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01/02/20
dakar

Dakar Trucks: 4 Days w/ The Kamaz Master Team In Kazakhstan
Red Bull Trucks testing
Red Bull Trucks testing
Driving a truck during 15 days and then winning Dakar. That’s the aim of the Kamaz team who’s gathered in Kazakhstan for an ultimate testing session.

4 days during which pilots and engineers are working close together to find the best approach and setting in order to perform on the ground of Saudi Arabia, for the 2020 edition of Dakar that starts Sunday.

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01/02/20
automotive
grc

The Last Mile - VW says goodbye to the Beetle (Update)
UPDATE 



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01/02/20
irl

Andretti Indoor Karting moving to new facility in Georgia
Note: Andretti Indoor Karting and Games also has facilities in Orlando and San Antonio.

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01/02/20
automotive

Japanese prosecutors raid former Nissan chair's home
Ghosn smacked egg all over the face of Japanese Authorities
Ghosn smacked egg all over the face of Japanese Authorities.

Japanese prosecutors on Thursday raided the Tokyo home of former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn after he skipped bail and fled to Lebanon before his trial on financial misconduct charges.

Tokyo prosecutors and police did not immediately comment. Japanese media showed investigators entering the home, which was Ghosn’s third residence in Tokyo since he was first arrested a year ago. Authorities have now searched each one.

Government offices in Japan are closed this week for the New Year’s holidays.

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01/02/20
nascan

Wight Motorsports To Compete In Nascar Pinty's Series
David Wight
David Wight

Wight Motorsports Inc (WMI) principal David Wight today announced that WMI will compete fulltime in the 2020 NASCAR Pinty’s Series.  Preparations have been underway for some time with the first WMI NASCAR Pinty’s Series car nearing completion along with the acquisition of pit carts and other track equipment.
 
Wight has amassed 26 Pinty’s Series victories as a Crew Chief along with three series championships.  In the last few years WMI has also become the premier choice of numerous race teams to build, set up and prepare cars for the Pinty’s Series and other elite levels of racing.  Now Wight is ready add another component by fielding his own company entry in 2020. 

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01/02/20
f1

Paid TV costs F1 8.6 million viewers
8.6 million Brits refuse to pay for TV. They want it free or they are not watching
8.6 million Brits refuse to pay for TV. They want it free or they are not watching
F1's British TV viewers have dropped by a massive 8.6 million following the move to cable Sky Sports and off of free over-the-air network TV.

F1’s former boss Bernie Ecclestone agreed the $160m deal to show all-but-one race a season live on the subscription channel.

Channel 4’s usual ten race coverage switched to just one last year – the British GP at Silverstone in July.

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01/02/20
nasx

A.J. Allmendinger to for Daytona
A.J. Allmendinger
A.J. Allmendinger
A.J. Allmendinger is set to return to Kaulig Racing in the 2020 NASCAR Xfinity Series season for at least the season opener at Daytona International Speedway.

After driving for Kaulig Racing in five races throughout the 33-race 2019 NASCAR Xfinity Series season, Allmendinger has been confirmed as the driver of the #16 Chevrolet for the season-opening NASCAR Racing Experience 300 at Daytona International Speedway on Saturday, February 15.

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01/02/20
lmesa

VIDEO: Asian Le Mans explained
Get up to speed on the class structure and invitations to the 24 Hours of Le Mans that are up for grabs in the 2019/2020 Asian Le Mans Series.

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01/01/20
irl

IndyCar's winningest drivers of the 2010s
Team Penske driver Will Power was the top IndyCar driver in all four categories between 2010 and 2019
IndyCar Stats 2010 thru 2019
IndyCar Stats 2010 thru 2019


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01/01/20
irl

Marco Andretti to shakedown, not race, TQ midget
Marco shook down the same TQ Midget two years ago at the PPL Center
Marco shook down the same TQ Midget two years ago at the PPL Center
IndyCar Series driver Marco Andretti will again this year shakedown a TQ midget at the PPL Center on Jan. 4 in Allentown, PA - not far from his home in Nazareth, PA.

With all the down time when IndyCar goes black for 6 months, why doesn't he actually race one given several NASCAR drivers fly all the way to Australia and New Zealand to race midgets and sprints during the winter?

Andretti will sign autographs for fans during the on track Fan Fest between 5:30 and 6:30 p.m., followed by some hot laps around the arena floor speedway prior to the start of the racing program at 7 p.m.

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01/01/20
irl

Japanese star says IndyCar too dangerous a series to consider
Naoki Yamamoto says IndyCar ovals are too dangerous. Until IndyCar addresses the catch fence issue, they will lose the chance to have a lot of great drivers in the series.
Naoki Yamamoto says IndyCar ovals are too dangerous. Until IndyCar addresses the catch fence issue, they will lose the chance to have a lot of great drivers in the series.
Japanese Super Formula and SUPER GT champion Naoki Yamamoto says IndyCar is a competitive series, but he has a family and the oval races are too dangerous to even consider it.

Yamamoto says he feels the risks associated with oval racing are too great and he doesn't wish to follow in Sato's footsteps.

