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IMSA: 6 Hours of the Glen – Action Express, Ford GTs both finish 1-2

  Johannes van Overbeek put the #2 Extreme Speed Motorsports Ligier JS P2-Honda on the pole, with Tristan Nunez in the #55 Mazda Racing Prototype next door. Oz Negri Jr. (#60 Michael Shank Racing Ligier JS P2-Honda) started third and Ricky Taylor (#10 Wayne Taylor Racing) was the first Corvette DP on the grid, starting P4. Richard Westbrook (#67 Ford Chip Ganassi Racing GT) led the GT Le Mans field to the starting line, followed by Dirk Werner (#25 Team RLL BMW M6), Jon Edwards (#100 BMW)...

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F1: Austria – Hamilton, Rosberg collide in final lap; Hamilton wins

Track-temperature on raceday was 50 deg. Cooler than it had been for qualifying. A combination of rain in Q3 and drivers’ inability to stay off the Red Bull Ring’s new curbs shuffled the starting grid away from what’s been typical in recent races. Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) won his fifth pole of the season. Teammate Nico Rosberg originally qualified second but lined up P6 due to a gearbox-replacement penalty. Nico Hulkenberg (Force India) moved to the front row as a result, the...

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IndyCar: Road America – Power beats Kanaan and Rahal

Photo: Joe Skibinski Simon Pagenaud (#22Team Penske, Chevy) came into Road America with an 80-point lead on Scott Dixon (#9 Chip Ganassi Racing, Chevy) and an 86-point edge on teammate Helio Castroneves (#3). Will Power (#12 Penske) started on pole next to Dixon. Another Ganassi-Penske split occupied Row 2, Tony Kanaan (#10 Ganassi) starting third and Pagenaud fourth. Castroneves started P5, ahead of the best-qualifying Honda, Graham Rahal (#15 Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing). Power, Dixon, a...

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NHRA: Thunder Valley – Tommy Johnson Jr. takes first 2016 Funny Car win

Ronn Capps came to Bristol, Tenn., on a two-race Funny Car winning streak. Greg Anderson was on the same streak in Pro Stock. Doug Kalitta was the Top Fuel points leader, 53 up on Antron Brown and 60 up on Steve Torrence. Pat Dakin beat Clay Millican in the first heat of Top Fuel Round 1, using a 0.038 RT and a 3.821-sec elapsed time. Shawn Langdon topped Terry McMillen with a 3.817. Kalitta took out Kyle Wurtzel with a 3.783. Capps led the Funny Car standings at race-start, ahead of Jack Beck...

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F1: Europe - Rosberg wins inaugural Azerbaijan race

A temporary street circuit in Baku, Azerbaijan, is home for the return of the Grand Prix of Europe. Championship points leader Nico Rosberg (Mercedes) started on pole, with Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull) qualifying P2. Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari) posted an identical time to Ricciardo, but the Red Bull did it first and Vettel lined up third, teammate  Kimi Raikkonen started next door. Rosberg held the lead through Turn 1, followed by Ricciardo and Vettel. The running order remained in place at ...

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WEC: 24 Hours of Le Mans – Leading Toyota stops on track in last lap, Porsche wins

Photo: Adrenal Media-Gabi Tomescu With 10 hr left in the race the track still in complete darkness, the #6 Toyota Gazoo Racing TS050 Hybrid (Stephane Sarrazin, Mike Conway, Kamui Kobayashi) led overall. The #36 Signatech Alpine A460-Nissan (Gustavo Menezes, Nicolas Lapierre, Stephane Richelmi led LMP2, the #82 Risi Competitzione Ferrari 488 (Giancarlo Fisichella, Toni Vilander, Matteo Malucelli) GTE Pro, and the #62 Scuderia Corsa Ferrari 458 Italia (Bill Sweedler, Townsend Bell, Jeff Segal) GT...

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WEC: 24 Hours of Le Mans – Toyota, Signatech, Ferraris lead at halfway

Porsche, Toyota, and Audi qualified in the order at the front of the grid, the #2 Porsche Team 919 Hybrid (Romain Dumas, Neel Jani, Marc Lieb) starting on the pole. LMP2 qualifying had the #26 G-Drive Racing Oreca 05-Nissan starting first followed by the #35 Baxi DC Racing Alpine A460-Nissan and the #36 Signatech Alpine A460-Nissan. Ford Chip Ganassi Teams USA and UK took three of the top four spots in GTE Pro qualifying. The USA #68 GT started on the pole (Joey Hand, Dirk Muller, Sebastien Bou...

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WEC: 24 Hours of Le Mans – Michael Shank Racing-Honda qualify LMP2 P5 in debut

  Michael Shank Racing with Curb/Agajanian’s journey to Le Mans took a significant step forward on Wednesday when the team turned its first official laps at the historic 8.47-mile circuit. It was the first official day of on track action as teams prepare for the 84th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, set to begin Saturday afternoon local time (8:30 AM ET). The Team’s Le Mans 24 Hour drivers John Pew, Ozz Negri, and Laurens Vanthoor all put i...

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IndyCar: Ft. Worth - Stopped by rain after 71 laps, will finish Aug. 27

Photo: Chris Owens The scheduled 248-lap event at Texas Motor Speedway (TMS) - the ninth race of the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series season - was stopped after 71 laps today by heavy rain. IndyCar and track officials announced that the race was suspended and will be completed Aug. 27 as a night race. "We certainly want to come back and have a full race for the fans here in Texas," said Jay Frye, IndyCar president of competition and operations. "The people at TMS do a great job, so what we will do,...

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Formula 1: Canada – Hamilton wins second straight, Vettel P2

Mercedes locked down the front row, Lewis Hamilton on pole next to Nico Rosberg. Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari) lined up third and Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull) fourth. Vettel passed Hamilton on the left going into Turn 1 to take the early lead, with Rosberg making a move on the right after a slow start from the pole-sitter. Rosberg was nudged off course by his teammate in the Turn 1 exchange and fell through the field. Vettel struggled with braking in the last corner of the first lap but retained th...

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