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Nov 16

F1: Alonso Suffered With Headaches After Abu Dhabi Incident, But Is OK

Fernando Alonso sits in his car before taking to the track for practice. (Photo: Getty Images)

Fernando Alonso sits in his car before taking to the track for practice. (Photo: Getty Images)

Fernando Alonso says he suffered with headaches in the days after his off-track incident in Abu Dhabi – but he no longer has a problem and is not in pain in the car.

Alonso went to hospital for a checkup after the Abu Dhabi race, before being allowed to fly home. He has avoided media commitments all weekend in order to rest.

Nov 16

BJ Baldwin Powers To Second Consecutive Baja 1000 Victory

BJ Baldwin powered to his second consecutive Baja 1000 victory. (Photo: BJBaldwin97.com)

BJ Baldwin powered to his second consecutive Baja 1000 victory. (Photo: BJBaldwin97.com)

BJ Baldwin put on an Iron Man-esque performance to win the 46th annual Tecate SCORE Baja 1000.

Baldwin completed the 883.1-mile loop course in 28 hours and 34 minutes to earn his second straight Baja 1000 victory and the 2013 Trophy Truck Championship.

Nov 16

F1: Vettel On Pole For United States Grand Prix

Sebastian Vettel drives during qualifying for the United States Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

Sebastian Vettel drives during qualifying for the United States Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

World champion Sebastian Vettel once again got the better of Red Bull teammate Mark Webber, qualifying for pole position at the U.S. Grand Prix on Saturday.

Vettel’s late surge allowed him to pip Webber. That puts the four-time world champion in the prime spot in Sunday’s race to go after a record eighth consecutive Formula One victory and a title that escaped him last year.

Nov 16

F1: Vettel Quickest Again In Third And Final Austin Practice

Sebastian Vettel prepares to drive in the third and final practice session at Circuit of The Americas. (Photo: Getty Images)

Sebastian Vettel prepares to drive in the third and final practice session at Circuit of The Americas. (Photo: Getty Images)

Sebastian Vettel again set the fastest time in the third and final practice session at Circuit of The Americas, leading teammate Mark Webber in a repeat performance of yesterday’s second practice.

Vettel, who will attempt to capture his eighth pole of the season later in qualifying, set a fastest time of 1:36.733 on the option tires. Webber was 0.203 seconds off the pace in second with defending race winner Lewis Hamilton down in third.

Nov 16

IndyCar: Carpenter To Share 2014 Ride With Conway

Mike Conway (pictured) will drive the road and street course races for Ed Carpenter Racing in 2014. (Photo: Getty Images)

Mike Conway (pictured) will drive the road and street course races for Ed Carpenter Racing in 2014. (Photo: Getty Images)

IndyCar owner/driver Ed Carpenter said Friday that he will run a partial schedule in 2014, driving six oval races and turning all road/street courses over to Mike Conway.

Carpenter, who won the pole for the Indianapolis 500 in May, finished second in the IndyCar season finale at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif., last month.

Conway won a Detroit street race in 2013 and won the Long Beach street race in 2011. The two drivers will split time in the No. 20 ECR Chevrolet/Dallara.