"If I drive in domestic races, Super Formula and SUPER GT, I want to win more titles," Yamamoto told Motorsport.com about his future plans. "But this year I drove a Formula 1 car and I got the feeling that world championship racing is really good.

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01/01/20
Bathurst

Three-car team for Audi Sport Team Valvoline at Bathurst
Audi Sport Team Valvoline bringing 3 cars to Bathurst
Audi Sport Team Valvoline bringing 3 cars to Bathurst
Australia’s championship winning Audi Sport Team Valvoline operation will field three Audi Sport customer racing supported R8 LMS GT3 EVOs in the 2020 Liqui Moly Bathurst 12 Hour, with a mix of drivers intent on claiming another victory for the brand with the four rings on the eve of the tenth anniversary of their first title in 2011.

Off the back of a 2019 season that saw an outstanding run during the Bathurst 12 Hour, the team claimed both the CAMS Australian GT ‘Sprint’ Championship - their third consecutive title - and the CAMS Australian Endurance Championship crown.

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01/01/20
fe

Video: Most Polluted Major City On Earth
New Delhi
New Delhi
New Delhi is the most polluted major city in the world, and air quality is so bad that it's the equivalent of smoking ten cigarettes a day.

UNEP Clean Air Advocate, electric mobility entrepreneur and ABB FIA Formula E Championship racing driver, Lucas Di Grassi, travels to Delhi to see for himself the fight against air pollution from the frontline, meet those most effected, and look for solutions.

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01/01/20
nascup
imsa

Video: 2019 At Daytona International Speedway
2019 was a year we'll remember forever.

Racing at Daytona - "The World Center of Racing" - made this year special. Here are some highlights.

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12/31/19
nascup

Video: NASCAR's winningest drivers of the 2010s
From Matt Kenseth to Jimmie Johnson, check out NASCAR's most winningest drivers over the 2010s.

The full top 10 :

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12/31/19
nascup

Video: NASCAR's closest finishes from the 2010s
From the high banks of Daytona International Speedway and Talladega Superspeedway to the short tracks and the Arizona desert.

Check out some of NASCAR's closest finishes from the 2010s.

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12/31/19
nascup

Video: NASCAR Cup Series Champions of the 2010s
7-Time champ Jimmie Johnson
7-Time champ Jimmie Johnson
From Tony Stewart to Jimmie Johnson, relive all of the NASCAR Cup Series' championship crowning moments through the 2010s.

2010 Jimmie Johnson (5)
2011 Tony Stewart (3)
2012 Brad Keselowski

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12/31/19
imsa

Paul Miller Racing unveils 2020 livery
No. 48 Lamborghini
No. 48 Lamborghini
Paul Miller Racing will kick off 2020 with an exciting new livery, and a partnership extension with Total Lubricants as the team sets its sights on this weekend's Roar Before the 24 test at Daytona International Speedway.

The Paul Miller Racing No. 48 Lamborghini will enter the 2020 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship with Total branding for the fourth consecutive year.

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12/31/19
automotive

Ousted Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn confirms he's left Japan for Lebanon (2nd Update)
Carlos Ghosn flys the coup
Carlos Ghosn escapes Japan with daring plan leaving Japanese authorities with egg on their face

UPDATE So it appears the story of Ghosn escaping Japan in a box is true. 

Carlos Ghosn reportedly fled house arrest in Japan in a musical instrument case, in an audacious Hollywood movie-style escape masterminded by his wife with the assistance of a Gregorian music band and a team of ex-special forces officers.

The escape began when the band arrived at his home in Tokyo, where Ghosn has been held under house arrest and strict police surveillance, according to Lebanese TV news channel MTV. At the end of the performance, as the musicians packed up their instruments, Ghosn – whose height is stated at 1.7m, or just under 5ft 6in, in his Wikipedia entry – apparently slipped into one of the larger cases and was taken to a small local airport.

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12/31/19
f1

Ferrari wants stricter F1 budget caps over time
Ferrari boss Louis Camilleri
Ferrari boss Louis Camilleri
Ferrari boss Louis Camilleri believes Formula 1 needs to develop a stricter budget cap over time.

Liberty media got the F1 teams to agree to a $175M budget cap in 2021, but that excludes so many components, including driver salary, that budgets can still exceed $400M.

The company's CEO Louis Camilleri told the media at Ferrari's annual Christmas Party that "I think we've reached a relatively good compromise in terms of the cost cap, which today applies to the chassis," he said.

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12/31/19
nascup

NASCAR schedule wore on Cole Pearn
Cole Pearn (L) - gone skiing and hiking
Cole Pearn (L) - gone skiing and hiking

Martin Truex Jr. Crew Chief Cole Pearn revealed recently to the Toronto Sun that he and his wife Carrie have moved to Western Canada and have purchased Golden Apple Holidays, a skiing and hiking vacation company in British Columbia.

“Not many times do you get the opportunity to do that, to leave when you’re at the height of your success,” Pearn told The Sun. “We were ready to go on to do the next chapter.”

