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 (4/27/18)

Courtesy NBC Sports

 (http://www.nbcsports.com/landing/motors):

 Formula 1: Vettel takes third straight pole of 2018

Sebastian Vettel grabbed pole for Sunday's Azerbaijan Grand Prix, his third straight pole of the 2018 Formula 1 season.

     http://motorsports.nbcsports.com/2018/04/28/formula-1-vettel-takes-third-straight-pole-of-2018/

F1: Valtteri Bottas fastest in first practice for Azerbaijan GP, Verstappen crashes again 

http://motorsports.nbcsports.com/2018/04/27/f1-valtteri-bottas-fastest-in-first-practice-for-azerbaijan-gp-verstappen-crashes-again/

Formula E: Vergne wins home race in Paris
Frenchman Jean-Eric Vergne took a dominant victory on Saturday's Paris ePrix for the Techeetah team

(4/26/18)

Courtesy ESPN.com

 (http://www.espn.com/racing/nascar/):

Danica Patrick gains perspective before preparations for Indianapolis 500

http://www.espn.com/espnw/sports/article/23324700/danica-patrick-gains-perspective-preparations-indianapolis-500?addata=espn:nascar:index 

Courtesy NBC Sports

 (http://www.nbcsports.com/landing/motors): 

 F1: Lewis Hamilton looks for luck to change amid 3-way title fight  

Lewis Hamilton needs his luck to change in Azerbaijan.  

http://motorsports.nbcsports.com/2018/04/26/f1-lewis-hamilton-looks-for-luck-to-change-amid-3-way-title-fight/

F1 Preview: 2018 Azerbaijan Grand Prix

http://motorsports.nbcsports.com/2018/04/26/f1-preview-2018-azerbaijan-grand-prix/

Daniel Ricciardo would relish being Lewis Hamilton’s teammate
Daniel Ricciardo would welcome the challenge of having Hamilton as his teammate.

(4/25/18)

Courtesy The Frontstretch.com

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 F1 Midweek: Will Fernando Alonso Stay in F1 Beyond 2018?
by Mark Gero 

Courtesy NBC Sports

 (http://www.nbcsports.com/landing/motors):

  Street race in Vietnam could lead Formula One’s Asia expansion

Formula One is expected to add more races in Asia, including a street circuit in the capital of Vietnam.

http://motorsports.nbcsports.com/2018/04/25/street-race-in-vietnam-could-lead-formula-ones-asia-expansion/

Teammates James Hinchcliffe and Robert Wickens earn top-fives at Barber 

http://motorsports.nbcsports.com/2018/04/24/teammates-james-hinchcliffe-and-robert-wickens-earn-top-fives-at-barber/

(4/23/18)

Courtesy USA Today.com

(http://sports.usatoday.com/motor-sports/indycar): 

 Josef Newgarden negotiates wet weather to win IndyCar race at Alabama

 http://sports.usatoday.com/2018/04/23/indycar-josef-newgarden-wins-grand-prix-alabama-rain/

IndyCar makes controversial decision to allow teams to refuel before Alabama race resumes

http://sports.usatoday.com/2018/04/23/indycar-grand-prix-alabama-monday-restart-fuel/

(4/22/18)

Courtesy NBC Sports

 (http://www.nbcsports.com/landing/motors):

  INDYCAR: Honda Indy GP of Alabama postponed until Monday due to rain

Despite efforts to get the race restarted, the rain proved too persistent, prompting postponement until Monday.

http://motorsports.nbcsports.com/2018/04/22/indycar-honda-indy-gp-of-alabama-postponed-until-monday-due-to-rain/

Courtesy Speed Sport.com

 (https://speedsport.com/):

Harrison Scott Reigns In The Rain

O’Ward Completes Barber Indy Lights Sweep 

https://speedsport.com/indy/indycar-development-series/oward-completes-barber-indy-lights-sweep/

(4/21/18 )

Courtesy NBC Sports

 (http://www.nbcsports.com/landing/motors):

Josef Newgarden wins pole for Grand Prix of Alabama

Under scattered clouds, Driver Name grabbed the pole for the Grand Prix of Alabama

  Looking back at Bourdais' return to the track

Sebastian Bourdais has been through a lot during his racing career, especially in the last year. 

  http://www.nbcsports.com/video/indycar-sebastian-bourdais-journeys-back-racing

IndyCar: Turn 5 gives drivers fits in Friday’s second practice at Barber Motorsports Park

http://motorsports.nbcsports.com/2018/04/20/indycar-turn-5-gives-drivers-fits-in-fridays-second-practice-at-barber-motorsports-park/


Power, Newgarden, Dixon fastest in first of 2 IndyCar practices today at Barber Motorsports Park

http://motorsports.nbcsports.com/2018/04/20/power-newgarden-dixon-fastest-in-first-of-2-indycar-practices-today-at-barber-motorsports-park/

IndyCar Grand Prix of Alabama final practice report
Will Power posted the fastest time in the third practice session for the IndyCar Grand Prix of Alabama, while Ed Jones spun 

  Rossi details his car's nickname before surprise
On the latest Rapid Fire with Katie Hargitt, Alexander Rossi shares why his car is nicknamed "Baby Girl" before a surprise guest crashes the interview.

(4/20/18)

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 (http://www.nbcsports.com/landing/motors):

  NBC Sports presents IndyCar Grand Prix of Alabama Sunday live at 3:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN

Team Penske's Josef Newgarden is defending winner of Sunday's race.  

IndyCar star Scott Dixon to test skills on ‘American Ninja Warrior’
Scott Dixon will be the latest IndyCar driver to enter the realm of reality TV when he auditions in Indianapolis next week for "American Ninja Warrior."  

What IndyCar Drivers Are Saying about this weekend’s 2018 Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama
Drivers take to the first permanent road course of the season this week in Sweet Home Alabama.

(4/19/18)

Courtesy NBC Sports

 (http://www.nbcsports.com/landing/motors):

2019 Corvette ZR-1 — Chevy’s fastest ever — named pace car for this year’s Indianapolis 500

The ZR-1 can hit a top speed of 212 mph, just 20 mph shy of last year's qualifying speed for the Indy 500.  

http://motorsports.nbcsports.com/2018/04/19/2019-corvette-zr-1-chevys-fastest-ever-named-pace-car-for-this-years-indianapolis-500/

INDYCAR Preview: Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama

http://motorsports.nbcsports.com/2018/04/19/indycar-preview-honda-indy-grand-prix-of-alabama/

IndyCar Grand Prix of Alabama Fast Facts

http://motorsports.nbcsports.com/2018/04/18/honda-indy-grand-prix-of-alabama-fast-facts/

MRTI: Barber Motorsports Park Preview
A look ahead to double-headers for Indy Lights and Pro Mazda at Barber Motorsports Park.

