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Rodrigo Baptista, Maxime Soulet Win COTA Blancpain Season Opener

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K-PAX Racing was dominant in the Blancpain GT World Challenge America season opener Saturday (March 2) at Circuit of the Americas in Texas. The No. 9 Bentley of Andy Soucek led from the pole, but a slower pit stop allowed the No. 3 Bentley of Rodrigo Baptista and Maxime Soulet to jump the No. 9 …

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Pace Laps: Brad Keselowski, Kyle Busch, Christopher Bell Make Early NASCAR 2019 Statements

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Atlanta Offers Keselowski Awesome Turnaround The last four months or so haven’t gone according to plan for Brad Keselowski. He won three straight MENCS races in September 2018 which had him peaking right into the playoffs. That momentum made him a dark horse to join the sport’s Big Three of …

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Pace Laps: Denny Hamlin’s 2nd Daytona 500 Win & 2 First-Time Winners

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Denny Hamlin Scores Emotional Daytona 500 Win for Coach Gibbs, JGR Organization Working with teammate Kyle Busch and surviving three major wrecks in the final 15 laps of competition, Denny Hamlin scored his second Daytona 500 victory Sunday in the Great American Race. Hamlin and Busch were followed by Erik …

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Pace Laps: NASCAR’s Championship 4 a Little Clearer Following Martinsville

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Logano Deals NASCAR’s Big Three A Big Blow Seven races into the NASCAR playoffs, the sport’s three most successful drivers this season – Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch and Martin Truex Jr. – have won just once in the postseason. Joey Logano added the latest nail in the coffin Sunday (Oct. 27) …

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Christopher Haase Wins California 8 Hours Pole for Audi Sport Team Land

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Audi Sport Team Land’s Christopher Haase claimed the overall pole for Sunday’s California 8 Hours Saturday afternoon (Oct. 27) in his Audi R8 LMS GT3.  Haase, driving a similar car to the one above, but with a paint scheme resembling the stripes on the American flag, turned in a lap at 96.304 mph in the …

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Pace Laps: A Tame Talladega?

#14: Clint Bowyer, Stewart Haas Racing, Ford Fusion Cummins/rush Truck Centers #41: Kurt Busch, Stewart Haas Racing, Ford Fusion Monster Energy / Haas Automation #4: Kevin Harvick, Stewart Haas Racing, Ford Fusion Jimmy John's #10: Aric Almirola, Stewart Haas Racing, Ford Fusion Smithfield Bacon For Life

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Team Orders Lead To Tame Talladega The final restrictor plate race in NASCAR history at Talladega also proved to be its most, well, restrictive. There were just 15 lead changes in Sunday’s (Oct. 14) 1000Bulbs.com 500, the fewest in a 500-mile race here since the spring of 1973. A race …

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Don Panoz Dead at 83

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Dr. Don Panoz, Vice Chairman of IMSA and founder of the American Le Mans Series and Panoz Automotive, died on Tuesday after a bout with cancer.  He was 83 years old. Panoz was successful in a number of different industries, from pharmaceuticals to hospitality.  He co-founded Milan Pharmaceuticals as a drug distribution company in 1961 …

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Pace Laps: Kyle Larson, Ross Chastain Come Up Short at Darlington

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Kyle Larson Dominates, But Brad Keselowski Wins Brad Keselowski‘s pit crew stepped up when it mattered on Sunday night’s (Sept. 2) Bojangles’ Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway, getting the No. 2 out first ahead of Kyle Larson on the final pit stop. Keselowski then held off Larson on the final …

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Rodrigo Baptista Completes Stomping, Sweeps Watkins Glen

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K-PAX Racing’s Rodrigo Baptista capped off a career weekend by leading flag-to-flag Sunday (Sep. 2) to take his second straight GT overall victory at Watkins Glen.  The success on Watkins Glen’s long course even surprised Baptista. “No, I don’t think so,” Baptista said after the race when asked if he’d ever had a car as …

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Rodrigo Baptista Leads Flag-to-Flag to Win Watkins Glen GT Race No. 1

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K-PAX Racing’s Rodrigo Baptista had an excellent day on Saturday (Sep. 1) at Watkins Glen International.  First, he won his first GT overall pole position in the morning.  In the afternoon, he led all 29 laps with ease to claim his very first Pirelli World Challenge solo victory. “[Today’s win] is very special to me,” …

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Entry List: Grand Prix of Watkins Glen

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This weekend, Pirelli World Challenge wraps up their season at Watkins Glen International with a series of eight races on the 3.4-mile long course.  81 teams have lodged entries in seven classes.  One of those teams has already withdrawn. TruSpeed AutoSport’s No. 19 Audi R8 LMS GT3 in the GTA class for Parker Chase is …

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Toni Vilander, Miguel Molina Sweep Utah, Win GT SprintX Title

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R. Ferri Motorsport’s Toni Vilander and Miguel Molina only needed to finish 50 percent of the race to claim the GT SprintX title.  They wanted more than that.  A swell pit stop at the halfway point of the race allowed Vilander to jump Lone Star Racing’s Scott Heckert.  From there, Vilander was able to hold …

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