IMSA issues statement on passing of William Clay Ford

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One day after Ford Motor Company director emeritus William Clay Ford passed away from pneumonia at the age of 88, IMSA has released the following statement this afternoon on his loss:

“All of us at IMSA send our thoughts and prayers to the Ford family on the passing of William Clay Ford Sr.,” said Ed Bennett, IMSA Chief Executive Officer. “He was a great leader in the automotive industry who not only carried on the Ford family legacy but took it to new heights. He will truly be missed but the significant results of his work and leadership will remain with us.”

Ford provides Ecoboost engines for the Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates and Michael Shank Racing teams in IMSA’s top-tier TUDOR United SportsCar Championship.

Lewis Hamilton enjoys epic trip to NASA’s Johnson Space Center (VIDEO)

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Lewis Hamilton went to NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston earlier this week, a thrill for the driver of a land-speed rocket for Mercedes AMG Petronas to then see actual ones.

In today’s pre-race coverage for the United States Grand Prix, NBCSN takes you behind the scenes of the trip in Houston. You can see that video, above.