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Wayne Taylor Racing Wins Rain-Shortened Rolex 24 at Daytona

2019 Daytona Iwsc Jordan Taylor Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

During the 15th hour of the Rolex 24 at Daytona, the rain began to fall at Daytona International Speedway.  Instantaneously, the race changed.  What was a relatively attrition-free affair turned into a punishing wreckfest. Wayne Taylor Racing’s Fernando Alonso slipped past Action Express Racing’s Felipe Nasr with just over two hours to go when Nasr …

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Rolex 24 at Daytona Hour 17 Update: The Rain is Here

2019 Daytona Iwsc Rain Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

In the second third of the Rolex 24 at Daytona, Fernando Alonso came into his own.  The forecast rain showed up at the track around 5 a.m. and instantly caused problems.  Mazda Team Joest’s remaining RT24-P was trying to get back on the lead lap when the fuel issues cropped up again.  The car was …

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Rolex 24 at Daytona Hour 8 Update: Penske Leads, Mazda Foiled by Fuel Leaks

2019 Daytona Iwsc Juan Pablo Montoya Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

As compared to last year, the 57th running of the Rolex 24 at Daytona has been quite a bit more incident-strewn.  There have already been six full course cautions so far, as opposed to four in the entire race in 2018. The Mazda Team Joest entries were strong early with Oliver Jarvis leading from pole.  …

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F1 Recaps: Williams Struggles, McLaren Fails to Live Up to Preseason Hype

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(Photo: Chris Owens)

Williams – 10th in the Constructors Standings What more can be said about Williams in the 2018 season other than that it was very, very bad? 2018 will go down as one of the worst seasons for the team in its 41 years and by far its worst season in the hybrid era. It is …

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Wayne Taylor Racing Adds Fernando Alonso, Kamui Kobayashi for Rolex 24

2018 Road Atlanta Iwsc Jordan Taylor Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Wayne Taylor Racing announced Tuesday (Nov. 27) that Jordan Taylor and Renger van der Zande will be back in the No. 10 Konica Minolta-sponsored Cadillac DPi-V.R. full-time in the 2019 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.  Come Daytona in January, they might be overshadowed by their new teammates.   Recently retired McLaren driver Fernando Alonso and his Toyota …

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F1 Midweek: Giving Thanks

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Lewis Hamilton Voices His Frustration (Photo: F1 Media)

With the Formula 1 season all but relegated to history, and the Thanksgiving holiday in the US, this moment seems rather apt for a capitulation of the things to be thankful for about the sport. While it is easy to go on a critical rant about the racing, the cars, the drivers, the leadership, the …

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Fernando Alonso to Race in the 103rd Indianapolis 500 with McLaren

Fernando Alonso Indianapolis 500 Practice

(Photo: Chris Owens)

With the final Formula One season coming to a close for two-time World Champion Fernando Alonso, fans and media alike have been anticipating an announcement as to where the Spaniard will race next. Today we got our first answer. McLaren announced Saturday (Nov. 10) that Alonso will be racing in the 103rd running of the …

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Fernando Alonso, Jimmie Johnson Confirm Ride-Swap at Bahrain International Circuit

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(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

After weeks of teasing videos, a ride swap has become official. Fernando Alonso and Jimmie Johnson will swap rides on November 26 at Bahrain International Circuit in  Sakhir, Bahrain. The two legends of the motorsports world will do something only a few other driver combinations have done in recent years joining Lewis Hamilton/Tony Stewart and Juan …

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F1 Midweek: Lewis Hamilton Can Clinch at Austin; and More

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Fernando Alonso on track at the 2018 Japanese Grand Prix (credit: F1 media)

We have reached a point in the Formula 1 season when the phrase “itʻs all over but the shouting,” seems wildly appropriate. Yes, there are four races to go on the schedule but should Lewis Hamilton win (yet again), Sebastian Vettel would need to place second to continue the Drivers title fight to the Mexican …

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4 Burning Questions: Who Retired This Week?

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Who will drive the No. 95 next season? On Thursday (Aug. 16), Kasey Kahne announced his retirement from competing full-time in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series at season’s end. pic.twitter.com/0V0keaggcL — Kasey Kahne (@kaseykahne) August 16, 2018 Kahne, who will turn 39 next April, is the latest big name driver to retire in the …

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F1 Midweek: This Season is Getting Silly

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So the news that we were all waiting for — that we knew was coming — has arrived: Fernando Alonso is leaving Formula One after this season. Interesting that they used the term “retire” when we all know that retiring is the last thing Alonso is doing. Sure, we may never see Alonso on an …

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F1 Midweek: What Has Happened To McLaren?

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For many seasons in Formula 1 racing, the name McLaren became famous by winning world championships with Ayrton Senna, Alain Prost, Mika Hakkinen and of course, Lewis Hamilton. However, they have been rather lackluster over the last few years with only one win in the last six seasons. So, what has happened to McLaren and …

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