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Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team) nips Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda) at the line to win
Martin Truex Jr. burns rubber after winning the Auto Club 400
LAT for Toyota
The sun sets on the 2018 Mobil 1 12-Hours of Sebring
LAT for IMSA
Pipo Derani, Nicolas Lapierre and Johannes van Overbeek won the 12-Hours of Sebring in the No. 22 Tequila Patron ESM Nissan DPi
Richie Crampton took home the Top Fuel victory Sunday afternoon at the 49th annual Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals at Gainesville Raceway.
Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team) pops a wheelie celebrating his close victory over Marc Marquez
Formula E: Punta del Este
Jean-Eric Vergne (FRA), celebrates on the Punta del Este E-Prix podium with Lucas Di Grassi (BRA), and Sam Bird (GBR)
Start of the 2018 Mobil 1 12-Hours of Sebring
LAT for IMSA
The Porsche #911 won the GTLM class in the Mobil 1 12-Hours of Sebring
LAT for IMSA
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INDYCAR signs new agreement with NBC Sports Group
No international exposure in multi-year deal
INDYCAR will significantly increase exposure for the Verizon IndyCar Series beginning in 2019 through a media rights package announced today with NBC Sports Group. The multiyear deal will put eight Verizon IndyCar Series races, including the 103rd Indianapolis 500 and its qualifications, on NBC next year. This is an increase from five races on broadcast television this year. The rest of next year's Verizon IndyCar Series races will be on NBCSN with minuscule viewership
Mercedes-AMG GT R new pace car
The most powerful Official FIA F1 Safety Car of all time
Mercedes-AMG will use the most powerful Official FIA F1 Safety Car of all time in the 2018 Formula 1 season: the 430 kW (585 hp) AMG GT R will have its debut as the Official FIA F1 Safety Car of the FIA Formula 1 World Championship at the Grand Prix in Melbourne, Australia from 25 to 27 March 2018. Never before has Mercedes-AMG packed so much motorsport technology into a production vehicle as into the AMG GT R.
Australian GP Preview
Opening Race of 2018 F1 season
We preview the 2018 Australian GP F1 race this coming weekend - the opening salvo in the battle for the world title. We cover what's new for 2018, the difficulty for the teams to get half way around the world, the full driver lineup and the odds for who will win the race, the 2018 F1 Drivers title and the 2018 F1 Constructors title.
Crampton, Beckman, Krawiec, Gray win at Gators
Crampton gets first win with Kalitta Motorsport
Richie Crampton took home the Top Fuel victory Sunday afternoon at the 49th annual Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals at Gainesville Raceway. Jack Beckman (Funny Car), Tanner Gray (Pro Stock) and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) are also winners in their respective categories at the third of 24 events on the 2018 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule.
Truex Jr. unbeatable in Fontana
Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway
Martin Truex Jr. was no match for the rest of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series field in Sunday’s Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway. Truex earned his first victory of the season from the pole at the 2-mile Fontana, California track, sweeping both stages en route to his 16th career series victory. It also serves as the first victory for Toyota in 2018.
Dovizioso beats Marquez in near-photo finish
0.027 sec. separated 1st and 2nd
Opening the season with a sensational final lap performance, Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team) beat Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) to the line at the Losail International Circuit by just 0.027s. Dovizioso and Marquez pushed themselves to the final corner of the final lap - taking no prisoners. Marquez made his move through turn 15 but he was unable to make it stick, and Dovizioso led into the final corner meaning he was able to slingshot his more powerful Ducati over the line, 0.027s ahead.
Derani wins 12 Hours of Sebring for ESM Nissan
Two Cadillacs had nothing for Derani
Pipo Derani drove the #22 ESM Nissan to victory in the Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring with a 13+ second overall win over the Wayne Taylor #10 Cadillac and the #31 Cadillac. Nick Tandy brought the 911 Porsche home first in GTLM over the #25 BMW while the #48 Lamborghini with Bryan Sellers at the wheel won in GTD.
Vergne edges out di Grassi in nail-biting finish in Punta
TECHEETAH driver extends gap to rivals in title fight
Jean-Eric Vergne extended his lead at the top of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship, narrowly edging out Lucas di Grassi in a nail-biting finish on the shores of Uruguay for the CBMM Niobium Punta del Este E-Prix. The Frenchman stood firm with persistent pressure from reigning champion Lucas di Grassi throughout the race. Despite close competition from behind in the closing stages, Vergne kept his nerve to seal victory at the scene of his first-ever race in Formula E where he made his debut for Andretti in 2014.
Zarco nips Marquez for pole in Qatar
Breaks decade old lap record
Beating a lap record which has stood for a decade, Johann Zarco (Monster Yamaha Tech 3) stunned the MotoGP field to take pole position at the Grand Prix of Qatar, 0.202s ahead of his rivals with a lap time of 1.53.680. Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) will line up at the Losail International Circuit in second position on the grid, as the reigning world champion was also able to lap under the record pace on his final flying stint.
Take A Number: 189
by Amy Henderson
It's been 70 years since NASCAR's first race winner hoisted a trophy in Victory Lane, but it might surprise people to know that in all the years that have followed and all the thousands of drivers who have turned a lap from the dust bowls of North Carolina to the high banks of Daytona, that fewer than 200 drivers have been able to claim a victory in NASCAR's premiere series.
Truex Jr. takes pole in Fontana
At Auto Club Speedway
Martin Truex Jr. earned his second Busch Pole Award of the season and his first at Auto Club Speedway when he sped his No. 78 Furniture Row Toyota around the track at 186.567 mph in the final round of Friday qualifying. Truex, who also started on the pole last week at Phoenix, earned his 17th pole of his career. Kyle Busch qualified second in his No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota. Kyle Larson in the No. 42 Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet, Erik Jones in the No. 20 JGR Toyota and Austin Dillon in the No. 3 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet rounded out the top five.
Vautier puts #90 Cadillac on Sebring pole
BMW takes GTLM pole
Tristan Vautier put the #90 Cadillac on pole for Saturday’s Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring - the second round of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season. The Spirit of Daytona driver put up a fast lap of 1:47.432 in the No. 90 Cadillac DPi-V.R, outpacing the No. 2 Tequila Patron ESM Nissan Onroak DPi of Olivier Pla by 0.160 seconds. Thanks to BMW receiving multiple Balance of Performance breaks since January’s season-opening Rolex 24 at Daytona, Connor De Phillippi narrowly edged James Calado to take the first pole for the BMW M8 GTE.
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