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11/12/19
wec

Lost footage from the 1966 Le Mans Ford v Ferrari duel
Previously unseen amateur footage of the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans with reflections by Ford icons who were there that day.

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11/12/19
irl

Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course announces 2020 racing schedule
Mid-Ohio IndyCar crowd
Mid-Ohio IndyCar crowd
Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course
, the legendary road course in Lexington, Ohio, will continue its tradition of showcasing one of the most diverse schedules in all of racing in 2020. Spectacular two- and four-wheel motorsports action will be featured at the North Central Ohio facility during its 59th season of racing.

As announced previously to accommodate broadcast and cable television coverage of the upcoming Summer Olympics in Tokyo, the NASCAR Xfinity Series stop, the Mid-Ohio 170, moves earlier to May 29-30. The ARCA Menards Series returns to Mid-Ohio for the first time since 1965 as Friday’s headlining race of this major stock racing weekend. Then, Ohio’s largest motorsports event, The Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio headlined by the NTT IndyCar Series, shifts to a later summer date, August 14-16, to wrap up the 2020 schedule with the stars and cars of the Indianapolis 500.

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11/12/19
ta

Strong 53-car field set for Daytona Trans Am finale
Buffamonte battles in 2018 Daytona finale
Buffamonte battles in 2018 Daytona finale
The Trans Am Series presented by Pirelli returns to the Sunshine State for its 2019 season finale this weekend (Nov. 14-16), bringing a 53-car field to Daytona International Speedway. Staged as part of the HSR Classic 24 Hour at Daytona presented by IMSA weekend, the 3.56-mile circuit will play host to two 100-mile Trans Am races on Saturday. 

Three drivers will arrive at the event already carrying the confidence of their 2019 championship, as Marc Miller (TA2), Mark Boden (SGT) and Steve Davison (GT) have all sealed the titles in their respective classes.

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11/12/19
irl
nasmon

Petersen Automotive Museum to Open New Exhibit Honoring Motorsports Legend Chip Ganassi
Chip Ganassi (L) talks to Roger Penske
Chip Ganassi (L) talks to Roger Penske
On Saturday, December 14, the Petersen Automotive Museum will debut a new exhibit honoring one of the world’s most diverse and winning race teams, Chip Ganassi Racing. Titled “Chip Ganassi Racing: Fast Tracks to Success | 30th Anniversary Tribute,” the display will present significant vehicles, trophies and more that exemplify the success of the team under founder and racing legend Chip Ganassi, who will be formally honored on April 15, 2020 at the Petersen’s Annual Racers Night before the Long Beach Grand Prix.

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11/12/19
automotive

Elon shoots missile across bow of German Car Manufacturers
The Tesla Roadster will be the ultimate smackdown of the German gasoline car industry
Promised to be the fastest street-legal car ever built by man, the Tesla Roadster will be the ultimate smack down of the German gasoline car industry

Tesla CEO Elon Musk said Tuesday that his company’s fourth Gigafactory will be built just outside Berlin, Germany as he aims to put a major dent in the German car industry.

The announcement comes as Tesla is finishing up construction on the third Gigafactory outside Shanghai, China. Tesla’s first Gigafactory opened in 2016 (but is still under construction) outside Reno, Nevada. 

“Berlin is great,” Musk said, after receiving the Golden Steering Wheel award from German auto publication Auto Bild. “I love Berlin.”

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11/12/19
f1

Leclerc to take grid penalty in Brazil
Charles Leclerc
Charles Leclerc
Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc will take a grid penalty at this weekend’s Brazilian Formula One Grand Prix after team boss Mattia Binotto said his car’s power unit was damaged and needed replacing.

The 22-year-old is third in the championship, 14 points ahead of Red Bull’s Max Verstappen with two races remaining.

“Charles will get a new Power Unit (at Interlagos), as his was damaged on Saturday in Austin, which meant he had to use a previously used and less powerful version for the rest of the weekend,” Binotto said in a race preview.

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11/12/19
nasmon

NASCAR Phoenix TV Ratings tumble
Kevin Harvick
Denny Hamlin
The final TV Rating for the NASCAR Monster Cup race last weekend at ISM Raceway in Phoenix on NBC was a 1.63, down 19.7% from a 2.03 final rating in 2018, also on NBC. Total viewers were 2.567 million, down 22.4% from last year's 3.307 million.

