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Marc Miller Out For VIR Due To Ruptured Achilles Tendon

Marc Miller during the Fan Walk prior to the WeatherTech 240 at the Glen, 7/2/2021 (Photo: Phil Allaway)

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Gradient Racing announced Tuesday (Sept. 28) that regular driver Marc Miller ruptured his Achilles tendon during a training exercise after last weekend’s Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach.  As a result, he is out for next weekend’s Michelin GT Challenge at VIR. “We have made continual improvements this season and I have worked hard to …

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Felipe Nasr, Pipo Derani Sweep IMSA Weekend at Long Beach

Felipe Nasr and Pipo Derani pose on top of their Cadillac DPi-V.R. after winning the IMSA Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach, 9/25/2021 (Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

Action Express Racing’s Pipo Derani and Felipe Nasr capped off a weekend sweep Saturday (Sept. 25) in Long Beach.  The duo were fastest in both practices, won the pole, then led 73 of 78 laps to win the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach. “It was a clean sweep,” Nasr said …

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Felipe Nasr Wins IMSA Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach Pole

Felipe Nasr after winning the pole for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach, 9/24/2021 (Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

Action Express Racing’s Felipe Nasr continued his strong form from practice Friday (Sept. 24) by snagging the pole for Saturday’s IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach with a lap at 98.922 mph.  It is Nasr’s second pole of the year. “It feels amazing whenever you get pole position,” Nasr said after …

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Felipe Nasr Quickest in Both IMSA Long Beach Practices

Felipe Nasr traverses the fountain complex during practice for the IMSA Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach, 9/24/2021 (Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

Long Beach has tended to favor the Cadillac DPi-V.R.s during the DPi era in IMSA.  Friday (Sept. 24) was no exception as Action Express Racing’s Felipe Nasr was fastest overall in both sessions.  His afternoon session lap at 98.423 mph was the best lap of the day. Practice No. 1 In the opening practice session, …

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Entry List: Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach

2019 Long Beach Iwsc Filipe Albuquerque Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship teams travel to Long Beach, Calif. this weekend for the second and final street race of 2021.  26 teams contest the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach on the 1.968-mile street course in the DPi, GT Le Mans and GT Daytona classes. In the DPi class, the six full-time operations will …

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Filipe Albuquerque Wins Hyundai Monterey Sports Car Championship Pole

Ricky Taylor traversing the Corkscrew at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca during practice for the Hyundai Monterey Sports Car Championship, 9/10/2021 (Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

Wayne Taylor Racing’s Filipe Albuquerque won the pole Saturday afternoon (Sept. 11) for Sunday’s Hyundai Monterey Sports Car Championship at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca with a lap at 108.231 mph.  The lap is a new IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship track record. “[Getting the pole] means a lot actually,” Albuquerque said after the session.  “How the …

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Entry List: Hyundai Monterey Sports Car Championship

2019 Laguna Seca Iwsc Jeroen Bleekemolen Earl Bamber Dalton Kellett Racing Courtesy Of Imsa

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

The IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship returns to action this weekend after a month off at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca for the Hyundai Monterey Sports Car Championship.  26 teams are entered in four classes. In the DPi class, there are the six full-time teams entered.  Cadillacs from Action Express Racing, JDC-Miller MotorSports and Chip Ganassi Racing, …

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Cadillac Officially Throws Its Hat Into LMDh

Felipe Nasr late in the WeatherTech 240 at the Glen, 7/2/2021 (Photo: Phil Allaway)

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

General Motors announced Tuesday (Aug. 25) that they will officially enter the new LMDh class.  They will continue their existing partnership with Dallara (the current DPi-V.R. is pictured above) to construct a new car that will debut in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship in 2023.  Said car will be eligible to compete in both IMSA …

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IMSA Launches Driver Diversity Initiative

2020 Daytona Iwsc Andy Lally Mark Kvamme Racing Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

IMSA announced Tuesday (Aug. 10) that they have created the IMSA Diverse Driver Development scholarship program.  The goal is “promote and empower drivers from a variety of backgrounds to participate in IMSA-sanctioned series.” On paper, the goals are similar to NASCAR’s own Drive for Diversity, but it is set up differently.  Candidates are required to …

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Action Express Racing Wins At Road America, Claims 2nd Straight Victory

Felipe Nasr and Pipo Derani celebrate their victory in the Road Race Showcase at Road America, 8/8/2021 (Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

Action Express Racing’s Pipo Derani and Felipe Nasr took the lead with a little more than three minutes to go Sunday (Aug. 8) when Meyer Shank Racing with Curb-Agajanian’s Dane Cameron was forced to pit for a splash of fuel.  From there, Nasr held on to win the Road Race Showcase at Road America. “The …

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Felipe Nasr Wins Road America Pole In Wet Conditions

Felipe Nasr during qualifying for the Road Race Showcase at Road America, 8/7/2021 (Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

After a dry practice session Saturday morning (Aug. 7), the skies opened up at Road America in time for qualifying.  Action Express Racing’s Felipe Nasr won the pole for Sunday’s Road Race Showcase with a lap at 113.922 mph.  Given the conditions, it was actually not the fastest lap of qualifying. For Nasr, the session …

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IMSA Reveals 2022 Schedules, Changes

James French slicing through GT Daytona runners Don Yount and Rob Ferriol during the Sahlen's Six Hours at the Glen, 6/27/2021 (Photo: Phil Allaway)

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

At Road America Friday evening (Aug. 6), IMSA held their annual State of the Series presentation.  Here, the series made a series of announcements pertaining to the upcoming year. WeatherTech SportsCar Championship: A Third Attempt To Race The 2020 Schedule IMSA officially released their 2022 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship schedule.  It ultimately looks a lot …

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