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11/04/18
nasmon

NASCAR Texas AAA 500 post-race Q&A
Second-place finisher Ryan Blaney (No. 12 Accella/Carlisle Ford, Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series), Chase Elliott (No. 9 Kelley Blue Book Chevrolet, Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs).

Race-winning team co-owner Tony Stewart, race-winning crew chief Rodney Childers and race-winning driver Kevin Harvick (No. 4 Mobil 1 Ford).



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11/04/18
announcement

AR1 app crashes with iOS 12.1 upgrade on iPad (Update)
iPad app
iPad app

UPDATE It is now safe to upgrade to iOS 12.1 if you are using our iPad app. If you do experience the app crashing on startup, do the following three steps:

  1. Delete the app from your iPad
  2. Hard boot your iPad - Hold down the Home button (the one on the front of the iPhone or iPad) as well as the power button. Keep both buttons held until the Apple logo appears. Now let go of the buttons and wait while your device complete its start sequence.
  3. Reinstall the AutoRacing1 app from the App Store

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11/04/18
nasmon
irl

Edwards, Castroneves Enter Texas Motorsports Hall Of Fame
Johnny Rutherford, Helio Castroneves and Carl Edwards pose for a photo during the Texas Motorsports Hall of Fame ceremony
Johnny Rutherford, Helio Castroneves and Carl Edwards pose for a photo during the Texas Motorsports Hall of Fame ceremony
Matt Sullivan/Getty Images

He wasn't carrying a helmet and he declined (several times) to reprise his signature backflip off a stage. With that, retired NASCAR star Carl Edwards celebrated his induction into the Texas Motorsports Hall of Fame Saturday as 2017 classmate to popular IndyCar Series driver Helio Castroneves.

Edwards and Castroneves became the 20th and 21st respective members of the TMHOF during induction ceremonies at The Speedway Club's Grand Ballroom as part of the AAA Texas 500 NASCAR Playoff tripleheader weekend at Texas Motor Speedway. 

Edwards shocked NASCAR Nation when he unexpectedly announced his retirement from big-time stock car racing in January 2017. But the man who punctuated each of his six victories at TMS with a backflip off the door of his race car was cheered as he entered the ballroom.

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11/04/18
ta

Francis Rebounds with COTA Trans Am Victory
Ernie Francis, Jr.
Ernie Francis, Jr. - note completely empty grandstands
After a difficult three rounds of Trans Am Series presented by Pirelli competition, points leader Ernie Francis, Jr., and the No. 98 Frameless Shower Doors Ford Mustang returned to the top step of the TA class podium in the COTA Trans Am 100 and Circuit of The Americas (COTA).  Brothers Ryan and Warren Dexter also claimed Trans Am victories in the the TA3 and TA4 classes, respectively. 

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11/04/18
Team USA

Craig Takes Second, Mullan Fifth in Tight Walter Hayes Trophy Heat Races
Jake Craig
Jake Craig
SILVERSTONE, England (November 3, 2018)
– Team USA Scholarship drivers Jake Craig and Colin Mullan were embroiled in a pair of thrilling Heat races today at Silverstone as almost 100 Formula Ford drivers began the task of attempting to qualify for tomorrow’s 18th Annual Walter Hayes Trophy Grand Final. Both Californians finished where they started, with Craig securing second place in Heat Five and Mullan fifth in Heat Six to ensure good starting positions for the next round of competition, a pair of 12-lap Semi Final races to be held on Sunday morning.

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11/04/18
v8

Stewards dismiss protest again Van Gisbergen in Auckland
Shane van Gisbergen
Shane van Gisbergen
Shane van Gisbergen has kept his Saturday win when a protest from Shell V-Power Racing was dismissed by CAMs stewards after a morning of hearings and an afternoon of deliberation.

The Red Bull Holden Racing Team driver beat title rival McLaughlin at Pukekohe on Saturday but remained under investigation over spinning rear wheels at his second pitstop.

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11/04/18
v8

McLaughlin wins thriller in Auckland to set up another epic finale
Scott McLaughlin
Scott McLaughlin

Scott McLaughlin turned the tables on Kiwi rival Shane van Gisbergen and will take the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship lead into the final two races in Newcastle.

