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Entry List: WeatherTech 240 at Daytona

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The return to action for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship at Daytona International Speedway Saturday night (July 4) will have 26 cars take the green flag.  This is unsurprisingly down significantly on the 39 cars that competed in January’s Rolex 24 at Daytona. The Prototype class is more or less unchanged from January.  There will …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: FOX Goes for 2 in Pocono, Gets Exhausted

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Oh man! If I had the ability to prevent rain delays, this season would be so much less exhausting. After Sunday’s Pocono 350, I noted that covering Sunday’s tripleheader was more tiring than covering Petit Le Mans on-site. Having covered that event for the last four years, I can tell you that (for me), it …

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Aaron Telitz To Drive Remainder of 2020 for AVS Vasser Sullivan

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AVS Vasser Sullivan announced Wednesday (June 25) that Aaron Telitz has been tapped to drive the No. 14 Lexus alongside Jack Hawksworth for the remainder of the 2020 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season.  Telitz replaces Parker Chase, who opted out of the rest of the season earlier this week after determining that it would conflict …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: FOX, NASCAR Come Face-to-Face With a Social Crisis

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Last weekend was … something else. NASCAR found itself in the headlines for all the wrong reasons. Thankfully, the noose in the garage was found not to have been intentionally planted there for intimidation purposes. That said, it was there. I checked my photos from last October in Talladega to see if I noticed anything. …

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Hardpoint Motorsports Adds WeatherTech Sprint Cup Program for 2020

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Hardpoint Motorsports, a team that currently competes full-time in IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge (Note: Pilot Challenge car pictured above) announced Wednesday (June 17) that the team will expand their program to the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, effective immediately.  The team has acquired an Audi R8 LMS GT3 and will compete using No. 30 in the …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Lightning Results in a Floridian Marathon

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Unfortunately, with the schedule we have for 2020, weather is going to be an issue this season. We have a bunch of daytime races scheduled to be held in the southeast United States in the middle of the summer. Days like we saw Sunday could happen a few more times, but we can’t do much …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: NASCAR Stands Up for Racial Equality on FOX

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As all of you are aware, it’s been a rather tough couple of weeks here in the United States. In addition to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the country has been rocked by protests against police brutality and racism. NASCAR has generally stayed away from these issues in the past, largely due to the fact that …

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Porsche to No Longer Run Factory Team in IMSA After 2020

2020 Daytona IWSC Nick Tandy Car Phil Allaway

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Porsche announced Thursday morning (June 4) that they will cease factory involvement in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s GT Le Mans class at the end of the 2020 season.  The manufacturer indicated that making this move “makes a significant contribution to overcoming the economic effects that the coronavirus crisis has had on the sports car …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Charlotte, Bristol Bring Interesting Racing on FOX Sports 1

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Given the schedule of the past week, we ended up with two NASCAR Cup Series races in three days. As a result, we have a rare twin-bill of Cup critiques this week. Let’s hope that this does not become a trend. ALSCO Uniforms 500k The past couple of weeks have been exhausting for NASCAR teams. …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Charlotte Light on Action, Decent on Coverage

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Charlotte Motor Speedway is normally a hive of activity on Memorial Day weekend, owing to its location just outside of Mecklenburg County (the track is just over the county line in Cabarrus County and reasonably close to a lot of shopping).  Sunday was not a normal day. In front of an audience of a couple …

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