(4/18/18)

Courtesy The Frontstretch.com

 (https://www.frontstretch.com/): 

F1 Midweek: Would Ferrari Really Leave F1?
by Mark Gero

Courtesy Speed Sport.com

 (https://speedsport.com/):

RelaDyne Backs Andretti Autosport & Hunter-Reay

Courtesy NBC Sports

(http://www.nbcsports.com/landing/motors):

  Column: Sebastien Bourdais proves he is still among the best in world

Sebastien Bourdais was once considered among the best drivers in the world  

  http://motorsports.nbcsports.com/2018/04/18/column-sebastien-bourdais-proves-he-is-still-among-the-best-in-world/

Things are looking up for Marco Andretti

http://motorsports.nbcsports.com/2018/04/17/things-looking-up-for-marco-andretti-after-6th-place-finish-at-long-beach/

Rahal disappointed yet proud in Long Beach

http://motorsports.nbcsports.com/2018/04/17/graham-rahal-both-disappointed-proud-of-fifth-place-long-beach-finish/

Indy Lights grads Jones, Veach shine in Long Beach

Indy Light saw two recent graduates in Ed Jones and Zach Veach battle for a podium finish in Long Beach, with Jones taking third while Veach finished fourth.

(4/16/18)

Courtesy The Frontstretch.com

 (https://www.frontstretch.com/):

IndyCar: There’s No Doubt Now; Alexander Rossi is a Title Threat
by John Haverlin

James Davison Joining AJ Foyt Racing in Partnership with Byrd-Hollinger-Belardi for Indy 500

Friday in Long Beach, AJ Foyt Racing announced that they will be fielding a third entry for the Indianapolis 500 with James Davison driving.  The car is a collaboration between AJ Foyt Racing, Jonathan Byrd's Motorsports, Belardi Auto Racing and Hollinger MotorSport.  Read more
  

Daniel Ricciardo Stuns Grid, Wins Formula One Race in China

Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo made a late charge on Sunday, moving up from sixth to take victory in the Formula One Grand Prix of China.  Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas was second, followed by Ferrari's Kimi Räikkönen.  Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen finished fourth and fifth.  Read more
  

(4/15/18)

Courtesy NBC Sports

(http://www.nbcsports.com/landing/motors):

Alexander Rossi dominates to win Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, followed by Power and Jones

It's the third career IndyCar win for Rossi, who won the 2016 Indy 500 and last year at Watkins Glen.

http://motorsports.nbcsports.com/2018/04/15/alexander-rossi-dominates-to-win-toyota-grand-prix-of-long-beach-followed-by-power-and-jones/

Formula 1: Ricciardo wins thriller in China

Red Bull Racing's Daniel Ricciardo used fresh tires to storm from sixth to first in the second half of the Chinese Grand Prix.

 http://motorsports.nbcsports.com/2018/04/15/formula-1-ricciardo-wins-thriller-in-china/ 

(4/14/18)

Courtesy NBC Sports

(http://www.nbcsports.com/landing/motors):

INDYCAR: Alexander Rossi roars to pole for Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach

Rossi earns his second career INDYCAR pole. He got his first pole at Watkins Glen last year, and then won the race. Will history repeat itself Sunday? 

http://motorsports.nbcsports.com/2018/04/14/indycar-alexander-rossi-roars-to-pole-for-toyota-grand-prix-of-long-beach/

Formula E: Bird scores victory in Rome
The inaugural ABB FIA Formula E Rome E-Prix went to Sam Bird and DS Virgin Racing.

Formula 1: Vettel snatches pole from teammate Raikkonen in China

A second straight front row lockout for Scuderia Ferrari saw Sebastian Vettel grab pole from Kimi Raikkonen on his final run in qualifying for the Chinese Grand Prix.

http://motorsports.nbcsports.com/2018/04/14/formula-1-vettel-snatches-pole-from-teammate-raikkonen-in-china/ 

Rossi tops second Long Beach practice

http://motorsports.nbcsports.com/2018/04/13/alexander-rossi-andretti-autosport-top-second-long-beach-practice/

AJ Foyt Racing adds James Davison to third car for Indy 500, field grows to 35 entries

Davison ran as high as 5th in last year's 500, but was involved in a late-race crash, ending his bid for the win.

Why Josef Newgarden will never forget his first Long Beach Grand Prix (nor will Dario Franchitti)

Newgarden learned a very valuable lesson in his first try in an Indy car at Long Beach.

Robert Wickens is an instant fit — and hit — in new IndyCar ride with Schmidt Peterson Motorsports
James Hinchcliffe made no secret of who he wanted as his new IndyCar teammate, lobbying hard for his childhood friend from Canada

(4/13/18)

Courtesy The Frontstretch.com

(https://www.frontstretch.com/): 

 JR Hildebrand Will Have Another Shot at the Indy 500 with Dreyer & Reinbold Racing 

Thursday, Dreyer & Reinbold Racing announced they will field a second car in the Indianapolis 500 this year.  JR Hildebrand will drive the new No. 66, bringing the entry list for the Indianapolis 500 to 35 confirmed teams.  Read more

What Does a Ride in an Indy Car Feel Like?
by John Haverlin

Courtesy NBC Sports

(http://www.nbcsports.com/landing/motors):

 Dixon, Hunter-Reay, Rossi fastest in first of 2 IndyCar practices at Long Beach

Conditions were ideal, with sunny skies and temperatures in the low 70s

http://motorsports.nbcsports.com/2018/04/13/dixon-hunter-reay-rossi-fastest-in-first-of-2-indycar-practices-at-long-beach/

What Drivers Are Saying about Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach

Racing at Long Beach is one of the high points for drivers each season. Here's what they're saying heading into this weekend's action.

F1: Lewis Hamilton quickest in both practice sessions for Chinese GP
Hamilton has won the Chinese Grand Prix five times, including last season

For most F1 teams, 4th place is as good as it gets
For some teams, particularly smaller teams, is finishing fourth place in each race the best they can hope for this season?

(4/12/18)

Courtesy Frontstretch.com

 (https://www.frontstretch.com/): 

What to Watch: Thursday

- Dreyer & Reinbold Racing has scheduled a teleconference for 2:30 p.m. this afternoon.  Sources say they will announce a second entry for next month's Indianapolis 500.

- In both Bristol, Tenn. and Long Beach, Ca. teams are loading in and setting up for a weekend of racing competition.  Over in Long Beach, drivers are taking official strolls around the 1.968-mile street course.  No motorized on-track activity is scheduled. 

(4/11/18)

Courtesy The Frontstretch.com

 (https://www.frontstretch.com/): 

Bahrain Race Review: Vettel continues Success; ESPN Does Their Homework
by Mark Gero

(4/10/18) 

Courtesy Speed Sport.com

 (https://speedsport.com/): 

FIA Confirms 11 Manufacturers For 2019/20 Formula E Season

https://speedsport.com/road-racing/other-road-racing/fia-confirms-11-manufacturers-201920-formula-e-season/

Nico Rosberg To Drive New Formula E Car

Courtesy NBC Sports

 (http://www.nbcsports.com/landing/motors):

 Formula 1: Ferrari mechanic suffers leg fractures after Raikkonen pit incident

A Scuderia Ferrari mechanic suffered fractures to his shinbone and fibula following a scary pit incident involving Kimi Raikkonen during the Bahrain Grand Prix.

  Ferrari mechanic hit by Raikkonen says he’s OK after surgery

The Ferrari mechanic took to Instagram to thank everyone for the support he's received.

