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Marc Marquez has Andrea Dovizioso pressuring him from behind
Race winner Andrea Dovizioso does a wheelie for the fans
VW unveiled their new high-end vehicle, the Arteon-R
Marc Marquez has Andrea Dovizioso pressuring him from behind
Chevy unveiled their 2018 NASCAR Cup car - a Camaro ZL1
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Designer Antonio Paglia has penned what he envisions a 2025 F1 car will look like. Note the full canopy over the driver
GRC: Atlantic City NJ
Scott Speed swept both ends of the doubleheader for Andretti Autosport
The new 2018 IndyCar aero kit was tested for the first time on a short oval by Oriol Servia and Juan Montoya
David B. Hughes
Darrell Wallace Jr., driver of the #99 Maestro's Classic Chevrolet, poses in victory lane with the winner's sticker after winning the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series LTi Printing 200
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IndyCar Pocono 500 Preview
Can Honda outpower Chevy in Pocono
After a short summer break the IndyCar series is back in action at Pocono Speedway this coming weekend for the ABC Pocono 500 mile race. Chevy driver Josef Newgarden leads the Verizon IndyCar Series championship with four races to go for the first time in his career. Newgarden took the championship lead for the first time in his career following his win at Mid-Ohio on July 20. However, the Hondas have been strong on the Superspeedways and the Andretti and Ganassi teams look for a win on the 2.5-mile 'Tricky Triangle' track.
Will Hamilton Rue Generosity in Hungary?
by Chris Mawson
Lewis Hamilton put the team first at the Hungarian Grand Prix in allowing Valtteri Bottas to pass him in the closing stages of the race, giving up his place on the podium. The Brit did not have the pace to catch leader Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen behind him after his Mercedes team-mate had let him through to challenge the duo. As a result, he allowed Bottas to reclaim his place behind the two Ferraris, even though it cost him three points in his battle with Vettel in the Drivers’ Championship.
Meet the Contenders: Rinus VeeKay
USF2000 Title chase
Rinus VeeKay of Pabst Racing and championship leader Oliver Askew of Cape Motorsports are separated by 13 points in the battle for the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda crown entering the season finale at Watkins Glen International to be held September 2.
A look at the rise of U.S. F2000 driver Oliver Askew
by Brian Carroccio
On the heels of a series high 7 race wins, 20-year-old Jupiter, Florida native Oliver Askew sits atop the Cooper Tires U.S. F2000 Championship Powered by Mazda championship by 13 points headed into next month’s final round at Watkins Glen. During the recent IndyCar race weekend at Mid-Ohio, I sat down with Askew to talk about his season, and goals for climbing the Mazda Road to Indy Ladder. To begin, I met with Askew on Saturday morning, about two hours before he was scheduled to take the green flag in the second of two races during the weekend.
Kyle Larson Makes It Three In A Row At Michigan
Pure Michigan 400
Kyle Larson steamed to his third victory of the season in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series on Sunday, making a bold move in an overtime restart for his third straight Michigan International Speedway win. Larson led only the last two laps of the 202-lap event in the Chip Ganassi Racing No. 42 Chevrolet, diving past Martin Truex Jr. in a major jumble near the front of the pack on the final green-flag stint. His third win on the 2-mile track was the fourth of his career in NASCAR’s top division.
Dovizioso outduels Marquez in Austria
Almost side-by-side over the line
Some races immediately enter the history books as the flag falls. The 2017 Austrian GP proves one such example, as Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team) and Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) staged a showcase of the best of the sport, right down to the wire. Almost side-by-side over the line, it was ‘DesmoDovi’ who took his third win of the year – with Marquez just keeping it on track for second in signature style. Dani Pedrosa (Repsol Honda Team) completed the podium, coming back from a Q1 hurdle on Saturday to make big points gains in the standings.
Sam Hornish, Jr. Wins at Mid-Ohio
NASCAR XFINITY Series Mid-Ohio Challenge
Sam Hornish Jr. dominated Saturday's NASCAR XFINITY Series Mid-Ohio Challenge, but his victory was anything but certain until the waning laps of a caution-filled race.Hornish, driving Team Penske's No. 22 Ford Mustang, earlier had eclipsed his own qualifying record at the 13-turn, 2.258-mile Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, and edged series rookie Daniel Hemric by 1.335 seconds when the event ultimately went green for the final time with five circuits remaining in the 75-lap distance.
Darrell Wallace, Jr. Returns To Victory Lane at Michigan
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series
In his first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race in nearly three years, Darrell "Bubba" Wallace, Jr. made his triumphant return to the racetrack and held off no less a driver than Kyle Busch over the final 11 laps to score is sixth-career truck series victory and his first ever at the two-mile Michigan International Speedway.
Marquez beats Dovizioso for pole in Austria
Honda beats favored Ducati
Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) blasted out the blocks to pole position at the NeroGiardini Motorrad Grand Prix von Osterreich, carrying forward his earlier pace on Saturday to stake a claim on victory at the Red Bull Ring. Expected key frontrunners Ducati were in close company, however, with Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team) taking second on his final lap and teammate Jorge Lorenzo completing the front row as Spielberg once again proved a happy hunting ground for the Borgo Panigale factory.
Made To Measure - Data Acquisition & The Science
Behind Porsche's LMP1 Programme - M1TG
Data acquisition is the cornerstone of Porsche’s highly successful LMP1 program, and has so far contributed to a combined 15 class race wins & 34 team podium finishes since joining the World Endurance Championship in 2014. Mobil 1 The Grid spoke to race engineer Stephen Mitas, team principal Andreas Seidl and driver and 2-time Le Mans winner Earl Bamber to find out more.
IMSA Notebook - Aug. 10, 2017
IMSA Wire Service
-Risi Competizione Returning to WeatherTech Championship Competition
-WeatherTech Championship Title Races Take Shape as Series Enters Home Stretch
-French, O’Ward First to Clinch 2017 WeatherTech Championship Title
-Continental Tire Challenge Sees New Leader Atop GS Point Standings
Is it ultimately better for IndyCar to wean off OEMs?
IndyCar, like F1, has some hard decisions to make
It is becoming increasingly evident that IndyCar has some very hard decisions to make with regard to its future engine formula. In the early days of the sport the engines had little relevance to passenger car engines, but the Offenhauser and Cosworth engines were the last of a dying breed. For the past 20 to 30 years car manufacturers (OEMs) have become involved with the sport in a big way.
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