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Chase Elliott Joins Action Express Racing for Rolex 24

Action Express Racing announced Friday morning (Dec. 18) that 2020 NASCAR Cup Series champion Chase Elliott will make his IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship in January’s Rolex 24 at Daytona.  He will be the fourth driver in the Whelen Engineering-sponsored No. 31 Cadillac DPi-V.R. alongside Mike Conway, Pipo Derani and Felipe …

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Grand Prix of Long Beach Weekend Postponed to September

The Grand Prix Association of Long Beach announced Thursday (Dec. 17) that the 2021 Grand Prix of Long Beach weekend has been postponed due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.  The race weekend, originally scheduled for April 16-18, has been moved to Sept. 24-26.  As a result, the Acura Grand Prix …

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PR1 Mathaisen Motorsports Reveals Rolex 24 Driving Lineup

PR1 Mathiasen Motorsports confirmed their return to the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s LMP2 class on Tuesday (Dec. 15).  The team will field an ORECA 07-Gibson sponsored by Wynn’s (see below) in the race. 🚨 BREAKING NEWS .- PR1/Mathiasen reveals Rolex 24 at Daytona Lineup, Livery and sponsors. 📰 Press Release: …

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Bryan Herta Autosport, Hyundai, Introduce Elantra N TCR, Announce 2021 Plans

Bryan Herta Autosport along with Hyundai Motor North America announced that BHA will be the launch team for the new Hyundai Elantra N TCR.  This new car will be immediately eligible to compete in IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge’s TCR class, along with TC America’s TCR class and other various TCR …

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Porsche Commits to Racing LMDh Prototypes in 2023

Porsche officially announced Tuesday (Dec. 15) that they will build a new prototype to the upcoming LMDh specifications.  This new prototype, which will race in both the FIA World Endurance Championship and the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, will debut at the beginning of the 2023 season, likely in the Rolex …

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Riley Motorsports Announces 2-Car LMP3 Program for 2021

Riley Motorsports confirmed their full two-car effort in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s new LMP3 class Friday afternoon (Dec. 11).  Previously, the team announced that their Michelin Pilot Challenge team will move up to LMP3 in 2021 with Jim Cox and Dylan Murry.  They’ll be joined by Jeroen Bleekemolen and …

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TF Sport to Make IMSA Debut at Daytona

WEC competitor TF Sport announced their entry in January’s Rolex 24 at Daytona Thursday (Dec. 10).  Unlike the GTE-Am class Aston Martin Vantage pictured above, the team will be fielding an Aston Martin Vantage GT3 in the GT Daytona class TF Sport regular Charlie Eastwood will drive the Aston Martin …

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Racing Team Nederland to Make IMSA Debut at Rolex 24

Racing Team Nederland, a regular team in the FIA World Endurance Championship, announced Thursday (Dec. 10) that they will be making their IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship debut in January’s Rolex 24 at Daytona.  They will be bringing their ORECA 07-Gibson over to compete in the equivalent class in IMSA.  Team …

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Magnus Racing, Archangel Motorsports Team Up to Field Acura NSX GT3 EVO in 2021

Magnus Racing and Archangel Motorsports separately announced Monday (Dec. 7) that they will team up to field the No. 44 full-time in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship in 2021.  The team, which will be known as Magnus with Archangel, will run an Acura NSX GT3 EVO in the GT Daytona …

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Jimmie Johnson Joins Action Express Racing All-Star Squad for Rolex 24

Rick Hendrick recently teased that seven-time Cup champion would compete in the Rolex 24 at Daytona in January.  It is now official. Action Express Racing announced Friday (Dec. 4) that Jimmie Johnson will head up a second Cadillac DPi-V.R. team, No. 48, for the Rolex 24 weekend.  He’ll be joined …

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