Pearn was tired of being gone from home so often during the course of the NASCAR season and not being around 7-year-old son Callum and 5-year-old daughter Freya.

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12/30/19
wec

Bapco 8 Hours of Bahrain Video Highlights
Toyota Gazoo Racing’s Kamui Kobayashi, Mike Conway and Jose Maria Lopez led home a 1-2 victory for the Japanese manufacturer at the conclusion of the Bapco 8 Hours of Bahrain. The No.7 Toyota TS050 HYBRID finished a lap ahead of their teammates, Sebastien Buemi, Kazuki Nakajima and Brendon Hartley who were slightly hampered due to contact from another car at the very start of the race.

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12/30/19
nhra

Video: 2019 NHRA Season Recap
Steve Torrence - back-to-back Top Fuel champion
Steve Torrence - back-to-back Top Fuel champion
Another NHRA season is in the books and it was one for the ages - see video below.

History was made, records were broken, and champions were crowned.

Get ready for more NHRA action as we approach the 2020 season!

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12/30/19
nhra

Video: 2019 Wildest NHRA Rides
Take a look back at the wildest rides of the 2019 NHRA season.

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12/30/19
irl
nascup
v8
imsa

Team Penske: What's the Most Useless Thing You Know How to Do?
What's the most useless thing you know how to do? We got some...interesting answers.

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12/30/19
f1

Valtteri and Valtteri Answer Your Fan Questions!
The fans had plenty of questions to ask Valtteri after the 2019 F1 season... so, he drafted in some help answering them!

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12/30/19
usac
irl

IndyCar to be well represented in Chili Bowl
Chili Bowl scene
Chili Bowl scene
David Byrd and Jonathan Byrd Racing will help to field three cars for IndyCar drivers in the Chili Bowl.

He's teaming with Scott Petry for Conor Daly’s second run in the midget classic at Tulsa, Oklahoma.Conor.

He setup a ride for James Davison in a car from Flea Ruzic’s team.

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12/30/19
sc

Monster Energy Star Yamaha Racing Announces 2020 Supercross Team
2020 Yamada Riders
Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A. (YMUS), is pleased to announce a powerhouse lineup on the Monster Energy Star #yamaharacing team in 2020 with #shanemcelrath joining defending 250SX West Champion #dylanferrandis and teammates #justincooper and #coltnichols. The four will battle for Monster Energy 250SX Division titles aboard the Yamaha YZ250F.

Last year, Ferrandis proved to be a fierce competitor when he brought the heat in the final stretch of the 250SX West Championship, scoring three wins and eight podiums to ultimately take the title in dramatic fashion at the season finale in Las Vegas, Nevada. He also made a final run at the Pro Motocross 250MX Championship, taking four wins to finish second overall. The tenacious Frenchman looks to build on his success with the Monster Energy Star #yamaharacing crew in 2020 and go for another title aboard the Yamaha YZ250F.

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12/30/19
automotive

Tesla delivers its first 'Made in China' cars
China deliveries begin
China deliveries begin

Tesla has delivered its first cars made in China, marking a major milestone for the electric vehicle maker.

Fifteen Model 3 sedans were handed over at the company's so-called "Gigafactory" near Shanghai.

It comes as Elon Musk's company aims to secure a significant slice of the world's biggest car market.

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12/29/19
irl
nascup
motogp

Best Photos of 2019

We picked our 9 best photos from the 2019 season - chosen from the Photos of the Week we present each week on the home page of our Website.

You can check them out here.

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12/29/19
tv news

Weekend TV Times
All times Eastern
Sunday, December 29LocationTV TimesNetwork
NHRA Lucas Oil SeriesPomona5:00am - 6:00am (R)FS2
MotoAmerica SuperbikeCOTA6:00am - 7:00am (R)FS2
MotoAmericaVIR7:00am - 8:00am (R)FS2
MotoamericaRoad America8:00am - 9:00am (R)FS2
MotoAmerica SuperbikeTooele9:00am - 10:00am (R)FS2
MotoAmericaLaguna Seca10:00am - 11:00am (R)FS2
MotoAmericaSonoma11:00am - 12:00pm (R)FS2
SuperbikePittsburgh12:00pm - 1:00pm (R)FS2
SCCA Runoffs Grand TouringVIR12:00pm - 1:00pm (R)CBSSN
SCCA Runoffs E ProductionVIR1:00pm - 2:00pm (R)CBSSN
MotoAmerica SuperbikeVineland, NJ1:00pm - 2:00pm (R)FS2
FIM SuperbikeItaly1:00pm - 2:00pm (R)beIN
MotoAmerica SuperbikeBarber2:00pm - 3:00pm (R)FS2
FIM SuperbikeLaguna Seca2:00pm - 3:00pm (R)beIN
SCCA Runoffs F ProductionVIR2:00pm - 3:00pm (R)CBSSN
SCCA Runoffs Grand TouringVIR3:00pm - 4:00pm (R)CBSSN
FIM SuperbikeAlgarve3:00pm - 4:00pm (R)beIN
FIM SuperbikeMagny-Cours4:00pm - 6:00pm (R)beIN
SCCA Runoffs Super Touring LiteVIR4:00pm - 5:00pm (R)CBSSN
Supercars Season ReviewAustralia5:00pm - 7:00pm (R)CBSSN
Superbike Season ReviewUSA6:00pm - 7:00pm (R)beIN
SCCA Runoffs Grand TouringVIR9:00pm - 10:00pm (R)CBSSN
SCCA Runoffs Super Touring LiteVIR10:00pm - 11:00pm (R)CBSSN
Monday, December 30LocationTV TimesNetwork
MotoGP Grand PrixQatar10:30am - 11:30am (R)beIN
MotoGP qualifyingCOTA11:30am - 12:30pm (R)beIN
MotoGP Gran Premio D'ItaliaMugello12:30pm - 1:30pm (R)beIN
MotoGP Round 11Spielberg1:30pm - 2:30pm (R)beIN
MotoGP British Grand PrixSilverstone2:30pm - 3:30pm (R)beIN
MotoGP Thailand Grand PrixBuriram, Thailand3:30pm - 4:30pm (R)beIN
MotoGP Round 17Phillip Island4:30pm - 5:30pm (R)beIN
MotoGP 2019 Season ReviewN/A5:30pm - 6:30pm (R)beIN

