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Trent Hindman, Shelby Blackstock Earn Weekend Sweep at COTA

2020 GTWCA Trent Hindman Car HPD

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Racers Edge Motorsports’ Trent Hindman and Shelby Blackstock comprehensively controlled the second GT World Challenge America powered by AWS race of the weekend Sunday (March 8).  The duo started from the pole and were never seriously threatened en route to the weekend sweep. On the start, Hindman was able to take the advantage and pull …

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Michael Cooper Wins COTA GT4 America Sprint Race No. 2

2019 Long Beach GT4S Michael Cooper Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Blackdog Speed Shop’s Michael Cooper was able to get past pole sitter Drew Staveley and held on to take his first victory of 2020 Sunday at Circuit of the Americas.  It is Cooper’s fifth GT4 America Sprint overall victory since the beginning of 2019. Staveley won the pole for Race No. 2 by virtue of …

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Trent Hindman, Shelby Blackstock Win GT World Challenge America Opener

2018 Road Atlanta IWSC Trent Hindman Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

For the first GT World Challenge America race of 2020 at Circuit of the Americas Saturday (March 7), there was only one car entered in the Silver class.  That car, the No. 93 Acura driven by Trent Hindman (pictured above) and Shelby Blackstock, took the overall lead early and drove away from the field to …

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Nolasport Dominates Pirelli GT4 America SprintX Opener

2018 Lime Rock PWC Jason Hart Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

The year may be 2020, but it doesn’t seem like much has changed in Pirelli GT4 America SprintX.  NolaSport’s Matt Travis and Jason Hart dominated the season opener Saturday (March 7) for Pirelli GT4 America SprintX at Circuit of the Americas to win for the second straight year. Marco Polo Motorsports’ Nicolai Elghanayan won the …

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Drew Staveley Wins Pirelli GT4 America Sprint Season Opener

2019 Long Beach GT4S Drew Staveley Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Ian Lacy Racing’s Drew Staveley started from the pole Saturday (March 7) and fought off Michael Cooper to take his first career Pirelli GT4 America Sprint victory as a Pro driver. “To win one of these races is a real tough thing to do and we’ve been working on it for a long time,” Staveley …

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Gradient Racing Announces IMSA Return for WeatherTech Sprint Cup

2018 Watkins Glen IWSC Till Bechtolsheimer Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Graident Racing announced Wednesday (March 4) that they will return to the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship in 2020 and make a run at the WeatherTech Sprint Cup in the GT Daytona.  Longtime teammates Marc Miller and Till Bechtolsheimer will reunite to share the No. 36 Acura NSX GT3 starting at Long Beach in April. “2019 …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: FOX Brings Action, Questionable Waltrip Role to Fontana

2020 Fontana NXS Harrison Burton celebrates NKP

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Opinions on Auto Club Speedway have shifted significantly over the years. There was originally joy that NASCAR was back in Southern California, then anger that it was boring, and finally supreme anger toward NASCAR for giving the track a second date on Labor Day weekend back in 2004. That move was problematic for a bunch …

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Pace Laps: Alex Bowman & Harrison Burton Shine in California


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NASCAR Cup Series: Alex Bowman Scores First Win of 2020 Alex Bowman dominated at Fontana en route to his second career victory, outrunning Ryan Blaney and surviving intense racing throughout the event. Bowman’s maiden win came at Chicagoland last year, but he would quickly take control at Auto Club Speedway. The Hendrick Motorsports driver led …

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Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ryan Preece Handed Race-Morning L1 Penalties


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NASCAR announced Sunday morning (March 1) that both JTG-Daugherty Racing Chevrolets, driven by Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Ryan Preece, have been given L1 penalties ahead of the Auto Club 400. During pre-qualifying inspection Saturday, both cars were found by NASCAR officials to have violated Section 20.20 of the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series Rule Book. This …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Las Vegas Brings Competition, Rain and Disagreeing Analysts

2020 Las Vegas NXS Myatt Snider Cockpit Nigel Kinrade Photography

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Las Vegas Motor Speedway brought a fair amount of clarity regarding Ryan Newman’s crash in Daytona 500 and the aftermath. If the transcript of Roush Fenway Racing president Steve Newmark’s press conference is to be believed, Newman’s family was joking in the hospital about him “having no neck” and referring to him as thick last …

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