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2017 IndyCar champion Josef Newgarden does a donut to celebrate his title by finishing 2nd
Kimi Raikkonen takes teammate Sebastian Vettel out at the start ruining any chance Vettel had of winning the 2017 F1 title
Race winner and soon to be 2017 F1 Champion Lewis Hamilton celebrates
Martin Truex Jr., driver of the #78 Furniture Row/Denver Mattress Toyota, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning during the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Tales of the Turtles 400
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In a fixed finish, Porsche 919 Hybrid, Porsche LMP Team (2): Earl Bamber, Timo Bernhard, Brendon Hartley, over Porsche LMP Team (1): Neel Jani, Andre Lotterer, Nick Tandy
Ed Jones collected the 2017 IndyCar Rookie of the Year trophy
Zachary Claman DeMelo is all smiles making his IndyCar debut with Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing
2017 IndyCar champion Josef Newgarden's girlfriend Ashley Welch (L) cheers him on to the title
Zach Veach was announced as the 4th Andretti Autosport driver for 2018
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Busch grabs New Hampshire pole
His second consecutive of NASCAR Playoffs
Kyle Busch went from the top of the chart to near disaster and back to the top again in winning the pole position for Sunday’s ISM Connect 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway (2 p.m. ET on NBCSN), the second race in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoff. He saved his best effort for last in the final round, navigating the Magic Mile in 20. 203 seconds (135.049 mph) to edge Kyle Larson (134.911 mph) for the top starting spot.
2017 Pirelli World Challenge Season-End Awards
Long, Wright, Aschenbach, Blackdog Score Huge Hauls
Patrick Long and his Wright Motorsports team (GT) as well as Lawson Aschenbach and his Blackdog Speed Shop squad (GTS) were the big recipients and led the festivities Sunday night in the 2017 Pirelli World Challenge Season-End Awards presentation at The Doubletree in Rohnert Park, Calif. In addition, the duo of Michael Cooper and Jordan Taylor as well as James Sofronas, George Kurtz and Yuki Harata were honored as class champions before a large crowd in the Doubletree ballroom which concluded the racing doubleheader weekend --PWC Grand Prix of Sonoma-- at the famed Sonoma Raceway.
Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s First Laps at Talladega
Simple Instructions and the Trip of a Lifetime
"Grab your helmet and your firesuit and be at the airport the next morning." Those were the instructions that Dale Earnhardt Jr. received one day in the mid-1990s when he answered the phone while changing the oil on a car at his father’s Chevrolet dealership. The voice on the other end of the line? None other than his dad - the legend himself - Dale Earnhardt Sr. Where was Dale Jr.’s destination the following morning? None other than Talladega Superspeedway, where boys become men.
Sonoma Go-Pro Grand Prix Sunday Press Conference
1 - Josef Newgarden (Team Penske Chevy)
2 - Simon Pagenaud (Team Penske Chevy)
Roger Penske (Team Penske)
Tim Cindric (Team Penske)
3 - Will Power (Team Penske Chevy)
5 - Helio Castroneves (Team Penske Chevy)
Kalitta, Hight, T.Gray, Krawiec Win at zMax
by Pete McCole
The opening event of the six-race Countdown to the Championship pitted teammate versus teammate as three of the four final rounds came down to all-teammate battles to decide the winners in the 10th
annual Carolina Nationals NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event at zMax Dragway in Concord, N.C. Doug Kalitta (Top Fuel), Robert Hight (Funny Car) and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) all picked up victories over their teammates in the money round while Tanner Gray picked up the win in Pro Stock as the top spots in the Countdown standings were all up for grabs.
Pagenaud wins race, Newgarden title at Sonoma
2nd place for Newgarden gives young American title
Simon Pagenaud used a 4 pitstop strategy to get out ahead of then race leader Josef Newgarden after the final pitstop to win the Sonoma Go-Pro Grand Prix, but it was not enough to overtake Newgarden for the 2017 IndyCar title. Will Power was right behind Newgarden at the end to give Team Penske a 1-2-3 finish and a 1-2-3 in the championship. Scott Dixon came home 4th while Helio Castroneves rounded out the top-5 in what might be his last IndyCar race.
Truex Jr. Scores again in Chicago
Wins Chicago NASCAR Playoffs opener for second consecutive year
Martin Truex Jr. opened the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs on the right foot, rallying from early adversity to land a victory in Sunday’s NASCAR Playoffs opener at Chicagoland Speedway. Chase Elliott led 42 laps and finished second in the Hendrick Motorsports No. 24 Chevrolet as Playoff-eligible drivers swept the top six spots. Kevin Harvick, Denny Hamlin and Kyle Larson completed the top five in the first of 10 races that will decide the series champion.
Singapore GP Sunday Press Conference
1 – Lewis HAMILTON (Mercedes)
2 – Daniel RICCIARDO (Red Bull)
3 – Valtteri BOTTAS (Mercedes)
Hamilton waltzes to easy win in Singapore
After Ferraris and Verstappen crash in turn 1
It was predicted by AR1.com that Max Verstappen would crash with the Ferraris in Turn 1 of the Singapore GP and that is exactly what happened on a wet start. With all three out Lewis Hamilton, who started 5th was leading at the end of lap 1 and from there he easily held off Daniel Ricciardo's Red Bull to extend his championship lead to 28 points and pretty much guarantees he will be the 2017 F1 World Champion. It is over.
IndyCar Sonoma Saturday Press Conference
1 - Josef Newgarden - Penske Chevy/Penske Shocks
2 - Simon Pagenaud - Penske Chevy/Penske Shocks
3 - Helio Castroneves - Penske Chevy/Penske Shocks
Singapore GP Saturday Press Conference
1 – Sebastian VETTEL (Ferrari)
2 – Max VERSTAPPEN (Red Bull)
3 – Daniel RICCIARDO (Red Bull)
Another one-two race win for the Porsche 919 in Texas
Team orders result in 'fixed' finish
By taking a one-two victory in Austin, Texas, USA, the Porsche LMP Team further extended its world championship lead. Earl Bamber (NZ), Timo Bernhard (DE) and Brendon Hartley (NZ), the championship leading Le Mans winners, crossed the line first at the Circuit of The Americas.
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