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NOVEMBER 14, 2018

(Courtesy of the Ford Racing Archives)
Editor-in-Chief's Note: NASCAR legend David Pearson died on Monday, he was 83. Pearson was considered by many to be NASCAR's greatest driver. He didn't often run the full NASCAR schedule but when he did, he won the championship (1966, 1968 and 1969). In 1974 he competed in 19 of the 30 races and still finished third in the championship. "The Silver Fox" ended his career in 1986 having recorded 105 wins and 113 pole positions, often with the famed Wood Brothers. -PMD

(Pirelli)
Lewis Hamilton (No. 44 Mercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport) won the Brazilain Grand Prix at Interlagos on Sunday after Max Verstappen (No. 33 Aston Martin Red Bull Racing) was taken out of the lead after colliding with Esteban Ocon (No. 31 Force India). Verstappen recovered to finish second, but not without a physical altercation with Ocon after the race. Hamilton's win delivered the fifth consecutive constructors' World Championship for Mercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport. Kimi Raikkonen (No. 7 Scuderia Ferrari) finished third. Watch the race highlights here.
(Sarah Crabill/Getty Images)
Kyle Busch (No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing M&Ms Toyota) held off Brad Keselowski (No. 2 Team Penske MILLER LITE Ford) after a restart with twelve laps left to win the CAN-AM 500 at ISM Raceway. It was the eighth Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series win of the season. Kyle Larson (No. 42 Chip Ganassi Racing DC SOLAR Chevrolet) finished third. The field of four drivers vying for the season championship at Homestead-Miami Speedway next Sunday includes Bush, Kevin Harvick (Ford), Joey Logano (Ford) and Martin Truex Jr. (Toyota).
(Photo by Chris Clark)
David Pintaric (No. 57 Kryderacing Cadillac CTS-V) captured his first career Trans Am Series presented by Pirelli victory in the TA class on Sunday at the Trans Am Season Finale at Daytona International Speedway. For Pintaric, his first career TA class win came in come-from-behind fashion, overtaking RJ Lopez (No. 06 Tina Bazuca/Republica Brewing Chevrolet Corvette) after a race-long battle for second position between the two drivers. When race leader Tony Ave pitted as the field approached green, however, Lopez and Pintaric’s battle became for the lead. The victory is Pintaric’s first in 55 career TA class starts and gave Cadillac its first win in Series history. Amy Ruman (No. 23 McNichols Company Chevrolet Corvette) finished third. The race also saw Ernie Francis, Jr. (No. 98 Breathless Racing Frameless Shower Doors Ford Mustang) secure his second consecutive TA title simply by taking the green flag en route to an 11th place finish due to transmission issues.
(Photo by Chris Clark)
Ernie Francis, Jr. (No. 98 Breathless Racing Frameless Shower Doors Ford Mustang) won his second consecutive TA title at the Trans-Am finale in Daytona.