Jimmie Johnson leads Cup Series practice at Charlotte
Jimmie Johnson led the field in Friday’s lone Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practice for Sunday’s Bank of America ROVAL 400 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Johnson turned a lap of 103.152 mph in the No. 48 Chevrolet to top the leaderboard, beating out Kyle Larson in the final minute of practice. Larson recorded the second-fastest lap of 103.088 mph, with William Byron placing third at 102.453 mph to give Chevrolet the top three positions. Toyota drivers Clint Bowyer (102.409) and Matt DiBenedetto (102.401) rounded out the top five in practice.
F2: De Vries leaves it late to secure fifth pole of 2019
Nyck de Vries
Having seen DAMS dominate Free Practice and the majority of Qualifying, Nyck de Vries drew out the full force of his ART Grand Prix machine to snatch pole position from the clutches of title rival Nicholas Latifi, who had looked set to seal first and the four points that come with it.
De Vries left it late, but a perfect final sector saw him go 0.260s quicker than the Canadian for his fifth pole of the season. The DAMS driver held on for second, ahead of Sauber Junior Team by Charouz’s Callum Ilott.
NASCAR and Ilmor Engineering announced Thursday the results of their investigation into multiple engine failures at the Sept. 13 Gander Outdoors Truck Series playoff race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Five trucks – including three from ThorSport Racing – suffered engine failures during the race. ThorSport drivers Grant Enfinger, the regular-season champion, and Johnny Sauter were both eliminated from the playoffs after their engine failures. ThorSport teammate Matt Crafton also had engine failure but managed to advance to the second round of the playoffs, which begin October 12 at Talladega Superspeedway.
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Bell joins Leavine Family Racing Cup team for 2020
Christopher Bell to drive the #95 Toyota
Leavine Family Racing (LFR) announced that Christopher Bell will drive for them in the 2020 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) season as the driver of the No. 95 Toyota Camry with sponsorship from Rheem and Procore.
In addition to Bell in the driver's seat, the technical alliance between LFR, Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) and TRD, U.S.A. (Toyota Racing Development) will also be enhanced for the 2020 season. TRD will continue to build the team's engines and provide technology, data and technical assistance. Enhancements to the technical alliance between JGR and LFR, which began with the 2019 MENCS season, will continue to build into the 2020 season.
F3: Shwartzman secures Sochi pole to set up title showdown
Robert Shwartzman switched on the styled when it counted, scoring his first pole position since Round 1 in Barcelona, to put himself within touching distance of the FIA Formula 3 crown. The Russian was rampant on home turf, fighting off strong sprints from both of his teammates to finish at the peak of a PREMA Racing 1-2-3. Jehan Daruvala secured second in the dying embers, while Marcus Armstrong settled for third.
With the title at stake, PREMA duo Shwartzman and Daruvala were first out on track and set fast flying laps, but both had to settle for a place beneath Free Practice pacesetter Marcus Armstrong.
NTT IndyCar Series champion Josef Newgarden and Team Penske celebrated prizes in excess of $1 million received Thursday night at the season-ending Victory Lap Celebration in Indianapolis.
Newgarden, who captured his second driver’s title in three years Sunday at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca, earned the $1 million bonus and a replica of the Astor Challenge Cup.
Driving the No. 2 Hitachi Chevrolet, Newgarden tied his career high with four race wins in 2019. He won two street races (St. Petersburg and Detroit 1) and two ovals (Texas Motor Speedway and Iowa Speedway). He also won a pair of poles (Detroit 2 and World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway).
F1: Leclerc over Verstappen in opening Russia GP practice
Ferrari man of the moment Charles Leclerc pretty much picked up where he has left off from every race since the summer break - by looking astonishingly quick. He finished on top of the pile, ahead of Max Verstappen and Sebastian Vettel in opening practice for the Russian GP at Sochi.
The sandbagging Mercedes duo of Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton rounded out the top-5. All eyes will be on Mercedes later on though, as they didn't go for soft tire runs in the latter stages of FP1 and thus haven't set fully representative lap times.
DAMS duo Nicholas Latifi and Sergio Sette Camara dominated the penultimate Free Practice session of the FIA Formula 2 season, as the pair attempt to keep their Championship hopes alive in Sochi. The Canadian came out on top of their battle for first, as both drivers finished ahead of Championship leader Nyck de Vries, in third.
The sun was bearing down onto the Sochi Autodrom circuit, as Mahaveer Raghunathan unleashed his MP Motorsport machine onto the track first, setting the initial time at just under 2 minutes. Having warmed up his tires, Sette Camara immediately slashed this to 1m 50s.
Marcus Armstrong topped the final Free Practice session of the FIA Formula 3 season, ahead of Championship leader Robert Shwartzman. The Russian, who is hoping to wrap up the title this weekend, couldn’t quite match his Kiwi teammate, lapping 0.328s behind. The duo finished ahead of Trident’s Niko Kari, who scored his best session placing since Round 1.
Lirim Zendeli and Ye Yifei got Free Practice underway on a cool morning in the Black Sea resort. The duo exchanged first and second in the early stages before Pedro Piquet took the times to under 1m 56s.
F1 season hits high gear while IndyCar now goes dark (Update)
IndyCar now closed for business for 6 months. Turn off the lights and please fans remember to come back
UPDATE A reader writes, Dear AR1.com, please use the attached image for this news item. I think it is a better fit. Mordichai Rosen, Los Angeles
09/23/19 The 2019 F1 season is three race past the halfway point and just now hitting its stride and dominating the motorsports news outlets. The Mercedes team dominated the first half but since the summer break Ferrari has won three straight.
F1 and NASCAR will go strong until the end of November - an additional 2.5 months.
Chinese EV stocks sink as Nio's results spook market
Shares of Chinese electric-vehicle makers and suppliers fell after a worse-than-expected quarterly loss for NIO Inc., the country’s answer to Tesla Inc., exacerbated concerns that a bubble in the world’s largest EV market may be bursting.
BAIC Motor Corp., which Bloomberg NEF says brought in more than $4 billion in EV revenue last year, saw its stock price drop 1% in Hong Kong, while BYD Co. closed down 4.1%, its biggest loss in over a month. Wuxi Lead Intelligent Equipment Co. retreated 4.5% in Shenzhen.
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