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IndyCar Sonoma
2017 IndyCar champion Josef Newgarden does a donut to celebrate his title by finishing 2nd
Brian Fahie/AR1.com

F1: Singapore
Kimi Raikkonen takes teammate Sebastian Vettel out at the start ruining any chance Vettel had of winning the 2017 F1 title

F1: Singaore
Race winner and soon to be 2017 F1 Champion Lewis Hamilton celebrates

NASCAR: Chicagoland
Martin Truex Jr., driver of the #78 Furniture Row/Denver Mattress Toyota, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning during the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Tales of the Turtles 400
Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images

WEC: Austin
In a fixed finish, Porsche 919 Hybrid, Porsche LMP Team (2): Earl Bamber, Timo Bernhard, Brendon Hartley, over Porsche LMP Team (1): Neel Jani, Andre Lotterer, Nick Tandy

IndyCar Sonoma
Ed Jones collected the 2017 IndyCar Rookie of the Year trophy
Shawn Gritzmacher/IMS

IndyCar Sonoma
Zachary Claman DeMelo is all smiles making his IndyCar debut with Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing
Lucille Dust/AR1.com

IndyCar Sonoma
2017 IndyCar champion Josef Newgarden's girlfriend Ashley Welch (L) cheers him on to the title
Brian Fahie/AR1.com

IndyCar: Sonoma
Zach Veach was announced as the 4th Andretti Autosport driver for 2018
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Sonoma Go-Pro Grand Prix Sunday Press Conference
  Team Penske

1 - Josef Newgarden (Team Penske Chevy)
2 - Simon Pagenaud (Team Penske Chevy)
Roger Penske (Team Penske)
Tim Cindric (Team Penske)
3 - Will Power (Team Penske Chevy)
5 - Helio Castroneves (Team Penske Chevy)
Kalitta, Hight, T.Gray, Krawiec Win at zMax
  by Pete McCole
The opening event of the six-race Countdown to the Championship pitted teammate versus teammate as three of the four final rounds came down to all-teammate battles to decide the winners in the 10th annual Carolina Nationals NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event at zMax Dragway in Concord, N.C. Doug Kalitta (Top Fuel), Robert Hight (Funny Car) and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) all picked up victories over their teammates in the money round while Tanner Gray picked up the win in Pro Stock as the top spots in the Countdown standings were all up for grabs.
Pagenaud wins race, Newgarden title at Sonoma
  2nd place for Newgarden gives young American title

Simon Pagenaud used a 4 pitstop strategy to get out ahead of then race leader Josef Newgarden after the final pitstop to win the Sonoma Go-Pro Grand Prix, but it was not enough to overtake Newgarden for the 2017 IndyCar title. Will Power was right behind Newgarden at the end to give Team Penske a 1-2-3 finish and a 1-2-3 in the championship. Scott Dixon came home 4th while Helio Castroneves rounded out the top-5 in what might be his last IndyCar race.

Truex Jr. Scores again in Chicago
  Wins Chicago NASCAR Playoffs opener for second consecutive year

Martin Truex Jr. opened the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs on the right foot, rallying from early adversity to land a victory in Sunday’s NASCAR Playoffs opener at Chicagoland Speedway. Chase Elliott led 42 laps and finished second in the Hendrick Motorsports No. 24 Chevrolet as Playoff-eligible drivers swept the top six spots. Kevin Harvick, Denny Hamlin and Kyle Larson completed the top five in the first of 10 races that will decide the series champion.

Singapore GP Sunday Press Conference
  Top-3 Drivers

1 – Lewis HAMILTON (Mercedes)
2 – Daniel RICCIARDO (Red Bull)
3 – Valtteri BOTTAS (Mercedes)
Hamilton waltzes to easy win in Singapore
  After Ferraris and Verstappen crash in turn 1

It was predicted by AR1.com that Max Verstappen would crash with the Ferraris in Turn 1 of the Singapore GP and that is exactly what happened on a wet start. With all three out Lewis Hamilton, who started 5th was leading at the end of lap 1 and from there he easily held off Daniel Ricciardo's Red Bull to extend his championship lead to 28 points and pretty much guarantees he will be the 2017 F1 World Champion. It is over.

IndyCar Sonoma Saturday Press Conference
  Top-3 Qualifiers

1 - Josef Newgarden - Penske Chevy/Penske Shocks
2 - Simon Pagenaud - Penske Chevy/Penske Shocks
3 - Helio Castroneves - Penske Chevy/Penske Shocks

Singapore GP Saturday Press Conference
  Top-3 Qualifiers

1 – Sebastian VETTEL (Ferrari)
2 – Max VERSTAPPEN (Red Bull)
3 – Daniel RICCIARDO (Red Bull)
Another one-two race win for the Porsche 919 in Texas
  Team orders result in 'fixed' finish

By taking a one-two victory in Austin, Texas, USA, the Porsche LMP Team further extended its world championship lead. Earl Bamber (NZ), Timo Bernhard (DE) and Brendon Hartley (NZ), the championship leading Le Mans winners, crossed the line first at the Circuit of The Americas.

Newgarden leads Penske 1-2-3-4 in Sonoma qualifying
  Penske shock package unbeatable
Josef Newgarden will start from pole tomorrow

Josef Newgarden led a Team Penske sweep of the top-4 qualifying positions in winning pole for tomorrow's GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma. It was the second career pole for the driver of the No. 2 hum by Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet and first of 2016. Will Power was second, three-hundredths behind Newgarden with Simon Pagenaud, Helio Castroneves and Takuma Sato rounding out the top-five

Kalitta, C.Force, T.Gray, Hines Top Qualifiers at zMax
  by Pete McCole
Doug Kalitta, Courtney Force, Tanner Gray and Andrew Hines took top qualifying honors for Sunday's 10th annual Carolina Nationals NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series at zMax Dragway. Sunday's race will mark the opening race in the Countdown to the Championship – a six-race playoff to determine the season champions in the NHRA's top divisions.
Vettel blazes to pole in Singapore
  Vettel sets new record for Ferrari

The Red Bulls were fastest in both sessions Friday and the final practice on Saturday morning, but when it really counted Sebastian Vettel drove his Ferrari to pole with a record lap of 1m39.491s for the Singapore GP. Vettel had pole when all the drivers went out for their final run, but no one could catch Vettel, who went even faster on his final run but did not have to. Max Verstappen was 2nd for Red Bull 0.323s behind Vettel and his Red Bull teammate Daniel Riccardo was right behind 0.349s back.

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