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Couch Potato Tuesday: Multiple Bristol NASCAR Storylines Produce Tough NBCSN Coverage Decisions

Bristol Motor Speedway’s August NASCAR weekend has always been one of the sport’s can’t miss events on the calendar.  This year was no exception as there was a trio of highly competitive races to broadcast on television. Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race The weather ultimately made the Bristol Night …

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Richard Westbrook Wins Michelin GT Challenge Pole in Wet Conditions

Qualifying for Sunday’s Michelin GT Challenge at VIR was held in changeable conditions.  Ford Chip Ganassi Racing IMSA’s Richard Westbrook was fastest during the GT Le Mans session in the wet with a lap at 101.852 mph.  Despite being 11 seconds slower than the GT Daytona pole time, he will …

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Entry List: 2018 Biscuitville Grand Prix

For the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge’s two-hour race at VIRginia International Raceway, there are 37 cars entered.  All three classes will be in action. The headlining Grand Sport class has 23 cars entered.  Likely the biggest news of the week is the return of Rebel Rock Racing to the …

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Entry List: 2018 Michelin GT Challenge at VIR

This weekend, the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship has their second and final GT-only race of the season at Lime Rock Park.  Similar to Lime Rock in July, only 18 cars are entered. The GT Le Mans class has eight entries.  Essentially, the factories.  Two Fords, two Chevrolets, two Porsches and …

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Juncos Racing to Launch Cadillac DPi Team in 2019

Juncos Racing announced Wednesday (Aug. 15) that they will enter the new DPi class of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship full-time in 2019 with a Cadillac DPi-V.R.  Similar to the team’s current full-time entry in the Verizon IndyCar Series (pictured above), it will carry the No. 32.  It will be …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Michigan Brings 2 Different Broadcast Strategies

In recent years, races at Michigan have dropped off as far as competitiveness goes.  The track was repaved for 2012 due to some huge bumps.  Despite seven seasons of racing and six Michigan winters, the groove still has not widened much.  Track position has been paramount. Consumers Energy 400 Prior …

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Toni Vilander, Miguel Molina Sweep Utah, Win GT SprintX Title

R. Ferri Motorsport’s Toni Vilander and Miguel Molina only needed to finish 50 percent of the race to claim the GT SprintX title.  They wanted more than that.  A swell pit stop at the halfway point of the race allowed Vilander to jump Lone Star Racing’s Scott Heckert.  From there, …

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R. Ferri Motorsports Wins Utah GT SprintX Race No. 1

R. Ferri Motorsport’s Toni Vilander was able to pass K-PAX Racing’s Rodrigo Baptista just before the 25-minute mark of Saturday’s GT SprintX Race No. 1 from Utah Motorsports Campus.  From there, Vilander and teammate Miguel Molina were not challenged on their way to their fifth SprintX win of the season.  …

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Denny Hamlin Quickest in Cloudy Opening Michigan Practice

Joe Gibbs Racing’s Denny Hamlin was fastest in opening Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practice Friday afternoon (Aug. 10) at Michigan International Speedway.  Hamlin turned in a lap at an average of 202.230 mph to lead the pack. Hamlin’s lap was six-hundredths of a second faster than Stewart-Haas Racing’s Kurt …

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JDC-Miller MotorSports to Switch to Cadillac DPi in 2019

JDC-Miller MotorSports announced Thursday (Aug. 9) that they will field two Cadillac DPi-V.R. chassis full-time in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship in 2019.  The move was made due to IMSA’s announcement at Road America that they are splitting the Prototype class into DPi and LMP2 classes next season. “When we …

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