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Couch Potato Tuesday: NASCAR Fans Needed FOX Sports GO For Bristol

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Rain screws up race weekends.  Simple as that.  You should see the e-mail string that goes out when a Cup race gets postponed.  As a result of Sunday’s deluge, Monday’s Food City 500 took place while I was at work.  Naturally, that causes problems. Food City 500 Now, let’s not freak out.  Yes, the race …

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Daniel Morad to Join CRP Racing for PWC Sprint-X Races

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On Monday morning, CRP Racing announced that 27-year old Canadian racer Daniel Morad will join the team for Pirelli World Challenge’s Sprint-X events starting this weekend at VIRginia International Raceway.  He will race in the Pro-Pro division of GT as a teammate to full-time driver Ryan Dalziel in the No. 2 DeVilBiss-sponsored Mercedes-AMG GT3. Morad is …

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Lone Star Racing Announces 2017 IMSA Schedule

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On Friday, Cresson, Tex.-based Lone Star Racing announced that they will run part-time in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s GT Daytona class.  Team owner Dan Knox and Mike Skeen will drive the No. 80 Mercedes-AMG GT3 in four races, starting at COTA (Circuit of the Americas) in early May.  In addition to COTA, the team …

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Food City 500 Qualifying Cancelled, Field Set by Points

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Due to wet weather in and around Bristol, NASCAR has cancelled Coors Light Pole Qualifying for Sunday’s Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway.  Since the first practice session of the weekend, scheduled for 11:30 a.m. this morning was also washed out, the field will be set as per the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup …

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JR Hildebrand Ruled Out of Barber Park, Zach Veach to Sub

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On Tuesday, JR Hildebrand has officially not been approved to race this weekend at Barber Motorsports Park after breaking a bone in his hand at Long Beach.  Indy Lights veteran Zach Veach, who announced plans to make his INDYCAR debut in the Indianapolis 500, will have his debut pushed up as he will sub in the …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: ARCA Return to MAVTV Does Not Go Smoothly

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As you’re all likely aware by now, most of the major racing series here in the United States were off last weekend for Easter.  While drivers spent the time relaxing, spending time with their families or daydreaming, teams worked on their cars.  What’s a critic who covers race broadcasts to do in that scenario?  Check …

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Toyota Overcomes Pit Strategy to Win 6 Hours of Silverstone

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On Sunday at Silverstone Circuit, Toyota GAZOO Racing’s Sébastien Buemi barged his way past Porsche LMP Team’s Brendon Hartley with 13 minutes to go.  From there, Buemi pulled away from the young Porsche racer to take the overall victory in the season opening 6 Hours of Silverstone. Afterwards, Buemi was overjoyed. “I’m really happy.  It’s …

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United Autosports Wins ELMS 4 Hours of Silverstone

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United Autosports’ Filipe Albuquerque took the overall lead away from G-Drive Racing’s Ryo Hirakawa with two minutes remaining on the clock.  From there, Albuquerque pulled away to take the overall victory in the European Le Mans Series’ season-opening 4 Hours of Silverstone by 6.339 seconds.  Teammates Hugo de Sadeleer and William Owen co-drove the winning …

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Toyota Sweeps 6 Hours of Silverstone Front Row

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On Saturday, Toyota GAZOO Racing swept the front row for Sunday’s 6 Hours of Silverstone.  The best laps from Kamui Kobayashi and Mike Conway averaged 97.304 seconds (135.448 mph) to claim overall pole for the No. 7 Toyota.  This lap average was nearly three-tenths of a second faster than Anthony Davidson and Kazuki Nakajima in …

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Ben Hanley Earns Silverstone ELMS Pole for DragonSpeed

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Back in January, DragonSpeed’s Ben Hanley was the fastest driver of all at the Roar Before the 24 in his ORECA 07-Gibson.  Going back to Europe has not diminished his pace at all. On Saturday, Hanley won the overall pole for the European Le Mans Series’ season-opening 4 Hours of Silverstone with a lap of …

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