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MONTAPLAST by Land-Motorsport Reveals Rolex 24 at Daytona Lineup

2018 Daytona Iwsc Kelvin Van Der Linde Car Phil Allaway

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MONTAPLAST by Land-Motorsport announced a revamped driver lineup for their No. 29 Audi R8 LMS GT3 for January’s Rolex 24 at Daytona on Friday (Dec. 14).  Christopher Mies is the only driver from the team’s lineup in January to return to the No. 29.  He’ll be joined by Daniel Morad, who debuted with the team …

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Turner Motorsport Announces Double-Duty for Rolex 24 Weekend

2018 Daytona Iwsc Mark Kvamme Car Phil Allaway

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Turner Motorsport announced Thursday (Dec. 13) that they will be entering cars in both the Rolex 24 at Daytona and the BMW Endurance Challenge at Daytona.  It will be the team’s first race in the now-Michelin Pilot Challenge since 2014. In the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, Turner Motorsport will be back full-time in the GT …

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Meyer Shank Racing Unveils 2019 Lineup for No. 86 Acura

2018 Road Atlanta Iwsc Trent Hindman Car Phil Allaway

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Meyer Shank Racing revealed the driver lineup for their No. 86 Acura NSX GT3 Evo Tuesday morning (Dec. 11) that will compete full-time in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s GT Daytona class.  It is a collection of returning drivers in new roles. Trent Hindman and Mario Farnbacher will share the Acura full-time and race for …

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Ryan Hardwick Replaces Madison Snow at Paul Miller Racing for 2019

2018 Lime Rock Iwsc Madison Snow Car Phil Allaway

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Paul Miller Racing announced their intentions to return to the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship full-time in 2019 on Monday (Dec. 10).  2018 GT Daytona champion Bryan Sellers will be back to defend his title with a new driver, Ryan Hardwick as his full-time teammate.  In addition, the team announced that Corey Lewis will return to …

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Park Place Motorsports Returns to IMSA Full-Time, Re-Hires Patrick Long

2017 Road Atlanta Iwsc Jörg Bergmeister Car Phil Allaway

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Park Place Motorsports announced Monday (Dec. 10) that they will return to the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship on a full-time basis in 2019.  Team owner Patrick Lindsey will once again drive the No. 73 Porsche 911 GT3 R with the returning Patrick Long alongside. “I’m extremely excited for our team this year,” Lindsey stated in …

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BMW Motorsports Announces 2019 IMSA Lineup Changes

2018 Lime Rock Iwsc Alexander Sims Car Phil Allaway

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BMW Motorsport held their annual Season Review show in München on Friday night.  While the company was ultimately celebrating their rather successful 2018 season, which included race wins all around the world and overall victory in the Total 24 Hours of Spa, announcements for 2019 were made as well. BMW previously announced their entry into …

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Alexander Rossi Joins Acura Team Penske for IMSA Endurance Races

2017 Indycar Pocono Zach Catanzareti Alexander Rossi

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Acura Team Penske officially unveiled its 2019 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship driver lineup Friday (Dec. 7). There are no full-time driver changes for the upcoming season, but there has been a change in the endurance lineup: Andretti Autosport’s Alexander Rossi has been signed to drive the team’s No. 7 Acura ARX-05 alongside regular drivers Helio …

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Compass Racing to Race McLaren 720S GT3 in WeatherTech Sprint Cup

2018 Iwsc Mclaren 720s Gt3 Testing Mclaren Automotive

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Compass Racing announced Monday (Dec. 3) that they will field a brand-new McLaren 720S GT3 in the IMSA WeatherTech Sprint Cup races in 2019.  Paul Holton and Matt Plumb, who have raced as teammates in the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge for the past two seasons, will drive the new car.  The North American race debut …

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CORE autosport Changes Course, Switches to DPi for 2019

2018 Daytona Iwsc Loic Duval Car Phil Allaway

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CORE autosport announced Friday (Nov. 30) that they have changed their plans and will not race their ORECA 07-Gibson (pictured above) in the 2019 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s LMP2 class.  Instead, they have acquired a Nissan DPi and intend to race for overall wins in the DPi class. “Ever since IMSA announced the split of …

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Kyle Kaiser Joins Juncos Racing for Rolex 24 at Daytona

Kyle Kaiser

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Juncos Racing announced Friday (Nov. 30) that part-time INDYCAR racer Kyle Kaiser will make his IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship debut with the team in January’s Rolex 24 at Daytona.  The 22-year old racer will drive the No. 50 Cadillac DPi-V.R. alongside William Owen, who was announced earlier this week as the team’s first full-time IMSA …

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Madison Snow Leaves Paul Miller Racing Effective Immediately

2018 Lime Rock Iwsc Madison Snow Car Phil Allaway

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Paul Miller Racing announced Friday (Nov. 30) that defending GT Daytona co-champion Madison Snow has chosen to leave the team, effective immediately.  He does not intend to drive for another team at the moment.  Instead, he plans to work in his family’s business full-time in 2019. “I had a great three years racing with Paul …

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AIM VASSER SULLIVAN Signs Townsend Bell, Frankie Montecalvo for 2nd Lexus

2018 Road Atlanta Iwsc Frankie Montecalvo Car Phil Allaway

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AIM VASSER SULLIVAN (AVS) announced Thursday (Nov. 29) that they have signed Townsend Bell and Frankie Montecalvo to drive the team’s second full-time Lexus RCF GT3 in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship in 2019.  Previously, the new team announced the signing of Jack Hawksworth to drive the other car. “I’m thrilled to have a chance to …

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