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11/28/17
automotive

Video: Horrific Pileup At The Nurburgring!
Whether it’s clairvoyance or common sense that got this man out of his car, he must’ve been thankful. After stumbling upon a few cars which had crashed after slipping on coolant at the end of the high-speed section called Hatzenbach, he wisely (or not so wisely) pulled off the road.

Unfortunately, the approach to this particular corner is very fast and somewhat blind. Sitting in his stationary BMW E30, the screeching of tires is first heard before a wagon careens past him and into the next barrier. Realizing the precarious position he’s in, he leaps from his Beemer, hops behind the crash barrier, and watches helplessly as an orange 991 GT3 RS spins into the back of his parked car.

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11/28/17
v8

De Silvestro optimistic for 2018 after strong finale
Simona de Silvestro in Sydney
Simona de Silvestro in Sydney
Simona de Silvestro is optimistic for next season having proved she can compete at the sharp end in Supercars following an impressive showing at the Coates Hire Newcastle 500.

The Nissan Motorsport driver ended her rookie Supercars season on a high by delivering arguably her best performances in a Supercar to date.

De Silvestro faced a level playing field, in terms of track knowledge, for the first time since moving to the category, and excelled on the tricky 2.6km Newcastle street circuit.

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11/28/17
nasmon

Kyle Larson, Credit One Bank expand sponsorship for 2018
Kyle Larson
Kyle Larson
Popular driver Kyle Larson wasted no time making NASCAR’s Champion’s Week in Las Vegas a cause to celebrate Tuesday afternoon with his Chip Ganassi Racing team formally introducing Credit One Bank as a primary sponsor for the No. 42 Chevrolet in 2018.

The bank, which is also the Official Credit Card of NASCAR, will be the team’s largest sponsor and most prevalent logo on the car for multiple races. Although exact details of the agreement weren’t disclosed, a source says it includes primary sponsorship for nearly half the season. It will begin its multi-year association with the 2018 Daytona 500.

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11/28/17
track news

Tickets Are On Sale Now for 2018 Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course Races
Mid-Ohio
Mid-Ohio
Ticket sales for all five major race weekends at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in 2018 open today at midohio.com or by phone at 419-884-4000.

The spectator calendar starts over a month earlier in 2018 with the addition of a new race weekend headlined by the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, May 4-6.  Four of the traditional race dates also return to the weekend schedule at the legendary Lexington, Ohio road course.

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11/28/17
irl

Borg-Warner Trophy Heads To Japan For Tour (Update)
Sato with Borg Warner Trophy he will not get to keep. The winner gets a Baby Borg that is small and cheap.
Sato with Borg Warner Trophy he will not get to keep. The winner gets a Baby Borg that is small and cheap.

UPDATE The iconic Borg-Warner Trophy is leaving the United States for the first time in its 82-year-history, traveling this week to Japan for a 15-day celebration of Takuma Sato's victory in the 101st Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil.

The Borg-Warner Trophy left its permanent home at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum on Nov. 28, flying from the United States to Tokyo for a variety of festivities to honor Sato as the first Japanese winner of "The Greatest Spectacle in Racing" and also to celebrate Honda's 12th Indianapolis 500 victory.

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11/28/17
nasmon

Bud Moore Dies
Walter "Bud" Moore Jr.
Walter "Bud" Moore Jr.
Walter "Bud" Moore Jr., a decorated member of America's "Greatest Generation" who went on to win NASCAR championships as car owner and crew chief, has died at the age of 92.

Moore, a Spartanburg, South Carolina, native who won the NASCAR premier series title in 1957 as crew chief for Buck Baker and car owner titles in 1962-63 with Joe Weatherly, had been the oldest living member of the NASCAR Hall of Fame. He was inducted in 2011.

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11/28/17
fe

Fully Electric Formula E Rolls into Fourth Season with FOX Sports
Next Gen Formula E car
Next Gen Formula E car
The all-electric FIA Formula E Championship is fully charged for the 2017-18 season, opening with a doubleheader this weekend from Hong Kong’s 1.5-mile, 10-turn Central Harbourfront Circuit live on FS1.

This season, the international racing series, betting heavily on a battery-powered future, hosts 14 events across five continents, with the U.S. being the only country to have hosted ePrixs in three separate cities -- Miami, Long Beach and New York. The series returns to the Brooklyn Circuit in 2018 on July 14-15, with a doubleheader from the 1.2-mile, 10-turn temporary street circuit along the Red Hook waterfront. Race 1 of the New York City e-Prix airs live on the FOX broadcast network, with Race 2 live on FS1.

