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Winward Racing/HTP Motorsport Dominates Pilot Challenge ROAR Day No. 1

2019 Daytona IMPC Indy Dontje Car Phil Allaway

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Michelin Pilot Challenge testing Friday (Jan. 3) at Daytona International Speedway saw just one team atop the charts for the vast majority of the day.  That team was Winward Racing/HTP Motorsport, which was fastest in both sessions. Session No. 1 In the morning session, Indy Dontje topped the charts with a lap early on at …

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Mazda Team Joest Picks Up From 2019, Tops ROAR Day No. 1

2019 Daytona IWSC Oliver Jarvis Car Phil Allaway

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Last year in Daytona, Mazda Team Joest’s Mazda RT24-Ps were the fastest cars in town during the Rolex 24 at Daytona weekend.  On Friday (Jan. 3), they brought the speed once again as Olivier Pla was fastest overall with a lap at 133.787 mph to top the day. Session No. 1 In the morning test …

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Toyota Avoids Collision, Earns 1-2 Finish in Bahrain

2019 Bahrain WEC Jose Maria Lopez Car Joao Filipe Alves Beato Adrenal Media

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Toyota GAZOO Racing’s Mike Conway, Kamui Kobayashi and Jose Maria Lopez claimed a dominant victory in the Bapco 8 Hours at Bahrain Saturday (Dec. 14), the team’s second win of the 2019-20 season.  It was an unexpectedly dominant race for the No. 7 team, leading all 257 laps. Conway lined up fourth on the grid …

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Rebellion Racing Wins Bapco 8 Hours of Bahrain Pole

2019 Shanghai WEC Gustavo Menezes Car Joao Filipe Alves Beato Adrenal Media

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Rebellion Racing’s Norman Nato and Bruno Senna‘s fastest laps averaged out to 117.566 mph.  That was good enough Friday (Dec. 13) to give Rebellion Racing the overall pole position for Saturday’s Bapco 8 Hours of Bahrain.  It is Rebellion Racing’s second straight overall pole. Nato and Senna’s average lap was one-seventh of a second faster …

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Heinricher Racing Continues Shank Partnership, Fields Alvaro Parente, Misha Goikhberg for 2020

2019 Daytona IWSC Ana Beatriz Car Phil Allaway

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Heinricher Racing announced Monday (Dec. 9) that they will continue their relationship with Meyer Shank Racing for a second straight year.  The team will not continue with their all-female driver lineup, though.  Replacing Katherine Legge and Christina Nielsen will be Alvaro Parente and Misha Goikhberg for the full season in the No. 57 Acura NSX …

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Starworks Motorsport Shifts To LMP2 in 2020

2019 Daytona IWSC Ezequiel Perez Companc Car Phil Allaway

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Starworks Motorsport announced Monday (Dec. 9) that they will move away from the GT Daytona class (seen above) and return to the prototype ranks in 2020.  The team has acquired an ORECA 07-Gibson and will race it in at minimum the four Michelin Endurance Cup races in 2020.  The team hopes to add the three …

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Sebastien Bourdais Out at Dale Coyne Racing, Joins JDC-Miller Motorsports in 2020

2019 Long Beach IndyCar Sebastien Bourdais Phil Allaway

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Sebastien Bourdais will be racing in a different series in the 2020 season. Dale Coyne Racing announced Friday (Nov. 22) that they have parted ways with the Frenchman. Bourdais competed for the team in 2011 and 2017, while seasons 2018 and 2019 were under the Dale Coyne Racing with Vasser-Sullivan banner. “I want to thank …

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GRT Grasser Racing Team Joins IMSA With Katherine Legge, Christina Nielsen

2018 Daytona IWSC Max van Splunteren Car Phil Allaway

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A part-time operation will go full-time in IMSA in 2020.  GRT Grasser Racing Team has partnered with GEAR Racing to field a No. 19 Lamborghini Huracan GT3 EVO full-time in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.  Katherine Legge and Christina Nielsen will team up for the full season in the GT Daytona class. GEAR stands for …

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Pace Laps: Kyle Busch Seals Legacy, Tyler Reddick & Matt Crafton Take Home Championships

NASCAR Xfinity Series

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Kyle Busch’s Second Title Changes His Legacy Denny Hamlin had Michael Jordan in his corner. Kevin Harvick had every resource at Stewart-Haas Racing. Martin Truex Jr. had the most time to prepare and the most wins on the Cup circuit this season (seven). Kyle Busch had a 21-race winless streak …

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Forty 7 Motosports Wins IMSA Michelin Encore; Tim George Dies

2019 Road Atlanta PC Austin McCusker Car Phil Allaway

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Forty 7 Motorsports’ Joel Janco, Jonatan Jorge and Tristan Nunez scored a thrilling victory in the IMSA Michelin SportsCar Encore Sunday (Nov. 10) at Sebring International Raceway.  Despite that, the race was overshadowed by the passing of Dr. Tim George, who was part of the driving team of the No. 2 Ligier JS P3-Nissan for …

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Weekend Racing Roundup: Denny Hamlin, Justin Allgaier & Stewart Friesen Conquer ISM Raceway

2019 Phoenix NXS Justin Allgaier Victory Lane NKP

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Denny Hamlin Conquers His Demons Denny Hamlin has built a career living off emotion. The highs have been incredible: two Daytona 500s, two Southern 500s and an eight-win season in 2010. His 37 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series victories are the most of any active driver without a championship. But …

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