Race Weekend Central

Beyond the Cockpit: Colin Braun On How NASCAR Fell Apart

2015 Lime Rock TUSC Colin Braun Headshot credit Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway, Frontstretch)

By the standards of nearly every form of motorsports, Colin Braun is a young man at age 26, however, despite only being 26, he already has a decade of experience in the upper levels of racing. For sports car fans, their first glimpse of Braun was back in 2005 when he was part of Team16, a special …

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PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports Claims 2015 Northeast Grand Prix Victory

2015 Lime Rock TUSC Colin Braun car Credit Phil Allaway

(Credit: Phil Allaway, Frontstretch)

Saturday afternoon brought the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship’s Prototype Challenge (PC) and GT-Daytona (GTD) classes to the 1.474-mile layout at Lime Rock Park for two hours and 40 minutes of racing. The first part of the race saw one team dominate each class. Neither of those teams would be anywhere near the hunt for the …

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Stephen Simpson, Dion von Moltke Claim PC and GTD Poles at Lime Rock

2015 Lime Rock TUSC Stephen Simpson car Credit Phil Allaway

(Credit: Phil Allaway, Frontstretch)

With only 18 cars entered for Saturday’s Northeast Grand Prix, traffic won’t be that much of an issue for the Prototype Challenge (PC) and Grand Touring Daytona (GTD) classes. However, that doesn’t mean that grabbing the pole isn’t important. By the time the PC cars got on track, the skies were starting to cloud up. …

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Colin Braun, Bruno Junqueira Pace Lime Rock TUSC Practice Sessions

2015 Lime Rock TUSC Colin Braun car Credit Phil Allaway

(Credit: Phil Allaway, Frontstretch)

Friday morning dawned sunny, but relatively cool at Lime Rock Park. However, by the time that the Prototype Challenge and GT-Daytona teams hit the track for their first practice session, temperatures had warmed to 74 degrees with sunny skies and low humidity. Those are great conditions for fast laps, and both types of cars followed …

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Pace Laps: Follow the Leader Daytona, NHRA Phoenix, Reddick Rises, and More

2015 Daytona I CUP Joey Logano wins credit NASCAR via Getty Images

(Credit: Getty Images)

Cup: Where Was the Passing?  If there was one constant that emerged during speedweeks with regards to the Cup cars it was the preponderance for cars that took the lead to be able to hold steady in that position. Matt Kenseth’s win in the Sprint Unlimited offered the first glimpse at this notion, because once …

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Wayne Taylor Racing Penalized for Drive Time Violation, Sent to Rear of Prototype Class

2015 Daytona TUSC Wayne Taylor Racing Car Credit IMSA

(Credit: IMSA)

On Friday, IMSA announced that Wayne Taylor Racing has been dropped from third-place in the Prototype class and overall all the way back to 16th in class as a result of a drive time violation committed by the team in the closing moments of last weekend’s Rolex 24 at Daytona.  In endurance races, IMSA maintains …

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Ganassi’s “Star Car” Claims Overall Win in Rolex 24 at Daytona

2015 Daytona TUSC Ganassi 02 Woohoo Credit IMSA

Credit: IMSA via TUDOR Championship Twitter page

Last weekend’s Rolex 24 at Daytona was billed as another battle for supremacy in the Prototype class between the Daytona Prototypes and the P2’s.  Despite Michael Shank Racing dominating the time sheets, the P2’s did not factor much into the outcome. From the drop of the green flag, the Ford EcoBoost V6-powered Riley DPG3’s from …

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The P2’s and the DeltaWing Could Steal the Rolex 24 from the DP’s

2015 Daytona TUSC Oswaldo Negri Jr. AJ Allmendinger Credit IMSA

Credit: IMSA

Finally, the cursed offseason is coming to a close. Despite the onslaught of big announcements recently in NASCAR’s sphere of influence (Jeff Gordon announcing the end of his full-time tenure in Sprint Cup at the end of the season, Brian Vickers announcing his return at Las Vegas, Rico Abreu moving to K&N Pro Series East, …

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Pace Laps: The Race That Wouldn’t End, Sadler’s Sickness and Bubba’s Championship Hopes Go Up in Smoke

2014 Texas II CUP Kasey Kahne spin CIA

Sprint Cup Series:  The Stop and Go 500 – How do you like your races?  Well this one seemed to mimic bad traffic.  The race had a green flag feel until the caution came out for debris on lap 174.  Then the race became a contest between who was good for twenty laps at a time, …

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Pace Laps: Roush Fenway’s Struggles, Truck Championship Contenders and Racing vs. Rain

2014 Chicago CUP Brad Keselowski Paul Wolfe CIA

(Credit: CIA Stock Photography)

Sprint Cup Series: Slow Start for Roush Fenway Racing – There has been a gap between Penske Racing and Roush Fenway Racing all season.  Though both teams use Ford engines, Penske has been gapping their counterpart, and never was it more evident than at Chicagoland on Sunday. While Brad Keselowski earned the win and Joey Logano …

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Pace Laps: JGR vs RPM, IndyCar Officiating, Red Horse Racing Politics, and More

Did you miss an event during this busy week in racing? How about a late-night press release, an important sponsorship rumor, or a juicy piece of news? If you did, you’ve come to the right place! Each Monday, The Frontstretch will break down the racing, series by series, to bring you the biggest stories that …

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