Legend: R = Repeat



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12/29/19
nascup

Bell withdraws from remaining Down Under races after flipping
Bell decided he had better come home before he hurt himself
Bell decided he had better come home before he hurt himself
NASCAR driver Christopher Bell has withdrawn from his remaining dirt races in New Zealand and returned home before he hurt himself in the United Truck Parts International Midget Series.

Bell flipped multiple times after making contact with the wall during a qualifying race not long after fellow NASCAR driver Kyle Larson flipped multiple times in a single-car accident.

Despite a report by a New Zealand outlet saying Bell was instructed by his management team not to participate in the remaining races, Bell confirmed to Racin Boys that he made the decision on his own. 

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12/29/19
irl

Five-Time IndyCar Champ Scott Dixon and Wife Emma Welcome Baby Boy
Chip Ganassi Racing's Scott Dixon and wife Emma welcomed their third child, a baby boy. this weekend.

Daughters Poppy and Tilly have long been the source of cute moments and now will have a baby brother to love.

Close friends and racing greats took to social media to congratulate the couple, including longtime teammates Dario Franchitti and Tony Kanaan. Marco Andretti, though, passed along the most questionable compliment.. 

"Extra cool u named him Marco Dixon. Honored bro." We assume Marco was kidding.  Or was he?

 
 
 
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Hello son... we’re so happy you’re here 💙

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12/28/19
NASEURO

Villeneuve to field NASCAR Euro Series team
Jacques Villeneuve
Jacques Villeneuve

After a successful rookie season in the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series, Jacques Villeneuve extends FEED Racing to NASCAR’s European venture.

The team, co-owned by Patrick Lemarie will field two cars in the NASCAR Whelen Euro Elite 1 Division. Lemarie and Villeneuve will drive in the pro division. In Elite 2, Belgian Simon Pilate will pilot the No. 6. The 17-year-old will share the car with Lemarie.

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12/28/19
f2

F2 champ did not have big enough check to buy a F1 seat
He was the best F2 driver in 2019, and won the title, but in the end Nyck de Vries did not have a big enough check to buy an F1 seat
He was the best F2 driver in 2019, and won the title, but in the end Nyck de Vries did not have a big enough check to buy an F1 seat

Formula 2 champion Nyck de Vries says he has no regrets over missing out on a Formula 1 seat, while his ride-buying 2018 rivals with a big check stepping up. The champion, the best, has to instead step down to Formula E

De Vries joined Formula 2 in 2017 and, following spells at Rapax, Racing Engineering and Prema, then drove for ART Grand Prix for 2019.

De Vries wrapped up the Formula 2 crown 52 points in front of the son of a Canadian billionaire Nicholas Latifi, who will race at the back of the grid for Williams in Formula 1 in 2020.

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12/28/19
usac

USAC, NASCAR and IndyCar Stars have a go at Chili Bowl
2019 Chilil Bowl
2019 Chilil Bowl

For the sixth year in a row, the Chili Bowl Midget Nationals will feature over 300 entries for the 34th running of the annual classic at the Tulsa Expo Hall in Oklahoma Jan 13-18. 

The 2020 running will feature former winners Christopher Bell, Rico Abreu, Sammy Swindell, Tim McCreadie and Tracy Hines. In addition, Kyle Larson returns looking for his first win after a most disappointing near-victory in 2019.

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12/27/19
usac

Davison to race in Chili Bowl for Jonathan Byrd Racing


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12/27/19
imsa

First Look at Corvette Racing's No. 3 C8.R in Yellow/Silver Livery
#3 Corvette
#3 Corvette

The first image of the Corvette C8.R in Yellow and Silver broke today thanks to the newest member of the Corvette Racing squad, Jordan Taylor.

Taylor posted the image to his twitter page with the image courtesy of team photographer Richard Prince.

