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Apr 12

MotoGP: Marq’d Man

Many riders fear that this is the view they will have of Marc Marquez this weekend, just one year after being a poleless, winless rookie. (Photo: Christian Pondella/Getty Images)

Many riders fear that this is the view they will have of this weekend, just one year after being a poleless, winless rookie. (Photo: Christian Pondella/Getty Images)

Last season when Marc Marquez rolled into the Circuit of the Americas, he was still the new kid on the block and just hoping to make an impression.

Sure, he had long been touted as ’s next great one, but at this time last year, he was all potential and hype but still yet to have won anything in the premier class.

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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), (R) and (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 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.

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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 Palm Beach Collector Car Auction, it’s time for Super Saturday, when the quality of the 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.

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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)

put the No. 01 Chip Ganassi Racing entry on pole in . (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 . (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.

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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)

drives during practice on the streets of . (Photo: LAT Photographic)

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

Simon Pagenaud and were first and second in the final practice before qualifying for the Toyota .

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

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