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One of many wrecks that eliminated almost the entire Alabama 500 field
Brad Keselowski, driver of the #2 Miller Lite Ford, celebrates after winning the Alabama 500
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MotoGP: Motegi, Japan
Leader Marc Marquez has his hands full with Andrea Dovizioso's Ducati. On the last lap the Ducati had just too much HP for the Honda
MotoGP: Motegi, Japan
Race winner Andrea Dovizioso is pumped after barely beating Marquez in the rain
Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the #88 Mountain Dew Chevrolet, and Chase Elliott, driver of the #24 NAPA Chevrolet, lead the field at the start of the Alabama 500
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MotoGP: Motegi, Japan
The start of the MotoGP race as Marc Marquez grabs the early lead. The conditions at Motegi were as bad as they were at Mt. Fuji for WEC below
Fireworks go off as Marco Wittmann wins the final DTM race of 2017
IndyCar: Road America
Spencer Pigot puts the new IndyCar through its paces at Road America during a Chevy Manufacturer test day
WEC: Fuji, Japan
The World Endurance Champion invaded Mt. Fuji and the conditions were this bad all weekend, including the race that had to be ended early. Toyota finished 1-2 over Porsche. Ferrari cleaned up in both GT categories
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This is the Polestar 1
Geely's all-electric spinoff
Volvo's all-electric spinoff, Polestar, is making it a point to be the Swede's first entry into the electric future where batteries are king. The brand's first model as an independent entity, the Polestar 1, is being called a "Grand Tourer Coupe." The Polestar 1's hybrid powertrain pumps out 600 horsepower and 737 ft-lb of torque, thanks to dual electric motors positioned at the rear of the car and a twincharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder driving the front wheels. Polestar 1 is capable of traveling 93 miles on batteries only.
Meet Reinhold Joest of Mazda Team Joest
How the Dominant Joest Team Paired with Mazda
Prior to the 2018 season-opening Rolex 24 at Daytona, we will bring you a series of feature stories about Mazda Team Joest, the new Mazda factory team in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. While many know the Joest name and are likely aware of their dominance in the last 15 years of worldwide endurance sports car racing, we want to share more details about the team and the people who will drive the effort in the coming years.
USGP Preview: Hamilton could lock up title in Austin
99.99% chance he will be 2017 World Champion
Mercedes F1 boss Toto Wolff says: Still four races to go and 100 points to score: we can take nothing for granted as we fly to Austin this week. We approach every race with a healthy dose of skepticism rather than wishful thinking, and our focus must be on making sure we score every point within our reach this weekend in Austin. Since we began the final flyaway leg of the season, we have seen a strong points swing in our favor in both championships.
B. Force, Hight, Line, Krawiec Score Victories in Dallas
AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals
Robert Hight powered to the Funny Car victory Sunday at the 32nd annual AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals at Texas Motorplex. Brittany Force (Top Fuel), Jason Line (Pro Stock) and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also earned victories in their respective categories at the fourth of six playoff events during the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Countdown to the Championship.
Brad Keselowski Survives to Win at Talladega
Brad Keselowski punched his ticket to the next round of the Monster Energy NASCAR Sprint Cup playoffs with a last-turn pass around race leader Ryan Newman to win Sunday’s Alabama 500 at Talladega Speedway. Keselowski was among just 14 drivers left standing after a wild 188-lap race that saw three red flags in the final stage s more than half the playoff contenders saw their race end early.
Toyota beats Porsche in heavy rain at Fuji
Cuts Porsche's lead with win in shortened race
Toyota Gazoo Racing took a memorable 1-2 finish at their home race this afternoon after a dramatic seventh round of the 2017 FIA World Endurance Championship at Fuji Speedway. In challenging wet and foggy conditions Sebastien Buemi, Kazuki Nakajima and Anthony Davidson took the No.8 Toyota TS 050 Hybrid to victory. They headed home the sister No.7 Toyota driven by Kamui Kobayashi, Mike Conway and Jose-Maria Lopez.
Dovizioso outduels Marquez in the rain
In pouring rain at the Twin Ring Motegi, Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team) and Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) staged one of the greatest MotoGP duels of all time, putting everything on the line down to the final lap and the final corner. And despite the best efforts of the reigning Champion, it was Andrea Dovizioso who emerged victorious from 'Victory' corner in Japan – taking his fifth win of the season, the seventh of his career, and one of the most spectacular in history.
Torrence, Hight, Butner, Krawiec No. 1 Qualifiers in Dallas
AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals
Robert Hight powered to the Funny Car No. 1 qualifier Saturday at the 32nd annual AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals at Texas Motorplex. Steve Torrence (Top Fuel), Bo Butner (Pro Stock) and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also earned No. 1 qualifiers in their respective categories at the fourth of six events on the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Countdown to the Championship.
Parker Kligerman Pulls Off Surprise Win At Talladega
Second-Career Truck Series Win
Part-timer Parker Kligerman was in the right place at the right time to pick up a surprise victory in Saturday's Fred's 250 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Talladega Speedway. Kligerman raced past pole winner Christopher Bell on the opening lap of a green-white-checkered overtime finish and was out on front when a massive pileup broke put that effectively ended the race and gave Kligerman his second-career Truck Series victory.
Earnhardt Jr wins pole at Talladega
Going Out On Top
With a speed of 190.544 mph, six-time Talladega Superspeedway winner Dale Earnhardt Jr. captured his first career Talladega pole in advance of his final career start at the 2.66-mile Superspeedway in tomorrow’s Alabama 500 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) race. Earnhardt Jr. captured the pole in the July race at Daytona International Speedway but was too slow to win. He has started on the front row for every restrictor-plate race this season. Hendrick Motorsport teammate Chase Elliott will start second in his No. 24 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet with a 100% throttle lap of 190.412 mph.
Zarco takes pole on drying Motegi track
But Marquez in third is the race favorite
France’s Johann Zarco took a shock pole in Japan, stunning the field to clinch top spot at the last minute. Zarco starts ahead of Italy’s Danilo Petrucci with reigning champion Marc Marquez completing the front row. After displaying a strong pace in every session at the Japanese Grand Prix, Repsol Honda’s Marquez set the third fastest time of the day at the end of a thrilling qualifying session on a drying Motegi track.
The Porsche 919 Hybrids lock out front row in Fuji
Toyotas close on row 2
The two Porsche 919 Hybrids will start from the front row for the six-hour race at the Fuji International Speedway. Championship leaders Earl Bamber (NZ), Timo Bernhard (DE) and Brendon Hartley (NZ) took pole position in front of the sister car in the hands of reigning world champion Neel Jani (CH), Andre Lotterer (DE) and Nick Tandy (GB). It is the 19th pole position for the 919 Hybrid since its race debut in 2014 and the fourth in 2017.
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