to launch probe into F1 sale
  • Crappy car makes Renault ride-buyers close their checkbook

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09/26/16
dtm

Ekstrom wins Sunday DTM race in Budapest (Update)
UPDATE 
When you cheat in Europe you lose your you place or are disqualified, in NASCAR if you cheat to win you always keep your win.
Marco Wittmann and Daniel Juncadella had their positions in the Sunday race at the Hungaroring taken away. Following a report from the technical delegate, the stewards of the meeting came to the conclusion on Sunday evening, that both Juncadella’s Mercedes-AMG C 63 DTM and Wittmann’s BMW M4 DTM didn’t comply with the technical regulations. The height of the skid pad (underfloor) of both cars was insufficient (art. 3.22.4 of the technical regulations). After the exclusion, the next drivers move up, so that Antonio Felix da Costa was promoted to third.

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09/26/16
motogp

MotoGP riders will be fined for 'offensive hand gestures' on the track
Valentino Rossi
Valentino Rossi
We don't know exactly what it's like to ride on the very fringes of two-wheeled traction at 200 miles per hour atop a 250-horsepower MotoGPmotorcycle, but we imagine that it takes nerves of steel. And if one of your fellow trackmates does something dumb at speed, we're thinking an "offensive hand gesture" is probably the least of their concerns. Apparently, those kinds of gestures will now result in fines from the Federation Internationale de Motocyclisme, according to a report from Autosport.

Cal Crutchlow, who races for the LCR Honda team, isn't a fan of the new rules. "You're not allowed to stick fingers up, wanker signs, nothing," he said. "I'm disappointed with that rule change. It adds a little bit of spice."

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09/26/16
nastruck

NASCAR Truck Series Driver Utilizes Unique Sponsorship Effort
Rookie NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver Jordan Anderson was able to compete in yesterday's UNOH 175 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway thanks to a "unique sponsorship drive." Anderson raised the $15,000 he needed by building his own website (sponsorjordan.com).

By the weekend, he had "enough to make it to New Hampshire," and he wrote the "name of every contributor on the rear deck of his truck." Anderson said, "The response was unbelievable." He said that he has "heard from three companies that might be interested in a sponsorship." Charlotte Observer

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09/26/16
Brazilian Stock Cars

Brazilian Stock Cars: Victories of Fraga and Barrichello
Rubens Barrichello wins Race 2
Rubens Barrichello wins Race 2
A true mix between youth and experience was highlighted this Sunday afternoon during the eight round of Brazilian V8 Stock Cars, which returned to Londrina after a four-year absence. Victories came to the hands of Felipe Fraga and Rubens Barrichello to the delight of the fans who packed the grandstands at the Ayrton Senna circuit.

Max Wilson started race one form pole position, but as soon the 21-year-old Fraga got rid of Caca Bueno, the championship leader went on to extend his points advantage in overtaking Wilson - who abandoned the race on the penultimate lap with a puncture. Local hero Valdeno Brito came second with Ricardo Mauricio third.

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09/25/16
automotive

Video: Epic car crash mustang soft top Ballard WA guy walked away
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09/25/16
Motogp

Marquez bites back at Aragon
Moved to home page as feature article.

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09/25/16
irl

Schmidt to get autonomous car license
Sam Schmidt
Sam Schmidt
Sam Schmidt’s first victory as an Indy Racing League driver was at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in 1999.

Paralyzed from the neck down since 2000, Schmidt is in line for a different type of victory at the speedway Wednesday, when he will become the first person in the nation to receive a restricted driver’s license for a semi-autonomous vehicle, according to the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles.

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09/24/16
Brazilian Stock Cars

Max Wilson clinches pole position after fierce fight
Max Wilson
Max Wilson
Londrina held a breathtaking qualifying session this Saturday afternoon for Brazilian V8 Stock Cars round 8. The 29-car field have 24 cars within the same second, and the end of the session the top three cars fought hard for pole, finishing split by only eight thousandths of a second. Eurofarma-RC’s Max Wilson set the fastest lap time and got his fifth pole-position in his Brazilian V8 Stock Car career.

