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Austin Dillon learns pole position is no advantage at Auto Club Speedway

FONTANA – Starting a Cup race on the pole doesn’t seem to be much of an advantage at Auto Club Speedway. Austin Dillon turned in the fastest lap in the swirling wind on Friday, but struggled in the heat on Sunday and finished 10th, about half a lap behind race winner Kyle Busch. Only three of the 30 races held here have been won by the driver who started first. A minor brush with the wall, began Dillon’s downfall. It happened on Lap 55 while he was running in fifth, and he had to make an unsched...
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Kyle Busch joins 200-win club with victory at NASCAR Auto Club 400

Brad Keselowski, driver of the #2 Reese Brands Ford, leads early in the Auto Club 400 at the Auto Club Speedway in Fontana on Sunday, March 17, 2019. (Photo by Terry Pierson, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG) A member of the Denny Hamlin, driver of the #11 FedEx Ground Toyota, pit crew cleans the airgun after a pit stop between 120and 140 the Auto Club 400 at the Auto Club Speedway in Fontana on Sunday, March 17, 2019. (Photo by Terry Pierson, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG) Sound The gallery ...
Tags: Jay Leno, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Ford, Toyota, Chevy, Kurt Busch, Nascar, Xfinity, Kristin Chenoweth, Motorsports, Busch, Tommy Lee, Martin Truex Jr, Logano


Balance & Control: Brembo Gets Set For 2019 Formula 1 Championship

Brakes are a funny thing. If you think about it, cars, especially performance cars, are about going, not stopping. But brakes actually help you go faster, not just slow you down. Brembo, the Italian brake component manufacturer has known this since day one, and they have been up to some interesting wizardry lately. That wizardry we will see in action when the 2019 Formula 1 season kicks off with the Australian Grand Prix on Sunday. The Science of Stopping Brakes help you go faster like this: T...
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Temecula teen Hailie Deegan won’t drive in Auto Club 400, but will join the festivities

FONTANA — Hailie Deegan won’t be driving a stock car this weekend at Auto Club Speedway, but that doesn’t mean the 17-year-old from Temecula will be far from the public’s eye. She’ll join track president Dave Allen in conversation Sunday prior to the NASCAR Cup Series Auto Club 400. The pair will be joined by Cup drivers Kyle Larson and Clint Bowyer, Dave Blaney, the father of Cup driver Ryan Blaney, and short track standout Damion Gardner. The 17-year-old will field questions about her upcoming...
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Mercedes-Benz hopes to repeat its Formula One success in all-electric Formula E

Mercedes-Benz will unveil its first all-electric race car at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show. The EQ Silver Arrow 01 will race in Formula E against cars fielded by Audi, BMW, Jaguar, and Nissan. The post Mercedes-Benz hopes to repeat its Formula One success in all-electric Formula E appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Formula E, Nissan, Electric Cars, Motorsports, Mercedes Benz, Audi BMW Jaguar, 2019 Geneva Motor Show, Formula E. Mercedes Benz


This race-ready Toyota Supra concept is too cool not to go into production

Debuting at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show, the Toyota Supra GT4 concept previews a possible racing version of Toyota's resurrected Supra sports car. But Toyota hasn't committed to a production version yet. The post This race-ready Toyota Supra concept is too cool not to go into production appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Toyota, Sports Cars, Motorsports, Toyota Supra, 2019 Geneva Motor Show


Alexander: NASCAR’s Kyle Busch stays as busy as possible

Kyle Busch hears the detractors. It’s almost impossible not to. Going into this weekend’s racing in his hometown, Las Vegas, he has won 195 races in his career, across NASCAR’s three series. When it was noted that he was zeroing in on Richard Petty’s NASCAR record of 200 victories, all achieved in the Cup series, the critics came out. He’s no Richard Petty, they said, and winning so many races on Fridays and Saturdays was akin to, say, a major leaguer feasting on Triple-A pitching. Apples and or...
Tags: Sports, Atlanta, Sport, Soccer, Arizona, Las Vegas, Jeremy, Nascar, Motorsports, Busch, Alexander, Burton, Yahoo Sports, Daytona, Joe Gibbs, Jimmie Johnson