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12/27/19
track news

World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway acquires Gateway National Golf Links
Gateway and nearby golf course. They should plow that golf course under and build a nice natural terrain road course
Gateway and nearby golf course. They should plow that golf course under and build a nice natural terrain road course
Officials for World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway in Madison, Illinois, today announced the purchase of Gateway National Golf Links, the 220-acre golf course and clubhouse adjacent to the speedway. The purchase of Gateway National allows the 380-acre motorsports complex to expand its entertainment holdings. Gateway National is considered the top public golf course in the St. Louis area, boasting a 7,178-yard links-style course with bent grass fairways. Golf course operations will not be interrupted.

Walters Golf Management, the leading golf course management company in the Midwest, will continue to operate the golf facility. No changes in operations will take place and all event reservations and play will be unaffected.

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12/27/19
irl
nascup

Aaron Rodgers and Danica Patrick buy $28M California home with cash
Danica Patrick and Aaron Rodgers outside their new home
Danica Patrick and Aaron Rodgers outside their new home
Aaron Rodgers and Danica Patrick just bought a $28 million home in California.

The Super Bowl-winning Green Bay Packers quarterback and former IndyCar and NASCAR driver paid all cash for the oceanfront pad, according to the New York Post.

The two-structure, open floor-concept, compound features a three-story main house and a separate guesthouse and garage. Both areas are gated, surrounded by olive trees and there’s a patio decked out with a large pool. The space also features a gourmet kitchen, a seating area with a fireplace and a custom dining table built for the home.

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12/27/19
nascup
usac

NASCAR drivers crash Down Under
Kyle Larson
Kyle Larson
NASCAR drivers Kyle Larson and Christopher Bell have each had spectacular incidents on the opening night of their New Zealand speedway sojourns.

Both were competing in the opening round of the United Truck Parts International Midget Car Series at Auckland’s Western Springs Speedway but neither made the feature race.

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12/27/19
automotive

Porsche Made The Least Efficient Electric Car
USA engineers destroy the German engineers
USA engineers destroy the German engineers
The 2020 Porsche Taycan Turbo has the lowest MPGe rating of all current 2019 and 2020 model year electric cars in the United States according to the EPA. For gasoline supercars, efficiency doesn't really matter, and fuel economy is often pitiful. However, with today's current battery technology, electric car efficiency is extremely important regardless if it's an economy car or a supercar.

Porsche enthusiasts may not be worried about the energy bills or even the 201 mile range of their brand new electric car, but there are metrics about inefficiency that are hard to ignore for any enthusiast. This video will also compare the Porsche Taycan's battery strategy to the Tesla Model S. Differences in battery strategy also lead to differences in brake pedal, accelerator pedal, and regenerative braking strategies between the two cars, which will be discussed in the video.

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12/26/19
ta

Racelogic Joins Roster Of Trans Am And SVRASponsors
Buffamonte leads in Detroit
Buffamonte leads in Detroit
Trans Am Series presented by Pirelli and Sportscar Vintage Racing Association (SVRA) today announced that RACELOGIC is now the “Official Driver Data and Video Logging Company” of both racing organizations. Founded in 1992 RACELOGIC designs and manufactures electronic systems to measure, record, display, analyze and simulate data from moving vehicles.

“Data collection and analytics have become an essential and integral part of today’s racing operations. That’s true if you are a vintage racer or a competitor in a top-tier professional series like Trans Am,” said Tony Parella, SVRA CEO and majority owner of the Trans Am Series presented by Pirelli.  “RACELOGIC provides state-of-the-art solutions our teams need.”

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12/26/19
imsa

Era Motorsport Announces IMSA Rolex 24 Lineup
#07 Era Motorsports Oreca
#07 Era Motorsports Oreca
LMP2 sports car racing team Era Motorsport will make their IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship debut next week at Daytona International Speedway. IMSA’s Roar Before the 24 will open the 2020 race season as the first official test of the year, featuring over 40 cars from four classes, and Era Motorsport will run the No. 18 Oreca 07-Gibson with team principal and driver Kyle Tilley, and drivers Dwight Merriman, Nicolas Minassian, and Ryan Lewis.

“Era Motorsport has come a long way in a year,” said Tilley. “To say I’m excited is an understatement. For myself, to be back in a top level prototype is fantastic, but to do it as a team owner is unbelievable! A mountain of work has gone in to get us to this point, and we couldn’t have done it without the crew and especially our recently appointed Team Manager, Ross Needham.”

