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

2018 Daytona IWSC Bruno Senna Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

For Saturday’s Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring presented by Advance Auto Parts, there are 43 cars entered in the three classes.  There are a number of driver changes of note going into the race weekend. In the Prototype class, there are 16 entries.  Both of the Jackie Chan DC Racing JOTA ORECA 07-Gibsons, along …

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CJ Wilson Racing Adds Kuno Wittmer for IWSC Debut

2018 Sebring IWSC Marc Miller Car CJ Wilson Racing

(Photo: CJ Wilson Racing)

CJ Wilson Racing announced Wednesday (March 7) that they have signed Kuno Wittmer to drive the team’s No. 36 Acura in the Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring.  Wittmer will join CJ Wilson Racing veterans Till Bechtolsheimer and Marc Miller. For Wittmer, it will be his first appearance in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s GT …

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Pace Laps: Quiet Martin Truex Jr. & Weekend of the Kyles

2018 Las Vegas CWTS Kyle Busch Truck John K Harrelson NKP

(Photo: John K. Harrelson/NKP)

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Martin Truex Jr. Quiet Despite Racing on 2017 Playing Ground Sunday’s Pennzoil 400 seemed like a perfect event for Martin Truex Jr. to win for the single-car Furniture Row Racing team: fourth-place starting spot on a 1.5-mile track in the race he won one year ago. However, a win was …

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IMSA Mandates Refueling Times in Wake of Land-Motorsport Penalty

2018 Daytona IWSC Kelvin van der Linde Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

IMSA sent a technical bulletin to WeatherTech SportsCar Championship teams Thursday (Mar. 1) announcing that they will mandate minimum times for refueling, effective immediately.  Refueling for Prototypes will be a minimum of 30 seconds.  GT Le Mans teams will have to adhere to a 34 second minimum, while GT Daytona teams will have to meet …

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CJ Wilson Racing to Race Acura NSX GT3 Part-Time

2017 Road Atlanta CTSC Till Bechtolsheimer Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

CJ Wilson Racing officially announced on Radio LeMans’ Midweek Motorsport Wednesday (Feb. 21) that they will race part-time in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s GT Daytona class in 2018.  As of now, the team is only confirmed to race at Sebring and Petit Le Mans.  Additional races at Watkins Glen and Laguna Seca are possible.  …

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Pace Laps: NASCAR Daytona Roundup For Cup, XFINITY & Camping World Trucks

Tyler Reddick, Xfinity winner at Daytona. February 17th, 2018

(Photo: Bruce Nuttleman)

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Young Guns Steal Daytona 500 Spotlight Except this 500 winner was very different. While Dale Earnhardt rattled people’s cages, a man’s man from the south, the 27-year-old Dillon is… a millennial. He has a video podcast, “Barn Life,” with best friend and jackman Paul Swan. He’s a clean-cut extrovert, an excitable guy …

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Action Express Overcomes Overheating to Claim Rolex 24 1-2

2018 Daytona IWSC Christian Fittipaldi Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

On Sunday afternoon, Action Express Racing’s No. 5 Cadillac shared by Filipe Albuquerque, Joao Barbosa and Christian Fittipaldi overcame significant overheating issues to win the Rolex 24 at Daytona.  For 2018, the Cadillac DPi teams have new 5.5-liter engines, replacing last year’s 6.2-liter units.   Reliability was a question, and in the end, it almost completely …

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Rolex 24 Hour 18 Update: Action Express Dominates

2018 Daytona IWSC Joao Barbosa Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

In the third quarter of the Rolex 24 at Daytona, attrition started to take its hold.  A number of the potential competitors to Action Express Racing have been eliminated from the race.  In the case of Wayne Taylor Racing, every time they would make a move back towards the front, another tire would fail. During …

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Rolex 24 Halfway Recap: Acura Team Penske Leads on Debut

2018 Daytona IWSC Graham Rahal Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

The Prototype class saw a number of teams fall victim to cut tires.  Wayne Taylor Racing’s No. 10, Action Express Racing’s No. 31 and Tequila Patron ESM’s No. 22 are just three examples of teams that cut right rear tires.  That led teams to believe that the tires were just not up to the challenges …

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Rolex 24 6 Hour Update: Action Express Leads As Rain Jumbles Order

2018 Daytona IWSC Eric Curran Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

In the first quarter of the Rolex 24 at Daytona, the Cadillac DPi-V.R.s have dominated.  Renger van der Zande started on pole and led early.  However, the fastest car for the vast majority of the first six hours has been the No. 5 Mustang Sampling-sponsored Cadillac from Action Express Racing. Nearly the first 2.5 hours …

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Justin Marks Plans Up to 6 NASCAR Races in 2018

2017 Road America NXS Justin Marks Brett Moist NKP

(Photo: Brett Moist/NKP)

In recent years, Justin Marks has been more of a part-time racer as he’s focused on his businesses, like GoPro Motorplex.  However, the 2018 season is shaping up to be his busiest season in a number of years.  Marks will drive full-time for Michael Shank Racing with Curb-Agajanian in the No. 93 Acura alongside Lawson …

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Mike Conway Quickest in Rolex 24 Final Practice

2018 Daytona IWSC Eric Curran Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

On Friday morning, IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship teams ventured out for one last hour of practice ahead of this weekend’s Rolex 24 at Daytona.  When the session came to a conclusion, it was Action Express Racing’s Mike Conway that was fastest of all. Conway turned in a lap of 96.865 seconds (132.308 mph) about 20 …

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