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Rodrigo Baptista, Maxime Soulet Win COTA Blancpain Season Opener

2018 COTA PWC Rodrigo Baptista Maxime Soulet K PAX Racing

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K-PAX Racing was dominant in the Blancpain GT World Challenge America season opener Saturday (March 2) at Circuit of the Americas in Texas. The No. 9 Bentley of Andy Soucek led from the pole, but a slower pit stop allowed the No. 3 Bentley of Rodrigo Baptista and Maxime Soulet to jump the No. 9 …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: FOX Tries to Sell Package, Jimmie Johnson Debuts Decently

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This past weekend, NASCAR invaded Atlanta for their yearly visit to a track where you’d probably not want to drive your street car on.  The surface will chew tires up, and even with the spacers, it was still evident. Before we get started, NASCAR made two TV-related announcements last week.  First, there is the move …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Daytona Brings Differing Events, Questions for FOX Sports

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Michael McDowell and others were overlooked in the brief post-race coverage (credit: Frontstretch)

Speedweeks is now complete.  You ended up with three very different races at Daytona International Speedway.  Some of it was enjoyable, some not so much.  Regardless, we have a number of different things to look at this week. Daytona 500 The good news coming out of the event dubbed The Great American Race by Ken …

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Trent Hindman on Continuing Development, Alan Brynjolfsson & 2019

2018 Road Atlanta IWSC Trent Hindman Phil Allaway

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Trent Hindman may be only 23 years old, but he’s nothing short of a veteran in IMSA competition. He won the Grand Sport championship in the then-Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge back in 2014 as a 19-year old. Since then, he’s been a regular threat to win races. For 2018, Hindman performed double-duty during the series’ …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: FOX Gradually Ramps Up in Cup, ARCA Confounds at Times

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Last weekend, FOX made their racing debut for 2019.  Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series teams were back on-track for both the Clash and Daytona 500 qualifying, while ARCA began their season with a new series name.  On paper, not really much has changed there.  Having the series called the ARCA Menards Series simply sounds better …

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2019 NASCAR TV Preview: It’s Time to Get Ready for NASCAR On FOX

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Welcome back to yet another full season of TV opinion, my 11th year of critiquing NASCAR broadcasts.  Jeepers. We’re on the verge of the first major race weekend of the season.  The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series has Daytona 500 qualifying and the Advance Auto Parts Clash on tap.  Meanwhile, the ARCA Racing Series presented …

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Kaz Grala Working Toward Full Xfinity Season With Fury Race Cars

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Kaz Grala had a miserable BMW Endurance Challenge at Daytona Friday afternoon (Jan. 25). He cut a tire early in the race and had a series of additional problems before finishing 30th in class. The IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge will not be Grala’s primary series for 2019, though. He hopes to make a regular home …

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Brennan Poole to Compete in Trucks Full-Time With On Point Motorsports

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On Point Motorsports announced Monday (Jan. 28) it will compete full-time in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series in 2019, with Brennan Poole driving the team’s No. 30 Toyota. “I am extremely excited about driving for On Point Motorsports this season,” Poole said in a press release.  “From the very first moment I set foot in …

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Wayne Taylor Racing Wins Rain-Shortened Rolex 24 at Daytona

2019 Daytona IWSC Jordan Taylor Car Phil Allaway

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During the 15th hour of the Rolex 24 at Daytona, the rain began to fall at Daytona International Speedway.  Instantaneously, the race changed.  What was a relatively attrition-free affair turned into a punishing wreckfest. Wayne Taylor Racing’s Fernando Alonso slipped past Action Express Racing’s Felipe Nasr with just over two hours to go when Nasr …

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Rolex 24 at Daytona Hour 17 Update: The Rain is Here

2019 Daytona IWSC Rain Phil Allaway

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In the second third of the Rolex 24 at Daytona, Fernando Alonso came into his own.  The forecast rain showed up at the track around 5 a.m. and instantly caused problems.  Mazda Team Joest’s remaining RT24-P was trying to get back on the lead lap when the fuel issues cropped up again.  The car was …

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Rolex 24 at Daytona Hour 8 Update: Penske Leads, Mazda Foiled by Fuel Leaks

2019 Daytona IWSC Juan Pablo Montoya Car Phil Allaway

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As compared to last year, the 57th running of the Rolex 24 at Daytona has been quite a bit more incident-strewn.  There have already been six full course cautions so far, as opposed to four in the entire race in 2018. The Mazda Team Joest entries were strong early with Oliver Jarvis leading from pole.  …

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Compass Racing’s Paul Holton, Kuno Wittmer Win BMW Endurance Challenge

2019 Daytona IMPC Paul Holton Kuno Wittmer Victory Lane Phil Allaway

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The McLaren 570S GT4 has been the car to have all week in Daytona for IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge teams.  The BMW Endurance Challenge at Daytona on Friday (Jan. 25) was no different.  Paul Holton and Kuno Wittmer started from pole, led early and often, then recovered from a penalty to take the overall victory. …

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