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Couch Potato Tuesday: Diving Into Formula 1: Drive to Survive for the 1st Time

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Sergio Perez (Racing Point F1 on Twitter)

For race fans, Easter weekend is one of the leanest weekends of the year. All three of NASCAR’s National-level Series were off, along with Formula 1 and IMSA. There was no live racing on television. The only stuff available was tape-delayed action and action on the internet. There is MotoGP, but their TV deal with …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Clint Bowyer Comes Into His Own With Bristol’s Dirt

2021 Bristol dirt trucks track overhead Jared C Tilton Getty Images via NASCAR

(Photo: Jared C Tilton/Getty Images via NASCAR Media)

Last weekend was a big weekend for NASCAR as they held their first dirt race at Bristol Motor Speedway. Unfortunately, it turned into a literal quagmire due to precipitation. This ended up being the sixth spring race at Bristol for the NASCAR Cup Series in the last eight years to be delayed in some way, …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Atlanta Brings Unnecessary Fighting, Long Runs to FOX

Denny hamlin leads the pack in NASCAR Cup Series action at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Photo: NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Atlanta was an interesting weekend. You had a tripleheader of action, but not nearly as much good racing on the track as I would have liked to see. The task here is how FOX can make races enjoyable when they aren’t the most impressive. Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 Sunday looked like a Kyle Larson …

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JDC-Miller MotorSports Wins Rough and Tumble 12 Hours of Sebring Despite Loose Rear Wing

JDC-Miller MotorSports' Sebastien Bourdais, Loic Duval and Tristan Vautier celebrate after winning the Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring, 3/20/2021 (Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

JDC-Miller MotorSports’ Sebastien Bourdais, Loic Duval and Tristan Vautier charged back after getting involved in two separate on-track incidents to win the Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring presented by Advance Auto Parts Saturday (March 20).  It is the team’s first overall victory since the 2018 Sahlen Six Hours at the Glen when they were …

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Rebel Rock Racing Gambles On Fuel And Oil To Win At Sebring

Robin Liddell and Frank DePew embrace in victory lane after winning the Alan Jay Automotive Network 120 at Sebring, 3/19/2021 (Courtesy of IMSA)

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

Rebel Rock Racing’s Frank DePew and Robin Liddell gambled on a very aggressive fuel strategy to get the overall lead when Stephen Cameron Racing’s Greg Liefooghe pitted with just over three laps to go.  Despite smoke coming out of the back of the team’s Chevrolet Camaro GT4.R, Liddell was able to hold on to win …

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Pipo Derani Wins Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring Pole; Jimmie Johnson Crashes

Pipo Derani wins the pole for the Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring, 3/19/2021 (Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

Action Express Racing’s dominance in Sebring continued Friday afternoon (March 19).  Pipo Derani won the pole for Saturday’s Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring presented by Advance Auto Parts with a lap at 127.798 mph.  This is a new IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship track record at the 3.74-mile road course. However, things aren’t all swell …

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Action Express Racing Sweeps Thursday Sebring Practices

Felipe Nasr practicing at Sebring, 3/18/2021 (Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

Action Express Racing came to Sebring, Fla. with full intent to flex their muscles.  They did just that Thursday (March 18).  Felipe Nasr was fastest overall for the day with a lap at 126.765 mph during the opening session of the day. Practice No. 1 The opening practice went green at 9:05 a.m. Thursday morning.  …

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Maxwell Root Wins Alan Jay Automotive Network 120 Pole

Maxwell Root after winning the pole for the Alan Jay Automotive Network 120, 3/18/2021 (Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

Maxwell Root, who is making his IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge debut this weekend in place of the injured Ryan Hardwick, made an excellent impression on the field Thursday (March 18).  With a lap at 102.527 mph in his Porsche Cayman GT4 MR, Root easily claimed the overall pole for Friday’s Alan Jay Automotive Network 120 …

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Bill Auberlen Quickest in Sebring Michelin Pilot Challenge Practice

Dillon Machavern at Sebring, 3/18/2021 (Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

Turner Motorsport’s Bill Auberlen was fastest overall in Michelin Pilot Challenge practice Thursday (March 18) with a lap at 102.937 mph.  Despite the quick pace, Auberlen’s lap was still a half-second off of his own track record, set in 2019. Practice No. 1 Michelin Pilot Challenge teams first got out on track Wednesday afternoon for …

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