Race Weekend Central

Trent Hindman Fastest in Opening Watkins Glen CTSC Practice

(Credit: Phil Allaway)

On Thursday afternoon, the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge’s Grand Sport and Street Tuner classes took to the 3.4-mile long course at Watkins Glen International for their first of two 45 minute practice sessions.  The series has not raced in two full months, so a little rust might be expected.  In reality, New Jersey-based BodyMotion Racing …

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Stewart Friesen to Attempt Truck Debut at Eldora

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Area Auto Racing News reported on Tuesday that Stewart Friesen, formerly of Ontario, but now living in Sprakers, N.Y., will attempt to make his Camping World Truck Series debut at Eldora Speedway on July 20 in the Aspen Dental 150. Halmar Racing, Friesen’s regular team in the Super DIRTcar Series and on a regular basis at …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: FOX Goes All-in for Stewart

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Last weekend saw NASCAR’s National Series put on two very different races.  Sonoma on Sunday was very clean, possibly the cleanest Cup race ever run at Sonoma Raceway.  Yes, there were four cautions, but they were for either stalled cars or debris.  No one spun out all day.  Don’t recall that ever happening.  Meanwhile, there …

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Andrew Palmer Still Hospitalized, Showing Improvement

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On Thursday afternoon, the Palmer family released their first official statement on the condition of Andrew Palmer via Palmer’s manager, Mike Perry.  Palmer was injured in a practice crash during the Pirelli World Challenge race weekend at Lime Rock Park with Jorge de la Torre in Connecticut on May 28.  De la Torre suffered a number of broken bones …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Iowa Puts Trucks and XFINITY on Display

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Sprint Cup teams took last weekend off in order to relax.  However, even without Cup drivers (Brad Keselowski being an exception to the rule), it was an incredibly busy weekend with Formula One in Azerbaijan, the 24 Hours of Le Mans and two big races in Iowa. American Ethanol E15 250 Sunday’s XFINITY Series race …

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Porsche Steals Le Mans Overall Victory in Final Lap

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On Sunday morning, Porsche Team claimed a shocking overall victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans when the leading No. 5 Toyota Gazoo Racing TS050 fell victim to issues under the rear bodywork in the final couple of laps of the race.  With less than ten minutes, the No. 5 driven by Kazuki Nakajima had a one …

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JR Heffner Partners with Martins Motorsports for Eldora

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On Saturday night, Frontstretch learned that JR Heffner, a regular racer at Lebanon Valley Speedway and Albany-Saratoga Speedway out of Averill Park, New York, will return to the Camping World Truck Series for the Aspen Dental 150 at Eldora Speedway in July. Similar to his last appearance in the series in 2014, Heffner is partnering with …

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Porsche Claims Le Mans Overall Pole, Ford Sweeps GTE-Pro Front Row

At the 24 Hours of Le Mans, there are three two-hour qualifying sessions over two days that helps to set the field for the 24-hour classic.  The timer for the sessions go on regardless of conditions.  Normally, the final session is when you see the fastest times.  That was not the case this year. Wednesday …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Jeff Gordon Gets Disrespected

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Michigan International Speedway brought the unveiling of the new ultra-low downforce package, one that Darrell Waltrip described as having a smaller rear spoiler than at any time in the past 40 years.  It’s a little hard to ascertain.  It’s not like restrictor plates, which can be tracked thanks to Jayski’s Plate chart. FireKeepers Casino 400 …

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CRG, LLC Returns Nissan to IMSA’s CTSC

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On Friday, IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge team CRG, LLC announced that they will be switching their No. 44 entry for drivers Sarah Cattaneo and Owen Trinkler from a Honda Civic Si to a Nissan Altima Coupe in time for the next round at Watkins Glen.  The move ends a multi-year relationship with Honda for the …

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