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Entry List: Advance Auto Parts Sportscar Showdown

2017 Daytona Iwsc Tom Kimber Smith Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

The entry list is out for this weekend’s Advance Auto Parts Sportscar Showdown for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship at Circuit of the Americas.  40 teams in the four classes are currently entered in the event. The Prototype class has the same ten entries from Long Beach with only a couple of driver changes of note. …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Dale Earnhardt Jr. Coverage Overload

2017 Richmond I Cup Dale Earnhardt Jr Racing Russell Labounty Nkp

(Photo: Russell LaBounty/NKP)

Henrico County was a very warm place this past weekend. Viewers saw a couple of interesting races. However, NASCAR broadcasts were dominated by one big media firestorm: Dale Earnhardt Jr. coverage. Earnhardt’s retirement announcement, made last Tuesday remained the big story throughout the Richmond weekend. At the time, it was considered to be a bombshell since …

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TR3 Racing, CRP Racing Take PWC Sprint-X Wins at VIR

2017 Long Beach Pwc Ryan Dalziel Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

This past weekend, VIRginia International Raceway was witness to two very interesting Sprint-X races.  The first one was fraught with issues brought on by the rules, while the second was much calmer. Race No. 1 Despite a number of other teams showing exceptional pace in the race, penalties to a number of top teams resulted …

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Jeroen Bleekemolen Paces Sprint-X Practice at VIR

2017 Long Beach Pwc Tim Pappas Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

On Friday, Black Swan Racing’s Jeroen Bleekemolen was fastest overall in the two practices for Sprint-X teams at VIRginia International Raceway.  Bleekemolen lapped the 3.27-mile road course in 103.585 seconds (113.646 mph) to lead the pack.  Since Pirelli World Challenge hasn’t raced at VIR since 2010, the new track record will be set this weekend. …

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Parker Chase, Harry Gottsacker to Make IMSA Debut With TRG at COTA

2017 Long Beach Iwsc Wolf Henzler Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

On Friday, The Racers Group (TRG) announced that two IMSA debutante racers, Parker Chase and Harry Gottsacker, will make their IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship debut at Circuit of the Americas.  The two young racers, who comprise one of the youngest driving pairs in recent memory (average age: 16.5) will drive the No. 991 Porsche GT3 …

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Entry Lists: Pirelli World Challenge at VIR

2017 Long Beach Pwc Bryan Sellers Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

This weekend, Pirelli World Challenge starts the Sprint-X portion of the season at VIRginia International Raceway.  It will be the first weekend of 2017 where all seven classes will be in action.  As a result, the entry list is…rather staggering. There are 109 entries in total among the various classes.  As such a setup is …

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Tom Kimber-Smith to Miss COTA to Be with Mother, Marco Bonanomi to Sub

2017 Daytona Iwsc Tom Kimber Smith Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

On Tuesday, PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports announced that full-time driver Tom Kimber-Smith will miss the Advance Auto Parts Sportscar Showdown on May 6 at Circuit of the Americas (COTA).  The reason?  Kimber-Smith’s mother is currently battling cancer and Kimber-Smith has chosen to sit out the race in order to stay with her in the United Kingdom. PR1/Mathiasen …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: NASCAR Fans Needed FOX Sports GO For Bristol

2017 Bristol I Cup Joey Logano Pack Racing John K Harrelson Nkp

(Photo: John K. Harrelson/NKP)

Rain screws up race weekends.  Simple as that.  You should see the e-mail string that goes out when a Cup race gets postponed.  As a result of Sunday’s deluge, Monday’s Food City 500 took place while I was at work.  Naturally, that causes problems. Food City 500 Now, let’s not freak out.  Yes, the race …

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Daniel Morad to Join CRP Racing for PWC Sprint-X Races

2017 Long Beach Pwc Ryan Dalziel Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

On Monday morning, CRP Racing announced that 27-year old Canadian racer Daniel Morad will join the team for Pirelli World Challenge’s Sprint-X events starting this weekend at VIRginia International Raceway.  He will race in the Pro-Pro division of GT as a teammate to full-time driver Ryan Dalziel in the No. 2 DeVilBiss-sponsored Mercedes-AMG GT3. Morad is …

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Lone Star Racing Announces 2017 IMSA Schedule

2017 Cresson Iwsc Mike Skeen Car Lone Star Racing

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On Friday, Cresson, Tex.-based Lone Star Racing announced that they will run part-time in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s GT Daytona class.  Team owner Dan Knox and Mike Skeen will drive the No. 80 Mercedes-AMG GT3 in four races, starting at COTA (Circuit of the Americas) in early May.  In addition to COTA, the team …

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Food City 500 Qualifying Cancelled, Field Set by Points

2016 Nascar Sprint Cup Series, Bristol

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade/NKP)

Due to wet weather in and around Bristol, NASCAR has cancelled Coors Light Pole Qualifying for Sunday’s Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway.  Since the first practice session of the weekend, scheduled for 11:30 a.m. this morning was also washed out, the field will be set as per the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup …

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JR Hildebrand Ruled Out of Barber Park, Zach Veach to Sub

2017 Long Beach Indycar Jr Hildebrand Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

On Tuesday, JR Hildebrand has officially not been approved to race this weekend at Barber Motorsports Park after breaking a bone in his hand at Long Beach.  Indy Lights veteran Zach Veach, who announced plans to make his INDYCAR debut in the Indianapolis 500, will have his debut pushed up as he will sub in the …

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