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Entry List: Pirelli World Challenge Grand Prix of Texas

2017 Cota Pwc Daniel Mancinelli Car Wc Vision

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For Pirelli World Challenge’s first SprintX weekend of the year, 103 entries have posted in the various classes.  While the number is down from last year, it is a true 103 cars.  Last year saw multiple teams listed more than once due to the weekend schedule. In the main SprintX races, there will be 20 …

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Pace Laps: Martin Truex Jr. Punches Back Against Kevin Harvick

2018 Cup Auto Club Brad Keselowski, Team Penske, Ford Fusion Wurth Martin Truex Jr., Furniture Row Racing, Toyota Camry Bass Pro Shops/5 Hour Energy

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Truex Back On Top Kevin Harvick? Who’s that? The second his bid for four straight wins ended, slamming into the outside wall on lap 39, Sunday’s MENCS race was all about Martin Truex Jr. The No. 78 car took control the second the No. 4 took a back seat, outdueling Kyle …

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Tequila Patrón ESM Claims Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring Victory

2018 Daytona Iwsc Johannes Van Overbeek Car Phil Allaway

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On Saturday (March 17), Tequila Patrón ESM’s Pipo Derani, Nicolas Lapierre and Johannes van Overbeek claimed overall victory in the Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring presented by Advance Auto Parts.  For all three drivers, it is their second overall wins at Sebring.  Derani and van Overbeek won in 2016 with Tequila Patrón ESM, while …

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KohR Motorsports Defends Alan Jay Automotive Network 120 Title

2018 Daytona Ctsc Nate Stacy Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

On Friday (March 16), KohR Motorsports’ No. 60 Ford Mustang GT4 shared by Kyle Marcelli and Nate Stacy took the overall victory in the Alan Jay Automotive Network 120 at Sebring.  It is the second consecutive year that the No. 60 team took the spoils.  Last year, it was Jade Buford and Scott Maxwell sharing …

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Spirit of Daytona’s Tristan Vautier Wins Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring Pole

2018 Daytona Iwsc Tristan Vautier Car Phil Allaway

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After much of the weekend had been dominated by Acura Team Penske, it will be the smallest of the Cadillac squads, Spirit of Daytona Racing, that will start Saturday’s Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring presented by Advance Auto Parts up front.  On Friday afternoon (March 16), Tristan Vautier won the pole for the 12-hour …

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Ricky Taylor Tops Sebring WeatherTech Happy Hour

2018 Daytona Iwsc Helio Castroneves Car Phil Allaway

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Bright and early on Friday morning, Acura Team Penske picked right up where they left off on Thursday.  Ricky Taylor turned in a lap of 107.076 seconds (125.742 mph), the fastest lap of the whole weekend, in order to top the charts in IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Practice No. 4.  It is the third out …

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Helio Castroneves, Ricky Taylor Top WeatherTech Thursday Practices

2018 Daytona Iwsc Graham Rahal Car Phil Allaway

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On Thursday, Acura Team Penske’s Ricky Taylor was fastest overall in IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship practice at Sebring International Raceway.  Taylor’s time in practice No. 2 of 107.841 seconds (124.850 mph).  The lap time was a full one-third of a second faster than the pole time set last year by REBELLION Racing’s Neel Jani. Practice …

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Spencer Pumpelly Wins Alan Jay Automotive Network 120 Pole

2018 Daytona Ctsc Dillon Machavern Car Phil Allaway

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Rennsport One’s Spencer Pumpelly claimed the pole for Friday’s IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge Alan Jay Automotive Network 120 on Thursday afternoon.  Pumpelly’s lap of 131.611 seconds (102.301 mph) gives him his second consecutive overall pole to start the season. For Pumpelly, getting the pole was crucial. “For us, getting on the pole was really …

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Trent Hindman, Spencer Pumpelly Pace CTSC Sebring Practices

2017 Lime Rock Ctsc Alan Brynjolfsson Car Phil Allaway

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On Thursday, VOLT Racing’s Trent Hindman paced IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge practice at Sebring International Raceway.  Hindman turned in a lap of 131.577 seconds (102.528 mph) in the morning session, a track record for the Grand Sport class.  The lap was also four-hundredths of a second faster than last year’s pole. Practice No. 1 …

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Entry List: Alan Jay Automotive Network 120

2017 Sebring Ctsc Jade Buford Car Credit Ford Performance

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For Friday’s Alan Jay Automotive Network 120, there are 38 cars currently entered between the three Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge classes.  Like at Daytona, the series is still very top heavy. The GT4-spec Grand Sport has 27 of the 38 entries.  There are a number of changes since Daytona.  Multimatic Motorsports has only two entries …

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Beyond the Cockpit: Sean Rayhall on HART, ELMS & Working With John Falb

2018 Daytona Iwsc Sean Rayhall Phil Allaway

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Sean Rayhall‘s career has had an interesting trajectory. He’s been all over the place from Saturday night short track racing to INDYCAR’s feeder series and sports car racing in Europe. Last year, he and co-driver John Falb won the European Le Mans Series (ELMS) LMP3 championship for United Autosports. For this season, Falb and Rayhall …

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Entry List: Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring presented by Advance Auto Parts

2018 Daytona Iwsc Bruno Senna Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

For Saturday’s Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring presented by Advance Auto Parts, there are 43 cars entered in the three classes.  There are a number of driver changes of note going into the race weekend. In the Prototype class, there are 16 entries.  Both of the Jackie Chan DC Racing JOTA ORECA 07-Gibsons, along …

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