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Andretti Autosport Moves LMP3 Team to WeatherTech Championship

Jarret Andretti during IMSA Prototype Challenge Round 2 at Sebring, 3/14/2021 (Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

Andretti Autosport announced Wednesday (May 5) that they will move their sports car racing operation from IMSA Prototype Challenge to the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, effective immediately.  The team will continue to race in the LMP3 class.  Jarett Andretti will continue to drive the car, re-numbered from No. 18 to No. 36 due to Era …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Thoughts on Loose Wheels in Kansas

Corey LaJoie, Joey Logano and Chase Briscoe race three-wide at Kansas Speedway, May 2021. Photo: NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Kansas Speedway is a venue that can often be quite pedestrian. Then again, since the track was reconfigured in 2012, it has shown some teeth from time to time. You never know when it’s going to come out and bite you. Sunday was not really one of those days. Prior to the race, FOX Sports …

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K-PAX Racing Earns COTA Weekend Sweep In Changeable Conditions

Giovanni Venturini wins Race No. 2 of Fanatec GT World Challenge America Powered by AWS at Circuit of the Americas, 5/2/2021 (Photo: K-PAX Racing)

(Photo: K-PAX Racing)

K-PAX Racing is now four-for-four in Fanatec GT World Challenge America Powered by AWS competition, following the second consecutive weekend sweep Saturday (May 1) and Sunday (May 2) at Circuit of the Americas.  Andrea Caldarelli and Jordan Pepper won Saturday’s rain shortened first race, while Corey Lewis and Giovanni Venturini won the second race Sunday …

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Toyota GAZOO Racing Dominates 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps

Sebastien Buemi practicing at Spa, 4/30/2021 (Photo: Gabi Tomescu@AdrenalMedia.com)

(Photo: Gabi [email protected])

In the debut race for the FIA World Endurance Championship’s new Hypercars, Toyota GAZOO Racing’s GR010 Hybrid dominated the day.  However, it was the slower No. 8 shared by Sebastien Buemi, Brendon Hartley and Kazuki Nakajima that won the 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps Saturday (May 1). On the initial start, United Autosports’ Phil Hanson was …

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Compass Racing Announces 2021 WeatherTech Sprint Cup Plans

2021 IWSC Compass Racing Car Compass Racing

(Photo: Compass Racing)

Compass Racing announced Thursday (April 29) that they will be returning to the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship in 2021 for the WeatherTech Sprint Cup races only.  The team will switch from the McLaren 720S GT3 to the Acura NSX GT3.  With McLaren out, that means that McLaren factory driver Paul Holton is out as well.  …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: FOX Sports Takes on Talladega

Xfinity Series race at Talladega, pack racing, stands, view from infield. Photo Sean Gardner/Getty

(Photo: Sean Gardner/Getty Images via NASCAR Media)

Talladega is a bizarre place, filled with some of the wildest and wooliest of NASCAR fans. Most of the time, they’re a great, knowledgeable bunch. Sometimes, they do things that make the whole fan base look bad. The clips shown of Jeff Gordon’s car being pelted with beer cans during the Put It Out! segment …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Richmond Fits Recent Trends, FS1 Sees Jennifer Jo Cobb Pull a Boris Said

2021 Cup Richmond Bubba Wallace, No. 23 23XI Racing Toyota, and Tyler Reddick, No. 8 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet, Racing (Credit: Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images via NASCAR Media_

Photo: Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images via NASCAR Media

Last weekend, NASCAR traveled to Richmond Raceway for a doubleheader and spectators ended up with two completely different races. The NASCAR Cup Series event was relatively clean, which was expected going in. But it ended up being even cleaner than I thought it was going to be with just a handful of incidents. Meanwhile, Saturday’s …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: FOX Sports 1 Dodges Rain in Martinsville

Brad Keselowski and Denny Hamlin lead the NASCAR field at Martinsville Speedway, April 2021. Photo: NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Once again, rain put a damper on a NASCAR race weekend. The sad truth is that everyone saw it coming. The rain that postponed the races to Sunday was predicted three to four days in advance. It just bites. All three races, including Thursday night’s Whelen Modified Tour opener, were affected by rain. At least …

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IMSA Cancels CTMP Race Weekend, 2nd Watkins Glen Stop to Replace

Interclass racing at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, 7/7/2019 (Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

IMSA announced Wednesday (April 7) that the Grand Prix of Mosport, scheduled for July 4 at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (CTMP), along with the rest of the race weekend, has been cancelled.  The move comes as a result of the continued closure of the U.S.-Canada border to non-essential use and Canada’s strict quarantine requirements due …

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