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James Hinchcliffe kicks up some Wine Country dirt
Simon Pagenaud, driver of the #22 Hewlett Packard Enterprise Team Penske Chevrolet IndyCar V6, celebrates after winning the last Verizon IndyCar Series race of the season and the driver's championship
Michael L. Levitt/LAT for GM
Race winner Nico Rosberg bodysurfs the crowd
Race winner Nico Rosberg takes the F1 points lead over his Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton
Timo Bernhard celebrates the win for the #1 Porsche in Parc Ferme
Porsche 919 Hybrid of Timo Bernhard, Brendon Hartley, Mark Webber fight for the lead at the start
Ricky and Jordan Taylor enjoy their win
The sun sets on the dynamic city of Singapore
AJ Foyt Honda driver Takuma Sato dirt tracks it around Sonoma
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William Byron wins at Loudon in Chase opener
William Byron stole a page from his mentor and team owner, Kyle Busch. Leading 161 of 175 laps in Saturday’s UNOH 175 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway – the first race in the inaugural NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Chase – Byron cruised to victory, the way Busch has done so many times before, and punched his ticket into the Chase's Round of 6.
Marquez unstoppable at MotorLand
Repsol Honda rider six tenths clear
Marc Marquez took the 64th pole of his Grand Prix career today at Motorland Aragon (his sixth this year and his 36th in MotoGP), setting an impressive pace that allowed him to lead the timesheets by an amazing 0.631 seconds at day’s end. The Repsol Honda rider has taken six poles here across all classes, four in MotoGP. Today he also equaled Jorge Lorenzo for most career poles in history.
Edwards leads all-Toyota Front Row in New Hampshire
Truex Jr to start 2nd
Carl Edwards earned the Coors Light Pole Award for the Bad Boy Off Road 300 Friday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway (Sunday, 2 p.m. ET, NBCSN, PRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) by recording a third-round lap of 135.453 mph in his No. 19 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota. This is Edwards' third pole in the last four races at New Hampshire and his sixth of 2016. Martin Truex Jr., the Sprint Cup Series points leader, will start second in his No. 78 Furniture Row Racing Toyota
Chevrolet Introduces All-New 2018 Equinox
The perfect balance of design and technology
Call it the right balance. On the autumnal equinox today, Chevrolet introduced the all-new 2018 Equinox, a fresh and modern SUV sized and designed to meet the needs of the compact SUV customer. "We've got the strongest truck business in the industry and we've reinvigorated our car lineup with Volt, Cruze and Malibu," said Alan Batey, Global Chevrolet president. "We're applying the same customer focus to grow our crossover/SUV business -- starting with the Chevrolet Equinox."
IMSA Circuit of The Americas Post-Race Notebook
by Steven Cole Smith
• WeatherTech Championship Title Battles Far From Over
• Endurance Cup Title To Be Decided At Petit
• Speaking of Road Atlanta
• CORE moving to GT Daytona
• Porsche North America Back In Form
• It’s a full schedule at Petit
2017 Acura RLX Takes The Stage
Most lavishly equipped, spacious and technologically advanced Acura sedan
The 2017 Acura RLX, the most lavishly equipped and technologically advanced Acura sedan goes on sale tomorrow at Acura dealerships nationwide, with a manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) starting at $54,450.
The 2017 Acura RLX sedan offers a compelling blend of refinement and spirited driving performance, boasting an abundance of standard premium features.
50% of cars will be fully-autonomous in 25 years
Fully autonomous cars will account for half of all car sales in 25 years, with increasing degrees of autonomy ranging from cruise control to partial self-drive automation adding to traditional vehicles and over eight million connected cars on UK roads able to communicate with each other and the surrounding infrastructure. Whilst autonomous cars rise in popularity, there will be a huge overhaul of the infrastructure designed to accommodate a mixture of autonomous cars, connected cars and traditional vehicles.
Scenes from Austin
by Russell Mill
One after another, winning teams and drivers in the Lone Star Le Mans described how sweltering the six-hour sports car race was Saturday night at Circuit of the Americas. Welcome to Austin in mid-September boys, where 90 degrees and 50-percent humidity comes with the territory. At least it didn’t rain. Fans didn’t mind the weather. More than 30,000 came out Saturday and Russell Mill was there to capture the highlights.
An Interview with Simon Pagenaud and Will Power
2016 IndyCar Champion
With a dominating drive from the pole position, Simon Pagenaud won the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma and earned his first Verizon IndyCar Series championship.
Pagenaud led 76 of the 85 laps in the No. 22 Hewlett Packard Enterprise Chevrolet) to score his fifth win of the season and wrap up the title. It secured Team Penske’s 14th Indy car championship in its 50th year of operation.
Chevy wins 2016 IndyCar title
An Interview with Mark Kent, Paul Ray and Michael Stouffer
Chevrolet has won the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series (VISC) Manufacturer Championship. It is the fifth consecutive year the Bowtie Brand has captured the title since returning to IndyCar racing in 2012. The Chevrolet 2.2 liter turbocharged V6 IndyCar engine program combined with the Chevrolet Aero Kit to produce 13 poles and 14 wins in the 16-race season.
Pagenaud wins in Sonoma to seal first IndyCar title
by Mark J. Cipolloni
In only his second year driving for the captain, Roger Penske, Frenchman Simon Pagenaud won his first IndyCar title by dominating the Go-Pro Grand Prix of Sonoma from his pole position. His championship rival, Will Power had clutch problems and finished 8 laps down. Graham Rahal was second ahead of Juan Montoya. Andretti teammates Ryan Hunter-Reay and Alexander Rossi rounded out the top-5.
Brown, Force, Line, Ellis Winners at zMax
by Pete McCole
Defending NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Top Fuel World Champion Antron Brown scored his second straight Carolina Nationals victory in Sunday's final eliminations at zMax Dragway. John Force (Funny Car), Jason Line (Pro Stock) and Chip Ellis (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also kicked off the opening race in the six-race NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Countdown to the Championship with a trip to the Winners Circle.
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