Alfa Romeo’s latest Ferrari-powered F1 race car is ready to hit the track

Alfa Romeo is doubling down on Formula One racing after a decades-long hiatus. Now essentially a support team for Ferrari, its 2019 driver lineup includes a former world champion and a potential future star. The post Alfa Romeo’s latest Ferrari-powered F1 race car is ready to hit the track appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Formula One, Ferrari, Motorsports, Alfa Romeo


Denny Hamlin cruises to 2nd Daytona 500 victory in 4 years

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Denny Hamlin came to the Daytona 500 determined to honor his late car owner with a victory. He delivered with a storybook tribute for Joe Gibbs Racing. Hamlin won NASCAR’s biggest race for the second time in four years Sunday, leading JGR in a 1-2-3 sweep of the podium in overtime. The race and the season have been dedicated to J.D. Gibbs, Joe Gibbs’ eldest son who died last month after battling a degenerative neurological disease. J.D. Gibbs helped his father start th...
Tags: France, Sports, Sport, Ap, Fbi, Soccer, Ford, Chase, Toyota, Washington Redskins, North Carolina, Chevrolet, Nascar, Motorsports, New England, Byron


Doug Kalitta wins second straight NHRA Winternationals Top Fuel title

Funny Car winner Robert Hight celebrates after defeating Jack Beckman in the final round at the 59th annual NHRA Wnternationals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona on Monday, February 11, 2019. Doug Kalitta (Top Fuel), Robert Hight (Funny Car) and Bo Butner (Pro Stock) all took event titles in their respective categories Monday after eliminations were postponed Sunday due to weather. (Photo by Will Lester, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG) Top Fuel driver Doug Kalitta (right) pulls away from Terr...
Tags: Sports, Sport, Soccer, Toyota, Salinas, DHL, Force, Motorsports, Pomona, Gary, Jim, San Gabriel, Redlands, NHRA, Doug Kalitta, J R Todd


Photos: Kalitta, Hight and Butner win event titles at 59th NHRA Winternationals in Pomona Monday

Event winners Robert Hight (left), Funny Car, and Doug Kalitta (right), Top Fuel, celebrate their victories at the 59th annual NHRA Wnternationals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona on Monday, February 11, 2019. Doug Kalitta (Top Fuel), Robert Hight (Funny Car) and Bo Butner (Pro Stock) all took event titles in their respective categories Monday after eliminations were postponed Sunday due to weather. (Photo by Will Lester, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG) Eventual Top Fuel winner Doug Kalitta ...
Tags: Uncategorized, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Motorsports, Pomona, Todd, San Gabriel, Erica Enders, Doug Kalitta, J R Todd, Leah Pritchett, Matt Hagan, Terry McMillen, John Force, Clay Millican


Action sports stunt group Nitro Circus is coming to Lake Elsinore, and here’s how you can get tickets

See bikes soar through the air and riders completing daring stunts when Nitro Circus makes its Inland Empire debut at Storm Stadium in Lake Elsinore later this year. The action sports collective, which includes motocross, BMX and scooter riders as well as inline skaters, will bring its You Got This tour to Storm Stadium on May 17. The show features riders performing wild tricks and jumps off such features as the “Giganta ramp,” which launches them as high as 75 feet in the air. The tour has been...
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NHRA Winternationals in Pomona postponed by rain, will resume Monday

Defending Top Fuel champion Steve Torrence (near lane) Steve Faria (far lane) for his 25th straight round win, dating back to last season, during the opening round of eliminations at the 59th annual NHRA Internationals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona on Sunday, February 10, 2019. Constant rain showers put an end to the day. Eliminations are rescheduled for Monday. (Photo by Will Lester, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG) Race fans wait for action to resume as rain continues to fall at the 59th...
Tags: Sports, Sport, Soccer, Avon, Motorsports, Pomona, Brown, Fox Sports, Schumacher, Chandler Ariz, NHRA, Doug Kalitta, Auto Club Raceway, Antron Brown, Leah Pritchett, Terry McMillen


Photos: Rain postpones eliminations to Monday at 59th NHRA Winternationals

Defending Top Fuel champion Steve Torrence (near lane) Steve Faria (far lane) for his 25th straight round win, dating back to last season, during the opening round of eliminations at the 59th annual NHRA Internationals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona on Sunday, February 10, 2019. Constant rain showers put an end to the day. Eliminations are rescheduled for Monday. (Photo by Will Lester, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG) Race fans wait for action to resume as rain continues to fall at the 59th...
Tags: Sports, Sport, Soccer, Motorsports, Pomona, Doug Kalitta, Antron Brown, Leah Pritchett, Clay Millican, Torrence, Richie Crampton, Steve Torrence, Cruz Pedregon, Billy Torrence, Brittany Force, Top Stories LADN