The final TV Rating for the NASCAR Xfinity race last weekend at ISM Raceway in Phoenix on NBC was a 0.72, down 20.9% from a 0.91 final rating in 2018, also on NBC. Total viewers were 1.114 million, down 19.9% from last year's 1.391 million.

The final TV for the NASCAR Truck race on FS1 was a 0.27 with 401,000 tuned in.



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11/12/19
nasmon

NBC to again have multi-network coverage of Cup championship race
For the fifth consecutive year, NBC Sports will deliver multi-network coverage of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Championship, this Sunday, November 17 at 3 p.m. ET on NBC, NBCSN, NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app.

As a complement to NBC’s primary broadcast of the NASCAR Cup Series Championship race from Homestead-Miami Speedway, Sunday’s NASCAR Hot Pass telecast on NBCSN will offer simultaneous live coverage hyper-focused on each of the Championship Four drivers.

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11/12/19
f1

Former sponsor did not pay Williams in full
Sergey Sirotkin - no check, no drive
Sergey Sirotkin - no check, no drive
(GMM) SMP Racing did not pay in full for its sponsorship of the struggling backmarker Williams in 2018.

That is the claim of a Russian source at Moscow-based Echo Moskwa radio.

Last year, Russian Sergey Sirotkin raced for Williams with backing by SMP Bank's motorsport program SMP Racing.

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11/12/19
f1

Honda to decide F1 future by Abu Dhabi - Marko
Dr Helmut Marko
Dr Helmut Marko
(GMM) Honda is getting close to making a decision about whether or not to stay in Formula 1.

That is the claim of Dr Helmut Marko, a top official at Red Bull. Both of Red Bull's teams - Red Bull Racing and Toro Rosso - are powered by Honda.

"Honda hasn't decided yet," Marko told Germany's Motorsport-Magazin.com. "And an engine is helpful in a Formula 1 car, no question," he joked.

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11/12/19
f1

Verstappen denies dismissing Hamilton success
Verstappen says Hamilton is lucky to have the best car for so many year
Verstappen says Hamilton is lucky to have the best car for so many year
(GMM) Max Verstappen has fended off a rumor that he has signed a pre-contract with Mercedes to replace Lewis Hamilton if the six-time champion quits Mercedes for 2021.

"Slippery question," the Red Bull-Honda driver smiled to Italy's Corriere della Sera newspaper. "I am happy where I am. I want to win with Red Bull.

"I don't talk about the future, but today that's how it is."

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11/12/19
f1

Verstappen says he is too 'honest' and 'direct'
Max Verstappen is an open book
Max Verstappen is an open book
(GMM) After accusing Ferrari of cheating in Austin, Max Verstappen now wants to move on.

It is believed Mattia Binotto threatened Verstappen's Red Bull boss Christian Horner with legal action after the Dutch driver alleged that Ferrari cheated with its 2019 engine.

"It's a sensitive topic that I'm not going back to," Verstappen told Italy's Corriere della Sera newspaper.

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11/12/19
f1

Hans-Joachim Stuck warns against F1 quit threats
Hans-Joachim Stuck
Hans-Joachim Stuck
(GMM) German motor racing legend Hans-Joachim Stuck thinks there is a risk that Formula 1's top teams will threaten to quit the sport.

The ten teams are not only yet to sign the 2021 Concorde Agreement, it has also emerged that the published 2021 regulations are effectively a draft.

"What is written down on paper is a starting point," confirmed F1 sporting boss Ross Brawn.

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11/12/19
f1

Alonso enjoys watching Verstappen in 'attack mode'
Fernando Alonso's F1 career is over
Fernando Alonso's F1 career is over
(GMM) Former F1 driver Fernando Alonso has admitted he enjoys watching Max Verstappen race.

Frustrated with the sport last year, Spaniard Alonso quit at the age of 37 and is currently preparing to contest the fabled Dakar rally.

"I find the motivation to try new categories due to my passion to win," he told El Confidencial.

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11/12/19
f1

Toto Wolff to miss Brazilian GP
Toto Wolff
Toto Wolff
(GMM) Toto Wolff will this weekend sit out a grand prix for the first time since 2013.

