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Michael Shank Racing Adds Trent Hindman, Côme Ledogar to Lineup

2017 Road Atlanta Iwsc Katherine Legge Car Phil Allaway

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On Monday, Michael Shank Racing rounded out their driver lineups for January’s Rolex 24 at Daytona.  In addition to announcing the final two drivers, a driver shift was announced as well. Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series regular AJ Allmendinger will now drive the No. 86 Acura at Daytona.  He was originally scheduled to drive the …

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JDC-Miller MotorSports Partners with GAINSCO for 2018

2013 Lime Rock Grand Am Alex Gurney Car Phil Allaway

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On Monday, JDC-Miller MotorSports announced that GAINSCO Auto Insurance will serve as the primary sponsor of what was the No. 85 ORECA 07-Gibson shared by Mikhail Goikhberg, Chris Miller and Stephen Simpson in 2018.  As a result of the move, the car’s number will change to No. 99, signaling the return of the “Red Dragon” …

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Scuderia Corsa Adds 2nd Ferrari for 2018 Endurance Races

2017 Road Atlanta Iwsc Alessandro Balzan Car Phil Allaway

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On Friday, Scuderia Corsa announced that they will field a second Ferrari 488 GT3 in the four Tequila Patron North American Endurance Cup races in 2018.  That car, the No. 64, will be shared at Daytona by Townsend Bell, Sam Bird, Frankie Montecalvo and Bill Sweedler.  Bird, who is full-time in the FIA World Endurance Championship …

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Ford’s Young Guns to Team Up for CTSC BMW Endurance Challenge

2017 Dover Cwts Chase Briscoe Austin Cindric Matthew T. Thacker Nkp

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On Thursday morning, Ford Performance announced a full court press on the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge’s season opening BMW Endurance Challenge at Daytona.  On Jan. 26, four of Ford Performance’s development drivers will be sharing two Ford Mustang GT4s in the Grand Sport class. Those four drivers are former Brad Keselowski Racing teammates Chase …

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REBELLION Racing Returns to LMP1 in 2018-2019 WEC Super Series

2017 Daytona Iwsc Neel Jani Car Credit Phil Allaway

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On Wednesday, REBELLION Racing announced that they will return to the FIA World Endurance Championship’s LMP1 class full-time with two cars beginning in 2018.  The team did not announce the chassis that will be used to race in the top flight, but they did announce the six drivers that will be with the organization.  Only …

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Porsche Details 2018 Factory GTE Plans for WEC and IMSA

2017 Lime Rock Iwsc Patrick Pilet Car Phil Allaway

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On Saturday night, Porsche unveiled their 2018 GTE plans at their annual Night of Champions gala in Weissach, Germany.  With the 919 Hybrid no longer racing, the company has recommitted itself to their GT roots. The “forward-engined” Porsche 911 RSR that debuted in 2017 will continue to compete full-time in the FIA World Endurance Championship …

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Wright Motorsports Returns to IMSA with Patrick Long, Christina Nielsen

2017 Lime Rock Pwc Patrick Long Car Phil Allaway

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On Saturday, Wright Motorsports announced that they will be returning to the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship full-time in 2018.  Patrick Long, who won the 2017 Pirelli World Challenge GT Sprint and GT Overall championships with the Ohio-based team, will retain his seat in the Porsche.  Long will be joined by two-time defending GTD champion Christina …

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C360R Announces 2 Car CTSC TCR Effort for 2018

2017 Lime Rock Pwc Paul Holton Car Phil Allaway

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On Friday, the Canadian C360R team announced plans to field two Audi RS 3 LMS Club Sports full-time in the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge’s new TCR class in 2018.  Roy Block and Pierre Kleinubing, who shared the team’s No. 75 Audi S3 in Street Tuner this past season, will move up into the new …

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Michael Shank Racing Announces 2018 Programs

2017 Road Atlanta Iwsc Oswaldo Negri Jr. Car Phil Allaway

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On Friday morning, Michael Shank Racing announced two separate racing programs for the 2018 season at the PRI Trade Show in Indianapolis.  For the Verizon IndyCar Series, the team announced a part-time effort in partnership with Schmidt Peterson Motorsports.  Meanwhile, the team’s two-car program in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship with Acura will continue as …

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David Heinemeier Hansson Signs with 3GT Racing for 2018

2017 Watkins Glen Iwsc Jack Hawksworth Car Phil Allaway

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On Friday morning, 3GT Racing announced that Danish programmer/racer David Heinemeier Hansson has signed to drive full-time for the team in the 2018 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.  He will co-drive the No. 15 Lexus RC F GT3 alongside Jack Hawksworth. For Heinemeier Hansson, the move is a return of sorts.  Prior to joining up with …

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Michael Cooper, Daniel Keilwitz to Race for Callaway Competition USA

2018 Pwc Callaway Corvette Gt3 R Callaway Competition

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On Thursday morning at the PRI Trade Show in Indianapolis, Callaway Competition USA unveiled one of the Callaway Corvette C7 GT3-Rs that will compete in Pirelli World Challenge in 2018.  The team announced that Daniel Keilwitz and Michael Cooper will drive for the team full-time.  As previously noted, Callaway Competition USA will be a full …

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HART Reconstitutes Itself, Announces 2018 Endurance Schedule

2016 Watkins Glen Ctsc Ryan Eversley Car Phil Allaway

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On Thursday, the Honda of America Racing Team (HART) announced that they will return to the track as a team in 2018.  They will compete in the four Tequila Patron North American Endurance Cup races with one Acura NSX GT3.  Ryan Eversley will return to the team, along with longtime driver Chad Gilsinger.  The remaining …

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