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11/28/17
nasmon

Dale Jr. Event Among Opening Affairs Of NASCAR Champion's Week
Dale Jr.
Dale Jr.
NASCAR Champion's Week begins today in Las Vegas, as the governing body this year "switches to a Tuesday through Thursday format instead of the traditional Wednesday through Friday of years past." The schedule of events also will "be more hectic" this year, culminating with Thursday's NASCAR Awards at Wynn Las Vegas. REVIEWJOURNAL.com.

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11/28/17
automotive

Watch Thieves Steal This Mercedes by Hacking its Keyless Start System
Here is a nimwhit that has a garage, but its probably full of junk so he parks his car outside.
Here is a nimwit that has a garage, but its probably full of junk so he parks his expensive car outside, just begging for it to be stolen.
We've seen some weird stolen things in cars, but what about a strange way to have a car stolen? Police in the West Midlands of England are looking for two suspects who stole a car in late September using a method which tricks the car into thinking the thieves have the keys, reports the BBC. The victim's car was stolen using a purely technological attack which exploits keyless cars, something which many brand new vehicles ship with today. Though the technology behind how the attack works may be advanced, just how simple the relay attack works in practice might surprise you.

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11/28/17
f1

Raikkonen tops Day 1 of Pirelli 2018 tire test
Kimi Raikkonen
Kimi Raikkonen

Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen went fastest on the first day of post-season testing at the Yas Marina Circuit, with drivers testing Pirelli's 2018 tires. Raikkonen set the best time of the day – a 1:37.768 – on Pirelli's new-for-2018 Hyper Soft compound. In the morning, he did a series of quick laps, before tackling some long runs in the afternoon. Sebastian Vettel will be at the wheel of the SF70H for tomorrow’s final day of the test.

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11/28/17
IPace

Jaguar Announces RLL Racing as First Team to Join Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY Series
Bobby Rahal
Bobby Rahal

Today, Jaguar Racing announced the first Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY race team for its new global electric racing series. Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing, led by Team Principal Bobby Rahal – three-time IndyCar Champion and Indianapolis 500 winner – will join the grid in the world’s first production-based electric vehicle race series, starting in December 2018.

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11/28/17
nasmon

Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock Proclaims Furniture Row Racing Day
Truex Jr (R) with Mayor Hancock
Truex Jr (R) with Mayor Hancock
Martin Truex Jr, the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Champion, stopped in Denver Monday for a media event at the Showroom  @Furniture Row.

The championship trophy and Truex’s Furniture Row Racing's No. 78 Bass Pro Shops/TRACKER Boats winning Toyota from Homestead were big hits with the local media.

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11/28/17
nasmon

Bank suing FRM over #83 charter
Cole Whitt
Cole Whitt
A lawsuit filed earlier this month could play a role in determining the 2018 Daytona 500 field as a North Carolina court determines who owns the charter that Front Row Motorsports bought from BK Racing for $2 million prior to the 2017 season.

Union Bank & Trust in Virginia filed a lawsuit Nov. 17 in North Carolina Superior Court, asking for the court to declare it has rights to what was originally BK Racing's No. 83 car charter, alleging that BK Racing owes it $9.1 million on a loan that included its two charters as collateral. After Front Row Motorsports bought the No. 83 charter, it leased the charter to TriStar Motorsports (the No. 72 car driven by Cole Whitt) for the 2017 season. Teams can lease a charter for only one year, so the charter would be the property of Front Row unless the court intervenes.

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11/28/17
f1

Latest F1 news in brief - Tuesday
  • Lowe to daddy Stroll, your son's too slow but keep those checks coming
    Lowe to daddy Stroll, your son's too slow but keep those checks coming
    Stroll 'understands' need to improve - Lowe
  • Honda 'wasn't ready for top team' - Hasegawa
  • Italy worried about flagging Ferrari form
  • Mercedes predicts bright future for Verstappen
  • Chase Carey wants Ferrari to stay in F1
  • German broadcaster in talks with F1
  • Pirelli hopes top teams closer in 2018
  • Hamilton under pressure to use number 1
  • Rosberg thinks Hamilton could quit F1
  • Zetsche happy with Bottas at Mercedes
  • Abu Dhabi test lineup

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11/27/17
irl

IndyCar again wasting time talking to potential engine manufacturers
Poor Jay Frye. He's handicapped because of IndyCar's inferior TV ratings
Poor Jay Frye. He's handicapped because of IndyCar's inferior TV ratings. The manufacturers love it, they all get free dinners

The Verizon IndyCar Series continues to waste its time meeting with automobile manufacturers to discuss the possibility of joining Chevy and Honda as official engine suppliers. As long as IndyCar races are broadcast on cable TV such as NBCSN and not getting at least 1 million USA viewers every race, and as long as there is no substantial international TV deal, what is the reason why they will come? The exposure for their brand is minuscule.

