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Jan 20

F1: Vettel ‘Not Afraid’ Of Head-To-Head With Alonso, Raikkonen

Sebastian Vettel (right) is prepared to go head-to-head against Fernando Alonso (left) and Kimi Raikkonen (center). (Photo: Getty Images)

Sebastian Vettel (right) is prepared to go head-to-head against Fernando Alonso (left) and Kimi Raikkonen (center). (Photo: Getty Images)

Sebastian Vettel insists he is not afraid to go head-to-head with one of Formula 1′s very best drivers, hinting his next move could be to Ferrari.

Red Bull’s reigning World Champion is under contract for the next couple of years, but some continue to question his talent compared to a driver like Fernando Alonso.

Jan 20

SportsCars: Rolex 24 Preview — GT Daytona (GTD) class

Rolex 24 Hours GTD Preview. (Photo: John Dagys)

Rolex 24 Hours GTD Preview.
(Photo: John Dagys)

It’s a dawn of a new era for sports car racing, as the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship kicks off this weekend on the famed Florida high banks for the 52nd annual Rolex 24 at Daytona.

To gear up for the history-making event, FOX Sports SPEED previews the twice-around-the-clock endurance classic with a team-by-team look at the 67 cars that are set to compete in the season-opening round.
First up is a preview of the highly competitive GT Daytona (GTD) class.

TV Schedule (Sat. Jan 25-26):

2pm-4pm ET on FOX

4pm-9pm ET on FOX Sports 2

9pm-7am ET on IMSA.com

7am-3pm ET on FOX Sports 1

GT Daytona (29 Entries)

Flying Lizard Motorsports (Audi R8 LMS): Switching from Porsches to Audis for 2014, the ALMS stalwarts embark on a new challenge but have clearly not lost any speed. Both of the California-based team’s new cars for Seth Neiman, Dion von Moltke, Alessandro Latif and Filipe Albuquerque (No. 35) and Spencer Pumpelly, Nelson Canache, Markus Winkelhock and Tim Pappas (No. 45) should be prime contenders for the win.

Jan 20

Cars: Wrap-Up — 2014 Barrett-Jackson Auction Scottsdale

(Carey Spencer/ Best Digital Shots)

1967 Chevrolet Corvette L88. (Carey Spencer/ Best Digital Shots)

The 43rd annual Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Collector Car Auction is officially in the books, and what a show it was: More than 1,400 cars were sold for in excess of $100 million, and when the final sales total is calculated, it is expected to be a new all-time record.

Barrett-Jackson’s new 12,000-seat permanent facility at Westworld was jammed with bidders and spectators all week long and attendance was up sharply as well.

On the auction front, there were several world records set:

• A 1967 Chevrolet Corvette L88 (pictured above), one of only 20 made and the only one that’s red-on-red, sold for $3.85 million with the 10 percent bidder fee on top of the $3.5 million hammer price.

• A 1969 L88 Corvette race car known as “The Rebel” sold for $2.86 million with bidder’s fee. One of the most successful road racers of all time, The Rebel set records that stood for decades.

1969 L88 Corvette race car known as “The Rebel”. (Carey Spencer/ Best Digital Shots)

1969 L88 Corvette race car known as “The Rebel”. (Carey Spencer/ Best Digital Shots)

Jan 19

Cars: Photo Gallery – Top Sellers Bring In Multi-Millions In Scottsdale

This 1967 Corvette L88 sold for $3.85 million dollars. (Photo: Carey Spencer - Best Digital Shots)

This 1967 Corvette L88 sold for $3.85 million dollars. (Photo: Carey Spencer – Best Digital Shots)

PHOTO GALLERY: TOP 15 SELLERS AT BARRETT-JACKSON

Super Saturday at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale saw truly spectacular automobiles cross the auction block and as a result, seven-digit hammer prices became the norm. A rare 1967 Chevrolet Corvette L88 led the way with a price tag of $3.85 million.

Jan 19

MotoGP: Lorenzo, Rossi On Hand To Unveil 2014 YZR-M1 Livery

A look at the livery Yamaha will run this season. (Photo: Yamaha Racing)

A look at the livery Yamaha will run this season. (Photo: Yamaha Racing)

Jakarta’s Governor Joko Widodo hosted MotoGP stars Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi at the Indonesian capital’s City Hall on Friday as Yamaha Factory Racing unveiled their 2014 livery.

Lorenzo joined Governor Widodo for a breakfast meeting at his official residence early on Friday before the pair cycled through some tropical rain to the City Hall – where they were joined by Rossi for the team launch.