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Oct 10

SportsCars: Braun, MSR Smash Daytona Track Record in Ford EcoBoost DP

Michael Shank Racing's new Ford EcoBoost-powered Riley Daytona Prototype smashed a 26-year old track record at Daytona International Speedway. (Photo: Brian Cleary/GRAND-AM)

Michael Shank Racing’s new Ford EcoBoost-powered Riley Daytona Prototype smashed a 26-year-old track record at Daytona International Speedway. (Photo: Brian Cleary/GRAND-AM)

History was made Wednesday at Daytona International Speedway as Michael Shank Racing’s new Ford EcoBoost-powered Riley Daytona Prototype smashed a 26-year old track record, while also unofficially breaking two longstanding world speed records.

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Oct 9

MotoGP: Honda Warns No More Friendly Fire

MotoGP: Honda Warns No More Friendly Fire

of Spain and Repsol Team leads of Spain and Repsol Team. (Photo: Getty Images)

Honda race boss Shuhei Nakamoto has sent a message to rookie sensation and world title aspirant Marc Marquez: No more friendly fire.

Nakamoto wants to see a calming of the high-risk style that has positioned the 20-year-old Spaniard to become the first rookie in 35 years to win the title.

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Oct 9

F1: Vettel Aiming To Clinch Title At Japanese GP

F1: Vettel Aiming To Clinch Title At Japanese GP

of Germany and Infiniti is on the cusp of his fourth F1 title. (Photo: Getty Images)

The calculations are simple for Sebastien Vettel as he chases victory in the Japanese Grand Prix to secure a fourth straight Formula One championship.

If Vettel wins at Suzuka on Sunday, and his nearest rival Fernando Alonso finishes worse than eighth, the German driver will join his compatriot Michael Schumacher and Argentine Juan-Manuel Fangio as the only men to win four consecutive titles. And if he does it in Japan, where he has won three of the last four GP races, he’ll be the youngest in the exclusive list to achieve four straight titles.

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Oct 9

IndyCar: Tagliani Will Substitute For Franchitti At Fontana

IndyCar: Tagliani Will Substitute For Franchitti At Fontana

of Canada. (Photo: Getty Images)

Target announced Wednesday that driver Alex Tagliani will substitute for four-time Series champion and three-time Indianapolis 500 winner in the season-ending MAVTV 500 at Auto Club Speedway as Franchitti continues to recover from injuries suffered at the Shell and Pennzoil Grand Prix of Houston last weekend.

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Oct 9

Cars: 2013 Annual Dix Mille Tours, Showcase Of Classic Racers

Cars: 2013 Annual Dix Mille Tours, Showcase Of Classic Racers

The annual meeting is the traditional season finale for the Peter Auto Racing events. (Photo: Wouter/Pieter Melissen for Ultimatecarpage.com)

Introduction
Now in its fourth year, the annual Dix Mille Tours (Ten Thousand Laps) meeting at the Paul Ricard High Tech Test Track has quickly become the traditional season finale for the Peter Auto Racing events. All of the major race classes organised by event host Patrick Peter were on track again this year, including the Sixties’ Endurance, Trofeo Nastro Rosso and two Classis Endurance Racing groups.

They were complemented in 2013 by the Mini & Cup, Group C and a revival of the BPR Championship organised by Peter along with Stephane Ratel and Jurgen Barth between 1994 and 1996. As a result, the 2013 Dix Mille Tours saw sports racing from the early 1950s through to the 1990s take to the high speed track on the French Mediterranean coast. In addition to the races, the track was also opened to clubs during the lunch-breaks, while in the paddock various specialist vendors welcomed competitors and spectators alike.

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