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Xfinity Breakdown: Fresh Tires Boost Kyle Busch to Surprise Henry 180 Victory at Road America

#54: Kyle Busch, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Supra M&M's Ice Cream celebrates his win at 2021 NASCAR Xfinity race at Road America, NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Tires were the topic of conversation for much of Saturday’s NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Road America. Some teams planned to save enough fuel to go the entire distance of the Henry 180 on two stops to save a fresh set of tires for a late-race caution. Others wanted to pit to keep the freshest …

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The Underdog House: AJ Allmendinger Capitalizes on COTA Road Course Prowess

AJ Allmendinger prepares for a NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Homestead-Miami Speedway. (March 2021) (Photo: NKP)

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Top Dog: AJ Allmendinger AJ Allmendinger may be no underdog on a road course, but the 39-year-old veteran became a bit of a Cinderella story Sunday (May 23) at Circuit of the Americas. While his team, Kaulig Racing, has established itself as a powerhouse in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, it has limited experience at the …

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Greg Liefooghe, Spencer Pumpelly Fastest in Pilot Challenge Practices, Ryan Hardwick Crashes

2021 Daytona IMPC Ryan Hardwick Car Courtesy of IMSA

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

Stephen Cameron Racing’s Greg Liefooghe and BGB Motorsports’ Spencer Pumpelly topped the two practice sessions for IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge at Daytona International Speedway.  Pumpelly’s lap at 112.956 mph Thursday morning (Jan. 28) is the fastest lap of the weekend. Practice No. 1 Liefooghe’s lap at 111.634 mph was fastest overall in the opening IMSA …

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Jan Heylen Fastest in Final Pilot Challenge ROAR Session

2021 Daytona IMPC Ryan Hardwick Car Courtesy of IMSA

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge teams had a short day at Daytona International Speedway Sunday (Jan. 24) with just one 75-minute test session before teams packed up.  Wright Motorsports’ Jan Heylen was fastest with a lap at 111.835 mph. Heylen’s lap was four-hundredths of a second faster than Stephen Cameron Racing’s Greg Liefooghe.  Murillo Racing’s Eric …

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Spencer Pumpelly Quickest in Pilot Challenge ROAR Day No. 1

2020 Daytona IMPC John Tecce Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Friday (Jan. 22) saw 37 IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge cars take to Daytona International Speedway’s 3.56-mile road course for two separate sessions.  BGB Motorsports’ Spencer Pumpelly was fastest for the day with a lap at 112.293 mph. Session No. 1 Pumpelly’s quick lap of the day came halfway through the 75-minute session.  It was one-third …

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Entry List: WeatherTech Hyundai Monterey Sports Car Championship

2019 Laguna Seca IWSC Jeroen Bleekemolen Earl Bamber Dalton Kellett Racing Courtesy of IMSA

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With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and wildfire risks, running the Hyundai Monterey Sports Car Championship at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca this year was seemingly a question mark.  However, the race will go on this weekend.  There are 28 teams entered. In the DPi class, there are eight cars entered.  JDC-Miller MotorSports will have Tristan Vautier …

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Entry List: WeatherTech 240 at Daytona

2020 Daytona IWSC John Potter Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

The return to action for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship at Daytona International Speedway Saturday night (July 4) will have 26 cars take the green flag.  This is unsurprisingly down significantly on the 39 cars that competed in January’s Rolex 24 at Daytona. The Prototype class is more or less unchanged from January.  There will …

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Hardpoint Motorsports Adds WeatherTech Sprint Cup Program for 2020

2020 Daytona IMPC Rob Ferriol Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Hardpoint Motorsports, a team that currently competes full-time in IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge (Note: Pilot Challenge car pictured above) announced Wednesday (June 17) that the team will expand their program to the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, effective immediately.  The team has acquired an Audi R8 LMS GT3 and will compete using No. 30 in the …

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Spencer Pumpelly Fastest Overall in Pilot Challenge ROAR Testing

Spencer Pumpelly 2019 Long Beach

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Team Hardpoint’s Spencer Pumpelly was fastest overall in IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge testing Sunday (Jan. 5).  The veteran racer turned in a lap at 112.862 mph Sunday morning to lead the way in his Audi R8 LMS GT4. Session No. 5 In addition to topping the entire weekend, Pumpelly’s lap was the quickest lap in …

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Spencer Pumpelly Fastest During Michelin Pilot Challenge ROAR Day No. 2 Action

2019 Road Atlanta IMPC Spencer Pumpelly Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

For much of the weekend, Winward Racing/HTP Motorsport has dominated the charts.  Saturday afternoon, things changed when Spencer Pumpelly took his Audi R8 LMS GT4 for Team Hardpoint to the top of the sheet with a lap at 111.366 mph. Session No. 3 In the morning session Saturday, Indy Dontje picked right up where he …

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