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Mustang Running in NASCAR Cup Starting at Daytona 500

Mustang’s first official competition was in 1964, when it won – against smart money – the Tour de France Automobile, a 4,000 mile, 10-day rally. Soon after, it began racing legacy in SCCA Trans-Am. IMSA, NHRA, Formula Drift and NASCAR Xfinity – NASCAR’s second tier series followed as Ford wandered in and out and back into racing over the decades. Continue reading

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Lewis Hamilton in Mercedes Wins Hungarian GP over Ferrari.

The upshot: Hamilton (213 points) leads the Drivers’ Championship in a Mercedes Silver Arrow by 24 points ahead of the hated Ferrari driven by Sebastian Vettel (189 points) with Bottas (132 points) in P4. Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport (345 points) leads Ferrari (335 points) by a mere 10 points in the Constructors’ Championship. Continue reading

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Lamborghini in GTD, Ford in LMGT Earn Firsts at Lime Rock

Both Ford GTs are now in a tense points battle with Corvette Racing with four races remaining. Mueller and Hand unofficially now have 208 points in a Ford, with Garcia and Magnussen a point behind with 207 in the C7.R Corvette and Briscoe and Westbrook one point further back with 206. Continue reading

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First GT Only IMSA Race Saturday at Lime Rock

The fast and constricted track should have the IMSA GTD cars turning sub 60-second lap times around the 1.4-mile, 7-turn circuit comprised of one left hand turn and six right handers. Continue reading

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Toyota Supra to Run in NASCAR Xfinity Series

It’s the latest attempt to position Toyota as an American company against the background booms of the Trump trade wars. Toyota has 14 manufacturing plants in North America – if you count Mexico, which is also under siege. There are ten in the U.S. There are 1500 dealerships here. All told Toyota employs 37,000 people here. America? Well that require a thought process with nuance absent in the ruling party. Continue reading

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Porsche Sets Record 5 Minute 19.55 Lap Time at Nürburgring Nordschleife in Marketing Ploy with an outdated 919 Hybrid

Timo Bernhard (D) lapped the 20.832-kilometer (12.94 miles) Nürburgring Nordschleife – aka Green Hell – race circuit in 5 minutes and 19.55 seconds. This is an average speed of 233.8 km/h (145.3 mph) on what is one of the world’s … Continue reading

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Le Mans 2018 – Wrecks, Pit Stops, Safety Car – Pick Winners. Toyota Finally Wins P1 After Years of Breakdowns with a Record 388 Laps.

Toyota Gazoo Racing claimed a 1-2 result, with Fernando Alonso winning at his debut at one of the world’s most famous endurance races. The Spaniard – who together with Kazuki Nakajima and Sébastien Buemi – drove hard throughout the 24 hours in this second round of the FIA WEC Super Season. Continue reading

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Cadillac, Acura Win in Detroit on Belle Isle Streets

In the GTD class, Katherine Legge and Meyer Shank Racing successfully repeated their class win here from one year ago, but with Mario Farnbacher joining the lineup in the #86 Acura NSX GT3. Starting second, Legge unsuccessfully challenged the leading Lamborghini of Bryan Sellers throughout the first 40 minutes. Meanwhile, Justin Marks ran a close third in the #93 MSR Acura. Continue reading

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Aussie Will Power Wins the 102nd Indianapolis 500 for Penske

Penske has done far better than Chevrolet with 17 victories in the run for the Hoosier milk, which Power spilled all over himself, the parade Queen and others in the winner’s circle. Along side him his wife, Elizabeth Cannon Power, was lovingly hysterical and elated when she started breathing again and could speak – was as entertaining as the race. Continue reading

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70 Years Porsche Sports Cars at Retro Classics

The Porsche Museum is celebrating “70 years of the Porsche sports car” at this year’s Retro Classics exhibition on March 22–25, 2018, at the Messe Stuttgart trade fair center. Continue reading

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Corvette ZR1 Sets Lap Record at VIR

Reuss once kicked the author’s butt at a closed track in New York State. It’s surprising when the president of an auto company appears at a race track to drive a car he worked on as an engineer. It’s embarrassing, though, when he’s as fast, well frankly faster, than any hot shoe out there. Continue reading

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Automotive Hall of Fame Honors Roy Lunn and GT40

Lunn was ideal to work for Ford. A former designer and engineer for AC, Jowett, and Aston Martin, he previously led a Le Mans campaign for Aston and his work had led him, eventually, to a position in Dearborn – via Ford of England where he designed the Anglia. In that Detroit suburb, notable for a racist Mayor, Lunn contributed to the mid-engine 1962 Ford Mustang I. Continue reading

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2017 Ferrari SF70H F1 at Autosport International

The SF70H joins the 2004 championship-winning F2004, 2017 LMGTE Pro World Endurance Championship-winning AF Corse 488 GTE, FXX-K Evo and the 488 Challenge cars on the stage, which will showcase the range of cars available through Corse Clienti, Ferrari’s very expensive and successful client racing program. Continue reading

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Alfa Romeo Returns to Formula 1 in 2018 via Sauber

The single-seat race cars will carry the colors and logo of Alfa Romeo with Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team the team’s Title Sponsor, and will be equipped – no surprise – with 2018 Ferrari power units, not Ram diesels. Continue reading

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Audi e-tron FE04 to open Formula E Season in December

Favorites? “That’s hard to answer in Formula E – especially before this season, said defending champion and Audi driver Lucas di Grassi. “I have very strong expectations of Renault and Mahindra. At the same time, we should have Virgin, Andretti and Jaguar on our radar as well. Continue reading

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