Jul 6

VIDEO: IndyCar Driver Hawksworth Out With Heart Contusion

Jack Hawksworth will miss Sunday's IndyCar race at Pocono. (Photo: LAT Photographic)

will miss Sunday’s race at . (Photo: LAT Photographic)

IndyCar driver Jack Hawksworth will miss Sunday’s race at Pocono with a heart contusion.

Hawksworth was injured on Saturday in an accident during the second practice session.

He was evaluated and released from the infield care center. Hawksworth was later transported to a local hospital where he stayed overnight for observation.

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Jul 5

F1: Updated British GP Grid After Penalty Shakeup

The British Grand Prix grid was hit with several changes due to penalties. (Photo: LAT Photographic)

The British Grand Prix grid was hit with several changes due to penalties. (Photo: LAT Photographic)

Three penalties mean that the back half of the grid looks very different with some drivers gaining as many as three places from their original qualifying positions.

Esteban Gutierrez was carrying a 10-place penalty from Austria, which was applied before Max Chilton received 5-places for a gearbox change. Gutierrez trumps Pastor Maldonado, who was excluded and sent to the back of the grid, but the Venezuelan in turn is allowed to start ahead of the Caterhams, which technically did not qualifying but are allowed to start.

With all of the movement, we’ve put together a final look at what the grid will look like for Sunday’s race at Silverstone.

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Jul 5

IndyCar: Penske’s Montoya On Pole For 500-Mile Race At Pocono

Juan Pablo Montoya will lead the field to green in Sunday's Pocono IndyCar 500. (Photo: Getty Images)

will lead the field to green in Sunday’s 500. (Photo: Getty Images)

In open wheel or a stock car, Juan Pablo Montoya knows how to top the speed chart at Pocono Raceway.

Driving for Team Penske in his open-wheel return after seven years in NASCAR, the Colombian knocked off Penske teammate on the final qualifying run Saturday.

Montoya had a two-lap average of 223.871 mph for both a track record and his first career IndyCar pole.

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Jul 5

IndyCar: Rahal Ready To Silence Doubters With Win At Pocono

Graham Rahal drives during IndyCar practice at Pocono Raceway. (Photo: Getty Images)

drives during practice at Raceway. (Photo: Getty Images)

For a brief time the Verizon IndyCar Fan Vision Screen had an eye-popping number for Graham Rahal’s speed in Saturday’s second practice session.

It said 333.317 miles per hour.

Not so fast – it was a typo.

“It would be impossible to go that fast in these cars,” Rahal said after he ran an actual fast lap of 222.317 mph in a Honda-powered Dallara. “I saw the tweet and thought it’s impossible.”

Rahal was excited after practice with his laps on the 2.5-mile Pocono Raceway heading into Saturday evening’s pole qualifications for Sunday’s Pocono IndyCar 500 Fueled by Sunoco. He was involved in controversy at the end of last weekend’s Shell and Pennzoil Grand Prix of Houston. Rahal was running fourth and trying to dry off his tires while weaving on the track before a restart when he slammed into the back of third-place driver Tony Kanaan.

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Jul 5

F1: Frustrated Alonso Questions Ferrari Tactics At British GP

Fernando Alonso failed to advance out of Q1 for the first time since 2010. (Photo: Getty Images)

failed to advance out of Q1 for the first time since 2010. (Photo: Getty Images)

Two-time champion Fernando Alonso questioned his Ferrari team’s tactics and decision-making strategy Saturday after he was eliminated early from qualifying for the British Grand Prix.

The Spaniard had failed to make the cut to Q2 for the first time since the 2010 Monaco Grand Prix.

“We know there are two Williams and two Ferraris out of Q1, so there’s definitely something wrong compared to the other teams because, when both cars are out in a session like this, it’s because you were in the wrong moment with the wrong tire,” Alonso said.

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