Race Weekend Central

Helio Castroneves Wins Acura Sports Car Challenge Pole at Mid-Ohio

2018 Daytona Iwsc Helio Castroneves Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Acura Team Penske’s domination of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship race weekend at Mid-Ohio continued Saturday (May 5).  Helio Castroneves won the overall pole for Sunday’s sprint race with a lap of 71.837 seconds (113.156 mph). “Oh my God, first of all it was actually incredible,” Castroneves said after the session.  “All thanks for Acura …

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Toyota Dominates to Win 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps

2017 Monza Wec Nicolas Lapierre Car Marius Hecker Adrenalmedia.com

(Photo: © Marius Hecker - AdrenalMedia.com)

Ultimately, there was no real drama in the the top class in the FIA World Endurance Championship’s season-opening 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps on Saturday (May 5).  The overall victory was all but decided Friday when the No. 7 Toyota was penalized for a incorrect fuel flow meter declaration.  The penalty forced the No. 7 to …

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Acura Team Penske Sweeps Mid-Ohio Practices on Tricky Friday

2018 Daytona Iwsc Helio Castroneves Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship teams had to deal with wild weather on Friday at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.  Before the rains descended on the 2.258-mile road course, Team Penske’s Ricky Taylor turned in the fastest lap of the day. Practice No. 1 Taylor’s quick time was a lap of 73.601 seconds (110.444 mph) in …

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Toyota No. 7 Claims Spa Pole, Pietro Fittipaldi Crashes

2017 Monza Wec Mike Conway Car Credit Marcel Langer Adrenalmedia.com

(Photo: © Marcel Langer - AdrenalMedia.com)

Toyota GAZOO Racing’s No. 7 claimed the overall pole Friday (May 4) for Saturday’s 6 Hours of Spa-Francochamps with an average lap time of 114.582 seconds (136.732 mph).  However, the session was overshadowed by a huge crash at the Eau Rouge-Radillion complex involving DragonSpeed’s Pietro Fittipaldi. Replays showed that Fittipaldi bottomed out in Eau Rouge …

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Entry List: Acura Sports Car Challenge at Mid-Ohio

2018 Daytona Iwsc Jonathan Bomarito Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

This weekend, the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship travels to Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course for the first sports car race featuring prototypes at Mid-Ohio since 2013.  34 teams are entered amongst the three classes. In the Prototype class, 14 cars are entered.  Spirit of Daytona Racing, which missed Long Beach due to crash damage at Sebring, …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: NASCAR Drivers Only Broadcast Shines

#22: Joey Logano, Team Penske, Ford Fusion Shell Pennzoil And #21: Paul Menard, Wood Brothers Racing, Ford Fusion Motorcraft / Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series

Joey Logano leading a quiet race (Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Talladega brings all kinds of unusual instances.  This year, we got drivers in the booth, Darrell Waltrip apparently not being in on a joke and wheelies.  By Talladega standards, it was quirky, but not insane. Before we get into the Alabama adventure, there’s some TV news of note.  On Monday, IMSA and NBC Sports jointly …

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Filipe Albuquerque, Jõao Barbosa Win BUBBA Burger Sports Car Grand Prix at Long Beach

2018 Long Beach Iwsc Joao Barbosa Filipe Albuquerque Victory Lane Cadillac Richard Prince

(Photo: Cadillac/Richard Prince)

Action Express Racing’s Filipe Albuquerque and Jõao Barbosa used strategy and cunning to emerge victorious in the BUBBA Burger Sports Car Grand Prix at Long Beach Saturday (April 14).  While the Portuguese duo didn’t have the speed of Acura Team Penske, or even their own teammates, pit strategy was the key. “Our strategy all day …

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Juan Pablo Montoya Wins BUBBA Burger Sports Car Grand Prix Pole

2018 Daytona Iwsc Juan Pablo Montoya Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Acura Team Penske’s Juan Pablo Montoya came out to play on Friday afternoon in Long Beach.  After topping the charts in Practice No. 2, Montoya turned in a lap of 72.922 seconds (97.156 mph) to win the pole for Saturday’s BUBBA Burger Sports Car Grand Prix at Long Beach. To Montoya, snagging the pole and …

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Felipe Nasr, Juan Pablo Montoya Top Long Beach WeatherTech Practices

2018 Daytona Iwsc Eric Curran Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

On Friday, IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship teams had two practice sessions on the 1.968-mile street course in Long Beach, Calif.  Acura Team Penske’s Juan Pablo Montoya was fastest overall with a lap of 73.160 seconds (96.840 mph).  The lap is nearly four-tenths of a second faster than last year’s pole time. Practice No. 1 Over the …

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MSR Rebrands as Meyer Shank Racing

2018 Daytona Iwsc Lawson Aschenbach Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Michael Shank Racing with Curb-Agajanian announced Friday (April 6) that they are re-branding themselves as Meyer Shank Racing, effective immediately.  The re-brand comes as a result of Jim Meyer buying into the team and becoming a co-owner along with Michael Shank. Meyer is the CEO of SiriusXM, the satellite radio operator.  He has held the …

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Pace Laps: Snowing on NASCAR’s Parade

2018 Cup Martinsville Zach Catanzareti Darrell Wallace Jr Bubba Wallace

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Snowing On Martinsville’s Parade Martinsville has always been a must see on the NASCAR schedule. A month of cookie-cutter ovals have left fans ready and waiting for the shortest track in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Drivers and teams were ready to put on a show to jumpstart the …

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