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Pipo Derani Fastest in Sebring WeatherTech Practice

IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship

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Action Express Racing’s Pipo Derani was fastest overall in IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship practice ahead of Saturday evening’s Cadillac Grand Prix of Sebring.  Derani’s lap in the final session at 125.902 mph is roughly a full mph slower than the best laps turned in last year. Practice No. 1 The start of the first practice …

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Entry List: Cadillac Grand Prix of Sebring

IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship

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This weekend, the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship returns to action with the first sprint race at Sebring International Raceway for a top-flight sports car series since 1998.  On Saturday, 29 cars will take the green flag. In the Prototype class, there will be eight cars on the grid.  There is one change of note on …

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Mazda Motorsports Scores 1-2 Finish in WeatherTech 240 at Daytona

2020 Daytona IMSA Jonathan Bomarito Victory Lane IMSA

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The former Mazda Team Joest entered Daytona with an all-new organization as Multimatic has replaced Joest Racing as the operator of Mazda’s RT24-Ps.  The changes didn’t change any of the pace shown in January as Jonathan Bomarito and Harry Tincknell claimed overall victory in the WeatherTech 240 at Daytona Saturday (July 5). “To be honest, …

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Helio Castroneves Wins 2020 WeatherTech 240 at Daytona Pole

2020 Daytona IMSA Helio Castroneves Pole Award IMSA

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In the heat of the Central Florida afternoon at Daytona International Speedway Saturday (July 4), Acura Team Penske’s Helio Castroneves won the pole for Saturday evening’s WeatherTech 240 at Daytona. Castroneves won the pole with a lap at 135.777 mph in his No. 7 Acura ARX-05. It didn’t take long for the speeds to get …

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Oliver Jarvis, Juan Pablo Montoya Top Daytona WeatherTech Practices

2020 Daytona IMSA Juan Pablo Montoya Car IMSA

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The IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship is back in action after being away for more than five months.  Despite significant change since Daytona, the Mazda RT24-P is still a very fast car on Daytona International Speedway’s ROVAL.  Mazda’s Oliver Jarvis, driving the car that won the pole for the Rolex 24 at Daytona in January, was …

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Felipe Nasr Tests Positive for COVID-19, Out For Daytona

2020 Daytona IWSC Felipe Nasr Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Action Express Racing announced Friday morning (July 3) that Felipe Nasr, driver of the Whelen Engineering-sponsored No. 31 Cadillac DPi-V.R., has tested positive for COVID-19.  As a result, he is returning to Miami in order to enter quarantine and will miss Saturday’s WeatherTech 240 at Daytona at bare minimum. “I’ve been waiting so long for …

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Entry List: WeatherTech 240 at Daytona

2020 Daytona IWSC John Potter Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

The return to action for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship at Daytona International Speedway Saturday night (July 4) will have 26 cars take the green flag.  This is unsurprisingly down significantly on the 39 cars that competed in January’s Rolex 24 at Daytona. The Prototype class is more or less unchanged from January.  There will …

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Aaron Telitz To Drive Remainder of 2020 for AVS Vasser Sullivan

2020 Daytona IWSC Michael de Quesada Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

AVS Vasser Sullivan announced Wednesday (June 25) that Aaron Telitz has been tapped to drive the No. 14 Lexus alongside Jack Hawksworth for the remainder of the 2020 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season.  Telitz replaces Parker Chase, who opted out of the rest of the season earlier this week after determining that it would conflict …

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Hardpoint Motorsports Adds WeatherTech Sprint Cup Program for 2020

2020 Daytona IMPC Rob Ferriol Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Hardpoint Motorsports, a team that currently competes full-time in IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge (Note: Pilot Challenge car pictured above) announced Wednesday (June 17) that the team will expand their program to the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, effective immediately.  The team has acquired an Audi R8 LMS GT3 and will compete using No. 30 in the …

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Porsche to No Longer Run Factory Team in IMSA After 2020

2020 Daytona IWSC Nick Tandy Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Porsche announced Thursday morning (June 4) that they will cease factory involvement in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s GT Le Mans class at the end of the 2020 season.  The manufacturer indicated that making this move “makes a significant contribution to overcoming the economic effects that the coronavirus crisis has had on the sports car …

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Pace Laps: Joey Logano & Brandon Jones Victorious in Phoenix

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NASCAR Cup Series: Joey Logano Takes 2 of 3 in West Coast Swing Joey Logano and crew chief Paul Wolfe have proven they’re a duo that needs to be looked at already when discussing who may be a part of this year’s championship contenders. Sure, it may be early in the season, but it’s hard …

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Gradient Racing Announces IMSA Return for WeatherTech Sprint Cup

2018 Watkins Glen IWSC Till Bechtolsheimer Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Graident Racing announced Wednesday (March 4) that they will return to the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship in 2020 and make a run at the WeatherTech Sprint Cup in the GT Daytona.  Longtime teammates Marc Miller and Till Bechtolsheimer will reunite to share the No. 36 Acura NSX GT3 starting at Long Beach in April. “2019 …

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