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Starworks Motorsport Officially Returns to IMSA, Signs Ryan Dalziel, Parker Chase for 2019

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Starworks Motorsport announced Wednesday (Nov. 28) that they will return to the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship in an official capacity for the first time since Sebring in 2017.  They will field an Audi R8 LMS GT3 Evo full-time in the GT Daytona class.  2018 Pirelli World Challenge SprintX Pro-Am champions Ryan Dalziel and Parker Chase …

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Wayne Taylor Racing Adds Fernando Alonso, Kamui Kobayashi for Rolex 24

2018 Road Atlanta Iwsc Jordan Taylor Car Phil Allaway

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Wayne Taylor Racing announced Tuesday (Nov. 27) that Jordan Taylor and Renger van der Zande will be back in the No. 10 Konica Minolta-sponsored Cadillac DPi-V.R. full-time in the 2019 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.  Come Daytona in January, they might be overshadowed by their new teammates.   Recently retired McLaren driver Fernando Alonso and his Toyota …

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Magnus Racing Switches to Lamborghini for 2019

2018 Road Atlanta Iwsc John Potter Car Phil Allaway

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On Wednesday (Nov. 21), Magnus Racing revealed their racing itinerary for the 2019 season.  The team will be back full-time in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship in the GT Daytona.  However, they will be trading in their Audi R8 LMS GT3 in favor of the new Lamborghini Huracán GT3 EVO.  Andy Lally and John Potter …

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Pace Laps: 1 More Race to Set the NASCAR Championship Fields

#4: Kevin Harvick, Stewart Haas Racing, Ford Fusion Mobil 1

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Kevin Harvick Finally Gets Over The Hump On paper, Kevin Harvick has been the man to beat this year in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. He’s been first or second in the standings for the last five weeks and his 44 playoff points entering Sunday’s (Nov. 4) AAA Texas …

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AIM VASSER SULLIVAN Hires Jack Hawksworth As Lead Driver

2018 Watkins Glen Iwsc Jack Hawksworth Car Phil Allaway

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AIM VASSER SULLIVAN, which will compete in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s GT Daytona class in 2019, announced Jack Hawksworth on Monday (Oct. 29) as the team’s first driver.  He will drive one of the team’s two Lexus RC F GT3s full-time. “I am delighted and excited to be joining the AIM VASSER SULLIVAN racing …

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Pace Laps: Heartbreak & Triumph in Kansas

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Stewart-Haas Racing’s Blessing And Curse At Kansas Kevin Harvick lost the battle at Kansas Speedway. He and his Stewart-Haas Racing organization could easily win the war. But man, they do make it hard on themselves, right? Harvick had victory in the bag Sunday (Oct. 21) at Kansas Speedway in the …

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AIM Autosport, Vasser Sullivan Combine Forces for New IMSA Team

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On Tuesday (Oct. 16), the combined might of AIM Autosport and Vasser Sullivan announced that they will field two Lexus RC F GT3s in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship full-time under the AIM VASSER SULLIVAN name in 2019.   For Jimmy Vasser and James “Sulli” Sullivan, it is their first time owning a sports car team.  …

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Pace Laps: A Tame Talladega?

#14: Clint Bowyer, Stewart Haas Racing, Ford Fusion Cummins/rush Truck Centers #41: Kurt Busch, Stewart Haas Racing, Ford Fusion Monster Energy / Haas Automation #4: Kevin Harvick, Stewart Haas Racing, Ford Fusion Jimmy John's #10: Aric Almirola, Stewart Haas Racing, Ford Fusion Smithfield Bacon For Life

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Team Orders Lead To Tame Talladega The final restrictor plate race in NASCAR history at Talladega also proved to be its most, well, restrictive. There were just 15 lead changes in Sunday’s (Oct. 14) 1000Bulbs.com 500, the fewest in a 500-mile race here since the spring of 1973. A race …

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Wayne Taylor Racing Wins Motul Petit Le Mans On Fuel Strategy

2018 Road Atlanta Iwsc Jordan Taylor Car Phil Allaway

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For much of the last 40 minutes of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s Motul Petit Le Mans Saturday (Oct. 13), it seemed like Action Express Racing’s Filipe Albuquerque was going to bring home the win.  With just a couple of corners to go, Albuquerque’s Cadillac DPi-V.R. ran out of fuel.  That allowed Wayne Taylor Racing’s …

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Pipo Derani Claims Track Record, Wins Petit Le Mans Pole

2018 Road Atlanta Iwsc Johannes Van Overbeek Car Phil Allaway

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Speeds have steadily been climbing all weekend at Road Atlanta, but they peaked Friday afternoon (Oct. 12) during Motul Petit Le Mans pole qualifying.  Tequila Patron ESM’s Pipo Derani won the pole for Saturday’s 10-hour race with a new track record lap of 129.818 mph. “What a way to start this weekend,” Derani said after …

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Oliver Jarvis Quickest in Motul Petit Le Mans Happy Hour

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Mazda Team Joest’s Oliver Jarvis set an unofficial IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship track record to top the charts in Practice No. 4 Friday (Oct. 12) at Road Atlanta.  Jarvis’ lap at 129.178 mph was more than half a second faster than the official track record, which was Helio Castroneves‘ pole lap last year. Jarvis’ time …

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PFAFF Motorsports to Contest WeatherTech Sprint Cup in 2019

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On Friday morning (Oct. 12), PFAFF Motorsports announced at Road Atlanta that they intend to contest the inaugural IMSA WeatherTech Sprint Cup in 2019.  The WeatherTech Sprint Cup is a new championship-within-a-championship that comprises the seven sprint races on the 2019 schedule for GT Daytona teams.  In addition, the team will also contest the 2019 …

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