Now the Mercedes boss, 47-year-old Wolff began attending races regularly in 2019 when he bought a share of Williams. He left in 2013 when he and fellow Austrian Niki Lauda bought into Mercedes.

Last week, Wolff was at the German team's Brackley (UK) headquarters, where 1500 staff members celebrated their sixth consecutive drivers' and constructors' titles.

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11/12/19
f1

Toro Rosso retains Gasly and Kvyat for 2020
Pierre Gasly
Pierre Gasly

Scuderia Toro Rosso is pleased to confirm that Pierre Gasly and Daniil Kvyat will be continuing with the team in 2020. Both drivers have proven their capabilities throughout the 2019 season, with Daniil scoring the team's second podium in its history at the German Grand Prix, and Pierre's strong performances beginning immediately upon his return to Toro Rosso. We are excited to hit the ground running in 2020 with our strong pairing, which will play an important role in our target to move further up the grid.

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11/12/19
f1

Red Bull confirms Albon
Alex Albon
Alex Albon

Aston Martin Red Bull Racing is excited to confirm that Alex Albon will continue to race with the Team in 2020 alongside Max Verstappen.

After making his Formula One debut with sister team Scuderia Toro Rosso at this year’s Australian Grand Prix, Alex’s performances across the first half of the 2019 F1 season earned him an August call-up to Aston Martin Red Bull Racing to partner seven time Grand Prix winner Max Verstappen.

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11/12/19
f1

Formula 1 announces plan to be Net Zero Carbon by 2030

Formula 1 has announced an ambitious sustainability plan to have a net-zero carbon footprint by 2030.

This initiative will cover the Formula 1 cars and on-track activity and the rest of the operations as a sport.

The plan comes after twelve months of intense work with the FIA, sustainability experts, Formula 1 teams, promoters, and partners, resulting in an ambitious, yet achievable delivery plan.

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11/11/19
v8

Supercars and Dunlop announce new long-term agreement
Dunlap tires
Dunlop tires

Supercars has announced a new five-year deal with one of its longest-running partners, Dunlop, to maintain its role as the Official Control Tire supplier until 2024.

Dunlop has been the exclusive control Tire supplier to Australasia’s premier motorsport category since 2002 and in 2020 will return to naming the compound variants used in the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship to hard and soft.

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11/11/19
f1

The fallacy of F1's high-tech hybrid engine
F1 engine rules makers hard at work
F1 engine rules makers hard at work
New research reveals that a manufacturer needs to spend over $1.2 billion just on its engine program if it hopes to win the F1 title.

According to Forbes, since development of the hybrid V6 power unit began, Mercedes costs will have totaled $1.4bn by the end of next year.

And if you were wondering, Ferrari is thought to have spent even more, but as the Italian manufacturer doesn't file separate accounts for its F1 team and the engine division this cannot be verified.

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11/11/19
f1

Brown feels F1 budget cap should include driver salaries
Zak Brown is right about this.
Zak Brown is right about this if you truly want to reduce costs.
McLaren boss Zak Brown says that driver salaries should have been included in the $175 million budget cap that will be introduced into F1 from 2021.

"I think drivers should have been included in the budget cap, whatever that budget cap is," said Brown.

"What that would do is it would be force teams to make decisions on where they want to spend money.

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11/11/19
automotive

Mid-Engine C8 Chevy Corvette Postponed Until February 2020
C8 Corvette delayed
C8 Corvette delayed

When Chevy first announced the long-awaited mid-engine C8 Corvette, it said the car would be arriving in customer's hands by the end of 2019. Well, that's no longer the case. A Chevrolet spokesperson confirmed to Road & Track the C8 has been delayed until February 2020.

The delay is a result of several factors. A six-week UAW strike meant the end of the last-gen C7's production would be pushed back until next week. The Bowling Green assembly plant also needs additional time to retool its facilities, as well as hire and train a second shift.

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11/11/19
nasmon

NASCAR President Talks Moving '20 Finale To ISM Raceway
Steve Phelps
Steve Phelps
NASCAR President Steve Phelps said that Phoenix' history of "hosting successful big-time events -- Super Bowl, NCAA Final 4, football championships and Waste Management Phoenix Open -- was a factor in the decision to bring its championship weekend to ISM Raceway" next year, according to Michael Knight of the ARIZONA REPUBLIC.

