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Kevin Har­vick sealed a place in the last round of the NASCAR Cup play­offs af­ter tak­ing vic­tory at Texas last week­end. He cap­i­talised on a rare er­ror from points leader Mar­tin Truex Jr late on. Sec­ond place for Truex was enough to se­cure his place in the play­offs, along­side Kyle Busch leav­ing just one place up for grabs. Else­where, 2003 cham­pion Matt Kenseth has an­nounced he won’t be com­pet­ing in the se­ries next year af­ter strug­gling to find a drive… For­mula 2 will run an ex­panded 12-round cal­en­dar in 2018 with all of its races be­ing part of F1 Grands Prix week­ends. The se­ries will not re­tain its stand­alone round at Jerez and will in­stead add F1-sup­port­ing races at Sochi and Paul Ri­card – for the re­turn­ing French Grand Prix… Tom Blomqvist has taken the fi­nal re­main­ing 2017-18 For­mula E seat af­ter re­plac­ing Robin Fri­jns at the An­dretti squad. The An­gloSwede is a fac­tory BMW driver in the DTM and Alexan­der Sims may need to be drafted in if there is any cal­en­dar clashes when the DTM sched­ule is re­vealed… Strakka Rac­ing has de­cided to ditch its Mclaren 650S GT3 cars for next sea­son and will in­stead run Mercedes machin­ery in the In­ter­con­ti­nen­tal GT Chal­lenge. Af­ter quit­ting the World En­durance Cham­pi­onship to en­ter Blanc­pain with the Mclarens this year, the team has had a dis­ap­point­ing sea­son…

F2 will have more races

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