F1: Frustration continues for Red Bull after early exits in Bahrain

http://motorsports.nbcsports.com/2018/04/09/f1-frustration-continues-for-red-bull-after-early-exits-in-bahrain/

(4/9/18)

Courtesy The Frontstretch

 (https://www.frontstretch.com/):

Sebastian Vettel Edges Valtteri Bottas to Win F1 Race in Bahrain 

Sunday, Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel was forced into an alternate pit strategy after Kimi Räikkönen hit a crew member in the pits.  It worked, as Vettel held off Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas to win the Grand Prix of Bahrain.  Lewis Hamilton was third, followed by Scuderia Toro Rosso's Pierre Gasly and Haas F1 Team's Kevin Magnussen.  Read more

Robert Wickens Impresses Again, but Josef Newgarden’s Decision to Pit Leads to Victory

Saturday night at Phoenix International Raceway, Team Penske's Josef Newgarden was able to get past Schmidt Peterson Motorsports' Robert Wickens with four laps to go and held on to win the Desert Diamond West Valley Casino Phoenix Grand Prix.  Wickens was second, followed by Alexander Rossi, Scott Dixon and Ryan Hunter-Reay.  Read more
  

(4/8/18)

Courtesy NBC Sports

(http://www.nbcsports.com/landing/motors):

 IndyCar: Late stop for tires helps Josef Newgarden win at Phoenix

Robert Wickens finished second in his first-ever race on an oval track. Alex Rossi finished a close third.

http://motorsports.nbcsports.com/2018/04/07/indycar-taking-fresh-tires-late-help-josef-newgarden-to-win-phoenix-grand-prix/

Here’s What Drivers Said after Saturday night’s IndyCar race at Phoenix
All 23 drivers entered into the race explained their performance after the race.

Rossi charges back up to P3 after early penalty at ISM Raceway
Alexander Rossi overcame an early penalty that dropped him outside the Top 20 to finish a strong third at ISM Raceway

Wickens, Hinchcliffe come up just short of victory at ISM Raceway
Robert Wickens and James Hinchcliffe battled for the win at ISM Raceway, but fell short after not taking fresh tires under a late-race caution.

Newgarden: Phoenix race was 'a team victory'
Josef Newgarden speaks about his Phoenix Grand Prix victory at victory lane.

Dixon happy to salvage fourth place in Phoenix
Scott Dixon says his car wasn't the best one at the Phoenix Grand Prix, but was pleased that he still finished fourth 

Rossi on finishing third in Phoenix
Alexander Rossi finished third in the Phoenix Grand Prix, but believes his first stop of the race hurt his chances to win it all 

Hinchliffe on final restart decision
James Hinchliffe says he does not regret his final restart, despite it costing him several positions

Wickens happy with near-win at Phoenix
Rookie driver Robert Wickens says he was happy to be in the lead near the end of the Phoenix Grand Prix, but couldn't hold off Josef Newgarden

(4/7/18)

Courtesy ESPN.com

(http://www.espn.co.uk/f1/):

Vettel secures pole as Ferrari locks out front row

Sebastian Vettel took pole position at the Bahrain Grand Prix as Ferrari locked out the front row of the grid under the floodlights at Sakhir.

http://www.espn.co.uk/f1/story/_/id/23062220/vettel-secures-pole-ferrari-locks-front-row-Bahrain

Lewis: That proves we don't have a 'party mode'

Vettel surprised by Ferrari's pace in Bahrain

Max blames engine power surge for Q1 crash

Kimi rues traffic after missing out on pole

Q3 star Gasly credits STR-Honda partnership


(4/6/18)

Courtesy NBC Sports

 (http://www.nbcsports.com/landing/motors):

The last car out is the best car in: Bourdais takes pole for Saturday’s IndyCar race in Phoenix

Bourdais is in the cat bird's seat as No. 1 qualifier and also as he seeks his second win in a row this season.

http://motorsports.nbcsports.com/2018/04/06/sebastien-bourdais-on-pole-for-indycar-race-in-phoenix/

Pagenaud fastest in Phoenix practice

http://motorsports.nbcsports.com/2018/04/06/indycar-defending-phoenix-winner-simon-pagenaud-fastest-in-practice-qualifying-coming-up/

IndyCar veteran Oriol Servia named to IndyCar pace car driver team

Servia will split pace car driving duties across the 17-race Verizon IndyCar Series schedule with Sarah Fisher.

F1: Red Bull’s Ricciardo fastest in first of two Friday practices for Bahrain GP
Daniel Ricciardo gave Red Bull a boost by posting the fastest time in the first practice session for the Bahrain Grand Prix on Friday.


Courtesy Speed Sport.com

 (https://speedsport.com/):

Carey Outlines Strategic Plan For Future Of F1

Mike Shank Adds SiriusXM CEO As Co-Owner

https://speedsport.com/road-racing/imsa/weathertech-championship/meyer-becomes-co-owner-shank-team/

(4/5/18)

Courtesy NBC Sports

 (http://www.nbcsports.com/landing/motors ):

Mario Andretti: Last IndyCar win 25 years ago at Phoenix ‘seems like it was only yesterday’

Andretti will be honored tonight and all weekend, celebrating his final IndyCar win 25 years ago.

http://motorsports.nbcsports.com/2018/04/05/mario-andretti-last-indycar-win-25-years-ago-at-phoenix-seems-like-it-was-only-yesterday/

Simon Pagenaud looks to repeat at Phoenix, regain championship 

http://motorsports.nbcsports.com/2018/04/04/simon-pagenaud-looks-to-repeat-at-phoenix-regain-championship/

Look back at start to 2018 Indycar season
You asked for it and you got it! The 2018 Indycar season is here and we take a look back at all the fast paced highlights from the first race of the new year

Russia plans to bring back ‘grid girls’ to F1 race in September

Russia wants to bring grid girls back to Formula One, barely two months after the series ended the practice.

(4/4/18)

Courtesy Speed Sport.com

(https://speedsport.com/):

The Unique 1981 Pocono 500

Binder Adds Detroit Doubleheader To IndyCar Slate

https://speedsport.com/indy/verizon-indycar/binder-adds-detroit-double-juncos/

Courtesy USA Today.com

 (http://sports.usatoday.com/motor-sports/indycar/):

 IndyCar boss: Prepare for Indy 500 bumping, as tradition of 33-car field will be honored

http://sports.usatoday.com/2018/04/03/indycar-boss-prepare-for-indy-500-bumping-as-tradition-of-33-car-field-will-be-honored/

Indy 500 field at 33 cars and counting...

  http://sports.usatoday.com/2018/04/03/indy-500-field-at-33-cars-and-counting/

Ayello: IndyCar's new deal with NBC a win for the series

http://sports.usatoday.com/2018/03/21/indycar-analysis-nbc-television-deal-win/


Courtesy NBC Sports

 (http://www.nbcsports.com/landing/motors):

NBCSN kicks off its part of 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series schedule this weekend

NBCSN will televise 12 of this season's 17 Verizon IndyCar Series races, as well as Indy 500 Carb Day.

http://motorsports.nbcsports.com/2018/04/04/nbcsn-kicks-off-its-part-of-2018-verizon-indycar-series-schedule-this-weekend/

IndyCar Fast Facts: Phoenix Grand Prix 

http://motorsports.nbcsports.com/2018/04/03/indycar-fast-facts-desert-diamond-west-valley-casino-phoenix-grand-prix/