McLaughlin overcame the heated Saturday race and a dismissed protest against Shane van Gisbergen to do his talking on the track in the second race of the ITM Auckland SuperSprint.

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11/03/18
TV News

Weekend TV Times
All times Eastern; live telecasts unless noted.
Saturday, Nov. 3LocationTV TimesNetwork
MotoGP – qualifyingMalaysia3:00 - 4:00ambeIN
NASCAR Cup – practice 2Texas12:30 - 1:25pmCNBC
NASCAR Cup – practice 3Texas3:00 - 3:50pmNBCSN
NASCAR Xfinity – raceTexas4:00 - 4:30pm – prerace
4:30 - 7:00pm – race
NBCSN
Sunday, Nov. 4LocationTV TimesNetwork
MotoGP – raceMalaysia3:00 - 4:00ambeIN
NASCAR Cup – raceTexas2:30 - 3:00pm – prerace
3:00 - 7:30pm– race
NBCSN
Virgin Australia SupercarsGold Coast9:00 - 10:00pm (D)CBS-SN

Legend: D = delayed

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11/03/18
irl

Hulman & Company, IMS Statements about Passing of Mari Hulman George (Update)
Mari and AJ
Mari and AJ

UPDATE A.J. Foyt on the passing of his close friend Mari Hulman George, Chairman of the Board Emeritus Hulman & Company and Indianapolis Motor Speedway:

“I was really sorry to hear that Mari passed on. My wife Lucy and I were close friends with Mari and Elmer George, we spent a lot of time together. When I was coming up through the ranks we lived with them two or three summers. We’ve been close for over 60 years. We spent many a Christmas together, our kids are about the same age so we had a lot of wonderful times together. She is the one who got me in the horse racing business. She had quarter horses and talked me into buying a horse. I’m still in the horse business. We did a lot of things together and had a lot of fun. She’s going to be dearly missed, especially by me."   

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11/03/18
motogp

Marquez docked 6 positions to give inferior opponents a chance
Despite falling Marquez still took pole only to have it taken away
Despite falling Marquez still took pole only to have it taken away
Malaysian MotoGP poleman Marc Marquez has been handed a six-place grid penalty for blocking Andrea Iannone in the latter stages of qualifying at Sepang.

Suzuki's Iannone was on his penultimate hot lap in the latter stages of a damp Q2 when he came across Marquez, who had crashed at Turn 4 just moments earlier, on an out-lap.

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11/03/18
imsa

Key Refinements in 2019 IMSA Sporting Regulations
IMSA action
IMSA action
The introduction of the LMP2 class and forthcoming changes to the GT Daytona (GTD) class in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship were the impetus for refinements to the 2019 IMSA Sporting Regulations released today.

“Between the completion of a successful 2018 season last month and next week’s Michelin IMSA SportsCar Encore at Sebring, our team here at IMSA has hit another key target with the distribution of our 2019 Sporting and Technical Regulations,” said IMSA Vice President, Competition Simon Hodgson. “This is a direct response to our stakeholders’ expectations, who now will be armed with all the information they need to make their plans to participate in 2019.”

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11/03/18
motogp

Injured Lorenzo withdraws from Malaysian Grand Prix
Jorge Lorenzo on Friday
Jorge Lorenzo on Friday
Jorge Lorenzo has withdrawn from this weekend’s Malaysian Grand Prix, after deciding that the pain in his still-injured wrist was too severe with the heavy braking forces of the Sepang circuit. Lorenzo broke his wrist back in Thailand when he was thrown from his malfunctioning Ducati machine, and consequently underwent surgery two weeks’ ago to try and fix the problem.

He rode in yesterday’s two free practice sessions, finishing in last place some 3.5 seconds off the pace of fastest man Alex Rins, and said last night that he would leave it until this morning to decide on whether he would continue.

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11/03/18
f1

Vettel - we never had the dominant car
Vettel leads Hamilton at Spa
Vettel leads Hamilton at Spa
Sebastian Vettel says the perception that Ferrari's Formula 1 car was dominant at times this year is wrong, and insists the team never enjoyed the advantage that Mercedes often has had reports Autosport.

Vettel's hopes of landing this year's world championship ended in Mexico last weekend when Lewis Hamilton's fourth-place finish secured the Briton a fifth drivers' title.

