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Couch Potato Tuesday: Another NASCAR Driver Turned A+ Analyst On FOX?

2017 Cup Charlotte Media Tour Zach Catanzareti Jamie Mcmurray

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

This past weekend, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup and XFINITY Series were at Las Vegas Motor Speedway for 700 miles of action.  It was an interesting time. Before we get started, it appears that FOX Sports 1 has begun to shift NASCAR Race Hub to 7 p.m. on weeknights as opposed to the 6 p.m. …

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Patrick Long Wins PWC GT Race No. 2 at St. Petersburg

2016 Lime Rock Pwc Patrick Long Car Credit Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

On Sunday afternoon, Patrick Long was able to take advantage of a bad start by pole sitter Alex Riberas to take over the lead in the first corner from third on the grid.  From there, Long was able to hold off Cadillac’s Johnny O’Connell to take his first win of 2017. The start itself was a …

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Andrew Aquilante Sweeps PWC GTS at St. Petersburg

2014 Lime Rock Ctsc Andrew Aquilante Car Credit Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

On Saturday afternoon, Andrew Aquilante proved that his pace on Friday was no fluke.  He may not have any definitive plans to race the No. 32 Ford Mustang BOSS 302R for the rest of the season, but for this weekend, he’s on top. Aquilante started from the pole and held off Lawson Aschenbach for the …

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Alvaro Parente Wins PWC GT Round 1 at St. Petersburg

2016 Lime Rock Pwc Alvaro Parente Car Credit Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

On Saturday morning, defending Pirelli World Challenge GT champion Alvaro Parente was able to get past pole sitter Daniel Mancinelli on lap 2.  The move, using the contrarian outside line at turn 4, gave the Portuguese racer the advantage.  From there, Parente pulled away to claim the victory by 10.135 seconds. Unlike Friday’s first GTS race, …

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Andrew Aquilante Wins PWC GTS Season Opener

2014 Lime Rock Ctsc Andrew Aquilante Car Credit Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Friday afternoon saw the race debut of Chevrolet’s new Camaro GT4.R, a new car built for worldwide competition, but with an American flair.  Lawson Aschenbach qualified the Camaro on pole, but it was older American iron that took the spoils. The big story prior to the race was the reconfiguration of turn 3.  Thursday night, …

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Daniel Mancinelli Scores Surprise GT Overall Pole, Immediately Promoted

2017 St Petersburg Pwc Daniel Mancinelli Car Credit Wc Vision

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In St. Petersburg on Friday morning, Daniel Mancinelli claimed the overall pole for Saturday’s Round No. 1 for Pirelli World Challenge’s GT/GTA/GT Cup Classes in his GTA-class No. 31 Ferrari 488 GT3 for TR3 Racing.  The pole was a complete surprise for a couple of reasons.  One, Mancinelli chose to skip the one timed practice …

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Adderly Fong Quickest in PWC GT Practice; Aschenbach on GTS Pole

2016 Lime Rock Pwc Adderly Fong Car Credit Phil Allaway

(Credit: Phil Allaway)

On Thursday, Pirelli World Challenge’s four classes all took to the 1.8-mile street course in St. Petersburg for their opening on-track sessions.  It was a rather expensive day. In the 55 minute practice session, Absolute Racing’s Adderly Fong was quickest with a lap of 72.571 seconds (89.292 mph) in his Bentley Continental GT3.  Practice times …

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45 Entered for Pirelli World Challenge Season Opener at St. Petersburg

2016 Lime Rock Pwc Johnny O'connell Car Credit Phil Allaway

(Credit: Phil Allaway)

On the undercard of the Verizon IndyCar Series this weekend in St. Petersburg, Fla. will be the GT, GTA, GT Cup and GTS Classes of Pirelli World Challenge.  Between those four classes, 45 cars are entered.  The GT, GTA and GT Cup Classes will run together in two 50-minute races, while the GTS class will …

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35 Entered for CTSC Sebring 120; Multimatic Motorsports Out

2017 Daytona Ctsc Dean Martin Car Credit Phil Allaway

(Credit: Phil Allaway)

On Wednesday, IMSA released the entry list for the Sebring 120, the second race of the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge season that will run on St. Patrick’s Day at Sebring International Raceway.  35 cars are entered in a somewhat even split between the Grand Sport and Street Tuner classes. In Grand Sport, the biggest …

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46 Entered for Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring

On Wednesday, IMSA released the Provisional Entry List for the 65th Running of the Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring.  The 12-hour race on Mar. 18 is Round No. 2 of both the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and the Tequila Patron North American Endurance Cup.  46 cars are entered in the four classes. In the …

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NASCAR Hall of Fame Class of 2018 Nominees Revealed

Nascar Hall Of Fame Induction

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On Wednesday, NASCAR announced the 20 nominees that will be up for consideration for election to the NASCAR Hall of Fame.  The nominees are highlighted by five new candidates.  Those new candidates are: Davey Allison: 19 career Cup Series wins, finished third in championship in 1992. Red Farmer: Long-time racer of indeterminate age whose career …

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Las Vegas Motor Speedway to Hold 2 Tripleheaders in 2018

2016 Las Vegas Cup Kurt Busch Pack Racing Matthew T Thacker Nkp

(Photo: Matthew T. Thacker / NKP)

Las Vegas Motor Speedway (LVMS) announced on Wednesday that they will be adding second races for both the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup and XFINITY Series to their schedule in 2018.  The new races will run as part of the existing weekend that is currently a standalone race for the Camping World Truck Series in September. …

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