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Couch Potato Tuesday: Richmond Provides Interesting Action If You Look Closely

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Richmond Raceway in recent years has taken on a different look. Yahoo! Sports’ Nick Bromberg made note of this on Twitter after the race Saturday night. From 2001-2010 there were 14 Richmond races with 10 or more cautions From 2011-2020 there have been 3 Richmond races with 10 or more cautions Since the start of stage …

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IMSA Holds Annual State of the Series; Adds LMP3 to WeatherTech Championship for 2021

2019 Road Atlanta PC Austin McCusker Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

IMSA held their annual State of the Series presentation remotely Wednesday (Sept. 9).  In it, a number of announcements were made pertaining to IMSA’s immediate future. The point structure is getting an overhaul for all three of IMSA’s primary series.  Points in the races will be decatupled for 2021.  A race win, currently worth 35 …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Darlington Brings Wall Contact & Horses to Play

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Oh yes, Darlington. On Labor Day weekend, this is where NASCAR fans go to sweat gallons of fluid and take in some interesting racing. Viewers had three very different races on the schedule on the egg-shaped oval. Cook Out Southern 500 The centerpiece of Throwback Weekend was 500 miles at Darlington Raceway. I don’t think …

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Rebel Rock Racing Wins Stay Frosty Performance Coolants 240

2020 Road Atlanta IMPC Robin Liddell Frank DePew Andrew Davis Victory Lane Courtesy of IMSA

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

The Stay Frosty Performance Coolants 240 for IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge Sunday (Sep. 6) came down to fuel mileage and strategy.  Rebel Rock Racing’s Andrew Davis, Frank DePew and Robin Liddell had the right mix and brought home the victory at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta. “The whole team did a fantastic job today,” Liddell said …

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Sam Mayer Wins Rough And Tumble Zinsser SmartCoat 200

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GMS Racing’s Sam Mayer snatched the lead away from DGR-Crosley’s Hailie Deegan on a restart with 45 laps to go in the Zinsser Smartcoat 200.  From there, Mayer was able to pull away to win Saturday night’s (Sept. 5) ARCA Menards Series event at Lebanon I-44 Speedway. The victory is Mayer’s third of 2020. “I …

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Nate Stacy Wins Stay Frosty Performance Coolants 240 Pole

2020 Road Atlanta IMPC Nate Stacy Car Courtesy of IMSA

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

Following the conclusion of Sept. 5’s TireRack.com Grand Prix, IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge teams took to the 2.54-mile road course at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta in order to qualify for Sunday’s (Sept. 6) Stay Frosty Performance Coolants 240.  At the end of 30 minutes of qualifying, KohR Motorsports’ Nate Stacy put his Aston Martin Vantage …

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Acura Team Penske’s Helio Castroneves, Ricky Taylor Win TireRack.com Grand Prix

SRX driver Helio Castroneves races at Road Atlanta. (September 2020) (Photo: IMSA)

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

Acura Team Penske’s Helio Castroneves and Ricky Taylor recovered from multiple early penalties to win the TireRack.com Grand Prix Saturday (Sept. 5) at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta.  It is the second win of the season for the duo as they continued their strong 2020 IMSA WeatherTech Sports Car championship season. “Great team effort today, I …

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Helio Castroneves Wins TireRack.com Grand Prix Pole

2020 Road Atlanta IWSC Helio Castroneves Car Courtesy of IMSA

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Qualifying for the TireRack.com Grand Prix was incredibly competitive Friday evening (Sep. 4).  Once the dust cleared and sun set, Acura Team Penske’s Helio Castroneves claimed the pole for the six-hour race with a lap at 133.151 mph.  He was overjoyed with his effort given the competition “I tell you what, it’s on the line, …

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Sebastian Priaulx Fastest Overall in Road Atlanta Pilot Challenge Practice; Fire Strikes Motorsports In Action

2020 Road Atlanta IMPC Scott Maxwell Car Courtesy of IMSA

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Multimatic Motorsports’ Sebastian Priaulx was fastest overall in IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge practice Friday (Sep. 4) at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta.  During the afternoon practice session, Priaulx turned in a lap at 104.898 mph. Practice No. 1 Early on, the man to beat on track was Motorsports In Action’s Corey Lewis.  Lewis was fastest early …

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Action Express Racing Dominates Road Atlanta Practice

2020 Road Atlanta IWSC Pipo Derani Car Courtesy of IMSA

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

The IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship is back at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta a month early this year for the TireRack.com Grand Prix.  Through two practice sessions, things don’t look all that different from last year’s Motul Petit Le Mans.  Action Express Racing’s Felipe Nasr was fastest overall with a lap at 132.478 mph. Practice No. …

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