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USCC: Belle Isle – Curran, Cameron win; Farnbacher tops GTD

Christian Fittipaldi put the #5 Action Express Corvette DP on pole for the 1 hr 40 min timed race on Detroit’s Belle Isle, with Ricky Taylor (#10 Wayne Taylor Racing Corvette DP) starting next to him. PC challenge made its Belle Isle debut, with James French (#38 Performance Tech Motorsports) taking pole by 0.004 sec over Chris Cumming (#11 RSR Racing). Dion von Moltke (#48 Paul Miller Racing Audi R8 LMS) won GTD pole after crashing yesterday in practice. GTLM did not compete this round. ...

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IndyCar: Indy 500 – Montoya takes second career Indy, Power P2

The 99th Indianapolis 500 Mile Race marked the competition debut of Chevrolet and Honda’s new high-speed aero kits: Honda’s higher-profile with side winglets, Chevy’s with a minimal, centered wing. Chevy had proven faster during both practice and qualifying. The first three rows of the traditional three-wide grid had Scott Dixon (#9 Chip Ganassi-Chevy), Will Power (#1 Team Penske-Chevy), and Simon Pagenaud (#22 Penske) on Row 1; Tony Kanaan (#10 Ganassi), Helio Castroneves (#...

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F1: Monaco – Rosberg takes third straight Monaco win as Mercedes scuttles Hamilton

Ten of the last 11 Grands Prix in Monaco have been won from pole position, held by Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) for this year’s event. Teammate Nico Rosberg, the winner of the last two Monaco Grand Prix, started next to Hamilton. Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari) started third, and Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull) fourth. A Ferrari driver had not won  in Monaco since Michael Schumacher in 2001. A 30% chance of rain was forecast for the 78-lap race. Daniil Kvyat jumped teammate Ricciardo on the star...

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FIA WEC: 24 Hours of Le Mans - OAK Racing preps for Test Day

OAK Racing, which scored a double in the Sarthe classic in 2013, will start the 83rd Le Mans 24 Hours in a few weeks with the #34 and #35 Ligier JS P2s. This week the team tested it’s the cars equipped with the special Le Mans aero kit in preparation for the May 31 Test Day. Chris Cumming, Kevin Estre, and Laurens Vanthoor, who are newcomers to the LM P2 category and to the Le Mans 24 Hours, had their first taste of their new car, the #34 Ligier JS P2-Honda, running at both Spa-Francorch...

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IndyCar: Karam, Dixon, Hildebrand top Indy 500 practice

Photo: Chris Jones Figuring the fastest way around Indianapolis Motor Speedway in "race trim" was the theme of the day as Verizon IndyCar Series teams held a practice session the day following completion of Indianapolis 500 Mile Race qualifications for the second straight year. Chip Ganassi Racing Teams drivers Sage Karam and Scott Dixon, who won the Verizon P1 Award for the 500, paced the day with best laps of 227.831 and 226.542 mph, respectively, followed by CFH Racing's JR Hildebrand (226...

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IndyCar: GP of Indianapolis – Power wins from pole, Rahal second

Photo: Walter Kuhn Four different drivers had won races coming into the Grand Prix of Indianapolis. Helio Castroneves made his 300th career start, only the sixth driver in Indy car history to do so. Castroneves (#3) came into the race with three 2015 Top 5 finishes, tying him with Team Penske teammate and season points-leader Juan Pablo Montoya (#2). The Top 4 on the grid were Will Power (#1 Team Penske-Chevy), Scott Dixon (#9 Chip Ganassi Racing-Chevy), Castroneves, and Montoya. Simon Pagenau...

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USCC: Laguna Seca – Valiante, Westbrook win, take series lead

Long Beach winners Jordan and Rickey Taylor (#10 Wayne Taylor Racing Corvette DP) qualified on pole, with the rest of the event’s podium following suit; Scott Pruett (#01 Chip Ganassi Racing Ford-Riley) starting second and Michael Valiante (#90 VisitFlorida.com Racing Corvette DP) third. John Pew (#60 Michael Shank Racing Ligier JS P2-Honda) was fourth on the grid. Chris Cumming (#11 RSR Racing Oreca FLM09-Chevy) started on Prototype Challenge pole, with Mike Guasch (#52 PR1/Mathiason Mot...

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IndyCar: Alabama – Newgarden takes first career IndyCar win

Photo: Chris Owens Helio Castroneves took pole for the second consecutive race and extended a Team Penske (Chevy) streak of seven straight pole awards, a run that spans the last two Verizon IndyCar Series seasons.  Castroneves (#3) recorded a quick lap of 1 min, 7.1925 sec on the 2.3 -mile, 17-turn Barber Motorsports Park road course. The pole was Castroneves' 43rd, placing him fourth all-time in Indy car history, behind Bobby Unser (49). "It's all about team effort," said Castroneves,...

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Hinchcliffe's Big Gamble Yields Big Payoff in Big Easy

From Verizon IndyCar Series press release[ AVONDALE, La. (April 12, 2015) - James Hinchcliffe had a premonition midway through the inaugural Indy Grand Prix of Louisiana when his crew ordered him not to make a pit stop like the rest of the Verizon IndyCar Series field leaders at NOLA Motorsports Park. The hunch came true when the Canadian driver took the checkered flag to win a wild and unpredictable series debut on the 2.74-mile road course outside New Orleans. "When we first decided to stay o]...

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IndyCar: St. Petersburg – Montoya wins, Penske takes 4 of Top 5 spots

Photo: John Cole Team Penske (powered by Chevrolet) locked down the first four spots on the starting grid for the start of the 2015 IndyCar season. The four were also quickest in every practice session. Will Power (#1) was on pole, with the newest member of the team, Simon Pagenaud (#22), next to him. Helio Castroneves (#3) and Juan Pablo Montoya (#2) made up Row 2. Takuma Sato (#14 AJ Foyt Racing-Honda) was both the first non-Penske and non-Chevy qualifier. Sebastien Bourdais (#11 KVSH Racing-...

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