Race Weekend Central

Robin Liddell Fastest in FOX Factory 120 Practice

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

Rebel Rock Racing’s Robin Liddell was fastest in IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge practice Thursday (Oct. 15) at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta with a lap at 106.347 mph.  The quickest lap of the day came less than 15 minutes into the first session of the day,. Practice No. 1 Liddell’s No. 71 Chevrolet Camaro GT4.R was …

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Entry List: FOX Factory 120

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

For IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge, there are 35 cars entered in Friday’s FOX Factory 120 at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta.  This is an increase of five cars over the previous round at Mid-Ohio. The Grand Sport class has 22 cars entered with a number of changes.  Winward Racing’s No. 4 has Nico Bastian in the …

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Entry List: Motul Petit Le Mans

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Normally, Saturday’s Motul Petit Le Mans would be the season finale for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.  With everything going on in 2020, it’s the third-to-last of the season and the penultimate race in the Michelin Endurance Cup.  31 teams will take to the 2.54-mile road course Saturday for 10 hours of racing. The DPi …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: NBC Splashes About in Charlotte

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Charlotte was … drier than expected. I was convinced that it was going to rain all day Saturday and all day Sunday. We ended up with two races in the rain Saturday and the Cup race starting on a drying track. It made for some interesting television, to say the least. Bank of America ROVAL …

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Jordan Taylor, Antonio Garcia Claim Motul 100% Synthetic Grand Prix Victory

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Corvette Racing’s Antonio Garcia was able to take the overall lead away from BMW Team RLL’s John Edwards exiting the infield with 25 minutes to go Saturday night (Oct. 10) at a very wet Charlotte Motor Speedway. From there, Garcia was able to hold on through a late restart to claim victory in the Motul …

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Jordan Taylor Wins Motul 100% Synthetic Grand Prix Pole

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In a rather rough qualifying session Saturday (Oct. 10) at Charlotte Motor Speedway’s ROVAL, Corvette Racing’s Jordan Taylor won the pole for the Motul 100% Synthetic Grand Prix with a lap at 112.442 mph.  It is Taylor’s third pole of 2020. Since the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship is running the exact same configuration that the …

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Tommy Milner Fastest in Charlotte WeatherTech Practice

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

Corvette Racing’s Tommy Milner was fastest overall in IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship practice Saturday (Oct. 10) ahead of the Motul 100% Synthetic Grand Prix. Milner turned in a lap at 111.457 mph around Charlotte Motor Speedway’s 2.32-mile ROVAL.  Note that IMSA is using a different track length as opposed to what NASCAR and Charlotte Motor …

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Entry List: Motul 100% Synthetic Grand Prix

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

Saturday night will see the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s GT classes tackle Charlotte Motor Speedway’s ROVAL for 100 minutes of racing.  It will be the first major sports car race at Charlotte Motor Speedway since the American Le Mans Series raced there in 2000.  A season-low 18 cars are entered to take the green flag. …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: NBC Ticks Off the Fanbase at Talladega

Matt DiBenedetto, William Byron and Denny Hamlin race three-wide at Talladega Superspeedway, October 2020. Photo: NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Talladega Superspeedway is an interesting place. You can have wild races, or you can have races like the 2018 1000Bulbs.com 500, where Stewart-Haas Racing turned the race into their own bash that was completely designed to allow Aric Almirola win. Sunday’s race (Oct. 4) was the former, but that created problems for NBC. Outside of …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Jimmie Johnson’s Tire Failure Flips the Script on NBCSN

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

This time of year, the only guarantee that you’re going to get in Las Vegas is hot weather. They got that last weekend. What you also got was strategy and luck playing huge roles. That affects how a race is covered. Sunday brought 96-degree weather and wind into the equation. It also brought an unexpected …

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