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Katherine Legge to Lead All-Female Squad at Meyer Shank Racing in 2019

Nascar Xfinity Series

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Meyer Shank Racing announced Friday morning (Oct. 12) that they will field a full-time effort in the 2019 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship consisting solely of female racers.  The No. 57 Acura NSX GT3 will be led by Katherine Legge, currently fighting for the GT Daytona championship in Meyer Shank Racing’s No. 86 Acura.  She’ll be …

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Tequila Patron ESM’s Norman Nato Fastest in Thursday Road Atlanta Practice

2018 Road Atlanta Iwsc Ryan Dalziel Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Norman Nato, making his IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship debut, started his weekend off right at Road Atlanta Thursday (Oct. 11).  Nato turned in a lap at 127.804 mph during night practice to lead the field for the day. Practice No. 1 In the first practice of the day, Action Express Racing’s Cadillacs reigned supreme.  Filipe …

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Entry List: Motul Petit Le Mans

2017 Road Atlanta Iwsc Dane Cameron Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

For Saturday’s Motul Petit Le Mans, the season finale for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, there are currently 37 cars entered in the three classes.  There are a number of driver changes of note this weekend due to the FIA World Endurance Championship racing at Fuji Speedway in Japan.  The races do not run at …

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Pace Laps: SHR’s Banner Day Goes Up in Flames

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Stewart-Haas Racing Shoots Itself In The Foot Stewart-Haas Racing put on a clinic for most of Sunday’s (Oct. 7) Gander Outdoors 400 at Dover International Speedway. Kevin Harvick led a race-high 286 laps while Aric Almirola, Clint Bowyer and Kurt Busch were poised to deliver SHR a 1-2-3-4 finish. The …

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Tequila Patron ESM Adds Norman Nato to Motul Petit Le Mans Lineup

2018 Paul Ricard Elms Norman Nato Car Jakob Ebrey Photography

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The season finale for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, the Motul Petit Le Mans, is a direct clash with the FIA World Endurance Championship’s 6 Hours of Fuji.  As a result, driver changes had to be made.  Regular third driver Olivier Pla was originally replaced by Antonio Giovinazzi.  Now, Giovinazzi has been replaced. On Tuesday …

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Tequila Patron ESM Snatches Laguna Seca Win After Harry Tincknell’s Spin

2018 Watkins Glen Iwsc Pipo Derani Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Sunday’s America’s Tire 250 at WeatherTech Raceway was a rather rough affair with lots of contact.  Mazda Team Joest’s Harry Tincknell made too aggressive of a move in lapped traffic and spun himself out.  That allowed Tequila Patron ESM’s Pipo Derani to slip past.  From there, Derani pulled away to give himself and teammate Johannes …

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Pace Laps: Screw the Rain in Indianapolis

2018 Indianapolis Rain Zach Catanzareti

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Rain On Indy’s Parade Moving NASCAR’s Indianapolis race to early September was designed to shake up the schedule. Its new spot as the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series regular-season finale increased its importance. A race that drivers still consider a crown jewel was pushing hard to put fans back in …

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Tequila Patrón ESM Taps Timo Bernhard, Antonio Giovinazzi for Petit Le Mans

2017 Road Atlanta Iwsc Brendon Hartley Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Tequila Patrón ESM announced Monday (Aug. 27) that they will have two new drivers with the team for the Motul Petit Le Mans in October.  Porsche factory driver Timo Bernhard and young gun Antonio Giovinazzi will join the organization for the 10-hour endurance race at Road Atlanta. They will be replacing Olivier Pla and Nicolas …

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Park Place Motorsports Announces Revised Lineup for Road Atlanta

2017 Road Atlanta Iwsc Jörg Bergmeister Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Park Place Motorsports announced Wednesday (Aug. 22) that they intend to compete in the final two races of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season.  The team was originally planning on only running the endurance events, but added Road America earlier this month to the schedule.  Now, WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca has been added to the …

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Richard Westbrook Wins Michelin GT Challenge Pole in Wet Conditions

2018 Lime Rock Iwsc Ryan Briscoe Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Qualifying for Sunday’s Michelin GT Challenge at VIR was held in changeable conditions.  Ford Chip Ganassi Racing IMSA’s Richard Westbrook was fastest during the GT Le Mans session in the wet with a lap at 101.852 mph.  Despite being 11 seconds slower than the GT Daytona pole time, he will start on the pole for …

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Entry List: 2018 Michelin GT Challenge at VIR

2018 Lime Rock Iwsc Alvaro Parente Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

This weekend, the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship has their second and final GT-only race of the season at Lime Rock Park.  Similar to Lime Rock in July, only 18 cars are entered. The GT Le Mans class has eight entries.  Essentially, the factories.  Two Fords, two Chevrolets, two Porsches and two BMWs.  There are no …

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