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Conor Daly among finalists for 2017 ROC Factor competition

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Verizon IndyCar Series racer Conor Daly has been named as one of the finalists for the ‘ROC Factor’ competition ahead of the Race of Champions later this month.

The Race of Champions pits drivers from an array of series up against each other in a multi-discipline challenge, with this year’s event taking place in Miami on January 21-22.

The line-up features a number of motorsport’s biggest names, including Juan Pablo Montoya, Tony Kanaan, Sebastian Vettel, Tom Kristensen, Jenson Button, Alexander Rossi, Kurt Busch and Kyle Busch.

Following the successful running of the ROC Factor competition for the 2015 Race of Champions in London, the competition returned for Miami, with applicants getting the chance to team up with either James Hinchcliffe or Helio Castroneves.

The 10 finalists to join Hinchcliffe on ROC Team North America were confirmed on Wednesday, with 2017 Foyt IndyCar racer Daly among them.

The 10 finalists for ROC Factor to join Team North America are:

  • Shea Adam
  • Bill Caswell
  • Gary Grant
  • Conor Daly
  • Christopher Hill
  • Glenn McGee
  • Floyd Raglin
  • Stefan Rzadzinski
  • John Sabol
  • Jeff Seehorn

10 finalists have also been named to join Castroneves on Team Latin America:

  • Cesar Baltazar Rivera, Mexico
  • Rafael Duarte Oliveira, Brazil
  • Gabriel Glusman, Argentina
  • Thomas Graef, Brazil
  • Jaime Guerrero, Colombia
  • Luis Martinez, Cuba
  • Gonzalo Rodriguez, Peru
  • Federico Treviño, Mexico
  • David Tuaty, Peru
  • Esteban Yanguas, Colombia

Both ROC Factor contests are now live on Facebook, allowing fans to vote for their favorite and complete the line-up for the Race of Champions. You can find out more information by clicking here.

Video highlights from Stage 13 of the Dakar Rally

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Friday’s Stage 13 of the 40th Dakar Rally went from San Juan to Cordoba to set up the concluding stage of the event.

The video highlights of Stage 13 will air on NBCSN on Saturday at 6:30 pm ET, but here are some of the highlights from Friday:

CARS

Nassar Al-Attiyah strengthened his hold on second with a stage win as defending winner Stephane Peterhansel crashed in the penultimate stage.

BIKES

Toby Price won his second stage of the 2018 Dakar, his ninth overall, while Matthias Walkner retained the lead ahead of the final stage.

TRUCKS

Eduard Nikolaev continued to make a case for his second consecutive Dakar win after an epic battle to capture Stage 13.

QUADS

Jeremias Gonzalez took Stage 13 of the quads, tightening his grip on third overall in the 2018 Dakar Rally.