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11/03/18
automotive

Musk says Tesla will be cash-flow positive 'all quarters going forward'
Elon Musk (L) is going to make Bob Lutz (R) swallow his filthy cigar
Elon Musk (L) is going to make cocky Bob Lutz (R) swallow his filthy cigar. Lutz predicted Tesla demise with 100% certainty

Tesla Inc. is not “staring death in the face,” will likely be cash-flow positive for all quarters going forward, and doesn’t need more investment for now, Chief Executive Elon Musk said this week.

Musk spoke during a Recode Decode podcast released on Friday, saying he is back at a “manageable” 80-hour, 90-hour work week as Tesla is “over the hump” with the Model 3 production.

“Up until around September, we were really faced with, like, ‘we must solve this or we’re going to die,’ constantly. I feel like we’re no longer in the staring-death-in-the-face situation,” Musk said.

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11/03/18
nastruck
nasx

New looks coming for Chevrolet Camaro SS, Silverado for 2019
New Camaro look
New Camaro look

Chevrolet announced Friday at Texas Motor Speedway that it will have an updated Camaro SS Coupe in the NASCAR Xfinity Series in 2019, and a new Silverado in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series.

It will be the third time the Camaro SS has been updated since its competition debut in 2013, and the first time since 2014 the Silverado has been redesigned for the Truck Series.

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11/03/18
v8

Van Gisbergen avoids penalty in Auckland
Shane van Gisbergen #1
Shane van Gisbergen #1
Red Bull Holden Racing Team’s Shane van Gisbergen has avoided a penalty for a pit stop breach following today’s opening race of the ITM Auckland SuperSprint.

Van Gisbergen appeared to spin his rear wheels before being dropped to the ground during his second stop, which resulted in a post-race investigation.

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11/03/18
v8

Van Gisbergen wins a thriller over McLaughlin in Pukekohe
Van Gisbergen leads McLaughlin
Van Gisbergen leads McLaughlin
The almighty battle between Kiwis Scott McLaughlin and Shane van Gisbergen continued with another classic battle at the ITM Auckland SuperSprint in their home patch.

Van Gisbergen crossed the line first but a five-second penalty for whacking into the rear of McLaughlin made the lead a lot skinner in the closing laps. Van Gisbergen was under five seconds ahead with four laps to go, needing to win by five seconds or more.

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11/02/18
automotive

Porsche sets another Nurburgring record
Porsche has set another new record on the Nürburgring-Nordschleife in cooperation with Manthey-Racing. On Thursday, 25 October 2018, the Porsche GT2 RS MR completed a lap of the 20.6-kilometer long circuit in 6:40.3 minutes.

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11/02/18
f1

Haas loses appeal against Romain Grosjean's Monza disqualification
Romain Grosjean at Monza
Romain Grosjean at Monza
The Haas F1 team appeal against Romain Grosjean’s exclusion from the Italian Grand Prix has been rejected by the FIA’s International Court of Appeal, meaning the result stands.

Grosjean classified sixth at Monza in September but Renault lodged a protest based on the legality of the VF-18’s floor, amid claims Haas failed to comply with a technical directive.

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11/02/18
f1

Latest F1 news in brief - Friday
  • Zandvoort and Vietnam almost ensure there will never be room on the schedule for Miami
    Zandvoort and Vietnam almost ensure there will never be room on the schedule for Miami.
    Vietnam, Netherlands step towards F1 in 2020
  • Ferrari failed to 'protect' Vettel - de la Rosa
  • De Vries plays down Williams 'rumors'
  • Gasly hopeful of Red Bull F1 test in Abu Dhabi

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11/02/18
automotive

Tesla Model 3 Sales Down In October 2018: Still #1 In U.S. For Month
The Tesla Model 3 in Mountain Pearl White. The Model 3 remain the best selling car in America
The Tesla Model 3 in Mountain Pearl White. The Model 3 remain the best selling car in America

It had been a recurring theme when it comes to Tesla Model 3 sales of late.

In both May and June, Tesla Model 3 sales exceeded 6,000 units, but that’s tiny compared to the explosion of sales in July, which amounted to 14,250. Think that’s a big number? Well…it was. That is, until August when it shot up to 17,800. Then, September came with a real blast as sales hit 22,250 units. 

