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ACO DQs TDS Racing’s LMP2 Entries, Assesses Additional Post-Le Mans Penalties

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Monday was a very busy day for the ACO in France.  It announced a series of penalties that have caused sweeping changes to the results of last weekend’s 24 Hours of Le Mans. The biggest announcement was the disqualification of both of the TDS Racing-entered ORECA 07-Gibsons in the LMP2 class.  This includes the class-winning …

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5 Points to Ponder: Same Dale, New View

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ONE: Same Dale. New View In the last couple weeks, we’ve seen a deluge of promos for Dale Earnhardt Jr. and the start of his full-time NASCAR on NBC broadcasting career. Junior has had a hectic time since hanging up his driving gloves after the last race of the 2017 season, with broadcasting duties at …

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Scott Dixon Dominates En Route to Third Texas Victory

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In the beginning of Saturday’s DXC Technology 600 at Texas Motor Speedway, it was the Team Penske show. Josef Newgarden dominated the first stages of the race, while Robert Wickens dominated the mid-stage, but when Scott Dixon found his rhythm, it’ll take a mistake on Dixon’s part to get the upper hand on him. A …

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5 Points to Ponder: Who Will Be NASCAR’s Fantastic Fourth?

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ONE: Who can challenge NASCAR’s big three? Conventional wisdom — and dominant form on track — suggests Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch and Martin Truex Jr. will be three of the four drivers that compete for a championship at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 18, 2018. Of course, plenty can happen in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series …

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Pace Laps: 2018 NASCAR Championship Down To Three Men?

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Martin Truex Jr. Punches Back Against Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch Reigning champion Martin Truex Jr. hasn’t had it easy this season. At one point, he wrecked three times in four races during a stretch from Texas to Talladega. “Last year, I felt like we couldn’t do anything wrong,” he said. “This …

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Scott Dixon Scores 1st Victory at Belle Isle Since 2012

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Honda came into Chevrolet’s backyard and completely dominated Saturday’s first of two races at The Raceway at Belle Isle. The Hondas of Scott Dixon and Ryan Hunter-Reay battled for the victory in the end with Dixon holding off Hunter-Reay for his 42nd career victory. With the victory, Dixon moves into third on the all-time wins …

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Upcoming IndyCar Film, ‘Born Racer,’ to Document Life and Career of Scott Dixon

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Scott Dixon is one of the most successful IndyCar racers — not only of this generation — but in the history of the sport. The Auckland, New Zealand native is a four-time series champion, an Indianapolis 500 winner, and the owner of 41 race-winning trophies. Later this year, his life and career with Chip Ganassi …

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This Week in INDYCAR: Windscreens, Testing & College Basketball?

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The 2018 IndyCar Series season doesn’t officially start for another month, but teams are already preparing to race. The series is in Phoenix this week for its annual Prix View test sessions at ISM Raceway and is also promoting the sport to a broader audience. Pagenaud, Kanaan go to College While Alexander Rossi and Conor …

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Thoughts on the Chip Ganassi Racing-PNC Bank Partnership

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On Tuesday (Feb. 6), Chip Ganassi Racing and PNC Bank announced a partnership that will see the financial corporation on Scott Dixon’s No. 9 Honda for the 2018 IndyCar Series season. Last year, Dixon’s team struggled to secure sponsorship. For preseason testing in Phoenix, Dixon piloted a blank white car and donned an unsponsored firesuit. …

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Action Express Overcomes Overheating to Claim Rolex 24 1-2

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On Sunday afternoon, Action Express Racing’s No. 5 Cadillac shared by Filipe Albuquerque, Joao Barbosa and Christian Fittipaldi overcame significant overheating issues to win the Rolex 24 at Daytona.  For 2018, the Cadillac DPi teams have new 5.5-liter engines, replacing last year’s 6.2-liter units.   Reliability was a question, and in the end, it almost completely …

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