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12/26/19
tv news

Weekend TV Times
All times Eastern
Saturday, December 28LocationTV TimesNetwork
Supercross Preview ShowStudio12:00am-1:00amNBCSN
Virgin Australia Supercars - Season ReviewN/A12:00pm-2:00pmCBSSN
DTM - Season ReviewEurope2:00pm-3:00pmCBSSN
NHRA in 30-My JourneyUSA9:00pm-9:30pm (R)FS2
NHRA in 30-They Walked AwayUSA9:30pm-10:00pm (R)FS2
NHRA Sportsman SeriesSeattle
Brainerd
10:00pm-11:00pm (R)
11:00pm-12:00am (R)
FS2
Sunday, December 29LocationTV TimesNetwork
NHRA Lucas Oil SeriesPomona5:00am - 6:00am (R)FS2
MotoAmerica SuperbikeCOTA6:00am - 7:00am (R)FS2
MotoAmericaVIR7:00am - 8:00am (R)FS2
MotoamericaRoad America8:00am - 9:00am (R)FS2
MotoAmerica SuperbikeTooele9:00am - 10:00am (R)FS2
MotoAmericaLaguna Seca10:00am - 11:00am (R)FS2
MotoAmericaSonoma11:00am - 12:00pm (R)FS2
SuperbikePittsburgh12:00pm - 1:00pm (R)FS2
SCCA Runoffs Grand TouringVIR12:00pm - 1:00pm (R)CBSSN
SCCA Runoffs E ProductionVIR1:00pm - 2:00pm (R)CBSSN
MotoAmerica SuperbikeVineland, NJ1:00pm - 2:00pm (R)FS2
FIM SuperbikeItaly1:00pm - 2:00pm (R)beIN
MotoAmerica SuperbikeBarber2:00pm - 3:00pm (R)FS2
FIM SuperbikeLaguna Seca2:00pm - 3:00pm (R)beIN
SCCA Runoffs F ProductionVIR2:00pm - 3:00pm (R)CBSSN
SCCA Runoffs Grand TouringVIR3:00pm - 4:00pm (R)CBSSN
FIM SuperbikeAlgarve3:00pm - 4:00pm (R)beIN
FIM SuperbikeMagny-Cours4:00pm - 6:00pm (R)beIN
SCCA Runoffs Super Touring LiteVIR4:00pm - 5:00pm (R)CBSSN
Supercars Season ReviewAustralia5:00pm - 7:00pm (R)CBSSN
Superbike Season ReviewUSA6:00pm - 7:00pm (R)beIN
SCCA Runoffs Grand TouringVIR9:00pm - 10:00pm (R)CBSSN
SCCA Runoffs Super Touring LiteVIR10:00pm - 11:00pm (R)CBSSN
Monday, December 30LocationTV TimesNetwork
MotoGP Grand PrixQatar10:30am - 11:30am (R)beIN
MotoGP qualifyingCOTA11:30am - 12:30pm (R)beIN
MotoGP Gran Premio D'ItaliaMugello12:30pm - 1:30pm (R)beIN
MotoGP Round 11Spielberg1:30pm - 2:30pm (R)beIN
MotoGP British Grand PrixSilverstone2:30pm - 3:30pm (R)beIN
MotoGP Thailand Grand PrixBuriram, Thailand3:30pm - 4:30pm (R)beIN
MotoGP Round 17Phillip Island4:30pm - 5:30pm (R)beIN
MotoGP 2019 Season ReviewN/A5:30pm - 6:30pm (R)beIN

Legend: R = Repeat

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12/26/19
fe

Formula E signs deal with Global Superstar


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12/26/19
f1

Alfa Romeo has no time for Schumacher
Mick Schumacher - Ferrari Academy driver but still too slow for F1
Mick Schumacher - Ferrari Academy driver but still too slow for F1
Alfa Romeo team boss Frederic Vasseur has dismissed giving Mick Schumacher any F1 seat time in 2020.

As a member of Ferrari's Driver Academy, Schumacher was given F1 seat time earlier this year in Bahrain, both with the Scuderia and with Alfa Romeo but was not impressive whatsoever.

While the Hinwil-based squad remains affiliated with the House of Maranello and the most probable entry point for Schumacher in F1 after his second campaign in Formula 2 in 2020, Vasseur insists there will be no track time allocated to the young German next season.

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12/26/19
usac

American sprint car drivers invade Australia
Brad Sweet
Brad Sweet
Some of America’s best Sprintcar drivers have landed throughout the country and most begin their winter Australian campaigns (summer in Australia) reports Jeff Rounds/Action Auto

Of those already on site is the current World of Outlaws champion and 2018 Knoxville Nationals winner Brad Sweet whose sister Katelyn is married to NASCAR driver Kyle Larson.

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12/26/19
wec

Magnussen eyes move to LMP2 class in 2020
Jan Magnussen
Jan Magnussen
After being sacked by the factory Corvette team after 16 years of employment, Jan Magnussen is eyeing a full-time switch to the World Endurance Championship for the 2020/21 season.

Magnussen tested the Danish squad High Class Racing's Michelin-shod ORECA 07 in the one-day test after the Bahrain World Endurance Championship round earlier this month, setting the 10th-fastest time in the LMP2 class.

"With all these years in GT cars you get quite comfortable with feel, the little bumps in the track, you can take a lot of curbs without knocking yourself out in the car whereas these things are a lot more brutal in terms of when you do something wrong, there is a big penalty," he said.

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12/25/19
Announcement

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all
Happy Holidays
Happy Holidays
To all of our wonderful customers, the AutoRacing1.com family would like to wish you and your family a Merry Christmas season and a Happy and Healthy New Year.

To those who earn a living in Motorsports on a team or as a driver, may you win, win, win and win some more in 2020.

