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11:35 PM ET Associated Press COFFS HARBOUR, Australia — The final round of the World Rally Championship has been cancelled because of concerns over destructive wildfires near the venue in the northeast of Australia’s most populous state. Rally Australia organizers initially proposed a revised, shortened route but took the decision Tuesday to cancel the event
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4:38 PM ET Associated Press AVONDALE, Ariz. — Denny Hamlin saved his season by winning Sunday at ISM Raceway to advance into NASCAR’s title-deciding race — a victory that eliminated champion Joey Logano from the playoffs and gave Hamlin his first chance at winning the Cup since 2014. Hamlin, the Daytona 500 winner and a
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8:48 AM ET Maurice Hamilton Close • Veteran F1 journalist, covering the sport since 1977• Motor racing correspondent for the Observer for 20 years• Has written several books and covered F1 for BBC Radio 5 Live James Mangold’s latest movie is variously titled ‘Ford v Ferrari’ or ‘Le Mans ’66’, depending in which part of the world you
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11:31 AM ET Ed Jackson Supercars champion Scott McLaughlin will save his celebrations until he’s away from a paddock he’s labelled “toxic”. McLaughlin’s garage was almost funereal after Sunday’s Sandown 500, despite the DJR Team Penske star’s ninth-placed finish securing back-to-back titles. The excitement of his achievement had been dampened by a pre-race penalty imposed
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7:24 PM ET Ed Jackson Ford driver Scott McLaughlin won’t let another Bathurst controversy tarnish his back-to-back Supercars championship success. The DJR Team Penske star secured consecutive titles at Sunday’s Sandown 500, won by Red Bull Holden Racing Team duo Jamie Whincup and Craig Lowndes. Starting from last place on the grid after being penalised
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3:33 AM ET Ed Jackson As Jamie Whincup and Craig Lowndes celebrated another Supercars success, their thoughts were with teammates Shane van Gisbergen and Garth Tander. The Red Bull Holden Racing Team duo claimed Sunday’s Sandown 500 to secure the 2019 Endurance Cup as the best-performed pairing in this year’s three endurance events. But it
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1:14 AM ET Ed Jackson PAST 10 SUPERCARS CHAMPIONSHIP WINNERS AFTER SCOTT McLAUGHLIN’S SECOND TITLE: * 2019 – Scott McLaughlin (Ford) * 2018 – Scott McLaughlin (Ford) * 2017 – Jamie Whincup (Holden) * 2016 – Shane van Gisbergen (Holden) * 2015 – Mark Winterbottom (Ford) * 2014 – Jamie Whincup (Holden) * 2013 –
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7:24 PM ET Ed Jackson Supercars championship leader Scott McLaughlin will have to start Sunday’s Sandown 500 from the rear of the grid after an engine rule breach at last month’s Bathurst 1000. Stewards announced on the morning of the 500km endurance race that McLaughlin’s Ford Mustang had run an engine during qualifying and the
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11:35 AM ET Ed Jackson A disastrous Sandown showing has all but ended Shane Van Gisbergen’s slim Supercars championship title hopes but he isn’t giving up. The Red Bull Holden Racing Team star’s first-lap crash in Saturday’s 60km sprint race resulted in a costly DNF which left him with no points and extended Scott McLaughlin’s
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9:26 PM ET Ed Jackson Holden star Jamie Whincup will start Sunday’s Sandown 500 from pole position while back-to-back Supercars titles are all but assured for Ford star Scott McLaughlin. Whincup claimed his fourth pole for the 161-lap endurance race after leading Saturday’s 60km sprint race from start to finish. “The car was good and
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12:04 AM ET Ed Jackson Supercars is confident it will avoid another year dogged by accusations of unfair advantage after a review of its parity testing process. Ford’s new Mustang has dominated the 2019 championship, winning 21 races. The accusations that the new model has an aerodynamic advantage over its Holden and Nissan rivals has
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9:26 PM ET Ed Jackson Holden veteran Craig Lowndes has claimed victory in Saturday’s co-driver Supercars sprint race at Sandown. The Red Bull Holden Racing Team driver jumped Ford’s Alex Premat at the start of the 60km, 20-lap event and never looked back despite a heavy shower in the middle of the race. Youngster Will
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9:26 PM ET Ed Jackson Supercars championship leader Scott McLaughlin has qualified his Ford Mustang fastest for Saturday’s co-driver sprint race at the Sandown 500. The DJR Team Penske star completed a one minute and 07.7736 second fastest lap in the 20-minute qualifying run to pip Holden’s Jamie Whincup (1:07.9159) to top spot. It means
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11:33 AM ET Ed Jackson Holden’s David Reynolds has made a fast start to the Sandown 500 as he chases a big finish to his Supercars season. The Penrite Racing star broke the lap record for Supercars at the Melbourne track in Friday’s practice. Reynolds was the fastest driver of the day with a lap
