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3 XFINITY Teams Make Mid-Ohio Driver Announcements

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When NASCAR released the entry list for Saturday’s XFINITY Series Mid-Ohio Challenge, the No. 18 Toyota for Joe Gibbs Racing was listed with TBA (To Be Announced) in the drivers’ slot.  On Wednesday, they announced their man for the weekend. JGR will be fielding 39-year old Owen Kelly this weekend at …

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Pirelli World Challenge Announces Driver Ranking Allocations for 2017

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For the past few years, driver rankings have played a fairly important role in determining who could get rides.  More than one contract has been voided because of a ranking change rendering someone ineligible for a ride. On Wednesday, WC Vision announced the driver ranking breakdown for the GT classes …

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Ryan Blaney Loses Pit Selection at Bristol due to Watkins Glen Warnings

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On Wednesday morning, NASCAR issued their weekly penalty report.  Given that last weekend’s races were at Watkins Glen, the list could have been extensive.  However, that was not the case as no graded penalties were issued due to infractions found at Watkins Glen.  Only two teams were given warnings. The …

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Jonathan Bomarito Claims Road Race Showcase Pole

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On Saturday afternoon, Mazda’s Jonathan Bomarito put down a lap of 114.507 seconds (127.266 mph) in the closing stages of qualifying, which held up to take the overall pole for Sunday’s Continental Tire Road Race Showcase at Road America.  It is Mazda’s third pole of the season. Afterwards, Bomarito was …

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Scott Maxwell Extends All-Time CTSC Record by Winning Road America Pole

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On Friday afternoon, Multimatic Motorsports‘ Scott Maxwell claimed the pole for Saturday’s 2.5 hour IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge race at Road America.  Maxwell’s lap of 142.487 seconds (102.275 mph) was nearly a half-second faster than CJ Wilson Racing‘s Daniel Burkett in second.  Compass360 Racing‘s Paul Holton was third quickest …

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IMSA CTSC Brings Endurance Back, Prototype Lites is the New PC

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During the same State of the Sport press conference Friday where the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship schedule was announced, IMSA announced the schedules for two more IMSA divisions. IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge For 2017, the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge remains the primary support series to the WeatherTech SportsCar …

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IMSA Announces 2017 WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Schedule

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On Friday afternoon, IMSA announced the 2017 schedule for the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship during a press conference in Victory Lane at Road America.  There are no new venues on the schedule, but there are some changes. The most noticeable change is that the rounds at Circuit of the Americas (COTA) …

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Alex Job Racing, Leh Keen, Part Ways; Sven Müller to Drive

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On Thursday, Alex Job Racing announced that Leh Keen has been released from the team, effective immediately.  Sven Müller, a Porsche Junior factory driver, will replace Keen in the No. 22 Porsche GT3-R in the GT Daytona for at least this weekend’s Continental Tire Road Race Showcase at Road America.  Müller …

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