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The Galveston County Daily News : Auto-racing

December 18, 2014


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Bernie Ecclestone back on F1 board, to stay as CEO

LONDON (AP) — Bernie Ecclestone's control of Formula One was fully restored on Thursday after overcoming court cases that threatened his grip on the motorsport series.

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Wednesday 12/17/2014
Kurt Busch testifies at no-contact order hearing
Updated: December 17, 2014 - 8:03 pm

DOVER, Del. (AP) — NASCAR driver Kurt Busch had his turn on the witness stand Wednesday and testified that he repeatedly told his ex-girlfriend to leave his motorhome the night she claims he assaulted her.

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Tuesday 12/16/2014
Kurt Busch's ex seeks no-contact order at hearing
Updated: December 16, 2014 - 9:00 pm

DOVER, Del. (AP) — NASCAR driver Kurt Busch's breakup with his ex-girlfriend turned into an ugly court battle Tuesday when she described Busch in testimony as unstable and struggling with alcoholism and depression. His attorneys countered, describing her as untrustworthy and "extremely mercenary."

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Sprint to end NASCAR sponsorship after 2016 season
Posted: December 16, 2014

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Sprint informed NASCAR it won't extend title sponsorship of the top Sprint Cup Series beyond its current contract, which expires after the 2016 season.

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Ganassi hires Joey Hand to team with Pruett in sports car
Updated: December 16, 2014 - 5:01 pm

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Chip Ganassi Racing will have a new driver and a new sponsor this season for its flagship No. 01 Prototype in the Tudor United SportsCar Championship sports car series.

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Trophies stolen from Red Bull found in a lake
Updated: December 16, 2014 - 3:00 pm

LONDON (AP) — Some of the trophies stolen from the factory of Formula One team Red Bull have been have been found in a lake after being spotted by a member of the public.

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Monday 12/15/2014
NASCAR driver Vickers undergoes heart surgery
Updated: December 15, 2014 - 6:03 pm

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR driver Brian Vickers underwent surgery to repair a hole in his heart for a second time, and the recovery period will cause him to miss the start of the 2015 season.

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Ferrari signs Gutierrez as test and reserve driver
Updated: December 15, 2014 - 2:01 pm

MARANELLO, Italy (AP) — Ferrari has signed Esteban Gutierrez as its test and reserve driver from next season, after the Mexican lost his seat at Sauber.

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Sunday 12/14/2014
F1 champion Lewis Hamilton wins BBC award
Updated: December 14, 2014 - 7:03 pm

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — Lewis Hamilton has been voted BBC Sports Personality of the Year after winning his second Formula One title.

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