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V8 Supercars: Austin 400 – Coulthard tops Race 13 qualifying

Photo: Chris Smith/GonzoGeek Media Inc. Limited tire supplies for the US trip placed a premium on getting the fastest lap possible as quickly as possible in qualifying for the first race of the Austin 400, Race 13 of the V8 Supercars season Fabian Coulthard (Lockwood Racing, Holden) took the pole with a time of 1:32.5934, more than 0.3 sec faster than the fastest time set in practice (Craig Lowndes, Red Bull Racing Australia, Holden 1:32.5934). Lowndes teammate Jamie Whincup was second quick...

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V8 Supercars: Austin 400 – Practice 4, Lowndes drops the hammer

Craig Lowndes (Red Bull Racing Australia, Holden), who after the first couple of practices wondered if teams would use new tires to try to post better times, threw some on his ride and blew Scott McLaughlin’s (Fujitsu Racing GRM, Holden) then-best practice time of 1:34.2269 away, posting a 1:32.9042. A number of other teams followed suit, with the Top 10 fastest times all in the 1:33s. Will Davison (Pepsi Max Crew FPR Ford) was second quickest, 0.3361 sec off Lowndes pace. Garth Tander (...

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Pirelli World Challenge: Circuit of the Americas – O'Connell tops GT qualifying

    Photo: SCCA Pro Racing Inc. Qualifying for Pirelli World Challenge Series Rounds 4 and 5 at Circuit of the Americas saw Johnny O’Connell (Cadillac Racing CTS-V.R) take the GT pole and Lawson Aschenbach (Black Dog Speed Shop Camaro) at the front of the field for GTS. Qualifying sets the grid for Round 5, with the starting order for Round 6 set by each car’s fastest lap turned during the previous race. O'Connell took the top spot for Saturday's race with a 1:33.539. G...

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V8 Supercars: Austin 400 – Van Gisbergen tops Practice 3; tire wear comes into play

Shane van Gisbergen (TEKNO Team VIP, Holden) continued to shine in practice for V8 Supercars Austin 400 at Circuit of the Americas, topping Practice 3 after being third quickest in Practice 1 and second in Practice 2. Van Gisbergen’s time of 1:34.5358 was roughly 0.31 sec off the fastest practice time of the two earlier sessions, posted by Scott McLaughlin (Fujitsu Racing GRM, Holden) in the second session. Fabian Coulthard (Lockwood Racing, Holden), the fastest driver in Practice 1, was ...

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Friday LinkFrogging - 5/17/13

#LinkFrogging...through Spencer's gifts.

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V8 Supercars: Austin 400 – McLaughlin fastest Practices 1 and 2

Friday morning’s Practice 1 saw the Australian V8 Supercars take to Circuit of the Americas with a purpose for the first time. Lapping, car tweaking, and general race prep all taking place in equal measure. Fabian Coulthard (Lockwood Racing, Holden) was fastest in the morning at 1:34.3492, with James Moffat (Norton 360 Racing, Nissan) 0.47 sec behind. The Holdens of Shane Van Gisbergen (TEKNO Team VIP) and Jason Bright (Team BOC) were next quickest. Will Davison (Pepsi Max Crew FPR) was ...

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Pirelli World Challenge: Circuit of the Americas ride-along

Photo: Chris Smith/GonzoGeek Media Inc. I’ve been a racing fan for as long as I can remember. It and music enthralled me from the first time I laid eyes and ears on them. My first favorite drivers were Johnny Rutherford, Nicki Lauda, and Jody Scheckter. My favorite cars were the Martini Porsche 936s that dominated sports car racing at the time. Given all this, I’ve long tried to imagine what it would be like to go around a world-class road course in an actual race car. Thanks to...

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The Plastic Spoon: Salt & Vinegar and Bacon Crusted Fish Fingers with Malt Vinegar Aioli

In this week's "The Plastic Spoon", host Hunter teaches you how to make  Fish Fingers and Custard. WELL...Salt & Vinegar and Bacon Crusted Fish Fingers and Custard. WELL...Salt & Vinegar and Bacon Crusted Fish Fingers and Malt Vinegar Aioli in honor of the forthcoming finale of BBC's "Doctor Who".

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Formula 1 2013: Spanish Grand Prix - Ferrari 1, 3; Kimi takes second

Photo: Sky Sports Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull) came into the race weekend with momentum, having won two of the three previous races. But in order to take the top step on the podium again he was going to have to overcome recent history at Circuit de Catalunya, where the last 12 race winners have come from the front row of the field. Mercedes locked down positions 1 and 2 (Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton respectively), the second time the manufacturer has done so since its return in 2010. Vettel...

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Black Star Riders: Thin Lizzy reborn

BLACK STAR RIDERS - the new band formed by members of the reborn THIN LIZZY -- Ricky Warwick (vocals), Scott Gorham (guitar), Damon Johnson (guitar) and Marco Mendoza (bass) -- with new addition Jimmy DeGrasso on drums - will release its debut album, All Hell Breaks Loose on May 28 via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. While THIN LIZZY will continue on an occasional basis, BLACK STAR RIDERS is a full-time band described as "the next step in the evolution of the Thin Lizzy story". All Hell Breaks Lo...

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