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Esteban Ocon punts race leader Max Verstappen as parts fly. Verstappen lost the lead and the race win to Lewis Hamilton
Esteban Ocon guaranteed his future at Mercedes by taking out race leader Max Verstappen, handing Mercedes the race win
Lewis Hamilton prays to God - "Oh God, thank you for letting me drive an Aldo Costa designed car all these years"
Kyle Busch celebrates the win that punched his ticket to the NASCAR Monster Cup finals
Toto Wolff (C) celebrates the 2018 Manufacturers title with drivers Lewis Hamilton and his slave teammate, Valtteri Bottas
The renovated ISM Raceway moved the S/F line to what was Turn 2
Leah Pritchett flames up in Top Fuel
Tanner Gray locked up the NHRA Pro Stock title
Steve Torrence won to lock up the NHRA Top Fuel title
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Brett Moffitt wins Homestead Truck race and title
by Pete McCole
Tundra driver Brett Moffitt won the 2018 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) championship after capturing his sixth win of the season at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Friday night. The title is Moffitt’s first NASCAR championship in his first full-time season competing in the Truck Series with Hattori Racing Enterprises. The title is Moffitt’s first NASCAR championship in his first full-time season competing in the Truck Series with Hattori Racing Enterprises.
Denny Hamlin Wins Pole For Cup Series Finale
by Pete McCole
Denny Hamlin played the role of spoiler in Friday's qualifying for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season finale, beating out his teammate Kyle Busch and the rest of the Championship 4 to take the pole for Sunday's Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. The four finalists for the 2018 Cup Series title - Kyle Busch, Martin Truex, Jr., Joey Logano and Kevin Harvick - all advanced to the final round but none had the speed to match Hamlin, who took the pole for the final race of the season for the second year in a row and the third time in the last four years.
A new era for Porsche
Major Construction to support push into electric car era
Following the decision to produce the Taycan in Zuffenhausen, Porsche is now carrying out the largest construction project of this site’s eighty-year history. The company’s historical headquarters in northern Stuttgart are being updated for automotive production of the future.
Todd's Dominating Run Gives Toyota 9th World Title
Toyota Drivers Combine For 10 Wins in '18
J.R. Todd’s run to the Funny Car world championship highlighted a year that saw Toyota-supported drivers win 10 races during the 2018 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series. Todd dominated throughout the six-race Countdown to the Championship playoffs, earning three victories in five final round appearances, culminating with his sixth victory of the season at the Auto Club NHRA Finals in Pomona to capture the title.
Barney Visser talks about shuttering NASCAR team
Lower TV Ratings, No sponsors, No Team
Question and Answer with Furniture Row Racing owner Barney Visser, whose team will defend its 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series championship with driver Martin Truex Jr. Sunday at Homestead-Miami Speedway. It will also be the final race for the Denver, Colo.-based Furniture Row Racing. The team announced on Sept. 4, 2018 that it will cease operations at the end of the season due to lack of necessary funding to field a competitive team.
Championship 4 Shift Their Focus to Season Finale
Ford Champion Weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway
There was certainly no shortage of drama, suspense and emotion in Sunday’s Can-Am 500 at ISM Raceway – as you would expect of the race to determine which three drivers will join Martinsville winner Joey Logano in the Championship 4 round this week at Homestead-Miami Speedway. In the end – as they had in the beginning and middle - the season-long high-achievers – the "Big 3" – showed why they are just that. But even they had to overcome sizable setbacks and strategy twists in a thrilling final push to settle who will run for the championship in Sunday’s Ford EcoBoost 400.
NASCAR Hall of Fame Driver David Pearson Dies at 83
Second on NASCAR's all-time win list behind Richard Petty
Legendary NASCAR Hall of Fame driver David Pearson, winner of three NASCAR premier series championships, has died at the age of 83. Winner of 105 races in just 574 starts – second most to fellow NASCAR Hall of Famer Richard Petty – the Whitney, S.C.-born Pearson won titles in 1966 and 1968-69, and was inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame in 2011.
Toyota ready to mop up competition in Shanghai
Can Ford Score a Shanghai Hat-Trick?
Toyota Gazoo Racing is determined to end the year on a high with another one-two victory in this weekend’s 6 Hours of Shanghai to extend its World Championship lead. The eight-round 2018-19 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) runs from this May to next June so the Chinese event, held at the 5.451km Shanghai International Circuit, marks not only the start of the second half of the season, but also the final round of this calendar year.
Torrence, Todd, M. Smith, Gray Win at Pomona
Todd, Smith Clinch World Championships
J.R. Todd clinched his first career NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Funny Car world championship title during the first round of eliminations Sunday at the Auto Club NHRA Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona. Matt Smith also won his third Pro Stock Motorcycle world championship at the final 2018 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event during eliminations on Sunday.
Kyle Busch Wins at Phoenix to Punch His Ticket to Miami
Logano, Harvick, Truex, Jr. Make Up The Championship 4
Holding off Brad Keselowski after a restart with 12 laps left in Sunday's Can-Am 500 at ISM Raceway, Kyle Busch claimed his eighth Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series victory of the season and led NASCAR's Big Three into the Championship 4 race at Homestead-Miami Speedway, joining Kevin Harvick, Martin Truex, Jr, and Joey Logano in the quest for the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series title.
Brazilian GP post-race press conference
Verstappen expresses his frustration with OconDrivers:
1. Lewis HAMILTON (Mercedes)
2. Max VERSTAPPEN (Red Bull)
3. Kimi RAIKKONEN (Ferrari)
Hamilton gifted Brazil win after Ocon punts Verstappen
Mercedes wins 5th straight title
Mercedes protege Esteban Ocon spun out Max Verstappen from the lead while Lewis Hamilton kept his nose clean - and ultimately secured his 10th triumph of the season in the Brazilian GP. A solid performance from the Brit, converting pole to victory, and it's a memorable day for Mercedes too...Hamilton's victory, coupled with Bottas' fifth was enough to ensure the double title for the Silver Arrows with Hamilton winning the drivers title and Mercedes the Constructors title.
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