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Aug 27

Ecclestone Still Believes In New Jersey

Bernie Ecclestone

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still believes that the New Jersey event could find a place on the 2014 F1 calendar, despite having told a journalist last week that the race may not happen due to lack of funds.

Although the matter is complicated by plans for an event in Mexico City gaining momentum, crowding the calendar still further.

A 2014 F1 schedule is expected to emerge either at or just before the World Motor Sport Council gathering on September 27, and Bernie confirmed that is “more or less” the cut-off point for New Jersey.

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Aug 27

Franchitti, Dixon To Drive Second Ganassi DP In Monterey

Franchitti, Dixon To Drive Second Ganassi DP In Monterey

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In an effort to bolster its Daytona Prototype title attack, will field a second Riley-BMW in next month’s Continental Tire Sports Car Festival at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca (Live!, FOX Sports 1).

The multi-time and defending DP champions confirmed Monday that two-time IndyCar Series champion and three-time Indianapolis 500 winner will pilot the No. 02 entry, which will carry sponsorship from Cessna.

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Aug 26

Guy Cosmo Leaves ESM, Joins Level 5

Exclusive! Cosmo Quits ESM, Joins Level 5

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In the biggest driver shakeup of the year, has joined for the remainder of the American Series season.

News broke Monday morning that the former Rookie-of-the-Year had ended his nearly four-year relationship with Extreme Speed Motorsports, which most recently saw Cosmo go head-to-head with Level 5 in the P2 category.

SPEED.com can confirm the 35-year-old has now joined the rival Scott Tucker-owned operation and will drive one of the team’s HPD ARX-03b cars beginning with this weekend’s Grand Prix of Baltimore.

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Aug 26

Starworks Confirms PC Program

Starworks Confirms PC Program

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is entering the remaining four rounds of the American Series in the category. With the team taking delivery of a second car shortly, the plan is to also enter the class alongside its two Daytona Prototypes in the new United Sports Car Racing series for 2014.

The Fort Lauderdale squad has purchased the ORECA FLM09 from RSR Racing. Run by Paul Gentilozzi and his sons John and Tony, the team is currently third in the team standings.

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Aug 26

A Legacy of Racing: Toyota and 24 Hours at Le Mans

While World Endurance Championship teams gear up for the Six Hours of Sao Paulo, take a look back at Toyota’s efforts from the 90th anniversary with this short film, released by the Japanese manufacturer late last week.

The No. 8 Toyota TS030 Hybrid of Stephane Sarrazin, and Sebastien Buemi finished second in the twice-around-the-clock endurance classic, just one lap behind the race-winning Audi.

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