Phelps yesterday "re-emphasized" ISM Raceway President Julie Giese's "stated intent to spread the NASCAR message throughout the Valley." Those opportunities could include "fan-participation exhibits, car displays, driver autograph sessions, viewing parties and other interactive events." Phelps said that he "didn't have any specific events to reveal yet."

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11/11/19
wec

Ford vs Ferrari is perhaps the best racing movie ever made
A must see for all race fans
A must see for all race fans
Academy Award-winners Matt Damon and Christian Bale star in FORD v FERRARI, based on the remarkable true story of the visionary American car designer Carroll Shelby (Damon) and the fearless British-born driver Ken Miles (Bale), who together battled corporate interference, the laws of physics, and their own personal demons to build a revolutionary race car for Ford Motor Company and take on the dominating race cars of Enzo Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in France in 1966.

In Theaters November 15 (this week). Go see it.

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11/11/19
nasmon
irl
imsa

Video: What Racing Movie Should be Remade?
LeMans
What racing movie should be remade?

Who is the best celebrity race car driver?

All important questions that Team Penske driver have answers to.

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11/11/19
f1

Ferrari US GP - Bell challenge: round 3
The 3rd round of Ferrari's challenge lands at #USGP The United States needs its expert. Who will it be?

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11/11/19
imsa

Tim George passes away after medical emergency
Dr. Tim M. George
Dr. Tim M. George
IMSA has announced that Dr. Tim M. George has passed away after experiencing a medical emergency while competing in yesterday's Michelin Sportscar Encore at Sebring International Raceway.

The 59-year-old Austin resident reportedly drove the No. 2 ANSA Motorsports Ligier JS P3 Nissan into the pits before coming to a rest in the middle of the pit lane adjacent to the pit stall, with George unresponsive.

There was no mechanical issue with the car.

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11/11/19
f1

Carey admits 'fatigue' due to longer calendars
Chase Carey
Chase Carey
(GMM) Chase Carey has acknowledged that rumors of 25-race calendars for the future at not popular in the Formula 1 paddock.

Next year, the calendar will swell to an unprecedented 22 races. But in the new regulations for 2021 and beyond, provisions for up to 25 races in the future have been made.

"We are aware that fatigue is very much a factor in this sport, and that we must limit the number of races," Carey, the F1 CEO, is quoted by L'Equipe.

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11/11/19
f1

Former manager thinks Schumacher will recover
Schumacher in 2011
Schumacher in 2011
(GMM) Michael Schumacher's former manager thinks the F1 legend will recover from his brain injuries.

Willi Weber who brought Schumacher into the sport in 1991, and worked with the seven time world champion until his less successful comeback in 2010.

But he told Kolner Express newspaper that he was completely shut out by the family when Schumacher, now 50, injured his brain in a late 2013 skiing fall.

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11/11/19
f1

Brawn admits F1 engine 'freeze' possible
Cyril Abiteboul
Cyril Abiteboul
(GMM) Ross Brawn has admitted that engine development in Formula 1 may be frozen.

While the regulations are changing markedly for 2021, the hybrid 'power units' will not.

"We know exactly where we are on 2021," said Renault boss Cyril Abiteboul.

"But fuel, bio-fuel, freeze, partial freeze, progressive freeze, complete freeze? In our opinion those aspects need to be addressed too."

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11/11/19
wec

Interlagos World Endurance Championship round in jeopardy
Interlagos 2014. Most WEC races have few fans in attendance. No income, no race
Interlagos 2014. Most WEC races have few fans in attendance. No income, no race
The Interlagos round of the 2019-20 World Endurance Championship in Brazil next February is in doubt and the FIA WEC is in the process of putting together a ‘Plan B’ for their Season 8 Calendar.

The FIA WEC teams were informed of the potential for a change, though with no specifics for the underlying reasons, in Shanghai on Thursday.

WEC boss Gerard Neveu said the promoter of the event, N/Duduch Motorsports, was contractually "late in different parameters" with under three months to go before the revival of the Sao Paulo 6 Hours last held in 2014 .

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11/11/19
f1

2021 rules 'a starting point' - Brawn
Ross Brawn shows he can be flexible
Ross Brawn shows he can be flexible

(GMM) Ross Brawn suggests he doesn't mind if the F1 teams see the newly-published regulations for 2021 as a draft.

