No. 976
December 12, 2018

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AUGUST 15, 2018




Scott Dixon, Chip Ganassi Racing. Chip Ganassi Racing announced on Monday, August 13, that Scott Dixon has signed a multi-year deal that will see the 38-year-old Kiwi begin a record 18th season with CGR in 2019 behind the wheel of the No. 9 PNC Bank Honda in the Verizon IndyCar Series. Dixon has won 44 Indy car races - including the Indianapolis 500 - and he is a four-time INDYCAR Champion.

Jorge Lorenzo (No. 99 Ducati Team) and championship leader Marc Marquez (No. 93 Repsol Honda Team) engaged in a riveting duel in the Austrian MotoGP, with Lorenzo taking the win on the last lap. Lorenzo described his Austrian MotoGP triumph as “one of my best victories” of his 17-year MotoGP career. Andrea Dovizioso (No. 4 Ducati Team) finished third.
(Matt Sullivan/Getty Images)
Kevin Harvick (No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing Busch Light/Mobil 1) celebrated his seventh Monster Energy NASCAR Cup win this season with his six-year-old son Keelan at Michigan International Speedway, in Brooklyn, Michigan, on Sunday. Harvick dominated the Consumers Energy 400 leading 108 of the 200 laps. "The most important thing is winning races right now and getting all the points that you can get to position yourself well to get to Homestead,” Harvick said. “That’s what we’ve been trying to do all year is win races. That was our only goal. We didn’t want to learn anything. We don’t want to do anything different. We just want to go out, and we want to win.” Brad Keselowski (No. 2 Penske Racing Discount Tire Ford) started in eighteenth position and finished second, and Kyle Busch (No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Interstate Batteries Toyota) finished third.
(Pirelli World Challenge)
Toni Vilander and Miguel Molina (
No. 61 R. Ferri Motorsport Ferrari 488 GT3) won Sunday’s GT SprintX 60-minute race at Utah Motorsports Campus after winning Saturday's race, taking their sixth 2018 victory and the GT SprintX drivers championship in the Pirelli World Challenge Grand Prix of Utah. Spain’s Molina, competing in his first racing season in North America, chased down early race leader Scott Heckert (No. 80 Lone Star Racing Mercedes-AMG GT3) and grabbed the GT SprintX overall lead before Finland’s Vilander took over the advantage in the 32-lap contest to win by 2.945 second at the 3.048-mile, 14-turn outer road circuit southwest of Salt Lake City. 

James Sofronas and Alex Welch (No. 14 GMG Racing Audi R8 LMS GT4) clinched the first title for an Audi Sport customer team this season at the season’s finale at the Pirelli World Challenge GTS SprintX in Utah. This marks the first title the Audi R8 LMS GT4 has ever won as a customer car. Sofronas/Welch had traveled to the final races of the season with a large points advantage so that a sixth and a tenth place in the doubleheader were enough for their triumph.