The former IndyCar and V8 Supercars racer was one of the last two remaining cars to try his fastest lap on the 3.055-km long and tight circuit. Wilson set a 1min11s609 mark, taking the sweet taste of P1 from Caca Bueno’s grasp by only 0s007.

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09/24/16
nastruck

Video: NASCAR New Hampshire Truck Post Race Q&A
NCWTS: Race winner William Byron, crew chief Rudy Fugle and truck owner Kyle Busch (No. 9 Liberty University Toyota); Second place finisher Christopher Bell (No. 4 SiriusXM Toyota) and third place finisher Matt Crafton (No. 88 Ideal Door/Menards Toyota)/ If video does not display click here.

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09/24/16
dtm

Mortara wins Saturday race - battle for the title remains open
Mortara gets the jump at the start
Mortara gets the jump at the start

The battle for the title in the 2016 DTM season remains exciting: with a dominant victory in the 15th race of the season, Edoardo Mortara kept all his chances alive behind the wheel of his Audi RS 5 DTM and considerably reduced the gap to points' leader Marco Wittmann. After 26 laps of the Hungaroring, Mortara crossed the finish line as the race winner from his fellow Audi drivers Jamie Green and Miguel Molina. In the following positions, Rockenfeller, Muller and Tambay completed the sextuple victory for Audi.

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09/24/16
ta

Fix secures TA three-peat
Fix leads
Fix leads
Paul Fix and Ernie Francis, Jr., each had special cause for celebration today as the Trans Am Series held the first of two races today at Virginia International Raceway, Round 8 of its 50th Anniversary Season.  

Fix and Francis each had their own show of dominance in the TA, TA3 and TA4 multi-class race.   For Fix, his third consecutive Trans Am victory on the 3.27-mile track marked an imminent return to the thick of the TA class Championship battle.  For Francis, another flag-to-flag victory secured his third consecutive TA4 Championship in advance of the Series’ visit to his hometown of Miami.  

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09/24/16
nassprint

Kyle Busch to be honored at the White House
On Wednesday, September 28, President Obama will welcome #18-Kyle Busch and his team members to the White House to honor his 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship. This visit will continue the tradition begun by President Obama of honoring athletes and sports teams for their efforts to give back to their communities. NASCAR

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09/24/16
nassprint

Truex and Harvick ok after Chicago contact
Martin Truex Jr. said he and Kevin Harvick have cleared the air following contact during last week's race at Chicagoland Speedway. At one point in the opener for the Chase for the Sprint Cup, Harvick door-slammed Truex and caused a tire rub on the #78 car. But Truex went on to win the race, so it ultimately didn't have an impact.

At the time, Truex said he was certain Harvick initiated the contact on purpose and was trying to damage Truex's fast car. But on Friday, Truex said the drivers spoke this week and no longer have any problems.

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09/24/16
irl

IndyCar is ruining the sport with its shock rules
Why does IndyCar allow teams to have special shocks? Does it put even one more fan in the grandstand? Nope.  What a waste of money.
Why does IndyCar allow teams to have special shocks? Does it put even one more fan in the grandstand? Nope. What a waste of money. All that wasted money could be used to put more races on ABC TV and grow the sport

Team manager Rob Edwards has warned that Andretti Autosport's upturn in performance in the season finale at Sonoma isn't necessarily a sign that its road course troubles have been solved across the board.

 

Ryan Hunter-Reay and Alexander Rossi finished fourth and fifth last Sunday, after qualifying sixth and eighth. And 2012 IndyCar champion Hunter-Reay said only a tactical error in qualifying and his own poor race start prevented an even stronger showing.

However, Rob Edwards said that the team's struggles with shock and damper setups had not been comprehensively laid to rest, thus echoing Hunter-Reay's similar comments this week.

Said Edwards: "If you look at this team's fantastic history, you wouldn't describe it as a great result [in Sonoma]. I'd describe it as solid… and certainly stronger than some of our performances elsewhere this season.

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09/24/16
Fe

Video: Formula E Is Coming To The Big Apple
Lower Manhattan and the Statue of Liberty will form a dramatic backdrop to the inaugural New York City ePrix, which the FIA Formula E Championship, the world’s first fully-electric racing series, recently confirmed will take place in Red Hook, Brooklyn. If video does not display, click here.

