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Paul-Loup Chatin Claims Last-Minute Austria ELMS Pole

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IDEC Sport’s Paul-Loup Chatin won the overall pole for Sunday’s European Le Mans Series 4 Hours of the Red Bull Racing at the absolute last minute Saturday (July 21).  Chatin’s lap of 121.884 mph gives IDEC Sport their second ELMS pole of the season and third overall. “I am really pleased.  The team did a …

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G-Drive Racing Snags 4 Hours of Monza Victory

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G-Drive Racing’s Roman Rusinov, Andrea Pizzitola and Jean-Eric Vergne claimed overall victory Sunday (May 13) in the European Le Mans Series’ 4 Hours of Monza.  It is the second victory in as many weeks as the trio won the LMP2 class in the FIA World Endurance Championship 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps. DragonSpeed’s Ben Hanley started …

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Ben Hanley Wins 4 Hours of Monza Pole After TDS Exclusion

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TDS Racing’s Matthieu Vaxiviere was fastest in qualifying Saturday morning (May 12) for Sunday’s European Le Mans Series 4 Hours of Monza.  Vaxivière lapped the 3.599-mile road course in 95.456 seconds (135.732 mph) in his ORECA 07-Gibson, the fastest lap of the weekend.  However, the No. 33 ORECA 07-Gibson was found to have tape on …

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Racing Engineering Wins 4 Hours of Le Castellet on Debut

2018 Paul Ricard ELMS Norman Nato Car Jakob Ebrey Photography

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The Racing Engineering ORECA 07-Gibson shared by Norman Nato, Paul Petit and Olivier Pla earned a somewhat unexpected victory in Sunday’s European Le Mans Series 4 Hours of Le Castellet at Circuit Paul Ricard.  It is the team’s first-ever start in the LMP2 class.  Previously, they were best known for fielding entries in the FIA …

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IDEC Sport’s Paul-Loup Chatin Claims 4 Hours of Le Castellet Pole

2018 Paul Ricard ELMS Paul-Loup Chatin Car Jakob Ebrey Photography

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IDEC Sport’s Paul-Loup Chatin claimed a surprise pole Saturday (April 14) for Sunday’s 4 Hours of Le Castellet with a lap of 101.194 seconds (128.000 mph) around the 3.598-mile Circuit Paul Ricard.  It is the fastest lap of the entire race weekend and nearly three seconds faster than Chatin was able to accomplish during Free …

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Nicolas Lapierre Fastest in Friday ELMS Paul Ricard Practice

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On Friday, European Le Mans Series teams got only one chance to take their equipment onto the 3.598-mile Circuit Paul Ricard for practice.  The conditions were treacherous as teams dealt with a wet track.  However, as the track was drying late in the session, DragonSpeed’s Nicolas Lapierre blew the field away with a lap of …

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Beyond the Cockpit: Sean Rayhall on HART, ELMS & Working With John Falb

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Sean Rayhall‘s career has had an interesting trajectory. He’s been all over the place from Saturday night short track racing to INDYCAR’s feeder series and sports car racing in Europe. Last year, he and co-driver John Falb won the European Le Mans Series (ELMS) LMP3 championship for United Autosports. For this season, Falb and Rayhall …

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Nathanaël Berthon Wins 4 Hours of Portimao Pole

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On Saturday, Panis Barthez Competition’s Nathanaël Berthon claimed the overall pole for the European Le Mans Series’ 4 Hours of Portimao.  It is the first-ever pole position for the Ligier JS P217-Gibson package.  The previous five ELMS pole positions had all been won by ORECA 07-Gibsons and the FIA World Endurance Championship’s LMP2 is nearly …

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Pace Laps: NASCAR Playoff Stress, Tyler Reddick’s Triumph & Timothy Peters’ Impressive Return

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: A Week of Stress for Many Following New Hampshire With two of three races complete in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series’ Round of 16, we can easily place six drivers in the “stressed” category as the series heads to Dover International Speedway for the first elimination race of the playoffs. Starting …

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2017 Frontstretch Cup: ISM Connect 300

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Overton’s 301 New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Loudon, NH USA Sunday 16 July 2017 Kevin Harvick, Stewart-Haas Racing, Busch Beer Ford Fusion and Denny Hamlin, Joe Gibbs Racing, FedEx Office Toyota Camry World Copyright: Nigel Kinrade NKP

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Welcome to our 10th year of staff predictions! Each week, our experts attempt to tell you who the winner of each Cup race will be. Take a look to see who your favorite writers think will win it all (or at least score some points) this week! Think you can out-prognosticate our staff?  Leave your …

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Pace Laps: Jeremy Clements Gets Long Awaited Victory, Josef Newgarden Extends Points Lead

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: What to Do With An Off-Week – Hopefully, you enjoyed your off-weekend, because they will be no more in 2017. After an 18-week stretch for the Cup guys, they all kept it easy this last weekend of August before a final 12-week haul leads us to the offseason. But let’s …

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Pace Laps: Miraculous Michigan, Sam Hornish Jr.’s Big Win & Bubba Wallace’s Return

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Michigan a Welcome Back for Multiple Drivers – Sunday’s Pure Michigan 400 may have been a return to Victory Lane for Kyle Larson, but Michigan International Speedway gave several other drivers a warm welcome back to the front after 202 laps. Starting with one on the podium, Erik Jones tied …

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