Courtesy ESPN.com

 (http://www.espn.com/racing/): 

Honda forced into engine changes for Bahrain Grand Prix

http://www.espn.com/f1/story/_/id/23026175/honda-forced-engine-changes-bahrain-grand-prix

Bahrain Grand Prix: The remaining unknowns heading to race two

http://www.espn.com/f1/story/_/id/23026009/bahrain-grand-prix-remaining-unknowns-heading-race-two

 (4/2/18)

Courtesy NBC Sports

(http://www.nbcsports.com/landing/motors):

Zach Veach looking to get back into a rhythm in 2018

Zach Veach is hoping to build momentum and get back into a rhythm in 2018 after struggling to secure a full-time race seat in recent years.

http://motorsports.nbcsports.com/2018/04/02/zach-veach-looking-to-get-back-into-a-rhythm-in-2018/

Takuma Sato enjoying return to Rahal, Letterman, Lanigan; already thinking of Indy 500 encore 

http://motorsports.nbcsports.com/2018/04/01/takuma-sato-enjoying-return-to-rahal-letterman-lanigan-already-thinking-of-indy-500-encore/


Kanaan re-energized at A.J. Foyt Racing

Tony Kanaan is teamed with one of the youngest drivers in IndyCar this season, 19-year-old fellow Brazilian Matheus Leist.

(3/31/18)

Courtesy Speed Sport.com

(https://speedsport.com/):

Formula E Shows Off In New York City

https://speedsport.com/formula-one/formula-e-shows-off-new-york-city/

(3/30/18)

Courtesy ESPN F-1.com

 (http://www.espn.co.uk/f1/): 

Force India encouraged by 'huge' car potential

Force India is confident it can find big performance steps at upcoming races despite its slow start to the season at the Australian Grand Prix.

 http://www.espn.co.uk/f1/story/_/id/22963920/force-india-encouraged-huge-development-potential

Merc reveals details of Aus software error

Haas retains development driver Maini

Vettel still lacking confidence in new Ferrari

Haas defends car as rivals voice suspicions

Horner floats idea to neutralise quali modes

Kimi: Halo acted as useful sun visor in Australia

Courtesy NBC Sports

 (http://www.nbcsports.com/landing/motors):

Mercedes blames software bug for Lewis Hamilton timing glitch at Australian GP
Mercedes says bug resulted in timing error that cost Hamilton win in the Australian Grand Prix.

Despite debilitating injury, F1 reserve Robert Kubica says return to racing still possible
Last year's test drives for Renault have shown Robert Kubica that a return to Formula One racing is possible despite almost losing his right hand in a 2011 rally crash.

En garde: ‘Battle’ breaks out between Pagenaud, Newgarden — and now Hinchcliffe joins in

The two teammates are in the midst of a humorous and classic autograph 'battle', and now James Hinchcliffe has joined into the fun.  

http://motorsports.nbcsports.com/2018/03/30/en-garde-battle-breaks-out-between-pagenaud-newgarden-and-now-hinchcliffe-joins-in/

Juan Pablo Montoya to race in first 24 Hours of Le Mans, looks to capture motorsports’ triple crown

http://motorsports.nbcsports.com/2018/03/30/juan-pablo-montoya-to-race-in-first-24-hours-of-le-mans-looks-to-capture-motorsports-triple-crown/

Marco Andretti very optimistic about 2018

http://motorsports.nbcsports.com/2018/03/29/indycar-new-car-number-new-attitude-have-marco-andretti-very-optimistic-about-2018/

(3/29/18)

Courtesy NBC Sports

(http://www.nbcsports.com/landing/motors):

IndyCar: Charlie Kimball feels right back at home with Carlin Racing

Kimball spent one of first formative years in racing with team owner Trevor Carlin. Now, 13 years later, the two are reunited in one of the three new IndyCar teams this season.

http://motorsports.nbcsports.com/2018/03/28/indycar-charlie-kimball-feels-right-back-at-home-with-carlin-racing/ 

F1: McLaren shows new fight and speed in season-opening Australian Grand Prix

For three years, McLaren's Fernando Alonso could only dream of having a car reliable enough to compete with the top teams in Formula One. Or at least finish races.

Courtesy Speed Sport.com

 (https://speedsport.com/ ): 

 Arjun Maini Continues With Haas F1

  https://speedsport.com/formula-one/arjun-maini-continues-haas-f1/

DC Autosport Signs Barrichello’s Son For US F4 Slate

https://speedsport.com/road-racing/other-road-racing/dc-autosport-barrichello-son-us-f4/

(3/28/18)

Courtesy Speed Sport.com

(https://speedsport.com/):

Montoya Lands 24 Hours Of Le Mans Ride

Ferrucci Returning As Haas F1 Development Driver

https://speedsport.com/formula-one/ferrucci-back-haas-f1-development-driver/

Courtesy USA Today.com

 (https://www.usatoday.com/sports/nascar/):

Danica admits she's 'nervous' about return to…

First look at Danica's last race car for Indy 500

(3/27/18)

Courtesy Speed Sport.com

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  Preferred Freezer Services Back With Ed Carpenter Racing

https://speedsport.com/indy/verizon-indycar/preferred-freezer-services-back-with-ed-carpenter-racing/

Military To Motorsports Backs Rossi At Phoenix

(3/26/18)

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Vettel feels fortunate, but happy with Australian Grand Prix win

Sebastian Vettel was relieved to be on the good side of the pit strategy following a Virtual Safety Car, which put him in position to win the Australian Grand Prix.

http://motorsports.nbcsports.com/2018/03/25/vettel-feels-fortunate-but-happy-with-australian-grand-prix-win/ 

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Australian GP analysis: Who looks strongest after race one?

http://www.espn.co.uk/f1/story/_/id/22916209/australian-gp-analysis-looks-strongest-race-one

Toro Rosso optimistic despite issues

Haas: Strong Melbourne pace keeps spirits up

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Couch Potato Monday: ESPN's F1 Return Leaves Much to be Desired
by Phil Allaway

(3/25/18)

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  Pit strategy nets Vettel win in Australian Grand Prix to kick off 2018 F1 season

Sebastian Vettel took advantage of a Virtual Safety Car to overtake then leader Lewis Hamilton and win the season-opening Australian Grand Prix.  

http://motorsports.nbcsports.com/2018/03/25/pit-strategy-nets-vettel-win-in-australian-grand-prix-to-kick-off-2018-f1-season/

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Vettel stuns Hamilton to win in Melbourne

Sebastian Vettel won against the odds at the Australian Grand Prix after taking advantage of a Virtual Safety Car to beat Lewis Hamilton to victory.

http://www.espn.co.uk/f1/story/_/id/22901324/sebastian-vettel-stuns-lewis-hamilton-win-Melbourne

Hamilton: I wish strategy was more in my hands

Mercedes admits software cost shot at victory

Vettel: Work to do to beat Mercedes on merit

Sirotkin's debut ended by loose sandwich bag

Haas heartbreak caused by human error

Kimi surprised not to be told Vettel's strategy

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Daniel Ricciardo optimistic as Red Bull show their speed

Sebastian Vettel wipes smile off Lewis Hamilton's face in Melbourne

(3/24/18)

