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May 16

MotoGP: Impressive Iannone finishes Friday practice in second

Ducati rider Iannone currently sits ninth place in the 2014 MotoGP World Championship standings. (Photo courtesy MotoGP.com)

rider currently sits ninth place in the 2014 World Championship standings. (Photo courtesy .com)

’s Andrea Iannone showed some good pace on Friday at to finish second overall after two practice sessions.

The Italian rider has had a strong start to his second MotoGP™ campaign with three top ten finishes, before crashing out in Jerez. This weekend he is looking to bounce back from the disappointment of that DNF in the south of Spain and he showed his determination on Friday as he trailed pace setter by just 0.007s in FP2.

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May 16

Clauson to compete in 2015 Indy 500 with Jonathan Byrd’s Racing

15 June, 2012, West Allis, Wisconsin USA (c)2012, F. Peirce Williams LAT Photo USA

behind the wheel of an Indy Lights car in June, 2012, Milwaukee, Wis. (Photo: F. Peirce Williams/LAT Photographic)

INDIANAPOLIS – At one time the was the pinnacle form of racing that race drivers in the United States Auto Club (USAC) aspired to achieve. Over the last three decades, however, the sport moved away from the American grassroots form of racing such as USAC Midgets, Sprints and Silver Crown to road racers from Europe and South America.

Bryan Clauson hopes to bring USAC back to the , beginning next season, when the three-time USAC National Driver’s Champion was announced as the driver for Jonathan Byrd’s Racing in 2015.

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May 16

Hinchcliffe Talks Injury That Nearly Sidelined Him From Indianapolis 500

James Hinchcliffe is all smiles after being cleared to drive at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. (Photo: LAT Photographic)

is all smiles after being cleared to drive at . (Photo: LAT Photographic)

As James Hinchcliffe rolled up in his golf cart to the Andretti Autosport garage in Gasoline Alley at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway with girlfriend Kirsten Dee he leaned over and gave her a kiss before heading back to work.

The popular Verizon Series driver from Toronto – affectionately know as the “Mayor of Hinchtown” – is back in office after he passed a closed concussion test by the Medical Staff Thursday. That means Hinchcliffe could return to the cockpit of the No. 27 Andretti Autosport Dallara/Honda after he passed the medical evaluation.

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May 16

TV Schedule: MotoGP Le Mans, Indy 500 Qualifying & NASCAR All-Star Race

FOX Sports 1's live coverage of the MotoGP race from Le Mans, France kicks off Sunday at 7:00 a.m. ET. (Photo: Getty Images)

FOX Sports 1′s live coverage of the race from , France kicks off Sunday at 7:00 a.m. ET. (Photo: Getty Images)

Friday, May 16

11 a.m. ET – NASCAR Trucks Practice | Charlotte (FOX Sports 1) *LIVE
Noon ET – Indy 500 Practice | Indianapolis (Streaming Online) *LIVE
Noon ET – NASCAR Cup Showdown Practice | Charlotte (FOX Sports 1) *LIVE
1:45 p.m. ET – NASCAR Cup All-Star Practice | Charlotte (FOX Sports 1) *LIVE
4:00 p.m. ET – NASCAR Cup Showdown Qualifying | Charlotte (FOX Sports 1) *LIVE
5:30 p.m. ET – NASCAR Trucks Qualifying | Charlotte (FOX Sports 1) *LIVE
7:00 p.m ET – NASCAR Cup Showdown | Charlotte (FOX Sports 1) *LIVE
8:00 p.m. ET – NASCAR Trucks Race | Charlotte (FOX Sports 1) *LIVE

Saturday, May 17

8:00 a.m. ET – Indy 500 Practice | Indianapolis (Streaming Online) *LIVE
10:30 a.m. ET – National Arenacross | Salt Lake City (FOX Sports 1)
11:00 a.m. ET – Qualifying | Indianapolis
7:00 p.m. ET – NASCAR Cup All-Star Qualifying | Charlotte (FOX Sports 1) *LIVE
8:30 p.m. ET – NASCAR Cup All-Star Race | Charlotte (FOX Sports 1) *LIVE

Sunday, May 18

7:00 a.m. ET – MotoGP World Championship | Le Mans (FOX Sports 1) *LIVE
10:15 a.m. ET – Indy 500 Qualifying | Indianapolis
1:00 p.m. ET – Monster Jam | Anaheim (FOX Sports 1)
2:00 p.m. ET – ARCA Racing | Toledo (FOX Sports 1) *LIVE
2:00 p.m. ET – Indy 500 Fast 9 Qualifying | Indianapolis
8:00 p.m. ET – MotoGP MOTO3 | Le Mans (FOX Sports 2)
9:00 p.m. ET – MotoGP MOTO2 | Le Mans (FOX Sports 2)

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May 16

MotoGP: Marquez Sets Pace On Friday At Le Mans

Marc Marquez leads the way during second practice at Le Mans. (Photo: Dorna Communications)

leads the way during second practice at . (Photo: Dorna Communications)

As the action on the first day of the 2014 Monster Energy Grand Prix concluded at Le Mans, Marc Marquez outpaced his fellow premier class riders, leading the way from and in FP2.

Having also topped the timesheet in the morning session, Marquez quickened the pace in the afternoon sunshine, registering a 1:33.452 best time, which is under the fastest lap in a race at Le Mans set by Dani Pedrosa in 2011.

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