Eventually, though, we knew this trend just couldn’t hold. The Q3 end-of-quarter push was epic, but it’s just not repeatable month after month.

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11/02/18
motogp

Rins fastest in tight Friday Malaysia practice
Alex Rins
Alex Rins

Alex Rins (Team Suzuki Ecstar) topped the timesheets on Friday at the Shell Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix after going quickest in FP2. The Spaniard heads Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team) on the combined times by just 0.089 after setting a 1:59.608, with Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) completing a top three covered by 0.093 seconds at Sepang.

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11/02/18
v8

Championship leader McLaughlin crashes out of practice in Pukekohe
Penske driver Scott McLaughlin stuffs it into the barriers
Penske driver Scott McLaughlin stuffs it into the barriers

Scott McLaughlin’s tilt at a maiden Supercars Championship has taken a hit, literally, when he crashed in just the second practice session of his home race, the ITM Auckland SuperSprint.

In a day of high drama, seven-time Supercars Championship winner Jamie Whincup was fastest from Erebus Penrite Racing’s David Reynolds, an ARMOR ALL Pole sitter on the Gold Coast two weeks ago, and The Bottle-O Racing’s departing star Mark Winterbottom.

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11/01/18
f1

Hanoi to host F1 race in April 2020
Hanoi
Hanoi
Hanoi, Vietnam, will host a Formula 1 race in April '20, city officials said on Thursday, a first for the Southeast Asia nation where racing is "still a fringe sport," according to the AFP. 

The circuit is set to be unveiled at a "gala" next week, Hanoi People's Committee said.

Government Office Head Mai Tien Dung said that advertising revenues from the event could be "huge" and potentially cover the cost of the event.

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11/01/18
nasmon

ISC to acquire assets of Racing Electronics
International Speedway Corporation (NASDAQ Global Select Market: ISCA; OTC Bulletin Board: ISCB) ("ISC") today announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire the assets of Racing Electronics.

Racing Electronics is known worldwide as a leader in motorsports communications technology and equipment for motorsports drivers, teams, series, venues, and fans, as well as the exclusive provider of FanVision technology to NASCAR and NHRA. Racing Electronics is also the Official Two-Way Radio and Race Communications Provider of 14 major sanctioning bodies including ARCA, IndyCar, NHRA, World Racing Group and USAC.

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11/01/18
ROC

Vettel and Coulthard confirmed for 2019 RoC
Vettel
Vettel
Four-time Formula 1 World Champion Sebastian Vettel and 13-time F1 grand prix winner David Coulthard have become the first drivers confirmed to compete at the Race Of Champions on January 19-20, 2019 at the Foro Sol, the amphitheatre forming part of Mexico City’s Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez Formula 1 circuit.

Vettel became the youngest driver ever to win the Formula 1 world championship when he took his first title in a last-race thriller in 2010. The German then cemented his place among the sport’s all-time greats by following it with three further triumphs in the next three seasons.

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11/01/18
f1
f2

Louis Deletraz To Test for Haas F1 Team in Abu Dhabi
Louis Deletraz
Louis Deletraz
Swiss driver Louis Deletraz will pilot a Formula One car for the first time in his career when he tests for Haas F1 Team Nov. 28 at the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi. 

 

The 21-year-old from Geneva, Switzerland will participate in the second of two scheduled Pirelli test days, Nov. 27-28, running the Italian company’s 2019 tire compounds. Deletraz, a two-time podium finisher in the 2018 FIA Formula 2 Championship with Charouz Racing System, will begin his preparations by spending the Brazilian Grand Prix, Nov. 9-11, and Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, Nov. 23-25, embedded with Haas F1 Team familiarizing himself with team personnel and operations.

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11/01/18
imsa

CORE Stays With ORECA in LMP2 for 2019 IMSA Season
#54 Core machine
#54 Core machine
CORE autosport will continue with its No. 54 ORECA 07 LMP2 in the 2019 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. The revised class structure for 2019 means the team will compete in the LMP2 category.
 
After completing the 2018 IMSA season with two poles, five podiums and two victories, CORE will stay with the ORECA that nearly earned them a Prototype Championship. The team is already firmly focused on winning the 2019 IMSA LMP2 Title.