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Stunning Hamilton lap beats Ferraris to pole

Lewis Hamilton turned in a thrilling late lap to take pole for the Australian Grand Prix ahead of the Ferraris of Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel.

http://www.espn.co.uk/f1/story/_/id/22892278/stunning-lewis-hamilton-lap-beats-ferrari-drivers-pole

Wolff calls Hamilton pole lap 'an outlier'

Lewis: That was to wipe smile off Vettel's face

Wolff: Bottas shunt could shatter his confidence

Alonso expects 'big points' for McLaren

Ricciardo: Lewis pole lap like a pie in the face

Verstappen: Ferrari beatable without Q3 error

Raikkonen concerned with gap to Mercedes

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Lewis Hamilton Speeds To Australian Pole

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 Ferrari teammates Vettel and Raikkonen fastest in rainy final practice at Australian GP

Ferrari drivers Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen went 1-2 in final practice session ahead of qualifying at the water-logged Australian Grand Prix on Saturday.

http://motorsports.nbcsports.com/2018/03/24/ferrari-teammates-vettel-and-raikkonen-fastest-in-rainy-final-practice-at-australian-gp/

Forecast forces postponement of next week’s INDYCAR test at Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Next week's test at Indianapolis Motor Speedway has been postponed until the end of April and into early May.

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Danica's return to Indy 500 'like riding a bike'

There's little preparation for Danica Patrick when it comes to the final event of her racing career. She hasn't competed in IndyCar since 2011, but the seven-time Indianapolis 500 driver will rely on her experience for this year's race.

http://www.espn.com/espnw/sports/article/22767464/danica-patrick-return-indianapolis-500-riding-bike?addata=espn:nascar:index

(3/23/18)

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 Formula 1 2018 Season Preview: Lewis Hamilton, Sebastian Vettel at Five, or Someone Else?
by Mark Gero

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  Position of F1 start lights altered to compensate for safety halo

The move is a bid to ensure the drivers' line of vision is not impeded by the controversial halo protection device

Mercedes: F1 teams need to work together to avoid split

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff said F1 teams have a responsibility to overcome differences over the future of the sport in the face of a threat by Ferrari to quit because of a number of proposed changes.

  Lewis Hamilton: Australian Grand Prix could be start of one of most competitive seasons in recent memory

Lewis Hamilton said Thursday on the eve of the season-opening Australian Grand Prix that he believes this year could be one of the most competitive yet in the sport. 

 http://motorsports.nbcsports.com/2018/03/23/lewis-hamilton-australian-grand-prix-could-be-start-of-one-of-most-competitive-seasons-in-recent-memory/

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  Hamilton Nips Verstappen in Australia

102nd Indianapolis 500 Testing Postponed

Howard Back With Schmidt Peterson For Indy 500

https://speedsport.com/indy/verizon-indycar/howard-back-schmidt-peterson-indy-500/

(3/22/18)

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The Critic's Annex: INDYCAR Goes Exclusive to NBC Sports in 2019
by Phil Allaway

Today, instead of Saturday's XFINITY Series broadcast from Sonoma, we're going to discuss Wednesday's big announcement from INDYCAR.  In case you missed it, INDYCAR announced they are going to be exclusive to NBC Sports starting next year

Personally, I'm not surprised they decided to go in that direction.

NBC Sports (and specifically NBCSN) has been a supporter of INDYCAR for years.  Remember, 2018 is the final year of a 10-year deal inked back in 2008 when NBCSN was still Versus.
 
In the preceding years, INDYCAR was treated seriously at NBCSN and given the respect they deserve.  The network has gone out of their way to try and grow the sport.  Think of the IndyCar 36 shows that they've aired over the years.  We've critiqued a couple of them in this space, most notably the one that covered Kurt Busch's attempt at the Indy-Charlotte double.
 
At one point, NBCSN tried a daily show dedicated to INDYCAR that was designed to be similar to NASCAR America.  If you think viewership for something like NASCAR America is bad, they struggled to get quintuple-digit viewership for that show.  That's despite the fact the content was actually pretty good.
 
NBCSN did have some growing pains over the years.  Jon Beekhuis is literally the only on-air personality left from when Versus first showed up.  There was an instance in which Beekhuis and Jack Arute got in an argument during a race at Homestead back in 2010.  The races in Sao Paulo were an exercise in futility at times since Versus would only send one person (Kevin Lee) to the race and have the booth stay in the states and call the event remotely.
 
In the case of INDYCAR's other current media partner, ABC/ESPN, they really only cared about their own interests.  Anyone who watched the season opener from St. Petersburg would have noticed they only promoted the upcoming schedule of races they're airing.  ESPN's second race is the Grand Prix of Indianapolis in May.  There are three races (Phoenix, Long Beach and Barber Park) between now and then. 

To ESPN, those three events might as well not exist.  Now, for diehard fans, that kind of move is really noticeable.  For the not-so-diehards, they might not know the difference.  Such a move is unconscionable if you're trying to grow your viewership in partnership with the sanctioning body.
 
Along those lines, the new NBC deal brings an increase in the number of races on broadcast TV from five to eight.  With all the changes in television recently, that still means something.  It's still easiest to find programming if it's available on over-the-air TV.  
 
The announcement indicates the other races will be live on NBCSN.  We'll have to see how that works out.  The past couple of years have seen the Honda Indy Toronto aired live on CNBC, then on tape-delay on NBCSN.  We'll see if that still happens.
 
Given NBC's sports holdings, you'll see the vast majority of over-the-air races on broadcast air prior to July.  In addition to the two Indianapolis centerpieces, expect events such as St. Petersburg, Long Beach and the Detroit duals to be on NBC.  Expect Indianapolis 500 qualifying to be at least partially on NBC as well.  The other two races seem to be wild cards.
 
Basically, this deal is a net positive except for the practice coverage.  Everything that isn't shown live on NBC or NBCSN will air on NBC Sports Gold.  That's is a pay service available via NBCSports.com used for smaller events (Ex: Live coverage of some Lucas Oil Motocross, cycling events and Premier League games that used to be free to stream on the now-NBC Sports App).  Basically, they're going to make you pay for what INDYCAR currently livestreams for free on INDYCAR.com and YouTube. 

I don't see a positive there for fans, although it could be a positive for INDYCAR financially.  That said, every INDYCAR qualifying session in 2019 should be televised.  We can't say that now for the ESPN races other than the Indianapolis 500.

Also of note, INDYCAR is without an title sponsor to replace Verizon for next season.  Having this deal done will definitely help them find a company that will commit themselves to the series.  Verizon did to a certain extent.  IZOD basically didn't, especially the last couple of years.  That said, this deal is better than what the series had when IZOD showed up, making it a little bit easier to entice someone.
 
The new deal will bind INDYCAR to a group that has experience with the sport and wants it to succeed.  Unlike ABC/ESPN, the network appears to care much more about the sport than just the Indianapolis 500 and wants to see it grow.  Also, you'll have the same on-air crew for the whole season, which will help with continuity.  The positives do outweigh the negatives here.