With the Maranello team having earlier expressed big concerns about the direction of the rules, the paddock was shocked recently when Ferrari voted in favor of them.

But CEO Louis Camilleri then said: "What was announced is the beginning of the process. It's not even the end of the beginning."

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11/11/19
f1

2020 F1 debut 'not realistic' - Mick Schumacher
Mick Schumacher too slow for F1 so far
Mick Schumacher too slow for F1 so far
(GMM) Mick Schumacher says a 2020 Formula 1 race debut is not "realistic".

As reigning European F3 champion, the son of F1 legend Michael Schumacher, who is also a Ferrari academy driver, made his Formula 2 debut this year.

But Schumacher, 20, looks set to finish the season just twelfth overall.

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11/11/19
wseries
f1

Female champion rules out 2020 Williams seat
Jamie Chadwick
Jamie Chadwick
(GMM) A female driver has dismissed suggestions she is a contender to step up to Formula 1 in 2020.

21-year-old Jamie Chadwick, a 21-year-old Briton, won the inaugural all-female W Series this year.

She is also a Williams development driver.

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11/11/19
f1

Frank Williams still supporting daughter as team boss
Claire Williams has taken the Williams team to the bottom and kept it firmly in place
Claire Williams has taken the Williams team to the bottom and kept it firmly in last place
(GMM) As Williams' abysmal 2019 season races on, boss Claire Williams is still insisting she will not quit.

The daughter of founder Sir Frank Williams told Yahoo Sport that she has "of course" thought about giving up as the iconic team struggles to recover under her leadership.

"I wasn't prepared to give up because I would only be accused of being the daughter that brought her dad's iconic team down to the ground, and there was no way I was going to have that resting on my back for the rest of my life," said Williams.

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11/11/19
Baja 1000

Video: Jenson Button takes on the Baja 1000
Button
Button

Former F1 World Champion Jenson Button this year takes on his biggest challenge yet, the iconic off-road Baja Rally.

Button will be entering the race under his late father's company name, Rocket Motorsport; no doubt a familiar sight to those in motorsport.

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11/11/19
nasmon

Video: NASCAR Phoenix Monster Cup post-race Q&A
Kyle Busch
Kyle Busch

Monster Cup Championship 4 Press Conference: Martin Truex Jr. (No. 19 Bass Pro Shops Toyota); Kevin Harvick (No. 4 Mobil 1 Ford); Kyle Busch (No. 18 M&M's Toyota)

MENCS Race Winning Team: Denny Hamlin (No. 11 FedEx Ground Toyota); Chris Gabehart (Crew Chief); Joe Gibbs (Team Owner).

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11/10/19
nasmon

Toyota Tops NASCAR Cup Series with 2019 Manufacturer's Championship
Joe Gibbs Racing Toyotas of Kyle Busch and Denny Hamlin
Joe Gibbs Racing Toyotas of Kyle Busch and Denny Hamlin

Camry drivers continue a record season for Toyota, leading the manufacturer to its third Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) manufacturer’s championship at Arizona’s ISM Raceway on Sunday, one event ahead of the season finale. Joe Gibbs Racing drivers set a single-season wins record for Toyota, visiting victory lane 18 times to propel Toyota to its third manufacturer’s title in four years.

“This title would not be possible without the talented drivers, dedicated race teams and support of our team members at Toyota and Toyota Racing Development (TRD, U.S.A),” said Vinay Shahani, vice president of Integrated Marketing Operations for Toyota Motor North America (TMNA). “Eighteen victories is an incredible feat to accomplish in one of the most competitive motorsports series in America. The manufacturer’s championship is something incredibly meaningful to everyone at Toyota and TRD, we’re certainly honored to capture our third in the series.”

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11/10/19
wec

AF Corse loses Shanghai win
Estre and Christensen declared LMGTE Pro winners
Estre and Christensen declared LMGTE Pro winners

Porsche have been promoted to winners of the LMGTE Pro category at today’s FIA WEC 4 Hours of Shanghai after the No. 51 AF Corse 488 GTE Evo was disqualified following post-race technical checks.

Ferrari was set to take its first ever LMGTE Pro victory on Chinese soil but the No. 51 car was in breach of the WEC Technical Regulations after the minimum ground clearance was found lower than 50mm. 