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09/24/16
motogp

MotoGP: Saturday dawns with drama in crashfest FP3
Marc Marquez fastest, then crashed
Marc Marquez fastest, then crashed
Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) took early control of FP3 on Day 2 at MotorLand, putting in a 1:47.810 to top the session early on and demolish the field as the majority of the early laptimes saw rivals in the 1:49 bracket. Title rival Valentino Rossi (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) took an early tumble at Turn 9 that ejected the Italian legend from his Yamaha - but it was rider ok and back out soon after to become the first man into the 1:48s behind Marquez.

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09/24/16
nassprint

Video: NASCAR New Hampshire Front Row Qualifiers
Coors Light Pole Award Winner Carl Edwards (No. 19 Comcast Business Toyota); Second fastest qualified Martin Truex Jr. (No. 78 Furniture Row/Denver Mattress Toyota)

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09/24/16
f1

Mercedes' 'magic button' gives drivers extra 80 HP
Recall that when Ricciardo was catching Rosberg at the end of the Singapore GP Rosberg's engineer radioed to him "don't worry we will give you more power at the end." And they did just that - Rosberg's 'magic button' was activated from the pits and Ricciardo could no longer catch him. F1 is 99% car and 1% driver.
Recall that when Ricciardo was catching Rosberg at the end of the Singapore GP Rosberg's engineer radioed to him "don't worry we will give you more power at the end." And they did just that - Rosberg's 'magic button' was activated from the pits with several laps to go and Ricciardo could no longer catch him. Make no mistake - F1 is 99% car and 1% driver.
Formula 1's turbo hybrid engines have been on the receiving end of criticism since they arrived back in 2014 over their lack of sound and fuel efficiency characteristics.

But one area where they do not fall short is in the power stakes, with them pumping out much more horsepower than the V8 power units that they replaced.

They easily charged past the 900bhp figure, and there are now indications that the benchmark engine produced by Mercedes is giving out as much as 1000bhp during qualifying laps.

Of course, the figure will not be confirmed, with the technicians led by Andy Cowell at Mercedes AMG High Performance Powertrains obviously keeping details about its state-of-the-art engine a secret.

However, sources with good knowledge of the situation suggest that the latest specification Mercedes engine that was introduced at the Belgian Grand Prix is producing 980bhp.

But a manufacturer not currently involved in F1 conducted a data-gathering exercise at the Singapore Grand Prix to check on the progress on the current power units.

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09/24/16
f1

Liberty eyeing gambling as future revenue for F1
If Rosberg has $5 million bet on Hamilton to win the race will he let him past for the win?
If Rosberg has $5 million bet on Hamilton to win the race will he let him past for the win?
Liberty Media's Greg Maffei has revealed the areas F1's new owners are looking at in order to increase revenue

Whilst Mercedes tests the new (wet) tires that it is hoped will go some way to giving the sport a much needed boost, and Fernando Alonso insists that he will quit if the new regulations don't deliver, Liberty Media chief executive Greg Maffei has been revealing other areas of F1 that it is felt need some serious work.

Naturally, when you're talking about a deal said to be worth around $8bn, the talk isn't of wide tires, increased downforce or higher lap speeds, rather ways of increasing revenue.

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09/24/16
ta

Paul Fix and Justin Haley to start on pole in Trans Am races at VIR
Paul Fix
Paul Fix
Paul Fix and Justin Haley will start on pole for tomorrow’s duo 101.37-mile, 31-lap Trans Am races at Virginia International Raceway after today’s qualifying sessions, with both setting the fast lap for their respective classes, TA and TA2.  Randy Mueller and Ernie Francis, Jr., also set fast laps for their classes, TA3 and TA4.  

Paul Fix, in the No. 50 StopFlex.com/TheCarCoach.com/Chevron Techron Chevrolet Corvette, turned the fast lap of the TA class, 1:47.159, in only two laps during the 20-minute class qualifying session.  Fix enters the VIR weekend, Round 8 of the 2016 Trans Am Championship, fifth in the points, 20 off current leader Amy Ruman.   However, VIR has been good to Fix in recent times with Trans Am’s last two visits all resulting in a victory for the Trans Am veteran--with pole position now in hand, Fix is in prime position for a coveted three-peat that could vault him up in the championship points.

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