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Fernando Alonso, Jimmie Johnson Confirm Ride-Swap at Bahrain International Circuit

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After weeks of teasing videos, a ride swap has become official. Fernando Alonso and Jimmie Johnson will swap rides on November 26 at Bahrain International Circuit in  Sakhir, Bahrain. The two legends of the motorsports world will do something only a few other driver combinations have done in recent years joining Lewis Hamilton/Tony Stewart and Juan …

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F1 Midweek: Lewis Hamilton Can Clinch at Austin; and More

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Fernando Alonso on track at the 2018 Japanese Grand Prix (credit: F1 media)

We have reached a point in the Formula 1 season when the phrase “itʻs all over but the shouting,” seems wildly appropriate. Yes, there are four races to go on the schedule but should Lewis Hamilton win (yet again), Sebastian Vettel would need to place second to continue the Drivers title fight to the Mexican …

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4 Burning Questions: Who Retired This Week?

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Who will drive the No. 95 next season? On Thursday (Aug. 16), Kasey Kahne announced his retirement from competing full-time in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series at season’s end. pic.twitter.com/0V0keaggcL — Kasey Kahne (@kaseykahne) August 16, 2018 Kahne, who will turn 39 next April, is the latest big name driver to retire in the …

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F1 Midweek: This Season is Getting Silly

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So the news that we were all waiting for — that we knew was coming — has arrived: Fernando Alonso is leaving Formula One after this season. Interesting that they used the term “retire” when we all know that retiring is the last thing Alonso is doing. Sure, we may never see Alonso on an …

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F1 Midweek: What Has Happened To McLaren?

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For many seasons in Formula 1 racing, the name McLaren became famous by winning world championships with Ayrton Senna, Alain Prost, Mika Hakkinen and of course, Lewis Hamilton. However, they have been rather lackluster over the last few years with only one win in the last six seasons. So, what has happened to McLaren and …

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Toyota Dominates to Win 24 Hours of Le Mans

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Toyota GAZOO Racing’s No. 8 Toyota TS050 shared by Fernando Alonso, Sébastien Buemi and Kazuki Nakajima claimed the overall honors in the 24 Hours of Le Mans on Sunday.  The driving trio claimed a two-lap victory over the No. 7 Toyota.  It is the second-ever victory at Le Mans for a Japanese manufacturer, matching Mazda’s …

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Kazuki Nakajima Improves Time, Clinches Le Mans Pole

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Toyota GAZOO Racing’s Kazuki Nakajima technically didn’t need to improve his time from Wednesday night to claim the overall pole for this weekend’s 24 Hours of Le Mans as no one beat it all day Thursday.  However, he did it anyway.  Nakajima turned in a lap at 156.012 mph early in Qualifying Practice No. 3 …

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Happiness Is: Connections & Technology

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Ferrari's mirrors turned out to be a little too un-mirror-like (credit: Getty Images)

It’s that time of year again when NASCAR stays near its home and plays in the backyard.  It’s a metaphorical backyard cookout, complete with hot dogs, hamburgers, potato salad, probably someone who whines, and the unsatisfactory feeling that once it ends that you don’t feel either full or at peace with yourself.  The food tasted …

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Toyota Dominates to Win 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps

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Ultimately, there was no real drama in the the top class in the FIA World Endurance Championship’s season-opening 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps on Saturday (May 5).  The overall victory was all but decided Friday when the No. 7 Toyota was penalized for a incorrect fuel flow meter declaration.  The penalty forced the No. 7 to …

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Toyota’s Mike Conway, Fernando Alonso Top Thursday Free Practice at Spa

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Toyota GAZOO Racing’s Mike Conway was fastest overall in FIA World Endurance Championship practice Friday at the Circuit de Spa-Francochamps in Belgium.  Despite the rule changes made to slow the Toyotas, Conway’s quick time of 116.172 seconds (134.862 mph) was two-tenths of a second faster than the best Friday practice lap at Spa last year. …

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F1 Midweek: Will Fernando Alonso Stay in F1 Beyond 2018?

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Fernando Alonso in Indianapolis (Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Fernando Alonso has been a notable name in Formula One for the last 12 seasons. The Spaniard made history for Renault by winning world championships in 2005 and 2006. But why is the Spaniard now driving in a lot of other formula series?  Is it possible that if things do not work out for Alonso …

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Pace Laps: Fords Fighting At Daytona, Dragsters Racing At Pomona

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Ford Fights To The Front Daytona 500 qualifying saw both Chevy and Toyota take center stage. Owner Rick Hendrick won his fourth straight pole position for the Great American Race, this time with Alex Bowman and the No. 88 while four Joe Gibbs Racing Toyotas qualified inside the top seven. ALLAWAY: …

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