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The first round of the inaugural season of the Formula E Championship got underway in Beijing, China over the weekend, and like any good sport there was plenty of action to behold. Victory in the first-ever sanctioned electric car race went to Audi Sport ABT's Lucas di Grassi, but only because of a huge crash between Venturi's Nick Heidfeld and E.Dams Renault's Nicolas Prost.
Team Penske has partnered with Dick Johnson Racing to form a V8 Supercar team that Marcos Ambrose will drive for in 2015. DJR Team Penske will compete with Ford Falcons, and Ambrose will drive the No.
Team Penske has formed a partnership with one of the most successful motorsport teams in Australia to compete in the popular V8 Supercars Championship with driver Marcos Ambrose, beginning in 2015. Working with Dick Johnson Racing , the longest-established motor racing team in Australia, Team Penske plans to race next season in the ultra-competitive touring car series that features events contested at Australia's top motorsport venues.
Rookie Kyle Larson, Chase driver Jimmie Johnson and Illinois native Danica Patrick rounded out the top-five. Larson was in a backup car after wrecking in the first practice Saturday.
Circuit of The Americas is set to throw a Texas-sized celebration to welcome the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship and the FIA World Endurance Championship for next weekend's Lone Star Le Mans. A weekend full of racing, music and entertainment are planned for the entire family at the world-class 3.4-mile circuit located in the capital of Texas, highlighted by Saturday's race at 11:35 a.m. CT.
For the second straight year, the second-to-last race of the Pirelli World Challenge season produced a dynamic and dramatic shift in the GT and GTS championship battles. Last year the drama occurred at Sonoma Raceway; on Friday, it was at Miller Motorsports Park outside Salt Lake City, Utah.
Beijing ePrix, was held on a spectacular temporary race track built around the city's iconic Olympic 'Bird's Nest' Stadium. History was made today as the world's first ever fully-electric single-seater race took place in Beijing, marking the season opener of the FIA Formula E Championship.
After a second-place podium for No. 27 driver Franck Montagny and a superb fourth from fellow countryman Charles Pic in the No.
Heidfeld has chased down Prost in the closing stages after the Frenchman had led for almost the entire event. The German made a move at the final corner of the final lap, but Prost moved across on him, sending Heidfeld over the kerbs and into a huge accident .
Aside from the fact that the Beijing, China track was far more suited to karts than cars, the Formula E series put on an interesting show in the series debut, which aired at 3:30 a.m. ET on Fox Sports 1, a time when most viewers have either fallen asleep without turning off the TV, or are searching for something on Cinemax. The broadcast itself left much to be desired, with lots of ambient noise, both from the rather substantial crowd and the cars - how much of that is motor, how much is gearbox? - that at times it seemed hard to pick out anchor Jack Nicholls and very competent commentator Dario Franchitti.
Lucas di Grassi led the way in FP1 for the Auto Sport ABT group in Beijing with a lap of 1:41.937. e.dams driver Sebastien Buemi followed closely behind in second, with Sam Bird rounding out the top three for Virgin Racing.
With only 10 teams, each featuring 2 cars and 4 drivers, allowed to compete in the FIA Formula E Championship this year, it is a great honor for world famous IndyCar team Andretti Autosport to be admitted as the 3rd team to join the world's first fully-electric global racing series, which will kick off Saturday Septmber 13th in Beijing. beginning in 2014.
SHR officials announced earlier this week that it had made personnel moves between two of its four NASCAR Sprint Cup Series outfits, swapping the majority of over-the-wall crewmen between Harvick's No. 4 and Stewart's No.
As their boss continues to race while not knowing the final results of the investigation into the death of Kevin Ward Jr., Kevin Harvick and Kurt Busch will try to give the company something to cheer about and rally around over the next 10 weeks. Missing among that bunch is Danica Patrick, as expected, but also Tony Stewart, who had struggled this season well before being involved in a tragedy Aug. 9 at Canandaigua Motorsports Park.
Despite the hoopla surrounding the Chase for the Sprint Cup, Patrick is making her own noise as the Roscoe, Ill. native transitions from being a novelty to a stock car driver.
Updated: Mon Sep 15, 2014 12:28 am
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