Happiness Is: Economics, Harvick & Melbourne
by Ava Huston Ladner

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F1 Preview: 2018 Australian Grand Prix

A look ahead at the season-opening Australian Grand Prix.

http://motorsports.nbcsports.com/2018/03/22/f1-preview-2018-australian-grand-prix/

Reaction to INDYCAR/NBC Sports Group announcement: Mario Andretti, Roger Penske, Bobby Rahal and social media
Here's what notables in the sport are saying about the new multi-year NBC-INDYCAR partnership going forward starting in 2019.

(3/21/18)

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Catching Up With Kimi Raikkonen

https://speedsport.com/formula-one/catching-up-with-kimi-raikkonen/

Castroneves Back In IndyCar For Barber Test

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  Josef Newgarden fastest in Barber test

http://motorsports.nbcsports.com/2018/03/20/newgarden-fastest-as-castroneves-returns-in-weather-shortened-barber-test/

Marco Andretti to drive throwback scheme
The paint scheme is almost identical to the Newman-Haas Racing and Texaco/Havoline scheme Mario Andretti drove in his last win

IndyCar: Schmidt Peterson Motorsports expands mentoring program for tech school students
Lincoln Tech and IndyCar team Schmidt Peterson Motorsports have expanded a unique mentoring and sponsorship program for the 2018 season.

NBC Sports to be exclusive home to IndyCar, Indy 500 in 2019

Indianapolis 500 and seven additional Verizon IndyCar Series races to be shown annually on NBC beginning in 2019. NBCSN to air remaining races 

(3/20/18)

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Honda’s F-1 Hits & Misses

https://speedsport.com/formula-one/hondas-f-1-hits-misses/

Pippa Mann Back With Dale Coyne For Indianapolis 500

https://speedsport.com/indy/verizon-indycar/pippa-mann-back-dale-coyne-indianapolis-500/

 Stewart & Gordon Elected To IMS Hall Of Fame 

https://speedsport.com/nascar/monster-nascar-cup/stewart-gordon-elected-ims-hall-fame/

Lincoln Tech Renews Support Of Schmidt Peterson

(3/19/18)

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  Schumacher still fighting, not forgotten

As Formula One drivers prepare for the season-opening Australian Grand Prix next weekend, Michael Schumacher continues a very different fight far away.  

http://motorsports.nbcsports.com/2018/03/19/as-f1-season-begins-michael-schumacher-still-fighting-far-from-forgotten/

Neurosurgeon discusses brain injuries such as Michael Schumacher’s

More than four years after a ski accident caused him a near-fatal brain injury, little is known about Michael Schumacher's current condition.

IMSA: Sebring victories for ESM, Porsche, and Paul Miller Racing
Tequila Patron ESM, Porsche GT Team, and Paul Miller Racing survived the final hours to take victories at the Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring.

Formula E: Vergne outlasts di Grassi for Punta del Este victory
Jean-Eric Vergne outdueled Lucas di Grassi in an intense and thrilling battle to win in Punta del Este.

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Marco Andretti Unveils Phoenix Throwback Look 

https://speedsport.com/indy/verizon-indycar/marco-andretti-unveils-phoenix-throwback-look/

(3/16/18)

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Sebastien Bourdais looks for another trophy in Sebring
Sebastien Bourdais and his family returned to the United States six years ago with nothing but the clothes they could pack in their suitcases.

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 A.J. Foyt Survives Another Killer Bee Attack

https://speedsport.com/indy/verizon-indycar/aj-foyt-killer-bee-attack-again/

(3/15/18)

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FIA explains plans to clamp down on oil burning

The FIA is confident new regulations this year will be successful in catching teams that attempt to burn oil in the engine's combustion chamber to gain a power advantage. 

http://www.espn.com/f1/story/_/id/22774831/fia-explains-plans-clamp-oil-burning-f1

 (3/14/18)

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 Indianapolis Introduces Turn 3 Club

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  IndyCar: St. Petersburg Recap

Between the Rossi and Wickens battle, Honda's display, and comeback drives, the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg had no shortage of drama.

http://motorsports.nbcsports.com/2018/03/13/indycar-st-petersburg-recap/

Rahal goes from last to fast in runner-up

http://motorsports.nbcsports.com/2018/03/12/indycar-graham-rahal-goes-from-last-to-fast-in-st-petersburg-runner-up-finish/

MRTI: St. Petersburg weekend digest
A recap of a full weekend of racing for Indy Lights, Pro Mazda, and USF2000.

(3/12/18)

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  Bourdais’ win wasn’t just for him and team, but also for his St. Pete friends, neighbors

Bourdais has been welcomed with open arms in his adopted hometown of St. Petersburg. Sunday's win was in part also for his friends and neighbors. 

 Rookies’ strong weekends unravel on race day in St. Petersburg

Robert Wickens, Jordan King, and Matheus Leist had strong days going at the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg before all three hit trouble. 

Team Penske endures troublesome day at St. Petersburg
All three of Team Penske's drivers encountered problems during the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. 

What Drivers Said after Sunday’s IndyCar season opener in St. Petersburg
Check out what your favorite driver had to say about his performance after Sunday's race.   

Column: Rossi spoils Wickens’ near-perfect IndyCar debut
Alexander Rossi was in the right place at the right time to ruin Robert Wickens' day. But was Rossi really right in how he did it?

(3/11/18)

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IndyCar: Bourdais slides by with two laps left to take second straight win at St. Petersburg

Bourdais bided his time and was the beneficiary when race leaders Robert Wickens and Alexander Rossi collided with two laps left.

http://motorsports.nbcsports.com/2018/03/11/indycar-bourdais-slides-by-with-two-laps-left-to-take-second-straight-win-at-st-petersburg/

New season gives early promise of better things ahead for A.J. Foyt Racing

http://motorsports.nbcsports.com/2018/03/10/new-season-gives-early-promise-of-better-things-ahead-for-a-j-foyt-racing/

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Right Place, Right Time For Santiago Urrutia

 https://speedsport.com/indy/indycar-development-series/right-place-right-time-santiago-urrutia/

(3/10/18)

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Wickens surprised himself with pole in first IndyCar race

Robert Wickens took a lot of people by surprise, including himself, in taking pole for Sunday's Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg.

http://motorsports.nbcsports.com/2018/03/10/wickens-surprised-himself-with-pole-in-first-indycar-race/

Newgarden, Rahal highlight big names who struggled in IndyCar qualifying

http://motorsports.nbcsports.com/2018/03/10/newgarden-rahal-highlight-big-names-who-struggled-in-indycar-qualifying/

Rookie Robert Wickens takes St. Petersburg pole for first career IndyCar race

http://motorsports.nbcsports.com/2018/03/10/rookie-robert-wickens-takes-st-petersburg-pole-for-first-career-indycar-race/

MRTI: Saturday St. Petersburg notebook

Indy Lights, Pro Mazda, and USF2000 all held their first races of the weekend on Saturday

Dixon, Newgarden, Power quickest in Saturday’s IndyCar practice at St. Pete

Dixon moved closer to Will Power's track record, but came up a bit short. 

  http://motorsports.nbcsports.com/2018/03/10/dixon-newgarden-and-power-quickest-in-saturdays-indycar-practice-at-st-pete/

Hunter-Reay, Hinchcliffe, Power fastest in 2nd IndyCar practice in St. Pete

http://motorsports.nbcsports.com/2018/03/09/hunter-reay-hinchcliffe-power-fastest-in-2nd-indycar-practice-in-st-pete/

Mama Mia! Ferrari powerhouse Scuderia Corsa partners with Rahal for Indy 500

http://motorsports.nbcsports.com/2018/03/09/mama-mia-ferrari-powerhouse-scuderia-corsa-partners-with-rahal-for-indy-500/

Helio Castroneves honored by Team Penske as IndyCar season begins

Helio Castroneves will not be in the IndyCar field when the season opens for the first time he joined the series. His Team Penske teammates have not forgotten the popular driver.

