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Johnny Sauter Snags 3rd Consecutive Truck Victory at Dover

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

ThorSport Racing’s Johnny Sauter was able to recover from a costly pit stop and his truck stalling under caution to pass Ben Rhodes for the lead with 30 laps to go.  From there, Sauter was able to hold off a charging Brett Moffitt to claim his 24th career Gander Outdoors Truck Series victory and his …

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Entry List: Mid-Ohio 120

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For Saturday’s IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge Mid-Ohio 120, there are 37 cars entered, down from 43 at Sebring.  Most of the changes are in the headlining Grand Sport class. In Grand Sport, there are a number of teams that raced at Sebring that are not entered this weekend.  Likely the most notable is Multimatic Motorsports.  …

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Entry List: Acura Sports Car Challenge at Mid-Ohio

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(Photo: Phil Allaway)

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 World Endurance Championship racing Saturday …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: FOX’s Last Lap Coverage Leaves Much to Be Desired

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Talladega brings a lot of interesting things to NASCAR.  Some of the sport’s loudest and rowdiest fans.  Shenanigans.  Stomach churning.  Maybe that last one’s just me. Normally, a superspeedway race in which everyone more or less stays close to each other all race long should not be that difficult to cover.  After Sunday, I’m not …

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

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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 Raceway. “We had a much …

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Fast Track Racing Wins GT4 America SprintX Race No. 1, Loses Race No. 2 Due to Penalty

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In Pirelli GT4 America SprintX action, it was an excellent weekend at VIRginia International Raceway for Fast Track Racing.  Stevan McAleer and Justin Raphael won Race No. 1 on Saturday (April 27) and came within a whisker of a weekend sweep on Sunday (April 28) Race No. 1 AutoTechnic Racing’s Kris Wilson led from the …

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Matthew Fassnacht Sweeps Pirelli GT4 America Sprint Weekend at VIR

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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 track record in qualifying.  From …

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

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(Photo: Phil Allaway)

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 victory. “We had a great …

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Spencer Pumpelly Tops Pirelli GT4 America Qualifying Sessions at VIR

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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 topped the field. Using a …

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

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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 will work as a marketing …

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Santino Ferrucci Is Experiencing a New Adventure in the IndyCar Series

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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 the Sprint race in Azerbaijan, …

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The Life of a Racing Pit Reporter: Kelli Stavast

2019 Daytona IWSC Kelli Stavast Phil Allaway

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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, personally, the first time I …

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