Race Weekend Central

Daniel Morad Wins GT SprintX Race No. 1 Pole at VIR

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CRP Racing’s Daniel Morad claimed the overall pole Saturday morning (April 28) for today’s first GT SprintX race of the weekend at VIRginia International Raceway.  Morad’s lap of 101.953 seconds (115.465 mph) is an official track qualifying record for the GT class and a full second faster than anyone went in practice on Friday. Morad’s …

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Jenson Button Signs with SMP Racing for 2018-19 WEC Season

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SMP Racing announced Friday (April 27) that 2009 Formula 1 World Champion Jenson Button will drive the team’s No. 11 BR Engineering BR1 LMP1 prototype in a partial schedule during the 2018-19 FIA World Endurance Championship Super Series.  As a result, he will debut along Mikhail Aleshin and Vitaly Petrov at Le Mans in June. …

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Entry List: Pirelli World Challenge Grand Prix of Virginia presented by Audi Sport

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For Pirelli World Challenge’s Grand Prix of Virginia presented by Audi Sport weekend, there are 99 teams entered in the various classes.  The overall entry is down from 99 at the first SprintX weekend at Circuit of the Americas. The GT SprintX races will have only 17 entries.  The GT Pro-Pro division has seven entries.  …

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Pace Laps: So Close, Yet So Far for Martin Truex Jr. & Noah Gragson

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: So Close, Yet So Far for Martin Truex Jr. – Kyle Busch scored his third-straight win at Richmond Raceway, joining Kevin Harvick to account for six victories in nine races this season. But perhaps what was more surprising was that it was Martin Truex Jr. who was cruising his way …

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Pace Laps: Rain Ratchets Up NASCAR Competition At Bristol

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Rain, Rain, Please Stay? The fact NASCAR wrested 204 laps out of Sunday’s race at Bristol Motor Speedway was a minor miracle. The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series event was faced with a 90 percent chance of precipitation during the day; the race itself went green nearly half an hour …

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Daniel Mancinelli Wins Rough and Tumble PWC Grand Prix of Long Beach

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This year’s Pirelli World Challenge Sprint in Long Beach came down to the final 10 minutes. TR3 Racing’s Daniel Mancinelli snatched the lead in a somewhat rough fashion from R. Ferri Motorsport’s Toni Vilander with 7.5 minutes to go.  From there, Mancinelli pulled away to take his first PWC Sprint victory in Long Beach Sunday …

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Racing Engineering Wins 4 Hours of Le Castellet on Debut

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The Racing Engineering ORECA 07-Gibson shared by Norman Nato, Paul Petit and Olivier Pla earned a somewhat unexpected victory in Sunday’s European Le Mans Series 4 Hours of Le Castellet at Circuit Paul Ricard.  It is the team’s first-ever start in the LMP2 class.  Previously, they were best known for fielding entries in the FIA …

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Toni Vilander Wins PWC Grand Prix of Long Beach Pole

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R. Ferri Motorsport’s Toni Vilander set a PWC track record with a lap of 78.436 seconds (90.326 mph) Saturday (April 14) en route to earning for Sunday’s Grand Prix of Long Beach.  It is Vilander’s second Sprint pole of 2018, having previously won the pole for Round No. 1 at St. Petersburg. Vilander’s lap was …

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Filipe Albuquerque, Jõao Barbosa Win BUBBA Burger Sports Car Grand Prix at Long Beach

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Action Express Racing’s Filipe Albuquerque and Jõao Barbosa used strategy and cunning to emerge victorious in the BUBBA Burger Sports Car Grand Prix at Long Beach Saturday (April 14).  While the Portuguese duo didn’t have the speed of Acura Team Penske, or even their own teammates, pit strategy was the key. “Our strategy all day …

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IDEC Sport’s Paul-Loup Chatin Claims 4 Hours of Le Castellet Pole

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IDEC Sport’s Paul-Loup Chatin claimed a surprise pole Saturday (April 14) for Sunday’s 4 Hours of Le Castellet with a lap of 101.194 seconds (128.000 mph) around the 3.598-mile Circuit Paul Ricard.  It is the fastest lap of the entire race weekend and nearly three seconds faster than Chatin was able to accomplish during Free …

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Juan Pablo Montoya Wins BUBBA Burger Sports Car Grand Prix Pole

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Acura Team Penske’s Juan Pablo Montoya came out to play on Friday afternoon in Long Beach.  After topping the charts in Practice No. 2, Montoya turned in a lap of 72.922 seconds (97.156 mph) to win the pole for Saturday’s BUBBA Burger Sports Car Grand Prix at Long Beach. To Montoya, snagging the pole and …

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Felipe Nasr, Juan Pablo Montoya Top Long Beach WeatherTech Practices

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On Friday, IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship teams had two practice sessions on the 1.968-mile street course in Long Beach, Calif.  Acura Team Penske’s Juan Pablo Montoya was fastest overall with a lap of 73.160 seconds (96.840 mph).  The lap is nearly four-tenths of a second faster than last year’s pole time. Practice No. 1 Over the …

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