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Kyle Larson snags Xfinity Series win at Bristol

Larson held off Christopher Bell in a two-lap overtime shootout to win Friday night’s Food City 300, his first NASCAR national series win at Bristol, which he repeatedly refers to as his “favorite track.” The win is his fourth in the series this season

Kyle Larson edges Chase Elliott for Bristol pole

Larson ended up fastest in all three rounds of Friday’s knockout qualifying, using an average lap speed of 127.792 mph to win the pole for Saturday night’s Bass Pro Shops 500. The pole is his third of the year, seventh of his career and first at Bristol.

VIR IMSA: Garcia leads second practice for Corvette

Garcia set the fastest lap of 1m41.743s just before the halfway point of the hour-long session. Tommy Milner soon made it a Chevy 1-2, on 1m42.351s – the fastest of three laps he recorded within one hundredth of a second of each other. But Ryan Briscoe the

Ferrucci to contest two more IndyCar races with Coyne

Ferrucci, 20, made his series debut earlier in the season at the Detroit double-header, and retired from his first race after a hit from Carlin driver Charlie Kimball. He made the chequered flag on his second attempt but had clashed with Ed Carpenter Racing'

Sponsorship will determine Martin Truex Jr.'s NASCAR future

On Friday at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway, Truex was asked if he could put a percentage chance on him returning for another season at Furniture Row Racing and Truex had difficulty coming up with a response. “Honestly, I really don’t know. I think in ano

Silverstone WEC: Toyota extends gap to privateers in FP2

The #7 Toyota TS050 Hybrid again led the way, this time with Jose Maria Lopez at the wheel, to beat the sister car by 1.3 seconds and end up 1.6s clear of the fastest privateer.  Lopez posted a 1m38.536s early in the 90-minute practice period, which compare

Spring winner Kyle Busch fastest in final Cup practice at Bristol

As the clock ticked down on the one-hour, 10-minute session, Busch went on a mock qualifying run and posted an average lap speed of 126.729 mph. “Obviously, we’re kind of on a hot streak with Bristol. We love going there,” Busch said. “We’ll see wha

Button targets first Silverstone podium since 1999

Button will race at Silverstone for the first time since his final full season of F1 in 2016 as he continues his WEC campaign with the SMP Racing LMP1 squad. The 38-year-old never finished in the top three at the Northamptonshire track throughout his grand pr

Germany WRC: Tanak edges further clear of Ogier

Tanak won every one of the three stages run in the afternoon to extend his lead to 12.3s over Ogier, who continually finished a distant second to the Estonian.  The current WRC champion grew into a lonely second place by consistently outpacing Neuville and o

Kasey Kahne no longer «completely committed 100 percent» to NASCAR

“It has been on my mind for a while. Truthfully, the last two years at Hendrick and then the year here at (Leavine Family Racing) just like as far as competition, I haven’t been as competitive as what I want to be,” Kahne said Friday at Bristol. “So

VIR IMSA: Westbrook quickest for Ford in first practice

Westbrook set the quickest time on the very last lap of the session, ahead of Porsche’s Earl Bamber and the sister Ford of Joey Hand. The session was red flagged after just a handful of laps to retrieve the GT Daytona championship-leading Lamborghini Huraca

People will be «shocked» by Gen2 FE – Vergne

As well as adding the new car – which will remove the need for drivers to swap cars and let them run at 200kW as a standard power setting – races will feature an innovative attack mode format. Nissan will take over from Renault at the e.dams squad, while

Chase Elliott leads opening Cup practice from Bristol

Elliott’s fastest average lap speed of 126.645 mph just edged Kyle Larson (126.312 mph). Alex Bowman ended up third (126.295 mph). Erik Jones and Ryan Blaney completed the top-five. In five career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series starts at Bristol, Elliott

Magnussen sets sights on «Class B championship» title

The Haas driver is eighth in the 2018 standings on 45 points, just seven behind Renault's Nico Hulkenberg. However, the next-placed driver – Max Verstappen – has more than Magnussen and Hulkenberg combined thanks to the gulf in performance between Mercede

United Autosports withdraws from Petit Le Mans

The European Le Mans Series team had been due to contest the 10-hour race at Road Atlanta on October 13 with a single Ligier JS P217 as part of its assault on IMSA's four North American Endurance Cup races. The withdrawal is linked to United's decision not

Senna out of Silverstone race with broken ankle

    Senna suffered a heavy crash at Copse during the opening practice session in the #1 Rebellion R-13-Gibson, causing a red flag and half-hour delay.   The Brazilian is reported to have got out of the car unaided, but was taken to the medical centre for c

Kubica driving 70% left-handed after injury

The 33-year-old Williams test driver has had five days of testing and run twice in free practice so far this year, and has successfully adapted to a left-hand dominant technique thanks to limitations of his right arm and hand. Read Also: Why Kubica's Formula

Renault to introduce new floor in Belgian GP

With F1's fight behind the top three teams so close at the moment, the French car manufacturer is aware it cannot afford to ease off if it isn't to risk falling behind. For the upcoming race at Spa, the team will bring fresh developments that it hopes will bo

Silverstone WEC: Toyota leads disrupted first practice

Conway's best time of 1m39.916s in the #7 Toyota TS050 Hybrid came shortly after the first red flag period, caused by Bruno Senna suffering a heavy crash at Copse in the #1 Rebellion R-13. Senna reportedly was able to get out of the car unaided but was taken

Berger wants long-term DTM future for Brands Hatch

The ex-Formula 1 driver believes that the MotorSport Vision facility's Grand Prix circuit is the perfect arena at which to create a successful DTM fixture going forward. Read Also: Brands Hatch unknowns did the DTM a favour Berger, who took the reigns of DTM

