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Hungarian GP 2014 Location: 10 Key Facts About the Hungaroring

The Hungaroring outside Budapest will host its 29th Hungarian Grand Prix this weekend, an unbroken string stretching back to 1986. While the narrow circuit is not conducive to passing, it has delivered some interesting races and surprising results, including Heikki Kovalainen's only Formula One victory, Nigel Mansell's 1989 win from 12th on the grid and a recent string of British domination—six wins in the last eight races—kicked off by Jenson Button's debut victory in 2006. To prepare you for this weekend's race, the last before a four-week summer break, here are 10 facts about the Hungaroring: Begin Slideshow...

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Daniel Ricciardo Looks Even More Like Real Deal After German Grand Prix Scrap

From the moment he was confirmed as Mark Webber's replacement at Red Bull, the 2014 Formula One season has always been about learning for Daniel Ricciardo. For the driver himself, it's been about learning on the job, with the challenge of adapting as quickly as possible to the environment of a team that had won the last four drivers' and constructors' world championships. As for the rest of us—the spectators, the onlookers, the colleagues and peers—it's been a little more interesting. Ricciardo's promotion from Toro Rosso was the ultimate test of Red Bull's young-driver program, as well as the depth of quality of Formula One's midfield. After the freak of nature that was Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull's credibility as the training ...

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Danica Patrick: Latest News and 2014 Sprint Cup Ranking Ahead of Brickyard

During the long NASCAR season, breaks are a necessity for every driver. Danica Patrick is certainly one of those after an up-and-down start to the year. The Stewart-Haas Racing driver has captured two top-10 results this season but also added yet another finish outside of the top 20 at New Hampshire prior to the break. It's time to start stepping it up now with just seven races remaining before the Chase for the Sprint Cup begins. While the focus will clearly be on turning her season around this weekend, Patrick was able to spend time off the track with boyfriend Ricky Stenhouse Jr. The couple enjoyed the ESPYs during the week off, as per NASCAR: Now, the Sprint Cup couple heads to Indianapolis with the hope for more success. With Patrick ...

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Midseason Stock Watch for 2014 Sprint Cup Teams

With 19 of the 36 Sprint Cup points races in the books and the series headed to Indianapolis Motor Speedway after a rare weekend off, it's time to check out which organizations are moving in the right direction, which may need just a little more time to come around—and which might as well start focusing on next season soon. It has been pretty obvious that Hendrick Motorsports and Team Penske have been the class of the field so far, having combined to have their drivers and cars win a total of 11 races between them. And even though Team Penske has been formidable especially of late, Jay Pennell of FoxSports.com accurately summed it up recently by noting, "We are living in the age of Hendrick Motorsports." They have the defending c...

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The Biggest NASCAR Storylines Ahead of the Sprint Cup Series in Indianapolis

NASCAR’s Sprint Cup teams return to work this weekend with the 20th running of the Brickyard 400, still one of the sport’s crown jewels. When we left off two weeks ago, Brad Keselowski had swept the weekend at New Hampshire, winning both the Nationwide and Sprint Cup events. Team Penske’s hot streak, the unfolding story of the Race Team Alliance (RTA), NASCAR’s return to dirt, sports cars at the Brickyard, (still) declining television ratings and more highlight a look at the stories of the week leading up to Sunday’s Crown Royal Presents, The John Wayne Walding 400.Begin Slideshow...

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Lewis Hamilton Was Right to Attack During the 2014 German Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton went into the Formula One German Grand Prix on Sunday in damage-limitation mode. A brake failure in qualifying and five-place penalty for changing his gearbox left him starting in 20th. To make matters worse, team-mate and championship rival Nico Rosberg was on pole. The German would surely cruise to an unopposed win; Hamilton needed to finish as close behind as possible. He set about doing so as soon as the safety car came in at the end of the third lap. By the end of the race, he finished in third—but the manner in which he reached that position drew criticism from some fans and praise from others. Twitter was ablaze during the race with fans debating whether he was going about things in the right or wrong way. Two i...

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Formula 1’s Latest Rumours and Talk: Lewis Hamilton, Jenson Button and More

Judging by his expression on the above image, taken from the podium of the German Grand Prix, you would think Lewis Hamilton is a man desperate for a clean weekend. The 2008 world champion, however, has revealed that he likes to do things the hard way after charging from 20th on the grid to a comfortable podium finish at Hockenheim. Hamilton made contact with Jenson Button, his former McLaren teammate, during his recovery drive, with the latter initially left unhappy with the former's manoeuvre. Button eventually withdrew his comments, but Felipe Massa was in no mood to do so, having retired on the first lap for the second consecutive race. The Williams driver rolled at the first corner after tangling with Kevin Magnussen, with Massa bemoan...

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Formula 1’s Driver Power Rankings After 2014 German Grand Prix

Formula One produced another great spectacle on Sunday; the German Grand Prix was filled with action and drama all the way from the opening lap to the last. And to think, a few months ago some people were calling the sport dull. Valtteri Bottas confirmed his status as F1's brightest rising star with another faultless drive to second. The Finn, who has yet to compete in 30 grands prix, will surely stand on the top step sooner rather than later. Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg had very different races. One cruised to an unopposed victory, while the other fought through from 20th to claim a podium; but both deserve only credit for their performances. Others putting in top drives included Daniel Ricciardo, Fernando Alonso and Kevin Magnussen. H...

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NASCAR Truck Series at Eldora 2014: Full Schedule, Standings and Preview

Over the last two weeks, youth has dominated the lower NASCAR series. Between Erik Jones pacing the field in the American Ethanol 200 and Chase Elliott winning the EnjoyIllinois.com 300, two of the youngest drivers in the sport visited Victory Lane. With both the Sprint Cup and Camping World Truck Series taking one weekend off, they return to two completely different tracks. For the truck series, the drivers will return to the dirt track at Eldora Speedway in New Weston, Ohio. After the inaugural race at the course last season, the second event promises to be just as intriguing with veterans and young drivers looking to master the dirt. Before the truck race gets underway, here's a look at the schedule, standings and preview for the 1...

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Which Eligible NASCAR Sprint Cup Drivers Will Miss out on the 2014 Chase?

Like water circling around in a sink before going down a drain, those drivers that have not yet qualified for the Chase for the Sprint Cup are slowly watching their playoff hopes also go down the drain. With 11 drivers already having earned wins in the first 19 races thus far, and just five more open spots remaining to be filled in the next seven races to make up the final 16-driver Chase field, there's going to be some rather hectic activity coming up. So who makes it and who doesn't? It's as simple a question as it gets. While we still think winless drivers Tony Stewart, Kyle Larson and Kasey Kahne will win between now and Richmond, punching their tickets into the Chase, there's also a lot of other good drivers that, in our opinion, are u...

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