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V8 Supercars 2019: Jamie Whincup, Red Bull Holden, Shane van Gisbergen, Scott McLaughlin, Queensland Raceway

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Jamie Whincup admitted he and his team have been “confused” by their lack of speed this season.

Now two completed rounds behind championship leader Scott McLaughlin on the points table, Whincup is stuck in a winless drought unseen in his days with Triple Eight.

Shell V-Power Racing Fords share 15 of the season’s 18 race wins – 13 for McLaughlin, two for Fabian Coulthard – and have taken 12 poles.

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. plane crash, video, NASCAR

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Retired NASCAR star Dale Earnhardt Jr. has survived a plane crash at in Tennessee.

The Carter County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that Earnhardt Jr.’s plane crashed on Thursday at Elizabethon Municipal Airport.

Photos circulated from the scene, which show the plane burning before it was extinguished. The Federal Aviation Administration confirmed that the Cessna Citation 680 had “rolled off the end of a runway”.

According to Carter County Sheriff Dexter Lunceford, Earnhardt Jr. was transported to Johnson City Medical Center with “minor injuries.”

Earnhardt’s wife Amy and their daughter Isla also escaped serious injury, along with the plane’s pilot, one other passenger, and a family dog.

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Supercars news 2019: Bathurst 1000 wildcard, Walkinshaw Andretti United, IndyCar, Alexander Rossi, James Hinchcliffe

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IndyCar stars Alexander Rossi and James Hinchcliffe will share a Walkinshaw Andretti United wildcard entry at this year’s Bathurst 1000.

The Holden squad, which formed an alliance with IndyCar team Andretti Autosport and United Autosports for 2018, has long been keen to enter a wildcard at the mountain.

The plans have now been formalised, with WAU to field a third ZB Commodore alongside the Scott Pye/Warren Luff and James Courtney/Jack Perkins entries.

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F1 news 2019: Rubens Barrichello, Ferrari, Michael Schumacher, S5000 Australia

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Formula 1 legend Rubens Barrichello will make his open wheel return in Australia next month in the historic opening event of the new S5000 class at Sandown Raceway.

The 47-year-old made his name during an unbroken 19-season streak in F1, in which he won 11 Grands Prix and set the races-started record (322), which still stands today.

Barrichello is the first confirmed competitor in the new Australian single-seater S5000 class, with as many as 14 locally-built S5000s to race at Sandown in September. The remaining entrants will be confirmed in the coming weeks.

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