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Jimmie Johnson NASCAR imperial

While the Canadian Grand Prix is ​​looming on the horizon (Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve in Montreal this weekend), the last weekend has put honor series NASCAR, IndyCar and DTM at the international news.

NASCAR is on the side of the famous "Monster Mile" in Dover, Delaware as the Sprint Cup and Nationwide series occurred. Ultra-fast oval, or contact with the walls are still numerous. Must be said than Dover, Delaware's capital city but only 36 000 inhabitants, the arrival of NASCAR is a great time in the season, the number of spectators in the stands being generally twice the total population of the city.

However deserted bleachers Saturday while in Nationwide, Toyota Joe Gibbs Racing have completely eclipse their rivals, Joey Logano winning in front of his teammates Ryan Truex Jr. and Brian Scott. Sunday Sprint Cup veteran Mark Martin saw the from pole position with his Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota, but the time soon LAUNCHED ordeal, Hendrick Motorsports drivers Jimmie Johnson and Jeff Gordon took the lead head. If Gordon lost all chance limit following a loose wheel, Johnson imposed his No.48 Chevrolet without much opposition, before Kevin Harvick (Chevrolet) and Matt Kenseth (Ford), henceforth championship leader.

A week after the Indy 500, the IndyCar drivers found themselves in Michigan, to compete in the Grand Prix of Detroit, Belle Isle Park. A popular event but a bumpy track desire, which disintegrated even gradually, forcing organizers to stop the race for nearly two hours for repairs to the floor. This did not trouble the New Zealander Scott Dixon, who leads all rounds to spin to an indisputable victory in front of his teammate Dario Franchitti and French rookie Simon Pagenaud.

Qualified third, the Quebecois Alex Tagliani took the last departure, having his car refused to start at the turn of gridding. After a beautiful ski lift, he crosses the finish line of the tenth.

DTM is on the side of Austria and the Red Bull Ring the fourth round of the season was contested. In fact, the Red Bull Ring is the new name of Zeltweg circuit, then became A1 Ring Autodrome Spielberg! Audi Sport Team took the opportunity to reap his first win of the season, thanks to the Italian Edoardo Mortara, already author of the pole position. Martin Tomczyk (BMW M3) and Gray Paffett (AMG Mercedes C-Coupe) round off the podium while Bruno Spengler was forced to abandon his BMW M3 being too damaged after two collisions in the beginning of the race. Spengler and slides to fourth in the standings of the championship still dominated by Paffett.

Also note that in North American Rally Cup, the stage ridden Pennsylvania (Trail Performance Rally Susquehanock) saw the victory of driver quebecois Antoine L'Estage and his co-driver Nathalie Richard in control of their Mitsubishi Lancer Evo.10 Team Rockstar. They lead the English David Higgins / Craig Drew on their Impreza WRX STi Team Subaru Rally Team USA. the next round of the series will take place at the end of the month in Quebec (Rallye Baie-des-Chaleurs in Gaspesie).

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