IndyCar has been trying for many years to land a third. The result? Zero!

But still they try

IndyCar competition president Jay Frye has visited with a handful of brands since the season ended in September at Sonoma, and it's believed a trip to meet with a few European manufacturers has also been part of the process.

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11/27/17
f1

F1 Pushes To Attract Younger Audience With Different Ventures Into Esports
F1 this year has seen "two pushes into the esports market, with the start of an official Formula One Esports Series and the McLaren F1 team’s World’s Fastest Gamer competition," according to Kate Walker of the N.Y. TIMES. 

Working with game developer Codemasters and esports event organizer Gfinity, F1 "created a global online championship with almost 64,000 participants."

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11/27/17
fe

Figueres and Prost to lead new Formula E Global Advisory Board
Alain Prost
Alain Prost
Christiana Figueres - the architect of the Paris climate agreement - and legendary French racing driver Alain Prost will join forces to chair the newly-formed Global Advisory Board, helping to steer the future direction of Formula E as a key player in influencing the global uptake of electric vehicles and its impact on reducing emissions.

The Global Advisory Board has been established to bring a list of the leading names together in various sectors worldwide to provide input and expert advice on topics such as sustainability, media and business.

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11/27/17
SuperGT

Video: NISMO Festival 2017
A recap of yesterday's incredible NISMO Festival supported by Motul at Fuji International Speedway – speed, sound, history, technology, yesterday's heroes, today's stars.

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11/27/17
f2

Nyck De Vries completes Prema Theodore Racing's line up for F2
Nyck de Vries
Nyck de Vries

Prema Theodore Racing is proud to announce the completion of the team's line-up for the 2018 FIA Formula 2 Championship with the addition of talented Dutch racer Nyck de Vries. The 22-year-old driver is part of the McLaren Young Driver Program and will be lining up for his second year in F2 competition. As confirmed by the arrival of Indonesian racer Sean Gelael, for 2018 Prema Theodore will be relying on experience in an effort to speed up the development of the brand-new, turbo-powered Dallara racecar.

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11/27/17
f1

Latest F1 news in brief - Monday
  • Not everyone likes the new F1 logo. The logo wasn't broken so why fix it. The F1 engine rules are what need fixing
    Not everyone likes the new F1 logo. The logo wasn't broken so why fix it. The F1 engine rules are what need fixing
    Drivers not keen on new F1 logo
  • Tilke defends Abu Dhabi layout after dull finale
  • Ferrari can choose to quit F1 - Todt
  • Todt denies Halo will be scrapped
  • Lauda quits as German TV pundit
  • Sauber to run Leclerc in Abu Dhabi test
  • Raikkonen bemoans 'painful' fuel-saving
  • 'Lonely' Vettel rues lack of Ferrari pace
  • Bottas was 'managing pace' amid pressure
  • 2018 engine rules 'not barking mad' - Wolff
  • Massa proves he's better than Stroll right to the bitter end

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11/27/17
f1

Video: Toro Rosso's Last Day of School 2017
Walk with Toro Rosso drivers Pierre Gasly and Brendon Hartley to the last race day for 2017 at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

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11/27/17
f1

Video: Abu Dhabi Grand Prix - Vettel and Raikkonen comment after the last race
A few short words, like only Kimi Raikkonen can do, after the final race of the 2017 season

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11/27/17
f1

Video: Abu Dhabi Grand Prix - Behind the scenes
Ferrari takes us behind the scenes in Abu Dhabi

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11/27/17
f1

Video: Valtteri & Lewis On A Special 2017 Season
Highlights? Tough times? Saunas? Valtteri​ Bottas and Lewis​ Hamilton unwind after a long F1 season...

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11/27/17
f1

Video: 2017 McLaren Team Review
McLaren raced the final race of 2017. As we look to the off-season of preparation and then the new 2018 season, we spoke to McLaren team members to hear their highlights of the season gone, and their hopes for next year.

