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Jul 24

Showdown: Penske teammates top IndyCar standings, both aim for first title

20 July, 2014, Toronto, Ontario CA Helio Castroneves, Will Power, Tony Kanaan ©2014, Scott R LePage  LAT Photo USA

(From left) Teammates Helio Castroneves and Will Power have a sizable lead in the 2014 Verizon IndyCar points championship heading into next weekend’s race at Mid-Ohio. (Photo: Scott R LePage/LAT Photographic)

INDIANAPOLIS – With just four races remaining in the 2014 Verizon IndyCar Series, Team Penske has doubled its chances of winning just its second championship since joining the series in 2002.

Helio Castroneves has a 13-point lead over teammate Will Power setting up a Team Penske showdown when the series resumes in the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio on August 3.

Jul 24

FOX Sports to televise 23 hours of Barrett-Jackson coverage from Reno

(Photo: Todd Oren/Getty Images)

FOX Sports 1, FOX Sports 2 and the National Geographic Channel will have 23 hours of LIVE coverage over the course of three days from the 2014 Barrett-Jackson auction in Reno, Nev. (Photo: Todd Oren/Getty Images)

FOX Sports will deliver 23 hours of LIVE coverage across the FOX family of networks for the Second Annual Hot August Nights Auction presented by Barrett-Jackson in Reno, Nev.

All of the glamour and action will get underway on Thursday, July 31 at 7 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1.

Jul 24

TUDOR Championship: Karam to sub for Rojas at Indy

27-29 June,  2014, Watkins Glen, New York, USA 01, Ford, Riley DP, P, Scott Pruett, Memo Rojas, Sage Karam ©2014, Richard Dole LAT Photo USA

The Six Hours of the Glen, held on June 29, 2014, marked the second time this season Sage Karam had competed in the No. 01 Ford Riley DP. (Photo: Richard Dole/LAT Photographic)

Sage Karam will make an unexpected fill-in appearance at Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates for this weekend’s TUDOR United SportsCar Championship Brickyard Grand Prix, as he’ll sub for the injured Memo Rojas in the team’s No. 01 Ford EcoBoost Riley.

The team said Rojas was ruled out of action due to a nagging back issue.

Jul 24

Back in business: American F1 driver trades Caterham suit for Marussia one

American Alexander Rossi has been named reserve driver for the Marussia F1 Team. (Photo courtesy Marussia)

American racer Alexander Rossi has been named reserve driver for the Marussia F1 Team. (Photo courtesy Marussia)

Alexander Rossi has been named reserve driver of Marussia having left arch rivals Caterham just before the recent German GP.

The team says that Rossi will step in if one of the other drivers has a problem, and he will also do some FP1 sessions – which means that he will probably be seen in action in Austin.

Jul 23

Sources: Alonso Could Be Free To Leave Ferrari

Fernando Alonso could leave Ferrari at the end of the season. (Photo: Getty Images)

Fernando Alonso could leave Ferrari at the end of the season. (Photo: Getty Images)

Fernando Alonso could be contractually free to walk away from Ferrari.

Technically, the Spaniard remains under contract to the struggling Maranello team until the end of 2016.

“I’m sure he is very frustrated,” Niki Lauda told the Spanish newspaper El Pais earlier this week. “But he can’t just go to McLaren because he has a contract that he can’t get out of unless he’s sacked. Sometimes you choose a car and you’re wrong.”

Mercedes team chairman Lauda, however, may not be right.