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4:28 PM ET Associated Press CONCORD, N.C. — Hendrick Motorsports has agreed to a five-year extension with primary sponsor Axalta through the 2027 season. Axalta will be a primary sponsor of the No. 24 team with driver William Byron for 14 Cup Series races each year beginning in 2021. Axalta is a primary sponsor of
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6:58 AM ET Mercedes has reiterated its long-term commitment to Formula One at the unveiling of its colour scheme for the 2020 season. The team’s livery is largely unchanged from last year, with its famous silver accompanied with streaks of Petronas green on the sidepods and black on the engine cover. The only notable difference
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5:05 AM ET The Formula One season officially starts in Melbourne at the Australian Grand Prix over the weekend of March 14-15, but to many it unofficially gets underway when the new cars are unveiled to the public. Alexis Nunes is joined by F1 journalists Nate Saunders and Laurence Edmondson for insight into the sport’s
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9:17 PM ET Associated Press POMONA, Calif. — Doug Kalitta earned his third straight Top Fuel win Sunday, going 3.698 seconds at 330.23 mph in his dragster at the NHRA Winternationals. The victory was the 48th of Kalitta’s career. He defeated Brandon Welch, Justin Ashley and Brittany Force to advance to the finals, where he
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12:05 PM ET ESPN has launched the first episode of its brand new Formula One podcast on the eve of the 2020 season. Alexis Nunes is joined by F1 journalists Nate Saunders and Laurence Edmondson for insight into the sport’s most pressing issues.&• Listen to the latest episode here &• New episode on Friday, Feb.
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11:32 AM ET McLaren’s has unveiled the livery it will carry into the upcoming IndyCar season, its first entry into an American open-wheel championship since 1979. The British company will contest the season in a partnership with Schmidt Peterson Motorsports in a venture officially titled Arrow McLaren Racing SP. To mark its return to IndyCar,
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10:05 AM ET Laurence Edmondson Close F1 Editor • Joined ESPN in 2009• An FIA accredited F1 journalist since 2011 Nate Saunders Close F1 Associate Editor • Previously worked in rugby union and British Superbikes • History graduate from Reading University• Joined ESPNF1 in February 2014 A new season of Formula One is on the horizon. Several key issues or
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9:01 AM ET Haas is the first team to reveal what its 2020 Formula One car will look like after posting renderings of its new car for the coming season. The American team has opted for a red, grey and black colour scheme for the new season, reverting back to the colours of owner Gene
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11:42 AM ET Ralf Schumacher’s son David will step up to Formula Three this season, putting him one rung behind Michael Schumacher’s son Mick on the ladder to Formula One. Mick, 20, is a Ferrari Academy driver and will be starting his second season in Formula Two with the Prema team. Brothers Michael and Ralf
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12:02 PM ET Associated Press MOORESVILLE, N.C. — Team Penske will give Supercars champion Scott McLaughlin a shot at IndyCar with a seat in the road course race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in May. McLaughlin will also participate in next week’s preseason testing at Circuit of the Americas in Texas for Team Penske in the
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12:17 PM ET Supercars champion Scott McLaughlin will make his IndyCar Series debut at the Indianapolis GP on May 9. The 26-year-old New Zealander, who has won the last two V8 titles, will aim to become just the fourth driver to win three straight championships and speculation about his future has been rife. McLaughlin is
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7:06 AM ET The all-electric Formula E motor racing series has abandoned plans for a race in the Chinese city of Sanya next month because of the coronavirus epidemic. The sport will continue to work with its regional partner and local authorities to study the viability of potential alternative dates should the situation improve, the
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5:28 AM ET Canadian billionaire Lawrence Stroll has agreed to buy up to 20% of Aston Martin and rename his Racing Point Formula One team after the 107-year-old company. A decline in sales of Aston Martin’s luxury sports cars since it floated on the London Stock Exchange in October 2018 has put the company’s shares
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3:48 PM ET John Andretti, who raced on the NASCAR, IndyCar and open-wheel circuits, has died after a long battle with cancer at the age of 56, it was announced Thursday. “With the heaviest of hearts we share that John Andretti has today lost his battle with cancer,” said a post by Andretti Autosport, which
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10:41 AM ET Six times Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton says he is yet to start talks with Mercedes to extend his contract beyond this year, despite media reports they had stalled already over wage demands. The 35-year-old Briton denied the speculation in a post, subsequently deleted, on Instagram. “FYI (Team principal) Toto (Wolff)
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11:07 AM ET Associated Press Tony Kanaan will close his wildly popular IndyCar career this season on a farewell tour of oval tracks and the Indianapolis 500. The “TK Farewell Tour” was announced Thursday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, where Kanaan is one of the most revered drivers in speedway history. Fans adore the wide-smiled Brazilian,
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4:48 AM ET Reuters and ESPN World champions Mercedes are not preparing to pull out of Formula One, Daimler Chief Executive Ola Kaellenius said on Wednesday. 1 Related Autocar and the racefans.net website reported Wednesday that the subject of whether Mercedes should leave the sport as a constructor would be discussed at the next board
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6:25 AM ET Fernando Alonso is targeting a return to Formula One next year and is confident he will win the championship given the right car. Alonso left the series at the end of 2018 after four seasons with McLaren failed to yield results. Since then, he has won the Le Mans 24 Hours twice,
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9:09 AM ET On paper, Ferrari has everything a Formula One team needs to succeed: huge resources, an in-house engine supply and a rich history capable of luring the most talented individuals in the sport onto its payroll. Yet for the past 11 years those ingredients have failed to yield a title success. You have
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10:11 AM ET Renault has confirmed Pat Fry will join its team as technical director next month, taking on the role left vacant by Nick Chester at the end of last year. Renault announced Fry would join the team last November, a month before Chester’s departure had been confirmed, but did not elaborate on his
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4:36 AM ET Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton was among those in the motorsport community who paid tribute to Kobe Bryant following the news of his death on Sunday. Bryant and his daughter Gianna were among several people killed in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California, on Sunday, a source confirmed to ESPN. Bryant
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