Kevin Estre and Michael Christensen’s victory in the Porsche 911 RSR sees Porsche GT Team extend its points lead over Aston Martin by 17 points in the standings.

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11/10/19
automotive

Electric cars are changing the cost of driving
Tesloop's Tesla Fleet
Tesloop's Tesla Fleet
Few have driven a Tesla to the point at which the vehicle really starts to show its age. But Tesloop, a shuttle service in Southern California comprised solely of Teslas, was ticking the odometers of its cars well past 300,000 miles with no signs of slowing.

The company’s fleet of seven vehicles -- a mix of Model Xs, Model 3s and a Model S -- are now among the highest-mileage Teslas in the world. They zip almost daily between Los Angeles, San Diego, and destinations in between. Each of Tesloop’s cars are regularly racking up about 17,000 miles per month (roughly eight times the average for corporate fleet mileage). Many need to fully recharge at least twice each day.

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11/10/19
automotive

Porsche flies 20-feet in air and into building
It is still unknown how the Porsche got so high up in the air
It is still unknown how the Porsche got so high up in the air

Two people are dead after a vehicle crashed into the second floor of a building on Sunday morning in Toms River, NJ.

Toms River police said the car landed on the second floor of the building at 1466 Hooper Ave. just before 7 a.m., leaving a gaping hole in the right corner of the brick faced building.

An officer at the scene told New Jersey 101.5 the vehicle was a Porsche traveling at a high rate of speed. Skid marks could be seen on the eastbound side of Hooper Avenue heading toward the center median and the building.

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11/10/19
v8

Whincup and Lowndes reign supreme at Sandown, McLaughlin Champ
Winners Whincup and Lowndes
Winners Whincup and Lowndes

Defending Virgin Australia Supercars Champion Scott McLaughlin has sealed back-to-back Series titles at today's Penrite Oil Sandown 500.

The great Craig Lowndes and Jamie Whincup won today's 500km race and claimed the PIRTEK Enduro Cup, while McLaughlin finished ninth after being relegated to the back of the grid for its controversial Bathurst illegal engine.

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11/10/19
irl

Sonny Meyer, 89, Master Engine Builder, Dies
Louis “Sonny” Meyer
Louis “Sonny” Meyer
One of Indy car racing’s finest engine builders has died. Louis “Sonny” Meyer, the son of the Indianapolis 500’s first three-time winner, was 89.

Meyer got his start in motorsports when his father, Louis, and Dale Drake purchased the Offenhauser engine business early in 1946. He was one of the quietest men in the paddock but was instrumental in as many as 15 Indianapolis 500 victories.

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11/09/19
v8

Penske Mustang used illegal engine to win Bathurst race
No wonder that Penske Mustang was so fast at Bathurst and is much slower this weekend at Sundown
No wonder that Penske Mustang was so fast at Bathurst and is much slower this weekend at Sundown
Scott McLaughlin and Alex Premat will start the Penrite Oil Sandown 500 from the rear of the grid, as the result of an engine rule breach at Bathurst.

The Confederation of Australian Motorsport has released the below statement confirming a rear of grid Sandown start, a $30,000 fine and disqualification from the Bathurst qualifying and Shootout sessions.

That strips McLaughlin of his Bathurst ARMOR ALL Pole and lap record, but leaves his win in the Sunday race, which took place after an engine change, unaffected.

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11/09/19
Dakar

Fernando Alonso Just Scored His First Rallying Podium
Fernando Alonso
Fernando Alonso

Double F1 champion Fernando Alonso has just celebrated his first rallying podium as he continues to gain experience ahead of his Dakar Rally debut next year

Alonso and co-driver Marc Coma have been taking part in some smaller events in preparation for the Dakar and a the Al Ula Neom Rally in Saudi Arabia he achieved his first rallying podium for Toyota.

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11/09/19
nasmon

Bubba Wallace $50,000 for intentionally spinning at Texas
Oh Bubba!
Oh Bubba!

NASCAR fined Bubba Wallace $50,000 and docked him 50 points Saturday, a day after he told NBC Sports of his intentional spin last weekend at Texas Motor Speedway: “I’m not the only one to do it.”

