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Entry List: 20th Running of the Motul Petit Le Mans

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(Photo: Phil Allaway)

This weekend, the 2017 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship comes to an end at Road Atlanta in Georgia.  39 cars in four classes will battle for glory. In the Prototype class, the biggest story of the race is the appearance of Team Penske. They’ll run an ORECA 07-Gibson with big names behind the wheel.  Juan Pablo Montoya, …

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Pace Laps: A Flurry of NASCAR Playoff Activity

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Bittersweet Day for Hendrick Motorsports in Dover – In the end, the sweet side may outweigh the bitter Sunday at Dover International Speedway. But there was plenty of both as the four-car organization left the Delaware track. Staring with the negatives, Kasey Kahne was one of the three bullets in the …

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Action Express Racing Announces 2018 Driver Lineup

2017 Watkins Glen Iwsc Joao Barbosa Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

On Thursday, Action Express Racing announced their drivers for the 2018 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season.  It will be a mix of familiar faces and new drivers for the veteran sports car team. In the No. 5 Mustang Sampling Cadillac DPi-V.R. full-time will be Filipe Albuquerque, who currently drives with the team in the Tequila …

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Team Penske to Enter Motul Petit Le Mans

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Ever since the Acura Team Penske DPi effort for 2018 was announced, there have been inklings that Penske was going to enter the Motul Petit Le Mans as a dress rehearsal.  On Thursday, Team Penske made it official. Team Penske has filed an entry for next weekend’s Motul Petit Le Mans.  The press release doesn’t …

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Jonathan Bomarito Joins Visit Florida Racing for Petit Le Mans

2017 Road America Iwsc Renger Van Der Zande Car Brian Cleary Bcpix

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On Wednesday afternoon, Visit Florida Racing announced that Jonathan Bomarito will join the team for next week’s Motul Petit Le Mans.  Bomarito is still tied to Mazda, but the RT24-Ps have been parked for the year as development of both the DPi and the underlying Riley Mk. 30 continues. Bomarito is quite excited for the …

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Patrick Long Shifts to WeatherTech Racing for Petit Le Mans

2017 Laguna Seca Iwsc Gunnar Jeannette Car Weathertech Racing Photo

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On Tuesday, WeatherTech Racing announced that Porsche factory racer Patrick Long will join regular drivers Gunnar Jeannette and Cooper MacNeil in the No. 50 Porsche at Road Atlanta.  For Long, the move is a team switch since he’s raced part-time this season for Alegra Motorsports alongside Daniel Morad. Long is happy to team up with Jeannette …

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Pace Laps: NASCAR Playoff Stress, Tyler Reddick’s Triumph & Timothy Peters’ Impressive Return

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: A Week of Stress for Many Following New Hampshire With two of three races complete in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series’ Round of 16, we can easily place six drivers in the “stressed” category as the series heads to Dover International Speedway for the first elimination race of the playoffs. Starting …

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Ricky Taylor Wins Overall Pole for America’s Tire 250

2017 Daytona Iwsc Ricky Taylor Car Credit Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

On Saturday afternoon, Wayne Taylor Racing’s Ricky Taylor won the pole for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s America’s Tire 250 at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.  Taylor’s lap of 76.853 seconds (104.834 mph) is a track record at the undulating 2.238-mile road course.  It is Taylor’s fifth pole of 2017. Afterwards, Taylor was at a bit …

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2017 Frontstretch Cup: ISM Connect 300

Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series Overton’s 301 New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Loudon, Nh Usa Sunday 16 July 2017 Kevin Harvick, Stewart Haas Racing, Busch Beer Ford Fusion And Denny Hamlin, Joe Gibbs Racing, Fedex Office Toyota Camry World Copyright: Nigel Kinrade Nkp

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Welcome to our 10th year of staff predictions! Each week, our experts attempt to tell you who the winner of each Cup race will be. Take a look to see who your favorite writers think will win it all (or at least score some points) this week! Think you can out-prognosticate our staff?  Leave your …

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CORE autosport Moves Up to Prototypes in 2018

2017 Lime Rock Iwsc Colin Braun Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

On Thursday morning, CORE autosport announced that the No. 54 team that currently competes in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s GT Daytona class will move up to Prototypes in 2018.  The team has acquired an ORECA 07-Gibson and will race it full-time next season.  Full-time drivers Jon Bennett and Colin Braun will continue as drivers. …

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Entry List: Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca 240

2017 Daytona Ctsc Max Bladon Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

For the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge, their second to last race of 2017 is the second and final endurance event of the year.  32 cars will race on Saturday afternoon for four hours on the 2.238-mile undulating road course. In Grand Sport, there are a couple of extra teams entered.  Firstly, as previously noted …

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Entry List: America’s Tire 250

2017 Lime Rock Iwsc Ben Keating Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

This weekend, the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship travels to Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in California for the final sprint race of the season.  33 cars in the Prototype, GT Le Mans and GT Daytona classes will take on the 2.238-mile road course. In the Prototype class, there are absolutely no changes from the last time …

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