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Last hurrah for Homestead: Popular track hosts final title races

9:19 am PST, November 16, 2019

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Kyle Busch, Denny Hamlin, Kevin Harvick and Martin Truex Jr. are the title contenders, and the highest finisher among the four will clinch the championship. For Homestead, it will be a last hurrah. NASCAR moved “championship weekend” to Phoenix in 2020, leaving Homestead to settle for a March race date amid Spring Break.

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Damon and Bale call 'Ford v Ferrari' a story of friendship 'told at 230 mph'

5:00 am PST, November 15, 2019

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You don't need to be a motor racing fan to watch "Ford v Ferrari" because the battle to win is played out as much between the men making the cars as those behind the wheel. Starring Matt Damon and Christian Bale, the movie opening on Friday in U.S. theaters is based on the little-known true story of the American and British car designers and engineers who built the Ford GT40 to take on Italy's fabled Ferrari team at the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans race. Bale dropped some 70 pounds (31 kg) from hi

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'Ford v Ferrari' Movie Review | the 1966 Le Mans drama on the big screen

4:45 am PST, November 15, 2019

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Cops might do well to position their speed traps near movie theaters wherever the new film "Ford v Ferrari" is playing. This infectious and engrossing story of the 1966 showdown on a French racetrack between car giants Ford and Ferrari is a high-octane ride that will make you instinctively stomp on a ghostly gas pedal from your movie seat. The first three-quarters of "Ford v Ferrari " sets the stage for the furious 40-minute restaging of the exhausting Le Mans race — a 3,000-mile, 24-hour slal

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Formula One pledges zero carbon footprint by 2030

7:54 am PST, November 12, 2019

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Formula One set out its first ever sustainability plan on Tuesday with the aim of achieving a net zero-carbon footprint for the sport by 2030. The Liberty Media-owned championship, which will have a record 22 grands prix next year with the 10 teams flown around the world, said carbon reduction projects would start immediately. It also promised that all Formula One events would be sustainable by 2025.

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Why Jamie Chadwick feels F1 is further away the closer she gets

11:00 am PST, November 10, 2019

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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 a new role as development driver for the Williams F1 team. Asked whether she felt closer to becoming the first female Formula One driver since 1976, she replied: "To be completely hone

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Bloodhound next aims for 550 mph in testing in its quest to hit 1,000

6:00 am PST, November 9, 2019

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An earthbound jet known as the Bloodhound became one of the world's 10 fastest cars this week, on target for its goal to set a new land speed record. "The feeling in this car is fantastic," driver Andy Green told The Associated Press on Friday, days after the Bloodhound hit 501 mph (806 kph) in South Africa's northern desert. Bloodhound's next goal is to reach 550 mph (885 kph), possibly in the coming week.

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Lithium Mustang EV from Ford and Webasto is lightning in an bottle for SEMA

2:40 pm PST, November 5, 2019

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Roger Penske buys Indianapolis Motor Speedway and IndyCar

6:06 am PST, November 4, 2019

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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 St. and Georgetown Ave. after a four-year hiatus following World War II. The speedway spun off multiple other subsidiaries, including the IndyCar Series and Indianapolis Motor Speedw

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Hamilton clinches 6th F1 title as Bottas wins U.S. Grand Prix

3:49 pm PST, November 3, 2019

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Lewis Hamilton secured his sixth Formula One championship with a second-place finish Sunday at the U.S. Grand Prix, a race won by his Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas. The British driver now ranks second in F1 history behind German Michael Schumacher's record seven titles. Hamilton has won the last three season championships and locked this one up with two races left.

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Lewis Hamilton could 'shatter' Michael Schumacher's records

6:30 am PST, November 3, 2019

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Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff can see Lewis Hamilton going on to smash Michael Schumacher's greatest Formula One records, the win and title milestones once considered sure to stand the test of time, in years to come. The 34-year-old Briton is set to seal his sixth world championship -- one short of Schumacher's seven -- at the U.S. Grand Prix in Texas on Sunday. "I think he’s going to race as long as he feels he enjoys it and that he is competitive enough," Wolff told Reuters when asked whethe

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Valtteri Bottas takes pole in Texas ahead of Hamilton in 5th

7:00 pm PDT, November 2, 2019

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Lewis Hamilton's race start at the U.S. Grand Prix will be far from ideal. The Mercedes driver will start a distant fifth Sunday after a disappointing qualifying where teammate Valtteri Bottas grabbed the pole position with a lap record at the Circuit of the Americas. Hamilton has been a dominant force on the Texas track where he's won five times since 2012, but none of those victories came from starts behind the front row.

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McLaren dumps veteran James Hinchcliffe for younger talent in its IndyCar return

6:30 am PDT, November 2, 2019

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From the moment McLaren said it was teaming with Sam Schmidt's IndyCar team, all participants stressed that popular veteran James Hinchcliffe would be part of the team in 2020. Arrow McLaren SP officially named Indy Lights champions Pato O'Ward and Oliver Askew as its drivers for 2020 on Wednesday. Hinchcliffe began driving for Sam Schmidt in 2015, the year he nearly bled to death when a part on his car broken in a crash at Indianapolis Motor Speedway pierced his leg.

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U.S. Grand Prix is Lewis Hamilton's 'good hunting ground'

6:00 am PDT, November 2, 2019

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Lewis Hamilton has a certain love affair with the rolling hills and scrub land in the heart of Texas. The British driver is on the cusp of securing a sixth career championship that would move him past Argentina's Juan Manuel Fangio, the "Godfather" of F1 drivers, and within one of the record seven won by Germany's Michael Schumacher, who is still regarded as the sport's greatest champion. Hamilton should have little trouble doing it.

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