Mar 22

IndyCar: Brazil To Host 2015 Race In Capital, Officials Confirm

IndyCar is heading to Brazil in 2015, according to reports from country officials. (Photo: Getty Images)

is heading to Brazil in 2015, according to reports from country officials. (Photo: Getty Images)

Brazilian officials have announced the return of IndyCar to the country next season, saying Friday that a race will be held in the capital of Brasilia.

The federal district government released a statement saying the Autodromo Nelson Piquet will host the race from 2015-19. The deal with local race promoters was signed at an event in .

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Mar 21

IndyCar to award double points for 500-mile races

Indianapolis, along with Pocono and Fontana, will award double points during the 2014 season. (Photo: Chris Gaythen/Getty Images)

, along with and Fontana, will award double points during the 2014 season. (Photo: Chris Gaythen/Getty Images)

will award double points for the three ”Triple Crown” races and award points based on qualifying for the .

The three ”Triple Crown” races are the only 500-mile events on the schedule: The Indianapolis 500, the July race at Pocono and the season finale at Fontana.

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Mar 16

NHRA: Kalitta, Hight Win At NHRA Gatornationals

Robert Hight, far lane, got the best of his boss, John Force, in the Funny Car final with a 4.074, 314.46 to Force’s tire-smoking 6.435. (Photo: NHRA)

, far lane, got the best of his boss, , in the Funny Car final with a 4.074, 314.46 to Force’s tire-smoking 6.435. (Photo: )

John Force and were looking to make history Sunday at the NHRA .

Those plans went up in smoke — literally.

Force and Brown spun their tires in the finals, helping Robert Hight and record easy victories in the top two divisions.

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Mar 16

F1: Pole-Sitter Hamilton Forced To Retire From Australian GP

Lewis Hamilton retires from the Australian Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

retires from the Australian Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

It was a bittersweet moment for Lewis Hamilton as he watched Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg take the checkered flag at Formula One’s Australian Grand Prix after the former world champion was forced to retire in the fourth lap after starting from pole position Sunday.

Hamilton, the pre-race favorite, found himself in third position after the first turn and had slipped down to fifth before his team ordered him into the pits to retire with a misfiring cylinder.

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Mar 16

F1: Ricciardo Disqualified After Finishing Second In Australian GP

Daniel Ricciardo is seen before the Australian Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

is seen before the Australian Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

Elation turned to desolation for Daniel Ricciardo at the Australian Grand Prix on Sunday after the Red Bull driver was stripped of his first podium finish due to a technical breach at Formula One’s season opener.

Ricciardo initially finished second to Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg to become the first homegrown driver to take to the podium in the 29-year history of the .

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