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

After a one-year hiatus, the German Grand Prix is back. Hockenheim, in southwestern Germany, near the French border, hosts the race on Sunday. Mercifully, the German race marks the end of a ridiculous six grands prix in eight weekends and the beginning of the four-week summer break. Lewis Hamilton leads the championship for the first time this season after a dominant performance at the Hungarian Grand Prix. On the constructors' side, Mercedes are once again running away with the title, but Ferrari lead Red Bull by one point for second place, in what should be a fascinating battle for the rest of the season. From 1977 to 2006, the Hockenheimring hosted the German Grand Prix every year except for 1985 (Michele Alboreto's last Formula One win)...

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NASCAR at Pocono 2016: Preview, Prediction for the Pennsylvania 400

We should probably talk about what happened this past weekend at the Brickyard 400 before we talk about the upcoming Pennsylvania 400 at Pocono Raceway. Kyle Busch's win was so much more than the 149 laps led or the fact that he won two years in a row. That was a reminder to the NASCAR world at large that Joe Gibbs Racing is through being a summer doormat. Excluding Matt Kenseth’s win in Loudon and Busch’s schoolyard beatdown at Indy, JGR hadn’t “won” a race since Martin Truex Jr. took the other 39 drivers to the woodshed at Charlotte. “Won” because he’s merely a JGR ally in this war. Including Truex’s Coca-Cola 600 win, JGR had won seven of eight races, with four- and three-race win str...

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German Grand Prix 2016: 5 Bold Predictions for Hockenheim Race

The 12th round of the 2016 Formula One season will take place at this weekend's German Grand Prix at the Hockenheim circuit, where Nico Rosberg will need to halt the slide. The German established a 43-point advantage over Lewis Hamilton after winning the opening four races of the year, but now he finds himself six points adrift of his Mercedes team-mate having been restricted to just three podium appearances in the last seven races. With Hamilton enjoying his best run of form since last autumn, and given the three-time world champion's habit of producing his best performances in the second half of a season, Rosberg simply must hit back before F1 enters its monthlong summer break. With a look at a surprise podium finisher, potential accident...

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Is Kyle Busch’s Virtuosity Sapping the Life Out of NASCAR?

Kyle Busch has done it all—at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, anyway. The reigning Sprint Cup champion started on the pole and dominated both the Combat Wounded Coalition 400, the featured event, and Saturday's Xfinity Series race, the Lilly Diabetes 250. No one else has ever done that on the same NASCAR weekend. In two days, no one ever passed the Toyotas Busch was piloting. He led every available lap—the format included two heat races, only one of which Busch was in—on Saturday and all except when he was pitting or the race was under caution Sunday. He is a sponge, as demonstrated by a reply he made at a Friday media conference. "I think experience certainly has given me the opportunity to just become better and better her...

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Formula 1’s Latest Rumours and Talk: Lewis Hamilton, Kimi Raikkonen and More

Just two months ago, a winless Lewis Hamilton was 43 points behind Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg in the Formula One drivers' standings. After securing his fifth victory in six races in Sunday's Hungarian Grand Prix, however, the British driver has moved to the top of the championship and is now the hot favourite to win a fourth world title in 2016. It has been a remarkable turnaround, and after becoming the most successful driver in the 30-year history of the Hungaroring, Hamilton admitted he was pleased to win after a mediocre weekend by his standards. Kimi Raikkonen may only have a single Hungarian GP victory to his name, but seven podium finishes in 14 visits to the track should be enough for him to be also considered a Budapest specia...

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NASCAR at Indianapolis 2016: Winners and Losers from the Brickyard 400

If winning back-to-back Brickyard 400s wasn’t enough for Kyle Busch, he did something unprecedented: He won both weekend poles and both weekend races. “I can’t get my brain around sweeping a weekend,” NBCSN’s Steve Letarte said after the race. Busch led an amazing 149 laps on the afternoon, and it was never a question of whether he was the best. The only question was whether he could keep the car out of trouble long enough to rain Skittles in Victory Lane and then go kiss some bricks. “NASCAR is all about the man and the machines,” NBCSN’s Jeff Burton said after the race. “Joe Gibbs Racing’s Toyotas all have roughly the same equipment. So I think it is worth noting what Kyle Busch ...

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NASCAR at Indianapolis 2016 Results: Winner, Standings, Highlights and Reaction

The 2016 Brickyard 400 turned into the Kyle Busch show. The No. 18 car led 149 of the 170 laps at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Sunday en route to his second straight Brickyard 400 victory. NASCAR researcher Matt Willis noted Busch has reigned supreme at the track over the last couple of years: Busch crossed the finish line more than two seconds ahead of Matt Kenseth: Busch remains in second place in the Sprint Cup standings after Sunday's race, but he's now equal on wins with Brad Keselowski: Even before the Brickyard 400's final moments, Busch's performance was one of the best of the season, but the way in which he secured the win elevated his driving into an even higher category. He faced a restart on Lap 153, resulting from a cautio...

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Hungarian Grand Prix 2016: Winners and Losers from Hungaroring Race

Lewis Hamilton claimed his fifth victory of the 2016 Formula One season in Sunday's Hungarian Grand Prix at the Hungaroring. After winning four of the previous five races, the three-time world champion was unfortunate to miss out on pole position after yellow flags appeared at the end of qualifying, gifting the No. 1 grid slot to Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg, However, Hamilton recovered from second on the grid to snatch the lead at the start and secure his fifth Budapest win in 10 appearances at the track, overtaking Rosberg for top spot in the drivers' championship. Joining Hamilton and Rosberg on the podium was Daniel Ricciardo, who came out on top in a fascinating battle between the Red Bull and Ferrari drivers. With a look at the con...

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Is Lewis Hamilton’s Hungarian Grand Prix Victory His Most Dominant of 2016?

Like Sasquatch or Kimi Raikkonen's smile, the so-called "hot hand" may or may not exist. One thing we can be certain of, though, following Lewis Hamilton's victory in Sunday's Hungarian Grand Prix, is that if the hot hand does exist, the British driver currently has it. Hamilton's win at the Hungaroring, northeast of Budapest, was his fifth in the last six Formula One races. More importantly, the 25 points he scored pushed him past his Mercedes team-mate, Nico Rosberg, and into first place in the drivers' championship. Hamilton won the world championship in 2014 and 2015, but this is his first time at the top of the table this year. In 2014, he also got off to a slow start and spent much of the season trying to catch Rosberg. This year, Ros...

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Hungarian F1 Grand Prix 2016 Results: Winner, Standings, Highlights, Reaction

Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton leads the Formula One driver standings for the first time in 2016 after racing to victory at the Hungarian Grand Prix on Sunday. The world champion overtook pole-sitter Nico Rosberg, who came home in second, off the line and was able to maintain a comfortable distance to his team-mate. Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo joined the two Mercedes men on the podium, taking a hard-earned third place. This win, Hamilton’s fifth at the Hungaroring, means he leads Rosberg by six points in the race for the title, with just one race remaining before the summer break. Here is the race result and updated driver standings.      Hamilton Holds Off Rosberg After losing out late in qualifying on Saturday, it wa...

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