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11/01/18
irl

Marco Andretti begins slow transition from driver to team owner
Marco Andretti - looks to future as a team owner
Marco Andretti - looks to future as a team owner
Veteran IndyCar driver Marco Andretti will be taking an enhanced role in the No. 98 team’s entry come 2019 as the U.S. Concrete-branded Honda will officially be entered by Andretti Herta Autosport w/ Marco Andretti & Curb-Agajanian. 

“I’m happy and proud to invest back into the team that I have been with for 13 seasons and counting,” said Marco Andretti. “I truly believe this is the best team out there and I’m looking forward to a fun, competitive future with the U.S. Concrete No. 98 family.” 

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11/01/18
irl

RLLR teams poaches Piers Phillips from SPM to be President
Piers Phillips and Robert Wickens
Piers Phillips and Robert Wickens

Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing (RLL) announced today that Piers Phillips has joined the team as president. Phillips will report directly to team ownership and oversee operations for the team’s involvement in the IndyCar Series, IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY Series.  Most recently, Phillips spent the past three seasons at Schmidt Peterson Motorsports as general manager.

“Mike, Dave and I are pleased that Piers is joining the team as its first ever president,” said Bobby Rahal, team co-owner with David Letterman and Michael Lanigan. “His past successes speak volumes of his ability in all facets of racing and I look forward to working closely with Piers to take the team to the next level.”

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11/01/18
irl

Bringing IndyCars back to Surfers will not be without challenges
Surfers Paradise
Surfers Paradise
A top Gold Coast motorsport promoter says reviving IndyCars — requiring a track extension deep into Main Beach — would open up “new battles” with residents.

Brett Murray, a Supercars veteran who organized a Gold Coast team to race in the historic 100th Indy 500 in the US said he wanted to see IndyCars back as much as anyone. 

But Mr Murray and others involved with motorsport say a return would require another 1.5km of track on top of the existing Supercars circuit in Surfers Paradise and Main Beach.

“I don’t want to be a naysayer but there are enormous obstacles,” Mr Murray said.

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11/01/18
motogp

Lorenzo declared fit to race in Malaysia
Jorge Lorenzo
Jorge Lorenzo
Jorge Lorenzo will attempt to race in this weekend's MotoGP Malaysian Grand Prix, after medical staff at the Sepang circuit on Thursday declared him fit to race.

Lorenzo has been out of action since fracturing his left wrist in a heavy crash during FP2 in Thailand, and has since undergone surgery to correct the injury.

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11/01/18
automotive

Consumer Reports annual reliability rankings
What does Bob Lutz have to say about the poor performance of the ICE car companies that are going to put Tesla out of business?
What does Bob Lutz have to say about the poor performance of the ICE car companies that are going to put Tesla out of business?
Consumer Reports has released its reliability rankings for automotive brands. The results, based on responses from half million of its readers, are about what you’d expect, with a few exceptions. Normally, reliability rankings don’t change all that much per annum. However, this year’s tally saw some surprising slippage from domestic brands that had performed rather well over the past few years.

The biggest loser was Buick, which fell 11 spots in 2018. CR attributed it to lackluster performance from the redesigned Enclave. Owners cited repeated issues with its new nine-speed transmission and claimed the rest of the brand’s fleet was middling at best. Buick now occupies 19th place, or slightly below average. On the flip side of things, Mazda shot up 9 spots to occupy a comfy position in 3rd place overall. While minor HVAC issues continue to plight the CX-3, the outlet suggested that the rest of its lineup has gotten its act together.

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11/01/18
v8

Drivers make a splash in New Zealand ahead of Auckland SuperSprint
Drivers go rafting
Drivers go rafting
Whitewater rafting alongside an All Black great and sheep shearing were just two of the activities Virgin Australia Supercars Drivers took part in this morning as part of their preparations for this weekend's ITM Auckland SuperSprint.

All Black great Josh Kronfeld joined Supercars' drivers Chaz Mostert, Will Davison, James Golding and Todd Hazelwood to take one of south Auckland's newest attractions the Vector Wero Whitewater Park, going full-speed down a giant drop for some thrill-seeking ahead of this weekend's SuperSprint.

