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in News & Ankündigungen 17.11.2015 01:56
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(SportsNetwork.com) - The second round of the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship begins this weekend at Kansas Speedway. The Nationwide Series is joining the Sprint Cup Series at Kansas. Formula One is in Suzuka, Japan for the Japanese Grand Prix. NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Hollywood Casino 400 - Kansas Speedway - Kansas City, Kansas The first race in the Contender Round -- the second round of the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship -- takes place on Sunday at Kansas Speedway, and each of the 12 drivers who remain in the Chase have their points total reset to 3,000. After last weekends race at Dover, A.J. Allmendinger, Kurt Busch, Greg Biffle and Aric Almirola were eliminated from the playoffs in NASCARs premier series. Those drivers who advanced from the opening round in the Chase, known as the Challenger Round, are: Brad Keselowski, Joey Logano, Kevin Harvick, Jimmie Johnson, Jeff Gordon, Kyle Busch, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Matt Kenseth, Ryan Newman, Carl Edwards, Denny Hamlin and Kasey Kahne. The Contender Round includes the races at Kansas, Charlotte (Oct. 11) and Talladega (Oct. 19). After Talladega, the Chase field will be trimmed to eight drivers for the Eliminator Round, which has the events at Martinsville (Oct. 26), Texas (Nov. 2) and Phoenix (Nov. 9). The Nov. 16 season-finale at Homestead will feature just four drivers contending for the championship. The highest finishing driver among the final four in that race will win the title. If a driver currently in the Chase field wins at either Kansas, Charlotte or Talladega, that person will automatically advance to the Eliminator Round. The remaining available positions 1-8 that have not been filled based upon wins will be determined by points following Talladega. Talladega, the only restrictor-plate track in the Chase, is considered as a wild card race, but many drivers think of Kansas as a wild card event as well. Kansas, a 1.5-mile track, underwent a repave and had variable banking added in the turns in 2012. I think you look at this round, the Contender Round, with Kansas, and youve got Talladega at the end, Charlotte probably not so much, but two of the three races are as much of a wild card as you can get in NASCAR racing these days, Keselowski said. I think when we get all said and done, and it comes to Homestead and the championships crown, whoever wins it will have earned it. But one of the great teams that has a shot at winning this will probably be less at home after this series of events, because you dont control your destiny as much as you do the other races of the season. Keselowski concluded the Challenger Round as the points leader. He won the Chase-opener at Chicagoland and then finished seventh at New Hampshire and second at Dover. Logano, who is Keselowskis teammate at Team Penske, has done very well in the Chase as well. He won at New Hampshire and finished fourth at both Chicagoland and Dover. We have confidence in not just myself but the road crew, the pit crew, everyone is feeling good about what weve done, Logano said. Last week (at Dover), we didnt have the strongest car, but we were able to execute and get a nice, solid top-five out of it. Thats what we have to do the next round, get us some top-fives and get us into the next one. Hopefully, well get a win in these first two races and not have to worry about Talladega. Gordon claimed his fourth win of the season at Dover. His first victory in 2014 occurred in the spring race at Kansas. This is the fourth year that Kansas has hosted two Sprint Cup events in a season. No driver has yet to score a season-sweep here. We won at Kansas earlier this year, so were excited about this weekend, Gordon said. Wed like to get another win to go ahead and clinch a spot in the Eliminator Round, but if we dont solid finishes this weekend and at Charlotte hopefully put us in a good position before Talladega. Gordon leads all drivers with three victories at Kansas. He won the first two Cup races at this track (2001-02). Tony Stewart, Biffle, Johnson and Kenseth have two wins each at Kansas. Johnson is attempting to win his record-tying seventh championship in the series. He started the Chase with a 12th-place run at Chicagoland before finishing fifth at New Hampshire and third at Dover. Im ready to get going, Johnson said. These three tracks should be a lot of fun. We feel like we have a really good chance of winning at all three tracks, but the first two would make the experience of the third race of the Contender Round that much more enjoyable. Johnson has three wins this season but has not been to victory lane since June 15 at Michigan (14 races ago). Forty-three teams are on the entry list for the Hollywood Casino 400. Nationwide Series Kansas Lottery 300 - Kansas Speedway - Kansas City, Kansas Time is running out for Regan Smith to catch his JR Motorsports teammate Chase Elliott in the Nationwide Series championship point standings. With just five races remaining, Elliott, a rookie in the series this season, holds a 26-point lead over Smith. Nationwide is running at Kansas on Saturday and then Charlotte next week. The