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Wayne Taylor Racing Defends Rolex 24 Victory, Sets Distance Record

2020 Daytona Iwsc Kamui Kobayashi Car Phil Allaway

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Mazda Team Joest may have had the fastest car for much of the race, but they were not perfect.  Neither was Wayne Taylor Racing.  They were able to come to the front during the overnight hours.  When the Mazdas began to fall off, the Konica Minolta-sponsored Cadillac pulled away.  When the clock struck 1:40 p.m., …

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Felipe Nasr Wins Motul Petit Le Mans Pole

2019 Road Atlanta Iwsc Felipe Nasr Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Action Express Racing’s Felipe Nasr continued his quick form Friday afternoon (Oct. 11) by winning the pole for Saturday’s Motul Petit Le Mans at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta with a lap at 133.573 mph.  It is a new track record for the 2.54-mile circuit and Nasr’s first pole in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.  The …

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Dane Cameron, Juan Pablo Montoya Dominate to Win At Laguna Seca

2019 Watkins Glen Iwsc Juan Pablo Montoya Car Phil Allaway

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Acura Team Penske’s Dane Cameron was able to take the overall lead away from teammate Ricky Taylor 55 minutes into the Monterey SportsCar Championship Powered by McLaren Sunday (Sep. 14).  Once out front, Cameron was able to easily hold off the No. 7 Acura.  Once Helio Castroneves fell back, Cameron was able to pull away …

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Ricky Taylor Leads Acura Front Row Sweep at Laguna Seca

2019 Daytona Iwsc Helio Castroneves Car Phil Allaway

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Acura Team Penske’s Ricky Taylor won the overall pole Saturday (Sep. 14) for Sunday’s Monterey SportsCar Championship Powered by McLaren with a lap at 107.374 mph.  The Laguna Seca pole is Taylor’s first since joining Acura Team Penske at the beginning of 2018. It’s also the No. 7 Acura’s second pole of the season. Taylor’s …

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Entry List: IMSA Road Race Showcase

2019 Lime Rock Iwsc Bryan Sellers Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

For Sunday’s IMSA Road Race Showcase at Road America for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, there are currently 35 teams entered.  This is a slightly fewer number of entries as compared to the last race with all four classes in action at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. In the Prototype class, there are only 10 cars …

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Pace Laps: Joe Gibbs Racing Captures Bristol Sweep, While IndyCar Hits Barber

#20: Christopher Bell, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Supra Rheem Celebrates His Win Nascar Xfinity Series

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Bristol Brings Missed Opportunity Kyle Busch has been dominating every facet of the 2019 NASCAR season. But Sunday’s race at Bristol Motor Speedway wasn’t supposed to be his moment. Busch’s car was a shell of itself less than three laps into the race, the victim of contact from Ricky Stenhouse …

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Jonathan Bomarito Fastest in Thursday Rolex 24 at Daytona Practice

2019 Daytona Iwsc Jonathan Bomarito Car Phil Allaway

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Mazda Team Joest continued to show Thursday (Jan. 24) that they have very good single-lap speed at Daytona International Speedway.  During the second practice session, Jonathan Bomarito turned in a lap at an average of 135.373 mph to top the sessions for the day. Practice No. 1 Early morning rains swept through Daytona Beach, leaving …

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Ryan Hardwick Replaces Madison Snow at Paul Miller Racing for 2019

2018 Lime Rock Iwsc Madison Snow Car Phil Allaway

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Paul Miller Racing announced their intentions to return to the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship full-time in 2019 on Monday (Dec. 10).  2018 GT Daytona champion Bryan Sellers will be back to defend his title with a new driver, Ryan Hardwick as his full-time teammate.  In addition, the team announced that Corey Lewis will return to …

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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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Corvette Racing Benefits from BMW Cut Tires to Win at VIR

2017 Lime Rock Iwsc Jan Magnussen Car Phil Allaway

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For the vast majority of Sunday’s Michelin GT Challenge at VIR, BMW Team RLL’s No. 25 of Bill Auberlen and Alexander Sims dominated the proceedings.  However, a cut tire with 13 minutes to go allowed Corvette Racing’s Antonio Garcia through to the lead.  Garcia held on to take his and co-driver Jan Magnussen‘s third victory …

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Entry List: Continental Tire 120 at the Glen

2016 Watkins Glen Ctsc Owen Trinkler Car Credit Phil Allaway

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For the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge, there are 36 cars entered in Saturday’s Continental Tire 120 at the Glen.  The Grand Sport class is flat with the entry at Circuit of the Americas in early May.  A couple of teams took some hard hits (most notably CJ Wilson Racing’s No. 35 Porsche), but everyone …

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Change Racing Announces 2017 Lineup; Spencer Pumpelly Bounced

2016 Daytona Iwsc Spencer Pumpelly Car Credit Austin Gager

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On Thursday morning, the Robby Benton-owned Change Racing organization announced their 2017 plans for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.  The team will once again compete full-time in the GT Daytona class with their Lamborghini Huracan GT3 (last year’s car is pictured above), but there will be some changes. In the driver’s seat for the full …

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