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Toyota Was Fastest In Le Mans’ First Qualifying Session To No One’s Surprise

At the 24 Hours of Le Mans, Toyota’s LMP1 squad is basically the Highlander—and we’re not talking about the truck. There can be only one…factory hybrid LMP1 team remaining in Le Mans’ fastest class. Thus, we’re not that surprised to see the No. 8 Toyota TS050 Hybrid set the fastest time in the first qualifying…Read […]

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This Year’s 12 Hours Of Sebring Pole Sitter Also Set A New Lap Record

The fastest ever year of the IMSA WeatherTech Sports Car Championship’s fastest Prototype class continues, this time, with a new Prototype class lap record at the 12 Hours of Sebring. Tristan Vautier will start Sebring out in front after claiming pole position with a 1:47.432 lap time in the No. 90 Spirit of Daytona…Read more… […]

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. Got His First Pole Position Ever At Talladega For His Last Race There

In a retirement season where little has gone right for him, Dale Earnhardt Jr. will be starting from pole position for today’s Alabama 500 at Talladega Superspeedway. Despite having won at Talladega six times before, this is his first-ever pole position at the track. Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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The Porsche 919 Proves It’s The Fastest In Its Last Qualifying Run In America

If there’s one thing I’ve gathered from trying to badger various Porsche LMP1 team personnel about what they’re doing next year, it’s that all their energies are focused on going out with another championship until they figure all that out. And holy crap, they are quick. Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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NASCAR Is Trying Engine Rules Like The Ones Everyone Hates In Formula One

Somehow in this year of oppressive engine penalties over in Formula One, NASCAR wants to institute annoying engine penalties of their own in 2018, reports ESPN. Granted, they’re less complex than F1’s, but if your favorite driver has to change an engine over a weekend next year, oof. I’m sorry. Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Lewis Hamilton Smashes The Track Record At Spa-Francorchamps In Qualifying

To no one’s surprise, this year’s faster, crazier Formula One cars smashed the track record at Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps. Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton claimed pole for tomorrow’s race with a 1:42.553, setting a new track record and matching Michael Schumacher’s record number of 68 pole positions claimed in F1.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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