series will take a two-week break before the season concludes with Texas (Nov. 1), Phoenix (Nov. 8) and Homestead (Nov. 15). Four of the final five races will be contested on 1.5-mile racetracks, including Kansas. On Friday, Smith confirmed that he has signed a one-year contract extension with JR Motorsports, a Nationwide team co-owned by Sprint Cup Series driver Dale Earnhardt Jr., his sister, Kelley Earnhardt Miller, and NASCAR team owner Rick Hendrick. Earnhardt had announced Smiths new agreement earlier this week on Twitter. @ReganSmith and @JRMotorsports just finished the paperwork that keeps him in the 7 car for 2015. Couldnt be more pleased about this, Earnhardt tweeted on Wednesday. Smith, the driver of the No. 7 Chevrolet, made his Nationwide debut with JRM in the 2012 season-finale at Homestead, a race in which he scored his first career victory in the series. Last year, Smith finished third in Nationwide points. He has scored one win and a series-best 24 top-10 finishes this season. Excited to be back, Smith said of his contract renewal with JRM. Ive been fortunate to have a great place to call home and a great place to race at with good people, good sponsors and fast race cars. As a driver, thats something you always look for and its important. You want to have an opportunity to go out there and showcase what you can do every week, and Im fortunate enough to have that. As bosses, Dale, Kelley and Mr. H. (Hendrick) have been absolutely amazing to me. Ive learned a lot over the past two years. And Im sure I will learn a lot more next year. One year ago at Kansas, Smith led a race-high 81 laps but ended up finishing third after he was on pit road just before a caution came out and had to rally late in the race. The season is really starting to wind down, and now is the time we have to be making gains in the points, he said. At this point, we have to be finishing better than our competition. There isnt any room left for mistakes or poor finishes. Elliott will compete in a NASCAR national touring series race at Kansas for the first time. Two of his three wins in Nationwide this season have occurred on a 1.5-mile track (Texas and Chicagoland). Forty-three teams are on the entry list for the Kansas Lottery 300. Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick, Matt Kenseth, Matt Kenseth and Paul Menard are those Sprint Cup regulars scheduled to compete in this race. Kenseth is the race defending winner. FORMULA ONE Japanese Grand Prix - Suzuka Circuit - Suzuka City, Japan The 15th round on the 2014 Formula One calendar, the Japanese Grand Prix, is scheduled for Sunday, but it could be a rather wet and windy affair, thanks to Typhoon Phanfone. Heavy rain and strong winds associated with the typhoon is in the forecast for Suzuka on Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Qualifying for the Japanese GP is scheduled for Saturday. The race at the 3.608-mile (5.807-kilometer), 18-turn Suzuka Circuit is 53 laps in distance. At this time, F1s governing body, the FIA, has no plans of canceling or changing the start time of the Japanese GP; however, the FIA will continue to monitor weather conditions in the area throughout the weekend. F1 is in Sochi, Russia next week for the inaugural running of the Russian Grand Prix. On Friday, Mercedes drivers and championship rivals Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg were once again the fastest in practice. Rosberg led the way in the opening session with a lap in 1 minute, 35.461 seconds, while Hamilton was just 0.151 seconds behind. In P2, Hamilton posted the quickest lap of the day in 1:35.078. Rosberg was second in 1:35.318. Qualifying is going to be very important, as it is quite difficult to overtake here (at Suzuka), Hamilton said. We dont know whats going to happen with the weather this weekend. Its such a challenging circuit, but we always come to the weekend prepared for everything. I just want to race. Hamilton currently holds a three-point lead over Rosberg in the world championship standings. Rosberg relinquished the top spot in the rankings after his retirement in the Sept. 21 Singapore GP. He experienced an electrical problem before the race started, and after completing just 13 laps, the issue had forced him out of the event. I had said before that Singapore was probably the toughest moment of my year so far, and looking back on it, I still think that is true, said Rosberg, who held a 22-point lead over Hamilton prior to Singapore. To have the chance for a top result basically taken away before you even reach the grid is hard to swallow, and of course, it was a lot of points lost in the championship battle. Hamilton started on the pole and won both the Italian Grand Prix (Sept. 7) and the Singapore GP. He scored a victory in the Japanese GP during his 2007 F1 rookie season, but that race was contested at Fuji Speedway. Suzuka is one of the races on the calendar that drivers love the most, and its arguably one of the greatest tracks in the world, Hamilton said. Theres so much history, and there have been so many defining moments there - like those unforgettable battles between Ayrton Senna and Alain Prost. Ive never won at this circuit and have only made the podium once, on my first visit way back in 2009. In last years race here, Hamilton, in his first season with Mercedes, started third but suffered a puncture in his right-rear tire on the first lap. It caused significant damage to his car, forcing him out of the race after seven laps. Javier Mascherano Barcelona Jersey .com) - The surging Vancouver Canucks look to extend their win streak to five games when they host former Canuck Todd Bertuzzi and the Detroit Red Wings tonight. Jeremy Mathieu Barcelona Jersey . Horford is out 3-to-4 months with a torn pectoral muscle for the Hawks, who have won two straight and five of six games. 