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Red Bull Racing debuts new team logo, without Infiniti

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Red Bull Racing has rolled out a new logo for the 2016 Formula 1 season.

It’s missing something, though, that has adorned the cars since 2011 and the team name since 2013 – Infiniti signage.

Infiniti was positioned on the sidepods of the cars the last three seasons, taking up the prominent signage you’d expect to see Red Bull, in its role of title sponsor.

Both and still lead to the team’s website, although the simpler, Infiniti-free Red Bull Racing logo debuted today appears to clear the way for TAG Heuer signage if TAG so desires.

TAG joins Red Bull in 2016 following its 30-year run with McLaren, and will also be present as a rebrand of the team’s engines.

We’ll wait to see whether this new logo becomes permanent or whether it changes again, if TAG or another Red Bull-affiliated partner takes up the signage where Infiniti had been.

Steve Torrence takes NHRA points lead with Gatornationals victory

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Two-time defending NHRA Top Fuel champion Steve Torrence took the points lead Sunday in the AMALIE Motor Oil Gatornationals, beating his father, Billy, in the final round at Gainesville Raceway.

Torrence had a 3.809-second run at 322.11 mph to win for the third time this year and 39th overall. He is now on track for another championship despite missing the season opener.

“We’ve got some good momentum and to be in the points lead, it’s a testament to how hard these guys work,” Steve Torrence said after the NHRA Gainesville victory. “We’ve just got to stay focused and concentrate on what the task at hand is, and that’s trying to win a championship. These guys give me an unbelievable race car and you just try not to screw it up.”

Ron Capps won in Funny Car, Alex Laughlin in Pro Stock and Matt Smith in Pro Stock Motorcycle.

Capps raced to his second win this year and 66th overall, beating Tim Wilkerson with a 3.937 at 323.12 in a Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat.

Laughlin topped Aaron Stanfield with a 7.068 at 204.76 in a Chevrolet Camaro for his first win this season and fourth in his career. Smith rode to his first victory in 2020 and 25th overall, topping Andrew Hines with a 6.843 at 196.99 on an EBR.