Photos: Torrence, Hight top qualifiers for Sunday eliminations at 59th NHRA Winternationals

Top Fuel driver Leah Pritchett (front) heads down track against Richie Crampton during the third qualifying session at the 59th annual NHRA Winternationals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona on Saturday, February 9, 2019. Pro eliminations are scheduled for Sunday. (Photo by Will Lester, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG) Defending Top Fuel champion Steve Torrence sits in his dragster prior to the third qualifying session at the 59th annual NHRA Winternationals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona on Sa...
Tags: Uncategorized, Sport, Soccer, Motorsports, Pomona, Erica Enders, Antron Brown, Leah Pritchett, Matt Hagan, Terry McMillen, John Force, Clay Millican, Richie Crampton, Don Schumacher, Jack Beckman, Ron Capps


Pro Stock racers seek fast start to shortened season at NHRA Winternationals

It’s been proven no competitor can win a championship on the first day of any season, but a poor start can create a situation that can put a competitor far enough behind that it’s nearly impossible to catch up. That’s what Pro Stock racers in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series face today with the start of the Winternationals at the Auto Club Raceway at Pomona’s Fairplex. While the other two pro classes will compete in 24 national events, Pro Stock drivers have been reduced to an 18-race sea...
Tags: Florida, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, Toyota, North America, Nascar, Motorsports, Anderson, Ontario, Arca, Pomona, Acura, Daytona, Kurt


Acura is new title sponsor for Grand Prix of Long Beach

LONG BEACH – Acura is the new title sponsor for the Grand Prix of Long Beach, it was announced Tuesday at a news conference at the Convention Center. Toyota had been in this role for the previous 39 years; Toyota had also been the race’s official vehicle for all 44 years the race has been contested. Acura will fill both seats, with the event now being called Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach. The 45th edition will take place April 12-14 on the streets of Long Beach. Honda, which already sponsors th...
Tags: Sports, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, Toyota, Motorsports, Southern California, Acura, NHRA, Auto Club Raceway, Courtney Force, Long Beach Grand Prix, Top Stories LBPT, Worsham Shawn Langdon, Convention Center Toyota, Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach


Long Beach Grand Prix to announce new sponsor Tuesday

Jim Michaelian in August announced Toyota was pulling out as title sponsor for the Grand Prix of Long Beach after 39 years. He was confident as longtime CEO of the Grand Prix Association of Long Beach that securing a deal for a new one would not be a problem. Therefore, excuse the always-upbeat Michaelian for being even more cheery than usual these days. At 1 p.m. Tuesday, he will host a news conference to announce the event’s new sponsor. Or sponsors, as Michaelian let it be known back in Augus...
Tags: Sports, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, Toyota, Honda, Chevrolet, Local News, Motorsports, Southern California, Anaheim, Daytona, Alexander Rossi, NHRA, AMA Supercross, Andretti Autosport


Courtney Force steps away from drag racing

When the 2019 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series starts in two weeks at Auto Club Raceway in Pomona with the traditional Winternationals, there will be one less Force in the Funny Car ranks. Courtney Force, the youngest daughter of icon John Force, announced Thursday she is stepping away from the sport after seven seasons.  With her 12 national Funny Car event wins, she was the all-time winningest female driver in the class. Additionally, she was a 17-time runner-up and reached the semifinals a...
Tags: Sports, Sport, Indianapolis, Soccer, Graham, Force, Motorsports, Santa Barbara, Pomona, Anaheim, Daytona, Courtney, Angel Stadium, Wally, NHRA, Kent Wash


Volkswagen is planning a tougher challenge for its all-electric I.D. R

The Volkswagen I.D. R electric race car will head to the Nürburgring for a lap-record attempt. Volkswagen will reportedly aim to set the quickest lap time ever by an electric car with the I.D. R. The post Volkswagen is planning a tougher challenge for its all-electric I.D. R appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Volkswagen, Electric Cars, Motorsports, Nurburgring, I.D. R Pikes Peak


