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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)

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)

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

Those plans went up in smoke — literally.

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

Mar 16

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

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

Lewis Hamilton 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.

Mar 16

MotoGP: A Family Affair In The Premier Class

Aleix Espargaro (left) and younger brother Pol Espargaro (right) share a laugh during preseason testing in Qatar. (Photo: Getty Images)

Aleix Espargaro (left) and younger brother Pol Espargaro (right) share a laugh during preseason testing in Qatar. (Photo: Getty Images)

Aleix and Pol Espargaro will be racing in MotoGP in 2014, but they will not be the first brothers to line up on the same premier-class grid.

There are a number of milestones with respect to brothers racing together in the premier class – which the Espargaros can measure themselves against:

- The last time that two brothers competed together in a MotoGP race was at the USGP in 2010 at Laguna Seca, with Nicky Hayden on the factory Ducati and Roger Lee Hayden riding as a replacement for Randy de Puniet on the LCR Honda. Both riders scored points: Nicky finishing 5th and Roger Lee 11th.

Mar 16

F1: Horner Convinced That Red Bull Complied With Regulations

Infiniti Red Bull Racing Team Principal Christian Horner talks to the media after his driver Daniel Ricciardo who finished second was excluded from the race.

Infiniti Red Bull Racing Team Principal Christian Horner talks to the media after his driver Daniel Ricciardo who finished second was excluded from the race.

Christian Horner is adamant that Red Bull Racing complied with the regulations during the Australian GP and can win its appeal against the exclusion of Daniel Ricciardo from his second place.

Ricciardo was deemed to have consistently exceeded the fuel flow limit of 100kg/hr, which is monitored by the FIA in real time.

Mar 16

F1: Ricciardo Disqualified After Finishing Second In Australian GP

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

Daniel Ricciardo 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 Australian GP.