Germany WRC: Tanak extends lead from Ogier, Neuville

Tanak had led the rally overnight following Thursday's superspecial stage but fell behind Ogier after the M-Sport driver narrowly beat his rival by 0.8s on the morning's stage to edge ahead. Ogier held a one-second lead to Tanak, who was squeezed into third b

Bahrain returns on 2019/20 WEC schedule

After the series' transitional 2018/19 season, which encompasses two editions of the Le Mans 24 Hours, 2019/20 will mark the first true winter calendar for the WEC, commencing in September 2019 and concluding in June 2020 at La Sarthe. It will also feature mo

Skoda Fabia to be entered in 2019 World RX season

The Lithuanian squad has fielded a Super1600 Volkswagen Polo for owner Ernestas Staponkus in recent years, but will now graduate to Supercar with the new Fabia, based on the Czech marques’ R5 chassis and utilising an Oreca rallycross engine. The car has rec

Espargaro «not using his full potential», says KTM

Since joining the nascent MotoGP programme in 2017, Espargaro has largely outperformed teammate Bradley Smith – and has kept the ride for 2019-20 while Smith will be making way for Johann Zarco. However, Smith has increasingly been a match for Espargaro as

Marco Andretti to remain with Andretti-Herta

Andretti switched places with Alexander Rossi in the Andretti line-up ahead of the 2018 season and will stay in the #98 Andretti-run, Honda-powered car. Earlier this year, Andretti told Motorsport.com that he understood his critics during a seven-year spell w

Formula 1 needs McLaren back from «turmoil» - Horner

McLaren is F1's second most successful team in terms of race wins and championships, behind only Ferrari, but hasn't scored a podium since the first race of 2014, hasn't won a race since 2012, and hasn't won a title since 2008. After three disastrous seasons

Johnny Sauter wins at Bristol, enters Truck playoffs as No. 1 seed

Sauter passed John Hunter Nemechek with four of 200 laps remaining and held on to win Thursday night’s UNOH 200 at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway. The win is his series-leading fifth of the year, 22nd of his career and first at Bristol. Sauter will enter th

Kasey Kahne declined chance to discuss ride at Stewart-Haas Racing

Not only did Kahne turn down a two-year deal to remain at Leavine Family Racing next season but Motorsport.com has learned that the veteran driver also turned down an opportunity to speak to Stewart-Haas Racing about an opening to its No. 41 Ford team. Read A

German driver Justin Kunz geared up for NASCAR Truck debut

The young driver from Appenweier, Germany, will make his debut in the Camping World Truck Series next weekend at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park, driving a second Chevrolet Silverado entry for Jennifer Jo Cobb Racing. «It's a dream come true,» sai

Honda would welcome Alonso in IndyCar for 2019

There had been speculation that McLaren's ill-fated stint with Honda engines in Formula 1 had damaged the possibility of the team linking up with the manufacturer in IndyCar, due to Alonso's frequent outbursts over the Japanese company's performance. Motorspo

Germany WRC: Tanak tops opening Thursday superspecial

Last year tarmac specialist Kopecky stunned the WRC field by leading outright in Germany following SS1, and the Skoda driver appeared set to repeat that feat as a string of factory World Rally Car drivers failed to beat his 2m11.8s time. But Kopecky was even

Alonso: lack of track action prompted me to quit F1

The two-time champion announced earlier this week that he would not be competing in F1 in 2019, but has not ruled out a return in the longer term if the right opportunity came up. Speaking for the first time on Thursday about the call not to carry on in F1

Alonso says 2018 IndyCar test «possible»

IndyCar confirmed to Motorsport.com earlier this week that it was working with McLaren on a plan to enter the 2019 season with Alonso, and McLaren had already been looking into the potential of a test for its driver, which will likely be in an Andretti-run ca

Toyota ends 44-year association with Long Beach GP

The Japanese manufacturer was involved in the very first Long Beach GP in September 1975 as pace car provider to what was then an Formula 5000 event. It continued its association in the event's F1 years in 1976-’83, becoming title sponsor of the US GP (West

AFS/PR1 Mathiasen swaps Ligier chassis for Oreca

AFS/PR1 Mathiasen had been the only squad running the Ligier JS P217 full-time in the series this year, although United Autosports has made a series of appearances using the Onroak-built machine in the North American Endurance Cup rounds. The best result obta

Rapid growth hurt Renault's «bang-for-buck»

Since reclaiming 'Team Enstone' from Lotus ahead of the 2016 season, Renault has been on an aggressive recruitment drive that will have boosted a staff of 470 to 700 by the end of this year. That push, which has come alongside upgrading the Enstone base's fac

Spanish authorities explain incorrect Schumacher move rumours

Widespread reports over recent days suggested that Schumacher's family was poised to move away from its current residency in Switzerland and relocate to Mallorca. This came on the back of it emerging that the family had purchased a new house on the Spanish is

BMW M8's first win a «matter of time» – Farfus

The Bavarian marque’s new GTE Pro challenger has endured a tough baptism of fire this year, with both MTEK-run M8s proving off the pace in the WEC season opener at Spa and then suffering damper troubles in the Le Mans 24 Hours. It has enjoyed slightly bette

Kahne to retire from NASCAR after turning down '19 offer

Kahne switched to Leavine after a disappointing spell at Hendrick Motorsports, winning just six races in his six-year spell with the team. His last Cup victory came at Indianapolis in 2017, ending a 31-month winless streak, and Kahne claimed to be «glad
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