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Jul 9

IndyCar: Andretti aims to change luck at site of most recent win

Marco Andretti currently sits seventh in the IndyCar series standings entering Iowa. (Photo: Getty Images)

Marco Andretti currently sits seventh in the IndyCar series standings entering Iowa. (Photo: Getty Images)

MOORESVILLE, North Carolina – On the track, Marco Andretti is driving with fierce desire and determination that has led Andretti Autosport General Manager Kyle Moyer to say it’s the best he’s ever seen Mario Andretti’s grandson race. Unfortunately, mechanical failures, mistakes and plain bad luck has the son of team owner Michael Andretti mired in seventh place in the Verizon IndyCar Series standings.

Perhaps a return to his best racetrack will be enough to save Andretti’s season.

Jul 9

Corinna Schumacher returns to public with encouraging news

during previews to the Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix at the Yas Marina Circuit on November 10, 2011 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Corinna Schumacher, seen here with husband Michael at the 2011 Formula 1 race in Abu Dhabi, made her first public appearance in six months earlier this week. (Photo: Getty Images)

Corinna Schumacher has delivered an encouraging message about the progress of her injured husband.

Now out of his long coma, F1 legend Michael Schumacher was transferred from intensive care in Grenoble to a Swiss rehabilitation clinic three weeks ago.

No official updates have been provided since then, but his wife Corinna buoyed hopes this week when she appeared happy and beaming in a series of photos.

Jul 9

MotoGP: Honda signs new contract with Pedrosa

Dani Pedrosa of Spain and Repsol Honda Team rounds the bend during the MotoGp of Catalunya- Free Practice at Circuit de Catalunya on June 13, 2014 in Montmelo, Spain.  (Photo by Mirco Lazzari gp/Getty Images)

Dani Pedrosa of Spain and Repsol Honda Team rounds the bend during the MotoGP of Catalunya – Free Practice on June 13, 2014. (Photo: Mirco Lazzari gp/Getty Images)

Honda Racing Corporation has officially announced an agreement with Dani Pedrosa that will see the Spanish rider remain in the factory Honda team for a further two years, until the end of 2016.

Pedrosa, who currently lies third in the World Championship – level on points with second placed Valentino Rossi – as the season reaches the halfway point, will extend his contract with Honda with whom he has raced in the World Championship since 2001.

Jul 8

Test drive: How a sports car should evolve – the 2014 Porsche 911

(Photo courtesy Porsche)

Seven generations later and the 2014 Porsche 911 still retains its same iconic look that it had in the 1960s. (Photo courtesy Porsche)

For a full half century now, the Porsche 911 has defined what a pure, no compromises sports car can, and more importantly, should be.

And during the last 50 years, the 911 has stayed laser-focused and true to Porsche’s vision of a sports car through countless automotive trends, market changes and fads.

If you bought a 911 new in 1964 and a 2014 model today, you would instantly understand the connection, how what the German automaker created way back when has evolved into what it is today. The new 911, now in its seventh generation, is every bit as targeted today as it was in ’64. And that’s a very good thing indeed.