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11/01/18
f1

Latest F1 news in brief - Thursday
  • Hamilton bad one supreme career move Alonso never achieved - he drove an unbeatable Aldo Costa designed F1 car
    Hamilton made one supreme career move Alonso never achieved - he drives an unbeatable Aldo Costa designed F1 car
    Hamilton questions Alonso's career 'decisions'
  • Ferrari mustn't 'panic' after title loss - Brawn
  • Alonso: Let’s see if in the last races we can have a bit more luck
  • Steiner still unsure what sparked Grosjean’s turnaround
  • Force India can be ‘massive surprise’ in 2019′
  • Bottas won't be 'wingman' in 2019

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11/01/18
irl
nasmon

Race sponsor deals of future will all be results (ratings)-based
This means race teams will get paid by sponsors based on TV ratings. Will sponsors demand money back from teams when the NBCSN TV Ratings come in low?
This means race teams will get paid by sponsors based on TV ratings. IndyCar and NASCAR will get hammered
The Coca-Cola Co. intends to demand incentive-based pricing to its sponsorship deals in '19, company Senior VP/Strategic Marketing Geoff Cottrill said today at the Octagon Sports Marketing Symposium, [and this will likely be the trend from all sponsors in the future. Those minuscule IndyCar and NASCAR TV ratings on NBCSN will devastate both series].

"We’re also keeping a close eye on the stuff that (Anheuser-Busch) is doing, with the variable pricing,” Cottrill said during an interview with SBJ/SBD's Abe Madkour.

"That’s something we’re very interested in doing.” Cottrill was pressed on a timeline, saying, “In 2019, 2020 and beyond. Absolutely. We’re all compensated on variables, based on how we do our business, but our sponsorship models are fixed. That makes no real sense in today’s world."

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10/31/18
TV News

Weekend TV Times
All times Eastern; live telecasts unless noted.
Friday, Nov. 2LocationTV TimesNetwork
NASCAR Cup – practice 1Texas2:00 - 2:55pmNBCSN
NASCAR Xfinity – practice 1Texas3:00 - 3:50pmNBC Online
NASCAR Xfinity – practice 2Texas5:35 - 6:25pmNBC Online
NASCAR Truck – qualifyingTexas4:10 - 5:30pmFS2
NASCAR Cup – qualifyingTexas7:00 - 8:30pmNBCSN
NASCAR Truck – raceTexas8:30 - 10:30pmFS1
Saturday, Nov. 3LocationTV TimesNetwork
MotoGP – qualifyingMalaysia3:00 - 4:00ambeIN
NASCAR Cup – practice 2Texas12:30 - 1:25pmCNBC
NASCAR Cup – practice 3Texas3:00 - 3:50pmNBCSN
NASCAR Xfinity – raceTexas4:00 - 4:30pm – prerace
4:30 - 7:00pm – race
NBCSN
Sunday, Nov. 4LocationTV TimesNetwork
MotoGP – raceMalaysia3:00 - 4:00ambeIN
NASCAR Cup – raceTexas2:30 - 3:00pm – prerace
3:00 - 7:30pm– race
NBCSN
Virgin Australia SupercarsGold Coast9:00 - 10:00pm (D)CBS-SN

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


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10/31/18
fe

Formula E announce partnership to stream races live on YouTube for 2018/19 season
As part of an attempt to gain access to younger audiences, Formula E has announced a partnership with YouTube to stream races live on the video sharing site for the upcoming 2018/19 season. 

Starting by solely streaming in the UK, the all-electric single seater series will show every E-Prix of Season Five live while this will be supplemented by guest appearances and involvement from influencers over the course of the 2018/19 campaign, with Lawrence McKenna anchoring coverage.

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10/31/18
automotive

Why Bob Lutz will be proven wrong
Why Bob Lutz will end up swallowing his filthy cigar
Why Bob Lutz will end up swallowing his filthy cigar just like Microsoft's Steve Ballmer was so wrong about the iPhone
As a former Vice Chairman of General Motors, Bob Lutz is often called upon to comment on Tesla. Just last month he said that "Tesla is headed for the graveyard." One of the biggest mistakes investors  can make is to ignore those with whom they disagree. With that in mind, let's examine why Bob Lutz will end up swallowing his cigar.

