Misano MotoGP, Kubica's home rally, Oschersleben DTM

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By: Sam Tremayne, David Evans, Jamie O'Leary, Pablo Elizalde, Dan Cross, Glenn Freeman, Connell Sanders Jr, Ben Anderson, Matt Beer

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Status: Stopped
16:57 NASCAR - Chicagoland: The rain has passed over and the jet dryers are back on track. But it's going to be a long wait as there's a lot of water to clear, and it may well have to continue under the lights local time.

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Thanks for your company this weekend, we'll be back for a special American edition of Race Centre Live from Austin and New Hampshire next Sunday.
16:44 NASCAR - Chicagoland: The field comes into the pits as the rain starts to properly hammer down and the crowd reach for their coats.
16:43 NASCAR - Chicagoland: Yellow out for rain, just as newcomer Cole Whitt spins the Swan Toyota.
16:41 NASCAR - Chicagoland: We're 100 laps into a race that hasn't yet come alive. Here's the order:

1 Kenseth; 2 Keselowski; 3 Logano; 4 Johnson; 5 Kyle Busch; 6 Gordon; 7 Earnhardt; 8 Truex; 9 Logano; 10 Bowyer.
16:35 NASCAR - Chicagoland: From monitoring various teams' radio traffic, it seems the next band of rain is either 15 minutes away, half an hour away, not coming until 15 minutes before the scheduled end, or won't be a problem at all...
16:31 NASCAR - Chicagoland: Johnson is now fifth, with Kenseth leading by a second over Keselowski, Logano and Kyle Busch following those stops.

Johnson is politely peeved over the radio. Crew chief Chad Knaus mollifies him. It's all very civilised at Hendrick.
16:28 NASCAR - Chicagoland: Turns out it's even more painful - looks like there might not have been a lugnut problem at all, but the NASCAR observer thought there was and held the car.
16:26 NASCAR - Chicagoland: Green flag pitstops start, with Johnson and Keselowski in first.

The five-time champion has a lug nut problem and the pitstop takes nearly 20s. That's going to hurt.
16:24 NASCAR - Chicagoland: Johnson has moved into a three-second lead over new pursuers Matt Kenseth and Brad Keselowski.

Logano has just passed Kyle Busch for fourth.
16:06 NASCAR - Chicagoland: Back to green on lap 37. Jimmie Johnson leads Kyle Busch as they emerged from the pits first. Logano is down to sixth.
16:03 NASCAR - Chicagoland: Uh-oh... caution being extended due to rain at Turn 3...

But just for one more lap, it seems.
15:57 NASCAR - Chicagoland: Here's the yellow, and the race order is 1 Logano; 2 Keselowski; 3 Johnson; 4 Montoya; 5 Biffle; 6 Stenhouse; 7 Gordon; 8 Kahne; 9 Kyle Busch; 10 Edwards.
15:52 NASCAR - Chicagoland: It's drizzling again but NASCAR isn't worried it's going to turn into anything troublesome.
15:50 NASCAR - Chicagoland: We're 19 laps in and Logano is into the backmarkers. He's keeping a lead of about a second over Penske team-mate Keselowski.

There's going to be a yellow at lap 30 to give teams a chance to assess things on the post-rain track.
15:45
Bruno Spengler

Bruno Spengler


DTM - Oschersleben: A bad day for DTM champion Bruno Spengler gets worse, as he picks up a grid penalty for the next round for clashing with Robert Wickens today.
15:42 NASCAR - Chicagoland: Keselowski has reclaimed second from Montoya.
15:41 NASCAR - Chicagoland: One note of moderate interest: midfielder Josh Wise was dumped to the back for the start as a punishment for not turning up to the driver introduction ceremonies.
15:40 NASCAR - Chicagoland: The finally starts, poleman Joey Logano making a clean break in the lead as Juan Pablo Montoya jumps Brad Keselowski for seecond,
15:31 NASCAR - Chicagoland: The scheduled race distance is 267 laps, but the forecast for the rest of the day is pretty mediocre.

If the rain comes back after half-distance, the race can be declared, although NASCAR has been keen to get full events in when possible this year, even if that means some very late nights.
15:29 NASCAR - Chicagoland: Approximately 15 people off the telly and a policeman give the 'start your engines!' command. At last, we're going racing in Chicago.
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