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Mercedes One, Two at Russian Grand Prix. Ferrari Third

Formula One continued its struggle to put on a race on the track at the Russian Grand Prix yesterday, as safety cars once again turned the racing into a battle of pit crews with the drivers providing entertainment via their car radio communications complaining or questioning the team strategies. Continue reading

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Penske’s Newgarden, Pagenaud One-Two in 2019 IndyCar

Newgarden gave team owner Roger Penske his 16th series championship, including the fourth in the last six years. Josef Newgarden didn’t have a race-winning car on Sunday afternoon, but his eighth-place finish was enough for him to earn his second Series Championship, and Team Penske’s 16th. Continue reading

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Sonic Financial Takes Over Speedway Motorsports

Sonic Financial intends “to promptly complete the acquisition of all shares of Speedway Motorsports through a merger of Speedway Motorsports and a subsidiary of Sonic Financial, without a vote of Speedway Motorsports stockholders, in accordance with Delaware law.” Continue reading

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FIA WEC – One-Two for Toyota at Rain Soaked Silverstone

Pit stops proved to be an influential factor, with Toyota  gaining prized seconds at tire changes. This is s more significant this season due to regulation changes which increase the refueling time for the TS050 to make sure that Ginetta and Rebellion are able to fill up within the same time, despite adding 50% and 61% more fuel to their tanks respectively. Continue reading

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Chevrolet Wins Accident Marred Portland Grand Prix

It was a Black Weekend for professional motorsports with the death of Anthoine Hubert, who died on Saturday during a horrific accident involving several cars after he went off course at Circuit Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium. The 22-year-old Frenchman was racing for BWT-Arden in the FIA Formula 2 Championship. Continue reading

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Esteban Ocon joins Renault F1 Team. Nico Hulkenberg to?

The Frenchman is known to Renault, having been Renault reserve driver in 2016 and also a Lotus junior program member. Ricciardo is currently 11th in the standings. Nico Hulkenberg is 14th and since his contract is expiring, rumors are rampant about next season. Continue reading

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IMSA – Two Porsche 911s, Trailed by Corvette on Podium at Virginia International in GTLM. GTD Won by Mercedes AMG

The victory appeared to clinch the 2019 WeatherTech Championship GTLM manufacturer’s title for Porsche, which only needs to earn the minimum points for starting the final two races of the season to win it. Continue reading

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Ford GT v Porsche 911 v Acura NSX at Virginia International in IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Racing Championship

The GT teams are particularly entertaining because the cars they drive look like the cars wealthy people can buy. Watch Ford Chip Ganassi Racing and Pfaff Motorsports to see how they do. Both are on a run. Continue reading

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Penske’s Will Power Wins Pocono Demolition Derby

It was only a couple of miles into what was supposed to be a 500-mile race at the Pocono tri-oval, when a bonehead move by Takuma Sato eliminated five contenders. The restart 45 minutes later pretty much determined the outcome in a thunderstorm shortened race that purported to be professional racing. Thus far Sato has not been penalized for causing a life-threatening accident. Continue reading

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All-New 2020 NASCAR Xfinity Series Mustang Unveiled

The NASCAR Mustang marks the fifth all-new motorsports Mustang unveiled in the past year. It joins the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, National Hot Rod Association Funny Car division, Virgin Australia Supercars Championship, and grassroots Cobra Jet, which have all found their way to the winner’s circle in their respective forms of racing. Continue reading

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TS050 Hybrid Farewell Tour as WEC Changes LMP1 Rules

The eight-race 2019-2020 World Endurance Cup season that kicks off this week with the annual Prologue test in Barcelona, represents the final competitive action for the Toyota TS050 Hybrid, which made its debut in 2016. Barcelona comes as the FIA announces changes to the LMP1 Equivalence of Technology rules. Continue reading

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Don Garlits, 87, Misses 200 MPH Quarter. Sets Record Anyway

His two daughters made him “Daddy.” His numerous record rail runs made him “Big Daddy.” Garlits was the first drag racer to officially surpass the 170, 180, 200, 240, 250, and 270 miles per hour marks in the quarter mile. Continue reading

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Josef Newgarden Wins IndyCar Iowa 300

The victory allowed Newgarden to extend his IndyCar series points lead to 29 over Andretti Autosport’s Alexander Rossi, who finished sixth in a Honda. Newgarden lapped Rossi on Lap 185, although Rossi battled enough to make it racing for a few laps. Continue reading

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Don Garlits, 87, in Swamp Rat 38 Electric Rail Tries for 200 MPH Quarter Tomorrow at Palm Beach International Raceway

Largely known by the smoky burnout set as the most innovative racer in drag racing history with his series of Swamp Rat dragsters, the Florida native has earned 17 World Championship titles and is the owner of 144 national-event wins. His record-breaking Swamp Rat 30 is in the Smithsonian Museum of American History.   Continue reading

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Penske Automotive Increases Dividend to $0.40 Per Share

“We are pleased to offer our shareholders an increase in the quarterly dividend for the 33rd consecutive quarter.  Our sector leading dividend represents a yield of 3.6% and reinforces our commitment to PAG shareholders,” said Penske Automotive Group President Robert H. Kurnick, Jr.” Continue reading

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