Month: March 2020

NASCAR Cup Series driver Joey Logano, in conjunction with his foundation and Elevation Church, is launching a $1million recovery fund for those affected by the novel coronavirus pandemic. The funding will address a variety of needs, including educational equity and access, medical supplies, food distribution, and financial shortages throughout the greater Charlotte area and communities
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9:01 AM ET In addition to delaying Formula One’s next major rule change to 2022, motor racing’s governing body, the FIA, has banned all aerodynamic development of those cars until the end of this year. F1 was planning to herald a new era of racing in 2021 with heavily revised technical regulations aimed at encouraging
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The FIA has confirmed the appointment of Compact Dynamics as the exclusive supplier of hybrid systems to the World Rally Championship from the 2022 season. The FIA launched an invitation to tender last year for the 2022‐2024 seasons when the next generation of Rally1 vehicles are introduced. FIA rally director Yves Matton has previously told
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11:08 PM ET Laine Clark More Supercars teams have joined the fight against coronavirus after leading outfit Erebus Motorsport began distributing medical equipment they had developed to hospitals nationally on Tuesday. No.1 Supercars team Triple Eight have become the latest to offer their assistance, working with the Queensland government on a new ventilation system to
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Honda team manager Alberto Puig believes MotoGP promoters Dorna Sports has responded to the coronavirus pandemic better than “very hesitant” Formula 1 owners Liberty Media. The COVID-19 outbreak, which has infected well over 600,000 people worldwide and killed over 30,000, has forced the postponement and cancellation of many major sporting events, including the opening eight
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3:20 AM ET Oliver Caffrey Instead of living out his IndyCar dream, two-time defending Supercars champion Scott McLaughlin will be racing online in May. The Ford flyer was due to make his American debut in Indianapolis on May 9 for Team Penske. But the coronavirus pandemic has affected another world sports event, with the IndyCar
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5:40 PM ET ESPN news services Roger Penske insists his commitment to Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the IndyCar Series remains steadfast as the world waits for the coronavirus pandemic to end. The American industrialist, who turned his racing hobby into a business empire, agreed last fall to become just the fourth owner of national landmark
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6:04 PM ET Associated Press The walk to the starting grid for Tony Kanaan began in his Indianapolis kitchen, through the foyer, past the trophy case, up the stairs, down the hall, through the master bedroom, master bathroom and finally into the closet. That’s where the former Indianapolis 500 winner tucked away Saturday to participate
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11:53 PM ET Laine Clark Supercars great Mark Skaife admits the 2020 season may not resume until at least late July but says a full schedule can be completed with back-to-back, two-day meets – even if it has to run into next year. Supercars CEO Sean Seamer has pencilled in a June return at Winton
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6:32 PM ET Formula One could shorten grand prix weekends and race into January if that helps salvage a season ravaged by the coronavirus, according to Ferrari boss Mattia Binotto. The opening race in Australia on March 15 was canceled and the showcase Monaco Grand Prix in May has also been scrapped – the first
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7:32 AM ET Bernie Ecclestone holds little hope of Formula One racing this season due to the coronavirus pandemic and said he would have declared it game over already. The 89-year-old former F1 supremo, speaking to Reuters from the seclusion of his locked-down farm in Brazil, also saw no chance of the British Grand Prix
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