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Jun 11

Ricciardo Puts The No. 3 Back In Victory Lane As Dale Jr. Wins At Pocono

The Intimidator's infamous No. 3 rides on top of Daniel Ricciardo's helmet as the Australian celebrates his maiden F1 victory. (Photo: Andy Hone/LAT Photographic)

The Intimidator’s infamous No. 3 rides on top of Daniel Ricciardo’s helmet as the Australian celebrates his maiden F1 victory. (Photo: Andy Hone/LAT Photographic)

When the Formula 1 drivers were informed that they could choose their own numbers for the 2014 season, many reverted to the number that they had on their go-kart during their junior racing days.

Daniel Ricciardo was no exception, having raced the No. 3 in years past. However, when word broke out that the young Australian had also picked the No. 3 from being an Intimidator fan, none other than NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. soon got to talking to him on Twitter. And, not soon after winning himself at Pocono, Earnhardt Jr. was one of the first to congratulate the young Ricciardo on his maiden F1 win.

Jun 11

Nissan ZEOD RC To Attempt All-Electric Lap In Qualifying At Le Mans

Nissan encountered issues during the test day, but has since prepared a new chassis for the race. (Photo: Getty Images)

Nissan encountered issues during the test day, but has since prepared a new chassis for the race. (Photo: Getty Images)

The 2014 Garage 56 entrant, the Nissan ZEOD RC, is shooting to run its first full all-electric lap in qualifying for this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans.

A tightened time scale and limited testing has provided a challenge for the experimental entry thus far, but Darren Cox, NISMO Global Head of Brand, Marketing & Sales, still feels confident the car can achieve its targets.

Jun 11

MotoGP: Aleix Espargaro Eyes Factory Ride For 2015 Season

Aleix Espargaro currently sits seventh in the championship standings. (Photo: Getty Images)

Aleix Espargaro currently sits seventh in the championship standings. (Photo: Getty Images)

Aleix Espargaro is aiming for a top six championship position in 2014, fully aware of the fact that there will be more full Factory rides available next year.

A third of the way through the current campaign, the NGM Forward Racing rider sits seventh in the MotoGP Riders’ Championship and just five points off his desired position of sixth, which is ironically held by brother Pol (Monster Yamaha Tech 3). Since moving from the Aspar team at the end of 2013, the elder of the two Espargaro siblings is confident that his decision to switch to Forward had paid off.

Jun 11

Duval Awake, Alert After Severe Practice Accident

Loic Duval was piloting the No. 1 Audi entry at the time of the incident. (Photo: Getty Images)

Loic Duval was piloting the No. 1 Audi entry at the time of the incident. (Photo: Getty Images)

Audi Sport driver Loic Duval, in the team’s No. 1 Audi R18 e-tron quattro, is awake and alert despite suffering a severe accident during Free Practice for the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Duval went off at the Porsche Curves and the car sustained serious damage, to be lifted onto a flatbed.

Jun 11

F1: Button Expecting More Progress After Surprise Fourth In Montreal

Jenson Button raced to a fourth-place finish in the Canadian Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

Jenson Button raced to a fourth-place finish in the Canadian Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

Jenson Button was one of the unsung heroes of the Canadian GP, the McLaren driver having snatched a surprise fourth place after running as low as 11th for most of the first stint.

Button found pace as the race went on and on the penultimate lap he jumped up from eighth to sixth when Fernando Alonso and Nico Hulkenberg got tangled up at hairpin – the Spaniard ran wide while the German lost momentum on the exit. Right after that at the start of the next lap, Jenson gained two more spots when Sergio Perez and Felipe Massa crashed out.