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Formula E: Buenos Aires
Sam Bird is congratulated by his crew after holding off Sebastien Buemi for the win
Formula E

IndyCar: Indianapolis
Chris Beatty put out a wingless concept design for the next generation IndyCar that ticks off all the key boxes for safer and better racing cars
Chris Beatty

IndyCar: Indianapolis
Scott Dixon's red IndyCar will feature the historic yellow Target thunderbolt for 2016
Joe Skibinski | IMS Photo

MotoGP: Sepang
Jorge Lorenzo was fastest of all on the riders on his new Yamaha for 2016 while testing at Sepang
Yamaha

MotoGP: Sepang
The MotoGP teams were testing in hot Sepang, Malaysia but Valentino Rossi tried to match his helmet's snowman with his winter garb
Yamaha

IndyCar: St. Petersburg
The St. Petersburg GP IndyCar race announced that Robby Gordon's Super Truck series will be back for the March race
St. Pete GP

WEC: Japan
Toyota released images of their totally new TS050 for the 2016 WEC campaign
Toyota

Formula E: Buenos Aires
3rd place finisher Lucas di Grassi shows off his country's Brazilian flag
Formula E

F1: Renault Headquarrters
Renault released images of their 2016 F1 challenger, but really they didn't as it was just an update of their 2015 car. The 2016 car is coming later
Renault
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NASCAR Unveils Changes To Daytona Qualifying
  by Pete McCole
NASCAR announced new qualifying procedures for the Daytona 500 and new rule changes regarding points structure and green-white-checkered finishes for all three of its major tour series leading up to the season-opening events next week. The new rules laid out on Thursday comes on the heels of Tuesday’s landmark announcement of a new charter system.
The All-New 2017 BMW M760i xDrive
  First BMW 7 Series M Performance Automobile
Today, BMW announced the all-new BMW M760i xDrive, the latest addition to the BMW M Performance line-up. With the introduction of the 2017 BMW M760i xDrive, the sixth generation BMW 7 Series adds the first M Performance TwinPower Turbo 12-cylinder to its offerings. The all-new BMW M760i xDrive combines luxurious driving, style, safety and innovative technologies while embodying M Performance dynamics.
Woods Share Memories On Pearson's '76 500 Win
  On 40th anniversary of dramatic finish
NASCAR is unique in the sports world for a lot of reasons, chief among them is that it holds its own Super Bowl of sorts, the Daytona 500, at the start of the season rather than at the end. Over the years, it's worked out well, with dramatic races on the iconic Daytona International Speedway setting a positive tone for the entire season. But few Daytona 500s have ended as spectacularly as the one 40 years ago this month.
NASCAR Announces New Franchise Charter System
  by Pete McCole
NASCAR Chairman and CEO Brian France announced the establishment of a new franchise charter system for owners competing in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series beginning in this season. The new system will be offered initially to the top 36 teams competing in Sprint Cup, which will guarantee entry into every Sprint Cup race starting with the season-opening Daytona 500 on Feb. 21
IndyCar driver thoughts from Phoenix test
  Verizon IndyCar Testing Session Feb. 8, 2016
Drivers
Helio Castroneves
Simon Pagenaud
Will Power
Juan Montoya
Ed Carpenter
Josef Newgarden

AR1 Up and Comers: Eric Powell
  by Brian Carroccio
 
AR1 recently caught up with Pirelli World Challenge driver Eric Powell. In December, the 30-year-old Windermere, Florida native signed on to drive a Mazda MX-5 in the TCA class for Tech Sport Racing in 2016. And earning his arrival this year in the World Challenge has been many years in the making. To begin, Powell has raced in a broad spectrum of cars and categories.
Bird holds off Buemi for Buenos Aires win
  Before 17,000 fans
Sam Bird produced a brilliant performance to hold off the charge of Sebastien Buemi and claim the first Formula E win for the DS Virgin alliance. Bird started the race from pole and controlled the pack from the front, just using enough energy to keep Nico Prost (Renault e.dams) and then Team Aguri’s Antonio Felix da Costa at bay.
WRL: America's Only Mid-Level Endurance Series
  by Stephen Cox
There are plenty of endurance races available to anyone who wants to race $500 junkyard relics. There are also some endurance races available to drivers who want to race million dollar prototypes. But the options are pretty limited for those who want to race something in between. Enter the World Racing League (WRL).
Latest Happenings in the World of Racing
  by Brian Carroccio

In what is typically a time of dryness and despair for motor racing fans, there was a bit of a respite this weekend in the form of an entertaining Rolex 24 at Daytona. While there were many enjoyable parts of the famous enduro, particularly the race to the finish in the GTLM class, for my money, the story of this weekend’s race was the breakout performance of Pipo Derani. There have, of course, been other stories in the world of racing of late.


2017 Ford F-150 Raptor Prepares For Grueling Series
  ◾Race truck based on Built Ford Tough production Raptor
There’s a roar in the desert - spitting sand and kicking up rocks. It’s the sound of the all-new 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor, running in the 2016 Best in the Desert off-road racing series’ new factory stock class. The Raptor race truck will leverage Raptor’s production platform including its all-new high-output 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine and 10-speed transmission, along with torque-on-demand transfer case.
RHR, Pagenaud, Brabham, Carpenter, Karam, Munoz
  Q&A from IndyCar Media Day
Drivers:
Ryan Hunter-Reay, Andretti Autosport
Simon Pagenaud, Team Penske
Matthew Brabham, KVSH Racing
Ed Carpenter, Ed Carpenter Racing
Sage Karam, Dreyer & Reinbold
Carlos Munoz, Andretti Autosport
Q&A with Montoya and Power
  At IndyCar Media Day
Juan Pablo Montoya, Team Penske
Will Power, Team Penske
Reliving the finish of the 99th running of the Indianapolis 500. Going back and watching the last 10 laps of that race, it almost seemed like Will you were exactly where you wanted to be. You held everybody at bay until Juan got you in the end. What's going through your mind in the last 10 laps?
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