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Jade Buford to Drive Full-Time for New Xfinity Series Team

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The NASCAR Xfinity Series will welcome two newcomers this season – a new team with a rookie driver. Jade Buford will drive the No. 48 Chevrolet for Big Machine Racing Team. The team is owned by Scott Borchetta, the president, CEO, and founder of the powerhouse independent record label Big Machine Label Group. The team …

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Pace Laps: Joe Gibbs Racing Takes Over Texas

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Denny Hamlin’s Quick Road To Healing It was Homestead-Miami Speedway, the site of the 2018 championship finale and Denny Hamlin was clearly upset. The main storyline centered around whether he’d help title contender Kyle Busch with pit stall selection after winning the pole. But you could tell, from the second …

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Jade Buford Destroys Field in Pirelli GT4 America Sprint Race No. 2 at St. Pete

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PF Racing’s Jade Buford showed Saturday that he had the fastest GT4 car in St. Petersburg, but couldn’t show it.  Sunday, he took his superior pace and ran away from the field to take victory in Race No. 2 Sunday (March 10) in St. Petersburg, Fla. Buford, who finished 15th in Race No. 1 on …

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Ian James Wins St. Petersburg GT4 Race No. 1 With Last Lap Pass

2017 Lime Rock Pwc Ian James Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Pirelli GT4 America Sprint Race No. 1 in St. Petersburg Saturday (March 9) had been dominated by PF Racing’s Jade Buford and The Racers Group’s Spencer Pumpelly.  However, it was Team Panoz Racing’s Ian James that was able to make the move to get around Pumpelly on the final lap of the 50-minute race to …

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Entry List: FOX Factory 120

2017 Road Atlanta Ctsc Chris Green Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

On Friday (Oct. 12), an era comes to a close as the final race for the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge will be held at Road Atlanta.  The series will continue on next season as the Michelin Pilot Challenge.  39 teams are entered to give Continental Tire a proper send-off after eight years as title …

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Nicolai Elghanayan Wins Lime Rock GTS SprintX Race No. 1

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(Photo; Phil Allaway)

MarcoPolo Motorsports’ Nicolai Elghanayan was surprised when he won the pole for GTS SprintX Race No. 1 Saturday.  On Monday, he was a bit more confident when he took the checkered flag to win the race Monday morning. “After lap 3 or 4, I really started to dig in,” Elghanayan told Frontstretch in the Media …

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Jade Buford, Scott Maxwell Claim Maiden PWC Win for Mustang GT4

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On Saturday afternoon, PF Racing’s Jade Buford and Scott Maxwell jumped pole sitter Harry Gottsacker during the race’s round of pit stops.  From there, they were able to hold off the rest of the field to claim the first victory in Pirelli World Challenge for the Ford Mustang GT4. “[The win] feels pretty good.  We …

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Entry List: 2018 BMW Endurance Challenge at Daytona

2017 Daytona Ctsc Jade Buford Car Credit Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

On Wednesday, IMSA released the official entry list for the BMW Endurance Challenge at Daytona, the season opener for the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge.  Unlike the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, there is no mandate to participate in the Roar in order to enter this race.  As a result, the entry list is actually a …

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Entry List: Circuit of the Americas 120

2017 Daytona Ctsc Dean Martin Car Credit Phil Allaway

(Credit: Phil Allaway)

For the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge’s two-hour sprint race this weekend at Circuit of the Americas, 33 cars are currently entered.  16 of those are Grand Sport entries, while 17 are Street Tuners. Likely who isn’t entered at the moment is a bigger story than who is.  KohR Motorsports has only one car on …

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Scott Maxwell, Jade Buford Claim Maiden Win for Mustang GT4 at Sebring

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After Daytona’s sports car season opener, Multimatic Motorsports decided to dedicate themselves to helping customers with the new Ford Mustang GT4 instead of fielding one themselves.  The car Multimatic ran at Daytona is in Europe for GT4 homologation testing.  As a result, drivers Scott Maxwell and Jade Buford were moved to KohR Motorsports and raced …

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35 Entered for CTSC Sebring 120; Multimatic Motorsports Out

2017 Daytona Ctsc Dean Martin Car Credit Phil Allaway

(Credit: Phil Allaway)

On Wednesday, IMSA released the entry list for the Sebring 120, the second race of the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge season that will run on St. Patrick’s Day at Sebring International Raceway.  35 cars are entered in a somewhat even split between the Grand Sport and Street Tuner classes. In Grand Sport, the biggest …

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Reinvigorated Grand Sport Class Highlights 40-car CTSC Daytona Entry

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On Wednesday, IMSA released the official entry list for next Friday’s IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge season opener, the BMW Endurance Challenge at Daytona.  Unlike the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, attendance at the Roar Before the 24 was not required. Rule changes in the offseason that moved the Grand Sport class to full GT4-spec has …

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