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Stevenson Motorsports Cuts Down to One Audi for 2017

On Wednesday morning, Stevenson Motorsports announced that the team will cut down from two Audi R8 LMS GT3’s in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s GT Daytona class to one entry for the Rolex 24 at Daytona.  That entry, which will carry the No. 57 that the team used in Grand-AM, will have the same lineup …

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2016 NASCAR Rewind: Kurt Busch

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(Photo: John Harrelson/NKP)

Kurt Busch came into the 2016 season with some momentum and the potential to put himself squarely into the championship conversation.  In 2015, he won two races, three poles and tied a career-best with 21 top 10 finishes. 2016 was actually a slight improvement as far as the points go.  Busch moved up to a seventh-place …

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Alex Job Racing Signs Townsend Bell, Bill Sweedler for 2017

On Tuesday, Alex Job Racing (AJR) announced that they will be switching from the Porsche 911 GT3 R to a new Audi R8 LMS GT3 for the 2017 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season.  Driving the new Audi full-time will be longtime teammates and 2015 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship GT Daytona champions Townsend Bell and Bill Sweedler. …

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Riley Motorsports Announces Endurance Drivers

On Tuesday, Riley Motorsports announced their full driver lineup for the Rolex 24 at Daytona.  Full season drivers Jeroen Bleekemolen and Ben Keating will be joined by Mario Farnbacher and Adam Christodoulou in the No. 33 Mercedes AMG GT3 (the team’s 2016 Dodge Viper GT3-R is pictured above). Farnbacher will drive in all four of …

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PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports Quietly Announces 2017 Lineup

Earlier in the week, PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports wrapped up a test session at Sebring International Raceway in Florida for their new Gibson-powered Ligier JS P217 prototype.  As the team participated in IMSA’s November open test at Daytona shortly after taking delivery of their new car, they chose to skip the open test held on Tuesday and …

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Cadillac Assert Themselves at Daytona Test, Ricky Taylor Goes 200

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(Credit: Cadillac photo)

IMSA’s first open test with the new DPi entries wrapped up on Wednesday afternoon at Daytona International Speedway.  Since it is a December test, it is really difficult to truly tell who is on pace and who is taking it easy.  However, one thing is pretty obvious coming out of the four sessions.  Cadillac’s new …

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Shane van Gisbergen, Thomas Jäger Join WeatherTech Racing

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(Credit: WeatherTech Racing photo)

On Wednesday afternoon, WeatherTech Racing announced that 2016 Virgin Australia Supercars Champion Shane van Gisbergen and Mercedes-AMG factory driver Thomas Jäger have joined the driving lineup of WeatherTech Racing’s No. 50 Mercedes AMG GT3 for next month’s Rolex 24 at Daytona.  Van Gisbergen and Jäger join full-time drivers Cooper MacNeil and Gunnar Jeannette in the …

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Ford Chip Ganassi Racing’s US and European Arms Unite for Rolex 24

On Wednesday morning, Ford Chip Ganassi Racing announced that the team’s two divisions (the North American and UK divisions) will join together as one four-car team for January’s Rolex 24 at Daytona.  The unification has been done for one purpose: To go out and win. Team owner Chip Ganassi has been happy with the Ford …

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TRG Brings Wolf Henzler Back to IMSA, Fills Daytona Lineup

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(Credit: The Racers Group)

On Tuesday, The Racers Group (TRG) announced their full driver lineup for January’s Rolex 24 at Daytona.  Leading that group will be Porsche factory driver Wolf Henzler, who will be returning to the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship on a full-time basis after only competing in 2016 at Daytona. Henzler won the 2008 GT2-class championship in the American …

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2016 NASCAR Rewind: Aric Almirola

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(Photo: Russell LaBounty / NKP)

For Aric Almirola, 2016 was originally a season worth looking forward to.  He had just missed out on qualifying for the Chase in 2015, but earned a career-best three top 5 finishes.  There was a little momentum. However, in the offseason, the team began building their own chassis to supplement the equipment they have been …

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Tequila Patron ESM Unveils 2017 Driver Lineup

On Monday morning, Tequila Patron ESM announced the seven drivers who will drive the team’s two Nissan DPi entries in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.  Like many teams, their lineup is mainly composed of returning drivers. The No. 2 entry, which is the defending champion of both the Rolex 24 at Daytona and the Mobil …

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