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Felipe Nasr Fastest in WeatherTech Final Practice at Michelin Raceway

2019 Road Atlanta IWSC Felipe Nasr Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Action Express Racing’s Felipe Nasr was once again quickest overall in the final WeatherTech SportsCar Championship practice of the 2019 season Friday (Oct. 11).  Nasr’s lap at 133.647 mph is the quickest lap of the weekend to this point. Nasr’s lap was six-tenths of a second faster than Acura Team Penske’s Ricky Taylor.  Filipe Albuquerque …

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Felipe Nasr Fastest Overall In Petit Le Mans Thursday Practice

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(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Action Express Racing’s Felipe Nasr was fastest overall in IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship practice Thursday (Oct. 10) at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta with a lap at 132.343 mph.  The lap was turned in during the opening practice session of the day and was more than a second faster than the overall pole time from last …

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Akhil Rabindra Wins FOX Factory 120 Pole

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(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Automatic Racing’s Akhil Rabindra, in only his fourth IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge start, claimed the pole Thursday (Oct. 10) for Friday’s FOX Factory 120 at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta with a lap at 106.679 mph.  It is his first career IMSA pole and a new track record. “[My car] was wonderful,” Rabindra told Frontstretch after …

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Kyle Marcelli, Akhil Rabindra Top Michelin Raceway Pilot Challenge Practice

2019 Road Atlanta IMPC Kyle Marcelli Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

KohR Motorsports’ Kyle Marcelli was fastest overall in the first two IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge practice sessions Thursday (Oct. 10) at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta.  Marcelli’s lap at 106.734 mph is an unofficial track record. Practice No. 1 The first practice of the day began at 8:45 a.m. local time under cloudy skies.  These conditions …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Dover Hard to Keep NASCAR on NBCSN From Dozing Off

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Dover International Speedway’s October races are some of the most exhausting on the calendar for NASCAR drivers. Cooler-than-normal Sunday temperatures (Oct. 6) at least made the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race slightly less taxing than it could have been. (Next year, with the race scheduled for August on what was the off week between …

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Kazuki Nakajima, Brendon Hartley Claim 6 Hours of Fuji Pole

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The ongoing dominance of the FIA World Endurance Championship by Toyota GAZOO Racing continued in the overnight hours Saturday morning (Oct. 5).  Teammates Brendon Hartley and Kazuki Nakajima turned in a two-lap average at 120.052 mph to win the pole for the 6 Hours of Fuji, a very important race not only because it’s in …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: The ROVAL Drove Me Nuts With Playoff Implications

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Charlotte Motor Speedway’s ROVAL is an interesting proposition.  On paper, it doesn’t seem all that difficult.  In practice, it’s a bit of a wreckfest.  Sunday’s race was rather ridiculous at times.  That said, ridiculousness is perfectly fine here.  It’s how the ridiculousness is covered that is important. Bank of America ROVAL 400k Looking back, likely …

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Juncos Racing To Return At Road Atlanta, Spencer Pigot Joins Program

2019 Long Beach IndyCar Spencer Pigot Car Phil Allaway

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Juncos Racing announced Thursday (Sep. 26) that they will return to the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship for the season-ending Motul Petit Le Mans on Oct. 12 at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta.  William Owen and part-timer Rene Binder will be joined by NTT IndyCar Series regular Spencer Pigot for the 10-hour endurance race in the team’s …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: The Playoffs Envelope Coverage at Richmond

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Richmond Raceway has changed in recent years.  The races this past weekend may have been the least competitive pair of Cup and Xfinity races there in years at the front of the field.  The Cup race had a grand total of six lead changes in 400 laps.  That’s not even the lowest number this decade.  …

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Alan Brynjolfsson, Trent Hindman Win Road America SprintX Race No. 2 From Pit Lane

2019 Daytona IMPC Trent Hindman Car Phil Allaway

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Park Place Motorsports’ Alan Brynjolfsson and Trent Hindman handled treacherous conditions and having to start in the pit lane to win Race No. 2 for Pirelli GT4 America SprintX and GT4 East teams at Road America on Sunday (Sep. 22).  It is the Park Place duo’s second overall victory of the year and fourth GT4 …

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