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IndyCar: Long Beach
Scott Dixon wins at Long Beach for the first time before a crowd of 90,000
John Cote/IndyCar

F1: Bahrain
Lewis Hamilton celebrates his 3rd win of the 2015 season
Mercedes

MotoGP: Argentina
Valentino Rossi celebrates his hard fought win
MotoGP

MotoGP: Argentina
Yonny Hernandez dogs his teammate in Argentina
MotoGP

F1: Bahrain
Nico Rosberg drives under Vettel on the straight
Mercedes

F1: Bahrain
Nico Rosberg makes the pass on Sebastian Vettel
Mercedes

NASCAR: Bristol
Joey Logano led all the way to win Saturday's Xfinity race
Getty Images for NASCAR

Indy Lights: Long Beach
Brit Ed Jones won his 3rd-straight Indy Lights race driving for Carlin
Indy Lights

GP2: Bahrain
The first race of the GP2 season saw Vandoorne (C) win with Haryanto 2nd and Rossi 3rd
GP2
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IndyCar: Early Season Report
  by Lucille Dust
Coming into the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series season everyone was anxious to see how the new Chevrolet and Honda aero kits would do perform. Fans, media and even drivers were unsure of what exactly we would see in the opening Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. Heck, when I asked James Hinchcliffe how his car would react when passing another car, the friendly Canadian "I will find out when I make the first pass." 
Logano wins Richmond pole
  Piloting his No. 22 Team Penske Ford
After piloting his No. 22 Team Penske Ford at 127.071 mph around Richmond International Raceway, Joey Logano won his third Sprint Cup Coors Light Pole Award of the season. Logano is the defending winner of last year's spring race at the Virginia track, while teammate Brad Keselowski (who qualified seventh tonight) completed the Team Penske sweep last season with his fall win at the track. Denny Hamlin continued to show speed, as his No. 11 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota whirled around the short track at 126.796 mph, which qualified him second.
Chevrolet Introduces 2016 Corvette Z06 C7.R Edition
  Track-to-street connection honored with limited production model
Chevrolet today introduced the 2016 Corvette Z06 C7.R Edition - a road-going, track-capable homage to the Corvette Racing C7.R racecars. It's offered in Corvette Racing's signature yellow livery - or black - with coordinated exterior and interior accents. Only 500 examples of the C7.R Edition will be built and all will include the Z07 Performance Package with carbon ceramic brakes, as well as a specially serialized vehicle identification number. They go on sale later this year.
The Fundamental Problem with IndyCar and F1 today
  by Mark J. Cipolloni
I'm sorry, I may be old school; however I have been around long enough to recognize what works in motorsports and what does not.  When it comes to the world's foremost open wheel racing series - IndyCar and Formula One - both have witnessed steady measurable declines in recent seasons. And it's time for a major shake-up. In particular F1 and IndyCar need a major revamp of the technical regulations in time for the 2017 season.
Technical details of new Acura NSX revealed
  Displacement of the NSX's all-new twin turbo V-6 engine to be 3.5-liters
In advance of the market launch of the highly anticipated next generation Acura NSX, the engineers leading the supercar's development shared new technical details and design strategies with the automotive engineering community at the April 22nd SAE Detroit Section dinner, held in conjunction with the SAE 2015 World Congress and Exhibition.
An Interview With Ryan Hunter-Reay
  INDY
Ryan Hunter-Reay of Andretti Autosport was the 2014 Indianapolis 500 winner, and is one of only three drivers to win at Barber Motorsports Park, site of this weekend's Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama.  Ryan looks to become the first driver to win three consecutive races at Barber, and he would be the first driver to do that feat since Will Power won three straight races at Sao Paulo from 2010 through 2012.
IndyCar Long Beach postscript
  by Brian Carroccio
By now you probably know what happened in Sunday’s 41st running of the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. However, to briefly repeat, pole sitter Helio Castroneves jumped to the lead after a rather ragged start (more on that later) with third-place starter Dixon getting ahead of second-place starter Juan Pablo Montoya into turn one. Scott Dixon scored his 36th career win at the relatively young age of 34. Dixon surpassed the win total of Bobby Unser with his 36th career Indy car race to move into fifth place on the all-time list. Now, I ran out of superlatives to describe the accomplishments of Dixon long ago. However, I’ll briefly something I’ve elaborated on in further detail in the past.
Scenes from Espiritu de Montjuic
  by Gary Parravani
Last weekend was the Espiritu de Montjuic festival, Barcelona's classic celebration of its speed-based heritage, a cacophony of noise and a gathering of epic racing machinery stretching back through the decades, driven at anything but pedestrian pace. Our Gary Parravani was there to capture all the action in these photos.
Racing Green: IMSA  Championship At The Forefront
  By Steven Cole Smith
It's hard to imagine that in 1969, when peace activist John McConnell suggested at a UNESCO conference in San Francisco that we should have a special day once a year to recognize the urgent need for environmental awareness, that he had sports car racing in mind. Yet on Earth Day 2015, it is worth noting that the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship is proceeding with the plan initiated by the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patron years ago to explore ways to go fast, but still go green.
The McLaren 540c Coupe Is Unveiled In Shanghai
  Most attainable McLaren yet
McLaren will launch its second model in the new Sports Series, the McLaren 540C Coupe, at the Shanghai Motor Show, 20-29 April 2015. The most attainable McLaren yet, the 540C Coupe joins the recently revealed 570S Coupe in the Sports Series as the brand brings its race derived DNA to a new audience and segment.
Is American Oval Racing About to Implode?
  by Stephen Cox
I have good news and bad news. The good news is that a short track series is advertising free admission at their upcoming season opener. The bad news is, of course, that a short track series is advertising free admission at their upcoming season opener. By all means, please go to the Super Cup Stock Car Series race at CNB Bank Raceway on May 2nd in Clearfield, Pennsylvania.
Kenseth wins Bristol
  by Pete McCole
Polesitter Matt Kenseth weathered the storm to win Sunday’s night’s wild Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway, snapping a 51-race winless drought for his first victory of the season. Kenseth took over the lead with 22 laps to go and held off a resurging Jimmie Johnson on a final green-white-checkered shootout to take the checkered flag more than nine hours after the race started.
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