Whincup Stumbles as McLaughlin Takes Points Lead With Victory in Newcastle

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NEWCASTLE, New South Wales, Australia — As championship rival Jamie Whincup stumbled on the first lap of Saturday’s Coates Hire Newcastle 500 race one, Scott McLaughlin capitalized on his rival’s misfortune to win and take the lead in the championship. “I really wanted it bad,” McLaughlin said of the win. “I got a good start for once in my life …

Advantage McLaughlin With Pole in Newcastle

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NEWCASTLE, New South Wales, Australia — Scott McLaughlin has the advantage in the championship battle heading into Saturday’s first race at Newcastle. The Kiwi took pole on Saturday morning, having started slowly in the session. “We didn’t make it easy for ourselves, it was very difficult out there, but yeah, that’s awesome,” McLaughlin said. “Good start, push on now, get …

Slick Pit Work Hands Whincup Sunday Win at Pukekohe

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PUKEKOHE, New Zealand — After undercutting championship rival Scott McLaughlin on his second pit stop, Jamie Whincup roared home with a strong drive to win Sunday’s ITM Auckland SuperSprint to go into the final round with a slim points lead from McLaughlin. “We needed that,” Whincup said. “Just trying to give ourselves an opportunity with this one. My mate beside …

Van Gisbergen Wins Wild Race at Pukekohe

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PUKEKOHE, New Zealand — After an eventful race, Shane Van Gisbergen took Saturday’s race at the ITM Auckland Supersprint. “I’m glad the weather held off, put on a great race,” Van Gisbergen said. “We were a bit lucky with the safety car, it hurt us at Bathurst. It’s awesome, it goes both ways.” Qualifying was a torrentially wet affair, leading …

Waters Wins Pole in Cancelled Qualifying at Pukekohe

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PUKEKOHE, New Zealand — Qualifying for Saturday’s ITM Auckland Supersprint has been cancelled, with combined practice times from Friday’s sessions setting the grid. Cameron Waters will start pole for Saturday’s race. “Obviously it’s a pretty weird way to get pole, but if it’s raining you want to be out of the mess,” Waters said. “I don’t know what to think. …

McLaughlin Holds Off Red Bull Holden to Win Sunday Gold Coast Race

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SURFERS PARADISE, Queensland — Scott McLaughlin might have run out of fuel on his celebration lap and had to push it in, but the Shell V-Power Racing driver gave it his all and held on to win Sunday’s race at the Gold Coast 600 from the might of the Red Bull Holden Racing Team of Jamie Whincup and Shane Van …

VASC: Van Gisbergen’s Weekend Continues With Pole in Qualifying

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Adelaide, South Australia — Shane Van Gisbergen’s magic Clipsal 500 Adelaide weekend continues, as the reigning series champion will go last in the Armor All Top Ten Shootout after setting the provisional pole in Sunday’s qualifying with a 1:19.295. Red Bull Holden Racing Team teammate Jamie Whincup qualified second. Whincup said he was pleased with the performance, but still was …

VASC: van Gisbergen Starts Title Defense With Win At Clipsal

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ADELAIDE, South Australia, Australia — After posting the fastest time by one-ten-thousandth of a second in the first round of qualifying, then grabbing the pole by 0.044 seconds in the Armor All Shootout, Shane van Gisbergen continued his domination of the Clipsal 500 weekend by claiming the first of two 250-kilometer races on Saturday. The defending series champion drove away …

VASC: Clipsal 500 Adelaide Race Preview

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ADELAIDE, South Australia, Australia — Welcome to the first of Race Chaser Online’s 2017 Virgin Australia Supercars Championship race previews! Before each Supercars race weekend, we will take a look at the track the series will be visiting, and point out the drivers to keep an eye out for during the races. We start with a look at the season-opening Clipsal …

VASC: 2017 Preview – Michael Caruso and Simona de Silvestro

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BRAESIDE, Victoria, Australia – Welcome back to Race Chaser Online’s 2017 Virgin Australia Supercars Championship season previews! We continue today with a look at one-half of the operations at Nissan Motorsport. Nissan Motorsport DRIVERS: No. 23 – Michael Caruso, Team NISMO Nissan Altima No. 78 – Simona de Silvestro, Harvey Norman Nissan Altima 2016 TEAM POINTS FINISH: 8th 2016 HIGHEST RACE FINISH: Michael’s …

VASC: Harvey Norman Supergirls Unveil Bathurst Livery, Nikon Sponsorship

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Simona De Silvestro, Renee Gracie and the Harvey Norman Supergirls race team have unveiled the new livery and sponsorship they will carry into this year’s Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000, Oct. 6-9 at Mount Panorama.

INDYCAR: Simona de Silvestro Back With Andretti For Indy Grand Prix Of Louisiana

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INDIANAPOLIS — official team release — Chris Jones/IndyCar photo — Following last week’s announcement that Simona de Silvestro would become Andretti Autosport’s fifth entry for the 99th running of the Indianapolis 500, the team confirmed today the Swiss racer will be back with the four-time IndyCar champions for the second round of Verizon IndyCar Series competition this weekend in New Orleans. …