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Fernando Alonso's reaction when he got bumped out of the Indy 500
Fernando Alonso's McLaren comes back on the hook after Alonso smacked the wall and crashed
McLaren Team Owner Zak Brown consoles Fernando Alonso - they go back home with their tails between their legs, not fast enough to even qualify
Polesitter Marc Marquez begins to gap the field by lap 2
A happy Indy 500 Polesitter, Simon Pagenaud
Philipp Eng earned an emotional maiden DTM victory in his 23rd start
Pippa Mann happy to be in the race in 30th position
Roger Penske happy that his team has won the Indy 500 pole 18 times now
The Repsol Honda team celebrates Honda's 300th MotoGP win
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Torrence, Capps, Butner, Hines Win at Richmond
Virginia NHRA Nationals at Virginia Motorsports Park
Defending Top Fuel world champion Steve Torrence secured his second consecutive victory at the Virginia NHRA Nationals and third of the season Sunday evening at Virginia Motorsports Park. Ron Capps (Funny Car), Bo Butner (Pro Stock) and Andrew Hines (Pro Stock Motorcycle) were also winners in their respective categories at the eighth of 24 events during the 2019 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season.
Indy 500: Alonso and De Ferran Post-Qualifying Q&A
After missing Indy 500Participants
Fernando Alonso, McLaren Driver
Gil de Ferran, McLaren Sporting Director
Indy 500 Front Row Press Conference
Plus Roger PenskeParticipants
1st - Simon Pagenaud, Team Penske
Roger Penske, Owner, Team Penske
2nd - Ed Carpenter, Owner/Driver, Ed Carpenter Racing
3rd - Spencer Pigot, Ed Carpenter Racing
Simon Pagenaud wins pole for 103rd Indy 500
by Tim Wohlford
In a high-drama day, delayed by rain, Penske Chevy driver Simon Pagenaud put up 3 laps over 230 mph and averaged 229.992 mph over 4-laps to win the pole for the 103rd Indy 500 - the 18th Indy 500 pole for Team Penske. The Ed Carpenter Chevy team took the other two front row spots with Ed Carpenter 2nd quick and Ed Jones putting up the 3rd best 4-lap average. But perhaps the biggest shock of the day was F1 team McLaren and 2-time F1 champion Fernando Alonso failing to make the race - just too slow by 13/1000th of a second over the 10 mile run.
Sage, Hinch and Kyle in... and Alonso is OUT!
by Tim Wohlford
So much for the snotty F1 fans thinking their series is superior. McLaren and Fernando Alonso were bumped out of the Indy 500 by the minnow IndyCar team Juncos and their young American Kyle Kaiser. Sage Karam, James Hinchcliffe and Kyle Kaiser are all in the 2019 Indy 500. Fernando Alonso, Pato O'Ward and Max Chilton are out of the race. Team officials emphatically rule out a ride-buy for Fernando, so, he's out...
F1 Greats Don't Always Have Fun at Indy
by Tim Wohlford
Should Fernando Alonso not make the Indy 500 this year -- and the odds are not in his favor -- then he will join a long line of F1 greats (and also-rans) who came to Indy just to have a miserable time. From Ascari to Andretti, F1 success has often been allusive -- and sometimes the results have been catastrophic. Consider the long list of woe encountered by just a few of the F1 drivers....
Marquez defeats 3 Ducatis at LeMans
Beats Dovi by 2-secs
Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) cruised to victory at the Shark Helmets Grand Prix de France to claim Honda’s 300th premier class victory, the Championship leader beating Ducati Team duo Andrea Dovizioso and Danilo Petrucci as the Italians take a double Desmosedici podium in France.
Scenes from Indy 500 Qualifying Saturday
by Brian Fahie
Drama, excitement, surprises, tears. First-day qualifying for the 103rd Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge had it all. But then, that’s become the norm for qualifying at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Following Saturday’s intense action on the hallowed 2.5-mile superspeedway oval. Our Brian Fahie captures some of the emotion down on pit lane.
Indy 500 Saturday Post-qualifying Press Conference
Fast-9 plus too slow AlonsoParticipants
Fernando Alonso, too slow to qualify
Ed Carpenter, 7th
Spencer Pigot, Fastest
Ed Jones, 6th
Colton Herta, Fastest rookie in 5th
Alexander Rossi, 8th
Pippa Mann, 30th
Will Power, 2nd
Josef Newgarden, 4th
Sebastien Bourdais, 9th
Simon Pagenaud, 3rd
NASCAR All-Star Race post-race Press Conference
Kyle Larson - winner
Chad Johnston - Larson Crew Chief
Kyle Larson Wins Million Dollar Payday In All Star race
by Pete McCole
All Kyle Larson had to do to win Saturday night’s Monster Energy NASCAR All Star Race and collect a million dollar payday was pick up a victory in a 50-lap qualifying race, survive an 85-lap slugfest and beat out the two previous two All Star Race winners in a final 12-lap shootout to the finish. With a final push from Kevin Harvick, Larson rocketed from sixth to first on a restart on lap 76 and then managed to hold off Kyle Busch and Harvick over the remaining laps to score his first-career win in NASCAR’s all-star event and take home a check for a cool million dollars.
Byron, Wallace, Larson Advance To All Star Race
Alex Bowman Wins Fan Vote
The field for Saturday night's Monster Energy NASCAR All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway grew by four following an exhilarating 50-lap Monster Energy Open as William Byron, Bubba Wallace and Kyle Larson picked up stage wins to advance to the all-star event. Alex Bowman won the Fan Vote to complete the 19-car field
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