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Apr 12

American riders in MotoGP becoming endangered species

American riders Nicky Hayden (C), Colin Edwards (R) and Ben Spies (L) during the 2011 Japanese GP. (Photo: Toshifumi Kitamura/Getty Images)

American riders Nicky Hayden (C), Colin Edwards (R) and Ben Spies (L) during the 2011 Japanese GP. (Photo: Toshifumi Kitamura/Getty Images)

On Thursday afternoon in his home state, two-time World Superbike champ and long-time MotoGP pilot Colin Edwards announced that his racing days would come to an end following the conclusion of the 2014 season.

Edwards’ impending retirement not only closes the book on an illustrious career, it further underlines the suddenly shaky foothold the United States has in the Grand Prix world — and with relatively little hope for a swift return to form.

Apr 12

Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach: Saturday’s Five Cars to Watch

This 2015 Corvette Z06 coupe caught everyone's attention, but no one was more interested than Rick Hendrick. (Photo: Carey Spencer / Best Digital Shots)

This 2015 Corvette Z06 coupe caught everyone’s attention, but no one was more interested than Rick Hendrick. (Photo: Carey Spencer / Best Digital Shots)

After a great opening day at the 12th annual Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach Collector Car Auction, it’s time for Super Saturday, when the quality of the cars goes way up and with it the prices.

The action begins at noon ET and runs all the way until 8 p.m., with live television coverage on the National Geographic channel the entire time.

Apr 11

SportsCars: Pruett Leads Ford Sweep Of Front Row In Long Beach

Scott Pruett put the No. 01 Chip Ganassi Racing entry on pole in Long Beach. (Photo: Getty Images)

Scott Pruett put the No. 01 Chip Ganassi Racing entry on pole in Long Beach. (Photo: Getty Images)

Scott Pruett claimed pole position for Saturday’s Tequila Patron Sports Car Showcase at Long Beach, leading a Ford 1-2 in qualifying for the third round of the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship. (Sat. 6 p.m. on FOX Sports 1)

The Chip Ganassi Racing driver stormed to the top of the time charts early in the 15-minute session and kept his No. 01 Riley-Ford on the point, despite challenges from a half-dozen other Prototype contenders.

Apr 11

IndyCar: Pagenaud And Bourdais Lead Friday Practice At Long Beach

Simon Pagenaud drives during practice on the streets of Long Beach. (Photo: LAT Photographic)

Simon Pagenaud drives during practice on the streets of Long Beach. (Photo: LAT Photographic)

The Frenchmen were the fastest Friday on the streets of Long Beach.

Simon Pagenaud and Sebastien Bourdais were first and second in the final practice before qualifying for the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach.

Pagenaud was quickest on the 1.968-mile, 11-turn circuit with a lap of 1 minute, 9.1488 seconds.

Apr 11

MotoGP: Yamaha fast, but not fast enough

Jorge Lorenzo was eighth fastest overall during Friday's practice sessions at Austin. (Photo: Movistar Yamaha MotoGP)

Jorge Lorenzo was eighth fastest overall during Friday’s practice sessions at Austin. (Photo: Movistar Yamaha MotoGP)

Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi refuse to concede to defeat but the reality check of Marc Marquez’s stunning Honda pace for Sunday’s Grand Prix of the Americas is impossible to ignore.

The COTA circuit in Austin is Honda heaven and when combined with the imperious talent of Marquez – MotoGP’s youngest ever world champion – and quite simply Marquez looks untouchable.