Aug 25

Power Wins In Sonoma After Late Dixon penalty

Will Power. (Photo: Getty Images)

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Will Power won at for the third time in four years Sunday, earning his first victory of the season when he took advantage of a late penalty to for injuring three members of Power’s pit crew.

Dixon led until he received a drive-through penalty with 15 laps to go for clipping a tire in the left hand of Power’s tire holder when Dixon left his pit directly behind Power’s Team Penske Chevrolet.

The tire holder went flying into another crew member, and a third member was injured by an air gun. Dixon thought Power’s crew got in his way on purpose, leaving him angry and confused by IndyCar’s latest call against him.

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Aug 25

Marquez Scores Fourth Straight MotoGP Victory

Rookie edged his Honda teammate to win the Czech on Sunday for his fourth straight victory to stretch his lead in the overall standings.

The 20-year-old Spaniard covered 22 laps of the 3.358-mile Brno circuit in 42 minutes, 50.729 seconds to become the youngest rider to claim four consecutive races.

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Aug 25

Vettel Wins Belgian GP To Extend Overall Lead

Podium celebration. (Photo: Getty Images)

Podium celebration. (Photo: Getty Images)

needed little time to remind everyone why he remains the overwhelming favorite for a fourth straight title, clinching a dominant win at the Belgian Grand Prix on Sunday to extend his considerable championship lead.

With eight races left, Vettel heads to the Italian GP in two weeks’ time with 197 points — 46 ahead of Fernando Alonso and 58 clear of , who leapfrogged Kimi Raikkonen into third overall after the Finn retired from the race.

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Aug 24

Franchitti Flies To IndyCar Pole At Sonoma

Dario Franchitti will start first at Sonoma Raceway. (Photo: Getty Images)

will start first at . (Photo: Getty Images)

Although Dario Franchitti hasn’t won an race since last year’s Indianapolis 500, he’s in prime position to snap that unpleasant streak when he starts on the pole Sunday in an excellent Honda at Sonoma Raceway.

But if he can help by stepping off the gas a bit, Franchitti would be happy to follow team orders.

Franchitti won’t put his personal success ahead of Target Chip Ganassi Racing’s fortunes. That means Dixon will get every chance to gain ground on IndyCar points leader (453 points), who leads second-place Dixon (422) with five races to go.

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Aug 24

Hamilton Secures 4th Straight Pole At Belgian GP

(L to R) Mark Webber,  Lewis Hamilton and  Sebastian Vettel after qualifying session at the Spa-Francorchamps. (Photo: Getty Images)

(L to R) , and after qualifying session at the . (Photo: Getty Images)

Lewis Hamilton surprised even himself after beating both Red Bulls to secure his fourth consecutive pole position in a rain-soaked qualifying session at the Belgian Grand Prix on Saturday.

The Mercedes driver is the first Briton since Damon Hill in 1995 to get four straight poles and has set himself up perfectly to keep the pressure on championship leader Sebastian Vettel, who starts Sunday’s race from second ahead of teammate Mark Webber.

“I dropped to five, six seconds back, so I didn’t know what was going on,” Hamilton said. “But I kept pushing … I feel so fortunate to get pole.”

He had expected worse.

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