NASCAR cited Wallace for violation Section 12.1.a General Procedures, Section 12.8 NASCAR Member Conduct, Section 12.8.1 Member Conduct Guidelines and Section 10.8 In-Race Violations.

The NASCAR Rule Book states in Section 10.8 that officials can impose a penalty for “intentionally causing or attempt to cause a caution period.”

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11/09/19
v8

Whincup and Lowndes claim pole for tomorrow's Sandown 500
Lowndes and Whincup won both qualifying races
Lowndes and Whincup won both qualifying races

The drivers with more wins than any others in the history of Supercars, Jamie Whincup and Craig Lowndes, have claimed pole position for tomorrow's Penrite Oil Sandown 500 after taming the wet conditions in Melbourne today.

Lowndes won the opening sprint race of the day between PIRTEK Enduro Cup co-drivers in tough conditions, before Whincup claimed his fourth Sandown pole position late today.

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11/08/19
irl

Long-awaited tribute to Vukovich auto racing family unveiled in downtown Fresno
Billy Vukovich 1953
Billy Vukovich 1953
Billy Vukovich III was the first third-generation driver at the Indy 500.

Billy was named rookie of the year in 1988, 20 years after his father Bill, Jr. earned the same honor. He died during a racing accident in Bakersfield in 1990. He was just 27.

His grandfather, Bill, Sr., suffered a similar fate.

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11/08/19
wec

Ginetta beats neutered Toyota to top Shanghai Friday practice
#6 Ginetta
#6 Ginetta

FP1: Rebellion Racing lead the way; Porsche top in LMGTE Pro

LMP1 
•    Rebellion Racing quickest with No.1 R13-Gibson setting 1m48.761s lap set late in session by Gustavo Menezes
•    Swiss team’s session was slightly disrupted after Norman Nato briefly stopped on track 

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11/08/19
TV News

Weekend TV Times
All Times Eastern
Friday, November 8LocationTV TimesNetwork
NASCAR Xfinity Practice 1Phoenix3:05pm-4:30pm (L)NBC Sports Online
NASCAR Cup Practice 1Phoenix4:30pm-5:05pm (D)NBCSN
NASCAR Truck QualifyingPhoenix5:05pm-6:05pm (L)FS1
NASCAR Xfinity Practice 2Phoenix6:05pm-7:00pm (L)NBCSN
NASCAR Cup Practice 2Phoenix7:00pm-8:30pm (L)NBCSN
MotoGP HighlightsMalaysia7:00pm-8:00pmbeIN Sports
Gander Outdoors Truck SeriesPhoenix8:00pm-8:30pm (L) - Pre-Race
8:30pm-10:30pm (L) - Race
FS1
Supercars - QualifyingSandown8:20pm-8:50pm (L)Motor Trend TV
Supercars - Race 1Sandown10:10pm-11:00pm (L)Motor Trend TV
Saturday, November 9LocationTV TimesNetwork
FIA World Endurance - Qualifying4 hours of Shanghai12:50am-2:00am (L)Motor Trend TV
Supercars - Race 2Sandown1:05am-1:55am (L)Motor Trend TV
NASCAR Xfinity QualifyingPhoenix12:35pm2:00pm (L)NBCSN
NASCAR QualifyingPhoenix2:00pm-3:00pm (L)NBCSN
Xfinity Series Desert Diamond
Casino West Valley 200
Phoenix3:00pm-3:30pm (L) - Pre-Race,
3:30pm-6:00pm (L) - Race
NBC
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11/08/19
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JGR Announces 2020 Xfinity Series Crew Chief Line Up
Joe Gibbs
Joe Gibbs
Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) announces today the 2020 crew chief line up for their NASCAR Xfinity Series programs with Brandon Jones, Riley Herbst and Harrison Burton.

Jeff Meendering will return as crew chief for Brandon Jones and the No. 19 Toyota Supra team for the 2020 season as the pair emerge as the veterans of JGR’s Xfinity Series program. In his first season with Jones, the duo scored Jones’ first-career Xfinity Series win on October 19, 2019 at Kansas Speedway and have recorded six top-five finishes, 15 top-10 finishes while leading 104 laps. With two races remaining in the season, 2019 is shaping up to be Jones’ best season in just his second year at JGR and fifth year in the series.

