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Jul 12

IndyCar: Walker looks to changes on car, penalty system

Will Power has served five drive-thru penalties during the 2014 season. (Photo: Ernie Masche/LAT Photographic)

Will Power has served five drive-thru penalties during the 2014 season. (Photo: Ernie Masche/LAT Photographic)

NEWTON, Iowa – The Verizon IndyCar Series will review its policy regarding drive-thru penalties, INDYCAR President of Competition Derrick Walker told FOXSports.com Saturday evening, a few hours prior to the start of the Iowa Corn Indy 300 at Iowa Speedway.

Walker, who dictates all competition policy for INDYCAR, believes the drive-thru penalty is often not appropriate for some infractions. That penalty has been called quite often this year with Team Penske driver Will Power getting five drive-thru penalties so far this season including last Sunday’s race at Pocono when he blocked teammate Helio Castroneves.

Jul 12

MotoGP: Bradl Secures Front Row Start At Home Grand Prix

Stefan Bradl qualified third for his home race. (Photo: Dorna Communications)

Stefan Bradl qualified third for his home race. (Photo: Dorna Communications)

Stefan Bradl secured third in Q2 at the German Grand Prix and admits he is ready to fight for a win at his home race.

Bradl brought the home fans to their feet as he helped to secure a complete Honda lock out of the front row. The German has looked strong all weekend and has had previous success in the 125cc and Moto2 classes at his home track, with podiums in each.

Bradl briefly led qualifying, but was knocked down the order by the factory pair of Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa. Bradl’s best time of 1:21.340s was just 0.403s slower than Marquez’s record-breaking pole lap.

Jul 12

IndyCar: Montoya Feeling Energized After Pocono Triumph

Juan Pablo Montoya, driver of the #2 PPG Team Penske Chevrolet IndyCar V6, celebrates his victory Sunday, July 6, 2014 during the Pocono IndyCar 500 in Long Pond, Pennsylvania. (Photo: Michael L. Levitt/LAT for Chevy Racing)

Juan Pablo Montoya, driver of the #2 PPG Team Penske Chevrolet IndyCar V6, celebrates his victory Sunday, July 6, 2014 during the Pocono IndyCar 500 in Long Pond, Pennsylvania. (Photo: Michael L. Levitt/LAT for Chevy Racing)

For Juan Pablo Montoya, he’s got “friends in all the right places” and he heard from many of them after his victory in last Sunday’s race at Pocono. The driver from Colombia received lots of congratulatory messages from his former NASCAR Sprint Cup competitors including three-time champion Tony Stewart.

“Stewart sent me a Facebook message that was kind of funny,” Montoya said proudly Friday at Iowa Speedway as he prepares for Saturday night’s Iowa Corn Indy 300.

Jul 12

Test Drive: 2015 Nissan GT-R Packs Power, Touts Impressive Price Tag

The 2015 Nissan GT-R packs 545 horsepower thanks to a 3.8-liter twin-turbocharged V6. (Photo: Nissan)

The 2015 Nissan GT-R packs 545 horsepower thanks to a 3.8-liter twin-turbocharged V6. (Photo: Nissan)

Godzilla is getting soft.

Not the movie monster — although its latest iteration has been criticized for putting on a little weight — but the Nissan GT-R, which has been likened to the famous daikaiju thanks to its nuclear levels of performance.

The numbers speak for themselves: Zero to 60 mph in under three seconds; a top speed of 196 mph; 545 horsepower courtesy of a hand-built 3.8-liter twin-turbocharged V6 assembled in a clean room so high-tech that those fleeing scientists on the silver screen would kill to have one. If only they’d made it.

Jul 12

MotoGP: Marquez Smashes Track Record En Route To Pole At German GP

Marc Marquez rockets to his eighth pole of the season. (Photo: Dorna Communications)

Marc Marquez rockets to his seventh pole of the season. (Photo: Dorna Communications)

Marc Marquez notched a new best pole lap in the MotoGP Q2 session at the German Grand Prix, with Dani Pedrosa and Stefan Bradl also on the front row – Pedrosa setting a fast lap before a crash.

A 1:20.937 effort from Marquez gave him pole by just under 0.3s from Repsol Honda colleague Pedrosa who went down at Turn 1 with three minutes remaining. The rapid lap time for Marquez broke Casey Stoner’s six-year old best pole lap record of 1:21.067 from 2008.

The home fans were delighted with Bradl registering a 1:21.340 lap, as the German qualified third having initially been on provisional pole five minutes into the session.