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Jan 17

Cars: NBA Legend Abdul-Jabbar Buys ’48 Packard At Barrett-Jackson

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has a lot in common with the folks hanging out this weekend in the Valley of the Sun.

The NBA legend, one of the sport’s greatest players of all time, was at the 43rd annual Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Collector Car Auction Friday, where he purchased a 1948 Packard. “It was made about the time I was born,” Abdul-Jabbar said. “I was born in 1947 and it kind of reminds me of the old days.”

Jan 17

F1: NASCAR Team Owner Gene Haas Applies For F1 Entry In 2015

Team owner Gene Haas sits on pit road during qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. (Photo: Getty Images)

Team owner Gene Haas sits on pit road during qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. (Photo: Getty Images)

On December 11 the FIA announced a formal tender process, with a very short lead time, suggesting that interested parties had already been in contact. Late last year there were rumours of a potential F1 project in the USA.

Today Haas said in a statement: “We have responded to the FIA’s ‘call for expression of interest’ regarding a Formula One entry on behalf of Haas Racing Development. We respect the FIA’s evaluation process and will share more details in the coming weeks.”

Jan 17

What To Watch: Your Weekend Racing Schedule

(Photo: Steve Cox/Supercrossonline.com)

(Photo: Steve Cox/Supercrossonline.com)

Friday, January 17

2-9 p.m. – Barrett-Jackson Auction | Scottsdale (FOX Sports 1)

9-11 p.m. – Barrett-Jackson Auction | Scottsdale (FOX Business)

Saturday, January 18

3-5 p.m. – Barrett-Jackson Auction | Scottsdale (FOX)

5 p.m. -12 a.m. – Barrett-Jackson Auction | Scottsdale (National Geographic)

10:30 p.m. – Monster Energy Supercross | Anaheim (FOX Sports 1)

Sunday, January 19

11 a.m. – Monster Energy Supercross | Anaheim (FOX Sports 2) *Replay

5-7 p.m. – Barrett-Jackson Auction | Scottsdale (FOX Sports 1)

2-5 p.m. – Barrett-Jackson Auction | Scottsdale (FOX Sports 2)

**All times Eastern Standard

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Live coverage from Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale continues today on FOX Sports 1 (2 p.m. ET) and FOX Business (9 p.m. ET). Here’s everything you need to know:

Full Television Schedule: http://foxs.pt/1cWbcnm
Channel Finder: http://foxs.pt/1alvWSu
Live Streaming: http://foxs.pt/1m2YqWf

Jan 16

Cars: Thursday Barrett-Jackson Car To Watch — 1952 Buick Super 8 Hardtop

This stunning 1952 Buick Super 8 Custom 2-door hardtop is up for auction at Barrett-Jackson. (Photo: Tom Jensen)

This stunning 1952 Buick Super 8 Custom 2-door hardtop is up for auction at Barrett-Jackson. (Photo: Tom Jensen)

Some years ago, at prior Barrett-Jackson auction, I witnessed a car sell at a world-record price. It was a nice car, but not a remarkable one or an especially rare one. There was nothing in the catalog description that tipped off readers that it would reach a stratospheric sales price, but it did.