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If you were designing an all-new racing car with barely a few days of testing and with plenty of reliability niggles still to be ironed out, you’d choose a nice, smooth, wide-open permanent circuit with lots of run off and few obstacles as your first cautious outing.

You would never in 100 years choose Newcastle as your first race. But that’s where we’re going this weekend.

The Gen3 Supercars machine has had a difficult gestation. In part that’s an echo of the Covid pandemic, which disrupted development. But it’s also just how all-new rules tend to go in any sport.

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Chase Elliott hurts leg snowboarding, out of NASCAR race Sunday

NASCAR superstar Chase Elliott had successful surgery for an unspecified injury to his left leg Friday night, hours after a snowboarding accident in Colorado.

He will miss this weekend’s NASCAR race at Las Vegas.

Team owner Rick Hendrick told The Associated Press on Friday night that Elliott was “just out of surgery” and “it went well.” Hendrick gave no additional details about Elliott’s condition or the accident.

Hendrick is NASCAR’s winningest car owner and Elliott is NASCAR’s most popular driver. The eighth-year driver had never missed a Cup Series start previously.

Josh Berry will drive the No. 9 Chevrolet on

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These Are 10 of the Unlikeliest Race Cars of All Time

The Doug Rippie Motorsports Corvette ZR-1 Le Mans seen parked.

For more than 20 years, Corvettes have been a mainstay of the GT class at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. But back in 1995, General Motors wasn’t interested in contesting the world’s greatest endurance race, so it fell on Doug Rippie Motorsport to bring America’s sports car to the Mulsanne. The result was the baddest ZR-1 of them all — a converted production car with a nasty body kit and 525-horsepower “Black Widow” LT5 — piloted by an American and Canadian crew, mixing it up with the best McLaren, Porsche, Ferrari, Nissan, Toyota, Honda, Lister, Jaguar and even Venturi

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Will driver clashes carry beyond Coliseum race?

At 33 years old, Josh Shipplett envisioned spending another five years as a tire carrier on pit road. But when 23XI Racing decided to have its own pit crews rather than contracting them from Joe Gibbs Racing, it changed Shipplett’s plan.

He became the team’s pit coach and was charged with building 23XI Racing’s pit crew program.

“Coaching opportunities in this series don’t come available every day,” Shipplett told NBC Sports. “To be able to do it from scratch and build something the way that 23XI believed in and I also believed in, I knew it was going to be

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Incredible Aussie race car collection going under the hammer

A colourful collection of four-wheeled Australian motorsport greats is set to go under the hammer later this week.

Hosted by Lloyds Auctions across the ditch, each car forms part of what the auction house is labelling the ‘Unreil Collection’ – a group of 55 cars inclusive of a Lamborghini Aventador SVJ Roadster, and a host of rare Holdens, Fords, Valiants, and even a Meyers Manx.

One of the most historically significant car up for grabs is the three-time Australian Touring Car Championship winning 1967 Ford Mustang GTA formerly driven by Ian ‘Pete’ Geoghegan.

‘Pete’ Geoghegan’s Mustang was a cult hero in the late 1960s, facing off against Norm Beechey’s Monaro and Bob Jane’s Camaro.


‘Pete’ Geoghegan’s Mustang was a cult

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Records set to be broken as Johnson, Moffat, Jane race cars up for grabs

The Jane/Harvey HQ Monaro GTS is one of the sought-after race cars Lloyds will auction

Records are tipped to be set for several examples of irreplaceable motor racing history that will go under the hammer this Sunday, January 29, at Lloyd’s Auction House in Sydney.

The Lloyd’s ‘Unreil’ collection includes more the 50 rare, classic and unique vehicles including some iconic machinery that has graced racetracks across Australia and New Zealand.

“This collection is worth tens of millions of dollars and has been hidden away, cherished and preserved but now it is the time for the next custodians to prepare

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