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Alexander Rossi, Conor Daly to compete in big Las Vegas kart race

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After winning the biggest race on the planet, Indianapolis 500 champion and Verizon IndyCar Series rookie of the year Alexander Rossi will be returning to his roots later this month.

Rossi, fellow IndyCar driver Conor Daly and several other current or former race car drivers will compete in the 2016 SKUSA SuperNationals kart race in Las Vegas, Nov. 16-20.

Rossi will team with his first karting coach, Matt Jaskol, for the Italian team Factory CRG, according to RacingNews.co. Both drivers will compete in the KZ Pro and S1 classes, according to the website. Here’s RacingNews.co’s original story on the event:

IndyCar Stars Entered in 2016 SKUSA SuperNationals – Las Vegas Karting Event

Jaskol coached Rossi for his first season in karting when the latter was only 10 years old.

“This is where it all began and for me to give back to the foundation and roots of my profession is something I really look forward to,” Rossi, driver of the No. 98 Andretti-Herta Autosport Honda in the Verizon IndyCar Series, told RacingNews.co. “Matt was and is an inspiration to me and a really big part of the reason I took the next step in racing.

“He’s an incredible go-kart driver and champion and it’s a huge honor to finally be racing with him and I’m very thankful we have the support of the World Champion Factory CRG team.”

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Video highlights from Stage 12 of Dakar Rally, 2 stages remain

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Thursday’s Stage 12 of the 40th Dakar Rally not only closed the overall standings gap in at least two classes (cars and trucks), two other classes (bikes and quads) failed to get going due to weather conditions.

The full video highlights of Stage 12 will air on NBCSN on Friday at 7 pm ET, but here are some of the highlights from Thursday’s action:

CARS

2018 Dakar Rally: Nasser Al-Attiyah wins Stage 12 of cars

BIKES

 Stage 12 cancelled due to weather conditions

 

TRUCKS

Ton van Genugten edged out Martin Kolomy in Stage of, while Federico Villagra and Eduard Nikolaev both faced an uphill battle to finish fourth and third respectively.

QUADS

Even though the Quads were also impacted by weather issues on Thursday, Ignacio Casale, the 2014 Dakar winner, continues to make his case for a second overall victory in the quads.