To those of you who are fans of the sport, may your favorite driver's stocking be stuffed with so many wins in 2020 that you scream yourself silly.

And to everyone - thank you for being part of our family - some of you for 20 years when it all started. We thank you all.

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12/24/19
automotive

If your Mercedes 'stinks', you're not alone
But hey, their F1 cars are great!
But hey, their F1 cars are great!
They may build great F1 cars but if you think your Mercedes “stinks” well it probably does. If you’re one of the 2.5 million unlucky Mercedes owners with mold inside their HVAC systems, you definitely know your car stinks.

Thankfully, the German carmaker has finally agreed to settle its HVAC mold lawsuit, giving hope to millions of U.S. customers facing bad odors coming from their cars’ air conditioning units, reports Kiro7.

One Mercedes owner that also happens to be a lawyer called the odor a “pungent, mildew, sweaty, moldy, sweat sock smell,” before filing the class-action lawsuit along with co-counsel.

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12/24/19
f1

Williams agrees sale of Williams Advanced Engineering stake
Running the team into the ground, Claire Williams needs the money to keep its F1 team afloat so they have had to sell their majority stake in Williams Advanced Engineering
Running the team into the ground, Claire Williams needs money to keep its F1 team afloat so they have had to sell their majority stake in Williams Advanced Engineering to raise capital
Williams have announced a deal that sees them relinquish a majority equity stake in their sister company Williams Advanced Engineering.

WAE is the engineering services business of the Williams Group that owns the Formula 1 team. It was founded in 2011 and employs 300 people working across 40 different projects.

WAE was the company that supplied Formula E with its batteries from the inaugural season in 2014 until 2018.

Williams confirmed that the majority stake has been sold to an independent private equity firm controlled by EMK Capital, while they will retain a minority share.

In the official statement Williams CEO Mike O’Driscoll said: “We have rapidly grown WAE from an embryonic one client start-up, to a business with many clients in multiple sectors.

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12/24/19
f1

Video: Lewis Hamilton Reunited with his Six F1 Championship Cars
One man. Six unbeatable Aldo Costa designed F1 title winning cars. One very special story Lewis Hamilton takes a trip down memory lane on what it has meant to drive cars so well engineered no other drivers have a chance.

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12/24/19
irl

Why has IndyCar shifted its races to later in the afternoon?
IndyCar fans get the IndyCar screw
IndyCar's best fans get the IndyCar screw

A reader asks, I was looking at the 2020 IndyCar TV schedule and saw that the races I like to attend have shifted to later in the day.

Now I will no longer be attending because I cannot get home Sunday night in time for work Monday morning.  Who was the mental midget who moved the races to a later start time? Fred Smith

Dear Fred, The IndyCar races have been trending to later in the afternoon to help TV ratings, which tend to rise as people arrive home from their day out. IndyCar's ratings are so bad the only way they have been able to make them rise is to shift the races, which totally screws the fans like you attending in person.

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12/24/19
f1

Video: Pierre Gasly & Daniil Kvyat visit NASA HQ!
Go behind the scenes with us for a tour around NASA! Before the USGP, we made the journey to Houston to visit the Johnson Space Center and it did not disappoint!

From visiting NASA's Mission Control rooms to operating the MARS Rover, the boys got involved with everything!

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12/24/19
Nascup

NASCAR legend Junior Johnson, dead at 88 (Update)
Junior Johnson
Junior Johnson

UPDATE Added video to story below from when Johnson was inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame.

12/20/19 Junior Johnson, a stock-car racing giant whose career spanned the sport's history from its moonshining roots to its modern era as a fierce, hard-nosed driver and an innovative mechanic and team owner, has died. He was 88.

Johnson's passing was confirmed by the NASCAR Hall of Fame. He had been in declining health and entered hospice care earlier this week.

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12/23/19
r2i

Additional Drivers, Teams announce 2020 Road to Indy Plans
Christian Rasmussen does not advance, stays in USF2000
Christian Rasmussen does not advance, stays in USF2000
A flurry of late-December driver announcements sends the Road to Indy Presented by Cooper Tires into the New Year with impressive early lineups across all three series. Driver-team announcements over the past week include:

Christian Rasmussen with Jay Howard Driver Development in the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship.

Rasmussen takes over the mantle of preseason favorite, as other leading drivers in the final 2019 standings have announced their intentions to move up the ladder. Rasmussen, 19, joined Road to Indy on the heels of a stellar European karting career, Danish Formula Ford and a third-place finish in the 2018 F4 U.S. Championship.

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12/23/19
automotive

36 Corvettes, Hidden For Years in a Garage, Will Be Given Away
For more than 25 years, the Peter Max Corvettes have languished in one New York parking garage or another.
For more than 25 years, the Peter Max Corvettes have languished in one New York parking garage or another.
It was the biggest barn find in automotive history..."They are Chevrolet Corvettes from a legendary collection: 36 ’Vettes, one from each production year between 1953, when the car made its debut, and 1989. For more than 25 years, they have languished in one New York City parking garage or another."

