Race Weekend Central

Corvette Racing Dominates Michelin GT Challenge at VIR

On Sunday afternoon, the sun was back out and the brand-new pavement was baking at Virginia International Raceway.  21 cars took the green flag for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s Michelin GT Challenge at VIR, but one team was in control from the drop of the green flag. Corvette Racing swept the front row in Saturday’s …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Raining On Bristol’s NBC Parade

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Welcome back.  The weather is just brutal lately in the United States.  Undoubtedly, you’ve heard about the floods in Louisiana brought on by a stationary low pressure system that dumped feet of rain in areas.  Other parts of the country had to deal with constant thunderstorm threats.  Unfortunately, due to my schedule, I have been …

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Park Place Motorsports Withdraws from VIR

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On Wednesday, Alex Job Racing announced the complete withdrawal of the No. 22 WeatherTech Porsche team from the remainder of the 2016 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.  Thursday saw another Porsche team voluntarily withdraw, but only from one race. Park Place Motorsports, which fields the No. 73 Porsche 911 GT3-R in the GT Daytona class, has …

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WeatherTech Porsche Leaves WeatherTech SportsCar Championship

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

It seems really bizarre that a team sponsored by the series’ title sponsor could be pulling out of the series, but it is the case.  Alex Job Racing announced on Wednesday evening that their No. 22 Porsche 911 GT3-R will not compete in the last three races on the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship schedule. Why would …

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Entry List: 2016 UNOH 200

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On Wednesday night (weather permitting), the Camping World Truck Series will take to the 0.533-mile Bristol Motor Speedway for 200 laps of hard-fought action.  Before we get to the race, 36 trucks will have to bite and claw to make the 32-truck field. Possibly the most notable addition to the field is Austin Cindric returning …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Olympics Push NASCAR To The Background On NBC

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Welcome back. Hope you guys enjoyed the off week for the Sprint Cup Series. It was not very relaxing for me, personally, but I enjoyed myself. Could have done without the thunderstorms, though. Speaking of thunderstorms, that’s effectively what plagued Saturday’s Mid-Ohio Challenge from Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course for the XFINITY Series. As I’ve told …

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James Davison Suspended for PWC GT Round 16

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On Thursday afternoon, WC Vision announced that Pirelli World Challenge GT-class driver and part-time INDYCAR driver James (JD) Davison has been suspended and will have to sit out Saturday’s GT Round 16 at Utah Motorsports Campus (formerly Miller Motorsports Park) due to violating Section 1.11.3 of the 2016 Pirelli World Challenge Sporting Regulations. This section …

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3 XFINITY Teams Make Mid-Ohio Driver Announcements

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When NASCAR released the entry list for Saturday’s XFINITY Series Mid-Ohio Challenge, the No. 18 Toyota for Joe Gibbs Racing was listed with TBA (To Be Announced) in the drivers’ slot.  On Wednesday, they announced their man for the weekend. JGR will be fielding 39-year old Owen Kelly this weekend at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.  For …

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Pirelli World Challenge Announces Driver Ranking Allocations for 2017

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For the past few years, driver rankings have played a fairly important role in determining who could get rides.  More than one contract has been voided because of a ranking change rendering someone ineligible for a ride. On Wednesday, WC Vision announced the driver ranking breakdown for the GT classes and the expanded Sprint-X category …

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Ryan Blaney Loses Pit Selection at Bristol due to Watkins Glen Warnings

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On Wednesday morning, NASCAR issued their weekly penalty report.  Given that last weekend’s races were at Watkins Glen, the list could have been extensive.  However, that was not the case as no graded penalties were issued due to infractions found at Watkins Glen.  Only two teams were given warnings. The team hit hardest in Watkins …

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