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Entry Lists: Pirelli World Challenge at VIR

2017 Long Beach Pwc Bryan Sellers Car Phil Allaway

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This weekend, Pirelli World Challenge starts the Sprint-X portion of the season at VIRginia International Raceway.  It will be the first weekend of 2017 where all seven classes will be in action.  As a result, the entry list is…rather staggering. There are 109 entries in total among the various classes.  As such a setup is …

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Tom Kimber-Smith to Miss COTA to Be with Mother, Marco Bonanomi to Sub

2017 Daytona Iwsc Tom Kimber Smith Car Phil Allaway

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On Tuesday, PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports announced that full-time driver Tom Kimber-Smith will miss the Advance Auto Parts Sportscar Showdown on May 6 at Circuit of the Americas (COTA).  The reason?  Kimber-Smith’s mother is currently battling cancer and Kimber-Smith has chosen to sit out the race in order to stay with her in the United Kingdom. PR1/Mathiasen …

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Daniel Morad to Join CRP Racing for PWC Sprint-X Races

2017 Long Beach Pwc Ryan Dalziel Car Phil Allaway

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On Monday morning, CRP Racing announced that 27-year old Canadian racer Daniel Morad will join the team for Pirelli World Challenge’s Sprint-X events starting this weekend at VIRginia International Raceway.  He will race in the Pro-Pro division of GT as a teammate to full-time driver Ryan Dalziel in the No. 2 DeVilBiss-sponsored Mercedes-AMG GT3. Morad is …

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Pace Laps: Rain at Bristol on Sunday, Erik Jones Leads the Way in XFINITY

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: And then it was Monday – In a sport that halts its action at the lightest of rainfall, Sunday’s Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway was simply doomed. Dropping buckets of water from the get-go, NASCAR wasted no time to cancel the day’s activities, pushing the Monster Energy NASCAR …

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Lone Star Racing Announces 2017 IMSA Schedule

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On Friday, Cresson, Tex.-based Lone Star Racing announced that they will run part-time in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s GT Daytona class.  Team owner Dan Knox and Mike Skeen will drive the No. 80 Mercedes-AMG GT3 in four races, starting at COTA (Circuit of the Americas) in early May.  In addition to COTA, the team …

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Pace Laps: Rare Off Weekend for NASCAR, Sebastian Vettel Wins in Formula 1

2016 Bristol Motor Speedway Nscs Matt Kenseth Leads Pack Credit Nascar Via Getty Images

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series/Camping World Truck Series: NASCAR Talent Hits the Small Tracks – Finally, a weekend off so the drivers can spend their time… racing. Man, these guys don’t like to step out of the seats often. This Easter weekend featured a little new mixed with a little old for a few NASCAR …

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Toyota Overcomes Pit Strategy to Win 6 Hours of Silverstone

2017 Monza Wec Nicolas Lapierre Car Marius Hecker Adrenalmedia.com

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On Sunday at Silverstone Circuit, Toyota GAZOO Racing’s Sébastien Buemi barged his way past Porsche LMP Team’s Brendon Hartley with 13 minutes to go.  From there, Buemi pulled away from the young Porsche racer to take the overall victory in the season opening 6 Hours of Silverstone. Afterwards, Buemi was overjoyed. “I’m really happy.  It’s …

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United Autosports Wins ELMS 4 Hours of Silverstone

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United Autosports’ Filipe Albuquerque took the overall lead away from G-Drive Racing’s Ryo Hirakawa with two minutes remaining on the clock.  From there, Albuquerque pulled away to take the overall victory in the European Le Mans Series’ season-opening 4 Hours of Silverstone by 6.339 seconds.  Teammates Hugo de Sadeleer and William Owen co-drove the winning …

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Toyota Sweeps 6 Hours of Silverstone Front Row

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On Saturday, Toyota GAZOO Racing swept the front row for Sunday’s 6 Hours of Silverstone.  The best laps from Kamui Kobayashi and Mike Conway averaged 97.304 seconds (135.448 mph) to claim overall pole for the No. 7 Toyota.  This lap average was nearly three-tenths of a second faster than Anthony Davidson and Kazuki Nakajima in …

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Ben Hanley Earns Silverstone ELMS Pole for DragonSpeed

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Back in January, DragonSpeed’s Ben Hanley was the fastest driver of all at the Roar Before the 24 in his ORECA 07-Gibson.  Going back to Europe has not diminished his pace at all. On Saturday, Hanley won the overall pole for the European Le Mans Series’ season-opening 4 Hours of Silverstone with a lap of …

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Kazuki Nakajima Fastest in Silverstone Friday Practice

2017 Monza Wec Nicolas Lapierre Car Marius Hecker Adrenalmedia.com

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On Friday, Toyota GAZOO Racing flexed their muscles during the FIA World Endurance Championship’s two practice sessions on Silverstone Circuit’s Arena course.  Kazuki Nakajima turned the fastest lap of the day with a lap of 98.210 seconds (134.198 mph). Free Practice No. 1 Toyota showed their strength early in the day.  The first session saw Sébastien …

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Robert Alon Placed on Probation for Unjustifiable Risk

2017 Long Beach Iwsc Robert Alon Car Phil Allaway

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On Tuesday, IMSA announced that Robert Alon has been placed on probation for the next three races for his racecraft on the final lap of Saturday’s BUBBA Burger Sports Car Grand Prix at Long Beach.   The penalty stems from a move Alon made for fifth-place in GT Daytona at the hairpin on the final lap. …

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