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Cooper MacNeil, WeatherTech Racing, Join With Proton Competition for 2021

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Proton Competition announced Wednesday (Jan. 6) that they will field a Porsche 911 RSR-19 full-time in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s GT Le Mans class in 2021.  Cooper MacNeil (pictured above) will bring primary sponsorship from WeatherTech to the team.  He will be joined by Porsche factory drivers Gianmaria Bruni, Kevin Estre and Richard Lietz.  …

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Zach Veach Joins Vasser Sullivan For 2021

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Vasser Sullivan announced Tuesday (Jan. 5) that Zach Veach will replace Townsend Bell alongside Frankie Montecalvo in the No. 12 Lexus full-time in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.  For Veach, Daytona will mark his first career GT race. Given the current situation, being able to find anything full-time is a good move.  Veach is excited …

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DragonSpeed Confirms Second Rolex 24 Entry

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DragonSpeed announced Monday (Jan. 4) that they will in fact field two ORECA 07-Gibsons in the LMP2 in the Rolex 24 at Daytona later this month.  Eric Lux had already been announced as a driver for the team.  He’ll be joined by Devlin DeFrancesco, Christopher Mies and Fabian Schiller. Of the three newly-announced drivers, only …

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RWR Eurasia Adds Austin Dillon, Salih Yoluc for Rolex 24 at Daytona

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RWR Eurasia announced Thursday (Dec. 31) that Richard Childress Racing’s Austin Dillon will drive for the team in January’s Rolex 24 at Daytona alongside full-season driver Cody Ware.  In addition, Salih Yoluc will also join the team.  The team previously announced that they will field a Ligier JS P217-Gibson in the LMP2 class. For Dillon, …

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Scuderia Corsa Reveals Completely New Lineup for Daytona

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Scuderia Corsa announced Thursday (Dec. 24) that they will go in a completely different direction for January’s Rolex 24 at Daytona.  The team will revert back to the color red on their No. 63 Ferrari, last seen in the 2017 Motul Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta (pictured above).  They will also have a brand-new …

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Chase Elliott Joins Action Express Racing for Rolex 24

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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 Nasr. “The Rolex 24 is …

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Grand Prix of Long Beach Weekend Postponed to September

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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 of Long Beach will now …

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PR1 Mathaisen Motorsports Reveals Rolex 24 Driving Lineup

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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: https://t.co/5P98BqTWRQ#Go52 ?? #WynnsRacing #WynnsUSA #Oreca …

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

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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 classes around the world.  For …

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Porsche Commits to Racing LMDh Prototypes in 2023

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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 24 at Daytona. “The new …

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