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Lewis Hamilton tosses his trophy in the air after winning his 5th British GP
Josef Newgarden, driver of the #2 DeVilbiss Team Penske IndyCar Chevrolet V6, races to victory through the streets of Exhibition Place in Toronto
Jake Galstad/LAT for Chevy
Denny Hamlin, driver of the #11 FedEx Office Toyota, poses with his daughter, Taylor, and a Monster Energy girl in Victory Lane after winning the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Overton's 301
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British GP race winner Lewis Hamilton body surfs his fans
Ferrari took a hard-earned win at the Nurburgring today after a typically frantic battle in the LMGTE Pro category. The No.51 AF Corse Ferrari 488 GTE driven by James Calado and Alessandro Pier Guidi took a first win of the season
Formula E: Brooklyn, NY
With the Manhattan skyline in the background, Formula E staged the first ever race on the streets of NY City
Formula E: Brooklyn, NY
Richard Branson's (L) driver Sam Bird (C) won both races
Porsche brought its new and improved 919 Hybrids to Nurburgring and finished 1-2
Recovering from his Indy 500 injuries, Dale Coyne Racing driver Sebastien Bourdais was back at the track in Toronto helping out his replacement, Esteban Gutierrez
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Mercedes debuts first-ever pickup truck
The Mercedes among pickups
The medium-sized pickup segment is global, high-volume and has further growth potential. According to estimates, by 2026 the market will increase from currently 2.2 million (2016) to 3.2 million units (+43%). High-quality private vehicles with passenger car-like characteristics and comfort features will play an increasingly important role here. Mercedes-Benz recognized this trend early on and with the X‑Class is pushing forward into this attractive segment as the first premium manufacturer. The completely new vehicle segment with the star celebrates its world premiere on Tuesday evening in South Africa – one of the model's core markets.
Matt Crafton Wins at Eldora
Snaps 27-race Winless Streak
Using a late-race restart 18 laps from the finish and a strategy to 'go where the others aren't,' Matt Crafton muscled past veteran dirt racer Stewart Friesen to win Wednesday night's fifth annual Eldora Dirt Derby 150 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Eldora Speedway and snap a 27-race winless streak.
Toronto IndyCar postscript
by Brian Carroccio
Whenever watching a motor race, I almost always keep a notepad handy. And the item at the top of the page earmarked for this weekend's Honda Indy Toronto was a simple "It’s Helio's World.” This I imagine was transcribed the moment Helio Castroneves pulled off a breathtaking pass from the third starting spot on teammate and pole sitter Simon Pagenaud at the drop of the green flag.
2018 Buick Regal GS Makes World Debut
Premium sport sedan offers all-new 310-hp V-6, 9-speed transmission
Where spirited driving meets attainable luxury and sleek, sporty design meets modern usefulness, you’ll find the 2018 Buick Regal GS – a car for commutes that are anything but common. As the brand’s most dramatic expression of design and dynamics, this all-new model balances these key characteristics to provide customers excellent driving performance every day and in every season.
Danica Patrick & Kevin Harvick Preview The Brickyard 400
Synonymous with the world famous Indy 500 and the IndyCar series in general, Indianapolis Motor Speedway is also a crucial and historic track in the world of NASCAR. Speaking to Mobil 1 The Grid ahead of the 2017 Brickyard 400, Stewart-Haas Racing's Danica Patrick and Kevin Harvick share their thoughts on Jeff Gordon, Rick Mears and why racing remains at the heart of the city of Indianapolis. Hear Kevin Harvick say he really wanted to be an IndyCar driver.
Longer and wider 2018 Honda revealed
Next-generation Honda design, packaging and proportion
-Next-generation Honda design, packaging and proportion
-Interior space and quality that exceeds the midsize class
-New powertrain lineup: turbocharged and electrified
-Lighter, more rigid body and new chassis design
-Honda Sensing technology standard on all models and trims
-New Accord Hybrid to be made in Ohio
Porsche Poised for GTLM Breakthrough at Lime Rock
For the first two days of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship weekend at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park on July 7-9, the Porsche GT Team established itself as the team to beat in the GT Le Mans (GTLM) class. The team’s pair of Porsche 911 RSR race cars – which were brand new at the start of the season and now feature a configuration that puts the engine in front of the rear axle – went 1-2 in both practice sessions that Friday and Dirk Werner led the third practice and qualified on pole in the team’s No. 911 entry on Saturday.
Rossi's Search for the Perfect Ten
9-time champion looking for 10th
Valentino Rossi, nine-time MotoGP World Champion - including seven in the premier-class - is truly one of the greatest riders ever in the history of motorcycle racing. 115 GP victories, 225 podiums and 64 pole positions across all classes have earned him the nickname the GOAT - the greatest of all time - an accolade he thoroughly deserves but still one target eludes him. Will 2017 be the season he makes it a 'perfect ten' world championship titles?
Honda Indy Toronto Sunday Press Conference
1 - Josef Newgarden (Chevy)
2 - Alexander Rossi (Honda)
3 - James Hinchcliffe (Honda)
Hamlin holds off Larson in New Hampshire
JGR Toyota beats Ganassi Chevy
Denny Hamlin held off a closing Kyle Larson to win the NASCAR Monster Cup race in Loudon, New Hampshire ending his 28-race losing streak. Larson who had won the pole but started last after his car failed inspection charged through the field to second but ran out of laps to catch Hamlin. Martin Truex Jr. came home third in his Toyota with Matt Kenseth and Kevin Harvick rounding out the top-5.
Newgarden holds off Rossi to win in Toronto
Young Americans run 1-2
Josef Newgarden, using great pitstop strategy, led the most laps to win the Honda Indy Toronto race in his Penske Chevy. Once in the lead, Newgarden controlled the race at the front to Alexander Rossi who came home 2nd in his Andretti Honda, his highest finish since winning the 2017 Indy 500. Local favorite James Hinchcliffe was third for the final podium position. Marco Andretti and Simon Pagenaud rounded out the top-5.
British GP: Sunday Press Conference
1 - Lewis HAMILTON (Mercedes)
2 - Valtteri BOTTAS (Mercedes)
3 - Kimi RAIKKONEN (Ferrari)
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