Race Weekend Central

Ford, Chip Ganassi Racing Announce Full-Time IMSA Factory Drivers for 2016

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(Photo: Ford Performance)

On Saturday morning, Ford Performance and Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates unveiled their new two-car factory Ford GT effort at Homestead-Miami Speedway that will compete full-time in IMSA’s WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s GT-Le Mans class in 2016. The organization had a rather difficult choice as over 40 professional sports car racers with very strong resumes …

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Pace Laps: Matt Crafton Crumbles, Champions Are Crowned And NASCAR Rained On

2015 Xfinity Texas Chris Buescher On Track Beth Lunkenheimer

(Photo: Beth Lunkenheimer, Frontstretch)

Sprint Cup Series: Mother Nature Makes Mockery Of Chase – NASCAR hoped to fill Phoenix with compelling storylines. Instead? Mother Nature filled it with water. Rain in the desert was honestly the perfect way to push a bumbling, stumbling Chase toward its conclusion. The Eliminator Round wound up with a whimper in a race dominated …

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Pace Laps: Penske Problems, Xfinity Interesting and More

2015 Texas Ii Nxs Brad Keselowski Leads Pack Racing Cia

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Sprint Cup Series: Is Team Penske Locked Out of the Final Four? – Fresh off of a controversial finish at Martinsville Speedway, teammates Joey Logano and Brad Keselowski found themselves in a must-win situation at either Texas or Phoenix to make the final four in the Chase. With Keselowski on the pole after leading practice …

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ISC Will Not Take Over Laguna Seca

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International Speedway Corp. will not take over Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, the Monterey Herald reported Wednesday. According to Monterey County Supervisor Dave Potter, ISC declined to make a proposal on the track, a 2.238-mile, 11-turn road course located in south central California. The announcement came during a 90-day due diligence phase undertaken by ISC and …

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Beyond the Cockpit: Austin Cindric, a Young Jack of Trades

2015 Lime Rock Ctsc Austin Cindric Credit Phil Allaway

(Photo Credit: Phil Allaway, Frontstretch)

When you were 17 years old, what were you doing? For most people, they would have been going to school, trying to get good grades. Maybe thinking about college in the near future. Oh yes, and getting a driver’s license so that you can drive yourself around town. They might also have a part-time job …

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IMSA Announces New Partnership, 2016 Schedule

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With a new partner and strong schedule, IMSA is ready for another strong year in 2016. The organization used part of its “State of the Series” presentation to announce a new entitlement partnership with WeatherTech, along with 10-year extensions with current partners TUDOR and ROLEX. The schedule will include 12 races, all ran at venues that …

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Could ISC Be the Next Track Manager for Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca?

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Rumors have been swirling that International Speedway Corporation (ISC) is currently in talks about managing Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Mazda Raceway is a 2.238-mile 11-turn road course located in the state of California. With the potential change, there are some who do not agree, according to Auto Blog. The track, which is currently operated by …

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Beyond the Cockpit: Colin Braun On How NASCAR Fell Apart

2015 Lime Rock Tusc Colin Braun Headshot Credit Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway, Frontstretch)

By the standards of nearly every form of motorsports, Colin Braun is a young man at age 26, however, despite only being 26, he already has a decade of experience in the upper levels of racing. For sports car fans, their first glimpse of Braun was back in 2005 when he was part of Team16, a special …

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PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports Claims 2015 Northeast Grand Prix Victory

2015 Lime Rock Tusc Colin Braun Car Credit Phil Allaway

(Credit: Phil Allaway, Frontstretch)

Saturday afternoon brought the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship’s Prototype Challenge (PC) and GT-Daytona (GTD) classes to the 1.474-mile layout at Lime Rock Park for two hours and 40 minutes of racing. The first part of the race saw one team dominate each class. Neither of those teams would be anywhere near the hunt for the …

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Multimatic Claims 1-2 in GS, CJ Wilson Racing Wins ST at Lime Rock

2015 Lime Rock Ctsc Billy Johnson Car Credit Phil Allaway

(Credit: Phil Allaway, Frontstretch)

Once the fog burned off at Lime Rock Park in Connecticut, the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge rolled off for their two-hour combined race. Multimatic Motorsports may have won the last time out at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park with Austin Cindric and Jade Buford, but their second car, the No. 15 was destroyed in a crash. …

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Stephen Simpson, Dion von Moltke Claim PC and GTD Poles at Lime Rock

2015 Lime Rock Tusc Stephen Simpson Car Credit Phil Allaway

(Credit: Phil Allaway, Frontstretch)

With only 18 cars entered for Saturday’s Northeast Grand Prix, traffic won’t be that much of an issue for the Prototype Challenge (PC) and Grand Touring Daytona (GTD) classes. However, that doesn’t mean that grabbing the pole isn’t important. By the time the PC cars got on track, the skies were starting to cloud up. …

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Matt Bell, Chad McCumbee Claim CTSC Poles at Lime Rock

2015 Lime Rock Ctsc Chad Mccumbee Car Credit Phil Allaway

(Credit: Phil Allaway, Frontstretch)

Saturday’s two-hour combined race for the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge is looking like it could be quite the dogfight. 41 cars are scheduled to start the race and close quarters will be the name of the game. Qualifying is very important since passing can be quite difficult. In GS, the apparent goal was to …

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