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5:01 AM ET W Series champion Jamie Chadwick has taken a step closer to Formula One this year but her dream of one day competing at the pinnacle of motor racing feels further away than ever. The Briton, who collected $500,000 for winning the inaugural all-female single-seater title, celebrated her 21st birthday in May with
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9:45 PM ET Ed Jackson Supercars championship leader Scott McLaughlin is back in business as he aims to wrap up consecutive titles at this weekend’s Sandown 500. The DJR Team Penske star made his return to action after his car-destroying wreck two weeks ago at the Gold Coast 600. Driving a newly built Mustang after
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9:45 PM ET Ed Jackson Supercars championship leader Scott McLaughlin has made a solid return to the track following his big wreck at the Gold Coast 600 last month. McLaughlin clocked the third-fastest time in Friday’s practice at the Sandown 500 in Melbourne, finishing behind Penrite Racing’s David Reynolds and Anton De Pasquale. Reynolds clocked
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3:57 PM ET Ed Jackson This year’s Supercars campaign will the third and final of Simona De Silvestro’s career. The Swiss driver, who first appeared in Supercars as a wildcard entry for the 2015 and 2016 Bathurst 1000, made history in 2017 as the first full-time female driver in the championship for four decades. De
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11:31 AM ET Ed Jackson It’s been costly but Tickford Racing have got a replacement Supercar ready for Ford star Chaz Mostert ahead of this weekend’s Sandown 500. Mostert wrote off his Supercheap Auto Mustang during Saturday’s shootout at the Gold Coast 600, sidelining him and co-driver James Moffat for both races at the event.
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3:36 AM ET German Touring Cars (DTM) boss and former Formula One driver Gerhard Berger has unveiled a proposed electric series with high-performance cars racing at Formula One speeds and battery changes carried out by robots. If the concept, which was unveiled on Thursday, catches on with manufacturers, Berger said the series could run alongside
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11:18 PM ET Ed Jackson Ford star Scott McLaughlin’s car-wrecking crash at the Gold Coast 600 has sharpened his focus to wrap up this year’s Supercars championship. The DJR Team Penske ace will drive a newly-built Mustang at this weekend’s Sandown 500 after writing off his Bathurst 1000-winning car on the streets of Surfers Paradise.
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8:01 AM ET Lewis Hamilton became a six-time world champion in Austin, but that wasn’t the only news story doing the rounds at the Circuit of the Americas. Our regular writers — Laurence Edmondson, Nate Saunders, Maurice Hamilton and Kate Walker — discuss the main talking points from that emerged from the U.S. Grand Prix.
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5:02 PM ET The most stunning part of it all? The one photograph. Don’t get me wrong. There was plenty of stunning to go around on Monday morning. As the American motorsports world boarded various aircraft to return home from Fort Worth, Austin and Las Vegas and the huge late-season NASCAR, Formula One and NHRA
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8:06 AM ET Associated Press PLANO, Texas — NASCAR superstar Kyle Busch will enter the prestigious Rolex 24 at Daytona sports car race in conjunction with Lexus and Toyota. Busch will drive the Lexus RC GT3 for AIM Vasser Sullivan, Toyota announced Monday at its annual “Motorsports Day” at its North American headquarters. Toyota approached
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1:56 PM ET AUSTIN — After securing his sixth world championship on Sunday, Lewis Hamilton stands alone as the second most successful driver in Formula One history. Only Michael Schumacher’s seven world championships and 91 wins outranks him, but at this rate — and with talk of a new contract keeping him at Mercedes beyond
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10:43 AM ET Italian driver Antonio Giovinazzi will remain at Alfa Romeo for the 2020 season, the team confirmed on Sunday. Giovinazzi joined Alfa Romeo at the start of the year and is at the tail end of his first full season in F1. Despite a slow start, a resurgence in form since the August
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8:49 AM ET Associated Press Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the IndyCar Series have been sold to Penske Entertainment Corp. in a stunning Monday announcement that relinquishes control of the iconic speedway from the Hulman family after 74 years. Tony Hulman bought the dilapidated speedway in 1945 and brought racing back to the corner of 16th
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AUSTIN, Texas — On Saturday night at Circuit of the Americas outside of Austin, Texas, Lewis Hamilton found himself stuck in those awkward early-evening hours between a frustratingly disappointing United States Grand Prix qualifying effort (fifth) and the exhilaration of knowing that in less than 24 hours he would likely be celebrating his sixth Formula
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