Read more about The Lost Corvettes in The New York Times  

Enter Sweepstakes 

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12/23/19
f1

Heineken named official beer of Vietnam GP
Heineken wants to sell a lot of beer in Vietnam
Heineken wants to sell a lot of beer in Vietnam
The Vietnam Grand Prix Corporation (VGPC), Promoter of the Formula1 VinFast Vietnam Grand Prix 2020, is delighted to announce Heineken as The Official Beer of the Vietnam Grand Prix, taking place on the streets of Hanoi next April 3rd- 5th. This new and exciting partnership with Heineken will further cement Formula 1’s newest race as the most anticipated event in 2020.

With this partnership, Heineken will use its unrivalled experience in delivering world-class events to help light up the Formula 1 VinFast Vietnam Grand Prix’s entertainment offerings. In particular, Heineken will support VGPC in delivering a major concert during the race weekend – this will be headlined by a soon-to-be-announced global music superstar and leading Vietnamese artists. Heineken will blow F1 fans away with more than just a race, bringing music, fashion and glamor to the first ever F1 race weekend to be hosted in Vietnam.

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12/23/19
IMSA

A new venture for Nielsen Racing in the US-based IMSA Prototype Challenge
The team's ELMS LMP3 car
The team's ELMS LMP3 car
Having shown great form, first in the UK, then in Europe and Asia, Nielsen Racing are delighted to confirm its participation in the IMSA Prototype Challenge starting early next month at Daytona.

The British-based team will field the #17 Norma M30 LMP3 for Rob Hodes and Garett Grist in all six-rounds of the US championship, starting with Daytona and concluding with Petit Le Mans in October. The pairing know each other well from recent stints in the Asian Le Mans Series together, first with United Autosports and currently with Nielsen Racing.

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12/23/19
f1

Todt wants 12 teams on F1 grid
After the 2021 cost reductions Jean Todt hopes to someday see 24 cars on the grid
After the 2021 cost reductions Jean Todt hopes to someday see 24 cars on the grid
(GMM) Jean Todt says he would like to see two new teams in Formula 1.

Throughout 2019, there have been rumors of new teams expressing interest in the sport, including one linked to Formula 2 team owner Adrian Campos that is lining up Pascal Wehrlein as a driver.

FIA president Todt admitted, however, that commercial considerations involving Liberty Media and the existing ten teams remain a big factor.

"The commercial rights holder is in contact with the teams and generates finance with them, but for the regulator which is the FIA, I would prefer twelve teams," he said.

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12/23/19
f1

Vasseur not dreaming of different Alfa Romeo lineup
Frederic Vasseur
Frederic Vasseur
(GMM) Frederic Vasseur admits he is not dreaming of attracting bigger-name star drivers to Alfa Romeo.

The Hinwil based team will continue to field Ferrari's 2007 world champion Kimi Raikkonen, who is 40, alongside Ferrari junior Antonio Giovinazzi in 2020.

And team boss Vasseur told Blick newspaper that it is pointless to dream about having the biggest current names in Formula 1 at the Hinwil based team.

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12/23/19
f1

Ferrari 'getting used to' driver rivalry
Shell games - Vettel and Leclerc equal number 1's in 2020
Shell games - Vettel and Leclerc equal number 1's in 2020
(GMM) Ferrari is "getting used to" the inter-team battle between Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc.

The traditional Ferrari strategy is to appoint a clear number 1 driver and a solid supporting act, and for 2019 the hierarchy began in quadruple world champion Vettel's favor.

Leclerc's speed and ambition, however, soon became obvious.

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12/23/19
f1

Lawrence Stroll hails 'fighter' Kubica
Racing Point owner Lawrence Stroll salivates over possibly getting Kubica's check
Racing Point owner Lawrence Stroll salivates over possibly getting Kubica's check
(GMM) Robert Kubica appears to be headed towards a third driver role for 2020 at Racing Point.

Earlier, with the Pole looking likely to combine an F1 role with a DTM race seat with BMW, it appeared that Haas would be his 2020 destination.

But Poland's sport.pl claims that Racing Point owner Lawrence Stroll is a big Kubica fan.

"He doesn't let failure bring him down," billionaire Stroll said.

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12/23/19
f1

Ericsson's F1 role to change for 2020
Ericsson will focus almost solely on IndyCar in 2020
Ericsson will focus almost solely on IndyCar in 2020
(GMM) Marcus Ericsson looks set to take another step away from the Formula 1 paddock in 2020.

This year, the Swede split his time between a full-time Indycar race seat and a reserve role at Alfa Romeo.

After F1's summer break, Ericsson had to pull out of an Indycar race when Alfa Romeo ordered him to travel to Spa to potentially replace an injured Kimi Raikkonen.

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12/23/19
f1

Ferrari signs Leclerc through 2024
A nice Christmas present for Charles Leclerc
A nice Christmas present for Charles Leclerc

Scuderia Ferrari Mission Winnow is pleased to announce that it has extended its contract with Charles Leclerc.

He has come through the ranks of the Ferrari Driver Academy, which he joined in 2016 and will now drive for the Italian team to the end of the 2024 season.

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