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11/27/17
f1

Video: Lando Norris: F3 Champ and Future Star?
2017 has been quite the year for young Brit, Lando Norris. McLaren caught up with their protege in Abu Dhabi to find out more about his incredible year so far, and what 2018 will bring.

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11/26/17
f1new

Formula 1 unveils new logo for 2018 (Update)
New logo unveiled on podium
New logo unveiled on podium

UPDATE ESPN.com's Laurence Edmondson reported F1's new logo "received a mixed reaction" among the podium finishers at the Abu Dhabi GP.

Valtteri Bottas said, "I like the old one better. I kind of liked the old one. I only saw it very quickly [the new one] ... but what's wrong with the old one? I thought it was quite cool."

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11/26/17
nasmon
irl

Penske says Danica Patrick "not running for us"
Penske was in Australia this weekend with his Supercars team
Penske was in Australia this weekend with his Supercars team
When Danica Patrick runs the Indianapolis 500 next May, it won’t be for Roger Penske.

“Unfortunately she’s not driving for us,” he said. “But I think that’s a great seat for her. If she is going to drive, that’s a great team. They’re the ones that have always been competitive there. I take my hat off that she wants to continue to go back to open wheel. That’s going to be terrific for the sport and a lot of interest around the country.”

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11/26/17
gp3

Boccolacci signs off with maiden win (Update)
From left, Tveter, Boccolacci and Ticktum
From left, Tveter, Boccolacci and Ticktum

UPDATE Niko Kari and Bruno Baptista have both been handed time penalties by the race stewards following a review of actions late in this afternoon’s Race 2 at the Yas Marina Circuit, dropping both drivers out of the points as a result.

Kari was handed a 10 second penalty after the stewards judged him to have caused the collision with Steijn Schothorst at turn 14: the Finn, who finished the race in provisional 6th position, is now classified P13.

Baptista was handed a 5 second penalty for leaving the track and gaining an advantage at turn 11, where he overtook Kari and Arjun Maini: the Brazilian, who provisionally finished in P7, is now classified 10th.

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11/26/17
f2

Leclerc gets Abu Dhabi sprint win with last lap pass
Charles Leclerc mugged Albon on last lap
Charles Leclerc mugged Albon on last lap
Charles Leclerc topped off his championship run with victory in the final race of the 2017 Formula 2 Championship this afternoon for the sprint race at the Yas Marina Circuit, slicing through his rivals all race long before mugging race leader Alexander Albon last time through on the long straight and running all the way to the flag ahead of Albon and Nicholas Latifi.

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11/26/17
nasmon

JTG Daugherty buys charter from Furniture Row #77 team
#77 Erik Jones charter sold
#77 Erik Jones charter sold
Another key piece to 2018 that still needs to be announced is which teams will have the 36 guaranteed positions for each race. Those go to teams with NASCAR-issued charters.

The Furniture Row #77 team charter has been sold to JTG Daugherty Racing for its #37 car.

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11/26/17
f1

Latest F1 news in brief - Sunday
  • Daniel Ricciardo has no place to go until 2019 when the 2nd Ferrari seat might open up
    Daniel Ricciardo has no place to go until 2019 when the 2nd Ferrari seat might open up
    No contract decisions 'in coming months' - Ricciardo
  • German fans could lose F1 TV coverage
  • Verstappen off the pace as 2017 ends
  • Alonso, McLaren disagree over full WEC campaign
  • Kubica must pass medical checks for F1 license - Todt
  • Vandoorne 'felt self-doubt' during tough 2017
  • FIA firm on three engines rule change for 2018
  • McLaren stands firm on shark fin 'veto'
  • Bottas: Win 'clear target' after Brazil defeat
  • Sirotkin now in Williams mix
  • McLaren adds Turvey to expanded test line-up

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11/26/17
v8

Newcastle Delivers On Every Level For Supercars Grand Final
Like Surfers, the Newcastle track is along the sea
Like Surfers, the Newcastle track is along the sea

The inaugural Coates Hire Newcastle 500 has been a runaway success with unheralded numbers and more than 180,000 people through the turnstiles across the weekend.

The event, easily positioned as the largest annual sporting event in New South Wales, hosted 192,242 patrons on Friday (56,478), Saturday (69,526) and Sunday (66,238); and some 9000 corporate guests.

See Race Report on our home page 

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