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Rebel Rock Racing Gambles On Fuel And Oil To Win At Sebring

Robin Liddell and Frank DePew embrace in victory lane after winning the Alan Jay Automotive Network 120 at Sebring, 3/19/2021 (Courtesy of IMSA)

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

Rebel Rock Racing’s Frank DePew and Robin Liddell gambled on a very aggressive fuel strategy to get the overall lead when Stephen Cameron Racing’s Greg Liefooghe pitted with just over three laps to go.  Despite smoke coming out of the back of the team’s Chevrolet Camaro GT4.R, Liddell was able to hold on to win …

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Pipo Derani Wins Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring Pole; Jimmie Johnson Crashes

Pipo Derani wins the pole for the Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring, 3/19/2021 (Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

Action Express Racing’s dominance in Sebring continued Friday afternoon (March 19).  Pipo Derani won the pole for Saturday’s Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring presented by Advance Auto Parts with a lap at 127.798 mph.  This is a new IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship track record at the 3.74-mile road course. However, things aren’t all swell …

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Action Express Racing Sweeps Thursday Sebring Practices

Felipe Nasr practicing at Sebring, 3/18/2021 (Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

Action Express Racing came to Sebring, Fla. with full intent to flex their muscles.  They did just that Thursday (March 18).  Felipe Nasr was fastest overall for the day with a lap at 126.765 mph during the opening session of the day. Practice No. 1 The opening practice went green at 9:05 a.m. Thursday morning.  …

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Maxwell Root Wins Alan Jay Automotive Network 120 Pole

Maxwell Root after winning the pole for the Alan Jay Automotive Network 120, 3/18/2021 (Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

Maxwell Root, who is making his IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge debut this weekend in place of the injured Ryan Hardwick, made an excellent impression on the field Thursday (March 18).  With a lap at 102.527 mph in his Porsche Cayman GT4 MR, Root easily claimed the overall pole for Friday’s Alan Jay Automotive Network 120 …

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Bill Auberlen Quickest in Sebring Michelin Pilot Challenge Practice

Dillon Machavern at Sebring, 3/18/2021 (Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

Turner Motorsport’s Bill Auberlen was fastest overall in Michelin Pilot Challenge practice Thursday (March 18) with a lap at 102.937 mph.  Despite the quick pace, Auberlen’s lap was still a half-second off of his own track record, set in 2019. Practice No. 1 Michelin Pilot Challenge teams first got out on track Wednesday afternoon for …

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Entry List: Alan Jay Automotive Network 120

Tyler McQuarrie, Marco Signoretti and Cameron Lawrence at the start of the Alan Jay Automotive Network 120, 11/13/2020 (Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

Friday (March 19) will see IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge teams compete in the Alan Jay Automotive Network 120 at Sebring International Raceway.  The first sprint race of the season will have 35 teams entered, a drop of seven from Daytona. In the Grand Sport class, there are 20 teams entered, down from 25 in Daytona.  …

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Entry List: Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring presented by Advance Auto Parts

Mario Farnbacher and Robby Foley racing during the Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring, 11/14/2020 (Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

The IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship returns to action Saturday (March 20) at Sebring International Raceway for the Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring presented by Advance Auto Parts.  There will be 36 cars on the grid for the 12-hour classic, split between five classes. With Action Express Racing confirming a couple of weeks ago that …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Daniel Suarez Debuts in the Booth, FOX Overhypes 2012 Fracas

Erik Jones, Christopher Bell and Kyle Larson compete in the NASCAR Cup Series race at Phoenix Raceway March 2021. Photo: NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Phoenix is an interesting place. NASCAR seems to be placing outsized importance on the tri-oval these days, knowing that the track will host the season finale in November. It just doesn’t make sense to have it there, especially since the banquet is no longer in Las Vegas. The past couple of weeks have seen a …

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Team Hardpoint/EBM Expands To 2 Full-Time Entries

Katherine Legge racing in the Rolex 24 at Daytona, 1/31/2021 (Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

Team Hardpoint/EBM announced Monday (March 8) that they will be expanding their operation to two Porsche 911 GT3 Rs, effective immediately.  Katherine Legge and Christina Nielsen will now be full-time in the No. 88 Porsche in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s GT Daytona class.  Sponsorship will be provided by Richard Mille, a Swiss manufacturer of …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Las Vegas Had Good Racing, Chaotic Commentary at Times

Brad Keselowski, Kyle Larson and Joey Logano race 3-wide at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, March 2021 Photo: NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Las Vegas Motor Speedway marked the first 1.5-mile tri-oval of the season. I was concerned that we wouldn’t get a good race on Sunday. That fear was unfounded. The race was very competitive and interesting to watch. Before we get going, FOX Sports officially revealed their analyst schedule for their Xfinity and Camping World Truck …

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George Kurtz Claims Inaugural GT America Weekend Sweep

George Kurtz practicing at Sonoma Raceway, 3/5/2021 (Photo: DXDT Racing/Jamey Price Photo)

(Photo: DXDT Racing/Jamey Price Photo)

Sonoma Raceway hosted the first-ever GT America powered by AWS race weekend this past weekend.  The series, which is a merger of the former Pirelli GT4 America Sprint and GT Sports Club America series, has GT2, GT3 and GT4 cars racing in 40-minute sprint races with amateur drivers only.  DXDT Racing’s George Kurtz walked away …

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