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Belgian F1 Grand Prix 2016: Start Time, Drivers, TV Schedule and More

Lewis Hamilton trying to overcome a miserable starting position will be one of the most intriguing aspects of the 2016 Formula One Belgian Grand Prix. Hamilton's penalty-induced problems could see fellow Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg close the gap in the drivers' standings. However, Rosberg has had his struggles lately, and he's without a race win since June 19 at the European Grand Prix. Here are the schedule details, followed by a preview:    Date: Sunday, August 28 Time: 1 p.m. (BST)/8 a.m. (ET) TV: Sky Sports F1/NBCSN Live Stream: Sky Go/NBC Sports Live Extra    Here are the top 10 drivers involved in the race:     Preview The odds are against Hamilton making it a seventh win in eig...

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NASCAR at Michigan 2016 Qualifying Results: Race Order, Final Times and Reaction

The field is set for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series' Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway after qualifying Friday. Joey Logano took his 17th career pole and his third at Michigan with a top time of 35.697 seconds, per NASCAR: While he will lead the field, here's a look at the final results and order for Sunday's race: Monster speeds were expected during qualifying after some fast practice sessions. Earlier Friday, an average speed of 201 mph was posted on exhibition laps, which was nearly 1.5 mph faster than the pole speed of June's race at Michigan, according to the NBC Sports telecast.  That speed (199.557 mph), which Logano posted, was also the fastest mark put up by a pole winner this season. But with the track...

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NASCAR at Michigan 2016 Qualifying Results: Live Leaderboard Updates

Joey Logano will be on the pole for Sunday's Pure Michigan 400 after winning qualifying on Friday. It's the same place he started from back in June at Michigan International Speedway en route to winning that NASCAR Sprint Cup race. Logano posted an average speed of 201.698 mph in the final round, edging out Jimmie Johnson and Denny Hamlin. That will be your first three drivers for Sunday's race on the two-mile Michigan International Speedway course. Scroll down for all of Bleacher Report's updates, analysis, statistics, pictures, tweets and anything else worth noting from the track.   Follow Brian J. Pedersen on Twitter at @realBJP. Read more Motorsports news on BleacherReport.com...

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Why Lewis Hamilton Should Start from Pit Lane in 2016 Belgian Grand Prix at Spa

As Lewis Hamilton made a stuttering start to the 2016 Formula One season, it didn't take long for the conspiracy theorists to crawl out of the woodwork. Following the three-time world champion's poor getaways from pole position in Australia and Bahrain, and his two identical MGU-H failures in as many qualifying sessions in China and Russia, those stuck in cyberspace quickly became convinced Mercedes were deliberately plotting against their star driver. After almost two years of Hamilton dominance, they said, the team had clearly decided this was the turn of Nico Rosberg—who had quickly established a 43-point lead with victories in the opening four races—to share some of the Silver Arrows' success. Why else would they decide to ...

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Belgian F1 Grand Prix 2016 Qualifying: Results, Times from Friday’s Practice

Max Verstappen was fastest in second practice on Friday at the Formula One Belgian Grand Prix, edging out fellow Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo. The 18-year-old posted the fastest time of the day on the supersoft tyre ahead of his team-mate; Force India's Nico Hulkenberg finished third. Mercedes pair Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton focused on long runs in the afternoon, posting the sixth and 13th quickest times, respectively. Earlier in the day, Rosberg topped the standings in the first practice session, comfortably ahead of his team-mate on the quickest tyre compound. It has also been confirmed Hamilton will serve a 30-place grid penalty in Sunday’s race after he was fitted with a new engine, per Sky Sports. The world champion will...

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Formula 1’s Latest Rumours and Talk: McLaren-Honda, Felipe Nasr to Renault, More

As the 2016 Formula One season resumes at this weekend's Belgian Grand Prix, decision time is fast approaching for McLaren-Honda. It is common knowledge that Jenson Button is fighting with reserve driver Stoffel Vandoorne for the opportunity to partner two-time world champion Fernando Alonso in 2017, with the team seemingly forced to decide between experience and youth. And racing director Eric Boullier has said the team cannot afford to let their heart rule their head when making such a huge decision. With F1's month-long summer break coming to an end, the driver market is beginning to get very interesting, and arguably, the one to watch over the coming weeks is Felipe Nasr. The Brazilian has recently admitted he would be happy to remain w...

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NASCAR at Michigan 2016: Preview, Prediction for the Pure Michigan 400

And then there were three. Three races remain in the regular season before the Chase for the Sprint Cup. The series heads back to Michigan International Speedway for the Pure Michigan 400—400 laps and 200 miles of low downforce racing. This didn’t result in a great race two months ago. Joey Logano dominated, leading 138 of the 200 laps. Perhaps the race was best remembered for how two winless drivers—Chase Elliott and Kyle Larson—dueled for second place. Elliott edged Larson while Logano, presumably, snickered like an old-timey bank robber from a silent movie, all the while twirling an invisible mustache on his way to Victory Lane. So, yes, three weeks remain, and many drivers are pinned into a corner, desperate...

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Belgian Grand Prix 2016 Preview: Start Time, TV Info, Weather, Schedule, Odds

After a four-week break, Formula One returns this week for the Belgian Grand Prix at Spa-Francorchamps. The fast, undulating circuit south-east of Liege, near the German border, is a favourite among drivers and about as close as any current track gets to the high-speed layouts of the sport's early years. Lewis Hamilton, you may remember, won six of the last seven races before the summer holiday to open a 19-point lead over his Mercedes team-mate, Nico Rosberg, in the drivers' standings. Hamilton won last year at Spa, as well as back in 2010, when he was still racing for McLaren. Among the current drivers, though, Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen has the best record in Belgium, taking four wins in five races between 2004 and 2009 (the Belgian Grand ...

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Belgian Grand Prix 2016: 5 Bold Predictions for Spa Race

The 13th round of the 2016 Formula One season will take place at this weekend's Belgian Grand Prix at Spa-Francorchamps, where Lewis Hamilton will hope to continue his charge toward a fourth world title. Having overturned a 43-point deficit to take the lead of the drivers' standings in Hungary, the British driver extended his advantage over Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg to 19 points with victory in July's German GP at Hockenheim. But even though his lead at the halfway point of 2016 was just two points smaller than the gap he held at the same stage last year, Hamilton admitted he still didn't feel like the leader of the drivers' standings. Much of that, you suspect, was due to the engine-related grid penalties hanging over Hamilton, ...

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Kevin Harvick Owns the Night…and Day…and Night Again in Bristol Win

Kevin Harvick, the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup champion, allegedly needed 3 hours, 25 minutes, 5 seconds to win the alleged Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway. Unfortunately, a span of nearly 24 hours encapsulated that relatively modest expenditure of time. What a shame that Mother Nature was apparently miffed. With thunderous might, she allowed only a night-and-day-and-night-again race. The spectacle of man, machine and the elements profoundly shaped the upcoming Chase, which begins the process of determining the champion on September 18. Harvick's Chevrolet qualified 24th, and his rise to the top embodied the success of changes made to the track since Carl Edwards won the Food City 500 there on April 17. "Qualifying in th...

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