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That must have been because he was too busy shredding the Oakland Raiders defence to keep up with his impressive statistics. Foles tied an NFL mark with seven touchdown passes and threw for 406 yards to revitalize Philadelphias struggling offence in the Eagles 49-20 victory over the Raiders on Sunday. "A couple people came up to me and said that I tied the record with seven touchdowns," Foles said. "Its a great honour. Hats off to our guys for doing a great job." The backup quarterback connected three times with Riley Cooper to become the seventh passer in NFL history with seven TD tosses in a game. Peyton Manning did it for Denver on opening night this season against Baltimore. Foles also threw scoring passes to Brent Celek, Zach Ertz, LeSean McCoy and DeSean Jackson as the Eagles (4-5) looked nothing like the offence that failed to score a touchdown in each of the past two weeks. "Every defence the past couple of weeks has been stopping us," McCoy said. "So today we were kind of feeling bottled up and we released everything. Its tough when youre not winning and youre not putting points up." The Raiders (3-5) had appeared much improved on defence in recent weeks but were completely flummoxed by coach Chip Kellys spread offence that stalled recently after a fast debut in the NFL. Foles completed 22 of 28 passes as he frequently exploited mismatches and blown coverages, starting with a 42-yard quick pass to Cooper on the opening drive when the Raiders had two defenders trying to match up with three receivers. McCoy took a short pass and ran 25 yards untouched for his score in the third quarter and Jackson raced past Mike Jenkins on his 46-yard touchdown later in the third. Foles then tied the record with a 5-yard pass to Cooper with 4:28 remaining in the third quarter, matching the mark also held by Sid Luckman, Adrian Burk, George Blanda, Y.A. Tittle and Joe Kapp. Burk did it for the Eagles in 1954 against Washington. With more than a quarter to go to break the record, Foles was unable to get the Eagles back into the end zone on the next two drives before being replaced by Matt Barkley. "I know what the record is," Kelly said. "But this isnt about records, its about going out and getting a win. If I put Nick out there to try to get a record and he gets hurt, thats being silly. Records are meant to broken when theyre supposed to be broken." That was about all Foles couldnt do in his first game since being held to 80 yards on 29 passes before leaving with a concussion two weeks ago against Dallas.dddddddddddd Foles only got another shot this week because regular starter Michael Vick reinjured his hamstring in a loss to the New York Giants last week. But now, it will be tough to take out Foles, who has 13 touchdown passes and no interceptions this season. "Everybody started acting like his career was over after that Dallas game but they forgot that he had played some good football before that," centre Jason Kelce said. "A lot of that criticism will probably be halted for at least one week." So too will the critiques of how Kellys offence will translate to the NFL. Viewed as revolutionary when the Eagles gained 322 yards in the first half of the season opener against Washington, the offence had been held to 478 yards and one field goal the past two weeks before breaking through against the Raiders. Foles repeatedly targeted rookie cornerback D.J. Hayden as he led the Eagles to touchdowns on their first four drives for the first time in three years. Hayden was beaten on successive plays by Cooper for a 17-yard completion and 63-yard touchdown early in the second quarter. "When a quarterback has seven touchdowns, we have to sit there and take that personal," cornerback Tracy Porter said. "We cant give a guy seven touchdowns in a game, let alone put up 49 points on us. It was flat-out embarrassing that we allowed that to happen." The Raiders couldnt keep up with Philadelphias torrid scoring pace despite gaining 560 yards -- their third-most ever and most since 1968. They had one first-quarter drive stall in the red zone for a field goal and then couldnt play catch-up in the second half when the Eagles turned a 28-13 halftime lead into a blowout. Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor threw for 288 yards and ran for 94 more, but also had two interceptions and took two sacks in a shaky performance. He left the game in the fourth quarter with a knee injury that he does not believe is serious. "Its embarrassing," Pryor said. "I hate losing. Its not acceptable to me and I dont like it. All the guys in here agree with me. We have to do something about it instead of tanking it." NOTES: The 49 points for the Eagles were their most since beating Washington 59-28 in 2010. ... 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