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11/08/19
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Meyer Shank Racing w/Andretti Ready for Full 2020 NTT IndyCar Season
Jack Harvey fulltime in 2020
Jack Harvey fulltime in 2020

Meyer Shank Racing (MSR) is pleased to announce the growth of the team’s relationship with AutoNation and SiriusXM.  A new, multi-year, sponsorship will see MSR expand its NTT INDYCAR program to a full season campaign starting in 2020. The Ohio-based team will also continue to work with longstanding manufacturer, Honda. 

Demonstrating pace and promise with his continued progress behind the wheel of the No. 60 AutoNation / SiriusXM Honda IndyCar, MSR has signed an extension with driver Jack Harvey. 

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11/08/19
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Lowndes ends dominant day for Holdens at Wet and Wild Sandown 500
Craig Lowndes
Craig Lowndes

Craig Lowndes has completed a dominant day of practice for Holden drivers at the Penrite Oil Sandown 500, topping Friday’s third and final session.

Lowndes’ time marked the second best of the day, only slower than the record lap that put David Reynolds quickest in Practice 2.

Next best was Shell V-Power Ford's Tony D’Alberto, six hundredths back, while Dale Wood took a surprise third for Kelly Racing in the Nissan Altima.

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11/08/19
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Albon 'very impressive' at Red Bull - Horner
Alex Albon at Monza
Alex Albon at Monza
(GMM) Red Bull "can take our time" before officially confirming the identity of Max Verstappen's teammate for 2020.

That is the claim of team boss Christian Horner, even though Alex Albon is clearly the favorite to keep the seat.

"After his accident and the front wing change, he was the fastest driver on the track," Horner told Auto Motor und Sport, referring to the US GP in Austin.

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11/08/19
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2021 rules 'huge step forward' - Prost
2021 cars should race better
2021 cars should race better
(GMM) Renault team advisor Alain Prost says the 2021 regulations can be a "huge step forward" for Formula 1.

In the past days, rumors have suggested the embattled French team and carmaker could actually quit Formula 1 at the end of the season.

But Prost told L'Equipe he sees a lot of positives about the future.

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11/08/19
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2019 'year of learning' for Honda - Verstappen
Max Verstappen bullish on 2020 for Red  Bull and Honda
Max Verstappen bullish on 2020 for Red Bull and Honda
(GMM) 2019 was a "year of learning" for Red Bull-Honda, according to Max Verstappen.

Earlier, it was rumored the Dutchman was trying to get out of his 2020 contract. But now, he sounds upbeat about aiming for the championship next year.

"We have already achieved some good results, but we want to take the next step and try to go for the championship next year," Verstappen said this week at a sponsor event.

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11/08/19
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Hamilton can beat Schumacher records - Ralf
Schumacher and Hamilton - both men made great by Aldo Costa's race cars
(GMM) Lewis Hamilton can beat all of Michael Schumacher's records, according to the F1 legend's brother Ralf Schumacher.

In Austin, Mercedes' Hamilton put the lid on his sixth drivers' title. Only Schumacher, with seven world championships, won more.

"Both of them achieved something incredible," Ralf told Auto Bild.

"I think Lewis can break Michael's records now," the former F1 driver added.

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11/08/19
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Raikkonen not worried about slower cars in 2021
Raikkonen understands that it is good racing that matters
Raikkonen understands that it is good racing that matters
(GMM) Kimi Raikkonen is not worried about Formula 1 being slower in 2021.

Some have expressed fears that the 3-4 seconds per lap drop to accommodate cars that are easier to overtake with is a step backwards for the sport.

But 40-year-old Raikkonen told La Gazzetta dello Sport: "It doesn't matter if in 2021 the cars are a second or three seconds slower.

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11/08/19
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Dutch GP 'proud' to fend off environmental attacks
Zandvoort has to beat back the tree huggers
Zandvoort has to beat back the tree huggers
(GMM) Jan Lammers says he is "proud" that Dutch GP organizers have so far fended off strong environmental opposition to next year's Zandvoort race.

The former F1 driver is the spokesman of the Zandvoort organizers, who have managed to repel the legal and bureaucratic hurdles put in their path so far by environmental groups.

"The director and his team have worked extremely hard and I am proud that the judge agreed that Zandvoort carried out its work carefully," Lammers told racingnews365.nl.

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