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3 hrs ago | Paddock Talk

K-Pax Racing's Robert Thorne Claims Commanding Win In Final Race Of Pirelli World Challenge Season

Driver Robert Thorne of K-PAX Racing, the only team to field closed-wheel McLaren race cars in North America in nearly 30 years, closed out the final race of the 2014 Pirelli World Challenge season by earning his first victory of the season in commanding fashion. Thorne entered the last of 16 races this season with two podium finishes under his belt in his first year in the top-tier GT division.

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Related Topix: Sports, Racing, CART Racing, Alex Figge, Pacific Coast Motorsports

7 hrs ago | Motorsport.com

Colin McRae: It's been seven years already?

My brother Eddie pointed this out to me today and I was thrown aback at the realization that it's already been seven years since we lost Colin McRae. In motorsport, fate tends to take our heroes away from us through the very way they gained their iconic stature.

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Related Topix: Sports, Racing, NASCAR, Dan Wheldon, Panther Racing

9 hrs ago | Motorsport.com

New line-up, same targets for Toyota Racing

Toyota Racing returns after a three-month break to defend the lead of both World Championships in the Six Hours of Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas this weekend. The FIA World Endurance Championship season resumes for the fourth of eight races this year, following the traditional summer gap after the Le Mans 24 Hours.

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Related Topix: Sports, Formula-1 Racing, Racing, Toyota Racing, Scuderia Toro Rosso, Sebastien Buemi, Dreyer & Reinbold Racing, Mike Conway, Kazuki Nakajima, Williams F1 Racing

10 hrs ago | The Globe and Mail

Does a successful Formula E race signal change in motorsports?

Audi Sport ABT driver Lucas di Grassi of Brazil won the inaugral FIA Formula E Bejing ePrix Championship race on September 13, 2014 in Beijing, China. The electric car racing series is set to be hosted in nine other cities worldwide.

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Related Topix: Sports, NASCAR, Nascar Drivers, NASCAR Busch, Dario Franchitti, Racing, Lucas di Grassi, Formula-1 Racing, Virgin, KV Racing Technology, Oriol Servia, Jenson Button, McLaren

14 hrs ago | Stanley Cup of Chowder

Monday Morning Warmup: Thoughts on E

The first Formula E race was held on Saturday in Beijing, and we learned quite a bit. Some thoughts in no particular order: If a little different from what we're used to.

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Related Topix: Sports, Racing, NASCAR, Nascar Drivers, NASCAR Busch, Dario Franchitti, Target Chip Ganassi Racing, NHL Hockey, Boston Bruins

19 hrs ago | MotorAuthority

Huge Crash Hands Inaugural Formula E Victory To Audi Sport ABT's Lucas di Grassi: Video

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.

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Related Topix: Sports, Formula-1 Racing, Virgin, Racing, Lucas di Grassi, Nick Heidfeld, BMW Sauber F1, Roth Racing, Franck Montagny

19 hrs ago | Motorsport.com

Brabham calls debut of Formula E series a 'great success'

Matthew Brabham, reserve driver for the Andretti Autosport Formula-E team for the first round of the FIA's all electric Series held in China, is enthused about the forward progress of the Championship. Following a successful test session in the electric-powered Dallara chassis last month in England, the 20-year-old was drafted into the squad to assist drivers, Franck Montagny and Charles Pic at the circuit which circulated the Beijing Olympic precinct.

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Related Topix: Sports, Racing, Roth Racing, Franck Montagny, Olympics, Formula-1 Racing, Nick Heidfeld, BMW Sauber F1, Michael Andretti, Andretti Green Racing

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Knoxville News Sentinel

Penske to field V8 Supercar team for Ambrose

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.

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Related Topix: Sports, Team Penske, Racing, Marcos Ambrose, NASCAR, Johnny Davis, Nascar Drivers, NASCAR Busch

National Speed Sport News

Penske & Ambrose Team For V8 Supercars

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.

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Related Topix: Sports, Team Penske, Racing, Tad Geschickter, Peter Shepherd, Nate Monteith, NASCAR, Matt McCall, John Graham, Nascar Drivers, NASCAR Busch, Boston Reid, NASCAR Craftsman Truck

Sporting News

Danica Patrick runs into boyfriend Ricky Stenhouse Jr. in Chicago race

Patrick ran into Stenhouse with nine laps remaining in the Chase for the Sprint Cup opener. They both were on the lead lap at the time.

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Related Topix: Sports, Racing, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Danica Patrick, NASCAR, Nascar Drivers, NASCAR Busch, Jack Roush, Andretti Autosport, Tony Stewart, Kevin Harvick

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Sporting News

Carl Edwards leads final Sprint Cup practice at Chicagoland

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.

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Related Topix: Sports, NASCAR, Nascar Drivers, NASCAR Craftsman Truck, Jack Roush, Racing, Carl Edwards, Hendrick Motorsports, NASCAR Nextel Cup, Jimmie Johnson, Danica Patrick, Andretti Autosport, Ray Evernham, NASCAR Busch, Kasey Kahne, Matt Kenseth

Paddock Talk

Texas-Sized Celebration To Welcome Tudor Championship For First Visit ...

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.

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Related Topix: Sports, Racing, Townsend Bell, KV Racing Technology

Paddock Talk

Championship Picture Emerges as Smith, Mills, Esayian Win Miller GT, GT-A, GTS

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.

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Related Topix: Sports, NASCAR, NASCAR Busch, Racing, Niclas Jonsson, CART Racing, Alex Figge, Pacific Coast Motorsports, Ryan Dalziel

Motorsport.com

History in the making as FIA's new Formula E championship gets underway

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.

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Related Topix: Sports, Michael Andretti, Racing, Andretti Green Racing, Formula-1 Racing, Scuderia Toro Rosso, Sebastien Buemi, Jaime Alguersuari, Virgin, Lucas di Grassi, Bruno Senna, Campos

Motorsport.com

Andretti Formula-E Team is leading the inaugural 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.

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Related Topix: Sports, Racing, Roth Racing, Franck Montagny, Michael Andretti, Andretti Green Racing

Business News

Huge crash decides inaugural Formula E race

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 .

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Related Topix: Sports, Formula-1 Racing, Virgin, Racing, Lucas di Grassi, Roth Racing, Franck Montagny

Motorsport.com

Formula E: Debut is promising, but room for improvement

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.

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Related Topix: Sports, NASCAR, Nascar Drivers, NASCAR Busch, Dario Franchitti, Racing, Target Chip Ganassi Racing

Seattle Times

Emerald Downs results and entries

Trainer - Martin Pimentel. Daily Double $10.40; Exacta $4.40; Superfecta $5.95; Trifecta $5.80 Off - 7:11 p.m. Time - :22.68 :46.05 :58.30 1:11.04 Winner - Ch Gelding 2011, by Officer - Feng Shui by French Deputy Owner - Art McFadden.

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Related Topix: Sports, David Martinez, Racing

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Motorsport.com

Lucas di Grassi leads opening Formula E practice in Beijing

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.

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Related Topix: Sports, Formula-1 Racing, Virgin, Racing, Lucas di Grassi, Scuderia Toro Rosso, Sebastien Buemi, Roth Racing, Franck Montagny

Examiner.com

Andretti Autosports first & only American team to compete in Formula E Champion

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.

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Related Topix: Sports, Racing, Andretti Autosport, Michael Andretti, Andretti Green Racing

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