NASCAR Euro series to be streamed live for first time with finals at Germany’s famed Nurburgring

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If Saturday night’s Nationwide Series race wasn’t enough of a fix for NASCAR fans, they can catch something really unique Sunday.

The only thing, though, you’ll either have to stay up real late Saturday night or get up real early Sunday morning.

For the first time ever, the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series will be streamed live at http://www.fanschoice.tv/watch-live/nascar/euro with Sunday’s pair of races at Germany’s famed Nurburgring in the appropriately named Nurburgring 200.

It will be the last regular season race of Euro NASCAR before the playoffs begin in September.

The ELITE 1 race takes the green flag at 4:05 am ET Sunday morning, while the ELITE 2 will start at 8 am ET.

Timing and live text updates can also be seen at the NASCAR Home Tracks Race Central Live (http://hometracks.nascar.com/)

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Audi bids farewell to Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich upon retirement

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Audi bid farewell to its iconic head of motorsport, Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich, at its end-of-season ‘Race Night’ event in Germany on Friday upon his retirement.

Ullrich took over the reins as Audi’s head of motorsport in 1993 and stayed in the role for 23 years, overseeing its arrival in the prototype class of sports car racing and domination of the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Ullrich stepped down from the position at the end of 2016, handing the reins over to ex-Audi DTM chief Dieter Gass, and attended his final racing event with the German marque at its first works Formula E outing in Hong Kong earlier this month.

Ullrich was honored at the Race Night event on Friday and thanked for his efforts in developing Audi into a force within global motorsport.

“In 566 factory-backed commitments during this period he celebrated 209 victories, 13 of them in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, eleven in the 12-hour race at Sebring and nine in the ‘Petit Le Mans’ at Road Atlanta,” a piece on Ullrich’s tenure for Audi’s website reads.

“31 driver titles in super touring car racing, in the DTM and in the sports prototype category are credited to him. 57 campaigners were Audi factory drivers during Wolfgang Ullrich’s era and he was responsible for 18 new developments of racing cars – an impressive tally.”