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IndyCar race in Alabama delayed because of rain

IndyCar has parked the cars at Barber Motorsports Park because of track conditions.

The race was placed under a red flag on lap 19 with steady rains soaking the 2.3-mile, 17-turn road course. It’s being run under a two-hour time limit.

Josef Newgarden started on the pole and stayed up front, seeking his third Indy Grand Prix of Alabama win in four years.

Two-time race winner Will Power, who started in second, spun out on the first turn of lap 17 and slammed into the inside wall. He said on the radio: “That’s it.”

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The red flag came out shortly after that incident. Power was surprised that race officials started it in the first place, saying he “can’t believe they went green” with that much standing water on the track.

MotoGP: Spain’s Marc Marquez cruises to 6th win in Texas

Spain’s Marc Marquez stormed to his sixth consecutive victory at the MotoGP Grand Prix of the Americas on Sunday, launching the four-time champion back near the top of the season standings.

Marquez had been the fastest through qualifying, but was forced to start fourth after a penalty for interfering with Maverick Vinales on Saturday. A great start saw Marquez jump toward the front through the first turn and he had the lead halfway through the first lap.

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Marquez has been unbeatable at the Circuit of the Americas. He’s won every race on the track since it first hosted MotoGP in 2013. His latest win pushed Marquez to second in the season standings behind Ducati’s Andrea Dovizioso.

Movistar Yamaha’s Vinales finished second and Suzuki’s Andrea Iannone was third.

Britain’s Cal Crutchlow came into the race as the season points leader. He had a crash and finished 19th.

sports@latimes.com


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