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Kirkwood Controls USF2000 Opening Round 

 https://speedsport.com/indy/indycar-development-series/kirkwood-wins-usf2000-opener/

(3/9/18)

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Raikkonen Keeps Ferrari On Top In Barcelona Testing

Servia Lands Indy 500 Ride With Scuderia Corsa & RLL Racing

https://speedsport.com/indy/verizon-indycar/scuderia-corsa-rll-racing-partner-indy-500/

IndyCar — What To Watch

https://speedsport.com/indy/verizon-indycar/indycar-what-to-watch/

(3/8/18)

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 TAG Heuer Renews Pact With IndyCar & Indy 500

https://speedsport.com/indy/verizon-indycar/tag-heuer-renews-pact-indycar-indy-500/

Valpak Joins Dale Coyne Racing Sponsor Lineup

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  Daniel Ricciardo Posts Record Formula One Test Time in Spain
 
In Barcelona, Red Bull's Daniel Riccardo was fastest in the second day of the second Barcelona test for Formula 1 with a lap of 78.047 seconds (133.397 mph).  The time is an unofficial track record for the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya.  Read more
  

(3/7/18)

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 Several rookies set for IndyCar debuts at St. Petersburg

This weekend's Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg features a bumper crop of rookies, and all of them are looking to make an impression.

http://motorsports.nbcsports.com/2018/03/07/several-rookies-set-indycar-debuts-at-st-petersburg/

It's Graham Rahal’s time for championship 

http://motorsports.nbcsports.com/2018/03/06/indycar-what-time-is-it-its-graham-rahals-time-for-a-championship/

Wickens eager to begin IndyCar career

http://motorsports.nbcsports.com/2018/03/06/robert-wickens-eager-to-begin-indycar-career-with-retooled-spm/


Bourdais aims for St. Petersburg success

Sebastien Bourdais and Dale Coyne Racing have high hopes entering the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season.

Full lineup, schedule for 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season

Here's all you need to know about the drivers that will compete in this year's series, both full- and part-time, plus the full season schedule, tracks, times and TV info.

MRTI: Team Pelfrey signs Alberico for St. Petersburg
Indy Lights veteran Neil Alberico will join Team Pelfrey for the season-opening weekend on the streets of St. Petersburg, Florida.

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 It’s Official! Danica To Drive For Carpenter

https://speedsport.com/indy/verizon-indycar/indycar-danica-to-drive-for-carpenter/

Cape Motorsports Set For Road To Indy

RRDC To Honor Johnny Rutherford

https://speedsport.com/road-racing/other-road-racing/rrdc-honor-johnny-rutherford/

(3/6/18)

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 Vettel Fastest As F-1 Testing Continues In Spain

Nissan Reveals Livery For First Formula E Season

Next Generation Formula E Car Unveiled

https://speedsport.com/road-racing/other-road-racing/next-generation-formula-e-car-unveiled/

AMR New Title Sponsor Of IndyCar Safety Team

Dale Coyne & Conor Daly Unite For Indy 500 Effort

https://speedsport.com/indy/verizon-indycar/dale-coyne-conor-daly-unite-indy-500-effort/

(3/5/18)

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Top 5 storylines for the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season

MotorSportsTalk kicks off our weeklong preview coverage of the season-opening Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg on Sunday, March 11. 

   http://motorsports.nbcsports.com/2018/03/05/top-5-storylines-for-the-2018-verizon-indycar-series-season/

IndyCar: Scott Pruett named Grand Marshal of Long Beach Grand Prix

Pruett kicked off his racing career for the most part with a kart race win at Long Beach in 1982.

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 IndyCar driver Ed Jones spent the weekend with a service dog: 'You create a bond'

  http://sports.usatoday.com/2018/03/05/the-ideal-way-to-have-a-dog-how-ed-jones-spent-the-weekend-with-a-service-dog/

IndyCar team previews: Rahal, Coyne aim to upend status quo
  http://sports.usatoday.com/2018/03/04/indycar-team-previews-rahal-letterman-lanigan-dale-coyne-vasser/

(3/4/18)

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Bob Veith: 11-Time Indianapolis 500 Starter

https://speedsport.com/racing-history/bob-veith-11-time-indianapolis-500-starter/

Abt Collects First Formula E Triumph

(3/3/18)

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 F1 drivers don’t like the halo, but have gotten used to it

http://motorsports.nbcsports.com/2018/03/02/f1-drivers-dont-like-the-halo-but-have-gotten-used-to-it/

Formula E: Mexico City ePrix preview

The 2017-18 ABB FIA Formula E season resumes this weekend in Mexico City.

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Formula One Group Reveals Financial Results 

https://speedsport.com/formula-one/formula-one-group-reveals-financial-results/

(3/2/18)

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 Sage Karam to Run Indianapolis 500 with Dreyer & Reinbold Racing  On Thursday, Dreyer & Reinbold Racing announced that Sage Karam will return to the team for the Indianapolis 500.  WIX Filters will serve as the primary sponsor.  Read more
 
Lewis Hamilton Scores Overall Best Testing Time at Barcelona

After days of bad weather, teams finally got a decent day in Spain and took advantage of it.  Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton ended up fastest overall with a lap of 79.333 seconds (131.234 mph).  Read more

(3/1/18)

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Hamilton Tops Final Day Of Barcelona Test

https://speedsport.com/formula-one/hamilton-tops-final-day-barcelona-test/

Boss Laser Enters Partnership With Andretti

Wix Filters Partners With Karam, Dreyer & Reinbold Racing

  https://speedsport.com/indy/verizon-indycar/wix-partners-karam-dreyer-reinbold-racing/

 (2/28/18)

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 Snow Puts Damper On Testing In Barcelona 

 https://speedsport.com/formula-one/snow-puts-damper-testing-barcelona/

(2/26/18)

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Sebastian Vettel Tops Testing In Barcelona

https://speedsport.com/formula-one/sebastian-vettel-tops-testing-in-barcelona/

Autogeek Expands Pact With Ed Carpenter Racing

https://speedsport.com/indy/verizon-indycar/autogeek-expands-pact-ed-carpenter-racing/

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Ricciardo Paces Opening Day Of Barcelona Testing

Toro Rosso Breaks Cover On STR13 

 Pro Mazda Squads Break In Tatuus PM-18 Chassis

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Kanaan, Dixon to rejoin Chip Ganassi Le Mans effort

http://motorsports.nbcsports.com/2018/02/25/kanaan-dixon-to-rejoin-chip-ganassi-le-mans-effort/

(2/23/18) 

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Defending winner Takuma Sato to grace front of 2018 Indy 500 tickets
The colorful tickets sport a photo of Sato in victory lane, holding a celebratory bottle of milk.

