MOTOGP: Valentino Rossi Inks Two-Year Extension With Movistar Yamaha; Will Ride Through 2018

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LOSAIL, Qatar — official team release — Yamaha photo — Nine-time MotoGP champion Valentino Rossi has signed a two-year contract extension with Movistar Yamaha, keeping the respected veteran in the world’s premier motorcycle series through the 2018 season. “I am very happy to announce that Yamaha and I have extended our contract and will continue working together in MotoGP for …

MRTI: Garett Grist Returns to Juncos Racing for 2016 Pro Mazda Championship Season

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INDIANAPOLIS – official team release — Pro Mazda photo — Garett Grist will return to Juncos Racing  for the 2016 Pro Mazda Championship presented by Cooper Tires. Grist is the fourth driver to commit to the 2015 Pro Mazda Champion team. Grist recently completed a very successful season in the 2015 Pro Mazda series finishing third overall in the championship. …

INDYCAR: Andretti Autosport Retains Carlos Munoz for 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series Season

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INDIANAPOLIS – official series release — Eric Anderson/IndyCar photo — Four-time IndyCar Series championship-winning operation Andretti Autosport confirmed Tuesday that Colombian Carlos Muñoz will return to the team’s roster for 2016 Verizon IndyCar season. Muñoz, who will pilot the No. 26 Honda, returns alongside teammates Ryan Hunter-Reay and Marco Andretti. “[I’m] really happy to join the team again for 2016 – …

NSCS: Mars Announces Sponsorship Extension With Kyle Busch and Joe Gibbs Racing

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HACKETTSTOWN, N.J – official press release — Sarah Crabill/Getty Images North America photo — On the cusp of his first potential NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship, which would cap an amazing comeback season, Kyle Busch and his team at Joe Gibbs Racing have even more reason to celebrate. Mars Inc. announced on Tuesday that the company has finalized a multi-year contract …

PRO MAZDA: Will Owen Re-Signs With Juncos Racing for 2016 Championship Run

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INDIANAPOLIS – official team release — IndyCar photo — Will Owen will return to Juncos Racing for the 2016 Pro Mazda Championship Presented by Cooper Tires, the team announced Friday. Owen is the first driver to join the championship-winning team for the 2016 season. Owen first joined Juncos Racing this past year for the 2015 Pro Mazda Championship, where he captured …

NXS: Chastain to Return to JD Motorsports No. 4 in 2016 for Second Full Season Run

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GAFFNEY, S.C. — official team release — Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images North America photo — Ross Chastain, who has had a remarkable rookie season in the NASCAR XFINITY Series driving for JD Motorsports with Gary Keller, will return to the team’s No. 4 Chevrolet for the 2016 season. Team owner Johnny Davis, who fields multiple cars in the XFINITY Series, made the announcement …