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Jan Magnussen on Corvette Racing, Son Kevin and a 3.5-Hour Bar Fight

2019 Daytona Iwsc Jan Magnussen Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

At age 45, Jan Magnussen has had a substantial career in motorsports.  He made his way up through the ranks of open wheel feeder series all the way up to Formula 1, where he made 25 starts for a combination of McLaren and Stewart, scoring one point for a sixth-place finish. After 1998, Magnussen transitioned …

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Pace Laps: NASCAR Resets After Easter Off Week

2018 Talladega Team Penske Cup Zach Catanzareti

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Talladega Up Next Easter has become a NASCAR tradition. Or, should we say, a NASCAR vacation. It’s the only weekend from February through November none of the sport’s top three series show up and race. As you’d expect, no racing led to a quiet news week. But business is about …

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Joao Barbosa, Filipe Albuquerque Successfully Defend IMSA Long Beach Victory

2019 Long Beach Iwsc Filipe Albuquerque Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Saturday’s BUBBA Burger Sports Car Grand Prix at Long Beach was a rough and tumble affair.  Action Express Racing’s Joao Barbosa and Filipe Albuquerque were able to avoid the issues and hold off a late Acura Team Penske to win at Long Beach for the second year in a row. “The car was really, really …

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Helio Castroneves Wins BUBBA Burger Sports Car Grand Prix Pole

Helio Castroneves

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After flirting with the top of the charts in the two-hour morning practice session, Acura Team Penske’s Helio Castroneves won the pole Friday afternoon (April 13) for Saturday’s BUBBA Burger Sports Car Grand Prix at Long Beach.  Castroneves won the pole with a lap at 99.321 mph, a new track record for the IMSA WeatherTech …

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Felipe Nasr Fastest in Long Beach WeatherTech Practice

2019 Long Beach Iwsc Pipo Derani Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship teams had to be ready to go nice and early Friday morning (April 13) for practice at 7:50 a.m. local time.  Action Express Racing’s Felipe Nasr set the fastest lap with a few minutes to go at an average speed of 97.864 mph. Nasr’s lap was one-seventh of a second faster …

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Entry List: BUBBA Burger Sports Car Grand Prix at Long Beach

2018 Long Beach Iwsc Joao Barbosa Filipe Albuquerque Victory Lane Cadillac Richard Prince

(Photo: Cadillac/Richard Prince)

This weekend, the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship has their first sprint race of the 2019 season on the Streets of Long Beach in California.  Due to space constraints, only the Prototype and GT Le Mans teams are making the trip this weekend.  As a result, only 19 cars are entered. This weekend will be the …

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Action Express Racing Claims 12 Hours of Sebring Victory

2019 Daytona Iwsc Felipe Nasr Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Action Express Racing’s No. 31 Cadillac shared by Eric Curran, Pipo Derani and Felipe Nasr proved to be the dominant team at Sebring on Saturday (March 16).  The trio combined to lead 249 of the 348 laps to win the Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring presented by Advance Auto Parts. “It’s unbelievable.  I’m out …

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Dane Cameron Claims Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring Pole

2019 Daytona Iwsc Juan Pablo Montoya Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Acura Team Penske’s Dane Cameron won the overall pole position Friday morning (March 15) for Saturday’s Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring presented by Advance Auto Parts.  Cameron’s pole lap is an IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship track record for Sebring International Raceway. Cameron’s pole winning lap was at 127.180 mph, the fastest IMSA lap of …

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Toyota Wins Sebring Pole, Fernando Alonso Sets Track Record

2019 Sebring Wec Fernando Alonso Car Marius Hecker Adrenal Media

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Toyota GAZOO Racing’s No. 8 Toyota TS050-Hybrid easily won the overall pole Thursday night (March 14) for Friday’s 1000 Miles of Sebring.  In the process, Fernando Alonso set the all-time track record for the 3.74-mile Sebring International Raceway with a lap at 134.473 mph. Alonso and Kazuki Nakajima combined for an average of 134.213 mph …

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Olivier Pla Fastest in WeatherTech Sebring Thursday Practice

2019 Daytona Iwsc Jonathan Bomarito Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Mazda Team Joest’s Olivier Pla was fastest overall in IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship practice Thursday (March 14) at Sebring International Raceway.  Pla’s lap of 126.027 mph is an unofficial IMSA track record for the current configuration. Practice No. 1 In the morning practice session, Action Express Racing’s Felipe Nasr was fastest overall in his Cadillac …

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José María López Quickest in Wednesday Sebring WEC Practice

2017 Shanghai Wec Mike Conway Car Marcel Langer Adrenalmedia.com

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On Wednesday (March 13), practice got underway for Friday’s FIA World Endurance Championship 1000 Miles of Sebring.  Toyota GAZOO Racing’s José María López was fastest overall with a lap at 132.350 mph, an unofficial track record. Free Practice No. 1 In the afternoon practice session, Toyota’s Kazuki Nakajima was fastest with a lap at 132.056 …

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Entry List: Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring presented by Advance Auto Parts

2019 Daytona Iwsc Ana Beatriz Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

For this weekend’s Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring, there are 38 cars entered in the difficult endurance race.  Effectively, this is slightly larger than the full-time entry for the season. In Prototypes, there are 11 teams entered and a number of driver changes.  Brendon Hartley is the third driver in Action Express Racing’s No. …

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