Ryan Blaney won the Bank of America ROVAL 400 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The win is his 1st win of 2018, 1st win at Charlotte and 2nd career win. #1-McMurray finished 2nd followed by #14-Bowyer, #88-Bowman, pole winner #41-Busch, #9-Elliott, #47-Allmendinger, #48-Johnson, #4-Harvick, and #22-Logano. Drivers that advanced to the Round of 12 in the Playoffs: #18-Busch, #4-Harvick, #78-Truex Jr., #2-Keselowski, #14-Bowyer, #22-Logano, #41-Busch, #12-Blaney, #9-Elliott, #42-Larson, #10-Almirola, and #88-Bowman. Drivers that did not advance: #48-Johnson, #3-Dillon, #11-Hamlin, and #20-Jones. Among the incidents that impacted Playoff drivers: • #78-Truex, Jr was leading the race on the final lap. Coming into the chicane on the frontstretch, just before the start finish line, #48-Johnson tried to make a pass around Truex for the win. Johnson spun out. As he came back around onto the track, he clipped Truex, sending him up into the outside wall. Blaney slipped through to grab the win. Johnson fell to 8th place and missed the Playoffs on a tiebreaker with Larson and Almirola. • #3-Dillon hit the went out of the race early after hitting the outside wall in a could different incidents. He finished 39th. • #20-Jones cut a tire after contact on a late restart and spun out. He pitted under green and never could get back on the lead lap. He finished 30th. • There was a large accident in turn one with six laps remaining. The leader, #2-Keselowski, got into the wall and collected several other drivers including #42-Larson, #18-Busch, #21-Menard, #24-Byron, #6-Bayne and several others. There was a red flag for track cleanup. #2-Keselowski and #18-Busch could not continue and finished 31st and 32nd respectively. Larson suffered heavy suspension damage but was able to continue to the checkered flag and finished 25th. He passed #96-Earnhardt coming to the finish to get the additional point he needed to make the playoffs. Stage 1 was won by #42-Larson, finished 25th. Stage 2 was won by #12-Blaney, finished 1st. There were 10 lead changes among 8 drivers and 8 cautions for 16 yellow flag laps. The average speed of the race was: 82.125mph. See unofficial race results, awards, laps led, cautions and more at: Unofficial Race Results (pdf) Cumulative Report (pdf) Penalty Report (pdf) Official Race & Points Report (pdf) . –>
While you can have this quad-turbo behemoth in Europe, BMW hasn’t made up its mind whether it will sell a diesel-fueled X5 in the United States. Earlier this month, Alexander Schmuck, BMW Product & Technology Communications Manager, told us a final decision has not been taken yet. For the time being, the U.S.-spec 2019 X5 will be offered in xDrive 40i and xDrive 50i gasoline flavors, with a plug-in hybrid to arrive at some point in 2020 for the 2021 model year. The PHEV in question will likely be the recently revealed xDrive45e .
The final touch for this build, however, is a set of custom-made ADV.1 Wheels the owner went with for his build. These lightweight ADV10 M.V2 CS Series wheels are made from high-quality forged aluminum. Built in a two-piece configuration, they come with utmost perfect fitment and adhere to the specific requirements set forth by the build. For this BMW M4, the wheels are machined in sizes of 20×9.5 in the front and 20×11.5 in the rear. The wheels feature a Gloss Gunmetal finish and a 50/50 exposed hardware option.
Contestants in the preliminary rounds were divided into four regional competitions across the United States and competed from their offices. Competitors participated in a mystery shopper experience and received a call during the month of August. Companies and their competitors were not notified of the date or time of the call ahead of time. A team of judges graded the call.
The previous 33.2 kWh i3 started at £34,070 on-the-road price (OTR), which includes 20% VAT and On the Road Fee (£730). The new 42.2 kWh version starts at £35,180 , which is £1,110 or 3.2% more. Not bad for 9 kWh (27%) more battery capacity and range, as well as several minor improvements.
The local currency has lost more than 10 per cent of its value against the US dollar this year. The dollar, which bought 155 rupees at the start of the year, has appreciated and was buying 170 rupees by Friday.
7:15am: Zuiderdam , cruise ship with up to 2,364 passengers, arrives at Pier 20 from Sydney; the Zuiderdam is on a 10-day cruise from Quebec to New York 7:15am: Nolhanava , ro-ro cargo, moves from anchorage to Pier 36 8am: Akademik Sergey Vavilov , cruise ship, sails from Pier 27 for sea 8:45am: Norwegian Escape , cruise ship with up to 5,218 passengers, arrives at Pier 22 from Saint John; the Norwegian Escape is on a seven-day roundtrip cruise out of New York 10am: Rt Hon Paul E Martin , bulker, sails from National Gypsum for sea 10:30am: Genius Highway , car carrier, arrives at Autoport from Zeebrugge, Belgium 10:30am: Dependable , cable layer, sails from Pier 9 for sea 10:30am: Bucco Reef , oil tanker, arrives at anchorage for bunkers from Quebec City 3:30pm: Insignia , cruise ship, sails from Pier 23 for Saint John 3:30pm: Zuiderdam , cruise ship, sails from Pier 20 for Bar Harbor 4pm: Crete I , container ship, arrives at Fairview Cove from Colombo, Sri Lanka 4pm: Bilbao Bridge , container ship, sails from Fairview Cove for New York 4pm: Bucco Reef , oil tanker, sails from anchorage for sea 4pm: Genius Highway , car carrier, sails from Autoport for sea 4pm: YM Movement , container ship, sails from Fairview Cove for Dubai 4:30pm: Nolhanava , ro-ro cargo, sails from Pier 36 for Saint-Pierre 5:45pm: Mein Schiff 6 , cruise ship, sails from Pier 20 for New York 7:30pm: Norwegian Escape , cruise ship, sails from Pier 22 for New York
Convertibles are interesting, as they can be a bit controversial. Many enthusiats feel that convertibles are a bit soft, as they lack some of the performance of their hard-top siblings. However, many enthusiasts feel that convertibles offer the most pure and exciting experience, as they allow the driver to be more a part of the experience, part of the elements and a part of the sound. One thing I think we can all agree on is that people in convertibles might like being seen a bit more than coupe drivers. If that’s the case, this Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore is perfect. Royal Oaks were some of the first sport watches ever, making them great for sporty cars like convertibles, and the Offshore models are big and flashy, making them perfect for people who like to stand out. This specific one, with its blue and brushed aluminum finish, looks great, too, and is more exciting than a typical silver and black watch. Click to learn more about this Audemars Piquet.
In another sop to European demand, 2003 also saw the introduction of the Yaris D4-D, with a 1.4-litre diesel engine also found in the Mini One D. The small common-rail unit was of its era, in that it was relatively refined, very economical and had decent enough performance, but in the supermini market the £900 premium it commanded was barely worth the effort when you considered how lively and frugal the smaller petrol-engined Yarises were. It achieved some success in diesel-hungry markets such as Spain and Italy, but sold in relatively small numbers in the UK. The petrol ones are better, anyway.