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Apr 10

Barrett-Jackson advance: Diverse lineup at Palm Beach

There is a 454 big block under the hood of this 1954 Chevrolet Corvette. (Photo: Tom Jensen)

There is a 454 big block under the hood of this 1954 Chevrolet . (Photo: Tom Jensen)

Final preparations are under way for the 12th annual Collector Car Auction and all indications are that it will be a sensational event.

About 550 are set to roll across the block Friday, Saturday and Sunday, with a spectacular and diverse assortment of and trucks. That’s up from about 410 last year. The vast majority of the will sell at no reserve, meaning the high bidder will win the car, regardless of the final hammer price. Fewer than a dozen will sell with a reserve, or a required minimum bid price to change hands.

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Apr 10

Buddy Lazier enters 2014 Indianapolis 500

Buddy Lazier qualified for the 2013 Indianapolis 500, but retired early on with a mechanical failure. (Photo: Phillip Abbott/LAT Photographic)

qualified for the 2013 , but retired early on with a mechanical failure. (Photo: Phillip Abbott/LAT Photographic)

1996 Indianapolis 500 and 2000 champion Buddy Lazier will attempt to race his way into the 2014 with a family-owned car.

The 46-year old Colorado native made his return to the Indianapolis 500 last year, but an early mechanical failure put him out of the race. However, the team have now had a whole year to put everything back together, and Lazier is confident that this year will provide better results.

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Apr 10

TUSC: Long Beach preparation new for many prototype teams

(Photo Courtesy IMSA)

The teams will be faced with challenges they didn’t encounter at Daytona or Sebring when they head to the twisty streets of this weekend. (Photo Courtesy )

By IMSA Public Relations:

Prototype teams in the will have a short window in which to excel, in Saturday’s Tequila Patron Sports Car Showcase at Long Beach (LIVE, FOX Sports 1, 6 p.m. ET).

Four of the teams will race a Prototype for the first time on the 1.968-mile circuit, while four additional teams raced there only in 2006. The team with a leg up on the experience side is Extreme Speed Motorsports, which raced its two Tequila Patrón HPD ARX-03b/Hondas at the circuit last year, finishing 1-2 in the P2 class of the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrόn.

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Apr 9

MotoGP: Austin GP A Benchmark Race For Valentino Rossi

Valentino Rossi is contemplating his desire for a 20th season in MotoGP. (Photo: Getty Images)

is contemplating his desire for a 20th season in . (Photo: Getty Images)

Sunday’s at Circuit of the Americas in Austin is shaping up as a crucial benchmark for Valentino Rossi and his future in MotoGP.

As Rossi contemplates his desire for a 20th season in Grand Prix racing in 2015, he knows he must continue the age-defying form he showed at the opening race in Qatar.

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Apr 9

F1: Hamilton, Mercedes fast and reliable in Bahrain test

Lewis Hamilton drives during F1 testing in Bahrain. (Photo: LAT Photographic)

drives during F1 testing in . (Photo: LAT Photographic)

Lewis Hamilton set the pace for Mercedes on the second and final day of the Bahrain F1 test, and the Briton also ran more laps than any other driver as several rivals ran limited mileage.

All teams ran their regular race drivers on Wednesday, with the exception of Sauber (which used Giedo van der Garde), and Williams (which used Felipe Nasr for its tire testing).

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