The main reason Lutz is negative on Tesla is that he expects there will soon be a lot of competition:

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10/31/18
nasx
nastruck

Chevrolet set to unveil new body designs for Xfinity Series and NASCAR trucks entries
Will the new Camaro look similar to this?
Will the new Camaro look similar to this?
Chevrolet will be hosting a press conference at Texas Motor Speedway Friday at 11:45 a.m. in the media center to announce new Camaro and Silverado body designs for the 2019 NASCAR Xfinity Series and the 2019 Gander Outdoors Trucks Series entries.

A press release regarding the weekend schedule from the track sort of spilled the beans on the event, as well, but news that Chevrolet had been working to redesign the Camaro because the current body is a slug in NASCAR. At the time, representatives from Chevrolet were mum on the report, as they have been with Friday’s forthcoming press event. A spokesperson would only confirm the press conference was happening.

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10/31/18
nasx

Tyler Reddick to Join Richard Childress Racing in 2019
Tyler Reddick
Tyler Reddick
Richard Childress Racing will welcome current championship contender Tyler Reddick to its 2019 NASCAR Xfinity Series program. The Corning, California native is a two-time winner in the series and holds the closest margin of victory (0.0004 seconds) in NASCAR history with his 2018 win at Daytona International Speedway.

Reddick, who began racing at age four, built his skills on the dirt track and competed in everything from mini sprints and midget cars to dirt late models and sprint cars. The 22-year-old driver made the jump to asphalt racing in 2012, during which he competed in the ARCA Racing Series and won his debut race in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East at Rockingham Speedway.

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10/31/18
irl

Video: Marcus Ericsson seat fitting at Schmidt Peterson Motorsports

Sauber F1 driver Marcus Ericsson from Sweden has his seat fitting at SPM before his first ever IndyCar test.

Ericsson will fill the seat that Robert Wickens drove last year, though the car will be numbered 7 instead for 6 in respect to Wickens.

Ericsson will be the 2nd Swede joining IndyCar in 2019.

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10/31/18
track news

O'Reilly Auto Parts Expands Inventory At Renovated ISM Raceway
ISM Raceway
ISM Raceway
O'Reilly Auto Parts has bought expanded inventory at the redesigned ISM Raceway that is centered around putting its logo on the track's apron.

Terms were not revealed for the expanded pact, which will be announced today and see O'Reilly's logo painted on track in an area between its new start/finish line and pit road.

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10/31/18
Baja 1000

Ricky Johnson fastest qualifier for 51st SCORE Baja 1000
Baja 1000 Course
Baja 1000 Course
Helped by a huge assist from Supercross Hall of Fame legendary co-driver Ricky Johnson, Team C Racing’s Larry Connor has earned the first starting position in the featured SCORE Trophy Truck division for next month’s 51st annual SCORE Baja 1000.

The special SCORE Baja 1000 Qualifying, presented by BFGoodrich Tires was held on a purpose built, very technical 0.6-mile course that started and finished on the Off-Road Track at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

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10/31/18
automotive

Faraday Future goes belly-up
Faraday Future could never compete against Tesla
Faraday Future could never compete against Tesla
Electric vehicle startup Faraday Future officially shut down operations in California, both at its headquarters in Gardena, and at its factory in Hanford, following a series of unfavorable business developments, The Vergereports.

The company filed a lawsuit against EVelozcity in January, alleging the electric car company, founded by former Faraday Future executives, stole trade secrets. Both February and June saw Faraday secure crucial investment funding, which has kept the company afloat and seemingly on track to manufacture its FF 91 electric SUV by year’s end. After a debilitating battle against its main investor, Chinese real estate company Evergrande Group, however, Faraday Future is reportedly almost out of money.

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10/31/18
dakar

Loeb to make shock 2019 Dakar Rally return as Red Bull privateer
Sebastien Loeb
Sebastien Loeb
Sebastien Loeb has revealed that he will return for another shot at a maiden Dakar Rally win next January as a Red Bull privateer. Here is all you need to know:

- Loeb has driven the world's most grueling rally raid race three times before in a factory car. His second place behind team-mate Stephane Peterhansel in 2017 was his best result for Team Peugeot Total.

- After retiring in 2018 due to an injury to co-driver Daniel Elena in the Peruvian sand dunes, it looked like the motorsport legend would never race it again.

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10/31/18
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