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Couch Potato Monday: NBC Sports’ Sebring Coverage Expansive, But A Bit Distracted At Times

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Today, we’re going road racing.  Unlike NBC Sports’ NASCAR and INDYCAR coverage, the IMSA broadcast booth never went to the track after the shutdown.  The only difference here is that it was likely the plan all along, even without a pandemic. Given that this was a 12-hour race, NBC Sports did not use the same …

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Era Motorsport Returns For Rolex 24, Adds Ryan Dalziel, Paul-Loup Chatin

2020 Daytona Iwsc Dwight Merriman Car Phil Allaway

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Era Motorsport announced Wednesday (Nov. 18) that the team will return to action for January’s Rolex 24 at Daytona, in the LMP2 class.  Team owner Kyle Tilley will return with co-driver Dwight Merriman.  They will be joined by Ryan Dalziel and Paul-Loup Chatin. “I’m delighted we get another crack at the Rolex 24 At Daytona,” …

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Dane Cameron Moves to Meyer Shank Racing For 2021

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Meyer Shank Racing with Curb-Agajanian announced Monday (Nov. 16) that Dane Cameron will drive the team’s No. 60 Acura ARX-05 full-time in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship in 2021.  Cameron joins Olivier Pla, who was previously announced to the other full-time seat with the team. “I’m excited to join Meyer Shank Racing and continue my …

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Mazda Motorsports Claims Victory in Wild Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring

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The Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring presented by Advance Auto Parts Saturday (Nov. 14) was a rough-and-tumble affair.  Being in the right position to take advantage of others’ misfortune was key.  Mazda Motorsports was in position to score a one-two finish, but Oliver Jarvis cut his left rear tire with 28 minutes to go.  …

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Renger van der Zande Quickest in 12 Hours of Sebring Practice

2020 Sebring Iwsc Renger Van Der Zande Courtesy Of Imsa

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Wayne Taylor Racing’s Renger van der Zande was fastest overall in IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship practice Thursday (Nov. 12) at Sebring International Raceway with a lap at 125.272 mph. Practice No. 1 In the morning practice, Acura Team Penske’s Helio Castroneves was fastest overall with a lap at 123.116 mph in his Acura ARX-05.  Castroneves’ …

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Entry List: Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring

Imsa Weathertech Sportscar Championship

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This Saturday, the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship wraps up their season with the 68th Annual Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring at Sebring International Raceway.  This race was originally planned to be in the traditional mid-March slot, but the shutdown put the kibosh on that.  Instead, the race is running during what was originally planned …

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Team Orders Give Helio Castroneves, Ricky Taylor Victory At Laguna Seca

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The vast majority of the Hyundai Monterey Sports Car Championship Sunday (Nov. 1) was dominated by Acura Team Penske’s Dane Cameron and Juan Pablo Montoya.  However, team orders resulted in Cameron giving way to Ricky Taylor entering turn 11 coming to the white flag.  That allowed Ricky Taylor and Helio Castroneves to take their fourth …

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Juan Pablo Montoya Wins Laguna Seca Pole as Acura Sweeps Front Row

2020 Laguna Seca Iwsc Juan Pablo Montoya Pole Award Courtesy Of Imsa

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Acura Team Penske’s Juan Pablo Montoya will start Sunday’s Hyundai Monterey Sports Car Championship from the pole position after turning in a lap at 107.175 mph. It is the third consecutive pole for the No. 6 Acura, but the first pole position for the car this season with Montoya driving. “I thought we had a …

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Oliver Jarvis Fastest in WeatherTech Laguna Seca Practice; Road Atlanta Anger Remains

2020 Laguna Seca Iwsc Oliver Jarvis Car Courtesy Of Imsa

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Mazda Motorsports’ Oliver Jarvis was fastest overall in IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship practice Saturday afternoon (Oct. 31) with a lap at 106.442 mph. However, there are still some frayed feelings after the Motul Petit Le Mans two weeks ago. Practice No. 2 Jarvis’s quick time of the day came right at the end of the …

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Entry List: WeatherTech Hyundai Monterey Sports Car Championship

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With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and wildfire risks, running the Hyundai Monterey Sports Car Championship at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca this year was seemingly a question mark.  However, the race will go on this weekend.  There are 28 teams entered. In the DPi class, there are eight cars entered.  JDC-Miller MotorSports will have Tristan Vautier …

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Wayne Taylor Racing Wins Motul Petit Le Mans After Leaders Collide

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The 10-hour Motul Petit Le Mans Saturday night (Oct. 17) was set to come down to a duel between Action Express Racing’s Pipo Derani and Acura Team Penske’s Ricky Taylor. The two traded the overall lead multiple times in the final hour, whilst dodging lapped traffic. With 11 minutes to go, Taylor made the move …

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