Ferrari, Mercedes launch 2018 F1 cars  

http://motorsports.nbcsports.com/2018/02/22/ferrari-mercedes-launch-2018-f1-cars/

McLaren unveils 2018 F1 car, the MCL33

McLaren will look for a return to glory in 2018 with the new, Renault-powered MCL33.

F1 champion Lewis Hamilton to be more ‘strategic’ with social media after incident

Hamilton provoked outrage for chastising his nephew for wearing a princess dress. 

MRTI: pre-season testing Day 1 notebook
All three series in the Mazda Road to Indy Presented by Cooper Tires are at Homestead-Miami Speedway for pre-season testing, with Indy Lights kicking things off on Friday.   

Courtesy Speed Sport News.com

 (https://speedsport.com/):

Celis Joins Juncos Racing Indy Lights Roster 

https://speedsport.com/indy/indycar-development-series/celis-juncos-racing-indy-lights/ 

Serravalle Completes Exclusive Autosport Pro Mazda Roster

(2/21/18)

Courtesy NBC Sports (http://www.nbcsports.com/motors): 

Sauber, Renault reveal 2018 cars    

http://motorsports.nbcsports.com/2018/02/20/sauber-renault-reveal-2018-cars/

Kubica slated for three FP1 sessions in 2018

Williams will have Robert Kubica participate in Free Practice 1 sessions at three events in 2018. 

Buy Ayrton Senna’s Monaco-winning car

The car is expected to go in the mid-to-high seven-figure range.


Marco Andretti confident fewer tests won’t hurt team  

http://motorsports.nbcsports.com/2018/02/19/marco-andretti-confident-that-lack-of-testing-wont-hurt-andretti-autosport/

Holmatro, INDYCAR renew partnership in five-year extension

Holmatro and INDYCAR announced a continuation of their long-standing partnership on Tuesday.
Al Unser Jr. back in IndyCar after decade
'Little Al' is back in IndyCar, not as a driver but as a coach and consultant to Harding Racing.

Courtesy Speed Sport News.com

 (https://speedsport.com/): 

Frontier Communications Partners With St. Pete Grand Prix

(2/20/18)

Courtesy Speed Sport News.com (https://speedsport.com/): 

Sam Hunt Headlines Firestone Indy Legends Day Concert 

Holmatro Renews Pact With IndyCar

Courtesy The Frontstretch.com (https://www.frontstretch.com/): 

Red Bull Launch RB14 Challenger in England 

Monday, Red Bull Racing unveiled their newest Formula 1 chassis, the RB14, at their factory in England.  Read more

(2/17/18)

Courtesy NBC Sports (http://www.nbcsports.com/motors): 

 Spencer Pigot ready for full-season IndyCar effort with ECR

After two part-time seasons running primarily on road and street courses, Spencer Pigot will contest his first full IndyCar season for Ed Carpenter Racing.

http://motorsports.nbcsports.com/2018/02/17/spencer-pigot-ready-for-full-season-indycar-effort-with-ecr/  


Kyle Novak eager to begin new season as IndyCar race director
Newly hired race director Kyle Novak looks to build on the routines established by the outgoing Brian Barnhart.

 

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Born on date  11/14/08
 
Now for the reason for creating this site
 
This site was created by me because of frustations with other internet service providers, and is for the use of anyone who's interested in anything about NASCAR. 
 
  However,over time I hope to add other auto racing news,from other auto racing series / venues ,in the hopes of having something here for everyone to enjoy.
 
Now for a little bit about me ,
 
 
I'm Joe,from New Jersey. I've lived in the Garden State for most of my life.  It's also where I've been fighting,to get a major NASCAR track built somewhere in the NYC/NJ area for many years now.
I am also "foot soldier" / bill collector for the electric company.So I do work days. Therefore the best time to check for any updates is after 8 pm,on weeknights.  But just about any time on weekends !!!
My favorite current driver : KASEY KAHNE
I'm also a fan of :Martin Truex Jr. ( Hey ! He's a "Jersey Guy" !!! I was rooting for him since I first saw him racing .and winning,as a 17 year old,in the modified division at Wall Stadium ( now known as Wall Speedway ) !!!
My favorite all time driver : "Awesome Bill From Dawsonville" ... BILL ELLIOTT !!!
Needless to say .My favorite car owner is fellow "Jersey Guy"...Ray Evernham
My favorite NASCAR Track : Dover
My favorite local tracks : Wall Speedway (paved),and New Egypt Speedway (dirt)
 
My favorite actors/actresses : Tom Hanks, John Wayne,Kiefer Sutherland ,Catherine Zeta-Jones,Rene Zellweiger
 
My Favorite movies : Star Wars ( all 6 of them),
Lord of the Rings (ALL OF THEM),
Gone With the Wind,
Fort Apache,
She Wore A Yellow Ribbon,
The Longest Day,
Saving Private Ryan.
Zorro (especially the Antonio Banderas ones !)
Batman ( the ones with Michael Keaton,and Christian Bale ! The rest of them...blech ! Sorry Adam West ! I used to like the old "campy" BATMAN tv shows. But then I grew up !)
 
Favorite TV shows :
MASH !!!
Cheers,
Seinfeld,
Bones
 

 


24 !!!  & House !, & Fringe !!! , &  Terra Nova ! , & Alcatraz ! 
24: Live Another Day !!!
Almost Human
 
Sleepy Hollow  !!!   The Following
Touch
 
 
Person of Interest
& Bones !
 
(Always,and forever !!!)
 

GOTHAM !!!

 
 
Law and Order : SVU
 

Empire

 LUCIFER !!!

Designated Survivor  &

24: Legacy

& New for 2017  : The Good Doctor, Gifted,  Seal Team, and The Long Road Home .
 
 
 
 
Favorite all time master sleuth :
Sherlock Holmes !
(as portrayed by Jeremy Brett !)
 
Favorite Comedy Routine :
"Who's on First ? "
Needless to say my favorite comedy team is ....
Abbott & Costello !!!
 
My other interests other than NASCAR :
My family
The New York Yankees ( I was BORN a Yankee fan !!!)
The New York Giants
The New Jersey / now Brooklyn Nets
The New York Knicks
The Hawthorne Caballeros "all age" & Alumni Drum & Bugle Corps
The Golden Knights Alumni Drum & Bugle Corps
The Bayonne Bridgemen Alumni Drun & Bugle Corps
The Cadets Drum & Bugle Corps (formerly of Garfield NJ.Now they currently are based in Allentown,Pa.)
Do I give you the impression that I also love Drum & Bugle Corps? I could go on with the many corps that I really enjoy !
I was a snare drummer in high school !
 
I truly hope that you enjoy visiting my site. I also hope that you will come back often,and that you tell your friends & family about it.
 
P.S.
As I type this ( Nov.25,2006). My current 1/24 scale NASCAR diecast car collection is @ 175 + cars !!!
Personal note from me. ( AKA Site disclaimer...or something like that ! )
If you see something here that you would like to use on your website / newsletter / whatever. Please feel free to do so.
HOWEVER !!! 
I do ask that you give credit where credit is due ( as I do here). Please indicate something  (somewhere / somehow ),that you got it from this website.
Thank You,
Joe

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