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Toyota GAZOO Racing Wins Rain, Fog-Plagued 6 Hours of Fuji

Fuji Speedway has a long history of races completely ripped to shreds by weather conditions.  The first Grand Prix in 1976 is one example.  An abandoned JGTC (now SuperGT) race in 1998 that featured a horrific crash on the pace lap is another.  While Sunday’s 6 Hours of Fuji featured …

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Brad Keselowski, Kasey Kahne Quickest in Alabama 500 Practices

On Friday, Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series teams took to Talladega Superspeedway’s 2.66-mile tri-oval for two 55 minute practice sessions.  The two sessions were quite different. Practice No. 1 The first practice session saw drivers gather together in packs and draft each other.  In one of those packs, Team Penske’s …

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André Lotterer, Jose Maria Lopez Top Wet WEC Fuji Practices

On Friday, on-track activity for the FIA World Endurance Championship got underway at Fuji Speedway in Japan.  As you can tell from the picture above, it was a bit dicey at times.  Porsche LMP Team’s André Lotterer was fastest overall, lapping the 2.8403-mile road course in 95.527 seconds (107.039 mph). …

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Penske Completes IMSA Squad With Ricky Taylor Joining Full-Time

On Wednesday, Acura Team Penske officially announced the remainder of their lineup for the 2018 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.  Joining Helio Castroneves in the second full-time Acura ARX-05 will be defending Prototype co-champion Ricky Taylor, who moves over from Wayne Taylor Racing. For the endurance races, Graham Rahal and Simon …

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Tequila Patron ESM Wins Motul Petit Le Mans Thanks to Penalties

In endurance racing, victories can come in many ways.  One is by sheer dominance.  For Tequila Patron ESM’s No. 2 Nissan DPi shared by Ryan Dalziel, Brendon Hartley and Scott Sharp, it was simply being in the right place at the right time.  Hartley was third when the top two …

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Action Express Racing Leads Road Atlanta At Halfway, Champs Not Represented Well

At Road Atlanta, Saturday’s Motul Petit Le Mans has been an up-and-down affair. There has been tight racing, contact and a series of yellows. Through five hours, the No. 31 Whelen-sponsored Cadillac DPi-V.R. driven by Dane Cameron led overall with teammate Filipe Albuquerque three seconds back in second. Tequila Patron …

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