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Entry List: Acura Sports Car Challenge at Mid-Ohio

This weekend marks the first regular length sprint race of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season.  36 teams will do battle on Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course’s 2.25-mile configuration on Sunday (May 5).  There are a number of changes in play this weekend, partially due to the fact that the FIA …

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Rodrigo Baptista, Maxime Soulet Claim Blancpain GT Race No. 2 at VIR

Sunday afternoon (April 28) saw K-PAX Racing’s Rodrigo Baptista and Maxime Soulet continue the team’s excellent start in 2019.  The duo, driving a repaired Bentley Continental GT3 after Baptista’s crash on Saturday, led the second half of Sunday’s race to claim the victory in Race No. 2 at VIRginia International …

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Matthew Fassnacht Sweeps Pirelli GT4 America Sprint Weekend at VIR

In the Pirelli GT4 America Sprint races this weekend at VIR, tire issues plagued the frontrunners.  Murillo Racing’s Matthew Fassnacht was able to avoid trouble and drive his Mercedes-AMG GT4 to two overall victories. Race No. 1 The Racers Group’s Spencer Pumpelly started from the overall pole after setting a …

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K-PAX Racing Wins VIR Blancpain GT Race No. 1

K-PAX Racing’s Àlvaro Parente and Andy Soucek dominated much of the first Blancpain GT World Challenge America race of the weekend Saturday (April 27) at VIRginia International Raceway.  Parente led easily from the pole, while Soucek induced Wright Motorsports’ Scott Hargrove into a costly mistake to hold on to claim …

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Spencer Pumpelly Tops Pirelli GT4 America Qualifying Sessions at VIR

On Saturday morning (April 27), there were three separate qualifying sessions for the upcoming Pirelli GT4 America races this weekend at VIRginia Interinational Raceway.  Despite three on-track sessions, seemingly not much has changed from Long Beach. Sprint Session In the Sprint session, it was The Racers Group’s Spencer Pumpelly that …

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Richard Childress Racing Signs Joe Graf Jr. to Xfinity Ride, Marketing Deal

Richard Childress Racing announced Friday morning (April 26) that the team has signed ARCA Menards Series regular Joe Graf Jr. to a relatively unusual deal. The Bergen County, N.J.. resident will drive the team’s No. 21 Chevrolet in selected races, starting with Michigan International Speedway in June. In addition, Graf …

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Santino Ferrucci Is Experiencing a New Adventure in the IndyCar Series

For Santino Ferrucci, 2018 was a year that he’d likely rather forget.  He started out the year at Trident Racing, competing in the FIA Formula 2 Championship.  In addition, Ferrucci served as a test driver for the Haas F1 Team. After some decent runs, such as a sixth-place finish in …

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The Life of a Racing Pit Reporter: Kelli Stavast

Back in September, I had the great pleasure to sit down with some of NBC Sports’ on-air personalities.  We’ve already covered the point of view of play-by-play commentator Rick Allen and booth analyst Jeff Burton.  Today, we’re going down to pit road with the help of Kelli Stavast. For me, …

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