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Bryan Herta Autosport Expands to 6 Cars In Pilot Challenge For 2022

Parker Chase qualifying for the Watkins Glen 120 at Watkins Glen International, 7/1/2021 (Photo: Phil Allaway)

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Bryan Herta Autosport announced Thursday (Jan. 6) that they will expand from four cars to six for the 2022 IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge season.  Unlike 2021, all six of these teams will be running the Hyundai Elantra N TCR.  Last season, the team fielded two Elantras and two Veloster N TCRs. There will be driver …

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Paul Miller Racing Switches To BMW; To Miss Rolex 24

Bryan Sellers during the Michelin GT Challenge at VIR, 10/9/2021 (Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

Paul Miller Racing announced Tuesday (Jan. 4) that they will be switching from their Lamborghini Huracan GT3 to the new BMW M4 GT3.  Unfortunately, that change comes with a caveat.  Due to a lack of inventory of new cars, Paul Miller Racing will not have their new car in time to race in the Rolex …

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Gradient Racing Switches to Endurance Cup For 2022

Till Bechtolsheimer during qualifying for the Michelin GT Challenge at VIR, 10/8/2021 (Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

Gradient Racing announced Tuesday (Jan. 4) that they will switch their emphasis in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship away from the WeatherTech Sprint Cup to the Michelin Endurance Cup for the 2022 season.  The team has upgraded their Acura to the new Evo22 specification and will compete in the Rolex 24 at Daytona for the …

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Simon Pagenaud Joins Meyer Shank Racing For Daytona

(Photo: Chris Owens/INDYCAR Media)

Meyer Shank Racing with Curb-Agajanian announced Monday (Jan. 3) that Simon Pagenaud, who will drive for the team in the NTT IndyCar Series in 2022, will round out their driver lineup in this month’s Rolex 24 at Daytona.  For now, it will be his only sports car race of 2022. “I love starting the year …

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WeatherTech Racing Announces 2-Car GTD Pro Effort for Daytona; Cooper MacNeil To Drive Both

Mathieu Jaminet and Kevin Estre practicing for the Motul Petit Le Mans at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta, 11/11/2021 (Photo: Phil Allaway)

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

WeatherTech Racing announced Monday (Jan. 3) that they will field one full-time entry in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s new GTD Pro class in 2022.  Proton Competition will continue to operate the team.  In addition, the team will have an extra entry in this month’s Rolex 24 at Daytona.  However, this isn’t your garden variety …

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Performance Tech Motorsports Reveals Rolex 24 Lineup

Rasmus Lindh during the Motul Petit Le Mans at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta, 11/13/2021 (Photo: Phil Allaway)

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Performance Tech Motorsports revealed their driver lineup Tuesday (Dec. 28) for the Rolex 24 at Daytona.  Compared to 2021, it is a completely different lineup with only one driver having previously raced for the team in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. The one returning driver to the team is Dan Goldburg, who drove full-time for …

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Ally Returns To Action Express With Jimmie Johnson For 2022

Jimmie Johnson during the Motul Petit Le Mans, 11/13/2021 (Photo: Phil Allaway)

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Action Express Racing announced Tuesday (Dec. 28) that they will once again field a part-time second Cadillac DPi-V.R. in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s Michelin Endurance Cup races in 2022.  Jimmie Johnson will once again be back in the Ally-sponsored No. 48 Cadillac alongside Kamui Kobayashi and Mike Rockenfeller.  Joining the team for the first …

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PR1 Mathaisen Motorsports Expands To 2 Cars For 2022

Mikkel Jensen during the Motul Petit Le Mans at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta, 11/13/2021 (Photo: Phil Allaway)

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

PR1 Mathaisen Motorsports announced Thursday (Dec. 23) that they will expand to two full-time ORECA 07-Gibsons in the LMP2 class for the 2022 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.  The No. 52 will defend their LMP2 championship with an unusual split driver lineup. For the four Michelin Endurance Cup races, the team will return with a similar …

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2021 NASCAR Top Storylines: The Creation of 23XI Racing and Bubba Wallace’s Triumph

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Entering the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series season, one of the biggest stories in the series was the formation of 23XI Racing, the new team co-owned by Michael Jordan and Denny Hamlin. The idea of Hamlin launching his own race team wasn’t necessarily farfetched.  Roping Jordan into the deal was a little more surprising, but not …

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Porsche Night of Champions Sees Multiple Announcements

A teaser shot of the new 2023 Porsche LMDh entry (Photo: Porsche AG)

(Photo: Porsche AG)

Saturday night (Dec. 18) saw Porsche hold their annual Night of Champions in Stuttgart, Germany to celebrate the brand’s racing accomplishments in 2021.  The night also saw some announcements. Porsche Announces Dane Cameron, Felipe Nasr As LMDh Drivers, Reveals Disguised Car The biggest of these announcements is that 2021 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship co-champion Felipe …

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