Race Weekend Central

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series to Use 2017 Rules at Michigan

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During a teleconference on Thursday morning, NASCAR officials announced that the Sprint Cup Series will use the provisional 2017 rules package at Michigan for the Pure Michigan 400 on Aug. 28. It will be the third race this year to use the package, along with June’s FireKeepers Casino 400 at Michigan and the Quaker State …

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Rodney Childers Suspended Due to Lugnut Issue

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On Wednesday morning, NASCAR released the weekly penalty report.  Once again, NASCAR has come down hard on a contending team due to lugnuts. Kevin Harvick‘s No. 4 Jimmy John’s Chevrolet was found to have loose lugnuts after the finish of Sunday’s Crown Royal Presents the Combat Wounded Coalition 400 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.  As …

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BAR1 Motorsports Announces Bruno Junqueira, Second Car for Road America

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On Tuesday, BAR1 Motorsports announced that they will be fielding two cars for the upcoming IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s Continental Tire Road Race Showcase at Road America on Aug. 7.  Matt McMurry, who drove the team’s No. 20 at Lime Rock Park, will remain in the car.  He will be joined by veteran Bruno Junqueira. …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: IMS Gives NBCSN Little to Work With

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Indianapolis Motor Speedway has plenty of history in regards to open wheel racing.  100 Indianapolis 500s have been run.  These races have ranged from the boring to the exciting, from the safe to the tragic.  Today, the Indianapolis 500 is one of the must-watch races of the year.  There’s a reason why 350,000 people showed …

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Starworks Motorsport wins Northeast Grand Prix

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Saturday afternoon saw the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship take on Lime Rock Park in Connecticut.  With the Prototype class not on-site, it was the Prototype Challenge class that were the headliners, despite GT Le Mans getting the majority of the attention (see: The fact that the GT Le Mans class got the anchor spot in …

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Multimatic Motorsports Wins CTSC at Lime Rock

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Going into Saturday morning’s 150-minute Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge race at Lime Rock, it was assumed that the race would come down to tires.  The Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsports weigh less, thus it was assumed that they would be quicker later.  In addition, everyone assumed that the race would have a couple of cautions to …

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Danny Burkett, Chad McCumbee Take Lime Rock CTSC Poles

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On Friday afternoon, the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge teams had to deal with high temperatures in order to determine the starting grid for Saturday’s 150-minute race at Lime Rock Park.  The two earlier practice sessions saw two different models top the charts in both the Grand Sport and Street Tuner classes, so it was …

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Colin Braun Claims Northeast Grand Prix Overall Pole

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Late Friday afternoon, after a day of hot and humid weather (although, no thunderstorms that were forecasted), the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship teams took to the 1.474-mile circuit at Lime Rock Park for qualifying. Three 15-minute sessions would determine the starting order for Saturday’s race. In the Prototype Challenge class, CORE autosport‘s Colin Braun has …

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Starworks Motorsport, CORE autosport Pace WeatherTech Practices

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At Lime Rock Park, traffic appears to be the name of the game all weekend in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.  With 31 cars entered for a race on a 1.474-mile road course, space is at a premium.  It is hard to get a clean lap.  On Friday, teams tried to do that to learn …

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Trent Hindman, Billy Johnson Lead Lime Rock Practice Sessions

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At Lime Rock Park, teams had to deal with hot and humid weather on Friday.  Temperatures in the afternoon session rose to nearly 95 degrees with dewpoints in the low 70’s.  Despite the high temperatures, the teams still needed to dial their cars in for what is likely to be a warm race on Saturday. …

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