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Toyota Wins Sebring Pole, Fernando Alonso Sets Track Record

2019 Sebring Wec Fernando Alonso Car Marius Hecker Adrenal Media

(Photo: Marius Hecker@AdrenalMedia.com)

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

(Photo: Marcel Langer @AdrenalMedia.com)

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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Trent Hindman on Continuing Development, Alan Brynjolfsson & 2019

2018 Road Atlanta Iwsc Trent Hindman Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Trent Hindman may be only 23 years old, but he’s nothing short of a veteran in IMSA competition. He won the Grand Sport championship in the then-Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge back in 2014 as a 19-year old. Since then, he’s been a regular threat to win races. For 2018, Hindman performed double-duty during the series’ …

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Pace Laps: Hendrick Motorsports Comes Out Swinging at Daytona

2018 Cup Martinsville Zach Catanzareti Jimmie Johnson

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Hope Or Hallucination At Hendrick Motorsports? One weekend into the 2019 NASCAR season, sure looks like the Jimmie Johnson – Chad Knaus divorce is a win-win for both parties. Knaus, the seven-time championship crew chief, won the pole for the Daytona 500 Sunday (Feb. 10) with new driver William Byron. …

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Wayne Taylor Racing Wins Rain-Shortened Rolex 24 at Daytona

2019 Daytona Iwsc Jordan Taylor Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

During the 15th hour of the Rolex 24 at Daytona, the rain began to fall at Daytona International Speedway.  Instantaneously, the race changed.  What was a relatively attrition-free affair turned into a punishing wreckfest. Wayne Taylor Racing’s Fernando Alonso slipped past Action Express Racing’s Felipe Nasr with just over two hours to go when Nasr …

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Rolex 24 at Daytona Hour 17 Update: The Rain is Here

2019 Daytona Iwsc Rain Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

In the second third of the Rolex 24 at Daytona, Fernando Alonso came into his own.  The forecast rain showed up at the track around 5 a.m. and instantly caused problems.  Mazda Team Joest’s remaining RT24-P was trying to get back on the lead lap when the fuel issues cropped up again.  The car was …

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Rolex 24 at Daytona Hour 8 Update: Penske Leads, Mazda Foiled by Fuel Leaks

2019 Daytona Iwsc Juan Pablo Montoya Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

As compared to last year, the 57th running of the Rolex 24 at Daytona has been quite a bit more incident-strewn.  There have already been six full course cautions so far, as opposed to four in the entire race in 2018. The Mazda Team Joest entries were strong early with Oliver Jarvis leading from pole.  …

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Filipe Albuquerque Fastest in Rolex 24 at Daytona Happy Hour

2019 Daytona Iwsc Christian Fittipaldi Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Action Express Racing’s Filipe Albuquerque was fastest overall in IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Happy Hour Friday morning (Jan. 25) at Daytona International Speedway.  The cool weather conditions allowed speeds in the four classes to come close to, or even drop below the track record laps set in qualifying on Thursday. Albuquerque’s quickest lap was not …

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Jonathan Bomarito Fastest in Thursday Rolex 24 at Daytona Practice

2019 Daytona Iwsc Jonathan Bomarito Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Mazda Team Joest continued to show Thursday (Jan. 24) that they have very good single-lap speed at Daytona International Speedway.  During the second practice session, Jonathan Bomarito turned in a lap at an average of 135.373 mph to top the sessions for the day. Practice No. 1 Early morning rains swept through Daytona Beach, leaving …

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Oliver Jarvis Sets All-Time Track Record to Win Rolex 24 Pole

2019 Daytona Iwsc Oliver Jarvis Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Mazda Team Joest did not go quite as fast Thursday (Jan. 24) as they did during the Roar Before the 24. Despite that, Oliver Jarvis turned in a lap at 136.799 mph in qualifying.  Not only was that lap fast enough to win the pole for Saturday’s Rolex 24 at Daytona, but it will go …

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