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REBELLION Racing Announces NAEC Schedule for 2017

On Wednesday evening (European time), REBELLION Racing announced its intentions to compete in the four race Tequila Patron North American Endurance Cup, the series within a series that covers the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s four biggest races (Rolex 24 at Daytona, Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring, Sahlen’s Six Hours at the Glen and Petit …

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Cadillac Introduces New DPi-V.R. for IMSA in 2017

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(Credit: Cadillac photo)

On Wednesday morning, after months of speculation, Cadillac unveiled the new DPi-V.R. chassis, which will be their entry in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship starting at Daytona in 2017.  The DPi-V.R. chassis is based on the new Dallara LMP2 chassis, one of the four legal 2017-spec LMP2 chassis.  Three DPi-V.R.’s (two from Action Express Racing …

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Clint Bowyer Sues HScott Motorsports

2016 Indianapolis Cup Clint Bowyer Logan Whitton Nkp

(Credit: Logan Whitton / NKP)

Clint Bowyer just wrapped up the worst season in his NASCAR Sprint Cup Series career, finishing 27th in points with only three top-10 finishes.  The championship runner-up from 2012 was outright uncompetitive at times, especially in qualifying. The reality was worse than the perception.  Bowyer, via his personal corporation, has sued HScott Motorsports and team owner Harry Scott, Jr. for …

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Huge Wreck Eliminates Carl Edwards From Title Contention

2016 Pocono I Cup Carl Edwards John Harrelson Nkp

(Photo: John Harrelson / NKP)

For much of Sunday’s Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Carl Edwards was at minimum the best Chaser on track and, at times, the best driver on track, period.  Edwards led 47 laps and had a spirited battle through the middle sections of the race with Kyle Larson. He lost the war, totaling his car …

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Defending Cup Champ Kyle Busch Isn’t Sweating Homestead

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade/NKP)

For defending Sprint Cup Series champion Kyle Busch, being in a winner-take-all scenario like Sunday’s Ford EcoBoost 400 is old news.  He knows what needs to be done, and he plans to go out and do it. “I’m all good,” Busch said Friday afternoon.  “I think last year’s experience, learning and taking it all in was a …

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Daniel Suarez Brings the Big Mo to Homestead

2016 Nxs Daniel Suarez Cockpit

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade / NKP)

Daniel Suarez may only be in his second full season in the NASCAR XFINITY Series, but he’s turned a lot of heads in the No. 19 Toyota for Joe Gibbs Racing. Suarez outdueled Kyle Busch to win his first XFINITY Series race at Michigan International Speedway back in June and has earned a series-high 18 top-5 …

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Christopher Bell Satisified with Third-Place Championship Finish

Christopher Bell

(Photo: Joseph Wolkin)

In the aftermath of Friday night’s Ford EcoBoost 200, there were quite a few long faces in the Camping World Truck Series paddock. Matt Crafton sounded completely defeated after finishing seventh, convinced that he had the title within his clutches before it slipped away. Timothy Peters really didn’t have a whole lot to say either.  While …

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TRG Returns to IMSA Full-Time in 2017

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(Credit: The Racers Group)

Thursday evening, The Racer’s Group (TRG) announced its full-fledged return to the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship starting with the 2017 Rolex 24 at Daytona. In addition, TRG is returning to Porsche after running Aston Martins since 2013 in Grand-Am.  The team has acquired a Porsche 911 GT3 R and will campaign the new car in the …

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Matt Crafton Hopes to Earn Truck Title Despite Troublesome Year

2016 Chicago Cwts Matt Crafton Nigel Kinrade Nkp

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade/NKP)

A two-time NASCAR Camping World Truck Series champion, Matt Crafton has utilized near-perfect seasons to reach the top. During his first title run in 2013, Crafton completed every lap in all 22 races and clinched at Phoenix International Raceway with one race still to go. ThorSport Racing’s top driver has not shown that same consistency in 2016.  While he …

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Tommy Baldwin Racing to No Longer Race Full-Time After Homestead

Regan Smith Indianapolis 2016 Cup Mike Neff

(Photo: Mike Neff)

On Thursday, Tommy Baldwin, Jr., owner of Tommy Baldwin Racing, announced on his team’s Facebook page that it will no longer compete full-time in the Sprint Cup Series after Sunday’s Ford EcoBoost 400. In addition, the team’s charter has been sold off.  Baldwin did not note in his statement who the charter was sold to, but …

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Mazda Unveils First DPi Prototype at LA Auto Show

2016 La Auto Show Iwsc Jonathan Bomarito Car Mazda Motorsports

(Photo: Mazda Motorsports)

On Wednesday afternoon, Mazda Motorsports took to the floor of the Los Angeles Auto Show to announce their new entry in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.  Up to this point, only Prototype teams running regular LMP2 chassis with the spec Gibson engine had been unveiled (one of those, PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports’ Ligier JS P217-Gibson, made its …

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