Cooper Webb wins “Triple Crown” of AMA Supercross at Anaheim

Ken Roczen (94) leads the field through the first turn during the first 450SX Main Event during round 3 of the AMA Supercross series at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on Saturday, January 19, 2019. (Photo by Will Lester, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG) Ken Roczen (94) leads the field through the first turn during the first 450SX Main Event during round 3 of the AMA Supercross series at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on Saturday, January 19, 2019. (Photo by Will Lester, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCN...
Tags: Sports, Sport, Soccer, Las Vegas, Motorsports, Wilson, Anaheim, Strip, KTM, Webb, GLENDALE Ariz, Angel Stadium, Ken Roczen, Cooper Webb, AMA Supercross, Eli Tomac


Glen Wood, NASCAR Hall of Famer, dies at 93

Glen Wood, the stock car racing pride of Virginia, scored 99 NASCAR Cup wins in a career that started in 1950. He and his brother Leonard are considered among the pioneers in the sport and played major roles in popularizing the sport in Southern California, a continent away from their native Virginia. Following a lengthy illness, Glen Wood, who was the oldest living member of the NASCAR Hall of Fame, died Friday at the age of 93. “In every way, Glen Wood was an original. In building the famed Wo...
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Supercross: Justin Barcia seeks repeat performance in event’s return to Angel Stadium

Sometimes, Justin Barcia says, a Supercross rider has to hit rock bottom before he can find aroute to the top. That seems to be the story of his career. It was just a little more than a year ago, when he thought he was going to have totransition into a life of being just a husband and a father, leaving the sport he loved behind atan age when he still had a lot left to give. But now, after all of the broken bones, concussions and worries over where his next paycheckmight come from, Barcia said he...
Tags: Sports, Sport, Soccer, Nascar, Suarez, Motorsports, Yamaha, JGR, Anaheim, ARLINGTON Texas, Joe Gibbs, GLENDALE Ariz, Angel Stadium, Ken Roczen, Chad Reed, Barcia


Hyundai’s Veloster N hot hatchback will prove its mettle on the track

The Hyundai Veloster N will go racing to prove the credibility of Hyundai's new N performance division. Unveiled at the 2019 Detroit Auto Show, the Veloster N race car will compete in a class with other small cars. The post Hyundai’s Veloster N hot hatchback will prove its mettle on the track appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Hyundai, Motorsports, Detroit Auto Show, Hot Hatchbacks, Hyundai Veloster, 2019 Detroit Auto Show


NASCAR’s Logano, Truex Jr. and Suarez satisfied with testing at Auto Club Speedway

The 2019 Southern California racing season opened this week at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana as three NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series drivers spent two days testing, getting a taste of the new rules package. Joey Logano, who won the driving title last season, was on the track along with Martin Truex Jr. and Daniel Suarez. Truex, winner of last spring’s Auto Club 400, finished second to Logano and then made the jump to Joe Gibbs Racing when Furniture Row Racing ceased operations. Suarez is drivi...
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This Porsche 718 uses components made from hemp to save weight

The Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport race car uses components made from hemp and other natural fibers to reduce weight. The car's doors and rear wing spoiler are made from the unorthodox material. The post This Porsche 718 uses components made from hemp to save weight appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport uses hemp components to save weight

The Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport race car uses components made from hemp and other natural fibers to reduce weight. The car's doors and rear wing spoiler are made from the unorthodox material. The post Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport uses hemp components to save weight appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Special-edition McLaren 720S honors 50th anniversary of legendary racing victory

The McLaren 720S Spa 68 commemorates the company's first Formula One victory, which paved the way for McLaren's success as a race team and builder of supercars. Just three of these bright orange beauties will be sold. The post Special-edition McLaren 720S honors 50th anniversary of legendary racing victory appeared first on Digital Trends.
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1,000-mph Bloodhound supersonic car project finds a last-minute savior

The Bloodhound supersonic car (SSC) project has found a buyer. The project was going to be disbanded after running out of funds, but its assets were purchased by British businessman Ian Warhurst. The post 1,000-mph Bloodhound supersonic car project finds a last-minute savior appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Bloodhound SSC, Motorsports, Land Speed Records, Ian Warhurst


Bloodhound’s plan to build a 1,000-mph car has run out of gas

The Bloodhound supersonic car (SSC) project has officially shut down. The upside is you can now buy a 135,000-horsepower car powered by a jet engine and a cluster of rockets for $319,000. The post Bloodhound’s plan to build a 1,000-mph car has run out of gas appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Bloodhound SSC, Motorsports, Land Speed Records